05 August 2021

Laura Muir goes for gold as Dina Asher-Smith seeks team sprint solace on Friday

05 August 2021

Day 14 of the Tokyo Olympic Games brings further chances for Team GB to add to their medal tally.

Here the PA news agency looks at where those medals might come.


Laura Muir will look to claim a medal in the women’s 1,500 metres final after she missed out on the podium at the 2019 World Championships. Great Britain will also aim for medals in the men’s and women’s 4x100m relay finals.

Dina Asher-Smith, whose hamstring problems meant she missed out on the individual 100m final and pulled out of the 200m completely, will hope to end a disappointing Games on a high in the team sprint event.

Jodie Williams lines up for Team GB in the women’s 400m final, while Andrew Butchart is the British representative in the men’s 5,000m final.

The men also compete in the heats of the 4x400m relay.

In total, eight athletics medal events take place on Friday including the men’s 50km and women’s 20km race walks in Sapporo.


Lauren Price is guaranteed a bronze but can upgrade to a minimum silver if she beats Nouchka Fontijn in the women’s middleweight semi-finals.


Jack Carlin, right, was too good for Germany’s Maximilian Levy in Thursday’s quarter-final (Danny Lawson/PA) (PA Wire)

Jack Carlin is Britain’s last remaining hope in the men’s sprint, which concludes on Friday. Team GB will also compete in the women’s madison event, where Laura Kenny and Katie Archibald are a medal hope.


Tom Daley will put down his knitting to go after a second medal of the Tokyo Games (Joe Giddens/PA) (PA Wire)

Tom Daley, who won gold on July 26 in the men’s 10m synchro, will put down his knitting and begin his campaign for a second medal in the preliminary round of the 10m individual platform.


GB women can return from Tokyo with a bronze medal if they beat India on Friday (Joe Giddens/PA) (PA Wire)

The women’s team’s reign as Olympic champions is over but they can secure a consolation bronze if they beat India on Friday.

Modern pentathlon

Kate French will be aiming to secure a medal in the modern pentathlon (Zac Goodwin/PA) (PA Wire)

Kate French will hope to build on her fifth-place finish in Rio as the women’s event concludes on Friday.

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