Today at the Olympics: More Team GB joy in the pool

Great Britain’s Tom Dean (right) with his gold medal celebrates after winning the Men’s 200m Freestyle alongside second placed silver medalist Great Britain’s Duncan Scott (Joe Giddens/PA) (PA Wire)
14:50pm, Tue 27 Jul 2021
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After the drama of Great Britain’s Magic Monday, the medals continued to come for the team on day four of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

There was further success in the pool as Tom Dean and Duncan Scott made history while Georgia Taylor-Brown took silver in the triathlon and there was bronze in both the gymnastics and dressage.

Here, the PA news agency looks back on another successful day for Team GB and casts an eye towards Wednesday’s medal hopes.

Making a splash

Tom Dean celebrates winning the Men’s 200m Freestyle. (Joe Giddens/PA) (PA Wire)

Dean stormed to victory in the men’s 200 metres freestyle and Britain were left to celebrate a famous one-two after Scott collected silver at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

Dean, who twice contracted coronavirus last year, was third heading into the final 50 metres while Scott was down in sixth at the halfway stage, but the pair finished strongly as Team GB occupied the top two steps of an Olympic swimming podium for the first time since 1908.

Taylor-Brown overcame a flat tyre to take silver in the rain-soaked women’s triathlon, with the world champion making up three places in the 10-kilometre run to the finish, while Bianca Walkden, the three-time Taekwondo world champion, recovered from a shock semi-final defeat to win a bronze medal in the +67kg category with a 7-3 victory over Poland’s Aleksandra Kowalczuk.

Britain also claimed bronze in the team dressage final, finishing behind powerhouses Germany and the United States, and there was another bronze in the gymnastics team final as the USA – without the injured Simone Biles – were beaten into second place by the Russian Olympic Committee.

A stunning comeback from the rugby sevens side saw them power past the United States and make the semi-finals, while the women’s football team drew their final Group E match 1-1 with Canada and will now meet Australia in the quarter-finals.

Picture of the day

Great Britain’s Georgia Taylor-Brown tackles the weather en route to winning silver in the women’s triathlon. (Danny Lawson/PA) (PA Wire)

Social media moment

Biles bows out of team final

USA’s Simone Biles looks on during the Women’s Team Final after withdrawing through injury. (Martin Rickett/PA) (PA Wire)

United States gymnast Biles’ bid to claim her first gold of the Tokyo Games suffered a major setback as she was forced to withdraw after one rotation of the women’s team final due to an unspecified injury.

Biles misjudged her opening vault, scoring 13.766, the lowest of the first rotation, before leaving the floor briefly with the US team trainer.

Although the 24-year-old returned, she put on her tracksuit and did not compete in the Americans’ next apparatus, the uneven bars.

On Sunday, Biles had qualified for every individual apparatus final and she will now be monitored to see if she can compete in those events.

Coming up

Geraint Thomas will be looking to recover from a crash in the Olympic road race as he aims for gold in the time trial at 0600BST, with the men’s coxless four of Sholto Carnegie, Oliver Cook, Rory Gibbs and Matthew Rossiter aiming for gold in the final at 0210.

Jack Laugher is aiming to retain his gold from Rio as he and new partner Daniel Goodfellow compete in the 3m synchronised diving from 0700, with Charlotte Dujardin back at the equestrian centre for the individual dressage event at 0930.

There could be another day of swimming medals with the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay team in action, while Gemma Howell competes for women’s judo -70kg gold.

After their thrilling comeback win over the United States, Great Britain’s rugby sevens side will be looking to progress into the final when they clash with New Zealand in the last four.

Wednesday TV guide

Olympics 2020 Live – BBC One 0005, 0400; Olympics Breakfast 0600; Olympics Live BBC One 0900,1245; BBC Two 1200Rowing – Eurosport 1 0020, 0200Surfing – Eurosport 2 0200Swimming – Eurosport 1 0225Cycling, Women’s time trial – Eurosport 2 0315Canoeing – Eurosport 2 0500, 0815Boxing – Eurosport 1 0505, 1000Cycling, Men’s time trial – Eurosport 1 0545Diving – Eurosport 2 06453×3 Basketball – Eurosport 2 0900, 1330Rugby Sevens – Eurosport 2 0925Equestrian – Eurosport 2 1030Gymnastics – Eurosport 1 1105Volleyball – Eurosport 1 1410

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