Dina Asher-Smith: Tearful Team GB sprint star pulls out of Olympic 200m with hamstring injury
Day nine of the Tokyo Olympics will see Max Whitlock go for gold on the pommel horse, Duncan Scott chase history in the pool, Rory McIlroy try to close out a medal on the golf course and reveal Usain Bolt’s successor in the men’s 100m final.
The 100m final is scheduled for 1.50pm BST and Canada’s Andre de Grasse was quickest in the heats. America’s Trayvon Bromell has the world lead time but couldn’t show it on Saturday evening and has some improvements to make, while Britain’s Zharnel Hughes is hopeful of a final spot.
There will be plenty of eyes on the gymnastics where Whitlock goes for gold (10.30am) and the women’s vault final (9.45am), which will be an entertaining show despite the absence of Simone Biles.
In the early hours USA’s Caeleb Dressel will look to clinch his sixth Olympic gold medal and fourth in Tokyo in the men’s 50m freestyle final. Then he will race in the 4x100m medley against a strong British quartet in Duncan Scott, Adam Peaty, Luke Greenbank and James Guy in what is expected to be one of the biggest showdowns of the Games (3.30am). Scott can become the first British Olympian to win four medals at a single Games.
Follow all the latest news, results and medals below.
Tokyo Olympics: Great Britain's Ben Whittaker beats ROC’s Khataev for guaranteed silver
Ben Whittaker will fight for gold and take at least a guaranteed silver home after he knocked out ROC’s Imam Khataev.
He fought in the men’s light heavyweight category and won 4-1 after a split points decision in his favour.
Shweta Sharma1 August 2021 05:23
Tokyo Olympics: Party at Olympic Village being investigated
The chief of the Tokyo 2020 organising committee said an alcohol-fuelled party inside the Olympic Village is being investigated.
He confirmed the reports that the party was held in the early morning of 31 July.
He said they are aware of the fact that athletes and members of delegations were at the park inside the village when some were drinking alcohol.
“We are investigating the situation and based on the result, we will take appropriate action,” he said.
Drinking alcohol is prohibited inside the Olympic Village.
Meanwhile, accreditation has been revoked from six Games-related people for violation of rules imposed to control Covid pandemic.
One person from overseas has been hospitalised but the reason is unknown.
Shweta Sharma1 August 2021 05:14
Tokyo Olympics: Emma McKeon becomes first athlete to win seven medals for Australia
Emma McKeon has become the first Australian to snatch seven medals at one Games with her winning streak adding nine medals to Australia’s overall gold medal haul.
She claimed her historic seventh swimming medal at the Tokyo Olympics with Australia’s victory in the women’s 4x100 medley relay.
The 27-year-old Brisbane-born star has added her name with the likes of Michael Phelps, Mark Spitz and Matt Biondi, the only men to do it.
She has clinched four golds and three bronze in Tokyo, capping a brilliant performance by the entire Aussie women’s team in women’s 4x100m medley relay on Sunday.
She is now only the second woman in history to win seven medals in a single Olympics, since Soviet gymnast Maria Gorokhovskaya in 1952.
Shweta Sharma1 August 2021 04:53
Britain’s most successful Olympic swimmer Duncan Scott has become the first athlete in the country to win a four-medal haul at one Games, after Team GB had a fierce showdown in the pool.
Scott has created history by winning gold in Men’s 4x200m freestyle relay and three silvers in Men’s 200m freestyle, Men’s 200m individual medley and Men’s 4x100m medley relay.
After snatching a silver in Saturday’s race, Scott was a bit disappointed and wrestled with emotions because a silver again was not enough.
“I think initially, just really gutted,” he said of his emotions soon after the race. “Obviously times at this meeting, at an Olympic final, almost go out of the window for me. But I’ve had enough time to think about it a bit more and let it sink in, a massive personal best again.
“I did a world’s final, Commonwealth Games and now this one here. Still learning it quite a lot. I’m happy with that and I can hold my head high, a big PB. Just not enough again.”
Shweta Sharma1 August 2021 04:34
Tokyo Olympics: Australia’s Logan Martin grabs gold in BMX freestyle men's park
Logan Martin delivered the leading score of 93.30 to win gold.
Nobody was able to match the mark close and Venezuela’s Daniel Dhers finished at 92.05 to grab a silver.
Great Britain’s Declan Brook did not disappoint and claimed bronze with 90.80.
Shweta Sharma1 August 2021 04:18
Tokyo Olympics: Simone Biles withdraws from the floor final
Simone Biles has withdrawn from another event on Sunday and she is yet to make decision about the beam event later this week.
“Simone has withdrawn from the event final for floor and will make a decision on beam later this week. Either way, we’re all behind you, Simone,” USA Gymnastics said in a tweet.
Jennifer Gadirova will replace her for the event now.
Shweta Sharma1 August 2021 04:17
Tokyo Olympics: USA breaks world record to win men's 4x100m medley relay
USA has won another gold with a world record time of 3:26.78 in the medley relay. It’s a fifth gold at this Games for the unstoppable Caeleb Dressel.
Team GB will be second on the podium as a team including Adam Peaty’s breaststroke and Duncan Scott earned silver.
Italy take the bronze.
Shweta Sharma1 August 2021 03:58
Tokyo Olympics: GB’s Charlotte Worthington pulls off historic move to win BMX freestyle gold
Charlotte Worthington, 25, nailed the first-ever 360 backflip to be performed in women’s competition in the first Olympic women’s BMX freestyle final in Tokyo.
Ian Parker writes more about the highlights of the BMX race:
Shweta Sharma1 August 2021 03:43
Tokyo Olympics: Australia wins gold in Women's 4x100m medley relay
Australia has won gold with an Olympic record time of 3:51.6 in the women’s 4x100m medley relay.
It was a neck-to-neck race between Australia’s Cate Campbell and USA’s Abbey Weitzei on the anchor leg.
USA takes silver and Canada settles for bronze.
It’s Emma McKeon’s seventh medal from this Games.
Shweta Sharma1 August 2021 03:33
Tokyo Olympics: GB victory in BMX Freestyle
Great Britain’s Charlotte Worthington scored a huge 97.50 after landing landed her first-ever 360 backflip in the inaugural women’s BMX freestyle park final.
USA’s Hannah Roberts settled for silver with a score of 96.10, and Switzerland’s Nikita Ducarroz bagged bronze.
Shweta Sharma1 August 2021 03:13