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Tokyo Olympics 2021: Day Nine – LIVE updates!


Team GB will be hoping to boost their medal tally even further on Day Nine of the Games in Japan.

Super Saturday saw Britain boost their total to 28, with a world-record triumph in the 4x100m mixed medley relay making it the nation’s most successful Olympics to date in the pool, with that stunning achievement coming hot on the heels of gold in the first-ever mixed triathlon relay.

Karriss Artingstall and Emma Wilson also claimed bronze in boxing and windsurfing respectively, although there was huge disappointment for Team GB athletics poster girl and main track hope Dina Asher-Smith as she failed to reach the final of the women’s 100m before tearfully withdrawing from the 200m due to a hamstring injury.

The eagerly awaited men’s 100m final – the first without Usain Bolt since 2004 – is coming up on Sunday, with favourite Trayvon Bromell only coming through his heat as a fastest loser.

There’s plenty more track and field action and medals to be decided today, while in the pool GB will hope to claim more success in the 4x100m men’s medley relay, with Dan Jervis and Ben Proud also in finals action.

It’s also the final of the men’s floor and pommel horse in gymnastics as Max Whitlock hopes to add to his two Olympic titles, while in the sailing world bronze medallist Alison Young competes in the Laser Radial.

Other Day Nine highlights include the finale of the men’s golf tournament – where Xander Schauffele holds a one-shot lead going into the final round – and the men’s tennis singles final between Alexander Zverev and Karen Khachanov.

Follow all the action from Day Nine in Tokyo with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog below!

Live updates

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What medals are up for grabs today?

25 medal events to come in total on Sunday! It’s going to be a busy day…

Artistic gymnastics (men’s floor, women’s vault, men’s pommel horse, women’s uneven bars)

Athletics (women’s shot put, men’s high jump, women’s triple jump, men’s 100m)

Badminton (women’s singles)

Cycling (women’s BMX freestyle, men’s BMX freestyle)

Diving (women’s 3m springboard)

Fencing (men’s team foil)

Sailing (laser radial women, laser men)

Swimming (men’s 50m free, women’s 50m free, men’s 1500m free, women’s 4x100m medley relay, men’s 4x100m medley relay)

Tennis (men’s singles, women’s doubles, mixed doubles)

Weightlifting (women’s 76kg)

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How to watch

TV channel: BBC will be broadcasting the best of the action live for free on terrestrial TV, with coverage running from 12:10am on Sunday morning.

Eurosport also have the rights to the Games in the UK.

Live stream: TV licence fee-payers can stream the action live via the BBC iPlayer. Eurosport subscribers can stream the events via Eurosport Player.

Roku users can watch iPlayer using a Roku streaming device or Roku powered TV.

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Welcome back!

Hello and welcome back to Standard Sport’s latest LIVE coverage from the Tokyo Olympics!

Team GB took their impressive medal tally to 28 and counting – with eight total golds – on Super Saturday, though there was also big disappointment as Britain’s poster girl, athletics captain and main track hope Dina Asher-Smith did not make the women’s 100m final and then tearfully announced her withdrawal from the 200m event due to a hamstring injury.

What will Day Nine have in store?

Stay tuned for all the build-up and live updates, with Matt Majendie and Malik Ouzia on the ground in Tokyo…

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Bencic beats Vondrousova to seal gold

Belinda Bencic sealed Switzerland’s first Olympic gold medal in women’s tennis after overcoming Marketa Vondrousova late in Tokyo.

The world no12 sealed a 7-5 2-6 6-3 victory over the Czech.

Bencic could win a second gold tomorrow when she teams up with Viktorija Golubic to face Czech No1 seeds Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova in the women’s doubles final.

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Two more golds for Team GB today

Another gold medal in the pool and another in the first ever Olympic mixed triathlon relay has moved Great Britain’s tally to eight, complimenting the nine silver and 11 bronze medals procured in Tokyo.

In the 4x100m medley relay, Kathleen Dawson, Adam Peaty, James Guy and Anna Hopkin registered a time of 3:37.58, 1.28 seconds ahead of China who took silver, with Australia getting bronze.

Earlier in the day, Jess Learmonth, Jonny Brownlee, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Alex Yee won the mixed triathlon relay, beating USA by 14 seconds and ahead of France in third.

It was Jonny Brownlee’s first-ever gold medal after he claimed bronze in London and silver in Rio – and it comes in his final Olympic race.

Bronze medals for windsurfer Emma Wilson and boxer Karriss Artingstall added sheen to another successful day in Japan.

There was disappointment in the women’s sevens rugby as the side lost their bronze medal match 21-12 to Fiji.

Team GB now occupy sixth place on the medals table. China still top the charts with 21 golds and a total of 46 medals, followed by Japan, the USA, the Russian Olympics Committee and Australia.

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Women’s tennis final moves into final set

Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic is hoping to secure her country’s first gold medal but she’s in a dog fight with Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic in the women’s tennis final.

The first set went the way of the Swiss 7-5 but Vondrousova stormed back to claim the second 6-2.

Earlier today Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina came back after losing the first set 6-1 to beat Kazakstan’s Elena Rybakina in the bronze medal match.

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Football semi-finals confirmed

It’s been a sensational day of football.

Spain overcame Ivory Coast 5-2 after extra time while Japan edged out New Zealand 4-2 on penalties following a goalless draw.

In the tie of the round Mexico beat South Korea 6-3 after Brazil claimed a relatively sedate 1-0 win over Egypt.

On Tuesday Mexico take on Brazil before Japan play Spain in the men’s semi-finals.

On Monday in the women’s final four, world champions USA play their northern neighbours Canada and Sweden play GB’s conquerers Australia.

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Team GB win final pool match in women’s hockey

They were already through to the quarterfinals, but Great Britain’s women’s hockey team have rounded off their stint in the pool stage with a 2-0 win over Ireland.

Goals from Hannah Martin and Susannah Townsend completed the comfortable victory.

GB will now face Spain in the quarter-finals.

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Trouble in paradise?

Despite a clean sweep for Jamaica in the women’s 100m final, there were muted celebrations when winner Elaine Thompson-Herah, silver medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson in third clearly were not on the same page post-race.

Thompson-Herah was all smiles – naturally – but Fraser-Pryce and Jackson looked rather glum.

Perhaps it’s nothing but disappointment at not winning. But if there are any ill feelings within the camp, they’ll want to brush them out before the relays start.

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Elaine Thompson Herah wins gold in women’s 100m

Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson Herah beat her compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to claim gold in the women’s 100m final.

She registered a time of 10.61 seconds – a new Olympic record – and defends the title she won in Rio five years ago.

Shericka Jackson made it a clean sweep for Jamaica by finishing third.

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