Team GB rose to fourth in the medal table after a memorable Day 14 that included history inside the Izu Velodrome for Laura Kenny, who became the first British woman to win gold at three separate Games.
There was also victory for Kate French in the women’s pentathlon and Laura Muir’s silver in the women’s 1500m, while both of GB’s 4x100m sprint relay teams medalled in dramatic fashion – with the men just pipped by Italy at the line.
Britain will be confident of further adding to their total haul of 58 medals so far on Saturday, with boxer Galal Yafai taking on Carlo Paalam in the men’s flyweight final.
Tom Daley will also look to finish his Olympic career with an individual triumph to go along with the long-awaited gold he won alongside Matty Lee in the synchro event as he competes in the final of the men’s 10m platform diving.
GB will also have high hopes in the team showjumping final with individual gold medallist Ben Maher leading the charge, while Jason Kenny teams up with men’s sprint bronze medallist Jack Carlin in the keirin and Josh Kerr, Jake Wightman and Jake Heyward all compete in the men’s 1500m final.
Other highlights on Day 15 include a Team USA vs France rematch in the men’s basketball final and Brazil taking on Spain in the eagerly-awaited men’s football gold medal match.
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Team GB watch on Day 15
GB’s team spearheaded by individual gold medallist Ben Maher are later in action in the showjumping final.
On the track, British trio Josh Kerr, Jake Wightman and Jake Heyward are all involved in the men’s 1500m final, while Morgan Lake is in the women’s high jump and there is also GB representation in the women’s 10,000m and 4x400m relay finals and the men’s pentathlon.
Back at the velodrome, it’s the men’s madison, while Katy Marchant races in the women’s sprint and the great Jason Kenny teams up with Jack Carlin – a bronze medallist in the men’s sprint – in the men’s keirin.
Yafai and Daley go for gold
It’s already been a successful Olympics for Team GB’s boxers and Galal Yafai can add to that medal haul when he battles Carlo Paalam of the Philippines in the men’s flyweight final, which takes place at 6am BST on Saturday morning.
Shortly after that, provided he progresses through the semi-final at 2am, Tom Daley – competing at his last Games – looks to add individual gold to his long-awaited triumph alongside Matty Lee in the men’s 10m synchro event as the final of the 10m platform diving takes place over at the Aquatics Centre.
Which medals are up for grabs?
Athletics (women’s marathon, women’s high jump, women’s 10,000m, men’s javelin, men’s 1500m, women’s 4x400m relay, men’s 4x400m relay)
Boxing (women’s flyweight, men’s fly, women’s welter, men’s middle)
Canoe sprint (women’s C2 500m, men’s C1 1,000m, women’s K4 500m, men’s K4 500m)
Cycling (men’s madison)
Diving (men’s 10m platform)
Equestrian (jumping team)
Karate (women’s kumite +61kg, men’s kumite +75kg)
Rhythmic gymnastics (individual)
Wrestling (women’s freestyle 50kg, men’s freestyle 65kg, men’s freestyle 97kg)
How to watch Day 15
TV channel: BBC will be broadcasting the best of the action live for free on terrestrial TV, with coverage running from 10:35pm on Friday evening to cover the early start for the women’s marathon.
Eurosport also have the right to the Games in the UK, with coverage beginning at 11pm.
Live stream: TV licence fee-payers can stream the action live via the BBC iPlayer. Eurosport subscribers can stream the events via Eurosport Player.
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Britain rose to fourth in the medal table with another exciting flurry of seven on Day 14 that takes their total tally to 58 with two days of the Games remaining.
Can they hold off the likes of the Russian Olympic Comittee and Australia in a bid to cement that spot behind China, the United States and hosts Japan?
Saturday offers the chance for plenty more medal success from a Team GB perspective, so fingers crossed!
Canada women seal Olympic football gold
Canada’s women’s football team have triumphed at the Tokyo Olympics following a hugely dramatic win over Sweden in the gold medal match.
Friday’s contest – moved back to the evening amid concerns over the searing heat at Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium – was eventually settled via a penalty shootout after a tense 1-1 draw after 120 minutes that saw Stina Blackstenius’ effort cancelled out by another spot-kick from Jessie Fleming in the second half of normal time.
In an enthralling shootout, Kosovare Asllani and Ashley Lawrence both missed early on, while Vanessa Gilles hit the woodwork to put Sweden in the ascendancy.
Anna Anvegard was denied by Canadian goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe, but Hedvig Lindahl’s latest save from Adriana Leon gave captain Caroline Seger the chance to clinch gold for Sweden.
However, the shootout went to sudden death after Seger sent her effort well over the crossbar, with Labbe denying Jonna Andersson before Julia Grosso confidently stepped up to seal gold for Canada – their first in women’s football at the Olympics.
Canada’s Quinn is the first openly transgender athlete to win a medal at the Olympic Games.
Victory also came on the occasion of inspirational captain Christine Sinclair’s 303rd and possibly final senior international cap.
Sweden settle for silver for the second Games in succession after also losing to Germany in the final at Rio 2016, with heavy tournament favourites and reigning world champions the USA – who lost to rivals Canada for the first time since 2001 at the semi-final stage in Tokyo – taking bronze after a thrilling 4-3 win over Australia on Thursday.
Brazil face Spain in the men’s gold medal contest on Saturday, with Mexico having beaten hosts Japan 3-1 to secure bronze.
‘What more can you ask for?’
Richard Kilty: “After the heat we knew we had to pull it out. We are silver medallists, what more can we ask for? We went to win it, we were unlucky but we pulled it out as a quartet. Nethaneel is a legend and he brought us home in style.”
Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake: “Apologies if I seemed ungrateful, we just truly believe we are the best quartet in the world.”
Zharnel Hughes: “Today was about giving it everything. My body is feeling well, I just wanted to give it my best. We held our composure. As a team we have been dreaming of this and it came to pass.”
CJ Ujah: “To round off this cycle with a silver medal is amazing, I am super proud of these guys.”
That’s how close it was…
That will make a nice photos as the men’s and women’s relay squads link up with Laura Muir for a group shot. British medals everywhere!
What a last leg from Filippo Tortu to win that for Italy. He made up metres!