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Tokyo Olympics: Day 16 updates – LIVE!


The Games officially draw to a close on Sunday – but not without a final flurry of action that Team GB hope will bring more medal success.

Britain currently sit fifth in the medal table with 63 – four shy of their incredible haul at Rio 2016 and two short of their total from London 2012.

They have the same number of golds (20) as the Russian Olympic Committee in fourth following the successes of boxer Galal Yafai and pentathlete Joe Choong on Saturday and will be targeting an explosive finish in an attempt to place behind only China, the USA and hosts Japan.

One of GB’s best chances of further gold on the final day comes in the boxing ring, where Lauren Price contests the women’s middleweight final against 2018 world champion Li Qian of China.

They will also hope to finish on a high at the Izu Velodrome, with golden couple Jason and Laura Kenny both in action.

Jason and Jack Carlin compete in the men’s keirin, while Laura – the first female British athlete to win gold at three separate Games after her triumph alongside Katie Archibald in the women’s madison – will hope to defend her omnium title.

After the final events are wrapped up and medals decided, Tokyo will hand the Olympic torch over to Paris 2024 in the closing ceremony from 12pm BST.

Follow LIVE updates from the Tokyo Olympics with Standard Sport’s blog below!

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Team GB fifth in medal table

Team GB head into the final day fifth in the Tokyo medal table, level on golds (20) with the fourth-placed Russian Olympic Committee, who have five more silver medals and an extra bronze for 69 total medals to Britain’s 63.

GB claimed 27 golds and 67 total medals in their record haul at Rio 2016 as they finished second behind the United States, while they took 29 golds and 65 total medals on home soil at London 2012.

Can they achieve the success they need on Day 16 to take back that fourth spot and place behind only China, the USA and hosts Japan?

Tom Daley with a bronze medal (PA)

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Day 16 highlights

GB’s final realistic medal chances come in the boxing ring and at the Izu Velodrome, though the trio of Callum Hawkins, Ben Connor and Chris Thompson also compete in the men’s marathon in Sapporo shortly.

Former footballer Lauren Price battles Li Qian in the final of the women’s middleweight division as she looks to crown a fine Games for GB’s boxers.

In the cycling, Jason Kenny and Jack Carlin compete in the men’s keirin and Laura Kenny will hope to defend her title in the women’s omnium, having already made history with her madison triumph alongside Katie Archibald.

Elsewhere, the USA and Japan clash in the gold medal match of the women’s basketball competition.

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Final medals up for grabs on Day 16

Here is the final list of medal events at Tokyo 2020:

Athletics (men’s marathon)

Boxing (women’s light, men’s light, women’s middle, men’s super-heavy)

Cycling (men’s keirin, women’s sprint, women’s omnium)

Rhythmic gymnastics (group)

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How to watch Day 16

TV channel: BBC will be broadcasting the best of the action live for free on terrestrial TV, with coverage running from 10:30pm on Saturday night.

Eurosport also have the right to the Games in the UK, with coverage beginning at 10:50pm.

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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Welcome back to Tokyo Olympics LIVE coverage

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

After a year’s delay owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Games have passed by so quickly, with the final day of competition already upon us.

The closing ceremony – where the Olympic torch will be handed over to Paris 2024 – is scheduled to take place from 12pm BST, though there are still 13 medal events to come before that.

Stay tuned for live updates and results as Team GB hope to finish an impressive fortnight on a high!

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Brazil 2-1 Spain

Brazil win gold in the men’s football thanks to an extra-time goal from sub Malcom.

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Brazil 1-1 Spain

Ah – the men’s football final is going to extra -time.

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10,000m winner Sifan Hassan: “I am so happy it is over, I am happy that I survived. I didn’t care I was winning. The last two laps I nearly collapsed, I couldn’t move my head. I don’t know what happened, I just heard the bell and tried to run.

“The weather is so warm. I was sweating like crazy in the warm-up, I was saying what am I doing here, how stupid am I? If I didn’t lose the 1500m there is no way I would finish this race, it was do-or-die.

“I don’t want to think about doing three events ever again.”

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What have you missed?

Gal Yafai and Joe Choong led the way with golds as Great Britain added five medals to their haul on the penultimate day of the Tokyo Olympics.

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Matt Walls and Ethan Hayter took track cycling silver in the Madison and there were bronze medals for Tom Daley in diving’s 10 metres platform and Josh Kerr in the men’s 1500 metres on the final night of athletics.


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