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Tokyo Olympics, Day Seven: Schedule, highlights, UK times and more


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he athletics programme begins on what promises to be another action-packed day in Tokyo.

Here’s all you need to know about Day Seven at the Games…

Day Seven highlights

We will get our first look at Dina Asher-Smith, the sprinter who is hoping to do what no British woman has done before and win Olympic gold over 100m or 200m.

Asher-Smith starts her Games in the 100m heats early on Friday morning. The 25-year-old from south London faces a battle to beat reigning world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce to gold but she has a knack of delivering when it really matters.

The men’s 10,000m final will take place without Mo Farah after the London and Rio champion failed to hit the British selection time. Mark Scott and Sam Atkin run for Team GB.

The men’s high jump gets underway inside the 68,000-seat Olympic Stadium, which will be empty. The discus also begins with qualifying, alongside the early rounds of the women’s 800m and men’s 400m hurdles.

Keep an eye out for Britain’s Keely Hodgkinson in the women’s 800m. She is the European indoor 800m champion and has been tipped to break Dame Kelly Holmes’ 1995 national record.

In the pool, Duncan Scott bids to win his third of a possible four medals in the 200m medley final. World champion and Japanese home favourite Daiya Seto is favourite for gold in that event. Luke Greenbank is a medal prospect in the men’s 200m backstroke final.

On the final day of rowing, the British men’s eight will bid to defend their gold medal from Rio 2016. Though that will not be easy given they were only third at the 2019 world championships. The US could win a fourth consecutive gold in the women’s eight.

Britain won a surprise trampoline silver medal at Rio 2016 when Bryony Page sprang into second place. This year, she is joined by Laura Gallagher in the women’s trampoline final.

The women’s football competition reaches the quarter-final stage, with Great Britain facing Australia.


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