Katarina Johnson-Thompson flies in heptathlon, Sky Brown lead dog in skateboard qualifying
TEAM GB has high expectations for Day 12 in Tokyo.
Skateboarding star Sky Brown wowed the judges as she qualified for the final where she set the highest score with 57.40 points.
Katarina Johnson-Thompson started her heptathlon competition with a strong run in the first event, the 100m hurdles.
And Britain’s women’s hockey team are in action in their Olympic semi-final against Holland – the team they beat in the gold medal game in 2016.
On Tuesday, Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell edged New Zealand to 49er gold after a thrilling race, securing GB’s first sailing medal at the Games.
And Giles Scott backed him up just an hour later, winning gold at the Finn.
But there was a disappointment for British sprinter Adam Gemili who came out of the 200m after suffering a hamstring injury, leaving the sprint star in tears on the track.
Laura Kenny and co. went on to lose their team pursuit final to Germany, which set a world record in the process.
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The Dutch have a fifth.
Oh my god, oh my god.
There are still nine minutes left and, even with a downed player, the Netherlands are in total control.
KJT OVER 1.83 M
A much better jump from KJT. Great stuff.
She succeeds in this pressure jump – can she start now and register a really good height?
DOUBLE GO TROUBLE
It’s not too good for KJT in the high jump …
She passed 1.77m for the first time but needed two attempts to pass 1.80m and failed her first two efforts at 1.83m – meanwhile, her rival Nafi Thiam easily crossed 1, 83 m with jump n ° 1.
A big jump to 1.83m for Johnson-Thompson to keep his dreams of Olympic gold alive.
Meanwhile, in hockey, GB lost 4-0 before falling back.
They’re only just starting the fourth quarter, but everything seems to be over in their gold medal defense – and they’ll go for bronze instead.
NEW WORLD RECORD
Sydney McLaughlin clocked the fastest women’s 400m hurdles time of all time.
Just 24 hours after Karsten Warholm’s meteoric run, McLaughlin finished in 51.46 seconds, erasing his own world record of 0.44 seconds.
Dalilah Muhammad – the former champion – clocked a PB of 51.58 seconds, also breaking the previous world record, but that was only good enough for money in Tokyo.
Lots of smiles between the two Americans at the end.
Femke Bol delivers a 52.03 best zone to finish third.
SUPPORT FROM FÉLIX
Allyson Felix has had his fair share of headlines at the Olympics for the past 17 years.
But she wants the maternal mortality crisis among blacks to be highlighted as well.
This video is definitely worth the detour …
110M HEDGES MEN
British pair Andrew Pozzi and David King competed in the semi-finals of the 110m hurdles.
Pozzi finished fourth and advance to the final as the fastest loser, but King is eliminated after finishing seventh of eight.
American favorite Grant Holloway wowed his rivals in 13.13 seconds, which is truly impressive.
KJT continued their excellent start in heptathlon.
She made her first attempt at a high jump at 1.77m seem easy, with apparent ease.
This event is a great opportunity to accumulate serious points.
OVER 400M DRAMA?
It would take something to win yesterday’s men’s 400m hurdles final as Karsten Warholm won gold in spectacular fashion.
The women’s final will take place at 3.30am with three of the world’s greatest 400m hurdles in action.
Sydney McLaughlin takes on fellow American and reigning Olympic champion Dalilah Muhammad with young Dutch outfielder Femke Bol now in the mix.
In the men’s 200m sprint, Canadian star Andre De Grasse is the favorite for gold, but American trio Kenny Bednarek, Noah Lyles and 17-year-old sensation Erriyon Knighton won’t let him have his way.
Speaking to BBC One, Sky said: “It was crazy. It’s crazy to be here, skating with all the girls was really fun.
“Everyone’s ripped – it’s great, great to be here.
“I’m really happy with my score. I have other stuff, but I’m just going to enjoy my time at the Olympics.”
THE NETHERLANDS ON THE MOVE
And just at the right time, GB is falling behind.
It’s a neat finish from Felice Albers going through the legs of the British goalkeeper.
And a few seconds later, Marloes Johanna Maria Keetel brings the score to 2-0 and GB has everything to do now.
After the first quarter of hockey, GB 0-0 Netherlands remains.
Remember that the two finalists from Rio are fighting to secure their place in this year’s gold medal game.
Brown will compete in the skateboard final at 4:30 am.
REACHING THE SKY
Unreal height in Sky Brown’s jump, there, in his last heat heat.
She has a much more relaxed final run, basically a warm-up for the final, but does so with a beaming smile.
Brown cut him off with 16 seconds left … and still scored 40 points which alone would have been enough for sixth place in the standings.
A reminder that IF she won gold later this morning, Sky Brown would become the youngest Olympic champion of all time.
To quickly put together the rest of the best of UK action, then …
Jason Kenny will be aiming for another Olympic gold medal defending his men’s sprint title in track cycling. Katy Marchant is in the first round of the women’s keirin.
Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre will win medals in the 470 sailing class while Luke Patience and Chris Grube will go in the men’s equivalent.
Ben Whittaker faces Cuban Arlen Lopez for gold in the men’s boxing light heavyweight division at 7:35 am.
Super heavyweight Frazer Clarke goes to the semi-finals against Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan.
At the Olympic stadium, Nick Miller is on the hammer and Lizzie Bird on the 3000m steeplechase.
Ben Maher, Scott Brash and Harry Charles will compete in the individual show jumping while Shauna Coxsey will seek the first gold in the women’s climbing combined.
The GB team’s hockey semi-final against the Netherlands is underway.
The British won gold at Rio 2016, beating the Dutch in the final.
It remains 0-0 with five minutes to go in the first half …
Sky left for his second race – and once again delivered the goods, then finished with a cheeky kickflip.
This time, she is doing even better with a score of 57.40.
Brown has yet another round to go but will be in the final later – can she produce another special performance in the final?
WAOUH WAOUH WAOUH
Talk about delivery under pressure.
All the talk before skateboarding debuted at the Olympics centered on Sky Brown.
And the 13-year-old proved exactly why with this superb first round.
She didn’t show an ounce of nerves to throw a staggering 55.26 – with a few unique tricks and some serious airtime.
It’s the best score in the entire field so far and that contagious smile has rightly come out of the British teenager.
American sisters Nelly and Jessica Korda are some of the top names in women’s golf, which starts from round one right now.
Nelly is the No. 1 player in the world, so she expects a chance for a medal.
She won the 2021 Women’s PGA earlier this year.
Meanwhile, their brother Sebastian claimed victory over Vasek Pospisil in their Citi Open tennis match in Washington DC on Tuesday afternoon.
Melissa Reid and Jodi Ewart Shadoff are in action for GB.
“MAKES A DIFFERENCE”
Alice Dearing gave a moving interview after completing the 10k swim.
The 24-year-old swimmer from Birmingham – who finished 19th – became the first black swimmer to represent Team GB in an Olympic swimming event.
She said: “I really hope it makes a difference and that people look at this (me) and think it’s possible for anyone.
“It’s tough, it’s tough, but if you want to learn to swim 25m or go swimming at the Olympics, I want people to know that it’s open and accessible to everyone and to do their best. better.
“It’s only three years before Paris, I have a lot more to give and to learn, these are my first Olympics, I certainly haven’t finished.
“I’m going to go home, take my time to recover and then come back stronger next year and the year after.”
Colin Jackson is a huge fan of what KJT has produced in his 100m hurdles.
He said, “It’s a good start from Kat. The key factor is the smile at the end.
“She’s in a better place, potentially, than she even expected.
“It was a very competitive race. When you feel someone right behind you it gives you that extra boost.
“Kat’s performance was exceptional, one of the best hurdles I have ever seen her do.”
Then it’s the high jump in an hour …
AND IT’S HERE
Watch his mind-blowing effort below.
It was a pretty crisp display on the 28-year-old world champion’s hurdles.
THE IMAGES SPEAK A THOUSAND WORDS
These photo sets perfectly capture KJT’s 100m hurdles.
His Olympic dream is indeed on …
It was the perfect start for Johnson-Thompson who broke a brilliant 13.27 seconds to win his 100m hurdles.
And comes out a beaming smile after crossing the line.
A rare outpouring of emotion from the Briton before her playing face was turned on again.
It is heartbreaking for Cuban Yorgelis Rodriguez, injured and brought to tears.
It could be his Olympic dream more than five seconds after the start.
Nafi Thiam was third in 13.54 seconds.
British heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson is ready to launch her campaign.
She starts in lane seven for the 100m hurdles …
The women of the GB team face the Netherlands in the hockey semi-finals.
It’s a repeat of the gold medal game the British won five years ago.
The Dutch won their group match 1-0.
The kick-off is given at 2:30 am.