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Sportsmail’s Virtual Olympic Games: Bianca Walkden misses out on gold after losing to Zheng Shuyin

With Tokyo 2020 postponed until next year, Sportsmail has predicted how Team GB would have fared on each day of the Olympics had it gone ahead, using a statistical model produced by Gracenote, a Nielsen company. Here are day four’s results…

Bianca Walkden failed to add the Olympic title to her world crown when she lost in the final of her heavyweight taekwondo class.

The Liverpudlian, 28, is the only British fighter to have won three successive World Championships.

But just like at Rio 2016 when she took home the bronze medal, Walkden came up just short in Tokyo and could only claim silver in the +67kg division. She was beaten by Chinese rival Zheng Shuyin.

Walkden’s medal was GB Taekwondo’s third of these Games, matching their haul in Rio.

It follows the success of Walkden’s house-mate, Jade Jones, who won her third Olympic gold on Sunday, with Bradly Sinden collecting a silver.

Team GB claimed a second medal in Tokyo on Tuesday when Georgia Taylor-Brown won bronze in the women’s triathlon. Her British team-mates Vicky Holland and Jessica Learmonth finished fourth and fifth respectively.

Great Britain narrowly missed out on another two medals. Duncan Scott came fourth in the 200m freestyle, while the British equestrian team also finished one place outside of the medals in the dressage.

Team GB are ninth in the medal table with six gongs — the same number they had at this stage four years ago. Some of their Rio gold medallists — the men’s coxless four, Charlotte Dujardin and Jack Laugher — are in action on Wednesday, as well as former Tour de France champions Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas.

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