Today’s Olympic schedule: Wednesday’s events, including who’s competing for Great Britain and when they’ll start.
On day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, there will be plenty of medals up for grabs.
On Tuesday, Team GB picked up another six medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, ensuring their best-ever start to a Games. On day four, Britain’s solitary gold medal came from swimmer Tom Dean, who won the men’s 200m freestyle by a razor-thin margin over teammate and silver medalist Duncan Scott.
Britain won its fourth gold of the Games, putting them in fifth place overall after the Russian Olympic Committee, China, the United States, and hosts Japan.
On Tuesday, triathlete Georgia Taylor-Brown won silver after recovering from a puncture near the finish of her bike leg, with Bermuda’s Kate Duffy taking first.
Brits also earned three bronze medals, including the women’s gymnastics team’s first Olympic medal in 93 years.
Simone Biles of the United States, largely regarded as the best female gymnast of all time, had to withdraw from the competition due to a mental health issue.
Meanwhile, Charlotte Dujardin’s bronze in dressage made her Britain’s joint-most decorated female Olympian, and Bianca Walkden matched her own third-place finish in the taekwondo event from the previous Games in Rio de Janeiro.
In the bronze medal match, the three-time world champion defeated Aleksandra Kowalczuk of Poland, bringing Team GB’s total to 13.
For this year’s Games, UK Sport has set a medal target of 45 to 70, and Britain’s athletes are off to a fast start, suggesting that another successful campaign could be on the cards to follow up on the 67-strong haul of 2016.
On Wednesday, rowers Graeme Thomas and John Collins will compete in the men’s double sculls event, providing plenty of possibilities to maintain the early momentum.
The finals of the women’s four and men’s four, which will be held at 1.50 a.m. and 2.10 a.m., respectively, are also attracting British interest.
Divers Jack Laugher and Dan Goodfellow will compete in the men’s 3m synchro at 7 a.m., followed by Dujardin’s solo dressage competition at 9.30 a.m.
The full schedule for Wednesday’s gold medal events at the Games is available at Express Sport.
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