Britain’s Adam Peaty won gold in the men’s 100 metre breaststroke, while Tom Daley and Matty Lee were both victorious in their individual events. Meanwhile, Tom Pidcock took silver in the men’s 1500 metres freestyle.
The tom daley is a swimmer who competed for Team GB in the 2016 Olympics. He won gold medals for his performance in the 100m and 200m breaststroke events.
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As day three in Tokyo became ‘Magic Monday’ for Team GB, Tom Daley finally won an Olympic medal with Matty Lee in diving, while British teammates Adam Peaty and Tom Pidcock were also named winners.
Daley and Lee defeated China in the synchronised 10m platform event, 13 years after the 27-year-old – a two-time bronze medalist – competed in his first Olympic Games in Beijing.
With his dominating win in the 100m breaststroke in the early hours of day three, Peaty became the first British swimmer to defend an Olympic title.
Pidcock, a biker, added a third to Team GB’s score less than half an hour after Daley and Lee’s gold, dominating the men’s cross-country mountain riding.
Lauren Williams earned silver in taekwondo following a hard-fought defeat against Croatia’s Matea Jelic in the women’s -67kg final.
With a silver medal, Britain’s Alex Yee solidified his status as the new face of British triathlon, while Jonny Brownlee finished sixth.
According to Simon Gleave, head of sports analysis at Nielsen Gracenote, Britain’s greatest result on an Olympic Monday is three golds and two silvers.
It put the United Kingdom in fifth place in the medal standings, with Japan leading the way ahead of the United States.
The ‘Super Saturday’ of London 2012 remains Team GB’s most successful Olympic day in the last 100 years, with six gold and one silver medal.
Momiji Nishiya, a 13-year-old Japanese skateboarder, won gold in the women’s street skateboarding event.
A tropical storm is likely to reach Tokyo on Tuesday, according to Olympic organizers, although it is not expected to cause significant interruption to the Games.
Because of the expected high gusts, the rowing and archery events have already been rescheduled, while the surfing finals have been pushed back to Wednesday.
After Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016, Tom Daley is participating in his fourth Olympics.
Here’s what else happened on Monday:
With Lee, Daley won his first Olympic gold.
“I want to go to the Olympics and win a gold medal,” Daley told the when he was 11 years old. After sixteen years, that desire has come true.
Daley and Lee, who was competing in his first Olympics, were flawless in the synchronized 10m platform event, rising to the top of the scoreboard after four dives.
They ended with a total score of 471.81, which was too much for China’s Cao Yuan and Chen Aisen, who won silver with a score of 470.58.
“I was gone at that point, since we were going to be crowned Olympic winners. I was giggling and giggling and giggling and giggling and “Daley said.
Peaty successfully defends his Olympic title.
Team GB’s Adam Peaty won gold in the 100m breaststroke at the Tokyo Olympics.
Peaty was anticipated to win since he hasn’t lost a 100m race in over seven years, including his first gold in Rio five years ago.
Despite failing to beat his own world record of 56.88 seconds in Tokyo, he finished more than 0.6 seconds faster than Arno Kamminga of the Netherlands, who took silver, and Nicolo Martinenghi of Italy, who took bronze.
Peaty crossed the finish line in 57.37 seconds, the fifth fastest time in history, but fellow Briton James Wilby was unable to join him on the podium, placing fifth.
Peaty has won the 100m breaststroke at the last three World Championships, has set five world records, and is the only man to have swum the event in sub 57 seconds.
“Since 2016, I haven’t felt this wonderful. It really means a lot to me “”Says the 26-year-old,” he says.
Pidcock takes gold in cross-country mountain biking.
Pidcock had trained in a heated tent at home to prepare for Tokyo’s extreme temperatures, and it had paid off.
In Izu, he finished 20 seconds ahead of the rest of the competition, with Switzerland’s Mathias Flueckiger earning silver and Spain’s David Valero taking bronze, to win Britain’s first mountain bike gold.
The 21-year-old, who has won world championships in cyclo-cross, road, and mountain bike races at the under-23 level, fractured his collarbone in early June and returned to training six days later.
When Eurosport asked Pidcock how it felt to win gold, he said: “Actually, that’s not true. It’s amazing that I became an Olympian, and I kept telling myself at the start of the race that just being here is special.”
Williams and Yee have a silver lining.
Team GB had a taekwondo finalist for the second day in a row, and the outcome was silver once again, with Welsh fighter Williams losing 25-22 to Croatia’s Jelic.
Williams had a 14-second lead with 14 seconds to go when Jelic stormed back to win the gold medal.
“I went into the competition expecting to win, but I am really pleased with how I performed throughout the day. Isn’t a silver medal in the Olympics really good?” Williams said.
In the triathlon, Yee led for most of the 10km run until Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt broke away to take gold by 11 seconds in 27C heat and heavy humidity.
“I’m just a regular person from south-east London – dreams do come true,” Yee said to Sport.
The race had to be resumed when a boat obstructed nearly half of the competitors as they entered the water. The race had been relocated to the early hours of the morning in Tokyo to escape the worst of the heat.
What’s on the horizon for Tuesday?
- Team GB has a formidable line-up for the women’s triathlon (22:30 Monday to 01:00 Tuesday): Rio bronze medalist Vicky Holland, 2020 world champion Georgia Taylor-Brown, and 2019 world silver medalist Jess Learmonth.
- Bianca Walkden competes in the +67kg division (02:00-14:30) for Great Britain, having won two additional world championships after earning bronze in Rio 2016. In the men’s +80kg division, Mahama Cho, who defeated Lutalo Muhammad to selection, participates.
- Duncan Scott will be one of Great Britain’s busiest swimmers in Tokyo, competing in six separate events. On Tuesday, the 2019 world bronze medalist in the men’s 200m freestyle hopes to compete in the final (02:45).
- Equestrian: British rider Charlotte Dujardin will compete in the team dressage with veteran Carl Hester and newcomer Charlotte Fry, hoping to add to her three Olympic championships (09:30).
- Gymnastics: The women’s team final is anticipated to draw one of the largest television audiences of the Olympics (11:45-14:10). The United States, headed by Simone Biles, are unquestionably the favorites. Can Britain, who finished sixth at the previous World Championships, make it to the final and compete for a medal?