Tokyo Olympics: Max Whitlock and Charlotte Worthington land gold on day 9

Tokyo Olympics: Max Whitlock and Charlotte Worthington land gold on day 9

Dates: 23 July-8 August Time in Tokyo: BST +8Protection: Watch dwell on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Crimson Button and on-line; Hear on BBC Radio 5 Stay, Sports activities Further and Sounds; dwell textual content and video clips on BBC Sport web site and app.

Max Whitlock retained his Olympic pommel horse title and Charlotte Worthington received an exhilarating girls’s BMX park freestyle closing to take Nice Britain’s gold medal tally to 10 in Tokyo on Sunday.

Duncan Scott was a part of a quartet together with Adam Peaty, Luke Greenbank and James Man who have been pipped to the title by the USA.

The 24-year-old, who indicators off with a gold and three silvers, has now received extra medals at a single Olympics than another British competitor.

In a dramatic BMX closing, Worthington fell on her first run however landed a ground-breaking 360-degree backflip on her second to attain 97.50.

Declan Brooks then took bronze within the males’s occasion to assert GB’s fourth BMX medal.

Medal table

British boxer Ben Whittaker additionally assured himself a minimum of a silver medal by beating Imam Khataev, of the Russian Olympic Committee, to succeed in Tuesday’s 81kg closing.

Pat McCormack will even battle for gold within the males’s welterweight division after Eire’s Aidan Walsh pulled out of their semi-final with an ankle damage, whereas Frazer Clarke reached the super-heavyweight closing after France’s Mourad Aliev was disqualified.

GB’s crusing staff have assured two extra medals so as to add to the bronze they’ve already received.

John Gimson and Anna Burnet are second general within the combined Nacra 17 class with one race to go, whereas defending champion Giles Scott leads the boys’s Finn class and can’t now drop decrease than third.

GB medal tracker

Whitlock units historic mark

Exhibiting the arrogance that makes him the world’s finest, Whitlock went out first and delivered a near-perfect routine that earned him a rating of 15.583.

It was then a nervous look forward to the the 28-year-old, however he had completed sufficient to ship his third profession Olympic gold and second within the pommel horse.

That, alongside two World Championship titles, makes him the all-time most profitable gymnast within the occasion.

He additionally turns into the seventh British competitor to win a minimum of six Olympic medals, after Scott additionally achieved the feat within the pool earlier on Sunday.

They pull stage with Steve Redgrave and Charlotte Dujardin, whereas solely Bradley Wiggins (eight) and Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny (each seven) have extra.

“I really feel completely misplaced for phrases, I can not even describe the sensation and I really feel utterly overwhelmed – it feels surreal,” stated Whitlock.

“Staff GB have been doing completely extremely. The gold medals have been flowing in and I simply needed to do the identical factor.

“To come back out right here and get my very own, I really feel very proud.”

Britain’s BMX medal bonanza

Worthington stated she was looking for a “large banger trick” to ship Olympic gold however an unprecedented 360-degree backflip left her on the ground throughout run one.

Undeterred, the 25-year-old went on to execute the transfer in her second run, changing into the primary girl to land it in competitors, and registering a rating of 97.50.

“It was unbelievable,” stated Worthington, who watched on as 4 rivals – together with hotly tipped American Hannah Roberts – didn’t usurp her mark.

“I’ve not been doing that trick for thus lengthy however we have been looking for that large banger trick and after we did we thought, ‘that is the one’. If it wasn’t for Hannah Roberts, we would not be doing these methods or be this far.”

It was the fruits of years of laborious work for Worthington, who was a late convert to BMX and had been working as a chef “sweating it out within the kitchen for over 40 hours every week” earlier than concentrating on the game.

“It is a variety of laborious work paid off. On the bike, sure, it is bodily laborious work however I really feel just like the work on myself has paid off,” she added.

Having watched that drama unfold, Brooks added Britain’s fourth BMX medal – after Bethany Shriever and Kye Whyte within the racing – to cap an unbelievable Video games.

“I’ve simply cried for the final couple of minutes,” 25-year-old Brooks advised BBC Sport after his bronze was confirmed.

Slam Dunc for GB swimmers

Common visits to the rostrum on the Tokyo Aquatics Centre this Video games have seen Britain set up themselves as considered one of swimming’s powerhouses in Japan.

They could nonetheless be a distant third on the medal desk to the USA and Australia, however an eighth journey to the rostrum marks the nation’s most profitable Olympics within the sport.

The American staff wanted a world file time of three minutes 26.78 seconds to beat the British quartet to the boys’s 4x100m medley relay title.

However a silver medal rounded off an outstanding Video games within the pool for Britain, who end with 4 swimming golds, three silvers and a bronze – having earned a solitary gold at Rio 5 years in the past.

It additionally capped a record-breaking Olympics for Scott, whose 4 medals are file haul for a Briton at a single Video games and take him to 6 general.

“I’ve a variety of good team-mates,” Scott advised BBC Sport. “I am very lucky to be a part of some wonderful relay groups.”

The US victory means American celebrity Caeleb Dressel joins compatriots Michael Phelps, Mark Spitz and Matt Biondi, in addition to East Germany’s Kristin Otto, as the one swimmers to win 5 golds at a single Olympics.

In the meantime, Australia’s Emma McKeon made historical past as the primary feminine swimmer to win seven medals at an Olympics, claiming 4 golds and three bronze.

World file, shared gold and 100m shock

There was no scarcity of drama on the Olympic Stadium on an evening to recollect for Italy.

It began within the males’s excessive leap, which noticed Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim and Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi share the gold medal.

After an exhausting two-hour competitors, the pair could not be break up, having recorded finest clearances of two.37m. They have been provided a possibility to participate in a jump-off, however in a second of sportsmanship, they agreed to share the title.

Quickly after, Lamont Marcell Jacobs claimed a shock gold within the 100m closing to make it two Olympic athletics titles in fast succession for Italy.

Jacobs, who solely switched away from lengthy leap in 2018, streaked clear to win in 9.80 seconds, 0.04 away from American Fred Kerley with Canada’s Andre de Grasse taking bronze.

Earlier, Venezuela’s Yulimar Rojas smashed the girls’s triple leap world file, which had stood since August 1995 – two months earlier than she was born.

Along with her closing leap, and with gold already secured, she leapt 15.67m to smash the earlier finest by 17cm.

“I am misplaced for phrases, I can not describe this sense and this second,” stated the 25-year-old. “Gold medal winner, with an Olympic file, and a world file – wow. It’s a unbelievable evening.”

Additionally on Sunday…

Britain’s eventers are properly positioned for staff and particular person success after spectacular cross-country shows, with world primary Oliver Townend, Laura Collett and Tom McEwen main the staff occasion forward of Australia and France.

Townend tops the person standings with Collett third and McEwen sixth.

One spherical of showjumping at 09:45 BST on Monday will resolve staff medals, adopted by the main particular person contenders leaping once more at 12:45.

In the meantime, American Xander Schauffele received the males’s golf gold medal on a dramatic closing day that noticed Slovakia’s Rory Sabbatini take silver and Taiwanese golfer CT Pan earn bronze in a seven-way play-off.

Eire’s Rory McIlroy, Nice Britain’s Paul Casey and Japan’s Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama made the shootout earlier than Pan received it on the fourth play-off gap from American Collin Morikawa.

Within the males’s tennis, Alexander Zverev received gold to turn into the primary German participant to win an Olympic title within the singles since Steffi Graf in 1988.

He defeated Karen Khachanov of the Russian Olympic Committee 6-3 6-1.

But it surely was heartbreak for Britain’s males’s hockey gamers, as they misplaced 3-1 to India within the quarter-finals.

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