Tokyo Olympics Day Three Round-Up: Team GB Enjoy A Magic Monday

Here are the biggest stories from another thrilling day at the Tokyo Olympic Games
15:41, 26 Jul 2021

It was a thrilling Monday for Team GB as the squad brought home five medals, including three golds, before most of us had got to work! Here is how an unbelievable day in Tokyo unfolded. 

Tom Daley Finally Wins Gold

Diver Tom Daley, alongside partner Matty Lee, fought off world champions China to win the synchronised 10m platform gold in scintillating fashion as they didn’t put a foot wrong throughout.


The duo secured the win with 471.81 pts, a point ahead of the Chinese, which left Daley in tears. "I still can't honestly believe what is happening," Daley said. "That moment, being about to be announced as Olympic champions, I was gone. I was blubbering." Having watched Daley come onto the scene as a 14-year-old in Beijing, it has taken four Olympic Games, but he now finally has his hands on a gold medal.

Adam Peaty Defends Crown

The best British swimmer of the modern era became the first British swimmer to defend an Olympic title in the early hours as he powered to gold in the 100m breaststroke. Peaty was put under pressure, but the title was never truly in doubt - he is of course unbeaten over 100m since 2014, and now he has another Olympic gold to add to his collection after winning in 57.37 seconds. 

He now holds the 16 fastest times of all time and could be in with a shout of winning Sports Personality of the Year in December. 

Tom Pidcock Makes It Three! 

After witnessing Daley and Peaty win, we then made it a trio of golds before breakfast as Tom Pidcock won gold in a thrilling men's mountain bike cross-country race. The 21-year-old from Leeds, performing in his first Games, was unflappable as he took the lead at the midway point and kept it to the finish line.

His win is even more impressive as he only broke his collarbone two months ago, but was back on his bike less than week later. Not since Spandau Ballet has Britain seen so many golds. 

Silver For Yee In Triatholon

Alex Yee put in a remarkable display and avoided disaster in a dramatic triathalion. After a camera boat caused a false start and put athletes in danger, the racers regrouped and Yee came so close to victory. In the end he was run out of it by Norwiegian Kristian Blummenfelt who sprinted to gold, but silver is a stunning result for a young man competing in his first Olympics. 

Lauren Williams Takes Taekwondo Silver

In the Taekwondo, Lauren Williams came within 12 seconds of winning gold but saw her five point lead snatched away from her in the women’s 67kg, as Croatia's Matea Jelic took gold. It was a brilliant run of wins which took Williams into the final but she just came up short in the final few seconds, but takes home a silver medal to be proud of. 

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