Day seven of Tokyo 2020 is now underway, with athletics finally getting underway at the Olympic Stadium.
Sha’Carri Richardson, who won the women’s 100m at the US Olympic Trials but was later suspended for cannabis use is not competing but the event is still filled with stars. World champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Rio gold medalist Elaine Thompson, as well as Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith all progressed competing in heats. Asher-Smith came second in her heat with a strong time of 11.07 and insisted she has “another level” to reach.
Day seven also sees the second round of the golf tournament resuming from resumes from Kasumigaseki Country Club. Team USA is currently leading the swimming medal table with six golds, and it has the chance to add another four in the pool today.
China currently lead the medal table with 16 golds, host nation Japan have 15, while the United States sits in third place with 14 golds. Follow all the latest news, results and medals below.
Tokyo Olympics: Team GB’s Beth Shriever and Kye Whyte shine in BMX racing
Beth Shriever won BMX racing Olympic gold minutes after Great Britain team-mate Kye Whyte secured silver in the men’s event.
Shriever had looked the class of the field in qualifying and delivered in the final.
Lawrence Ostlere reports from Tokyo:
Tokyo Olympics: Saya Sakakibara reaction after crashing out of Games
Australia’s BMX star Saya Sakakibara took a serious tumble during the third women’s semi-final run in the BMX racing event.
She said: “I feel like I’ve let everyone down. This sucks for sure. Thank you everyone for supporting me all the way. I feel like a gave my best today. I don’t feel like it’s clicked that it’s over. It would have been great to be in that final and go for gold.”
The Australian Olympic Committee issued a statement about Saya’s health and said she initially showed signs of a mild concussion.
“Saya Sakakibara crashed in the semi-final for BMX Racing this morning. She was stretchered off the course and assessed by medical. At the time Saya showed signs of a mild concussion but after 30 minutes fully recovered and was medically cleared,” it said.
“She has sustained a few bumps and bruises and will continue to be monitored over the next 24 hours as a precaution. Saya is currently up and around at the course talking to family and conducting media interviews.”
Tokyo Olympics: Shock judo defeat for 10-time world champion Teddy Riner
France’s 10-time world champion Teddy Riner was taken down by ROC’s Tamerlan Bashaev in a shock defeat for the men’s +100kg Olympic champion from both London 2012 and Rio 2016.
He has been eliminated from the main draw at Tokyo 2020 and he will now fight for bronze in the evening’s repechage bracket.
Tokyo Olympics: Japan finally gets first medal in badminton
The hosts have got bronze in the mixed doubles badminton, after knocking out Honk Kong.
Watanabe Yuta and Higashino Arisa beat Kong China’s Tang Chun Man and TSE Ying Suet by 21–17, 23–21.
Tokyo Olympics: Dina Asher-Smith among three British sprinters through women’s 100m heats
Great Britain’s leading hope for a gold medal on the athletics track Dina Asher-Smith has begun her Games, taking second spot in her heat and clocking an easy 11.07.
Heat 1 was won by Teahna Daniels of the USA in a time of 11.04.
The British sprinter is hoping to add Olympics gold to the world title she thrillingly won in Doha in 2019 over 200 metres.
Asha Philip finished second in her heat. GB’s Daryll Neita also qualified.
Tokyo Olympics: Team GB’s Bethany Shriever takes gold in BMX final
It’s a strong start to the day for Team GB already as Bethany Shriever stuns Colombia’s Mariana Pajón in the women’s BMX final to grab the gold.
The British BMX start crossed the line just in time, 0.09 seconds ahead of Pajón.
Netherland’s Merel Smulders wins bronze.
Tokyo Olympics: Netherlands Niek Kimmann takes painful gold despite fractured knee
Niek Kimmann clocked 39.053 to get the gold in the men’s BMX racing final.
Team GB’s Kye Whyte held on for silver and Colombia’s Carlos Alberto Ramírez takes the bronze medal.
The painful victory came after Kimmann suffered a crash with a race official in training and had a small knee fracture.
France’s Joris Daudet suffered a disappointing crash in the race itself.
Tokyo Olympics: Team GB’s medal hopes Keely Hodgkinson and Jemma Reekie eye wide-open 800m
There are high hopes of a medal or two for Jemma Reekie and Keely Hodgkinson in the 800m and the British duo showed why as they qualified for the semi-finals with room to spare on the first morning of athletics at the Tokyo Olympics.
Lawrence Ostlere in Tokyo has the full story:
Tokyo Olympics: Saya Sakakibara and Alise Willoughby crash in BMX racing
After Connor Fields was stretchered off the course, Australia’s Saya Sakakibara also suffered a crash and caught up Team USA’s Alise Willoughby in the process.
Sakakibara was leading the race before she went down.
She is being attended by medics on the tracks.
Tokyo Olympics: Team USA’s Connor Fields suffers horror crash in BMX racing semis
Defending gold medalist Connor Fields was carried off the course on a stretcher after a horror crash in the semi-finals of the BMX racing event.
The competition has been delayed due to the crash which occurred in the 3rd run of Heat 2.