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Tokyo Olympics 2021: Day Five event schedule, highlights, Team GB in action, UK start time, how to watch, TV channel

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Tokyo Olympics 2021: Day Five event schedule, highlights, Team GB in action, UK start time, how to watch, TV channel

With four golds, five silvers four bronze medals, Team GB are enjoying their best start to an Olympic Games in modern history.

But there’s more glory on offer.

Here’s all you need to know about Day Five at the Games...

Day Five highlights

Geraint Thomas, the two-time Olympics gold medalist and 2018 Tour de France winner, is looking to put a disappointing crash in the men’s road race on Saturday behind him by as he gears up for the time trial at 6am on Wednesday. Alongside him will be Tao Geoghegan Hart in Team GB colours.

Geraint Thomas has at redemption (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Geraint Thomas has at redemption (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Anna Shackley will be her country’s sole representative in the women’s time trial, pushing off at 3:30am.

That may come with a medal already in the bag as Oliver Cook, Matthew Rossiter, Rory Gibbs and Sholto Carnegie take to the water as part of the men’s four rowing team.

Then on the diving where the men’s 3m springboard synchro pair of Jack Laugher and Daniel Goodfellow will hope to replicate the exploits of Matty Lee and Tom Daley by bringing home a gold medal.

The men’s rugby sevens team claimed a silver medal in Rio but will have to overcome New Zealand in their semi-final for a chance to go one better. Should they do so, they’ll meet either Argentina or Fiji, the team that beat them in the final five years ago.

After moving alongside Katherine Grainger as Britain’s most decorated female Olympian by claiming team dressage bronze on Tuesday, Charlotte Dujardin will bid to become the only British woman to claim gold at three Olympics in Wednesday’s individual final.

No Brits are in action in 3x3 basketball, but from a pure novel point of view, it will be interesting to see which nation triumphs in the sport’s debut at the Games. The men’s semi-finals sees Serbia take on the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) and Belgium play Latvia. In the women’s final four, the United States play France while China compete against the ROC.

Though no other medals are available, there are plenty of Brits to keep an eye out for. In the archery, Naomi Folkard, Patrick Huston and Sarah Bettles take aim in the hopes of progressing to the last 16.

Kirsty Gilmour and Toby Penty face challenging matches in their respective single’s badminton match as the sport’s power couple Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith will look to progress in their knockout tie against Hong Kong.

Three boxes enter the ring today. Lauren Price in the women’s middle weight, Ben Whittaker in the men’s light heavy, and Karriss Artingstall in the women’s feather will be desperate to keep their medal hopes alive with a win.

The women’s hockey team play India in an important group match after their 4-1 win over South Africa while Gemma Howell faces an elimination bout in the women’s -90kg judo.

Finally Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury face off against Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig in the men’s double’s quarterfinals.

Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury face off against Croatia (Getty Images)
Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury face off against Croatia (Getty Images)

Which medals are up for grabs?

Artistic gymnastics (men's all-around)

Basketball (women's 3x3, men's 3x3)

Cycling (women's time trial, men's time trial)

Diving (men's 3m synchro)

Equestrian (dressage individual)

Fencing (men's team sabre)

Judo (women's -70kg, men's -90kg)

Rowing (women's double sculls, men's double sculls, women's four, men's four, men's quadruple sculls, women's quadruple sculls)

Rugby sevens (men's)

Swimming (women's 200m free, men's 200m fly, women's 200m medley, women's 1500m free, men's 4x200m free)

Weightlifting (men's 73kg)

Day Five schedule

Five must-watch events (all times BST):

02:10: Rowing, men’s four final

03:30-09:40: Cycling, men’s and women’s time trials

07:00-08:00: Diving, men’s 3m synchro

08:30-11:00: Rugby, men’s bronze medal match, gold medal match

12:45-15:35: 3x3 Basketball, men and women’s finals

How to watch Day Five

TV channel: BBC will be broadcasting the best of the action live for free on terrestrial TV, with coverage running from 12:05am.

Eurosport also have the rights to the Games in the UK, with live coverage beginning at 1am.

Live stream: TV licence fee-payers can stream the action live via the BBC iPlayer. Eurosport subscribers can stream the events via Eurosport Player.

Roku users can watch iPlayer using a Roku streaming device or Roku powered TV.

You can also follow all the action LIVE with Standard Sport’s dedicated Olympics Day Four blog.

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