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Tokyo Olympics: What you may have missed overnight on Day Seven as Team GB pick up more medals

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Team GB;s Duncan Scott winning silver in the Men's 200m Individual Medley Final  (PA)
Team GB;s Duncan Scott winning silver in the Men's 200m Individual Medley Final (PA)

It is Day Seven here at the Tokyo Olympics and while some events are coming to a close, others are only just beginning.

As well as the start of the athletics competitions, there are more Team GB medals to tell you about this morning.

Here’s what you missed overnight…

BMX glory for Team GB

Just days after Tom Pidcock won Britain’s first ever Olympic mountain biking medal, Kye Whyte added a first ever BMX prize to the collection after taking silver in the men’s final.

Things were soon to get even better for Team GB, however, as 22-year-old Bethany Shriever took gold in the women’s contest, despite having her funding cut by UK Sport in the build-up to the Games.

Beth Shriever has won BMX gold for Britain at the Tokyo Olympics (Danny Lawson/PA) (PA Wire)
Beth Shriever has won BMX gold for Britain at the Tokyo Olympics (Danny Lawson/PA) (PA Wire)

Swimmers add to stunning week

Britain’s swimmers can do no wrong in the pool. Already enjoying their most successful Games in well over a century, they added two more medals to the haul this morning as Luke Greenbank took bronze in the men’s 200m backstroke before Duncan Scott won silver in the men’s 200m individual medley.

The medal was Scott’s third of the Games and with relay action to come he could yet be the first British athlete to ever win four Olympic medals at a single Games.

Great Britain’s Luke Greenbank reacts after taking bronze (Joe Giddens/PA) (PA Wire)
Great Britain’s Luke Greenbank reacts after taking bronze (Joe Giddens/PA) (PA Wire)

Asher-Smith, Reekie, Hodgkinson start campaigns

The athletics action got underway this morning, with Dina Asher-Smith qualifying comfortably from the first heat of the women’s 100m before watching some of her rivals lay down impressive markers.

Elsewhere, 800m medal hopefuls Jemma Reekie and Keely Hodgkinson both reached the semi-finals, while Norway’s world record holder Karsten Warholm made light work of his 400m hurdles heat.

 (AFP via Getty Images)
(AFP via Getty Images)

Bright end can’t mask dismal Games for rowers

Britain ended the rowing regatta with bronze in the men’s eight but it was not enough to prevent them from slumping to their worst Olympic performance since 1972.

Earlier, Vicky Thornley’s single scull had become the sixth British boat to finish an agonising fourth at these Games.

More medals imminent

As the boxing action hots up, Pat McCormack, one of Britain’s leading medal hopes across all sports coming to Tokyo, reached the semi-finals of the men’s welterweight competition.

Both he and teammate Ben Whittaker, who did likewise in the light-heavyweight division, are guaranteed at least a bronze medal.

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