Olympic Games, Tokyo Olympic Games 2020

Olympic Games, Tokyo Olympic Games 2020

Tokyo 2020 Olympics briefing: mixed relays and mixed emotions

Tokyo 2020 Olympics briefing: mixed relays and mixed emotions

7/31/2021 11:45:00 PM

Tokyo 2020 Olympics briefing: mixed relays and mixed emotions

In today’s Olympics briefing: Thompson-Herah storms to 100m gold, Bencic triumphs and Team GB shine in the mixed relays

4 ◽️Not Russia 🥇 11 🥈 15 🥉 11 total: 375 🇦🇺Australia 🥇 10 🥈 3 🥉 14 total: 276 🇬🇧Great Britain 🥇 8 🥈 9 🥉 11 total: 287 🇰🇷South Korea 🥇 5 🥈 4 🥉 7 total: 16

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8 🇫🇷France 🥇 4 🥈 9 🥉 6 total: 199 🇳🇱Netherland 🥇 4 🥈 7 🥉 5 total: 1610 🇳🇿New Zealand 🥇 4 🥈 3 🥉 3 total: 10Get in touchI had a few messages yesterday asking about the whereabouts of certain stories in the newsletter. So here’s a shout-out to Tatjana Schoenmaker whose new Olympic record I omitted, the all-Croatian final in the men’s doubles tennis, and the New Zealand rowing team whose gold medal exploits I neglected, as well as noting that there’s a regular stream of people saying I’ve not covered the horses enough.

In my defence, on a day like yesterday, there were 27 sports in action, 13 had medals, I wrote nearly 3,000 words and I still couldn’t fit it all in. Do feel free to continue to nag me though – or flag up things in advance you are hoping to see get a good showing. You can get in touch with me at headtopics.com

martin.belam@theguardian.com.Meantime, I think I’ve seen my favourite quote from the family of an Olympian today. It is from David Morgan, father to Amelie Morgan who won bronze as part of the Team GB women’s artistic gymnastics team. He said: “We had twins full of energy, so we had to find something to do. Gymnastics was an hour-and-a-half on a Saturday morning, and everything else was just an hour.”

And that’s how Olympians get made.The last wordGeorgia Taylor-Brown during the triathlon mixed relay.Photograph: Xinhua/REX/ShutterstockJust watching them being always at the front of the race, always attacking the race, the race style that they adopted. You just want to be up there, you want to do the same. Triathlon was so small when they started, and now it’s huge, and there’s so many budding triathletes out there. And I think with all of us, we do just want to inspire and that’s what Alistair Brownlee and Jonny Brownlee did for us, and hopefully we can do that for the next generation –

Georgia Taylor-Brown on the inspirational impact of her mixed triathlon teammate Johnny Brownlee Read more: The Guardian »

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