The second round of the women’s gold competition is also back underway, which Sweden’s Madelene Sagstrom was winning after the opening round in Japan.
Elsewhere April Ross and Alix Klineman won their beach volleyball semi-final against Swiss opponents in straight sets to go through to the gold medal game.
In the Olympic stadium Team USA’s Will Claye will compete in the final of the triple jump, Ryan Crouser and Joe Kovacs go in the shot put, and Grant Holloway competes in the final of the men’s 110m hurdles.
The final skateboarding event of the games is the men’s park contest, with the Americans and Brazilians expected to challenge for the gold medal.
The men’s basketball competition is down to the semi-final stage, which will see the US take on Australia, and Slovenia, led by Luca Doncic, will take on Rudy Gobert and France.
Injured US BMX star Connor Fields, who suffered a head injury in the semi-final of the competition, will be released from hospital on Thursday.
Fields took to Twitter to provide an update on his condition.
“I’m back. Ish. Still can only stand for 5-10 min at a time but we’re working!” he tweeted.
Tokyo Olympics: Dina Asher-Smith returns
The fastest British woman in recorded history Dina Asher-Smith is back and has helped Britain’s 4x100m squad set a new national record of 41.55sec to qualify for the final in the fastest time of the heats.
Asher-Smith withdrew from the 200m after struggling in the 100m semi-finals. But she was back today to face the Jamaicans, who are also shaping up to be strong contenders for the finals.
Lawrence Ostlere from Tokyo has more:
Shweta Sharma5 August 2021 04:13
Tokyo Olympics: Jamaica upset USA to take gold and bronze in men’s 110m hurdles
All eyes were on Team USA’s favourite Grant Holloway in the hurdles sprint final, but he was outpaced over the final hurdle by Hansle Parchment of Jamaica.
Jamaica win gold ahead of Holloway, who seemed relieved to get silver. Ronald Levy was a fraction behind and takes bronze for Jamaica.
Shweta Sharma5 August 2021 04:06
Tokyo Olympics: Team GB’s Liam Heath bags kayaking bronze
Great Britain’s reigning Olympic champion Liam Heath was unable to defend his title but still bagged a bronze medal in the men’s kayak singles 200m final.
Hungary’s Sandor Totka took gold clocking 35.035 and Italy’s Manfredi Rizza won silver.
Shweta Sharma5 August 2021 03:55
Tokyo Olympics: USA out, China cruise into to finals from men’s 4×100 relay heat 2
Team USA failed to make the finals of the men’s 4x100m relay during heat 2 as Canada closed the leaders down.
China, Canada and Italy secured the top three positions on the board to qualify straight for finals.
Jamaica, China, Canada, Italy, Great Britain, Germany, Ghana and Japan will face off in the final.
Shweta Sharma5 August 2021 03:50
Tokyo Olympics: Great Britain, hosts through men’s 4×100 relay heat behind Jamaica
Jamaica led heat 1 in the men’s 4x100m relay ahead of Great Britain.
Japan also through the heat in third position.
Shweta Sharma5 August 2021 03:41
Tokyo Olympics: Team USA into qualifying round as sport makes debut
Team USA’s Sakura chas sailed into the ranking round of the women’s kata.
Karate made its Olympics debut this morning with the elimination round under way.
Kokumai will now at least have a shot at a bronze medal.
Shweta Sharma5 August 2021 03:29
Tokyo Olympics: US women to play Aussies in beach volleyball for gold
Australia’s Mariafe Artacho and Taliqua Clancy have beaten Latvia 23-21, 21-13 in the beach volleyball semi-final, meaning they will take home at least a silver medal.
Latvia’s Tina Graudina and Anastasija Kravcenoka will play against Switzerland for bronze.
Switzerland lost to Team USA in the earlier semi-final.
Shweta Sharma5 August 2021 03:16
Tokyo Olympics: Germany lead India in men’s hockey match for bronze
The men’s hockey playoff for bronze is underway with the first quarter complete, and so far the pace is being dictated by Germany who enjoy a 1-0 lead over India.
India lost their semi-final to Belgium and Germany were beaten by Australia.
Timur Oruz gave Germany an early goal in the match, scoring just 2 minutes into the play.
Shweta Sharma5 August 2021 03:04
Australian skateboarder crashes into cameraman
Australia’s Kieran Woolley concluded his first run in the men’s skateboarding heats by crashing into a cameraman.
Both men appeared to be OK after the collision.
Apart from that, the run went well, earning Mr Woolley an impressive score of 82.69.
Nathan Place5 August 2021 02:39
Team GB break national record in women’s 4x100m relay heat
Great Britain broke its own national record in a scorching women’s 4x100m relay heat, finishing with an astonishing time of 41.55 seconds.
Nathan Place5 August 2021 02:21