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Today at the Olympics: Gold rush for Team GB

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Great Britain enjoyed a gold rush on day three of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as swimmer Adam Peaty, synchronised divers Tom Daley and Matty Lee and mountain biker Tom Pidcock made the top step of the podium.

Here, the PA news agency recaps an incredible day and looks ahead to more medal hopes on Tuesday.

Magic Monday

An incredible day for Team GB began with Alex Yee’s silver in the men’s triathlon, before Peaty secured the first gold with victory in the men’s 100 metres breaststroke.

Daley and Lee followed up with another gold in the men’s 10m platform diving. It was a first gold for Daley, who first competed at an Olympics for Great Britain as a 14-year-old in Beijing in 2008.

Less than half an hour later, Pidcock’s victory in the men’s cross-country mountain biking secured a third gold, taking Team GB up to fourth in the medal table.

Wales’ Lauren Williams was seconds away from adding to the gold medal tally in the women’s -67kg taekwondo, but had to settle for silver after a late defeat to Croatia’s Matea Jelic.

Picture of the day

Tom Daley and Matty Lee in perfect synch on their way to gold in the 10 metre platform diving
Tom Daley and Matty Lee in perfect sync on their way to gold in the 10 metre platform diving (Adam Davy/PA)

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Covid update

The International Olympic Committee has issued a reminder to athletes in Tokyo about the Games’ strict coronavirus guidelines. It follows occasions when swimmers have been spotted taking off masks. Competitors are only not allowed to wear masks when eating, sleeping, training or competing, plus during a 30-second window for medal podium pictures. Organisers confirmed another 16 positive cases among accredited Games personnel on Monday, including three athletes.

Coming Up

Bianca Walkden carries medal hopes for Team GB on Tuesday
Bianca Walkden carries medal hopes for Team GB on Tuesday (Martin Rickett/PA)

Bianca Walkden will bid to continue Team GB’s taekwondo success when the women’s +67kg event begins around 0630BST. Before that, the women’s triathlon will see Vicky Holland, Jessica Learmonth and Georgia Taylor-Brown go for medals. Lois Toulson and Eden Cheng will bid to match Daley and Lee’s gold in the women’s synchronised 10 metres platform and Evie Richards rides in the women’s mountain biking at 0700. The dressage team grand prix carries British medal hopes at 0900BST, while Duncan Scott and Tom Dean go in the men’s 200m freestyle final in the early hours on Tuesday morning.

Tuesday TV guide

Olympics 2020 BBC1 0400; Breakfast, BBC1 0600; Olympics Live BBC1 0900, 1245; BBC2 1200. 3×3 Basketball, Eurosport 2 0900, 1100. Boxing, Eurosport 1 1000. Canoeing, Eurosport 1 0600, 0800. Diving, Eurosport 1 0700. Gymnastics, Eurosport 1 1135. Mountain biking, Eurosport 2 0655. Rowing, Eurosport 1 0100, 0200. Surfing, Eurosport 2 0200, 2335. Swimming, Eurosport 1 0225. Taekwondo, Eurosport 2 1230. Weightlifting, Eurosport 1 0430 0845.

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