Tokyo Paralympics: Aileen McGlynn wins cycling silver for Team GB

Aileen McGlynn claimed Great Britain’s opening medal on day two of the Tokyo Games, while fellow cyclist Jaco Van Gass set up an all-British final with Finn Graham by blitzing the 3000m individual pursuit world record. Visually impaired rider McGlynn took silver in the women’s B 1000m time trial with a personal best of 1:06.743. The three-time Paralympic champion only […]

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Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega wins 10,000m gold in first athletics final at Tokyo 2020

Selemon Barega won gold in a thrilling 10,000m to enhance Ethiopia’s rich history in the event in the first athletics final at Tokyo 2020. The 21-year-old took the lead at the bell and produced a scintillating final lap of 53.94 seconds to come home in 27:43.22 after a tactical affair. Barega held off Ugandan world record holder Joshua Cheptegei (27:43.63) […]

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics live: Build-up to opening ceremony as Mohamed Sbihi Team GB’s first Muslim flagbearer

The Tokyo Olympics By the Numbers Millions around the world will tune in to see the Olympic opening ceremony on Friday, which has become embroiled in controversy after the director was forced out just one day before the event. Kentaro Kobayashi was dismissed over past comments that “ridiculed the painful facts of history,” according to Tokyo 2020 organisers, which were […]

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics LIVE: Latest updates as chief Toshiro Muto refuses to rule out last-minute cancellation

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are just three days away but the head of the organising committee Toshiro Muto refused to rule out a last-minute cancellation amid ongoing concern surrounding Covid-19. There is great optimism in the Team GB camp, five years on from Rio and 67 medals in total, including 27 gold medals. While the organisers will be focused on […]

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