Some news from our man on the ground in Tokyo, Sean Ingle. Team GB say Georgia-Brown had a puncture, which explains why she slipped off at the end of the bike. She is already up to bronze on the run though. We’re at the end of lap one of the run and Duffy now has a 17 second lead over USA’s Zaferes in second.
And we have a break in the triathlon! Bermuda’s Flora Duffy has got some separation from USA’s Katie Zaferes. She looks pretty comfortable as she takes a decent lead. The British pair of Jessica Learmonth and Georgia Taylor-Brown are in third and fourth.
Bermuda have never won an Olympic gold medal, but they have a very good chance now and Duffy recently set a personal best in the run. Their last (and only) Olympic medal came in 1976 in boxing – it was bronze.
Another result in the quarter-final of the men’s surfing. Two-time WSL World Champion Gabriel Medina of Brazil has beaten France’s Michel Bourez and is through to the semi-final.
GB’s Georgia Taylor-Brown looks like she’s been dropped by the leading pack in the triathlon and is now 20 seconds back as they transition to the running stage. So it’s now Jessica Learmonth (GBR), Flora Duffy (BER), Laura Lindemann (GER) and Katie Zaferes (USA) out front and with a big advantage over the rest of the field. Australia’s Emma Jeffcoat is back in ninth and it would take a miracle for her to end up in the medals today.
We’re on the final lap of the cycling in the women’s triathlon and it’s still the same group of five with a big lead over the field: Jessica Learmonth (GBR), Georgia Taylor-Brown (GBR), Flora Duffy (BER), Laura Lindemann (GER) and Katie Zaferes (USA). Lindemann is the highest ranked of the leaders and is also a very good runner, so she’ll be slight favourite at the moment. But we saw the strongest runner, Alex Yee, beaten in the final stages yesterday, so form isn’t everything.
Hello and welcome to [checks calendar] day four of the Tokyo Games. Plenty coming up today, including a big day in the pool. In the next couple of hours we’ll have the conclusion of the women’s triathlon, the quarter-finals of the women’s and men’s surfing, Argentina v Australia in the men’s hockey and a smattering of handball, rugby sevens and beach volleyball.
My colleague Martin Belam has prepared a more exhaustive list of today’s action, which you can peruse at your leisure below:
All events are listed here in local Tokyo time. Add an hour for Sydney, subtract eight hours for Belfast, 13 hours for New York and 17 hours for San Francisco. Then email me to say that time itself is too complicated.
🌟If you only watch one thing: 7.45pm Artistic gymnastics – it is the women’s team final. A Simon Biles-led Team USA will face a strong challenge to defend their gold medal from Not Russia and from China 🥇
- 6.30am Triathlon – the individual women’s race takes place. Remember, this is a super early start in Tokyo again so if you want to watch it in the UK it is effectively on at 10.30pm tonight before you go to bed to enjoy sweet, sweet Olympic gold medal dreams 🥇
- 10am-9.45pm Taekwondo – it is the final day of taekwondo. There’s continued British interest with Mahama Cho in the men’s +80kg, and Bianca Walkden in the +67kg 🥇
- 10.30am-12.30pm and 7pm-8.59pm – the swimming is all topsy-turvy with the finals in the morning and the heats in the evening. There should be four fantastic finals in the first session on Tuesday between 10.34am and 11.17am: men’s 200m freestyle, women’s 100m backstroke, men’s 100m backstroke, women’s 100m backstroke. Phew 🥇
- 3pm Cycling Mountain Bike – it is the turn of the women around the Izu MTB course 🥇
- 3pm Diving – it is also the women in the diving on Tuesday, with the synchronised 10m platform 🥇
- 5pm Equestrian – Germany will defend their Rio title as eight nations, including Team GB and the USA who finished in silver and bronze positions in 2016, go for the Dressage Team Grand Prix Special 🐴🥇
- 5pm-8.30pm Football – it is the final round of group games in the women’s competition. Team GB and Sweden are the two teams already guaranteed quarter-final spots. Two key match-ups are Japan v Chile at 8pm where the hosts probably need a win to progress from Group E. Before that at 5pm the USA face Australia. Now, I’m not suggesting this is a potential “Disgrace of Gijón” situation, but a draw would leave them both on four points and both almost certain to qualify.
- 5.30pm-7.00 pm Rugby sevens – after a final round of pool matches in the morning, and some placing games, the tournament reaches the quarter-final stage.
- 8pm Softball – Japan face the USA in the final 🥇