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30 the last couple of hours, over 30 millimetres of rain falling in parts of lincolnshire. you can see flashes of lincolnshire. you can see flashes of lightning here as well. it is a double whammy. it will move into the north sea as we go through the night, so once the storms have rumbled themselves out, will be left with some cloud in patchy rain in eastern areas, showers elsewhere easing, the wind easing. not a cold night, with all the cloud to start with. but the breeze changes direction tomorrow by that stage it will be a breeze rather than the severe gales we have had today. we come right the way down from the north—south ticket will feel a bit cool for the time of year. but there will be some sunshine and a scattering of showers. it doesn't look as windy tomorrow, it should be addressed, we should have some centring, particularly warm in the sunshine in the south but you can see this weather front moving south, the focus from heavier showers into the focus from heavier showers into the afternoon again, north—eastern areas and actuallyjust about anywhere in england and wales could see those downpours. but it does
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look drier for many parts of scotland and northern ireland once the early rain moves away. just 13 or 14 in the north of scotland with the breeze. that breeze pushes south by sunday so we will all notice it feeling: sunday but once again, similar setup, feeling: sunday but once again, similarsetup, plenty feeling: sunday but once again, similar setup, plenty of dry weather in the north and west. perhaps the focal point for the showers further south, more limited, but the temperatures are a little lower. but as we are seeing, the showers could be slow—moving, heavy and thundery with some hail as well. that's all from the bbc news at six, so it's goodbye from me, and on bbc one, we nowjoin the bbc�*s news teams where you are.
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hello and welcome to sportsday. i'm chetan pathak.
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coming up this friday night... 0vercoming adversity to win bmx olympic gold — bethany shriever makes history in tokyo alongside her teammate kye white. from fighting injury to flying high — bryony page wins bronze for britain in the trampolining. more medals for team gb in the pool, too, but accusations later that the sport isn't clean. ido i do believe... that is what it is. also coming up in the programme... eight finals, two medals, no golds. just what went wrong for britain's rowers at their worst 0lympics for a generation? and ben stokes has announced he's taking an indefinite breakfrom all cricket with immediate effect.
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welcome along, thanks forjoining us. we start with history for team gb in tokyo, the first 0lympic medals in bmx racing. 22—year—old bethany shriever had to raise £50,000 through, got a job as a teaching assistant and battled back from serious injury to ultimately win gold this morning. and it came just moments after her teammate, 21—year—old kye whyte, won silver in the men's. adam wild reports. a silver and gold and bmx racing! for team to be, i moment of history in the course of a few frantic minutes —— team gb. exports to more
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spectacular than bmx, there will be few triumphs at this games desperate triumphs. nicknamed the prince of peckham, he put on the performance of a lifetime. it’s peckham, he put on the performance of a lifetime-— of a lifetime. it's a silver for kye white! they _ of a lifetime. it's a silver for kye white! they needn't _ of a lifetime. it's a silver for kye white! they needn't wait - of a lifetime. it's a silver for kye white! they needn't wait to - of a lifetime. it's a silver for kye | white! they needn't wait to share their loved _ white! they needn't wait to share their loved moments _ white! they needn't wait to share their loved moments with - white! they needn't wait to share their loved moments with their i white! they needn't wait to share i their loved moments with their loved ones —— their moments. an achievement travelling thousands of miles. whilst those celebrations continued yards away, shriever�*s moment arrived. her continued yards away, shriever�*s momentarrived. herjourney continued yards away, shriever�*s moment arrived. her journey to moment arrived. herjourney to tokyo took a crown vadim kathleen —— crowdfunding campaign. in an instant, it all seemed work it —— worth it. instant, it all seemed work it -- worth it. �* , ., worth it. all the way up, all the wa ! worth it. all the way up, all the way! absolutely _ worth it. all the way up, all the way! absolutely phenomenal! l worth it. all the way up, all the i way! absolutely phenomenal! the superhuman _ way! absolutely phenomenal! superhuman effort, but watching
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way! absolutely phenomenal!- superhuman effort, but watching at the finish, as her legs gave way, her team—mate, sharing an unforgettable moment. fix, her team-mate, sharing an unforgettable moment. her team-mate, sharing an unforuettable moment. �* ., _, unforgettable moment. a dream come true to 'ust unforgettable moment. a dream come true to just be — unforgettable moment. a dream come true to just be here _ unforgettable moment. a dream come true to just be here and _ unforgettable moment. a dream come true to just be here and compete. i true to just be here and compete. even more, i can't put into words. this is every athlete's dream. i've done it and it's crazy. it this is every athlete's dream. i've done it and it's crazy.— done it and it's crazy. it means everything- — done it and it's crazy. it means| everything. once-in-a-lifetime everything. once—in—a—lifetime achievement. it's hard to get to the olympics— achievement. it's hard to get to the olympics and the first place. to even _ olympics and the first place. to even get — olympics and the first place. to even get a _ olympics and the first place. to even get a medal is special. for british bmx. — even get a medal is special. for british bmx, a _ even get a medal is special. er?“ british bmx, a moment for inspiration. team gb's newest superstars. unlike golf or badminton, your life is on the line in bmx. both of those finals today were delayed by serious crashes. so, what's it like for the parents following the action back home? we've been speaking to bethany shriever�*s mum and dad, who watched their daughter become an olympic champion.
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i saw something very quickly and beth from a very early age. bmx, the whole family, since they were kids. from a very early age, beth immediately took to it and was very good and just developed and got more and more adventurous and pushed it and more adventurous and pushed it and pushed it. i and more adventurous and pushed it and pushed it— and pushed it. i think her main dream was _ and pushed it. i think her main dream was to _ and pushed it. i think her main dream was to get _ and pushed it. i think her main dream was to get to _ and pushed it. i think her main dream was to get to the i and pushed it. i think her main i dream was to get to the olympics. once _ dream was to get to the olympics. once she _ dream was to get to the olympics. once she was there, her next goal was to— once she was there, her next goal was to try— once she was there, her next goal was to try and make a semi—, and then_ was to try and make a semi—, and thenwhen— was to try and make a semi—, and then when she got to the semi 's, her goal— then when she got to the semi 's, her goal was just then when she got to the semi 's, her goal wasjust to get her name. that was_ her goal wasjust to get her name. that was literally her ultimate goal for the _ that was literally her ultimate goal for the first olympics, and i think she was— for the first olympics, and i think she was pretty shocked with getting out front _ she was pretty shocked with getting out front and doing it, but she felt she was— out front and doing it, but she felt she was obviously confident. she hadn't _ she was obviously confident. she hadn't raced much, but the last two races _ hadn't raced much, but the last two races with_ hadn't raced much, but the last two races with with all the girls at the olympics— races with with all the girls at the olympics and she was really good.
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for my— olympics and she was really good. for my point of view, it was an amazing — for my point of view, it was an amazing achievement. bethany shriever said afterwards she took extra inspiration from seeing her friend and teammate kye whyte win silver moments earlier. like her, he too has fought back from serious injury to become an olympic medal winner. 0ur reporter eleanor roper�*s been down to his bmx club in peckham. i'm here at peckham bmx club, and kye has been writing here since he was four years old. —— riding. earlier today, we caught up to get his reaction to kye's silver medal. it's good to see that a young person that's known me for 17 years and, i've coached him, to know he's stayed calm under big situations and come away with the olympic, it's
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amazing. i5 come away with the olympic, it's amazini. , ., ., , ., amazing. is not really a surprise for anyone _ amazing. is not really a surprise for anyone in — amazing. is not really a surprise for anyone in this _ amazing. is not really a surprise for anyone in this club _ amazing. is not really a surprise for anyone in this club to - amazing. is not really a surprise for anyone in this club to see i amazing. is not really a surprisel for anyone in this club to see kye on the podium. we're hoping he was going to deliver last night. 0ne going to deliver last night. one very, very proud dad we caught up with, nigel, earliertoday. he's got three sons and kye is the youngest. they are all talk bmx others. he is feeling so proud. kare they are all talk bmx others. he is feeling so proud.— they are all talk bmx others. he is feeling so proud. kye wanted to be with his brothers, _ feeling so proud. kye wanted to be with his brothers, so _ feeling so proud. kye wanted to be with his brothers, so he _ feeling so proud. kye wanted to be with his brothers, so he ended i with his brothers, so he ended up chasing _ with his brothers, so he ended up chasing his — with his brothers, so he ended up chasing his dream and following his brothers— chasing his dream and following his brothers and being a cyclist for british— brothers and being a cyclist for british cycling. super proud. it's crazy, _ british cycling. super proud. it's crazy, it's — british cycling. super proud. it's crazy, it's amazing. he always makes me proud _ crazy, it's amazing. he always makes me proud. it's been a greatjourney. they're _ me proud. it's been a greatjourney. they're all— me proud. it's been a greatjourney. they're all eagerly awaiting kye's return. there are some big containers with his name on the side, so i'm sure there will be plenty more celebrations to come when he's back in the uk next week.
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i'm sure they're well. after winning a silver medal for team gb on the trampoline in rio five years ago, bryony page underwent two ankle operations, resulting in two years out of the sport. it makes the bronze medal which she won in tokyo today all the more remarkable. john watson was there. bronze for bryony page in the trampoline as she follows up with another medal following the silver she won in rio. she faced a nervous wait this time. she bled throughout virtually in rio, but this time, she was sixth out of eight finalists. but she did enough to claim bronze after what has been a difficult period. the difficulties that she had in the lead up to rio, and in some injury problems since then which forced her out of the best of two years, but it didn't matter in the end. i
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two years, but it didn't matter in the end. ., ~' two years, but it didn't matter in the end. ., ~ , two years, but it didn't matter in the end. , , ., the end. i woke up this morning feelin: the end. i woke up this morning feeling like _ the end. i woke up this morning feeling like something - the end. i woke up this morning feeling like something was i the end. i woke up this morning feeling like something was off. | the end. i woke up this morning| feeling like something was off. i had a _ feeling like something was off. i had a little cry with my coats, so i'm had a little cry with my coats, so i'm really— had a little cry with my coats, so i'm really happy. i had low confidence throughout the day —— my coach _ confidence throughout the day —— my coach. just— confidence throughout the day —— my coach. just so happy to make the final and — coach. just so happy to make the final and to — coach. just so happy to make the final and to get a medal. i can't believe — final and to get a medal. i can't believe i— final and to get a medal. i can't believe i have another olympic medal around _ believe i have another olympic medal around nry— believe i have another olympic medal around my neck. absolutely amazing. i around my neck. absolutely amazing. i want _ around my neck. absolutely amazing. i want to _ around my neck. absolutely amazing. i want to thank everyone for helping me through this. the i want to thank everyone for helping me through this.— i want to thank everyone for helping me through this. the huge outpouring of emotion following _ me through this. the huge outpouring of emotion following that _ me through this. the huge outpouring of emotion following that silver. i i of emotion following that silver. i think a little more relief this time as she won yet another olympic medal. it was a brilliant performance from her and you just wonder now what she will do whether or not she will go for yet another as we look ahead to the next olympic games in paris. it's been another day of medal success in the pool for team gb, and a third medalfor duncan scott who won silver in the men's 200m individual medley. just missed out on gold. adding to his 200m freestyle silver. and, of course, that gold medal
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in the four by 200m freestyle relay alongside team—mates tom dean, james guy and matt richards earlier in the week. luke greenbank has his first olympic medal, he won bronze in the 200m backstroke. afterwards, he said, "my first memory of swimming was watching the beijing olympics so it's always been an ambition of mine, it's a dream come true." well, after that final, the man who won silver, america's ryan murphy, said the race was "probably not clean" after he lost his olympic title to russian evgeny rylov. murphy later said he was speaking about doping generally, whilst luke greenbank himself called it �*a difficult situation'. i don't know if it was 100% clean. that's_ i don't know if it was 100% clean. that's because _ idon't know if it was 100% clean. that's because of— i don't know if it was 100% clean. that's because of things - i don't know if it was 100% clean. that's because of things that i i don't know if it was 100% clean. | that's because of things that have happened — that's because of things that have happened in— that's because of things that have happened in the _ that's because of things that have happened in the past. _ that's because of things that have happened in the past. to- that's because of things that have happened in the past. to be - that's because of things that have| happened in the past. to be clear, i've happened in the past. to be clear, we neverm — happened in the past. to be clear, we neverm my— happened in the past. to be clear, i've never... my intention- happened in the past. to be clear, i've never... my intention is- happened in the past. to be clear, i've never... my intention is not. happened in the past. to be clear, i've never... my intention is not to make _ i've never... my intention is not to make any— i've never... my intention is not to make any allegations _ i've never... my intention is not to
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make any allegations here. - make any allegations here. congratulations _ make any allegations here. congratulations to- make any allegations here. congratulations to luke, ii make any allegations here. i congratulations to luke, i think they— congratulations to luke, i think they did — congratulations to luke, i think they did an— congratulations to luke, i think they did an incredible _ congratulations to luke, i think they did an incredible job. i congratulations to luke, i think. they did an incredible job. they're both very— they did an incredible job. they're both very talented _ they did an incredible job. they're both very talented swimmers. i i they did an incredible job. they're i both very talented swimmers. i think they both _ both very talented swimmers. i think they both worked _ both very talented swimmers. i think they both worked really _ both very talented swimmers. i think they both worked really hard. - both very talented swimmers. i think they both worked really hard. they . they both worked really hard. they have great — they both worked really hard. they have great technique. _ they both worked really hard. they have great technique. at _ they both worked really hard. they have great technique. at the - they both worked really hard. they have great technique. at the end l they both worked really hard. theyl have great technique. at the end of the day, _ have great technique. at the end of the day, i— have great technique. at the end of the day, i do — have great technique. at the end of the day, i do believe _ have great technique. at the end of the day, i do believe they're - have great technique. at the end of the day, i do believe they're still. the day, i do believe they're still good _ the day, i do believe they're still good in — the day, i do believe they're still good in swimming, _ the day, i do believe they're still good in swimming, and - the day, i do believe they're still good in swimming, and that- the day, i do believe they're still good in swimming, and that is. the day, i do believe they're still. good in swimming, and that is what it is _ good in swimming, and that is what it is. �* , good in swimming, and that is what itis. ., _ good in swimming, and that is what itis. �*, ., good in swimming, and that is what itis. ., , it is. it's obviously a very difficult _ it is. it's obviously a very difficult situation, i it is. it's obviously a very difficult situation, not i it is. it's obviously a very i difficult situation, not knowing whether your race is clean, but it's something i think is part of the sport. if i'm honest, more things to be —— needs to be done. ijust got to keep my mind on the race and focus on what i can control. the russian olympic _ focus on what i can control. the russian olympic committee hasn't responded on twitter, saying...
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—— has responded. well, today saw a first individual world record in the pool at these games. we've also seen the start of the athletics and all eyes on the women's 100m heats. dina asher—smith began her bid to become the first british woman to win an olympic individual sprint gold, and she made it safely through with a solid time of 11.07 seconds, finishing behind american, teahna daniels. looks like she is saving herself for the semifinals on saturday. i want to get a place in the next final~ _ i want to get a place in the next final~ you — i want to get a place in the next final. you got another level to go tomorrow — final. you got another level to go tomorrow. i'm happy to come out there — tomorrow. i'm happy to come out there and _ tomorrow. i'm happy to come out there and do that. and teammates asha phillip and daryll neita also qualified from their heats. neita ran a sub 11 seconds race, for the first time in her career, although she came second behind ivory coast's marie—josee ta lou,
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who ran a brilliant 10.78 seconds — the fastest time of the day. jamaica's shelly—ann fraser—pryce is chasing a historic third olympic gold at these games. she's through in the third fastest time of10.81i. her teammate and reigning olympic champion elaine thompson—herah also won her heat as well with a time of 10.82. and staying with athletics make sure you don't miss this week's sport's desk podcast which looks at world records and the part played by super shoe technology, asking the question does it go too far? that's on bbc sounds. the dream of a �*golden slam' is over for novak djokovic, having already won the australian open, french open and wimbledon this year. the olympics and us open were what he needed to match steffi graf�*s achievement in 1988. but it was another german, alexander zverev, who has ended djokovic's hopes. despite losing the first set 6—1, zverev fought back to win in three
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to reach the final, where he'll face the russian karen khachanov. zverev could barely believe what he'd done. for djokovic, the wait for an olympic gold medal goes on, but he can still win the calendar slam if he lifts the us open title in september. time now for a look at some of the other stories from the olympics today. simone biles has raised fresh doubts over her participation in her remaining olympic finals. the us gymnast is due to compete in all four individual apparatus finals, but in a social media q&a said she's still struggling with the �*twisties' — which has been described as a kind of mental block where a person loses their sense of space when in the air. great britain will face india in the men's hockey quarterfinals after a 2—2 draw with belgium. both sides had already qualified for the last eight going into their last pool game. and great britain beat the usa 21—12 to reach the semifinals of the women's rugby sevens.
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they'll now face france in the last four on saturday, while fiji meet new zealand in the other semifinal. for the past couple of decades, rowing has been a consistent success story for britain at the olympics. but in tokyo, things have changed. six times the team have been frustrated with a fourth place finish, and the total of two medals is the team's lowest haul since atlanta 1996. it's also the first time gb's failed to win gold in rowing since 1980. so, just what's gone wrong? ben croucher�*s been finding out. tokyo 2020 — where british rowing veered off course. find tokyo 2020 - where british rowing veered off course.— veered off course. and the british have not veered off course. and the british have got steering _ veered off course. and the british have got steering problems i veered off course. and the british have got steering problems here! j have got steering problems here! their success dried up as a race... after race... after race, team gb
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just missed out. after race. .. after race, team gb just missed out.— after race... after race, team gb just missed out. one point where we dare to dream _ just missed out. one point where we dare to dream the _ just missed out. one point where we dare to dream the british _ just missed out. one point where we dare to dream the british were i just missed out. one point where we dare to dream the british were going to get— dare to dream the british were going to get a _ dare to dream the british were going to get a bronze medal and came over in fourth _ to get a bronze medal and came over in fourth place. to get a bronze medal and came over in fourth place-— in fourth place. there were medals, a silver and — in fourth place. there were medals, a silver and bronze _ in fourth place. there were medals, a silver and bronze in _ in fourth place. there were medals, a silver and bronze in the _ in fourth place. there were medals, a silver and bronze in the men's i a silver and bronze in the men's eight, for a nation once so dominant, that aura is gone. the bi est dominant, that aura is gone. tue: biggest disappointment dominant, that aura is gone. tte: biggest disappointment will dominant, that aura is gone. "tt9 biggest disappointment will be dominant, that aura is gone. tt9: biggest disappointment will be how the athletes are feeling. the expectations they place. tt the athletes are feeling. the expectations they place. it will be 'ust for expectations they place. it will be just for the _ expectations they place. it will be just for the coasters _ expectations they place. it will be just for the coasters or _ just for the coasters or administrators or some of the athletes _ administrators or some of the athletes. but this elite sport. people — athletes. but this elite sport. people have to say this is where they went — people have to say this is where they went wrong. why people have to say this is where they went wrong.— people have to say this is where they went wrong. why do questions need to be asked? _ they went wrong. why do questions need to be asked? there _ they went wrong. why do questions need to be asked? there are i they went wrong. why do questions need to be asked? there are over. they went wrong. why do questions | need to be asked? there are over 24 need to be asked? there are over 2a million reasons why. it's the best funded olympic sport. it's now languishing in 1a, so funded olympic sport. it's now languishing in 1a, so what funded olympic sport. it's now languishing in 1a, so what went wrong? even the rowers are quite
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sure. �* y wrong? even the rowers are quite sure.�* :,,:_ �* sure. i'm so sorry we couldn't do it. we sure. i'm so sorry we couldn't do it- we went _ sure. i'm so sorry we couldn't do it. we went out _ sure. i'm so sorry we couldn't do it. we went out there _ sure. i'm so sorry we couldn't do it. we went out there and i sure. i'm so sorry we couldn't do it. we went out there and did i it. we went out there and did everything _ it. we went out there and did everything we _ it. we went out there and did everything we possibly- it. we went out there and didj everything we possibly could. couldn't ask for more and i everything we possibly could]. couldn't ask for more and i think thatis couldn't ask for more and i think that isjust what couldn't ask for more and i think that is just what we had. this couldn't ask for more and i think that is just what we had.- couldn't ask for more and i think that is just what we had. this is an awful place — that is just what we had. this is an awful place to... _ that is just what we had. this is an awful place to... could _ that is just what we had. this is an awful place to... could be - that is just what we had. this is an awful place to... could be down i that is just what we had. this is an awful place to... could be down toj awful place to... could be down to this man? — awful place to. .. could be down to this man? 0r— awful place to... could be down to this man? or more _ awful place to... could be down to this man? or more specifically, i awful place to... could be down to| this man? or more specifically, his absence? he this man? or more specifically, his absence? :, ;;;~, :, :, this man? or more specifically, his absence? :, j:;: :, :, g; absence? he oversaw 33 gold and 23 limit champions _ absence? he oversaw 33 gold and 23 limit champions it. _ absence? he oversaw 33 gold and 23 limit champions it. he _ absence? he oversaw 33 gold and 23 limit champions it. he left _ absence? he oversaw 33 gold and 23 limit champions it. he left last i limit champions it. he left last ear. limit champions it. he left last year- could — limit champions it. he left last year. could it _ limit champions it. he left last year. could it be _ limit champions it. he left last year. could it be down - limit champions it. he left last year. could it be down to i limit champions it. he left last year. could it be down to an i year. could it be down to an inexperienced squad quiz although we knew after rio there was the biggest change we have ever seen from not just change we have ever seen from not 'us. :, , ~' �* change we have ever seen from not 'us. :, , ~ �* :, , just athletes. i think we've only had eiiht just athletes. i think we've only had eight athletes _ just athletes. i think we've only had eight athletes who - just athletes. i think we've only had eight athletes who have i just athletes. i think we've only i had eight athletes who have never been to a games before. {guild had eight athletes who have never been to a games before. could there been to a games before. could there be cause for— been to a games before. could there be cause for optimism _ been to a games before. could there be cause for optimism after - been to a games before. could there be cause for optimism after all? i be cause for optimism after all? great written road in eight finals. but they're playing catch up. t but they're playing catch up. i think we have to make some significant changes to catch up.
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we've _ significant changes to catch up. we've got— significant changes to catch up. we've got a great base and a great model— we've got a great base and a great model that's given us performances over the _ model that's given us performances over the years, but everyone else is starting _ over the years, but everyone else is starting to _ over the years, but everyone else is starting to move forward, and we have _ starting to move forward, and we have to _ starting to move forward, and we have to move forward with them. in a sort have to move forward with them. in a sport where — have to move forward with them. in a sport where the _ have to move forward with them. t�*t a. sport where the finish line is always behind you, british rowing now have just three years to avoid going backwards even further. been culture, bbc news. scored a late equaliser for australia. despite helen white, they ultimately lost 4—3. australia. despite helen white, they ultimately lost 4-3.— ultimately lost 4-3. heading into this quarterfinal— ultimately lost 4-3. heading into this quarterfinal class _ ultimately lost 4-3. heading into this quarterfinal class having i ultimately lost 4-3. heading into this quarterfinal class having top| this quarterfinal class having top their group here in tokyo 2020. the australians were only third best. : :, , :, , :, ,
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best. after a lively opening, it was australia who _ best. after a lively opening, it was australia who took _ best. after a lively opening, it was australia who took the _ best. after a lively opening, it was australia who took the lead. in i best. after a lively opening, it wasj australia who took the lead. in the second half, the intensity improved and delicious delivery leveling the scores. white was part of the team gb squad at london 2012. a 2—1 gb look comfortable. australia drew level. lydia williams denied ellen white a hat trick. you will have to bring their luck as a shot for mary fowler, australia had the lead. before ellen white completed her hat trick, and it wasn't enough. the gb winner left devastated. —— women. in
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all honesty, we don't know when or if there will be another opportunity for team gb to field an olympic football team. it took negotiations between the home nations, the players i spoken to are adamant they need to be given another chance for paris 2022. —— 24. away from the olympics, i want to bring you some breaking news from the past hour or so — ben stokes "will take an indefinite break from all cricket with immediate effect" and has withdrawn from england's test squad for the series against india. that's according to a statement from the england and wales cricket board. 0ur cricket reporter henry morean joing me now(what are the reasons given and how surprising is this?craig 0verton replaces him, how surprising is that? it's not a statement _ how surprising is that? it's not a statement we _ how surprising is that? it's not a statement we were _ how surprising is that? it's not a statement we were expecting. i it came as a bit of a surprise just over an hour ago to learn that ben stokes would be taking an indefinite amount of time away from the game.
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but they paint the picture ofjust how challenging the last 16 months have been for international cricketers. it's worth remembering ben stokes place between... he's been playing in the hundred in the past few weeks. being one of the world's best, he's also been playing a lot of franchise cricket around the world. he spent a huge amount of time away from home in quarantine in various by a secure bubbles. it has been a time of challenge for athletes and particularly in the word of cricket. the ecb have spoken, the managing director has acknowledged ben stokes's courage and offered his full support. it's certainly something that has come as a surprise and if you look at the challenges of the last 16 months, certainly something you can understand.— certainly something you can understand. �* :, ~ : understand. we've talked in recent da s about understand. we've talked in recent days about mental _ understand. we've talked in recent days about mental health, -
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understand. we've talked in recent days about mental health, just i days about mental health, just thinking about simone biles in the spotlight. naomi osaka withdrawing from the french open. now this from ben stokes. craig over ten replacing stokes. what impact does this have? is a huge impact on the field because ben stokes is one of the best. we saw earlier in the air when he missed the first matches of the summer against new zealand because of the finger injury which is also mentioned in the press release. as an opportunity for stokes during this period away from the game to ensure that finger injury picks up in the ipl. he plays two roles. he's the bowler and the batter, so you also have to... every element at this. craig comes in, but he's more of a bowler. for england, with five days until they play, there's an awful lot of thinking to do about how you go about replacing a player
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who is essentially two and one. just lookin: at who is essentially two and one. just looking at the ccb statement. ben will be giving as long as he needs and they look forward to playing with him. thanks forjoining us. some domestic football news for you now, and arsenal have signed england international ben white from brighton for a fee thought to be £50 million. white can play in defence or midfield and was part of england's squad for euro 2020. he's completed a medical and signed a long term deal at the emirates. the amount received by brighton is a club record. full—back trent alexander—arnold has signed a new contract with liverpool until the summer of 2025. the 22—year old graduated from the club's youth academy and has made 179 appearances since his first—team debut nearly five years ago, winning the champions league and premier league. marcus rashford will have surgery on his shoulder next week. the manchester united and england forward has been troubled by the problem for a number of months. it's thought rashford will be
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sidelined for around three months. south africa captain siya kolisi has backed up claims about the referee in the first test against lionsm in the first test against lions, made by his director of rugbym rassie erasmus. of rugby, rassie erasmus. erasmus posted an astonishing hour—long video on social media criticising the australian official, who was in charge of the springboks' defeat in cape town to the lions. rugby australia said, 'the attack on nic berry's integrity, character and reputation is unacceptable." but kolisi has now said he didn't feel respected at all and is looking forward to a new game and a new referee in the second test tomorrow. the lions have described it all as a sideshow. time now for a look at some of the sport away from the olympics. valtteri bottas was quickest in second practice at the hungarian grand prix, with teammate lewis hamilton in second for a mercedes 1—2. but close behind was red bulls max verstappen, who currently leads the drivers standings by eight points. danni wyatt hit an unbeaten 69
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as southern brave thrashed birmingham phoenix by eight wickets with 18 balls to spare in the latest women's 100 match in southampton. brave are top of the standings with three wins out of three. hopes of the rugby league world cup going ahead in october have been dealt another blow with national rugby league clubs in australia, calling for it to be delayed until next year. current champions australia and new zealand have pulled out and the tournament chief executive says chances of it going ahead as planned are 50/50. back to the olympics. this is that table as things stand, china lead the way with the host japan second. australia fourth and fifth. where could the medal come from? so, day eight in tokyo gets under
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way in just a few hours' time. could it be another super saturday? adam peaty will be looking to win his second gold medal of these games when he takes part in the final of the inaugural 4x100 metres mixed medley relay along with teammates kathleen dawson, james guy and freya anderson. dina asher—smith will be hoping to line up for britain in the final of the women's 100m, an event in which she won world silver behind jamaica's shelly—ann fraser—pryce in 2019. and the first sailing medals of tokyo 2020 are decided tomorrow in the rs:x windsurfing class. 22—year—old emma wilson is guaranteed a medal whilst tom squires is racing for gb in the men's event. you can follow all of a on our website. from me and the team, the night. —— good night.
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evening. —— afew —— a few storms rumbling as of yet, but they should fade away overnight. there's always going to be some further rainfall, a lot of cloud. the showers tend to become few and further depleting. ten to 13 degrees. notable for scotland and northern ireland, where there will be a few showers around, but few are generally speaking. most will be for eastern scotland, eastern england, and through the day, breaking out with heat. once again, torrential downpour are possible. 20—21 in the south, but a cooler day on sunday, and still a showery picture sunday and still a showery picture sunday and into the start of the new week.
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this is bbc world news, i'm geeta guru—murthy. our top stories. two crew members are reportedly killed after an israeli operated oil tanker is attacked by a drone off the coast of oman. amazon is fined almost $900 million — the biggest fine ever — for breaking the eu's data protection laws. china battles its worst covid outbreak since the the beginning of the pandemic in wuhan — all nine million residents of nanjing are being tested. injapan a state of emergency is extended in tokyo and other regions — after record breaking numbers of coronavirus cases across the country. the prime minister says the virus is spreading with unprecedented speed. in scotland — drug related deaths reach a new record level — with the worst rates in europe.
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why is this still happening? why has this been allowed to continue?

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