bethany. i watch sportsmen light bethany. i watch actually the interview with her earlier on today and you could just see how proud she was, but it kind of shows as well that a level of investment does need to be made in certain sports and they did to be taken seriously. when i first heard that it was a female bmx that have been withdrawn for funding, i kind of looked at it with a bit of a side eye. the king what is it specifically female bmx so that's definitely an issue. but i think she is in a position now where she will be kind of a hero of the sport and i be kind of a hero of the sport and i be very surprised there was not more investment because it is notjust any metal that she has got but she has the gold medal in the first olympics as well. as similar as well for kye white, who i'm kind of rooting for because i can kind of tell his working—class background and am always shaping that. absolutely. it is a wonderful picture. the capture of the real
euphoria of winning in your sport particularly after years of all the effort, training and the knock backs that happen. effort, training and the knock backs that happen-— that happen. interesting how the sort that that happen. interesting how the sport that are — that happen. interesting how the sport that are not _ that happen. interesting how the sport that are not so _ that happen. interesting how thej sport that are not so mainstream like bmx — sport that are not so mainstream like bmx and skateboarding are actually — like bmx and skateboarding are actually capturing the public's imagination. i think here you have an example — imagination. i think here you have an example of some really fine athletes — an example of some really fine athletes and some crowdfunds with the cash _ athletes and some crowdfunds with the cash to actually get to the olympics in a really good story. and rowing _ olympics in a really good story. and rowing for— olympics in a really good story. and rowing for instance, we tend to do quite _ rowing for instance, we tend to do quite well— rowing for instance, we tend to do quite well at that but we have not done _ quite well at that but we have not done well — quite well at that but we have not done well this time at it. people come _ done well this time at it. people come through that sport and see some success, _ come through that sport and see some success, but— come through that sport and see some success, but like swimming we have seen today— success, but like swimming we have seen today also. success, but like swimming we have seen today aisle-— success, but like swimming we have seen today also-— seen today also. interesting and as ou sa seen today also. interesting and as you say perhaps — seen today also. interesting and as you say perhaps the _ seen today also. interesting and as you say perhaps the less _ you say perhaps the less conventional and less well known sports and perhaps sporcle also have a bit more freedom about how they
are performed because some of the maybe older sports become a bit formulaic, there i say it. there is a way of doing the tour de france for example and that kind of cycle racing and there is a way of doing a lot of the more elite sports and the sports or setting it up a bit, maybe freshening it out. another take on sport, giles, is about ben stokes the cricketer. tell us about his decision and how the paper, the times, is treating it. ben decision and how the paper, the times, is treating it. ben stokes is one of england _ times, is treating it. ben stokes is one of england positive _ times, is treating it. ben stokes is one of england positive best - times, is treating it. ben stokes is| one of england positive best cricket players _ one of england positive best cricket players but is taking an indefinite break— players but is taking an indefinite break from the sport due to some issues _ break from the sport due to some issues about mental health. a huge blow for— issues about mental health. a huge blow for english cricket but he has also been — blow for english cricket but he has also been injured as well so it could — also been injured as well so it could he — also been injured as well so it could be part of that. but the biggest — could be part of that. but the biggest thing is you have had other players _ biggest thing is you have had other players certainly in the area of tennis— players certainly in the area of tennis and also mental health issues — tennis and also mental health issues. uk sport does do this and
you think— issues. uk sport does do this and you think having watch of the past years _ you think having watch of the past years about how the issue of mental health— years about how the issue of mental health has— years about how the issue of mental health has been decent with sighs quite _ health has been decent with sighs quite a _ health has been decent with sighs quite a lot. so is a massive story and obviously he will miss a really key matches for the english team. but also _ key matches for the english team. but also i — key matches for the english team. but also i think really good he can talk about— but also i think really good he can talk about it and have an honest conversation and i think for some it will he _ conversation and i think for some it will be quite hopeful. in a way. but ithink— will be quite hopeful. in a way. but i think for— will be quite hopeful. in a way. but i think for all cricket fans, we hope — i think for all cricket fans, we hope he _ i think for all cricket fans, we hope he is _ i think for all cricket fans, we hope he is back as soon as possible. absolutely — hope he is back as soon as possible. absolutely. joanna, in the context of what we have had in the olympics with naomi osaka and some mobiles as well, it is an interesting story when you put in that context. yes. when you put in that context. yes, definitel . when you put in that context. yes, definitely- l— when you put in that context. yes, definitely. i have _ when you put in that context. yes, definitely. i have got _ when you put in that context. yes, definitely. i have got huge - when you put in that context. 1a: definitely. i have got huge respect for any athlete, especially somebody like ben stokes, obviously who has a team behind them, it could have taken or would have taken a lot of guts and courage really to be able
to put your mental health first when maybe you might feel guilty but you feel like you letting team down or you were letting the country down. some i have massive respect for it but i think that this probably will start to reveal something about athlete well—being i think it this is something that a lot of athletes have been suppressing for a while. and it only takes one or two to put themselves forward and actually be honest, especially about something like mental health that has its massive stigmas around it came as a kind of encourage and inspire other people to do the same for their own well—being. so i think this is great but also it opens up questions about exactly what athletes to go through and how their mental health needs to be rejected a little bit more in sports. be rejected a little bit more in sorts. �* ., ., , ., sports. before i go but to photographs _ sports. before i go but to photographs to _ sports. before i go but to photographs to show - sports. before i go but to photographs to show you | sports. before i go but to - photographs to show you this evening. delia smith turns 80 and is
featured inside the times magazine with a lovely photograph of her on the front of the times and then another also striking photograph, this time of ml that staunton as the queen in the forthcoming series of the crown that takes place according to the telegraph through the 1990s and into the millennium as reported to have started. we talk about that and much more from the papers with joanna and giles in our next review and that isjust joanna and giles in our next review and that is just after 11:30 joanna and giles in our next review and that isjust after 11:30 p:m.. coming up next, sport and weather and i'm back with the news at 11 p:m.. bye for now. good evening. hello there, plenty to look forward to on day eight of the olympics. for many the highlight of the athletics, and possibly the games, is the 100 metres,
and britain's dina asher—smith will be hoping to make the women's final. that gets under way at around 1:50pm saturday afternoon our time. the men's100 metres also starts. the highlight for team gb on day seven was two medals in the space of a few minutes on the bmx track. after crowdfunding her way to the games, beth shriever won a gold in the women's race. it's britain's first gold in the sport, with shriever beating the winner at the last two olympics to claim the title. and she was met on the finish line by kye white, who just moments earlier had won silver in the men's event. both had to battle back from injuries to get to tokyo. honestly, i'm in shock. like, to even be here is an achievement in itself. to make a final is another achievement in itself. to win a gold medal, honestly, i'm so over the moon. there was more success in the pool as duncan scott won a silver in the men's 200 metres individual medley. it's his third medal of the games, the first british swimmer to do that since 1908.
scott delivered team gb's sixth medal overall in the pool, finishing behind winner wang shun of china. scott's medal came shortly after luke greenbank won bronze in the men's 200—metre backstroke. and there was also a bronze medalfor bryony page in the women's trampoline. she led the competition after her routine, but was pushed down to third as china took gold and silver. there was also a bronze for the men's eight in rowing. but there'll be no medal for team gb's women's football team. they've been knocked out after losing 4—3 after extra time to australia in the quarterfinals. ellen white scored all three of team gb's goals. they were 2—1 up with a minute to go of normal time, but sam kerr equalised here for australia to force extra time, in which caroline weir saw her penalty saved. it changed the momentum of the game, with two quick goals just after. this 3—2 from mary fowler. kerr then made it 4—2. white made it 4—3 to
complete her hattrick, but team gb couldn't find an equaliser and australia through to the last four. so, let's have a look the medals table heading into day eight. great britain remain sixth overall with six golds. china are top, ahead of hosts japan. 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. earlier, i spoke to our cricket reporter henry morean. they paint the picture ofjust how challenging the last 16 months have been for international cricketers and it's worth rendering that ben stokes plays all formats for england. he placed t20, one date, test match is and in the hundred for
the past few weeks for his side the northern superchargers and being one of the world's best, he plays a lot of the world's best, he plays a lot of french african around the world. so he has been a huge amount of time away from home, in quarantine, in various brassica rebels so it has been a time of immense challenge for international athletes and particularly in the world of cricket thatis particularly in the world of cricket that is so relentless. in cricket's hundred competition, southern brave's men have chalked up their first win with a narrow victory over the birmingham phoenix in southampton. liam livingstone starred with the bat for the phoenix, crashing four sixes in his 68 not out. that left the brave chasing 152, and after a quick half century from james vince, they managed to squeeze home with four wickets and just three balls remaining. it's the brave's first win in three games. earlier, danni wyatt hit an unbeaten 69 as southern brave thrashed birmingham phoenix by eight wickets with 18 balls to spare in the women's competition. brave are top of the standings with three wins out of three.
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 the england 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 is thought rashford will be sidelined for around three months. south africa captain siya kolisi has backed up claims about the referee in the first test against the lions
made by his director 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. we had a good meeting with the referees yesterday, and as ben o'keefe set himself, that's not going to affect anything. that's just a sideshow. we had a discussion with the referees, and we realise they have a tough job to do.
that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. that's bbc.co.uk/sport. from me in the team, that is all your sport for now. good night. well, friday was quite a mixed bag across the uk. gale—force winds in the south of the country, showers and thunderstorms deeper inland. the heavy weather has now pulled away into the southern north sea. you can see it here approaching holland, germany and denmark. behind it, through the night and into the early hours, cloudy conditions with outbreaks of rain. in the morning, most likely along the north sea coasts there, but i think showers are possible during the day almost anywhere in england and wales. the best of the weather on saturday will be cornwall, devon, southern wales, northern ireland and south—western scotland. some sunshine for you here and temperatures could nudge up
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