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overnight go into the evening and overnight and through tomorrow we will continue to see the threat of showers as this week where the front doddle is its way steadily southward. behind it is introducing cooler, no small difference to the feel of the weather in comparison to northern ireland and northern england but it will be largely fine and dry here and shells will become more fun to eat south of the m4 corridor as we go into the afternoon top temperatures here are 21 degrees but only 12—17 further north. looks likely that monday to tuesday will be a relatively quiet start once we lose early morning rain into the south—east. more wet weather arrives later in the week. hello this is bbc news. the headlines... it's known as super saturday and there was a great start for team
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gb in the tokyo olympics with a gold and a world record in the four—by—100 metres mixed medley final. teamwork makes dream work. another gold, in the triathlon mixed relay event and finally a first gold medal forjonny brownlee at his third olympic games. victory for elaine thompson—herah of jamaica in the women's100—metres final in tokyo. but before that there was heartbreakfor team gb sprinter, dina asher—smith, who had to withdraw from the games through injury. afghan security forces have bben battling to defend three key cities from advances by the taliban. reports say militants have breached front lines in herat medical experts are warning that an oxygen monitoring device, called a pulse oximeter, works less well for people with darker skin tones. and borisjohnson and his wife carrie have announced they're expecting a second child. their son wilfred was born in april last year. now on bbc news it's
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time for sportsday. hello, welcome to sportsday, after another special saturday for team gb at the olympics. i'm austin halewood, here's what's coming up in the programme... the fastest woman in the world. elaine thompson—herah succesfully defends her olympic title with one of the quickest times in history. but it's heartbreak for dina asher—smith, who failed to make the final and then pulled out of the 200 meters. this is for the start, we'll let it go. we'll let the start go and let me cry! but it was still a golden saturday, with team gb winning the first triathlon mixed relay. and even more swimming success, as the brits enjoy their best performance in the pool for over a century.
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also coming up in the programme, away from the olympics... can south africa deny the british and irish lions first series win there since 1997? and the scottish premiership is back with a bang, as rangers get the defence of their title off to the perfect start. good evening, welcome to sportsday. we're a week into the tokyo olympics and the action keeps coming thick and fast from japan. 21 gold medals were up for grabs today, but most eyes were firmly locked on tokyo's olympic stadium, and the final of the women's 100 meters. defending champion elaine thompson—herah ran the second—fastest time in history to succesfully defend her title.
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but it was disappointment for britain's dina asher smith, as injury brought an end to her bid, as natalie pirks reports. she sniffles. obviously, the competitor in me... this is for the start, we'll let it go. we'll let the start go and let me cry! the customary smile replaced with tears. the fastest woman in british history had been hiding a secret. dina asher—smith! just five weeks ago, she'd been told there was only a 2% chance she would make it to the start line, after a torn hamstring. elaine thompson—herah is going to win it. it's going to be del ponte take second place! and dina, she'sjust not finishing. she gets out well and couldn't hang on. out the final and minutes later, the reigning world 200 metres champion confirmed she was out of that too, but would still run the relay. my idea for this olympic cycle was complete dominance
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and obviously, ha! didn't manage it this time but obviously, we have three more years till the next olympics and i know the kind of shape i'm in, i know the calibre of athlete i am and i know how talented i am, so it's frustrating to not be able to put it out when it matters, but, at the end of the day, with the cards that i've been given, i did very, very well and in no way does this change anything that's going to happen in the future. well, daryll neita might not have been the name everyone�*s lips but making the 100 metre final is a huge achievement. she's the first british woman to do so since 2008. but this would be a tough ask from a field stacked with talent and speed. and it is going to be the defending champion makes it two in a row! . 10.60, it is an olympic record. a jamaican 1—2—3. the pace was blistering, the celebrations between them somewhat frosty, not that
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elaine thompson—herah cared. my chest is tight, because i'm over—happy, i'm so lost for words right now, but god it is amazing. heartbreak, then, for the queen of british sprinting, but the jamaican dynasty continues its reign. natalie perkins, bbc news, tokyo. but i told you it was a pretty special saturday for team gb and the day got off to the perfect start with a gold medal in the mixed triathlon relay. it's the first time the event's taken place at an olympic games, but it didn't take the brits long to adjust, as they led from the front and secured another gold. adam wild watched the race. triathlon will be golden for great britain! super saturday had barely begun, but team gb was already looking at four new olympic champions. jessica learmonth led the way for britain, then the turn ofjonny brownlee. finishing first is some achievement but being the first to finish first
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is how olympic history is made. the inaugural triathlon relay. 300 metre swim, 6.8 kilometres on the bike, followed by a two kilometre run before handing over to your team—mate. emerging from the water first then the turn ofjonny brownlee, individual bronze in london and silver in rio, this has final olympic race. a last chance to complete the set. into final olympic race. a last chance to complete the set.— complete the set. into the water, the run, complete the set. into the water, they run. they — complete the set. into the water, they run. they fly. _ complete the set. into the water, they run, they fly, they _ complete the set. into the water, they run, they fly, they swim. - complete the set. into the water, they run, they fly, they swim. by| they run, they fly, they swim. by they run, they fly, they swim. the time georgia taylor brown finished her leg, britain had a 21 second advantage. this was drama to the end. the lead wiped out as alex yee was caught by the french team but on foot, alex yee is in a class of his own. he but on foot, alex yee is in a class of his own-— of his own. he will win gold. alex yee is the — of his own. he will win gold. alex yee is the olympic _ of his own. he will win gold. alex yee is the olympic champion. - of his own. he will win gold. alex i yee is the olympic champion. jonny
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brownlee _ yee is the olympic champion. jonny brownlee has — yee is the olympic champion. jonny brownlee has his— yee is the olympic champion. jonny brownlee has his olympic— yee is the olympic champion. jonny brownlee has his olympic gold - brownlee has his olympic gold and georgia _ brownlee has his olympic gold and georgia taylor— brownlee has his olympic gold and georgia taylor brown _ brownlee has his olympic gold and georgia taylor brown adds - brownlee has his olympic gold and georgia taylor brown adds the - brownlee has his olympic gold and | georgia taylor brown adds the gold to her_ georgia taylor brown adds the gold to her silver— georgia taylor brown adds the gold to her silver from _ georgia taylor brown adds the gold to her silver from the _ georgia taylor brown adds the gold to her silver from the individual. i georgia taylor brown adds the gold to her silver from the individual. [i to her silver from the individual. i can't to her silver from the individual. can't believe it, i was slightly nervous being in a team with... olympic medallists and i'm so glad we have executed a brilliant race and olympic champions. olympics, comleted and olympic champions. olympics, completed it- _ and olympic champions. olympics, completed it. i— and olympic champions. olympics, completed it. i have _ and olympic champions. olympics, completed it. i have been - and olympic champions. olympics, completed it. i have been waiting l completed it. i have been waiting for that_ completed it. i have been waiting for that one. feels absolutely amazing _ for that one. feels absolutely amazing. third olympics and to walk away olympic gold, did everything we possibly— away olympic gold, did everything we possibly could. four away olympic gold, did everything we possibly could-— possibly could. four new british champions. _ possibly could. four new british champions, the _ possibly could. four new british champions, the first _ possibly could. four new british champions, the first really - possibly could. four new british | champions, the first really gold, forjonny brownlee, gold at last. an incredible few days in the pool continued as team gb claimed their fourth swimming gold, in the inaugural mixed medley relay. well i'm delighted to say that i can speak to 2013
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triathlon world champion, non stanford. they were flawless. they executed exactly what they needed to do. there were no mistakes made. it was a masterclass in mixed team relay and they have set the bar for the rest of the world to rise to over the coming years.— rest of the world to rise to over the coming years. they were so far ahead and a _ the coming years. they were so far ahead and a key — the coming years. they were so far ahead and a key member - the coming years. they were so far ahead and a key member of - the coming years. they were so far ahead and a key member of that i the coming years. they were so far- ahead and a key member of that team, jonny brownlee after three olympics has finally got his hand on that gold medal. what you think that will mean to him? he gold medal. what you think that will mean to him?— mean to him? he has been chasing that, it has — mean to him? he has been chasing that, it has been _ mean to him? he has been chasing that, it has been elusive _ mean to him? he has been chasing that, it has been elusive for - mean to him? he has been chasing that, it has been elusive for him. i that, it has been elusive for him. he has been chasing that nine years and he is just he has been chasing that nine years and he isjust delighted. he is actually the most successful triathlete in the world on the olympic stage. more medals than anybody else and to have the full set is pretty special.— anybody else and to have the full set is pretty special. more medals than his brother— set is pretty special. more medals than his brother as _ set is pretty special. more medals than his brother as well, - set is pretty special. more medals than his brother as well, most - than his brother as well, most important to him. alex yee, we saw
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him do so well in the individual men's triathlon. silver and he looks like a great prospect for the future. , ., , g; , future. he is only 23, his first ol mic future. he is only 23, his first olympic games _ future. he is only 23, his first olympic games and - future. he is only 23, his first olympic games and all- future. he is only 23, his first olympic games and all the i future. he is only 23, his first l olympic games and all the legs future. he is only 23, his first - olympic games and all the legs were impressive but alex especially, he is relatively inexperienced computer everyone else and he had the high pressure going off with the lead, holding that lead and delivering the gold medalfor the holding that lead and delivering the gold medal for the team at the end of the day. he did it flawlessly again, dealt with pressure and it's really exciting to see what will come in the future as well. absolutely. our results celebrated around britain. this is georgia taylor—brown's father. absolutely over the moon. it's sometimes difficult to find words and it's_ sometimes difficult to find words and it'sjust a sometimes difficult to find words and it's just a fantastic performance. by the whole team and in particular— performance. by the whole team and in particular georgia, but the whole
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team _ in particular georgia, but the whole team has— in particular georgia, but the whole team has done amazing. the pride is just _ team has done amazing. the pride is just it _ team has done amazing. the pride is just it is— team has done amazing. the pride is just... it is brimming and i'm sure you can— just... it is brimming and i'm sure you can see— just... it is brimming and i'm sure you can see in_ just... it is brimming and i'm sure you can see in my smile. the whole team _ you can see in my smile. the whole team pulling — you can see in my smile. the whole team pulling together has got the characters in there and they all have _ characters in there and they all have their— characters in there and they all have their different styles about them _ have their different styles about them but georgia is a wonderful person— them but georgia is a wonderful person and she gives it everything. she shows — person and she gives it everything. she shows it, but yes, she has got a real nice _ she shows it, but yes, she has got a real nice way — she shows it, but yes, she has got a real nice way about her when it comes— real nice way about her when it comes to — real nice way about her when it comes to racing, but don't forget when _ comes to racing, but don't forget when the — comes to racing, but don't forget when the battle is on, she's got to have _ when the battle is on, she's got to have a _ when the battle is on, she's got to have a hit— when the battle is on, she's got to have a hit of— when the battle is on, she's got to have a bit of bite and aggression and she — have a bit of bite and aggression and she can do that.— have a bit of bite and aggression and she can do that. georgia taylor brown's father. _ and she can do that. georgia taylor brown's father. what _ and she can do that. georgia taylor brown's father. what a _ and she can do that. georgia taylor brown's father. what a brilliant - brown's father. what a brilliant week she has had. she brown's father. what a brilliant week she has had.— brown's father. what a brilliant week she has had. she has been fantastic. eight _ week she has had. she has been fantastic. eight or _ week she has had. she has been fantastic. eight or nine - week she has had. she has been fantastic. eight or nine weeks i week she has had. she has been l fantastic. eight or nine weeks ago she was on crutches. she was in her crutches and my heart broke for her. but she was always so positive on the face of things. i'm sure underneath it was hard for her and she was worried and stressed, but to come through an injury that would normally put you out for the rest of
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the year, and to win a silver medal and back that up with a perfect performance in the mixed team relays is incredible and so inspirational and like herfather said, she is such a lovely person and knows how to train, she trains smart and is probably one of the best racers in the world of triathlon. you probably one of the best racers in the world of triathlon.— the world of triathlon. you could tell from that _ the world of triathlon. you could tell from that individual, - the world of triathlon. you could tell from that individual, she - the world of triathlon. you could| tell from that individual, she had the world of triathlon. you could i tell from that individual, she had a puncture and came back to win the silver medal. brilliant performance. going back to the really earlier on, it was the first time it is happened in an olympics. how good is it to haveit in an olympics. how good is it to have it part of the schedule? everyone will agree it's a brilliant addition to the olympic programme and long may it continue. it has been part of the world champion programme for quite a while and it was so exciting. it's great we can have men and women competing on the same team. it's a great advocate for equality and going forward in sport i think we're going to see more and
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more having the mixed team relays on the programme. more having the mixed team relays on the programme-— the programme. absolutely, may that success continue. _ the programme. absolutely, may that success continue. thank _ the programme. absolutely, may that success continue. thank you - the programme. absolutely, may that success continue. thank you very - success continue. thank you very much. an incredible few days in the pool continued as team gb claimed their fourth swimming gold, in the inaugural mixed medley relay. the quartet of kathleen dawson, adam peaty, james guy and anna hopkin also smashed the world record on the way to victory, with china taking silver and australia bronze. it was a seventh swimming medal overall for britain, equalling their best—ever tally, from 1908. i will try not to think about how far ahead because it's irrelevant when you are in the water. when i turned i saw i still had water in front of me and i went for it. an amazing feeling, so privileged. what is makin: amazing feeling, so privileged. what is making the — amazing feeling, so privileged. what is making the british swimming team so special? _ is making the british swimming team so secial? �* ~ .,
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so special? belief. we have champions _ so special? belief. we have champions who _ so special? belief. we have champions who believe - so special? belief. we have champions who believe we | so special? belief. we have i champions who believe we can win, who believe — champions who believe we can win, who believe we can get world records, _ who believe we can get world records, if you have belief you can build _ records, if you have belief you can build everything around that and we have shown it tonight, second under the world _ have shown it tonight, second under the world record, nearly. to elsewhere on saturday, american caleb dressel won his third gold medal with a world record in the 100—metres butterfly. dressel led right from the start and held off hungary's kristof milak, breaking the record that he set two years ago at the 2019 world championships. and the medals didn't stop there. emma wilson took windsurfing bronze on her olympic debut, 25 years after her mum just missed out, in herfinal olympic regatta. wilson was already guaranteed a medal going into the final, after winning four of her 12 races and she crossed the finish line in second place, but with cumulative scores counting, that gave her bronze behind china's lu yunxiu and the rio
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champion, charline picon, of france. idream since i dream since i was a little kid to win a medal. watching you sign bolt and people like that on super saturday. just amazing and the girls, the girls in front of me are amazing competitors and i think we showed it, won two and three in the medal race. it's hard to separate us but i think i did a good job. let's quickly look at some of the day's other olympics news and... great britain's women's sevens team missed out on a second successive bronze medal after suffering a 21 points to 12 defeat to fiji. that bronze is the first female medal in the country's olympic history. it comes after fiji won gold in the men's tournmanet. team gb's women finished their pool games off with a 2—0 victory over ireland. the reigning olympic hockey champions had already secured a place in monday's quarterfinals but the win sees them
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through in third from their group. great britain's paul casey is very much in contention going into the final round of the golf tonight. he trails the american leader xander schauffele byjust two shots. tommy fleetwood also remains in contention along with ireland's rory mcilroy and shane lowry. and simone biles has pulled out of the vault and uneven bars finals tomorrow. the four—time olympic champion had already withdrawn from the women's team and individual all—around final, to focus on her mental health. the american is yet to decide if she'll compete in the floor and beam finals. belinda bencic became the first swiss woman to win olympic tennis gold.
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she beat czech marketa vondrousova in the women's singles final, and could still add another gold in the doubles which takes place tomorrow. but there'll be no olympic medal for novak djokovic. the world number one was beaten in the bronze medalfinal, by spain's pablo carreno busta. it's the secoind match djokovic has lost in as many days, and it's clear to see he doesn't take it well! i suppose that's what makes you the best. so another busy day in tokyo. and the medals didn't stop there. as team gb continued their brilliant form in the boxing ring. there are more guaranteed medals to come but this afternoon karriss artingstall won a bronze medal in the featherweight division. with more on that, and the rest of the day's news from the boxing arena, here's nick hope. the medals continued to flow for team gb boxers here with lauren price the latest to add her name
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from those from the squad on the olympic podium. we will come to her quarterfinal clash shortly but first karriss artingstall was engaged in an epic semifinal earlier today. the 26—year—old who was a gunner in the royal artillery was taking the home favourite sena irie. the japanese boxer began strongly but karriss artingstall battled strongly to take the second. the third was simply sensational. when the bill rang, we had no idea what way it would go. what a terrific semifinal we have just witnessed.— just witnessed. disappointment for the british boxer _ just witnessed. disappointment for the british boxer but _ just witnessed. disappointment for the british boxer but she _ just witnessed. disappointment for the british boxer but she will- just witnessed. disappointment for the british boxer but she will go i the british boxer but she will go home with a bronze medal. i can hold m head home with a bronze medal. i can hold my head pp — home with a bronze medal. i can hold my head pp high. _ home with a bronze medal. i can hold my head pp high. to _ home with a bronze medal. i can hold my head up high, to get _ home with a bronze medal. i can hold my head up high, to get here - home with a bronze medal. i can hold my head up high, to get here on i home with a bronze medal. i can hold my head up high, to get here on this| my head up high, to get here on this best stage _ my head up high, to get here on this best stage in the world, itjust goes _ best stage in the world, itjust goes to— best stage in the world, itjust goes to show if you are good at something, put absolutely everything into it _ something, put absolutely everything into it because you can achieve your dreams _ into it because you can achieve your dreams. ., ., , . , ,
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dreams. next to lauren price, she is the number— dreams. next to lauren price, she is the number one _ dreams. next to lauren price, she is the number one seed _ dreams. next to lauren price, she is the number one seed and _ dreams. next to lauren price, she is the number one seed and thereforel the number one seed and therefore the number one seed and therefore the favourite but taking on an opponent she lost two. six years ago, she got the better of her. prices different class now. her combinations were brilliant and despite her opponent's scale, she sealed a place in the semifinals which means she will at least bring home bronze. it which means she will at least bring home bronze-— which means she will at least bring home bronze. . , , ., , . home bronze. it was my dream since i was ei . ht home bronze. it was my dream since i was eight to — home bronze. it was my dream since i was eight to reach _ home bronze. it was my dream since i was eight to reach the _ home bronze. it was my dream since i was eight to reach the olympic- was eight to reach the olympic games — was eight to reach the olympic games i— was eight to reach the olympic games. i know— was eight to reach the olympic games. i know i— was eight to reach the olympic games. i know i am _ was eight to reach the olympic games. i know i am not- was eight to reach the olympic. games. i know i am not finished was eight to reach the olympic- games. i know i am not finished yet. i'm going _ games. i know i am not finished yet. i'm going to— games. i know i am not finished yet. i'm going to go— games. i know i am not finished yet. i'm going to go on— games. i know i am not finished yet. i'm going to go on and _ games. i know i am not finished yet. i'm going to go on and change - games. i know i am not finished yet. i'm going to go on and change colour and i'm_ i'm going to go on and change colour and i'm over— i'm going to go on and change colour and i'm overthe— i'm going to go on and change colour and i'm overthe moon, _ i'm going to go on and change colour and i'm overthe moon, i— i'm going to go on and change colour and i'm overthe moon, i can't- i'm going to go on and change colour and i'm over the moon, i can't put. and i'm overthe moon, i can't put into words— and i'm overthe moon, i can't put into words what _ and i'm overthe moon, i can't put into words what it _ and i'm overthe moon, i can't put into words what it means - and i'm overthe moon, i can't put into words what it means to - and i'm overthe moon, i can't put into words what it means to me. i and i'm over the moon, i can't put. into words what it means to me. we have got— into words what it means to me. we have got a _ into words what it means to me. we have got a great— into words what it means to me. we have got a great team _ into words what it means to me. we have got a great team behind - into words what it means to me. we have got a great team behind us, i have got a great team behind us, everyone — have got a great team behind us, everyone is— have got a great team behind us, everyone is doing _ have got a great team behind us, everyone is doing amazingly i have got a great team behind us, | everyone is doing amazingly well. thcat's— everyone is doing amazingly well. that's the — everyone is doing amazingly well. that's the fourth _ everyone is doing amazingly well. that's the fourth medal— everyone is doing amazingly well. that's the fourth medal for- everyone is doing amazingly well. that's the fourth medal for us. in| that's the fourth medal for us. in the that's the fourth medal for us. the other action involving british competitors, a split points victory over a tricky zambian. look mccormick is out after a unanimous points defeat to double world
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champion and cruz of cuba. look will turn his attention to supporting his twin brother on sunday. also returning to action is fraser clark. should he win, that would guarantee a fifth medal in tokyo. now, away from the olympics the british and irish lions are looking to seal their first series win in south africa, since 1997. we're deep into the second half in cape town and after a tight first half, south africa have started to pull away. makazole mapimpi scored the game's first try early into the second period and lukanyo am has just given south africa an 18—9 lead. and lukanyo am has just given less than 20 minutes to go in cape town. theres text commentary on the bbc sport website right now. the olympics may be in full swing, but the new football season is already under way in scotland,
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and reigning champion rangers got the defence of their title off to the perfect start, with a 3—0 win over livingston. unbeaten in the league last season with a 100% home record, rangers surged into an early lead thanks to ianis hagi. the 23—thousand fans inside ibrox were given a treat with scott wright's goal. and kemar roofe completed the victory in the final minute of normal time. newly promoted dundee were held to a 2—2 draw by st mirren, while it finished goalless between ross county and stjohnstone. hearts face celtic later this evening. lewis hamilton will start on pole position as he chases a record ninth victory at the hungarian grand prix. he set the fastest time on his first flying lap in the final part of qualifying, with his main championship rival max verstappen in third. hamilton trails the dutchman by 8
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points in the standings. it's surprising to see the guys behind us, obviously everyone, most people, i think everyone except for us, but we will see. it's definitely great having a look out for our team, the first time in a long time, soa team, the first time in a long time, so a big thank you to everyone back at the factory and i hope the weather is good for everyone tomorrow, enjoy the sun and stay safe. time now for a look at some of the day's other sport stories. the manchester originals beat the welsh fire by seven wickets in the hundred. chasing 151 for victory, the originals crusied home with 5 balls to spare, withjoe clarke making a half century. there was a dramatic finish in the stewards' cup at goodwood, as the 10—1 shot comanche falls made a late charge to take victory. it's the first win in this race for trainer michael dods. and preparations for the start of the new premier league season continues.
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with west ham 1—0 winners at league new boys brentford. and it was ex—bees forward said benrahma who sealed the win with that brilliant goal in the second half. and all of australia's national rugby league fixtures were cancelled today, after the state of queensland was put into a three—day lockdown because of coronavirus. three games were scheduled to take place. the decision comes little over a week after australia and new zealand pulled out of the rugby league world cup. now, lets return to the olympics and bring you the latest medals table from japan. and it's china who are way out in front with 21 golds already and 46 medals in total. hosts japan are 4 golds behind with 17. they're having a really good games so far. the us are third with 16 golds and team gb are in 6th with 8.
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so can team gb add a few more to that talley on sunday? well, day nine in tokyo gets under way in just a few hours' time. and max whitlock will be looking to defend his olympic title in the pommel horse final. the five—time olympic medallist is also the reinging world champion in the event. frazer clarke's bid to win super—heavyweight gold continues tomorrow. he fights in the quarterfinals, knowing that a victory will guarantee him a medal and continue great britain's proud record in the division. and there are 3 golds up for grabs at the ariake tennis park. alexander zverev, who ended novak djokovic's title hopes, takes on russian karen khachanov in the men's singles final. the winners of the women's and mixed
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doubles will also be decided. and european champion zharnel hughes will hope to feature in the men's100 metres final. he'll be joined by team—mates cj ujah and reece prescod in the semis, ahead of the final tomorrow afternoon. and before we go, a special part of any olympic journey is when you finally arrive home to be greeted by your loved ones. and if there were gold medals for hugs, they'd surely go to helen glover's 3 little ones. the two—time olympic champion was rowing at her final olympics and although she narrowly missed out on a medal, her remarkable comeback to get to tokyo, has been inspirational and at the end of it all, there's no place like home i'm sure they'll be delighted to have her back.
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that's all from sportsday. bye for now. hello there. lighter wind today but quite a lot of cloud around and some nuisance showers as well. some of the shares have been heavy and thundery. look at this threatening weather watcher picture that was sent in earlier on. if we look at the satellite picture, you can see cloud around. the bright white is storm evert which is in scandinavia. the best of any breaks through eastern areas. you can see that real cluster of sharp showers developed through the course of the afternoon, stretching across south wales, central and southern england with one or two rumbles of thunder mixed in. a few nuisance showers to the east of the pennines. over the next few hours,
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those showers should start to ease down just a touch. as they continue to clear away through the night, we will see the cloud breaking up in places. a quiet night to come. cooler in scotland, particularly in sheltered rural areas. a few scattered showers in the far north. overnight lows of 9—14. we will start off tomorrow morning on a quiet note once again. this nuisance weather front still to clear away and it's going to produce the threat of more sharp thundery downpours across southern fringes of england through the afternoon. sunday starts of quietly. a few isolated showers across scotland and northern ireland but generally more dry weather. showers pushing steadily south into the afternoon. hit and miss, but we can not rule out the odd rumble of thunder. top temperatures of 21, noticeably cooler further north. 12-17.
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we had temperatures into the high 20s a week ago. relatively quiet start to the new working week but the story becomes a little more complicated. if we look at details why that's going to happen we see this brief ridge of high pressure building in from monday to tuesday. from wednesday onwards, this weather front is going to start to bring the threat of more outbreaks of rain and areas of low pressure continue to move towards the end of the week. dry to start but cooler than it has been. more wind and rain later on in the week.
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