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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 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! .
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10.60, it is an olympic record. a jamaican 1—2—3. the pace was blistering, the celebrations between them somewhat frosty, not that 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. 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.
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jessica learmonth, georgia taylor brown, alex yee and finallyjonny brownlee. finishing first is some achievement, but being the first to finish first is how olympic history is made. this, the inaugural triathlon relay. a 300—metre swim, 6.8 kilometres on the bike, followed by a two—kilometre run, before handing over to your team—mate. first to rise isjessica learmonth. emerging from the water first then the turn ofjonny brownlee, individual bronze in london and silver in rio, this his final olympic race. a last chance to complete the set. into the water, they run, they fly, they swim. - by the time georgia taylor brown finished her leg, britain had a 21—second advantage. would it be enough?
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this was drama to the end. the lead wiped out as alex yee was caught by the french team but on foot, yee is in a class of his own. he will win gold. alex yee is the olympic champion. jessica learmonth and jonny brownlee has his olympic gold _ and georgia taylor brown adds the gold to her silver- from the individual. yeah, i can't believe it, i was slightly nervous being in a team with such... well, olympic medallists and i'm so glad we have a brilliant race and yeah, olympic champions. olympics, completed it. i have been waiting for that one. feels absolutely amazing. third olympics and to walk away olympic gold, did everything we possibly could. four new british olympic champions, a first relay 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
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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 tried 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 a good bit of water in front of me and i went for it. an amazing feeling, so privileged. what is making the - british swimming team so special? one word has changed the whole team. belief. we have champions who believe we can win, who believe we can get world records, if you have belief you can build everything around that and we have shown it tonight, second under the world record, nearly. and the medals didn't stop there. emma wilson took windsurfing bronze on her olympic debut,
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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 champion, charline picon, of france. and karriss artingstall claimed another boxing medal for team gb in tokyo. she was guaranteed a medal on tuesday by reaching the women's featherweight semi—finals. but she was denied the chance to fight for gold, narrowly losing to japan's sena irie, by a 3—2 split—decision. let's quickly look at some of the day's other olympics news. 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.
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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 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. belinda bencic became the first swiss woman to win olympic tennis gold. she beat czech marketa vondrousova in the women's singles final, and could still add another gold to her collection in the final of the women's doubles
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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! now, away from the olympics. the british and irish lions have been beaten by south africa in their second test match of the series in cape town. the springboks came from behind to eventually overpower the tourists, in an impressive 27 points to 9 win. which perfectly sets up next week's series decider, as katie gornall reports. pride and pressure. it's what a lions tour is all about. with the series on the line, it was a question of who could harness the passion? defeat last week left the
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springboks ruling. it was clear they would not go out without a fight. the penalties racked up and so did the yellow cards. this sent duhan van der merwe to descend then before this. again, tempers flared. the springboks boss criticised referees this week and yet here was the calmest man on the pitch. finally some rugby broke out. three points down at half—time, south africa responded brilliantly with a try worthy of the world champions. they would sneak through again, did he have control? the referee decided he did. the momentum would stay with south africa. it's all square in this bruising series, this battle has one more round to go. perfectly set up now. the olympics may be in full swing, but the new football season is already under way in scotland and reigning champion rangers got
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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 23,000 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. and finally, tensions between lewis hamilton and red bull are still simmering after the world champion claimed pole for tomorrow's hungarian grand prix. red bull accused hamilton of "gamesmanship", alledging the briton drove so slowly in front of sergio perez that the mexican was too late to start his final lap. hamilton's first run was quick enough for pole ahead of mercedes team mate valterri bottas
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and max verstappen, who he crashed into last time out at silverstone. the dutchman's fans booed hamilton loudly afterwards. i have never booed any team before in any other sport because it's just not in my character, but of course i want one team to win more than others, but i have seen that it, we have grown up around it, we know what it is, but... we do have to be so careful with our words, particularly as there are young kids watching. 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.
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they will be delighted to have her back. that's all we have time for, have a very good night, goodbye. hello there. lighter wind today but quite a lot of cloud around and some nuisance showers as well. some of the showers have been heavy and thundery. look at this threatening weather watcher picture from kent 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,
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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, 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—111. 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.
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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. 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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this is bbc news — the headlines at 8: super saturday comes round again for team gb in the olympics — with a gold and a world record in the 4x100 metres mixed medley final. team work makes dream work — another gold in the triathlon mixed relay event, and finally a first gold medal forjonny brownlee at his third and final olympic games. and victory for the fastest woman in the world — elaine thompson—herah, ofjamaica, in the women's 100 metres. we'll be taking a look at how team gb�*s success in tokyo is reflected in the papers tonight at 10:30 and 11.30. afghan security forces have been battling to defend three key cities from advances by the taliban. medical experts are warning that an oxygen monitoring device, called a pulse oximeter,
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