TEAM GB star Bradly Sinden has been left heartbroken after losing his 68kg Taekwondo gold-medal match-up with Ulugbek Rashitov, settling for a silver instead.
Chelsie Giles, however, picked up a bronze medal for Team GB in her Judo contest with Fabienne Kocher.
Elsewhere, Andy Murray and Jade Jones’ gold medal defences have both come to an end on a dismal Day 2 of the Tokyo Olympics for the Brits.
Murray dropped a bombshell by withdrawing from his tennis singles title defence just hours before he was set to face Felix Auger Aliassime.
Jones meanwhile fell at the first hurdle to Kimia Alizadeh of the Refugee team.
And Team GB women’s hockey went down to Germany 2-1 in a close fought opening match of their title defence.
But Adam Peaty is safely through to the Men’s 100m breaststroke final after another commanding victory in the pool.
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The USA men’s team are stuttering in the fourth quarter against France.
Their superstar team trail the French by 63 points to 61 with seven minutes left to play in the match.
Gymnastics superstar Simone Biles is in action for the first time at the Tokyo 2020 Games.
She kicks things off with a double backflip with three twists but then bounces off the floor on her second-to-last run.
It’s still a score of 14.133 on the floor though!
And this is what Bradly Sinden has to say on whether he’s proud of his silver medal:
“Maybe eventually but you’re here to get gold, anything else that comes isn’t what we’re here to celebrate.
“My coach always said silver is the first loser, the best loser.
“Maybe eventually I’ll get over it but for now it’s got me [thinking] that I didn’t win gold when I think it was there for me to take but I’ll take [things] away, improve on it and come back stronger.”
Here’s the reaction of Bradly Sinden to his silver medal in the men’s -68kg Taekwondo:
“I think it was my gold medal to give away.
“Obviously he’s a good fighter, he’s took out some good fighters throughout the day.
“I made a few mistakes, I think I was unlucky with a few things but that’s Taekwondo, you have to go on what score’s on the system.”
SINDEN WINS SILVER
What a gold medal match that was.
Ulugbek Rashitov beats Bradly Sinden 32-29 in the final of the men’s Taekwondo -68kg event.
Sinden is in tears after leading with ten seconds left of the clash but a head kick from Rashitov late on was enough to secure gold for the man from Uzbekistan.
It’s a great effort from Sinden but he falls just short at the final hurdle.
Team GB have their second medal of the games though with that silver.
THIRD AND FINAL ROUND
Bradly Sinden has two minutes left of his gold medal match.
It’s level with 1minute 30seconds left to play after a punch and a kick in quick succession to the chest of Ulugbek Rashitov.
END OF THE SECOND
Ulugbek Rashitov is still in control after two out of three rounds.
He’s having success with blows to Sinden’s trunks and leads 18-14 at the end of the second.
It was 18-11 until the final seconds but a kick to the head by Sinden means he reduces the deficit to four points with a round to go.
END OF THE FIRST
Ulugbek Rashitov comes out on top after round one.
He leads 13-8 after two quick head kicks and another kick around the corner in the closing seconds of the round.
A head kick equates to three points so two quick head quicks changed the complexion of that first round.
Six quick points from Ulugbek Rashitov with back-to-back kicks to the head means he now leads 8-6.
A very back-and-forth clash so far as the first round comes to an end.
Ulugbek Rashitov takes the first point with a punch to the chest protector, and then another.
Sinden follows with a two kicks to the trunk to lead 4-2 with one minute left of the first.
TEAM GB GOING FOR GOLD
Right here we go.
Team GB’s Bradly Sinden’s gold medal match in the men’s -68kg Taekwondo event is about to get underway.
Doncaster born Sinden takes on Ulugbek Rashitov of Uzbekistan for the right to be Olympic Champion!
USA WIN GOLD
Anastasija Zolotic of the USA wins gold at the age of just eighteen-years-old.
She defeats Tatiana Kudashova of the Russian Olympic Committee in the final of the women’s Taekwondo -57kg event.
It’s a relatively straightforward 25-17 victory that seals the USA’s fourth gold medal of the games.
GOLD MEDAL MATCH
It’s time for the gold medal match of the women’s -57kg in the Taekwondo.
It’s the event that Team GB athlete Jade Jones was knocked out of in a shock defeat to Kimia Alizadeh of the Refugee Olympic Team earlier today.
Tatiana Kudashova of the Russian Olympic Committee takes on Anastasija Zolotic of the USA.
The superstar filled USA basketball team have the upper hand against France after one quarter of action.
Kevin Durant and Jayson Tatum are both in action for the USA, two of the biggest names in the NBA.
They lead 22-15 with three quarters left to play.
HALF AN HOUR WARNING
Just half an hour to go now until Team GB’s first shot at a gold medal at Tokyo 2020.
Bradley Sinden is already guaranteed a silver medal in the final of the men’s 68kg Taekwondo event but will be aiming for the gold medal when he takes on Ulugbek Rashitov of Uzbekistan in the final at 1.45pm.
Team GB are having themselves a day in the women’s artistic gymnastics.
After four rotations Team GB are in third place in the qualification table behind only the Russian Olympic Committee and China.
Jennifer Gadirova in particular has impressed at just 16-years-old.
More events at the Tokyo Olympics have been moved due to the threat of a typhoon hitting Japan.
Organisers have suspended men’s and women’s rowing on Tuesday, July 25 after previously bringing forward Monday’s sailing events by a day.
The quad sculls medal rounds have been pushed back to Wednesday, along with the lightweight double sculls and pairs semi-finals.
And the single sculls semi-finals, initially due to take place on Wednesday, will now happen on Thursday.
Heavy rain is forecast for Tuesday and conditions don’t look great for Wednesday and Thursday, either.
GB BEAM LATEST
Jennifer Gadirova nails the dismount with a double tuck and solid landing to post a score of 13.300 on the beam.
It means Team GB are finished on the beam and through to the next round.
GB currently lie 5th in the women’s all round Gymnastics with a score of 79.898.
Team GB’s Amelie Morgan posts a brilliant opening routine on the beam.
Her efforts secure her a score of 13.0333.
FIFTH PLACED FINISH
Team GB finish their swimming 4x100m freestyle relay in fifth place and that won’t be enough to make the final.
It’s Four 100ths of a second slower than the Russian Olympic Committee who steal the eighth place in the final.
Eight teams from the two heats qualify, with Team GB finishing ninth overall.
It’s been a good day for Emma Wilson in the RS:X windsurfing event.
She ends the day in fourth place and has been speaking to British Sailing following her efforts.
“It’s been pretty physical out there, really physical. The first race we had quite nice wind and by the last one it was literally pump as hard as you can and just keep pumping.
“It was pretty tiring, but we train every day for it, so we kind of expected it.
“It’s really cool, my first Olympics and a first day like that – I couldn’t have asked for more, I’m just really enjoying it.
“I’m not nervous anymore. I was nervous before, but now I’m just looking forward to chilling out a bit and coming back tomorrow.
“The key to consistency out on the racecourse was to be in the moment, to enjoy it and to keep pumping hard.
“The plan is to recover, come back tomorrow and do the same.”
The mens 4x100m freestyle heats are about to get underway.
Team GB feature in the second heat of two but have chosen to rest the big guns ahead of a potential final qualification.
GOLD MEDAL CHANCE
In just over an hour’s time Team GB’s Bradley Sinden will be going for gold in the men’s 68kg Taekwondo event.
Sinden beat beat Zhao Shuai of China 33-25 in the semi-final to guarantee at least a silver medal in the event.
He takes on Ulugbek Rashitov in the final at 1.45pm looking to become Great Britain’s first ever male taekwondo Olympic gold medallist.
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