Latest Tokyo Olympic Games News LIVE! Updates from day 12; Sky Brown in the skateboard final; Katarina Johnson-Thompson
It was another dramatic day in Tokyo on Tuesday and Wednesday is also packed with action.
As skateboarding makes its Olympic arc, Sky Brown looks likely to be the star attraction. Brown was only 13 last month and is the youngest member of the GB team at these Games.
There is also the start of the one-on-one heptathlon between world champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson and reigning Olympic champion Nafi Thiam of Belgium.
Alice Dearing will make history as the first black swimmer to compete for Great Britain at the Olympics when she competes in the women’s 10k open water final.
Jason Kenny missed out on the track cycling gold medal in Tuesday’s team sprint final, but on Wednesday he begins his quest to defend the men’s individual title he won at Rio 2016.
Expect some excitement in the men’s 200m final and the men’s 800m final looks wide open.
Follow updates from Day 12 of the Tokyo Olympics with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog below …
Pozzi fourth in the men’s 100m hurdles semi-final
Andrew Pozzi of the GB team has just finished fourth in the first semi-final of the men’s 110m hurdles.
A time of 13.32 seconds gives him a chance to improve further, but it’s probably slim.
Sky Brown: It’s crazy to be here
Sky Brown is so relaxed and happy as she gives a quick BBC interview after smashing the skateboard park foreplay.
Is there a cooler competitor in these Games ?!
âIt was crazy. It’s crazy to be here, skating with all the girls was really fun. Everyone’s torn apart – it’s great, great to be here, âshe said.
âI’m really happy with my score. I have other stuff, but I’m just going to make the most of my time at the Olympics.
Matt Majendie at Ariake Urban Sports Park
Sky Brown has watched a class of its own so far in the prelims, scoring all three races. If she wins, she would be the youngest Olympic champion in history.
Previous youngsters at the Summer Games were Marjorie Gestring, who won gold at the 1936 Games at the age of 13 and 268 days, and Kim Yun-Mi, gold medalist in short track speed skating. In 1994.
There is the story of a coxswain snatched from the crowd in 1900 for the rowing pair but the coxswain in question has never been identified with precision.
Skateboard: Sky Brown heads to the park final
Sky Brown is just awesome.
She destroys the preliminary peloton in this scorching Tokyo heat … and has a blast doing it!
The teenager copes much easier in the last heat with a qualification for the final already guaranteed, stops around 15 seconds from the end but still gets a score of 40.03 – which would have been enough for sixth place .
So 57.40 is the score. Great stuff.
Skateboard: Sky Brown scores 57.40 in the second run
Some shiny new flourishes from Sky Brown in her second round and she gets even better with a score of 57.40!
She now has the two best scores of the day. Fantastic – she looks like the skateboarder to beat right now.
She will head to the final with supreme confidence.
Remember that eight of the 20 competitors in these heats will qualify for the final.
Skateboard: GB Martin Bombette eliminated
Bad news for Brown’s UK teammate Bombette Martin.
She was on the bubble there for a while, but her best run of 16.21 wasn’t enough to secure a spot in the women’s skate park final.
Another brilliant effort on the part of the 15-year-old.
Skateboarding: watch Sky Brown’s first run
Skateboarding: Sky Brown leads the race after a score of 55.26
A superb first run from Sky Brown at Ariake Urban Sports Park!
Some really catchy tricks executed calmly and 55.26 is the highest score of the innings so far.
And she clearly has a lot more up her sleeve!
Brown leads Japanese duo Kokona Hiraki and Sakura Yosozumi as it stands.
His composure at the age of 13 at the Olympics is incredible.
Hockey Semi-Finals: Women’s GB Team vs Netherlands
There’s a lot going on around the Games at the start of Day 12!
The British women’s hockey team – the reigning Olympic champions – face the Netherlands in the semi-finals at 2:30 am.
The Dutch will seek revenge after this most dramatic loss on penalties in the gold medal match at Rio 2016.
Babysitter Maddie Hinch was the heroine that day! Will she have another big role to play here?
Warner gets off to a good start in the men’s decathlon
In addition to the women’s heptathlon, the men’s decathlon is also well underway on the morning of Day 12.
Canada’s Damian Warner – bronze medalist in Rio and at the 2019 World Championships – made an excellent start, leading after the 100m with a time of 10.12 seconds.
He also won in the long jump with a jump of 8.24 meters.