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Today at the Olympics: Great Britain rakes in the gold

Teen spirit

The podium at the women”s street skateboarding event had an average age of 14 on Monday.

Thirteen-year-old Momiji Nishiya of Japan clinched the gold at the event’s debut at the Olympics. The silver medal went to Brazil’s Rayssa Leal, also 13, while Funa Nakayama, 16, secured the bronze for Japan.

“It’s going to change the whole game,” U.S. skater Mariah Duran said. “This is like opening at least one door to, you know, many skaters who are having the conversations with their parents, who want to start skating.

“I’m not surprised if there’s probably already like 500 girls getting a board today,” she added.

Golden boy

Adam Peaty, 26, won Great Britain its first gold medal of the competition after successfully defending his title in the men’s 100m breaststroke.

Peaty has been undefeated in the 100m discipline for seven years and his latest bit of bling adds to his eight world titles and 16 European titles.

“It just means the world to me, I thought I had the best preparation but morning finals changed everything and threw that out of the window,” he said in a statement.

“You can do whatever you want in your own pool but when it comes to being out here it’s not about time. I was racing myself. It wasn’t about the time but the race,” he added.

Swimming in medals

Plenty more swimming to catch up on:

  • The USA sucessfully swam for gold at the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay
  • Australia’s Ariarne Titmus, nicknamed the “Terminator,” won the women’s 400m freestyle

Diving for gold

Hard on the heels of its first gold medal of these games, Great Britain secured a second with Tom Daley and Matty Lee coming on top in the men’s synchronised 10m platform event.

They beat second-placed China by just 1.23 points.

It’s the first gold medal for Daley, 27, who made his Olympic debut aged 14 in Beijing and then won bronze in London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Men’s triathlon

Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt won the men’s triathlon Olympic gold medal following a three-way battle for the title.

“That finished tape has been something I’ve been dreaming about for so many years. And to actually be able to put it together on the day is something I’m really proud of,” he said after his win.

Alex Yee of Great Britain won the silver in the Tokyo 2020 swim-bike-run event for Great Britain’s sixth Olympic medal in triathlon.

And Hayden Wilde claimed the bronze for New Zealand’s first medal of the Tokyo 2020.

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