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Tokyo2020 Today - Thursday 05th August

Dan Walker and Sam Quek introduce boxing and diving finals before focus switches to the Velodrome as reigning sprint champion Jason Kenny leads the British cyclists in action.

The day’s boxing includes the men’s featherweight final, a weight class in which Peter McGrail earned world bronze two years ago, while the women’s 10m platform diving final is likely to be dominated, as always, by the brilliant Chinese.

Can Katarina Johnson-Thompson follow in the footsteps of compatriots Denise Lewis and Jessica Ennis-Hill and become a British Olympic heptathlon champion?

She won a magnificent gold in the 2019 World Championships but will again have to overcome the might of defending champion, Nafi Thiam of Belgium, as the event concludes with the nerve-jangling 800m. The men’s 400m final is always the highlight of any Olympics with the likes of the USA’s Michael Johnson and 2016 champion Wayde van Niekirk of South Africa previous winners.

Elsewhere, the men’s hockey gold is decided, and the inaugural men’s climbing final takes place. Great Britain’s Jordan Thomas will hope to contend in the first ever Olympic 67kg karate final.


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