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Olympics 2020 Live: Day 12 - 3

Summary

Hazel Irvine and Gabby Logan present further coverage on day 12 in Tokyo, with athletics and track cycling - including the men's team pursuit final at 9.45 - taking centre stage. Great Britain haven't won a gold medal on day 12 of an Olympics this century, but could that be about to change in the Izu Velodrome? Britain are reigning champions in the men's team pursuit, although Australia have been the form side more recently. Another British defending champion, Jason Kenny, will be looking to make serene progress through the early rounds of the men's sprint from 10.13. At the Olympic Stadium, the heptathlon continues with the shot put from 11.05, Laura Muir vies for a place in the women's 1500m final at 11.00, and it's the women's 200m medal ceremony at 11.50.

Review

You can make a compelling argument for track cycling’s men’s team pursuit being Great Britain’s best Olympic discipline, as when Ed Clancy, Ethan Hayter, Oliver Wood and Ethan Vernon compete in the Izu Velodrome, they’ll be seeking to take home GB’s fourth straight gold in the event. The quartet’s most senior member, 36-year-old Clancy, has been part of the team pursuit squads that took gold in Beijing, London and Rio, and he’ll need to inspire his fellow cyclists again as Denmark, Italy and Australia’s teams have all travelled to Japan with high hopes.

The men’s 200m final also takes place later, and GB’s contenders have less experience in fights for medals. Adam Gemili reached the final in 2016 yet was denied bronze in a cruel three-way photo finish that put him just three thousandths of a second behind third place, while Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake will also hope to be in contention.

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PresenterHazel Irvine
PresenterGabby Logan

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DirectorSally Richardson
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