Tokyo Olympics 2020 live: latest as Mallory Franklin takes silver in C1 and Matt Coward-Holley bronze in men's trap

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·16-min read
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
Great Britain's Mallory Franklin celebrates with her silver medal after the Women's C1 Canoe Slalom - PA/Danny Lawson 
Great Britain's Mallory Franklin celebrates with her silver medal after the Women's C1 Canoe Slalom - PA/Danny Lawson

08:00 AM

C1 canoe slalom, women: Your medal winners/medallists/medallers

(LtoR) Britain's Mallory Franklin (silver) Australia's Jessica Fox (gold) and Germany's Andrea Herzog (bronze) pose during the medal ceremony of the women's Canoe final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre in Tokyo on July 29, 2021. - CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images
(LtoR) Britain's Mallory Franklin (silver) Australia's Jessica Fox (gold) and Germany's Andrea Herzog (bronze) pose during the medal ceremony of the women's Canoe final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre in Tokyo on July 29, 2021. - CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images

Gold: Jessica Fox, Australia
Silver: Mallory Franklin, Great Britain
Bronze: Andrea Herzog, Germany

Don't think any of them will be too disappointed with the colour of their respective medals.

07:52 AM

Tennis update, singles

In the women's singles semi-final, Belinda Bencic of Switzerland is a set up against Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan. It's currently 3-3 in the second set.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Tennis - Women's Singles - Semifinal - Ariake Tennis Park - Tokyo, Japan - July 29, 2021 Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan in action during her semifinal match against Belinda Bencic of Switzerland - REUTERS/EDGAR SU 
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Tennis - Women's Singles - Semifinal - Ariake Tennis Park - Tokyo, Japan - July 29, 2021 Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan in action during her semifinal match against Belinda Bencic of Switzerland - REUTERS/EDGAR SU

In the men's singles quarter-final it's the Russia Olympic Committee representative Karen Khachanov leading France's Ugo Humbert by one set to love. Humbert is leading 4-3 in the second set.

07:37 AM

Fine start for Team GB's sailors

By Tom Cary, Senior Sports Correspondent in Tokyo

While all eyes have been on the pool/rowing lake/taekwondo centre, Britain’s sailors have quietly been putting together a stonking start to their respective Olympic regattas.

GB sailors were placed top five in eight of the 10 Olympic classes overnight on Wednesday - and now they are guaranteed their first medal of these Games in the RS:X (windsurfing) class.

Emma Wilson - the squad’s youngest sailor at just 22 and the daughter of former Olympic windsurfer Penny Way - has had a dream week, winning four of her 12 races, and is lying second overall heading into Saturday’s points race.

Emma Wilson of Team Great Britain competes in the Women's RS:X windsurf race on day six of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Enoshima Yacht Harbour on July 29, 2021 in Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Japan - Phil Walter/Getty Images
Emma Wilson of Team Great Britain competes in the Women's RS:X windsurf race on day six of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Enoshima Yacht Harbour on July 29, 2021 in Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Japan - Phil Walter/Getty Images

Even allowing for the fact that race counts double, Wilson is so far clear of fourth place that bronze would be the worst she could do.

Wilson, who is from Christchurch in Dorset, will battle it out with Chinese sailor Yunxiu Lu, who is four points ahead of her, and France’s Charline Picon, who is two points behind, in Enoshima on Saturday.

Wilson’s mother Penny Way was world windsurfing champion in 1986, 1990 and 1991. She represented Team GB at the 1992 and 1996 Olympics.

07:35 AM

Report: Matt Coward-Holley takes Team GB's first medal of day six

By Pippa Field

Britain has its first medal of day six courtesy of Matt Coward-Holley in the men's trap final.

It was a fine return for the 26-year-old, who was competing at his first Olympics , but you could see the disappointment etched across his face when he already knew his fate going in his final shot.

Coward-Holley, the world and European champion, had qualified as the second best shooter, hitting all 75 targets in the morning's second qualification stage (on top of the 48/50 managed yesterday)

However three misses from the first 10 targets in the final - the scores are added together through the elimination stages of the final - would ultimately come back to bite him when it came to the crunch, as he missed out on the gold medal shoot off to the Czech pair of Jiri Liptak and David Kostelecky.

Those two would eventually go to a sudden death shootout with Liptak eventually the one to triumph when his compatriot missed.

Coward-Holley's bronze matches the same colour won by Edward Ling in the men's trap final in Rio five years ago. But the wait for a first British Olympic champion since Bob Braithwaite in 1968 goes on.

07:32 AM

Women's C1: Jess Fox takes gold!

A superb rub from the Australian. She denies Mallory Franklin gold at the very death with an absolutely fantastic run under the highest pressure. Did it comfortably in the end.

Jessica Fox of Australia in action in the Women's Canoe C1 Semifinal during the Canoeing events of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, at the Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre in Tokyo, Japan, 29 July 2021 - DANNY LAWSON/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock 
Jessica Fox of Australia in action in the Women's Canoe C1 Semifinal during the Canoeing events of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, at the Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre in Tokyo, Japan, 29 July 2021 - DANNY LAWSON/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

Silver for Mallory Franklin.

07:30 AM

Women's C1: Jess Fox looking in excellent shape here

She's 4.5sec up at the second split...

A superb run, but she needs to finish it. It's looking like silver for Mallory Franklin...

07:30 AM

Women's C1: Jess Fox starts her run for gold

If she beats Franklin's time she will take gold...

Quick and tidy so far after the first few gates. Fox, of Australia, is 2.45sec up after the first split...

07:28 AM

Women's C1: Fiserova only fifth

Franklin gets at least a silver then. Only one competitor left to run.

Can Jess Fox of Australia beat her time? Tense.

07:27 AM

Men's trap: Jiri Liptak takes gold

Two other Czech Olympians in action in the men's trap. After Coward-Holley's elimination and bronze medal, it's Liptak who beats compatriot Kostelecky in the final after a shoot out.

07:26 AM

Women's C1: Tereza Fiserova of the Czech Republic up second-last

Franklin guaranteed a medal but what colour? Fiserova has a pretty messy start. She has picked up a penalty and is also seven seconds behind at the first split...

Good news for Franklin.

07:25 AM

Women's C1: Ana Satila of Brazil up next

Looking quick and tidy so far through the first five gates. Picks up a two-second penalty at gate seven, though and she's 3.43s behind Franklin as she slows up a bit...

Brazil's Ana Satila during the Women's C1 Canoe Slalom at the Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre on the sixth day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. Picture date: Thursday July 29, 202 - PA/Danny Lawson 
Brazil's Ana Satila during the Women's C1 Canoe Slalom at the Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre on the sixth day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. Picture date: Thursday July 29, 202 - PA/Danny Lawson

At the second split she's a whole five seconds behind leader Franklin... looking likely that it will be at least a bronze for the Briton, then. A 50-second penalty there puts her in last provisionally...

Franklin retains the lead with two women left to run...

07:21 AM

Women's C1: Herzog can't beat Franklin's time...

But she goes, provisionally, into the silver medal spot.

Three women left to run in this, and they will all have to be quicker than Mallory Franklin to deny the Briton a medal... This could be tight.

07:18 AM

Women's C1: Andrea Herzog up next

She qualified second after the heats and fourth in the semi-finals. This will be interesting...

Herzog about two seconds down on Franklin at the first split...

Second split time she's 2.32s down...

07:18 AM

Women's C1: Marjorie Delassus next up

It will be an anxious wait for Team GB's Franklin. The Frenchwoman is over three seconds behind Franklin at the second split, so the Brit should retain her lead at the end. Delassus comes up short of the leading time, currently second.

France's Marjorie Delassus competes in the women's Canoe semi-final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre in Tokyo on July 29, 2021 - CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images
France's Marjorie Delassus competes in the women's Canoe semi-final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre in Tokyo on July 29, 2021 - CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images

Franklin still leads with four still to go.

07:15 AM

Men's trap: It's bronze for Matt Coward-Holley

He's eliminated in third. The 26 year-old falls short here today but an Olympic bronze is not too bad at all.

Matthew John Coward Holley, of Britain, competes in the men's trap at the Asaka Shooting Range in the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan - AP/Alex Brandon 
Matthew John Coward Holley, of Britain, competes in the men's trap at the Asaka Shooting Range in the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan - AP/Alex Brandon

It's the two Czechs in the final two. Liptak vs Kostelecky. Kostelecky leads by two points at this stage with 10 targets remaining.

07:12 AM

Women's C1: Mallory Franklin posts a 108.68

That puts her in the lead comfortably at the moment but she will have to watch five more competitors to watch now... and wait.

A decent chance of a medal, though.

07:11 AM

Mallory Franklin starts her run

Looking decent so far. Picks up a two-second penalty at gate 17, though. She's 6.7sec up at the second split here and looking tidier.

Where will she finish?

07:10 AM

Men's trap: Down to the final three

Jorge Martin Orozco Diaz is eliminated after such a strong start. That means Matt Coward-Holley is guaranteed a medal, but what colour will it be? Gold looks unlikely but it could be silver or bronze.

07:09 AM

Women's C1 canoe slalom: Mallory Franklin goes for gold

She qualified in sixth in the semi-finals after being quickest in the heats. Weratschnig of Austria is next out onto the water. It starts very well but then gets very messy towards the middle of the course.

She eventually ends up leading the way with 119.41 so far. She doesn't look to happy with what she's done as she knows the quality of the competitors coming up next.

Mallory Franklin up now...

07:05 AM

Men's trap: And then there were four

Yu Haicheng in fifth is out. Coward-Holley in third after 30 targets.

07:04 AM

Golf to resume

The conditions have improved at the Kasumigaseki Country Club. Play will restart will restart at 0815 BST, so in just about 10 minutes' time.

07:01 AM

Men's trap: Coward-Holley looking increasingly safe here

Al Faihan of Kuwait and Yu Haicheng of China are the men in danger.

Al Faihan misses his 24th shot which is far from ideal. Coward-Holley misses his first in 14 to go to 21/25, having clawed his way back to gold medal contention.

After 25 shots Al Faihan is eliminated.

Team GB's Coward-Holley is currently third with 21/25 after missing his 25th shot. David Kostelecky leads the way with 23 and Jorge Martin Orozco Diaz is second with 22. So fairly tight up there.

06:55 AM

Men's trap: Team GB in bronze medal slot so far

With five shots to go before elimination, Jorge Martin Orozco Diaz leads the way with 19/20. Matt Coward-Holley is clear third in the bronze medal place with 17/20.

06:54 AM

Men's trap: Orozco Diaz yet to miss in his first 18

Next best is 16/18 - Czechia's David Kostelecky.

Jorge Martin Orozco Diaz of Team Mexico during Trap Men's Qualification on day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Asaka Shooting Range on July 28, 2021 in Asaka, Saitama, Japan - Getty Images AsiaPac /Getty Images AsiaPac 
Jorge Martin Orozco Diaz of Team Mexico during Trap Men's Qualification on day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Asaka Shooting Range on July 28, 2021 in Asaka, Saitama, Japan - Getty Images AsiaPac /Getty Images AsiaPac

Coward-Holley doing decently and in medal contention with 16 from 19. Not entirely safe from elimination yet, though.

06:49 AM

Coward-Holley looking in better shape here

Having moved up out of the bottom two. Orozco Diaz of Mexico has 13/13 so far and leads the way. Al Faihan of Kuwait misses which gives Coward-Holley a bit more breathing room. They go to 25 targets before any men are dismissed.

06:47 AM

German cycling coach Patrick Moster dismissed from Tokyo Olympics

The delegation management of @TeamD at the Olympic Games in Tokyo decided on Thursday that Patrick Moster will no longer perform his duties as part of the cycling team in Team D and will leave for Germany in the near future.

Moster apologised yesterday after he was caught on camera making racist remarks during Wednesday's men's Olympic road time trial.

06:45 AM

Coward-Holley with seven from 10 so far

That puts him fifth out of six so far...

A bit more from Pippa Field, on the ground in Tokyo here.

Six shooters make up the final, and start with 25 shots each before getting gradually knocked out one by one to leave two men standing. Hopefully Coward-Holley will be one of them, bidding to add to his world and European titles.

06:35 AM

Men's trap final about to start

The defending champion, Josip Glasnović of Croatia, did not qualify for the final. Six men through to the literal gold medal shoot-out, including Great Britain's Matt Coward-Holley. Can he go one better than Ed Ling did with his bronze in Rio 2016? Or – even better – two better?

Great Britain's Matthew Coward-Holley competes in the Men's Trap Shooting at the Asaka Shooting Range on the sixth day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. Picture date: Thursday July 29, 2021. - PA/Mike Egerton 
Great Britain's Matthew Coward-Holley competes in the Men's Trap Shooting at the Asaka Shooting Range on the sixth day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. Picture date: Thursday July 29, 2021. - PA/Mike Egerton

06:27 AM

Golf update

Still no (sign of) play after the event was suspended due to lightning in the area.

A large screen announces the suspension of play on the 18th hole, due to lightning in the area, during the first round of the Golf events of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Kawagoe, Japan, 29 July 2021. Olympic Games 2020 Golf, Tokyo - MICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock 
A large screen announces the suspension of play on the 18th hole, due to lightning in the area, during the first round of the Golf events of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Kawagoe, Japan, 29 July 2021. Olympic Games 2020 Golf, Tokyo - MICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

Sepp Straka of Austria leads the way after an -8 63, with Thomas Pieters (Belgium), Carlos Ortiz (Mexico) and Jazz Janewattananond (Thailand) all tied for second on -6. The leading Brit is Paul Casey on -4, tied for sixth.

06:17 AM

Covid positive tests, athletes in isolation and a major drugs row – how Olympic athletics in Tokyo descended into chaos

Our Athletics Correspondent Ben Bloom out in Tokyo has all the latest after American pole-vaulter Sam Kendricks has been ruled out of the Tokyo Olympics. As a result, the entire Australian team were forced into isolation. And a major drugs row saw 20 athletes – including almost half the Nigerian team – told they had not conducted enough tests to compete.

06:14 AM

First women's singles semi-final in the tennis get sgoing

Belinda Bencic of Switzerland takes on and Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan for a place in the final and a guaranteed medal.

Elena Rybakina, of Kazakhstan, plays against Garbine Muguruza, of Spain, during the quarterfinals of the tennis competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan - AP/Seth Wenig 
Elena Rybakina, of Kazakhstan, plays against Garbine Muguruza, of Spain, during the quarterfinals of the tennis competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan - AP/Seth Wenig

Meanwhile in the men's quarter-finals, Ugo Humbert of France is about to face Karen Khachanov of the Russian Olympic Committee. Novak Djokovic will be taking part in his match against Kei Nishikori later today.

06:07 AM

What you (may have) missed overnight

Understandably, you may not have had the will, stamina or possibility to catch all of the action that took place in the wee hours. Handily, we've been running a blog with all the updates and key stories, so you can catch up with what went down here, courtesy of Daniel Zeqiri. Spoiler alert: more fourth places for Team GB.

06:03 AM

Some more good news for Team GB

Matt Coward-Holley will be taking part in the men's trap from 0730 BST and we will have updates from that.

05:55 AM

Franklin qualifies sixth for the final

7.16s off the quickest time by Jessica Fox of Australia. Did what she needed to do, job done for now.

Mallory Franklin of Team Great Britain competes during the Women's Canoe Slalom Heats 1st Run on day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre on July 28, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan - Fred Lee/Getty Images
Mallory Franklin of Team Great Britain competes during the Women's Canoe Slalom Heats 1st Run on day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Kasai Canoe Slalom Centre on July 28, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan - Fred Lee/Getty Images

Qualifying in sixth, she will have five women going after her in the final. Monica Doria Vilarrubla just misses out on the final in 11th place, though by a margin of over four seconds.

05:53 AM

Franklin going decently

Franklin down by 0.4sec on the quickest time at the first split and two seconds off at the second split. Should still be fine though. Should.

05:52 AM

Mallory Franklin starts her run

No 2 in the world and she was the fastest qualifier in the heats. Just needs to keep it simple here. Knows what she needs to do to qualifying for the final which runs in about an hour's time.

05:51 AM

Women's C1 semi-finals

Andrea Herzog currently completing her run and needs a time of 128.32 to qualify for the final. Would be a shock if she didn't make it, to be honest.

Andrea Herzog of Germany competes in the Women's C1 heats of the Canoe Slalom at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan - AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth 
Andrea Herzog of Germany competes in the Women's C1 heats of the Canoe Slalom at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan - AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth

She makes it through comfortably in fourth spot with just Mallory Franklin left to go.

05:46 AM

Mallory Franklin going for gold in C1 canoe slalom

By Pippa Field

Mallory Franklin underlined her status as a serious contender to be crowned the first Olympic women's C1 canoe champion yesterday in qualifying fastest for Thursday's semi-finals. The C1 is a new event in Tokyo, added to the schedule in place of a men's C2 to give the sport gender parity.

Franklin is already Britain's most successful female canoeist, winning individual world gold in 2017 and the European title two years later plus a whole host of team and World Cup medals. And the 27-year-old started her Tokyo campaign in fine style, going fastest in both heats with just one two-second time penalty.

Reigning world champion Andrea Herzog, of Germany, delivered the second-fastest time while another pre-race favourite, Australian Jessica Fox, was fifth fastest ahead of today's semi-finals – which are currently under way, with Franklin still go to – and final, which takes place at 0755 BST.

"I'm really pleased. I've had quite a while watching other people race so it was good to get on the start line and use today as a confidence-builder to show me I can deliver and I have the pace," said Franklin, who tapped up British team-mate Adam Burgess for his knowledge of the course after he finished fourth in his men's C1 final on Monday.

"There is a hint of getting caught up in the moment and what it means. I'm trying to be really present and enjoy it. Perhaps there were a lot of people who thought we wouldn't perform very well and it didn't warrant being at the Games but today so far we've shown that is not true. There have been some good runs and it's really tight."

We will be here for all of the updates from the C1 as well as numerous other Olympic updates throughout the day, highlighting Team GB medal hopes throughout.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting