Tokyo Olympics 2021: Day Ten event schedule, highlights, Team GB in action, UK start time, how to watch, TV channel

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With 32 medals so far, Tokyo has already been a more productive hunting ground for Great Britain than Sydney 2000 or Athens 2004. Ten gold, ten silver and 12 bronze have pushed Team GB to sixth on the charts.

But more athletes are looking to write their names into Olympic history.

Here’s all you need to know about Day Ten at the Games...

Day Ten highlights

The country’s best hopes of a gold comes from Britain’s eventers in the equestrian team and individual competitions.

After a commanding performance at Sea Forest Park, world No 1 Oliver Townend, Laura Collett and Tom McEwen hold a huge lead of 17.9 penalties in the team event.

Townend also heads the individual race for gold on 23.60, with a narrow advantage over Germany’s Julia Krajewski. Collett occupies the bronze medal position and McEwen is sixth.

The horseback action starts at 9am.

Oliver Townend has more than one medal in his sights. (AP)
Oliver Townend has more than one medal in his sights. (AP)

There’s an outside chance of a medal for Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey in the women’s 49er FX sailing race starting at 4am.

After 13 races in the opening series, the pair have qualified for the main event. However, they’ve got stiff competition from the Dutch duo of Annemiek Bekkering and Annette Duetzwho as well as the Brazilain team of Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze, who are the reigning world and Olympic champions respectively.

There’s plenty of interest at the Izu Velodrome as track cycling schedule begins.

Brits are involved in the women’s team pursuit at 7:45am while their male counterparts get the wheels turning at 9:02am. Medals are up for grabs in the women’s team sprint at 10:09, but Britain will not be involved.

Eyes will be on the weightlifting where Britain’s Emily Campbell will want to showcase her strength in the +87kg category. One of her competitors will be New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard, the first transgender athlete to compete in the Games. That begins at 11:50am.

There’s more athletics on show starting at 1am, but no Brits are among the medal hopefuls.

Team GB’s women’s hockey players will hope to succeed where the men failed by winning their quarter-final against Spain at 1pm.

Which medals are up for grabs?

Artistic gymnastics (men’s rings, women’s floor, men’s vault)

Athletics (men’s long jump, women’s 100m hurdles, women’s discus, men’s 3,000m steeplechase, women’s 5,000m)

Badminton (women’s doubles, men’s singles)

Cycling (women’s team sprint)

Equestrian (eventing team, eventing individual)

Sailing (49er FX women, 49er men)

Shooting (men’s 25m rapid fire pistol, men’s 50m rifle 3 positions)

Weightlifting (women’s 87kg, women’s +87kg)

Wrestling (women’s freestyle 76kg, men’s Greco-Roman 60kg, men’s Greco-Roman 130kg)

Day Ten schedule

Five must-watch events (all times BST):

5am-3pm: badminton, women’s doubles finals and men’s singles finals.

7:30am-10:30am: track cycling, team pursuits and women’s sprints.

9am-2pm: football, women’s semi-finals

9am-14:25am: equestrian, team and individual events.

13:40pm: women’s 5000m final.

How to watch Day Five

TV channel: BBC will be broadcasting the best of the action live for free on terrestrial TV, with coverage running from 12:05am.

Eurosport also have the rights to the Games in the UK, with live coverage beginning at 1am.

Live stream: TV licence fee-payers can stream the action live via the BBC iPlayer. Eurosport subscribers can stream the events via Eurosport Player.

Roku users can watch iPlayer using a Roku streaming device or Roku powered TV.

You can also follow all the action LIVE with Standard Sport’s dedicated Olympics Day Ten blog.

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