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Canada vs Great Britain LIVE: Women’s football result, final score and reaction at Tokyo Olympics today

The final group stage game will determine if Team GB go through as group winners or runners-up

Karl Matchett
Tuesday 27 July 2021 14:50
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Great Britain take on Canada in their third and final group stage fixture on Tuesday, already through to the knockout phase but now trying to secure top spot.

Six points taken so far, courtesy of a two-goal victory over Chile and a late win over hosts Japan, leave Team GB able to rotate the squad for this fixture if head coach Hege Riise wants to, though in theory a first-place finish in the group should yield a better fixture in the quarter-finals. If Great Britain finish top, they will play third place from either Group F or G - China PR or Australia at the start of play on the final round of games - while a second-place finish sees them play F’s runners-up, likely Brazil or Netherlands.

Canada still need a point to guarantee their own progression, though with the two best third-place sides also going through, they look in a strong position to reach the last eight regardless.

Follow live updates of Canada vs Great Britain at Tokyo 2020, as well as major updates from other events below:

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Tokyo Olympics day 4

Day four of the Olympics Games sees Simone Biles go for her first of six possible Olympic gold medals in Tokyo in the women’s team final (from 7.45pm JST/11.45am BST).

British hopes rest on swimmer Duncan Scott going in the men’s 200m freestyle final alongside teammate Tom Dean (10.40am JST/2.40am BST), and Kathleen Dawson going in the women’s 100m backstroke final (10.50am JST/2.50am BST). Bianca Walkden competes in the women’s +67kg taekwondo category (final 10pm JST/2pm BST). Mahama Cho goes in the men’s +80kg class. Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury will be in action in the men’s tennis doubles (11am JST/3am BST) while Team GB take on reigning champions Fiji in rugby sevens.

Earlier Flora Duffy added the Olympic title to her collection of world titles to win Bermuda’s first ever Games gold medal, as Britain’s Georgia Taylor-Brown won silver despite suffering a punctured tyre in a rain-soaked women’s triathlon.

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Tokyo Olympics: Bermuda wins first ever gold

Multiple world champion Flora Duffy added the Olympic title to her collection to win Bermuda’s first ever gold medal, as Britain’s Georgia Taylor-Brown won silver despite suffering a punctured tyre in a rain-soaked women’s triathlon in Tokyo.

Taylor-Brown and her friend and training partner Jess Learmonth were in the lead group as they emerged from the swim and stayed there throughout the cycle until Taylor-Brown’s misfortune late in the ride. It left her with ground to make up but she transitioned well and began picking off rivals, including Learmonth, to hunt down a hard-earned medal.

“I didn’t know what to do, so I just rode out on the flat,” Taylor-Brown explained afterwards. “It was panic mode but it paid off.” Her gutsy performance produced a second triathlon silver after Alex Yee’s second-place finish at the start of what became a ‘Magic Monday’ for Team GB.

Flora Duffy wins Bermuda’s first Olympic gold as GB’s Georgia Taylor-Brown takes silver

Georgia Taylor-Brown suffered a puncture on the bike ride but fought back to finish second as America’s Katie Zaferes won bronze, but no one could compete with the dominant Flora Duffy

Lawrence Ostlere27 July 2021 02:33
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Tokyo Olympics: Swimming gold and silver for Team GB

There were high hopes for GB’s Duncan Scott in the men’s 200m freestyle swimming final and he has taken silver – but it was his compatriot Tom Dean who took gold, making it a remarkable result for Britain. Dean touched home in 1 minute 44.22 seconds while Scott trailed behind him by only .04 seconds. Brazil’s Fernando Scheffer took the third spot.

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Tokyo Olympics: Women's 100m backstroke won by Australia

Australia’s Kaylee McKeown has won the final of the 100m backstroke in an Olympic record time of 57.47 seconds, winning a gold medal for her country. Kylie Masse of Canada took the second spot, finishing the race in 57.72 seconds, while Team USA’s Regan Smith took the third spot.

Team GB’s medal hopeful Kathleen Dawson ended a distant sixth as she finished the race in 58.70 seconds.

Kaylee McKeown of Team Australia is congratulated by Emily Seebohm of Team Australia after winning the gold medal in the Women’s 100m Backstroke Final on day four of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on 27 July 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Namita Singh27 July 2021 03:07
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Tokyo Olympics: Russians win gold and silver in 100m backstroke

The swimming finals have seen another record as Russia’s Evgeny Rylov finished the men’s 100m backstroke in a European record time of 51.98 seconds. The second spot also went to ROC’s Kliment Kolesnikov who trailed behind by only 0.02 seconds. Ryan Murphy of Team USA won the bronze.

Evgeny Rylov of Team ROC celebrates after winning the gold medal in the Men's 100m Backstroke Final on day four of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on 27 July 2021 in Tokyo, Japan

Namita Singh27 July 2021 03:16
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Tokyo Olympics: Tom Dean and Duncan Scott clinch top two spot

With Tom Dean and Duncan Scott winning freestyle gold and silver for Team GB, it is the first time since 1908 that two British male swimmers have shared an Olympic podium.

Full story from Lawrence Ostlere in Tokyo:

Britain’s Tom Dean and Duncan Scott win Olympic gold and silver in 200m freestyle

This result marks the first time two British male swimmers have shared an Olympic podium since London 1908

Namita Singh27 July 2021 03:24
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Tokyo Olympics: Team USA wins gold and bronze in 100m breaststroke

With all eyes on Lilly King and Tatjana Schoenmaker, who broke the Olympic record in the heats, Team USA’s Lydia Jacoby has taken a surprise gold in the finals of the 100m breaststroke. She finished first in 1 minute 4.95 seconds.

But it was not an absolute disappointment for Schoenmaker and King who took silver and bronze for South Africa and the US respectively.

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Scott to Dean: 'It's great being able to compete against him'

After their spectacular victory in the pool today, the gold and silver winning British medallists spoke to the media.

Duncan Scott was all praise for his compatriot Tom Dean, to whom he lost out on gold. “Just a massive credit to Tom Dean, that

was unbelievable. Olympic champion - he’s come along so far in the last 18 months, it’s a pleasure to watch,” Scott told the BBC. “It’s great to be able to say he’s a good mate out of the pool. It’s great being able to compete against him as well.”

Dean thanked his family for their support. “I knew it was going to be a dog fight. I didn’t know how people were going to swim it. It was just race to race.

“Thanks so much to everyone back home, my mum, my family, my girlfriend, all the boys back in Maidenhead, thank you for staying up.”

Silver medalist Duncan Scott of Team Great Britain and gold medalist Tom Dean of Team Great Britain pose with their medals for the Men's 200m Freestyle Final on day four of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on 27 July 2021 in Tokyo, Japan

Namita Singh27 July 2021 03:47
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Tokyo Olympics: China wins the gold in 10m air pistol

China has won the first mixed team 10m air pistol with Ranxin Jiang and Wei Pang scoring a total of 16 points. Russia’s Vitalina Batsarashkina and Artem Chernousov with a total of 14 points earned the silver while Ukraine finished third with Olena Kostevych and Oleh Omelchuk beating Serbia 16-12 in 14 series.

Ranxin Jiang and Wei Pang of Team China and Vitalina Batsarashkina and Artem Chernousov of Team ROC during the Gold Medal Match of the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team event on day four of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Asaka Shooting Range on 27 July 2021 in Asaka, Saitama, Japan

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Tokyo Olympics: Suprise victory for 17-year-old Lydia Jacoby

The swimming schedule has been jam-packed today with at least four finals. Here’s a recap of who won what, and who suffered surprising losses:

Men’s 200m free final: It was another good morning for Team GB as Britain went for both gold and silver in the men’s 200m freestyle. While Tom Dean finished first, Duncan Scott took the second spot trailing behind his compatriot by only .04 seconds!

Women’s 100m backstroke final: Lydia Jacoby, the 17-year-old US swimmer, sprung a surprise in the pool today as she beat the defending champion and her compatriot Lilly King, winning her first gold. She finished 0.27 seconds ahead of Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa.

Men’s 100m backstroke final: For the first time in 29 years, the American men have failed to win a backstroke race in the Olympics pool. This historic defeat was at the hands of Russia’s Evgeny Rylov and Kliment Kolesnikov who claimed the top two spots. Defending champion Ryan Murphy settled for the bronze.

The US has previously won 12 straight golds in the last six Olympics, with Murphy sweeping the 100m and 200m backstroke events at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Women’s 100m breaststroke final: Australia’s Kaylee McKeown swam to victory, finishing in 57.47 seconds, just 0.02 seconds behind her own world record but an Olympic record nonetheless. Kylie Masse of Canada finished second, while former world-record holder Regan Smith settled for bronze.

Namita Singh27 July 2021 04:48

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