Tokyo Olympics: Matt Partitions wins omnium gold, Liam Heath takes kayak bronze & boxer Galal Yafai shines

Tokyo Olympics: Matt Walls wins omnium gold, Liam Heath takes kayak bronze & boxer Galal Yafai shines


Matt Walls secured Great Britain’s 50th medal of the Tokyo Olympics by taking gold in the men’s omnium race as Liam Heath also won a hard-earned bronze in the men’s kayak single 200m on Thursday.

The pair served up eye-catching moments for Team GB on day 13 of the Games, as did boxer Galal Yafai who won through a thrilling semi-final to reach the gold-medal match in the 52kg flyweight division.

Dina Asher-Smith made a return to the track as Britain’s 4x100m relay team secured a place in the final, but the relay story was not so positive for the US men’s 4x100m team, who were deemed an “embarrassment” by American sprint legends Carl Lewis and Michael Johnson after being eliminated in their heat.

Elsewhere, 18-year-old Keegan Palmer put on a gripping display to win park skateboarding gold for Australia, who now sit fourth in the medal table, with Great Britain fifth.

Britain will look to improve their medal tally when Holly Bradshaw competes in the women’s pole vault from 11:20 BST.