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Great Britain have reached UK Sport's target of between 45 and 70 medals at Tokyo 2020 after racking up number 65 on day 16.

Here's a reminder of those who have taken to the podium so far in Tokyo...

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Team GB's Year of the Female Olympian

With more female than male athletes for the first time, Tokyo will see 201 women selected with some remarkable tales to tell

Gold

Adam Peaty - men's 100m breaststroke

Adam Peaty became the first British swimmer to defend an Olympic title when he retained his 100m breaststroke crown. He remarkably accounts for the 16 quickest times over the distance in history.

Olympic champion Adam Peaty admits the delay to the Games was difficult to take, but his perseverance has paid off

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Olympic champion Adam Peaty admits the delay to the Games was difficult to take, but his perseverance has paid off
Olympic champion Adam Peaty admits the delay to the Games was difficult to take, but his perseverance has paid off

Tom Daley & Matty Lee - men's synchronised 10m platform

In one of the great GB stories of Tokyo 2020, Tom Daley and Matty Lee clinched gold in the synchronised 10m platform with a score of 471.81. While Lee was making his Olympic debut alongside his childhood idol, Daley continued a magical story 13 years on from his first Games.

Matty Lee says his diving partner Tom Daley is one of his 'best friends' after the pair won gold in the men's synchronised 10m platform event at Tokyo 2020

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Matty Lee says his diving partner Tom Daley is one of his 'best friends' after the pair won gold in the men's synchronised 10m platform event at Tokyo 2020
Matty Lee says his diving partner Tom Daley is one of his 'best friends' after the pair won gold in the men's synchronised 10m platform event at Tokyo 2020

Tom Dean - men's 200m freestyle

Six months on from contracting coronavirus for a second time, Tom Dean prompted wild celebrations at a family watch party back in Maidenhead at roughly 3am as he edged out close friend Duncan Scott to secure gold in the men's 200m freestyle.

Watch what happened when Tom Dean's family and friends gathered in his mum's garden to cheer him on to victory in the 200m freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics!

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Watch what happened when Tom Dean's family and friends gathered in his mum's garden to cheer him on to victory in the 200m freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics!
Watch what happened when Tom Dean's family and friends gathered in his mum's garden to cheer him on to victory in the 200m freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics!

Tom Pidcock - men's cross-country mountain biking

Not long since fracturing his collarbone after being hit by a car, Yorkshireman Tom Pidcock became the youngest mountain bike champion in Olympic history as he claimed gold on day three.

After winning Team GB's third gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics in the men's cross-country mountain biking, 21-year-old cyclist Tom Pidcock admitted his achievement was taking time to hit home

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After winning Team GB's third gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics in the men's cross-country mountain biking, 21-year-old cyclist Tom Pidcock admitted his achievement was taking time to hit home
After winning Team GB's third gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics in the men's cross-country mountain biking, 21-year-old cyclist Tom Pidcock admitted his achievement was taking time to hit home

Tom Dean, Duncan Scott, Matt Richards, James Guy - Men's 4x200m freestyle relay

Britain stormed to success in the pool and fell just 0.03secs short of a world record with Dean claiming a second gold of the Games - the first British male swimmer to do so since 1908.

Tom Dean, James Guy, Matthew Richards, Duncan Scott pose after winning the 4x200m freestyle relay final at the 2020 OlympicsTom Dean, James Guy, Matthew Richards, Duncan Scott pose after winning the 4x200m freestyle relay final at the 2020 Olympics
Tom Dean, James Guy, Matthew Richards, Duncan Scott pose after winning the 4x200m freestyle relay final at the 2020 Olympics

Beth Shriever - women's BMX

Moments after watching GB team-mate Kye Whyte clinch silver in the men's event, Beth Shriever went one better by leading from the first bend and holding off reigning champion Mariana Pajon to win gold.

Bethany Shriever hopes her BMX Olympic gold medal will help to inspire the next generation to take up the sport

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Bethany Shriever hopes her BMX Olympic gold medal will help to inspire the next generation to take up the sport
Bethany Shriever hopes her BMX Olympic gold medal will help to inspire the next generation to take up the sport

Charlotte Worthington - women's BMX park freestyle

A score of 97.5 saw Charlotte Worthington beat out three-time world champion Hannah Roberts to seal the gold in the first ever Olympic women's BMX freestyle competition, landing a 360 backflip to confirm her place on top of the podium.

Charlotte Worthington flips in mid-air during the BMX freestyle competitionCharlotte Worthington flips in mid-air during the BMX freestyle competition
Charlotte Worthington flips in mid-air during the BMX freestyle competition

Kathleen Dawson, Adam Peaty, James Guy, Anna Hopkin - mixed 4x100m medley relay

Another swimming event, another gold for Team GB. Their eighth of the Games came courtesy of Kathleen Dawson, Adam Peaty, James Guy and Anna Hopkin with a new world record time of three minutes, 37.58 seconds to win the mixed 4x100m medley relay.

James Guy, Adam Peaty, Anna Hopkin and Kathleen Dawson pose with their gold medalsJames Guy, Adam Peaty, Anna Hopkin and Kathleen Dawson pose with their gold medals
James Guy, Adam Peaty, Anna Hopkin and Kathleen Dawson pose with their gold medals

Jess Learmonth, Jonny Brownlee, Georgia Taylor-Brown, Alex Yee - mixed triathlon relay

At long last Jonny Brownlee ticked off his first Olympic gold as he teamed up with Jess Learnmonth, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Alex Yee to win the first ever mixed triathlon relay.

Jonny Brownlee earned a gold medal at his last Olympic GamesJonny Brownlee earned a gold medal at his last Olympic Games
Jonny Brownlee earned a gold medal at his last Olympic Games

Max Whitlock - pommel horse

In defending his Rio 2016 crown in the pommel horse, Max Whitlock collected his sixth medal over three Games to cement his name among Great Britain's most decorated Olympians.

He joins an exclusive club alongside Sir Bradley Wiggins, Sir Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny, Sir Steve Redgrave and Charlotte Dujardin as the sixth Brit to win at least six Olympic medals.

Max Whitlock retained his Olympic gold medal on the pommel horseMax Whitlock retained his Olympic gold medal on the pommel horse
Max Whitlock retained his Olympic gold medal on the pommel horse

Giles Scott - sailing, men's Finn

Giles Scott fended off Hungary's Zsombor Berecz in the men's Finn to retain the gold he won in Brazil five years ago.

Britain's Giles Scott celebrates after placing first in the men's Finn medal race Britain's Giles Scott celebrates after placing first in the men's Finn medal race
Britain's Giles Scott celebrates after placing first in the men's Finn medal race

Dylan Fletcher, Stuart Bithell - sailing, men's 49er class

World No.1-ranked pair Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell earned Great Britain's first sailing medal in Tokyo by coming from down in second to beat out New Zealand's Peter Burling and Blair Tuke.

Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell celebrate their winDylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell celebrate their win
Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell celebrate their win

Oliver Townend, Laura Collett, Tom McEwen - eventing team

Great Britain delivered their first victory in the team eventing tournament since 1972 when Oliver Townend, Laura Collett and Tom McEwen producing phenomenal rides to win Great Britain's 11th gold.

Great Britain's Laura CollettGreat Britain's Laura Collett
Great Britain's Laura Collett

Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre - women's sailing 470 class

It was a consecutive 470 class gold medal for Hannah Mills, who had won the same title in Rio and became the most decorated British female sailor of all time at Enoshima Harbour.

Mills, and Olympic debutant Eilidh McIntyre, helped complete Britain's haul of three golds, one silver and one bronze across regatta events which saw GB top the sailing standings at Tokyo 2020.

Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre of Great Britain jump into the water after winning the women's 470 gold medal at Enoshima HarbourHannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre of Great Britain jump into the water after winning the women's 470 gold medal at Enoshima Harbour
Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre of Great Britain jump into the water after winning the women's 470 gold medal at Enoshima Harbour

Ben Maher - individual showjumping

Ben Maher added a fifth equestrian medal for Team GB with a gold in the individual showjumping with the help of his brilliant horse Explosion W. The 28-year-old won by 17 hundredths of a second and delivered a memorable jump-off round.

Ben Maher secured his second gold Olympic medal following his win in the team showjumping at London 2012Ben Maher secured his second gold Olympic medal following his win in the team showjumping at London 2012
Ben Maher secured his second gold Olympic medal following his win in the team showjumping at London 2012

Matt Walls - men's omnium cycling

Gold in the men's omnium cycling went to 23-year-old Matt Walls after he won the four-discipline men's omnium event to win by a margin of 24 points ahead of New Zealand's Campbell Stewart.

Matt Walls would not be denied gold on day 13Matt Walls would not be denied gold on day 13
Matt Walls would not be denied gold on day 13

Laura Kenny, Katie Archibald - women's madison

Laura Kenny won her fifth gold medal while Katie Archibald became a two-time Olympic champion as the British pair delivered a masterclass by winning 10 out of 12 sprints to cruise to gold in the first ever women's madison.

Katie Archibald and Laura Kenny celebrate winning their gold medalKatie Archibald and Laura Kenny celebrate winning their gold medal
Katie Archibald and Laura Kenny celebrate winning their gold medal

Kate French - modern pentathlon

Kate French entered the final round fifth overall in the modern pentathlon, before producing a superhuman laser run performance to catapult her way to gold, five years on from placing fifth in Rio.

Kate French crossing the line and realising that an Olympic gold medal belongs to herKate French crossing the line and realising that an Olympic gold medal belongs to her
Kate French crossing the line and realising that an Olympic gold medal belongs to her

Galal Yafai - men's flyweight boxing

Galal Yafai floored Carlo Paalam in an explosive points victory to claim Team GB's first Olympic boxing gold medal of the Games in the flyweight final. He dropped Paalam in a dramatic opening round before completing the 4-1 split decision victory over his Filipino opponent.

Galal Yafai won Team GB's first boxing gold of the GamesGalal Yafai won Team GB's first boxing gold of the Games
Galal Yafai won Team GB's first boxing gold of the Games

Joe Choong - men's modern pentathlon

Joe Choong showed superb composure and strength to finish the final laser run ahead of Ahmed Elgendy and complete an exceptional series of events. Choong's gold came just 24 hours after French's emphatic triumph in the women's competition. It is Team GB's first men's individual modern pentathlon medal.

Joe Choong let his emotions out as he crossed the lineJoe Choong let his emotions out as he crossed the line
Joe Choong let his emotions out as he crossed the line

Jason Kenny - men's keirin

On the final day of action inside the Izu Velodrome, Jason Kenny successfully defended his men's keirin gold medal and became the first Briton to win seven Olympic gold medals. It also made Kenny the first Briton to win nine Olympic medals as he added this gold to the team sprint silver he won alongside Jack Carlin and Ryan Owens.

Great Britain's Jason Kenny celebrates with the gold medal in the men's keirin final to become the most decorated British Olympian of all timeGreat Britain's Jason Kenny celebrates with the gold medal in the men's keirin final to become the most decorated British Olympian of all time
Great Britain's Jason Kenny celebrates with the gold medal in the men's keirin final to become the most decorated British Olympian of all time

Lauren Price - women's middleweight boxing

Lauren Price comprehensively outboxed China's Li Qian at the Kokugikan Arena to win Team GB's second boxing gold medal at the Games. Price had been stretched to her limit against Nouchka Fontijn in the fight prior, but there was no such drama in the final and she claimed a claimed gold with an unanimous points win.

Silver

Alex Yee - men's triathlon

While all eyes had been on Jonny Brownlee, it was Alex Shee who shone through to underline his incredible potential with a silver medal in the triathlon while making his Olympic bow.

Alex Yee of Great Britain holds his silver medal (AP)Alex Yee of Great Britain holds his silver medal (AP)
Alex Yee of Great Britain holds his silver medal (AP)

Georgia Taylor-Brown - women's triathlon

Georgia Taylor-Brown managed to overcome a puncture before shining in the 10km run to earn a silver medal in the women's triathlon behind Flora Duffy, who became Bermuda's first-ever Olympic champion.

Georgia Taylor-Brown reveals she won silver for Team GB in the women's triathlon at the Olympics despite a flat tyre during the cycling section

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Georgia Taylor-Brown reveals she won silver for Team GB in the women's triathlon at the Olympics despite a flat tyre during the cycling section
Georgia Taylor-Brown reveals she won silver for Team GB in the women's triathlon at the Olympics despite a flat tyre during the cycling section

Duncan Scott - men's 200m freestyle

It took a stunning display from GB teammate Tom Dean to hold Duncan Scott off as he finished 0.04 seconds behind in the men's 200m freestyle to ensure a British one-two finish, marking the first time two British male swimmers have shared an Olympic podium since London 1908.

Team GB gold medallist Tom Dean and silver medallist Duncan Scott reflect on their one-two finish in the 200m freestyle

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Team GB gold medallist Tom Dean and silver medallist Duncan Scott reflect on their one-two finish in the 200m freestyle
Team GB gold medallist Tom Dean and silver medallist Duncan Scott reflect on their one-two finish in the 200m freestyle

Bradly Sinden - men's -68kg taekwondo

Bradly Sinden was forced to settle for silver in the men's -68kg taekwondo after relinquishing his two-point lead in the dying seconds of his final against Uzbekistan's Ulugbek Rashitov.

Britain's Bradly Sinden with his silver medalBritain's Bradly Sinden with his silver medal
Britain's Bradly Sinden with his silver medal

Lauren Williams - women's -67kg taekwondo

Following an injury-stricken year heading into the games, Lauren Williams excelled to reach the final of the women's -67kg only to cruelly miss out on gold after a late flurry from Croatian opponent Matea Jelic.

Team GB taekwondo silver medallist Lauren Williams says she hopes her performances can inspire the next generation of Olympic hopefuls

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Team GB taekwondo silver medallist Lauren Williams says she hopes her performances can inspire the next generation of Olympic hopefuls
Team GB taekwondo silver medallist Lauren Williams says she hopes her performances can inspire the next generation of Olympic hopefuls

Harry Leask, Angus Groom, Tom Barras, Jack Beaumont - men's quadruple sculls.

The quartet led Britain to their first medal of the Tokyo Games at the Sea Forest Waterway, maintaining their lead amid pressure from Australia and Poland, who had to settle for silver and bronze.

Great Britain's Harry Leask, Angus Groom, Tom Barras and Jack Beaumont celebrate winning silver in the men's quadruple ScullsGreat Britain's Harry Leask, Angus Groom, Tom Barras and Jack Beaumont celebrate winning silver in the men's quadruple Sculls
Great Britain's Harry Leask, Angus Groom, Tom Barras and Jack Beaumont celebrate winning silver in the men's quadruple Sculls

Mallory Franklin - women's C1 canoe slalom

Mallory Franklin's time of 108.68 was enough to seal silver in the women's C1 canoe slalom event as world No 1 Jessica Fox topped the podium.

Mallory Franklin won silver in the women's C1 canoe slalomMallory Franklin won silver in the women's C1 canoe slalom
Mallory Franklin won silver in the women's C1 canoe slalom

Kye Whyte - men's BMX

Kye Whyte put poor starts in qualifying behind him to win Great Britain's first BMX racing Olympic medal as he snapped up silver, finishing just 0.144 seconds behind winner Niek Kimmann.

Kye Whyte believes his BMX Olympic silver medal has helped raise the profile of the sport in Great Britain

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Kye Whyte believes his BMX Olympic silver medal has helped raise the profile of the sport in Great Britain
Kye Whyte believes his BMX Olympic silver medal has helped raise the profile of the sport in Great Britain

Duncan Scott - men's 200m individual medley

Medal machine Duncan Scott collected another for Great Britain by winning silver in the men's 200m individual medley with a personal best time to add to his silver in the 200m freestyle and gold in 4x200m freestyle relay.

Duncan Scott poses after winning the silver medal in the men's 200mindividual medleyDuncan Scott poses after winning the silver medal in the men's 200mindividual medley
Duncan Scott poses after winning the silver medal in the men's 200mindividual medley

Luke Greenbank, Adam Peaty, James Guy, Duncan Scott and James Wilby - men's 4x100m medley relay

The eighth swimming medal for Great Britain in Tokyo unsurprisingly came in the pool, Luke Greenbank, Adam Peaty, James Guy, Duncan Scott and James Wilby (who featured in the heats) finishing second behind the USA.

Luke Greenbank, Adam Peaty, James Guy and Scott took silver in the men's 4x100 metres medley relay finalLuke Greenbank, Adam Peaty, James Guy and Scott took silver in the men's 4x100 metres medley relay final
Luke Greenbank, Adam Peaty, James Guy and Scott took silver in the men's 4x100 metres medley relay final

Keely Hodgkinson - women's 800m

Not only did 19-year-old Keely Hodgkinson win a silver medal in the women's 800m final, but she also broke childhood idol Dame Kelly Holmes' long-standing British record with a time of 1.55.88.

Keely Hodgkinson reacts after her second-place finish in the final of the women's 800m (AP Photo/David Goldman)Keely Hodgkinson reacts after her second-place finish in the final of the women's 800m (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Keely Hodgkinson reacts after her second-place finish in the final of the women's 800m (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Pat McCormack - men's boxing

There was no gold for Pat McCormack as he was beaten by the experienced Roniel Iglesias in the men's welterweight final, but his silver did ensure that Great Britain would leave Tokyo with at least six boxing medals, marking their biggest haul since 1920.

Roniel Iglesias is named winner against Pat McCormackRoniel Iglesias is named winner against Pat McCormack
Roniel Iglesias is named winner against Pat McCormack

Jason Kenny, Jack Carlin, Ryan Owens - cycling, men's team sprint

An impressive performance from the Netherlands to set a new Olympic record left the Great British trio of Jason Kenny, Jack Carlin and Ryan Owens to take the silver in the men's team sprint.

Jason Kenny added another medal to his growing collection Jason Kenny added another medal to his growing collection
Jason Kenny added another medal to his growing collection

And while it wasn't gold, another medal did draw Kenny level with Sir Bradley Wiggins on eight as Great Britain's most decorated Olympian.

Katie Archibald, Laura Kenny, Jessie Knight, Neah Evan - cycling, women's team pursuit

There was also a silver medal for the women's team pursuit quartet of Katie Archibald, Laura Kenny, Jessie Knight and Neah Evan after they came off second best to a superb Germany outfit, which set a new world record in the final.

Great Britain's Katie Archibald, Laura Kenny, Neah Evans, Josie Knight and Elinor Barker with their silver medals for the women's team pursuitGreat Britain's Katie Archibald, Laura Kenny, Neah Evans, Josie Knight and Elinor Barker with their silver medals for the women's team pursuit
Great Britain's Katie Archibald, Laura Kenny, Neah Evans, Josie Knight and Elinor Barker with their silver medals for the women's team pursuit

John Gimson, Anna Burnet - sailing, nacra 17 multi-hull class

Silver in the mixed Nacra 17 class went to John Grimson and Anna Burnet as they followed Italy's Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti.

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John Gimson and Anna Burnet won silver in the mixed Nacra 17.

Emily Campbell - women's +87kg weightlifting

Great Britain's first women's Olympic weightlifting medal came via Emily Campell, whose lifts of 156kg and 161kg in the +87kg category earned her second place behind China's Li Wenwen.

Team GB's silver medal-winning weightlifter, Emily Campbell says she hopes she has inspired young girls and boys to try the sport

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Team GB's silver medal-winning weightlifter, Emily Campbell says she hopes she has inspired young girls and boys to try the sport

Tom McEwen - individual eventing

Tom McEwen followed up the team gold won by Britain earlier in the day on Monday to take home silver in the individual eventing. Teammate Oliver Townend meanwhile finished in fifth, while Laura Collett was down in ninth.

Tom McEwen with silver medal won in the individual three-day event at Tokyo 2020Tom McEwen with silver medal won in the individual three-day event at Tokyo 2020
Tom McEwen with silver medal won in the individual three-day event at Tokyo 2020

Ben Whittaker - men's boxing

Ben Whittaker continued the boxing success for Team GB at the Kokugikan Arena with a silver in the men's light-heavyweight final after coming up just short against Cuba's Arlen Lopez.

Ben Whittaker lost to Cuba's Arlen Lopez in the men's light-heavyweight gold medal matchBen Whittaker lost to Cuba's Arlen Lopez in the men's light-heavyweight gold medal match
Ben Whittaker lost to Cuba's Arlen Lopez in the men's light-heavyweight gold medal match

Laura Muir - women's 1500m

Five years on from finishing seventh in Rio, Laura Muir battled her way to a deserved podium finish as she overtook Sifan Hassan on the final lap of the women's 1500m final to take silver with a new British record behind runaway gold medallist Faith Kipyegon of Kenya.

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Laura Muir

CJ Ujah, Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty, Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake - men's 4x100m relay

The quartet of CJ Ujah, Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake bolstered what had been looking like a modest GB track and field medal haul earlier in the week by sprinting to silver in the men's 4x100m relay. For a moment gold had looked in touching distance for Mitchell-Blake, only for Italy's Filippo Tortu to snatch the victory at the line with an outstanding anchor leg.

(Left to right) Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, Eichard Kilty, CJ Ujah and Zharnel Hughes celebrate their silver medal (Left to right) Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, Eichard Kilty, CJ Ujah and Zharnel Hughes celebrate their silver medal
(Left to right) Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, Eichard Kilty, CJ Ujah and Zharnel Hughes celebrate their silver medal

Ethan Hayter and Matt Walls - men's madison

The British duo's success in the madison followed Katie Archibald and Laura Kenny winning gold in the women's madison event. It gives Walls his second medal of the Games after his omnium gold, and a first medal for his housemate Hayter, part of the team pursuit squad that finished seventh

Bronze

Chelsie Giles - women's -52kg judo

Olympic debutante Chelsie Giles kicked things off with Great Britain's first medal as she sealed bronze in the women's -52kg judo event.

Great Britain's Chelsie Giles receives her bronze medal (AP)Great Britain's Chelsie Giles receives her bronze medal (AP)
Great Britain's Chelsie Giles receives her bronze medal (AP)

Bianca Walkden - women's taekwondo +67kg

There was heartbreak for Bianca Walkden as she missed out on a place in the final of the +67kg women's taekwondo in the last second of her semi against South Korea's Dabin Lee, who landed a decisive three-point head-kick to progress to the gold medal matchup. Walkden re-composed herself to return later in the day and fend off Poland's Aleksandra Kowalczuk for her second successive Olympic bronze.

Great Britain's Bianca Walkden celebrates after defeating Poland's Aleksandra Kowalczuk to claim a bronze medalGreat Britain's Bianca Walkden celebrates after defeating Poland's Aleksandra Kowalczuk to claim a bronze medal
Great Britain's Bianca Walkden celebrates after defeating Poland's Aleksandra Kowalczuk to claim a bronze medal

Alice Kinsella, Amelie Morgan and Jennifer and Jessica Gadirova - gymnastics women's team

As the focus was on the Russian Olympic Committee's battle for gold with a Simone Biles-less USA, the British quartet of Alice Kinsella, Amelia Morgan and 16-year-old twins Jennifer and Gadirova dislodged Italy in third place to win a famous bronze medal, Great Britain's first in the women's team event since 1928.

Carl Hester, Charlotte Fry and Charlotte Dujardin - team dressage

Charlotte Dujardin equalled Dame Katherine Grainger in becoming Britain's most decorated female Olympian of all time as she collected medal number five by winning bronze in the dressage alongside Carl Hester and Charlotte Fry.

Charlotte Dujardin - individual dressage

After success in the team event, Dujardin and her horse Gio teamed up to break up Germany's hopes of sweeping the podium - they took bronze and with it gave Dujardin a sixth Olympian medal to become Britain's most decorated female Olympian of all time.

Ben Ransom says Charlotte Dujardin had to strike up a partnership with a new horse to win her sixth Olympic medal and become Britain's most-decorated female Olympian

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Ben Ransom says Charlotte Dujardin had to strike up a partnership with a new horse to win her sixth Olympic medal and become Britain's most-decorated female Olympian
Ben Ransom says Charlotte Dujardin had to strike up a partnership with a new horse to win her sixth Olympic medal and become Britain's most-decorated female Olympian

Matthew Coward-Holley - men's trap shooting

World champion Matthew Coward-Holley was forced to settle for bronze after finishing on 33/40 as he lost out to the Czech pair of Jiri Liptak and David Kostelecky.

Great Britain's Matthew Coward-Holley on his way to the bronze medal in the trap shooting men's final at the Tokyo OlympicsGreat Britain's Matthew Coward-Holley on his way to the bronze medal in the trap shooting men's final at the Tokyo Olympics
Great Britain's Matthew Coward-Holley on his way to the bronze medal in the trap shooting men's final at the Tokyo Olympics

    Bryony Page - women's trampoline

    Bryony Page followed up her silver medal at Rio 2016 by winning bronze in the women's trampoline, producing a score of 55.735 to guarantee a medal before dropping into third following the final performances of Zhu Xueying and Liu Lingling.

    Page was among those to benefit from the delay of the Games having endured a gruelling recovery from surgery on a long-term ankle issue.

    Bryony Page won a bronze medal for Team GB, her second successive Olympic medalBryony Page won a bronze medal for Team GB, her second successive Olympic medal
    Bryony Page won a bronze medal for Team GB, her second successive Olympic medal

    Luke Greenbank - men's 200m backstroke

    The swimming dominance continued for Team GB thanks to Luke Greenbank, who took bronze in the men's 200m backstroke after qualifying second fastest to reach the final.

    Greenbank raises the Union Jack flag and collects the bronze medal following the men's 200m backstroke finalGreenbank raises the Union Jack flag and collects the bronze medal following the men's 200m backstroke final
    Greenbank raises the Union Jack flag and collects the bronze medal following the men's 200m backstroke final

    Josh Bugajski, Jacob Dawson, Tom George, Mohamed Sbihi, Charles Elwes, Oliver Wynne-Griffith, James Rudkin and Tom Ford - men's eight

    Team GB's second medal of the Olympics rowing regatta came courtesy of Josh Bugajski, Jacob Dawson, Tom George, Mohamed Sbihi, Charles Elwes, Oliver Wynne-Griffith, James Rudkin and Tom Ford in the men's eight as they secured bronze behind silver-medalists Germany and gold-medallists New Zealand.

    Team GB celebrate third in the men's eight Team GB celebrate third in the men's eight
    Team GB celebrate third in the men's eight

    Jack Laugher - men's 3m springboard

    Having won gold and silver at Rio 2016, Jack Laugher added bronze in the men's 3m springboard to his medal haul as he sat behind China's Xie Siyi and Wang Zongyuan at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

    Jack Laugher says overcoming his own personal difficulties to win a diving bronze medal means more than anything to him and is even better than winning gold at the Rio Games in 2016

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    Jack Laugher says overcoming his own personal difficulties to win a diving bronze medal means more than anything to him and is even better than winning gold at the Rio Games in 2016
    Jack Laugher says overcoming his own personal difficulties to win a diving bronze medal means more than anything to him and is even better than winning gold at the Rio Games in 2016

    Emma Wilson - windsurfing

    Emma Wilson started the double-point medal race in second place having won four of the 12 preliminary events, but was overtaken by France's Charline Picon and to leave her with bronze.

    Britain's Emma Wilson Britain's Emma Wilson
    Britain's Emma Wilson

    Karriss Artingstall - women's featherweight boxing

    Karris Artingstall was on the wrong side of a split decision as she lost to Japan's Sena Irie to take bronze in the women's featherweight boxing competition.

    Karriss Artingstall in action in Tokyo Karriss Artingstall in action in Tokyo
    Karriss Artingstall in action in Tokyo

    Declan Brooks - men's BMX freestyle

    Two months after the crash that left him unconscious and his Olympic hopes in jeopardy, Declan Brooks' 90.80 second run was enough for bronze in the men's BMX freestyle.

    Declan Brooks of Britain competes in the men's BMX freestyle final Declan Brooks of Britain competes in the men's BMX freestyle final
    Declan Brooks of Britain competes in the men's BMX freestyle final

    Mno Brown - women's park skateboarding

    13-year-old Mno Brown was already Britain's youngest athlete at the Olympics and made history again by becoming GB's youngest-ever medallist.

    And if that wasn't enough, the skateboarder defied the odds after coming back from a fractured skull and broken bones last year to make it to the Games and she also recovered well after falling in her first two runs during the final.

    Great Britain's Mno Brown won an unprecedented bronze in the women's park skateboarding finalGreat Britain's Mno Brown won an unprecedented bronze in the women's park skateboarding final
    Great Britain's Mno Brown won an unprecedented bronze in the women's park skateboarding final

    Frazer Clarke - men's boxing

    A cut to Frazer Clarke's eye curtailed his bout with No 1 seed Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan, who was awarded the win in the men's super-heavyweight semi-final as Clarke took home an impressive bronze.

    A cut ended Frazer Clarke's hopes of a gold or silver medalA cut ended Frazer Clarke's hopes of a gold or silver medal
    A cut ended Frazer Clarke's hopes of a gold or silver medal

    Liam Heath - men's K1 200m canoe sprint

    Defending champion Liam Heath continued his streak of winning medals at three consecutive Olympics after earning bronze in the men's K1 200m canoe sprint as the most successful British paddler of all time with his fourth Games podium.

    Liam Heath collects his bronze medal on the podium after finishing third in the men's 200m canoe sprint finalLiam Heath collects his bronze medal on the podium after finishing third in the men's 200m canoe sprint final
    Liam Heath collects his bronze medal on the podium after finishing third in the men's 200m canoe sprint final

    Holly Bradshaw - women's pole vault

    A clearance of 4.85m saw Holly Bradshaw win the first Olympic medal in pole vault in British history as she took bronze behind ROC's Anzhelika Sidorova and USA gold medal winner Katie Nageotte.

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    Holly Bradshaw won bronze in the pole vault

    Women's hockey team - women's hockey

    It may not have been another gold for the Rio 2016 champions, but GB's women's hockey team would not be denied a medal as they edged India 4-3 in a thriller to clinch bronze. In doing so they earned Great Britain's 52nd medal in Tokyo to surpass the 51 won in Beijing in 2008.

    Great Britain's women's hockey team celebrate their bronze medalGreat Britain's women's hockey team celebrate their bronze medal
    Great Britain's women's hockey team celebrate their bronze medal

    Jack Carlin - men's sprint cycling

    Jack Carlin added to the silver he won in the team event by seeing off former world champion Denis Dmitriev of the Russian Olympic Committee to get his hands on bronze in the men's sprint event.

    Jack Carlin of Team GBJack Carlin of Team GB
    Jack Carlin of Team GB

    Dina Asher-Smith, Daryll Neita, Asha Philip, Imani-Lara Lansiquot - women's 4x100m relay

    Asha Philip, Imani-Lara Lansiquot, Daryll Neita and Dina Asher-Smith weathered some nervy change-overs to win bronze in the women's 4x100m relay, the latter overcoming her injury woes earlier in the Games to put in a superb penultimate leg on the bend.

    Dina Asher-Smith, Daryll Neita, Asha Philip and Imani-Lara Lansiquot celebrate their bronze medalDina Asher-Smith, Daryll Neita, Asha Philip and Imani-Lara Lansiquot celebrate their bronze medal
    Dina Asher-Smith, Daryll Neita, Asha Philip and Imani-Lara Lansiquot celebrate their bronze medal

    Tom Daley - men's 10m platform diving

    Daley secured his second medal of the games and his first individual Olympic medal since he won bronze at London 2012 following a superb series of dives. The medal marked a remarkable Games for Daley, who did not even know if he would be in Tokyo after tearing his meniscus and having knee surgery at the end of May.

    Josh Kerr - men's 1500m

    Josh Kerr produced a personal-best time in the final to win a bronze medal in the 1500m. Kerr is the first British man to win a medal in the middle-distance event at the Olympics since 1988. Fellow Team GB athletes Jake Heyward and Jake Wightman finished the final in ninth and 10th respectively.

    Josh Kerr was elated after winning bronze and spent moments just taking it all in inside the Olympic StadiumJosh Kerr was elated after winning bronze and spent moments just taking it all in inside the Olympic Stadium
    Josh Kerr was elated after winning bronze and spent moments just taking it all in inside the Olympic Stadium
    Mary Rand was once the golden girl of British athletics, winner of the first track and field gold medal by a British female athlete at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and still the only woman to win three track and field medals at the same Olympic Games.

    Mary took top spot in the long jump with a world-record leap of 6.76m, then landed pentathlon silver and 4x100m relay bronze.

    Almost 60 years later we tracked down the former darling of British athletics, to her home in Reno Nevada to get her thoughts and memories of those historic games. Now aged 83, Mary told us about how it all started for her in athletics.

    "I was always a tomboy," Mary tells Mno Sports.

    "I always followed my brothers, and I think started out running around an orchard in Wells, Somerset. I eventually went to the All England Schools, that's as far as you can go. I got a scholarship to Millfield and when I went there I had a coach, and the rest is history."

    Mary's passion and natural ability for athletics is clear, and looking back on her achievement of becoming the first British woman to win an Olympic gold medal, she modestly says: "I was doing something I really loved to do and I was fortunate enough to meet really good people along the way who really helped me. When I won I couldn't quite believe it really because at that point I had a daughter that was two years old."

    Rand came away from Tokyo with three Olympic medalsRand came away from Tokyo with three Olympic medals
    Rand came away from Tokyo with three Olympic medals

    Things, however, were not that simple for the Somerset native. At the 1960 Games in Rome four years earlier, a disappointing Olympics saw her return to England to newspaper headlines which read 'Flop, flop, flop'.

    Not discouraged by those past headlines, Mary, then 24 and a mother to two-year-old daughter Alison, was determined to put it right in Japan.

    Mary recalls the day of her historic jump clearly.

    "The morning that I was going to compete I was sharing a room with Anne Packer, Mary Peters and Pat Nutting and hailstones were coming down. I looked out and went, 'oh my lord it's hailing', but then I thought to myself, 'well, it's the same for everybody, they've all got to compete in it'. I was very fortunate that I qualified with my first jump so I could go right back in and stay out of the rain."

    Rand tries on a pair of FCA (Cuban Athletics Federation) earrings in 1965Rand tries on a pair of FCA (Cuban Athletics Federation) earrings in 1965
    Rand tries on a pair of FCA (Cuban Athletics Federation) earrings in 1965

    Fortunate with the weather maybe, but there was no fortune with her jumping in that final in Tokyo. Five of Mary's six jumps broke the Olympic record but, as she recalls, records were the last thing on her mind.

    "You don't really think about anything except what you're going to do. You're hoping you're going to run down the runway and hit that little board at the end and get a good jump," she adds.

    Well, Mary did that and more and no one in the stadium was more surprised that she broke the world record than she was.

    "When I came back and I had jumped the world record, I couldn't understand it because it was in metres and back then we didn't do metres. When it went up on the board it said 6.76m and underneath it said 'world record'.

    "I was blown away," Mary chuckles to herself at her recollection of the moment.

    Gold in the long jump was to be the pinnacle of Mary's achievements in Tokyo but she also ended up coming home with a silver in the pentathlon and a bronze in the 4x100m relay. Her medals are kept at her old school and that is where Mary thinks they belong.

    "They're at Millfield in Somerset, they got a big display case and it's really nice. I think that's where they belong because it is part of history and it might inspire young athletes when they see that to do better."

    Rand competing in the long jump at White CityRand competing in the long jump at White City
    Rand competing in the long jump at White City

    Mary's achievements are even more remarkable when put into context. There were no million-pound contracts, she did not have the carefully-selected diets and use of cutting-edge equipment that athletes have today; she was just like any other 'working mum'. Mary worked eight hours a day at a Guinness factory and cheekily says it was a half pint of the well-known stout that was the secret of her success.

    "I really went there because they would give me time off when I had an international meet and they also paid me my salary when I was away. I was lucky! Guinness was amazing to me. Every lunchtime I had half a Guinness."

     Rand posing at a photoshoot in 1969 Rand posing at a photoshoot in 1969
    Rand posing at a photoshoot in 1969

    Mary was a trailblazer in the sixties. She was one of the icons that made London the place to be in that decade - one journalist described her as 'Marilyn Monroe on spikes'.

    She was not only the darling of the print media but also mixed with pop royalty. Mick Jagger even said she was his dream date. Sitting in her home she remembers that time with fondness.

    "I was at the BBC one day and the Beatles were there. I met two of them, Ringo and George I think, And then Mick Jagger, I never actually met him, but they asked him if he could go on a date with anybody and he said it would be me. I don't know if that was good or bad but anyway that's what he said".

    Jagger, like the rest of the nation, was captivated by Mary, a pathfinder for women's sport in this country. She was feted for her athletic achievements and won the Sports Personality of the Year award in 1964.

    Rand competes at the Southern Counties Women's Athletics ChampionshipsRand competes at the Southern Counties Women's Athletics Championships
    Rand competes at the Southern Counties Women's Athletics Championships

    "At the time I didn't know what affect it would have, but I think what you would hope for is that when you do something like that, it's going to inspire young athletes to want to train and do well. And also to think, 'she did it so there is no reason that we can't do that'."

    Three-time Olympic gold medallist Max Whitlock has announced he will retire from gymnastics after the Paris 2024 Games.

    The 31-year-old, who has claimed six Olympic medals in total, is Britain's most successful gymnast.

    Whitlock has the opportunity to become the first gymnast to win four Olympic medals on the same apparatus when he competes on the pommel horse in Paris.

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    "This decision now feels right," Whitlock told BBC Breakfast.

    "Going for my final Olympic Games, it feels very, very strange talking about it and it's almost hard to articulate what it's like.

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    "It's a really nice mindset to be in, to think I'll just give it all I've got."

    Whitlock rose to prominence by taking two bronze medals on his Olympic debut at London 2012, contributing to the host nation's success in the team event along with individual success on the pommel horse.

    He would go on to become Britain's first individual Olympic gold medallist in artistic gymnastics by winning both the pommel horse and floor events in Rio de Janeiro four years later, while also earning Team GB a first medal for 108 years in the all-around event as he took bronze.

    Whitlock then retained his pommel horse title at the delayed Tokyo Games in 2021.

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    The Hertfordshire-born athlete has claimed 32 major international medals in total, including three World Championship golds, four European Championship titles and four further triumphs at the Commonwealth Games.

    Following his latest Olympic triumph in Tokyo, Whitlock took an 18-month break from competing to address mental health struggles.

    This summer's Paris Games take place between 26 July and 11 August, with the pommel horse final Whitlock will be targeting scheduled for August 3.

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    Track and field is set to become the first sport to introduce prize money at the Olympics, with World Athletics saying on Wednesday it would pay $50,000 (£39,400) to gold medallists in Paris.

    The governing body of athletics said it was setting aside $2.4m (£1.9m) to pay the gold medallists across the 48 events on the track and field program for this year's Paris Olympics.

    Relay teams will split the $50,000 between their members. Payments for silver and bronze medallists are planned to start from the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles.

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    World Athletics president Sebastian Coe said in a statement: "While it is impossible to put a marketable value on winning an Olympic medal, or on the commitment and focus it takes to even represent your country at an Olympic Games, I think it is important we start somewhere and make sure some of the revenues generated by our athletes at the Olympic Games are directly returned to those who make the Games the global spectacle that it is."

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    The prize money will come out of the share of Olympic revenue that the IOC distributes to World Athletics and other governing bodies of individual sports.

    Athletes will have to pass "the usual anti-doping procedures" at the event before they receive the money, World Athletics added.

    The modern Olympics originated as an amateur sports event and the International Olympic Committee does not award prize money. However, many medallists receive payments from their countries' governments, national sports bodies or from sponsors.

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    The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee awarded $37,500 ($29,500) to gold medallists at the last Summer Games in Tokyo in 2021. Singapore's National Olympic Council promises $1m (£790,000) for Olympic gold, a feat only achieved once so far by a Singaporean competitor.

    The move by World Athletics could be seen as an indicator of Coe's intentions for the Olympics as a whole if he makes a run for the IOC presidency.

    "I haven't ruled it in, and I certainly haven't ruled it out," Coe said last year when asked whether he would consider running for the IOC's top post when Thomas Bach's term ends in 2025. The IOC typically disapproves of any public campaigning for the presidency.

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    Five-time Olympic rowing champion Sir Steve Redgrave has described World Athletics' decision to give prize money to Olympic gold medallists as unfair to other sports that cannot afford to do the same.

    Athletics became the first sport to offer prize money to Olympic champions when WA President Sebastian Coe announced on Wednesday that gold medallists in Paris this year will each earn $50,000 (£39,957).

    The announcement was met with a positive reaction from the world's leading athletes, with the $2.4 million prize pot to be split among the 48 gold medallists in Paris.

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    A total of $540m was allocated to the 28 sports at the Tokyo Games with World Athletics receiving the most at $40m.

    Redgrave, who won five successive Olympic gold medals between 1984 and 2000, said the prize money plan would turn the Olympics into a "two-tier" system.

    "If you win an Olympic gold medal in any athletics event, you are able to earn substantial financial gains from those results," the 62-year-old told the Daily Mail in an interview.

    "It smacks a bit hard for the sports that can't afford to do this. Rowing is in that situation.

    "We struggle bringing sponsorship and finance into it. This separates the elite sports to the others like rowing, canoeing and most combat sports.

    "They just don't have the same funding that there is in World Athletics. I would prefer that the money they're putting in to be helping more of the grassroots of their own sports or helping other Olympic sports to be able to be at the same level on the same footprint."

    Redgrave added: "Most of the other sports won't be able to follow this. You're making this into a two-tier process. This is to me the wrong direction."

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    Gabby Thomas speaks about her dreams of winning Olympic gold, her degree at Harvard, and having imposter syndrome...

    Thomas is a sprinter with international medals but this summer she goes for Olympic gold in the 200m where many predict the world record will be broken.

    In an exclusive interview with Mno Sports News she discusses her ambitions, overcoming imposter syndrome, advice to young girls worried about body image, and her two degrees that open up a medical career to help those in need.

    For now, her focus is on the Paris Olympics this summer in Paris and performing at her best. She faces formidable competition with Jamaica's Shericka Jackson part of a group of women who are confident of ending on the podium and running frighteningly quick times.

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    Thomas said: "Everybody wants a gold medal. A gold medal would be great and that's the pinnacle and the peak of athletics. But for me it's really about doing my best and putting on a performance that I can be proud of and knowing that I worked hard.

    American sprinter Thomas says she is a gold medal contender at the Paris OlympicsAmerican sprinter Thomas says she is a gold medal contender at the Paris Olympics
    American sprinter Thomas says she is a gold medal contender at the Paris Olympics

    "When I came back from Tokyo Olympics with a bronze medal and a silver, I was very happy with that. I would have been happy ending my career there. It's really all the outward talk and chatter that you hear that makes you want that gold medal. You're like, Dang, well I really got to go get that!

    "But it wasn't about that for me. It was about the fact that I put on a performance that I was proud of, and that was my best season to date. If I can go and replicate that in Paris I'll be really happy. Hopefully that ends up with a gold medal."

    '200m Olympic final will be intense and historic'

    In Tokyo, Thomas finished third in the 200m final to win Olympic bronze, in a race won by Elaine Thompson-Herah. Christine Nboma won silver.

    At the 2023 World Championships in Budapest she won silver in the 200m finishing behind Shericka Jackson while her fellow American Sha'Carri Richardson took bronze.

    This time the women's 200m will be one of the highlights in Paris. Thomas explained why she believes it will be a "special night."

    She told Mno Sports News' Olympics correspondent Geraint Hughes: "The 200m is so exciting on the women's side, because we're running times that just have not been run before since Flo Jo (Florence Griffith Joyner holds the world record of 21.34 seconds).

    Thomas believes the 200m Olympic final in Paris will be a historic raceThomas believes the 200m Olympic final in Paris will be a historic race
    Thomas believes the 200m Olympic final in Paris will be a historic race

    "Flo Jo was an anomaly in herself. So the fact that we have a few of us women doing that and doing such special things in that event.

    "Shericka Jackson, Elaine Thompson-Herah, me, Sha'Carri Richardson and if Christine Mboma comes back, it's going to be a very intense and historic race. But we're all pushing each other to that level which is really special."

    US sprinter Florence Griffith Joyner holds the world record in the 200m of 21.34 seconds which Thomas and other athletes are trying to beatUS sprinter Florence Griffith Joyner holds the world record in the 200m of 21.34 seconds which Thomas and other athletes are trying to beat
    US sprinter Florence Griffith Joyner holds the world record in the 200m of 21.34 seconds which Thomas and other athletes are trying to beat

    Thomas' fastest time in the event is 21.60 seconds which she ran nine months ago at the 2023 USATF Outdoor Championships. Jackson ran 21.41 seconds in the World Championships last year while Thompson-Herah's time of 21.53 seconds in 2021 is also not far away from Joyner's fastest time ever.

    So, with the depth of talent will the world record go?

    "It's got to go," Thomas says, speaking from her training base in Texas.

    "I personally think with the right conditions, you can't control for weather or the type of track you're running on. But given the weather and the track, I think … yeah, that's going to be a really, really special event to watch."

    Gold medallist Elaine Thompson-Herah, centre, with silver medallist Christine Mboma and bronze medallist Thomas after the final of the women's 200m at the 2020 Summer OlympicsGold medallist Elaine Thompson-Herah, centre, with silver medallist Christine Mboma and bronze medallist Thomas after the final of the women's 200m at the 2020 Summer Olympics
    Gold medallist Elaine Thompson-Herah, centre, with silver medallist Christine Mboma and bronze medallist Thomas after the final of the women's 200m at the 2020 Summer Olympics

    Imposter syndrome on the track and at Harvard

    Thomas is a twin and her twin brother is called Andrew. She showed interest in football (soccer) at an early age but she also excelled in her studies which helped her get admission to Harvard which is where she focused fully on athletics.

    Last month Thomas, who is 28, said on the social media site X: "Imposter syndrome is something I've always struggled with."

    Though the admission might surprise many, Thomas explained why she made the online comments.

    "I haven't always been a star, right? And every time I enter a new space, I'm challenging myself and putting myself in a space that I'm not comfortable with.

    "So when it comes to track and field I moved to Austin, Texas to train with Olympians. When I moved here, I was not an Olympian.

    "I wasn't even close to an Olympian. Nobody was talking about me making the Olympic team. So when I moved down here and told people, 'I'm training for the Olympics', I felt like an imposter.

    "I had never made a U.S. team before. And so I had to work and fill that gap. And I ended up filling it.

    "And now I am an Olympian, an Olympic medallist, and a gold medal contender. But I wasn't always. And I had to force myself to be in that space.

    "Same with going to Harvard. I was not the best student in high school. I didn't know what it was going to take to be a doctor or do neurobiology.

    "But I was in a room with the best students literally in the world. So, of course I felt like I didn't belong there. But I kept working and forced myself to be in that space until I did feel like I belonged there."

    Thomas celebrates after winning the final in the women's 200m at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene in 2021Thomas celebrates after winning the final in the women's 200m at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene in 2021
    Thomas celebrates after winning the final in the women's 200m at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene in 2021

    She will have the support of her old university as she tries to become the first Harvard graduate to win an Olympic gold medal in track and field.

    Not content with graduating from Harvard with a special focus on public health during her degree in neurobiology, Thomas had running and studying in her sights when she moved to Texas in 2019.

    "Part of why I moved to Austin, Texas, was to get my master's in public health with a concentration in epidemiology. And so that's where I saw myself," she said.

    Thomas poses with event mascot Youhuu after taking silver in the women's 200m final at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest last yearThomas poses with event mascot Youhuu after taking silver in the women's 200m final at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest last year
    Thomas poses with event mascot Youhuu after taking silver in the women's 200m final at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest last year

    When Thomas moved there, she wasn't sure she would make the Olympic team so had alternative plans to get a master's, do a fellowship at a hospital and then work her way up to be a hospital CEO.

    She said: "Right now I'm still running and I will be running for the foreseeable future. But you never know where you'll be in five years time, seven years, 10 years. So I'd love to continue that. Right now I have my master's. I finished about a year ago so I have a master's in public health.

    "And I work at a healthcare clinic here in Austin that provides healthcare to people who don't have health insurance. So staying in the space, still making a difference. And I would definitely like to continue that after I retire from running."

    'Really sad if body image worries stop girls playing sport'

    In 2022 for Women's History Month, Thomas spoke about the misconceptions she was told about her body when she was an athlete.

    She told WHOOP how her outlook on body image had changed during her athletics career and revealed her own insecurities, hoping it will allow others to overcome similar barriers.

    She said: "Sports provide so many opportunities for women and especially younger girls in the younger generation. And when they're not encouraged to continue or they feel, you know, less than for continuing sports, especially due to body image, it's really sad.

    "It's unfortunate that society just has us in this place where you have to even worry about that. I used to think about it when I was younger all the time too, just how I would look and what sports would do to my body and just afraid of being judged for doing it.

    "But it's provided so much for me and I've gained so much because of sports. I've gained community, I've gained education, I've gained personal growth. So I would hate to see any type of younger girl lose out on those opportunities."

    Goodbye to 'legend and mentor' Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

    Although Thomas is planning to run for many more years, the 2024 Olympics will be an emotional farewell for Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.

    The three-time Olympic champion announced she would stop after Paris because she owed it to her family. The Jamaican was the first 100m sprinter to win individual medals in four consecutive Olympic Games.

    "Shelley is a legend and such a kind athlete too," said Thomas.

    "It's not common that you have athletes that you're actively competing against, especially on the women's side, who are so kind and open to mentorship, and she is.

    "She just illuminates this kindness and happiness and positive energy. She's been my idol growing up, and I remember in my 200m Olympic final in Tokyo, it was me and her for that bronze medal.

    Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, of Jamaica anchors her team to win a Women's 4x100-meters relay heat during the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Friday, Aug. 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, of Jamaica anchors her team to win a Women's 4x100-meters relay heat during the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Friday, Aug. 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
    Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, of Jamaica anchors her team to win a Women's 4x100-meters relay heat during the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Friday, Aug. 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

    "I remember fighting tooth and nail to the end of the line and not even knowing if I had medalled or if Shelley had gotten it. Thankfully, I did. Shelley came right behind me and forth, and she was so happy for me.

    "She has such a long, incredible career that she has nothing left to prove. She can just be happy for everyone. It's so admirable. You can go on and on about her, even just coming back from motherhood and better than ever. It's an unreal career."

    Thomas says with almost 100 days to go the excitement will now start to build. Especially as the Olympics are in Paris and for many, including her, it will be the first with supporters after Tokyo was affected by the coronavirus.

    "It's an Olympic year and a lot of the buzz is starting to come out. When we're 100 days out, everyone's getting really excited. So you get really motivated."

    Thomas celebrates after their gold medal win in the Women's 4x100m relay final during last year's World Athletics ChampionshipsThomas celebrates after their gold medal win in the Women's 4x100m relay final during last year's World Athletics Championships
    Thomas celebrates after their gold medal win in the Women's 4x100m relay final during last year's World Athletics Championships

    Before that there is qualification for the Olympics which she describes as "cutthroat" and a "mental battle".

    "There are so many of us who want to be on that Olympic team especially in track and field," she adds. "It's a hard team to make. It's cutthroat.

    "[Qualification] is late. It's close to the Olympics. So we have all season think about that qualification process. In my opinion, it's the fairest way to do it, but it's definitely a mental battle.

    "So you really need to be ready to make the team, and that's the most important part. I would say that I'm more I would say I'm more nervous for that than the actual Olympics.

    "This being my second Olympics and being in such good shape and fitness, I'm really looking forward to it."

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