Tokyo 2020 Olympics live as Peaty and Brownlee get Team GB off to fine start

Team GB have been in fine form this morning with a flurry of golds rushing in from overnight.

Adam Peaty and James Guy led our mixed medley relay team to a superb first place after Alex Yee, Georgia Taylor-Brown, Jessica Learmonth and Jonathan Brownlee worked together to take gold in the triathlon relay.

Brownlee has now earned himself the title of Britain's most successful triathlete after picking up the gold.

Elsewhere, Team GB's women's rugby sevens side were beaten by France in the semi-final – they will now have a chance to compete for bronze.

And finally Dina Asher-Smith will race in the women's 100m semi-final, and hopefully final this afternoon as she targets gold.

Follow all the action, as it happens, below…

British rowing tears itself apart

They began by almost bumping off a rival boat in the calamity that was the men’s four.

And yesterday Britain’s rowing team capped its worst Olympic regatta for 45 years by turning the air bluer than the water.

A Bronze for the men’s eight meant they finished with two medals from their week’s work along the Sea Forest Waterway

For the first time since 1980 Team GB failed to win a class. Not one gold medal to show for a £24.65 million investment in the sport.

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Biles withdraws from two more events

Simone Biles appears increasingly unlikely to return to action at the Tokyo Olympics after announcing her withdrawal from Sunday's individual finals in the vault and uneven bars.

The 24-year-old has not competed since she pulled out of the women's team final on Wednesday after one rotation, citing mental health concerns.

USA Gymnastics said in a statement: "Today, after further consultation with medical staff, Simone Biles has decided to withdraw from the event finals for vault and the uneven bars.

"She will continue to be evaluated daily to determine whether to compete in the finals for floor exercise and balance beam.

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Team GB have turned today into something of a Super Saturday thus far with gold medals in the swimming mixed medley relay and triathlon relays.

Adam Peaty played a crucial part as Team GB won their fourth swimming gold.

While Jonathan Brownlee is now Britain's most successful triathlete after picking up the gong.

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