Tokyo 2020: Team GB collect three golds on 'Magic Monday'

  • ITV News Sports Editor Steve Scott reports on Team GB's three golds and two silvers

Many people woke up to Great Britain's first gold medal at Tokyo 2020 and there were two more by the time the country had eaten their cornflakes.

Adam Peaty retained his 100m men's breaststroke title in the middle of the night, before Tom Daley and Matty Lee took gold in the men's sychronised diving and Tom Pidcock won in the mountain biking.

Adam Peaty (gold) - 100m men's breaststroke

Peaty came into the Games as reigning champion in the 100 metre breaststroke and proved his superiority once again.

Adam Peaty collected his second gold. Credit: PA

"If you were looking for a promotion, and you'd been working your arse off for five years to get that promotion, and you've got to prove yourself within 57 secs, it's almost like that," Peaty said.

Tom Daley and Matty Lee (gold) - 10m men's synchronised diving

Daley collected gold at the fourth time of asking, while Lee won at his first Olympics, holding off the challenge of the Chinese pair.

Tom Daley and Matty Lee got hold of gold. Credit: AP

After winning gold Daley said: “You want to win an Olympic gold medal but never think you actually will. I will carry on but I will definitely take a break. There are some beverages with my name on it to celebrate with my husband and family."

Tom Pidcock (gold) - men's mountain biking

Pidcock entered the mountain biking as one of the favourites, although could have also competed in the road race, and did not put a foot wrong as he led for a large part of the race.

The 21-year-old Yorkshireman won at a canter, even having time to pick up a Union Jack before going over the finishing line with no other competitors in sight.

Tom Pidcock won by such a distance he had time to collect a Union Jack before he crossed the finish line. Credit: AP

The Briton powered past the Swiss pair of Mathias Flueckiger and Nino Schurter to take control on the fourth of seven laps.

Flueckiger was the only man who could even remotely keep up as Pidcock kept the power down to win by 20 seconds, having time to snatch a Union Flag and hold it aloft as he crossed the line.

"It’s pretty crazy that I became an Olympian and I was trying to tell myself at the start of the race it’s special just to be here,” Pidcock told Eurosport.

Great Britain's Alex Yee celebrates with his silver medal

Alex Yee (sliver) - men's triathlon

In the men's triathlon, Alex Yee picked up a silver after leading for a long time, only to be pipped by Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt.

Lauren Williams (silver) - women's 67kg taekwondo

The Welsh fighter was very close to victory but Matea Jelic scored vital points in the final 20 seconds to secure victory.