Tokyo Olympics: 11th gold medal for Team GB and first women’s weightlifting medal

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Team GB have won their 11th gold medal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, finishing first in the eventing for the first time in almost 50 years.

In a jam-packed day of action, Laura Muir easily qualified for the 1,500m semi-finals, while twins Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova finished sixth and seventh in the gymnastics floor final.

Laura Collett, Tom McEwen and Oliver Townend led by 17.9 penalties following an outstanding performance in the cross-country rounds on Sunday.

Such was the team's dominance that the victory came despite final British rider Townend knocking one fence down.

It is Team GB's first Olympic team gold in eventing since Munich 1972, while Australia took silver and France bronze.

Elsewhere Emily Jade Campbell won Team GB's first women’s weightlifting medal.

In Athletics, GB's Laura Muir qualified comfortably for the 1,500m semi-finals, while Katie Snowden scraped through after coming sixth in her heat.

In the second of the heats, world champion Sifan Hassan fell with 400m to go but won her heat in 4:05.17. In the same race, Revee Walcott-Nolan came seventh to miss out on a qualifying.

Great Britain's Laura Muir after the Women's 1500m Heats. Credit: PA

Great Britain's women's hockey team beat Spain in a penalty shootout to face the Netherlands in the semi-finals.

Both Beth Dobbin in the 200m and Jessica Turner in the 400m hurdles failed to make it through their semi-finals into the final.

Off the track, Nick Miller qualified for the hammer throw final, but Taylor Campbell fell short, and pole-vaulter Holly Bradshaw hopes to qualify for the women’s pole vault final at 11.20am.

New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard made history as the first transgender athlete to compete in the Olympics as she took part in the women's 87kg+ event, but the 43-year-old failed in all three attempts at snatching beyond 120kg in the superheavyweight competition.

Emily Jade Campbell took silver in the final for Team GB.

Laurel Hubbard of New Zealand practices, at the 2020 Summer Olympics on Saturday, July 31 Credit: AP/Luca Bruno

Team GB had hoped to win some medals in sailing on Monday but that has now been cancelled as there is no wind. Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey are in the final of the women’s 49er FX, and Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell are in the men’s 49er class final.

Diver Jack Laugher - who won silver in Rio - is in the men’s 3 metre springboard preliminaries on Monday morning, which also features James Heatly.

The track cycling is underway with team sprint and team pursuit qualifying races. Great Britain is not represented in the team sprint, but Laura Kenny is part of GB’s team pursuit quartet.

Away from Team GB's success USA Gymnastics announced that Simone Biles will compete on the balance beam after pulling out of three individual event finals.

On Sunday, Max Whitlock rose to the occasion to successfully defend his Olympic pommel title at the Ariake Arena in Tokyo.