Tokyo 2020: More glory for Team GB as Joe Choong takes gold in modern pentathlon

Joe Choong won gold in the modern pentathlon, Galal Yafai won gold in boxing, Matt Walls and Ethan Hayter won silver in Madison cycling and Tom Daley took bronze in diving. Credit: PA

Team GB is continuing to enjoy success on day 15 of the Tokyo Olympics, with gold, silver and bronze medals all won by British athletes.

Joe Choong won the gold medal in the men's modern pentathlon at the Tokyo Olympics - the first time ever a British man has won an individual medal in that event.

Boxer Galal Yafai brought home another gold medal for Team GB as he claimed the flyweight title following a split decision win over Carlo Paalam of the Philippines.

Cyclists Matt Walls and Ethan Hayter took silver in the men's Madison, losing out to world champions Lasse Norman Hansen and Michael Morkov, who claimed gold for Denmark.

Meanwhile, Josh Kerr won a bronze to end Team GB's 33-year wait for an Olympic medal in the men's 1500m.

And diver Tom Daley won his second medal of this year's Games, taking bronze in the men's 10 metre platform.

The podium finishes mean Team GB remains fourth place in both the gold and overall scoreboards at Tokyo 2020.

Gafai floored his opponent before winning the fight through split decision. Credit: AP

Boxer Yafai's win concluded a stunning run of form for the Birmingham boxer, who was competing in his second Olympics having lost his second bout at Rio 2016.

The 28-year-old floored his opponent in the opening round with a straight left and edged a high-octane contest to secure the verdict.

All five of the judges gave Paalam the last round of the contest but Yafai had built up enough of a lead to secure the win on four of the five judges' cards.

In the modern pentathlon it looked as though Choong was about to have gold snatched away when Egypt's Ahmed ElGendy surged up from 13th place to overtake the Briton going onto the final lap.

But the British athlete had something in reserve and it was neck and neck heading into the final stages before Choong pulled away to spring across the finish line, making it a sensational British double in Tokyo Stadium.

Tom Daley almost joined his compatriots in taking gold, but despite a near flawless performance, lost out to two Chinese divers.

Tom Daley put in a top-notch performance but was beaten by two Chinese divers. Credit: PA

Daley led at the halfway stage after three successive 90-plus points scores but dipped below that standard of excellence with an 80.5 from his armstand back three somersaults with pike, which saw him slip off the pace.

He was beaten by Yang Jian, who took silver and Cao Yuan who won the gold.

In cycling, Team GB looked as though it was heading for bronze with 30 laps to go, trailing the French by nine points, but Walls and Hayter turned on the gas as they moved into position to win the final sprint and with it nick silver.

Great Britain's Ethan Hayter (left) and Matt Walls took silver in the Men's Madison Final on the fifteenth day of Toyko 2020. Credit: PA

It gives Walls his second medal of the Tokyo Games after his omnium gold, and a first medal for his Manchester housemate Hayter, part of the team pursuit squad who finished seventh earlier in the week.

It's a second medal for Team GB in the Madison cycling race after Laura Kenny and Katie Archibald claimed gold on Friday.

China currently leads the gold medal table, with 38 wins, the United States in second has 34, hosts Japan have 24, while the UK has 19.