An Australian coach goes wild, a 13-year-old Olympic champion… and a VERY unusual way of coping with the heat and humidity in Tokyo!
The Tokyo Olympics came alive for Team GB, with a sudden rush of gold medals.
Imperious swimmer Adam Peaty, divers Tom Daley and Matty Lee and cyclist Tom Pidcock have all won Olympic titles in the Japanese capital to thrill British fans.
But plenty has happened elsewhere – so in case you missed it, Sports post rounded out some of the other standout moments from day three at the Games…
Australian coach Dean Boxall (center) went viral after Ariarne Titmus defeated Katie Ledecky
Boxall danced happily, took off his mask, stamped his fists wildly and pushed a fence
His celebrations came when Titmus (pictured) shocked American Ledecky in the 400m freestyle
Aussie coach goes wild at the pool
Australian swimmer Ariarne Titmus surprised by inflicting a first Olympic defeat on five-time gold medalist Katie Ledecky in a stunning final in the women’s 400m freestyle.
However, she didn’t cause as much shock as her coach Dean Boxall, whose frenzied celebration went viral.
Boxall ran through the spectator area before slamming wildly into the air, ripping off his mask and bumping into a clear barrier. Understandably, the startled woman standing behind him wasn’t sure where to look.
GB Rugby Sevens’ Dan Bibby revealed that the team wore thick clothes in a heated inflatable pod
New ways to deal with the heat
GB Rugby Sevens star Dan Bibby revealed how his match had coped with the heat and humidity after reaching the quarter-finals with a 24-0 win over Canada and a 34-0 thrashing of Japan.
“We had to put on sweaters and sweatpants and get into an inflatable capsule with heating,” he said. ‘It will be about 42˚C and a humidity of 90 percent. We lost about 3-4 kg of sweat per 45 minute session. It’s terrible. I wouldn’t recommend it.’
Smells like a teenage mentality
Momiji Nishiya became an Olympic champion at the age of 13 when Japan celebrated double gold in skateboarding yesterday.
Momiji Nishiya (right), just 13 years old, won gold in the women’s skateboarding street event
Nishiya, from Osaka, won the women’s street event after Yuto Horigome’s success in the sport’s debut in the men’s event on Sunday.
Painful waiting for canoe slalomster
Adam Burgess waited 655 days for Olympic glory in canoe slalom and then missed a medal by just 0.16 sec.
After qualifying in October 2019, the Staffordshire canoeist set the fastest pace in the final with a time of 103.86, but then had to watch three rivals improve on his efforts.
Canoe slalom athlete Adam Burgess was unlucky to miss a medal by just 0.16 seconds
Tom Hall (left) and his relentless accuracy could not prevent a defeat to the Netherlands in the quarterfinals of the men’s archery team. Hall, 30, didn’t start archery until he was 20
“It was just a head-to-toe fight,” Burgess said. “I’m proud to have held it together on a difficult course, but once I made the mistakes it got harder and harder.”
Hall bad luck despite goal?
Tom Hall’s relentless accuracy was not enough to save Team GB’s archery team from defeat to the Netherlands in their quarterfinals. Hall, 30, didn’t start archery until he was 20, but scored a vital 10 to balance the first set with the final shot.
He then hit the bullseye twice more to take the points in the second set, but the Orange squad saw the British team out in the third and fourth set. Hall will return to individual competition on Friday.