Team GB won their first gold medals on what Team GB have labeled ‘magic Monday’. The medals were given to Team GB in synchronised diving, the 100m breathstroke and in the men’s cross-country mountain biking.
Adam Peaty secured the first gold of the Olympics for Team GB as he defended his Olympic title. The 26-year-old produced a time of 57.37 seconds at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre yesterday, beating Arno Kamminga by 0.27 seconds. Peaty has acquired eight world titles, 16 European titles, the 16 fastest times in history and has broken swimming world record on five different occasions. He remains undefeated for a whopping seven years.
Tom Daley and Matty Lee also found gold in Tokyo’s waters as the diving duo won the 10m synchronised platform diving competition. The pair consistently sat in the top two positions throughout the competition. They were awarded 471.81 points which seen them receive their medals after beating China by 1.23 points.
Daley as a result has became the first British diver to win three Olympic medals. He picked his first two up in Rio and London.
Their routine included inward half-somersault pikes in their first dive and an impressive three-and-a-half somersaults into a pike in their final dive which got them the win.
21-year-old Tom Pidcock secured the third gold medal for Great Britain after beating fellow competitor Mathias Flueckiger and Nino Schurter. Pidock tallied in at 1 hour 25 minutes and 14 seconds, which was 20 seconds quicker than Flueckiger. The youngster even had the opportunity to catch a Union Jack from a spectator and wore it as he crossed the finish line.
Pidock broke records with his World Cup win in the Czech Republic which seen him be called up to Team GB. After helping Team GB collect three gold medals in one day he may just go down in history with Monday’s fellow gold victors.