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Tokyo 2020: A look ahead to Saturday's action at the Olympics

Could a Super Saturday be on the cards for Team GB?

Dina Asher-Smith and Adam Peaty top the list of medal hopes on Saturday as Team GB boast chances to improve their podium tally across a handful of different disciplines.

Here, the PA news agency takes a look at what we can expect from Saturday's action at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.


Dina Asher-Smith bids to become the first British woman to win an individual sprint gold but she is up against it after Friday's heats. Asher-Smith eased through the opening round in a time of 11.07 seconds behind American Teahna Daniels but she will have to significantly step on the gas in order to get close to favourite Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica.


Adam Peaty shows off his gold medal
Adam Peaty won gold earlier this week (Adam Davy/PA)

Fresh from his 100m breaststroke triumph, Adam Peaty returns to the pool for his shot at a second medal in the mixed 100m relay – the sole British medal hope on the penultimate day of action in the pool.


Alex Yee in action
Alex Yee is back in action on Saturday (Martin Rickett/PA)

Individual silver medallists Alex Yee and Georgia Taylor-Brown combine to give Team GB a strong chance of claiming another medal in the mixed team relay in the early morning in Tokyo.


Emma Wilson
Emma Wilson is guaranteed a place on the podium (Zac Goodwin/PA)

Britain has high hopes from the Olympic regatta after a strong start across the fleet. Windsurfer Emma Wilson is the first to have guaranteed a place on the podium after an impressive preliminary campaign. She goes in the double-points medal race to determine her precise place on the podium.


Seonaid McIntosh in action
Seonaid McIntosh is the favourite in the women's 3x50m rifle (Danny Lawson/PA)

Having disappointed in her opening event of the Games, world number one Seonaid McIntosh starts as favourite in the women's 3x50m rifle. Fresh from his individual bronze medal, Matt Coward-Holley stands a chance of reaching the podium again as he teams up with Kirsty Hegarty in the mixed event.


Lauren Price during a photo shoot
Lauren Price goes in search of a medal (Adam Davy/PA)

Victory for reigning women's world middleweight champion Lauren Price will earn her a place in the semi-finals and at the very least a guaranteed bronze. Meanwhile rising featherweight star Karriss Artingstall can go one better and book her place in the final if she overcomes home favourite Sena Irie.

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  • Athletics Eurosport 1 0200, 1110, 2250.
  • Basketball Eurosport 2 0330, 0800.
  • Beach Volleyball Eurosport 2 0155.
  • Boxing Eurosport 1 0555.
  • Canoeing Eurosport 1 0215.
  • Cycling Eurosport 1 0835.
  • Diving Eurosport 1 0645.
  • Equestrian Eurosport 2 1045.
  • Football Eurosport 2 1330.
  • Modern Pentathlon Eurosport 2 1000.
  • Volleyball Eurosport 2 0530.

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Dina Asher-Smith pictured at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on July 30, 2021
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