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Frazer Clarke: 'Olympic selection is an amazing feeling'

Some members of Team GB are favourites to take gold.

Frazer Clarke is preparing to turn his Olympic dream into reality when he leads an 11-strong team of Great Britain boxers to the Tokyo Olympics next month.

The Burton super-heavyweight went to Rio five years ago as a sparring partner, mainly for Joe Joyce who went on to claim the silver medal.

And Clarke is relishing the chance to write his own name in the domestic history of a division which has yielded famous golds for Anthony Joshua and Audley Harrison.

Clarke said: "I have dedicated the last 10 years to this and earning the right to represent my country at the Olympic Games, so to finally achieve it is an amazing feeling.

"I was able to go to Rio as a sparring partner and it was good to support the team, but to compete at the Olympics is something I have always wanted."

The team's remarkable success at last month's final qualifying tournament has increased the likelihood of eclipsing the three-medal tally from Rio, where Nicola Adams and Joshua Buatsi also reached the podium.

European Games 2019 – Day Four
Pat McCormack is the gold medal favourite at welterweight (Martin Rickett/PA)

Pat McCormack, who will joined by his twin brother Luke at the Games for the first time, is clear favourite in the men's welterweight category, as is reigning world champion Lauren Price at middleweight.

Price said: "It has been my dream to compete at the Olympic Games since I was eight years old so to finally have the opportunity is amazing, particularly after everything we have had to go through in the last year or so.

"It will be the highlight of my career to-date and I am really looking forward to competing on the biggest stage of all."

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Olympic medal table header
CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
ChinaChina22131247
United StatesUnited States19201352
JapanJapan175830
AustraliaAustralia1331430
Olympics flagOlympic Athletes from Russia11151238
Great BritainGreat Britain9101231
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Sunday's key events


GOLF
· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

CYCLING - BMX
· Great Britain have already made history in the BMX events in Tokyo, something Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks will be looking to add to in the women's (2.10am) and men's (3.10am) freestyle finals

SWIMMING
· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also in the semi-finals of the men's light heavyweight and will be looking to continue Team GB's success in the ring (4.51am)

TENNIS
· There will be a surprise on the top of the men's tennis podium after Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal altogether. Alexander Zverev takes on Karen Khachanov in the second match on Centre Court at the Ariake Tennis Park (7am-2pm)

SAILING
· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Max Whitlock will look to defend his 2016 Olympic title in the men's pommel horse final (10.41am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's high jump final includes GB's Tom Gale, although his chances of a medal look bleak (11.10am)
· So often the blue-riband event of the Olympics, the men's 100m final takes place as the world's fastest bid to be crowned Usain Bolt's successor. Three Brits have made it into the semi-finals (11.15am-11.32am), and the final looks wide open after an underwhelming display by favourite Trayvon Bromell on Saturday (1.50pm)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain face India in the men's quarter-final (1pm)

> Today's schedule in full
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