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so i know the pandemic is far from over, but i still feel kind of lucky that it happened now rather than even just a decade ago. and maybe it will mean the nhs is a bit more ready for the next one. hello and welcome to sportsday — i'm gavin ramjaun. britain win their first gold of the games in boxing — as galal yafai wins in the men's flyweight.
britain are now on 20 golds. it was tense and nervy, but ultimately heartbreaking for the lions in the decider in south africa. jack grealish makes his manchester city debut — but leicester take the community shield. hello and welcome to sportsday. just one day left at the tokyo olympic games and great britain have won a further five medals, including two golds, on day 15. the flyweight boxer galal yafai won britain's first gold in the men's flyweight division, since 1956, whilejoe choong triumphed, in the men's modern penthathlon. and there was more success, for the diver tom daley. here's natalie pirks. what a moment for galal yafai. from
working in a carfactory in what a moment for galal yafai. from working in a car factory in solihull to fulfil your olympic dream. it has been quite the six—year ascent for galal yafai. been quite the six—year ascent for galalyafai. in been quite the six—year ascent for galal yafai. in the men's flyweight final, carlo paalam stood on his way. tokyo represented galal yafai's shot at redemption, and he was determined to deliver a master class. his aggressive start won him the first round unanimously, with the first round unanimously, with the judges, the first round unanimously, with thejudges, and he never looked back. , _, ., ., thejudges, and he never looked back. , ., ., | thejudges, and he never looked| back-_ i am thejudges, and he never looked back. , _, ., ., i am on back. there is confirmation. i am on a er back. there is confirmation. i am on a per champion. _ back. there is confirmation. i am on a per champion. i — back. there is confirmation. i am on a per champion, i am _ back. there is confirmation. i am on a per champion, i am going - back. there is confirmation. i am on a per champion, i am going to - back. there is confirmation. i am on a per champion, i am going to relax| a per champion, i am going to relax with my friends and look at my next chapter after. yesterday, kate french won gold in the women's modern pentathlon. today, joe choong was determined not to be outdone. he had led from the very start of the fencing, and with only two fences down on the show jumping, the world number one took a 12 second lead into the final run and shoot. in a high—stakes game of
laser tag, and shoot. in a high—stakes game of lasertag, he and shoot. in a high—stakes game of laser tag, he showed composure, endurance and speed. he beat the egyptian in the last 200 metres and completed a glorious double for team gb. this was written's first male gold in history. i gb. this was written's first male gold in history-— gold in history. i always said i wanted to _ gold in history. i always said i wanted to be _ gold in history. i always said i wanted to be the _ gold in history. i always said i wanted to be the best - gold in history. i always said i wanted to be the best in - gold in history. i always said i wanted to be the best in the l gold in history. i always said i- wanted to be the best in the world at something. i've been world number one, but is not the same as winning the world championships or the olympics. this is literally a dream come true. in olympics. this is literally a dream come true-— come true. in the olympic final, after the joy _ come true. in the olympic final, after the joy of _ come true. in the olympic final, after the joy of synchronised - come true. in the olympic final, i after the joy of synchronised gold, today, tom daley was flying solo. as his son robbie watched on from home with his husband, there was no knitting to alleviate the nerves this time. just six dives between him and the individual gold he so craved. , him and the individual gold he so craved-_ he - him and the individual gold he so craved._ he got - him and the individual gold he so craved._ he got off. him and the individual gold he soj craved._ he got off to him and the individual gold he so l craved._ he got off to a craved. yes, get in! he got off to a crackin: craved. yes, get in! he got off to a cracking start. _ craved. yes, get in! he got off to a cracking start, but _ craved. yes, get in! he got off to a cracking start, but his _ craved. yes, get in! he got off to a cracking start, but his remarkable l cracking start, but his remarkable chinese rivals soon turned the screw. becoming the first man in history to win olympic gold in three
different disciplines, his compatriot took the silver. for tom daley, bronze and a little piece of british diving history. that bronze is tom daley�*s fourth olympic medal and his fourth olympic games. just like a fine wine, he seems to be getting better with age. so, what is next? i getting better with age. so, what is next? ., �* ~ ., �* ., getting better with age. so, what is next? ~ ., �* ., next? i don't know. i've always said i'll keep going _ next? i don't know. i've always said i'll keep going as — next? i don't know. i've always said i'll keep going as long _ next? i don't know. i've always said i'll keep going as long as _ next? i don't know. i've always said i'll keep going as long as my - next? i don't know. i've always said i'll keep going as long as my body l i'll keep going as long as my body will let me or if i become olympic champion. now i have become an olympic champion, i feel, champion. now i have become an olympic champion, ifeel, that champion. now i have become an olympic champion, i feel, that felt good, olympic champion, ifeel, that felt good, i olympic champion, i feel, that felt good, i want to try to do that again. hopefully they will have the mixed synchronised events next time, all the team event, and that would be something that would be worth it. something for him to chew over for the next three years. so, galal yafai is the flyweight olympic champion, adding to his family's honours — his brothers are both professional boxers. something the younger yafai might now be considering. earlier, i spoke to nicola adams, who won the flyweight gold at london 2012 and rio 2016. she was impressed by what she saw.
galal was exceptional today. his performance was unbelievable. got a knockdown in the first round, good left hand, straight through the middle and on the target. his man was down. unbelievable. you couldn't have asked for more in an olympic final. for fourth place with the russians who are ahead of them so here's the medal table at the end of day 15, team gb are fighting for fourth place with the russians who are ahead of them on total medals. china are just two golds ahead of the usa who will be hoping to catch them on the final day tomorrow. a magnificent century from joe root has given england a chance in the first test against india. the captain helped his side overcome a first innings deficit at trent bridge to build a decent lead going into the final day tomorrow. adam wild reports. dry skies, a welcome sight above trent bridge. down below, maybe dry mouths.
these are anxious times for england's top batsmen. england's chances and career is at stake. one nervous nudge, just like that, rory burns was gone. his replacement, zak crawley, lasted only a few minutes. pressure building. england needed a batsmen to stay around, drop anchor, take root. well, take that. root, the captain, once more taking control. when partner dom sibley was given out lbw, he immediately called for a review. such are their batting troubles right now, even not being out is a cause for celebration. root held his nerve. this took him to 50. his effort, rightly, richly appreciated. england's lead growing, and he wasn't done yet. for others, a little less to cheer. jonny bairstow was making some noise, before he was politely told to keep it down. buttler got started before he got unceremoniously finished. while the others departed,root remained.
a quite brilliant innings, when his side needed at the most. a century that brought england right back into the match. he fell for 109. trent bridge, rising in recognition. olly robinson's wicket summoned the end for england. their lead, 208. the captain has given his side a chance. adam wild, bbc news. this is the state of play at close. on day four, india reached 52—1 in pursuit of 290 win. south africa kicked a late penalty to beat the british and irish lions and win the test series. they won 19—16 in the decider in cape town — taking the series 2—1. katie gornall was watching. at times, this tour has been in the eye of a storm. after overcoming a series of obstacles just to be here, now one more huge challenge remained. that challenge appeared to grow, with the early departure of fly—half dan biggar. his replacement, finn russell, had not
played for over a month. thankfully, he brought his kicking boots. last week, the lions were bogged down by the springboks. here was the perfect response. ken owens, muscling over. the lions led by former at the break. as a lion, one player you don't want running at you is colby, a man that can twist to the line in no time. the lions were down by three. cool heads were needed, and russell never faltered. but with the game tied and minutes left, the springboks had a secret weapon. this kick broke lions hearts way back in 2009, and incredibly he did it again. south africa had won the series, leaving the lions licking their wounds. this one will hurt for some time. just days after he signed for manchester city from aston villa for a british transfer record, jack grealish made his debut for the club in the community shield
at wembley against leicester. but, it was leicester, last season's fa cup winners — who stole the show late on. they have just signed a player for £100 million, but would start him on the bench. such as manchester city's strength in depth. with jack grealish, they feel they are even better than before. the community shield as the curtain raiser, but city's first half performer was not jack, but zac. the american goalkeeper zack steffen, somehow stopping jamie vardy. leicester were heroes fa cup winners. they played with determination to chase back like this, even when it is a friendly. as the match drifted, city called for the new star and their number 10. at the grealish impact never came. instead, the champion showed they can be beaten. in the confusion, nathan ake had made the foul. iheanacho got up and scored it. fora
foul. iheanacho got up and scored it. for a club like leicester city, it. for a club like leicester city, it means so much to both beat the superstars and lift the trophy. joe lynskey, bbc news. there's been a big shock in scotland, premiership champions rangers were beaten 1—0 by dundee united. jamie robson gave united a deserved lead after an hour at tannardyce, and they held on to claim all three points. the result ends rangers' a0 match unbeaten league run. elsewhere, hearts won 2—1 at st mirren. hull city have started the championship season with a 4—1 win. the tigers, who were league one champions last year, came from a goal down to hammer preston at deepdale. blackburn, luton and stoke also got wins on the first weekend of the new season. sheffield united, relegated from the premier league last season, and birmingham kick off in a few minutes' time. lionel messi's representatives are in talks with paris st—germain — two days after it was announced that barcelona would be releasing him from his contract. bbc sport has been told the messi camp contacted psg as soon as it became clear the catalan club would be unable to honour
the reduced contract they had agreed with the argentine striker. the french club are confident a deal can be put together with messi already familiar with a number of the club's players. chelsea are closing in on sealing the return of romelu lukaku to stamford bridge. it is understood an agreement is close between inter milan and chelsea on a deal that could be worth arund £97 million. that would be just short of the british record 100 mliion that manchester city paid aston villa for england midfielder jack grealish on thursday. in rugby league's super league, leaders catalans dragons were soundly beaten by second placed st helens 24—12. the challenge cup winners put an end to the dragons ia match unbeaten run, running in five tries, the last score coming from lachlan coote. that's all from sportsday. you can get the latest on the bbc sport website. we will be back soon. take care.
one upside to sunshine and showers is the beauty of rainbows. we saw some fantastic ones across the country through today. look at this stunning one across acton in london. it was taken from acton, looking towards the city centre. that was during a torrential downpour which moved through within the last hour. we have seen loads of showers and thunderstorms today. some very wet weather across the southeast this morning, a whole rush of showers began to develop further north and west, thunderstorms into western scotland, dotted around northern ireland, northern england, a rush into eastern england later on. good spells of sunshine in between. it has been raining all the time everywhere. this evening and overnight, most of the showers will become confined to central, northern and western areas. we could see some lengthier dry spells across the south—east. variable cloud here. fairly breezy, temperatures up to 13 or ia degrees in the south, closer to ten or 12 further north. we have an area of low pressure still with us for part two of the weekend.
drifting further northwards. again, a squeeze in the eyes of ours across the south of the country. yeah, most of the breeze. showers will rattle through fairly quickly, whereas in the centre of the low, further north, the wind will be light, the showers will be low moving. again, some sums in between. we could see an area or persistent rain pushing to the northern isles through the day. probably the best of any brightness, despite a stronger breeze in the south, should be across central and southern parts of finland. into the afternoon, many areas could stay dry for a good length of time. it will help pushed averages up to 20 or 21 degrees, otherwise a bit disappointing for august, the high teens. as we move through sunday night, we could see this area bringing wet weather to south wales, southern inland through the night. further north, a view showers around. it quite a lot of dry weather, some clear skies around, temperatures, like they have been for the last few nights, iiia degrees. into monday, we have still got an area of low pressure which
will be weakening at this stage, it will be weakening at this stage, it will bring in the day of sunshine and showers. from tuesday onwards, we will see a ridge of high pressure building for much of the country, there were low pressure always close by to the north and west of the uk. with this building area of high pressure, it means the further south and east you are across the country, the wind will fall later, there will be more sunshine around and we will see temperatures lifting a bit, close to the seasonal norm, whether further north and west you are, some sunshine around but a greater chance of seeing some showers as well. that is how it is looking. a bit of an improvement as we move into next week.
this is bbc news, i'm lukwesa burak. these are the latest headlines in the uk and around the world. the us and britain warn their remaining citizens in afghanistan to leave as the taliban continue their advance, seizing a second provincial capital. hundreds are evacuated by ferry in greece, as firefighters continue to battle an unprecedented outbreak of wildfires. gold medal number 20 for team gb at the tokyo olympics — asjoe choong takes top spot, in the men's modern pentathlon. meanwhile, india gets its first ever athletics gold medal at the olympics. neeraj chopra winning the javelin to end the country's 100—year wait for glory.
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