Scots on Team GB: Day 10

August 2, 2021

It was a successful Day 10 in Tokyo for Team GB’s Scots as we kick off week two – we catch-up on what’s been happening and what lies ahead.


James Heatly made an impressive start to his Olympic bid, finishing fourth overall and qualifying for Tuesday’s semi-final (02:00). The final takes place later on Tuesday (from 07:00).


Laura Muir comfortably progressed to Wednesday’s 1500m semi-final, with a second-place finish and a time of four minutes 3.89 seconds.

Beth Dobbin was second in her 200m heat with a time of 22.78 seconds, before a fifth-placed finish in the semi-final saw her miss out on a place in the final.

Tuesday is a busy day on the track, with 1500m runners Jake Wightman (01:16), Josh Kerr (01:05) and 5000m runner Andrew Butchart (12:16) making their first Tokyo appearances.

Nicole Yeargin is in Heat Four of the 400m (02:09), having featured in the final of the 4x400m mixed relay final for Team GB on Saturday.

But all eyes will be on the 800m final (13:25), with Jemma Reekie one of three Team GB athletes in the eight-strong field.


Katie Archibald was part of the women’s team pursuit who were the second fastest qualifiers with a new British record of 4:07.307. That time was almost three seconds quicker than their medal-winning performance at Rio 2016, but was bettered by Germany, who set a new world record. They will face USA in the next round on Tuesday morning (07:37) for a place in the final, with Neah Evans also available for selection.

The men’s team sprint is also scheduled for Tuesday, with qualifying from 07:58. Jack Carlin is part of the team aiming for success there, with heats and finals also on Tuesday.


Team GB won a tense shootout against Spain on Monday, with Sarah Robertson in action. They’ll face the Netherlands on Wednesday in a re-run of the Rio 2016 final.

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