Scots on Team GB: Day 11

August 3, 2021

Silver medals in the velodrome for Katie Archibald, Neah Evans and Jack Carlin, plus Sailing silver from Anna Burnet, were the highlights of Day 11 in Tokyo. We round up the rest of the action for the Scots on Team GB and look ahead to what to watch on Wednesday.


James Heatly completed an impressive Olympic debut taking ninth in the 3m Springboard final after fourth place in both qualifying and the semi-final. His best dive in the final came in the fifth round, scoring 85.50 with a Forward 4½ Somersaults Tuck.


Jemma Reekie came so close to a medal in the 800m, setting a new personal best of 1:56.90 for fourth in an incredibly fast final that saw the USA’s national record fall to gold medallist Athing Mu and Kelly Holmes’s British record go to silver medallist Keely Hodgkinson. Tactically Reekie did everything right, positioning herself well into the home straight but couldn’t hold off a fast-finishing Raevyn Rogers of the USA in the battle for bronze.

Jake Wightman and Josh Kerr both progressed to the 1500m semi-finals, with Team GB team mate Jake Hayward also through. With the top six in each heat qualifying automatically, Wightman comfortably secured his place by taking third in Heat 2 in a time of 3:41.18. Kerr had a nervous wait after being pipped on the line for sixth in Heat 1 but his time of 3:36.29 was more than good enough, going through as the fastest of the non-automatic qualifiers. The semi-finals take place on Thursday (12:00).

Andrew Butchart is into Friday’s 5000m final, through as the second fastest non-automatic qualifier after a 7th place finish in the faster of the two heats.

Nicole Yeargin looked to have qualified for the 400m semi-finals comfortably, crossing the line third in her heat, but there was heartbreak following a disqualification for putting foot on the line around the bend.

Following a comfortable qualification on Monday, Laura Muir goes in the 1500m semi-finals on Wednesday morning (11:00).


Having taken silver in the Team Sprint alongside Jason Kenny and Ryan Owens, Jack Carlin is back in action in the Individual Sprint with qualifying taking place at 07:30 on Wednesday morning.


After coming through a tense shootout against Spain on Monday, Sarah Robertson will look to make an impact for Team GB as they face the Netherlands in the semi-finals on Wednesday in a re-run of the Rio 2016 final. (02:30)

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