Ben Maher praises 'phenomenal' Explosion W following gold triumph
Great Britain’s Ben Maher won individual showjumping gold at Tokyo Equestrian Park after eclipsing his rivals aboard the brilliant Explosion W.Maher’s victory gave the Great Britain equestrian team a fifth Olympic medal in Tokyo, equalling their record haul achieved in London.
Team GB continued to build their medal haul on day 12 of the Tokyo Olympics.There was, however, bitter disappointment for Katarina Johnson-Thompson in the heptathlon as the world champion pulled up in the 200 metres through injury.Ben Maher secured individual showjumping gold at Tokyo Equestrian Park to cap off what had otherwise been another positive day for Team GB.
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 00:40Published
Dame Katherine Grainger, Chair of UK Sport, spoke about Britain’s “brilliant success” after reaching 1,000 Olympic and Paralympic medals. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
A 14-year-old girl from Devon has become the youngest person ever to sail solo around Great Britain.
Katie McCabe encouraged other young people to challenge themselves, saying: "I didn't think it was possible six months ago and now we've done it, so definitely don't be put off by your age or money situation." Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Dame Sarah Storey has spoken of the “huge honour” of becoming the UK’s greatest ever Paralympian, after she won three golds at Tokyo 2020 to bring her total to 17.
“It’s a lifetime’s work, quite literally, Tokyo was my eighth Paralympic Games,” she said at a homecoming event for ParalympicsGB athletes at Wembley Arena. Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Indian athletes have scripted history at the Tokyo Paralympics as they return home with as many as 19 medals. This is the best-ever tally in a single edition of the Paralympics by far. India has bagged 5 gold medals, 8 silver medals and 6 bronze medals, finishing inside the top 25 at the Para Games in Tokyo.
#TokyoParalympics #India #Tokyo2020
Team GB's Charlotte Worthington has praised the ‘successful’ addition of new sports such as BMX and skateboarding to the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The BMX freestyle gold medallist said: “These sports, they’re so accessible and it just really inspires younger people to get involved and look towards the Olympics.” Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Belarusian sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya, who refused to her country’s orders to return home after she refused to run in an event she hadn’t trained for at Tokyo 2020, spoke out about seeking refuge in Poland and the video that made it dangerous to return to Belarus.
Extinction Rebellion have become one of the most well-known environmental groups in the UK in recent years.Their stated aim is to cause “major disruptions” to encourage governments across the world to do more to deal with climate change.Often, this has taken the form of civil unrest in the UK’s major cities.Some of their most high-profile stunts include smashing glass windows at Barclays HQ in Canary Wharf in April, and at JP. Morgan in Embankment in September this year. They claim these particular banks have a “suicidal business model” which is “responsible for funding and accelerating the climate and ecological emergency.”In 2019, they also sprayed red paint over the Treasury in London.This summer, they announced another period of unrest and have so far launched significant protests in Oxford Circus and Covent Garden, building a 4m high pink table that was later dismantled after police issued a dispersal order.Watch the video above to find out who Extinction Rebellion are and what changes they want.