Great Britain’s Karriss Artingstall secured at least an Olympic bronze medal in the women’s featherweight boxing with a narrow win against Australia’s Skye Nicolson at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo.
Artingstall got the better of a split decision, with the judges voting 3-2 in her favour over the 2018 Commonwealth Games champion who had been one of the favourites for gold in Japan.
“In the last round I just had to go out and up the tempo,” Artingstall said. “I believe in myself and back myself when it comes to physicality. I’m over the moon to be on the podium. Hopefully I can go and change the colour of the medal in two days’ time.”
The light-heavyweight Ben Whittaker and the middleweight Lauren Price reached their respective quarter-finals.
Emma Wilson remains on course for windsurfing gold despite a disqualification in the third race of the day. Two wins out of two earlier in the day means Wilson leads the standings after nine races. Four remain, the last of which is the medal race on Saturday. In the men’s event Tom Squires is fifth at the same stage.
In the Finn, Giles Scott, who won gold in Rio in 2016, shook off a disappointing opening couple of rounds to win both of the day’s races to move up to fourth in the standings.
Mallory Franklin is on course for gold on Thursday morning in the canoe slalom semi-finals and final after cruising through qualifying. The 27-year-old was comfortably top of the pile in both heats.
Team GB’s women’s hockey side took a big step towards the quarter-finals with a 4-1 win against India. The 2016 gold medal winners face the Netherlands, who top Pool A with three wins from three, on Thursday.
In the women’s judo, though, there was disappointment for Gemma Howell, who lost against Puerto Rico’s María Pérez in the round of 32 in the -70kg category.