Tokyo Olympics: Bradly Sinden reaches taekwondo final to guarantee medal for Great Britain

Tokyo Olympics: Team GB’s Bradly Sinden advances to taekwondo final
Dates: 23 July-8 August Time in Tokyo: BST +8
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Bradly Sinden has guaranteed Great Britain’s second medal of the Tokyo Olympics by reaching the men’s -68kg final in taekwondo.

The 2019 world champion, 22, beat Zhao Shuai of China 33-25 to ensure he will win a silver medal at the least.

Victory also keeps Doncaster-born Sinden on course to become Britain’s first male Olympic taekwondo champion.

He will face Uzbekistan’s Ulugbek Rashitov in the final, which gets under way at 13:45 BST.

Team GB’s first medal in Tokyo was won earlier on Sunday, with Chelsie Giles securing bronze in the women’s -52kg judo.

Sinden has been in superb form so far in Tokyo and is looking a strong bet to secure Britain’s first gold of the Games.

He powered into the semi-final with a 20-point win against Hakan Recber and then dug in against Zhao, a Rio Olympic champion at the lighter -58kg category, coming from behind to win.

Sinden trailed by seven points at one stage in the final round but produced a stunning fightback to win by eight points.

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