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After Super Saturday at London 2012, there was Magic Monday in Tokyo as British athletes won three gold medals in the space of a few hours.

Adam Peaty was Britain’s banker and did not disappoint, storming to victory in the 100 metres breaststroke to become the first British swimmer to retain an Olympic title.

The 26-year-old is unbeaten in seven years and now owns the 17 fastest times in history. He was as close to a sure thing as it is possible to get.

Adam Peaty comfortably took gold in the 100m breaststroke
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Adam Peaty comfortably took gold in the 100m breaststroke
Peaty will have a change to add to his medal haul, when he competes in the men's medley relay and potentially in the mixed relay
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Peaty will have a chance to add to his medal haul, when he competes in the men’s medley relay and potentially in the mixed relay

Peaty said: “It just means the world to me. I thought I had the best preparation but morning finals changed everything and threw that out of window.”

“I felt the pressure but I needed to put myself on edge. You can do whatever you want in your own pool but when it comes to being out here it’s not about a time.

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“I was racing myself. It wasn’t about the time but the race.

“Thanks to the nation for being behind me for five years and my family and my beautiful boy.”

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Peaty’s success turned into a gold rush in the afternoon in the Japan when divers Tom Daley and Matty Lee claimed a stunning victory in the 10-metre synchronised platform event, before 21-year-old Tom Pidcock dominated the men’s mountain bike race.

Tom Daley and Matty Lee on their way to Olympic gold
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Tom Daley and Matty Lee on their way to Olympic gold
Thomas Daley and Matty Lee of Britain react after winning gold medals during the men's synchronized 10m platform diving final at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
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The pair got emotional on the medals podium. Pic: AP

Daley made his Olympic debut back in 2008 aged only 14 and has been in the spotlight ever since, enduring the death of his father and biggest supporter Rob when still a teenager and then coming out in 2013.

He had two bronze medals to his name from London and Rio but, at the age of 27, has finally won the gold he coveted alongside debutant Lee, with the pair producing a stunning final dive to defeat the Chinese favourites.

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“It’s kind of unbelievable. I’ve dreamt, as has Matty, since I started diving 20 years ago for this moment of becoming an Olympic champion,” said Daley.

“To take it to my fourth Olympic Games when I think a lot of people would have not considered it to be my peak Olympic Games, I thought I was going to win an Olympic gold medal in Rio and that turned out the complete opposite by a long shot.

“It was my husband [Dustin Lance Black] who said to me my story wasn’t finished and that my son or child, we didn’t know at the time, needed to be there to watch me win an Olympic gold medal.”

Lee said: “In 2018 I moved my whole life to London from Leeds, I had nothing really in London.

“Our aim was to get an Olympic medal and for it to go the way we wanted it to is awesome.

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“I owe a lot to Tom because he has taught me a lot.”

Lee’s parents, Helen and Tim Lee, who could not travel to Tokyo due to COVID restrictions, invited friends and family over to watch him clinch gold with Daley.

They told Sky News that they had spoken to their son and that “he seemed like his normal self” and showed off his medal.

Pidcock is also an Olympic champion at the age of just 21 after a fearless display in Izu.

He started on the fourth row of the race but quickly got himself into the leading group and powered his way past the Swiss pair of Mathias Flueckiger and Nino Schurter to take control on the fourth of seven laps.

Tom Pidcock in action in Tokyo
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Tom Pidcock in action in Tokyo
Tom Pidcock celebrates gold in Tokyo
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His victory comes less than two months after he suffered a broken collarbone in a training crash

Flueckiger was the only man who could even remotely keep up, as Pidcock won by 20 seconds, even having time to snatch a Union Flag and hold it aloft as he crossed the line.

When asked how it felt to win gold, Pidcock told Eurosport: “Not real really. It’s pretty crazy that I became an Olympian and I was trying to tell myself at the start of the race it’s special just to be here.”

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His victory comes less than two months after he suffered a broken collarbone in a training crash on the road.

Meanwhile, Alex Yee also earned a silver medal in the triathlon.

The 22-year-old from Lewisham, south London, moved into the lead during the run but could not prevent Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt from taking gold.

And there was heartbreak for Lauren Williams who narrowly missed out on gold in the 67kg taekwondo final.

Williams led by three points with 10 seconds to go but a late rally from Croatia’s Matea Jelic forced the Briton to settle for silver.

Disappointed, she said: “It’s not enough. I came here for a gold medal. I went out there to win and I tried my best. I’m very happy with how I performed and it’s just a shame about the end. I suppose an Olympic silver medal is not bad, is it?

“I want to say a massive thank you to the National Lottery for getting me out here and everyone at home.”

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Teenage neo-Nazi who planned suicide bomb attack on synagogue jailed for eight years

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A sixth form student from Brighton who drew up plans for a suicide bomb attack on a local synagogue has been jailed for eight years for terrorism offences.

Mason Reynolds, 19, from Moulscoomb was a student studying bricklaying and roofing and doing part-time labouring work on the side.

He lived with his parents and was described as leading “in many ways, a not untypical existence of a young man in his late teens”.

However, Naomi Parsons, prosecuting, told Winchester Crown Court that Reynolds was a neo-Nazi who believed the white race was “destined to dominate the rest of mankind”.

She said Reynolds “does not find himself here because he has political, racial or ideological views that some may find distasteful or indeed abhorrent”.

“He is here because he has not just held those political, racial and ideological views, he has acted on them.”

When Reynolds was arrested, police found a note on his phone created on 7 May 2023 entitled “Enough Larping” – a call to action that referred to ending his “live action role play”.

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The note included a 13-second video from Google Maps showing the exterior of Hove Synagogue, and Reynolds had listed its address and the CCTV cameras and fire exits.

He added: “Possible buzzer to get into the building, 1 camera on left side (side entrance locked by gate).”

On another image he had marked “quickest and efficient way in”, adding: “Could be good for surprise attack.”

Hove Hebrew Congregation Synagogue in Holland Road.
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Hove Hebrew Congregation Synagogue. Pic: Wikimedia

Reynolds had attached images of synagogues in Missouri and Washington in the US and in Edinburgh as “examples of what to expect inside”.

Underneath he had written: “The Jewish holidays that tend to have the most people in synagogues are Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Passover.”

In June, Reynolds produced an image on a video app called CapCut with the words “Make Jews Afraid Again”.

Later on the same day, a discussion took place on Telegram with another teenager using the sign-on AR15 – a reference to an assault rifle.

Reynolds told him: “I wanna strap multiple pipe [bombs] to my chest and blow myself up inside a synagogue… I have a plan.”

Without identifying his target, he told the other user: “They won’t let me through the buzzer door if suspicious, like Stephan Balliet” – a reference to a German-born neo-Nazi who used homemade weapons to kill two people, after failing to get into a synagogue in Halle, Germany, in October 2019.

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Police also discovered Reynolds had copies of the Mujahideen’s Explosives Handbook, the Terrorist’s Handbook, and the Anarchist Cookbook on his computer, along with files used to make a 3D printed assault rifle called the FGC-9.

Reynolds was one of two administrators for the “Far-Right Sigmas” channel on the Telegram app, a neo-Nazi propaganda channel which was set up in late November 2022 by “AR15” in Poland.

The channel promoted the view that society was in decay and the fault lay with Jewish people who controlled the financial institutions, the media and encouraged immigration, resulting in the “dilution” of the white race.

The channel had nearly 350 subscribers and produced content that glorified Nazis including Adolf Hitler, Joseph Goebbels, and Heinrich Himmler, leader of the Waffen SS, as well as far-right killers including Anders Breivik, Brenton Tarrant, and Dylann Roof, who killed nine black people at a church in Charleston, South Carolina.

“It hoped, it seems, to create neo-Nazis of the future,” Ms Parsons said.

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One of the clips circulated by Reynolds featured Stephan Balliet, who livestreamed his attempted attack with homemade rifles and bombs.

Speaking of Tarrant, who livestreamed an attack that killed 51 people in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, Reynolds commented: “It’d be 10x better seeing Jews get killed.”

In the channel’s chatroom, Reynolds also distributed videos of the Christchurch attack, and Breivik’s attack in Norway in 2011, which killed 67 people.

Much of the material on the channel was edited from propaganda produced by an organisation called Atomwaffen Division, a US based terrorist organisation banned by the UK government in July 2021.

Reynolds pleaded guilty to four offences of possessing material useful for terrorism and five offences of distributing material likely to encourage terrorism. He was found guilty of possessing an article for terrorist purposes.

After his arrest, Reynolds told police he was hurt that his friends viewed him as someone who was “all talk and no action” and wanted them to stop calling him a “LARP” – live action role player.

He had written the note in 15 minutes, forgot to delete it and thought no more about it, he said.

Jailing Reynolds for eight years with an extended licence of five years, Mrs Justice May accepted that he did nothing to carry his plan and that his “secret life” was now out in the open.

But she said she considered him “dangerous” and added: “These ideas are immensely attractive, to young men in particular, and while only a small fraction of those who hold these beliefs act on them, the consequences are catastrophic as history has shown.”

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Anglesey: Plane crash-landed in back garden after ‘engine failure’

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A plane was “destroyed” in a crash-landing in a back garden after it suffered “engine failure”, according to a report into the accident.

The 50-year-old pilot was taken to hospital by air ambulance following the incident where the aircraft ended up on a housing estate in Anglesey.

The Aerosport Scamp had recently undergone a major restoration and it was the pilot’s fourth journey in the aircraft, the Air Accidents Investigations Branch (AAIB) said.

He fractured his wrist and suffered some minor injuries, including a minor head injury, despite wearing a helmet for protection.

No one else was injured in the incident earlier this year.

The plane crash-landed in the back garden of a property on the Cae Bach Aur Estate in Bodffordd, near Llangefni, on Saturday 10 February and was “destroyed”.

North Wales Fire and Rescue was called to the scene at 1.44pm as well as North Wales Police.

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Steve Davies, who lives next door to the house, said at the time he heard a noise “like an engine misfiring and cutting out”.

The report into the incident found there had been a partial loss of power shortly after the plane took off from RAF Mona in Anglesey.

Full power was briefly regained before the aircraft stalled and then the engine stopped, with the cause of the power loss not identified.

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The pilot, unable to reach the airfield or a field he could land in, carried out a forced landing into some trees at the back of a housing estate.

The plane slid down from the trees and came to rest on its right side in a garden.

The pilot’s “prompt recognition and response to the aircraft’s stall” meant there was a “less severe outcome”.

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In its conclusion, the report could not determine the cause of the engine failure.

Contributory factors to the accident were given as “a challenging decision-making process” and “the pilot’s inexperience” with the type of aircraft.

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Wayne Lineker thanks friend for taking him to hospital after Ibiza incident

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Wayne Lineker has thanked a friend for taking him to hospital after a “disturbing” incident in Ibiza earlier this week, which left him with “stitches and a swollen lip” after he tried “to protect a girl from being harassed”.

The 62-year-old, who is the younger brother of former England footballer Gary Lineker, shared an Instagram story praising his pal after a video circulated earlier this week, showing him in an altercation outside a bar on the Spanish island in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

He was reported to have been knocked out for several minutes after being punched in the jaw by another man following a confrontation.

Wayne re-shared a photo showing him drinking a couple of raw juices and gave “very special thanks” to his friend, cafe owner Daniel Onions.

Wayne thanked him “for looking after me for many hours after the event took place, taking me [to] hospital, and making sure I got home safe and ok”.

Onions re-shared his post, commenting: “What friends are for”.

The Celebs Go Dating star later shared a short video on Instagram, with two of his resort employees joking with him that “sometimes, you’ve just got to take it on the chin”.

Proving the blow hadn’t knocked his sense of humour, Wayne annotated the video, writing: “Hahaha gotta see the funny side. Take it on the chin.”

Earlier this week, Wayne shared a photo showing him in sunglasses, and with a cut to the right side of his chin, giving a thumbs up, at his friend’s wellness cafe.

Wayne has his own businesses in Ibiza, and owns the beach resort O Beach on the island, and has other resorts on the Spanish mainland and in Majorca.

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Wayne wrote: “I wanted to write this post to let everyone know that I’m doing ok… I have a few stitches and a swollen lip.

“It could have been much worse so I count myself very fortunate I wasn’t standing two yards further back, as my head would have impacted the wall.

“Obviously the video is very disturbing to see especially for my family.

“The papers were very accurate and it was a simple case of me just trying to protect a girl from being harassed.

“Thank you everyone for all your messages of concern the support has been really overwhelming.”

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His nephew, and son of Gary Lineker, commented: “LOL: “Lowest of the low”.

Wayne is understood to be estranged from his brother and has previously said they no longer talk.

It’s not known if anyone has been arrested over the incident.

Sky News has contacted Wayne for further comment.

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