sport news Tokyo Olympics: Lauren Williams forced to settle for silver after being ...

sport news Tokyo Olympics: Lauren Williams forced to settle for silver after being ...
sport news Tokyo Olympics: Lauren Williams forced to settle for silver after being ...
Lauren Williams forced to settle for Team GB silver after being defeated in late fightback by European champion Matea Jelic in closely fought taekwondo -67kg final... with the Welsh fighter having agonisingly been up three points with 14 seconds left

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Lauren Williams came agonisingly close to capping magic Monday - but fell to a staggering late onslaught from Croatia’s Matea Jelic.

The Welsh 22-year-old was up by six points with 19 seconds left and three points with 14 seconds to go but Jelic’s clinical attack saw her opponent snatch the gold from her grasp.

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In the end, the margin of victory was 25-22, but Williams did everything bar finish a nervewracking contest off.

Team GB had earlier won three golds on a memorable day in the Japanese capital, with Adam Peaty sealing 100m breaststroke glory, divers Tom Daly and Matty Lee triumphing in the synchronised 10m platform and Tom Pidcock blowing away the field to finish first in the cross country mountain biking.

But Williams, in the -67kg

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