Holly Bradshaw

Holly Bradshaw won bronze in the pole vault on day thirteen of the Olympic Games. Image: Still Sport photography.

Day thirteen review: bronze medals for both Bradshaw and Heath, Lake progresses, Borthwick equals PB, Wightman & Heyward through to 1500m final, Diamond shines

Team GB athletes Holly Bradshaw and Liam Heath added a further two bronze medals to Loughborough’s Olympic tally on day thirteen of the Games.

Bradshaw’s phenomenal performance resulted in a podium finish as the 29-year-old became the first British athlete to medal in pole vault at an Olympic Games. The full report of Bradshaw’s success can be read HERE.

In the water, alumnus Liam Heath secured his third consecutive Olympic medal by claiming a photo finish bronze in the men’s 200m canoe sprint. Read more on Heath’s latest medal HERE.

Back in the Olympic Stadium, current Loughborough University student Morgan Lake progressed to the final of the women’s high jump by clearing the automatic qualifying height of 1.95m.

Fellow student, Emily Borthwick, jumped a brilliant 1.93m to finish 16th overall, equalling her personal best in the process.

The women’s high jump final will be held on Saturday at 11:35am BST.

Elsewhere on the track, alumnus Jake Wightman stormed to 1500m semi-final victory in 3:33.48. He will be joined in Saturday’s final (12:40 BST) by Loughborough College graduate Jake Heyward who secured a personal best and beat his own Welsh record in 3:32.82.

Emily Diamond played a huge role as Team GB’s women’s 4x400m relay team sealed their spot in Saturday's final (13:30 BST). The quartet recorded a season’s best of 3:23.99 as they crossed the line in third in their heat.

In the women’s 4x100m relay heats, Loughborough College alumna Daryl Neita helped Great Britain beat a National Record with a time of 41.55. The team safely progressed to tomorrow’s final (14:30 BST).

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