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After a shaky start to the Tokyo Olympics, Team GB is back in its stride, earning three gold medals on Magic Monday.

Our champion diver Tom Daley won his first ever gold medal, and his husband Dustin and son Robert Ray will be cheering him on from home soil.

In the pool, Adam Peaty created history by becoming the first British swimmer to retain his Olympic title and take home another gold.

But many of our sporting heroes haven’t hit celebrity status just yet.

Here, we lift the lid on the lives of our early winners, Taekwondo silver star Bradly Sinden and Judo bronze medallist – and first GB medallist of the games – Chelsie Giles.

Chelsie Giles

24 year old Chelsie from Coventry scored our first medal of the Tokyo Olympics, winning bronze in the U52kg event.

She’s had quite the career, becoming British Senior and Junior Champion U52kg in 2015 and taking home a gold and two silvers in later grand slams.

Chelsie is ranked 10th in the world, much to the delight of her dad who she said, “is probably crying” when she won her bronze.

Chelsie’s brother and training partner Josh was there to celebrate, but the rest of the family – including her mini-me little sisters – watched from home.

She said: “I have done lots of things, swimming, dancing and gymnastics, but my brother does judo. I used to go along and watch him [as a child] until one day, the coach invited me on to the mats and I’ve done judo ever since!”

When she’s not training, Cheslie loves hanging out with her family.

She posts cute Instagram videos of her adventures with her siblings, even wearing twinning outfits!

She loves her fashion too, dressing up outside of her sport and sharing selfies of her styled hair and make up.

Chelsie has another Instagram account dedicated to photography. It’s an extra sneak peek into her relaxed home life, enjoying the countryside.

Bradly Sinden

On day two of the Olympic Games, 22-year-old Yorkshire youngster Bradly achieved silver in the men’s taekwondo -68kg final.

He’s nicknamed Mr Consistent because of his impressive track record in the sport.

In 2017, Bradly became the youngest British male ever to win a medal (bronze) at a world championship.

He then won a gold medal at the 2019 World Taekwondo Championships – making him the first British male taekwondo champion!

But the Stainforth lad’s success is no surprise, as his family has supported him every step of the way.

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Bradly is the son of a Doncaster taekwondo dynasty, inspired by his older sister Jodie to start the sport at four years old.

“I was a hyper-active kid, I couldn’t really sit down,” he told the press. “I was copying my sister with the kicks until I could start when I was six.”

“The coaches could see I was interested and said if I didn’t misbehave they’d let me have a go.”

Bradly’s mum Sheryl would drive him from Doncaster to Manchester twice a week for training, and all that hard work paid off.

Family means everything to the sportsman, who always seeks them out in the crowd.

“I remember jumping a massive barrier and giving [mum] a big hug. That was my way of repaying her.”

But life could have been different for Bradly – he was a dab hand at badminton, basketball, handball and football at school.

And the musical man even played the tuba!

Bradly is keeping tight-lipped about his dating life now but with a silver medal around his neck, he’ll be the hero of Doncaster!

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