TOM Squires enjoyed his second day of Olympic competition as he moved into the RS:X top ten at Tokyo 2020.

The Kingston Bagpuize windsurfer sits seventh in the leaderboard after six races, thanks to finishes of second, 11th and fourth in Japan today.

Stronger winds and a bigger swell as a result of tropical storm Nepartak in the morning suited the 27-year-old’s style and he admitted it helped him relax.

“The first race was my jam”, Squires said.

“I love it when it’s windier. I just tried to stay calm to see what the breeze was and try to sail fast in the right direction.”

Squires was let down by his start in the second race of the day, meaning he could only manage 11th.

He said: “After a pretty shoddy start I did the best I could.

“My super strength is kicking up the dagger board in the breeze, so I was basically sailing twice the distance of the lighter guys trying to catch them up and hoping for a bit of a shift.”

Squires can now look forward to a rest day, before the next three of his 11 races on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Kieran Bird is back in the pool at 12.36pm BST tomorrow for his 800m freestyle heat.