Walls and Hayter believe Madison gold was within their grasp before being eclipsed by the Danes at Tokyo Olympics

The British duo helped put on a show as the men's Madison unfurled

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The British Madison duo of Ethan Hayter and Matt Walls won an impressive silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics yet believe they could have maybe challenged the victorious Danes for gold.

"It's pretty great. It's a shame we didn't come away with gold, but yeah, we're still happy to get silver. The Danes were just so strong today," Walls said after the finish.

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