Look Ahead to Day 8
Published 13 August 2016
At London 2012, today became ‘Super Saturday’ when Great Britain won six golds and one silver in one day. Today, Britain’s best medal hopes lie with athletics and track cycling, as well as rowing and swimming on their final day of competition at Rio 2016.
Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Greg Rutherford all return to defend their 2012 Olympic athletics titles. Farah has won both 10,000m world titles since London, while Rutherford is back as reigning world and European, as well Olympic champion. 2015 World champion Jessica Ennis-Hill yesterday started her heptathlon campaign and is joined by teammate and close rival Katarina Johnson-Thompson, who won the high jump in a new British record on day one of competition. The pair lead 1-2 going into the second and final day.
In the velodrome, Great’s Britain’s women go for glory in the team pursuit, after the quartet of Laura Trott, Joanna Rowsell-Shand, Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker broke the world record in qualification. As they look to duplicate their gold medal performance of London 2012, they will need to watch out for challenges from Canada, the US and Australia.
The rowing draws to a conclusion at Lagoa Stadium with the men and women’s eights finals. Britain’s men are the 2015 world champions and face a stern challenge from Germany, the reigning Olympic champions. And in the final session in the pool, we look to the men's 4x100m medley relay for Britain's last medal in the pool, after the quartet of Chris Walker-Hebborn, Adam Peaty, James Guy and Duncan Scott qualified first for the final ahead of the USA.
More highlights for the day ahead are below (times denoted are BST). For a full schedule, live updates and stats visit #EVERYROADtoRIO Live or keep up with medal moments by following @UK_Sport on Twitter.
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Saturday 13 August
Athletics - Heptathlon – Jessica Ennis-Hill, Katarina Johnson-Thompson (starts 15:45, final event 800m, 02:53 Sunday); Men’s 10,000, Mo Farah (final 01:25 Sunday); Men’s Long Jump, Greg Rutherford (00:50 Sunday).
Track Cycling - Women’s Team Pursuit Final, Laura Trott, Joanna Rowsell-Shand, Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker (20:53); Women’s Keirin Final, Becky James (21:27).
Rowing - Men’s Eight Final (15:27); Women’s Eight Final (15:06);
Swimming - Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay, Chris Walker-Hebborn, Adam Peaty, James Guy, Duncan Scott (03:04 Sunday); Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, Georgia Davies, Fran Halsall, Chloe Tutton (02:49 Sunday); Women’s 50m Freestyle Final, Fran Halsall (02:03 Sunday)
Gymnastics - Men’s Individual Trampolining, Nathan Bailey, Qualifying and Final (18:03-20:13)
Tennis – Men's Single Semi-Final, Andy Murray v Nishikori Kei, JAP (18:40)
Boxing - Men’s Super Heavyweight, Joe Joyce in the round of 16 (18:00)
Hockey, Women’s Pool B – GB v USA (22:00)
Sailing – Action continues in the laser, Finn, Nacra 17, RS:X, 470, 49er FX and 49er
Badminton - Mixed Doubles Group B, GB v Poland (14:45); Women’s Doubles Group C, GB v Poland (19:30)
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