Highlights From Day 3

Published 9 August 2016

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Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow dived to a dramatic bronze in the 10m platform synchro at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre.

The duos required 83.62 with the last dive of the event and delivered just that and more, taking the bronze medal away from Germany by 6.03 points to finish behind China and the USA.

The Brits have only been pairing up in competitive events since December 2015 but that never showed as they converted their strong display into a place on the podium under intense pressure. Daley adds to his London 2012 10m platform bronze to become Britain’s first ever diver to win multiple Olympic medals.

Other highlights from day three included:


Ed Ling held his nerve and delivered some sharp shooting to capture a bronze medal in the single trap shooting final.

The 33-year-old had placed 24th and 21st at his two previous Olympic Games but raised his game to another level to qualify for the six-person final, where he found himself in a shoot-off with Egypt’s Ahmed Kamar after shooting 13 from 15 targets.

Ling stayed ice cool to see off his rival and secure a berth in the bronze medal match against the Czech Republic’s David Kostelecký. Ling controlled the contest from the off to seal a 13-9 victory.


0.26 seconds is all that separated James Guy from an Olympic bronze medal in the 200m freestyle. The Brit lay third after 100m but fell short of the podium by fingertips. Siobhan-Marie O’Connor qualified for the 200m individual medley final in impressive fashion, clocking the second fastest time in heats, before winning her semi-final with a British record of 2.07.57.


Great Britain’s gymnasts had their sights locked on a podium place heading into the final round of the men’s team final but a disappointing performance on the pommel horse put paid to their medal chances and they finished an agonising fourth, 1.37 points behind China.

Rugby Sevens

GB’s women’s rugby team played a part in history, competing in the sport’s first ever Olympic medal match but Canada ensure they could not enjoy the moment, running out 33-10 winners and taking the bronze medal. Earlier in the day, Team GB were beaten 25-7 by New Zealand in the semi-finals.


Nick Dempsey leads the overall men’s RS:X standings having taken victory in the first two races and finishing as runner-up in the third. In the women’s event, world number one Bryony Shaw will need to recover after placing seventh, 20th and ninth, leaving her 10th overall. The other British sailors getting up and running made slow starts. In the laser discipline, Nick Thompson is 11th after two races, while in the laser radial, Alison Young lies 13th overall.


Great Britain’s women’s team built on their triumph over Australia by taking India apart in a 3-0 victory. Three goals in the space of eight minutes either side of half-time did the damage, with Giselle Ansley, Nicola White and Alex Danson on the scoresheet.


Olympic champions Helen Glover and Heather Stanning’s five-year undefeated streak came under threat in the women’s pair heat, but the British duo held on to edge Denmark. They still qualified as the fastest team.

The men’s eight were in dominant form to lay down the fastest time in their heats, and the women’s eight recorded the second best time, behind the USA. The men’s four qualified for their final second fastest behind Australia, with conditions far more settled in Lagoa after day two’s postponement.

Canoe – Slalom

Fiona Pennie laid down a marker ahead of Thursday’s semi-final by winning her K1 heat with a score of 100.52. David Florence and Richard Hounslow were well up with the pace in the C2 event, qualifying for their semi-final second behind Slovakia with a score of 103.27.


Nekoda Smythe-Davis started well in the -57kg division, winning her last 32 encounter against Sabrina Filzmoser of Austria, but her Games was ended in the round of 16 by France’s Automne Pavia.

Click here to read our Look Ahead to Day 4.

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