Look Ahead to Day 6

Published 11 August 2016

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It's over to the velodrome as qualification begins for Britain’s track cyclists. Their first medal prospect will be in the men’s team sprint featuring London 2012 teammates Philip Hindes and Jason Kenny, and Callum Skinner; Kenny will be aiming to add a fourth Olympic gold medal to his collection. Having won nine medals at London 2012, expectations are high among the British team.

Bad weather put paid to the first rowing finals yesterday so we can now look forward to bumper sessions over the next couple of days. Peter Lambert, Sam Townsend, Angus Groom and Jack Beaumont line up again for the quadruple sculls final, while after a strong semi-final, Katherine Grainger will compete for her fifth Olympic medal alongside Vicky Thornley in the women’s double sculls final.

David Florence will be looking to bounce back after a disappointing individual event in the slalom canoe’s C2 category. Florence and C2 partner Richard Hounslow will be looking to better their silver medal performance from London 2012, while Fiona Pennie goes in the semi-final and final of the K1.

Judo’s Natalie Powell overthrew London silver medallist Gemma Gibbons on her way to qualify for Rio and today the Commonwealth champion starts her Olympic campaign in the women’s 79kg category.

In archery Naomi Folkard shoots for a medal in the women’s individual event and in gymnastics the women's all-around contest gets under way, with Britain’s Ellie Downie competing.

See below for more highlights on day 6 (times denoted are BST), or visit #EVERYROADtoRIO Live for a full schedule, live updates and stats.

You can also keep up with medal moments by following @UK_Sport on Twitter.

Catch up with yesterday’s events click here.


Thursday 11 August

🏅Track Cycling - Men’s Team Sprint Final, Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny, Callum Skinner. Qualifying (20:00), first round (21:10) and final (22:21)

🏅Canoe Slalom - Men’s C2 Final, David Florence, Richard Hounslow (18:15); Women’s K1, Fiona Pennie; semi-final (17:15) and final (19:00)

🏅Rowing - Women’s Double Sculls Final, Katherine Grainger and Vicky Thornley (15:04); Men’s Double Sculls Final, John Collins, Jonathan Walton (15:24); Men’s Pair Final, Alan Sinclair, Stewart Innes (14:44); Men’s Quadruple Sculls Final, Peter Lambert, Sam Townsend, Angus Groom, Jack (14:12)

🏅Swimming - Women’s 200m Breaststroke Final, Molly Renshaw, Chloe Tutton (02:17 Friday); Men’s 200m Individual Medley Final, Dan Wallace (03:01 Friday).

 🏅Rugby 7s – Men’s knock out stages, bronze and gold medal matches. GB v South Africa (19:00), bronze medal match (22:30) and gold medal match (23:00).

🏅Judo - Women’s 79kg, Natalie Powell. Elimination round of 16 (15:17) followed by quarter-final, repechage, semi-final, bronze and gold medal contests.

Men’s 100kg, Ben Fletcher. Elimination round of 32 (14:35) followed by quarter-final, repechage, semi-final, bronze and gold medal contests.

🏅Shooting - Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions, Jennifer McIntosh (13:00-17:00). Qualifying and finals.

🏅Archery - Women’s Individual, Naomi Folkard (14:18)

🏅Gymnastics - Women’s All Around Final, Ellie Downie (20:00)

Track Cycling - Women’s Team Pursuit, Laura Trott, Joanna Rowsell-Shand, Elinor Barker, Katie Archibald. Qualifying round (20:19); Men’s Team Pursuit, Steven Burke, Ed Clancy, Owain Doull, Bradley Wiggins. Qualifying round (21:23)

Sailing - Finn Class, Giles Scott (17:05)

Boxing – Men’s 81kg, round of 16, Joshua Buatsi (17:30); Men’s 64kg, round of 32, Pat McCormack (22:15); Men’s 69kg, round of 16, Josh Kelly (23:15)

Hockey - Women’s Pool B, Great Britain v Japan (00:30 Friday)

Golf – Men’s 1st round begins (11:15)


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