Five to follow on day ten of the Olympic Games
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Five to follow on day ten of the Olympic Games

15 August 2016 / 04:06

After five golds on Super Sunday, what does Monday have in store at the Olympic Games in Rio?

Dressage star Charlotte Dujardin is looking to join Laura Trott, who become the first British woman to win three Olympic golds last week.Charlotte Dujardin


Equestrian, Dressage individual grand prix freestyle (14:00 UK Time)
The reigning European, world and Olympic champion aboard Valegro, Charlotte Dujardin will start as favourite for the dressage individual gold in Rio.
Having already led the GB team to a silver medal in the dressage team final, Dujardin is clearly living up to her reputation.
The 31-year-old is also chasing a third Olympic gold medal – the only British woman to do that is cyclist Laura Trott.
A crowd pleaser in London with her Land of Hope and Glory-themed choreography, it is rumoured Dujardin will opt for some Brazilian dance music this time.
And with these Games likely to be Valegro’s last before retirement, what better way to see him off than with another title.


Marathon Swimming, open water 10km (13:00 UK Time)
After just missing out on a medal at London 2012, Keri-Anne Payne has been targeting this date for four years.
The 28-year-old only secured her place for Rio in June through a final qualifier and she hasn’t featured on a major international podium since taking a year out after London.
GB’s swimmers have enjoyed a stellar Games in the pool, picking up six medals in total, and Payne will be gunning for another when she dives into the Fort Copacabana water.

Hockey, quarter-final (22:00 UK Time)
Great Britain’s men may be out of the hockey but the women head into Monday’s quarter-final with Spain boasting a 100 percent win record from their time in Rio.
A come-from-behind 2-1 win against USA on Saturday assured GB top spot in Pool B, five wins from five seeing them into the knockout stages in some style.
The team picked up a bronze medal at London 2012 as they bounced back from a semi-final defeat to Argentina to defeat New Zealand 3-1.
And the signs are that they could add to that having already beaten Argentina, Australia, India, Japan and USA already.
A win over Spain and Kate Richardson-Walsh’s side will face either the Hockeyroos or the Black Sticks – bring it on.


Track Cycling, men’s omnium (14:21 UK Time)
An Olympic gold medal is the one thing missing from Mark Cavendish’s gleaming cycling CV, which already boasts world titles and a vast collection of Tour de France stage wins.
The 31-year-old is contesting the omnium in Rio, which sees riders compete across six events; the scratch race, individual pursuit, elimination race, scratch race, flying lap, time trial and the points race.
An encouraging opening day sees Cavendish lying in third place after the first three events.


Athletics, women’s hammer final (14.40pm)

Sophie Hitchon qualified for the London 2012 hammer final by bettering her British record by 34cm.

And while it might have a different story put in Rio – squeezing through in 11th – Hitchon will still have high hopes of challenging for a medal.

That’s because it was only last year that the 25-year-old finished fourth at the World Championships in Beijing, courtesy of a best effort of 73.86m.

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