Rio 2016: Day 4 Preview

Rio 2016: Day 4 Preview

09 August 2016 / 03:08

Double Olympic silver medallist David Florence will bid to make it a Games hat-trick on day four of Rio 2016 as Team GB bid to keep the medal streak going.

Florence – a canoe slalom specialist – collected C1 silver at Beijing 2008 before repeating the trick in the C2 with Richard Hounslow on home soil at London 2012.

The freshly-turned 34-year-old’s bid for a third successive Olympic medal has begun extremely well at Rio 2016 after he ranked third in the heats of the C1 with a solitary run needed.

And it is the C1 – he also ranked third n the heats of the C2 with Hounslow with just one run required on day four – which presents itself first for Florence.

He’ll go off in the semi-finals at 5:30pm BST with the ten best ranked of 14 progressing to the final, which is scheduled to start at 7:16pm.

Team GB will have five other chances to make reaching the medal podium a regular occurrence after four medals from the first three days.

Tonia Couch and Lois Toulson go in diving’s women’s 10m synchro on an action-packed afternoon which also sees the women’s team final in artistic gymnastics.

Ellie Downie, Becky Downie, Ruby Harrold, Amy Tinkler and Claudia Fragapane will all be hoping to reach the podium after the agony of the men on day three.

Team GB swimmer Siobhan-Marie O'Connor at Rio 2016

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor will bid to get Team GB back on the podium in the pool after qualifying for the 200m individual medley final as the quickest.

Alice Schlesinger will bid for Team GB’s first judo medal in the 63kg category. Team GB’s eventers suffered a setback in the cross-country element on day three but will aim to go out on a high in the jumping.

Things are starting to get interesting on the Lagoa with semi-finals for Team GB in the men’s pair, double sculls and lightweight four and a quarter-final in the single sculls for Alan Campbell.

Katherine Grainger and Victoria Thornley take to the lake in the women’s double sculls semi-final while Katherine Copeland and Charlotte Taylor seek redemption in the lightweight double sculls repechage.

The second day of sailing at the Marina da Gloria sees Giles Scott – heir apparent to Ben Ainslie’s throne in the Finn – in action while familiar faces return.

Nick Thompson, Alison Young, Bryony Shaw and Nick Dempsey all race again with the latter aiming to build on his two race wins and a second on the opening day of the regatta.

Noami Folkard fires for success in the women’s individual event with the round of 32 and 16 scheduled, Joe Cordina is the sole Team GB boxer to fight, the men’s hockey side face Brazil while the men’s rugby sevens outfit open up against Kenya then Japan.

And Team GB flagbearer Andy Murray and teammate Johanna Konta are second up on their respective courts in the men’s and women’s singles respectively.

Team GB at Rio 2016: Day 4


Women’s Individual R32: 09:26 Rio /13:26 BST – Naomi Folkard


Men’s Light 60kg R16: 11:30 Rio / 15:03 BST – Joe Cordina

Canoe Slalom

Men’s C1 Semi-Finals: 13:30 Rio / 17:30 BST – David Florence


Women’s 10m Synchro Final: 16:00 Rio / 20:00 BST – Tonia Couch, Lois Toulson


Session time

Jumping: 10:00-15:25 Rio / 14:00-19:25 BST – William Fox-Pitt, Gemma Tattersall, Kitty King, Pippa Funnell

Gymnastics: Artistic

Women’s Team Final: 16:00 Rio / 20:00 BST – Ellie Downie, Becky Downie, Ruby Harrold, Amy Tinkler, Claudia Fragapane


Team GB Men vs Brazil pool match: 18:00 Rio / 22:00 BST


Session times:

10:00-13:00 Rio / 14:00-17:00 BST

15:30-18:10 Rio / 19:30-22:10 BST

Women’s 63kg – Alice Schlesinger


Session time:

08:30-13:30 Rio / 12:30-17:30 BST

Men’s Single Sculls Quarter-Final: Alan Campbell

Men’s Pair Semi-Finals: Stewart Innes, Alan Sinclair

Men’s Double Sculls Semi-Final: John Collins, Jonathan Walton

Men’s Lightweight Four Semi-Final: Peter Chambers, Jono Clegg, Mark Aldred, Chris Bartley

Women’s Double Sculls Semi-Final: Katherine Grainger, Victoria Thornley

Women’s Lightweight Double Sculls Repechage: Katherine Copeland, Charlotte Taylor

Rugby Sevens

Team GB Men vs Kenya pool match 12:00 Rio / 16:00 BST

Team GB Men vs Japan pool match 17:00 Rio / 21:00 BST


Session time:

13:00-15:40 Rio / 17:00-19:40 BST

Men’s Finn Races 1 & 2 – Giles Scott

Men’s Laser Races 3 & 4 – Nick Thompson

Women’s Laser Radial Races 3 & 4 – Alison Young

Men’s RS:X Races 4, 5 & 6 – Nick Dempsey

Women’s RS:X Races 4, 5 & 6 – Bryony Shaw


Session times:

Afternoon: 13:00-14:45 Rio / 17:00-18:45 BST

Evening: 22:00-00:10 Rio / 02:00-04:10 BST

Men’s 100m Freestyle Heats (PM), Semi-Finals (Eve) – Ben Proud, Duncan Scott

Men’s 200m Breaststroke Heats (PM), Semi-Finals (Eve) – Andrew Willis, Craig Benson

Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay Heats (PM), Final (Eve) – Great Britain

Women’s 200m Butterfly Heats (PM), Semi-Final (Eve) – Aimee Willmott

Women’s 200m Individual Medley Final (Eve) – Siobhan-Marie O’Connor


Session time: 11:00-23:00 Rio / 15:00-03:00 BST

Men’s Singles R2: Andy Murray vs J Monaco (ARG)

Women’s Singles R3: Johanna Konta vs S Kuznetsova (RUS)

Rio 2016