Rio 2016: Day 6 Preview

Justin Rose and Danny Willett will make history on day six of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as golf makes its return while there are a host of guaranteed Team GB medal opportunities.

Rose and Willett will both tee off as golf appears back on the Olympic schedule for the first time in 112 years while Olympic champions Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes lead the Team GB medal charge.

Kenny, Hindes and Callum Skinner will bid for glory in the team sprint as track cycling starts at the Games with the men’s and women’s team pursuits also in qualifying action.

After day five’s schedule was cancelled due to high winds, Team GB’s rowers will be hoping to be back out on the Lagoa where four boats are in medal races.

The men’s quadruple sculls, double sculls and pair along with the women’s double sculls of Katherine Grainger and Victoria Thornley will all bid for medals.

There’s semi-final action for the women’s pair and men’s lightweight double sculls and four while David Florence will seek redemption in Deodoro in the canoe slalom C2.

Florence failed in his bid for a C1 medal but teams up with Richard Hounslow in the C2 with Fiona Pennie also hoping to be in the medal mix in the K1 after Joe Clarke’s gold.

Team GB have two swimmers in the women’s 200m breaststroke final – Molly Renshaw and Chloe Tutton – while Dan Wallace goes in a stacked 200m medley medal showdown.

Team GB’s men’s rugby sevens team will play for a medal on day six – it’s just a case of what colour with their bid set to begin against South Africa in the semi-finals in Deodoro.

Ellie Downie goes in the women’s gymnastics all around final and Jennifer McIntosh makes her second appearance in Rio in the women’s rifle three positions.

Team GB have two judokas in action for the first time at the Games as Ben Fletcher goes in the men’s 100kg and Natalie Powell goes in the women’s 78kg.

Noami Folkard is three wins away from firing for a medal in the women’s individual archery while badminton gets underway with every single Team GB player in action.

Joshua Buatsi, Pat McCormack and Josh Kelly all take to the ring in the boxing and double Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin begins her dressage campaign as does Carl Hester.

Team GB’s women’s hockey team face Japan looking continue their fine pool form and the windsurfers return to the Marina da Gloria for the Olympic sailing regatta.

Tennis was also cancelled on day five and so day six sees Andy Murray and Johanna Konta in singles action and the latter joining Jamie Murray in beginning in the mixed doubles. Team GB at Rio 2016: Day 6


Women’s Individual 1/8 Eliminations: 10:18 Rio / 14:18 BST – Naomi Folkard


Women’s Doubles Group: 11:55 Rio / 15:55 BST – Lauren Smith, Heather Olver

Mixed Doubles Group: 16:40 Rio / 20:40 BST – Chris Adcock, Gabby Adcock

Men’s Doubles Group: 17:25 Rio / 21:25 BST – Chris Langridge, Marcus Ellis

Men’s Singles Group: 19:55 Rio / 23:55 BST – Rajiv Ouseph

Women’s Singles Group: 21:05 Rio / 01:05 BST – Kirsty Gilmour


Men’s Light Heavy 81kg R16: 13:30 Rio / 17:30 BST – Josh Buatsi

Men’s Light Welter 64kg R32: 18:15 Rio / 22:15 BST – Pat McCormack

Men’s Welter 69kg R16: 19:15 Rio / 23:15 BST – Josh Kelly

Canoe Slalom

Session time:

12:30-16:00 Rio / 16:30-20:00 BST

Men’s C2 Semi-Finals & Final – David Florence, Richard Hounslow

Women’s K1 Semi-Finals & Final – Fiona Pennie

Cycling – Track

Session time:

16:00-18:45 Rio / 20:00-22:45 BST

Men’s Team Sprint Qualifying, First Round & Finals – Jason Kenny, Philip Hindes, Callum Skinner

Women’s Team Pursuit Qualifying – Katie Archibald, Laura Trott, Elinor Barker, Joanna Roswell Shand, Ciara Horne

Men’s Team Pursuit Qualifying – Steven Burke, Ed Clancy, Owain Doull, Sir Bradley Wiggins

Equestrian – Dressage

Individual & Team Grand Prix Day 2: 11:27 Rio / 15:27 BST – Carl Hester

Individual & Team Grand Prix Day 1: 14:24 Rio / 18:24 BST – Charlotte Dujardin


Men’s Individual Stroke Play: 09:03 Rio / 13:03 BST – Danny Willett

Men’s Individual Stroke Play: 10:58 Rio / 14:58 BST – Justin Rose

Gymnastics: Artistic

Women’s Individual All Around Final: 16:00 Rio / 20:00 BST – Ellie Downie


Team GB Women vs Japan pool match: 20:30 Rio / 00:30 BST


Session times:

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

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

Men’s 100kg – Ben Fletcher

Women’s 78kg – Natalie Powell


Session time:

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

Women’s Pair Semi-Final – Helen Glover, Heather Stanning

Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls Semi-Final – Will Fletcher, Richard Chambers

Men’s Four Semi-Final – Alex Gregory, Moe Sbihi, George Nash, Constantine Louloudis

Men’s Quadruple Sculls Final A – Jack Beaumont, Sam Townsend, Angus Groom, Peter Lambert

Men’s Pair Final A – Stewart Innes, Alan Sinclair

Women’s Double Sculls Final A – Katherine Grainger, Victoria Thornley

Men’s Double Sculls Final A – John Collins, Jonathan Walton

Men’s Lightweight Four Final B – Peter Chambers, Jono Clegg, Mark Aldred, Chris Bartley

Women’s Lightweight Double Sculls – Katherine Copeland, Charlotte Taylor

Rugby Sevens

Team GB Men vs South Africa, Semi-Final 15:00 Rio / 19:00 BST


Session time:

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

Finn Races 5 & 6 – Giles Scott

Men’s RS:X Races 7, 8 & 9 – Nick Dempsey

Men’s 470 Races 3 & 4 – Luke Patience, Chris Grube

Women’s RS:X Races 7, 8 & 9 – Bryony Shaw

Women’s 470 Races 3 & 4 – Hannah Mills, Saskia Clark

Nacra 17 Races 4, 5 & 6 – Nicola Groves, Ben Saxton


Women’s Rifle Three Positions: 09:00-13:00 Rio / 13:00-17:00 BST – Jennifer McIntosh


Session times:

Afternoon: 13:00-16:00 Rio / 17:00-20:00 BST

Evening: 22:00-23:35 Rio / 02:00-03:35 BST

Men’s 50m Freestyle Heats (PM), Semi-Final (Eve) – Ben Proud

Men’s 100m Butterfly Heats (PM), Semi-Final (Eve) – James Guy

Men’s 200m Individual Medley Final (Eve) – Dan Wallace

Women’s 200m Breaststroke Final (Eve) – Molly Renshaw, Chloe Tutton

Women’s 800m Freestyle Heats – Jazmin Carlin, Camilla Hattersley


Session time: 10:45-23:00 Rio / 14:45-03:00 BST

Men’s Singles R3: Andy Murray vs F Fognini (ITA)

Women’s Singles Quarter-Final: Johanna Konta vs A Kerber (GER)

Mixed Doubles R1: Konta & Murray vs Mattek-Sands & Sock (USA)