Five to follow on day 14 of the Olympic Games
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Five to follow on day 14 of the Olympic Games

19 August 2016 / 03:21
We’re into the closing stages of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games but action continues at pace as Team GB close in on their medal tally of 65 from four years ago in London. 

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Boxing, Men’s super heavyweight semi-final vs Ivan Dychko (KAZ) (7:15pm UK time)

Joe Joyce has already secured a bronze medal at Rio 2016 but the super-heavyweight has no intention of stopping there.

Victory over the Kazakh second seed Ivan Dychko in his semi-final on Friday afternoon will put him in the gold-medal match as he looks to mirror the achievements of Anthony Joshua from four years ago.

The 30-year-old – who only took up boxing at the age of 22 – will be looking to complete the set in style after his medals in the British, Commonwealth and World Championships.

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Athletics, Women’s  4 x 100m final (2:15am)

Not since 1984 have Team GB’s women’s 4 x 100m relay secured a medal but they have a real shout on Friday night in the Rio Olympic Stadium.

Asha Philip, Desiree Henry, Dina Asher-Smith and Daryll Neita looked very impressive in qualifying through the heats third fastest overall.

Jamaica and USA are going to take some stopping for the first two podium spots but anything can happen in the relay – as yesterday’s dramatic heats showed – so if Team GB can get the baton round then hopes are high for a slice of history.


Diving, men’s 10m platform preliminary, (8:00pm)

It has been a long wait for Tom Daley – over a week in fact – since he secured bronze alongside Dan Goodfellow in the synchro event at Rio 2016.

And now he gets to go it alone in the 10m platform preliminary to secure a spot in Saturday’s final in the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre.

The Chinese duo of Qiu Bo and Chen Alsen are going to take some stopping but Daley will be desperate to add to the bronze from London 2012 and from earlier this fortnight at Rio 2016.


Women’s hockey gold-medal match, vs Netherlands (9:00pm)

Never before have Team GB’s women’s hockey team made it to an Olympic gold-medal match but they are not about to settle for silver.

Netherlands – the defending Olympic champions – have not lost at a Games since they took silver at Athens 2004 and will start the match as favourites.

But after their bronze at London 2012, the British women will be fearless in going for gold – after all they are unbeaten at these Games and beat the Dutch in the EuroHockey Championships final last year.


Taekwondo, men’s -80kg, round of 16 v Hayder Shkara (1:45PM)

Lutalo Muhammad comes into Rio 2016 full of confidence that he can better his bronze-winning performance from London 2012.

Taekwondo GB performance director Gary Hall describes the 25-year-old as ‘unbeatable’ on his day and if he can produce his best form then he should get past Australian Hayder Shkara in his first bout.

The quarters, semis and final would all take place later on Friday and Muhammad has not hidden his desire to upgrade his bronze to gold in Brazil. 

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