Five to follow on day 16 of the Olympic Games

Five to follow on day 16 of the Olympic Games

21 August 2016 / 09:00
It’s the final day of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games but the action continues right up until the very end as Team GB bid to sign off from their most successful ever Games abroad in style.

Joe Joyce at Rio 2016


Boxing, Men’s super heavyweight final vs Tony Yoka (KAZ) (7:15PM)

Four years ago Anthony Joshua claimed super heavyweight gold at London 2012, and with the 26-year-old watching on in Rio Joe Joyce is just one win away from repeating that feat for Team GB.
Joyce beat second seed Ivan Dychko from Kazakhstan by unanimous decision to guarantee himself at least a silver from Rio.
But Joyce will be hoping for so much more as he takes on top seed Tony Yoka from France in the gold-medal match.
Yoka is no slouch, having won bronze and gold at last year’s European Games and World Championships respectively.
But Joyce won European Games gold and World bronze himself and will be keen to add the Olympic title to his already impressive CV.



Mountain bike, Men’s cross-country (4.30PM)

He has had to be patient but the final day of action at Rio 2016 will see Grant Ferguson make his Olympic Games debut as he goes in the men’s cross-country.
It has been another Games to remember for Team GB’s cyclists, particularly in the velodrome where 11 medals were won, including six golds.
And as Ferguson bids to win a two-wheeled gold out in the open air, he arrives in confidence following a stellar 2015.
Last year saw Grant win silver at the Under-23 European Mountain Bike Cross Country Championships before taking his first ever win at the World Cup in Italy, and he will be hoping for more of the same in Rio.



Men’s Marathon (1.30PM)
Running just over 26 miles in what is likely to be sweltering Rio weather is far from easy, but Tsegai Tewelde has faced adversity before.
Tewelde booked his spot at Rio 2016 after finishing 12th at the London Marathon back in April.
It will mark a sensational journey for Tewelde, 18 years previously was filled with shrapnel following a bomb explosion that killed his friend.
And baring the scars of his previous life Tewelde will make his Olympic Games debut on the final day of Rio 2016.



Men’s Marathon (1.30PM)

We have already seen Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee set Rio 2016 alight, and Team GB’s marathon-running brothers will be eager to follow in their footsteps.
The Brownlee brothers won gold and silver in the men’s triathlon, and now it is the turn of Callum and Derek Hawkins in the marathon on the final day of action.
Callum, 23, finished an impressive eighth at this year’s London Marathon, while his older brother Derek was the third Brit home with Tsegai Tewedle splitting the duo in 12th.



By this evening, all of Team GB would have strutted their stuff in the competition environment and now is the time to enjoy their efforts as the curtain falls on the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with the closing ceremony. Keep your eyes peeled for Team GB's flag bearer while numerous athletes and medal winners will also be proudly taking centre stage.

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