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

10 August 2016 / 06:45

It’s already day five of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Team GB’s medal tally currently stands at six thanks to Siobhan-Marie O’Connor's silver and the men's 4x200m freestyle medal of the same colour earlier this morning. But there are several opportunities for more today….


CHRIS FROOME, cycling, time trial (2.00pm)

The chance of road race gold may have been and gone for Tour de France champion Chris Froome but he gets another shot at glory in today’s Olympic time trial.

Froome already boasts a medal in this event after he picked up a bronze in London four year ago behind Sir Bradley Wiggins.

The 31-year-old will also have British company on the Pontal course in the form of Geraint Thomas, who was granted a place late in the day following some withdrawals after the road race. 


CHARLOTTE DUJARDIN, equestrian, dressage (2:00pm)

Charlotte Dujardin was the youngest member of the dressage team at London 2012 but walked away from her Olympic Games debut with team and individual dressage gold riding Velegro.

The pair are back again in Rio and today Dujardin will be looking to kickstart the defence of both her titles.

She is already the first rider to hold the complete set of dressage titles available: the individual Olympic freestyle, World freestyle and Special, World Cup individual and European freestyle and Special titles.


REBEKAH TILER, weightlifting, women’s 69kg (4.30pm)

Rebekah Tiler will make her Olympic Games debut today having claimed the 69kg title at June’s British Championships.

En route to that success, Tiler broke two British records – 102kg in the snatch and 227kg for the overall total.

She may be just 17-year-old but she’s already shown what she can do, winning World Youth silver, European Youth gold, Commonwealth Youth Games gold and European Junior silver.


JACK LAUGHER/CHRIS MEARS, diving, men’s 3m springboard (8:00pm)

Today sees a first glimpse of Jack Laugher and Chris Mears in Rio with the diving duo going in the 3m springboard.

Laugher will also be competing in the 3m springboard later in the week but for now he will be desperate to taste success with close friend and housemate Mears.

Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow kicked off the British medal charge in the diving on Monday with European champions Laugher and Mears sure to be in the mix too.


MAX WHITLOCK, gymnastics, men’s all around final (8:00pm)

After a fourth place finish for Team GB in the team event on Monday, attention now switches to the individual finals with Max Whitlock looking to further cement his standing as one of Britain’s best gymnasts with a medal in the all-around.

He has already won all-around silver at European and World level – could he an Olympic medal to that too?

He will also be joined by Nile Wilson, who impressed in qualification as the highest-placed Brit and will start on the floor, with Whitlock starting on the pommel.

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