Five to follow on day three at the Olympic Games
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Five to follow on day three at the Olympic Games

08 August 2016 / 06:00
Team GB are up and running on the medal table thanks to Adam Peaty’s 100m breaststroke gold and Jazz Carlin's 400m freestyle silver.
There could be more medals on the horizon today while there are also a number of events to keep an eye on. Here’s five to get you started for day three.
 
EDLING
ED LING
Shooting, men’s Trap qualification and finals, (1:00PM)
 
Two-time Olympian Ed Ling heads to his third Games after appearing at Athens 2004 and then London four years ago. Since then he has gone on to win world silver in 2014 – a result which secured Team GB a Rio 2016 quota place in the trap.
A former world and European Junior Champion, 25th in the men’s trap in Athens before recording a 21st-place finish at London 2012 in the same event.
At the 2014 World Championships Ling took silver behind Slovakia’s Erik Varga, which qualified Team GB a quota place for Rio 2016. A year later Ling competed for Team GB again, this time at the Baku 2015 European Games, where he finished just outside the medal places in fourth after a 13-11 defeat to Giovanni Pellielo in the men’s trap bronze medal shoot off.
 
NickDempsey
NICK DEMPSEY
Sailing, Men’s windsurfing races 1 & 2 & 3 (from 5:05PM)
 
Rio 2016 sees Nick Dempsey assume the title of five-time Olympian. The 35-year-old already has a bronze and silver to his name from Athens 2004 and London 2012 respectively and will be looking to complete the set this week.
The most experienced member of the Team GB sailing team, Dempsey was fourth at this year’s World Championships and has been in solid form in the Sailing World Cup events so far in 2016.
There will be three men’s windsurfing races at the Marina da Gloria today with Bryony Shaw also set for three in the women’s competition while Nick Thompson and Alison Young compete in the Laser and Laser Radial classes respectively.
 
Tom Daley
TOM DALEY
Diving, men’s 10m platform (7:00PM, all times UK)
 
One of the most recognisable faces in world diving, Tom Daley is only missing one major title in his impressive collection – Olympic gold.
A 10m platform bronze was famously forthcoming four years ago in London and the 22-year-old Plymouth-born diver has continued to go from strength to strength since then in the discipline with world bronze and European gold.
The latter was one of three medals won at the European Aquatics Championships earlier this year alongside mixed 3m synchro gold and 10m synchro silver.
However the 10m platform is Daley’s main discipline with history beckoning if he wins – Team GB have never previously had an Olympic diving champion.
 
Gymnasts
MEN’S ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
Team final (8:00PM)
 
Team GB’s male gymnasts shone on Saturday as they qualified fifth best for the team final, and they will be aiming to improve that standing even further today by getting on to the medal rostrum.
At London 2012, it was bronze with Max Whitlock, Louis Smith and Kristian Thomas all back in Rio and joined by Nile Wilson and Brinn Bevan.
China are the team to beat having qualified top with 270.461 with Team GB progressing with 268.70
 
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JAMES GUY
Swimming, men’s 200m Freestyle final (02:21AM)

After Adam Peaty and Jazz Carlin stole the show on Sunday night, attention now turns to James Guy to see what he can deliver in the men’s 200m freestyle.

The 20-year-old is the reigning World Champion in the event having triumphed 12 months ago in Kazan, Russia.

The Brit had a far from easy ride to the final having qualified eighth fastest, but with close friend and teammate Peaty having stole the headlines, Guy will be pumped up to enjoy a night to remember of his own.

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