As we move into week two of the Games, Australia has the challenge of quarter-final knockout games in two team sports, the women’s hockey and water polo. The Canoe Sprint competition gets under way and there are medals on the line in Sailing.
There were strong individual performances for the Aussies on the track, diving in the pool and on the golf greens, but unfortunately it was not quite enough for a podium finish.
Brandon Starc qualified for the final of the men’s jump just moments after watching Jamaica’s Usain Bolt become the first person in Olympic history to claim three consecutive 100m gold medals.
Australian marathon runners Milly Clark, Jess Trengove and Lisa Weightman have produced strong runs in the women’s marathon at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Henry Frayne recorded his best ever finish in an Olympic final, but it was disappointment for Fabrice Lapierre in the men’s long jump final at the Rio Olympic Stadium on Saturday night.
ATHLETICS: Genevieve LaCaze and Madeline Hills have become the first Australians to qualify for the final of the women’s 3000m steeplechase on an exciting second morning at the Olympic Stadium in which Morgan Mitchell and Anneliese Rubie also reached the semi-finals of the women’s 400m.
Australia will have a double shot at a first Olympic men’s long jump gold medal after Henry Frayne and Fabrice Lapierre both qualified for tomorrow night’s final at the Olympic Stadium in Rio.