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Monday, August 8

Rio 2016 Olympics:- Seven highlights not to miss at Rio 2016 on Monday 8 August

Here's a preview of Day 3 at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Seven highlights not to miss at Rio 2016 on Monday 8 August
Divers Tom Daley and Daniel Goodfellow of Great Britain are hoping to win gold on Monday (Photo: Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Another busy day in the pool

The medal events come fast and furious in the pool on 8 August. Beginning 10:21pm local time, the men are off in the 200m freestyle. China's Yang Sun raced the fastest time in the heats. His performance of 1:44.63 puts him in the fast lane flanked by Japan's Kosuke Hagino and the USA's Conor Dwyer. Next up are two 100m backstroke events, beginning with the women's and then the men's final.
Yang Sun of China (second from right) swam well in the heats (Adam Pretty/Getty Images)



In the women's race, Hungary's Katinka Houssz will look to add a second gold medal to her Olympic
Haul. The 'Iron Lady' recorded the second-fastest time in the heats. Her time of 58.94 was just a touch behind Kathleen Baker of the USA who qualified with the fastest time of 58.84.  Those three events are followed by the women's 100m breaststroke at 10:54pm. US swimmer Lilly King qualified with the fastest time.

Daley looks to win another medal for Great Britain

Tom Daley, who won bronze for Great Britain at the London 2012 Games, will compete alongside 19-year-old Daniel Goodfellow in the men's synchronised 10m platform final. They will face challenges from, among others, Chen Aisen and Lin Yue of China and Brazil’s Jackson Rondinelli and Hugo Parisi.
Tom Daley and Daniel Goodfellow. (Photo: Clive Rose/Getty Images)


More judo medals up for grabs

Two medals will be awarded to judokas at Carioca Arena 2 on Monday. On Sunday, history was made when Majlinda Kelmendi won gold for Kosovo, the first time anyone has won a medal for that country.
Majlinda Kelmendi won Kosovo's first-ever Olympic medal. Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images


Who will win women's first rugby sevens gold?

The first-ever women’s rugby sevens Olympic medals will be awarded on Monday. Australia will face Canada in the first semi-final while Great Britain takes on New Zealand in the other.
Top-ranked Australia will taked on Canada in the rugby sevens semi-final on Monday. (David Rogers/Getty Images)


Brazil looks for first team gymnastics medal
For the first time ever, Brazil will take part in a team artistic gymnastics final. On Monday, at 4pm, Diego Hypolito, Francisco Barreto Júnior, Sérgio Sassaki, Arthur Zanetti and Arthur Mariano will compete in the  men's team artistic gymnastics final, taking on gymnasts from the USA, Russia, Great Britain, China, Ukraine, Germany and Japan.
Brazil could earn its first-ever team medal in men's team gymnastics. Alex Livesey/Getty Images
The USA looked strong in preliminaries but are wary of being overconfident aftet they dominated the preliminaries at the London 2012 Games only to finish in fifth place. They will face a strong Chinese team that won gold at the 2012 Games.



USA basketball ready to roll

Both the USA men’s and women’s basketball team look to continue their dominance on the hardwood. The men’s side, fresh off a dominant 119-62 win over China, will take on Venezuela. Kevin Durant led the USA with 25 points. The women’s team were equally dominant, easily beating Senegal 121-56. They take on Group B rivals Spain at noon.
Let's do this: USA stars face Venezuela (Getty Images)

Other medal events

Other medal events include shooting (women’s 10m air pistol and women’s trap), weightlifting (men’s 69kg Group A and women’s 63kg Group A) and fencing (women's sabre individual).

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