Rio 2016 – All last night’s gold medals and big stories; plus today’s Olympics schedule

Everything you need to know from the overnight action at the Olympic Games in Rio with Great Britain’s Adam Peaty stealing the show in stunning fashion.

It was a magical day for Peaty, who began by smashing the world record with a time of 57.55 seconds in his 100m breaststroke heat.

The 21-year-old later followed that by recording the second fastest time ever in the event to coast through to Sunday’s final in style.

Saturday’s Highlights
• American Ginny Thrasher won the first gold medal of the Games, triumphing in the 10m Air Rifle ahead of Chinese pair Du Li and Yi Siling.

• Australia’s John Millman recorded the first ever double bagel in Olympic tennis.

• Xuan Vinh Hoang of Vietnam won the Olympic gold medal in the men’s 10m air pistol event, holding off the heavy crowd favourite Felipe Wu of host country Brazil.

• Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini clocked 1:09.21 to win her 100 butterfly heat but failed to reach the semi-finals.

• Britain’s Adam Peaty clocked a time of 57.55 seconds in his 100m breaststroke heat at Rio 2016 to set a new world record, then reached the final with the second fastest time ever, 57.62s.

• Belgium’s Greg Van Avermaet snatched gold in a thrilling finish to the men’s Olympic road race, out-sprinting Denmark’s Jakob Fuglsang by the Copacabana.

• Britain’s William Fox-Pitt assumed the individual lead in the eventing dressage, remarkably just 10 months after he was placed in an induced coma.

• Great Britain’s women rugby sevens won their first two games in the rugby sevens by comfortable margins.

• Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu smashed the world record on her way to winning the women’s 400m individual medley and claiming her first Olympic medal.

• Australia’s women, powered by sisters Cate and Bronte Campbell, beat the United States and Canada to win the Olympic 4×100 metres freestyle relay in world record time.

All Saturday’s gold medals
Archery – Men’s team – South Korea
Cycling – Men’s road race – Greg van Avermaet (Belgium)
Fencing – Women’s individual epee – Emese Szasz (Hungary)
Judo – Men’s 60kg – Beslan Mudranov (Russia)
Judo – Women’s 48kg – Paula Pareto (Argentina)
Shooting – Men’s 10m air pistol – Hoang Xuan Vinh (Vietnam)
Shooting – Women’s 10m air rifle – Virginia Thrasher (USA)
Swimming – Men’s 400m individual medley – Kosuke Hagino (Japan)
Swimming – Men’s 400m freestyle – Mack Horton (Australia)
Swimming – Women’s 400m individual medley – Katinka Hosszu (Hungary)
Swimming – Women’s 4x100m freestyle relay – Australia
Weightlifting – Women’s 48kg – Sopita Tanasan (Thailand)

Leading Brits
Adam Peaty stole the show in the pool with a stunning world record of 57.55 seconds in his 100m breaststroke heat and the 21-year-old is the red-hot favourite for gold in the final on Sunday.
Peaty followed his world record in the heat up with the second fastest time ever of 57.62 seconds to storm into the final which will take place on Sunday.
It was a solid day for tennis stars Heather Watson and Kyle Edmund who progressed and a superb one for William Fox-Pitt who leads the eventing standings after the dressage.
However, it was an inauspicious showing for Britain’s road race cyclists as Chris Froome andGeraint Thomas missed out on medals in what was a brutal race.

Biggest shock
Belgium’s Greg Van Avermaet snatched gold in a thrilling finish to the men’s cycling road race, out-sprinting Denmark’s Jakob Fuglsang by the Copacabana after a host of star riders saw their dreams die in a chaotic event.
The 237.5km course promised unpredictability and it delivered in spades as nearly half of the 144 starters failed to finish.

It was a disappointing day for Tour de France champion Chris Froome, who finished 12th after struggling on the final climb and having to change his bike early on, while other star riders crashed out in unceremonious fashion.

A late shock saw Venus Williams of the USA crash out of the women’s singles in the tennis at the hands of Belgian underdog Kirsten Flipkens.


Big events on Sunday
Cycling – Women’s road race – 16:15
Featuring Lizzie Armitstead
Swimming – Men’s 100m breaststroke – 02:53
Featuring Adam Peaty
Swimming – Women’s 400m freestyle – 03:01
Featuring Katie Ledecky and Jazz Carlin

Predicted British medallists
Lizzie Armitstead – Cycling Women’s road race – gold
Adam Peaty – Swimming – Men’s 100m breaststroke – gold
Jazz Carlin – Swimming – Women’s 400m freestyle – silver


Source: Gracenote Virtual Medal Table

All today’s gold medals
• 15:30 – Shooting 10m Air Pistol – Women
• 20:00 – Shooting Trap – Women
• 20:21 – Cycling – Road Road race – Women
• 21:00 – Diving 3m Springboard Synchro – Women
• 21:04 – Judo 52kg – Women
• 21:10 – Weightlifting 53kg – Women
• 21:25 – Judo 66kg – Men
• 21:32 – Archery Team – Women
• 22:05 – Fencing Individual Foil – Men
• 00:40 – Weightlifting 56kg – Men
• 02:08 – Swimming 100m Butterfly – Women
• 02:58 – Swimming 100m Breaststroke – Men
• 03:09 – Swimming 400m Freestyle – Women
• 04:02 – Swimming 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay – Men

Source : Eurosport

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