Live blog – Rio Olympic Games day 1

06 August 2016


Who to watch today

Saturday 6 August 2016
Sport Time* Stage Athlete(s) Event Venue Result
Rowing 15.15 Heats Vicky Thornley Women’s doubles Lagoa Stadium  2nd
Rugby 7s 16.00 Group stage Natasha Hunt, Amy Wilson Hardy GB v Brazil  Deodoro Stadium 29-3
Rugby 7s 21.00 Group stage Natasha Hunt, Amy Wilson Hardy GB v Japan  Deodoro Stadium 40-0

As it happens

  • Vicky Thornley, who learnt to row on the GB Rowing Team Start programme at the University of Bath and Miverva Bath RC, partners defending champion Katherine Grainger in the heats of the women’s double scull at 3.15pm BST.
  • Natasha Hunt and Amy Wilson Hardy are the first University of Bath graduates in action at Rio 2016 – they are part of the Team GB women’s squad for the first-ever Olympic rugby sevens competition. And they have an interesting opening match too – against host nation Brazil at 4pm BST.
  • 3.30pm: Vicky Thornley and Katherine Grainger finish runners-up in a hard-fought women’s double scull heat on the Lagoa, they progress to Tuesday’s semi-finals!
  • 4.26pm: Coach Education and Sports Development graduate Natasha Hunt scores two tries as Team GB’s rugby sevens women beat hosts Brazil 29-3 to get their Olympic campaign off to a flying start. “Immense pride” as University of Bath Women’s Rugby alumni earn historic Rio 2016 sevens selection
  • 9.30pm: IMME graduate Amy Wilson Hardy scores a try inside the opening 30 seconds to send GB rugby seven’s women on their way to a comfortable 40-0 win over Japan in their second group match.

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