Live blog – Rio Olympic Games day 2

07 August 2016


Who to watch today

Sunday 7 August 2016
Sport Time* Stage Athlete(s) Event Venue Result
Rowing 16.10 Heats Helen Glover, Heather Stanning Women’s pair  Lagoa Stadium Cancelled
Rugby 7s 16.30 Group stage Natasha Hunt, Amy Wilson Hardy Canada v GB  Deodoro Stadium 22-0
Swimming 18.16 Heats Chris Walker-Hebborn 100m backstroke Olympic Aquatics Stadium 3rd, 53.54
Swimming 18.33 Heats Jazz Carlin 400m freestyle backstroke Olympic Aquatics Stadium 1st, 4:02.83
Rugby 7s 22.00 Quarter-final Natasha Hunt, Amy Wilson Hardy GB v Fiji  Deodoro Stadium 26-7
Tennis 21.00 Round one Marcus Daniell Men’s doubles v Canada Olympic Tennis Centre Lost 2-1

As it happens

2.27pm: Helen Glover and Heather Stanning will have to wait to start their Olympic women’s pair title defence after windy weather on the Lagoa forced the cancellation of the day’s rowing.

5pm: A stunning length-of-the-field try by Amy Wilson Hardy is the highlight of Team GB’s 22-0 win over Canada in the women’s rugby sevens. They top their group and advance to the quarter-finals later tonight.

6.25pm: Chris Walker-Hebborn is third in his 100m backstroke heat in 53.54, the tenth-fastest time overall which puts him safely through to tonight’s semi-finals.

6.30pm: Helen Glover and Heather Stanning’s rowing heat has been rescheduled for 4.30pm BST on Monday.

6.50pm: Brilliant swim from Jazz Carlin to win her 400m freestyle heat in a new personal best time of 4:02.83 and progress to tonight’s final at 3:01am BST as the second-fastest swimmer overall.

7.10pm: Confirmation that GB women’s rugby sevens will face Fiji in the quarter-finals at 10pm BST. Good luck to Amy Wilson Hardy and Natasha Hunt!

10.20pm: a 26-7 win over Fiji puts the Team GB women’s rugby sevens team into tomorrow’s semi-finals, meaning they will definitely be playing for a medal.

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