Live blog – Rio Olympic Games day 8

13 August 2016

Two new faces get their debut Olympics underway on day eight of the Rio 2016 Games.

European gold medallist Emily Diamond competes in heat five of the 400m competition looking to build on the impressive 51.94s time she set while winning the British Championships.

At the Riocentro, weightlifter Sonny Webster will compete in the 94kg category taking on the likes of London 2012 gold medallist Adrian Zieliński.

In the pool, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor looks to replicate teammate Jazz Carlin who secured her second medal of the Games last night.

O’Connor and Chris Walker-Hebborn compete in the 4×100 medley competitions due to start just before and just after 3am respectively – the GB men’s quartet were the fastest qualifiers.

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Saturday 13 August 2016
Sport Time* Stage Athlete(s) Event Venue Result
Athletics 15.28 Heats Emily Diamond 400m Olympic Stadium – Engenhão 4th, 51.76 (progresses to semi-finals)
Weightlifting 19.30-21.30 Prelims Sonny Webster 94kg Riocentro – Pavilion 2 6th, 333kg
Swimming 02.49 Final Siobhan-Marie O’Connor 4x100m medley relay Olympic Aquatics Stadium 7th, 3:56.96
Swimming 03.04 Final Chris Walker-Hebborn 4x100m medley relay Olympic Aquatics Stadium

2nd, 3:29.24

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