Young long jumper Jazmin Sawyers will compete in the final of her first-ever Olympic Games tonight as she qualified from the semi-finals with a jump of 6.53m.
22-year old Sawyers booked her Olympic place with a jump of 6.75m at the British Championships and should she replicate that PB, she could find herself in contention for a medal.
Danny Talbot avoids Jamaican superstars Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake in semi-final 1 of the 200m tonight.
Instead he will face a field including American LaShawn Merritt who has already secured a bronze medal in the 400m event.
Who to watch today
|Wednesday 17 August 2016|
|Athletics||01.15||Final||Jazmin Sawyers||Long jump||Olympic Stadium – Engenhão||8th, 6.69m|
|Athletics||02.00||Semi-finals||Danny Talbot||200m||Olympic Stadium – Engenhão||3rd, 20.25s|