Live blog – Rio Olympic Games day 12

17 August 2016

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
Sport Time* Stage Athlete(s) Event Venue Result
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

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