Live blog – Rio Olympic Games day 14

19 August 2016

Kate French and Samantha Murray will be looking to continue Team GB’s proud tradition of winning a medal in every women’s modern pentathlon competition since Sydney 2000 when they complete their Rio 2016 competition on Friday.

The University of Bath graduates have work to do after the fencing on Thursday but are both strong performers on the international stage, with Murray having won a silver medal at London 2012.

You can follow live coverage of the modern pentathlon competition via BBC Sport by clicking here (external link).

Athletes Eilidh Doyle and Emily Diamond could also return to the athletics track in the early hours of Saturday morning – both are part of the women’s 4x400m relay squad, with GB looking to qualify for Sunday’s final.

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Friday 19 August 2016
Sport Time* Stage Athlete(s) Event Venue Result
Modern Pentathlon 16.20 Final Kate French Women’s swimming Deodoro Aquatics Centre  2:16.17, 292 points
Modern Pentathlon 16.25 Final Samantha Murray Women’s swimming Deodoro Aquatics Centre 2:10.81, 308 points
Modern Pentathlon 18.00 Final Kate French, Samantha Murray Women’s fencing bonus round Deodoro Aquatics Centre

Kate French – 202pts

Samantha Murray – 192pts

Modern Pentathlon 19.30-20.40 Final Kate French, Samantha Murray Women’s riding show jumping Deodoro Stadium

Kate French – 300pts

Samantha Murray – 279pts 

Modern Pentathlon 22.00-22.20 Final Kate French, Samantha Murray Women’s combined running/shooting Deodoro Stadium

Kate French – 6th, 1331pts

Samantha Murray – 9th, 1321pts

Athletics 00.51 Heats Emily Diamond 4x400m Olympic Stadium – Engenhão 3:24.81, 2nd

As it happened

4.35pm: Kate French starts the day with a solid swim, her time of 2:16.17 around her usual standard for the 200m freestyle and the 15th-fastest time overall. Samantha Murray leads heat six at the 150m stage but fades slightly in the home straight and touches the wall in 2:10.81, the fourth-fastest time of the day.

7.00pm: Samantha Murray and Kate French sit 14th and 15th respectively after the fencing bonus round.

10.20pm: Excellent combined events from Kate French and Samantha Murray see them finish sixth and ninth overall, having been ninth and 18th respectively after the ride. Joe Choong and Jamie Cooke compete in the men’s competition tomorrow – good luck to both of them.

1am: Emily Diamond runs a strong first leg as GB’s women finish runner-up in their 4x400m relay heat to progress to the final (2am BST on Sunday) as fourth-fastest qualifiers.

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