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.
Who to watch today
|Friday 19 August 2016|
|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.