Australia won a bronze in the team eventing.
Australia won a bronze in the team eventing.

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Australia has won a bronze medal in the eventing team competition, with France winning gold and Germany silver at the Olympic Equestrian Centre in Deodoro.

The team of Chris Burton, Stuart Tinney, Sam Griffiths and Shane Rose finished on 175.30 points just short of Germany (172.80) and the French (169).

Australia went into the final day and the showjumping in the gold medal position on 150.30 points ahead of New Zealand (154.80) and France (161).

In the individual event, Burton, who was leading going into the final day, finished fifth and Griffiths ended up fourth, with Germany's Michael Jung defending the gold he won in London four years ago to win the Olympic title.


There were shocks galore in the opening games with both Australia and New Zealand losing.

The Aussies went down 31-14 to France, while the Kiwis were defeated by Japan 14-2.

There was a double blow for the New Zealanders with star man Sonny Bill Williams ruled out of the tournament with a partially ruptured Achilles tendon.

The Aussies got their quarter-final hopes back on track with a 24-12 victory over Spain later in the day.


The Aussie women's team, known as the Stingers got their Olympic campaign off to a winning start, defeating Russia 14-4

Ash Southern led the scoring with four goals, while Webster and Keesja Gofers picked up three each.

Australia's next game is against Italy on Thursday (11.20pm AEST).


Men's 100m freestyle

17-year-old Kyle Chalmers upstaged race favourite Cameron McEvoy to qualify fastest for the men's 100m freestyle semi-finals on Wednesday morning.

Chalmers set a new world junior record time of 47.90. McEvoy was the fourth fastest qualifier after taking out his heat in a comfortable 48.12.

Ning Zetao (48.57) from China and defending Olympic champion Nathan Adrian (48.58) from the USA only just scraped through to the semi-finals in 14th and 16th place respectively.

Women's 200m butterfly

Australia's Madeline Groves finished fourth in the heats with a 2:07.02 to make the semi-finals.

Joining her will be teammate Brianna Throssell who went through from the heats ranked 10th.

Men's 4x200m freestyle relay

Dan Smith, Mack Horton, Jacob Hansford and Thomas Fraser-Holmes finished fifth in their heat to finish sixth fastest overall and qualify for Wednesday's final.

Great Britain was the top qualifier in 7:06.31 followed by the USA in 7:06.74 and Russia 7:06.81.


Australia's gold medal favourite Kim Brennan celebrated her birthday in style, posting the fastest time of the three races in the quarter-finals of the women's single scull.

The race was a return to form for Brennan, who faltered in the wind and waves in the heats on day one of racing to finish third, which was her first loss in the event since 2014.

The gold medal race is Saturday night.Rhys Grant finished second in his quarter-final behind Cuban Angel Rodriguez Fournier to also move through to Thursday's semi-finals.

Men's pair Spencer Turrin and Alex Lloyd finished second to Italy in the semi-final but will find it hard to beat New Zealand's defending champions Hamish Bond and Eric Murray, who haven't lost in 68 races since 2009Sally Kehoe and Genevieve Horton missed the final of the women's double skulls after finishing fourth in the semi, while the men's double David Watts and Chris Morgan were fifth and also missed out.


Australian Ian Borrows missed a berth in the Olympic canoe slalom finals by just nine one hundredths of a second.

The top 10 made the finals and Borrows was 11th, just behind American Casey Eichfeld.

The gold went to Denis Gargaud Chanut of France.


Australian medal hope Tom Burton has risen to fifth overall in the Laser after coming second in his third race.Burton had a tough first day, finishing 17th and eighth.

In the Laser Radial class, Ashley Stoddart dropped to ninth overall after finishing her third race in 17th.Finn sailor Jake Lilley finished 16th in his first race.


Veteran Penny Taylor scored 31 points as the Opals stayed unbeaten with a 89-71 victory over France.

Victory in the last two group games against Japan and Belarus will mean Australia will top Group A and almost certainly avoid the United States until the gold-medal match if both teams make it that far.


Australian Alec Potts was knocked out of the men's individual tournament.

Brazilian Bernardo Oliveira came from behind to edge the 20-year-old, who won bronze in the team event, 6-4 in the round of 32.

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