Alicia Coutts was one of the Aussie swimmers in action early Tuesday morning
Alicia Coutts was one of the Aussie swimmers in action early Tuesday morning SUPPLIED

RIO 2016: What you missed overnight


Women's 200m individual medley

Alicia Coutts finished sixth fastest for semi-finals on Tuesday morning fellow Aussie Kotuku Ngawati missed the cut by just 0.04 seconds.

Women's 200m freestyle

Emma McKeon finished second fastest in heats after poor performance finishing seventh in 100m butterfly final.

Women's 200m freestyle

Bronte Barratt was 10th fastest and moved into Tuesday morning's 200m freestyle semi-finals.

Men's 200m butterfly

Australia's Grant Irvine was fourth fastest moving into Tuesday morning's semi-finals but compatriot David Morgan (19th) failed to qualify.


Australia defeated Canada 17-5 in the semi-final of the rugby sevens to make Tuesday morning's final and a guaranteed silver medal.

The Aussies will play New Zealand in the final after the Kiwis beat Great Britain 25-7.


Australian sailor Ashley Stoddart has finished eighth in her first race in the Laser Radial in Rio.

Fellow Aussie, world ranked No.1 Tom Burton, has finished 17th in his first Laser race.


Adam Vella's shooting career is over after finishing 12th in the men's trap.

He hit 115 of 125 targets in qualification, while teammate Mitchell Iles shot 110/125 for 26th place.

Fellow Aussies Dane Sampson and Jack Rossiter also failed to qualify for the finals of the 10m air rifle, with Sampson finishing 37th and Rossiter 46th.


Aussies Nikki Laird and Mariafe Artacho del Solar have one last shot at carrying on their Olympic campaign after a second loss, this time to Switzerland's Isabelle Forrer and Anouk Verge-Depre at Rio's Copacabana beach.

Tied at one set all they lost a nail-biting decider 21-19.

Laird and Artacho del Solar are in third place in Pool C and face an uphill battle to qualify for the next stage when they play China's Wang Fun and Yue Yuan on Wednesday.


The Hockeyroos are struggling in Rio after losing their second straight game.

The Aussie women went down 2-1 to USA after a first-up loss to Great Britain and are last in Pool B.


Four-time Olympian Kerry Hore's career is over after the 35-year-old, part of the women's quad scull, missed out on qualification for the Olympic final.

The Australians missed the medal race by a heart-breaking 0.06 seconds.

The Australian women's eight crew will race in the repechage on Wednesday after finishing eighth in qualifying.

The crew had only two weeks' preparation after replacing Russia in the event.

In the men's four the Aussie team of Alex Hill, Joshua Booth, Will Lockwood and Joshua Dunkley-Smith posted the fastest heat time at Lagoa Stadium to qualify for the finals 0.75 seconds ahead of Great Britain.


The Australian Sharks have salvaged a first point in the Olympics competition with a last-gasp draw against traditional powerhouse Hungary.

Down 9-8 with just 26 seconds left, John Cotterill equalised to tie the game. Richie Campbell scored four goals for the Sharks.


Brazil has won its first gold medal of the Rio Games.

Rafael Silva was mobbed after winning the women's 57kg final.

Silva was disqualified for London, so this is redemption in Rio.

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