Sisters Cate, right, and Bronte Campbell both qualified for the 100m freestyle semi-finals.
Sisters Cate, right, and Bronte Campbell both qualified for the 100m freestyle semi-finals. Rick Rycroft

RIO 2016: What you missed overnight


Women's 100m freestyle

World record holder Cate Campbell put the rest of the field on notice after breaking the Olympic record in the heats.

The world record holder swam a time of 52.78 seconds to qualify fastest for Thursday morning's semi-finals.

Sister Bronte, the world champion, was eight fastest into the semis in 53.71.

Men's 200m backstroke

Dual world champion Mitch Larkin was third fastest in the heats following on from a disappointing fourth in the 100m.

Fellow Aussie Josh Beaver was 10th fastest into the semi-finals on Thursday morning.

Women's 4x200m freestyle relay

Australia's women's 4x200m freestyle team won their heat to qualify second-fastest for Thursday morning's final.

Women's 200m breaststroke

Taylor McKeown qualified third fastest for the semi-finals.

Men's 200m individual medley

Thomas Fraser-Holmes pulled out of the race because of his busy schedule.

American Michael Phelps qualified for the final and will go for a 22nd gold.


Men's time trial

A broken handlebar in the latter stages cost Australian Rohan Dennis a chance of a medal.

Dennis, a silver medallist in the team pursuit four years ago, finished fifth.

Veteran Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara won in 1:12:15 eight years after he took out the same event at the Beijing Olympics.

The Netherlands' Tom Dumoulin was second in 1:13:02, 47 seconds, with British three-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome in bronze with 1:13:17.

Women's time trial

Australian Katrin Garfoot finished ninth as American Kristin Armstrong, a day before her 43rd birthday, won gold ahead of Russian Olga Zabelinskaya, two years after she tested positive to the banned substance octapamine.

Zabelinskaya was banned for 18 months and competed at the Games despite the International Olympic Committee's decision last month to ban any Russian competitors with doping records from the Olympics.


Australian shooter James Willett has finished a disappointing finishing fifth in the men's double trap.

The 20-year-old gold medal favourite lost a shoot-off to make the bronze medal match and ended in fifth.

Fehaid Aldeehani, of the Indepent Olympic Athletes team, won gold in a shoot-off against Italy's Marco Innocenti.

Great Britain's Steven Scott won the bronze after a shoot-off with teammate Tim Kneale.


The Hockeyroos have finally got their Olympic campaign up and running with a 6-1 win over India.

After two defeats to Great Britain and USA, the Aussie women were winless and sat last in Pool B.

But with the help of two goals from Jodie Kenny, the Hockeyroos moved up to fourth and in line for a quarter-final spot.

The Aussies play Argentina and Japan in their final two pool games.


Australia has beaten South Africa 12-5 in its final pool game to set up a quarter-final Thursday morning with the same opponents.

Jesse Parahi and Tom Cusack scored the tries in what was a must-win game.

New Zealand also scraped through despite losing 21-19 to Great Britain after being down 21-0 at half-time and heading out of the tournament.

The Kiwis will face gold-medal favourite Fiji in the last eight.

In the other quarters, France plays Japan and Argentina takes on Great Britain.


Men's 470

Defending champions Mat Belcher and Will Ryan sit second overall after finishing eight and second on day one.


470 women

Carrie Smith and Jaime Ryan sit 12th after opening with a 17th and eighth-placed finish.



Tom Burton is 17 ppoints off the lead in fifth with six races gone. There are four races to go before the top-10 double points medal race.


Laser Radial

Ashley Stoddart lies 11th overall after six races with four more races to improve her standing before the double-points race.


Jake Lilley is 15th overall after four races after finishing in the top 10 twice after a poor first day's racing.


Nacra 17

Cousins Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin are fourth overall after coming sixth and eighth in their first two races. They have 10 races to go before the top-10 double points medal race

Men's water polo

The Aussie Sharks will take on world champion Serbia on Saturday morning (AEST) in good spirits after winning their first game at the Olympics.

Aaron Younger scored twice in a nail-biting 8-6 victory over Japan.

Australia had previously lost to Brazil before drawing 8-8 with Hungary.


Australia's highest-ranked team of Louise Bawden and Taliqua Clancy are in the knockout stages after defeating the Netherlands pair of Dutch pair Marleen van Iersel and Madelein Meppelink 27-25 18-21 16-14 in their last preliminary-round match.

The victory ensures the undefeated Australians will finish top of Pool F.

It was not such good news for Australia's other team of Nikki Laird and Mariafe Artacho del Solar who have been knocked out of the Olympics tournament.

Laird and Artacho del Solar were defeated 21-16 21-11 in the must-win match with China's Wang Fan and Yue Yuan on a wet and windy Copacana beach.

It was the duo's third defeat and left it last in Pool C.


Team bronze medallist Ryan Tyack has gone down in his opening round clash of the individual event.

The 25-year-old from the Sunshine Coast lost out to Robin Ramaekers of Belgium and failed to make it to the last 32.

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