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Rio 2016 GB Women’s highlights – August 8

August 8, 2016

A fantastic weekend of sport was dominated by Great Britain’s first female medallist. Jazz Carlin won silver in the 400m freestyle (swimming) whilst elsewhere the women’s cycling roadrace was marred by a dramatic crash and Rugby 7’s proved a huge hit.


Swimming: Watch Jazz Carlin claim a brilliant silver in 400m freestyle
GB’s Jazz Carlin claims silver in the women’s 400m freestyle at the Rio Olympics, with American Katie Ledecky breaking the world record to win gold. Via the BBC – watch here

Cycling: Lizzie Armitstead finished respectable 5th in road race
Dutch rider Anna van der Breggen continued the Netherlands’ dominance in the women’s road race, as Lizzie Armitstead finishe an admirable fifth on tough Rio course. Read the British Cycling full report

Rugby 7’s: Women storm into the rugby 7s semi-finals with clinical victory over Fiji
Team GB will play New Zealand in the semi-final of the women’s rugby 7s at the Deodoro stadium tonight at 7pm after a comprehensive 26-7 win over Fiji. Full story via TeamGB

Gymnastics: Great Britain reach women’s team gymnastics final
Ellie Downie recovered from hurting her neck in a bad fall to help Great Britain reach the women’s team gymnastics final at the Rio Olympics. Downie, 17, was completing a somersault on the floor when she landed awkwardly. Video via BBC here

Rowing: Grainger and Thornley through but high winds delay day two
Sir David Tanner, British Rowing’s Performance Director and Team Leader for Team GB rowing, has said he is not concerned despite the cancellation of racing at the Lagoa today. Windy conditions made the course “un-rowable” and after, two delays of an hour apiece, racing was ultimately cancelled for the day. Full story via British Rowing

Vicky Thornley and Katherine Grainger produced a solid performance to come home second behind the 2013 World Champions from Lithuania and move into the semis of the open women’s doubles scull on Tuesday. Full story via British Rowing

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