Rio 2016: Five to watch on Day 4 – USA gymnast Simone Biles in action while Team GB hit the pool

Powered by automated translation

Football, canoeing and showjumping all feature at the Olympic Games on Tuesday, August 9, while The National senior sports editor Matt Smith takes you through the action in Rio on Day 4. All event times UAE.

• Rio 2016 TV: How to watch the Olympics in the UAE + schedules

Click on the arrows to view the next photo or just swipe on your mobile device


The women’s team gymnastics final (from 11pm) is one of the most popular events at the Olympics. The US are the defending Olympic and world champions. Simone Biles, 19, pictured, is the star of the show for the US, while Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas are both worth keeping an eye on.

Read more: Gymnastics at the 2016 Rio Olympics – Schedule in UAE time


The women’s football continues as Germany play Canada in the group stage at 11pm (UAE). Germany lost to the United States in the semi-finals of last year’s World Cup, while Canada were knocked out by England in the quarter-finals.

Read more: Brazil and USA put on shows as women's football kicks off Games


The men’s 4x200-metre freestyle relay (6.38am tomorrow) caused one of the biggest upsets at the most recent world championships. Last year, Great Britain’s James Guy overturned a 1.63-second deficit to give Britain world gold at the expense of the States, who had claimed the five previous world titles.

Read more: Gold medal 19 for Michael Phelps, while Katie Ledecky, Adam Peaty break records


Great Britain’s David Florence is the man to watch as he won gold in canoe slalom’s C1 event in 2013 and 2015 at the world championships – and today (from 8.30pm) he will be looking for his first Olympic title, having claimed silver twice.

Read more: Isaquias Queiroz, with 'third lung' but one kidney, a star hope for Brazil in Olympics


It is medals day for the horses and their riders as eventing holds its showjumping event (from 5pm). Great Britain’s William Fox-Pitt has recuperated sufficiently from a fall and induced coma to compete with Chilli Morning. However, Germany are still favourites for team gold.

Read more: Could MMA, Futsal and Futvolei be added as Olympic sports in the future?

Follow us on Twitter @NatSportUAE

Like us on Facebook at