Rio 2016: Five to watch on Day 6 – USA’s Simone Biles v Aly Raisman for gymnastics all-around queen

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Cycling, swimming and rugby sevens all feature at the Olympic Games on Thursday, August 11, while The National senior sports editor Matt Smith takes you through the action in Rio on Day 6. All event times UAE.

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Gymnastics

The women’s all-around contest reaches the business end at 11pm (UAE). Following performances on the floor, vault, beam and uneven bars, the medals are awarded on overall score.

America’s Simone Biles, pictured, looks unstoppable but teammate Aly Raisman will try.

Read more: Simone Biles is gymnastics queen – Olympics roundup

Cycling

Track cycling begins at 11pm inside the Velodrome and Great Britain will be out to boost their medal total after some disappointing results elsewhere so far at the Games – they picked up nine at London 2012.

Read more: Olympics avoid at least one tricky situation as Lizzie Armistead finishes short of podium

Rowing

Katherine Grainger will be out to make a statement in the double sculls after initially being left off the Great Britain team.

The defending Olympic champion is 40 and will race alongside Victoria Thornley in the final (3.40am, tomorrow, weather permitting).

Read more: Great Britain rowing's Katherin Grainger has 'freshness' with fifth Olympic trip sealed

Swimming

Michael Phelps, 31, is aiming for more gold in the men’s 200-metres medley – a title he has won at three consecutive Olympics. His main rival for the title will be United States teammate Ryan Lochte (6.01am, tomorrow).

The women’s 100m freestyle final (6.18am, tomorrow) could feature Australia’s Campbell sisters, Bronte and Cate. Cate, 24, is the national champion and holds the world record.

Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom is another contender for gold.

Read more: Golden day for USA stars – The best of Olympics Day 4

Rugby sevens

All to play for on the rugby field as Fiji, the firm favourites, are aiming to take home their nation’s first gold medal – or any medal for that matter – when the men’s finals get under way.

New Zealand have work to do after being defeated by Japan in the group stage (medal matches from 1.30am, tomorrow).

Read more: 'This is Fiji's time' as Olympic rugby offers glory

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