Rio 2016: What to watch on Day 3 of the Olympics

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The men’s gymnastics final takes place as heats for men’s and women’s swimming get underway. Rugby sevens women’s tournament comes to a close.


The men’s team gymnastics final that takes place from 11pm (UAE) will have to go some way to outdo London 2012’s final for drama. Four years ago, a judges’ video review of the very last routine saw Japan elevated above hosts Britain for silver. China took gold.


Great Britain’s James Guy won the 200-metre freestyle world title in Russia last year as he beat China’s Sun Yang. But the Olympic final (5.21am tomorrow) will be tougher as French 2012 Olympic champion Yannick Agnel returns to defend his title. Germany’s Paul Biedermann and America’s Conor Dwyer will also feature. The women’s 200m freestyle heats (from 8pm) should see Missy Franklin up against her rival and fellow American Katie Ledecky, who is almost two seconds quicker than Franklin.

Rugby sevens

The Olympics’ first sevens final will be held from 2am tomorrow in the women’s contest. Australia won the past women’s world series and New Zealand were the champions previously.


From 5pm, the world’s leading eventers take to the cross-country course. Michael Jung, who led Germany to team gold and picked up the individual title in 2012, could be pushed all the way by teammate and 2014 world champion Sandra Auffarth aboard in-form Opgun Louvo.

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