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

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.

Follow us on Twitter @NatSportUAE

Like us on Facebook at

The specs

Engine: 1.8-litre 4-cyl turbo
Power: 190hp at 5,200rpm
Torque: 320Nm from 1,800-5,000rpm
Transmission: Seven-speed dual-clutch auto
Fuel consumption: 6.7L/100km
Price: From Dh111,195
On sale: Now

Sweet Tooth

Creator: Jim Mickle
Starring: Christian Convery, Nonso Anozie, Adeel Akhtar, Stefania LaVie Owen
Rating: 2.5/5

UAE currency: the story behind the money in your pockets
Plan to boost public schools

A major shake-up of government-run schools was rolled out across the country in 2017. Known as the Emirati School Model, it placed more emphasis on maths and science while also adding practical skills to the curriculum.

It was accompanied by the promise of a Dh5 billion investment, over six years, to pay for state-of-the-art infrastructure improvements.

Aspects of the school model will be extended to international private schools, the education minister has previously suggested.

Recent developments have also included the introduction of moral education - which public and private schools both must teach - along with reform of the exams system and tougher teacher licensing requirements.


Director: Nikhil Nagesh Bhat

Starring: Lakshya, Tanya Maniktala, Ashish Vidyarthi, Harsh Chhaya, Raghav Juyal

Rating: 4.5/5

Company profile

Company name: Fasset
Started: 2019
Founders: Mohammad Raafi Hossain, Daniel Ahmed
Based: Dubai
Sector: FinTech
Initial investment: $2.45 million
Current number of staff: 86
Investment stage: Pre-series B
Investors: Investcorp, Liberty City Ventures, Fatima Gobi Ventures, Primal Capital, Wealthwell Ventures, FHS Capital, VN2 Capital, local family offices

The years Ramadan fell in May





Most Read
Top Videos