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Rio Olympics: Wayde Van Nierk in Action For the First Time, Chad le Clos in a Final


Wayde Van Nierk
Wayde Van Nierk

South Africa’s medal tally currently sits at four. Cameron van der Burgh, Chad le Clos, men’s rowing pair Lawerence Brittain and Shaun Keeling have all won silver while the Blitzboks clinched bronze in the Sevens. There’s more action coming up on Friday and more medal hopes. All eyes will be on the rowers who head into their finals on Friday afternoon, there’s at least one medal hope here and a few more could cause an upset. Chad le Clos is also swimming in the men’s 100m fly final on Saturday morning which will giving him a chance to make up for the disappointment in the 200m fly, where he missed out on a medal.

There’s more action coming up on Friday and more medal hopes. All eyes will be on the rowers who head into their finals on Friday afternoon, there’s at least one medal hope here and a few more could cause an upset. Chad le Clos is also swimming in the men’s 100m fly final on Saturday morning which will giving him a chance to make up for the disappointment in the 200m fly, where he missed out on a medal.

It’s all the start of the athletics on Friday and we’ll see world champion Wayde van Niekerk take to the track for the first time on Saturday morning. Here are the times for South Africans competing at the Rio Olympics on 12 August 2016.

Rowing

15:32: Women’s Lightweight Double Sculls, Final: Kirsten McCann and Ursula Grobler
15:44: Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls, Final: James Thompson and John Smith
16:04: Women’s Pair, Final: Lee-Ann Persse and Kate Christowitz
16:24: Men’s Four, final, David Hunt, Jonathan Smith, Vincent Breet and Jake Green

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Athletics

15:26 and 15:46: Men’s 800m heats: Rynardt van Rensburg and Jacob Rozani. Also worth watching is world leading 800m runner David Rudisha, drawn in the same heat as Van Rensburg.
14:10: Women’s 10,000m final: Dominique Scott-Efurd
19:30: Men’s 20km walk final: Lebogang Shange, Wayne Snyman
02:21 (am), men’s 400m heats: Wayde van Niekerk
From 2:05 (am), men’s 400m heats: Wayde van Niekerk (seven heats)
02:20 (am), men’s long jump qualifying round: Luvo Manyonga, Ruswahl Samaai and Stefan Brits
From 03:40 am: Women’s 100m, round one heats: Alyssa Conley, Carina Horn

Swimming

From 18:40: Men’s 1500m Freestyle Heats: Matthew Meyer
20:48: Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay, Heats: South Africa
03:12 (am): Men’s 100m Butterfly Final: Chad le Clos
03:44 (am): Men’s 50m freestyle final: Brad Tandy

Sailing

Men’s Laser and 470 classes, Stefano Marcia and Asenathi Jim and Roger Hudson (Laser off at 1.15 for his first race) and 470 at 1.15pm. Both classes are in action twice again, after Marcia had a break on Thursday after starting earlier in the week.

Golf

Jaco van Zyl, on level par, will tee off at 12:30 while Brendon Stone (first round 75, 12 shots off the pace) will tee off at 15:47.

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