Olympics 2016: Day 6 Preview

Updated Friday 12th August 2016, 08:49 AM

Thursday 11th August

Another day of thrilling action beckons in Rio de Janeiro, with 19 gold medals up for grabs in total. Katherine Grainger and Vicky Thornley are among the British rowers to have made it through to finals, while there will also be high hopes for Team GB as the track cycling gets underway. Other highlights include the men’s Rugby Sevens reaching a climax and the women’s all-around gymnastics final, while Michael Phelps could add to his Olympic legacy in the pool.

Pick of the Medal Events

Swimming: Men’s 200m Individual Medley Final (03:01 Friday BST) - Michael Phelps has already won three golds at Rio 2016 and will be confident of making it four, but Kosuke Hagino and Ryan Lochte won’t make it easy for him.

Odds: Michael Phelps 4/5, Kosuke Hagino 6/4, Ryan Lochte 3/1, Thiago Pereira 20/1 - BetVictor

Rowing: Women’s Double Sculls Final (15:04 BST) - Katherine Grainger was not expected to add to her three Olympic silver medals and one gold alongside her partner Vicky Thornley after a troubled build-up, but they have looked good in qualifying and could be in the mix.

Odds: Poland 11/8, Lithuania 15/8, Greece 7/2, Great Britain 15/2 - Coral

Rugby Sevens: Men’s Final (23:00 BST) - The first Olympic rugby sevens men’s tournament will come to an end and Fiji could win the first medal in their history, but Great Britain are among the contenders hoping to get their own hands on gold.

Odds: Fiji 5/4, South Africa 2/1, New Zealand 11/2, Great Britain 10/1 - Sky Bet

Cycling: Men’s Team Sprint Final (22:21 BST) - Jason Kenny, Philip Hindes and Callum Skinner are rated as fifth-favourites to grab gold in the first event at the velodrome, with New Zealand highly fancied to blow away the competition.

Odds: New Zealand 2/5, France, 9/2, Netherlands 7/1, Germany 10/1 - Bet365

Best of the Rest

Gymnastics: Women’s All-Around Final (20:00 BST) - Simone Biles is already emerging as one of the biggest superstars of Rio 2016 and is the firm favourite to be crowned champion.

Canoeing: C2 Slalom Final (18:15 BST) - Having missed out on a medal in the individual event, David Florence will team up with Richard Hounslow for another tilt at Olympic glory.

Golf: Men’s First Round (11:30 BST) - Golf’s return to the Olympics after a 112-year gap has hardly had the best press after many of the top players pulled out, but Britain’s representatives Danny Willett and Justin Rose are serious medal hopes.

Sports.net’s top tip: Fiji to win the Men’s Rugby Sevens - 13/8 at BetVictor

*Please note, odds may fluctuate.

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Last Updated: Friday, 12 August 2016 08:49:20+00:00
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