Olympics 2016: Day 11 Preview

Updated Wednesday 17th August 2016, 08:02 AM

Tuesday 16th August

There is another fascinating 24 hours of Olympic action ahead as athletes from Team GB go in search of yet more medals on day 11 of the Games. Jason Kenny will be hoping to complete a hat-trick of track golds in Rio as he lines up for the men’s keirin final, while his fiancée Laura Trott has her eyes firmly fixed on retaining her omnium title. Elsewhere, Amy Tinkler and Robert Grabarz will be aiming for podium finishes in the finals of the women’s floor exercises and men’s high jump, respectively. 

Pick of the Medal Events

Cycling: Women’s Omnium Time Trial, Flying Lap and Points Race (14:57 BST) - The women’s omnium will see Laura Trott aim to complete a double-double of gold medal wins as she takes to the track for the final three events of the women’s omnium. The 24-year-old defending champion will face stiff competition from America’s Sarah Hammer and Australia’s Annette Edmondson, but is the firm favourite to top the podium.       

  • Odds: Laura Trott 8/15, Sarah Hammer 9/2, Annette Edmondson 8/1 - Bet365


Cycling: Women’s Sprint Final (21:44 BST) - Becky James will be hoping to go one better than her silver medal win in the women’s keirin and claim gold in the women’s sprint. The 24-year-old is the bookies’ favourite to finish with the top prize, but she could be pushed all the way by a number of her fellow competitors, including China’s Zhong Tianshi and Elis Ligtlee of the Netherlands.

  • Odds: Becky James 4/6, Zhong Tianshi 4/1, Elis Ligtlee 8/1 - BetVictor


Cycling: Men’s Keirin First Round, Second Round & Finals (22:14 BST) - Jason Kenny will be looking to take his individual medal tally to three as he competes for the Keirin title in Rio. The 28-year-old has already enjoyed a glittering career, winning five Olympic gold medals and one silver over three Games, but one more podium finish in Rio would move Kenny level with cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy on seven medals overall.  

  • Odds: Jason Kenny 7/4, Joachim Eilers 3/1, Edward Dawkins 5/1 - Boylesports  

Best of the Rest

Sailing: Men’s Finn (17:05 BST) - Sir Ben Ainslie’s sailing torch has successfully been handed down to fellow Brit Giles Scott as the 29-year-old guaranteed himself a gold medal with one race to spare. The medal will be Scott’s first Olympic triumph and continues Team GB’s proud tradition of claiming top honours in the Men’s Finn at every Games since 2000.   

Gymnastics: Women’s Floor Exercise Final (18:47 BST) - After Max Whitlock produced a spirited performance to clinch gold in the men’s floor final, the pressure is on the youngest member of Team GB’s gymnastics team, Amy Tinkler, to replicate his achievement. The 16-year-old will certainly have her work cut out if she is to gain a place on the podium, with the American superstar Simone Biles the clear favourite to take the title and claim her fourth medal of the Games.   

Athletics: Men’s High Jump Final (00:30 BST) - Team GB’s Robbie Grabarz will hope to produce the performance of a lifetime as he aims for gold in the men’s high jump. The 28-year-old is an outsider as far as the bookmakers are concerned, with the 6-foot, 5-inch Ukrainian Bohdan Bondarenko favourite to take top spot.     

  • Sports.net’s top tip: Jason Kenny to win gold in the men’s keirin - 7/4 with Boylesports



*Please note, odds may fluctuate.

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Last Updated: Wednesday, 17 August 2016 08:02:52+00:00
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