Olympics 2016: Day 13 Preview

Updated Friday 19th August 2016, 07:56 AM

Thursday 18th August

The finish line may be in sight for Rio 2016, but there is no chance of the excitement dying down on day 13 as competitors across the city chase a total of 23 golds, including everything from taekwondo to triathlon. Usain Bolt may be the star attraction in the Olympic Stadium, but it could also be another special day for Team GB.

Pick of the Medal Events

Athletics: Men’s 200m Final (02:30 Friday BST) – All eyes will be on Usain Bolt as he bids to capture another Olympic sprint title. Bolt won the 100m with time to spare and is likely to be even more dominant in the 200m, so the target for the Jamaican superstar will not just be to come first, but also break his own world record.

  • Odds: Usain Bolt 1/50, Andre De Grasse 16/1, LaShawn Merritt 40/1 - Ladbrokes

Triathlon: Men’s Race (15:00 BST) – Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee bagged the gold and bronze medals at London 2012 and the man who took silver, Javier Gomez, is not in Rio due to injury. With their main rival out of the way, the Yorkshire brothers will be confident of once again hogging most of the podium.

  • Odds: Alistair Brownlee 8/11, Mario Mola 2/1, Jonathan Brownlee 13/2 – William Hill

Taekwondo: Women’s 57kg (00:00 Friday BST) - Jade Jones has gone from strength to strength since become Team GB’s first Olympic taekwondo champion four years ago, climbing to No.1 in the world and twice being crowned European champion. Can she fight off her rivals to claim another gold?

  • Odds: Jade Jones 13/10, Eva Calvo 5/2, Hedaya Wahba 9/2 - Coral

Hockey: Men’s Final - Argentina v Belgium (21:00 BST) - Argentina booked their spot in the Olympic hockey final for the first time with a 5-2 win over defending champions Germany, while Belgium saw off the Netherlands 3-1. A close and exciting match can be expected.

  • Odds: Belgium 6/5, Argentina 13/8 - Bet365

Athletics: Women’s 400m Hurdles Final (02:15 BST) - Great Britain’s Eilidh Doyle may have only just scraped into the final with an underwhelming semi-final performance, but she has had a great year and if she can raise her level she might just get into medal contention.

  • Odds: Dalilah Muhammad 2/5, Zuzana Hejnova 4/1, Ashley Spencer 12/1 - Paddy Power

Best of the Rest

Badminton: Men’s Doubles Bronze Medal Match - GB v China (15:00 BST) - Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge’s hopes of a gold medal were ended by Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan in the semi-finals and another Chinese pairing - Chai Biao and Hong Wei - now stand in the way of a possible bronze.

Boxing: Women’s Fly (51kg) Semi-Finals - Nicola Adams v Ren Cancan (18:00 BST) - London 2012 gold medalist Nicola Adams is assured of a medal after winning her opening bout at Rio, but she will have her eyes firmly fixed on a place in the final.

Athletics: Decathlon (Concludes with 1500m at 01:45 Friday BST) - Ashton Eaton is the strong favourite to become the first athlete since Daley Thompson in the 1980s to win back-to-back Olympic decathlon titles, and may even break his own world record.

Athletics: 4 x 100m Relays – Round One (Women 15:20 BST and Men 15:40 BST) - The sprint relays start and Jamaica will be the team to beat in both the men’s and women’s events. Team GB could also be medal contenders, as long as they can avoid baton-changing mix-ups.

  • Sports.net’s top tip: Jade Jones to win the women’s taekwondo 57kg title - 13/10 at Coral

*Please note, odds may fluctuate.

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Last Updated: Friday, 19 August 2016 07:56:31+00:00
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