Olympics 2016: Day 15 Preview

Updated Saturday 20th August 2016, 11:28 PM

As the athletes of Team GB continue to shower the nation with gold medals, Day 15 is all set to get underway with plenty of glory up for grabs. Mo Farah and Nicola Adams will aim to defend their Olympic titles, while Tom Daley will be hoping to add to the bronze medal he won alongside teammate Dan Goodfellow as he competes in the 10 metre platform final.

Pick of the Medal Events

Boxing: Women’s Fly 51kg Final (18:00 BST) - Nicola Adams will enter the ring in search of her second Olympic gold as she fights France’s Sarah Ourahmoune. Adams is guaranteed a medal regardless of the result, but the 33-year-old will no doubt be desperate to defend the title she fought so bravely for in London four years ago. The Leeds-born boxer has already dispatched of Ren Cancan, her opponent in the 2012 Olympic final, and is the clear favourite to leave Brazil with top honours once again.

  • Odds: Nicola Adams 2/9, Sarah Ourahmoune 3/1 - Boylesports


Diving: Men’s 10m Platform Final (20:30 BST) - Tom Daley will be eager to improve upon his third-place finish in London as he takes to the diving board for one last time at these Games in  the 10 metre platform final. The 22-year-old may be one of the most well-known faces of Team GB, but he is yet to win a gold medal despite competing in three Olympic Games to date. Daley won’t have things all his own way in this final and will have to overcome the Chinese pair of Chen Aisen and Qiu Bo if he is to realise his dream of standing atop the podium.      

  • Odds: Chen Aisen 11/10, Qiu Bo 6/5, Tom Daley 9/1 - Coral


Athletics: Men’s 5,000m Final (01:30) - Mo Farah will be looking to defend his Olympic 5,000 metre title and collect the fourth gold medal of his glittering career. The 33-year-old stormed to victory in the 10,000m earlier in the week, despite taking a tumble midway through the race. Farah stumbled again in qualifying for the 5,000 metre final, but will be hoping that the same fate doesn’t befall him as he aims to become a British legend of long-distance running.       

  • Odds: Mo Farah 1/4, Muktar Edris 10/1, Hagos Gebrhiwet 12/1 - Betfred

Best of the Rest

Athletics: Women’s Triathlon Final (14:00 BST) - After success for the Brownlee brothers in the men’s event, the expectation levels of the nation have risen ahead of the women’s triathlon. Vicky Holland, Helen Jenkins and Non Stanford will aim to swim, cycle and run their way to glory and claim yet more medals for Team GB.

Athletics: Women’s 800m Final  (01:15 BST) - Caster Semenya will be looking to go one better than her silver medal in London as she takes to the track in Rio. The South African athlete is the overwhelming favourite to claim the gold and should win the race at a canter, possibly setting a new world record time in the process. Britain’s Lynsey Sharp will also be hoping to get amongst the medals after impressing in the semi-finals when she finished second only to Semenya.    

  • Sports.net’s top tip: Mo Farah to win gold - 1/4 with Betfred



*Please note that odds may fluctuate.

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Last Updated: Saturday, 20 August 2016 11:28:32+00:00
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