Olympics 2016: Day 3 Preview

Updated Tuesday 9th August 2016, 09:13 AM

Monday 8th August

Another 14 gold medals are up for grabs on day three of Rio 2016, including four swimming titles in the Olympic Aquatics Stadium, where James Guy is one of Great Britain’s great hopes. Team GB’s gymnastics team could make history in the men’s team final, while Tom Daley will take to the diving board for the first time and the women’s rugby sevens will come to a conclusion.

Pick of the Medal Events

Swimming: Men’s 200m Freestyle Final (02:21 BST) - It will be round two of James Guy vs Sun Yang after their previous clash in the 400m freestyle. The 200m is considered to be by far Guy’s better event, but he will need to improve after an unconvincing performance in the semi-finals.

  • Odds: Sun Yang 3/10, Kosuke Hagino 11/2, Conor Dwyer 5/1 - Paddy Power

Gymnastics: Men’s Team Final (20:00 BST) - Team GB bagged a bronze on home soil four years ago and Japan and China will again provide the stiffest of challenges, but there is a tide of optimism ahead of what promises to be an incredible spectacle.

  • Odds: Japan 6/4, China 9/4, Great Britain 6/1 - Sky Bet

Diving: Men’s Synchronised 10m Platform (20:00 BST) - Tom Daley will team up with Dan Goodfellow to go for gold for Great Britain. China are expected to dominate many of the diving events, but Daley and Goodfellow are medal contenders.

  • Odds: China 1/6, Mexico 10/1, Germany 12/1 - Coral

Best of the Rest

Rugby Sevens: Women’s Final (23:00 BST) - The first Olympic Rugby Sevens tournament will come to an end and Team GB could be pushing for the historic gold, but Australia, New Zealand and Canada are the favourites.

Sailing: First Races (17:05) - The first day of sailing will not feature any medals, but windsurfers Bryony Shaw and Nick Dempsey will be involved.

Rowing: Heats (12:30) - The men’s and women’s eights will take to the water to begin their gold medal campaigns.

Tennis: Second Round - With half of the 64 competitors already eliminated over the weekend, will Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic still be on a collision course to meet in the men’s final?

  • Sports.net's top tip: Kosuke Hagino to win the 200m freestyle final - 11/2 at Paddy Power

Please note, odds may fluctuate.

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Last Updated: Tuesday, 9 August 2016 09:13:14+00:00
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