Olympics 2016: Day 4 Preview

Updated Wednesday 10th August 2016, 08:00 AM

Tuesday 9th August

The medal events will come thick and fast on day four of the Olympics and it could be a memorable 24 hours for Team GB. The women’s gymnastics final will feature an in-form British contingent, William Fox-Pitt leads a strong equestrian team and David Florence is among the favourites for the canoe slalom. In the pool, Britain could be in the hunt for a couple of medals and Michael Phelps and Chad le Clos are set to renew their rivalry.

Pick of the Medal Events

Swimming: Men’s 200m Butterfly Final (02:28 BST Wednesday) - Chad le Clos edged out Michael Phelps in one of the most exciting races of London 2012, but can he repeat the feat and also stay ahead of Hungarian sensation Laszlo Cseh?

Odds: Michael Phelps 11/10, Laszlo Cseh 11/8, Chad le Clos 4/1 - William Hill

Equestrian: Team Eventing Final (14:00 BST) - William Fox-Pitt, back to his best just ten months after being placed in an induced coma following a bad fall, has collected two silvers and a bronze from his past three Olympic Games. Can Team GB go even better this time?

Odds: Germany 2/7, France 9/1, Great Britain 9/1 - Sky Bet

Swimming: Men’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Final (03:38 BST Wednesday) - James Guy inspired Britain to a surprise victory over the USA at the 2015 world swimming championships and another medal could be on the cards.

Odds: USA 2/5, Great Britain 7/2, Australia 9/2 - Boylesports

Gymnastics: Women’s Team Final (20:00 BST) - Britain qualified fourth for the final despite Ellie Downie suffering a neck injury. They could grab a medal, but are unlikely to challenge a USA team fronted by the extraordinary Simone Biles.

Odds: USA 1/66, China 10/1, Russia 16/1, Great Britain 50/1 - Ladbrokes

Best of the Rest

Canoeing: Men’s Slalom (17:30 BST) - David Florence has two Olympic silver medals to his name and, having been crowned world champion in both 2013 and 2015, will be hoping to find his way to the top of the podium in Rio.

Sailing: Men’s Finn (17:00 BST) - Ben Ainslie may not be at Rio but Team GB still have several medal contenders, most notably Giles Scott, who starts his campaign in the finn class.

Rugby Sevens: (From 15:00 BST) Following the conclusion of a thrilling women’s event, the men get underway in Rio. Can Great Britain compete for gold and will Fiji land the medal in their history?

Sports.net's top tip: Michael Phelps to win the 200m butterfly final - 11/10 at William Hill.

*Please note, odds may fluctuate.

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Last Updated: Wednesday, 10 August 2016 08:00:36+00:00
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