Australia finished in the silver medal in the men's quad sculls.
Australia finished in the silver medal in the men's quad sculls. URS FLUEELER

RIO 2016: What you missed overnight


Gold medal favourites Australia had to settle for silver behind defending champions Germany in the men's quad sculls in Rio.

The Australian crew of Karsten Forsterling, Sasha Belonogoff, Cameron Girdlestone and James McRae had been unbeaten this year.

The Germans went out quickly forcing the Aussies to chase them down.

They almost got there but were beaten by 0.15 seconds with Estonia third.In the men's four Australia won its semi-final in the quickest time to send a message to Great Britain ahead of Friday night's medal race.

The Brits, who won the other semi, have won every gold medal in the event since 2000 but the Aussies were more than five seconds faster.

Meanwhile, Hamish Bond and Eric Murray have won New Zealand's first gold medal of the Games after defending their men's pair title.

The Australian women's eight, who entered the event late following the disqualification of Russia, finished last in the repechage and failed to make the final.


Jessica Fox has won a bronze medal in the K1 canoe slalom at the Rio Olympics, with Spain's Mailen Chourraut winning gold.

Fox, who won silver in London four years ago, posted a time of 100.49 in the final only for judges to rule that she had incurred a two-second penalty, which put her behind Luuka Jones of New Zealand.

The Aussie had to wait as others threatened to go quicker but held on for third place, behind Jones and Chourraut.


Australia's Marcus Fraser has taken his chance to fire an 8-under 63 in the first round of the golf at Rio's Barra da Tijuca course.

Fraser was only competing because of the withdrawal of Jason Day and Adam Scott but leads the field by three.

Justin Rose of Great Britain hit a hole-in-one on the fourth and finished on-3under.


Men's 50m freestyle

Australia's Cameron McEvoy put the disappointment of finishing seventh in the 100m freestyle final to take out his heat in 21.80 seconds.

Olympic rookie Abood stopped the clock at 22.47 to finish 33rd overall in his first ever individual Olympic swim.

Women's 800m freestyle

Jessica Ashwood finished sixth fastest in the heats in 8:22.57.

Ashwood was well off the pace set by triple gold medallist and race favourite Katie Ledecky from the USA.

Tamsin Cook clocked 8:36.62 to finish 20th overall.

Men's 100m butterfly

David Morgan and Grant Irvine both qualified for the semi-finals in 10th and 12th respectively.

Women's 200m Backstroke

Belinda Hocking won her heat in a time of 2:09.00 to move through ranked fourth into the semi-final on Friday morning.

Emily Seebohm also progressed through to the semis.


Nacra 17

Two wins and a fourth place have taken Australian sailing cousins Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin to the top of the rankings.

They are two points ahead of Great Britain with five races remaining.

Men's 470

Defending champions Mat Belcher and Will Ryan won one race and finished third in another and lie second behind Croatians Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic.

Women's 470

Carrie Smith and Jaime Ryan finished 11th and 17th in their two races and will need to get back in the top 10 to make the double-points medal race.Finn


Jake Lilley recorded another sixth place result, putting him 13th.


Australia's women have lost 8-7 to Italy.

The Stingers went down after Roberta Bianconi scored a goalo for the Italians with only 47 seconds remaining.

Holly Lincoln-Smith hit the bar with 11 seconds left but the Aussies lost for the first time at the Games.

They play Brazil on Sunday after slipping to second in Group A.


Australia's last judoka has been knocked out of the competition.

Miranda Giambelli lasted only 40 seconds before losing to Brazilian favourite Mayra Aguiar in their 78kg round of 16 match.


Fiji will go for its first Olympic gold medal on Friday morning after defeating Japan 20-5 in the semi-final of the rugby sevens.

The Fijians will play Great Britain in the final on Friday morning after the Brits defeated South Africa 7-5.

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