Olympics Today: Friday’s Schedule And Highlights Plus Day 13 Recap

Your need-to-know guide on day 14 of the Olympics.

19/08/2016 07:26 | Updated 19 August 2016

As the second week of the Olympics starts to wrap up, there’s still no let up in the drama.

Here’s everything you need to know...

Rio 2016 Day 13 Highlights

  • Jade Jones won gold in the women’s taekwondo, retaining title she first won at the London 2012 games for Team GB. She beat Spain’s Eva Calvo Gomez to clinch the victory to become the third British woman to retain an individual Olympic title, after Charlotte Dujardin and Laura Trott.

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Jade Jones won gold in the taekwondo
  • Alistair and Jonny Brownlee won gold and silver in the men’s triathlon for Team GB , the first siblings to come first and second at the Olympics since 1960.

  • Team GB’s Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark went one better than their silver from London 2012, bringing their sailing 470 (dinghy) partnership to a dream end by winning gold.

  • There was also a medal upgrade from 2012 for GB’s Liam Heath and Jon Schofield. The pair won silver in the men’s kayak 200m after taking bronze in 2012.

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The Brownlee brothers celebrate their triathlon victory
  • Britons Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge won Great Britain’s first Olympic badminton medal since 2004. They beat China’s Biao Chai and Hong Wei to take the bronze.

  • GB’s Olympic flyweight champion Nicola Adams is set to fight in the gold medal match on Saturday – against France’s Sarah Ourahmoune – after defeating China’s Cancan Ren in her semi-final contest.

  • Usain Bolt completed a Rio 2016 sprint double by taking gold in the 200m. The three-time 100m and and 200m champion is now just one 4x100m relay run away from his Olympic ‘triple triple’.

Classiest Response Of The Day

They say finishing fourth in the Olympics is the most painful place to be.

But to be placed outside the medals when clocking exactly the same time as the rival who took bronze must be doubly excruciating for Adam Gemili.

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Adam Gemili reacts to the result

Although he had the same time - 20.12 - as France’s Christophe Lemaitre in the men’s 200m, the Londoner lost out on bronze by just three thousandths of a second.

He said he was “heartbroken” at the result but rather than showing bitterness, the Team GB athlete responded with absolute class.

He said: “Britain are not here to fill lanes anymore. We’ve got guys that can make these finals, and we will continue to do so. I’ll re-convene with my coach and get it right when in matters.”

Confusion Of The Day

Most people assume a red card is the worst penalty a sportsperson can be handed - something which left those watching the taekwondo extremely confused...


The red card in taekwondo signifies a video review.

The Curious Case Of The US Swimming Team

Rio police have now said group of US Olympic swimmers fabricated claims they were robbed at gunpoint in Rio and could be charged with vandalism and giving false testimony.

The unpicking of their story was followed by the US Olympic Committee apologising for “unacceptable behaviour”.  

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Gunnar Bentz (F-L) and Jack Conger (2nd from R) are seen leaving the police station after questioning

Ryan Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and James Feigen have caused the biggest scandal of the Games after Lochte told US television of a robbery involving gunmen impersonating police officers, who pulled over their taxi in the early hours of Sunday, as they returned to the Athletes’ Village from a party.

However, their story has been called into question by authorities.

Three of the swimmers are being prevented from leaving Brazil pending the outcome of the police investigation. Lochte returned to the US on Monday.

Read the fuill story here.

Dictator Cameo Of The Games

It seems North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un made the trip to Rio to support his team in the games.*

*may not actually be Kim Jong-Un 

Exclusive Video Of Usain Bolt In Training

We all know he’s the GOAT (that’s greatest of all time).


Medal Table

Team GB Ones To Watch On Day 14

All times are in UK time.

  • The GB women’s hockey team have made it to the final, where they will face the Netherlands at 9pm.

  • Tom Daley will return to the Rio Olympic diving pool for the 10m men’s platform preliminary rounds at 3pm.

  • Holly Bradshaw will appear in the women’s pole vault final from 12.30am.

  • London 2012 bronze medallist Lutalo Muhammad competes in the men’s -80kg taekwondo competition from 1.15pm.

  • Ben Maher and Nick Skelton will be hoping for glory in the 35-rider individual showjumping final from 2pm.

  • Men’s super-heavyweight boxer Joe Joyce faces Kazakhstan’s Ivan Dychko in his semi-final match at 7.15pm.

  • Samantha Murray and Kate French will compete in the women’s modern pentathlon, with events taking place from 4pm.

  • Eilish McColgan will compete in the women’s 5,000m from 1.40am.

The Best Of The Rest

  • Usain Bolt will be hoping to make it an Olympic ‘triple triple’ when he competes in the men’s 4x100m relay at 2.35am.

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