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Olympics Today: Wednesday’s ScheduleAnd Highlights Plus Day 11 Recap

Your need-to-know guide on day 12 of the Olympics.

17/08/2016 07:13 | Updated 17 August 2016

Team GB continued their dominance in the velodrome with another slew of medals on day 11.

Here’s everything you need to know...

Rio 2016 Day 11 Highlights

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  • Meanwhile her fiance Jason Kenny also won gold, taking his total to six and bringing him equal to cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy. 

  • Also in the velodrome, Becky James claimed a second silver in the women’s sprint, with training partner Katy Marchant picking up a surprise bronze.

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Giles Scott of Great Britain celebrates winning gold in the Finn class
  • Giles Scott won Team GB’s fifth successive Olympic gold in the Finn class sailing event.

  • Gymnast Nile Wilson became the first Brit to win an Olympic medal in the men’s horizontal bar, taking bronze for his performance.

  • GB’s Amy Tinkler won Olympic bronze in the women’s floor gymnastics. The 16-year-old is the youngest British athlete at the games this year.

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Amy Tinkler won bronze for GB
  • Meanwhile US gymnast Simone Biles scored her fourth gold of the games in the same event.

  • Great Britain’s Jack Burnell was disqualified from the men’s 10km open water swim. It was given after he was handed two yellow cards - one for a tussle with a fellow swimmer and another for an as-yet unknown reason. 

Strop Of The Day

An Irish boxer was so incensed to be “cheated” by his Russian rival in the Olympics he went on a rampage in and out the ring - even going as far as to call out Vladimir Putin on Twitter.

Michael Conlan was defeated on points by Russia’s Vladimir Nikitin in his bantamweight quarter-final, a decision that many experts reckoned was harsh.

Conlan, a bronze medallist in London 2012, first gave judges the middle finger as he made plain his disgust at the outcome.

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Michael Conlan expresses his displeasure at the result

Next, he was interviewed by Irish television station RTE where he accused the Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) of being “cheats”. “fucking cheats” and “cheating bastards”.

Read the full story and watch his rant here

Heartwarming Moment Of The Day

Abbey D’Agostino of Team USA and New Zealand’s Nikki Hamblin both fell during the opening round of the women’s 5,000-metre race on Tuesday.

But D’Agostino told her rival: “Get up, get up! We have to finish! This is the Olympic Games. We have to finish this.”

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Abbey D'Agostino (R) is assisted by Nikki Hamblin

D’Agostino had an injured knee. But when Hamblin turned back to the struggling American, D’Agostino told her to keep going.

Both continued to the finishing line with the US athlete coming last and Hamblin second-to-last, with the pair embracing at the finish line. 

Despite the incident both actually qualified for the final because they were tripped.

Read the full story here.

Power Couple Of The Games

Laura Trott and Jason Kenny are basically the King and Queen of cycling right now.

But did you know that if the pair was a country, they would be 13th in the Olympic medals table ahead of Spain having won five golds between them in Rio?

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The golden couple, Trott and Kenny

Alas, it seems people still occasionally forget we’re living in the 21st century now, with BBC commentator Chris Boardman suggested he might be asking Trott “what’s for tea?” as the couple hugged after their events.

Boardman, a GB cycling great who won gold in the 1992 Games, said: “She’s doing the emotion for both of them really, isn’t he? He’s look at her going: what’s for tea?”

Unsurprisingly, many people were highly unimpressed. Read the full story here.

Belly Flop Of The Day

There have been some exceptionally painful-looking diving flops in the games so far, including Nadezhda Bazhina’s attempt.

But now men’s 3m springboard London 2012 gold medallist Ilya Zakharov has joined the rank of the nul points winners with this belly flop:

Team GB Ones To Watch On Day 12

All times are in UK time.

  • Veteran Olympian Nick Skelton will appear in the individual showjumping at 2pm.

  • Dina Asher-Smith has made it to the final of the women’s 200m, which takes place at 2.30am.

  • Team GB’s women’s hockey team will face New Zealand in the semi-finals at 9pm.

  • Charley Hull and Catriona Matthew are competing in the women’s golf event, which begins at 11am.

The Best Of The Rest

  • The women’s beach volleyball final takes place from 4am.

  • Top-ranked golfer Lydia Ko, of New Zealand, will appear in the women’s golf from 11am.

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