When Are Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill And Greg Rutherford Competing? Everything You Need To Know About Super Saturday 2016

Can Team GB pull off another stormer?

12/08/2016 10:26 | Updated 12 August 2016

Most Brits remember where they were on Super Saturday four years ago - and fingers crossed, we might be in for another memorable evening this time round.

Team GB won themselves six gold medals in just one day at the London 2012 Olympics - but can they do it again?

Here’s everything you need to know...

When is Super Saturday?

This year’s Super Saturday is on 13 August. 

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Jessica Ennis-Hill celebrates winning the heptathlon in 2012

How can I watch Super Saturday?

BBC One and BBC Two will be showing a range of events throughout the day and night.

Coverage of day seven’s events begins at 1pm on BBC Two and will alternate between the two channels.

Who is competing on Super Saturday this time?

Here are some of the Team GB ones to watch in the athletics (all times are UK time):

  • Greg Rutherford in the long jump at 12.50am on Sunday morning.

  • Mo Farah in the 10,000m, beginning at 1.25am on Sunday morning.

  • Jessica Ennis-Hill in the heptathlon 800m finale at 2.53am on Sunday morning.

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Mo Farah reacts to his gold medal win at London 2012

The Brits also have plenty of other opportunities outside the athletics stadium. Here are some other ones to watch:

  • The rowing eights finals start at 3.04pm.

  • The women’s team pursuit takes place at the velodrome from 8pm.

  • Cyclist Becky James, 2013 world champion, is taking part in the keirin. The final will take place fat 9.33pm.

  • Fran Halsall is taking part in the women’s 50m freestyle. The final is at 2.03am on Sunday morning.

  • The Team GB’s women’s hockey women face the US in hockey at 22:00.

And here are some of the athletes from other countries to keep an eye out for:

  • Jamaica’s Usain Bolt will take part in his first 100m sprint in the first round of the men’s competition at 4pm.

  • Two-times Olympic gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, also from Jamaica, will be defending her title in the women’s 100m at 2.35am on Sunday morning.

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Rutherford jumps his way to a gold medal in 2012

What happened last time?

Team GB had an absolute stormer on this day at the London 2012 games, which is what saw it gain its moniker.

The day began with a superb win in the men’s coxless fours for Pete Reed, Tom James, Alex Gregory and Andrew Triggs Hodge. The rowers were a quarter of a length from the Australians when they crossed the finish line, with the the Americans coming third.

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(L-R) Alex Gregory, Pete Reed, Tom James and Andrew Triggs Hodge react to their 2012 gold medal win

Just 15 minutes later, rowers Sophie Hosking and Katherine Copeland grabbed Team GB’s second gold of the day in the women’s lightweight double sculls.

Then it was the turn of the cyclists, with another gold in the women’s team pursuit. Dani King, Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell broke the world record in their heat and then again in the final for a convincing victory over the USA.

Sophie Hosking and Katherine Copeland react to their 2012 victory
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(L-R) Dani King, Joanna Rowsell, and Laura Trott won gold in the women's team pursuit

Next to victory was Jessica Ennis-Hill (then just Ennis) in the heptathlon. Finishing with an astonishing 6,955 points bagged her the gold, a huge 306 points ahead of Germany’s Lilli Schwarzkopt and 327 ahead of world champion, Russia’s Tatyana Chernova.

Greg Rutherford leapt to victory in the men’s long jump next, only the second British man to win the gold (the other being Lynn Davies in 1964).

And while the cheering for Rutherford’s win was still going on, Mo Farah took to the track for the 10,000m. He certainly didn’t disappoint, bringing home Team GB’s sixth and final gold medal of the day. 

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