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As it happened: Rio Olympics - Day 15

2016-08-19 13:05

LIVE updates and interactive commentary from the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, August 19.


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20 Aug 10:00


South Afric's Anel Oosthuizen, in the women's 20 kilometre walk race, finishes stone last - with a time of 1:45;06. Just 63 women complete the race and, indeed, she is the 63rd. Our coverage will return on Saturday, for the final round of the women's golf individual strokeplay, women's triathlon, women's 800-metre final and men's 5,000-metre final.

20 Aug 09:52


Paul Reto recovers to a solid four under par at the end of round three, while Ashleigh Simon, unfortunately slips to a lowly eight over. The leader is still South Korea's Inbee Park, at a very comfortable 11 under. The fourth and final round awaits.

19 Aug 17:15


Mark Mundell finishes the men's 50-kilometre walk race in 38th position, more than half an hour after the winner crossed the line. Here's hoping fellow South African Anel Oosthuizen puts in a stronger performance in the women's 20-kilometer walk race, which will get underway later today, at 19:30 SA time.

19 Aug 16:07


Update from the women's individual golf strokeplay, with Paula Reto and Ashleigh Simon fighting back, somewhat. The former is two under par - and the latter three over. South Korea's Inbee Park is the course leader, at a whopping 10 under overall

19 Aug 15:58


We're more than 35 kilometres into the men's 50-kilometre walk race now. Mark Mundell is nearing three hours - and is in third-last position.

19 Aug 14:07


South Africa's Mark Mundell is near the very bottom of the pack - 76th in a field of 80 - at the 10-kilometre mark of the men's 50-kilometre race walk.

19 Aug 13:07

A list of South Africans competing at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, August 19 (SA times):


13:41 - Women’s golf, third round: Ashleigh Simon, who shot a four-over 75 in her first round, recovered for a two-under 69 on Thursday for a halfway score of 144, two-over par.

14:03 - Women’s golf, third round: Paula Reto, after a first round 74, carded a four-under 67 to move to one-under for the tournament, eight shots off the lead.Stacy Lewis of the US is in the lead, thanks to a very impressive nine under overall.


13:00 - Men’s 50km race walk: Marc Mundell.

19:30 - Women’s 20km race walk: Anel Oosthuizen.

19 Aug 13:06
LIVE updates and interactive commentary from the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, August 19.

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