As it happened: Rio Olympics - Day 4
A recap of the interactive commentary from Day 4 - Monday, August 8 - of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.
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09 Aug 04:34
THAT'S A WRAP FOR NOW
Our coverage will resume at 4:30pm on Tuesday afternoon for the men's Rugby Sevens, with South Africa taking on Spain. Cheers until then.
09 Aug 04:32
Le Clos has qualified for the men's 200m butterfly final, which will take place at about 3:30 SA time on Wednesday morning.
09 Aug 04:30
Tamas Kenderesi of Hungary wins, Phelps second and third for Le Clos.
09 Aug 04:29
Le Clos finishes third.
09 Aug 04:28
Le Clos has fallen out of the top three at the 100m.
09 Aug 04:28
Phelps and Le Clos one and two at the 50m mark.
09 Aug 04:25
MEN'S 200m BUTTERFLY SEMI-FINAL
Le Clos v Phelps... and others - here we go...
09 Aug 03:32
LE CLOS WILL BE IN THE POOL AGAIN AT 4AM...
...for the 200m butterfly semi-final.
09 Aug 03:25
Yang takes GOLD, Le Clos SILVER and Dwyer BRONZE.
09 Aug 03:24
Le Clos comes second!
09 Aug 03:23
150 and Le Clos still in the lead but fading a touch.
09 Aug 03:23
Le Clos still holds the lead at 100m!
09 Aug 03:22
Le Clos well ahead at the 50m mark.
09 Aug 03:21
THE TIME IS NOW!
Indeed, it's time for the men's 200m freestyle final: 1 CHAD LE CLOS - SOUTH AFRICA, 2 Aleksandr Krasnykh - Russia, 3 Conor Dwyer - United States, 4 Sun Yang - China, 5 Kosuke Hagino - Japan, 6 Paul Biedermann - Germany, 7 Townley Haas - United States, 8 James Guy - Great Britain.
09 Aug 01:34
BEFORE THE SWIMMING GETS UNDERWAY...
Some rowing news - Kirsten McCann and Ursula Grobler dominated their women’s lightweight double sculls heat, easily outdoing the Irish to qualify for the semi-finals on Wednesday. The men’s lightweight double sculls saw James Thompson and John Smith impress, securing the fastest time in the four heats. In the womens pair, Lee-Anne Persse and Kate Christowitz finished second behind New Zealand and secured a berth in the semi-final.
08 Aug 19:11
THERE IS SOME SALING ON THE GO
SA's Stefano Marcio is in action, but we'll let you know how he did a lot later, when our coverage resumes for the swimming.
08 Aug 19:08
JUST THE ONE SOUTH AFRICAN IN THE 200m BUTTERFLY SEMI-FINAL, THEN
08 Aug 18:42
LE CLOS WINS!
He's done it, quite comfortably too. He remains on course for that final battle with Phelps.
08 Aug 18:39
In goes Le Clos, in the final heat of the men's 200m butterfly. He isn't pulling clear, yet, or perhaps he won't...?
08 Aug 18:33
NO ROWING QUALIFICATION, YET!
Oh dear. There's an untimely Monday evening disappointment. Our men have failed to gain immediate qualification, finishing fourth to Great Britain, Greece and France, so we call into the repechage.
08 Aug 18:20
FINAL ROWING HEAT OF THE DAY...
It's coming up now, with Jake Green, David Hunt, Vincent Breet and Jonathan Smith in lane three.
08 Aug 17:59
HAVE A LAUGH AT THE 'OLYMPIAN' BOKS
Watch Eben Etzebeth and fellow Boks try their hand at various Olympic disciplines. It's a comedic hoot!
08 Aug 17:54
South Africa's Kate Christowitz and Lee-Ann Persse put in a hefty effort, finishing second - and qualify for the women's pairs semi-finals.
08 Aug 12:26
LIVE and interactive commentary from Day 4 - Monday, August 8 - of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.