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As it happened: Rio Olympics - Day 7

2016-08-11 11:50

LIVE and interactive commentary from Day 7 - Thursday, August 11 - of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.

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12 Aug 04:57

SWIMMING

Le Clos finishes second, behind Singapore's Joseph Schooling. Second overall, too, le Clos qualifies for the final.


12 Aug 04:55

SWIMMING

Le Clos, in lane six, is third at the halfway mark.


12 Aug 04:32

SWIMMING

Chad le Clos will back in the pool in about 10 minutes, for the men's 100-metre butterfly semi-final. His arch nemesis, Michael Phelps, has just one yet another gold medal in the 200-metre individual medley


12 Aug 03:06

SWIMMING

South Africa's Brad Tandy clinches third spot in the first men's 50-metre freestyle semi-final. That's good enough for an overall finish of eighth, which sees him graduate to the final.


12 Aug 02:16

BADMINTON

South Africa's Jacob Maliekal loses his first men's single match 2-0 to Korean and world number nine Son Wan-Ho.


11 Aug 23:57

RUGBY SEVENS

Salt in the wounds for Japan, as Kazuhiro Goya is yellow carded for a deliberate knock-on. Cheslin Kolbe, meanwhile, completes the half-century by cheekily skidding his way under the poles. Converted. South Africa win by a whopping 40 points. Final score is 54-14 to South Africa.


11 Aug 23:54

RUGBY SEVENS

Roscko Speckman capitalises this time, completing his hat-trick. With the flanks covered, he darts down the gaping middle. Converted too. SA, 47-14 up and chasing a half-century now. 


11 Aug 23:52

RUGBY SEVENS

Justin Geduld opens the proverbial floodgates a little bit more, taking advantage of a tiring Japanese defence. Converted bounces the wrong way off the woodwork. Green and gold going to comfortably outdo white and red hoops. SA 40-14 up.


11 Aug 23:50

RUGBY SEVENS

South Africa chasing a three-try difference for comfort, and Cecil Afrika obliges around the blind side of a mini ruck. He convers his five into seven. SA 35-14 up. Four minutes left.


11 Aug 23:48

RUGBY SEVENS

Another quick response from South Africa, with Cecil Afrika now the recipient of a comfortable breakaway try. Under the poles. Duly converted. SA 26-14 up. Seven minutes left.


11 Aug 23:47

RUGBY SEVENS

The restart sees immediate holes in South Africa's defence, leaving Kazuhiro Goya so much room to break away for a full 50 metres. Try time. Converted too. SA 21-14 up.


11 Aug 23:42

RUGBY SEVENS

South Africa respond with an immediate counterattack, which ultimately sees Roscko Speckman sent down the left line - and over the welcome whitewash. Tough conversion successful by Cecil Afrika. SA 21-7 up at half-time.


11 Aug 23:40

RUGBY SEVENS

Side step one and two, and Japan's Yusaku Kuwazuru is over the line after South Africa were penalised for a weak infringement. SA's lead halved, they're 14-7 up now. One minute left in the first half.


11 Aug 23:35

RUGBY SEVENS

A wonderfully long pass from Kwagga Smith affords Roscko Speckman plenty of opportunity. He ducks in, out and then in again, dancing over the line. Conversion successful again. SA 14-0 up.


11 Aug 23:32

RUGBY SEVENS

Cecil Afrika goose steps on a few occasions from the kick-off, with plenty of quick hands eventually sending Juan de Jongh down the middle and under the poles. Poor defence from Japan. SA 7-0 up two minutes into the first half.


11 Aug 23:23

RUGBY SEVENS

Our coverage resumes with South Africa's bronze medal match against Japan. Kick off in about five minutes. SA were pretty disappointing against Great Britain in the semi-final - and are still without the injured Seabelo Senatla.


11 Aug 20:22

RUGBY SEVENS

One last line-out for South Africa to salvage a win, but they can't oblige. South Africa lose 7-5. Great Britain win and are through to the final against Fiji. SA will have to fight for a bronze medal against Japan.


11 Aug 20:19

RUGBY SEVENS

Penalty against Great Britain's Marcus Watson. South Africa the run from a setpiece inside GB's 22, but there is a forward pass.


11 Aug 20:17

RUGBY SEVENS

Juan de Jongh fumbles a crucial take, returning possession to Great Britain in South Africa's half. Three minutes left in this cliffhanger semi-final.


11 Aug 20:12

RUGBY SEVENS

South Africa restart, with Cheslin Kolbe now on the field. He's nowhere near Dan Norton in terms of defence, though, as the British number four dots down under the poles. SA now 7-5 down.


11 Aug 20:09

RUGBY SEVENS

Cecil Afrika and James Davis swap snipping runs, but neither can find the line thanks to superb defence on both sides. So 5-0 to South Africa it stays at half-time.


11 Aug 20:07

RUGBY SEVENS

South Africa open the scoring as Kwagga Smith gathers the loose ball, for Philip Snyman to feed a superb back flick to captain Kyle Brown, who crashes over. Conversion unsuccessful. SA 5-0 up. Three minutes left in first half.


11 Aug 19:46

RUGBY SEVENS

South Africa will kick off their semi-final against Great Britain at 8pm SA time. The winner will meet Fiji, who overcame Japan earlier, in the final. SA will be without Seabelo Senatla, though.


11 Aug 19:46

RUGBY SEVENS

South Africa will kick off their semi-final against Great Britain at 8pm SA time. The winner will meet Fiji, who overcame Japan earlier, in the final. SA will be without Seabelo Senatla, though.


11 Aug 19:30

SWIMMING

Characteristically fast start from Le Clos, who is second after 50 metres, but finishes third in a time of 51.75. He has qualified for the semi-final.


11 Aug 19:21

SWIMMING

Le Clos will be in the pool shortly. He'll have plenty of pressure to overcome and enormous expectation to oblige in the men's 100-metre butterfly heats.


11 Aug 18:32

GOLF

Van Zyl's day improved to an even par 71. Stone, meanwhile, has fell to four over. This, after he started with two birdies. Eish.


11 Aug 18:16

SWIMMING

Doug Erasmus, in lane seven, comes fourth in his men's 50-metre freestyle heat. That's not good enough for qualification. Brad Tandy, 12th overall, is through. He'll be in action in the semi-finals tomorrow morning at around 3am SA time.


11 Aug 15:59

SWIMMING

Our coverage will resume a bit later, at about 6pm SA time, in the pool. SA's Doug Erasmus and Brad Tandy will compete in the men's 50-metre freestyle. Chad le Clos, too, will be eager to impress in the men's 100-metre butterfly heats.


11 Aug 15:53

ROWING

It's SILVER for Keeling and Brittain. New Zealand get gold and Italy bronze. That's South Africa's third medal of the Rio Games - all of 'em silver.


11 Aug 15:52

ROWING

Keeling and partner fourth at the 1500-metre mark, but quickly leapfrog a couple to second.


11 Aug 15:48

GOLF

Stone has dropped a shot and is now just one under par, while van Zyl is faring poorly at two over.


11 Aug 15:46

ROWING

SA's Shaun Keeling and Lawrence Brittain in action now, in the men's pair final. Stiff competition from Great Britain, Italy, New Zealand, Australia and France ahead. 


11 Aug 14:36

ROWING

Onto the men's fours semi-final, where David Hunt, Jonty Smith, Vince Breet and Jake Green finish second - and they're through to the final too. Aussies win. Italy third. The US faded badly.


11 Aug 14:32

ROWING

Lightweight men's double sculls, this time, as James Thompson and John Smith put in a measured performance - and win their semi-final. Norway second, Poland third.


11 Aug 14:26

GOLF

South Africa's Brandon Stone is underway - and starts with two birdies - in the first round of the men's strokeplay. Countryman Jaco an Zyl is also on the course.


11 Aug 14:18

ROWING

Kirsten McCann and Ursula Grobler secure a berth in Friday's women's lightweight double sculls final on the back of victory over second-placed New Zealand and third-placed China in the semi-final.


11 Aug 11:51
Rio Olympics Day 7 - Team SA schedule

11 Aug 11:50
LIVE and interactive commentary from Day 7 - Thursday, August 11 - of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.

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