As it happened: Rio Olympics - Day 6

2016-08-10 13:13

LIVE and interactive commentary from Day 6 - Wednesday, August 10 - of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.


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11 Aug 11:00
Nice touch from Chad's dad.

11 Aug 10:56


Unfortunately, South Africa drew with Iraq - 1-1. Not enough to see them progress. They're out! No medal from our footballers. No big surprise, there, actually. 

10 Aug 23:58


Bafana Bafana will be in action against Iraq at 3am on Thursday morning. Cheers, for now.

10 Aug 23:56


Brown and company will meet Great Britain, who needed extra time and a 'golden point' to overcome Argentina earlier, in the semi-finals.

10 Aug 23:55
Philip Snyman puts foot in pursuit of the loose ball, but Jesse Parahi beats him to it. Parahi can't dot it down, though, and Seabelo Senatla is at hand to finish the job for another try. SA 22-5 up with 90 seconds remaining.

10 Aug 23:52
A poor clearance from Tom Kingston allows Kyle Brown to gather from the line-out and force his way two or three defenders for South Africa's third try. Converted, too. SA 17-5 up. Three minutes to go.

10 Aug 23:50
Time for the TMO, who must ascertain whether or not Juan de Jongh scored in the corner. Touch'n'go, but he didn't ground the ball properly. It was tight, very tight. Technology trumps the naked eye.

10 Aug 23:48
The restart sees Kwagga Smith put in a try-stopping tackle of epic proportions. 

10 Aug 23:44
Australia quick to counterattack before the half-time whistle. Tom Cusack does the hard work to crash over. Conversion hits the woodwork, no extra two points. SA 10-5 up at half-time.

10 Aug 23:42
Superbly recycled ball sends Seabelo Senatla over the line this time. Cecil Afrika misses this conversion, too. SA 10-0 up. One minute left in the first half. 

10 Aug 23:39
A wonderful inside pass from Brown is gathered by Rosco Speckman, who screams over the line for the first (hopefully not last) try of the match. Conversion missed. SA 5-0 up.

10 Aug 23:37
We're off, with each team conceding a penalty inside the opening two minutes, but nothing comes of either.

10 Aug 23:22


We're back with coverage of South Africa's quarter-final against Australia, who they lost to in the pool match - but advanced regardless - earlier today. Japan, Fiji and England have already graduated to the semi-finals.

10 Aug 22:10


Race six for the lazer affords Marcia 36th place, while Hudson and Jim - in their second race - finish 24th.

10 Aug 19:40


Marcia is currently in 44th position in his fifth lazer race, whille Hudson and Jim occupy 18th spot in the 470 race at the moment.

10 Aug 18:09


Into Guanabara Bay we go, for the 470 men's race. South Africa's 470 team - Asenathi Jim and Roger Hudson - are in action, as well as Stefano Marcia in the lazer.

10 Aug 16:52


Australia win this pool match 12-5. SA will be in action again, in the men's rugby Sevens quarter-finals, later this week.

10 Aug 16:47
South Africa having a stronger half, but still can't score... yet. Great defence from Australia. Seabelo Senatla, with two minutes to go to full-time, later penetrates the line to score in the right corner. Conversion unsuccessful. South Africa 12-5 down.

10 Aug 16:44


Conditions, again, far too choppy for competition - so another postponement. No South Africans - paddles and all - on show until later this week, then.

10 Aug 16:41


Vehement half-time chat from coach Powell, who insists South Africa do better. He insists, in largely Afrikaans, his team complete their tackling more effectively.

10 Aug 16:37
Aussies over the line again - this time it's Tom Cusack. South Africa off colour here. Not like the perforamances they put in against Spain and France. SA 12-0 down. Just 30 seconds left in the first half.

10 Aug 16:34
All of three minutes before the first ry. Jesse Parahi eventually cross over for the Aussies. Conversion, from under the poles, goes over. SA 7-0 down.

10 Aug 16:31

10 Aug 16:18


South Africa's Ashleigh Moolman Pasio came 12th overall in the women's individual time trial. Her time was 1:29;11 - a full one minute and 37;17 seconds behind winner and gold medalist Kristin Armstrong of the US.

10 Aug 16:08


South Africa's clash against Australia will kick off in 20 minutes. Kyle Brown and company were comfortable winners against Spain - and later France - yesterday. This is their last pool match.

10 Aug 13:35

There are eight different codes being represented by Team South Africa on Wednesday, August 10 (SA time listed).

10 Aug 13:13
LIVE and interactive commentary from Day 6 - Wednesday, August 10 - of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.

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