Thursday 29 September 2016

What you missed in Rio while you were sleeping and what's on today

Published 15/08/2016 | 08:38

Usain Bolt romped home while Katie Taylor and Annalise Murphy are in action for Ireland today
Usain Bolt romped home while Katie Taylor and Annalise Murphy are in action for Ireland today
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WHAT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT?

1. Ciara Mageean runs brave race but misses out on Olympic final spot

Ciara Mageean's bid for a place in the women's 1,500m final at the Rio Olympics fell short in the early hours of this morning.

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2. Lightning Bolt: Brilliant Usain makes history in Rio with third successive 100 metres gold medal

Usain Bolt declared himself on course for sporting immortality after completing the first part of his Olympic 'triple triple' bid by defeating Justin Gatlin to win a third straight 100 metres gold in Rio.

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3. 400 metre world record smashed from lane 8 as Wayde van Niekerk romps home

Wayde van Niekerk is the new one-lap king and star of the track after smashing Michael Johnson's 17-year-old 400 metres world record en route to Olympic gold.

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4. Ticket row deepens as Pat Hickey refuses to answer Shane Ross's questions in Rio

The Olympic Council of Ireland has refused to answer any of Sport Minister Shane Ross's questions over the ticket touting scandal during a tense showdown in Rio de Janeiro.

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5. Watch: Tearful Andy Murray shares lovely moment with Juan Martin Del Potro after clinching Olympic Gold 

Andy Murray was tired and emotional but victorious after coming through one of the hardest matches of his career to write his name into Olympic history.

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IRISH IN ACTION TODAY

ATHLETICS: Women’s steeplechase final, Sara Treacy, 3.15pm

BADMINTON: Round of 16 men, Scott Evans, 12.30pm

BOXING: Quarter-final of women’s lightweight (60kg), Katie Taylor, 3.0pm

DIVING: Preliminary round men’s 3m springboard, Oliver Dingley, 7.15pm

EQUESTRIAN: Individual Dressage Grand Prix final, Judy Reynolds, 2.0pm

SAILING: Medal Race Laser Radial, Annalise Murphy, 5.05pm; 49erFX Races 7, 8 and 9, Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey 5.05pm, 6.05pm and 7.05pm; 49er Races 7, 8 and 9, Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern, 5.05pm, 6.05pm and 7.05pm

RECAP ON THE WEEKEND

Hockey

Ireland exited the competition at the pool stages after their 3-2 defeat to Argentina.

Brendan Irvine (Boxing)

Crashed out of the Olympics after a unanimous decision went against him in his defeat to Uzbekistan’s Shakhobidin Zoirov.

Steven Donnelly (Boxing)

Campaign over after his defeat in welterweight quarter-finals on split decision to Mohammed Rabii.

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Shannon McCurley (Cycling)

Lost out in the heats and repêchage in the women’s keirin. 

Sara Treacy, Michelle Finn and Kerry O’Flaherty (Athletics)

Treacy qualified for the steeplechase final after a successful appeal following a fall in her heat. Finn and O’Flaherty do not progress after finishing in 12th and 14th in their heats for the same event.

Mark English (Athletics)

Failed to progress after finishing fifth with a time of 1:45.93 in the 800m semi-finals.

Ciara Mageean (Athletics)

Progresses to the 1,500m semi-finals after coming second to Ethiopa’s Genzebe Dibaba in her heat.

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Judy Reynolds (Equestrian)

Qualified for the dressage final after 74.090 in the Grand Prix Special.

Chloe Magee (Badminton)

Olympic hopes over after losing to  German Karin Schnaase 21-14, 21-19.

Scott Evans (Badminton)

Through to the knock-out stages after his 21-8, 19-21, 21-8 victory over Brazil’s Ygor Coelho de Oliveira.

Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern (Sailing)

A victory in one of Saturday’s races sees the pairing into fourth overall in the men’s 49er class.

Saskia Tidey and Andrea Brewster (Sailing)

Sitting in 12th place overall after Saturday’s racing in the women’s 49er class.

Annalise Murphy (Sailing)

Enters today’s final race day of the laser radials in bronze position.

Finn Lynch (Sailing)

In 29th overall after the weekend action.

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Fionnuala McCormack, Lizzie Lee and Breege Connolly (Athletics)

McCormack finished 20th in the women’s marathon with a new personal best of 2:31.22. Lee and Connolly finished 57th and 76th respectively in the same event.

Michael Conlan (Boxing)

Unanimous victory over Armenia’s Aram Avagyan sees him into the bantamweight quarter-finals.

Greg Broderick (Equestrian)

His horse Going Global had eight faults in 1st Qualifier.

Seamus Power and Padraig Harrington (Golf)

Power finished with a final round 67 to leave him on five under, and 11 shots off winner Justin Rose. Harrington’s final-round 73 left him on three-under.

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