Day 12 Review
Published 18 August 2016 (AEDT)
The Australian men’s basketball team is now only one victory away from its first Olympic Games medal after a massive 90-64 victory over Lithuania.
In Athletics, the first Aussie to compete in the decathlon since Sydney 2000, Cedric Dubler, is in 12th position after Day 1. Brooke Stratton placed seventh in her long jump Olympic debut, but there was despair for our men’s javelin duo who missed a place in the final.
ATHLETICS: Morning session
Brett Robinson qualified for the men's 5000m final after finishing ninth in his heat in 13 minutes 22.81 seconds. Fellow Australian Patrick Tiernan also ran a great race in heat two to place 13th in 13:28.48 to rank 20th overall, while Sam McEntee also missed a place in the final after finishing 18th in heat one in 13:50.55 to finish 35th overall. While Selma Kajan finished seventh in her women's 800m heat in 2:05.20 to miss a place in the final. The Australian battled illness in the lead-up to the race.
Brooke Stratton finished seventh in the women's long jump final with the 23-year-old's best jump 6.74m. More here>>> In the men's decathlon Cedric Dubler is in 12th position after Day 1 on 4219 points. In the men's javelin both Hamish Peacock and Josh Robinson missed out on the final finishing 25th and 13th respectively. More here>>>
BASKETBALL: Australia secured an emphatic 90-64 victory over Lithuania to book their spot in the Rio 2016 semi-finals. Patty Mills continues to lead the way for the Aussies scoring 24 points as Aron Baynes added 16 and Matt Dellavedova 15. Australia are looking to win their first Olympic medal in men’s basketball and if they win their semi-final against Serbia they will be guaranteed either gold or silver. If they lose they will play off for bronze. More here>>>
CANOE/KAYAK SPRINT: Ken Wallace and Lachlan Tame booked their place in tomorrow’s K2 1000m final after winning their semi-final convincingly. Jordan Wood and Daniel Bowker were sixth in their semi-final of the K2 200m and will contest the B-Final tomorrow, while Naomi Flood missed out on a place in the A-Final of the women’s K1 500m after finishing sixth in her semi-final. Ferenc Szekszardi missed out on the A-Final of the C1 200m after failing to progress from the heats. More here>>>
DIVING: Australia will have two representatives in the women’s 10 metre platform semi-final, with both Brittany O’Brien and Mellissa Wu successfully through after placing in the top 18. More here>>>
EQUESTRIAN: Edwina Tops-Alexander and Matt Williams have qualified through to the individual show jumping final on Friday. It is the third consecutive Olympic individual final for Tops-Alexander and Williams’ second after the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. In today’s round, Tops-Alexander and her horse Lintea Tequila picked up four jumping penalties, bringing their qualifying total to nine and ranking to equal 23rd. While Williams finished the qualification period in 36th position but he progresses to the final because two nations had four riders finish in the top 35. More here>>>
GOLF: Three birdies from the last four holes from Minjee Lee has lifted the Australian to within four shots of the lead after day one. The clubhouse leader is Ariya Jutanugarn (-6) from Thailand. Korean duo Inbee Park and Seiyoung Kim are a shot further back on five under. Fellow Australian Su Oh carded an even par 71 and is tied for 26th. More here>>>
SAILING: Wind delayed the medal race in the men’s 470 classification where Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan are secured at least bronze. Belcher and Ryan finished third after the 10-race preliminary series and will now race on Thursday to decide the medals. More here>>>
TAEKWONDO: Aussie Safwan Khalil's Rio 2016 campaign came to an end after he bowed out in his repechage fight against second seeded Taehun Kim of Korea. Needing to win the fight to move through to the fight for bronze, Khalil went down 4-0 to one of the gold medal favourites for the -58kg division. More here>>>
WATER POLO: After a heartbreaking quarter-final loss to Hungary the Aussie women bounced back with a 11-4 victory over Brazil as they look to finish the podium on a high. Zoe Arancini and Ash Southern top scored with three goals apiece at Olympics Aquatic Stadium. The side will now play either Spain or China to finish fifth in Rio.