Weekend watch - 15 January 2016

Published 13 January 2016 (AEDT)

KAMINOYAMA, JAPAN - JULY 27: Tessa Lavey (L) of Australia handles the ball against Emi Kudeken (R) of Japan during the women's basketball international friendly match between Japan and Australia at Kamiyama City Sports and Cultural Center on July 27, 2014 in Kaminoyama, Japan. © 2014 Getty Images

Olá amigos,

Atletas australianos estão perseguindo a qualificação para os Jogos Olímpicos de 2016 no Rio competições em todo o mundo neste fim de semana (Australian athletes are chasing qualification for the Rio 2016 Olympics at competitions across the globe this weekend)!

Our men’s footballers are looking to qualify in Qatar, our women’s basketballers are competing at the Rio 2016 test event, our fencers are competing in Europe and plenty more.

Sport: Football
Event: Rio Olympic Qualifiers - Doha, Qatar
Start time: Monday 12:30am (vs Vietnam)
AUS athletes competing: Mustafa Amini, Terry Antonis, Brandon Borrello, Joshua Brillante, Cameron Burgess, Thomas Deng, James Donachie, Jack Duncan, Ryan Edwards, Giancarlo Gallifuoco, Scott Galloway, Jason Geria, Alex Gersbach, John Hall, Andrew Hoole, Aaron Lennox, Jamie Maclaren, Stefan Mauk, Brandon O'Neill, Connor Pain, Jaushua Sotirio, Adam Taggart, Steven Ugarkovic

Sport: Basketball
Event: Rio Test Event (women) - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Start time: Friday - Sunday
AUS athletes competing include:  Suzy Batkovic, Abby Bishop, Tessa Lavey, Erin Phillips.

Sport: Cycling
Event: Hong Kong World Cup 
Start time: Saturday - Sunday
AUS athletes competing include: Kaarle McCulloch, Stephanie Morton, Alex Manly, Scott Law, Alex Porter, Miles Scotson

Sport: Beach Volleyball
Event: Queensland Open.
Start time: Saturday - Sunday
AUS athletes competing include: Damien Schumann and Joshua Court, Bo Soderberg and Cole Durant.

Sport: Athletics
Event: Houston Maraton
Start time: Sunday
AUS athletes competing: Lisa Weightman.

Sport: Fencing
Event: Women’s foil World Cup – Gdansk, Poland.
Start time: Friday - Saturday
AUS athletes competing: Alicia Kwag, Claire Daniel, Emily Marrotta.

Sport: Fencing
Event: Men’s foil World Cup – Paris, France.
Start time: Friday, Saturday
AUS athletes competing: Lucas Webber, Sholto Douglas, Ned Fitzgerald, Matt Foster

Sport: Tennis
Event: Sydney International.
Start time: Friday - women's singles final and women's doubles final. Saturday - men's doubles final, men's singles final.

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