The Daily Brit: Day Six

Olympics

ByTheMinRio2016

Good afternoon! Day Six is just getting underway in Rio and over the next 15 hours or so we'll have all the news on how Team GB athletes get on. I'm Andrew Corcoran, thanks for joining me!

ROWING Helen Glover and Heather Stanning won their semifinal of the women's pairs rather decisively, blasting past USA and South Africa in 2nd & 3rd respectively. They are the fastest rowers by quite a few seconds going into the final.

ROWING Will Fletcher & Richard Chambers are beaten to the line by Gary & Paul O'Donovan from Ireland in the lightweight double sculls semifinal and finish in 4th. The Brits are through to the B final and won't be contesting for a medal. France win the race.

ROWING A great race for the men's four in their semifinal. The Brits lead all the way and lead by nearly 6 seconds at the 1500m mark. They ease through the finish line and are another real medal chance.

ROWING In the quadruple sculls final, the first final of this regatta, the GB team are left in the wake of Germany, Australia and Estonia, eventually finishing in 5th place.

ARCHERY Britain's Naomi Folkard is into the quarterfinals! She beats Brazil's Ane Marcelle dos Santos 6-2. I believe her quarterfinal is at 7:39pm BST today.

ROWING The British pairing of Alan Sinclair & Stewart Innes slip down the positions in the final quarter of the men's pairs final race, having looked good for silver, to eventually finish in 4th. Bond & Murray of New Zealand, as expected, led for the entire race and claim the gold medal.

SILVER MEDAL ROWING Having led for much of the race, Vicky Thornley & Katherine Grainger are just pipped in the last 150m to gold by the Poland boat in the women's double sculls final. That makes Grainger Team GB's most decorated female Olympian! A fantastic race. REPORT: http://www.bytheminute.co/events/2896-olympics-rowing-semi-finals-and-finals-a-jam-packed-schedule-plenty-of-brit-s-and-i

ROWING It's 5th place for Jonathan Waltons & John Collins in the Men's Double Sculls final. Gold goes to the Sinkovic brothers from Croatia.

JUDO Natalie Powell is through to the quarterfinals of the women's under 78kg competition! She beats Sarah Myrian Mazouz of Gabon by Ippon, if my understanding of the scoresheet is correct. Her QF against Tcheumeo of France should be within the next 30 minutes. Ben Fletcher not so successful in the 100kg competition and is sent packing from the Olympic Games by Georgia's Beka Gviniashvili.