Marcus Fraser finished tied fifth in the golf at Rio.
Marcus Fraser finished tied fifth in the golf at Rio. Ben Curtis

RIO 2016: What you missed overnight


A birdie on the last has helped Great Britain's Justin Rose to the gold medal in the men's individual strokeplay golf.

Rose went to the 18th tied on -15under with Sweden's Henrik Stenson but after he bogeyed the last, Rose had the luxury of two putts to win the first golf title at the Olympics for 112 years but only needed one.

America's Matt Kuchar shot a 63 to finish with a bronze medal.



Australia's Marcus Fraser also birdied the final hole but ended up joint fifth after finishing on eight under.

Fraser started the day at nine-under, three behind Rose, but never challenged after four bogeys on the front nine before shooting a one-over 72.




Australia's men's team have kept have kept their bid for a last-eight spot alive with a convincing 12-7 win over unbeaten Greece.

The Sharks were 10-4 up at half-time with skipper Rhys Howden hitting a hat-trick of goals.

The Aussies are now into third in the pool but need Brazil to beat Hungary today or winless Japan to defeat powerhouse Serbia to move through to the quarter-finals.


Australian cousins Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin have moved further ahead in the Nacra 17 after victory in race 10.

There are two more races to go before the final medal race and the pair is 12 points ahead of Italy in second place.

Defending champions Mat Belcher and Will Ryan lie second in the men's 470 but are now five points behind Croatia.


Australia's Rose Stackpole and Nikita Pablo look unlikely to advance in the duets after finishing last in the preliminary round.

Only the top 12 teams after Monday night's technical round will move into the medals round.

Russia's Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina, the defending gold medallists, finished first in the preliminary round.


Australian Milly Clark has finished 18th in the Rio marathon on her Olympics debut.

The 27-year-old ran two hours 30 minutes and 53 seconds, less than seven minutes behind the winner, Jemima Sumgong from Kenya.

Fellow Aussies Jess Trengove finished 22nd in 2:31:44 with Lisa Weightman 31st in 2:34:41.

Sumgong took the gold in 2:24:04 with Kenyan-born Eunice Kirwa of Bahrain in silver, while Mare Dibaba of Ethiopia claimed the bronze.


Australia's Edwina Tops-Alexander has produced a clear showjumping round on the opening day of competition.

Riding the mare Lintea Tequila, Tops-Alexander was one of 24 in the field of 75 to produce a clear round.

Scott Keach, 51, who last competed at the Games 28 years ago had four faults with his horse Fedor.

Matt Williams riding Valinski S had eight faults, the same number for James Paterson-Robinson riding Amarillo.

All these penalties count towards the individual competition and sets the order of competition for the first round of the team's event on Tuesday.


Australians, Dane Sampson and Will Godward did not advance to the final in the men's 50 metre 3 position rifle.

Sampson shot a score of 1169.58 to end up 20th with teammate Godward in 40th with a score of 1156.41

The gold medal was won by Nicollo Campriani from Italy in the last event in the shooting.

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