RIO 2016: What you missed overnight


The Boomers moved comfortably into the semi-finals with a 90-64 win over Lithuania.

The Australians will play either Serbia or Croatia in the last four in their bid for a first Olympic medal.


Caroline Buchanan was second-fastest behind Colombian rival Mariana Pajon in the seedings qualifying time trial on Thursday morning.

The Aussie set a time of 34.752 seconds.

She was second-last to go and Pajon followed her on the track to set the fastest time of 34.508.

Fellow Australian Lauren Reynolds was 10th fastest in 35.666 and will also ride in the semis on Friday morning ahead of the final on the same day.

In the men's seedings time trial, Australia's Sam Willoughby qualified third fastest for the quarter-finals on Friday morning.

Willoughby's time of 34.714 was just behind French world champion Joris Daudet, who set the quickest time of 34.617.

Bodi Turner was 13th in 35.333, while fellow Aussie Anthony Dean was in 20th place in 35.445.

All go into the quarter-final races.


Australia's Ken Wallace and Lachlan Tame are into the final of the K2 1000m after placing first in their semi-final.

After a second place in the heats, the pair had to race a semi-final and posted the fastest heat or semi-final time of the day in 3mins 16secs.

Another Aussie, Ferenc Szekszardi, missed out on an A-final spot in the C1 200m, while. Jordan Wood and Daniel Bowker finished in sixth in their semi-final of the K2 200m and are in the B final.

Naomi Flood was in sixth in her semi of the women's K1 500m, meaning she did not make the A-final.


Australian Brett Robinson has qualified for the men's 5000m final on his Olympic debut.

The Aussie ran well to move through in 13 minutes 22.81 seconds.

Fellow Australians Sam McEntee and Patrick Tiernan did not make the final.

Defending champion Mo Farah eased through.

Meanwhile, Australian Selma Kajan was knocked out in the opening heats of the women's 800m.

Kajan finished seventh in her race in two minutes 05.20 seconds.


Edwina Tops-Alexander and Matt Williams are into the final round on Thursday night.

Tops-Alexander had four penalty points for knocking a fence down, giving her a score of nine for the competition.

That put her in equal 23rd.

Williams, riding Valinski S, picked up six penalty points for a total of 14.

He just squeezed into the final in 36th.


The Australian women's team have beaten Brazil to set up a playoff for fifth place with either China or Spain.

The Stingers won 11-4 thanks to hat-tricks by Zoe Arancini and Ash Southern.


Mat Belcher and Will Ryan's bid for a medal in the 470s sailing has been delayed a day because of lack of wind in Rio.

Belcher and Ryan have a 13-point gap to close to take gold.

They are in third and are guaranteed a medal.


Neymar scored the fastest goal in Olympic history as Brazil moved into the Olympic final with a 6-0 win over Honduras.

The Barcelona star fired home after just 15 seconds in front of a packed Maracana Stadium.

Brazil will play either Germany, which beat Nigeria 2-0, in Sunday morning's final.

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