The most exciting British athletes to watch out for on day one of the Olympics


Day one of the Rio Olympics, and it's all going to be kicking off as British athletes battle with the rest of the world to come out on top. Watch out for these big names - they're sure to provide a good show.

Chris Froome celebrates his Tour de France win (Stephane Mantey/AP)
(Stephane Mantey/AP)

Chris Froome, fresh from his third Tour de France success less than two weeks ago, has a chance of winning Team GB's first medal in the road race - which starts at 1.30pm BST on Saturday.

James Guy stands in front of a swimming pool (David Davies/PA)
(David Davies/PA)

Elsewhere, James Guy could be Team GB's first medallist in the pool. The Bury-born swimmer will compete in the 400m freestyle heats, which start at around 5.45pm, in an attempt to get all the way to the final.

Left, Hannah Miley looks up at the scoreboard in the swimming pool. right, Adam peaty does the same (PA)

Guy will be joined at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium by fellow Britons Hannah Miley, who will also be seeking a podium finish in the 400m individual medley, and Adam Peaty, who has the heats and semi-finals of the 100m breaststroke to navigate.

Ashley McKenzie (Barrington Coombs/PA)
(Barrington Coombs/PA)

Glasgow 2014 judoka champion Ashley McKenzie competes in the men's 60kg category from 3pm, while the rowing heats, which begin at 12.30pm, will include Katherine Grainger and Vicky Thornley in the double scull.