Team GB medal hopes at Rio 2016

Who is in contention to win gold at the Olympics?


Olympics - Previews - Day -2

Date Sat Aug 6
Name(s) Chris Froome, Adam Yates and Steve Cummings
Event Men's cycling road race
Analysis Tour de France champion Froome (centre) and young team-mate Adam Yates (right) will enjoy the hilly course but it could be solo escapist artist Cummings (above, left) that goes up the road and stays clear of the peloton as he has done on several occasions this season for Team Dimension Data.
Chances of gold Yates 5/10, Froome 6/10, Cummings 7/10
Also fighting for medal James Guy (Men's swimming 400m freestyle)

Britain European Aquatics Championships

Date Sun Aug 7
Name(s) Adam Peaty
Event Men's swimming 100m breastroke
Analysis The world record holder and three-time world champion has been on imperious form, this race will be worth staying up until 2:50 on Monday morning to watch!
Chances of gold 9/10
Also fighting for medal Lizzie Armitstead (Women's cycling road race)


Date Mon Aug 8
Name(s) James Guy
Event Men's swimming 200m freestyle
Analysis Guy is the world champion but faces stiff competition from defending Olympic champion Yannick Agnel of France who was not at last year's Worlds.
Chances of gold 6/10
Also fighting for medal Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow (Men's diving 10m synchro)

Olympics - Previews - Day -2

Date Tue Aug 9
Name(s) David Florence
Event Men's canoe slalom C1
Analysis Florence has won Olympic silver twice but took gold in last year's world championships. This could be his time to reach the top step of the podium the day after his 34th birthday.
Chances of gold 5/10
Also fighting for medal William Fox-Pitt (showjumping)

APTOPIX France Cycling Tour de France

Date Wed Aug 10
Name(s) Chris Froome (again!)
Event Men's cycling time-trial
Analysis An injury to the Netherlands' Tom Dumoulin, who had dominated the first Tour de France time trial this year, has put Froome in the driving seat for gold, but Germany's piston-limbed Tony Martin cannot be discounted.
Chances of gold 7/10
Also fighting for medal Andrew Willis (Men's swimming 200m breaststroke)


Date Thu Aug 11
Name(s) Katherine Grainger and Victoria Thornley
Event Women's double skulls
Analysis Grainger won gold in London but was initially left out of the team for Rio. After fighting her way back into the squad the 40-year-old now has the chance to become Britain's most-decorated female Olympian by winning a fifth medal.
Chances of gold 5/10
Also fighting for medal Team GB (men's cycling team sprint)


Date Fri Aug 12
Name(s) Helen Glover and Heather Stanning
Event Women's coxless pair
Analysis This duo are totally oar-some – their unbeaten streak stretches back to 2011 and they even set a world record in 2014.
Chances of gold 9/10
Also fighting for medal Bradley Wiggins and Team GB (men's cycling pursuit team).
Murray brothers (men's doubles tennis - if they've made it into final!)

Athletics - Sainsbury's Anniversary Games - Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis-Hill Photocall and Press Conference

Date Sat Aug 13
Name(s) Greg Rutherford, Jessica Ennis Hill, Katharina Johnson-Thompson, Mo Farah
Event Men's long jump, Heptathalon, men's 10,000m
Analysis It could be another 'Super Saturday' in the athletics stadium, Rutherford is a championship performer and overcame a shaky start to claim the European title earlier this year. Ennis-Hill is a similar and always steps up a level in the biggest competitions. Her consistency is likely to overcome the wildly talented Johnson-Thompson. Farah will hope his African opponents once again allow him use his fast finish by not running the race hard from the start.
Chances of gold Rutherford 7/10, Ennis-Hill 7/10, Johnson-Thompson 5/10, Farah 7/10
Also fighting for medal Fran Halsall (women's swimming 50m freestyle)

Britain Gymnastics Worlds

Date Sun Aug 14
Name(s) Max Whitlock and Louis Smith
Event Men's pommel horse
Analysis Louis Smith had been the star of this event until rising star Whitlock won the world title last year and pushed his friend down into silver. The battle will be fierce with Japan's Kenzo Shirai among the favourites.
Chances of gold Whitlock 5/10, Smith 5/10
Also fighting for medal Andy Murray (men's tennis - if he's made it into final!)


Date Mon Aug 15
Name(s) Charlotte Dujardin
Event Dressage
Analysis Dujardin and her horse Valegro hold the Olympic, world and European titles. One tiny mistake and they could fail but Dujardin will be favourite to gallop off with another gold in Rio.
Chances of gold 8/10
Also fighting for medal Mark Cavendish (men's cycling omnium)

Sailing - 2012 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta - Day Three - Weymouth

Date Tue Aug 16
Name(s) Giles Scott
Event Sailing, Finn class
Analysis For so long Scott had to miss out on a Team GB spot as he waited behind the King of the Waves Sir Ben Ainslie. Now Scott has his chance to shine at the Olympics after dominating the Finn class ever since 2012.
Chances of gold 8/10
Also fighting for medal Laura Muir (women's 1500m), Robbie Grabarz and Chris Baker (men's high jump)

International Sailing Regatta - Aquece Rio Test Event for Rio 2016 Olympics

Date Wed Aug 17
Name(s) Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark
Event Sailing, 470 Class
Analysis Having won the Hyeres World Cup regatta in May, the Olympic silver-medallists from London will be looking to go one better in Rio.
Chances of gold 7/10
Also fighting for medal Chris and Gabby Adcock (mixed doubles badminton - if they've made in into final!)


Date Thu Aug 18
Name(s) Alistair and Jonny Brownlee
Event Men's triathlon
Spaniard Javier Gomez, the brothers' most potent foe, is injured so it looks to be a sibling battle for gold here and GB will win either way!
Chances of gold Alastair 9/10, Jonny 5/10
Also fighting for medal Jade Jones (women's taekwondo - if she's made it into final)

BMX Supercross World Cup - Round Two - Day Two - National Cycling Centre

Date Fri Aug 19
Name(s) Liam Phillips
Event Men's BMX
Analysis BMX racing is mayhem, but the experienced former world champion Phillips could well prevail in Rio; then again, he could crash like he did in 2012!
Chances of gold 5/10
Also fighting for medal Team GB (women's hockey - if they've made it into final)

British Diving Championships - Day Three - Ponds Forge International Sports Centre

Date Sat Aug 20
Name(s) Tom Daley, Nicola Adams
Event Men's diving 10m platform, Women's flyweight boxing
Analysis Can Team GB's dive master elevate himself from bronze(d) Adonis to golden boy? He will face another tight battle with China's Chen Aisen and American David Boudia.
Adams (below, right) faces the challenge of becoming the first British boxer since 1924 to defend an Olympic title. She won here first world championships last year and is in her prime, aged 33.
Chances of gold Daley 5/10, Adams 8/10
Also fighting for medal Mo Farah (men's 5,000m)

Boxing - GB Olympic Boxing Team Photocall - Ponds Forge

Date Sun Aug 21
Name(s) Savannah Marshall
Event Women's middleweight boxing
Analysis The Hartlepool fighter (above, right) fought well in Kazakhstan during this year's World Championships reaching the semi-finals but lost for a fourth time to rival Nouchka Fontijn. Can she round off the Games by upsetting the odds and the Dutch woman?
Chances of gold 5/10
Also fighting for medal Muhammad Ali (yes you read that right!) (men's boxing, flyweight - if he's made it into final)

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