DAY 8 - Highlights of all the SA athletes in Rio

DAY 8 - Highlights of all the SA athletes in Rio

Events and results for Day 8 of the Rio Olympics.

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Basketball – Women

Australia (Cayla George, Laura Hodge, Erin Phillips, Stephanie Talbot) had another come from behind win in their final game of group play against Belarus to win 74-66. The win sets up a Quarter –final clash with Serbia.

Cycling – Track

Anna Meares won her first medal in the 2016 Olympic Games with a Bronze in the Women’s Keirin. Stephanie Morton was eliminated early in the event after finishing 2nd in the First round repechage.

Matthew Glaetzer has qualified for the Bronze Medal ride in the Men’s Sprint while Patrick Constable finished with an impressive 8th placing in his first Olympic Games.

Women’s Team Pursuit (Annette Edmondson) battled in the First round against Great Britain missing out on the medal rounds, They finished the event with a 5th placing.


Hockeyroos (Jane Claxton. Karri McMahon, Georgie Parker, Gabi Nance) have defeated Japan 2-0 in the final match of Group stage. They progress to the Quarter-finals.


David Chapman finished 26th in Stage 2 of the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event and has not progressed through to the final round.


Australia’s only trampoline representative, Blake Gaudry, narrowly missed a top eight qualifying place. Blake was in 5th position after the compulsory routine but had to re-start this second routine finished the qualifying round in 13th position.

Water Polo

The Women’s Water Polo team (Isobel Bishop) powered home with a convincing win over host nation Brazil in their final group game to finish 2nd in Group A. They progress to the Quarter-finals where they will face Hungary on Tuesday morning (local time).

Still to come:

Athletics – Kurtis Marschall starts his campaign in the Men’s Pole Vault from 8:50am and Henry Frayne will contest the Long Jump final from 9:20am.

Badminton - Leanne Choo has a tough battle with the last game group play against Thailand from 9:30am today. A must win to have any chance of progressing to the next round.

Swimming - Kyle Chalmers will anchor the Men’s 4 x 100m Medley relay Final at approximately 11:30am today looking for his 3rd medal of the games.

Beach Volleyball - Louise Bawden and Taliqua Clancy will play Poland in the Round of 16 at 11:30am. They are in the elimination phase of the competition and must win to progress to the quarter-final.

Olympic Games Schedule & Results - SASI Athletes









Cayla George
Laura Hodge
Erin Phillips
Stephanie Talbot

Group B Game 5


Win 74-66

Cycling - Track

Women's Keirin

Stephanie Morton

First Round Repechage

did not progress

Cycling - Track

Women's Team Pursuit

Annette Edmondson

5th/6th Final

Final placing 5th

Women's Keirin

Anna Meares

Final 1 - 6


Men's Sprint

Matthew Glaetzer

Semi-final Race 2

2nd Race 2 progress to Bronze Race

Men's Sprint

Patrick Constable

5 - 8 Race

Final Placing 8th

HockeyWomenJane Claxton
Karri McMahon
Georgie Parker
Gabi Nance
Group B Game 5
Win 2-0


25m Rapid Fire Pistol Men

David Chapman

Stage 2

26th did not progress


Men's Individual

Blake Gaudry


13th did not progress to Final

Water Polo


Isobel Bishop

Group A Game 3


Win 10-3