Live Updates: Rio Olympics, Day 3, International Competition


Hello and welcome to the LIVE updates from Day 3 of the Rio Olympics 2016. 

Live Updates:

7.59 IST: Swimming: 19-year-old Tamas Kenderesi from Hungary pips Michael Phelps (USA) to qualify for the 200m Butterfly final in first place. Fellow countryman Laszlo Cseh finishes third fastest. The top 8 swimmers advance to the finals.

7.41 IST: Swimming: Up next is the Men’s 200m Butterfly Semifinal where Michael Phelps will be in focus. The best 8 swimmers will progress to the finals.


7.31 IST: Swimming: OLYMPIC RECORD! Lillia King of USA clocks 1:04.93 to clinch Gold in the women’s 100m breaststroke final. Silver for Yulia Efimova from Russia, Catherine Meili settles for Bronze.


7.10 IST: Swimming:OLYMPIC RECORD! American Ryan Murphy creates a new Olympic Record to clinch the Gold medal in men’s 100m backstroke final. Murphy completed the race in 51.97 seconds. Jiayu Xu of China settles for Silver, USA’s David Plummer comes in third to take the Bronze medal.

7.07 IST: Swimming: Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu clinches the Gold medal in women’s 100m backstroke event. Kathleen Baker of USA bag Silver, Canadian Kylie Masse and Yuanhui Fu of China tied for Bronze.


7.02 IST: Tennis: Novak Djokovic and Nenad Zimonjic have lost in men’s doubles 4-6, 4-6 to Brazilian pair Marcelo Melo and Andre Sa in the second round. Djokovic is already out of the men’s single’s competition.

6.52 IST: Swimming: Sun Yang of China wins the men’s 200m freestyle event, Chad Le Clos of South Africa takes Silver while Conor Dwyer of United States bags the Bronze.


6.50 IST: Swimming action starts now with the Men’s 200m freestyle final up first.

6.48 IST: Men’s Basketball: USA thrash Venezuela 113-69 in Group A to record their second win at the Rio Games. Indiana Pacers’ Paul George bagged himself 20 points.

5.16 IST: Tennis: Defending Olympic champion Serena Williams (USA) cruises past Alize Cornet of France 7-6, 6-2 to enter the women’s singles third round at the Rio Games.

5.13 IST: Weighlifting: Albeiro Figueroa from Colombia wins Gold in men’s 62kg event, Indonesia’s Yuli Eko Irawan clinches Silver while Kazakhstan’s Farkhad Kharki settles for Bronze

4.10 IST: Australia crush New Zealand 24-17 to clinch Gold in the women’s Rugby Sevens competition.

3.43 IST: Meanwhile, Usain Bolt has confirmed that the 2016 Rio Games will be his last Olympics. Bolt has six Gold medals to his name so far.

3.30 IST: Japan clinch Gold in men’s Artistic Gymnastics final. Russia settle for Silver while China take Bronze.


2.25 IST: Weightlifting: Thailand’s Sukanya Srisurat and Pimsiri Sirikaew clinch Gold and Silver in the women’s 58kg Group A event respectively. Chinese Taipei’s Chun-Hsing Kou takes Bronze.


2.00 IST: Judo: Rafaela Silva wins the first Gold medal for Brazil following her victory in the women’s 57kg finals. Mongolia’s Sumiya Dorjsuren settles for Silver, the Bronze is shared by Telma Monteiro fo Portugal and Kaori Matsumoto of Japan.

1.45 IST: Tennis: Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller knocks out Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga from the men’s singles competition following a 6-4, 6-3 win in the second round.

1 AM IST: Tennis: Novak Djokovic-slayer Del Potro (Argentina) beats Portugal’s Joao Sousa to reach the third round of the men’s singles event on Monday.

00.20 IST: Shooting: Josip Glasnovic from Croatia wins Gold in men’s trap finals, Italy’s Giovanni Pellielo settles for silver while Edward Ling from Great Britain takes the bronze medal.

11.45 PM IST: Was the Indian crowd cheering for Abhinav Bindra a distraction for his rivals? This is what the 10m Air Rifle Gold medal-winner Niccolo Campriani had to say.

“It was just unfortunate. It wasn’t Bindra’s fault, it wasn’t the Indian supporters fault, but the timing was exactly when I was supposed to pull the trigger.”

11.30 PM IST: Update – Men’s Individual Archery: South Korea’s world number one Kim Woo-jin was sent crashing out of the second round of the men’s individual archery at the Rio Olympics on Monday by unheralded Indonesian Riau Ega Agatha, sending shockwaves through the tournament.

11.30 PM IST: Rugby Sevens: Australia women’s team beat Canada 17-5 to make it to the finals of the event. Historic moment for the Australian team.

11:24  PM IST: Jo Konta of Great Britain is through to the third round of the women’s tennis event, beating Caroline Garcia of France 6-2, 6-3 in 91 minutes.

11:25 PM IST: USA’s Madison Keys is through to the women’s tennis third round. She defeated Kristina Mladenovic 7-5, 6-7, 7-6.

11:15 PM IST: The first women’s rugby sevens semi-final gets underway. First up it’s Australia vs Canada, followed by New Zealand vs Great Britain.

10.25 PM IST: Michael Phelps is the semi-final after finishing fifth in the heats.

10.15 PM IST: Swimming, men’s 200m butterfly: Michael Phelps finishes third with a time of 1:55.73 in heats. Phelps is overall fourth now. Hungary’s Tamas Kenderesi leads the rankings with a time of 1:54.73. India’s Sajan Prakash slips below the 16th position and is out of Rio 2016. Top-sixteen progress to the semi-finals

9.00 PM IST: Shooting, 10m Air Rifle: India’s Abhinav Bindra finishes an agonising fourth. The Gold goes to Italy’s Niccolo Campriani, Ukraine’s Serhiy Kulish wins silver and Russia’s Maslennikov Vladimir wins Bronze

7.55 PM IST: TENNIS – Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber has pulled out of the Rio Olympics due to a foot fracture, the German tennis federation (DTB) said on Monday.

The 32-year-old Kohlschreiber, seeded 13th, had beaten Guido Pella of Argentina in three sets in the first round of the Olympic tournament and was due to meet Slovakia’s Andrej Martin later on Monday.

  1. 45 IST: GOLF: The first golf shot in 112 years at the Olympics will be struck by the lone Brazilian player in the men’s field.

Adilson da Silva was selected to tee off first Thursday at the Olympic Golf Course, and the International Golf Federation did not stop there. Also in the opening threesome is Graham DeLaet of Canada and Byeong Hun An of South Korea.

6.40 PM IST: Shooting! There is an Olympic record. Italy’s Niccolo Campriani, with a score of 630.2, has clinched the top spot in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle qualification round. India’s Abhinav Bindra has sealed the seventh spot to make the cut.

5.00 PM IST: Rowing: The day kicks off with men’s quadruple sculls. Six teams fighting it out in the repechages. Germany win the men’s quad sculls repechage.

The third day of the Rio Games features medal action in gymnastics, swimming, fencing, women’s rugby, judo and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local):


A day after adding a record 19th gold medal to his collection, Michael Phelps swims in preliminaries of the men’s 200 meter butterfly at 1:44 p.m. He holds the world and Olympic records in the event.

American Katie Ledecky crushed her own world record in the 400 freestyle Sunday night, touching nearly 5 seconds ahead of her closest pursuer, and now focuses on the women’s 200 meter freestyle. Heats start at 1:02 p.m., with world record holder Federica Pellegrini of Italy going in the fourth and Ledecky in the fifth.

The men’s 200 meter freestyle finals are slated for 10:21 p.m. after semifinals Sunday. Germany’s Paul Biedermann holds the world record and is competing in Rio.

Medals will be awarded in the women’s and men’s 100 meter backstroke, at 10:30 p.m. and 10:38 p.m., respectively. The women’s 100m breaststroke finals are at 10:54 p.m.


After routing Senegal and setting Olympic records in points, margin of victory and assists, the U.S. women’s team next faces Spain at 12 p.m. The game is expected to be a bit closer than the 121-56 dismantling on Sunday.

The dominant USA men’s basketball team takes on Venezuela at 7 p.m. after Saturday’s romp over China , 119-62. Earlier in the day, Serbia faces Australia. Tip is at 2:15 p.m.


History will be made as U.S. team member Ibtihaj Muhammad becomes the first American to compete in the Olympics wearing a hijab. She makes her Olympic debut at 11 a.m.

Women’s sabre medals begin with the bronze bout is set for 5:15 p.m. and the gold for 5:45 p.m. Russia’s Sofya Velikaya and Ukraine’s Olga Kharlan are among those to watch.


The men’s team finals start at 4 p.m. While Japan has been a favorite, the team looked shaky in preliminaries. They won the world championships last year in Glasgow and finished second to China in both the 2014 worlds and the 2012 Olympics in London.


After a midnight Saturday win over Australia that took only 35 minutes, Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross square off against China’s Yuan Yue and Fan Wang at the same time Monday.


Medals in rugby will be awarded for the first time in 92 years as the top four women’s sevens teams in the world – Australia, Canada, Britain and New Zealand – compete. The finals for the women are at 7 p.m. following the bronze medal match at 6:30 p.m.


Women and men compete for medals in the lightweight divisions (57kg and 73kg, respectively), with bouts taking place through the day.

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