Day 5 Wednesday August 10

Those of you that stayed till the end of last night’s coverage will have seen two utterly brilliant silver medals for Team GB in the swimming. Remarkably, GB are ahead of both China and Japan in the swimming medals table, and it seems that Andrew Willis has a fighting chance in the men’s 200m breaststroke tonight. Particular kudos to Duncan Scott, for reaching the 100m  freestyle final and swimming two superb relays ll on the same day. He is quite the talent.

The big event today is the men’s time trial. All eyes will be on Chris Froome. His main rival Tom Dumoulin only made a cursory appearance at the road race, whereas Froome gave his all. Will this be the difference? Dumoulin starts marginal favourite.

At 8pm twitter will be an explosion of hormones. Not only do three of GB’s magnificent gymnastics team go in the individual final, but Chris Mears and Jack Laugher go in the 3m synchronised diving. Chris Mears is only too aware of his hotness and has been doing his best over the years to keep his fanbase happy.

The hot favourite for men’s tennis gold plays Fognini at approximately 1835. The ominous looking Nadal playes Gilles Simon.

Johanna Konta has a tough, tough match against Angelique Kerber. But if she gets through that, well anything can happen.

We have a decent shot of yet another plucky fourth in the men’s quadruple sculls today. Here is hoping we can go one better.

Joe Clarke is hoping for a better time in the slalom K1 than poor old David Florence had yesterday.

Cmon Froome.

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