Rio 2016: Day Two

All the best of the action from the second day of the Rio Olympics

Patrick Madden Mon, Aug 8
 
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  • 14:53

    Good afternoon!

    Welcome to our coverage of the second day of the Rio Olympics.

    Things are well and truly in full swing in Brazil now, and the near-constant sporting action is beginning to really take grip.

    We'll be bringing you the best of the action until the bitter end tonight, go get settled and book yourself in for an afternoon on the seattee. What else are you going to do on a Sunday?

    Come on!!

  • 15:01

    TODAY'S IRISH IN ACTION:

    GYMNASTICS

    1.45pm Ellis O’Reilly - Women’s All Around qualifying

    EQUESTRIAN

    Three-day eventing - Dressage:  Jonty Evans (41.20)
    6.10pm: Mark Kyle (Jemilla)

    BOXING

    4:15pm: Stephen Donnelly - Men’s 69kg v Zohir Kedache (Algeria) first round
    9.30pm: David Oliver Joyce - Men’s 60kg v Andrique Allisop (Seychelles) first round

    ROWING

    POSTPONED Sinead Lynch and Claire Lambe - Women’s Lightweight Double Sculls, heat
    POSTPONED Gary O’Donovan and Paul O’Donovan - Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls, heat

    SWIMMING

    6.03pm: Fiona Doyle - Women’s 100m Breaststroke, heat (semi-final 2:29am, Monday)
    6.17pm: Shane Ryan - Men’s 100 Backstroke, heat (semi-final 3:12am, Monday)

    HOCKEY

    10pm: Ireland v Netherlands, Men’s Pool B

  • 15:03

    ROWING


    Today's rowing action has been postponed due to high winds, meaning  Sinead Jennings and Claire Lambenbsp;and siblings Paul and Gary O’Donovan won’t be in action today.  


    I bet the Serbian pair who were capsized wish the same had happened yesterday.

  • 15:09

    GYMNASTICS

    Following Kieran Behan's exit in qualification last night 18-year-old Ellis O'Reilly has been making history as the first Irish woman gymnast to compete at the olympics.  

    She has just completed her final rotation - the balance beam - and a poor dismount which saw her land on her head gave her a score of 10.700. She's currently on 47.932 overall after a disappointing floor routine but solid efforts on the vault and uneven bars.

  • 15:15
  • 15:25

    GYMNASTICS

    There were echoes of Kieran Behan in O'Reilly's final rotation this afternoon and she looked in real discomfort after that akwward final landing.  

    O'Reilly finished qualification in 10th place out of the 10 athletes who completed their routines, so unfortunately her Olympic dream is over. But she's made history today.

    China's Yan Wang set the standard with 57.599, well clear of O'Reilly's score.

  • 15:34

    No medals for Ireland just yet, but who's been on the podium so far?

    MEDAL TABLE

    1. AUS Gold 2 Silver 0 Bronze 1 Total 3
    2. HUN 2 0 0 2
    3. USA 1 4 0 5
    4. KOR 1 1 0 2
    5. JPN 1 0 4 5
    6. ARG 1 0 0 1
    6. BEL 1 0 0 1
    6. RUS 1 0 0 1
    6. THA 1 0 0 1
    6. VIE 1 0 0 1



  • 15:41
  • 15:46

    BEACH VOLLEYBALL

    It's been a good morning for the hosts on the Copacabana, with Larissa Franca Maestrini and Talita Rocha seeing off the Russian duo of Ekaterina Birlova and Evgenia Ukolova.

  • 15:52

    RUGBY

    New Zealand are taking on France in the women's sevens, a game which will decide who comes top of Pool B. Currently 19-7 to the Kiwis in the opening stages of the second half.

  • 15:59

    ***BOXING***

    About 20 minutes to go until Michael Donnelly's opening welterwight bout against Zohir Kedache of Algeria.  

  • 16:02

    ***GOLD MEDAL KLAXON***

    The first gold of the day was won a bit earlier by China's Zhang Mengxue in the women's 10m air pistol.

  • 16:09

    BOXING

    Before Donnelly's steps between the ropes Mongolia's Tuvshinbat is fighting Argentina's Alberto Ignacio Palmetta who was a bit Prince Naseem with his ring entry - no flying carpets though. He gets a mixed reaction form the Brazilian crowd.

    Plenty of interest in this with Donnelly fighting the winner should he progress.

  • 16:13

    BOXING

    FIRST ROUND

    Good start from the Mongolian, probing with the jab and Palmetta wearing a few. Quite a sedate pace from the Argentinian, Tuvshinbat the aggressor and catching Palmetta with a brilliant right cross before the bell.  

    And the Mongolian takes the opening round.

    Tuvshinbat 10

    Palmetta 9

  • 16:17

    BOXING

    SECOND ROUND

    Brilliant combination in the middle of the second from Tuvshinbat has Palmetta reeling. The Argentinian getting repeated warnings for ducking too low, and Tushvinbat splits his guard with a solid left. Should be another round for the Mongolian who is well on top.

    Tushvinbat 10 10

    Palmetta 9 9

  • 16:22

    BOXING

    Palmetta is going to need something pretty special to get a result here. Tuvshinbat keeping at range and gets tagged with a left but is comfortable. Palmetta still boxing on the back foot and looks reluctant to try and get on the inside. He's trying to catch Tuvshinbat on the counter but despite landing with a good left he doesn't do enough.

    RESULT:

    Tuvshinbat 30 30 29

    Palmetta 27 27 28

  • 16:23

    BREAKING

    RUSSIA BANNED FROM THE PARALYMPICS

  • 16:25

    BOXING

    Right then. The first Irish boxer to take to the ring at the Rio Olympics - Steven Donnelly. It's Donnelly's Olympic debut and his opponent is Algeria's Zohir Kedache.

  • 16:26
  • 16:29

    ROUND ONE

    Donnelly leading with the jab in the early stages and easily ducking a few wild rights form the Algerian. Donnelly lands a few good shots to the body and then a silky one-two as he begins to take control of things. Kedache trying to get in range but Donnelly is slippery and stays out of trouble well. Kedache finally gets through with a one-two but solid opening from the Irishman. Should be Donnelly's.

    Yep, one round up.

    DONNELLY 10

    KEDACHE 9

  • 16:33

    ROUND TWO

    Some very ragged, wild punching from Kedache who is clearly trying to be seen to be the aggressor but can't keep up with Donnelly. Kedache should really try and change things up a bit, he's slipped into a very predictable pattern allowing Donnelly to keep out of trouble and work away with his left. Donnelly scoring freely towards the end of the round and in a lovely rhythm. Should be his round again.

    DONNELLY 10 10

    KEDACHE 9 9

  • 16:33
  • 16:38

    ROUND THREE

    Donnelly well up on the cards now and just needs to stay out of trouble. Kedache still game but he's been completely outclassed and he's at mercy to Donnelly's jab and slick countering. Kedache gassing as we enter the final minute while Donnelly remains lucid around the ring. Should be another round for Donnelly and a fine Olympic debut.

    RESULTS

    DONNELLY 29 30 30

    KEDACHE 28 26 27

  • 16:47

    BOXING

    So Steven Donnelly progresses to the last-16 of the men's welterweight after that unanimous decision. A good start in the ring for Ireland with David Oliver Joyce up at 9.30pm.

  • 17:00

    BOXING

    Donnelly speaking after his opening victory: "It's great to get the first one out of the way, get three good rounds under the belt and come away with the win. I'm over the moon with the performance and the sharpness will come in the next fight. Only the start of the journey and it's the best feeling ever.""

  • 17:11

    BOXING

    Germany's Serge Michel is slugging it out with Ecuador's Carlos Andres Mina in the light heavy preliminaries. It's a round apiece and Mina drops in the last - but the referee judges it to be a slip. The Ecuadorian reckons he's done enough in the last - and he has!  

    He will fight Ireland's Joe Ward in the next rounf on Thursday.  

     

  • 17:38

    TENNIS

    Serena Williams has taken the first set in her match against Australia's Daria Gavrilova 6-4.

  • 17:42

    SWIMMING

    The next Irish athlete in action is Fiona Doyle in the 100m breaststroke heats. They get underway in about 10 minutes, with Doyle off in the fifth heat.

  • 17:49

    SWIMMING

    And Doyle will be followed very swiftly by Shane Ryan in the men's 100m backstroke.

  • 17:56
  • 18:03

    SWIMMING

    The women's 100m breaststroke heats are underway. Darya Semyonova takes the first in a pretty slow time of 1.19.84.

    Maria Romanjuk takes the second in 1.09.49, Jenna Laukkanen the third in 1.07.35 and then the USA's Catherine Meili takes the fourth in 1.06.00.

  • 18:06

    SWIMMING

    And now it's Fiona Doyle. She's in the first lane and is in the mix reaching the turn. She's in about fourth or fifth heading towards home but finishes poorly. Yulia Efimova of Russia wins the heat in 1.05.79.

    It's a time of 1.07.58 and leaves in eigth and last spot in her heat. That's a disappointing swim for Doyle and you imagine it won't be enough to see her through to the semi-finals.

  • 18:10

    SWIMMING


    The final heat is strong and the pace is likely to be hot. And it's American Lilia King who wins in a time of 1.05.78.


    All but one of the swimmers in that heat beat Doyle's time there. Doyle's time leaves her in 20th place over all, with the top 16 progressing to the semi-final. She is in the 200m during the coming week but the 100m is her strongest event.  

  • 18:15

    SWIMMING

    Next up the men's 100m backstroke, the least elegant of all the strokes in my humble opinion. Always looks like a lot of effort and a lot of splashing. Shane Ryan is up in the third heat.

    The first heat is won by Merdan Atayev of Turkmenistan in 56.34 seconds. And New Zealand's Corey Main wins the second in 53.99.

  • 18:19

    SWIMMING

    Right then Shane Ryan, what have you got? His qualification time for the Games was 53.93. He'll probably have to go better than that to make it through.

    Like Doyle he's in the first lane. He gets off to a decent start, with Xu of China taking the early lead. Ryan turns in second place and is looking competitive. But he gets reeled in and finishes in fourth place. It's a PB for Ryan in 53.85!  

    He's fourth overall now with two heats to come.

     

  • 18:25

    SWIMMING

    David Plummer of the USA wins the fourth heat in 53.19. Ryan has been knocked down to ninth in the rankings but the top 16 progress and there are eight swimmers in the last heat - he should be safe.

    France's Camille Lacourt wins the final heat in a time of 52.48. And Ryan finishes in 14th place! He's through!

    SHANE RYAN IS THROUGH TO THE 100M BACKSTROKE SEMI-FINALS

     

  • 18:39
  • 18:56

    SWIMMING

    In the women's 400m freestyle heats America's Katie Ledecky is in action. She's expected to completely dominate in Rio in her second Olympics after that memorable gold medal in London four years ago.

    She's just absolutely smashed the Olympic record in a time of 3.58.71, and just misses out on the world record which stands at 3.58.37.

    She's only 19!!! You can read Keith Duggan's profile of the American pool sensation HERE.

  • 19:12

    SWIMMING

    The men's 4x100m freestyle heats have just finished. Russia and the USA won their respective heats, Russia with a time of 3.12.04 and America with 3.12.38.

    Australia, France, Canada, Brazil, Belgium and Japan the other nations through to tonight's final.

  • 19:20

    TENNIS

    Wimbledon champion and London gold medalist Andy Murray is a set up in his clash with Victor Troicki, taking the first 6-3.

  • 19:59

    ***GOLD MEDAL KLAXON***

    SHOOTING

    Another gold for Australia! Catherine Skinner has beaten New Zealand's Natalie Rooney in the women's trap shooting final to take top spot on the podium and bragging rights down under.

  • 20:00

    TENNIS

    Andy Murray's gold medal defence has started well after he beat Victor Troicki in straight sets 6-3 6-2.  

  • 20:02

    CYCLING


    The women's road race is nearing it's conclusion with America's Mara Abbott leading by around 20 seconds with 3.5km to go. The race has been marred by a very nasty crash for Annemiek van Vleuten, we'll give you more on that when we get it.

  • 20:02
  • 20:09

    CYCLING

    1km to go and Abbott's lead is down to 10 seconds and she's being reeled in. There's a breakaway group of three hunting her down and looks like she's going to miss out on gold right at the death.

    500m to go, Abbott looks behind her and tries desperately to hold on but can't and the three predators nip ahead with the line almost in touching distance.

    The Netherland's Anna Van Der Breggen takes it in front of Sweden's Emma Johansson and Italy's Elisa Longo Borghini. Great Britain's Lizzie Armistead finishes in fifth place.

  • 20:28

    SWIMMING

    Fiona Doyle has had some strong words for Russia's Yulia Efimova after her disappointment in the pool earlier, she said: "Cheaters are cheaters. She (Efimova) has tested positive five times and she’s gotten away with it again. It’s like FINA keep going back on their word, and the IOC keep going back on their word."

    You can read Ian O'Riordan's report from the Olympic Aquatic Centre HERE.

  • 20:42
  • 20:43

    CYCLING

    Reports that Annemiek Van Vleuten is conscious after her horror crash but in shock. You don't say!

  • 21:01

    BOXING

    30 mins until David Oliver Joyce's bout against Andrique Allisop of the Seychelles.

  • 21:02

    TENNIS

    Rafael Nadal has followed Andy Murray into the second round of the tennis after beating Del Bonnis 6-2 6-1.

  • 21:18

    BOXING

    The evening boxing session is well underway and there's one bout left before Joyce, Thailand's Amnat Ruenrong against Argentina's Ignacio Perrin.

  • 21:27

    ***GOLD RUSH***

    DIVING

    China have won gold in the women's 3m synchronised springboard final and at an absolute canter. Tingmao Shi and Minxia Wu scored 345.60, with Italy's Tania Cagnotto in second having scored 313.83 and Australia's Madison Keeney and Anabelle Smith taking bronze with a score of 299.19. British pairing Alicia Blagg and Rebecca Gallantree finished fourth.

    JUDO

    KOSOVO HAVE THEIR FIRST EVER GOLD MEDAL!  

    Maljinda Kelmendi has created history after she beat Italy's Odette Giuffrida in the 52kg judo final!

  • 21:28

    ***GOLD MEDAL KLAXON***

    ARCHERY

    Korea have thrashed Russia 5-1 in the women's team gold medal match. Top arrows.

  • 21:30

    BOXING

    Amnat Ruenrong has won that bout. He's a former professional and once held the IBF flyweight title.  

    David Oliver Joyce up next!

  • 21:33

    BOXING

    Right then here we go, David Oliver Joyce's first lightweight bout against 23-year-old Andrique Allisop form the Seychelles.

    DING DING DING

  • 21:35
  • 21:37

    BOXING

    ROUND ONE

    Allisop trying to keep Joyce honest with the jab in the early stages but Joyce has made a strong start boxing on the front foot and landing with a few body shots. Joyce looking to get on the inside and he closes the ring down, pinning Allisop back into a corner with a good 10 second burst. Joyce grows into the round as it progresses, and lands a good right over the top with 20 seconds to go. Allisop trying to counter but not having much luck. Smart opening round.

    Joyce takes the first round!

    JOYCE 10 10 10

    ALLISOP 9 9 9

  • 21:42

    ROUND TWO

    Joyce willing to trade with Allisop in the centre of the ring and still having the better of things. Allisop throwing plenty but only connecting with Joyce's guard. The Irish boxer dictating the tempo and Allisop turns his back unhappy about something - looks like he's got a small cut above his left eye. Allisop trying to keep Joyce at bay with his long left but Joyce still getting joy on the inside, landing with a sharp uppercut. Strong finish to the round from Joyce and Allisop is in a bit of bother with that cut.  

    Joyce takes the round on two cards.

    JOYCE 10 9 10

    ALLISOP 9 10 9

  • 21:43
  • 21:47

    ROUND THREE

    Replays show it was an elbow which opened up that cut above Allisop's eye. Good exchange and Joyce tags Allisop with a big left. Joyce showing the greatert intent still and trying to keep Allisop on the ropes. Allisop still firing the jab but he can't find a way through. Joyce completely controlling the ring and Allisop looks like he's about to gas down the straight. Big left to the body from Joyce and he's staying on the front foot. The bell goes, Joyce has done plenty there.

    FINAL SCORES

    JOYCE 30 29 30

    ALLISOP 27 28 27

    DAVID OLIVER JOYCE BEATS ANDRIQUE ALLISOP IN A UNANIMOUS DECISION

  • 21:50

    GOLD MEDAL

    JUDO

    Italy's Fabio Basile has beaten South Korea's An Baul in the 66kg final.

  • 21:52
  • 21:53
  • 21:54

    HOCKEY

    Next up the green machine take on the Netherlands in their second Group B match.

  • 22:08

    HOCKEY

    The teams are out and the anthems are done. Ireland really need a result tonight against a Dutch side who drew their opening game 3-3 against Argentina after conceding twice late on.  

  • 22:10
    Q1 1 min: Ireland keeping the ball in the early stages, Gleghorne making a good run down the right before eventually running out of ideas and steam.
  • 22:11
    Just to let you know, the RTE coverage is a few minutes behind here - absolutely baffling why they wouldn't show the game in real time rather than messing around in the studio. Useless.
  • 22:16

    Rather than give you the action five minutes behind real time using the television coverage I'm going to fast forward and give you it as it's happening.

    And the bad news is Ireland are losing 2-0 after goals from Mink van der Weerden and Croon despite making a bright start and forcing the Dutch 'keeper into a couple of saves.

    Q1 13 MIN: IRELAND 0 NETHERLANDS 2

  • 22:19
    Q1 14 min: Good play from Billy Bakker getting to the baseline and flicking it back towards the edge of the D but it won't drop for an orange shirt. Moments later a lobbed ball towards Kyle Good is vitally intercepted.  
  • 22:19
    END OF Q1: IRELAND 0 NETHERLANDS 2
  • 22:22

    Q2 2 min: Ireland keeping possession early until it's broken down by Robbert Kemperman. The Dutch look dangerous on the break.

    IRELAND 0 NETHERLANDS 2

  • 22:24

    Q3 3 min: And now it's the turn of the Dutch to play keepball. They can take their time with that two-goal cushion knowing Ireland will have to force the issue sooner or later.

    IRELAND 0 NETHERLANDS 2

  • 22:26

    Q2 5 min: The Dutch probing, moving it left and right, but Ireland are sitting well and look comfortable enough.

    IRELAND 0 NETHERLANDS 2

  • 22:28
    Q2 8 min: Caruth looks to play the ball back and manages to lose his stick in the process, massively overcooking his pass and putting Ireland under a bit of unnecessary pressure.
  • 22:34

    Q2 9 min: Concern for Ireland after Conor Harte gets absolutely whalloped and needs some attention. Craig Fulton has a word with his troops during the stoppage, telling them to calm things down a bit. Harte is still lying prone on the deck and the buggy is on the pitch to cart him off. Harte manages to get on his feet before he's whisked away.

    IRELAND 0 NETHERLANDS 2

  • 22:40

    Q2 12 min: Ireland could really do with one before half time but they haven't really created anything in the second quarter. O'Donoghue goes on a good run down the right and then Darling forces Ireland's first penalty corner! Big chance.

    Gleghorne plays it back and it's frantic in the box before Watt turns and slaps a shot well wide of the far post. Chance wasted.

    IRELAND 0 NETHERLANDS 2

  • 22:41
    HT: IRELAND 0 NETHERLANDS 2
  • 22:43
  • 22:47

    CYCLING

    Dutch media are reporting Annemiek van Vleuten is in intensive care with concussion and three fractures to her spine after her horrible fall in today's road race.

  • 22:51

    RTE have used the half time break to get up to speed on the box, well done lads.

    We're back underway!

  • 22:54

    Q3 3 min: Ireland pressing further up the pitch when off the ball at the start of the third trying to force the Dutch into an error. There's a few loose passes from the Netherlands and Ireland definitely playing at a better tempo here.

    IRELAND 0 NETHERLANDS 2

  • 22:59

    Q3 7 min: Neither side really creating anything in the third. A good burst from O'Donoghue and Caruth gets it inside the D but his shot from the baseline is tame.

    Moments later Duth 'keeper Stockmann is forced into a sharp save but the Dutch are holding firm.

    IRELAND 0 NETHERLANDS 2

  • 22:59
  • 23:03

    GOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!

    IRELAND 0 NETHERLANDS 3 (VAN DER WEERDEN 10 MIN)

    Good reverse ball round the corner from Good finds Cargo who flashes it wide of the far post. The Dutch break and Conor Harte, who's back on now, concedes a penalty corner - looked a bit harsh. The ball is worked back to Van der Weerden who thrashes it high into the net, nearly taking Gormley's head off in the process.

    IRELAND 0 NETHERLANDS 3

  • 23:06

    GOOOAAAAAALLLLLLL!!!!

    IRELAND 0 NETHERLANDS 4 (PRUIJSER Q3 12 MIN)

    The Irish defence parts and the ball comes for Pruijser in the D who spins and slots it under David Harte. This is turning into a procession for the Dutch.

     

  • 23:08
    Q3 IRELAND 0 NETHERLANDS 4
  • 23:14

    GYMNASTICS  

    Simon Biles Olympic debut has been stunning as expected. She's the top ranked gymnast after her qualification round with a score of 62.366. Compatriot Alexandra Raisman is trailing in her wake in in second place with a score of 60.607. Superstar.  

  • 23:16

    Q4 5 min: This is very comfortble for the Netherlands now and they're knocking it baout with ease. The ball pings off Cargo's foot and the Dutch have a penalty corner. A good effort from van der Weerden but Harte makes a good stop.

    IRELAND 0 NETHERLANDS 4

  • 23:18

    Q4 6 min: Ireland finally have another penalty corner. Can they capitalise? Nope. A tame shot from Gormley form the edge of the D is easily kept out by the Dutch 'keeper.

    IRELAND 0 NETHERLANDS 4

  • 23:23

    Q4 4 min: Another Irish penalty corner and O'Donoghue's effort is deflected wide. Ireland get another crack at it but the Dutch are out quickly to smother it. O'Donoghue asks for a foot referral and Ireland get another penalty corner but again the chance is spurned. Ireland's inability to convert penalty corners has really cost them yesterday and today.

    IRELAND 0 NETHERLANDS 4

  • 23:24
  • 23:25
    That trick will prove very handy over the next two weeks.
  • 23:27

    Q4 11 min: Netherlands looking very content with their four goals here and playing the ball around keeping Ireland at bay. Good tricks his way along the baseline and it furious whent he Dutch are awarded a free out so he's going to refer the decision. Actually, he's advised not to by the umpire - so he doesn't.

    IRELAND 0 NETHERLANDS 4

  • 23:30

    GOOOAAAAAALLLLLL!!!!

    IRELAND 0 NETHERLANDS 5 (MAGEE OG Q4 15 MIN)

    Ireland bomb forward and leave themselves massively exposed at the back, the Dutch have a two on one and a helpless Magee turns the ball into his own net.

  • 23:30
    FT: IRELAND 0 NETHERLANDS 5
  • 23:51

    We're going to leave it there for tonight, thanks again for joining throughout.

    We'll be back tomorrow to bring you all the action from day three.

    Cya!