James Magnussen helped Australia to the men's 4x100m freestyle relay final.
James Magnussen helped Australia to the men's 4x100m freestyle relay final. DAVE HUNT

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Australia added to its medal tally with a gold in the women's trap to Catherine Skinner and a bronze medal in the 3m springboard women's synchronised diving for Maddison Keeney and Anabelle Smith.

Women's 400m freestyle

Australia will take two swimmers into the final with both Jessica Ashwood and Tamsin Cook successfully progressing from heats.

Ashwood finished in a time of 4:03.58, just outside her Australian record of 4:03.34 set last year at the world championships in Kazan.

Her teammate Cook proved her potential swimming a solid morning time of 4:04.36 to sneak into the final as the eighth fastest qualifier.

The final is 12.01am.

Men's 4 x 100m freestyle relay

The Australian team of James Magnussen, Kyle Chalmers, James Roberts and Matthew Abood got the job done in the heats, qualifying third fastest for the final.

The final is 12.52am.

Women's 100m backstroke

Reigning World Champion Emily Seebohm (58.99) and Kazan silver medallist Madison Wilson (59.92) both cruised through to the semi-finals together after qualifying second and eighth fastest respectively.

The final is at 12.36am.

Men's 200m freestyle

Tom Fraser-Holmes backed up following his 400m individual medley final to qualify for the semi-finals in ninth with a time of 1:46.49.

China's Sun Yang set the standard to clock the fastest time 1:45.75, David McKeon, who took up the spot following Cameron McEvoy's withdrawal, finished 30th overall and will not progress any further.

The final is 11.20am.

Men's 100m backstroke

Mitch Larkin swam a controlled heat to move through to the semi-finals ranked third with a time of 53.04.

Melbourne's Joshua Beaver set a new personal best time of 53.47 in the heats to join Larkin in the semis.

The final is 12.20am.

Women's 100m breaststroke

Taylor McKeown progressed as eighth fastest for the semi-final after posting a time of 1:06.73 in the heats.


For the second straight day a horrific crash marred the end of the Olympic road race, this time in the women's event. Dutch rider Annamiek van Vleuten went down about 10km from the finish.She was leading the race on her own when she overshot a corner on the Vista Chinesa descent.

It was an ugly fall, with Dutch woman smashing her head and back on the kerbside.

Van Vleuten's teammate Anna van der Breggen won the 136.9km race, outsprinting Swede Emma Johansson at Fort Copacabana, while Italian Elisa Longo Borghini was third.American Mara Abbott was caught a few hundred metres from the finish to miss out on the medals. Amanda Spratt was the best of the Australians, finishing 15th, while Rachel Neylan was 22nd.

Gracie Elvin ended up in 49th, while Kat Garfoot pulled out at 55km ahead to conentrate on Wednesday's time trial.


Organisers deemed windy conditions on Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas unsafe for racing today (Sunday) and cancelled all racing and training for rowing at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Organisers have now confirmed a new schedule which will now see three Australian crews race on Monday in Rio de Janeiro.

Australia's women's quadruple sculls (Jessica Hall, Kerry Hore, Jennifer Cleary and Madeleine Edmunds) will race their repechage Monday night (AEST 9.40pm). The crew will require a top-four finish in their repechage to proceed to the A-Final on Wednesday.

Australia's Women's Eight of Fiona Albert, Jessica Morrison, Alexandra Hagan, Meaghan Volker, Molly Goodman, Charlotte Sutherland, Lucy Stephan, Olympia Aldersey and coxswain Sarah Banting will compete in their heat Monday night (AEST 9.50pm).

The crew will take on reigning Olympic champions the USA, Netherlands and Romania, with only the victor progressing straight to the A-Final, while the remainder will be required to race the repechage on Wednesday.

Australia's men's four of William Lockwood, Joshua Dunkley-Smith, Joshua Booth and Alexander Hill who had their race cancelled on Monday will now compete in their rescheduled heat, against the Netherlands, Romania, Russia and Germany. (AEST Tuesday 2am).

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