AS golden as the Rio 2016 Olympic Games have been for Team GB the penultimate day of action has the potential to be another memorable one.
Mo Farah, Nicola Adams, Tom Daley, Liam Heath and Bianca Walkden all stand a great shout of claiming gold on Saturday.
Farah leads the way for Team GB on day 15 with the men’s 5000m final at the Olympic Stadium, having already defended his 10,000m crown from London, while boxer Adams is alongside him with the women’s flyweight final.
Gold will see Adams follow the lead of Laura Trott, Charlotte Dujardin and Jade Jones in defending an Olympic title at Rio 2016 and don’t rule out diver Daley, canoe sprinter Heath and taekwondo world champion Walkden either.
Daley goes in the men’s 10m platform, the semi-final first then the final should he get there, and while facing stiff competition in the form of Qiu Bo of China and American David Boudia, the Brit is more than capable of topping the podium having qualified best for the semi.
As for Heath, already an Olympic silver medallist in the K2 200m in Rio with Jon Schofield, he was in blistering form in the individual K1 200m, winning the first of two semi-finals to reach the final at the Lagoa Stadium as the fastest.
And Walkden, based on her trophy cabinet, should be in contention in taekwondo’s women’s heavyweight draw having won gold at the World Championships in Chelyabinsk in Russia last year.
Elsewhere, the Team GB medal hopes extend further with the women’s triathlon featuring three Brits in the form of Helen Jenkins, Non Stanford and Vicky Holland.
Mahama Cho makes it another to keep an eye on in the taekwondo as he goes in the men’s heavyweight draw, while Heath is joined in canoe sprint finals action by the women’s K4 500m team of Rachel Cawthorn, Louisa Gurski, Jess Walker and Rebeka Simon.
Back at the Olympic Stadium, it could be great finale with Lynsey Sharp in the 800m, Charlie Grice in the 1500m, Morgan Lake in the high jump and the women’s 4x400m relays joining Farah in finals.
And Charley Hull has an outside shot at a medal at the conclusion of golf’s first Olympic women’s tournament for 116 years while Joe Choong and Jamie Cooke complete the men’s modern pentathlon.
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