Rio 2016 day six preview: The ones to watch in the water, ring, velodrome and land

The are high hopes for more GB medals as we enter day six of Rio 2016 with our south west London athletes ready to up their game.

Twickenham’s John Collins teams up with Jonathon Walton as they fight for a medal in the men’s double sculls final at 3.24pm today.

Crossing the semi-final line just behind Croatia and Norway the determined duo are confident at their chances and are already ecstatic at making it this far.

George Nash of Molesey Boat Club and Surbiton’s Moe Sbihi will form part of the coxless fours rowing GB team as they compete for a chance in the finals at 1:30pm.

Later in the day Mark Aldred, of London Rowing Club, joins three of his teammates in the lightweight men’s fours B final to challenge their eliminating semi-final time.

European Champion Nicola Groves, of Surbiton, continues Team GB’s presence in the water as she takes part in the debut of the mixed Nacra 17 race.

Groves and her teammate Ben Saxton are firm medal contenders for the first ever mandatory male and female event to take place in the Olympics.

Wandsworth’s Bryony Shaw is determined to regain control after a tough start in the RS:X windsurfing preliminaries earlier this week.

Currently ranked 11th, Shaw still has time to pull back and will use today’s three fleet races to fight her way into the top ten and qualify for the medal race on Sunday.

Andy Murray has eased into the last 16 of the men’s singles and faces Italy’s Fabio Fognini in round three later today after it was called off because of rain yesterday.

The reigning Olympic Champion from Wimbledon put his disappointing doubles exit with his brother Jamie behind him to out-hit Argentina’s Juan Monaco in the previous singles round.

After scoring Britain’s first knockout in the men’s light heavy earlier this week Croydon’s Josh Buatsi will take to the ring again later to face Elshod Rasulov.

South west domination in the men’s rugby sevens team continues as Dan Bibby, Ollie Lindsay-Hague, Tom Mitchell and Marcus Watson face South Africa this evening in the semi-finals.

Heart set on a medal, Sutton’s reigning Olympic champion Joanna Rowsell-Shand will join five of her team mates in the women’s cycling team pursuit qualifier at 8:20pm.

As golf makes its Olympic Games return today Putney’s Justin Rose will T-off at the Reserva de Marapendi course as he eyes up a spot in the record books.

With great potential and previous success in the US Open 2013 Rose will need to begin with an impressive first round if he wants to scoop a 2016 Olympic medal.

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