Pick of the action

Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands prepares to compete during the women's 200m heats of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 15.
Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands prepares to compete during the women's 200m heats of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 15.PHOTO: EPA

16 GOLDS AT STAKE


ATHLETICS

Men's 200m semi-finals (from tomorrow, 9am), women's 200m final (tomorrow, 9.30am)
After the Usain Bolt show, the Dutchwoman Dafne Schippers, who ran one of the fastest 200m times to win the world title last year, will be challenged by Jamaica's Elaine Thompson, the new 100m Olympic champion who was then a close second to her.


GOLF

Women's round one (from 6.30pm)

The women's event, unlike the men's, has not been hit by withdrawals. It features a top-class field with Lydia Ko, Ariya Jutanugarn, Stacy Lewis and Park In Bee vying for the coveted gold.


FOOTBALL

Men's semi-finals: Brazil v Honduras (tomorrow, 12am), Nigeria v Germany (tomorrow,3am)

Hosts Brazil look to have come alive at last after beating Colombia 2-0 in the quarter-finals, and should have little trouble reaching the final. Germany, who can add the Olympic gold to their World Cup trophy, have to overcome 1996 winners Nigeria.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 17, 2016, with the headline 'Pick of the action'. Print Edition | Subscribe