Singaporeans in action

Singapore's Yu Mengyu training ahead of the women's table tennis competition at the 2016 Olympics Games in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, on August 4.
Singapore's Yu Mengyu training ahead of the women's table tennis competition at the 2016 Olympics Games in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, on August 4. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

TEO SHUN XIE

Shooting: Women's 10m air pistol qualification, 8pm*

QUAH ZHENG WEN

Swimming: Men's 100m backstroke, heat 4, tomorrow, 1.25am

GAO NING

Table tennis: Men's singles 2nd round, tomorrow, 2.30am

YU MENGYU

Table tennis: Women's singles 3rd round, tomorrow, 6am

* All in Singapore time


Pick of the action

14 GOLDS AT STAKE

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS

Women's team qualification (8.45pm) *

A strong United States team - featuring Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian and Aly Raisman - are widely tipped to deliver the gold.

CYCLING

Women's road race final (8.30pm)

Lizzie Armitstead (Gbr): Controversy surrounds the world champion's participation, following missed drug tests.

FOOTBALL

Men's prelims (from midnight)

Brazil v Iraq (9am): A must-win game for the hosts, after their disappointing 0-0 opening draw with South Africa.


PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCEPRESSE

SWIMMING

Women's 400m freestyle (tomorrow, 10am)

Katie Ledecky (USA): The freestyle specialist begins her quest to win the 200m, 400m and 800m freestyle titles. Also, Michael Phelps could win his first gold of this Games in the men's 4x100m freestyle relay.

* All in Singapore time


Tweetbits

"They say these children are from the most dangerous communities (Favelas) here in Rio but they're our Future."

USAIN BOLT, Jamaican sprint star, after visiting the Physical Education Center for children.

"The Department of Defense is ready for the world."

HOPE SOLO, United States women's goalkeeper, as her football team begin their gold-medal defence


Winning shot


PHOTO: REUTERS

Of all the flag-bearers that appeared at the Opening Ceremony, this shirtless hunk from Tonga caught the Twitter world's attention. He is Pita Nikolas Taufatofua and will be competing in taekwondo.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 07, 2016, with the headline 'Singaporeans in action'. Print Edition | Subscribe