Irish in action today
From 12.05pm: SailingAny realistic chance of a medal appeared to slip away for David Burrows and Peter O’Leary yesterday, as they failed to exert any pressure on the leaders.
In ninth overall, they should still qualify for Sunday’s medal decider but need solid performances in today’s final two regulation races (12.05pm and 1.20pm).
Two indifferent results on Wednesday allowed the fleet to close back in on Annalise Murphy but with the right conditions, the Dublin sailor is virtually untouchable on the Weymouth course. The next two races in the Laser Radial start at 1.35pm and 2.50pm.
Sailing more for pride than anything else at this stage, James Espey starts the day 45th in the Laser standings. With no chance of a place in the medal race, Espey can use the remainder of this regatta to gain vital experience.
A busy day for the 49ers, Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern have three races (1.30pm, 2.15pm and 3pm) that could make or break their Olympic campaign. In ninth, but with seven races remaining, this crew are still capable of bridging the gap on the leaders.
Ger Owens and Scott Flanigan endured a rough start to their Olympic campaigns yesterday, finishing 23rd of the 27 starters. The Dublin-based duo will need to improve if they are to contend.
Michael Conlan, the youngest member of the boxing team, takes on Ghana’s Duke Akeuth Micah in the last 16. The Belfast flyweight should have too much for the Duke.
Adam Nolan will seek to raise the decibel levels at the ExCel Arena once more when he takes on Russia’s Andrey Zamkovoy, ranked 14th in the world, in the welterweight division. Nolan’s lack of experience at the highest level could count against him but there is little to choose between the fighters.