Irish in action today
10.41am: Swimming: Reduced to tears after her swim in the 100m breaststroke, Sycerika McMahon will be hoping for better things in the heats of the 200m individual medley. Again, qualifying for the semi-finals would appear beyond the 17-year-old.
Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern are the first of the Irish in action down in Weymouth, the Belfast-based team racing in the 49er class. The first race is at midday, with the pair due back on the water for Race Two at 12.45pm. James Espey also starts his Olympic campaign at midday, with the 28-year-old solo sailor competing in the Laser class. The Bangor man races again at 1.15pm.
Annalise Murphy gets her first taste of an Olympic regatta, and the conditions on the course should suit the Dubliner, who will welcome the wind as it freshens up during the week. Murphy has her first Laser Radial race just after midday and is out again at 1.20pm
After an underwhelming weekend in dressage, the five-strong Three Day Eventing team should be much stronger in the cross country discipline. Whether they have enough to challenge for medals over the next two days remains to be seen. Camilla Speirs (27th) is best placed after the dressage. The Athy rider is out with Aoife Clark (32nd) , Joseph Murphy (53rd), Mark Kyle (61st) and Michael Ryan (64th) after 12.30pm.
Peter O’Leary and David Burrows, lying in second place overall after the first two races, resume their Star campaign in Weymouth at around 2pm. Race four follows at 3.20pm.
2.15 pm Badminton
Unfortunately for Scott Evans, the new round robin format in the badminton competition won’t apply to him and this match against second seed Lin Dan in the men’s singles will be his only chance of progressing.
Considering Dan is arguably the world’s greatest ever player, Evans faces a tall order.
After Eoin Rheinisch’s sterling effort at the Lee Valley centre yesterday, it is Hannah Craig’s turn to make waves in the women’s K1 slalom.
The 27-year-old is seventh in the order for the first of two runs, with the top 15 qualifying for Thursday’s semi-finals.