Day Eight

Day Eight



Probably the most dramatic event of the rowing schedule, and certainly one of the hardest to call, the men’s eight is a mixture of awesome power and vital coordination. GB have a powerful crew, with big blond giant Andrew T Hodge, already a double Olympic champion, loading up for another tilt at medal glory. But the reigning Olympic champions Germany won the European championships in May – where Britain came in third.

GB cox Phelan Hill works at the Treasury – it goes without saying he’d love to bring back a little extra gold bullion.


Hazel Irvine introduces coverage on day eight of the Olympic Games in Rio. The men's 100m preliminary round kicks off proceedings at the Olympic Stadium at 13.30, followed by the women's triple jump qualifying at 13.40. The focus then switches to the Lagoa Stadium, with the men's single sculls final at 14.32 followed by the women's equivalent at 14.44. The women's eight final then takes place at 15.04, with the men's eight final rounding things off at 15.24, before coverage moves back to the Olympic Stadium for women's 400m heats (joined in progress), the heptathlon long jump featuring Jessica Ennis-Hill and Katarina Johnson-Thompson at 15.45 and round one of the men's 100m at 16.00.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Hazel Irvine
Director Colm Harty
Producer Vicky Cotton