London 2012 gold medal rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning are back in action again in Rio 2016, and in with a great shot of defending their Olympic medal.
The British rowers are into the semi-finals of the women’s coxless pair, with the final scheduled for Friday.
“Get the champagne ready for this one because, barring injury or food poisoning, Britain’s Helen Glover and Heather Stanning are nailed on to strike gold,” former Olympic rower and presenter James Cracknell told Radio Times.
Find out when Glover and Stanning are set to compete, and when you can watch them live on the BBC below.
Women’s coxless pair semi-finals
Glover and Stanning race in the first semi-final, which was scheduled to run at 12.30pm on Wednesday 10th August. However, weather conditions in Rio mean that the day’s competition has been postponed. A new schedule is set to be announced soon.
Sadly the wind has got the better of the Lagoa. No racing today. New schedule will be posted at 14.00 BST.
— GB Rowing Team (@GBRowingTeam) August 10, 2016
The second semi-final was also meant to take place on Wednesday. In each race, the top three finishers qualify for the final, with the last three going into the ‘B’ final.
— World Rowing (@WorldRowing) August 10, 2016
Women’s coxless pair final, Friday 12th August 2016
If Helen Glover and Heather Stanning finish in the top three of their semi-final (and if it’s raced in time), they will make it through to the medal race this Friday. The race is scheduled to start at 2.24pm, and expected to be live on BBC1.