Rio 2016 Round-up: Team GB win bronze medals in shooting and diving on day three

Tom Daley and Daniel Goodfellow finished third in the men's 10m synchronised diving competition, while Ed Ling won bronze in the men's trap shooting.

Rio 2016 Round-up: Team GB win bronze medals in shooting and diving on day three
Tom Daley and Daniel Goodfellow won a bronze medal in the men's 10m synchronised diving competition. (Image: Getty Images)

Great Britain won bronze medals in shooting and diving on day three of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, while there was disappointment for James Guy in the 200m freestyle, Team GB's male gymnasts and women's rugby sevens.

In the other sports, Britain's slalom canoeists cruised into the semi-finals, while it was it was a frustrating day in equestrian. There was mixed success in tennis and a second win in as many games for the women's hockey team.

Bronze medals in shooting and diving

Edward Ling became Great Britain's third medallist at Rio 2016 after picking up a bronze medal in the men's trap shooting on Monday afternoon holding his nerve in a tense bronze medal match against Czech David Kostelecky.

After qualifying for the bronze medal match via a sudden death shoot-off, the farmer from Taunton produced a brilliant display of accuracy and nerve to hit 13 of his 15 targets in the bronze medal match, with Kostelecky only hitting nine.

Tom Daley and Daniel Goodfellow won Team GB's fourth medal of the Olympics after winning bronze in the men's 10m synchronised diving competition. The British pair, who have only been training together since last October, left it until their last dive to secure their spot on the podium, scoring 444.45 to finish six points clear of fourth-placed Germany.

Heartbreak for GB's gymnasts and rugby sevens

Team GB saw their medal hopes in the women's rugby sevens crushed after a campaign that had promised so much fizzled out on a tough day for the rugby seven players. They were beaten 33-10 by Canada in the bronze medal match, which came just three hours after Britain suffered semi-final heartache beaten 25-7 by New Zealand.

There was also heartbreak for Team GB's male gymnasts who narrowly missed out on repeating their bronze medal success from London as they finished fourth in the all-round team event. The score of 269.752 from the quintet of Nile Wilson, Brian Bevan, Louis Smith, Kristian Thomas and Max Whitlock was not enough for a podium place as Japan took gold with 274.094, Russia silver (271.453) and China bronze (271.122).

Disappointment in swimming and equestrian

James Guy was another British athlete who narrowly missed out on a medal on day three in the 200m freestyle final. The 20-year-old won a gold medal at the World Championships in the same event 12 months ago looked a shadow of himself in the semi-final, squeezing into the final as the eigth fastest qualifier.

In the final, he returned closer to his best as finished an agonising fourth in a time of 1:45.49 minutes, just 0.26 seconds behind USA's Conor Dwyer in the bronze medal position. Team GB's Siobhan Marie-O'Connor qualified fastest from the 200m individual medley semi-finals becoming just the fifth swimmer in history to break 2:08 minutes in the event, while Hannah Miley finished 12th overall in the same event.

It was a frustrating day for Great Britain's equestrian eventing team in the cross-country phase of the Olympic competition as team's eventing medal hopes slipped away. William Fox-Pitt slipped from individual leader to 22nd after incurring time penalties on a challenging cross-country course. Fellow Team GB riders also picked up penalties during their rounds to leave Britain lying eighth in the team standings, with Pippa Funnell 28th, Kitty King 34th and Gemma Tattersall 44th.

Team GB look strong on the water

Britain's slalom canoeists cruised into the semi-finals of both the men's C2 and women's K1. Richard Hounslow and David Florence were the first Team GB athletes to take to the water and the duo put in a solid performance to finish their C2 heat in a time of 103.27 seconds. Fiona Pennie was next to follow in the women's K1 and produced an equally impressive performance to finish her heat with a time of 100.52 seconds.

In sailing, five-time Olympian Nick Dempsey won two of his three races in the RS:X classification to lead the competition after day one. Bryony Shaw is 10th overall in the women's RS:X classification, while Nick Thompson and Alison Young both sit 11th in the men's laser and women's laser radial competitions.

At the Lagoa rowing stadium, the men's quadruple sculls and the women's eight both booked their place in the final of their respective divisions. Defending Olympic champions Helen Glover and Heather Stanning eased into the women's pair semi-final by winning their heat, while the men's four, Richard Chambers and Will Fletcher in the lightweight double sculls and double scullers Jonathan Walton and John Collins also progressed through to the semi-finals.

Other sports

There was mixed success for Team GB in tennis. Joanna Konta produced a very impressive performance to ensure a straight set victory over Caroline Garcia of FranceHeather Watson was unable to join Konta in the third round after a topsy turvy match with Elina Svitolina. Watson fought back in the second set after losing the first and took early break points in the third set, but she lost 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 to the Ukrainian.

Watson and Konta then joined forces in the doubles event but bowed out of the competition against Chinese Taipei, while Kyle Edmund's lost 6-4, 7-5 to Japan's Taro Daniel. Team GB's women's hockey team secured their second win in as many games as they cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win over India in Group B.

There was disappointment for Team GB in the boxing as Anthony Fowler and Lawrence Okolie both bowed out after points' losses. Middleweight Fowler was floored in the second round and lost all three rounds to Zhanibek Alimkhanuly of Kazakhstan, while Okolie also lost his heavyweight bout against Cuban Erislandy Savon.