Soon we have semi-finals in the women’s 200m butterfly, the men’s 200m breaststroke (Australia’s Zac Stubblety-Cook looked rapid in the heats). The morning rounds out with three finals: the women’s 200m individaul medley, the women’s 1500m freestyle (where Ledecky has to back up barely an hour after the 200m final) and the men’s 4 x 200m freestyle relay. The concluding race will be particularly tasty for the Guardian, with our three main outlets – the UK, Australia and the USA – all going head for gold.
Thank you Tom! Well it’s been a busy morning already but it’s about to get busier. If you’re not already strapped in would suggest doing so because here’s what’s coming in terms of Australian medal hopes. There are plenty of others from Team GB, Team USA and many other nations and I’ll take you through them as we approach each race:
10:10am local time – men’s four final (Alexander Purnell, Spencer Turrin, Jack Hargreaves, Alexander Hill)
10:30am – men’s quad scull final (Caleb Antill, Jack Cleary, Cameron Girdlestone, Luke Letcher)
10:41am – women’s 200m freestyle final (Ariarne Titmus, Madi Wilson)
10:50am – women’s quad scull final (Ria Thompson, Rowena Meredith, Harriet Hudson, Caitlin Cronin)
11:54am – women’s 1500m freestyle final (Maddy Gough, Kiah Melverton)
12:26pm – men’s 4x200m freestyle relay final (Australia)