THE OLYMPIC GAMES get underway in Rio tomorrow night with the opening ceremony.
Donegal will be well-represented in Brazil and here’s when they will be in action. All times are Irish.
Sinead (nee Jennings) Lynch
The Letterkenny native (pictured above right) and her partner in the women’s Rowing Lightweight double sculls, Claie Lambe, are in action at 12:30pm this Sunday.
Then, on Monday, the women’s repechage will get underway at 1:20pm, with the semi-finals on Wednesday at 12:30pm. The final is penciled in for Friday, also at 12:30pm.
Magee, from Raphoe, is taking part in the Olympics for the third time in succession. She gets her women’s badminton singles campaign underway next Thursday, August 11, against Yihan Wang from China at 11am in Group P. Then, she’s back in action in the early hours of Saturday morning, August 13, at 1:30am against Karin Schnaase of Germany.
The women’s individual starts begin on Sunday, August 14, at 12 noon, with the Round of 16 at 12:30am on Tuesday, August 16, the quarter-finals starting later that night at 9:30pm. The semi-finals are due to begin at 12:30pm on Thursday, August 18, with the bronze-medal match on Friday, August 19 at 2:10pm followed by the final itself at 3pm.
English is tipped to do well in the 800m, with the UCD medical student, who is from Letterkenny first on the track for the heats, which start on Friday, August 12, at 12:10pm. He will hope to progress with the semi-finals then at 2:05am on Saturday, August 13 and then the final is in the early hours of Tuesday, August 16, at 2:15pm.
The Californian, who represents Ireland and is a member of Finn Valley Athletic Club, is in the women’s pole vault. Its qualifiers are starting on Thursday, August 18, at 1:45pm with the latter rounds commencing at 12:30am on Saturday, August 20.
The Letterkenny Athletic Club member Brendan Boyce, who is from Milford, competes in the Athletics 50k walk, which is on at 1pm on Friday, August 19.[adrotate group=”38″] Tags: