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Olympic Breakfast: A big day ahead for multi-discipline athletes, Barr and Bolt

Flying the Irish Flag

  • Stephanie Meadow and Leona Maguire continue in the second round of the women’s golf from 11.30.

Arthur Lanigan-O'Keeffe and Natalya CoyleSource: Billy Stickland/INPHO

  • Natalya Coyle and Arthur Lanigan O’Keefe will begin their Modern Pentathlon with the fencing component at 14.00 and 18.30 respectively.
  • Bryan Keane will get an overdue shot at the Olympic Triathlon at 15.00.
  • The biggest Irish draw of the day though, is the 400m hurdle final with Waterford’s Thomas Barr in lane four at 16.00. It will take less than 50 seconds of your time, so don’t miss it.

Thomas Barr celebrates coming first in his semi-finalSource: James Crombie/INPHO

There are sailing medal races in store for Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern in the 49erfrom 16.35.

More info on today's action can be found here.

Bryan Keane is set to get his Olympics campaign underway

“I remember lying on the hospital bed before going in for an x-ray and I’m still in my cycling kit,” he tells The42.

“I still felt like an athlete because I had it on, it was part of me but then when it’s taken off and you go in for surgery, it’s gone.

“I remember saying ‘can I wear this kit forever?’, because I didn’t want to let go.”

It’s been a long, difficult road to Rio for the Irish triathlete.

Natalya Coyle is going well in modern pentathlon

The 25-year-old Irish athlete is currently fifth in her event.

Thomas Barr all set to go for Ireland's third medal of Rio 2016 in the 400m hurdle final

Thomas Barr finishes fourth in the men's 400m hurdles final

A national record and personal best for the Waterford man with a time of 47.97.

Three birdies on the bounce for Ireland's Leona Maguire sees her jump up the leaderboard

The Cavan golfer is now on four-under for the day and one-under for the tournament after 12 holes of her second round. The 21-year-old is in a tie for 28th, just six shots off the lead.

Bryan Keane finishes 40th in the Triathlon

Cork’s Bryan Keane produces a strong finish to cross the line in 40th place. Britain takes gold and silver thanks to the Brownlee brothers.

Natalya Coyle lies in 12th in the modern pentathlon

The Meath native currently sits in 12th position after the fencing ranking round, winning 19 out of her 35 fights.

Delayed start for Matt McGovern and Ryan Seaton in Men's 49er medal race

The sailing pair were to start at 5.05pm, but the race is now due to take place at 6.35pm.

A superb round of 65 leaves Leona Maguire back in the hunt for a medal

The 21-year-old shoots an excellent round of six-under to move to three-under for the event. Maguire is now inside the top 20, just six strokes behind the leader, USA’s Stacy Lewis.

Arthur Lanigan-O'Keeffe is about to start the fencing ranking round of the modern pentathlon

The Kilkenny native is the current European champion.

Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern have finished 10th in the medal race of the 49er class.

Stephanie Meadow shot a 66 today to move back to one-over-par after two rounds of the women’s golf. She sits four shots behind Leona Maguire and 10 off the lead.

Arthur Lanigan-O'Keeffe finishes 25th after fencing ranking round in modern pentathlon

Natalya Coyle fared a bit better in the women’s event earlier, finishing 12th.

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