With four golds up for grabs and three more semi-finals, there is plenty of swimming action in store on day six of the 2016 Rio Olympics. Join The Roar for live coverage from 11am (AEST).
Australia will be favoured to take home gold in the women’s 100-metre freestyle, with sisters Cate and Bronte Campbell duking it out at 12:18pm (AEST).
In the women’s 200-metre breaststroke, Aussie Taylor McKeown has qualified fastest and will compete from the fourth lane.
The Aussies also have a serious shot at gold in the men’s 200-metre backstroke, with Mitch Larkin swimming from the fifth lane. Belinda Hocking and Emily Seebohm will compete in the women’s semi-finals of the same event.
The United States’ Michael Phelps – who has already claimed his 21st career gold at this tournament – has a chance to add to his tally in the men’s 200-metre individual medley. His main threat will be world record holder and long-time rival Ryan Lochte.
Phelps will also swim in the men’s 100-metre butterfly semi-finals, taking on Australians David Morgan and Grant Irvine, along with South African upstart Chad le Clos.
There will also be plenty of action in the men’s 50-metre freestyle semi-finals, with Aussie Cam McEvoy – who missed out on a medal in last night’s 100-metre final to fellow Aussie Kyle Chalmers – looking to stake a gold-medal claim.
Will Australia snare one, two or maybe three golds to push their way further up the medal table? Will Michael Phelps continue to prove he’s the fastest thing in the water without a dorsal fin? Stay tuned to The Roar to find out!