One highlight from today’s action-packed program at the pool is the mixed medley relay – the first time the men and women have swum together in a relay at the Olympics. Australia are having a bumper relay meet, winning four medals from four relays, and are hoping to continue that streak. I dived into Australia’s ‘relay project’ for a weekend long-read.
BMX freestyle makes its Olympic debut this weekend. Riders have 60 second runs to pull all the tricks and flips they can think of in a skate park arena. It is truly remarkable. Before the Games I interviewed Australia’s gold medal favourite in the men’s event, Logan Martin, and he described it as ‘gymnastics on a bike’. For those watching from home, the BMX freestyle is highly-recommended. The seeding rides are today, followed by the medal rides tomorrow.