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Australia's big five on day 12 in Rio

 FIVE KEY EVENTS FOR AUSTRALIA ON DAY 12 IN RIO:

 

SAILING

470 medal race (1405 local time, 0305 AEST Thursday)

Sailors Mat Belcher and Will Ryan are guaranteed a bronze in the 470 medals race, could win silver, but will find it tough to claim gold.

 

BASKETBALL

Men's basketball quarter-final, Australia v Lithuania. (1100, 0000 Wednesday AEST).

The Boomers have been in good form, but face a tough opponent who have beaten them in two Olympic bronze medal play-offs.

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Description: Australia's Joe Ingles, left, laughs with teammate Chris Goulding after a basketball game against Venezuela at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016.

 

GOLF

Women's tournament first round. (0700, 2000 AEST)

World No.17 Minjee Lee and No.44 Su Oh are outsiders for a medal in the women's tournament which, unlike the men's, features all the top players.

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Su-Hyun Oh of Australia tees off on the fifth hole during a practice round for the women's golf event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016.

 

ATHLETICS

Women's long jump final. (2115, 1015 AEST Thursday)

Brooke Stratton qualified ninth for the final with a jump half a metre behind her national record. She will need to lift if she wants to make the podium.

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Brooke Stratton of Australia competes in the Women's Long Jump Qualifying round, Group B, at Olympic Stadium, on day eleven at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)

 

CYCLING

BMX. Seedings runs (women's 1330, 0230 AEST Thursday. men's 1434, 0334 AEST Thursday)

After failing to win a cycling gold on the road or track, the rough and tumble of the BMX starts.

It opens with seeding runs featuring London Olympics silver medallist Sam Willoughby and former world champion Caroline Buchanan.

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