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Great Britain's James Guy, Stephen Milne, Duncan Scott and Dan Wallace with their silver medals in the men's 4 x 200m freestyle final
Great Britain's James Guy, Stephen Milne, Duncan Scott and Dan Wallace with their silver medals in the men's 4 x 200m freestyle final
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Great Britain’s swimmers won two more medals on day four of the Olympics in Rio.

Here, we wrap up the action from across Rio and looks ahead to today:

Britain's Siobhan Marie-O'Connor with her silver medal

Britain's Siobhan Marie-O'Connor with her silver medal

* Siobhan O’Connor claimed silver in the 200m individual medley in a British record two minutes 06.88 seconds as Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu claimed her third gold medal of the Games.

* Britain, with a team of James Guy, Stephen Milne, Dan Wallace and Duncan Scott, also took silver in the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay, with the United States taking gold as Michael Phelps won his 21st Olympic title, having earlier tasted victory in the 200m butterfly.

* Andy Murray beat Juan Monaco of Argentina in the men’s singles, the defending champion winning 6-2 6-1 in his second-round encounter, but Johanna Konta had to come through a three-hour battle against Svetlana Kuznetsova before prevailing 3-6 7-5 7-5.

* Britain’s women’s gymnasts finished fifth in the team competition as the United States claimed a dominant victory.

United States' Michael Phelps kisses his gold medal

United States' Michael Phelps kisses his gold medal

* City of Leeds pair Tonia Couch and Lois Toulson finished fifth in the women’s synchronised 10 metres platform final, where the water in the pool attracted attention for being green.

* Reigning Olympic champion Katherine Grainger and Vicky Thornley reached the women’s double sculls final, progressing second from their semi-final.

* Britain opened their campaign in the men’s rugby sevens tournament by beating Kenya 31-7 and followed up with a 21-19 victory over Japan, who had earlier pulled off a shock win over New Zealand.

* David Florence, two-time Olympic silver medallist, saw his hopes of another in the men’s canoe slalom C1 dashed as he could only finish 10th and last in the final.

* Sailing gold medal favourite Giles Scott endured a frustrating first day, finishing in 10th place overall after coming home in 17th in his first race before finishing third in the second.

Coming up on day five:

* Three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome chases a medal in the men’s time trial at 2pm. Earlier Emma Pooley is in action in the women’s race.

* Tim Kneale and Steven Scott will be seeking to build on the shooting bronze won by Ed Ling when they start their men’s double trap campaigns. Medal sessions start from 7.15pm.

* Peter Lambert, Sam Townsend, Angus Groom and Graeme Thomas go in the men’s quadruple sculls final at 2.22pm.

* Joe Clarke lines up in the canoe slalom K1 semi-finals at 5.30pm and, should he make it, the finals begin at around 7.15pm.

* From 8pm gymnast Max Whitlock will be looking to end reigning Olympic champion Kohei Uchimura’s dominance in the all-around competition.

* At the same time world bronze medallists Jack Laugher and Chris Mears will be synchronising their watches for the 3m synchro diving action.

* Andrew Willis goes in the 200m breaststroke final in the early hours of Thursday morning, while in the 200m individual medley semis-finals Phelps and Ryan Lochte are in action.

Great Britain's Laura Weightman (right) gestures to the scoreboard alongside second placed USA's Jennifer Simpson during day four of the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium. (Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

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