Updated: Wednesday, 20th June 2018 @ 3:43pm

Rio 2016: Day 14 preview – Hockey women and boxer Joyce seek Team GB gold

Rio 2016: Day 14 preview – Hockey women and boxer Joyce seek Team GB gold

| By Sportsbeat staff in Brazil

Great Britain’s women hockey players have already created history, but on Day 14 they will be looking to finish the job off as they go for gold at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Danny Kerry’s troops beat New Zealand 3-0 in the semi-final on Wednesday thanks to an Alex Danson double and a Helen Richardson-Walsh strike.

That means Great Britain will contend a women’s Olympic hockey final for the first time ever, with world champions the Netherlands waiting for them.

The Netherlands are looking to secure a third successive Games title, but Great Britain did beat their rivals to claim European gold last year.

Boxer Joe Joyce is also guaranteed a medal but the super heavyweight will be hoping to not take home bronze when he faces off against Ivan Dychko of Kazakhstan.

Joyce will go into the semi-final safe in the knowledge that whatever happens he has at least won bronze in Rio 2016, although he will be hoping to reach the final by seeing off his opponent, who finished third at London 2012.

Another London 2012 bronze medallist is also in action on day 13 as Lutalo Muhammad competes in the men’s -80kg competition.

Muhammad arrives in Rio having won bronze at the inaugural European Games and faces off against Australian Hayder Shkara in the round of 16.

Charley Hull will kick off round three of the women’s golf competition on eight-under par, just one shot behind leader Inbee Park of South Korea, while Scot Catriona Matthew is four shots further back of her teammate.

Liam Heath won K2 200m silver alongside Jon Schofield on Thursday and he is back in action again, this time in the individual equivalent.

But he is joined in competing on day 14 by Jess Walker, Rachel Cawthorn, Luisa Gurski and Rebekah Simon who go in the women’s K4 500m heats.

Kate French sits 19th heading into the final day of the women’s pentathlon, with teammate Samantha Murray 12 places behind.

Over at the Rio Olympic Stadium Great Britain's men’s and women’s 4x100m relay squads compete in their respective finals, while their 4x400m counterparts get their competitions up and running with the heats.

Also in action is Holly Bradshaw in the women’s pole vault final, while Dominic King competes in the 50km race walk.

Nick Skelton and Ben Maher will help bring the curtain down on the Rio 2016 equestrian events when they compete in the individual jumping final.

And Tom Daley is the final British athlete in action as he bids to advance from the 10m platform preliminaries as he looks to improve on his bronze medal from London 2012.

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