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Result: Team GB come up short against Angola

Great Britain's women lose 31-25 to Angola in the Olympic handball competition.

Great Britain's women put up a spirited display but were ultimately beaten by Angola in the Olympic handball competition.

The African champions, whom Britain beat earlier in the year, raced into a 2-0 lead which pretty much set the tone for the match.

Team GB were always playing catch-up and despite good efforts from Holly Lam-Moores and captain Lynn McCafferty, Angola went in at half-time 14-10 up.

Angola, who made it to the quarter-finals of the world championships, came out quick again after the break.

They took a commanding 31-20 lead with just five minutes to go.

Britain fought back though, and the match finished 31-25.

The result means that the women's team have failed to win any of their Olympic matches so far. They face Croatia next, who are ranked higher than Angola.

The game against Croatian takes place on Sunday morning, and the men's team take on Tunisia tomorrow.

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Thursday's key events


ROWING
· Comeback queen and super-mum Helen Glover goes for her third Olympic gold alongside Polly Swann in the women's pair final (1.30am)
· There is also a medal on offer for GB pair Emily Craig and Imogen Grant in the lightweight women's double scull final (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· As second-fastest qualifier for the final, Team GB's James Wilby is among the medal contenders in the men's 200m breaststroke (2.44am)
· Alys Thomas takes part in the women's 200m butterfly final, although he faces a difficult task to challenge for the medals (3.28am)
· Caeleb Dressel of the USA has been touted by some as the successor to Michael Phelps, and he has the chance to notch up a fourth Olympic gold in the men's 100m freestyle final (3.37am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· After Team GB's men narrowly missed out on a medal, the women get their campaign underway against the Russian Olympic Committee (3am) and New Zealand (10.30am)

HOCKEY
· It is a Great Britain vs. Netherlands double-header, with the men up first in Pool B (4.15am)
· Most eyes will be on the women's showdown between the two nations, though, as Netherlands - the world's best team - look to gain revenge on GB for defeat in the 2016 Olympic final (11am)

CANOE SLALOM
· Mallory Franklin takes part in the women's canoe semi-final, and will hope to do enough to qualify for the final later in the day (6am-8.45am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· With Simone Biles now out of the women's all-around final, the competition has been blown wide open. Team GB twins Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova are among those taking part (11.50am-2.05pm)

> Today's schedule in full
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