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Egypt's world champion Ramy Ashour withdraws from British Open

Egypt's world champion Ramy Ashour withdraws from next week's British Open due to an Achilles injury.

Egypt's world champion Ramy Ashour has pulled out of next week's British Open due to an Achilles injury.

The 28-year-old was due to compete after returning to action following a four-month absence with a knee problem.

However, it has been confirmed that Ashour, who won the British title back in 2013, has picked up a fresh injury blow.

England's Nick Matthew is seeded third for the tournament, while Egypt's Mohamed Elshorbagy and Gregory Gaultier of France are seeded first and second respectively.

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SURFING
· Wave conditions permitting, surfing will make its Olympic debut (11pm-8.20am)

SKATEBOARDING
· Another debutant sport at this Olympics, most eyes will be on American Nyjah Huston in the men's street contest as he looks to add Olympic gold to his four world titles and 12 X-Games golds. (12.30am-5am)

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GYMNASTICS
· Already-legendary gymnast Simone Biles makes her first appearance of the Games in the women's qualifying event (2am-2pm)

SWIMMING
· The first swimming medals of the Games will be dished out, with home favourite Daiya Seto going for gold in the men's 400m individual medley (2.30am-4.20am)

CYCLING
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TENNIS
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