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Taj Burrows: 'Brazilian surfer Gabriel Medina is invincible'

Taj Burrows describes Brazilian surfer Gabriel Medina as "invincible" as he bids to become world champion.

Australian veteran surfer Taj Burrows believes that it is going to be difficult to stand in Gabriel Medina's way on his quest to become world champion.

The 20-year-old is currently at the top of the world rankings heading into the eighth event on the men's tour at Trestles, California.

"[He] seems invincible at the moment and he's definitely the one to beat," The AAP quotes Burrows as saying. "There's a good battle at the top of the rankings."

Burrows sits at number six in the ASP rankings, while his fellow Australians Mick Fanning and Joel Parkinson are also in the field in fifth and third respectively.

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Brazilian pro surfer Gabriel Medina competes during the ASP world tour Billabong Rio Pro 2013 at Barra de Tijuca beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 18 , 2013
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Friday's key events


ATHLETICS
· The athletics schedule begins, with 100m sprinter Dina Asher-Smith among the names in action on the opening day. The men's 10,000m final concludes the action, with Team GB's Sam Atkin and Marc Scott taking part in the absence of 2012 and 2016 champion Sir Mo Farah (1am-2.30pm)

ROWING
· Victoria Thornley is Team GB's representative in the women's single sculls final (1.33am)
· Great Britain will be going for gold in the men's eight final (2.25am)

SWIMMING
· Team GB duo Molly Renshaw and Abbie Wood take part in the women's 200m breaststroke final, but new Olympic record-holder Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa is the hot favourite (2.41am)
· Luke Greenbank has very realistic ambitions of picking up a medal in the men's 200m backstroke final (2.50am)
· There is also British representation in the women's 100m freestyle final, although any medal for Anna Hopkin would be a surprise (2.59am)
· With one gold and one silver already under his belt at these Games, Duncan Scott goes again in the men's 200m individual medley final (3.16am)

TRAMPOLINE
· Bryony Page will be looking to repeat her 2016 heroics in the women's event (5am-7.30pm)

CANOE SLALOM
· Bradley Forbes-Cryans will be looking to emulate Rio gold medallist Joe Clarke in the men's kayak event (6am-9am)

FOOTBALL
· The women's tournament enters the quarter-finals, with Great Britain facing Australia at the Ibaraki Kashima Stadium (10am)

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