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Australia's Joel Parkinson misses out on surfing world title

Australian surfer Joel Parkinson is knocked out of the world title chase following defeat in Portugal.

Australian surfer Joel Parkinson has been booted out of the race for the world title after getting beaten in the Moche Rip Curl Pro in Portugal.

At the weekend, the world number four was knocked out in the third round by fellow Australian Adam Melling.

Parkinson, who won the championship in 2012, scored 7.93, but Melling moved on top with a points total of 11.66.

Meanwhile, Kelly Slater and Gabriel Medina were also knocked out of the penultimate world tour event in Portugal.

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Saturday's key events


ROWING
· Two-time Olympic gold medallist and comeback queen Helen Glover teams up with Polly Swan in the heats of the women's pair (12.30am-4.30am)

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· Two-time Rio gold medallist Max Whitlock leads Team GB's charge in the men's qualification, while Rhys McClenaghan flies the flag for Ireland (2am-2pm)

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· The first gold medal of the Games will be awarded in the Air Rifle women's final (from 2.45am)

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