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Thomas Bishop confident Team England will bounce back at Commonwealth Games

Team England triathlete Thomas Bishop is confident that his side can bounce back from a disappointing men's race when they compete in the team relay at the Commonwealths.

Team England's Thomas Bishop has backed the triathletes to respond to a disappointing performance in the men's race when they take part in the team relay on Saturday.

Two of England's biggest medal hopes - Alistair and Jonny Brownlee - could only manage seventh and 10th-place finishes respectively during the triathlon at the Commonwealth Games this afternoon, while Bishop came home in 19th place after crashing on the cycling leg.

The women fared better in their race earlier in the day, with all three of their participants finishing in the top six, including a silver medal for Jess Learmonth.

The squad of six must now be cut down to four for Saturday's mixed team relay, and Bishop is confident that they can still pick up a gold medal on the Gold Coast.

"Yeah, hopefully. I'm still delighted for some of the guys that ran the race today. So I'll bounce back and if I don't race in the relay, I've a couple of races lined up when I get back," he told Sports Mole.

England are the defending champions in the team relay, having won the inaugural edition of the event in Glasgow four years ago.

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Thursday's key events

· 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)

· 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)

· 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)

· 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)

· 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)

· 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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