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Great Britain's Justin Phillips calls on "more crowds" for men's sitting volleyball quarter-final

Great Britain's Justin Phillips hopes that ParalympicsGB can keep up the momentum after the men's sitting volleyball team made it into the quarter-finals at London 2012.

Great Britain's Justin Phillips believes that the home support can help push the men's sitting volleyball team into the semi-finals of the Paralympic Games.

The host nation managed to secure a spot in the quarter-finals, despite suffering a 3-0 defeat to Germany this morning.

"It's brilliant," the Maidenhead Advertiser quotes Phillips as saying. "We needed this win to get through to the quarter-finals so to get it is fantastic.

"Hopefully we can use this momentum and push ourselves on. We've worked for the last three years to get where we are now. Hopefully more crowds will come and cheer us on and we will get as far as we can."

ParalympicsGB make it through to the final eight following one victory over Morocco and defeats to Russia, Egypt and Germany in Pool A.

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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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