Five things to watch on the local sports scene
1. UNIVERSITY of the Sunshine Coast swimmer Taylor McKeown will compete on swimming's biggest stage when she lines up for the final of the women's 200m breaststroke at the Rio Games (Friday, 7 Network, 11.17am). She recorded the fastest time in the semi-finals and says she had energy in reserve.
2. TAYLOR McKeown is likely to be part of Australia's women's 4x100m medley relay squad, which will contest heats (Saturday, 7 Network, 4.30am). The young gun could also feature in the final (Sunday, 7 Network, 11.49am).
3. ANOTHER swimmer from the University of the Sunshine Coast, Jake Packard, is expected to swim in the men's 4x100m medley relay heats (Saturday, 7 Network, 4.48am). The breaststroke specialist could also feature in the final (Sunday, 7 Network, 12.04pm). Packard competed earlier in the Games, just missing out on a finals berth.
4. SUNSHINE Coast hockey product Jodie Kenny has played a significant role for the national side during the past couple of years. The Hockeyroos are due to collide with Argentina (Friday, 7 Network, 7am) and Japan (Sunday, 7 Network, 8.30am).
5. THE Sunshine Coast Falcons will resume their state league campaign with a clash against Central Capras (Sunday, Bokarina, 1.40pm). The Falcons are in the hunt for a finals berth with only a few rounds to go and after several seasons of woe.