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Olympics 2012 Day 10: what to watch

Another big day for Britain’s Olympians at they hunt more medals

By Mike Robinson 05/08/2012 22:45


  • Jason Kenny did the business in the men's sprint as he comfortably beat Gregory Bauge to win gold for TeamGB
  • The equestrian team took a tense gold after a jump off against The Netherlands in the team jumping
  • Dai Greene couldn't quite get amongst the medals in the 400m hurdles as he finished fourth in 48.24.
  • Holly Bleasdale underperformed with a 4.45m vault to finish outside the medals
  • Beth Tweddle signed off in style with a bronze in gymnastics?

What TeamGB are up to today:


At 23.15 Anthony Joshua has a quarter final fight in the super heavyweight division against Zhang Zhilei from China.


Team GB's results so far


Athletics: Tiffany Porter ran the 100m hurdles in 12.79 seconds to qualify for the semi-finals tomorrow. There were mixed fortunes for Team GB's men in the 800m qualifying. Andrew Osagie is through to the semi-finals after finishing his heat 3rd, but neither Gareth Warbuton or Michael Rimmer qualified. It was a better day for the British 1500m women though, as Hannah England, Lisa Dobriskey and Laura Weightman all qualified for Wednesday's semi-finals, with Dobriskey winning her heat. Britain will have a representative in the men's discus final tomorrow night in the form of Lawrence Okoye.  Margaret Adeoye and Abi Oyepitan both broke twenty-three seconds to qualify for the semi-finals of the women's 200m, but Anyika Onuora just missed out on a fastest loser spot.  Medal hope Holly Bleasdale disappointed, finishing well out of the medals after clearing just 4.45m.  Eilidh Childs finished a creditable seventh in her semi final while Perri Shakes-Drayton scraped into the final of the women’s 400m hurdles as the slowest qualifier following another athlete's disqualification.  Dai Greene performed much better in his final than in his semi but it still wasn't quite enough as he just missed out on a medal to cross the line in fourth in the 400m hurdles.

Basketball: GB’s men took China apart in the Basketball Arena this evening, with a stunning victory of 90-58.


Boxing: Nicola Adams has ensured herself a medal by winning her match against Bulgaria's Stoyka Petrova in the women’s fly at 14.15. Natasha Jonas lost her match against Ireland' Katie Taylor, 26-15. Savannah Marshall made her Olympic debut this afternoon, but lost to Kazakhstan's Marina Volnova, 16-12.  Anthony Ogogo, defeated Germany’s Stefan Hartell in the men’s middleweightdivision to guarantee himself a bronze medal.


Canoe: Tim Brabants had an early start in the men’s kayak single 1000m and managed to qualify for semi-finals, coming 5th in his heat. In the men’s canoe single 1000m Richard Jefferies has made it through to the finals, qualifying in 3:30.769.

Team work was the key in the women’s kayak four 500m with Jess Walker, Rachel Cawthorn, Angela Hannah and Louisa Sawers and this saw them finish 4th in the semi-finals, qualifying them for them finals.

Cycling: Jason Kenny stormed to gold with a 2-0 win over Frenchman Gregory Bauge and Victoria Pendleton moved serenely through to the semi finals of the women's sprint.  Laura Trott is also sitting pretty at the end of the first day of the omnium. 

Diving:  Chris Mears and Jack Laugher were well down the field in the men’s 3m springboard qualifying, finishing 15th and 26th. 


Equestrian: Team GB's squad of Nick Skelton, Ben maher, Scott Brash and Peter Charles jumped their way to a gold medal, beating the Netherlands in a thrilling jump off.


Gymnastics: The grand dame of British women’s gymnastics, Beth Tweddle, won a bronze medal on the uneven bars, becoming Team GB's first ever female gymnast to win an Olympic medal. In the men's vault final Britain's Kristian Thomas finished in eighth place. After a very impressive first vault Thomas fell in his second landing, destroying his hopes of a medal.  

Handball: Iceland ended GB's men's handball tournament with another comprehensive defeat, the hosts going down 41-24 in the end. 

Hockey: thanks to China suffering defeat against Japan earlier in the day the GB women's team played out a dead rubber against The Netherlands, who won 2-1. 


Sailing: Alison Young finished fourth in the laser radial medal race, a result good enough to secure her 5th overall. Despite finishing 3rd in the men's laser medal race, Paul Goodison finishes 7th overall. Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell won race seven of the men's 470, but came 6th in race eight.  Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes posted a 17th and a 7th in races 14 and 15 in themen's 49er, meaning they sit sixth overall going into Wednesday's medal race.

Shooting: Charles James Huckle and Jonathan Hammond both failed to qualify for the 50m rifle 3 positions, coming 25th and 41st. Edward Ling finished 21st in the men's trap, meaning he missed out on qualification for the finals.

Synchronized Swimming: Olivia Federici and Jenna Randall teamed up in thewomen’s duets to qualify for the women's final in ninth place. 

Men’s Volleyball: GB bowed out of the men's volleyball with a fifth successive straight sets defeat, losing this time to Argentina. 

Water Polo: Before today GB had been beaten by Hungary, USA, Serbia and Romania so far in the men’s water polo.  Montenegro added their name to that rather lengthy list with a 13-4 victory. 

06/08/2012 07:37
The news doesn't have to always be about disaster and dispair, it can cover joyful occasions as well.  Yes its not nice what is happening in other parts of the world, but there is always something terrible happening in the world, lets have a bit of happiness spread via the news as well.
06/08/2012 07:55
@Imy Zaky

It's truly a tragedy what is happening in Burma right now and around the world everyday, I agree that it's important that we show what is happening and that it get's the appropriate coverage. Our thoughts should go to the countless that are suffering around the world every day, we should never avert our eyes to that which is unpleasant if we truly wish to change it.

That said it's important that we take heed of the message of the games as well. While you may believe it is simply a method to brainwash and placate millions around the world; I would hope you remember it is an association of countries, nations, people around the earth that come together in the spirit of co-operation to found games of healthy and peaceful competition between societies and cultures that are different on so many levels.

It is only through the acceptance of people who are different but also the same, that we could ever hope to achieve such an event, and it is only through this same acceptance that we could ever truly hope to bring harmony in our world. And while around the planet every day senseless horror is enacted every day this is one thing we have managed to achieve together as a world.

It would sadden me greatly if you believe such a message would be wrong to teach our children, if such a message would be wrong to remember ourselves; and with it the ability to reflect upon how far we have come and yet still how far we must go to cure ourselves of the malady of hatred.

And as my little contribution to this I would hope in the absence of recent news from MSN and the BBC on Burma that everyone who stuck with me long enough would direct their attention to the events there and take their time to remember just how much prejudice and hatred there is still in the world. 

(Delete spaces in between W's)

06/08/2012 06:07
great win yep.. while most the world is being brainwashed and hypnotised by the so called olympics there is genocide and ethnic cleansing in burma with innocent muslims being burned alive but hey usain bolt did something in less than 10 seconds let the media cover that story!... not one aspect of the media has covered the news about the genocide in burma.. had it been the other way around with muslims killing people trevor mcdonald would f.... covering the news with his loud ****! it begs the question now that muslims are regarded as terrorist for killing people why aren't buddhists the so called peaceful religion branded terrorists... anyone remember sbrenica massacre in bosnia it was too late to help them and the news of it was not covered in the media just like now... i feel for this world but then again with all the senseless killings, wars and warmongering nations and profiteering i guess judgement day isn't far.  got maybe another 20 years for an all out world war the only thing keeping the world going is the war economy..god bless us all. 
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