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Olympics 2012 Day 7: Team GB's results

By Samantha Herbert 02/08/2012 23:30


After a fantastic day of British medals on day 6, there were high hopes for day 7 of the London 2012 Olympics. All eyes were on the two female superstars of British sport today – Rebecca Adlington and Jessica Ennis who did their best to add to the Team GB medal tally.   

 

 

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Rowing: Kate Grainger and Anna Watkins stormed to gold in the women's doubles sculls with Grainger finally securing Olympic glory after three successive silvers. George Nash and William Satch took a shock bronze in the men's pairs whilst Northern Ireland's Alan Campbell also took bronze in the men's single sculls

Archery: Larry Godfrey crashed out of the last 16 to end Team GB's hopes of an archery medal. He lost a nail biter against Malaysian Khairul Mohamad in a single arrow shoot-off after the match had finished tied.


Shooting: Jonathon Hammond and Charles Huckle were unable to replicate the shooting form of Peter Wilson as they both failed to progress to the final of the men's 50m rifle prone final.

 

Handball: Angola ended Team GB's faint hopes of progressing to the quarter finals with a 31-25 defeat of the home nation. That makes it four losses out of four for the fledgling GB side.


Swimming: Amy Smith had to win a dramatic swim-off to progress to tonight's women's 50m Freestyle semi-final after she finished in equal 16th place with two others. She'll join fellow Brit Fran Halsell who won her heat . Elsewhere Daniel Fogg powered his way into tomorrows 1500m final but David Davies missed out and is now contemplating retirement.


Shotput: Carl Myerscough failed in his quest to reach the shotput final as he could only manage 29th in his heat.


Judo:  Team GB's Christopher Sherrington beat Australian Jake Andrewartha in the second round of the mens heavyweight judo but couldn't overcome the Ukrainian three time World gold medalist Alexander Mikhaylin. Karina Bryant continued Gemma Gibbons' success from yesterday with a bronze medal in the +78kg category.


Athletics: Yamile Aldama strolled into the final of the triple jump round on Sunday after her first round jump of 14.45m was enough to see her automatically qualify. Dai Greene, Jack Green and Rhys Williams all qualified for the semi-finals of the 400m hurdles, whilst in the Women's 400m defending Olympic champion Christine Ohurougu and fellow Brits Lee McConnell and Shana Cox qualified from their heats. In the Steeplechase, the veteran Stuart Stokes failed in his bid to make the final.


Hammer: Hull's Alexander Smith looks set to fail in his bid to qualify for the men's final after he finished 10th in his heat, and will crash out if two men better his score in the other heat which is still to be contested.


Sailing: Team GB Gold medal hope Ben Ainslie took a huge step to retaining gold in the men's finn class with a heated victory over his main rivals and now goes into the final race in first place.  In the women’s 470 Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark won their second race after finishing sixth in their first. Alison Young came second in the laser radial to move up to fifth in the over standings.In the men's 470 Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell moved to top of the rankings after four races whilst in the men's star event Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson moved to the top of the rankings after nine races. In the men's 49er Ben Rhodes and Stevie Morrison struggled on a tough day as they slipped from first to thirs in the overall standings.

 

Dressage: Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro blew away the judges at Greenwich, scoring a new Olympic record of 83.663%, which sees her top the leaderboard. Richard Davison produced a 72.812% test with Artemis, placing him 18th, but Team GB are currently in gold coming into the team final on Tuesday.


Boxing: Freddie Evans progressed to the men's welterweight quarter finals with an impressive victory 11-7 over the Lithuanian Egidijus Kavaliauskas.

 

Table tennis: In their first round match Team GB's women’s team lost to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, 3-0.

 

Diving: In the women's 3m spring board, Rebecca Gallantree and Hannah Starling qualified for the semi-final by finishing 16th and 17th respectively.

 

Track cycling: Victoria Pendleton has won the gold medal in the first ever women's keirin event at the Olympics. Team GB's men destroyed Australia in the final of the team pursuit, setting a new world record in a time of 3:51.659.

 

Hockey: Team GB's men had a great match, which resulted in a 4-1 defeat of Pakistan.

 

Volleyball: Britain’s women’s volleyball team lost in straight sets to the Dominican Republic.

 

Water polo: Team GB's women lost to Italy, 10-5, making it their third loss out of three in the preliminary stages.

 

Swimming: Elizabeth Simmonds just missed out on a medal, finishing 4th in the 200m backstroke final. The headline event for Britain tonight saw Rebecca Adlington win the bronze medal in the 800m freestyle.

 

Heptathlon: The shot-put wasn't ideal for Team GB's ladies, with Jessica Ennis finishing 8th in her group, and Louise Hazel and Katarina Johnson-Thompson coming 10th and 18th in their group. After the 200m Jessica Ennis has gone into the lead

 

Tennis: Andy Murray has made it to a final on Centre Court against Roger Federer for the second time in as many months after beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic, but this time he's competing for a gold medal rather than a Grand Slam title.

 

Table tennis: Team GB's men lost their first round match to Portugal, 3-0.

 

Athletics: In the women's 100m heats, Team GB's Anyika Onoura and Abiodun Oyepitan both came 5th in their races. Ross Murray and Andrew Baddley both qualified for the 1500m semi-finals, coming 4th and 6th in their heats. Two Team GB long jumpers are through to the men's final - Greg Rutherford and Christopher Tomlinson, who both qualified on performance. In the women's 10,000m Joanna Pavey and Julia Bleasdale finished 7th and 8th, both scoring personal bests.

 

Football

The women’s football team have been knocked out of the competition by Canada after a 2-0 loss, both goals coming in the first half.

 

Boxing

In boxing Andrew Selby beat Kazakhstan’s Ilyas Suleimenov in the men’s fly 52kg, 19-15.

 

Basketball

Team GB's women had a cracker of a match against France. It was an unfortunate loss for the home side in a thrilling match that went to extra time, eventually ending at 80-77.

2Comments
03/08/2012 09:23
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Wondering if some div of a journalist will point out again how overweight the beautiful and super hardworkingly talented Jessica is, if she happens to lose. Divs (facepalm).
03/08/2012 13:30
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6-6-6: the number of the beast! Ha Ha!
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