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Olympics 2012 Day 14 catch up

GB pick up two sailing silvers and a hockey bronze

By Mike Robinson 09/08/2012 22:49

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  • Tom Daley dives for glory in the men’s 10m platform at 7.00pm.


What Team GB are up to later:


Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield have had a week to stew on their fourth place when they team up.  This time nobody will be holding anyone else back as the aim to qualify in the men’s 10m platform competition at 19.00.

Boxing: Joshua Anthony fights much later at 10.45pm in the semi-finals of the men’s super-heavyweight category.  

Day 14 Catch up:


Freddie Evans secured victory in the welterweight division semi-finals. He now goes through to the final.  



In a rough race neither Lisa Dobriskey nor Laura Weightman were able to take a British medal in the women’s 1500m final.


In the men's 4x100m relay the strong British team narrowly missed out on a medal, finishing fourth.


Steven Wilson jumped 5.75m in the men's pole vault final to finish in joint fifth position.


GB’s 4x400m women qualified comfortably for their final, but they'll need to step up the pace if they're to beat one of Russia, USA or Jamaica to a medal. 

The 4x100m men’s team managed to disqualify themselves yet again, this time with a messed handover on the last change.  They crossed the line second in their heat. 

Jo Pavey and Julia Bleasdale finished a credible seventh and eighth in the women's 5000m as the leading non-African runners. 

Canoe sprint:Ed Mckeever powered his way into the men’s kayak single (K1) 200m final as he comfortably won his heat and semi-finals.


Richard Jefferies went through to the men’s canoe single (C1) 200m semi-final but crashed out after a difficult race.

Sophie Hitchon finished eighth in the women's hammer throw final. Her best throw was 69.33m.


Jess Walker progressed in the  women’s kayak (K1) single 200m to tomorrow's final as she came 2nd in her semi-final.

Jon Schofield and Liam Heath looked confident in this morning's heat for the Men's Kayak Double (K2) 200m and and then progressed into Saturday's final as they came runners-up in their semi-final.

Taekwondo: Sarah Stevenson crashed out in the first round of the women’s 67kg, however if conqueror Paige McPherson reaches the final she will be able to fight again in the repêchage for a bronze medal.

Elsewhere Lutalo Muhammad men’s 80kg, who was selected in somewhat controversial circumstances, was defeated in the quarter finals by the Spaniard

 Nicolas Garcia Hemme.


Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell    (pictured right) secured a silver in the men’s 470 after they were unable to beat their Australian rivals.

In the women's 470 Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark also claimed silver as they lost out to New Zealand.


Daniel Fogg came a creditable fifth in the men's 10km swim at Hyde Park, in a grueling race he  was just edged out of the medals in the final lap. 


It’s been a big day for British boxing with Luke Campbell reaching the finals of the men’s bantamweight  where he'll face the Irish fighter John Joe Nevin. However the Olympic are over for  Anthony Ogogo has he lost his middleweight semi-final clash. He secures a bronze medal but it's not the colour he would have wanted.

Rhythmic Gymnastics

Francesca Jones finished twenty-fourth after fiercely competitive qualification and has failed to make the final

Cycling BMX 

Shanaze Reade came fifth in the final of the women's BMX whilst Liam Phillips crashed out in the men's final, although thankfully he wasn't injured.

15:30 Hockey

Team GB(pictured right) helped ease the pain of their semi-final defeat with a 3-1 win over New Zealand to take bronze.

Synchronised Swimming

GB’s women’s team finished sixth in the free routine final of their competition after an innovative performance set to the music of Peter Pan.

10/08/2012 08:34
So proud of all participants in the olympics who show such pride in their sport and their achievments.    If out footballers do not learn lessons from this then we as fans should show our feelings by staying away from the overpaid over-hyped sport.
10/08/2012 09:36

Third in the medal league table – an amazing result, well done team GB. A great example of what can happen to a countries standing when it is willing to invests in its young talent, when it is willing to believe in its own people’s ability to be among the best in the world. We are seeing the results and benefits of our willingness 10 years ago, via lottery and treasury funding, to invest & support sport – If we were willing to do the same for our industry, manufacturing and infrastructure maybe our whole economy could return to its place as the third largest in the world –

day 14 The games have gone so quickly watching others sports besides football  such as athletics dressage gymnastics polo etc  These are Games that I would not even think of watching

10/08/2012 10:48
Jamaica, congrats on coming 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the 200m finals.  XOVA also wants your help to play on the Emerging icons stage at the Olympic park before the end of the games. Go to:​m  log in then opt for register, you will get email to verify, click on this and it will take you back to the site to log in. Search for XOVA click on the picture, then click on the Star to add a like.
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