Australian duo clinch 49er gold
Australia's 49er team of Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen picked up the country's fifth gold of London 2012
Australia's Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen won their country's fifth gold of London 2012 by completing victory in the sailing 49er class.
The pair's success was a formality and they eased home with a fourth-place finish in the medal race at Weymouth. New Zealand's Peter Burling and Blair Tuke were assured of silver but Denmark's Allan Norregaard and Peter Lang produced a late burst to secure bronze ahead of final race winners Austria and Great Britain.
Norway's Eirik Veras Larsen triumphed in the men's 1,000m K1. Germany's Sebastian Brendel, took the men's 1,000m C1 title, with David Cal Figueroa of Spain second and Canada's Mark Oldershaw third. In the men's 1,000m kayak double, Hungary's Rudolf Dombi and Roland Kokeny won gold, while the Hungarian team won the women's 500m kayak four.
Meanwhile, Switzerland's Steve Guerdat won the individual showjumping gold medal at Greenwich Park. China completed a clean sweep of the table tennis gold medals for the second successive Olympics with victory in the men's team event at ExCeL.
Holland's women reached the final of their hockey tournament with a dramatic penalty shoot-out win over New Zealand. Hungary reached the semi-finals of the men's handball with an equally exciting 34-33 defeat of the much-fancied Iceland after double extra time. They were joined in the last four by defending champions France, who edged out Spain 23-22.
Brazil beat rivals Argentina 3-0 and Italy saw off the United States by the same score at Earls Court to advance to the men's volleyball semi-finals. In the basketball quarter-finals, Lithuania went down 83-74 to Russia. Montenegro and Serbia claimed places in the last four of the men's water polo with wins over Spain and Australia respectively.
At the Olympic Stadium, Ethiopia's Dejen Gebremeskel and Yenew Alamirew led the way in the men's 5,000m heats. Azerbaijain's Hayle Ibrahimov and Isiah Kiplangat Koech of Kenya were one and two ahead of 10,000m champion Mo Farah. American Alysia Johnson Montano qualified fastest for the women's 800m semi-finals, going through in front of Pamela Jelimo of Kenya and South Africa's former world champion Caster Semenya.
Back at ExCeL, outsider Lee Daehoon of South Korea set up a final with top-seeded Spaniard Joel Gonzalez Bonilla in the men's -58kg taekwondo. China's Wu Jingyu successfully defended her under-49kg Olympic flyweight taekwondo title with victory over veteran Spaniard Brigitte Yague Enrique at ExCeL.
In the wrestling, Japan's Hitomi Obara came from behind to beat Mariya Stadnyk of Azerbaijan two rounds to one to claim gold in the 48kg freestyle. Defending champion Carol Huynh of Canada had to settle for bronze this time after losing out in the semi-finals. The other bronze medal available went to American Clarissa Chun.
Elsewhere, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh of the United States have won gold in the all-American final of the women's beach volleyball at Horse Guards Parade.
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