Hounslow fails to make final
Richard Hounslow failed to make the final of the single kayak slalom
There was more disappointment for Team GB in the canoe slalom as Richard Hounslow failed to make the final of the single kayak.
Hounslow recorded a time of 104.30 seconds, which placed him in 12th and outside the top 10 qualifying places.
Weightlifter Jack Oliver recorded a personal best as he managed a lift of 310 - six kilos more than his previous finest - competing in the B group of the men's 77kg category. It was only enough for fourth place out of five lifters but 21-year-old prospect Oliver, from Bexleyheath, achieved his aims coming into London 2012.
Great Britain's men's hockey team escaped with a late 2-2 draw against South Africa after it seemed they would pay dearly for not making the most of their early advantage.
Having taken the lead through Ashley Jackson's penalty corner, they were staring at a defeat two minutes from time only for the East Grinstead midfielder to pop up with the slightest of touches to equalise with his second of the match.
British judo pair Winston Gordon and Sally Conway put on spirited displays but could not prevent their respective second-round exits at ExCel. Gordon dispatched world number 14 Alexandre Emond of Canada in the first round of the under-90kgs category, while Conway beat Carine Ngarlemdana of Chad in their under-70kgs first-round clash.
Team GB were looking to end a 12-year wait for a judo Olympic medal, since Kate Howey won silver in Sydney. However, Gordon went down to Russian Kirill Denisov by the narrowest of margins, a 1-0 score. Conway's chance to progress closer to a medal fight saw her pick up a shido penalty in her defeat to Edith Bosch.
Great Britain's women produced their best handball display of the Olympic Games so far, though still went down to a 30-17 defeat to Brazil in the Copper Box. Their basketball compatriots suffered a third consecutive London 2012 Group B defeat with a 67-61 loss to Russia.
Meanwhile, Great Britain's women's volleyball team put up a brave fight but were beaten in three sets by Italy. The World Cup champions proving that experience and pedigree can be far more valuable than enthusiasm by winning 25-27, 12-25, 12-25.
A brave display by the Great Britain women's basketball team still resulted in defeat for Tom Maher's team with Russia sealing a 67-61 win to reach the quarter-finals. Elsewhere, the Great Britain women's water polo team suffered a 16-3 loss to Australia to leave them propping up the Group B table in their first Olympic campaign.
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