OLYMPICS LONDON 2012: Team GB schedule – Wednesday August 1st
The search for gold continues in earnest for Great Britain today with attention turning back to the cyclists.
GOING FOR GOLD: Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins is one of a few gold medal
opportunities for Team GB today
Bradley Wiggins will be hoping to put the disappointment of Saturday's road race behind him when he jumps back in the saddle for the men's time trial while Lizzie Armistead will be hoping to build on her silver road race medal in the women's event.
And, one for the misty-eyed among us, rower Greg Searle will be hoping to add a third medal to his collection in the men's eight final, 20 years after he won his first - a gold - at Barcelona.
First to get things underway at 9am is Georgina Geikie shoots in the 25m pistol qualification, looking to do better than her 47th place in the 10m Air Pistol.
Also in the morning, Judoka Winston Gordon competes in the -90kg elimination round of 32 at the ExCel, hoping to perform better than many of his teammates; whilst Sally Conway contests the elimination round of 32 in the -70kg category.
Jack Oliver lifts in Group B of the 77 kg weight division at the ExCel at 10am, and later in the day Natasha Purdue competes in Group B of the 69 kg category.
In a busy morning in the pool, Fran Halsall and Amy Williams swim in the heats of the 100m freestyle, Marco Loughran and Chris Walker-Hebborn go in the 200m backstroke heats, James Goddard and Joe Roebuck compete in the 200m individual medley heats and Stacey Tadd races in the 200m breaststroke heats.
Later, Michael Jamieson and Andrew Willis will fight for the medals in the men's 200m breaststroke final while Jemma Lowe will compete in the women's 200m butterfly final.
The men's quad sculls, men's pair and Alan Campbell in the men's single sculls all face semi-finals. The big stories of the day though come with the women's pair of Heather Stanning and Helen Glover, and the men's eight both taking to the water in their respective finals.
10:57 Amy Oliver, Simon Terry and Alan Wills will be hoping to be on target in the 1/32 elimination rounds of their respective individual archery competitions.
Action continues on the coast from midday with Bryony Shaw and Nick Dempsey facing their third and fourth races in the RS:X competitions, Paul Goodison and Alison Young compete in races five and six of their laser contests. The British 49er boat will have to tackle their fifth and sixth races, and there are a further two round robin matches for the Elliott 6m WMR crew.
At 12.30pm, Armitstead and Emma Pooley will go in the women's time trial, with Pooley expected to do well after her silver medal in Beijing and world title in 2010.
Richard Hounslow goes in the men semi final of the K1 kayak at Lee Valley at 2pm.
At 2.10pm fencers Sophie Williams and Louise Bond-Williams are both on piste at ExCel in the individual sabre competition round of 32.
Team GB's male cyclists will go on the hunt for medals at 2.15pm as Wiggins and Chris Froome compete in the individual time trial. Wiggins goes into the event as favourite having won both time trials at the recent Tour de France, with Froome finishing second in both.
At 3pm Nicholas Robinson-Baker and Chris Mears will hope to be in tune as they contest the final of the 3m springboard synchronised diving.
Moving into the evening session, at 4pm, the men's hockey team will take on South Africa at the Riverbank Arena, in a match they should be looking to win if they want to meet the expectations of a medal.
At 4.15pm the women's handball team will be in action against Brazil at the Copper Box.
The women's volleyball side will want to build on their first win against Algeria, when they take on the Italians at Earls Court at 4.45pm.
At the same time in the Basketball Arena, the women's basketball team, still looking for their first victory having gone into the competition so high on confidence, take on Russia.
From 5.30pm, Horse Guards Parade will play host to Great Britain's male beach volleyballers as they go in search of their first win in the competition against Norway.
At 7.40pm, Britain's female water polo players will want to bounce back from an agonising 6-7 defeat to Russia and get a first win under their belt against Australia.
Attention turns to Cardiff's Millennium Stadium at 7.45pm, when Britain's men's footballers will need to avoid defeat to highly-rated Uruguay in order to qualify for the next round following their draw with Senegal and a 3-1 win over the UAE.
At 8.30pm Anthony Joshua fights the Cuban Cotilla Savon in the super heavyweight round of 16, while Luke Campbell takes on Parrinello of Italy at the ExCel.
Back at Wimbledon, Andy Murray and Laura Robson kick off their mixed doubles campaign against the Czech pair of Lucie Hradecka and Radek Stepanek.
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