OLYMPICS LONDON 2012: Team GB schedule – Tuesday August 7th
By Sportsbeat staff, London 2012
JASON Kenny stormed to Olympic gold number three again and all eyes will be on the Velodrome as history is set to be made – again.
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Sir Chris Hoy is the favourite and defending champion in the men’s keirin – a win would see the great Scot bow out of Olympic competition with a record six gold medals.
‘Queen’ Victoria Pendleton competes in the semi-finals, and hopefully final, of the women’s sprint – which will be the final event of her illustrious and record-breaking career. The 31-year-old will call it a day at the end of the Games.
And in Hyde Park, Team GB’s greatest brothers battle it out to top the podium in the men’s triathlon. Will it be Alistair or Jonny who triumphs?
Laura Bechtolsheimer, Richard Davison, Charlotte Dujardin and Carl Hester ride in the dressage individual grand prix special, and also in the team event.
The morning session sees heats and qualification round for numerous Team GB athletes.
Goldie Sayers starts her javelin campaign, has her elbow ligament healed sufficiently to let her throw to her full potential?
Britain’s three 110 metre hurdles competitors begin their medal quests. Can Andrew Pozzi or Lawrence Clarke out do veteran Commonwealth champion, Andy Turner?
And after off-field controversy threatened to stain his Olympic preparations, Phillips Idowu will finally break cover and jump competitively.
Following their impressive 10,000m performances, can Jo Pavey and Julia Bleasdale carry their form into the 5,000m heats? Barbara Parker also races, following her first round exit in the 300m steeplechase.
The men’s 200m also gets under way as Usain Bolt puts his 100m celebrations behind him and begins his second Olympic title defence. Christian Malcolm and James Ellington will also battle it out to qualify from their heats.
Laura Trott made an impressive start to her campaign for double gold as she led the omnium standings at the half way stage. The fourth race of the omnium is the 3km individual pursuit, and being part of the world record breaking Olympic gold winning team pursuit team, Trott will hope to do well in the event.
The morning session also sees the men’s keirin first round, with reigning world champion Sir Chris Hoy going for a British record sixth gold medal.
10.28 CANOE SPRINT
Rachel Hawthorn and our women’s kayak double race over 500m in the K1 and K2 canoe sprint respectively.
The Brownlee brothers are the standout favourites for gold and silver in the men’s triathlon, with older brother Alistair the superior racer of the two.
There’s plenty of action in Weymouth as usual. The men and women’s 470 crews race in their ninth and tenth, and seventh and eighth races respectively.
Nick Dempsey and Bryony Shaw will contest the medal race in the men’s and women’s RS:X competitions.
And the Elliott 6m WMR crew are into knockout sailing now, with their first and second quarter-final races.
15.00 SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING
Jenna Randall and Olivia Federici qualified in ninth place for the duets finals, and they could improve on that when medals are at stake in the final round.
Nineteen-year-old Sam Oldham, already a bronze medallist in the team event, competes in the high bar final. The Nottingham-born gymnast will be aiming to perform better than he did in the team final, where he slipped from the bar.
Can Beth Tweddle turn no Olympic medals into two in the space of twenty four hours? The uneven bars has been a world champion on the floor and she could find herself with two podium finishes if she matches her uneven bars performance.
There are a possible three gold medals on offer for Great Britain in the velodrome as the track cycling at London 2012 comes to an end.
Laura Trott faces the 10km scratch race, and the 500m time trial as the final two events in the women’s omnium. She leads overnight and is the reigning world champion.
Victoria Pendleton competes in the semi-finals and hopefully final of the women’s sprint. She faces Germany’s Kristina Vogel in her semi, with a potential grudge match against her nemesis, Anna Meares in the final.
Sir Chris Hoy is the favourite and defending champion in the men’s keirin.
18.20 WATER POLO
Team GB’s men face Russia in the 5-8 classification matches, still looking for their first win of the tournament.
Robbie Grabarz qualified in first position for the men’s high jump final and will have high hopes of at least a medal in the Olympic stadium.
Shara Proctor will be looking to qualify for the final of the women’s long jump as she competes in Group A of the qualifying round.
Tiffany Porter safely navigated her heat on return from injury. She will need to push harder in her 100m semi-final if she wants to make the final.
Having left it late to qualify for the men’s discus final, Lawrence Okoye ended up qualifying fourth, and the man with the fourth longest throw of the year will be hopeful he can put everything together on the night and push for a medal.
Andrew Osagie has targeted a place in the 800m final, so he will have to perform well in his semi-final if that is to be the case.
Great Britain’s men face tough opposition in Spain, as the look to qualify for the semi-finals in their final Pool A match. A draw would guarantee qualification, but going out aiming for a draw against a Spain team that need a win to qualify would be very dangerous.
Andrew Selby and Freddie Evans both have quarter-final fights that, should they win, will guarantee medal. Selby, in the welterweight division, takes on Cuba’s Ramirez Carranaza, and welterweight Evans fights Custio Clayton of Canada.
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