OLYMPICS LONDON 2012 LIVE: Games day 13 – August 8th
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22.02: So, it's been a disappointing day on the track for Great Britain, with no medals and a few surprises in qualifying. There's been no medals for Team GB day - the first day since the opening one that that has happened - but let's hope tomorrow is different when we look to take medals in sailing, equestrian and much more.
That's all for tonight then, do join us tomorrow for more action from the London Olympics 2012.
DISAPPOINTING: Monique Gladding (pictured) and Stacie Powell are only reserves for the 10m platform diving semi-finals after failing to produce in the qualifying round
21.48: ATHLETICS - Meryvn Luckwell fouls on his second throw in the men's javelin throw qualifying and so his first distance, 74.09m, is currently his furthest and puts him in 14th overall - outside the 12 qualifying positions.
21.41: HOCKEY - Argentina halt Team GB's hockey gold hunt in semi-final
21.32: BOXING - Later this evening, Thomas Stalker faces Munkh-Erdene Uranchimeg in a quarter-final of the men's lightwelter. Stalker is third seed and will be hoping to progress to the semi-finals and guarantee a medal.
21.29: DIVING - Moinque Gladding and Stacie Powell finish 19th and 20th respectively in the women's platform preliminary qualifying with scores of 301.45 and 287.30 - just missing out on the top 18 qualifying places. They will both be reserves for the next stage.
UNLUCKY: Team GB's women lose 2-1 to Argentina in their hockey semi-final at the Riverbank Arena
21.24: HOCKEY - It's all over in the women's semi-final against Argentina and Great Britain have lost 2-1, despite a valiant battle in the second half. They will place in the bronze medal match on Friday against New Zealand.
21.22: ATHLETICS - In the women's long jump final, Shara Proctor finishes ninth with a distance of 6.55m and she'll be disappointed as that's far below her PB of 6.95m.
21.20: ATHLETICS - Mervyn Luckwell throws 74.09m on his first javelin qualifying effort and he currently sits 13th. Still two more throws to go each.
21.17 ATHLETICS - Lawrence Clarke narrowly misses a medal in the men's 110m hurdles final as he comes in fourth in 13.39 seconds. His aim ahead of the games was the semi-final so he must be pleased with his performance.
21.15: HOCKEY - Great Britain pull a goal back and are 2-1 down with five minutes to go in their semi-final against Argentina.
21.09: ATHLETICS - Lawrence Clarke is up next in the men's 110m Hurdles final after qualifying as fastest loser from the semi-finals earlier. It's a great achievement for the 22-year-old to get to his first Olympic final.
21.03: HOCKEY - Great Britain's women still trail 2-0 to Argentina in the semi-final and there's just less than 20 minutes left for them to do something about it.
20.56: DIVING - With one dive left to go, Gladding and Powell are both outside of the qualification places. Gladding sits 20th with a score of 233.95 and Powell is 21st with 216.90.
MALCOLM OUT: Team GB's Christian Malcolm fails to make the final of the men's 200 metres
20.51: ATHLETICS - Shara Proctor throws 6.37m on her third attempt and now sits ninth overall thanks to her furthest distance of 6.55m. She has three more jumps to change things.
20.46: ATHLETICS - Mervyn Luckwell is in action in the men's javelin throw qualifying, when each of the competitors will get three attempts. The automatic qualifying mark is 82.00 but the top 12 will qualify if they don't reach that target distance.
20.42: ATHLETICS: - Shara Proctor fouls on her second attempt in the long jump final and her first measurement of 6.55m sees her sitting down in eighth currently.
20.39: HOCKEY - It's half time now in the semi-final and Great Britain trail 2-0 to Argentina. They will have to turn this around quickly if they want to reach the final.
20.33: HOCKEY - Great Britain fall 2-0 behind against Argentina in the women's semi-final just before the half time break and it will be a battle to turn this one around - even with Kate Middleton in the crowd watching and cheering them on.
The second goal was scored by Rebecchi and Sportsbeat reporter Tom Reynolds says: "GB women haven't turned up in first half and going to be a long way back from goal just minutes before break"
The winners of this semi-final will face the Netherlands after they won a penalty shoot-out earlier in their game against New Zealand.
20.31: ATHLETICS - Christian Malcolm finishes his 200m in third place with a time of 20.51 seconds. Unfortunately that's not quick enough to get him into the final.
20.24: DIVING - After three dives, Gladding is still 14th with 194.80 points and Powell has moved up the rankings to 21st on 168.90 points. The top 18 will qualify for the next round so with two more dives, Powell still has time.
20.19: ATHLETICS - Shara Proctor jumps 6.55m on her first attempt in the long jump final. She currently stands fifth and has five more jumps to improve on that.
TWO THROUGH: Lisa Dobriskey checks the scoreboard to make sure she is through to the women's 1500 metre final alongside Weightman
20.12: SAILING - Great Britain appealed earlier against their 3-2 loss in the quarter-finals of the Elliott 6m WMR class but it has been rejected and so the win for Russia stands.
20.06: HOCKEY - Great Britain's women go 1-0 down to Argentina after six minutes in the hockey and it will be an interesting match now.
20.05: ATHLETICS - Shara Proctor is kicking off her bid for a gold medal in the women's long jump final. Each athlete will get six attemps to jump.
20.04: HOCKEY - Great Britain's semi-final against Argentina is now underway!
20.01: ATHLETICS: Laura Weightman finishes in seventh in her women's 1,500m semi-final with a time of 4:02.99, which is a PB. And it's enough to get her into the final as one of the fastest losers.
19.57: The Chinese have completed a clean sweep in the table tennis - incredible!
19.56: DIVING - After the second round of dives, Gladding sits in 14th with a score of 126.00 while Powell's low score for her second dive sees her down in 25th with 96.90. Still three more dives to go.
19.54: ATHLETICS - In the next women's 1,500m semi-final, Laura Weightman will attempt to qualify for a place in the final alongside Dobriskey.
19.52: ATHLETICS - And Lisa Dobriskey finishes fourth in a time of 4:05.35 minutes to qualify automatically for the final! But Hannah England drops off towards the end and comes in ninth with a time of 4:06.35 so won't progress to the last stage.
19.47: ATHLETICS - And they are underway in the first women's 1,500m semi-final...
19.44: DIVING - Powell recieves a low score of 29.70 when her second dive goes wrong and she's at the bottom of the standings for now. Gladding currently sits in equal 12th and there's three dives yet.
FINALIST: 22-year-old Lawrence Clarke qualifies for the men's 110m hurdles final
19.41: ATHLETICS - Next up, Lisa Dobriskey and Hannah England go head to head in the women's 1,500m semi-final next, followed by Laura Weightman in the second semi-final.
19.34: ATHLETICS - Lawrence Clarke qualifies for the men's 110m hurdles final as fastest loser - the final will be later tonight so let's hope he follow up his earlier PB of 13.31 seconds with a good performance.
ALL SMILES: Robbie Grabarz celebrates the bronze medal he won in the men's high jump final during today's medal ceremony
19.26: ATHLETICS - Andrew Turner runs in the second 110m semi-final and clocks 13.42 seconds, finishing fourth and also outside of the automatic qualiftication spots. He won't be progressing to the final.
19.18: ATHLETICS - Lawrence Clarke sets a PB of 13.31 seconds in the men's 110m hurdles but finishes third so doesn't qualify automatically. He'll have to wait until the other semi-finals are complete to see if he can make it into the final.
19.10: DIVING - Powell and Gladding both score 67.20 for their first dive so they are currently sat in equal sixth position. There's four dives remaining.
19.02: ATHLETICS - The action is gettnig underway now at the Olympic Stadium and representing Great Britain first are Lawrence Clarke and Andrew Turner in the men's 110m hurdles semi-finals.
18.56: HOCKEY - There's just an hour until Great Britain's women take on Argentina in their semi-final match.
18.49: BASKETBALL - It has been tough for Spain but they have eventually seen of France 66-59 and advance to the semi-finals of the men's basketball tournament.
18.40: DIVING - Next up we've got the women's 10 platform preliminary rounds, where Monique Gladding and Stacie Powell will be hoping to progress to the next round.
18.36: So there's no medals for Team GB today but we have got a guaranteed silver - or maybe even gold - as Nicola Adams progresses to the women's lightweight boxing final.
18.21: SAILING - Wait just a minute, there is a protest from Team GB regarding the women's match-race with Russia from earlier today. Russia won 3-2 but the protest is in relation to the fourth race which the Russian's won by the equivalent of a sailing nose. Great Britain are claiming they won that race as there spinnaker (reaches for my sailing handbook) was over the line first.
Watch this space for an update...
18.13: BMX CYCLING - Liam Phillips is satisfied with his opening his London 2012 Olympic campaign.
18.00: ATHLETICS - Just a reminder that Daniel Awde has pulled out of the decathlon with a knee injury and so will not be competing in any further events.
17.46: There's not much action for Great Britain at the moment but it's set to be a busy evening: we've got women's 10m platform diving from 19.00, along with lots of athletics and also a hockey semi final as Team GB takes on Argetina in their women's semi-final.
17.36: HOCKEY - It's the Netherlands who are through 3-1 on penalties in the first ever hockey penalty shoot-out at the Olympic Games.
17.34: HOCKEY - I like this hockey penalty shoot-out system. 23 metres out, eight seconds to score and as many swings of the stick as you like. FIFA are you watching?
17.28: HOCKEY - Our first semi-final of the day has gone to penalties. Not going to lie, I have never seen this before.
17.21: BASKETBALL - Interesting news concerning one of the Olympic venues, British basketball side the Milton Keynes Lions are to be rebranded as the London Lions and will play at the Copper Box Arena.
PEDAL POWER: Great Britain's Liam Phillips finishes 12th in the seeding phase of the men's BMX competition
17.03: HOCKEY - At the Riverbank Arena the women's semi-final between the Netherlands and New Zealand has gone to extra-time after the match finished 2-2 in normal time. Team GB face Argentina later today to decide the other finalist.
16.59: SAILING - Bad news from Weymouth I'm afraid. Team GB have lost out in the match-racing decider against Russia and are out at the quarter-final stage.
16.39: BMX CYCLING - The seeding phase has now been completed and Liam Phillips finishes in a respectable 12th.
OUT OF THE MEDALS: Team GB finish fifth in the 49ers medal race at Weymouth and miss out
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16.24: SAILING - Russia just pip Great Britain to level the score at 2-2 and it goes to a decider.
16.21: EQUESTRIAN - Confirmation that Nick Skelton and Big Star finished in equal fifth position.
16.11: SAILING - In the women's match event, the fourth contest is underway between Team GB and Russia with the host nation currently leading 2-1.
16.09: BMX CYCLING: Team GB's Liam Phillips has finished his time trial in 38.719 seconds to currently sit fourth.
15.53: EQUESTRIAN - So close for Nick Skelton but Big Star hits one fence and they four faults cost him a medal.
15.50: EQUESTRIAN - Here we go, it's all down to Nick Skelton and Big Star...
15.40: SAILING - Great Britain win the third of their five Elliott 6m WMR Knockout matches to take the lead 2-1 overall against the Russians. The final two races are to come this afternoon.
READE'S READY: Team GB's Shanaze Reade finishes fifth after the seeding round of the women's BMX
15.30: BMX CYCLING - Shanaze Reade has finished fifth in the time trials, clocking 39.368 seconds. Caroline Buchanan of Australia leads with a time of 38.434 seconds and this determines the order for the semi-finals.
15.27: EQUESTRIAN - Ben Maher picks up four jumping penalty points in his final round b jump and so, with eight penalty points collected over the two rounds, he sits currently in equal third position.
Nick Skelton and Scott Brash, who both jumped clear rounds in round A will take their turns in the areana shortly.
15.15: SAILING - Great Britain's women are leading againt Russia in the third race of their quarter-final as they pass the second mark. Victory here would put them 2-1 ahead overall in a best of five quarter-final.
15.05: CYCLING BMX - Shanaze Reade sets the quickest time so far of 39.368 seconds. But she's only the third rider out and will have to wait until all 16 have gone before she knows her final standing for the semi-finals.
14.55: CYCLING BMX - Also starting soon we have the women's BMX Seeding Run from 15.00, in which Shanaze Reade will be competing. The times set in this trial will determine the running order for the upcoming semi-finals.
14.50: SAILING - There's more action from Weymouth this afternoon as Great Britain's women - Kate MacGregor, Lucy MacGregor and Annie Lush - compete in the first of their three Elliott 6m WMR knockout quarter-final matches today. The first one gets underway any time now and they are currently tied 1-1 with the Russians.
14.43: SAILING - Great Britain's team of Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark have finished second 470 race ten, improving on their eight position earlier in the day. They sit in second overall in the standings, behind the pair from New Zealand.
14.36: EQUESTRIAN: In just under 20 minutes we'll be back under way at Greenwich Park, where Nick Skelton, Scott Brash and Ben Maher are all in action in the jumping individual final round B. They will be looking for more more medals to add to the gold they won in the jumping team event just a couple of days ago - a first for 60 years.
14.30: Overall in the medal table, Great Britain remain in third. We've won 22 golds, 13 silver and 13 bronze medals and that total of 48 beats our acheivements in Beijing.
China top the table with 73 medals and USA are in second with 71.
NUMBER ONE: Nicola Adams beats India's Mery Kom to earn a place in the final and fight for gold
14.18: SAILING - It's looking good for our women's 470 crew in race ten of their competition. They are second in the race after four marks, and the Kiwi boat that currently lead the overall standings are way down in 16th place. If it stays this way until the finish line the British boat would be level on points with the New Zealand crew, but the antipodeans would still lead by virtue of more race wins.
CLEAR ROUND: Nick Skelton jumps a clear round to sail into round B of the jumping individual final
13.56: BOXING - Adams has extended her lead after the third round and leads 8-4 with just one round to go.
13.53: BOXING - Adams leads the Indian 5-2 at the half way point of their bout.
13.43: BOXING - Britain's Nicola Adams has just walked into the ring to fight Hmantge of India in the flyweight semi-final.
13.36: EQUESTRIAN - Individual show jumping favourite Nick Skelton has just ridden a penalty free round that was also inside the time limit. All three of our riders have qualified for round B of the final this afternoon.
13.30: SAILING - The deficit proved too large for the 49er boys to overturn. They finish the final race in fifth position, which is where they all ended up in the overall standings, ten points behind the bronze medal winning Danish crew.
13.19: SAILING - It's very tight in the final men's 49er race. After the fourth mark, Team GB are 30s behind Austria, the team they need to beat to secure bronze.
13.14: SAILING - Britain's women's 470 crew have sailed to eighth place in the ninth race of their competition.
13.11: ATHLETICS - Read more on how Lynsey Sharp made the cut for 800m semi-finals.
13.06: EQUESTRIAN: Scott Brash jumps a clear run on Hello Sanctos and so is joint top in Round A of the individual jumping final and will definitely qualify for round B, which is later on today.
Great Britain have two more show jumpers to come - Nick Skelton and Ben Maher.
13.03: ATHLETICS - It's bad news for Daniel Awde fans I'm afraid. The Team GB decathlete has been forced to pull out of the event after the knee injury he picked up in the long jump has proved too painful to continue.
12.56: SAILING - The men's 49er crew are about to hit the water in pursuit of a bronze medal. They sit in fifth place going into the medal race but still harbour hopes of overturning the six point deficit to the Danish boat.
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12.35: ATHLETICS - Steve Lewis has qualified for the final of the pole vault with just one vault, clearing 5.50m at the first attempt.
12.33: ATHLETICS - Sophie Hitchon is definitely in the women's hammer final, her new British record throw of 71.98m was enough for tenth place in qualifying.
14.24: ATHLETICS - Daniel Awde has slipped down to 19th in the decathlon standings after two events.
Hitchon still lies ninth in the hammer qualifying with only five people left to have their final throw, it's now looking good for the 21 year old British record holder.
RELAXED: Daniel Awde sees the funny side after another no jump in the long jump decathlon
12.14: EQUESTRIAN - Scott Brash, Ben Maher and Nick Skelton are in action at Greenwich Park for Team GB in the individual show jumping event. Nick Skelton goes into the event as favourite, can our equestrian team deliver another gold medal this afternoon?
12.13: SAILING - Great Britain's women are out on the water in the ninth race of the 470 class. Team GB are currently second overall in the standings, just three points behind the New Zealand boat.
12.10: ATHLETICS - Lynsey Sharp, our sole representative in the women's 800m finishes second in her heat and qualifies automatically for the semi-finals with a time of 2:01.54s.
12.05: ATHLETICS - Steve Lewis has passed at 5.60m, he is clearly feeling good and lies in equal fifth place in Group A. Will he jump again at 5.65m?
Hitchon is now down to ninth in the hammer qualifying. It will be touch and go whether she makes the final.
12.03: ATHLETICS - Awde was well behind the board with that effort, and more worryingly he had strapping around his left knee, let's hope it's nothing too serious.
12.00: ATHLETICS - Daniel Awde records a jump of 6.83m with his final attempt. Way down on his PB of 7.47 that was set this year but he needed to be safe and make sure he recorded a score of some description.
His jump gives him 774 points, and a total after two events of 1700 points. A disappointing follow up to his briliant start to the morning.
SOLO PURSUIT: Britain's Nick McCormick finishes down the field of his 5000m heat in 12th
11.51: ATHLETICS - The women's hammer Group B has started and so far three women have thrown further than Sophie Hitchon with six athletes left to go in their first round, pushing her down to eighth. If she falls any furhter than 12th then the Brit won't make the final.
11.38: ATHLETICS - Daniel Awde has fouled his second jump in the decathlon long jump as well. With just one jump remaining things are getting desperate for the Brit.
11.36: ATHLETICS - Steve Lewis has cleared his opening height of 5.50m at the first attempt.
MO GOT THE LOVE: Mo Farah shows his love for the crowd after qualifying for the 5000 metre final
11.26: ATHLETICS - Daniel Awde has had a foul in the opening round of the decathlon long jump competition.
Elsewhere in the decathlon, former world record holder Roman Sebrle has had to pull out of the games with injury.
11.23: ATHLEICS - Nick McCormick fails to join Mo Farah in the 5000m final, finishing 12th in the second heat with a time of 13:25.70s.
HAMMER BLOW: Sophie Hitchon sets new British record but faces wait to hear of qualification
11.00: ATHLETICS - Mo Farah qualifies for the final of the 5000m, the dream of double gold is still on.
Farah finished third is his heat with a time of 13:26.00, the top five qualify automatically so it was never in doubt.
10.56: ATHLETICS - Sophie Hitchon fouled her second throw in the hammer qualifying round but then launches a new British record with her final throw. The mark of 71.98m, 0.37m further than her own previous mark, puts her fifth in the Group A qualifying. She hasn't qualified automatically so will have to wait for Group B to throw to see if she qualifies as one of the top twelve throwers.
Whatever happens though she can be very pleased with her efforts this morning.
DEJECTED: Tim Brabants finishes eighth and fails to defend his Olympic title in the men'sK1 1000m sprint final
10.51: CANOE SPRINT - Great Britain's women have finished fifth in the K4 500m sprint with a time of 1:33.055 minutes. Hungary take gold in 1:30.827 minutes.
10.44: ATHLETICS - 10000m hero from Saturday night, Mo Farah, returns to the track now in heat one of the 5000m. Could this be the first race of an historic long distance double?
10.38: ATHLETICS - Great Britain's Daniel Awde wins his heat of the decathlon 100m with a new PB of 10.71s, taking a massive 0.13s off his previous best. At the end of the first event of the decathlon, Awde lies in 7th place with 926 points.
10.29: ATHLETICS - Steve Lewis has passed at the opening two heights of 5.20m and 5.35m in the men's pole vault qualifying. Having recently set a new PB of 5.82m, Lewis will be hopeful of clearing the automatic qualifying height of 5.70m.
10.22: ATHLETICS - Blackburn's Sophie Hitchon has thrown the hammer out to 67.21m with her first attempt. The automatic qualifying mark is set at 73m so she will need to improve if she wants to guaranee her place in the final.
10.05: ATHLETICS - Field events dominate proceedings in the Olympic stadium this morning with Britons Steve Lewis and Sophie Hitchon competing in the men's pole vault and wommen's hammer qualifiers respectively.
Later on in the morning we see Daniel Awde begin his decathlon campaign with the 100m and shot put. We also have Mo Farah returning to the track in the 5000m heats, with Nick McCormick also competing for Team GB. Finally, the controversially selected Lynsey Sharp is in action in the women's 800m.
10.01: CANOE SPRINT - Bad news to start off the day unfortunately, although not completely unexpected news it must be said.
Tim Brabants, Beijing gold medallist, has failed to defend his K1 1000m title, finishing last in the final with a time of 3:34.833.
Richard Jefferies was also in action this morning in the B final of the C1 1000m. Jefferies, who will race later in the week over his preferred distance of just 200m, came in a distant seventh with a time of 4:42.992.
10.00: Good morning all, after another eight medals yesterday can Team GB keep them coming today?
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