OLYMPICS LONDON 2012: Team GB schedule – Thursday August 9th
By Sportsbeat staff, London 2012
YESTERDAY was a fairly forgettable day for Great Britain after failing to improve the London 2012 Olympics medal tally.
SPLITTING UP: Great Britain's dressage trio took gold in the team event but will be hoping to hold their own in the individual rounds
However, Keri-Anne Payne could help to improve Team GB's hopes of holding on to thrid place in the table as she competes in the 10k open water.
And after triumphing in the team dressage, Carl Hester, Charlotte Dujardin and Laura Bechtolscheimer go their separate ways in the individual event, there could be another medal flurry on the cards.
10.15 CANOE SPRINT – Rachel Cawthorn paddles for a medal in the K1 500m A final and the women’s K2 500m crew race in their B final for the minor placings.
10.30 TAEKWONDO – Jade Jones and Martin Stamper will be fighting in the ExCel as Britain’s interest in the taekwondo begins.
Jones fights in the women’s -57kg category with Stamper in the men’s -68kg.
Each competition is over in one day so if they want to win gold they’ll have a long and tiring day ahead of them.
11.35 ATHLETICS – Great Britain’s men are in action in the Men's 4x400m relay heats as they look to get closer to a gold medal.
12.00-onwards RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS – The individual and team all-round qualifiers begin today. After all the heartache and controversy of just getting to the games, can Frankie Jones (Individual), Georgina Cassar, Lynne Hutchison, Jade Faulkner, Francesca Fox, Louisa Pouli, Rachel Smith (Group) make an impact at London 2012?
12.00 SWIMMING MARATHON – Keri-Anne Payne, silver medallist from Beijing and reigning world champion, swims for gold in the women’s 10km marathon in the Serpentine.
12.30 EQUESTRIAN – The dressage riders – Carl Hester, Charlotte Dujardin and Laura Bechtolscheimer are in action again and, after their team gold on Tuesday, they compete now for individual medals at Greenwich Park.
13.00 SAILING – Great Britain’s men race in the 470 class medal race. With Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell already assured of a silver medal, they could overturn the four point deficit to the Australian crew and grab gold.
13.00-onwards FREESTYLE WRESTLING – Olga Butkevych competes in the 55kg women’s freestyle event. Like most combat sports the competition will be done and dusted in a day.
14.30 WATER POLO – Great Britain’s women are in action for the final time in the Water Polo Arena, playing off against Italy for seventh and eighth places.
15.00 SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING – The team technical routines take place in the Aquatics Centre, with Team GB looking to get off to a good start and finish in the top ten.
15.00 CYCLING BMX – Team GB’s Liam Phillips, having just recovered from a broken collarbone sustained in May’s world championships, will hope to be racing in the quarter-finals today.
16.30 BOXING – Second seed Nicola Adams is guaranteed a silver medal but will be looking for gold in her final women’s fly bout against top seed Cancan Ren of China.
19.30 ATHLETICS – Lynsey Sharp is Great Britain’s sole representative in the women’s 800m semi-finals.
In the men’s equivalent race, Andrew Osagie has achieved his aim of a place in the final but will be hoping to go one further and win a medal in a race likely to be won by world record holder, Kenya’s David Rudisha.
20.00 HOCKEY – Following the tense draw against Spain in their final Pool A match, Team GB’s men will be hoping to steer clear of umpiring controversy in their semi-final tie with the Netherlands. The Dutch side qualified top of Pool B with a 100 percent record and will go into the game as favourites against a British side making their first Olympic semi-final appearance since they won gold back in 1988.
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