OLYMPICS LONDON 2012: Team GB schedule – Monday July 30th
By Sportsbeat staff, London 2012
THE AQUATICS Centre takes centre-stage on day four as Tom Daley makes his first appearance of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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Daley, 18, and his diving partner Pete Waterfield will be looking to stake a claim for a medal in the 10 metre synchro and will begin their campaign at 15:00 (BST).
After Rebecca Adlington claimed the first medal of the Games in the pool with her fantastic bronze in the 400m freestyle, Liam Tancock, Robbie Renwick and Gemma Spofforth will all be looking to add to the tally.
Tancock, whose semi-final swim in the 100m backstroke, saw a change in tactics – the Exeter swimmer choosing to save his energy for the backstroke 50m – will be hoping to step up and beat his sixth place in Beijing.
British 100m freestyle record holder Robbie Renwick will be hoping to achieve a personal best to give himself the chance of achieving an unlikely medal against USA’s Ryan Lochte and Germany’s Peter Biedermann.
The last finalist of the night will be Gemma Spofforth – possibly the last of her career as she contemplates retirement – who will be in the women’s 100m backstroke final.
Also in the pool, Joe Roebuck and Robert Pavoni will be looking for better performances when they compete in the heats of the 200m butterfly.
Hannah Miley, who was a finalist in the 400m individual medley, will go again in the 200m individual medley heats, where she will be joined by Sophie Allen.
The last Brits to take to the pool will be Caitlin McClatchley and Rebecca Turner, who will be going in the 200m freestyle heats.
The British men’s gymnastics team event final will be at the Greenwich Dome as Louis Smith will be looking to drive his teammates to a historic Olympic medal.
Teenage Team GB weightlifter Zoe Smith will begin her debut Olympics campaign in the 58kg weightlifting – a change from the 52kg she was originally entered for.
Surprise package in the table tennis Paul Drinkhall will be looking to continue his Olympic adventure as he takes on the eight seed, German Dimitrij Ovtcharov.
However, it could be a bridge too far for the 22-year-old who is ranked 107 in the world.
At Eton Dorney, the rowing heats continue with the men’s four of Pete Reed, Alex Gregory, Andrew Triggs-Hodge and Tom James looking to defend their Olympic title they won in Beijing.
And unbeaten double scullers Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins bid to make history and perhaps claim Team GB’s first-ever Olympic gold medal.
Grainger is also determined to finally bring a midas touch to the water and covert her three silvers into gold.
Also the men’s eight including 40-year-old Olympic veteran Greg Searle, and women’s quad sculls will hope to progress from repachages.
The individual and team eventing competitions continue, with Zara Phillips and co entering the cross country phase at Greenwich Park.
The team of Phillips, Mary King, William Fox-Pitt and Nicola Wilson placed third after the first day of competition.
Ben Ainslie continues his bid for a fourth Olympic gold in the finn class after a good first day on the water at Weymouth.
The women’s handballers continue their Games against Russia at the Copper Box at 15:00 (BST) while Tom Maher’s women take on Canada in Pool B of the basketball at 22:00 (BST).
John Garcia-Thompson and partner Steve Grotowski take on the talented Brazil team at Horse Guards Parade as the beach volleyball preliminary rounds continue.
Sarah Clark and British champion Daniel Williams begin their Olympic campaigns in the -57kg and -73kg categories while Larry Godfrey takes part in the individual archery event at Lord’s in the afternoon.
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