OLYMPICS LONDON 2012 LIVE: Games day five – July 31st
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- SWIMMING: Michael Phelps becomes the most decorated Olympian ever with a gold and a silver in the evening's swimming session
21.57: Looking ahead to tomorrow's schedule there are certainly a few chances for gold. Bradley Wiggins and Emma Pooley are strong contenders in the men's and women's individual time trials and we've got three boats in finals at Eton Dorney, with Helen Glover and Heather Stanning in the women's pair our best chance.
In the evening we have Michael Jamieson and Andrew Willis both going in the 200m breaststroke final, they qualified first and third respectively so must be considered possibilities for gold as well.
But that's for tomorrow, until then, goodnight.
21.51: That was an eventful evening I would say. Michael Phelps becomes the most decorated Olympian of all time, Team GB beat Brazail at Wembley and a British record is set in the pool.
Earlier in the day we saw the equestrian team earn Team GB's second silver medal with a fine perormance in the team eventing, whilst there was another win for our women's hockey team over South Korea.
Still no gold forthcoming though, will Wednesday be the day for it?
21.33: FOOTBALL - They've done it, Team GB have beaten Brazil at Wembley thanks to a first half goal from Steph Houghton. They have a 100% record in the group, winning all three games and now go on to play Canada in the next round on Friday.
It was a dominant victory as well, they weren't hanging on, they were on top for the whole match.
21.29: VOLLEYBALL - Great Britain's men succumb to Australia in straight sets at Earls Court, losing in straight sets 25-15, 25-18, 25-20.
21.27: FOOTBALL - There are four minutes to go at Wembley and Team GB are on the verge of a momentous victory. Could this be a turning point for women's football in Britain?
G.O.A.T.?: Phelps collects his 18th and 19th Olympic medals to become the greatest Olympian of all time.
21.13: VOLLEYBALL - Team GB are on the verge of losing against the Austrialians at Earls Court as they trail 2-0 in sets and are 19-12 down in the third.
21.12: FOOTBALL - Britain are still on top at Wembley and maintain their 1-0 lead with 20 minutes to go.
21.05: SWIMMING - Michael Phelps is now officially the most decorated Olympian ever. The USA team destroy the field in the 4x200m freestyle relay with Phelps performing the celebratory lap of honour on the final leg to finish in 6:59.7, 3.07 seconds ahead of France in second.
The part man, part fish, part speedboat has now accumulated a staggering 19 Olympic medals, 15 of which are gold.
Breat Britain were in the race too, finishing sixth in 7:09.65.
GROUNDBREAKING: Stephanie Houghton celebrates goal against Brazil, can they win?
20.57: FOOTBALL - Penalty to Team GB as Eniola Aluko has her heels clipped as she is clean through on goal. Kelly Smith has her penalty saved by Andreia though. Diving to her left she gets a strong hand to the ball, however she is well clear of her goalline when Smith strikes the ball.
The score remains at 1-0, can Britain see it out for a famous victory?
20.51: SWIMMING - Hannah Miley finishes seventh in the final of the 200m individual medley in a time of 2:11.29. The real story of the race though is Ye Shiwen, the 16 year old wins her second medley gold of the games with another Olympic record of 2:07.57.
20.48: VOLLEYBALL - Our men are currently trailing Australia 22-18 in the second set and look as though they're about to go two sets down.
PROPULSION: Jemma Lowe powers herself into tomorrow's final of the women's 200m butterfly.
20.37: TENNIS - Watson loses 6-3 6-2 to Maria Kirilenko of Russia, leaving Andy Murray in the familiar position of being the sole remaining Brit in competition at Wimbledon.
20.33: SWIMMING - Records are going all over the place at the Aquatics centre. Andrew Willis set an English record this morning in the 200m breaststroke and has just set a new one in the second semi final with 2:08.47 to finish second.
Jamieson and Willis qualify in first and third for the 200m breaststroke final, would it be greedy and presumptuous to say we could expect a medal from that final?
20.31: FOOTBALL - It's half time at Wembley and Team GB have to be pleased with their efforts as they lead Brazil 1-0 with Steph Houghton's well taken goal.
20.27: SWIMMING - Michael Jamieson is having a very good day indeed. He broke the British record for 200m breaststroke in the heats this morning and has now smashed it again it his semi final. He swam 2:08.96 this morning then knocked 0.76 seconds off that this evening to record a time of 2:08.20 in winning his semi final.
Unless everyone in the second semi final, including Britain's Andrew Willis, beats his time then he will be in the final.
20.25: VOLLEYBALL - Team GB's men have lost the first set 25-15 to Australia in their pool match at Earls Court.
20.23: TENNIS - It's almost all over for Heather Watson, she's serving at 4-1 down in the second set and it looks like it's going to be Russia 2 - 0 GB in today's singles ecnounters.
20.10: SWIMMING - Britain's Jemma Lowe finishes fifth in the second semi final of the 200m butterfly with a time of 2:07.37, enough to scrape into the final in eighth place.
19.59: SWIMMING - Michael Phelps is now the joint most decorated Olympian ever with a total of 18 medals, his 18th was not a gold though, even though it should have been.
The South African swimmer, Chad le Clos steals the 200m butterfly gold from Phelps in the final stroke as Phelps misjudged his finish and glided in, losing by 0.05 seconds in the end.
19.55: TENNIS - Heather Watson loses the first set 6-3 on Court One. She got one of the breaks back against Kirilenko but the Russian had just built up too much of a lead.
19.50: SWIMMING - Caitlin McClatchey finishes seventh in the 200m freestyle final with a time of 1:57.6 whilst the race is won by USA's Allison Schmidt in a new Olympic record time of 1:53.61.
19.45: FOOTBALL - Stephanie Houghton nets her third goal of the tournament as she latches on to Karen Carney's pass to round the 'keeper and finish from a tight angle in front of an excitable Wembley crowd.
19.42: TENNIS - I may have put the commentators curse on Heather Watson there as she now trails Kirilenko 5-2, with the Russian about to serve for the set.
19.40: FOOTBALL - At Wembley there are just five minutes to go until Team GB's women start their final group match against Brazil, who include the best player in the world, Marta, in their starting lineup.
19.27: WATER POLO - After a strong showing in the opening period and a half, Serbia exerted their dominance and swam out 21-7 victors at the final whistle.
19.26: TENNIS - Heather Watson and Maria Kirilenko are tied at 2-2 in SW19, in what already looks like will be a tight match.
19.02: TENNIS - Heather Watson is now out on Court One at Wimbledon following the longest match in Olympic tennis history, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's epic win over Milos Raonic, 25-23 in the final set.
After Robson's loss to Sharapova earlier, Watson plays another Russian in Maria Kirilenko. Watson will be keen to maintain a British presence in the women's singles following her compatriot's losses.
STRETCHED: Laura Robson stretches to retrieve ball in defeat to Russia's Maria Sharapova.
18.55: WATER POLO - Serbia put in a late scoring run in the first half, to end it 10-5 to the good against Team GB's men.
SMURFTURF CURSE?: Team GB's Alex Danson sits dejected on blue pitch after twisting ankle.
18.39: WATER POLO - Team GB are level with Serbia, tipped for a gold medal, the score is 5-5 with five minutes to go in the second period.
18.36: BASKETBALL - The Team GB men have been downed 67-62 by Brazil in a thrilling match in the basketball arena.
18.28: SAILING - A roundup of the events in Weymouth today: Ainslie finished fourth and third in his two finn races, Nick Dempsey crossed the line in fifth and seventh in his opening two RS:X races, Bryony Shaw came in seventh and sixth in her RS:X races, Paul Goodison was sixteenth and second in the laser, Alison Young came second twice in the women's laser.
The men in the 49er came in third and eighteenth in their two races and the star crew took control of their competition with a win and a second place. The result of the day came from the Elliott 6m WMR round robin stage where the British boat won both races.
18.26: TENNIS - I havn't spoken too soon, Sharapova broke Robson straight away and then served out to take the match 7-6 6-3, there's no shame in losing to a four time grand slam champion though.
18.24: GYMNASTICS - Team GB finish the artistic gymnastics team final in sixth place, a very respectable showing. USA get the gold, Russia the silver and Romania the Bronze.
18.13: TENNIS - I may have spoken too soon about the tennis. Robson breaks back to trail 4-3 in the second set but is now serving to make it 4-4.
18.11: BASKETBALL - Team GB lead Brazil 51-50 with seven minutes to go after Nate Reinking drains a three pointer.
18.09: BEACH VOLLEYBALL - The Italians run through the second set against Mullin and Dampney and win the match 21-18 21-12.
DOUBLE START: Women's hockey team close in on qualifcation after beating South Korea
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17.56: TENNIS - It looks like it might be all over at Wimbledon now as Sharapova has broken Robson early in the second set and leads the Brit, 3-1.
17.55: BEACH VOLLEYBALL - Mullin and Dampney lose the first set 21-18 to the Italian pair and are quickly behind in the second.
17.40: TENNIS - Laura Robson loses the first set against Maria Sharapova, 7-5 in the tiebreak.
The draw for Robson and Murray in the mixed doubles has been made and they will play the Czech pair of Radek Stepanek and Lucie Hradecka.
RAUCOUS: Great Britain shows passion for home teams as medal tally stands at four
17.34: HOCKEY - It's all over at the Riverbank and not a moment too soon as far as the Team GB physio is concerned. It finishes 5-3 to the home side, not the best of performances defensivel but another five goals to add to the four they scored against Japan will be appreciated.
Further injury concern comes in the shape of Alex Danson's ankle though as she twisted it when attempting to evade a Korean defender and was carried from the pitch in tears.
17.33: GYMNASTICS - Britain lie in seventh position after two rotations of the team final with a score of 81.931.
17.31: BEACH VOLLEYBALL - Shauna Mullins and Zara Dampney are back in action at Hourseguards' Parade and have taken the opening point in the contest with the Italian pairing of Cicolari and Menegatti.
17.28: HOCKEY - Having already lost their captain to injury, Team GB could really do without losing their star forward as well but it doesn't look good as Alex Danson is carried from the field on a stretcher having twisted her ankle. Danson is in tears and Britain's coaching team will hope the damage isn't as serious as it looks.
17.27: TENNIS - It's 6-6 on Wimbledon Centre Court and we're into a tie-break, a fine effort from Laura Robson so far.
17.17: HOCKEY - I can't keep up. It's now 5-3 to Great Britain as Chloe Rogers benefits from another Korean goalkeeping blunder. Helen Richardson drives the ball into the D but the goalkeeper should have easily dealt with it, she doesn't and Rogers is on hand to tap home.
17.16: HOCKEY - As soon as Korea are level they go behind again. Britain manufacture a penalty corner and despite the initial plan going awry, the ball eventually finds its way to Georgie Twigg on the back post, who calmly turns and slots it in on her reverse side.
17.12: HOCKEY - South Korea are now level and Britain have no-one to blame but themselves. Slack defending and marking sees Mi Hyun Park completely unmarked on the back post to tap home from a hopeful ball into the D.
17.10: TENNIS - Britain's Laura Robson is taking on Maria Sharapova on Centre Court and she has just broken the Russian's serve to level the first set at 4-4.
17.09: HOCKEY - The Koreans reduce the deficit from a penalty corner. The original shot is blocked but the rebound is fired home between Beth Storry's legs.
IN A SPIN: Jennifer Pinches somersaults on the beam in the artistic gymnastics team final.
16.54: HOCKEY - Britain extend their lead early in the second half from another penalty corner to make it 3-1. Crista Cullen drives the ball low to the penalty spot, where it finds a diving Alex Danson's stick for the delibersate deflection past a stranded Korean goalkeeper.
JUST THE ONE: Equestrian team grab silver in team event but fall short in individuals
16.32: GYMNASTICS - The British team are announced to the crowd at the North Greenwich Arena ahead of the artistic gymnastics team final, the arena erupts and if the gymnasts didn't know how much support they were going to get, they do now.
16:26: HOCKEY - Crista Cullen drills a trademark low drag flick into the bottom left corner between the 'keeper and the defender on the post. The goalkeeper had no chance with that goal but nonetheless she is replaced.
16.19: HOCKEY - South Korea have equalised to make it 1-1. Chloe Rogers attempts to clear the ball instead of leaving it for her 'keeper and plays the ball straight to Kim Darae, who slots the ball into an unduarded goal.
16.05: HOCKEY - The ladies make another fine start to the game and go ahead after seven minutes. Nicola White drives through the Korean defence, lifting the ball over an attempted tackle before firing a tame shot at the goalkeeper who lets ball through her defences and it trickles into the goal.
16.02: HOCKEY - Team GB push back in their second hockey match against South Korea. The women are missing their captain Kate Walsh, as she recovers in hospital from the injury sustained on Sunday. She is replaced in defence by Laura Unsworth, and the captains armband goes to Helen Richardson.
15:57 HANDBALL - Team GB's men have also lost, with Sweden running out comfortable winners 41-19.
15:55 BADMINTON - It's bad news I'm afraid as Rajiv Ouseph loses to Kevin Cordon and is out of the men's singles.
DIFFICULT DIVE: Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow led the pack after two dives but ended sixth
15:52 DIVING - Sarah Barlow and Tonia Couch finish in sixth with a total of 321.72. China win gold again.
15:38 DIVING - Team GB duo Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow are down to sixth in the synchronised 10m platform final after three dives. China lead.
15:35 BADMINTON - Kevin Cordon levels the match against Team GB's Rajiv Ouseph, winning the second set 21-17.
15:24 BADMINTON - Great Britain's Rajiv Ouseph wins the first set against Kevin Cordon of Guatamala 21-12 to go one up in their battle for a place in the last 16.
15:23 EQUESTRIAN - It's all over for Team GB in the individual event as King slips out of a medal place.
15:20 EQUESTRIAN - Mary King currently sits third with 50.10 but the three best riders have still to go.
15:16 EQUESTRIAN - Tina Cook finishes with 51.00 and misses out on the medals in the individual event.
EASY WIN: Andy Murray cruises to victory 6-2 6-4 against Jarkko Niemenen to progress to the third round
15:05 TENNIS - Great match by Andy Murray as he dispatches of Finland's Jarkko Niemenen with relative ease 6-2 6-4.
15:04 HANDBALL - It's tough going at the Copper Box with Team GB's men trailing Sweden 24-10 at the break.
15:01 EQUESTRIAN - Zara Phillips does exactly what she needs to do and goes round without a single fault.
14:55 ATHLETICS - British Olympic Association chef de mission Andy Hunt has said it looks like Phillips Idowu will compete in the triple jump. Hunt said: "Phillips is making good progress and we expect him to compete."
14:45 BADMINTON - Great Britain's Susan Egelstaff is out of the women's singles after a 2-1 defeat to Japan's Sayaka Sato going down 18-21 21-16 21-12.
MEDAL HOPES SINK: World number one David Florence fails to make the canoe slalom final
14:33 TENNIS - Talking of tennis, the International Tennis Federation have awarded Great Britain a wildcard place in the mixed doubles. Andy Murray will team up with Laura Robson to compete for Team GB.
14:30 TENNIS - Andy Murray cruises to the first set against Jarkko Niemenen 6-2.
14:28 BADMINTON - Japan's Sayaka Sato as levelled it at one set all in her match against Great Britain's Susan Egelstaff.
Was just about holding it together down here in the warm up room until I read all your tweets. Now in floods of tears. Thank you all so much - @Euan_Burton reflects on his judo loss
14.10: TENNIS - The roof on closed on Centre Court and Andy Murray is on court against Jarkko Niemenen and has broken serve already to lead 2-1.
14.07: Badminton - Susan Egelstaff has won the first set of her match against Japan's Sayaka Sato 21-18.
14.03: CANOE SLALOM - David Florence, the world number one and Beijing silver medallist has failed to make the final of the C1 event, finishing 10th when only the top 8 qualified. He hit gate 18 so received a two second time penalty, without the penalty he would have qualified.
13.45: CANOE SLALOM - David Florence has finished his run in the C1 with a time of 1:06.16 which puts him in sith place as things stand. The top eight will continue to the final and there's four people left to go.
13.45: BADMINTON - Susan Egelstaff has just started in her second singles match against Sayaka Sato of Japan and they're in the early stages of the first set at Wembley arena.
13.41: SAILING - Ben Ainslie finishes fourth in race five of the finn competition
13.06: SAILING - Good news coming from Weymouth as Alison Young takes second in race three of the women's laser, Nick Dempsey finishes in fifth place in the opening race of the RS:X, whilst Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes secured third place in the third race of the 49er class.
13.03: EQUESTRIAN - Great Britain's Mary King and Tina Cook are placed in third and fourth place of the individual eventing competition going into this afternoon's final show jumping round. Zara Phillips will also ride but has no real chance of a medal.
13.00: SHOOTING - Richard Brickell and Rory Warlow fail to qualify for the next round of the men's skeet after finishing in tenth and 13th places respectively.
SILVER: Great Britain's Tina Cook, Mary King and Zara Phillips will be cheered on by a vocal home crowd in the individual equestrian event medal ceremony
12.56: EQUESTRIAN - Cook's round is good enough to put her in the medal places for the individual event along with Mary King. They will ride again this afternoon to determine final placings.
12.54: EQUESTRIAN - Tina Cook is one second over the time limit but that's still good enough to guarantee silver for Team GB.
12.51: ROWING - The men's lightweight four are through to their final, winning their semi final in a time of 5:56.68.
12.50: EQUESTRIAN - Britain have been knocked down into third in the eventing, but if Tina Cook goes clear in her round then we are almost certain to get the silver.
12.45: FENCING - James-Andrew Davis loses in the 1/32 elimination round of the men's foil to German Peter Joppich, beaten 15-10.
12.39: ROWING - Bill Lucas and Sam Townsend have qualified for the final of the double sculls having finished third in their semi final with a time of 6:22.47. In the final they won't have to face the Australian reigning Olympic champions after they failed to get through their semi final.
12.37: FENCING - More bad news from ExCel as Richard Kruse is knocked out of the men's foil, losing 15-5 to Russia's Artur Akhmatkhuzin in the 1/32 elimination round.
12.28: EQUESTRIAN - The Germans are now confirmed in Gold for the eventing. It's a battle between Britain, New Zealand and Sweden for the remaining medals, with Britain in pole position for silver as things stand.
12.21: EQUESTRIAN - Mary King goes clear in her round of the show jumping, contributing a good score for the team competition and goes top in the individual competition.
12.12: FENCING - Husayn Rosowsky was beaten 15-8 in the foil by Mohamed Somandi of Tunisia. British interest continues shortly in the foil 1/32 elimination round with Richard Kruse and James-Andrew Davis in action.
11.51: SWIMMING - Michael Jamieson has a succesful morning in the pool and spoke of setting a British record and making the semi finals: "I am always delighted with that. It's always nice to set records. I was just aiming to make the semis. I usually struggle to catch these guys."
11.41: EVENTING - Zara Phillips knocked down one fence and finished three seconds over the time, so amassed seven penalty points in her round.
CLEAR: Team GB's William Fox-Pitt on Lionheart jump to a clear round in the eventing
11.34: WEIGHTLIFTING - Gareth Evans finished 8th in Group B of the 69kg competition. After his 130 kg lift in the snatch, he set a Welsh record in the clean and jerk of 158 kg. He attempted 160kg but failed, to finish with a total of 288kg.
11.31: EVENTING - Here's what William Fox-Pitt had to on his horse, Lionheart, and watching his teammates: "He’s come out bouncing today. Something might have been amiss with him, but it was out of character for him, so I don’t know what was wrong with him yesterday and it was really disappointing. But he was fantastic today and we finished on a good note.
"I’m very much hoping that Team GB don’t need that score, but it’s there and it’s fantastic, but he jumped a clear last round and that’s a fantastic note to finish on. Watching is going to be more nervous now than riding him, because he’s a good jumper."
"They’ve got to ride their own individual horses. You never know though – there’s a long way to go yet."
11.24: SWIMMING - Team GB's men finish third in their 4x200m freestyle semi final, way behind the Americans but only just behind the Australians in a time of 7:10.70. That qualifies them in fifth place for the final, having rested their fastest swimmer in the heat.
USA also rested Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte so they should be red-hot favourites in the final.
11.21: ROWING - Alan Campbell qualifies for thomorrow's men's singles sculls semi finals in style, winning his quarter final in a time of 6:52.10
11.18: ARCHERY - Alison Williamson is out of the individual women's archery at the 1/32 stage, losing 7-3 to Bishindee Urantungalag of Mongolia.
11.16: SWIMMING - The British men are currently swimming in the 4x400m freestyle relay, they were 6th at the end of the first leg.
11.08: ROWING - The women's eight have squeezed through to their final having finished fourth, the final qualifying place, in the repechage with a time of 6:21.58.
11.06: EVENTING - Over to Greenwich Park and William Fox-Pitt has jumped a clear round in the show-jumping.
11.05: SWIMMING - Ellen Gandy was at a loss to explain her poor performance this morning.
RECORD BREAKER: Michael Jamieson looks surprised as he sets a new British record in the 200m breaststroke to make the final
11.00: SWIMMING - Two brilliant performances from British swimmers in the heats of the 200m breaststroke. Michael Jamieson up first and he finishes second in his heat with a new British record of 2:08.96. Andrew Willis then wins his heat in 2:09.33, beating world record holder Kosuke Kitajima in the process.
Those performances qualify them in second and third places for the semi-finals.
10.51: JUDO - Euan Burton's campaign in the -81kg judo is over as he is beaten by Ippon in 1minute 45seconds, by Canada's Antoine Valois-Fortier.
Game 2 vs Korea at 4pm BBC red button,Kate not with us today but we're all playing for her!Ur support has and will give us the edge.#teamgb - cristacullen5 Team GB's women's hockey captain Kate Walsh is confirmed to be out of today's game against South Korea by her defensive partner.
10.37: SWIMMING - Gandy doesn't make the semis, but Jemma Lowe puts in a very impressive time of 2:07.64 to finish second in the final heat and qualify in third position for the 200m butterfly semi finals.
10.32: SWIMMING - Ellen Gandy finishes fifth in her 200m butterfly heat with a time of 2:09.92, it's touch and go whether she'll make the semis.
10.19: SWIMMING - Team GB's Adam Brown swims to seventh place in his heat of the 100 metre freestyle with a time of 49.20 seconds so it seems very unlikely that he will make it through to the next round.
10.17: ARCHERY - Leamington Spa's Naomi Folkard falls in the 1/16 round to Mariana Avitia of Mexico, losing 6-1 to the 10th seed.
10.12: WEIGHTLIFTING - Team GB's Gareth Evans is lifting in Group B of the 69kg division. In the snatch he succesfully lifted 125 kg and followed that with another success, but failed at 133kg with his final lift.
DISQUALIFIED: Great Britain's Gemma Howell is disqualified from her judo match for an illegal leg wrap on French world champion Gevrise Emane
10.09: JUDO - Bad news for Gemma Howell at ExCel as she was disqualified from her -63kg round of 32 contect with Gevrise Emane of France for an illegal leg wrap.
10.03: ARCHERY - I can bring you some good news to start the day as Naomi Folkard won her 1/32 elimination round 6-4 and is already back in action in the 1/16 round.
10.02: Good morning everyone and welcome to coverage of day five of the London Olympics
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