OLYMPICS LONDON 2012: Team GB schedule – Tuesday July 31st
By Sportsbeat staff, London 2012
GREAT Britain’s eventing team will be striving to upgrade the bronze medal achieved in Beijing 2008 as they enter the final day of competition.
STRONG POSITION: Zara Phillips and co sit in silver position before starting their final day
After Kristina Cook’s penalty-free round, the team sit in overall second place and will be hoping to at least hold on to the silver medal, while hoping for the German team to slip-up.
Caitlin McClatchey will race in the women’s 200 metres freestyle final, where she will hope to beat her boyfriend Liam Tancock’s performance in his own men’s 100m backstroke final.
Hannah Miley will go in her second final of the Games as she looks to medal in the 200m individual medley final in the evening.
Medal hope David Florence will be looking to better his silver medal of four years ago when goes in the C1 canoe slalom semi-finals, with the final taking place later in the day, at Lee Valley.
At Eton Dorney, Alan Campbell goes in the single sculls quarter-final and the women’s eight will have to fight for a place in the final when they race in the repechage. Bill Lucas and Sam Townsend are in the second semi-final of the double sculls.
Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow will hope to bring some joy back to the Team GB diving squad, following Daley and Waterfield’s frustrating fourth place, when they compete in the 10m platform synchronised final.
Andy Murray is looking to continue his Olympic adventure after breaking his duck with his first round win over Stanislas Wawrinka – he faces Finland’s Jarkko Neiminen second on Centre Court, while Laura Robson will need to be on top form to beat Russia’s Maria Sharapova, which will be fourth on Centre Court.
Heather Watson will also face Russian opposition in Maria Kirilenko, and will be second on Court One.
Team GB women’s football side will be looking to top the group against a talented Brazilian side containing Marta, arguably the world’s finest female player.
Hope Powell’s side will also sample the atmosphere of Wembley for the first time, and a near-capacity crowd is expected for the 7.45pm kick-off.
Team GB Women’s hockey side will be looking to build on their performance against Japan on Sunday in their second match against South Korea – however, they could be missing captain Kate Walsh, who, despite surgery on a fractured jaw, has still not been ruled out.
The men’s basketball team will be looking to bounce back from their first match defeat when they take on the China, while Dragan Djukic’s men’s handball side will be looking to register their first win at the Copper Box against Sweden, with a 2.30pm throw-off.
Team GB men’s water polo will take on Serbia at 6.20pm, but will find one of the best teams in the world standing in their way.
Beach volleyballers Zara Dampney and Shauna Mullin will hope for another win as they take on Cicolari Greta and Menegatti Marta of Italy at Horse Guards Parade.
Ben Ainslie continues his bid for a fourth Olympic gold in the finn class after a solid second day on the water at Weymouth. Alison Young is faced with her third and fourth races in the laser radial class, with Paul Goodison the same in the men’s laser.
Nick Dempsey and Bryony Shaw get underway with their first two races in the windsurfing.
Rajiv Ouseph and Susan Egelstaff play their second matches in the group stages in the men and women’s badminton singles.
Husayn Rosowsky fences in the individual foil in the round of 64 while Richard Kruse and James Davis go in the round of 32 at ExCel.
Great Britain’s women’s artistic gymnasts will compete in the team final, hoping to emulate their male counterparts’ strong performance.
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