London 2012 Olympics: Day Three evening as it happened

Medals elude three GB swimmers while Britain's men's hockey team and women's volleyball team both win.

31 July 2012 Last updated at 00:54

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  1. 0047: 

    Digest that lot, get yourselves some kip and join Chris Bevan and Mike Henson in the morning crew who will be on hand from 08:00 BST.

    See you tomorrow.

  2. 0046: 

    GB teams in action on Tuesday are the Basketball men v Brazil 16:45, Football women v Brazil 19:45, Handball men v Sweden 14:30, Hockey women v South Korea 16:00, Volleyball men v Australia 20:00, Water Polo men v Serbia 18:20.

  3. 0046: 

    (19:49 & 20:43): Michael Phelps, men's 200m butterfly; Ye Shiwen, women's 200m individual medley

    Phelps has yet to shine in London, but he can make history in his favourite event on Tuesday by equalling Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina's record tally of 18 Olympic medals.

    Chinese 16-year-old Ye Shiwen is fast becoming the story of the Games, breaking the world record when winning the 400m medley on Saturday. As world champion in the 200m medley, she is a strong favourite for a second gold in the shorter race

  4. 0046: 

    (16:30-18:26): GB women, team final

    Beth Tweddle produced one of the best performances of her life on the uneven bars as the British women matched the men's performance by reaching the team final. The US, Russia, China and Romania finished ahead of Tweddle and her team-mates in qualifying.

  5. 0045: 

    (13:30-14:08; 15:06-15:32 ): David Florence, men's single

    Florence won silver in this C1 category in Beijing. Now, after finishing fifth in Sunday's heats, he must attempt to qualify as one of the top eight from the semi-finals to make the final later on Tuesday.

  6. 0044: 

    (10:30-15:35): GB eventing team, team jumping and individual jumping

    Forty years have passed since GB last won team eventing gold, but this is their strongest line-up in generations. Kristina Cook, Piggy French, William Fox-Pitt, Mary King and Zara Phillips have combined to take Britain into silver-medal position going into the final day, with Cook fifth and King sixth in the individual standings.


  7. 0043: 

    So three days down, so many moments to remember, but what have we got in store for you tomorrow then?

  8. 0042: 

    Jonathan Legard commentating on the women's volleyball: "What a result that is for British volleyball, they have had no funding for two years and no international experience for three. All their fundraising has paid off and they have done it."

  9. 0042: 

    Next up for Team GB in the Volleyball are Italy on Wednesday. Luckily that one's a 16:45 kick-off.

  10. 0037: 

    Victory for Great Britain, 22-25 25-19 23-25 25-19 15-8, over an Algeria side ranked 53 places above them in the world. Superb.

  11. 0037: 

    Great Britain have won it!

  12. 0035: 

    Match point to Great Britain...

  13. 0033: 

    Lynne Beattie powers one in at the net - and that's 10-6 to Great Britain. They are five points away from victory...

  14. 0031: 

    Misty May-Treanor was celebrating her 35th birthday on her way to victory tonight, and their win means she has now gone 16 Olympic matches unbeaten - all without even dropping a set - stretching back to Athens 2004, the scene of her first gold medal success.

  15. 0025: 

    It's first to 15 in the final set, and Great Britain have raced into a 5-1 lead. Volleyball history could be about to be made.

  16. 0018: 

    ...but there it is, GB take us into a fifth set. They love a late finish at Earls Court. Love it.

  17. 0017: 

    Britain have wasted three set points but still lead 24-19...

  18. 0009: 

    Defending champions Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh are through with a straight-sets win over Kristyna Kolocova and Marketa Slukova from the Czech Republic.

    Walsh provided the killer touch at the net to wrap up a 21-14 21-19 win at Horse Guards Parade.

  19. 0007: 

    British tennis player Elena Baltacha, who was beaten in both the singles and doubles earlier, on Twitter: "Been a very emotional day for me today..thank you for all your lovely tweets!!they all mean alot!!..and thankyou for the AMAZING support in my singles and doubles!!I will never forget that amazing support you all gave me..(goose bumps stuff) xx"

  20. 0005: 

    It was never in doubt as the women of the United States thrashed Angola by 90 points to 38 to continue their near 20-year winning record in Olympic basketball.

  21. 2357: 

    British centre Ciara Michel makes a fine block at the net - she's 6ft 5ins tall don't you know.

    The same size as Joe Hart. Massive.

    GB are 8-5 up in the fourth set.

  22. 2351: 

    Hot off the press is tomorrow's order of play for the tennis and British number one Andy Murray is on Centre Court against Jarkko Nieminen. The 25-year-old will follow Venus Williams and Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada onto the hallowed turf at around 14:00 BST.

    In fact, it promises to be a glorious day on Centre as Novak Djokovic and Andy Roddick will play after Murray's encounter, while Laura Robson and Maria Sharapova are set to conclude the day's play. British number one Heather Watson is second on Court One against Russia's Maria Kirilenko at around 14:00.

    Sir Steve Redgrave, Five-time Olympic champion and BBC Sport analyst

    On Kath Grainger and Anna Watkins in the women's double skulls: "It's looking good for Kath to turn the three silvers into gold. A silver was deserved in the first two but it was disappointing in Beijing to only get silver but it's looking good this time. They have not been beaten in two-and-a-half years now."

  24. 2349: 

    Algeria captain Lydia Oulmou makes a vital block at the net and the Africans take the third set 25-23 to go two-one up in sets. Come on girls, turn this around...

  25. 2343: 

    British weightlifter Zoe Smith on the social media bullying she and other members of Team GB have experienced: "It is ridiculous that people are making the comments that they are on Twitter. For people to be sending things like they are to Tom Daley is awful. No way has he let anyone down by coming fourth at the Olympics.

    "To be at an Olympics at 18 is a fantastic achievement and I don't think people realise it. I hope my performance today was two fingers up to those who have been abusing me."

  26. 2340: 

    It's 19-19 in the third set in what is turning into another epic game of women's volleyball. You may recall Brazil kept us up until nearly 1am the other night, it seems this is the sport which delivers more hours than any other.

    Britain, who are only ranked 69 in the world, are putting on a show here.

  27. 2336: 

    Great Britain weightlifter Zoe Smith on being seen on her mobile between lifts: "I text my sports scientist because I fell apart. I needed some help and it worked. I think a lot of people probably thought I was tweeting because I did during the Commonwealth games but I just needed some help."

  28. 2333: 

    The US third seeds will have to be on decent form against the 10th seeds, but in Misty May-Treanor they have someone with a wealth of sporting heritage.

    Her dad Bob was a member of the 1968 US Olympic volleyball team and mum Barbera was a national tennis player.

    Her cousin is tennis player Taylor Dent and she is married to LA Dodgers baseball player Matt Treanor.

  29. 2331: 

    We're under way in the final game of the beach volleyball, where the afore-mentioned USA dream team are taking on Kristyna Kolocova and Marketa Slukova from the Czech Republic.

  30. 2322: 

    Former British volleyball player Jo Healy on Britain winning their first Olympic set: "That is unbelievable, it just means so much to them because they have worked for the last five or six years to achieve that. Now let's hope they can go on. They will go into the next set feeling more aggressive, there is definitely more to come from them."

  31. 2320: 

    It's victory for Austrian duo Doris Schwaiger and Stefanie Schwaiger, as they come from a set down to beat Australians Nat Cook and Tamsin Hinchley 18-21 22-20 15-10. Next up are the superstar USA pairing of Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh.

  32. 2316: 

    Set point to Britain - and it's there!

    Great Britain have their first ever set of Olympic volleyball as they beat Algeria 25-19. A landmark moment.

  33. 2316: 

    Remember BBC reporter Jason Mohammad?

    He was on a mission to see how many Brits he could watch in one day.

    He said: "It started at the Royal Artillery Barracks with the band playing the theme tune to Indiana Jones and ended on a bus with the world's media heading home in Central London.

    "Tired journalists fill every seat - eyes down on phones and devices catching up with results and no doubt, family members they've not had chance to talk to all day!

    "We travelled by car, bus, train, on foot and on bus again as we took in seven venues, eight sports and watched 55 British athletes in action between 7am and 21:30.

    "I loved seeing Zoe Smith and meeting Rory Warlow's proud dad. The atmosphere for Tom Daley's dive was superb. Bumping into Chris Evans was a big surprise and capturing the Prime Minister on camera not really in the script!

    "Thanks Team GB for making it a very memorable day."

  34. 2313: 

    Former double Olympic champion Greg Louganis on Tom Daley and Pete Waterfield's fourth place in the 10m platform: "This result might be the ramp up they need, it might spur them on in the individual events.

    "They got through the front four and a half which was the key dive for them, they were in there. The mistake in the reverse three and half was so unlike them. Tom Daley kicked short on it, Peter kicked a little bit high. I can't say it was the pressure; that they choked. I'm not in their heads or bodies and those things happen. Maybe it happened so it spurs them on to bigger and better things.

    "Peak performance is mediation in motion. It takes less than three seconds to make a dive and in that time you don't think. You have to trust your training and let it go."


    British long jumper Greg Rutherford on Twitter: "Nighty night everyone! As of tomorrow afternoon I go underground until after my final. The support has been massive so far! Cheers #teamGB"

  36. 2311: 

    GB coach Audrey Cooper is prowling the lines as her side take a 20-17 lead in the second set. Cooper played beach volleyball in the 1996 Olympics and is urging her charges on here.

  37. 2257: 

    The women's team from the United States are in action at the moment - and they are about as dominant as their male counterparts.

    They haven't lost a game in the Olympics since Barcelona 20 years ago, and they are making short work of Angola.

    The States lead 41-18 at the break.

  38. 2253: 

    Former British volleyball player Jo Healy: "Algeria are playing quite predictable volleyball at the moment and GB will have learnt from it. GB will also be able to take a lot of positives from that set and now they need to build on it."

  39. 2251: 

    This British team play their volleyball all over the world, from Alemannia Aachen in Germany (Lucy Wicks, Ciara Michel) to the University of Georgia in the States.

    But can they play in London?

  40. 2248: 

    Sound advice, we'd all agree, but it's no good as Algeria edge the first set 25-22 at Earls Court. That wasn't in my script.

  41. 2247: 

    Former British volleyball player Jo Healy: "They have to be aggressive. My first GB coach always said never "tip the ball at the business end of the set" and that has always stuck with me."

  42. 2239: 

    This GB women's team had their funding cut in 2010 but chose to embark on all manner of fundraising events, including a 272-mile bike ride, to help raise the £250,000 needed to get to the Olympics.

    So they are not going to roll over easily - but neither it seems are Algeria as it goes to 20-20 in the first set. Close stuff here.

  43. 2235: 

    Algeria fight back but some top smashing from Savanah Leaf puts GB 16-14 up in the first set at Earls Court. A technical timeout is called, and Algeria's coach does not look a happy man.

    At all.

  44. 2227: 

    GB make a bright start to their volleyball match, taking an 8-5 lead over Algeria.

  45. 2204: 

    Olympic champion Rebecca Romero on Twitter: "Wow to men's #Gymnastics team! Proving success breeds success. And of cause the fabulous #Rowing from Katherine Grainger and @watkinsteamgb today. Going for gold - go girls!!!"

  46. 2223: 

    You may have seen yesterday that Great Britain's women hockey captain Kate Walsh broke her jaw - well now there's further proof that hockey is a brutal, brutal sport.

    Spain's men captain Santi Freixa has been ruled out of the rest of the Games after breaking his left arm in the 1-1 draw with Pakistan.

    He sustained a fracture in a collision with Muhammad Irfan towards the end of the first half and played on in spells, at times one-handed, but was clearly in pain and team officials have confirmed the extent of the damage.

    What an absolute hero. Playing hockey with one arm - but he'll be a miss now for Spain, who are in Great Britain's group.

  47. 2220: 

    It's game on at Earls Court where Great Britain's women are playing Algeria. They came out to a rowdy reception and are pumped up.


    British swimmer Liam Tancock who came fifth in the 100m backstroke final on Twitter: "WOW! Thanks for all the support tonight! 5th in the World! I felt like a Rock Star walking out to my race, the crowd was incredible! :-) "


    Current 5000m world champion Mo Farah on Twitter: "My last hard session tomorrow morning!!!! Its bed time now!!!ZZZzzzzz!.....Good night everyone....!!!"

  50. 2210: 

    Does Michael Vaughan know how to party or what?

  51. 2210: 

    Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan on Twitter: "Never thought Men's Gymnastics would be the talk of the Pub... That's why the Olympics are so special....Well done lads..."

    Former England bowler Ryan Sidebottom on Twitter: "Men's Gymnastics was Amazing #TeamGB goosebumps #awesome"

    Former Manchester United and Liverpool striker Michael Owen on Twitter: "Most impressed with the Gymnasts so far I think. Skill, balance and immense body strength. GB's men's team were just brilliant today."

  52. 2208: 

    Down at Horse Guards Parade, that upset I floated as a possibility ealier on has come to fruition, with Grzegorz Fijalek and Mariusz Prudel beating Americans Jacob 'Spiker' Gibb and Sean Rosenthal in straight sets.

  53. 2205: 

    The last of today's GB teams are about to start, as the British women take on Algeria in volleyball. Did you know they can smash the ball at over 80mph? Well you do now.

  54. 2201: 

    If you didn't catch any of the equestrian event today, then shame on you, because not only is it a great watch around a stunning setting, but Great Britain's riders were in top form and are in the hunt for medals on an individual and team basis.

    But you may well have some Olympic equestrian questions you want answering, I know I have.

    Who has the best named horse for example. I saw that someone was riding a horse called Coolio today - beat that.

    You can use #bbc2012 on Twitter and BBC presenter Rishi Persad will answer the best on Tuesday morning. Fire away.

  55. 2155: 

    If there's one man who shouldn't need the help of any of the very helpful volunteers around Wimbledon, it's seven-time champion Roger Federer.

    The Swiss master was in action earlier on, in the men's doubles alongside compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka, and you won't be surprised to hear they came through in three sets against the marvellousy-named Go Soeda and Kei Nishikori of Japan.

    Double on the cards for the Fed Express?

  56. 2152: 

    There's a hint of an upset in the air at the Beach Volleyball, where highly-fancied American duo Jacob Gibb and Sean Rosenthal have lost the first set to Polish pair Grzegorz Fijalek and Mariusz Prudel.

    Gibb's middle name is 'Spiker' by the way. Genuinely.

  57. 2145: 

    British tennis player Anne Keothavong has been speaking after her doubles defeat alongside Elen Baltacha.

    She said: "It's a shame that we had to go out so early but it was good fun playing doubles with Bally (Baltacha).

    "I played a great singles match here and the support has been incredible. It was our first Olympics and probably last, so we were just having a moment to ourselves there at the end.

    "Bally and I have known each other since we were 10 years old, we have had a good rivalry over the years and to be on the court together is good."

  58. 2145: 

    It's a story British sports fans will be very used to: plucky Britons come close to pulling off unlikely victory but fall at the final hurdle. GB women walk off court shoulders slumped.

    They came very close, leading with minutes left in the final quarter but a series of errors put paid to that. They know they needed a win here to keep their chances of progressing from the group stages alive but all is not lost, three games left to play. It ends GB 65-73 Canada. What might have been, eh?

  59. 2137: 

    It may have escaped your attention but in four years' time in Rio we could be sat here commentating on a Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell or a Luke Donald gold medal.

    Yep - golf is going to be in the Olympics. BBC Sport's golf correspondent Iain Carter has been contemplating the change and asks:

    "At the moment the plan is for 72 hole individual strokeplay tournaments for men and women in separate weeks of the Games. But this may change as organisers consider the possibility of including a team dimension.

    "There are plenty more issues. Will caddies receive medals? Don't they play a similar role to a rowing cox? But what if they are a different nationality to their player?"

    John Amaechi, Former NBA basketball player

    As Britain lead 61-59 against Canada in the basketball: "As well as Great Britain have done there is still a lot of room for improvement, which is good news for them for the rest of the tournament."

  61. 2130: 

    Great Britain's cross-country riders were in action today, and they have put themselves in with a great shout of a team medal after an excellent performance at Greenwich Park.

    Zara Phillips was among the riders after missing the last two Olympics because of injury to her previous horse Toytown.

    "The crowd was amazing all the way along," said Phillips,

    "All these people being here is just incredible. It really makes you want to do better, to go faster.

    "My horse [High Kingdom] is such a dude. He lost a front shoe, so he really stepped up today. The course was very suitable for him."

  62. 2120: 

    Britain are 55-53 down to Canada after three quarters. They've been behind most of the game, but they've stayed within reach throughout. Britain need a strong showing in the final quarter but they are now just 10 minutes from winning their first ever Olympic basketball match. With GB scoring 55% of their shots from the three-throw line, they've got every chance.

  63. 2115: 

    Shin A Lam has ended up being one of the names of the day after her sit-in protest at the fencing.

    She eventually left the piste and returned to fight for a bronze, but was beaten to finish fourth overall.

    She said: "I don't really know how to express the way I feel right now. I've been trying and working to get an Olympic medal for four years, and now I lost it in just one second. It's just impossible to accept.

    "It was a very difficult hour. While I was up there (on the piste) I've been thinking of all the time that I've spent training for the Olympics."

  64. 2109:  
    Fabulous Flournoy, Newcastle coach/player and BBC basketball pundit

    With Canada leading Britain 49-48 at the Basketball Arena: "GB are coming up with big play after big play but they need to make sure they take care of the ball. They can't give away turnovers."

  65. 2109: 

    Elena Baltacha's bad day has come to an end at Wimbledon.

    She was knocked out of the singles earlier on and she is now out of the doubles tournament as well. Her and Anne Keothavong were soundly beaten 6-3 6-1 by German pair Julia Goerges and Anna Gronefeld.

  66. 2106: 

    There are 5,863 people inside the Basketball Arena for Britain vs Canada, but one of them stands out more than most. According to BBC Sport's Chris Mitchell on 5 Live Olympics Extra, a man is dressed as a Canadian Mountie. That's a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer to you and me.

    You must have used to watch Due South in the 90s? Classic Saturday early evening TV, just before Big Break if I recall.

  67. 2100: 

    BBC commentator Graham Bell: "Ukraine have got a gold medal from nowhere there. We have seen some excellent fencing today, and I think Shin A Lam should be brought out to see the crowd after her torturous hour sat on the piste before the referees made their decision. It has been a very, very entertaining women's epee contest."

  68. 2056: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Yana Shemyakina, UKR (Women's individual epee fencing)

    It goes to extra-time but Yana Shemyakina defeats defending Olympic champion Britta Heidemann 9-8 in the epee final.

  69. 2054: 

    The fencing final has gone to extra-time again. We could have more drama.

  70. 2050: 

    BBC Sport analyst Karim Bashir on Shin A Lam's protest: "Priority was with the Korean, which means that she would have won if there had been no score in the extra minute.

    There were two double hits with a second left on the clock. The clock was reset and there was a technical infringement by Shin in that last encounter and so she can't win because she's been given an infringement for a yellow card.

    When they reset and went to fight again Heidemann was allowed to get the touch and get the victory. It was misfortune but technically she couldn't have won after being given a yellow card."

  71. 2048: 

    Coming up after 21:30 on BBC One is former heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis. Got a question for him? Use #BBC2012 in your tweet and he'll answer the best.

    You can always get involved with the live text commentary of course by doing the same. Send us your tweets about today's action.

  72. 2044: 

    It's pretty evenly matched between Britain and Canada inside the Basketball Arena. The GB women are down 36-32 at half-time but they seem to have plenty left in the tank.

  73. 2043: 

    After a night of intense drama in the fencing, Ukraine's Yana Shemyakina and Britta Heidemann are now battling it out for gold. The thousands of ticket holders have had their money's worth this evening.

  74. 2038: 

    An emotional evening for Shin A Lam comes to an end as she is beaten in the bronze medal match of the women's individual epee by China's Sun Yujie. After all that sitting about, it's fourth place for the Korean.

  75. 2037: 

    Former Great Britain hockey player Mel Clewlow on BBC Radio 5 live: "It was absolutely brilliant, and both teams were trying to work each other out. In the second half, the men blew Argentina away. Realistically, they'll be looking to win their next two games, and the pivotal game will be against Spain, as it could very well decide who will reach the semi-finals."

  76. 2036: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Kim Un Guk, PKR (Men's 62kg weightlifting)

    Kim Un Guk has won gold for North Korea in the men's 62kg weightlifting competition at ExCeL with a world record of 327kg.

  77. 2033: 

    It's all over at the Hockey, where Great Britain have beaten Argentina 4-1. A very good start to life in Group A for the Brits, who face South Africa next.

    Former world swimming champion and BBC pundit Karen Pickering talking about Ruta Meilutyte on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "She looks astonished at what she has done, but Ruta, you are the Olympic champion. The 100m breaststroke lends itself to youngsters as you just have to get the technical side of the stroke to perfection, and there are less tactics. She didn't buckle under the pressure in the heats, and in the final, she delivered. She didn't fold against Rebecca Soni, and for a 15-year-old, that is mightily impressive."

  79. 2031: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Ruta Meilutyte, LTH (Women's 100 metre breaststroke)

    Ruta Meilutyte, a 15-year-old Lithuanian holds off Rebecca Soni to win gold in the 100 metre breaststroke. Bronze went to Japan's Satomi Suzuki.

  80. 2029: 

    The buzzer sounds for the end of the first quarter of Britain vs Canada with the home-side down 19-15. Britain don't have too much to worry about just yet, it's still anyone's game.

  81. 2023: 

    Remarkable, our favourite fencing protester Shin A Lam is now back in action against Sun Yujie of China for a bronze.

    If she wins this it will be some story!

  82. 2020: 

    In the second group game of their Olympic debut, GB's women have just fallen behind Canada in the Basketball Arena. The hosts are 14-10 down with 3:07 on the clock in the first quarter.

  83. 2017: 

    Pedro Ibarra rattles in a penalty corner for Argentina to make it 4-1 to Great Britain, who are looking good here. Ranked four in the world, the men and women of Great Britain are both tipped to challenge for a medal in the coming days.

    Ibarra is then sent to the dugout after a rash challenge, and the DJ at the Riverbank Arena blasts him with a bit of "Sit Down" by James.

    Magnificent work.

  84. 2015: 

    That bronze medal in the gymnastics means that 1% of the whole of Team GB have now won a medal.

    You can see other interesting, if ultimately rather pointless, stats on our snazzy new 'games so far' page on the website. Have a good look.

  85. 2012: 

    An update from BBC reporter Jason Mohammad, who is seeing how many Brits he can watch in a day at the Olympics.

    The answer is a lot.

    He says: "So what a phenomenal atmosphere at the weightlifting. Got to Fencing but slightly gutted to miss Corinna Lawrence as huge crowds heading to judo slowed us down.

    However, having sped to the Olympic Park - legally I might add - I'm now up to 19! How, I hear you cry? Well, Daley and Waterfield followed Warlow, Smith, Drinkhall - then 14 Team GB Handball players - they were beaten by Russia, but played well and raised the roof when scoring a great goal into the bottom corner.

    So I've taken in Shooting, Table Tennis, Weightlifting, Fencing, Diving and Handball - all over five venues, two cars, one bus, one DLR and still Water Polo, Hockey, Basketball to go!"

  86. 2010: 

    Over in the marshmallow of a basketball arena, Great Britain's women are in action against Canada. Canada have a minute 9-8 lead in the first quarter.

  87. 2009: 

    Tim from Marlow texts: "I was quite warming to Ryan Lochte - but it has to be said that there is something deeply disturbing about a man who owns 130 pairs of shoes. Surely about four pairs are plenty - one for best, one loafing about in, a pair of golf shoes and some nice walking boots should be plenty for any chap!"

    At least two too many that Tim...

    Arjan from Sunderland texts: "Just had tea, left my phone and the live text says fourth, come back, we end up with the bronze in the gymnastics, the GYMNASTICS! And to think we temporarily had silver. Happy happy happy! C'mon Team GB!"

  88. 2007: 

    Olympic gold medal winner Sean Kerly on BBC Three: "What a great finish to that move from Dan Fox to make it 3-0. How about that from a full-back? The goal came from the breakaway, and what they have worked on is getting people ahead of the ball. That spread the defence, and Dan Fox emerged to score."

  89. 2006: 

    Dan Fox makes it 3-0 to Great Britain, before Richard Smith buries a penalty corner and possibly buries Argentina in this one. 4-0 now to the hosts.

  90. 2006: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Matt Grevers, USA (Men's 100m backstroke)

    Matt Grevers of the United States takes gold in the men's 100m backstroke.

  91. 2002: 

    There's more discord in the boxing as well, where Indian light-heavyweight Sumit Sangwan was unlucky to lose 15-14 to Brazilian Yamaguchi Falcao Florentino, leading to his team to lodge an official protest.

  92. 2000: 

    We have movement! Shin A Lam is on her feet and ushered away from the piste. She is in tears, in absolute bits. There is a huge round of applause from the crowd as well.

    I don't think we will have heard the end of this.

  93. 1959: 

    Disappointment in the pool for Great Britain's women, who were beaten 7-6 by Russia. Evgeniya Ivanova scored the winning goal, but let's hope there's no protests/disputes/swim-ins about that one. Take it on the chin and move on...

  94. 1955: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Missy Franklin, USA (Women's 100m backstroke)

    17-year-old Missy Franklin takes gold after a superb second 50m, with Britain's Gemma Spofforth in fifth.

  95. 1955: 

    Goal time! Captain Barry Middleton smashes in a second through the keeper's legs to put Britain 2-0 up over Argentina.

  96. 1953: 

    It's thirsty work, protesting. Fencer Shin A Lam, who is an hour in to her sit-down protest against her defeat to Germany's Britta Heidermann in the epee semi-final, has been handed a bottle of water from the organisers.

    Meanwhile, officials, organisers and the South Korean team are in chaos around her trying to resolve the situation. To be honest, Shim A Lam looks pretty comfortable, sat down on the piste (competition area), with her elbows on her knees. I wonder what she's thinking?

  97. 1952: 

    The bronze medal winning British men's artistic gymnastics team have been talking to the BBC:

    Daniel Purvis: "If someone said before the competition we'd get a bronze I wouldn't believe them, just to get a bronze is a dream come true. Getting a bronze is unbelievable."

    Max Whitlock: "Everyone has done an amazing job, everyone worked so hard for this. To do this in a home games is incredible."

    Louis Smith: "We'd have been happy with anything, to get a medal is unbelievable. It has been such a journey for us to get here. I would like to say a big thanks to our reserves, they have pushed us on and we did them proud."

    Kristian Thomas: "It was fantastic, and to do it in front of a the home crowd here in London… It is a once in a lifetime experience and we've made most of it. I'd like to give full credit to our team, coaches and everyone back home."

  98. 1949: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Yannick Agnel, FRA (Men's 200m freestyle)

    Frenchman Yannick Agnel has won gold in the men's 200 metre freestyle, with Ryan Lochte out of the medals in fourth.

  99. 1947: 

    The fencer is still sat there, cheesed off, but there appears to be some sort of conference between officials and the Korean coaches. It may sound farcical to you, but you try moving an angry woman holding a sword...

  100. 1945: 

    Drama, appeals, sit-ins everywhere you look tonight. This is madness.

  101. 1945: 

    BBC Sport analyst Karim Bashir on Shin A Lam's appeal against her women's individual epee semi-final defeat to Britta Heidemann: "First up it is official the written appeal has gone in. There's a call to have a press conference right now but my understanding is that the international federation will not be holding a press conference during the time because it is unfair on the athletes involved.

    "They are preparing a written statement but they won't give any detail on who will be involved in making that decision and how they will come to it. This is not going to be resolved in the next five minutes. It will take some time."

  102. 1943: 

    But just as you've caught your breath from the goings on in the North Greenwich Arena, it seems it's all kicking off at the ExCel in the women's epee fencing semi-final.

    South Korean fencer Shin A Lam was beaten by Germany's Britta Heidermann an hour ago but is refusing to move from the competition area. She's sitting down, dejected, towel around her shoulders and is refusing to move. It's been a hour. South Korea are said to be submitting an appeal against the defeat.

    You can watch the live action, or lack of, on our interactive video player.

    That's what it was deisgned for...

  103. 1940: 

    Now then, in the blitz of drama from our male gymnasts, I've slightly taken my eye off the ball live-sport wise. And during an Olympics when there can be 30-odd events going on at once that is frankly idiotic.

    At the Riverbank Arena, for example, Great Britain lead Argentina 1-0 at half-time of the men's hockey.

  104. 1940: 

    Rob texts on 81111: "How can you appeal a subjective score? Amazing GB performance whatever happens, incredible stuff!"

    Duncan texts: "Can't we appeal against the high up-marking of the Japanese pommel horse dismount?"

  105. 1938: 

    So that's three medals for Team GB now, though no golds as yet.

    China keep on motoring clear in the medal table - but have a look for yourselves at where the rest of the world stand.

  106. 1936: 

    I don't know who will be more excited about today's events, Matt Baker or our own Ollie Williams.

    Williams was in his seat a solid three hours before the gymnastics even started. He loves it.

  107. 1936: 

    BBC commentator Matt Baker as the British artistic gymnastics team collect their bronze medals: "All those hours of work that went in to that performance and they kept their composure, they did what was required. No-one can take those bronze medal aways from these boys."

    Ollie Williams, BBC Sport at the North Greenwich Arena

    "Confused, stunned, elated. And that's the crowd, let alone the British gymnasts. How can you, or should you, feel when you win an unthinkable Olympic silver medal for all of 10 minutes and then find yourself with bronze?

    Proud, should be the answer. This is a monumental achievement for Britain, regardless of Japan's successful appeal and elevation above GB to second place. Replays suggest the Japanese appeal had merit.

    Britain's gymnasts come from a nation that prefers to talk about golds rather than the 'minor' medals, but in the world of elite gymnastics, this bronze is an impressive statement of intent and demonstration of how far this team has come. With Louis Smith set to compete for pommel horse gold, there may yet be more - and better - to come in the week to follow."


    Stephen on Twitter: "Hold your heads high team GB you did everyone of us proud #BBC2012"

    Nick on Twitter: "Still absolutely thrilled that Great Britain won a team Gymnastics bronze medal! A highly unlikely development! No really, it is! #bbc2012"

    Lee on Twitter: "The ups and downs of sport but a great medal for #teamgb in gymnastics. Fantastic support for the lads. #olympics #bbc2012"

  110. 1932: 
    MEDAL CEREMONY- Great Britain (Men's team gymnastics)

    Bronze is still a superb achievement for Team GB's gymnasts, who have just been presented with their medals.

  111. 1931: 

    If you missed what happened in the gymnastics, Great Britain thought they had won a silver medal, but were eventually demoted to bronze after a Japanese appeal.

  112. 1927: 

    First of all, I should let you know that Aimee Lewis is across all the swimming tonight with her own live text commentary right now.

    I'll be keeping you up to speed with all the other action, once I've caught my breath back from a remarkable hour of gymnastics.

    You should also cast your eyes across our live text from the morning session, and then the afternoon session. I shall be testing your knowledge of the day's events later on.

  113. 1925: 

    Well then - after an hour of unbelievable drama, tension, dismounts, disputes and ultimately appeals, Great Britain have a bronze in the team gymnastics.

    I can't think of a better way to start an evening, and we've got the best part of five hours still to go.

    Stay right here and you won't miss a thing...

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