London 2012 Olympics: Day four afternoon sessionLive

GB's women finish sixth as USA win the team gymnastics final, and GB women's hockey team beat South Korea after Britain win eventing team silver, but miss out on individual medals.

31 July 2012

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  1. 1840: 

    It's time for me to pass the baton over to my colleague Tom Rostance who is h and all sorts of Olympic shenanigans. Cheerio for now, I'll be back in just under half an hour to guide you through what promises to be a memorable evening at the Aquatics Centre. Anyone mention Michael Phelps?

  2. 1833: 

    Team GB giants leave the Basketball Arena looking downbeat and a little fed up after a 67-62 defeat by Brazil. Deng and co should not be too downhearted, though, as the boys from Brazil are pretty handy when it comes to shooting hoops.

  3. 1831: 

    BBC gymnastics pundit Christine Still on BBC One: "It's the first time since 1996 that America have won outside the USA. It's a really significant win for them, and the Russian team are distraught. USA are five marks ahead of them. It's a very strong victory."

  4. 1829:  
    Andrew Cotter, BBC Sport commentator

    The Centre Court rises as Sharapova goes through to round three. As for Laura Robson, she was brave but she ultimately came up short. She goes out of the women's singles, but she's still here playing in the mixed doubles. We found out today that she will be playing alongside Andy Murray.

  5. 1828: 
    TENNIS

    And so the tennis goes on and on and on and on over on Court One where it's 21-21 between Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Milos Raonic so time for some stats. The pair are already in record-breaking territory as their Wimbledon marathon continues. They have played the most games in a singles match (best of three sets only) at the Olympics - the previous record was Gonzalez beating Dent 6-4 2-6 16-14 at Athens in the 2004 bronze medal men's singles match. And if that wasn't enough, they have also played the most games in a set in any Olympics match. The previous record was during a women's doubles first-round match at Seoul in 1988 - Basset-Seguso/Hetherington beating Paz/Sabatini 7-6 5-7 20-18. Their physios are going to earn their crust tonight.

  6. 1826: 
    GOLD MEDAL- United States (Women's team gymnastics)

    The United States team seal Olympic victory from Russia, with Great Britain finishing in sixth place.

  7.  

    GB swimmer Ellen Gandy on Twitter: "Feeling empty after my disappointing 200 but wanted 2 thank everyone 4 their support. Still got the relay to come #teamGB #onwardsandupwards"

  8. 1823: 

    Britain's Laura Robson seemed to have been rejuvenated by the patriotic crowd, breaking Maria Sharapova in the second set but, alas, the Brit double faults to gift the Russian another break and the richest sportswoman in the world serves out the match for a straight sets victory. The beanpole blonde blows kisses to each corner of the court and a disappointed Robson trudges away. Ten aces and 21 unforced errors from the Russian's racquet during that contest.

  9. 1818: 
    WATER POLO

    The dressing gowns are out which can mean only one thing - it's Water Polo o'clock! Great Britain's men are in action against Serbia and we could have some fireworks after this morning's drama. Spain felt they were denied a last-minute equaliser against Croatia in a classic goal-line technology dispute. Check out the clip on the website if you've not seen it yet.

  10. 1816: 
    HOCKEY

    Britain's 5-3 victory over South Korea earlier means the women leapfrog reigning Olympic champions Netherlands to the top of Group A. Britain lead on goal difference and play the Netherlands in the final game of the group stages on 6 August so hockey sticks at the ready for that one, folks.

  11. 1813: 
    BEACH VOLLEYBALL

    Great Britain's Zara Dampney and Shauna Mullin have been beaten in straight sets by Italy's Greta Cicolari and Marta Menegatti at Horse Guards Parade. They lost the first set 21-18, with the second a bit more one-sided and finishing 21-12.

    Don't get too downhearted, though, as GB's victory over Canada in their opening game means they can still progress to the knockout stages. They will play Russia's Evgeniya Ukolova and Ekaterina Khomyakova in their final group game on Thursday at 15:30 BST.

  12.  
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    Laura in London on 81111 on text: "Nathalie in London (1726) hit the nail on the head. Everyone in Team GB is giving their all. The misery guts should chill out and enjoy the amazing display of world class talent on show from all nations."

    Charlie from London on 81111 on text: "I'm sitting at my desk in Covent Garden and I can hear the cheering from Horse Guards Parade. What a great time to be in this cool city. My desk isn't ideal though..."

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  13. 1810: 
    TENNIS

    Heather Watson and Maria Kirilenko, who are set to follow Raonic and Tsonga on Court One, probably have time to head to the cinema or at least pop over to the Olympic Park to watch the final quarter of the basketball as neither of these boys are able to hit the knockout blow. The Canadian holds to 15 to level at 19-19 in the deciding set.

  14.   
    Jessica Creighton, BBC Sport at the Basketball Arena

    "Brazil have taken the lead 48-43 at the end of the third quarter.

    "Britain insist on cheaply giving the ball away and are being punished by Brazil. GB have racked up 16 turnovers compared to their rivals' seven."

  15. 1807:  
    John Amaechi, Former NBA basketball player

    "Team GB have allowed too many offensive rebounds. There have been a few moments when GB have done a great job defensively but they've not finished the job and it's hurt them.

    "Brazil are penetrating well, what they do best. There are always going to be points when you are outperformed, but what GB suffers from is the careless, thoughtless turnover.

    "It's a shame to see games slip away on the basis of errors, when it's clear this Great Britain team are already better than that."

  16.  

    Helenichiwa on Twitter: "What a fantastic hockey game! Had me on the edge of my seat! Proud of the girls! Go #TeamGB"

  17. 1801: 
    GYMNASTICS

    Time to update you on the gymnastics where Great Britain are down in seventh in the women's team final after three of the four rotations. The United States remain in the lead, with Russia and Romania in the medal positions going into the final test.

  18.  

    GB swimmer Liam Tancock on Twitter: "I've just met William, Kate + Harry in the Olympic Village. Great people, really friendly and so nice to speak with. Feeling very honoured!"

    GB handball player Sebastian Prieto on Twitter: "Wasn't enjoying the ice bath, but then Prince Harry, William & Kate walked in :) #Olympics!!!"

  19. 1757: 
    TENNIS

    Three hours have elapsed since Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Milos Raonic first gambolled onto Court One and the final set is in its second hour. The umpire wearily says "17-all" which causes the spectators to giggle. No stamina these umpires. But everyone seems to be enjoying themselves, which is nice. Over on Centre Court, Maria Sharapova looks to have Laura Robson on the ropes as the Russian is a set up and leads 3-1 in the second.

  20. 1752: 
    BEACH VOLLEYBALL

    Italy's Greta Cicolari and Marta Menegatti have won the opening set 21-18 against Great Britain's Zara Dampney and Shauna Mullin. The British pair are battling hard, however, in front of a passionate crowd at Horse Guards Parade. It's fantastic stuff - but what's not to love about a sport where you serve from the 'Downing Street End'?

    A total of 16 teams from this phase qualify for the knockout phase, by the way - the top two teams from each pool and the best two third-ranked teams advance automatically. The four remaining third-ranked teams play a two-match lucky loser round; the two winning teams in the lucky loser round also qualify for the elimination phase. Got that? Awesome.

  21. 1750: 
    CYCLING

    He may have put in a hell of a shift for ultimately no reward in the road race on Saturday, but Bradley Wiggins remains confident ahead of Wednesday's time-trial, which starts at 1415 BST at Hampton Court Palace.

    "I have 100% faith in the training [fitness trainer] Tim [Kerrison] has set me and it is more mental than physical," said the Londoner, who could become the first British athlete to win seven Olympic medals, a record he currently shares with Steve Redgrave.

    "I think that I have done enough now to realise that there is no reason it is suddenly all going to collapse on Tuesday night. My performances all year have been consistent so I have no reason to think that is going to change, so that comes with age and experience."

    Chris Froome, who will also go for Britain on Wednesday, believes the Tour de France champion remains the favourite, with Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara to decide on Wednesday morning whether he has recovered sufficiently from a shoulder injury sustained in the road race. "I think Brad is in the perfect stead for that and the course suits him really well," said Froome.

  22. 1748: 
    TENNIS

    My word, a Mahut v Isner-esque match between jovial Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Canadian big hitter Milos Raonic. It's a right ding-dong of a battle between the duo who are level at 16-16 in the deciding set. Gasps of disbelief from the spectators as Raonic holds to put the pressure back on world number five Tsonga.

  23. 1744:  
    John Amaechi, Former NBA basketball playerBASKETBALL

    Great Britain can take a lot of pride in their performance in the first half, particularly in the first quarter. Smart play, and their defence held off Brazil though Brazil missed a lot of open shots. But in the second quarter it was far too easy to score for Brazil. GB's unforced errors must be kept down to a minimum.

  24. 1742: 
    BEACH VOLLEYBALL

    Shauna Mullin and Zara Dampney are out on the sand at Horse Guards Parade, and they've made a bright start in gloomy conditions. The Brits, persisting with shades even though the sun is well hidden in the thick clouds above Westminster, are 13-12 ahead in the first set against the Italian pairing of Marta Mengatti and Greta Cicolari.

  25. 1740: 
    TENNIS

    BBC tennis pundit Virginia Wade: "Sharapova has nerves of steel and that holds her in good stead. How many times have I seen her hit aces off second serves when she's down? Laura Robson's first serve could be a bit better. It's now a big mountain for Robson to climb now, to get over that first set disappointment."

  26. 1738:  
    Jessica Creighton, BBC Sport at the Basketball Arena

    "Britain have unravelled ever so slightly towards the end of the second quarter. They will rue a turnover in the final minute which has given Brazil a ticket back into the game and allowed them to draw level at 27-27. If the hosts can recapture the confidence and energy they played with at the beginning, victory is theirs for the taking."

  27. 1736: 

    Maria Sharapova, shrieking as loud as a burglar alarm under the Centre Court roof, looked to be in trouble but the statuesque Russian wriggles free to win the first set tie-break and it looks like an uphill struggle for crowd favourite Laura Robson, who is muttering as she heads back to her chair to prepare for the second set.

  28. 1734:  
    Ollie Williams, BBC Sport at the Gymnastics at the North Greenwich Arena

    "Britain are seventh of eight at the halfway mark of the women's team gymnastics final. A couple of things contribute to that: a slightly below-par performance by GB's three gymnasts on beam, and a wobble or two from Beth Tweddle in her floor routine.

    "But the five GB women ought to creep up a place or two at least over the next two pieces of apparatus. This is turning into a straight fight between the US and Russia, who are almost neck and neck so far, for the gold medal with China behind them.

    "Anywhere from fourth and below is up for grabs."

  29. 1733: 
    HOCKEY

    The final whistle blows at the Riverbank Arena and it's a good day at the office for Great Britain's women, who wrap up a 5-3 win over South Korea to make it two wins out of two. That injury to Alex Danson is a concern though so watch this space for updates.

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    GET INVOLVED

    Mike in Cambridge on 81111 on text: "Seems like the GB of old. Rowing, sailing, equestrian and then a few gutsy underdog against-all-odds performances. But what's happened to swimming, badminton, judo? All the funding has just created unwarranted expectation."

    Nathalie in London in 81111 on text: "I'm getting annoyed at people who seem to think GB should be getting more medals after only four days of competition. It was ESTIMATED our target would be higher than Beijing but looking at the sports we excel in: rowing, track cycle and sailing. These events have yet to reach finals yet so why are people disappointed? All the nation asks is that Team GB give it their all which was proven last night with the men's team gymnasts."

    Guy in Rothsbury on 81111 on text: "It may not be their day but the GB girls are doing us proud. Beth's still got to go on the uneven bars though so I'm keeping all fingers (and toes) crossed for a late surge!"

  31. 1726: 
    Jason Mohammad, BBC Sport at the Beach Volleyball

    "Well, great to be back here at Horse Guards Parade. I did the test event last summer for BBC Breakfast and interviewed our women's team of Zara and Shauna. Now, they're set to walk onto the sand in front of a huge crowd for their second match of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Cracking atmosphere here - a bit cloudy. But this is a very special venue for a match which could see Team GB go to the top of Pool F. They play Marta Menegatti and Greta Cicolari of Italy having won their first match 2-1 against Canada. But this is a tough match for Dampney and Mullin; they have not beaten the Italians in four previous meetings and have only won two sets against them."

  32. 1730: 
    OUCH!

    Time for the magic spray to be called into action as it's another injury scare for GB women in the hockey after Alex Danson rolls her left ankle. GB have already seen captain Kate Walsh break her jaw, while Danson was a doubt for the Games because of a shoulder injury. She is currently being carried off on a stretcher - worrying times - but GB still lead South Korea 5-3.

  33. 1728:  
    Rob Hodgetts, BBC Sport at the sailing in Weymouth

    GB's defending Laser class champion Paul Goodison says his Games is in doubt with a recurrence of the back injury he picked up on Monday.

    A tearful Goodison said: "I could hardly bend down last night. The physios did an amazing job to get me back out there today and I was kind of hoping it would be a quick fix but unfortunately not. We'll have to do the same thing again tonight. The body is in a lot of pain. You can push through that to a certain degree and fire yourself forward but when the pain is affecting your decision making it's very difficult."

    When asked directly if he is worried he might not be able to continue, he said: "Yeah, for sure. I'm more worried my body is in a lot of trouble. Until that is fixed you can't really fire on all cylinders and unless you deliver your very best it's going to be hard to win. I've just got to keep ticking away and give myself a chance if I get better later on."

  34. 1725: 
    TENNIS

    "I'm terribly impressed," says Virginia Wade as Laura Robson holds serve and nudges ahead 6-5 to ensure a first-set tie-break against French Open champion Maria Sharapova. Ear-splitting chants of "Laura! Laura! Laura" from a rowdy Centre Court crowd. I'm not sure what the All England Club patrons will make of such riotous behaviour.

  35. 1721: 
    HOCKEY

    GB women are back in front against S Korea. Another penalty corner brings the goal, to make it 4-3, as Georgie Twigg rounds the keeper to score, before another goalkeeping error allows Chloe Rogers to tap-in a fifth.

    GB 5-3 South Korea.

  36. 1720:  
    Jessica Creighton, BBC Sport at the Basketball Arena

    "Britain's Mike Lenzly limps off court in the opening few minutes of the second quarter, helped by two of his team mates, after injuring himself. He shakes his head and puts his towel over his face on the sideline as the team doctor takes a closer look. Doesn't look good. GB still leading Brazil, though."

  37. 1718:  
    Gail Emms, Olympic silver medallist and badminton pundit

    "Chris Adcock is quick around the rear of the court. He hits hard and he moves fast. Imogen Bankier responds to the fast pace and can turn the shuttle and play soft shots.

    "They couldn't cope with the slower pace of the older, more experienced pairs from Russia and Germany. It's frustrating because they are a better pair than the two they played and lost to.

    "I think Team GB are really going to win today because this is the type of pace they like, the type of match they're used to."

  38. 1715: 
    WEIGHTLIFTING

    No-one could quite match Maiya Maneza's Olympic record total of 245kg, but silver medallist Svetlana Tsarukaeva will take solace with silver, especially after the World and European champion's forgettable experience in Beijing where the Russian stormed off the platform and slapped her coach after she failed with all three of her 107kg attempts in the snatch. Bronze went to Canada's Christine Girard, with a combined total of 236kg.

  39. 1711:  
    John Amaechi, Former NBA basketball player

    This is an important game for both Great Britain and Brazil to try to come out and establish tempo early. I want to see from the GB team a minimum of four players really contributing. I'm not talking about four people scoring 30 points; I want players really contributing on the floor. I'd like to see Luol Deng taking shots as a result of offence, not just shots off his own back and athleticism.

  40. 1710: 
    HOCKEY

    GB are involved in a cracking game on the vivid blue pitch at the Riverbank Arena, with Britain tied at 3-3 against South Korea. Alex Danson converted from another penalty corner but Korea fought back with Hye Lyoung Han burying a loose ball in the area and Park netting an equaliser.

    There are just over 10 minutes left and GB need a win.

  41. 1708: 
    BEACH VOLLEYBALL

    Great Britain's Zara Dampney and Shauna Mullin will virtually book their place in the last-16 of the women's beach volleyball competition if they beat Italian duo Greta Cicolari and Marta Menegatti in their second Group F match. Dampney and Mullin beat Canada's Marie-Andree Lessard and Annie Martin 2-1 in their opening game on Sunday. Their latest match gets under way at 17:30 BST, and you can watch it live on our interactive video player.

  42. 1706:  
    Jessica Creighton, BBC Sport at the Basketball Arena

    Another GB game, another packed crowd at the Basketball Arena. Is it rude to cover my ears when GB score a basket? I fear being deafened if I don't. Incredible atmosphere inside this 12,000-seat venue for Britain's second group game vs Brazil. With 3:58 left on the clock in the opening quarter, GB are ahead 6-4.

  43. 1701:  
    Nick Hope, BBC Sport at the diving at the Aquatics Centre

    European Champions Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow insist they have 'no regrets' after finishing fifth in the synchronised 10m platform final. The pair were in second place after the opening two rounds, but as with Peter Waterfield and Tom Daley on Monday, small mistakes cost them a podium finish. Chinese pair Chen Ruolin and Wang Hao collected gold, Mexico took silver and Canada bronze. "I think we both had a great experience today," said Couch. "Our first two dives were just brilliant and although our options weren't as good as normal we did score a lot higher than at the Europeans [where they won gold], so it is a great performance. We don't have any regrets."

  44. 1659: 
    OLYMPIC RECORD IN WEIGHTLIFTING- Maiay Maneza, KAZ (Women's -63kg)

    World champion silver medallist Maiya Maneza doesn't break sweat - she doesn't even grimace - as she lifts 135kg onto her shoulders, steadies herself, and then lifts the bar over her head. Inspiring, incredible. It's an Olympic record with a combined total of 245kg and she's now going for the world record, but fails with a 144kg lift in the clean and jerk. It doesn't stop the celebrations though as she will head back to the Olympic village with a gold medal around her neck.

  45.  

    Zahir Kaderbhai "I'd probably struggle to keep my balance just WALKING along the balancing beam! Incredible stuff on the telly, #ComeOnGB"

  46. 1656:  
    Ben Dirs, BBC Sport at handball at the Copper Box

    Just chatted with GB handball playmaker Ciaran Williams and he has a stirring tale to tell: "I've worked six long years for this, from cleaning toilets to labouring to painting and decorating and I don't want to get embarrassed, which to me would mean not fighting and not giving your all.

    "The crowd were cheering in the last minute the same as they were in the first, and that's because they can see the passion we play with and that we're not going to give up without a fight. When you walk into the changing rooms, it says 'Inspire a Generation': if I can inspire a playmaker of the future I'll be so proud."

  47. 1654: 

    Wimbledon finalist Andy Murray on Team GB's struggle for medals: "A lot of people are just expecting us to do well because it's a home Olympics. In Beijing the GB team did unbelievably well. To play in front of a home crowd is different. Support helps, it makes a big difference, but it also adds pressure.

    "It can be tough if you're not used to it. Because of Wimbledon I've had a decent amount of experience dealing with it, but it's not easy, and for a lot of athletes this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

    "You make one mistake in some of the events and it's done. We're lucky in tennis that we can play a few bad games or a bad set or whatever.

    "As long as everyone keeps working hard and doing their best that's all we can do. From what I've seen [of other sports] everyone's been trying their best. You've got to keep fighting. I spoke to my brother after we lost in the doubles the other day and he felt it was a chance to do something really special here. It's not easy."

  48.  

    Lindsay Willis on Twitter: "Classic! Matt Baker asking Olga Korbut about the difficulty of Beth's bars. "Its not that difficult!" Not what Matt was expecting!"

  49. 1651:  
    Andrew Cotter, BBC Sport commentatorTENNIS

    "The roof is closed here on Centre Court for Laura Robson versus Maria Sharapova. It's overcast and there has been plenty of rain. This match repeats the second round at Wimbledon a couple of years ago, which is the best Robson has managed here. It's been a bright start by Laura, one of two British women left in the singles along with Heather Watson. She had to make sure she settled quickly, and she has."

  50. 1649: 
    JUDO

    Jae-Bum Kim's moment in the sun concludes an emotional day of judo at the ExCeL. The 27-year-old drops to his knees and then jumps into his coach's arms, savouring every moment of making amends for losing the final to Bischof in Beijing. Victory seems all the sweeter four years on.

  51. 1645: 
    VOLLEYBALL

    Speaking of Team GB's female teams, did you all stay up with us into the small hours last night as our women volleyballers made history with a maiden Olympic win? I hope so. Anyway, Great Britain's women's volleyball team have made big sacrifices to compete at the London Olympics, according to setter Lucy Wicks's mother.

    Cary Wicks told BBC Radio 5 live: "They've all made sacrifices. They've sacrificed careers, they've sacrificed mortgages and some of them have sacrificed partners to get to where the team is now."

  52. 1641: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Jae-Bum Kim, KOR (Men's -81kg judo)

    A yuko secures the world champion Jae-Bum Kim Olympic gold against defending champion Ole Bischof of Germany.

  53. 1640: 
    HOCKEY

    It's half-time over at the Riverbank Arena, where Great Britain's women lead Korea 2-1 at the break. A win will take our girls level on points with reigning Olympic champs Netherlands at the top of Group A.

  54. 1636: 
    STARTING SOON

    Plenty of action imminent across London:

    GB's women are about to start their team gymnastics final, while our men will tip-off shortly in the basketball arena against the boys from Brazil.

    Laura Robson is about to start against third seed Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon in her second-round match, and get yourselves in place to watch Shauna Mullin and Zara Dampney in the beach volleyball at around 17:30 BST.

    All go, all day.

  55. 1634: 
    GYMNASTICS

    BBC gymnastics pundit Mitch Fenner on BBC One: "A top six finish would be fantastic. It's all credit to them getting here. They look great - I've never seen them look better. They're trim, they hit their routines and they're a unit. What a boost it is for these Brits to perform in front of their home crowd. It was a seething cauldron today, and it's seething again today."

  56. 1631: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Urska Zolnir, SLO (Women's -63kg judo)

    No tears from the stoic Urska Zolnir of Slovenia after she wins gold with a waza-ari. A silver will have to suffice for China's Lili Xu.

  57. 1629: 
    HOCKEY

    Whack! Crista Cullen settles any emerging nerves with a trademark strike from a penalty corner. Just too much power for the Korean goalkeeper, it slams into the back of the net to put Great Britain 2-1 up. The Korean coach, rather harshly, has seen enough of the keeper and hauls her off. (That happened to me once in sixth form, I came on as a substitute and was told to leave the pitch 10 minutes later. Didn't really do anything, which I suppose was the problem...) Anyway, GB lead with eight minutes of the first half remaining.

  58.  

    GB judo's Euan Burton, who was beaten earlier today, on Twitter: "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"

  59. 1626:  
    Ollie Williams, BBC Sport at the Gymnastics at the North Greenwich Arena

    "A day after Britain's men won a historic team bronze medal inside the North Greenwich Arena, the five GB women are preparing for their own team final.

    "Don't expect another medal for Britain today. The field here is likely to prove too strong, with the United States and Russia demonstrating in qualifying that they are a class above.

    "China and Romania are the current second-tier nations when it comes to women's gymnastics and might challenge for the title but are more likely to scrap for bronze. Anything above fifth for Britain - that being where they qualified for this final - would be mightily impressive."

  60. 1625: 
    HOCKEY

    This is not in the script. It's been all GB but Korea draw level as Darae Kim pounces on a moment of defensive uncertainty to prod home an equaliser and trigger a 30-second burst of Dizzee Rascal's 'Bonkers.' Unpleasant scenes all round - GB 1-1 Korea.

  61. 1623: 
    TENNIS

    Plain sailing down at Wimbledon where former champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia is through after smashing American Andy Roddick 6-2 6-1 in under an hour. He made that look extremely simple.

  62. 1622: 
    EQUESTRIAN

    Former England captain Mike Tindall reacts on BBC Radio 5 live to the success of his wife, Zara Phillips, as part of Great Britain's silver medal-winning equestrian team: "It's just great. To come away with a team silver, I'm just so happy for them. They work so hard. It just felt yesterday that everything seemed to be clicking into position.

    "It's been hard to get hold of Zara - they're trapped away inside the Olympic Village. I just try to be calm around her, and hopefully she feeds off that. In this environment there's always pressure, and they expect to do well and perform. I try to tell a few gags, try to make them relax."

  63. 1619: 
    BRONZE MEDAL- Antoine Valois-Fortier, CAN (Men's -81kg judo)

    The Canadian 22-year-old falls to his knees, breaks out in tears before thumping his chest in patriotic fervour after beating American Travis Stevens to bronze with a yuko. Emotional scenes.

  64. 1617: 
    DIVING

    Tonia Couch after Britain's fifth-placed finish in the women's diving: "There's no distraction [after Tom Daley was sent a thoughtless text following his fourth placed finish in yesterday's men's 10m sycnhro final], we're just concentrating on the Olympics because that's what we're hear to do. At the end of the day Tom's a strong boy, he can concentrate on what he needs to do and Twitter is Twitter, you don't need to look at it if you don't want to."

  65. 1613: 
    HOCKEY

    I bring you good news from the colourful Riverbank Arena. Good news if you're a fan of British ladies with hockey sticks that is. Team GB are in action against Korea and they have taken an early lead through Nicola White. The Korean goalkeeper will not be happy about letting that one through, but it's a great start for Team GB.

  66. 1610: 
    BRONZE MEDAL- Ivan Nifontov, RUS (men's -81kg judo)

    A guttural roar from Russian Ivan Nifontov when he realise he's got his Japanese opponent Takahiro Nakai in a tangle even Houdini couldn't get out of. A bronze for Russia to add to the two golds they've already won on the mat. Judo fanatic and Russian President Valdimir Putin will be cock-a-hoop.

  67. 1607: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Hugh in London on 8111 on text: "Sorry to be a bit pessimistic, but does anyone one else think that Team GB's overall performance has been underwhelming thus far?"

    Andy in Coventry on 8111 on text: "Is it the pressure of being the host nation that's getting to our athletes?"

    Simon in London on 8111 on text: "Keep thinking the fortunes of Team GB will change but realisation dawning that pressure to perform in front of home crowd is proving a hindrance not a help. Really hope I am wrong!"

  68. 1605:  
    Nick Hope, BBC Sport at the diving at the Aquatics Centre

    Wild celebrations by the Canadians who claim the last position on the podium behind China who have the gold and Mexico with silver. The British duo of Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow delivered a fantastic final routine, but their third and fourth dives just weren't good enough to push them higher than fifth in the standings. Each diver made slight errors during their performances, but even equalling their personal best score of 327.18 would only have edged them up to fourth.

  69. 1603: 
    BADMINTON

    Rajiv Ouseph is out of London 2012. The British number one lost the final game 21-19 to lose his match against Kevin Cordon of Guatemala 2-1 and fails to make the last 16. There is no more British interest in the badminton at these Games.

  70. 1603: 
    ONE TO WATCH

    Plenty of events on offer across the capital to sate even the most demanding of sports fans. There are Wasa-aris aplenty over at what looks like a jam-packed ExCeL and the spectators are gearing up for the women's 63kg (16:00 BST) and men's 81 kg finals (1610), while later on we might witness a record crowd for a women's football game on this island when Great Britain tackle overwhelming favourites Brazil at Wembley tonight. And it goes without saying there's a spot of swimming on offer this evening, as well as handball, badminton, fencing, weightlifting and everyone's favourite late-night sport volleyball.

  71. 1559: 
    BRONZE MEDAL- Gevrise Emne, FRA (women's -63kg judo)

    After eight minutes neither player is able to score the decisive point but it is world champion Gevrise Emne who is awarded the bronze by a golden score. The Frenchwoman's eyes fill with salty tears of joy as she celebrates winning her country's fourth bronze medal on the mat. Her opponent Da-Woon Joung of South Korea is inconsolable.

  72. 1557: 
    EQUESTRIAN

    Zara Phillips on Great Britain's silver in the equestrian team eventing: "I have not really had a chance to reflect on the team silver. We should have been able to do more but they (Germany) were too good for us. It is disappointing but at the end of the day we have a team silver medal, and we did not go down. The team have been awesome this week, with some massive performances, and it has been a real honour to ride with everyone."

  73. 1555: 

    There was hysteria of sorts in Greenwich earlier today where Britain's equestrian team won eventing silver in what my colleague Ollie Williams described as a "dramatic tussle" with New Zealand. British fans might be whipped into a similar frenzy later on across the river if GB's women's gymnast achieve an unlikely medal in the team final.

  74. 1554: 

    Good afternoon all! Fourth day of Olympomania and there's no sign of fatigue amongst the athletes, spectators or even the jovial volunteers who greet thousands of visitors with a smile and a bubbly hello every morning, noon and night. Although, one 'Game maker' did call me a young lady this morning so maybe hysteria has set in for some…

  75. 1553: 

    Disappointment for Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow then and with that my work here is done. However Aimee Lewis's has just begun. She is your live text head honcho for the next few hours. She has got the Midas touch, I can feel it in my bones. Good luck all.

  76.  
    GOLD MEDAL- Ruolin Chen & Hao Wang, CHN (Women's Synchronised 10m platform diving)

    Another gold for the Chinese in the diving as Ruolin Chen and Hao Wang win the 10m synchro from Mexico and Canada. Britain are fifth.

  77. 1548: 
    JUDO- Yoshie Ueno, JPN (women's -63kg judo)

    Another medal for Japan on the judo mat after Yoshie Ueno, the current Asian champion, beats Elisabeth Willeboordse of Netherlands for the bronze medal.

  78.   
    Ben Dirs, BBC Sport at the handball at the Copper Box

    "Huge kudos to the fans down at the Copper Box, who are still greeting every goal with massive roars. Bit of a hill to climb at 35-17 down with 10 minutes to play, but you can't accuse this British outfit of quitting against a team ranked second in the world.

    "Still, might stick around for Croatia v Serbia - they met last year in the Euros and things turned a little bit ugly: 5,000 security in place and a player got hit in the eye with a coin. Then again, that was in Serbia..."

  79. 1547: 
    CANOE SLALOM

    Germany's Sideris Tasiadis claimed silver in the men's indiviual canoe slalom with Slovakia's Michal Martikan grabbing bronze.

  80. 1543: 
    EQUESTRIAN

    Great Britain's Tina Cook on finishing outside the medal places in the individual eventing final: "I will get over it but I am beating myself up at the moment. I was flat to the first fence, and I am not sure which is the other fence I had down. You want to be there going for gold so I am a bit disappointed."

  81.  
    Tony Estanguet FRA (Canoe Slalom C1)GOLD MEDAL

    France's Tony Estanguet wins the men's C1 canoe slalo the third Olympic gold of his career following success in Sydney and Athens.

  82.  

    Thomas Charles Ellis on Twitter: "Who knew equestrian could be this exciting #london2012 @BBCSport".

    Liz/Betty/Bird/Mummy on Twitter: "I'm so annoyed, empty seats on tv & hubby's trying to get tickets for 'available' events...it just says 'not sucessful'! Arghhh."

  83. 1540: 
    JUDO

    Great Britain's Euan Burton gave an emotional interview after crashing out of the judo in the first round of the men's 81kg class.

    The 33-year-old, who has been ranked as high as fourth in his weight division, lost in abrupt fashion as he was beaten by Ippon in his first contest to Canadian Antoine Valois-Fortier.

    After the fight a teary Burton told BBC Sport: "I feel like I have let myself down, I have let my mum and dad down, I feel like I've let everybody I've ever trained with down."

  84. 1535: 
    EQUESTRIAN

    Great Britain's Mary King on failing to win a medal in the individual eventing final: "I was thrilled to bit to jump a clear round for the team in the first round. It is actually my first clear round at an Olympic games, and I have done five of them already. I am disappointed with my fences down in the individual competition.

    "There is a big bronze lion in the centre of the arena, and because of that he (Imperial Cavalier) got scared and was a bit whizzy but then settled and jumped beautifully.

  85. 1535: 
    KEY MOMENT

    Sweden's Sara Algotsson Ostholt's agonising last round ends with her narrowly missing becoming the sport's first female Olympic champion.

  86. 1535: 
    BADMINTON

    Kevin Cordon levels his badminton match with British number one Rajiv Ouseph at one game all. It's best of three and a win for the British number one will see him reach the last 16. No pressure Rajiv but you're our last hope for an Olympic medal in Badminton at these games.

  87. 1531: 
    DIVING

    British pair Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow slip to sixth place in the synchronised 10m platform final after three dives. Three to go, and no surprise that the Chinese pair lead.

  88. 1530: 
    EQUESTRIAN

    The last fence. The very last fence. That is what denies Sweden's Sara Algotsson Ostholt gold and a place in the record books as the first female individual eventing champion. She looks back as her horse Wega strides towards the finish, only to see the top bar wobble and fall. Her supporters plunge from elation to devastation in a twinkle. Michael Jung is champion. Algotsson Ostholt has to settle for silver.

  89.  
    GOLD MEDAL- Michael Jung GER (Individual Eventing)

    Germany's Michael Jung wins the individual eventing with a score of 40.60 ahead of Sweden's Sara Algotsson Ostholt.

  90.   
    Nick Hope, BBC Sport at the diving at the Aquatics Centre

    "Game face on for Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow who after acknowledging the crowd in their introductions are now unmoved by the rapturous applause their appearance at the top of the 10m platform brings.

    "After the two compulsory rounds they are well placed in second just 2.4 points behind world champions China, but as with the men's competition for Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield yesterday - this is where it starts to get really interesting."

  91. 1522: 
    EQUESTRIAN

    Great Britain Mary King's medal hopes are gone. Michael Jung, the penultimate rider to go, makes no mistake and confirms his silver medal as he jumps above German team-mate Sandra Auffarth in the standings and puts King down to fourth.

  92. 1520: 
    EQUESTRIAN

    Tina Cook fails to best Germany's Sandra Auffarth's score, so Great Britain's hopes all rest on Mary King. She gets off to a shocker and clouts the very first barrier. Another bar hits the chippings to add another four penalty points and she can only manage to claim third spot in the rankings among those who have finished.

  93.  

    Karl Greenwood on Twitter: "Simultaneously watching @andy_murray & @TeamGB vs Sweden in the #Handball thanks to @BBCSport . What a great sport this must be to play!"

    Craig Dale on Twitter: "Missing the @GBHockey2012 ladies game whilst travelling to the #riverbankarena for the evening games @BBCsport website will be on constant"

  94. 1516: 
    EQUESTRIAN

    Zara Phillips is bumped out medal contention as German Sandra Auffarth stops the rot amongst the riders below her in the running order to take top slot.

  95. 1515: 
    BADMINTON

    Britain's Rajiv Ouseph wins the first game in his match against Guatemalan Kevin Cordon. The British number one won by 21-12 to go one up in the best of three match, with a place in the last 16 up for grabs.

  96.   
    Rob Hodgetts, BBC Sport at the sailing in Weymouth

    "Ben Ainslie bags a fourth and a third in races five and six of the 10-race opening series. Estonia win race six from dangerous Dane Jonas Hogh-Christensen, who won race five and now leads three-time gold medallist Ainslie by 10 points overall. It's a rest day for the Finns tomorrow followed by four more races and the double points-scoring medal race for the top 10 on Sunday."

  97. 1511: 
    TENNIS

    BBC tennis commentator John Lloyd on Andy Murray's win: "This is Jarkko Nieminen's last Olympics in all probability, and you would have thought that he would come out firing at the beginning of both sets. But he has played so badly, he has been so tight. He has got himself in a hole, and against the number three in the world you just cannot do that."

  98.   
    Ben Dirs, BBC Sport at handball at the Copper Box

    "So, GB are 24-10 down at half-time, which the journalist next door informs me is something of a hammering. Not that the punters mind, they continue to greet each GB goal as if it has unlocked a portal to paradise.

    "In fact, as far as an awful lot of people are concerned, the portal to paradise is round the corner - the front door to the biggest McDonalds in the world. They were queuing outside earlier on like it was the first morning of the Selfridges sale."

  99. 1511: 
    EQUESTRIAN

    Great Britain's Zara Phillips has been nudged off top spot amongst those to have finished the eventing final with Ireland's Aoife Clark improving on her score.

    She is still in second spot though with New Zealand's Mark Todd and Australia's Christopher Burton not converting their lead from the team event.

  100. 1509: 
    BBC MUSIC

    The BBC's Olympic theme tune by indie band Elbow has gone on sale to raise money for charity.

    The track, First Steps - which features the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and NovaVox Gospel Choir - is available to download online and buy from shops.

    It was commissioned by the BBC and the band has waived all fees and royalties from the digital download. Retailers have waived all profits from the release and funds raised will go to BBC Children In Need and Sport Relief.

  101. 1506: 
    TENNIS

    Andy Murray beats Jarkko Nieminen of Finland 6-2 6-4 to reach the Olympic singles third round, where he will play Marcos Baghdatis, flagbearer for Cyprus.

  102. 1506: 
    SAILING

    Great Britain's 49er sailor Stevie Morrison explains their capsize when fifth in the second race of the day on Portland Harbour:

    "It wasn't a wind strength thing, it was a tight racing thing. We were in a tight situation with the Kiwis at the bottom mark and we were forced to a do a manuoeuvre with them.

    "When we came out I hadn't got my foot back in the foot loop and we hit their wind shadow which effectively stops you. So obviously your body's inertia, when you are stood six feet out from the side of the boat, is to go forward fairly quickly and I went running forward and hit Ben [Rhodes] like a tenpin and he was gone, around the front of the mast."

  103. 1502: 
    EQUESTRIAN

    Zara Phillips guides High Kingdom in faultless style, going all clear to climb to the top of the current standings with 53.10 penalty points. Princess Anne in the crowd is clapping in delight. She is unlikely to stay there until the end with another 11 riders to go. The first of those, Australia's Jonathan Paget, fails to improve on her effort though. Let's see...

  104. 1458: 
    BADMINTON

    British number one Rajiv Ouseph is now under way in his delayed game against Guatemalan Kevin Cordon.

    You may be thinking that Kevin is an unusal name for someone from central America, and you'd be right.

    But obviously, Cordon is named after Kevin Keegan - his dad was a huge fan. Aren't we all?

  105.   
    Nick Hope, BBC Sport at the diving at the Aquatics Centre

    "Unsurprisingly it's the Chinese who are the favourites for the women's synchronised 10m platform final which begins at 1500 BST.

    "Chen Ruolin won two Olympic gold medals at her home Games four years ago and alongside her new partner, Wang Hao, the pair won world championship gold last year.

    "Mexico, Germany, Australia, Canada, Malaysia, Ukraine and Great Britain make up the seven other spots."

  106.   
    Nick Hope, BBC Sport at the diving at the Aquatics Centre

    ""It was a case of so near, yet so far for Great Britain's Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield in yesterdays' synchronised 10m platform final after a solitary error saw them finish fourth, but today it's the turn of Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow in the women's event.

    "They start in just a few minutes.

    "The pair were fourth at last year's world championships in Shanghai, but have since claimed bronze at the Olympic test event and were the European Champions in May.

    "Couch and Barrow are from a guaranteed medal, but I'd say there's an outside chance of a bronze this afternoon…"

  107. 1454: 
    EQUESTRIAN

    Sweden's Nicklas Lindback has just been out on the delightfully-named Mister Pooh in the final of the individual eventing. The first of the three British riders to go, Zara Phillips, is up very soon. Tina Cook and Tina Cook to follow.

  108.  

    Great Britain judo player Euan Burton after his round of 32 defeat earlier today: "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."

  109. 1446: 
    BADMINTON

    Bad news for Scotland's Susan Egelstaff, who has just lost her final group match to Sayaka Sato - the Japanese player winning 18-21 21-16 21-12.

    In the men's draw, British number one Rajiv Ouseph's match against Kevin Cordon is currently delayed.

  110.   
    Ben Dirs, BBC Sport at the Handball

    "I like to stay dispassionate about sport, which means I'm not one for exaggeration - why haven't Britain won more medals? Because other countries bothered turning up - but that reception for the GB handball team was literally ear-splitting. Thin Lizzy on the stereo, packed house, plenty of Swedish fans in, let's all have a party..."

    Great Britain's men are virtual wallflowers at the moment. They trail 12-4. Time to get involved. You can watch on the interactive video player on the desktop version of this website.

  111. 1442: 
    SHOOTING

    Denmark's Anders Golding missed just one shot in the skeet final, to take the silver medal on 146. Qatar's Nasser Al-Attiya has won his country's first medal of the Games, defeating Russian Valeriy Shomin in the bronze medal shootout of the men's skeet. He hit all six of his targets, while his rival missed on his final shot.

  112. 1441: 
    OLYMPIC RECORD- Vincent Hancock, USA (Men's Skeet shooting)

    Vincent Hancock's winning score of 148 out of 150 in the skeet final is a new Olympic record.

  113. 1438: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Vincent Hancock, USA (Men's Skeet shooting)

    America's Vincent Hancock wins gold in the men's skeet final after hitting all 25 of his targets, finishing with a score of 148 out of 150.

  114. 1435: 
    EQUESTRIAN

    If you missed it earlier, watch the highlights now of Great Britain winning team silver in the Equestrian after Tina Cook went clear in the last showjumping round to secure second place behind gold medal winners Germany.

  115.   
    Ollie Williams, BBC Sport at the Equestrian in Greenwich Park

    "The individual eventing final has just start after the excitement of British team silver this morning.

    "Scores for the individual final are carried over from the team event. All that happens is there's a second round of jumping, so you can't improve your score - it can only get worse.

    "That means GB duo Mary King in third and Tina Cook in fourth will need to go clear and then hope for faults from the two riders above them: Sweden's Sara Algotsson Ostholt and German eventing superstar Michael Jung.

    "Algotsson Ostholt is on 39.30, Jung has 40.60, King has 42.10 and Cook's score is 43.00. Remember, the lowest score wins.

    "A fence down is four penalty points so if the Swedish and German riders make one mistake each, that could let both King and Cook into gold-medal reckoning. But the Brits will ride before the leaders do, so the pressure is on the British duo to go clear first.

    "Zara Phillips is also in this final but, starting from 13th place on 53.10, she isn't expected to challenge for a medal."

  116. 1434: 
    TENNIS

    Britain's Andy Murray has just pocketed the first set 6-2 against Jarkko Nieminen of Finland out on Wimbledon's Centre Court. Best of three sets until the final in this tournament.

  117.   
    Ben Dirs, BBC Sport at the Handball

    "So, here I am at what I'm told is called the Copper Box: GB v Sweden in handball's equivalent of 'El Clasico'.

    "That's what the Swedish fan who I just spoke to told me. He must think I'm an idiot. In some respects, he's probably right. Ten minutes to the off and the Copper Box is conducting quite a racket..."

  118. 1427: 
    CANOE SLALOM

    David Florence on his elimination from the canoe slalom at the semi-final stage: "I am very disappointed that things did not go my way. I am not sure what happened but I was not good enough today. But that is how it sometimes goes in sport. It is hard to say exactly what went wrong.

    "We do a lot of races every year. This year I have had finishes of first, second, ninth and 25th and here obviously it was not good enough. This was the race that I wanted to perform at. I have a couple of days to refocus. I have a couple of days until the C2 and I have to try and pick things up for that."

  119. 1426: 
    TENNIS

    Andy Murray, who is in action against Jarkko Nieminen in the singles at this very moment, will play mixed doubles with Laura Robson after Great Britain were awarded a wildcard place by the International Tennis Federation. The duo have Hopman Cup previous. They were beaten in the 2010 final.

  120. 1423: 
    SHOOTING

    The men's skeet final is under way and American Vincent Hancock, who set a new Olympic record score of 123 out of 125 in qualifying, is the man to beat.

    He has nailed his first nine shots in the final, taking his total to 132. Denmark's Anders Golding is making him fight all the way with a score of 131.

  121. 1422: 
    WATER POLO

    You may remember there was some controversy in the water polo pool earlier on when Spain thought they had netted a last-second equaliser against Croatia only to see the officials decide that the ball hadn't crossed the line.

    It's the age-old question of goal-line technology in water polo again...

    Anyway, Spain's coach Rafael Aquilar was livid.

    He said: "The (goal) line referee's job here is to watch the goal line and to make the decision. That is his only job here.

    "He decided that it is a goal, but he has not been consulted. The most important tournament in the world is the Olympic Games and I don't understand why they're not using the TV."

    On whether Spain is going to lodge a complaint:

    "Yes, and it is up to the top people to decide on that."

  122. 1421: 
    SWIMMING

    Both China's Ye Shiwen and Lithuania's Ruta Meilutyte have taken huge chunks out of their personal best as they took gold in the 400m individual medley and the 100m breastroke respectively.

    In the case of the Ye that has caused a good deal of debate about how she has managed such stark improvement, with one American official hinting that it may not all be above board.

    BBC Sport has asked three Olympic medallists of old for their thoughts.

  123. 1421: 
    ATHLETICS

    British triple jumper Phillips Idowu is expected to be fit for London 2012, according to British Olympic Association chef de mission Andy Hunt.

    The participation of the 2008 silver medallist was called into doubt last week when he failed to attend a pre-Games training camp in Portugal. The BOA reacted by requesting medical records for a nerve problem in the 33-year-old's hip and back.

    "Phillips is making good progress and we expect him to compete," said Hunt.

  124. 1416: 
    EQUESTRIAN- Reaction to GB silver medal

    William Fox-Pitt after winning a silver medal in the eventing team event: "We are all being carried along on this wave of craziness. This is something we have never experienced in our careers and never will again. It's just not normal."

  125. 1413:  
    Lawrence Barretto, BBC Sport at the Lee Valley White Water Centre

    "The wait for a first British gold medal of these Games goes on as David Florence crashes out of the C1 canoe slalom at Lee Valley. It was all looking so good for the Beijing silver medallist, but that error, where he clattered into gate 18, proved to be decisive.

    "The world number one can turn his attention to the C2 double semi-finals where he competes alongside Richard Hounslow on Thursday."

  126. 1413: 
    FENCING

    Britain's Richard Kruse, who was 29 on Monday, after his exit in the fencing competition, says he will probably give the sport only one more year before retiring.

    "I think we are nearing the end," said the Londoner. "Fencing has been very good to me, but I can't fence like I was 21. I will probably do another year, just wind down. It's been heading that way for the last few years. It's been hard to hit form regularly. When I do it can go well, but it's too sporadic."

  127. 1411: 
    TENNIS

    The lid is on Centre Court and British number one Andy Murray is about to start his second-round match against Jarkko Nieminen of Finland. If the Scot wins, he will play Marcos Baghdatis next after the Cypriot overcame Richard Gasquet 6-4 6-4 earlier today. You can take a peek at Murray's progress on the interactive video player.

  128. 1408: 
    JUDO

    One of Saudi Arabia's two female Olympic team members will be allowed to compete in the judo while wearing a headscarf after a compromise was reached.

    Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani will compete after Saudi Arabia's Olympic Committee reached an agreement with the International Judo Federation.

    Marius Vizer, the Austrian president of the sport's world governing body, said last week that Shahrkhani would not be allowed to wear a headscarf for safety reasons.

    But Mark Adams, communications director of the International Olympic Committee, said: "They have a solution that works for all parties."

  129. 1405: 
    CANOE SLALOM- David Florence eliminated in the semi-finals

    David Florence is eliminated from the canoe slalom at the semi-final stage. His supporters, sporting 'Florence the Machine' t-shirts, suddenly have a free afternoon on their hands.

  130. 1401: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Suzanne from Basingstoke via text on 81111: "Surely it is logical - if the expensive tickets haven't sold, to cut your losses and let the real supporters have them for £20? My daughter is a volunteer in the Olympic Park - she would jump at the chance."

    James in Peterborough via text on 81111: "Whilst selling higher priced tickets that are left for only £20 sounds good in theory, you then have people who paid full price complaining. London2012 get negative press either way, no win situation."

  131.   
    Helen Reeves, Olympic bronze medallist and BBC canoeing pundit

    On David Florence's disappointing performance in in his canoe slalom semi-final: "It was all about making sure that the run on the boat was maintained, so that he did not lose any speed and he did not then have to regain the speed again. He will be disappointed with his mistake, as he got a bit unravelled towards the end."

  132.   
    Lawrence Barretto, BBC Sport at the Lee Valley White Water Centre

    "It's all gone wrong for British hopeful David Florence at the Lee Valley White Water Centre. The world number one and Beijing silver medallist was looking strong until he hit gate 18 with his head to lose all momentum and draw a huge groan from the crowd. He's down in seventh, with three runners remaining and only the top eight progressing. His hopes of the final are hanging by a thread."

  133. 1400: 
    SWIMMING DISPUTE

    BBC Sport editor David Bond: The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has distanced itself from John Leonard, the American swimming official, who has publicly questioned the performance of Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen.

    Patrick Sandusky, a spokesman for the US Olympic Committee, told the BBC the Americans were trying to smooth things over with the Chinese. A member of USOC's international relations team is expected to make contact with the Chinese Olympic Committee later today.

    He said: "We are reaching out to the Chinese and their Olympic committee to ensure they know that this gentleman (Leonard) is not part of our delegation, USA Swimming or the US Olympic Committee. His comments are an independent view and not from us."

  134. 1359: 
    SWIMMING

    One of the stories at the start of the day was the question mark posed over the breathtaking performances by Chinese Ye Shiwen in the pool by an American official after the 16-year-old obliterated the world record in the 400m individual medley final to take gold. The story has taken another twist this afternoon...

  135. 1355: 
    STARTING SOON

    David Florence is eighth to go in his canoe slalom semi-final, but, his run and the sailors apart, there is a little bit of a lunchtime lull in the action around the Olympic venues. That won't last for long so let me mark your card ahead of a torrent of afternoon sport.

    The individual jumping final gets under way at 1430 BST with Great Britain's Mary King and Tina Cook third and fourth after the team event.

    European champions Tonia Crouch and Sarah Barrow will dive in the 10m synchronised platform final at 1500 BST.

    It may have only been a bronze, but the men's gymnasts' result in the team event may just be the highlight of the Games so far for Team GB. Their female counterparts will try and produce a similar surprise in their own team final at 1630 BST.

    Always a big draw at the Games, the latest incarnation of the 'Dream Team' takes the stage at 2215 BST when the United States basketball team take on Tunisia.

    All that and plenty more coming up.

  136.   
    Rob Hodgetts, BBC Sport at the sailing in Weymouth

    Big result for Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson in the Star - a convincing win with a big gap to Brazil's Robert Scheidt and Bruno Prada to consolidate their overall lead.

  137. 1338: 
    TENNIS

    While all these watery goings-on are all very well, today's wet conditions are not doing much for Andy Murray's schedule in the men's singles tennis over at Wimbledon. His second-round match against Jarkko Niemenen has been delayed by the rain. The Centre Court roof is being cranked into action to bring the elements under control.

  138.   
    Rob Hodgetts, BBC Sport

    Disaster for GB in the 49er class as Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes capsize while in contention for another top-five finish after a third in race one. Favourites Australia also go in the drink but such was their lead they recover to fourth. GB struggle home near the back.

  139. 1333: 
    CANOE SLALOM

    While we await the return of Great Britain's fencers after their silver success in the team event, a man who tasted that mineral in Beijing is about to try and go one better on home soil.

    Great Britain's David Florence is in the individual canoe slalom semi-final which is about to get going at the Lee White Water Centre. He is a multi-talented fella Mr Florence. He applied to be an astronaut with the European Space Agency before deciding to take on the artificial rapids.

    You can watch his progress on the BBC Sport interactive video player (desktop version of the website only).

  140. 1324:  
    Matt Slater, BBC Sport at ExCel

    "We are in Tuesday's mid-show interval at the judo: a changing of the guard in the stands, too, as one set of ticket-holders leave, to be replaced by another. The new lot have the medal rounds of the men's -81kg and women's -63kg divions to look forward to.

    "Making up the four semi-finals are two Koreans, an American, a German, a Mongolian, a Russian, a Slovenian and a judoka from China. So nobody from traditional powers France and Japan, or, sadly, Britain. Truth be told, Team GB's players have won only two bouts here, losing seven first-round contests."

  141. 1321: 
    SAILING

    A quick update on Ben Ainslie's progress out on a murky old day out in Weymouth bay in the Finn class. He has lost further ground on Danish leader Jonas Hogh-Christensen as he comes home fourth in the first race of the day. Hogh-Cristensen has won again and now leads the Briton by nine points in the overall standings.

  142. 1316: 

    Good afternoon to you. So for it has been a pretty decent one for Team GB with Mary King bringing home silver in the team eventing. King, in third, is handily placed for this afternoon's individual competition as well. Plenty more of that later.

    First though, a little look back on the morning which was a little less hot for the hosts. Ellen Gandy, one of the 24-carat medal contenders in the pool, was knocked out in the heats of the women's 200m butterfly., Euan Burton dispatched in the judo and Richard Kruse suffering first-round defeat in the fencing.

    You can see how the action unfolded via this morning's 'as it happened' page.

    I think Britain is full of more pm people anyway. Onwards and upwards.

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London 2012 Tweets

36 Olympic Sports

304 Events

  1. Archery 4 Events First Event: 27th July
  2. Athletics 47 Events First Event: 3rd August
  3. Badminton 5 Events First Event: 28th July
  4. Basketball 2 Events First Event: 28th July
  5. Beach Volleyball 2 Events First Event: 28th July
  6. Boxing 13 Events First Event: 28th July
  7. Canoe - Slalom 4 Events First Event: 29th July
  8. Canoe - Sprint 12 Events First Event: 6th August
  9. Cycling - BMX 2 Events First Event: 8th August
  10. Cycling - Mountain Bike 2 Events First Event: 11th August
  11. Cycling - Road 4 Events First Event: 28th July
  12. Cycling - Track 10 Events First Event: 2nd August
  13. Diving 8 Events First Event: 29th July
  14. Equestrian 6 Events First Event: 28th July
  15. Fencing 10 Events First Event: 28th July
  16. Football 2 Events First Event: 25th July
  17. Gymnastics - Artistic 16 Events First Event: 28th July
  18. Gymnastics - Rhythmic 2 Events First Event: 9th August
  19. Gymnastics - Trampoline 2 Events First Event: 3rd August
  20. Handball 2 Events First Event: 28th July
  21. Hockey 2 Events First Event: 29th July
  22. Judo 14 Events First Event: 28th July
  23. Modern Pentathlon 2 Events First Event: 11th August
  24. Rowing 14 Events First Event: 28th July
  25. Sailing 10 Events First Event: 29th July
  26. Shooting 15 Events First Event: 28th July
  27. Swimming 34 Events First Event: 28th July
  28. Synchronised Swimming 2 Events First Event: 5th August
  29. Table Tennis 4 Events First Event: 28th July
  30. Taekwondo 8 Events First Event: 8th August
  31. Tennis 5 Events First Event: 28th July
  32. Triathlon 2 Events First Event: 4th August
  33. Volleyball 2 Events First Event: 28th July
  34. Water-polo 2 Events First Event: 29th July
  35. Weightlifting 15 Events First Event: 28th July
  36. Wrestling 18 Events First Event: 5th August

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