London 2012 Olympics: Day Five evening session as it happened

Michael Jamieson wins silver in the pool, GB men's footballers beat Uruguay and boxer Luke Campbell wins his first bout.

2 August 2012 Last updated at 00:22

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  1. 0017: 

    Well, I hope you've enjoyed all our coverage today on another stormer from London 2012.

    I'm off now but Sam Sheringham and Mike Henson will be here bright and early from 08:00 BST to bring you all the news.

    Cycling in the velodrome kicks off tomorrow. Gold written all over it.

  2. 0012: 

    If you still haven't had enough Olympic sport for one day, Olympic Sportsday is just starting on BBC One. Fill your boots.

  3. 0009: 

    "Sometimes it's just the beer and bikinis that get people to come and watch, but it's the competition that's keeping them there."

    So said Kerri Walsh last night, and she is bang on the money. Plenty of entertainment guaranteed at Horse Guards Parade, and Walsh and Misty May-Treanor will take some stopping.

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    That's game over at Horse Guards Parade, as Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh win the third set 15-10.

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    Helen Glover and Heather Stanning won Great Britain's first gold medal at London 2012 in the women's pair.

    This was also Britain's first gold medal in a women's rowing event.

  6. 0000: 

    So Golden Wednesday comes to an end for Team GB at the Olympics - here's a few stats about Great Britain's performance during the day:

    Bradley Wiggins won his seventh career Olympic medal in the time trial, setting a new record for Great Britain by overtaking the six medals won by Sir Steve Redgrave.

    It was a fourth Olympic gold medal for Wiggins, equalling fellow Britons Sir Chris Hoy, Sir Matthew Pinsnet and Paul Radmilovic.

    Wiggins also became the first person to win the Tour de France and win an Olympic gold medal in the same year.

  7. 2356: 

    Lights out at the basketball arena as the United States women complete the formalities on an 89-58 defeat of Turkey.

    Angel McCoughtry top-scored with 16 points, and also snaggled six rebounds during the game. The US Women have not lost a game at the Olympics since Barcelona in 1992.

  8. 2352: 

    Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh smash that second set 21-8 to level the scores at one apiece.

    For the fourth night out of five, we'll be going past midnight with some volleyball action...

  9. 2344: 

    The South Koreans are waving to the cameras, satisfied after that victory over reigning Olympic champions Brazil, who drop to fifth in Group B.

    Their victors on the other hand are sitting pretty in second spot in the table.

  10. 2342: 

    Our chances of leaving the office on time have been handed a huge boost there as South Korea wrap up a straight-sets win over Brazil in the volleyball.

    The Koreans streak to a 25-23 25-21 25-21 win at Earls Court.


    Ryan Richards on Twitter: "well done Anthony Joshua! Fantastic fight!"

    Gordon H on Twitter: "Well done Joshua; taking out a Cuban; historically, for all you youngsters, providing some of best amateur boxers in world!"

    Dominic Doyle on Twitter: "No offence but big Joshua was totally outclassed for three rounds #terribledecision"

  12. 2337: 

    Anthony Joshua, speaking to BBC One following his victory over Erislandy Savon: "We were both whacking each other with shots, we kept fighting to the last bell and let the judges do the scoring. Savon is a tidy boxer, that being my first fight will put me in good stead for the rest. The atmosphere is unbelievable out there and I have to give them great respect."

  13. 2331: 

    Down at Horse Guards Parade, late-night favourites of ours Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh are back in action against Austrian sisters Doris and Schwaiger.

    It's lashing down with rain in central London, it's nearly midnight, but double Olympic champion May-Treanor is still donning her trademark shades. They don't help her though as the Austrians take the first set 21-17.

  14. 2333: 

    A slight difference in opinion between Messrs Dirs and Lewis there, I'm sure they'll agree to setlle their differences in a friendly fashion.


    More from Lennox Lewis after Anthony Joshua beat Erislandy Savon to progress to the Super Heavyweight quarter-finals: "He definitely has the potential to be the next heavyweight champion of the world."

    Ben Dirs, BBC Sport at the boxing at ExCel

    "Super-heavyweight Anthony Joshua pips Cuba's Erislandy Savon 17-16 to become the second Brit into the quarter-finals after Luke Campbell.

    "The crowd love it but Anthony's face says it all - I think he got lucky there, Savon looked the classier operator and, more importantly, seemed to land with more scoring shots."

  17. 2330: 

    Michael Jamieson, speaking to BBC One after winning an Olympic silver medal earlier tonight: "I think swimming at the Olympics is the pinnacle of our sport. It is something I have targeted and over the last 18 months it became a realistic target to be on the podium. Prior to that it was a bit of a pipedream."

  18. 2330: 

    It's a close tussle between Brazil and South Korea in the women's volleyball, but it's South Korea who sneak the second set 25-21 to take a two set lead in this Group B match. It's either going to be a straight sets win for South Korea or a remarkable comeback by the Brazilians. If it's the latter then they'll still be playing when Big Ben chimes midnight. Impartiality is my middle name but I must declare an interest at this late stage.

  19. 2329: 

    Former Olympic gold medallist Lennox Lewis, speaking on BBC Radio 5 live: "That was a terrific fight and I am telling you I think that was a gold medal round for sure."

  20. 2329: 

    Anthony Joshua wins his Super Heavyweight clash with Erislandy Savon by one point, as he wins 17-16.

    Joshua is into the quarter finals.

  21. 2327: 

    Antony Joshua got caught with a big shot late on, and the Cubans look happy...

    Richie Woodhall, Olympic bronze medallist and boxing commentator

    "They will be really pleased in Joshua's corner, a bit fortunate but he is in front and that is it. Savon will up the tempo now and come forward more which will suit Joshua more. Joshua needs to be cool and calm and make no mistakes and measure the gap."

  23. 2325: 

    Joshua lands a crunching left at the start of the final round. This looks like a GB win...

  24. 2323: 

    Anthony Joshua leads 14-12 after two rounds! One more to go then.

  25. 2322: 

    Former Olympic gold medallist Lennox Lewis, speaking on BBC Radio 5 live: "He [Joshua] is looking good, he is a little bit tight but the Cuban is moving very well on his feet so is very difficult to hit. He is a bit more lanky and a bit more okay-dokey so Joshua needs to mix up his jabs and give the Cuban something to think about."

  26. 2322: 

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator Darren Fletcher: "He [Joshua] has to vary his attacks and relax and realise this is just part of a long race."

  27. 2321: 

    These two are ranked number three and four in the world, and as such it's pretty close so far. Savon lands a good left hand at the start of round two, but Joshua then connects with a right. Top fight this so far...

  28. 2319: 

    That's the end of round one, both fighters landing a few jabs but Anthony Joshua has it by one apparently.

    Richie Woodhall, Olympic bronze medallist and boxing commentator

    "It is important Joshua establishes a rhythm behind his jab. The crowd is behind him but it is important he doesn't react too much to it, he has to relax and enjoy it."

  30. 2317: 

    Erislandy Savon is showing already that he is a good mover.

    His uncle Felix won gold at the Olympics three times - in Barcelona, Atlanta and Sydney.

    You don't want to be picking a fight in that household.

  31. 2316: 

    Former Olympic gold medallist Lennox Lewis, speaking on BBC Radio 5 live: "Joshua will have a bit of nerves going, but he has to make sure he is focused and calm walking into the ring. He looks calm at the moment, I hope he doesn't go in there and be tight. He needs to be as loose as a goose."

    Ben Dirs, BBC Sport at the boxing at ExCel

    "China's Zhilei Zhang having stopped Australia's Johan Linde in the second round - a couple of cracking right hands, he can really hit - next up is Anthony Joshua against Cuba's Erislandy Savon. Hold on to your hats, it's about to go off at the ExCel..."

  33. 2313: 

    No pressure on Anthony Joshua then - just the comparison to Ali there...

    But his name being read out at the ExCel gets a huge reaction! The crowd are well up for this one as the fighters come out to "We will Rock You" by Queen.

    A classic.

  34. 2312: 

    British boxer Amir Khan, speaking to BBC One ahead of Anthony Joshua's fight with Erislandy Savon: "Super heavyweight is one of the best divisions. We have had the greatest like Muhammad Ali in this division and now we have Anthony Joshua.

    "He is up against a good fighter today and it will be a good test for him. Cubans are one of the best boxing nations at amateur level, but I think Anthony can win. He has the nation behind him and I think he has a good chance."

  35. 2311: 

    London super-heavyweight Anthony Joshua is up next, fighting Cuba's Erislandy Savon, nephew of three-time Olympic champion Felix.

    Joshua is due in the ring at 23:15 BST. Don't miss it.

  36. 2305: 

    Four-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Matthew Pinsent admits to casting an envious eye over the current Team GB members.

    Speaking on BBC One, he said: "One of the things we never had was competing in front of a home crowd. The British population are mad for the Olympics, they are so passionate about it and very knowledgeable.

    "It must be special being a member of Team GB at the moment."

  37. 2302: 

    The schedule for Wimbledon is out, and Andy Murray is first on Court One at 12:00 BST in the singles and last on Court One with Laura Robson in mixed doubles.

    That doubles match has already been postponed once, so hopefully they can get on the court at some point on Thursday...

    James Cracknell, Two-time Olympic champion & BBC Sport pundit

    speaking on BBC One about the success of Helen Glover and Helen Stanning, who won gold earlier today: "If you have the right coaching and right physiology to start with, that is a massive step up. What they have had to develop the last year is the flexibility to adapt in a race.

    "That is something that comes over time. Last year they were leading in the world championships and then the New Zealanders caught them in the last 100 metres. Now they have developed that ability to respond and it has gone to where they leave them all, which is what they did today."

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    The USA's all-conquering men team were pushed hard for the first half by Tunisia last night before lighting the touchpaper, and the US women are also being made to work tonight, as they only led 19-16 after the first quarter.

    However, they have accelerated into a 41-26 lead at the break.


    Former Arsenal defender Lee Dixon on Twitter: "Well four championships and three FA cups was good but a mention on the telly by wiggo? Perfect! #happycyclist"

  41. 2245:  
    Barry Davies, BBC Sport Commentator

    "The Germans have the victory thanks to the one goal in a really excellent match. Great sympathy for the Koreans, who played superbly. They had chances, but have lost it."

  42. 2242: 

    The South Korean and German hockey players can now rest their tired limbs as their work is done for the evening. Reigning Olympic champs Germany the 1-0 victors of a close match in the 'Group of Death'.

  43. 2238: 

    High fives all around as South Korea nick the first set 25-23 against 2010 world silver medallists Brazil. The fans dressed in the samba green and gold are still smiling, though, and a sizeable crowd have now started clapping along to Queen's 'We Will Rock You'. Wednesday night at Earls Court is where it is at.

  44. 2236: 

    Alex, via text: "Absolutely disgusting decision by the referee to send Ali Mazaheri off, unbelievable."

    Louise, via text: "Poor Ali Mazaheri - what a shocking referee in the boxing! I'm not surprised he was so upset..."

  45. 2233: 

    In a floodlit Riverbank Arena, Germany men have a slender 1-0 lead over South Korea with just under six minutes remaining in that Group B match. Christopher Zeller the scorer of the solitary goal.

  46. 2231: 

    BBC Radio 5 live senior football reporter Ian Dennis: "You can't take anything for granted in a competition where two of the fancied sides, Spain and Uruguay, have crashed out. But as far as Team GB are concerned, they are competing in THE Olympics for THE first time in over 50 years and the supporters are responding. There has been an excellent atmosphere for each of their games. To be fair to Stuart Pearce, he has always maintained the longer they stayed in the competition, the stronger they would be."

  47. 2229: 

    It could be a late night for those with tickets for the volleyball at Earls Court where South Korea and reigning Olympic champions Brazil look evenly matched. It's the Koreans, though, who are on top as we near the latter stages of the first set, leading 21-18.

  48. 2227: 

    BBC Radio 5 live's Darren Fletcher, speaking about Anthony Joshua: "It is about the surname, Slavon. Erislandy Savon's uncle Felix is a legend in the amateur ranks. If he [Erislandy] is a chip off the old block it could be a difficult night for Joshua. If patriotic support counts for anything though he is going to be roared on here at a packed out arena. It will be a fantastic spectacle."

  49. 2221: 

    Three-time Olympic medallist Rob Hayles, speaking on BBC Radio 5 live about what we can expect from Team GB in track cycling, which begins tomorrow: "What I think we will see over the next few days is a British team at the same level, give or take a percent, as they were in Beijing.

    "We are where we were four years ago, it just depends on the level of other nations."

  50. 2220: 

    With some controversial decisions emerging from the ExCel, don't forget that London super-heavyweight Anthony Joshua is up last tonight, fighting Cuba's Erislandy Savon, nephew of three-time Olympic champion Felix.

    Joshua is due in the ring at 23:15 BST. Don't miss it.


    Ned, via text: "Looking forward to seeing our [Cardiff] new signing Kim Bo-kyung play in the quarter final. Craig Bellamy to play against his team-mate for next season?"

  52. 2217: 

    Satoshi Shimizu was not a happy man after his defeat to Magomed Abdulhamidov, who fell down five times in the final round:

    Shimizu said: "I was so shocked about the result. I didn't know until the final score. The first thing I did after the match was ask the scores.

    "I was shocked about the final scores. He fell down so many times. Why didn't I win? I don't understand.

    "This is the second Olympic Games I have played and even in Beijing I wasn't happy about the judgement, so I don't know what to do about that. I am really not happy about that.

    "But I did do my best. I performed really well. England is the place of boxing and the spectators supported me so well so I am very pleased about that."

    Ben Dirs, BBC Sport at the boxing at ExCel

    "Plenty of bad smell faces in the press seats as the whiff of controversy rises up from the ring - the Japanese bantamweight, Satoshi Shimizu, has appealed against his 22-17 defeat by Azerbaijan's Magomed Abdulhamidov - the latter was on the floor five times in the last round, I believe, and only lost it 12-10.

    "And Azerbaijan's Teymur Mammadov also gets an iffy looking one against the Aussie. Next up a disqualification, then a walkover - always amusing, the bloke still has to go in the ring and get his arm raised - it's licorice allsorts at the ExCel..."


    GB swimmer Rebecca Adlington on Twitter: "Well done to the 4x200 girlies tonight @JoanneJackson86 @HannahMiley89 @beckidafish @CaitMcClatchey awesome job!!"

    "Also congratulations to @JamesGoddard83 @franhalsall @SwimAmySmith in there semi-finals too :-)"

  55. 2213: 

    Bizarre scenes in the boxing just now as Iranian boxer Ali Mazaheri is disqualified for a series of seemingly innocuous offences in his match against Cuban Jose Larduet. He spent a few minutes standing in his corner of the ring, refusing to go to the middle so the referee could acknowledge Larduet as the winner. Eventually he walked over to acknowledge the Cuban corner, before leaving the ring, ignoring both Larduet and the referee.

    "It was six of one and half a dozen of the other. It was a terrible refereeing display," says BBC commentator Richie Woodhall.

  56. 2204: 

    It's time for our nightly dose of potentially post-midnight Brazilian volleyball people.

    Tonight is the turn of Brazil's women, who are up against South Korea in a game starting right now.

  57. 2202: 

    Team GB manager Stuart Pearce, speaking to BBC One: "It was situation where it was effectively them or us, it was a knockout. Overall I am delighted, we beat a very good Uruguay side 1-0. We have to check everyone is okay and prepare them for the next game."

    Alan Hansen, Football Analyst

    "It was not a great game but there are so many positives. Undefeated in the group, a first clean sheet and they got the job done. The understanding was there and they cruised to victory. I think the last half hour showed just how far they have come. Anything can happen."

  59. 2201: 

    Should Great Britain beat South Korea and take on Brazil and lose - their medal hopes would not be over.

    The losers of both semi-finals will play each other in a bronze medal match.


    Steve, via text: "BBC R5 Live...thank you sooo much for brilliant commentary on Helen Glover and Heather Stanning - Mr Alan Green is a legend. I had to pull my car over and just calm down. Brilliant day!! Ps Wiggo you are a god!"

  61. 2154: 

    GB are into the last eight alongside Japan, Egypt, Mexico, Senegal, Brazil, Honduras and South Korea.

    Not the greatest eight of all time, but a massive Brazilian-sized obstacle is in the way of Stuart Pearce's men and a gold medal. Don't forget though, the women beat Brazil last night. It could happen...

    Paul Fletcher, BBC Sport at the Millennium Stadium

    "So, GB will play South Korea in Cardiff on Saturday for a place in the last four after defeating Uruguay 1-0 at the Millennium Stadium.

    "You'd take that at the start of the tournament surely? They could meet Brazil in the last four, but now we are getting carried away..."

  63. 2148: 

    Handball has made a big impression at these games, for the simple reason that it's high-paced, entertaining and simple to get to grips with.

    Dame Kelly Holmes is the latest to spot the bandwagon and watched the Great Britain women's team lose to Brazil this afternoon.

    She said: "I was intrigued by the Copper Box and everyone saying it was the 'Box that Rocks'.

    "I had never been to a game of handball before and thought I would like to see it for myself.

    "It was a really great game. It was fast, furious and dynamic and that's the kind of sport I like.

    "There are 26 sports here at the Olympics and you can get a perception of most of them or kind of know them already."


    GB boxer Anthony Agogo, who faces Ukrainian world champion Ievgen Khytrov on Thursday, on Twitter: "Biggest fight of my life tomorrow afternoon against the reigning world champion and number 1 seed. Time to shock the world!! #MyTime"

    Jonathan Pearce, BBC football commentator

    "Great Britain are through to the quarter-finals. Chances few and far between, Uruguay rattled the bar very late on but a disappointing Olympics for them. Jack Butland one of the GB heroes, the momentum is going, Union Jacks are fluttering and Great Britain are through."

  66. 2142: 

    A huge crowd has gathered outside the BBC studio on the Olympic Park, and man of the moment Bradley Wiggins comes out to show them his gold medal. They go mad.

    What a few weeks for Wiggo.

    Ben Dirs, BBC Sport at the boxing at ExCel

    "It is absolutely rocking at the ExCel, what an experience for these fighters - most of them will never see the like again. The fight between Azerbaijan's Satoshi Shimizu and Azerbaijan's Magomed Abdulhamidov, with Abdulhamidov all over the place in the last minute or so, has the crowd losing their minds. Not sure how Dogboe pulled that one out of the bag..."

  68. 2140: 
    FULL-TIME- Great Britain 1-0 Uruguay

    That's it, GB are through.

  69. 2139: 

    Luis Suarez has a free-kick 25 yards from goal, deep into stoppage-time, he curls it over the wall but Jack Butland makes the sharp save to keep GB in the driving seat.

  70. 2137: 

    So close! Uruguay smash a shot against the crossbar as we tick over into stoppage-time.


    Chris Morgan on Twitter: "brilliant race today our @bradwiggins made Britain proud #TeamGB"#

    Julie Flynn on Twitter: "Bradley Wiggins for BBC sport personality of the year! Such an amazing achievement and a thoroughly nice bloke! #OurGreatestTeam"

    Jarleth Eaton on Twitter: "Really liked @bradwiggins on his @BBCSport interview... really humble guy."

  72. 2130: 

    More from Bradley Wiggins, who is his hoping his cycling success can realise the London 2012 slogan of "inspire a generation": "It hasn't really sunk in yet. I went into the Tour relatively unknown, known in cycling circles but otherwise unknown, and to come back to this kind of adulation is great.

    "At the end of the day cycling is a minority sport but we keep putting in these performances and raising the profile every year."

  73. 2129: 

    Cracking counter-attack from Team GB as they clear away a corner and launch Daniel Sturridge away down the right-hand side.

    The Chelsea man cuts in on to his left foot and tries to bend his shot into the corner, but goalkeeper Martin Campana turns it away.

  74. 2127: 

    British boxer Luke Campbell after his victory over Vittorio Parrinello this evening: "I was nervous. I've had a little bit of a wait, an extra three or four days, and you can't do anything but think about it.

    "And I was in against a tough opponent, the kid's beaten some of the best names out there. My first fight, that crowd, all that would make anyone nervous. I think I'll be better for that, calm down and settle into my rhythm and get better as the tournament goes on."


    Abby on Twitter: "On tram back from Media City in Salford, passed a block of flats where all the tv's I could see through the windows had Olympics on them."

  76. 2124: 

    If you'd have told me even 10 years ago that cycling would be cool, I never would have believed it. But thanks to Mark Cavendish, Sir Chris Hoy and Bradley Wiggins, among others, there's no denying that it is now. And with the action at the velodrome set to start tomorrow, it could get even more popular before these Games are done.

  77. 2124: 

    Four-time gold medallist Bradley Wiggins, speaking on BBC One: "It has been mad. From the moment I got back from France it has been massively overwhelming.

    "It has not really sunk in yet. For the last nine days I was taking in everything from the Tour but then to go out there and have to perform again for the Olympics it has not been easy, but it has been enjoyable and incredible to finish it off like today.

    "I don't think I can top that now in my sporting career. A home Olympics is really, really, special."

  78. 2122: 

    Captain Craig Bellamy is replaced in Cardiff with just over 10 minutes remaining, and as usual he is absolutely fuming about it. He chunters to himself all the way off the pitch, and is still at it as he sits next to Ryan Giggs - who tries not to laugh.

  79. 2121: 

    Briton Alan Wills lost 6-5 on the last shot of his clash with Australia's Taylor Worth at Lord's Cricket Ground earlier on, and this is how close he came to victory: 5mm.

    "I thought my shot was going to be a 10," he said.

    "I was less than 5mm off the 10. It's a shame as I was looking forward to shooting on Friday [in the 1/8 elimination round and quarter finals] as it's my birthday.

    "I'm used to shooting in front of big crowds but this was the experience of a lifetime."


    GB's bronze-winning time trial cyclist Chris Froome on Twitter: "This photo says it all. Thank you all for the phenomenal support!!"

  81. 2119: 

    Luis Suarez is again a pest inside the area, but he is penalised for a handball as he battles for a loose ball. Uruguay are threatening more regularly now.

  82. 2118: 
    GOLD MEDAL- United States (Women's 4x200m freestyle relay)

    The American team take the final gold of Day Five in an Olympic Record time of 7:42.92, with Australia taking the silver.

  83. 2113: 

    The final medal of the day is about to be decided over in the pool...

    Paul Fletcher, BBC Sport at the Millennium Stadium

    "The Uruguay journalists to my right are looking rather sullen right now, one chap has something of a hang-dog look.

    "Every now and then, when a move breaks down, he shouts 'por favor' very loudly followed by other Spanish words I do not understand."

  85. 2107: 

    Almost a classic case of commentator's curse as Edinson Cavani rattles a shot into the side-netting from close range.

    Again, it was Jack Butland who made a fine save to keep out Luis Suarez's low shot, Cavani got there quickly and his effort is just wide. A let-off.

  86. 2104: 

    GB work a smart short corner, and when Aaron Ramsey whips in a devlish low cross to the back stick Micah Richards is just unable to convert it on the stretch.

    Ryan Bertrand is then sent sprawling by Edinson Cavani - the first thing he's done all night.

  87. 2102: 

    Team GB have looked comfortable all night to be honest, but they've shown in this tournament already that they are liable to fall asleep for a minute and concede. They need a second goal.

  88. 2059: 

    The more you see of Jack Butland, the more excited you get. In every game so far he has made at least one vital save, and at 19 he could be around at the top level for another 20 years. An awesome prospect.

  89. 2057: 

    Aaron Ramsey chances his arm from 30 yards, but his low shot is easily held by Martin Campana.

    And then a chance for Uruguay! Luis Suarez bursts into life for the first time all game, cutting inside his man to create a great chance, but Jack Butland is off his line at great pace to smother the chance. Fine save from the youngster.

  90. 2054: 

    As it stands, Stuart Pearce's side will be through to face South Korea in the quarter finals. I think they would take that.

  91. 2052: 

    In the other game being played in Team GB's group tonight, Senegal have just drawn level with the UAE thanks to another goal from the prolfic Moussa Konate.

  92. 2049: 

    Good grief what a miss!

    Craig Bellamy - who has been excellent all night - gets free down the right and swings in a deep cross which Scott Sinclair heads back across goal for Daniel Sturridge, who hits the post from a distance of around eight inches.

    His blushes are partly spared by an offside flag but still, that was some miss...

  93. 2048: 
    KICK-OFF- Great Britain 1-0 Uruguay

    The second half is under way in Cardiff, with Team GB 45 minutes away from booking a place in the last eight.

    Ben Dirs, BBC Sport at the boxing at ExCel

    "Having received a bye into the second round, Campbell took a round to get going but his classical boxing won through eventually. Stay classy, Hull..."

  95. 2047: 

    Bantamweight Luke Campbell is the first British boxer into the quarter-finals with a 11-9 victory over Italian Jahyn Parrinelllo.

  96. 2045: 

    It's a thrashing in the Water Polo arena as Australia women pick up a 16-3 win over Great Britain.

  97. 2044: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Jiyeon Kim, KOR (Women's individual sabre fencing)
  98. 2040: 
    WORLD RECORD- Rebecca Soni, USA (Women's 200m breaststroke)

    It's only a semi-final, but Rebecca Soni makes sure she gets a place in the 200m breaststroke final by setting a new World Record of 2:20.00

    Jonathan Pearce, BBC football commentator

    "Uruguay are living very, very dangerously now. They are reliant on UAE beating Senegal very heavily if it stays like this. GB have been the better side and have dominated possession. Only one or two half chances but it is the goal on the stroke of half time that counts."

  100. 2038: 

    China are up to 30 medals already by the way.

    They collected a round 100 in Beijing four years ago, cam they top that haul?

  101. 2034: 

    Alan Hansen calls the first 45 minutes "as turgid as you can ever wish to see." He's not far wrong.

    Paul Fletcher, BBC Sport at the Millennium Stadium

    "Not quite a full house in the Millennium Stadium - there are a few empty seats in the top tier opposite me close to the half-way line - but most are full and the vast majority of fans made a huge noise when Daniel Sturridge struck on the stroke of half-time to put GB in front.

    "If GB win the group they'll play South Korea next, if they finish second it will be Mexico. But we might be getting a little ahead of ourselves."

  103. 2031: 
    HALF-TIME- Great Britain 1-0 Uruguay
  104. 2031: 
    GOAL- Great Britain (Daniel Sturridge, 45 mins) 1-0 Uruguay

    Just as I was about to say that we have had a poor half, Great Britain forge ahead. Joe Allen is the architect with a lovely turn inside the penalty area, and when he slides the ball across the six-yard line Daniel Sturridge is well placed to tap into the net from two yards out.

    Uruguay think he was offside, but he wasn't. Goal stands.

    Ben Dirs, BBC Sport at the boxing at ExCel

    "Last year's World Championships runner-up Luke Campbell had a bye in the first round and he kicks off his campaign against Jahyn Vittorio Parrinello of Italy.

    "London super-heavyweight Anthony Joshua is up last, fighting Cuba's Erislandy Savon, nephew of three-time Olympic champion Felix. Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield watching on, no pressure, Anthony..."

  106. 2029: 

    British action in the boxing at last, and it's Luke Campbell up imminently against Vittorio Parrinello.

  107. 2028: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Nathan Adrian, USA (Men's 100m freestyle)

    Nathan Adrian storms to gold in the 100m freestyle, finishing a hundredth of a second ahead of James 'the missile' Magnussen.

  108. 2027: 

    It's raining golds at the Olympics...

  109. 2025: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Lu Xiaojun, CHN (Men's -77kg weighlifting)

    Lu Xiaojun adds to his earlier world record in the snatch to take gold by lifting a combined total of 379kg, with fellow Chinese Lu Haojie taking silver.

  110. 2022: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Jiao Liuyang, CHN (Women's 200m butterfly)

    Yet another gold medal for China in the pool as Jiao Liuyang takes the 200m butterfly. Briton Jemma Lowe is sixth.

  111. 2020: 

    Ooh, a penalty shout for Uruguay as a header is blocked by Joe Allen - was it with his hand? Uruguay think so...

    But it's clearly off his chest.

  112. 2019: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Ruben Limardo Gascon, VEN (Men's individuel epee fencing)

    It's gold for Venezuela, as Ruben Limardo Gascon takes epee glory by beating Norwegian Bartosz Piasecki 15-10.

  113. 2013: 

    Wales captain Aaron Ramsey is the best player on the park at the moment, and he drills a very dangerous cross/shot across the face of goal but Daniel Sturridge can't quite get a toe onto the ball. Better from GB.

  114. 2012: 

    These Olympics are just giving Australia more sports to beat us in aren't they? Well, I suppose they have stopped trouncing us at cricket now...

    Anyway, in the Water Polo the Australians lead GB 6-2 at half time.

  115. 2011: 

    Heather Stanning may still be contemplating a return to the army, but fellow gold medallist rower Helen Glover will be doing her best to twist her arm and encourage her to stay.

    "I am trying to persuade her to keep rowing, she should," Glover told BBC One. "I am voting for her to keep rowing."

    So are we Helen, so are we...

  116. 2009: 

    Proof - if it were needed - that winning a gold medal in the Olympics really puts you on the map. Or the envelope.

    The Royal Mail have confirmed that they will be issuing a special Royal Mail stamp tomorrow to mark Bradley Wiggins' gold medal - to go with the one they are also issuing for Helen Glover and Heather Stanning.

    Bigger than the Queen then - official. I hope they get Wiggo's sideburns on there.

    Paul Fletcher, BBC Sport at the Millennium Stadium

    "Aaron Ramsey looks very influential for GB as they take on Uruguay in the Millennium Stadium, with the Arsenal schemer seeing a lot of the ball from his position behind striker Daniel Sturridge.

    "As was the case during the earlier game between Mexico and Switzerland, players are losing their footing far too easily. Will that prove costly for someone?"

  118. 2007: 

    Chance for Uruguay, and it's Liverpool centre-half Sebastian Coates who heads over the top from a deep free-kick on the left wing.

    Slack marking there from Team GB, he wasn't picked up at all.

  119. 2006: 

    Heather Stanning, we salute you.

    I can't think there will be many gold medal-winning athletes from these games looking forward to a possible return to Afghanistan in the coming weeks.

  120. 2005: 

    Gold medallist rower Heather Stanning, speaking about a possible return to the army on BBC One: "The plan was always to go back to work in September and that is still very much the plan. I am very proud to be associated with the military and they have done a fantastic job at the Games."

  121. 2002: 

    Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal is starting to get a grip of this game in midfield, and he links up neatly with Tom Cleverley before seeing a cute pass through to Daniel Sturridge cut out in the nick of time. GB are doing OK here, but could do with upping the tempo a bit.

    We've seen nothing from Luis Suarez or Edinson Cavani yet. Zilch.

    Mark Lawrenson, Football Analyst at the Millennium Stadium

    "Everybody knows that Great Britain only need a draw. But I think the way you play in professional football is to try to win the game. It's very important that they try to do so."

  123. 1957: 

    GB's women trail the Aussies in the pool 4-1 in the second period.

    Don't forget that you can watch live coverage of all sports using our interactive video player, and Water Polo is definitely one of my tips to check out. A brutal, entertaining and engaging watch. Have a go.

  124. 1956: 
    BRONZE MEDAL- Olga Kharlan, UKR (Women's individual sabre fencing)

    Medal time again, in the women's indivdual sabre, where Olga Kharlan takes the bronze by beating Mariel Zagunis from the United States 15-10.

  125. 1952: 

    If anyone is wondering which of our 24 streams are showing the Andy Murray/Laura Robson mixed doubles effort at Wimbledon, save your red button for a moment.

    Their match has been postponed until the morrow.

  126. 1951: 

    Captain for the night Craig Bellamy - who has probably been GB's best player so far in the Olympics - whips in a cross from the right which Scott Sinclair almost gets onto at the back post, but his header is tame and Uruguay are able to hack it away.

    A decent start for the hosts though.

  127. 1947: 

    Craig Bellamy is floating all over the pitch from his station out on the right in the opening minutes here, with Swansea's Scott Sinclair out on the left and Daniel Sturridge through the middle.

    There's plenty of pace in that lot.

  128. 1944: 
    KICK-OFF- Great Britain v Uruguay (19:45 BST)

    Game on in Cardiff.

    Paul Fletcher, BBC Sport at the Millennium Stadium

    "There was a huge cheer when the union jack appeared out of the tunnel and there was a cracking rendition of God Save the Queen inside the stadium.

    "By the way, Uruguay have made three changes from the team that lost 2-0 against Senegal last time out, with Matias Aguirregaray, Diego Rodriguez and Tabare Vuidez all starting. Oh, and the now tiresome booing of Luis Suarez continues."

  130. 1941: 

    There's no booing I can hear of the national anthem in Cardiff - if anything it's a more rapturous effort than you often hear at Wembley. A fantastic effort.

  131. 1939: 

    Speaking of things aquatic, Great Britain's female water polo players are just about to begin their match against Australia. The wet ashes?

  132. 1938: 
    SILVER MEDAL- Michael Jamieson, GB (Men's 200m breaststroke)

    He couldn't have done a lot more, with Gyurta smashing the world record to beat him, but Michael Jamieson picks up GB's fourth medal of the day with a superb swim to take silver. A British record as well.

  133. 1936: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Daniel Gyurta, HUN (Men's 200m breaststroke)

    Hungarian Daniel Gyurta takes the gold in a world record time of 2:07.28.

  134. 1936: 
    WORLD RECORD- Lu Xiaojun, CHN (Men's -77kg weightlifting)

    China's Lu Xiaojun sets a -77kg snatch weightlifting world record, lifting 175kg at the ExCel.

  135. 1933: 

    Team GB coach Stuart Pearce on BBC Three: "We played well against the UAE which is really pleasing but we have to step up again against Uruguay.

    "I'll pick a team for each game individually, Uruguay have outstanding players and are favourites to win this group. We need to make sure we get through."

  136. 1933: 

    There's plenty of firepower in that Uruguay team this evening.

    Luis Suarez of Liverpool is a familiar face to football fans in Britain, as should be Napoli's Edinson Cavani, who on his day can probably rank in the top few strikers in the world.

    Anyone getting a tad worried?

  137. 1930: 

    BBC Sport boxing pundit Lennox Lewis on BBC Radio 5 live: "This is a great fight for Anthony Joshua. It's going to be a hard fight but he wants it. He's worked hard for it. As for Luke Campbell, I wish him good luck and I think he's going to do it as well."

  138. 1929: 

    There's been some speculation that the Welsh public will not take too kindly to the singing of "God Save The Queen" this evening, but Robbie Savage in the BBC studio is adamant that the family-friendly atmosphere will bring everyone together.

    Let's hope so, we could do without any politics at the football this evening.

  139. 1926: 
    LINE-UPS- Great Britain v Uruguay (19:45 BST)

    Great Britain: Butland, Richards, Taylor, Caulker, Bertrand, Cleverley, Allen, Ramsey, Sinclair, Bellamy, Sturridge. Subs: Steele, Rose, Dawson, Giggs, Tomkins, Cork, Sordell.

    Uruguay: Campana, Arias, Coates, Rolin, Ramirez, Aguirregaray, Rodriguez, Viudez, Arevalo Rios, Suarez, Cavani. Subs: Gelpi, Polenta, Albin, Calzada, Hernandez, Urreta, Lodeiro.

    Referee: Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)

  140. 1922: 

    Confirmation that Craig Bellamy will captain Team GB in Cardiff tonight. As a man who always wears his heart on his sleeve, this will be a hugely proud moment.


    Riaz from London on 81111 on text: "In the ExCel eagerly awaiting the boxing to start with two of Team GB's best medal hopes: Luke Campbell and Anthony Joshua! C'mon boys, do us proud!"

    Karl, celebrating his 40th birthday today, on 81111 on text: "Great day at Wimbledon for Murray!"

    Phil in Tipton on 81111 on text: "There's no doubting the achievements of Bradley Wiggins these past few weeks are immense, but there is one person who has made all our British cycling success of these past many years possible on both the road and track and that is David Brailsford. He certainly deserves a knighthood!"

  142. 1921: 

    Becky Adlington could also be back in the pool later on in the 4x200m relay - and if swimming is your thing then you should nip across to Aimee Lewis's swimming commentary on this very site.

    I'd rather you stay here with me, but if you must you must...

  143. 1919: 

    As well as Stuart Pearce's merry men, there are plenty of GB athletes in action in the next few hours.

    The Women's water polo team take on old enemy Australia at 19:40 BST, five minutes before Pearce's boys kick-off against Uruguay.

    Luke Campbell begins his quest for boxing gold against Vittorio Parrinello at around 20:30 BST before super heavyweight Anthony Joshua finally gets in the ring at 23:15 - so stay awake for that one.

    Paul Fletcher, BBC Sport at the Millennium Stadium

    "Team GB boss Stuart Pearce makes three changes for the crunch Group A fixture against Uruguay as skipper Ryan Giggs, striker Marvin Sordell and defender James Tomkins make way for Scott Sinclair, Daniel Sturridge and Ryan Bertrand.

    "Expect Micah Richards to move alongside Steven Caulker in the centre of defence, with Bertrand slotting in at full-back from the team that defeated UAE 3-1. Sinclair and Sturridge both scored after coming off the bench in that match. A packed house of 69,000 is expected tonight and the teams are currently warming up. A draw is enough to see GB through."

  145. 1913: 

    Today's double gold, along with a bronze in the men's eight rowing and a bronze for Wiggo's ally Chris Froome has seen Great Britain shoot up the medal table and into 11th place.

    Check out the full table on the BBC Sport website and read up on Team GB's growing roll of honour while you are at it.

    We all hope that page will take some reading by the end of the Games...

  146. 1910: 

    Giggsy won't be too happy on missing out on captaining Team GB in Cardiff - but it has been a busy old schedule in the football.

    It's been a busy old schedule everywhere to be honest, and if you're just tuning in to today's coverage you may have missed out on the fact that we have TWO GOLD MEDALS now, courtesy of rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning and Sir Bradley of Wiggins on his bicycle.

    Check out the live text commentaries from the morning session, and then the afternoon session, to get all the news, reaction and plain old excitement.

    Paul Fletcher, BBC Sport at the Millennium Stadium

    "Less than an hour until the GB men's football team take on Uruguay in their final Group A match here at the Millennium Stadium. The GB women's team were magnificent in defeating Brazil last night and it will be interesting to see how the men perform against another highly-rated South American side.

    "A draw will be enough for GB, but they have not been all that convincing so far at the Games."

  148. 1901: 
    Great Britain v Uruguay (19:45 BST)

    Skipper Ryan Giggs is left on the bench against Uruguay as one of three changes from the team that defeated UAE.

  149. 1900: 

    Evening all - and welcome to the evening session of Day Five of the London Olympics.

    We've sorted it now, bagging two golds today after four days of waiting. We were obviously just waiting for August to kick in weren't we?

    There's plenty more action still to come, and you'll keep across it all here. Let's go…

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