London 2012 Olympics: Day 15 morning session as it happened

Britain's Ed McKeever wins gold and Jon Schofield and Liam Heath take bronze in the sprint canoeing, while Tom Daley qualifies for the 10m diving final.

11 August 2012 Last updated at 13:37

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  1. 1323: 
    HANDING OVER TEXT COMMENTARY

    This is where the morning session of day 15 of the Olympics comes to an end. But don't despair, the afternoon session is alreay under way. Head over their sharpish for updates from the mountain biking and all the other Olympic action.

  2. 1319: 
    MOUNTAIN BIKING

    That's the third lap done and dusted, and at the halfway mark of the 29.26km, the gap from leaders Julie Bresset, Sabine Spitz and Georgia Gould back to Annie Last, Catharine Prendel and Irina Kaolentieva is up to 32 seconds.

    Mind you, things can change very quickly... Spitz has toppled off her bike down a rocky technical descent and has held up Gould while she recovers. Good news for Bresset, who is now out on her own by some distance, and also for Last & co, who will be a lot closer to the medal places.

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  4. 1314: 
    MOUNTAIN BIKING

    Hang on, because Britain's Annie Last is fighting back. She is now at the front of the three-rider chase group who are 18 seconds behind the trio of leaders. A lot of work for her to do to get near the medal places, though.

  5. 1311: 
    MOUNTAIN BIKING

    Three riders are clear at the front of the race and stretching away - France's Julie Bresset has been joined by Germany's Sabine Spitz and Georgia Gould of the United States, who are well clear of the rest as they continue on their third lap of the Hadleigh Farm circuit.

    Britain's Annie Last, who led after lap one, is sixth behind Canada's world champion Catharine Prendel and Russia's Irina Kalentieva.

  6.   
    Paul Fletcher, BBC Sport at the men's football final at Wembley

    "'One more time' blasts out on the public address system at sun-kissed Wembley and there is no arguing with that as today is the men's football final (kick-off 1500 BST). Brazil are comfortable favourites to defeat Mexico and strike Olympic gold for the first time. They've scored three in every game, they've got Neymar, Oscar, Leandro Damiao. They've got to win - haven't they?"

  7. 1305: 
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  8. 1303: 
    MOUNTAIN BIKING

    Two laps down and four to go in this women's cross-country race. France's Julie Bresset has opened up a gap at the front, followed by Sabine Spitz of Germany and Canada's Catharine Pendrel. Georgia Gould of the United States has overtaken Britain's Annie Last, who now sits in fifth place.

  9. 1259: 
    SAILING

    Russia level their bronze-medal play-off against Finland in the women's Elliott race. Finland made a poor start and the Russians took full advantage as they won by more than 75m. It's 1-1 after two races - first to three wins bronze. Next race off in under 10 minutes.

    Two-time Olympic champion Shirley Robertson said: "Russia got ahead at the start and concentrated on boat speed. They took a deep breath and stopped the match racing. They were surfing every wave they could and getting the maximum out of their boat."

  10. 1257: 
    MOUNTAIN BIKING

    The field bunches up on the ascents and technical sections, and the result is that three or four more riders catch the leaders... for a while at least.

    Annie Last is fourth, still in touch with the three women in front of her, but only just.

  11. 1255: 
    MOUNTAIN BIKING

    Olympic gold medal winning cyclist and BBC Sport pundit Chris Boardman on the hair-raising challenges taken on by the riders on the mountain bike course at Hadleigh Farm: "The risk/reward ratio is very important in the mountain bike event. The risky way is the shortest way, but you are gambling every time."

  12. 1248: 
    MOUNTAIN BIKING

    The leaders have finished the first lap now, with France's Julie Bresset quickly followed by Britain's Annie Last and Canada's Catharine Pendrel. Germany's Sabine Spitz is up there too, as they zoom down Deanes Drop.

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  14. 1245: 
    VOLLEYBALL

    The first team medals of the day to be decided are being sorted over at Earls Court. Ahead of the gold medal match between the United States and Brazil from 1830 BST, Japan are meeting South Korea to decide the women's bronze.

    The Japanese have taken the first two sets with in front of a front row draped in Nippon flags. But South Korea are fighting back, building a 10-8 lead in the third.

    You can get yourself across that and all the rest of today's action on the interactive video player on the desktop version of this website.

  15. 1243: 
    MOUNTAIN BIKING

    Ah, the Leap of Faith which I referred to at 1221 is actually a ride down what amounts to a cliff face. It doesn't seem to faze the riders, though.

    Great Britain's Annie Last is in front now, following a mistake by France's Julie Bresset, and dancing down another slope, weaving in and out of some jagged-looking rocks. Those two got clear of the rest of the field but Canada's world champion Catharine Pendrel has caught them as they go up The Breathtaker, a hellishly steep climb back up to the start/finish line.

  16. 1238: 
    MOUNTAIN BIKING

    Lots of different route choices here, with riders able to tackle shorter technical sections or easier longer ones.

    They have set off at a furious pace and Britain's Annie Last is sitting in second place, behind French rider Julie Bresset, as they start up a series of switchbacks. Quite a few tricky little climbs on this course, and a nifty little tunnel too.

  17. 1234: 
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  18. 1234: 
    MOUNTAIN BIKING

    Olympic gold medal winning cyclist and BBC Sport pundit Chris Boardman on the mountain bike course at Hadleigh Farm: "It is an interesting course with a new style as it is much, much smaller than previous ones. It is great for spectators as it is open, so they can see everything.

    "It is not unrealistic to think Annie Last could get a medal. She is genuinely in with a great shot.

    "She has ridden this course more than anyone else here, and has done more than 100 laps."

  19. 1232: 
    MOUNTAIN BIKING

    The riders have exploded out of the start-line at Hadleigh Farm. Britain's Annie Last was on the first line of riders and she was first to the first bend too. The field is already strung out as they reach the technical section and, behind her, we have just had our first faller... who quickly clambers back on to her bike. Stand by for a lot more rough and tumble too.

  20. 1228: 
    MODERN PENTATHLON

    The swishing epee swords have fallen silent over in the Copper Box with the end of hostilities in the first round of the modern pentathlon.

    Great Britain's Nick Woodbridge and Sam Weale have both had low-key starts to their campaign with 17 wins from 35 fencing bouts, to give them a total of 808 points and a share of 13th in the standings.

    It is now all across the Olympic Park to the Aquatics Centre for a 200m freestyle race. Of course.

  21. 1225: 
    SAILING

    A strong finish from the Finnish sees them win the first match in the bronze medal contest in the women's Elliott (match-racing) class. Russia led around the third and final mark but Finland jived on the final downwind section to catch a couple of better waves and surge to victory.

    BBC Sport's Shirley Robertson believes Russia paid the price for being too negative: "That was an exciting last leg. Finland could see the opposition and the waves to surf on. The Russians started to look behind and were defensive when they needed to concentrate on boat speed."

  22. 1221: 
    STARTING SOON- Mountain Biking

    They might sound like ales dreamed up by an imaginative local brewery but Rabbit Hole, Leap of Faith, Deanes Drop and The Breathtaker are actually some of the obstacles facing GB's Annie Last and her 29 rivals for mountain bike gold.

    The race begins with a mass start at 1230 BST and the women face six laps of the cross-country course at Hadleigh Farm, over a total distance of 29.26km.

  23. 1214: 
    GET INVOLVED

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  24. 1211: 
    DIVING

    Tom Daley has been here before. Back in Rome in 2009, he went into the world championships final with China's Qiu Bo the overwhelming favourite and the top qualifier from the semi-finals.

    A 15-year-old Daley delivered under pressure as both Qiu and Matthew Mitcham both made mistakes on their final dives to allow him to snatch gold to the delight of father Rob.

    The Olympic final is at 2030 BST tonight. Believe.

  25. 1208: 
    ATHLETICS

    Less than 10km to go in the men's 50km race walk, and the big crowds in place on The Mall are going to be treated to a close finish.

    Russia's Sergey Kirdyapkin is a few metres in front, followed by compatriot Sergey Bakulin and China's Sianfeng Si. Then comes another Russian, Igor Erokhim, with Australia's Jared Tallent and another Chinese athlete Jianbo Li hot on his heels.

    Britain's Dominic King? He's in 54th and last place.

  26. 1204: 
    GET INVOLVED

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  27. 1203: 
    DIVING

    Great Britain's Tom Daley after securing a place in tonight's diving final: "That was a lot better than yesterday, That's the thing with diving, anything can happen, as you've seen with the Olympic champion not qualifying.

    "After knowing the disappointment from the synchro, I really wanted to prove a point. Last night was tough to get through all that competition but I'm happy and anything can happen tonight.

    "I'm gradually getting sharper and sharper, it's hard to compete when you know it doesn't count to medals but now I have qualified I'm going to give it my best shot tonight."

  28.  

    From Matt in Billericay, via text: "Last Sunday morning I went out for a run and took nearly 3 mins off my previous best time for 7 miles just thinking about all of the athletes who did Team GB proud on Super Saturday, let's hope we have another one today, Go Mo!"

  29. 1158: 
    SAILING

    There has been lots of talk about performance and medal targets in various sports as we approach the end of these Olympics, and BBC Sport's Rob Hodgetts has taken a look at how Britain's sailors have fared.

    Britain ruled the waves at the previous three Olympics but Australia are guaranteed to finish top of the sailing medal table this time, with the possibility of a fourth gold in the women's match racing today.

    GB lie second in the medal table, with Ben Ainslie supplying the only gold to go with four silvers, and Britain's Olympic sailing manager Stephen Park is satisfied with their results.

    "We have to be happy. We've won medals across half the events we've taken part in," said Park. "We hoped if everything went well we might be able to deliver more than four and we managed to deliver five."

  30. 1157: 
    DIVING- Tom Daley qualifies for 10m platform final

    That will do very nicely indeed. Tom Daley qualifies fourth for the final of the 10m platform with a score of 521.10. Chinese favourite Qiu Bo is top of the standings on 563.55, but defending champion Matthew Mitcham misses out on an appearance in the final by one place and 13.20 points in 13th.

  31. 1153: 
    SAILING

    Out on the waves at Weymouth, the day's sailing is about to start with the women's match racing bronze-medal contest between Russia, who beat GB in a closely-fought quarter-final, and Finland at 1200 BST.

    The gold medal race between Australia and Spain follows at 1305, for the right to be known as the first and last Olympic champions in this event. It is being held for the first time at these Games, but will be scrapped and replaced for Rio in 2016.

  32. 1152: 
    DIVING- Defending champion out

    Australian defending Olympic champion Matthew Mitcham is in danger of missing out on the final. He scores 70.20 on his final dive and is down in eighth with still another eight men still to climb the steps.

    Mitcham puts a brave face on it with a smile as he gets out of the pool, but he is later in tears on the sidelines as the realisation that he may not get a chance to defend his title in the final sinks in.

  33.   
    Leon Taylor, BBC diving pundit

    "He's through, no question, make no mistake about it, Tom has responded in exactly the way he needed to, he's going to smash the 500 barrier, that puts him in the business end of the field as the divers will go in reverse order tonight. Safely through to the final, that's all we needed, well done Tom."

  34. 1145: 
    DIVING

    That should do it. Daley's reverse three and a half somersaults is one of his easiest dives and he is through it slickly enough as he scores 89.10. That puts him on a total of 521.10. That tally is more than 40 points shy of his final score when he won gold at the European Championships in May, but it is a whole lot better than he managed in the preliminaries.

  35. 1144: 

    There is a bronze medal up for grabs in the women's volleyball match between Japan and South Korea that has just started at Earls Court, with South Korea leading 12-11 in the first set.

    South Korea's last medal in this event came in 1976, and Japan have not been on the podium since 1984 so, whoever comes out on top, it is safe to say they will have waited a while for their success.

  36. 1140: 
    DIVING

    Tom Daley is cheered to the rafters as he ascends for the final time in this semi-final. One more solid effort and he will be through to the final.

  37. 1139: 
    DIVING

    Well, well, well. China's Lin Yue fluffs his dive and chalks up a relatively poor 75.60 and his team-mate Qiu Bo is a little off his best as well. He get a rather generous 94.35. Maybe it is that glare off his world title that dazzled the judges there. Qiu Bo moves up into the lead.

    Tom Daley's best effort of the competition has moved him up to fourth in the standings after the fifth round with only the sixth and final dive to come in the semi-final. Short of a major error he will be into the final, where the scores are wiped clean once more.

  38. 1138: 
    MOUNTAIN BIKING

    You have probably noticed British cyclists have done pretty so well so far at these Games, taking eight golds, two silvers and two bronze medals on the road and on the track. That's one heck of a haul to stash in somebody's panniers.

    Can Annie Last match that on her mountain bike today? The 21-year-old, who has deferred a place at Sheffield University Medical School to pursue her dreams on two wheels, does not want to miss out on the glory.

    She is ranked fifth in the world and says: "This year everything has been going in the right direction and everything has been improving - my last results have shown that. I'd like to think that if everything goes right on the day I could be in with a chance for a medal."

  39.  

    From Charlotte, via text: "Tom Daley is doing amazingly well, most of us couldn't do what he does. So proud of him, good luck Tom!"

  40.  
    ATHLETICS

    Great Britain sprinter Adam Gemili on Twitter, part of the squad that were disqualified from the 4x100 relay on Friday: "Very disappointed about yesterday but will learn a lot from it for the future. Thanks to everyone for your support and kind words."

  41. 1130: 
    DIVING

    There is little room for mistakes with the diving scoring system. Anton Zakharov was looking a solid bet for the final, but his fifth dive has gone awry.

    The Ukranian runs out of time on his rotation as the water rushes up towards him and he enters the water at well off the 90 degrees. He scores 36.75 and suddenly is struggling for the top-12 finish required to make it to the next stage.

  42. 1128: 
    CLOSING CEREMONY

    The closing ceremony is called "Symphony of British Music" and it will celebrate the last 50 years of popular British music. Athletes will come into the stadium and form the mosh pit and 3,500 performers will take part.

    George Michael has already confirmed his participation and the Spice Girls and Tinie Tempah are among acts reported to be performing.

  43. 1126: 

    What else is going on around the Olympic Park then? Well, the men's modern pentathlon fencing continues in the Copper Box, with Britain's Nick Woodbridge in 14th so far and Sam Weale 26th.

    South Africa beat India 3-2 in the fight for 11th place in the men's hocky earlier, and Spain are about to take on Belgium in the battle for fifth (at 1130 BST). A reminder that GB meet Australia at 1530, with a bronze medal at stake.

    Over at ExCel, it's the preliminary rounds of the women's +67kg and men's +80kg taekwondo. Britain already have a taekwondo gold and a bronze thanks to Jade Jones and Lutalo Muhammad, but there are no home competitors taking part in the heavier categories.

  44.   
    Leon Taylor, BBC diving pundit

    "Much, much better from Tom Daley, the crowd are on the feet and so they should be, that was the dive of the competition for this young man, the sort of promise he has been showing."

  45. 1125: 
    DIVING

    That might just be enough to see Tom Daley into the final. The crowd are on their feet as he lands a tight back three and a half somersaults and the judges agree with their verdict.

    He pushes over 90 points for the first time in the competition with a score of 91.80 on the boards.

  46. 1122: 
    DIVING

    Qiu Bo finishes the fourth round with the competition's second 100-plus dive and that shuts the gap on compatriot and leader Lin Yue to just 0.6 of a point at the top of the standing.

    With two dives to go Tom Daley is in seventh on 340.20, gradually opening a bit of space between himself and the unlucky 13th spot which will be filled by the first diver to miss out on the final. A fair few high-tarrif dives that could throw things into flux once again still to come though.

  47. 1118: 
    DIVING

    Mexico's German Sanchez Sanchez has plenty of damage to repair after his last dive scored only 36.30. He attempts an ambitious inward four and a half somersaults, a 4.1 difficulty dive, to pull himself back into contention. It has not quite come off and a score of 86.10 leaves him in danger of dropping out of the competition.

  48. 1115: 
    DIVING

    Ever wondered how these divers can slam into the water at 35mph with only a small plume of water heading in the opposite direction? It is all in the hands apparently. The rip entry, which is what you need, is a sort of flat-handed punch straight through the surface tension.

  49.  

    From Andy in Ncl, via text: "The display by all athletes has been awe inspiring, their dedication and desire is amazing. I can only hope that the younger generation aspire to the greatness of these athletes rather than the over paid footballers or talentless reality stars that we seem to have."

  50. 1112: 
    ATHLETICS

    The leaders are approaching the 30km mark in the men's 50km race walk, and there are two men trying to put some distance between themselves and a chasing group of five more, with Sergey Bakulin of Russia and Erick Barrondo of Guatemala looking to escape.

    Britain's Dominic King went through the last time-check at 25km about 13 minutes behind the men at the front of the race. The athletes have been out on their circuit of The Mall and to the top of Constitution Hill for more than two hours now.

  51.   
    Matt Slater, BBC Sport at the diving at the Aquatics Centre

    "Tom Daley fans, of which there are many (judging from the screams he gets just for climbing a ladder), I bring good news. He appears to have slept well, eaten a decent breakfast, have the spring back in his step, not be waiting too long between dives etc

    "With four of his six semi-final dives completed, he is averaging scores in the mid-80s, and that will be plenty to see him through to this evening's final. He will need to find at least five more points a dive this afternoon, though, to challenge China's Yue Lin and Bo Qiu for the gold."

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  53.   
    Leon Taylor, BBC diving pundit

    "Tom Daley's fourth dive is good enough, a little bit low in the water but a high degree of difficulty, and that's four out of four.There are plenty of fans in here and they are delighted to see him performing well."

  54. 1105: 
    DIVING

    Tom Daley's fourth dive is a forward four and a half somersaults. He is still some way short of the fluidity and precision of the Chinese, but, once again, it feels that he has got away with it. A big sigh of relief is accompanied by a score of 88.80 - Daley's best yet.

  55. 1102: 
    CANOE SPRINT

    British kayaker Liam Heath after his bronze medal in the men's kayak double 200m: "That was a really long race into a headwind like that. At that pace it really drags out but I'm so pleased."

    Heath's team-mate Jon Schofield added: "Like Liam says, that was a long race and I didn't think we were going to make it to the line.

    "The last day has been horrible, we weren't happy with how we did in our heats and we were really worried coming into this, but Liam comes out with the right reaction. That start was amazing and we just held it."

  56. 1102: 
    DIVING

    China's Lin Yue slam dunks a back three and half somersaults to breach the 100-points barrier for the first time with a score of 102.60 and take top spot after three dives.

    Tom Daley is eighth on a total of 251.40, with American Nicholas McCrory the man in the 12th and final qualifying spot of a score of 243.25. There is not a lot of breathing space there below the Briton, but some of those ahead of him are well within striking distance.

  57. 1059: 
    BBC COVERAGE

    I've been told that Asli Cakir of Turkey winning gold in the women's 1500m drew the biggest TV audience on Friday, with a peak audience of 10.8m at 2100 BST.

    I wonder if there might just be a few more watching later today when Mo Farah goes for 5,000m gold at 1930. Mind you Usain Bolt going for gold number three at London 2012 in the men's 4x100 relay at 2100 could prove popular too?

  58. 1058: 
    CANOE SPRINT

    Liam Heath and Jon Schofield made a great start to their men's kayak double 200m, much better than the ones they made when they were beaten by the Russians in the heats and semi-finals.

    They could not keep up with the fast-finishing Russia pair this time either and were also overhauled by Raman Piatrushenka and Vadzim Makhneu of Belarus but bronze is still a great result for the British duo.

  59. 1057: 
    DIVING

    Both German Sanchez Sanchez and Germany's Martin Wolfram have faltered, clocking up a fairly disasterous 36.30 and 79.20 respectively. They are both heading back towards Tom Daley in the overall standings.

  60.  
    CANOE SPRINT

    Former Olympic kayak champion in 1000m sprint Tim Brabants on Twitter: "Well done @Jonscho and @Liam_heath Brilliant performance to win bronze! Also great performance by @jessicawalker10 in her final."

  61. 1054: 
    DIVING

    Not quite the full biscuit from Ivan Garcia Navarro. His legs splay slightly as he enters the water and he chalks up 86.10. He would have sailed over 90 if he had landed that one.

  62. 1053: 
    DIVING

    The first 4.1 difficulty dive is coming up. An inward four and half somersaults with tuck from Mexico's Ivan Garcia Navarro. Let's see how this goes...

  63.   
    Helen Reeves, Olympic bronze medallist and BBC canoeing pundit

    On Russia's win in the men's kayak double 200m: "What champions they are, they dominated through the heats and the semi-finals, I said they had more to give and they have just demonstrated that they did.

    "But what a fantastic result for Great Britain, the bronze medal, and they executed their start really well."

  64. 1050: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Russia (canoe sprint men's kayak double)

    Russia's Yury Postrigay and Alexander Dyachenko win gold in the men's kayak 200m double, with British duo Liam Heath and Jon Schofield taking bronze.

  65. 1050: 
    DIVING

    There are a few natty little water features around the edge of the diving pool. There is a jacuzzi to keep the divers warm between rounds and water jets to break up the surface of the pool so they can more accurately judge where the air ends and the water starts when they are stood 10m up.

    No flumes as far as I can see though. Maybe they are in the post Games legacy plan.

  66. 1049: 
    CANOE SPRINT

    Another British gold? Liam Heath and Jon Schofield are going for glory in the men's kayak double 200m final. They have not made a great start but are up in the top four at the halfway mark...

  67. 1047: 
    DIVING

    That score moves Tom Daley up into second position behind American David Boudia with the majority of the field still to take their own third dives of this semi-final.

  68. 1045: 
    THE CRYING GAME

    Win or lose, triumph or tragedy, the emotions have been running high at London 2012, and it is not just the athletes either.

    People across the country have found themselves discarding the traditional British stiff upper lip. Tim Muffett of BBC News has been holding back the tears himself as he looks at the Olympics most emotive moments.

  69.   
    Leon Taylor, BBC diving pundit

    "That's another good one, just a little bit loose as he enters the water but he does keep the splash down, squeezing into the pike shape, good enough for 80 points, sneaky Daley! Well done that man!"

  70. 1044: 
    DIVING

    A little weak off the push-off and the entry was a tad crooked, but Tom Daley has just about styled out that back triple somersault. The judges award him 84.00 and that will do.

  71. 1042: 
    DIVING

    Tom Daley is preparing for his third dive. It will start from an armstand. Absolutely terrifying prospect for the layman...

  72. 1041: 
    DIVING

    At the end of the second of six rounds of the men's 10m platform semi-final, it is Germany's Martin Wolfram who is top of the standings, German Sanchez Sanchez and Ivan Garcia Navarro of Mexico are in second and third respectively.

    Tom Daley is in eighth. The top 12 will make it through to the final.

  73.  

    From Richard in Woodham, via text: "Unless the format of BMX is changed for Rio, Shanaze Reade should definitely switch to track cycling. The current format is too much of a lottery, they at least need a series of races for the final. In any case she and Jess Varnish would blitz the team sprint."

  74. 1038: 
    DIVING

    You have got to like the cut of these Mexicans' jib. Ivan Garcia Navarro and German Sanchez Sanchez, silver medallists in the 10m synchronised, both back themselves, attempting dives with more twists than an episode of Poirot. Their gambles pay off and they are top of the standings with another four divers, two German, two Chinese, still to go in the second round.

  75.  

    Former Olympic kayak champion in 1000m sprint Tim Brabants on Twitter: "Great work @edmckeever! Dominated that 200m final, well done! Another gold for @TeamGB. Now for @Jonscho and @Liam_heath, come on boys!"

  76.  

    From Bryan in Devon, via text: "Totally agree with Kerry (1013). Fair play to Lutalo Muhammad, he took his chance in the taekwondo, but a ridiculous decision, full of self-interest, not to pick Cook. Too many quangos in sport - time they were sorted out."

  77.   
    Lawrence Barretto, BBC Sport at the canoe sprint at Eton Dorney

    "Britain's Liam Heath, who goes in the men's K2 double final with Jon Schofield, can count pop star Kylie Minogue as one of his supporters after the Aussie wrote him a note at the airport wishing him good luck when he was travelling back from a training camp in Barcelona. Heath, 27, quit the sport three-years ago, but when his preferred distance of 200m was included for London 2012 , he ditched his degree in design technology and jumped back in a canoe. Will it all be worth it? Find out at 1048 BST."

  78.  

    From Alison Harvey, via text: "Fantastic diving competition. Shame the judges don't get to see the dives in slow motion. Come on Tom."

  79.   
    Leon Taylor, BBC diving pundit

    "Finally something to shout about, his mum knows it's good, I know it's good and that is much more like it, beautiful entry into the water, there is still more to come but that is much more like it."

  80. 1029: 
    DIVING

    Tom Daley grips his knees tight as he rotates through his inward three and a half somersaults. It is not as tricky as his opening dive, but he is smoother through the air and he slips into the water with only a suspicion of splash.

    Mum Debbie likes the look of it in the crowd and the judges hand her boy 86.40 points. That shunts him up into second behind American David Boudia. All on course for tonight's final at the moment for Daley.

  81.  

    From Bill in Sheffield, via text: "I'm 48 and the success of Team GB has motivated me to take up cycling for exercise. Is this what they mean by Inspire a Generation?"

  82. 1029: 
    CANOE SPRINT

    Behind gold medallist Lisa Carrington, Ukraine's Inna Osypenko-Radomska took silver in the women's 200m kayak single and three-time Olympic champion Natasa Douchev-Janics, who missed the 2011 season to have her first child, clinched bronze.

    Britain's Jess Walker finished seventh in the end, but she deserves credit for making it to the final.

  83.   
    Helen Reeves, Olympic bronze medallist and BBC canoeing pundit

    On Lisa Carrington's win in the kayak single: "She came through, almost a bit later than I would have expected her to, driving her boat forward. She held on, and it was a great performance."

  84. 1024: 
    DIVING

    Germany's Martin Wolfram has chalked up the first score of more than 90 with a score of 91.80. Last to dive is China's world champion and the event favourite Qiu Bo who piledrives perfectly into the pool with his back ramrod straight. Not quite the complexity of flips and twists before that to take the lead, but he is into second with 89.60. End of round one of six.

  85. 1023: 
  86. 1022: 
    CANOE SPRINT

    And they're away. Jess Walker is the pack, but world champion Lisa Carrington of New Zealand is making a late push for the line...

  87. 1021: 
    CANOE SPRINT

    Britain's Jess Walker gets a huge cheer as she paddles up to the start line of the women's kayak single. The crowd at Eton Dorney are going to get even louder when this race starts... which is any second now.

  88. 1017: 
    DIVING

    Mexico's Ivan Garcia Navarro has slapped down the gaunlet, revving like a catherine wheel as he nails a forward four and half somersaults. That dive comes with a difficulty tarrif of 3.7, helping him to a table-topping score of 88.80.

  89. 1013: 
    DIVING

    With nine divers gone, Great Britain's Tom Daley is up in fourth. The United States' David Boudia is top of the standings on 88.20.

    All the scores from yesterday's preliminaries are wiped out for this next stage, which is only good news for Daley. The top 12 will qualify for the final which begins at 2030 BST this evening.

  90.  

    BBC's Director of London 2012 Roger Mosey on Twitter: "Thanks to the huge popular response, we're going to re-run the Olympic Opening Ceremony on BBC1 on the afternoon of Sat 18 Aug. #BBC2012

  91.  

    From Kerry, via text: "Congratulations to Lutalo Muhammad on his taekwondo bronze. But it does not justify not selecting the world No.1 Aaron Cook who has repeatedly beaten the gold medal winner."

  92. 1009: 
    CANOE SPRINT

    Another final at Eton Dorney coming up soon, with Britain's Jess Walker going in the women's kayak single at 1021 BST. She will have to produce the race of her life to get a medal, though. Three-time Olympic champion Natasa Douchev-Janics of Hungary and world champion Lisa Carrington of New Zealand are the favourites.

  93.   
    Leon Taylor, BBC diving pundit

    "It is a little bit of a step-up from last night for Tom, but just finishing a little bit low in the water."

  94. 1009: 
    DIVING

    Solid. Back two and half sommersaults with two and a half twists in there for spice, and Daley's opening dive is certainly a lot better than his first effort in yesterday's preliminary rounds. The judges award him 81.00 and north of 80 is probably what the Plymouth teenager would have taken before he started today.

  95. 1005: 
    DIVING

    Daley is clambering up the ladder to the top storey of the diving platform. The crowd roar their encouragement once again...

  96.   
    Nick Hope, BBC Sport at the diving at the Aquatics Centre

    "Deafening roar from the spectators as Tom Daley is presented ahead of the individual 10m platform semi-final. Something the other divers seem to find quite amusing.

    "Daley was out of sorts yesterday and his 448.45 was over 115 points off his personal best [565.05], so looking for a huge improvement today."

  97. 1003: 
    DIVING

    As only the 15th diver to qualify for the 10m platform semi-finals, Tom Daley emerges towards the end of the the line of competitors entering the Aquatics Centre.

    The crowd give China's Qiu Bo and the rest a polite welcome, but the vast majority are waiting for one young man. The arena echoes to shrieks as Daley waves back, looking slightly, and understandably, self-conscious.

  98.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Tim Crutchley on Twitter: "Just woken up, and we've already a Gold! And by possibly the hardest looking accountant there has ever been."

    Krishan Korpal on Twitter: "Farah, Daley, Campbell and one other to take it to an unbelievable 30 golds."

    Amanda Baker on Twitter: "Grateful for the BBC 2012 live text about inspiring #McKeever gold because Aus Channel 9 is showing early stage of 50km walk instead."

  99.   
    Nick Hope, BBC Sport at the diving at the Aquatics Centre

    "I can't quite believe it is Day 15 already!"

    "It's the final one for diving and this morning Tom Daley will be hoping to finish in the top 12 from the semi-finals to reach tonight's individual 10m final.

    "The crowd are filtering in and are being warmed up with LMFAO's 'Sexy and I know it' - a song close to Daley's heart…

  100. 0950: 
    TAEKWONDO

    There was controversy over the omission of world number one Aaron Cook, but the Great British taekwondo fighters who have made London 2012 have done the nation proud with Lutalo Muhammad's bronze and Jade Jones's gold compensating for Sarah Stevenson's disappointment.

    There are no Britons in action today in the women's +67kg or men's +80kg categories, but French world champion Anne-Caroline Graffe has just dished out a 17-9 thrashing in her opening match against Natalya Mamatova of Uzbekistan.

    You can catch all the high-kicking action over on the interactive video player on the desktop version of this website.

  101. 0949: 
    THE PAIN BARRIER

    As Ed McKeever says below, he was in agony for those last few metres to the line. In fact, the sight of rowers collapsing after giving everything in pursuit of gold, of athletes staggering over the finish line and cyclists with nothing left in their legs has been a familiar one over the past couple of weeks.

    So what is happening when these elite athletes collapse with effort and exhaustion? Is a build-up of lactic acid in the muscles to blame, as many people assume?

    Apparently, it's all to do with evolution...

  102. 0947: 
    CANOE SPRINT

    Britain's new kayak gold medallist Ed McKeever, who apparently is known as 'The Iceman', as well as 'The Usain Bolt of sprint canoeing': "It was really painful down the last bit with that headwind. I was really just focused on the first two or three strokes, I wanted to nail those and hope the race sorted itself out and it did.

    "It was just relief at the end, not elation, more relief and so happy I could do it in front of the home crowd. I woke up at 5am this morning, I was like a kid at Christmas waiting to get his presents and I'm going to get those presents in a minute.

    "There are so many people I'd like to thank, my coach, my training partner, Ed Cox, unfortunately only one of us could compete in the Games and I'm fortunate it was me."

  103.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Simon Charlton on Twitter: "Another gold for team GB - heck even I went to gym this morning and ran further and faster than I have for 20 years. Go Team GB PROUD!"

    Henry Birkett on Twitter: "A gold medal before most people have had breakfast. Good lord we're good. #TeamGB #GOLD #london2012"

    TheJT on Twitter: "BRILLIANT - very early in the day for a gold, but lets hope Ed McKeevers's setting up another Super Saturday."

    Contact us via Twitter using #bbc2012 or text on 81111

  104.  

    From Sue Reid, via text: "I've spent the last two weeks in tears, shouting and screaming at the tv! From the quintessentially British opening it's been GREAT and ALL of the competitors have been FANTASTIC but I feel especially proud of our GB team."

  105. 0944: 
    BMX

    More from British BMX rider Shanaze Reade, who missed out on a medal in yesterday's final: "I'm gutted I didn't come away with a medal but I can hold my head up.

    "In the final I thought I would play it safe a little bit to get out of trouble of what was going to go on the outside, paused for that split second and that was it, everyone was starting to come across.

    "I found myself trapped and couldn't do anything about it. It's not the result I wanted but it's probably been the best two weeks of my life."

  106.   
    Helen Reeves, Olympic bronze medallist and BBC canoeing pundit

    On Ed McKeever's gold medal in the kayak single: "He blew the field away from the start, leaving everyone else trying to catch him, fantastic performance. That core strength that drives the blades, the focus this man has is incredible and he hasn't been phased by anything."

  107. 0940: 

    Usain Bolt would have been proud of that. Stunning stuff by Britain's Ed McKeever, who powers down the 200m kayak single course and pumps his fist in the air after finishing first, and clinching GB's 26th gold of London 2012.

    That was seriously impressive. Saul Craviotto Rivero of Spain took silver and Mark De Jonge of Canada got bronze.

  108. 0938: 
  109. 0937: 
    CANOE SPRINT

    It's still McKeever, and he is still holding on... into the last 100m now.

  110. 0937: 
    CANOE SPRINT

    And away we go... McKeever is off to a flyer...

  111. 0936: 
    CANOE SPRINT

    Over to Eton Dorney now, where the sun is shimmering on the water and Britain's Ed McKeever is about to get his bid for gold in the men's kayak single 200m under way. He gets a roar of approval from the home crowd when his name is announced.

  112. 0934: 
    BMX

    British BMX rider Shanaze Reade says she might switch to track cycling at the 2016 Rio Games: "I'll definitely be in Rio, whether it be in track or BMX or both. Victoria Pendleton has retired which leaves the door open for other British athletes to come through, I've demonstrated I'm not too bad, getting a gold with Victoria (at the World Team Sprint) so I may consider that."

  113. 0933: 
    DIVING

    You can check out how Tom Daley fared in that preliminary round using video on the BBC Sport website - it was a real scrape for the 18-year-old, who said "that was far too close for my liking" after edging his way into today's 10m platform semi-final by finishing only 15th-best.

    It could have been a lot worse for Vadim Kaptur though. The Belarussian took his already close-cropped hair down another millimetre as he came within a whisker of hitting the solid concrete platform on the way down.

  114. 0931: 
    MODERN PENTATHLON

    Great Britian's Nick Woodbridge has made a strong start to his modern pentathlon campaign over at the Copper Box. The 26-year-old has won five and lost two in his opening seven fencing matches in the first of the five events.

    Compatriot Sam Weale has found it tougher going with only two wins from his eight matches so far.

    Still plenty of time to go in the epee, never mind the rest of the day, with each of the 36 pentathletes fighting each other once on the piste.

  115. 0931: 
    SAILING

    British sailor Stuart Bithell, who won silver with Luke Patience in the men's 470 category on Friday: "Luke and I have said all along we're the best of buddies and we're doing it for the same reasons so let's have a blast along the way and since 2009 we've absolutely done that, and we've come away from our first Olympic Games with a silver medal so it's fantastic."

  116. 0930: 
    DIVING

    BBC commentator Leon Taylor has been talking about Tom Daley's bid to get through the semi-finals of the 10m platform diving this morning (from 1000 BST), following a poor performance from Daley, and elimination for fellow Briton Pete Waterfield in the preliminary round on Friday night

    Taylor said: "It was touch and go, I was with Tom and Pete in the Olympic village yesterday and both seemed relaxed but as soon as the competition started both looked a little jittery.

    "It's such a precise sport, you have to be so accurate, if nerves are affecting you it is very obvious. Tom pulled it together in the end and made it through. The points do not carry forward so that's in his favour, but it is going to be exciting."

  117. 0926: 
    THE GAMES SO FAR

    When British fans look back on the Games it may be day eight, with gold for the women's team pursuit trio in the velodrome followed up by three more for Jessica Ennis, Greg Rutherford and Mo Farah in the Olympic Stadium that stands out as the high point.

    It turns out, even if you put patriotism aside though, that Saturday 4 August was the most impressive day in terms for performances from the Olympian class of 2012.

    There were four world record or world bests and eight new Olympic standards set - more than any other single day. So far.

    If you enjoyed that there are plenty more facts, figures and graphs of both bars and pies to get your teeth into on the London 2012: Games So Far page.

  118.  
    GET INVOLVED

    So, is British athletics under-performing?

    Michael Smith on Twitter: "It's not that athletics is under performing (vs history) more that other sports are excelling and getting coverage. Cycling etc."

    Tell us your thoughts via Twitter using #BBC2012 or text us on 81111

  119. 0922: 
    CELEBRATIONS

    Ed McKeever is known as the Usain Bolt of sprint canoing, apparently. I'm not sure who calls him that, but it's definitely a good nickname to have.

    How will McKeever's victory celebration match up, though (if we do get to see it later)?

    Everybody does something a bit different when they get gold, and whether you're a screamer or a pointer, hit the deck or do the 'Mobot', BBC Sport assesses the most memorable celebrations of London 2012.

  120.   
    Lawrence Barretto, BBC Sport at the canoe sprint at Eton Dorney

    "Dr Tim Brabants has been the face of canoe sprint since he became the first Briton to win gold in the event in Beijing. But injury and illness put paid to his hopes of defending his title, allowing Ed McKeever to emerge from the shadows.

    "Competing in the K1 200m, a new Olympic event, McKeever covered the course in a new Olympic record of 35.018 seconds in the heats, travelling at 6.5m per second to raise hopes of a medal. Can he deliver? We'll find out at 0937 BST. But be warned, blink and you'll miss it."

  121. 0916: 

    We all know that Team GB have made full use of home advantage at London 2012, but is only when you compare the medal tables from Sydney 2000 (28 medals), Athens 2004 (30 medals), Beijing 2008 (47 medals) and London 2012 (57 and counting) that you can take on just what an upward curve British sport is on.

    For another perspective on the rise and fall of the world's nations in the medal table, it is well worth checking out the BBC's Timeline of Olympic Powers which charts medal table trends all the way back to Athens 1896. There are some interesting links with the ups and downs of geo politics in there.

  122. 0913: 
    TAEKWONDO

    Taekwondo bronze medallist Lutalo Muhammad on BBC Olympic Breakfast talking about his selection ahead of world number one Aaron Cook: "It was always going to be a tough decision - we're both European champions. I went into the Olympics hoping for a gold this bronze is tinged with disappointment, but I'm happy to have a medal at a home Games.

    "I'm so happy that people like me and [Britain's first taekwondo gold medallist] Jade Jones have had the opportunity to make this a bigger sport. In some countries in the Middle East it is the number one sport, but it is an emerging sport here and hopefully we can change that.

    "I've had so many messages of support and appreciation from loads of people, I'm really happy and proud they came out and supported me. It's still sinking in but there is a part of me thinking in four years' time I want the gold medal."

  123. 0911: 
    SAILING

    Britain's Saskia Clark, who won silver with Hannah Mills in the women's 470 category on Friday: "Weymouth and Portland have put on an awesome show, as the whole country has for these Games. To be part of London 2012 has been inspirational for us and I hope the rest of the country found it so."

  124. 0908: 
    OLYMPIC POETRY

    No, it's not an Olympic event. Not yet, anyway. But Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy has written a poem in praise of Britain's Olympic success.

    She also has a swipe at bankers "filching our gold, our silver" and demands the return of school playing fields.

    Called 'Translating the British, 2012', the poem concludes "We sense new weather. We are on our marks. We are all in this together."

  125. 0904: 
    ATHLETICS

    More from "Blade runner" Oscar Pistorius about his experiences at London 2012: "On so many levels it has just been inspiring for me, I've watched some of the most amazing performances, many of the top athletes at their personal best which has left me gob-smacked sometimes.

    "Stepping out, especially for the first race, I just got goosebumps and butterflies, it has been such a blessing, and the crowd… all the athletes say how quick the track has been but I think it has been the energy from the crowd that made it that phenomenal."

  126. 0900: 

    Hockey has been a reliable early-bird sport at these Olympics and today is no different. The battle for 11th and 12th has begun, with South Africa and India level at 1-1 after 15 minutes of the first half.

    The men's 50km walk is under way too, starting and finishing close to St James's Palace and taking in 25 laps of a 2km circuit up The Mall, past the Queen Victoria Memorial and to the top of Constitution Hill. Plenty of people out on the sunny streets of London to cheer them on as they wobble past.

  127. 0856: 
    ATHLETICS

    "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius, the Olympic and Paralympic sprinter on BBC Olympic Breakfast about his journey to London 2012 and his experience in the 400m and the 4x400m relay: "In 2008 we had a court hearing, since then I've been cleared and the IOC were always very open to having me compete if I made the qualification times and I always felt that was the hardest point, the training and getting down to the qualification criteria, but it was definitely worth it.

    "I've had great support from my training staff to get me to where I need to be at the right time, the whole experience was phenomenal."

  128. 0850: 
    MODERN PENTATHLON

    What skills might you need if you were a 19th-century soldier caught behind enemy lines? It is probably not the question that has been keeping you awake at night, but it is the one that inspired Baron de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympics to come up with the modern pentathlon - the only sport invented specifically for the Games.

    The men's competition has just got started with a round-robin epee fencing tournament in the Copper Box at 0845 BST this morning, followed by a 200m freestyle swim, showjumping and finally a combined run and shoot at 1845 BST in Greenwich Park.

    Nick Woodbridge is the British man that you would want alongside you in the trenches. He won a bronze medal over the Olympic course at a World Cup event last year and is hoping to feature on the podium this evening.

  129.   
    Lawrence Barretto, BBC Sport at Eton Dorney for the canoe sprint

    "There's a bit of a "last day of term" feeling at sun-kissed Eton Dorney as we prepare for the final day of the canoe sprint regatta. But before we get to the shirt signing and emotional goodbyes, we've got the small matter of four medal races, three of which Britain has a shot of silverware.

    "Ed McKeever - canoeist by day, trainee accountant by night - is the golden hope and he goes at 0937 BST but there's also a chance with Jess Walker in the K1 200m and Liam Heath and Jon Schofield in the K2 200m."

  130. 0844: 
    ATHLETICS

    In just over 12 hours time. Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake will take to the track at the Olympic Stadium for the final time at these Games.

    Bolt is going for his third gold at London 2012, Blake his first, but this time they will be working together in the 4x100m rather than going head to head in the 100m & 200m.

    Can anyone stop Jamaica's sprint supremacy? BBC Sport has taken a look at what Bolt and Blake think of each other, and what the world makes of them too.

    Jamaican journalist Michael Bascombe says: "Usain Bolt has brought a new life to track and field when many thought it was a dying sport. The exploits of these young men have revived track and field."

  131. 0840: 
    PAPER REVIEW

    Team GB's medal success is gradually winning the Great British public around to the hefty bill that the Games leave behind.

    A poll in the Guardian found that 55% of Britons believe that London 2012 was "well worth" the £9bn spent on them because of the positive effect that they have on morale.

    One Briton whose morale has undoubtedly been boosted is 17-year-old Chantel Grey, the Games Maker who Usain Bolt chose to shoot the breeze with before winning the 200m final. She has recounted their pre-race chat to the Sun.

    "He said to me jokingly, 'Do you want to run the race for me?' I couldn't stop smiling as the world's fastest man was talking to me," she said.

  132. 0834: 
    PAPER REVIEW

    With just a couple of days of action remaining, the thoughts of several of today's newspapers are turning to what comes after the greatest show on earth has packed up and headed out of town.

    In the Times, four-time gold medallist Michael Johnson advises Usain Bolt, who has five golds and could well pick up another this evening as part of a formidable Jamaican 4x100m relay team, to quit the sport at the top.

    "There comes a point when you get so big you can't go any higher — then the only thing people look for are ways to bring you back down," he said.

    The Daily Mirror report that Bolt may step up to the long jump and challenge British Olympic champion Greg Rutherford at Rio 2016.

    "By Rio I'll be 30 and I will have had my time as a sprinter, but long jump is something I've always wanted to try," said Bolt.

  133. 0830: 
    ATHLETICS

    Moving at a slightly slower pace, the only athletics event this morning is the men's 50km race walk, which starts at 0900 BST and is set to finish about three hours later. It would be over a lot sooner if they moved a bit quicker, obviously.

    Russian world champion Sergey Bakulin, France's Yohann Diniz and Australia's Jared Tallent are all in the mix for a medal. Dominic King goes for GB.

  134. 0825: 
    ATHLETICS

    If you want to see what it looks like when a relay team gets it right, then check out this clip on the BBC Sport website of the United States relay team breaking the women's 4x100m relay record that had stood since 1985.

    The slickest, swiftest circuit of the track that you are ever likely to see? Yes, probably.

    It sets the taste buds watering for what holes the Jamaican men's team, featuring Yohan Blake and Usain Bolt, might rip in the space-time continum later today in the same event at 2100 BST.

  135. 0822: 
    GET INVOLVED

    With three golds, a silver and a bronze so far, would you say Great Britain's athletics team have under-performed?

    They now look set to miss out on their pre-Games medal target of eight and, as many of today's newspapers are quick to point out, UK Athletics head coach Charles van Commenee said he would resign if that was the case.

    So, does Super Saturday make up for the pretty woeful week that has followed? Who is to blame? And why oh why oh why can't Britain get sprint relays right? Tweet the text commentary with your answers using the hashtag #bbc2012 or text us on 81111.

  136.   
    Steve Cram, Olympic silver medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "Britain have had a series of mis-hits over the last couple of days and it would be great if Mo Farah could end the athletics on a high for us, and I think he's got a chance.

    "Hopefully he's got something left in the tank, the Ethopians in the 5km are better than the ones in the 10km and I always thought this was going to be tougher.

    "He'll be ready, lifted by the crowd, but it will come down to a last lap burn-out, I can guarantee that, and let's hope he can do it."

  137. 0815: 
    ATHLETICS

    It has not been the same success story for GB on the track, though, apart from Super Saturday this time last week of course. Could we be in store for a sequel today?

    Mo Farah will look to add 5,000m gold to his 10,000m triumph - and become the seventh man to do the double at the same Olympics - at 1930 BST, while Britain's 4x400m women's team have an outside chance of a medal at 2025.

    As the GB 4x100m squad found out (again) on Friday, anything can happen when a baton is involved.

  138. 0810: 
    BOXING

    Britain's boxers have already had an Olympics to savour - their total of five medals will equal the country's best post-War performance in the ring - at the 1956 Games, Britain won two golds, one silver and two bronzes.

    But the 2012 GB gold haul could be as high as four - with Luke Campbell looking to add to Nicola Adams' triumph when he meets Ireland's John Joe Nevin in the bantamweight decider at 2045 BST.

    Welterweight Fred Evans and super-heavyweight Anthony Joshua both go for gold on Sunday.

  139. 0805: 
    BRITS IN ACTION

    Yes, welcome to day 15 of the 2012 Olympics. It's another sunny morning on Olympic Park, and there is a LOT to look forward to. We have already seen 57 varieties of GB medals over the past fortnight and there could be more flavours added to the mix in the next few hours.

    Our first destination is Eton Dorney where Ed McKeever is waiting, paddle poised, for the men's kayak single 200m final which starts at 0935 BST.

    Back at the Aquatics Centre, the 10m platform diving medals will not be settled until this evening but there is a semi-final to get through first (from 1000). Tom Daley only scraped through the preliminary round on Friday and needs to find some form, and quickly.

    Then we hot-foot it over to Hadleigh Farm, where GB's Annie Last will be hoping she doesn't live up to her name in the women's cross country mountain biking (1230).

    And, as if a hockey showdown between Britain and Australia wouldn't be spicy enough, there is a bronze medal up for grabs when they meet at the Riverbank Arena at 1530. The GB women made it on to the podium on Friday - can their male counterparts join them?

  140. 0800: 

    Morning all. These are the Games that keep on giving, and no day gives out more than today - there are 32 golds up for grabs, the most of any day at London 2012. More big moments? Guaranteed. More British success stories? Possibly...

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  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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