London 2012 Olympics: Day Nine evening session

Usain Bolt wins the men's 100m gold in an Olympic record of 9.63secs, Christine Ohuruogu wins silver in the women's 400m final, while GB's men's hockey team draw with Australia.

6 August 2012 Last updated at 00:12

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    How much history-making is there left to be made? How many gold medals can Team GB add to their tally? Could Dai Greene be 400m hurdles Olympic and world champion by this time tomorrow? Will Jason Kenny win a fifth cycling gold for Team GB at the Velodrome? And can Beth Tweddle end Britain's wait for gymnastics gold? Find out tomorrow, folks.

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    BBC basketball commentator Mike Carlson: "Great Britain are out of the Olympic tournament but they have given us five days of hard fought basketball. They did their best and I don't think you can ask anymore."

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    The crowd count down from 10 at the Basketball Arena and the hooter, er, hoots, to bring Great Britain's ladies participation in the Olympics to an end. The Brits lost 78-66 to Brazil and they can now enjoy London at their leisure.

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    Andy Murray speaking to BBC Radio 5 live about whether the Olympics should be on a par with a Grand Slam: "It is not for me to decide. I am going to be biased after today, but when you see the field, all the top tennis players go. I got a message from Rafa Nadal and he said well done because the gold medal is the hardest to win. It means a lot to me."

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    Ollie Williams, BBC Sport at the Water Polo

    "That first-ever Olympic basketball win looks like it's going to have to wait. Brazil have been dominant since the interval and lead GB's women 72-58 in their final group game with a few minutes remaining.

    "If the men don't beat China on Monday - and China are bottom of the group, so you never know - then we could be in for a long wait to Rio. If, of course, either team qualifies for Rio, and that's a different matter entirely. It took a long enough struggle to persuade the world governing body to let them into their home Games, so there's much work to do in four years."

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    It's not big or clever to laugh at the misfortune of others, but sometimes you just can't help it.

    A Bulgarian woman fell over a hurdle in the 400m hurdle heats earlier on - her name is Vania Stambolova.

    Stambolova, stumbled over. Brilliant.

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    They're preparing to turn off the floodlights at Horse Guards Parade. Brazil's Juliana Silva and Larissa Franca embrace after reaching the semi-finals with a 21-10 20-19 victory over Germany's Laura Ludwiga and Sara Goller. The Brazilians aren't in a rush to head for bed, though, and Franca joins her boyfriend in the stands for a big hug.

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    The group stage is finally over and the draw for the women's volleyball quarter-finals has been confirmed.

    Russia will face defending champions Brazil while the Dominican Republic lie in wait for the United States.

    China and Japan meet while Italy will go up against South Korea.

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    The Blade Runner, Oscar Pistorius, made history at these Games by becoming the first amputee sprinter to compete at the Olympics.

    He finished last in his 400m semi-final tonight in a time of 46.54 seconds but was delighted with his experiences in London.

    "It's really humbling to know how much support I have," he said.

    "Just standing here in the starting blocks, hearing the crowd I was just standing, smiling, getting cramps in my cheeks.

    "I have always been an athlete who wants to push myself as hard as I can and I look up to the guys I run against. I'll be shouting during the final, but I won't know who to shout for because they are all true gentlemen.

    "I don't have any regrets. Just being out here in front of this crowd with 70,000 people, it felt like 170,000 people. It's been an unbeliveable experience for me."

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    Allan Wells, 1980 Olympic 100m champion, speaking on BBC One about Christine Ohuruogu winning 400m silver earlier today: "She was going out to win and I think she felt she had a good chance to do this. But to come back and defend a title is a lot to do. It is a phenomenal situation and I think she did well."

    Michael Johnson, Four-time Olympic champion & BBC Sport pundit

    On Christine Ohuruogu winning silver in the women's 400m final: "Not until the Crystal Palace Grand Prix a month ago did she really start to show herself to be a contender for any medal. She certainly times her training just right, she doesn't like to race anywhere but the championships.

    "Christine is always there if the leaders faulter. She came here to win this and she was disappointed she was unable to defend her title, which was amazing. She won silver tonight because she was actually trying to win gold."

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    The eagle-eyed amongst you have been texting and Tweeting in to ask if there really was a bottle thrown on to the track as the 100m finalists were in their blocks.

    Well yes, you were right and a man has now been arrested, the Metropolitan Police confirm.

    You can see the incident in this clip - as well as watching Usain Bolt win the 100m all over again.

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    Lost track of how any British athletes got on today? Check out our page which rounds it all up for you - for example you may have missed the fact that our fencers had a good day today.

    Richard Kruse, James Davis, Husayn Rosowsky and Laurence Halsted lost 45-40 to Italy in the quarter-final of the men's team foil. They go on to beat France 45-29 but lose to Russia 45-35 as they finish sixth.

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    Allan Wells, Olympic 100m champion at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, told BBC One: "Usain Bolt had a lot to come back and prove. In the heats I saw something. For me he showed the confidence in that first round. He was very focused on what he wanted to do."

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    Michael Johnson, Four-time Olympic champion & BBC Sport pundit

    On Usain Bolt: "He is one of the best. This race had nothing to do with times, about breaking world records, this had to do with incredible stories coming into this. We didn't have to try and invent stories, because he was actually not at his best, so we could talk about who could actually win this race and who could get a medal. Bolt was all on his own in the end but the other guys were all in there. Bolt started feeling confident after the semi-final and he knew he could separate from the field at anytime."

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    Ben Ainslie, speaking to BBC1: "It has been a fantastic day. So much was at stake but having 15,000 plus people cheering you on made a difference. It was a tough race but I am so glad to come away with gold after such a long campaign and in front of a home crowd, it was very special. We still have a lot of racing to go with the sailing team and some medal expectation to come and hopefully we can do really well."

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    More from Ainslie, who had earlier warned his rivals they had "made him angry": "It was a very close series and they did get me angry and it did fire me up and it certainly made a difference. In sport sometimes you have to get angry."

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    Game over at Earls Court, where Brazil have thumped Serbia in straight sets. The Serbians have lost every game.

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    Christine Ohuruogu confirms that she will carry on running after her silver in the 400m.

    She said: "My coach Lloyd Cowan won't let me retire. I said I wanted to retire and he gave me a stern look and I got a lecture, so I have to keep going."

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    John McEnroe, BBC Sport

    On Andy Murray winning gold after beating Roger Federer earlier today: "Roger Federer had played six matches in eight days and Murray was the far fresher and younger guy and it was apparent that Federer did not know what to do when the legs were not there.

    "I really hope this will be the springboard for him to go on and win a Slam. He is starting to play like people have begged him to play, becoming more aggressive. If Andy Murray was to win the US Open and the big event in the 02 arena then, dare I say it, he could be the number one this year."

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    Andy Murray, speaking on BBC1: "It took about five or six days for Wimbledon to get out of my system. I spoke to my coach a few days after and he said I played a really good match. With the Olympics coming up it was perfect timing as I got pretty much straight on the practice court. I was desperate to do well here. I didn't expect to do as I did today but it has been unbelievable. It has been the best week of my life."

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    Plenty of Brazilian flags on view at Earls Court where reigning champions Brazil are on the road to victory. They are two sets to the good and lead Serbia 15-10 in the third set.


    Steve, via text: "I hope Katherine Merry is wrong [Though it rarely happens] about Tyson Gay, a class athlete and a great of the sport. Capable of challenging Usain Bolt on the big stage and the added USA v Jamaica angle [of which he is by far the strongest competitor] adds to the sporting theatre and drama of what is always a HUGE occasion."

    Narek, via text: "Fergie, sign Bolt! He's the fastest and he loves the club!"


    Olympic 100m silver medallist Yohan Blake on Twitter: "Big up @UsainBolt! You deserved that one. Big up Jamaica! Now it is on to the two!"

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    Ollie Williams, BBC Sport at the Basketball Arena

    "The action isn't over in the Olympic Park tonight by a long stretch. Inside the Basketball Arena, illuminated magnificently against the night sky, Britain's female basketball players are going for their first-ever Olympic win against Brazil.

    "If that sounds familiar, it's because this is their fifth - and last - opportunity. Defeats against France, Australia, Russia and Canada leave GB second-bottom of their six-team group. The team below them? Brazil. So if the hosts are going to leave the Olympics with a win, since they've no hope of progressing now, then this is the time to do it.

    "At the halfway mark, GB trail 39-36 but it's close and the momentum's shifting all the time. A win is well within Britain's grasp tonight."

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    Commonwealth gold medallist Derek Redmond, speaking to BBC Radio 5 live about Usain Bolt's 100m victory: "It was a great race. There was always that question about whether Usain Bolt was in shape. I still don't believe he was in 100% shape but I thought he was in good enough shape to win. He had to work for it. He ran through the line, even when he is not 100% in shape he is good enough to beat the rest of the world."

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    Usain Bolt, speaking to BBC Radio 5 live: "There was no point to prove, I came here to win. Yohan Blake opened my eyes in the trials, he told me to think about what was going on as it is Olympic year. I have got one foot in the door [of becoming a legend]. I have got the 200m to go and I really want to do something special in that, I am looking forward to it."

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    America's April Ross and Jennifer Kessy go through to the semi-finals, joining compatriots Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh in the last four after the par beat Marketa Slukova and Kristyna Kolocova of the Czech Republic 25-23 21-18 in 49 minutes.

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    Asafa Powell may have ran under 10 seconds 88 times, but his only Olympic medal came in the relay in Beijing.

    He could get the chance to bag another one in the relay here if he can sort that groin injury out.

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    Asafa Powell limped over the line in 11.99 seconds after pulling up with an injury and the Jamaican believes he would have been in among the medals.

    He said: "I injured myself. I just couldn't push. I tried in the semi-final to release the tension.

    "I am very disappointed. I knew I would be up there with the medals. I need to fix this groin injury. I knew it was going to be a Jamaica one-two."


    Tony Blair, who was Prime Minister when Great Britain were awarded the Olympics in 2005, has been speaking to BBC Radio 5 live about the Games in London.

    "It has been spectacular. When we launched this bid 10 years ago and won it in Singapore I would never have imagined in my wildest dreams it would be as spectacular as this.

    "The athletes have performed magnificently, but the fact we have put on the greatest show in sport with such style and such aplomb is fantastic and I think it has transferred to the athletes."

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    It's worth noting in the midst of all this that Usain Bolt is still only 25.

    No man has ever won the Olympic 100m title three times. He'll only be 29 when Rio rolls around and Linford Christie was 32 when he won it in Barcelona.

    I hope he sticks around...

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    BBC news reporter Claire Heald at the Olympic Stadium:

    "I could swear that the crowds walking out of the park tonight are pacing it faster than on any other night.

    "Adrenaline has flowed from the Stadium and out into the park.

    "That was fantastic, amazing to witness in my lifetime," says Laura Edwards, who says she should be home by 3am. "That electricity in the five seconds before the 100m starts. Wow."

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    Justin Gatlin, who won bronze in the men's 100m final, told BBC Radio 5 live: "At this moment in time it was probably the dream race. It was a great race and I think there are even better ones to come.

    "Usain Bolt has the best technique out there. I tried to hold on with my technique and I got back on the podium for the first time in 10 years. It feels good, regardless of what I have gone through, I did this for the people who support me. This medal is for them and they pushed me when I didn't want to push myself."

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    If you blinked at an inopportune time or if you just want to relive history then you can watch Usain Bolt's surge to 100m victory again on this website and listen to him chatting trackside to BBC's Phil Jones.

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    Christine Ohuruogu's silver in the 400m tonight was the fourth athletics medal won by Great Britain at these games, and took our tally to 37 overall.

    That's only 10 shy of the massive haul from Beijing with seven days of competition still to come...

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    Katharine Merry, Olympic bronze medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "I don't think we will potentially see the lovely character of Tyson Gay for much longer. He had to battle so hard to get through the American trials first and then get to these championships and stay fit. It has been such a battle for him. There are many of us who would have loved to have seen him get a medal. This was potentially his last chance because of his injuries and a lot of people will no doubt be a bit gutted about that."

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    It's been quite a decade for Justin Gatlin, who won bronze tonight eight years after winning gold in Athens in 2004.

    Eight years is the biggest gap between two medals in the men's 100m event.

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    How do you follow the men's 100m final?

    It's like going on stage after the Beatles, but GB's female basketballers are giving it a go. Their match against Brazil has tipped off at the Basketball Arena, which is surprisingly full.

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    Mike Costello, BBC Sport athletics commentator

    "There was big danger after last night that everything could have gone flat tonight, but this has been brilliant. On the way to the stadium I was asked by a bus driver and a soldier who I thought would win. This was on the minds of everyone."


    Ryan Kenneth on Twitter: "I think Yohan Blake speaks faster than he runs"

    James Ward on Twitter: "WOW #legend Bolt all the way knew he would do it. Well done Blake gutted for Gay/Powell. Amazing race to watch"

    James Royal on Twitter: "Loved Bolt interview on @BBCSport What a character, doesn't come across as arrogant, amazing considering the stuff he says #olympics2012"

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    GOLD MEDAL- Krisztian Pars, HUN (Men's hammer)

    Krisztian Pars takes gold in the hammer with a throw of 80.59m, with Primoz Kozmus taking the silver with a season's best of 79.36.

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    If you thought the 80,000 spectators would be too hoarse to cheer Christine Ohuruogu then think again. The 400m silver medallist walks into the middle of the Olympic Stadium and steps onto the podium to receive her prize.

    Colin Jackson, BBC Sport athletics pundit

    On Bolt's win: "The best thing about Usain is that he always produces the goods when it matters. We mentioned his start but it wasn't that poor. He can put his foot down and that makes a massive difference. "

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    Yohan Blake who won silver in the 100m: "Usain knows what it takes, he is a world beater and he is the fastest man in the world. But I got a medal in my first Olympic games and a lot of that is down to Usain and our coach."

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    Darren Campbell, Double Olympic medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "I don't think Usain Bolt will stay around for 2016. He can pass the crown down to Yohan Blake, that is the only way Blake can take over, otherwise he will always be in Bolt's shadow. I think he fancies the football, I think he is quite serious about that."

    Would you take Usain Bolt at your club? He would put a few zeroes on the attendance...


    GB swimmer Liam Tancock on Twitter: "WOW! That was incredible!!!! #London2012 :-)"

    GB footballer Eniola Aluko on Twitter: "Bolt and Blake!!!! Yaaaaaa man. Amazing. Well worth the 9+ seconds of my night haha #feelingblessed"

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    Denise Lewis, BBC Sport

    On the 100m final: "It's fitting isn't it with Jamaica day celebrating 50 years of independence tomorrow. It went to the form book really. It was a superb race. Everyone wanted to see this race and they haven't been disappointed."

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    Tyson Gay may have run two of the five fastest 100m races of all time - but he still hasn't got an Olympic medal after he was edged out to fourth by compatriot Justin Gatlin.

    He didn't even make the final in Beijing.

    Always the bridesmaid...

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    More from Bolt about compatriot and training partner Yohan Blake: "In training he always works hard and pushes me. I knew what I needed to do but I think he will do better next time. He is a major talent. He beat almost everybody and I know he will be more confident and do better next time."

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    Yohan Blake who won silver in the 100m: "Usain knows what it takes, he is a world beater and he is the fastest man in the world. But I got a gold medal in my first Olympic games and a lot of that is down to Usain and our coach."

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    Usain Bolt, who just won gold in the men's 100m, said: "I was happy when I went out in the first round, I felt I could do this. I was slightly worried about my start. I didn't want to false-start again so I sat in the blocks a little bit. It wasn't the best reaction in the world but I executed it and that was the key. My coach said 'stop worrying about the start because the best part of your race is the end - that is where you rule'. I said it on the track, people can talk, but when it comes to championships it is all about business for me and I brought it. It was wonderful. I knew [the crowd] would be like this, I can feel that energy and I am extremely happy."

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    Here are the five fastest 100m of all time:

    9.58 Usain Bolt in Berlin 16/08/2009

    9.63 Usain Bolt in London 05/08/2012

    9.69 Usain Bolt in Beijing 16/08/2008

    9.69 Tyson Gay in Shanghai 20/09/2009

    9.71 Tyson Gay in Berlin 16/08/2009


    Kiran BW on Twitter: "Why would you doubt @usainbolt ?!!! Just brilliant!!"

    krishan majithia "On your marks...get set...Bolt! @BBCSport @Olympics Usain @usainbolt"

    Robert Smedley on Twitter: "Sorry, just popped out for 10 seconds. Did I miss something?"

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    Bolt has tied the Jamaican flag around his neck and is holding a cuddly Vaudeville, the London 2012 mascot. The dancing champion fools around with silver medallist Blake before hopping up the steps to speak with BBC Sport's Phil Jones.

    "When I went out in the first round, I felt like 'I can do this'. I was slightly worried about my start, but I didn't want to false-start so I sat in the blocks a little bit. It wasn't the best reaction, but I executed, and that was the key. My coach said 'Stop worrying about your start, because the best part of your race is the end'" said the Olympic champion.

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    Tyson Gay who missed out on a medal: "I am down right now but I gave it my best. I don't have any excuses.

    "I wanted to do it for my family but I came up short. I tried man, that was the best I could do."

    Darren Campbell, Double Olympic medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "Once he got into the lead, they couldn't catch him. His hunger has been questioned but I always believed he would want to put on a show for the people of Great Britain. He loves this country. That was Usain Bolt deciding that he is a legend. He was extremely hungry today and I am glad. I would not have wanted him to not be a part of this show."

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    Yohan Blake equalled his personal best of 9.75 but it still wasn't good enough to surpass the irrepressible Bolt. America's Justin Gatlin (9.79) also achieved a personal best, while it was a season's best 9.80 from Tyson Gay and a personal best 9.88 from fifth-placed Ryan Bailey.

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    1 Usain Bolt (Jam) 9.63secs (OR)

    2 Yohan Blake (Jam) 9.75 (PB)

    3 Justin Gatlin (USA) 9.79 (PB)

    4 Tyson Gay (USA) 9.80 (SB)

    5 Ryan Bailey (USA) 9.88 (PB)

    6 Churandy Martina (Ned) 9.94

    7 Richard Thompson (Tri) 9.98

    8 Asafa Powell (Jam) 11.99

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    Seven of the eight finalists ran under 10 seconds. The only man who didn't dip under single figures was Asafa Powell, who has run under 10 seconds 88 times, more than any other man in history. The former world record holder was injured and came home in 11.99.

    Steve Cram, Olympic silver medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    On Usain Bolt's 100m win: "He wasn't the best out of the blocks but he didn't need to be. He has got so much more than the rest of these guys. It is the strongest field there has ever been in this event but they cannot touch Usain Bolt."

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    Darren Campbell, Double Olympic medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "We said if he was anywhere near the field in the first 30m, who would be able to handle him? Those gigantic strides opened up and that was the Usain Bolt show. The greatest show on earth and Usain Bolt has arrived. If we were to be picky it was a terrible start but it doesn't matter, he just needed to be in striking distance. The guys opened up a metre on him but he was close enough, he stayed relaxed, used that stride and it was a fantastic run."

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    Michael Johnson, Four-time Olympic champion & BBC Sport pundit

    On Usain Bolt's 100m win: "Bolt went into this race knowing that he was going to win gold. He was under a bit of pressure but his technique looked better than it has recently. It wasn't a great start but it didn't need to be. Bolt is the best there has ever been, there is no doubt about it."

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    Mike Costello, BBC Sport athletics commentator

    "Usain Bolt wins again. The second fastest time in history, only Usain Bolt has ever won quicker. Flashlights all around like fireworks display. That is why one million people applied for tickets tonight, the chance to see the greatest sprinter that has ever lived. Usain Bolt is the Olympic champion for the second time in a row."

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    OLYMPIC RECORD- Usain Bolt, JAM (Men's 100m)

    Usain Bolt clocked the second-fastest time in history, 9.63 seconds. Only Bolt has run quicker, his stunning 9.58 to win the World Championships in Berlin in 2009.

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    Bolt heads to the sidelines and is embraced by his fellow countrymen. One lady asks for a kiss and the Olympic champion, glistening with sweat, obliges.

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    Bolt kisses the track before doing his trademark celebration after running the second fastest time in history. Yohan Blake won silver in 9.75 to equal his own personal best, while Justin Gatlin claims bronze in 9.79, a new personal best.

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    GOLD MEDAL- Usain Bolt, JAM (Men's 100m)

    The Jamaican has a relatively slow start but comes through to win in 9.63 seconds.


    Lennox Lewis, a resident of Jamaica and a friend of Usain Bolt, told BBC Radio 5 live: "I am hyped for this, it is like I am going to fight. The only thing I am concerned about with Usain Bolt is his start, but he has been looking relaxed and confident and I think he will do it tonight."

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    The defending champion removes his jumper and fist pumps a volunteer. He then walks towards the start line and rakes his hands through his hair and jigs for the camera. They're nearly set, they're nearly ready. Bolt asks the crowd to hush...

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    Darren Campbell, Double Olympic medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "You cannot rule out anybody. It is up to Usain Bolt. Only he can lose this. If he gets tight in any way, shape or form, the others have a chance. If Usain Bolt does what Usain Bolt can do, the others cannot stay with him."

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    This, of course, is the first Olympic final in history where one false start will end the competitor's participation. Bolt was disqualified in the World Championship final. His friend, training partner and main rival Yohan Blake is as quick as lightning out of the blocks. Will the Jamaican feel the pressure?

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    Between them, Usain Bolt, Tyson Gay, Asafa Powell and Yohan Blake have run the 20 fastest 100m races of all time. They are all in this final.

    An incredible stat, but one man stands alone in breaking the 9.6 seconds barrier - which Bolt did so memorably in clocking 9.58 in Berlin three years ago.

    Will we see history made tonight?

  75. 2147: 

    A reminder again of the line-up for the men's 100m final:

    2 Richard Thompson (TRI)

    3 Asafa Powell (JAM)

    4 Tyson Gay (USA)

    5 Yohan Blake (JAM)

    6 Justin Gatlin (USA)

    7 Usain Bolt (JAM)

    8 Ryan Bailey (USA)

    9 Churandy Martina (NED)

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    Darren Campbell, Double Olympic medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "[Usain Bolt] has taken the sport to a higher level, whether it is running or taking photos or visiting schools - he inspires people and he is charismatic. We decide to become athletes because we enjoy it and I think he has brought back the essence of why we love it. There are always people who transcend sport to different levels. Bolt has shown that at 6ft 5ins, and if you are willing to work at the technical aspect, then anything is possible."

  77. 2145: 

    The chest thumping, muscle flexing and tomfoolery will start in a few minutes for the men's 100m Olympic final. Oh, yeah! What do you need to know? Well, these guys are quick. Really quick. Usain Bolt became one of the most recognisable faces on the planet when he announced to the world in some style that he was the fastest man to have ever lived. The showman has strolled onto the track, along with seven other men who want to steal his crown.

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    ATHLETICS- High Jump

    Robbie Grabarz has qualified for the high jump final after his best effort of 2.29m.

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    Christine Ohuruogu on winning silver in the 400m final: "I was stunned, I was heartbroken actually. To lose your title like that was tough. Sanya is a worthy competitor though. I tightened up and I felt my shoulders lifting but I thought I still had some time but the line came too soon.

    "I always came here for one thing and one thing only and that was continuing my reign so I am disappointed. It's great that everyone has got behind the Games and it's them who have made this so special. It means so much to us. We really can't believe it, having so many people getting behind us."

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    Kemboi is a character. So comfortable and confident is the 30-year-old he has enough time to run sideways to cross the whitewash in lane 8. He collapses to the ground as the enormity of his achievement hits him and then he jumps to his feet to entertain the fans with a jig. France's Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad won silver, while Kenya's Abel Kiprop Mutai was third.

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    Nigel Adderley, BBC water polo commentator

    "Heartbreak for Great Britain's women as Spain pip them 9-7 in the water polo quarter-finals. They roared back from 8-5 down at the start of the final quarter to leave the world junior champions hanging on before a late goal ended their hopes of a medal. In the overall context of the sport they produced an outstanding display."

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    GOLD MEDAL- Ezekiel Kemboi, KEN (Men's 3000m steeplechase)

    The Kenyan wins gold to recapture the crown he won eight years ago in 8:18.56.

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    ATHLETICS- Hammer

    Alexander Smith has been eliminated from the men's hammer, and will finish in 12th place after registering a best throw of 72.87 metres.

    Krisztian Pars leads the way after chucking the hammer 80.59m - that's like throwing it from one corner flag to another.

    Rumours that Tony Pulis is in the stands scouting him are not confirmed...

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    Michael Johnson, Four-time Olympic champion & BBC Sport pundit

    On who is in the best mental state going into the 100m final, which is now less than half an hour away: "I would say probably Blake because he has the least to lose. He trains really really hard but I don't think Bolt is far behind him, he is very relaxed. Bolt feels like it is his to lose and it is his to lose."

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    Former Olympic gold medallist Lennox Lewis, speaking to BBC Radio 5 live about Luke Campbell's bantamweight quarter-final win: "Luke was pretty shaky in his first fight but I am glad his second fight was better. You have to shake the cobwebs out, you don't want to give too much energy but you have to keep it going and Luke did a great job. This is where boxing starts, when I came to the Olympics no-one really knew me, I was anonymous and then when you win you are a wanted man."

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    British hockey player Jonathan Clarke is the latest to dedicate a strong performance to the home support after Great Britain rallied from 3-0 down to draw with Australia.

    "We will stop and fight for the whole game," he said.

    "I think as a nation we are fighters and having that crowd definitely helps. We took it one step at a time and pulled our way back into the game. My goal was put in by them, but they all count."

  87. 2124: 

    Time for the race we've all been patiently waiting for: the men's 3000m steeplechase final. Unsurprisingly, there are no Brits competing. Kenya usually dominate this event and could have three athletes finishing in the top three as two-time world champion Ezekiel Kemboi, defending Olympic champion Brimin Kipruto and Abel Mutai are vying for gold.

    Jim Neilly, BBC boxing commentator

    "What a last round by Campbell. He has got Great Britain's first Olympic medal here in London and what a last three minutes."

    Ben Dirs, BBC Sport at the boxing

    "Luke Campbell is the first British fighter to be guaranteed a medal at the Olympics after he sneaks past his Bulgarian opponent 16-15 - it sounds close, it wasn't, Campbell won that comfortably..."

  90. 2121: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Roman Vlasov, RUS (Men's -74kg Greco-Roman wrestling)

    Roman Vlasov of Russia wins Olympic gold by beating Armenia's Arsen Julfalakyan 1-0, 1-0 in the final.

  91. 2122: 
    BOXING- Campbell wins

    Great Britain's Luke Campbell guarantees himself an Olympic medal after beating Detelin Dalakliev of Bulgaria 16-15 on points in their men's bantamweight quarter-final.

    The worst he can do now is come home with bronze.

  92. 2119:  
    Denise Lewis, BBC Sport

    On Christine Ohuruogu's silver medal in the 400m: "I think it was close to being one of the performances of the Games. It was always going to be hard for her for to retain the title but she has run a great race."


    Yvonne Patrick on Twitter: "Fantastic result - Brilliant Silver!"

    Tom Marandola on Twitter: "Ohuruogu; what a run! Such a tough event."

    John Cropp on Twitter: "Excellent Run Christine Ohuruogu. You got silver but you really gave it your all you deserved gold for sheer determination, heart and effort"

    Tom Fordyce, BBC Sport chief sports writer at the Olympic Stadium

    "Brilliant silver medal for Christine Ohuruogu. A year ago she was nowhere - disqualified for false-starting in the first round of the Worlds, trailing home last in the London Diamond League race. To come back from that to this is a remarkable achievement. Sanya Richards-Ross the class act in gold, but for a moment there it felt like Beijing all over again - Chrissie charging, charging, charging..."

  95. 2117:  
    Darren Campbell, Double Olympic medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "The question is always what is your focus? Christine Ohuruogu does not focus on making lots of money, she focuses on winning medals and winning major championships. That is why I believed she would come here, the crowd would lift her and she would get a medal. You have to praise Sanya Richards-Ross as she knew Christine would come through and she did just enough."

  96. 2117: 

    Ohuruogu's time was only marginally slower than the 49.62 she ran to win gold in Beijing four years ago. What a big-game player Christine Ohuruogu is.

  97. 2116:  
    Michael Johnson, Four-time Olympic champion & BBC Sport pundit

    On the women's 400m final: "Sanya Richards-Ross played that one just right, a great race down the home straight. Christine Ohuruogu was always in the right place in case anyone faltered but she could have won it because Richards-Ross didn't run the best race of her life. It all came down to the dip at the very end and it was a great finish for Christine and I am sure she will be happy with the silver medal."

  98. 2115: 

    Christine Ohuruogu attacked from the start, seemed out of contention with 70m remaining but the Londoner is finisher supreme and saved her best for last to run a season's best of 49.70. America's wonderfully named DeeDee Trotter will head back across the Atlantic with a bronze in her luggage.

    Mike Costello, BBC Sport athletics commentator

    "She timed it right and this time the run of Christine Ohuruogu is good enough for silver. A magnificent performance from her as Great Britain take a fourth medal in the Olympic Stadium."

  100. 2112: 
    SILVER MEDAL- Christine Ohuruogu GBR (Women's 400m)

    The Briton burst through in the last 50m and dips home in a season's best time of 49.70 seconds for silver.

  101. 2111: 
    ATHLETICS- Triple jump results

    Caterine Ibarguen of Colombia is second in the women's triple jump final, with Olha Saladuha of Ukraine taking bronze. Great Britain's Yamile Aldama finishes in fifth place.

  103. 2110:  
    Denise Lewis, BBC Sport

    On Christine Ohuruogu's chances in the 400m final: "She has raced with her brain and her heart and if anyone deserves the just rewards for what she has been through it is Christine Ohuruogu. Let us not forget what the crowd has been doing for our athletes. if she is in contention coming round that final bend then the roar could help her through it."

  104. 2110: 

    It wouldn't be quite the same if the evening were to end without a British medal at the Olympic Stadium so all eyes, and hopes, are with defending champion Christine Ohuruogu in the women's 400m final. She's in lane eight for this race and has been inconsistent since Beijing, but she's on home turf and the patriotic fans can act as booster rockets on that home straight. Time to rock and roll.

    Ben Dirs, BBC Sport at the boxing

    "Ireland have their first medal of the Games after bantamweight John Joe Nevin holds off a late surge from Mexico's Oscar Valdez Fierro to win through to the semi-finals. Luke Campbell in the ring next..."

  106. 2105:  
    Katharine Merry, Olympic bronze medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    On Martyn Rooney, who failed to qualify for the 400m final: "Martyn Rooney just didn't have enough in the tank, he just wasn't in the right position to make any dent on challenging the positions to make it into the final."

  107. 2104: 
    ATHLETICS- High Jump

    A huge roar away from the track as Robbie Grabarz leaps clear at 2.29m. Nobody has jumped higher yet. Dalton Grant will be loving this.

  108. 2104: 

    Martyn Rooney after failing to qualify for the 400m final: "I just wasn't good enough. I can only apologise to those who have put a lot of time in for me over the four years. I have let myself down and I have let them down. I need to sort it out. I have got a relay to think about but this was an opportunity to win a medal and I didn't make it count."

  109. 2103:  
    Michael Johnson, Four-time Olympic champion & BBC Sport pundit

    On Martyn Rooney who failed to qualify for the 400m final: "Just like Conrad Williams he ran a great 200-300m but unfortunately it just wasn't there over the whole race."

  110. 2101: 
    ATHLETICS- 100m

    The lane draw is out for the men's 100m final which is due off at 21:50 BST

    2 Richard Thompson (TRI)

    3 Asafa Powell (JAM)

    4 Tyson Gay (USA)

    5 Yohan Blake (JAM)

    6 Justin Gatlin (USA)

    7 Usain Bolt (JAM)

    8 Ryan Bailey (USA)

    9 Churandy Martina (NED)

  111. 2101: 

    Luguelin Santos of the Dominican Republic bursts around the bend to confidently stride home in 44.78 ahead of Belgium's Kevin Borlee (44.84). He will be joined by his twin brother, Jonathan, who makes the final as fastest loser. Britain's Martyn Rooney was fifth in 44.92.

  112. 2100: 
    STARTING NOW- Boxing

    Luke Campbell is about to start his bantamweight quarter-final against Detelin Dalakliev.

  113. 2059: 

    Kirani James, who won his 400m semi-final, was seen swapping his name tag with South African runner Oscar Pistorius: "Oscar is a very special guy and I was honoured to be out here on the track with him."

    Ollie Williams, BBC Sport at the Water Polo

    "For the briefest of moments at the start of this women's water-polo quarter-final, a couple of goals from Francesca Painter-Snell put GB ahead of Spain and a shock looked fleetingly possible.

    "Spain have since corrected that impression and lead 6-2 at the interval. GB have been wasteful on a few occasions when they've had the extra player (through fouls) and seem reluctant to shoot, a stat borne out by the fact they've had the fewest shots of any team in the Olympic tournament. Spain, on the other hand, are experts at getting shots in from close range and look set for the win."

  115. 2057: 
    ATHLETICS- Hammer

    British thrower Alex Smith is in his first major championship final, and he has launched his second effort 72.87m.

    Krisztian Pars from Hungary leads the way with a throw of 79.14m.

  116. 2056: 
    ATHLETICS- Triple jump final

    There will be no medal for Yamile Aldama in the triple jump as her final jump of 14.48m is only enough to place her fifth in the competition.

  117. 2056:  
    Michael Johnson, Four-time Olympic champion & BBC Sport pundit

    On the second 400m semi-final: "It was an impressive run, Kirane James needed to answer some questions about his form and he has. He has been very gangly with him form but it all bodes well for him in the final of the 400m."

  118. 2055: 

    Britain's Nigel Levine (45.64) was sixth in the second 400m semi-final, while Oscar Pistorius was the last to cross the white line in 46.54.

  119. 2053: 

    Conrad Williams after finishing eighth in his 400m semi-final: "I had to attack it, the crowd were so immense I wanted to give them something to cheer about. I knew it was going to be difficult but I wanted to go out and try to win it, I wasn't going to just hang on and hope."

    Katharine Merry, Olympic bronze medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "It was a very comfortable and controlled run for Kirani James, you hve to remind yourself he is just 19 years old. That is what you have to do in 400m running, you try and keep a little bit of energy and he was comfortable on the home stretch. For Oscar Pistorius it was a little bit too much for him today, but he will be back here in a little under three weeks time for the Paralympics."

  121. 2051: 

    A controlled run from Grenada's Kirani James who completes one lap in 44.59, his fastest time of the year. The 19-year-old eases across the finishing line ahead of Chris Brown (44.67), who will join him in the gold medal race.

  122. 2053: 
    ATHLETICS- Women's triple jump final

    Yamile Aldama's fifth round jump is a slight improvement. She leaps to 14.43m, but remains sixth overall with just one jump remaining. Olga Rypakova of Kazakhstan remains on course for gold after her second round effort of 14.98m.

  123. 2049: 

    Oscar Pistorius, who has artificial legs below his knees, made history by reaching the semi-finals. "Even if I am different visually, I still have to use my muscles. I still have to train. I still have to prepare. I still have to sacrifice. I have to work extremely hard." said the South African. He's on his marks...

  124. 2047: 

    Lalonde Gordon flutters his peacock feathers at the finishing line after a personal best of 44.58 to reach the 400m final. Britain's Conrad Williams burst past Pavel Maslak on his outside at the bend, but eventually ran out of steam to dip home last. Demetrius Pinder (44.94) of the Bahamas was the second athlete to qualify.


    Chris, via text: "The whole olympics is absorbing, can't keep away from it all. Keeping an eye on all the action via the internet in the bath! Much to the annoyance of my partner!!"


    BBC presenter Jake Humphrey on Twitter: "Tonight, Bolt will break the World Record. 9.52... 3 men under 9.8, and the whole field under 10.00. #MysticJake #100mfinal #bbcolympics"

  127. 2045: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Italy (Men's team foil fencing)

    Yet another medal for Italy in the fencing, as they beat Japan 45-39 at the ExCel.

    Ben Dirs, BBC Sport at the boxing

    "Hull's Luke Campbell will become the first British boxer to guarantee a medal if he wins his bantamweight quarter-final against Bulgaria's Detelin Dalakliev, at about 21:00 BST. Campbell beat him on the way to winning the Europeans in 2008 and stopped him at last year's Worlds. And don't forget Irishman John Joe Nevin, who fights Mexico's Oscar Valdez Fierro - Nevin is about as slick as I've seen in this year's men's competition, and I've seen a lot of boxing."

  129. 2039: 

    We're getting ever closer to the men's 100m but before all of that we must concentrate on the men's 400m semi-finals. Britain's Conrad Williams lines up in the first semi-final, compatriot Nigel Levine starts in the second while Martyn Rooney is in the last race. Also worth keeping an eye out for 'bladerunner' Oscar Pistorius, who competes in the second semi-final.

    The rules: Top two in each race, plus the two fastest, qualify for the final.

  130. 2038: 

    BBC Radio 5 live's Alastair Eykyn: "A staggering game of hockey. Australia are the top ranked side, the hot favourites for gold but GB got a draw from nowhere. They were played off the park for the first half, but then found something which ignited their challenge. Union flags everywhere, Red White and Blue everywhere, we have had a special Olympic moment here and it feels like a win for Great Britain."

    Barry Davies, BBC Sport Commentator at the hockey

    "It is a memorable draw from a position that looked impossible at the start. Great Britain suddenly came to life and played really well and thoroughly deserved to take a point from the best team in the world."

  132. 2037: 

    Great Britain draw 3-3 with Australia after a stirring comeback. Brilliant.

    Tom Fordyce, BBC Sport chief sports writer at the Olympic Stadium

    "Lane draw out for 100m final: 2. Thompson 3. Powell 4. Gay 5. Blake 6. Gatlin 7. Bolt 8. Bailey 9. Martina. Pick your winner...."

  134. 2035: 
    ATHLETICS- Triple jump final

    GB triple-jumper Yamile Aldama books herself three more jumps in the Olympic final with a third jump of 14.39m. She's currently sixth overall, well behind leader Olga Rypakova (14.98m). Second place is Caterine Ibarguen of Combia with 14.67m.

  135. 2034: 

    Ross Murray after finishing 10th in the 1500m semi-final: "I am disappointed because I think I am better than that. I am not sure what went wrong. I have got to learn from it but if you had told me last year I would be disappointed at missing out on the Olympic final I would have laughed in your face. I'm sure I will be happy about it eventually but not right now."

  136. 2033:  
    Brendan Foster, Olympic bronze medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    On the second men's 1500 semi-final: "A disappointing run by Andy Baddeley. The pace was set down for him and he gave them far too much of a start and when he made a move it was too little, too late. He had every chance to make the final but he wasn't able to do it today."

  137. 2031: 

    Abdalaati Iguider produced a season's best of 3:33.99 to finish in top spot in that second 1500m semi-final, ahead of fellow finalists Silas Kiplagat, Nicholas Willis, Nixon Kiplimo Chepseba and Matthew Centrowitz.

  138. 2029: 

    Britain's Andrew Baddeley was 10th with 400m remaining and the Briton, despite his best effort to charge towards the finishing line, left it too late and finished eighth, one spot away from qualification.

  139. 2025: 

    Incredible! Great Britain come back from three down to make it 3-3 against world champions Australia, James Tindall equalising with a fierce strike from wide left that the keeper cannot keep out. The Aussies go for a video referral but it's rejected. "What a transformation, what a great response from GB in this second half," says Sean Kerly. "You're not singing any more," chant the Riverbank Arena crowd to any gold-clad visitors. Bit harsh.

  140. 2023: 

    Kiprop was second in 3:42.92 and qualifies for Tuesday's final along with Makhloufi and Mekonnen Gebremedhin, Leonel Manzano and Henrik Ingebrigtsen. Britain's Ross Murray was 10th in 3:44.92 so his Olympic Games has ended.

    Brendan Foster, Olympic bronze medallist and BBC athletics commentatorATHLETICS

    On the first of the men's 1500m semi-finals: "For Ross Murray that was a baptism of fire but he has come an awful long way. It was always going to be difficult for him today."

  142. 2024: 
    ATHLETICS- High Jump

    Robbie Grabarz makes it two clearances out of two as he sails over 2.26m. So far, so good for the European champion.

  143. 2020: 

    Defending champion Asbel Kiprop led at the bell, but Algeria's Taoufik Makhloufi whizzed passed the Kenyan in the final 200m and made Kiprop look as if he had lead in his trainers, crossing the line in 3:42.25.

    Ollie Williams, BBC Sport at the Water Polo

    "The good news: Britain's women have reached the water polo quarter-finals.

    "The bad news: they did so because all eight teams in the tournament went through automatically, following a group stage which eliminated nobody. Britain lost all three of their group fixtures, and have scored the fewest goals, from the fewest shots, in the Olympic event.

    "So you could be forgiven for holding out little hope in this encounter with group-topping Spain. But this is the biggest night of their careers and a home crowd is going to back them all the way."

  145. 2018: 

    Great Britain's Adam Gemili says he will remain in athletics and not return to football after finishing third in the third semi-final of the 100m.

    The 18-year-old only turned to sprinting full-time in January. What a result.

    "I am going to stick with athletics and see how it goes," he told BBC Radio 5 live. "Hopefully I can improve the times and become more consistent. The guys yesterday did so well.

    "It boosts me up and makes me want to go forward and maybe one day be in the same position as them and win a gold medal for Great Britain at the Olympics."


    Carol Austin on Twitter: "The cheering and screaming from @BBCSport during Mo's win in the 10K was an absolute gem - we were doing the same in the Stadium"

    Emily Parker on Twitter: "Did Denise Lewis know she was being filmed last night?! Her celebrations were brill!!! #TeamGB"

  147. 2017: 

    Time to quickly turn our attention to the men's 1500m semi-finals. There are two Brits hoping to reach the final and they are Ross Murray, who runs in the first semi alongside Olympic and world champion Asbel Kiprop, and Andrew Baddeley, who goes for GB in the second semi.

  148. 2016: 
    ATHLETICS- Triple jump final

    Yamile Aldama's second leap in the triple jump final is 1cm shorter than her first at 14.09m. She is ninth after the second round of jumps. Ukraine's Hanna Knyazyeva still leads with 14.56m, with Olga Rypakova of Kazakhstan second on 14.54m.

    Nigel Adderley, BBC water polo commentator

    "The two best teams in women's water polo, USA and Australia, will meet in the semi-finals after the Americans beat Italy 9-6.

    "Great Britain play Spain for the right to meet Hungary in the semi-finals in a few minutes. The Arena is a noisy sell-out."

  150. 2014: 
    ATHLETICS- High Jump

    Briton Robbie Grabarz is in action in the men's high jump. The athletes are qualifying for the final at the moment, and he is one of a raft of men who have cleared 2.21 metres so far.

    A jump of 2.32m will automatically secure qualification, or the best 12 will go through.

  151. 2013:  
    Jessica Creighton, BBC Sport at the Olympic Stadium

    "Mr. Bolt had much more of a spring in his step as he glided past me compared to countryman Asafa Powell.

    "Powell, who seemed to struggle somewhat in his heat despite clocking 9.94, didn't acknowledge the waiting media.

    "Bolt refused to be interviewed too but he high-fived journalists with a wide smile as he passed."

  152. 2011: 
    ATHLETICS- Triple Jump

    So can Great Britain's Yamile Aldama do a Greg Rutherford and snaffle a gold medal in the Olympic Stadium while most people's eyes are on events on the track? Her first jump is a relatively modest 14.10m, placing her eighth in the competition. The leader is Hanna Knyazyeva of Ukraine with a leap of 14.56m.

    Tom Fordyce, BBC Sport chief sports writer at the Olympic Stadium

    "Stadium full of whooah and oooh after the 100m semis. Bolt looked as good as he has all year; Gatlin's time was the fastest ever in an Olympic semi; 'Beast' Blake on the prowl, just ahead of dark horse Tyson Gay. The showpiece is ready."

  154. 2010: 

    GB captain Barry Middleton slides in and angles home an Ashley Jackson penalty corner and the deficit to Australia is cut to 3-2. Australia let a 2-0 lead slip in their last match against Argentina and, as Barry Davies says: "They're rocking a bit." Great match.


    Nick Cook on Twitter: "Dear Mr Bolt, please run flat out tonight so we can see what you really can do!"

    Rue Grewal on Twitter: "It's Usain vs Yohan. I need a couple of bottles of Lucozade and a lie down before I get pumped for the highlight of the games!!!"

    $h@rif on Twitter: "100m final is going to be immense! Could have six men under 9.98sec!"

  156. 2009: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Minxia Wu, CHN (Women's 3m springboard diving)

    China's Minxia Wu wins her second gold of London 2012 and the fourth of her career with individual 3m springboard victory.

  157. 2008:  
    Steve Cram, Olympic silver medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "Great finish by Gemili, third in the Olympics 100m semi-final at 18 - what a fantastic achievement."

  158. 2008: 

    British sprinter Adam Gemili following his 100m semi-final run: "I am disappointed because I have been working really hard on my start and it wasn't really there but 10.06...I have got to be happy with that. I came third in the semi-final of the Olympics, which is great though. I am very pleased with how things have gone and I have shown everyone what I can do."

  159. 2008: 

    The line up for the biggest show of the evening has been decided and the two fastest qualifiers - outside of the top two in each semi - were Asafa Powell (9.94) and Trinidad and Tobago's Richard Thompson (10.02). They will join Justin Gatlin (9.82), Yohan Blake (9.85), Usain Bolt (9.87), Tyson Gay (9.90), the relatively unknown Churandy Martina (9.91) and Ryan Bailey (9.96).

  160. 2007: 
    MEDAL CEREMONY- Mo Farah, GB (Men's 10,000m)

    Last night will linger long in the memory, and one of our winners Mo Farah is now receiving his gold medal for the 10,000m.

    Darren Campbell, Double Olympic medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    On Adam Gemili, who was third fastest in the third 100m semi-final, just missing out on a place in the final: "It was his first Olympic Games, he has been in the sport for about a year. The good thing is because he has been in football he is trained to do what he is told. All successfull sports people are quick learners. For him to make it into the semi-finals was great. What I like about Adam is that he never crumbles. He showed that in the trials and he showed that here."

  162. 2003: 

    I have a feeling these boys are teasing us ahead of the final. Blake, as is his way, is out of the blocks with a bang before easing up in the final yards, sauntering home ahead of Tyson Gay (9.90). Brit Adam Gemili was third in 10.06 and does not make the final.

  163. 2000: 

    Great Britain's Dwain Chambers, who was fourth fastest in the second 100m semi-final: "I wanted to do well and get into the final but I am happy to be here. I am gutted I didn't make the final, but I can't have it all. It was worth it all to feel that atmosphere. Money can't buy that."

  164. 1959: 

    World champion Yohan Blake is next to attempt to reach the 100m final. He heads the entry list for the third and last semi-final, alongside Tyson Gay and British sensation Adam Gemili.

  165. 1958: 

    Mark Knowles works some space in the D and fires low into the corner to give Australia a 3-0 lead over Britain's men. It looks like GB will have to get something from their final group match against Spain to make the semis.

  166. 1957:  
    Darren Campbell, Double Olympic medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "That was an 'I told you I am coming' moment. Dwain Chambers had a fantastic start out of the blocks but that only helped Bolt. He got into his stride, extended those legs and with 30 or 40m to go, he relaxed. That was unbelievable."

  167. 1953: 

    Bolt made that look like a walk in the park, finishing a couple of metres ahead of his rivals. American Ryan Bailey was second in 9.96 and qualifies for the 100m final along with the Jamaican. Britain's Dwain Chambers was fourth in 10.05, while Trinidad and Tobago's Richard Thompson was third in 10.02, which means Asafa Powell is safe. For the moment.

  168. 1952: 

    Great Britain's James Dasaolu, who was seventh fastest in the first men's 100m semi-final: "My heats yesterday were really good. I got off to a good start but didn't seem to flow with the rest of the guys in the last 30 or 40m. I wanted to run a personal best, but I went slower than I went in my heats and I am disappointed with that."

  169. 1952: 

    Usain Bolt removes his woolly hat and is ready for the second semi-final. Will Gatlin's impressive performance in the opening semi unnerve the Jamaican? He cuts a relaxed figure, punching the air at the start line. The defending champ is running with Dwain Chambers of Britain and American Ryan Bailey.

    You may not have heard of Bailey before now - but he announced himself to the world with a run of 9.88 seconds in the heats. Stunning.

  170. 1951: 

    That third place for Asafa Powell means he will have to wait and see if he makes the final.

    Can he miss out with a time of 9.94? Frightening...

    Jessica Creighton, BBC Sport at the Olympic Stadium

    "Pandemonium wherever he goes. The media area is absolutely heaving tonight as the fastest man on the planet Usain Bolt negotiates his semi-final heat.

    "So much so they're operating a one in, one out policy. It wasn't even this busy for Britain's greatest night in athletics yesterday evening!"

  172. 1948: 

    The American had enough time to glance to his left and right before thundering over the line. Asafa Powell was third in 9.94 with Churandy Martina finishing ahead of the former world record holder in 9.91. Britain's James Dasaolu was seventh across the line in 10.18.

  173. 1948: 

    Former Olympic 100m gold medallist Donovan Bailey, speaking to BBC Radio 5 live: "Justin Gatlin certainly has a lot to prove here. Running 9.80 in the US trials is an indication he is in sub-9.80 form."

  174. 1945: 

    A cheeky Asafa Powell jokes with the crowd by putting his finger over his mouth. The usually serious Jamaican is in jovial mood ahead of the race but stern afterwards after he is steamrollered by former Olympic champion Justin Gatlin.

  175. 1943: 

    Here we go then. It's the men's 100m and Asafa Powell and Justin Gatlin are the biggest names to go in the first of the three semi-finals. Just a reminder: The top two go through by right, with two fastest losers also making their way through to the final. Gatlin, the Olympic champion in Athens, ran 9.97 in the heats yesterday.

    Sean Kerly, Olympic hockey gold medallist & BBC Sport pundit

    "Australia are taking the steam out of the game and are totally out-muscling Great Britain. Great Britain need to keep working hard but they are using up a lot of energy chasing Australia and that could be a problem for them in the second half. We're guilty of giving the ball away too much and Australia deserve their lead."

    Australia lead Great Britain 2-0 at half-time.


    Ben Danaher on Twitter: "Perry Shakes-Drayton is charming. Perfect poster girl for these Games"

    Neil on Twitter: "Think its going be The #Bolt's evening and gold medal... Gonna be fast! #onehundredmetres"


    World number three tennis player Rafael Nadal on Twitter: "Congrats to @andy_murray, Roger and @delpotrojuan. Especially to Andy, I can imagine the joy of doing at home."

  179. 1940: 

    Olympic long jump gold medallist Greg Rutherford after his medal ceremony: "It's such an emotional moment. This has been years of blood, sweat and tears. I was trying to sing along but I was fighting away the tears.

    "[The gold medal ] is pretty heavy, it's lovely, absolutely brilliant. It's great to get back out into the stadium. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity for us. I've enjoyed every minute."


    GB tennis player Anne Keothavong on Twitter: "Great effort from Laura and Andy. Not many people get to say they've been an Olympian and even fewer, a Silver medalist Olympian. #TeamGB"

  181. 1934: 

    The Briton comes off the bend a couple of strides ahead of her rivals and Shakes-Drayton, regarded as a medal contender for Team GB, saunters across the line in 54.63.

  182. 1933: 

    Another eastender, Perri Shakes-Drayton, is about to set off in the final heat of the first round of the women's 400m hurdles. The Londoner will join fellow Brit Eilidh Child in the next round should she qualify after Child finished third in 56.14 from the first heat.

  183. 1928: 

    Jessica Ennis made an oval patch of land in east London her own last night, but for Christine Ohuruogu, east of the capital is home and the Briton will want to defend her 400m title in her own back yard. The reigning champion's form has been sporadic since she won Britain's only track gold in Beijing but, perhaps ominously for her rivals, she ran her fastest time in three years to qualify in lane eight for the final.

  184. 1922: 

    The men's 100m is not the only show in town, although it does take top billing. Before the showmen step onto the blocks there's the women's triple jump final (1935-2100), the men's hammer final (2020-2140), the women's 400m final (2110-2111) and the men's 3000m steeplechase final (2125-2134). More gold medals than you can shake a proverbial stick at.

  185. 1919: 

    After winning bronze in the men's omnium British cyclist Ed Clancy told BBC Three:

    "I came here for the team pursuit and I put all my eggs in that basket. Mentally it was so hard getting up the very next day to go into a full blown omnium.

    "I was in the form of my life, the kilo, the pursuit, the flying lap, I had a PB by a mile in all of them; it's just a shame that in the bunch races I got torn apart by the specialists.

    "I always knew it would be touch and go to win a medal and it's an emotional roller coaster out there. One minute you are winning, the next you are completely out of the race and that was the story of the past two days.

    "At one point I thought I was on for the gold, but that just slipped away."

  186. 1917: 

    Former British 100m sprinter and Olympic gold medallist Darren Campbell tells BBC Radio 5 live: "Individual athletes have their own aspirations and Usain Bolt feels he is not a legend until he defends his Olympic title. Because of that I don't think he can be beaten. He has 10 seconds to change all that and make himself a legend."

  187. 1916: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Hamid Soryan, IRN (Men's -55kg Greco-Roman wrestling)

    Iran's Hamid Soryan has won gold in the -55kg Greco-Roman wrestling after beating Azerbaijan's Rovshan Bayramov in the final.


    Robbie Buckett on Twitter: "Can't choose the winner in the 100m tonight. I'd love Bolt to do it, but competition is huuuge!"

    Lindsay Willis on Twitter: "I have a feeling that the 100m is going to be dull! Bolt to win easily. We need a close race to make it exciting."

  189. 1915: 

    Over 4,690 miles away in Jamaica a nation is nervously waiting to learn whether any of their heroes will become the fastest man on the planet. Will world record holder Usain Bolt defend his crown or will the apprentice - Yohan 'The Beast' Blake - become the master? Can perennial bridesmaid Asafa Powell finally have his day in the sun? And what about the Americans? Will Ryan Bailey, Tyson Gay or Justin Gatlin snatch glory from the Jamaicans? So many questions. Michael Johnson doesn't know the answers and neither do we. The sprint kings will explode into action at 2150, but they must first negotiate the semi-finals at 1945.

  190. 1914: 

    Great Britain make a pretty disastrous start against gold medal favourites Australia, falling 2-0 down in 10 minutes. Russell Ford cuts in from the left and his cross is diverted into the net by a GB stick for the first - it looks to have gone down as a Ford goal, which is a bit generous - and he pounces on a loose ball for the second. The two sides are currently joint top of their group with Pakistan, with one game remaining after tonight.

  191. 1913: 

    Then we hit the big time.

    The men's 100m semi-finals start at 19:45 BST and I'm not going to lie to you, they are going to be fast.

    The 100m final is at 21:50 BST. DO NOT MISS THAT.

    We've also got the men's 400m semis at 20:40 BST, and Christine Ohuruogu defends her women's 400m title at 21:10 BST.

  192. 1910: 

    There's plenty of athletics action coming thick and fast in the next few hours.

    Right now it's the first round of the women's 400m hurdles, with British number one Perri Shakes-Drayton going in the fifth and final heat.

    The men's high jump qualifying is under way, and the women's triple jump final starts at 19:35 BST.

  193. 1907:  
    Jessica Creighton, BBC Sport

    "My walk through the Olympic Park to the Stadium proves just how popular the small Caribbean island of Jamaica, population of 2.7m, is. The colours of the Jamaican flag - black, gold and green - were everywhere. I saw flags tied around bodies, painted on faces and printed on clothing. For Jamaican sprinters Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell and Yohan Blake it will feel like a home Games when they take to the start line for the 100m semi-finals from 1945 BST."

  194. 1903:  
    Nick Hope, BBC Sport at the aquatics centre

    "The swimming may be over, but there's still a long way to go in the diving at London 2012.

    "Today it's the first individual final of the Games, the women's 3m springboard, where China's Minxis Wu is the clear favourite to land a sixth Olympic title.

    "There are no British entrants after 17-year-old Hannah Starling finished the semi-finals in 13th position and thus was the first reserve.

    "Alas, from a British perspective, the 12 finalists have come through the past 24 hours unscathed!"

  195. 1901:  
    Jessica Creighton, BBC Sport

    "In the Olympic Stadium, the announcer has just declared Britain's Greg Rutherford "Olympic champion" as he stands atop the podium. God Save The Queen rings out as Greg fights back tears with his prize hanging from his neck."

  196. 1859: 

    How do you follow an evening like no other? How do you top a magical couple of hours which is being hailed as the greatest evening in British athletics history? There are one or two chest-thumping sprinters who want to join the party. Welcome to the third evening of athletics at the Olympic Stadium.

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