London 2012 Olympics: Day 11 evening session

Robbie Grabarz wins a high jump bronze, Sally Pearson takes 100m hurdles gold, GB's men's hockey team reach the semi-finals and Fred Evans guarantees another British boxing medal.

8 August 2012 Last updated at 00:16

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  1. 0010: 

    So that's it from us here in the Olympic Park for another night. Thanks for your company and contributions. The morning crew will kick you back off at 0800 BST. Until then, we bid you farewell.

  2. 0007: 

    Britain's Nicola Adams, who already has a bronze medal, goes in the women's fly 51kg semi-finals, taking on Mary Kom of India at 1345 BST while Dr Tim Brabants will attempt to defend his Olympic title from lane one on Dorney Lake in the K1 1,000m canoe sprint at 0938. And finally, Great Britain's women take on Beijing silver medallists Argentina in the semi-finals of the hockey at 2000.

  3. 0003: 

    Four days after winning gold in the 10,000m, Britain's Mo Farah begins his quest for an Olympic middle-distance double when he goes in the 5,000m heats at 1045 BST. Andy Turner goes in the semi-finals of the 110m hurdles at 1915 BST with Lisa Dobriskey and Hannah England following in the women's 1,500m semi-finals.

  4. 0000: 

    So that's about it for another day in the Olympic Park. All that's left to do is give you a quick rundown of the highlights to look forward to tomorrow...

  5. 2358: 

    France, who won five out of five of their group games, beat Czech Republic 71-68 to progress to the semi-finals and bring an end to today's Olympic events...

  6. 2354: 

    Asafa Powell's disappointing Olympic Games has just got a little bit worse. The Jamaican sprinter pulled up in Sunday's 100m final, where countryman Usain Bolt took gold, with a groin injury and it now transpires that he strained his left adductor muscle in the process.

    As a result, he won't be able to join his team-mates to defend their 4x100m relay title. But with a team that includes Bolt, Olympic silver medallist Yohan Blake and the experience of Nesta Carter and Michael Frater, Jamaica will still be favourites for gold.

  7. 2352: 

    Germany's Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann beat Reinder Nummerdor and Rich Schuil of the Netherlands 2-0 and will play Brazilians Alison Cerutti and Emanuel Rego in the gold medal match at 2100 on Thursday. The Dutch face Latvian pair Martins Plavins and Janis Smedins for bronze.

  8. 2347: 

    There we were writing off France... they've only gone and turned their women's quarter-final against Czech Republic on its head. They now lead 69-66 with not a great deal of time remaining.

  9. 2344:  
    Lennox Lewis, Former world heavyweight champion and BBC pundit

    "I'm having a terrific Olympics. I'm enjoying it. Anthony Joshua has done a great job so far. He's learning as he goes along."

    "I've been pleasantly surprised with the standards of the GB boxers, particularly the women. They're boxing like men, and that's a compliment. Their technique has been outstanding."

  10. 2341: 

    "This was a gold medal sealed in novel fashion," says chief sports writer Tom Fordyce of Alistair Brownlee. "Other sports have victory laps; Brownlee enjoyed a victory walk, strolling across the finish line with flag held aloft at a pace slightly slower than most people go to the shops." Tom knows Alistair and brother Jonny very well - his piece on Tuesday's men's triathlon is well worth a read.

  11. 2338: 

    Team Sky rider Geraint Thomas on Twitter: "Well happy for @chrishoy unbelievable career!!!! Proud to have competed alongside him."

  12. 2336: 

    Any boxing fans out there? Of course there are. Loads of you. Which is just as well because Lennox Lewis is on the BBC One sofa and you know you want to be tuning in to hear his thoughts. Do it.

  13. 2333: 

    Laura Trott is doing the media rounds after her victory in the women's omnium, and she's just told Tony Livesey on BBC Radio 5 live that British Cycling will be marking their incredible London 2012 success with a "big party" on Wednesday. If they're as good at celebrating as they are at cycling, it should quite an evening.

  14. 2327: 

    We were talking about the France ladies walking Group B while the Czech Republic finished fourth in Group A, but we could have an upset on our hands. The Czechs lead 51-41 heading into the final quarter, 30-year-old forward Eva Viteckova leading the way with 13 points.

  15. 2323: 

    Does the beach volleyball ever end? Seems not, and that's no bad thing. It's semi-final time in the men's event and Germany's Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann lead Reinder Nummerdor and Rich Schuil of the Netherlands 21-14 in the first set. The winners go on to face Brazilians Alison Cerutti and Emanuel Rego in the gold medal match. The losers go up against Latvia's Martins Plavins and Janis Smedins in a bid to win bronze.

  16. 2323: 

    Great Britain's Victoria Pendleton on BBC One having won silver in track cycling: "I tried my best but it wasn't quite to be today.

    "When I made contact with Anna Meares I lost my balance a bit and bounced from the bottom of the track up again. It put a lot of pressure on me and I had to change my mindset. I was excited for a moment thinking I was one up, then I was surprised.

    "It's not like me to get relegated or disqualified, but in the past week I've had both. It's like I'm some sort of bad girl of cycling, but that's not true."

  17. 2318: 

    While Sir Chris Hoy was busy building up his gold reserves, it was a silver lining for his team-mate Victoria Pendleton lost her Olympic sprint title in her last ever race.

    Pendleton, who was bidding to become the first British Olympian to win three golds, won the first race of a three-leg final against Australia's Anna Meares but was disqualified for riding out of the sprinting lane. She tried to hit back in the second but was soundly beaten by a sensational sprint from the Australian.

    The 31-year-old leaves the sport with a mighty trophy cabinet which includes two Olympic golds and one silver plus nine world titles, two European triumphs and a Commonwealth gold. Not too shabby, then.

  18. 2311: 

    Women's volleyball, of the indoor variety, finishes for the day with South Korea beating Italy 3-1 at Earls Court to book a semi-final meeting with USA at 1500 BST on Thursday. Italy, unbeaten until losing to Russia on Sunday, have now lost two on the trot and they're on their way home. The other semi-final pits Brazil against Japan on Thursday at 1930.

  19. 2303: 

    Alan R Newton on Twitter: "With incredible achievements of @chrishoy today, he & @bradwiggins must go head to head for @BBCSport personality ... Both of whom have one!"

    Jess Sinton on Twitter: "Just caught up on the #BrownleeBrothers on @BBCSport -what an absolutely incredible pair #hailthenortherners @AliBrownleetri @jonny_brownlee"

    William Kay on Twitter: "Ali Brownlee's 10k in the Triathlon today was 1.29mins slower than Mo Farah's 10k...after a 43km cycle and a swim #machine #olympics"

  20. 2301: 

    Brilliant scenes on the BBC Three balcony as a few thousand fans serenade Chris Hoy while he chats to Jake Humphrey live on air. "Oggy, Oggy Oggy, Hoy! Hoy! Hoy!" and "Team GB! Team GB!" ring out around the Olympic Park. Britain's most decorated Olympian gives his followers a wave and takes a photo of them on his mobile. What a day. What a Games. What a year. Historic.

  21. 2258: 
  22. 2254: 

    To the Riverbank Arena, where Christopher Zeller scores in the last minute to earn Group B runners-up Germany a late-night 5-5 draw with New Zealand. That completes the men's hockey group phase.

  23. 2246:  
    Ben Dirs, BBC Sport at the boxing at the ExCel

    "It's not over yet for Fred Evans this evening, the Canadians have lodged a protest after his countback victory. I'd be very surprised if they overturned the result, it was very far from being a robbery..."

  24. 2244: 

    World road race champion Mark Cavendish speaking on BBC One: "I've seen everybody get the gold today and seen the camaraderie of the team and I would like to be part of that in Rio. It's a controlled effort and it's something I can work towards. I have three years on the road yet so we'll see what happens."

  25. 2242: 

    Susan Cameron on Twitter: "@ChrisHoy - Sir Chris Hoy - The nations Golden Gentleman."

    Joanne Werth on Twitter: "@chrishoy what a thoroughly nice chap! Enjoyed his interview with Gary on @BBCSport and now want to go to Glasgow to watch him in 2014."

  26. 2240: 

    Six-time gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy on BBC One: "I'm still in shock. I thought it was all over when the German came alongside me. I knew I had to hold on to prevent him from taking the line ahead of me.

    "I was gone [in tears] on the podium. It was just the realisation that it had all worked out over the four years between Olympic Games. Experiencing that crowd and that amazing atmosphere put me in a right state.

    "I've been so lucky in my career to have so many moments that were special, but today was the most special I've had."

  27. 2238: 

    It was somewhat fitting that Sir Chris Hoy, Britain's most decorated Olympian, should win a sixth Olympic gold medal and in doing so help his country secure it's best gold medal haul in 104 years.

    Hoy's victory in the keirin saw him jump above five-time gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave in the record books while boosting Britain's gold medal tally in London to 22 - with five days of competition still remaining.

    Here's what Hoy had to say having had a few hours to reflect on his record-breaking win...

  28. 2234: 

    We're under way in the final women's basketball quarter-final between France, who won Group B with five wins out of five, and the Czech Republic. The French lead 16-12 as the first quarter draws to a close. Russia await the winners after they edged Turkey 66-63 earlier today, while USA and Australia meet in Thursday's other semi-final.

  29. 2226: 

    BBC Three summariser Amir Khan on Fred Evans' win: "Winning by countback is always close. But I think he won because he was the braver fighter and the most pressurising fighter in the first two rounds. He slowed down in the third but he has to work on that. The first two rounds he was coming forward, using his jab and hitting him with some powerful shots. It was a brilliant fight."

  30. 2225: 

    Fred Evans on BBC One having won at least a bronze in the men's welterweight: "This is my dream come true. This is unbelievable. I didn't box to the best of my ability but hopefully I can change the colour of that medal."

  31. 2217:  
    Ben Dirs, BBC Sport at the boxing at the ExCel

    "Deary me, Fred Evans made that difficult - completely outclassed his Canadian opponent in the first, somehow lost the second by three and then stopped boxing halfway through the third.

    "The judges make it 14-14 but he wins on countback. That means GB have equalled their best ever medal haul at a post-war Olympics, with five and that's Wales' second ever Olympic boxing medal, after Ralph Evans in 1972."

  32. 2213: 

    Fred Evans has guaranteed himself at least a bronze medal after defeating Custio Clayton in the 69kg welterweight category at the ExCel.

  33. 2208: 

    Triathlete Stuart Hayes, who acted as a domestique for the Brownlee brothers in today's race, on Twitter: "Thank you for everyone's support its been over whelming, really proud to have been a part of @teamGB and the Brownlee's success today!"

  34. 2204: 

    Alistair Brownlee, Great Britain's Olympic triathlon gold medallist, on BBC One: "It was a tough, tough race. For three quarters of it I was battling with all the other athletes through the swim and the bike. When it came to the run I was just on my own really, going as hard as I could. I didn't know until with about 2k to go that I was actually going to go on and win it.

    "My overwhelming feeling at the end was that I was absolutely knackered. I was so tired and all I wanted to do was cross that finish line and have a sit down. It was deceptively hot and humid which took its toll. It was full-on racing but I'm immensely proud and happy."

  35. 2202: 

    It's been a successful day for Britain in the triathlon with Alistair Brownlee, who was injured for the first half of the year, taking gold and his brother Jonny the bronze. Here's what Alistair had to say having had a few hours to digest his achievement...

  36. 2158:  
    Richie Woodhall, Olympic bronze medallist and boxing commentator

    "Big night now for Freddie Evans. The Canadian opponent has power and speed, so Evans must start quickly, establish his jab and get the crowd behind him. It's absolutely crucial that he gets his nose in front after the first round, but he's got the tools to do it."

  37. 2155: 

    Great Britain's European champion Fred Evans is heading out to the ring at the ExCel for his quarter-final 69kg bout against Custio Clayton of Canada...

  38. 2151: 

    We're getting down to the business end of the women's beach volleyball semi-finals over at a rain-soaked Horse Guards Parade, with world champions Larissa Franca and Juliana Silva of Brazil locked at 1-1 and 9-10 in the final set with Jennifer Kessy and April Ross of the USA. You can watch the match on our interactive video player.

  39. 2146:  
    Ben Dirs, BBC Sport at the boxing at the ExCel

    "Andrew Selby deservedly beaten in his quarter-final by Cuban teenager Robeisy Ramirez - the Barry switch-hitter tried to match Ramirez for speed and came off second best, beaten quite easily in the end, 16-11.

    "Wales will have to wait for their second ever Olympic boxing medal - Ralph Evans won the first in 1972 - for two fights, when welterweight Fred Evans goes in his last-eight encounter."

  40. 2140: 

    It's all over at the ExCel in the bout between Welshman Andrew Selby, a world silver medallist, and 18-year-old Cuban prodigy Robiesy Ramirez and unfortunately, it's not good news for Wales...

  41. 2137:  
    Paul Fletcher, BBC Sport at the football at Old Trafford

    "A very low-key last half-hour at Old Trafford as Brazil comfortably closed out their semi-final against South Korea. They will play Mexico in Saturday's final at Wembley having scored three in all five of their fixtures. Impressive. South Korea can look forward to a tasty bronze medal match against Asian rival's Japan in Cardiff on Friday."

  42. 2135:  
    Nigel Adderley, BBC Sport at the Water Polo Arena

    "Spain's youngsters will take on the might of USA in the women's water polo after two dramatic semi-finals. The Spanish, who were world junior champions less than 12 months ago, beat Hungary 10-9 following the Americans' 11-9 extra-time win over Australia this afternoon. Great Britain will meet Italy in the wooden spoon decider after allowing Russia to come from behind and win 11-9 in their minor semi-final."

  43. 2132:  
    Jessica Creighton, BBC Sport in the Olympic Stadium

    "I thought 80,000 people cheering in unison was loud until I heard the passionate screech of athlete Myriam Soumare. Silence swept across the media mixed zone as we all looked round to locate this almighty noise, expecting to see someone in terrible distress. It was just Soumare expressing her delight at reaching the 200m final."

  44. 2129: 

    Eyebrows are sure to be raised about Makhloufi's 1500m triumph. He was thrown out of London 2012 for not trying in his 800m heat, only to be reinstated after the IAAF received a note from the Locog medical officer verifying an injury. No sign of injury tonight.

  45. 2124:  
    Ben Dirs, BBC Sport at the boxing at the ExCel

    "Britain's Andrew Selby now knows who he will fight in the semi-finals - if he gets through. Michael Conlan of Ireland beats Nordine Oubaali 22-18, although it was probably even closer than that..."

    Andrew Selby's bout against Robeisy Ramirez is under way. You can watch that on our interactive video player.

  46. 2117: 

    Silver goes to Ehsan Hadadi of Iran (68.18m) and bronze to Estonia's Gerd Kanter (68.03m). Unfortunately, Britain's Lawrence Okoye finishes 12th and last, with a best of 61.03m from his three throws.

  47. 2113: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Robert Harting, GER (Men's Discus Throw)
  48. 2112:  
    Denise Lewis, BBC Sport athletics pundit

    "It was an incredible run and a great race from Sally Pearson. She had strength, speed, endurance and technique."

  49. 2112:  
    Paul Fletcher, BBC Sport at the football at Old Trafford

    "This one is all over. Leandro Damiao nets his second of the night and his sixth of the Games as Brazil move 3-0 in front against South Korea. Leandro is now the top scorer in the tournament and Brazil have scored three in all of their matches."

  50. 2111: 

    Over at the Basketball Arena, Turkey and Beijing bronze medallists Russia are locked at 51-51 in their thrilling women's quarter-final with just one quarter remaining. You can watch the final 10 minutes on our interactive video player.

  51. 2111: 

    Great Britain's Robbie Grabarz reacts on BBC One to winning bronze in the high jump: "I got a medal and I'm over the moon. I'm so happy. It wouldn't have been possible without my mother and my coach. If you told me when I was young that I could have a bronze medal at an Olympics in London I'd have bitten your hand off. Cheers for everyone's help."

  52. 2111: 

    Even more impressive was how Pearson managed to clock that time in cool temperatures and driving rain. Then again, she's spent the last few weeks training in England so she must be pretty well acclimatised.

  53. 2107:  
    Colin Jackson, BBC Sport athletics pundit

    "That's a new Olympic record from Sally Pearson, but she was pushed all the way. A tremendous performance and there was not one error. You can see the tears on her face. She is very, very happy indeed. She should enjoy this very special moment."

  54. 2107: 

    Pearson was the overwhelming favourite, but the pressure was huge and she's managed to deliver. In a new Olympic record time of 12.35 seconds. In a reverse of the 2008 Beijing result, Dawn Harper takes silver in a personal-best 12.37 and fellow American Kellie Wells bronze in 12.48, another personal best.

    Lest we forget, Pearson has an English mother. Can we claim a bit of that gold?

  55. 2105:  
    Paul Fletcher, BBC Sport at the football at Old Trafford

    "Brazil can probably start looking forward to Saturday's final against Mexico after going 2-0 in front against South Korea. Leandro Damiao slotted home from Neymar's cut-back as the striker scored his fifth of the tournament. He is now the joint highest scorer in the men's football at the Games along with Senegal's Moussa Konate."

  56. 2103: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Sally Pearson, AUS (Women's 100m hurdles)
  57. 2100:  
    Denise Lewis, BBC Sport athletics pundit

    "For Sally Pearson this is the moment, and the is the moment for Australian athletics. She's an amazing hurdler with great flat speed and she's here on a mission - she wants to win, and she is determined."

  58. 2059: 

    Sally Pearson, let's see what you've got ...

  59. 2059:  
    Jessica Creighton, BBC Sport in the Olympic Stadium

    "Lawrence Okoye [who finished 12th in the men's discus final, with a best throw of 61.03m] is not a happy man. He declined to answer my questions, with a death stare thrown in for good measure, as he walked past with his shoulders slumped."

  60. 2058:  
    Denise Lewis, BBC Sport athletics pundit

    "I was not surprised by the high jump bronze. The way Robbie Grabarz has jumped this season, he's broken his personal best four times. He is consistent and confident, and his coach is confident. It's great, and I'm glad he's smiling now. I know he feels he could have done better."

  61. 2057: 

    In all that jumping and throwing drama (of sorts), we didn't get the chance to mention the women's 200m semi-finals. Sanya Richards-Ross, who's already won the 400m, qualifies fastest for the final with a run of 22.30secs. Her fellow American Allyson Felix records a 22.31 and Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica a 22.32.

    American Carmelita Jeter, Murielle Ahoure of Ivory Coast and Jamaica's 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce advanced by finishing second in their heats, with Semoy Hackett of Trinidad and Tobago and France's Myriam Soumare the two fastest losers.

    Britain's Abi Oyapitan and Margaret Adeoye bow out.

  62. 2056: 

    By winning gold, Kim Hyeon-Woo - who only took up wrestling two years ago - became the first South Korean to do so in the lightweight division. The two bronze medals went to Georgia's Manuchar Tskhadaia and Guenot after they defeated German Frank Staebler and Pedro Mulens Herrera of Cuba respectively in the finals of the repechage.

  63. 2050: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Kim Hyeon-Woo, KOR (Greco-Roman wrestling, 66kg)

    South Korea's Kim Hyeon-Woo wins gold in the 66kg Greco-Roman wrestling competition as Hungary's Tamas Lorincz takes the silver.

  64. 2049: 

    Flynn Govender on Twitter: "Wow what a jump by Ukhov - @Olympics #London2012"

    Dan on Twitter: "Lion-O wins High Jump"

  65. 2047: 

    Ukhov is running around with a Russian flag celebrating his victory, while American college lad Erik Kynard takes a surprise silver. Bronze medals go to Britain's Robbie Grabarz, Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar and Canada's Derek Drouin.

  66. 2044: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Ivan Ukhov, RUS (Men's High Jump)
  67. 2040:  
    Jonathan Edwards, Double Olympic medallist and BBC athletics presenter

    "Not much of a celebration there from Robbie Grabarz. There will be a bigger grin later. Maybe at the moment he's feeling like he would have wanted to jump better than 2.29m. But look, he's just won an Olympic medal!"

  68. 2039: 

    The Grabarz bronze is Team GB's 48th medal of these Games, which matches the minimum target set by UK Sport. With five days still to go, the host nation could exceed all expectations.

  69. 2038: 

    Great Britain's men are through to the semi-finals in the hockey for the first time since it won the 1988 Seoul Games after a nervy 1-1 draw against Spain, the Beijing silver medallists, at the Riverbank Arena. A last-four clash against Netherlands awaits.

  70. 2037: 
    BRONZE MEDAL- Robbie Grabarz, GBR (Men's High Jump)

    Good news for Great Britain as Robbie Grabarz wins a bronze medal in the men's high jump, matching the feat of Steve Smith from the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

  71. 2033: 

    The shaggy-haired Ivan Ukhov sails over 2.36m to top the high jump charts, and now Jamie Nieto will attempt to knock Grabarz out of third... silence all round the Olympic Stadium... he misses!

  72. 2032:  
    Piers Newbery, BBC Sport at the hockey at the Riverbank Arena

    "Feisty stuff as GB hang on to draw 1-1 but the Spanish are furious after a last-second penalty corner is overturned - the players are still on the pitch. Sit-in?"

  73. 2030: 
  74. 2030:  
    Jonathan Edwards, Double Olympic medallist and BBC athletics presenter

    "Hugely frustrating for Robbie Grabarz. Well, he sits in third place. He will have to wait and see if he has a bronze medal."

  75. 2024: 

    Third time unlucky for British high jumper Robbie Grabarz as he goes closer still at 2.33, but those heels clip the bar once again. We'll know where that leaves him once the rest have jumped. The 24-year-old puts his head in his hands before acknowledging the crowd for their support.

  76. 2023:  
    Paul Fletcher, BBC Sport at the football at Old Trafford

    "South Korea back off and back off and back off - and they are made to pay as new Chelsea signing Oscar runs at them before picking out Romulo with a precise pass. The Vasco de Gama midfielder slots the ball in at the near post with a first-time shot to give Brazil a 1-0 lead."

  77. 2022:  
    Paul Fletcher, BBC Sport at the football at Old Trafford

    "A Brazilian band arrives inside Old Trafford - and just as they do, Brazil find their rhythm on the pitch, creating a flurry of chances. South Korea are defending stubbornly - and no wonder. I read in a newspaper yesterday that victory at the Games will see the players exempt from two years of national service."

  78. 2023:  
    Jonathan Edwards, Double Olympic medallist and BBC athletics presenter

    "Just his heels! So, so close. I reckon Robbie Grabarz, although he will have loved to have cleared it that time, will also love the theatre of a third and final attempt. Enormous crowd noise there."

  79. 2021: 

    Victory for Ghasem Gholamreza Rezaei gave Iran their third gold in as many days with victory in the heavyweight final. The 26-year-old finished a lowly 16th in Beijing but looked like he belonged in an Olympic final as he beat Rustam Totrov 3-0 to lift Iran to the top of the wrestling medal table.

  80. 2021: 

    Back to the high jump and Robbie Grabarz tickles the bar at 2.33m. It falls to the mat and leaves him in a share for third. Here comes his second attempt... oooh, even closer but he can't lift flick those calf muscles up in time. One more try. He's cleared this height several times this season. Come on, Robbie.

  81. 2017:  
    Brendan Foster, Olympic bronze medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "Absolutely fantastic performance by Andrew Osagie. We needed someone in the final of this 800m. That was a brilliant performance, a personal best. He accelerated down the final straight. Osagie has run the race of his life to finish in second place. That's as good as he could have expected, and better than a lot of people expected. He's won his gold medal, his way through to the Olympic final."

  82. 2016:  
    Steve Backley, Triple Olympic javelin medallist and BBC pundit

    "Russia's Andrey Silnov, the defending Olympic high jump champion, is out. He has had three failures at 2.29m, which is good news for Robbie Grabarz. And USA's Jesse Williams, the reigning world champion, has also gone. That is very, very significant. These are two of the favourites. It's looking very good for Robbie Grabarz."

  83. 2015: 

    Great Britain runner Andrew Osagie on making it through to the 800m final: "Wow! I'm so happy. I planned for over a year for this race, and I had to get it right. When I did, it was almost disbelief. That was my fastest run in such a class field. Words can't describe how I feel at the moment.

    "I wanted to give the crowd a bit of a boost. For me to get in the final, these Brits in the crowd get the chance to see another home athlete running."

  84. 2015:  
    Ben Dirs, BBC Sport at the boxing at the ExCel

    "Direct from synchronised swimming to the ring, I could be having some peculiar nightmares tonight. Welsh pair Andrew Selby and Fred Evans are in action this evening as Great Britain bid to match or even surpass their best ever boxing performance at an Olympics - they bagged five in Melbourne in 1956. Also in action is Belfast's Michael Conlan, who would fight Selby in the semi-final if they both win."

  85. 2015: 

    It's goodnight to Lawrence Okoye as the 20-year-old only manages a throw of 60.11m on his final attempt. The leading pack are all chucking in efforts of around 67-68m. A fine prospect but he can now turn his attention to that Oxford University law degree.

  86. 2014:  
    Piers Newbery, BBC Sport at the hockey at the Riverbank Arena

    "Nerves are jangling at the Riverbank Arena as Spain slot a clinical penalty corner for 1-1. Another one would see Great Britain out. The rain starts to pour - thank goodness for the brass band playing the A-Team theme tune."

  87. 2010: 

    A poor second throw from Lawrence Okoye leaves him with one more throw to keep his Olympic hopes alive in the men's discus final. At that point you can hear a pin drop inside the stadium, but moments later Andrew Osagie books his place in the 800m final and the atmosphere is electric. He posts a time of 1:44.74 to advance from heat two alongside the magnificent David Rudisha of Kenya.

  88. 2005:  
    Paul Fletcher, BBC Sport at the football at Old Trafford

    "South Korea enjoying a good spell against Brazil - and Sandro has to make a goal-line clearance to prevent the Asian side from taking the lead. Pretty full at Old Trafford - and the crowd are getting behind the underdogs. One senses South Korea must take advantage of their time on top. Still goalless in this football semi-final."

  89. 2004: 

    A surprise in the men's high jump at Russia's defending Olympic champions Andrey Silnov fails to clear 2.29m on his third attempt. He's out and that's great news for Robbie Grabarz, who passed the same height with ease.

    It gets even better for the Briton as red-hot favourite Jesse Williams of the United States, the reigning world champion, also bows out at 2.29m. He's lying face down on the ground, shaking his head in disbelief.

  90. 2003: 

    Bronze for Artur Aleksanyan was Armenia's 12th Olympic medal and its sixth in wrestling. The other medals were won in weightlifting (five) and boxing (one) in case you were wondering. The battle for gold has just begun between Iranian Ghasem Gholamreza Rezaei and Rustam Totrov of Russia.

  91. 2000:  
    Steve Cram, Olympic silver medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "That men's 800m semi-final was quick. The standard was very, very high. It was a race, though it didn't have to be a race. That was impressive."

  92. 1959: 
    BRONZE MEDAL- Jimmy Lidberg, SWE and Artur Aleksanya, ARM (Greco-Roman wrestling)
  93. 1959: 

    Abubaker Kaki of Sudan edges Botwana's world junior champion Nijel Amos is a dip for the line to take heat one of the men's 800m. Britain's Andrew Osagie goes next.

  94. 1954:  
    Jonathan Edwards, Double Olympic medallist and BBC athletics presenter

    "Very, very good jump from Robbie Grabarz and he's right in the mix of this high jump competition. He's going very well and it's an impressive start."

  95. 1954:  
    Nick Hope, BBC Sport at the diving at the Aquatics Centre

    "Shock-horror! After four rounds of the men's individual 3m springboard final we do NOT have a Chinese diver at the top of the leaderboard.

    "Defending champion He Chong is a notoriously slow starter though as he gets his easier (and lower scoring) dives out of the way - Mexico's Yahel Castillo Huerta tops the charts with 266.70 at the moment.

    "Britain's Chris Mears has clawed his way back closer to his opponents, but is still 12th and last with two dives remaining."

  96. 1953: 

    Shara Proctor speaking to BBC One after securing her place in the final of the women's long jump: "My jump was done by the grace of God. I just need to get ready for the finals now. I want to get a medal and that is my hope. This crowd is lovely, I love them but right now I'm just thinking about jumping far and getting any medal."

  97. 1951: 

    Moments after Lawrence Okoye opens his bid for a discus medal with a throw of 61.02, Robbie Grabarz floats over 2.29m in the high jump. The crowd go wild for both men but while Okoye must go a lot further is he's going to challenge, Grabarz is right in the frame.

  98. 1947:  
    Piers Newbery, BBC Sport at the hockey at the Riverbank Arena

    "It's been pretty plain sailing for GB's men at the Riverbank Arena and they lead 1-0 at the break through Ashley Jackson, on course for the point they need to make the semis. James Tindall and Harry Martin both had great chances to make it even more comfortable before half-time but the Spanish have rarely threatened. Unlike the sky, which is very threatening."

  99. 1945:  
    Nick Hope, BBC Sport at the diving at the Aquatics Centre

    "At 19, GB's Chris Mears is the youngest diver in this individual 3m springboard final and after the first round, he is joint eighth.

    "But let me put Mears' achievement into perspective. Three years ago, he was given just a 5% chance of living after his spleen ruptured and he suffered a seven hour seizure.

    "The fact that the teenager has been able to become a professional athlete, let alone one competing in an Olympic final is a phenomenal achievement."

  100. 1942: 

    Coming your way in five minutes or so, Lawrence Okoye in the men's discus final. He's second to throw and we're backing the big man for a medal. He is fifth in the world list this year and qualified in fourth with an impressive final throw on 65.28m. Not bad considering he almost took the head off a cameraman with his first throw.

  101. 1938: 

    We've got jubilant scenes over at the Riverbank Arena as Ashley Jackson nets the 80th goal of his career to give Great Britain a 1-0 lead over Spain. The 24-year-old smashes a shot into the bottom right from a corner with three minutes remaining of the first half.

  102. 1938: 

    American Kellie Wells takes the final women's 100m hurdles semi-final in a time of 12.51secs. That's a season's best. Nevin Yanit of Turkey (12.58) is second with a national record, and Canada's Phylicia George (12.65) third with a personal best.

    So, Lolo Jones (12.71) sneaks into the final alongside George - they're the two fastest losers - but Britain's Tiffany Porter (12.79) bites the dust. Team GB's disappointing day in the Olympic Stadium continues.

  103. 1931: 

    A smooth start for Robbie Grabarz in the high jump, clearing 2.25m to monstrous cheers from the 80,000 or so spectators inside the Olympic Stadium. A hush descends ahead of the final women's 100m hurdles semi-final. Here we go...

  104. 1931: 

    Over at the Water Polo Arena, Great Britain's women have suffered a 11-9 defeat to Russia in their semi-final round to decide fifth to eighth place. Great Britain, who suffered a narrow 9-7 defeat to Spain in the quarter are yet to taste victory at the Olympics.

  105. 1929: 

    Laura Trott, speaking to BBC Radio 5 live: "I am definitely up for stepping into Victoria Pendleton's shoes. I don't want to step into Vicky's place just yet, she hasn't retired yet, but I am definitely up for it. Vicky is awesome and she is my idol. She has been there throughout my childhood and I want to follow in her footsteps."

  106. 1928: 

    It will be a nervous wait for Britain's Tiffany Porter as she finishes fourth in the second 100m hurdles semi-final, which Sally Pearson of Australia wins in 12.39 seconds. That's the fastest time in 2012. Canada's Jessica Zelinka finishes second and Lolo Jones of the United States third.

    The top two from each heat go through to the final alongside the two fastest losers. At present, Jones and Porter occupy those positions. One more race to come, though.

  107. 1924: 

    It's starting to rain inside the Olympic Stadium, but that does little to knock Shara Proctor out of her long jump stride. She leaps 6.83 on her first effort to go top of the charts and book her place in the final. Only three British women have ever jumped further.

  108. 1922: 

    Sir Steve Redgrave speaking on BBC Radio 5 live: "Sir Chris Hoy really wanted that gold. We've all said things about retirement in the heat of the moment - I carried on for the next four years after saying that. Chris has the capability, he's still a young man in my eyes. He's on the top of the world at the moment and he can carry on for the next four years if he wanted to."

  109. 1920: 

    People running and jumping wherever you look. And that's just in the BBC production office. Time for heat one of the women's 100m hurdles semi-finals... American Dawn Harper posts a personal-best 12.46secs to qualify alongside Beate Schrott of Austria (12.83). Coming up in heat two, gold-medal favourite Sally Pearson on Australia and Britain's Tiffany Porter.

  110. 1918:  
    Nick Hope, BBC Sport at the diving at the Aquatics Centre

    "It's time for the men's individual 3m springboard final, which 24 hours ago you probably would not have predicted to have a British competitor in it - if there was one, you wouldn't have picked British number two Chris Mears.

    The 19-year-old scraped into this morning's semi-finals, but then delivered the greatest performance of his life to qualify for tonight's final in ninth position.

    Mears is a long way from being a medal prospect, but this is will be a fantastic experience for the teenager against the greatest 3m springboard divers in the world.

  111. 1917: 

    Women's long jump qualifying is also under way. Top 12 advance to the final and the field includes Britain's Shara Proctor. The 23-year-old asserted her right to British citizenship in 2011 because her home nation Anguilla is a British overseas territory and, therefore, not recognised by the IOC. Proctor jumped a British record 6.95m in June. That should easily be good enough to to book her place the final.

  112. 1916:  
    Paul Fletcher, BBC Sport at the football at Old Trafford

    "Sunshine at Old Trafford as tournament favourites Brazil and South Korea, who knocked out GB on Saturday, warm up ahead of their football semi-final at Old Trafford.

    "Brazil have never won an Olympic gold in men's football and are determined to do so at these Games. They certainly do not lack firepower, with Neymar and Leandro Damiao in their starting XI. The winners now know they will face Mexico in the final."

  113. 1916: 

    Over at the Riverbank Arena, Great Britain and Spain are under way in their men's pool hockey match. It's 0-0 at the moment, but that suits the host nation fine because they only need a point to progress to the semi-finals. You can watch it live on our interactive video player.

  114. 1912:  
    Jessica Creighton, BBC Sport in the Olympic Stadium

    "Considering the very high standards Britain have set inside the Olympic Stadium, this morning's session was a pretty sobering one for the hosts.

    "There were tears for javelin thrower Goldie Sayers, hurdler Andy Pozzi limped off the track and James Ellington failed to make it through his 200m heats, saying: 'That's the slowest I've run all year.'

    "Hopefully, the likes of Robbie Grabarz, Tiffany Porter and Lawrence Okoye, all competing tonight, can restore the smiles of the British public."

  115. 1910: 

    First up, the men's high jump final. Robbie Grabarz attempts to cap his rapid rise by becoming Britain's first Olympic champion in this discipline. Can he do it? Of course he can. Fact. Will he do it? Time will tell. The European champ qualified with a first-time clearance at 2.29m and is last to jump.

  116. 1900: 

    Not long ago, Lawrence Okoye was forging a promising rugby career while preparing for a law degree at Oxford. Tonight, the giant 20-year-old will attempt to win an Olympic discus medal. Some say it's unlikely, but these are the London 2012 Games, don't you know. ANYTHING is possible.

    If you missed the afternoon session, why not have a read of what happened to whet the appetite? In fact, how about scanning your eyes over the morning athletics session? It didn't go too well for Great Britain, but tonight will. Or at least that's the plan.

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