London 2012 Olympics: Day 13 afternoon session

Britain's Nicola Adams wins the first Olympic women's boxing gold after GB's Charlotte Dujardin takes dressage gold and Jade Jones reaches a taekwondo gold medal bout.

9 August 2012 Last updated at 19:29

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As it happened

  1. 1904: 

    Blake v Bolt, never has a race to decide the bragging rights between two training partners attracted such worldwide attention.

    The two Jamaicans meet in the 200m final tonight with both men saying that they prefer the longer trip after filling the first two places in the 100m.

    We are so excited that we have had to give ourselves a new live text commentary for it. Get over there sharpish.

  2. 1901: 
    BRONZE MEDAL - WRESTLING- Jackeline Renteria Castillo COL (Women's Freestyle 55kg)

    Colombia's Jackeline Renteria Castillo flips her (far larger) coach onto his back in celebration as she beats Ukraine's Tatyana Lazareva to earn a place on the bottom step of the medal rostrum.

  3. 1850: 
    WRESTLING

    The bronze medal bouts in women's freestyle 55kg category have just begun. Fifty-five kilos is about eight and a half stone. The referee in the first of the matches, between Tetyana Lazareva and Jackeline Renteria Castillo, is nearly twice of those grappling.

    You can catch the action on the interactive video player on the desktop version of this website.

  4. 1847: 
    ATHLETICS

    Part II of Usain Bolt v Yohan Blake (2055 BST) has the potential to blow the 80,000 spectators out of their seats. As does the men's 800m final (2000), which features Kenyan great David Rudisha and Britain's Andrew Osagie. It should have been thebig night for Phillips Idowu, but the men's triple jump final (1920) takes place without him. We also have women's 800m semis (1930), women's 4x100m preliminaries (2020) and the women's javelin final (2100).

  5. 1844:  
    Paul Fletcher, BBC Sport at the football at Wembley

    "Tonight will see a repeat of the 2011 World Cup final as Japan take on the United States in the last match of the women's football competition. Japan won last year after a dramatic penalty shoot-out in Germany.

    "The USA are triple Olympic football champions, having won in 1996, 2004 and 2008, and are desperate to avenge last year's defeat. Japan are guaranteed their best finish at the Games after finishing fourth in Beijing."

  6. 1842: 
    BASKETBALL

    BBC Sport basketball expert John Amaechi on USA women's 86-73semi-final win against Australia: "It's such a shame for Australia, an outstanding team with outstanding players, that they come across their bugbear side America every single time. You know it's a team who could have multiple gold medals if they had a different team match-up. But America upped the tempo at the right time. This has been the best game of basketball we've seen in these Olympic Games - men or women."

  7. 1839: 
    ATHLETICS

    The Olympic Stadium fun and games begin a little earlier this evening. In fact, they've already started. It's only the decathlon javelin throw at present, but it's action all the same. The arena looks to be at near-capacity already. Why could that be? Might it be something to do with the men's 200m final? You tell us.

  8. 1838: 
    BASKETBALL

    Australia put up a brave fight, but in the end the United States class and experience tells with as they run out 86-73 winners. Big high fives and tens echo around the arena as the huddle to congratulate each other before comiserating with the defeated Aussies.

    A standing ovation for both teams from a North Greenwich Arena crowd who have got full value for their entrance fee.

  9.   
    Nigel Adderley, BBC water polo commentator

    "The women's water polo comes to an end tonight. Australia meet Hungary for bronze before USA face Spain in the final. The Americans will be hoping for gold after three podium finishes in the past but the Spanish have been impressive on their Olympic debut less than 12 months after winning the World Junior title."

  10. 1832: 
    BASKETBALL

    The United States have rediscovered their buzz and hustle out on the north Greenwich Arena boards. They are prised open a 79-66 lead on Australia and, with four minutes remaining, they are all but home and dry into a final against either Russia or France.

  11. 1828: 

    Ken Sanderson, Suffolk, via text: "I work in London and the biggest change I've seen in the last two weeks is the shared joy, pride and enthusiasm from people who normally ignore each other and never dare to make eye contact! Oh yeah, and I've been able to get a seat on the morning train every day. More Olympics please."

  12. 1827: 
    VOLLEYBALL

    BBC Sport commentator Jonathan Legard on USA's 3-0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-22) win against South Korea in the first women's semi-final: "America were beaten in the Beijing 2008 final, now they have the chance to make amends. It could be Brazil or Japan, but crucially for America they are there."

  13. 1827: 
    VOLLEYBALL

    As they enter the final eight minutes of their basketball semi-final with a 67-62 lead over Australia, maybe the United States women could take inspiration from their volleyball counterparts. Over at Earls Court the United States have seen off their South Korean opponents 25-20 25-22 25-22 to make the final.

    The United States have never won women's volleyball gold, but, after a third successive World Grand Prix title last month, they are favourites to go one better than the silver they picked up in Beijing.

  14. 1818: 
    BASKETBALL

    BBC Sport basketball expert John Amaechi on USA's 65-59 lead against Australia at the end of the third quarter: "Boy, it's a struggle for USA against this Australia team which is fighting history. This could go either way. USA know this is a game which has been their gold medal challenge every single time."

  15. 1814: 
    ONES TO WATCH

    There will be more pugilistic medals on their way back to Team GB headquarters later this evening. Martin Stamper will fight for a taekwondo bronze medal at 2145 BST with his opponent still to be decided via the repechage rounds. Then, at 2215 BST, Jade Jones goes into battle against China's Hou Yuzhuo with gold in the women's -57kg category on the line.

  16. 1808: 
    BOXING

    More Amir Khan on winning an Olympic medal: "It changed my life and I won silver. Everywhere I went in England people were happy for me and wanted to take photographs. Nicola will have the same, a lot of people wanting to meet her. Now she is the face of British boxing especially for the women."

  17. 1808: 
    BOXING

    BBC Sport boxing pundit, and Olympic silver medallist, Amir Khan on Nicola Adams's victory: "She went one better than me - that's what we wanted. She did exactly what she had to do - great footwork, great hand speed, great combinations. She put all her combinations together well. It was a great performance. She's got to be proud of herself."

  18. 1808: 
    BASKETBALL

    The United States have clawed their way back in front in the third quarter of the semi-final of the women's basketball semi-final against Australia.

    At one point in the second quarter the Americans were trailing by seven points, but, with Sue Bird top-scoring on ten points, the defending champions have turned it around and now lead 55-54.

  19. 1803: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Larner on Twitter: "We have excelled ourselves, #TeamGB utterly brilliant. The #Olympics2012 is best ever :-)"

    Henry Dancox on Twitter: "The range of sports we are excelling in is incredible. From Dressage Gold to Boxing Gold in an hour. And I loved watching both!"

  20. 1801: 
    MEDAL CEREMONY
  21. 1755: 
    BOXING

    In the third and final boxing final of the day, Claressa Shields beats experienced second seed Nadezda Torlopova of Russia 19-12 to become the second youngest boxer to win Olympic gold. At 17, she is 16 years Torlopova's junior.

  22. 1753: 
    TAEKWONDO

    It is China's Hou Yozhuo who will stand between Jade Jones and a gold medal in the final of the women's -57kg class. The Chinese has dispatched France's Marlene Harnois 8-3 in their semi-final and looked in fine fettle.

    Hou beat Jones in a sudden-death period of the final of the 2011 World Championships, but Jones took revenge with a win in this year's German Open. Winner takes pretty much all in tonight's showdown from 2215 BST.

  23. 1746: 
    HANDBALL

    Not a lot to choose between Norway and South Korea's women in the Basketball Arena where the latter stages of the handball tournament have been relocated to.

    The Scandinavians have a 18-15 lead at half-time in their semi-final, but are well within the South Koreans' sights for whom Han Na Gwon has scored six goals.

  24.  

    Dan, Wolverhampton, via text: "The huge range of sports in which Team GB are winning medals is the most satisfying thing for me. Remarkable stuff. Bravo Jade Jones."

  25. 1739: 
    TAEKWONDO- Martin Stamper loses semi-final

    If Martin Stamper had Servat Tazegul ruffled it was only for a moment. The Turk steps on the accelerator to smoothly plump up the cushion separating him from Stamper and pulls clear for a 9-6 victory.

    Stamper will still get the chance to fight for a medal however. His bronze medal match is up on the mat at 2115 BST.

  26. 1738: 
    BASKETBALL

    Who fancies an upset in the women's basketball? Australia lead USA 47-41 in the second quarter at the North Greenwich Arena. This is a repeat of the last three Olympic finals, all of which the USA won. They also protect a 39-match unbeaten run stretching back to the 1992 Games in Barcelona. The winner will meet France or Russia in the final.

  27. 1734: 
    TAEKWONDO

    Martin Stamper is on a roll and rattles off a volley of scoring shots, which survive a video challenge from Tazegul, and suddenly the score is a slender 6-5 in the Turk's favour.

  28. 1731: 
    TAEKWONDO

    BBC Sport taekwondo commentator Nick Mullins: "It is ballroom dancing with menace. Tazegul, at the moment, is heading for the final."

  29. 1731: 
    TAEKWONDO

    Martin Stamper is flat on his back getting a vigorous rub-down from his training team at the end of the second round. Can they run a little magic into those tiring quads and hammys? Their man trails 6-2 ahead of the third, and possibly final, round.

  30. 1729: 
    TAEKWONDO

    BBC Sport taekwondo expert, and former GB captain, John Cullen: "It's like Murray v Federer. We're looking at one of the best athletes - Tazegul - in the sport. Stamper is the young challenger, up and coming. Stamper has not done a lot wrong - but he has to stamp his authority."

  31. 1729: 
    TAEKWONDO

    Martin Stamper lost the first round 5-0 and has it all to against Servet Tazegul. He has got a scoring shot in early in the second though to start on the long road back into this match.

  32. 1724: 
    TAEKWONDO

    Could Britain have a second taekwondo player in an Olympic final? Martin Stamper is on the mats right now against Servet Tazegul of Turkey in the men's -68kg division. Tough, tough ask for the GB man.

  33.  

    BBC Sport taekwondo commentator Nick Mullins on Great Britain's Jade Jones reaching the Olympic 57kg final: "If there has been a finer moment in taekwondo in this country then we have never seen it. What a little treasure Jade Jones from Wales is. She's guaranteed a silver or gold and that will be the best British performance in an Olympic games."

  34. 1722: 
    TAEKWANDO- Jones through to the final

    Jade Jones gets a kick up around her opponent's throat, her corner demand a video challenge but video officials rule not only that it was not a scoring shot but also that the point should be awarded to Tseng. Jones keeps her head though and wins the next two points to move 4-3 ahead.

    Tseng can't match Jones's composure and as she rushes in with time ticking away, Jones snaps a couple of counter shots to carry the match away from her. It ends 6-3 and Jones is through to the final and is guaranteed at least a silver medal.

  35. 1715: 
    TAEKWONDO

    Jade Jones levels with a ramrod straight kick to the body of Cheng to bring the scores level at 2-2 at the start of the third round of their semi-final.

  36. 1714: 
    TAEKWONDO

    The public address announcer exhorts the crowd to get behind Welshwoman Jade Jones and the momentum is definitely with the home crowd favourite. She has reduced the defecit to 2-1 by the end of the second round.

  37. 1711: 
    TAEKWONDO

    Jade Jones has never fought Tseng Li-Cheng before and it has been a cagey start to their bout as the pair work each other out. The Taiwan fighter gets in two unanswered scoring shots and they head for the stools with Jones trailing on the ExCeL scorecards.

  38.   
    Ben Dirs, BBC Sport at ExCeL

    "Complete and utter delirium at the ExCeL as Katie Taylor pulls the last two rounds out of the bag to win the lightweight crown. I've been to Rugby World Cup finals, I've been to Wimbledon finals, I've seen Great Britain win three gold medals in 45 minutes at the Olympic Stadium - but I have never heard a noise like that."

  39. 1710: 
    HOCKEY

    Germany come from behind to beat Australia 4-2 and reach the final of the men's hockey competition. They will take on the winners of Great Britain v Netherlands (2000 BST) in Saturday's gold medal match.

  40.   
    Ron McIntosh, BBC boxing commentator

    "Ochigava led after the first round of boxing but Katie responded like a champion should and dug deep. She adapted her tactics and adapted her strategy. I suspect this accomplishment will surpass everything she has achieved combined to this point in her career."

  41.   
    Lennox Lewis, Former world heavyweight champion and BBC pundit

    "Taylor kept her head and was smooth about it. She went in there determined to win that last round and catch some good shots. The score in that round was clear to us and clear to the judges and she did a great job. She is understandably over the moon."

  42.   
    Steve Bunce, BBC boxing pundit

    "We have seen in the two contests there has been no divide in the crowd. It has been a full wall of sound for first Nicola Adams and then Katie Taylor. I have never seen anything like this anywhere, ever."

  43. 1706: 
    ONE TO WATCH

    Afghanistan's Rohullah Nikpah has won his quarter-final against Iran's Mohammad Bagheri Motamed on the mat. Next up, Great Britain's Jade Jones who takes on Taiwan's Tseng Li-Cheng for a place in the final.

  44. 1706: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Mik Richardson on Twitter: "Wheeeyyyyyy first Gold for Ireland in #London2012 congratulations it's well deserved! #KatieTaylorBalboa"

    Stephen Crossley on Twitter: "Well done Katie! A master class in boxing, Ireland's 1st Gold medal of these games."

    Michael Dunsford on Twitter: "I've never watched women's boxing before but incredible performances from Adams and Taylor have won me over. Amazing"

  45. 1706: 
    BOXING

    Forget hairs standing up on the back of your neck. Forget goosebumps pricking up on your skin. The Irish fans inside ExCeL are creating an atmosphere that would rival ANY we've experienced at London 2012. It's moment like these that only sport can create. Sit back and enjoy.

  46. 1702: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Katie Taylor, IRE (Women's Lightweight Boxing)

    Katie Taylor wins Ireland's first gold medal of the London 2012 Olympic Games with victory over Russia's Sofya Ochigava at a rocking ExCel Arena.

  47.   
    Sam Sheringham, BBC Sport at the hockey at the Riverbank Arena

    "Germany come from behind to beat Australia 4-2 and reach the final of the men's hockey competition. They will take on the winners of Great Britain v Netherlands (20.00 BST) in Saturday's gold medal match."

  48.   
    Lennox Lewis, Former world heavyweight champion and BBC pundit

    "A better round for Katie Taylor. She really won on the exchanges. That was a really good round and she has come out on top."

  49. 1658: 
    BOXING

    Taylor turns it around! The crowd are going berserk! She now leads Ochigava 7-5. Final two-minute round coming your way. Sir Steve Redgrave among the dignitaries in the stands. ExCeL is rocking.

  50. 1655: 
    BOXING

    That victory for Adams was Britain's 24th gold medal of London 2012 and their 51st medal in total. After finishing Wednesday without any golds, the host nation are back on song with two today.

  51. 1656: 
    SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING

    Great Britain's synchronised swimming team have finished sixth after the first day of competition, as reigning Olympic champions Russia dominated proceedings. The eight teams will return on Friday to perform their 'free' Peter Pan-themed routine which Briton Jenna Randell believes is their stronger routine because "you can do whatever you like".

  52.   
    Lennox Lewis, Former world heavyweight champion and BBC pundit

    "Katie Taylor has some to work to do. She has to throw that double jab. She is trying to get in there at the moment with that left and the right and Sofya Ochigava is just waiting to counter punch her."

  53. 1654: 
    BOXING

    Number one seed Katie Taylor of Ireland is trailing for the first time all tournament. Ochigava leads 4-3 with two rounds to go.

  54.   
    Lennox Lewis, Former world heavyweight champion and BBC pundit

    "That was just a feeling out round as Katie Taylor and Sofya Ochigava both got used to each other. They both don't want to make bad moves, but it is looking pretty good so far."

  55.  
    BOXING

    BBC Sport's boxing expert Lucy O'Connor on Katie Taylor's first-round display: "Both have blistering punch pace but Katie got the better of the last sequence to catch the judges' eyes. But it was reasonably even."

  56. 1651: 
    BOXING

    Taylor and Ochigava end the first round with the scores at 2-2. Now this is a battle royale.

  57.   
    Steve Bunce, BBC boxing pundit

    "She is the first women's Olympic boxing champion, but there is more to the fight than just her name. It was a quality fight, it was as good as it gets. That was beautiful to watch."

  58.   
    Sam Sheringham, BBC Sport at the hockey at the Riverbank Arena

    "What a turnaround at the Riverbank. Defending champions Germany take a 3-2 lead against top-ranked Australia as Timo Wess cracks home from a penalty corner. Moments later Florian Fuchs scores to make it 4-2 to Germany. They are 10 minutes away from the final."

  59. 1651: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Andrew C Welch on Twitter: "Nicola Adams is fantastic. What an inspiration and role model to us all!"

    Chris Paul on Twitter: "Brilliant boxing performance for Gold 24 from the wonderfully positive and cheerful Nicola Adams @teamGB"

    Brett Connor on Twitter: "Yorkshire does it again! Great boxing by Nicole Adams congrats #OurGreatestTeam"

  60. 1650: 
    BOXING

    Gold medallist Nicola Adams on BBC One: "It's like a dream come true for me. I've just wanted this all my life. To think I've finally done it with all this support... it's made my day. I'd like to thank all the supporters here and all the support back home - I'm bringing that gold medal back to Leeds!"

  61. 1650: 
    BOXING

    To strains of Rihanna's Only Girl in the World and the most insane noise you'll ever hear inside ExCeL, Ireland's Katie Taylor strides to the ring in purposeful fashion. Her home nation is apparently at a standstill. Beat Russia's Sofya Ochigava and Ireland will have their first gold medal of London 2012.

  62.   
    Ben Dirs, BBC Sport at ExCeL

    "Absolutely jaw-dropping performance by Nicola Adams in the flyweight final, the British woman absolutely roasting China's three-time world champion Ren Cancan 16-7. We thought it would be close, we couldn't have been more wrong. And it couldn't happen to a nicer person, you won't be able to wipe that smile off her face for... well, forever..."

  63.   
    Sam Sheringham, BBC Sport at the hockey at the Riverbank Arena

    "Are we heading for extra-time in the first men's hockey semi-final at the Riverbank? Germany level it at 2-2 with 15 minutes remaining against Australia as Matthias Witthaus converts a low cross at the far post."

  64. 1642: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Nicola Adams, GBR (Women's Flyweight Boxing)
  65. 1641: 
    RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS

    Three-time defending champions Russia top the standings after day one of the group rhythmic gymnastic qualifying competition. Great Britain are 11th overall - the top eight going through the final - with the teams pulling out the ribbons and hoops for the final session on Friday.

  66.  
    BOXING

    BBC Sport's boxing expert Lucy O'Connor on Nicola Adams leading 14-5 after the third round: "Can we believe Nicola is beating a former world champion by this scoreline? Yes we can, because we've seen some tremendous flurries of punches from Nicola."

  67.   
    Lennox Lewis, Former world heavyweight champion and BBC pundit

    "Nicola Adams boxed very smart in that round. She is very accurate and catching Cancan on the exchanges every time. She is in control."

  68. 1639: 
    BOXING

    Ding, ding... that's the end of round three, another dominant couple of minutes for the pride of Leeds, Nicola Adams. She leads Ren Cancan 14-5 with one round remaining. Gold in her sights.

  69.   
    Rob Hodgetts, BBC Sport at the sailing at Weymouth

    "And that's, finally, that. Racing has now been called off for the day in Weymouth because of the lack of puff. The men's 470 medal race will be held at 12:00 BST on Friday before the women's 470 medal race. Match-racing will also resume then, weather permitting."

  70.   
    Lennox Lewis, Former world heavyweight champion and BBC pundit

    "That was about a six-punch combination. She had Cancan against the ropes and she had her hit so much she had to move. That is what you have to do. Cancan is fighting from deficit right now."

  71.  
    BOXING

    BBC Sport's boxing expert Lucy O'Connor on the second round between Nicola Adams and Ren Cancan: "Nicola needs to keep it tight and not give anything silly away. This is a brilliant performance. It was a beautiful one-two to send Cancan to the floor. Unbelievable."

  72. 1637: 
    BOXING

    Adams knocks Cancan to the canvas with a succession of brutal combinations. Incredible scenes! Just one point for that, though. She leads 9-4 after two rounds and is bang on course for the gold medal.

  73.   
    Sam Sheringham, BBC Sport at the hockey at the Riverbank Arena

    "Australia start the second half of their semi-final against Germany like men possessed and are rewarded with a goal after seven minutes as Glenn Turner lashes in from close range to put them 2-1 ahead. The winners face Great Britain or Netherlands, who meet in the second semi-final at 20:00."

  74.  
    BOXING

    BBC Sport's boxing expert Lucy O'Connor on Nicola Adams's first round performance: "It's a great start from Adams - exactly what she needed to do. Cancan is an expert at counter boxing but Adams is countering the counter."

  75.   
    Lennox Lewis, Former world heavyweight champion and BBC pundit

    "I didn't really think it was that close a round but Nicola Adams definitely did a good job. Cancan has a weird style and it is hard to hit her. When she throws punches they don't have a lot of power but they look good for the judges."

  76. 1634: 
    BOXING

    British second seed Nicola Adams wins the first round 4-2. Good start against top seed Ren Cancan. Deafening noise inside ExCeL.

  77. 1632: 
    BOXING

    For info, Adams v Cancan is a flyweight (51kg) bout and Katie Taylor v Sofya Ochigava a lightweight (60kg) fight.

  78.  
    BOXING

    Irish comedian Dara O Briain, who is preparing to watch compatriot Katie Taylor bid to win Ireland's first London 2012 medal at ExCeL, on BBC One: "She's going to do it. She's the best pound-for-pound women's fighter in the world - there's no doubt. Ireland has been going bananas for her - she's the biggest face in the country."

  79.  
    BOXING

    Eliminated Great Britain lightweight boxer Natasha Jonas on colleague Nicola Adams's bid to win flyweight gold: "It's Nicola's time. She's going to come out in front of her home crowd and do herself justice."

  80.  
    BOXING

    BBC Sport's boxing expert Lucy O'Connor on Katie Taylor, who is bidding to win Ireland's first London 2012 medal: "Katie has been an ambassador for boxing, she's the consummate professional inside and outside the ring. She's a role model not just for women's boxing but boxing as a whole."

  81.   
    Ben Dirs, BBC Sport at ExCeL

    "To the ExCeL Centre - or is it the O2 Dublin? - for the women's boxing finals. Leeds flyweight Nicola Adams, looking to land the first ever women's boxing gold medal at an Olympics, is up against three-time world champion Ren Cancan at 1630 BST, the pride of Bray, Katie Taylor, up immediately after in the lightweight final. But first it's Tinchy Stryder - and no, he is not singing The Fields of Athenry. Although perhaps he should be..."

  82. 1620: 
    BOXING

    Ten minutes away from one of the most historic moments of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The first ever women's boxing gold medal will be won. What's more, a British fighter is in the final. That British fighter is Nicola Adams and she's up against her nemesis Ren Cancan of China.

    Cancan has danced her way to victory over Adams in the last two World Championship finals, the most recent coming in May when Cancan prevailed 14-10 on home soil in Qinhuangdao. But Adams did come out on top in the quarter-finals of the Standja Cup in Bulgaria earlier this year.

    Simple instructions: Do. Not. Miss. It.

  83. 1619: 
    EQUESTRIAN

    Carl Hester after finishing in fifth place in the individual dressage and discussing British gold and bronze: "It's been an emotional and long year for us to keep the horses going. Without the horse, we're nothing. To keep two horses in this peak, to finish the top five at the Olympics, is very hard and takes a lot of management.

    "Every morning you walk out into the yard and think please, please, they'll be all right.

    "We've had so much back-up. Thank goodness for the world-class team behind us and the lottery that helped us keep this think going. We treat them as super athletes and I think they've repaid everybody with what they've done."

  84.   
    Nick Hope, BBC Sport at the taekwondo at ExCeL

    "Huge contest between the crowd's reaction when the fighters arrive; there's huge applause, compared to slightly nervous 'come on Martin' & 'go Jade' when they are competing.

    "Both GB competitors progress with comfortable scores to the next round, but they will both face the Olympic favourites in their divisions come the semi-finals from around 1700 BST.

    "Importantly it means Stamper and Jones are just one win away from a guaranteed silver medal..."

  85.  

    Liz on Twitter: "Wonderful dressage result! Well done Charlotte!"

    Jodie T on Twitter: "Beautiful story; glad Charlotte Dujardin won a #gold #teamgb #olympics"

    Mik Richardson on Twitter: "3 GOLDS now in the Equestrian and our 23rd of the Games! #amazing #OurGreatestTeam"

    Send your thoughts to us using #bbc2012 on Twitter or on text via 81111 (UK).

  86. 1610: 
    EQUESTRIAN

    Charlotte Dujardin's mother Jane on BBC One after watching her daughter win gold in the dressage: "All the pressure was really on her. I'm so proud - it's unbelievable. When my mother died I knew I had to use the money I inherited to buy Charlotte a horse. She could make a donkey do anything. Not that he's a donkey, but she has made him a grand prix horse. I knew she had all the talent, but didn't have the break until I could buy her the horse."

  87. 1607: 
    EQUESTRIAN

    BBC Sport equestrian expert Judy Harvey on Charlotte Dujardin's gold medal: "It's incredible. I didn't think she'd done enough but the judges have rewarded the correct training and the harmony they have together."

  88.  

    Mark Dobson on Twitter: "Can't believe I'm watching this!! These horses are amazing!!! Fantastic entertainment!!!"

    Phil Robertson on Twitter: "That horse has great taste in music, The Great Escape AND Live & Let Die! Deserves gold just for that!"

  89. 1607: 
    BRONZE MEDAL- Laura Bechtolsheimer, GB (Individual dressage)

    Laura Bechtolsheimer finishes third in the dressage to bring up Great Britain's 50th medal of these Games.

  90. 1606: 
    BMX

    Good news for the host nation as Liam Phillips qualifies for Friday's men's BMX semi-finals. He finishes second in each of the opening three runs in his heat to reach the semis alongside Connor Fields of the USA. Phillips and Fields can now put their feet up as the other six men from their heat contest the last two runs, with the top two riders joining them in the semi-finals.

  91.   
    Rob Hodgetts, BBC Sport at the sailing at Weymouth

    "Still beautiful weather for cooking on the beach here in Weymouth. But not great for Olympic sailing regattas. The Elliott 6m match-racing fleet has been told to stand down for the day.

    "There is not enough wind to run the two sail-offs for 5th-8th, featuring GB v France and USA v the Netherlands. There is still no word on the men's 470 medal race. A final decision will be made at 1630 BST. If no go, it will go into Friday."

  92.   
    Pippa Funnell, Multi Olympic medallist and BBC equestrian pundit

    On Charlotte Dujardin winning individual dressage gold: "This is what dreams are made of and there are no words to describe it. Charlotte Dujardin is in tears and so she should be. We must not forget Laura Bechtolsheimer as well, who is up in bronze, while Carl Hester has been the backbone of this team. What these three riders have achieved for British dressage is something quite unimaginable and something quite outstanding."

  93. 1605: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Charlotte Dujardin, GB (Individual dressage)

    Charlotte Dujardin wins Britain's second dressage gold medal with a routine set to movie themes including Live and Let Die. Adelinde Cornelissen from the Netherlands was second.

  94.  
    TAEKWONDO

    Former GB captain and BBC Sport pundit John Cullen on GB's Martin Stamper reaching the semi-finals: "Few deserve it more. He is a very hard worker. He's been around for as long as I have been in the game if not longer. A tremendous fighter."

  95.   
    Rob Hodgetts, BBC Sport at the sailing at Weymouth

    "The Elliott 6m match-racing boats have been called back in, having been bobbing about on the mill pond for a good while. There is insufficient stable wind for racing to go ahead. This, apparently, does not yet mean racing is cancelled for the day. The 470 class are still on shore and their medal race looks unlikely. The final cut-off will be 16:30 BST, otherwise it will go in to tomorrow."

  96.   
    Sam Sheringham, BBC Sport at the hockey at the Riverbank Arena

    "This semi-final has come alive with a goal at each end. Australia break the deadlock with a brisk counter-attacking goal. Glenn Turner's shot is saved by German goalkeeper Max Weinhold, but Kieran Govers follows up and lashes the rebound home before celebrating by repeatedly kissing a tatoo on his bicep.

    "Germany equalise soon afterwards as Moritz Fuerste hammers in from a penalty corner."

  97. 1600: 
    TAEKWONDO

    And step it up he does. It's a tremendous final round from Martin Stamper, landing a two-point spinning kick to the torso before adding a flurry of single pointers to take victory by five over Damir Fejzic of Serbia. The 25-year-old from Liverpool will be back at around 1715 BST to contest the semi-finals.

  98. 1559: 
    EQUESTRIAN

    To strains of the Great Escape and Land of Hope and Glory has Charlotte Dujardin done enough to end Britain's wait for gold? The 23,000 crowd, basking in the sunshine, clearly think so.

  99. 1557: 
    TAEKWONDO

    Real tension at the ExCeL as Martin Stamper trails Damir Fejzic by two points to one after the second. There's still nothing to choose between the pair but the Briton needs to step it up in the third and final round.

  100.   
    Matt Slater, BBC Sport at the BMX track

    "Right, that's two of the five rounds in the BMX quarter-finals done and I think we still have 32 contestants, which is something of a miracle given the carnage that tends to follow when the riders reach the first corner.

    "Britain's Liam Phillips has avoided what the venue commentator keeps describing as "action" and has claimed two second-place finishes in his eight-man bracket, or moto.

    "Another ride like that and he will advance to the semis, as the top two go through. The remaining six riders then race twice more for another two places in Friday's last 16. Simple, really, like riding a bike."

  101. 1554: 
    EQUESTRIAN

    So now Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro, the last to ride, go for gold with Adelinde Cornelissen of the Netherlands currently leading and Britain's Laura Bechtolsheimer in second place.

  102. 1552: 
    TAEKWONDO

    There's nothing to choose between Britain's Martin Stamper and Damir Fejzic of Serbia as the first round ends without a single point scored.

  103. 1550: 
    TAEKWONDO

    The crowd at the ExCeL don't have to wait long for more British interest as Martin Stamper heads out for his -68kg quarter-final with Damir Fejzic of Serbia. Can he follow Jade Jones into the semi-finals?

  104.   
    Rob Hodgetts, BBC Sport at the sailing in Weymouth

    "The Elliott 6m match-racing boats have been called back in, having been bobbing about on the mill pond for a good while. There is insufficient stable wind for racing to go ahead. This, apparently, does not yet mean racing is cancelled for the day. The 470 class are still on shore and their medal race looks unlikely. The final cut-off will be 1630 BST, otherwise it will go into tomorrow."

  105. 1550: 
    BMX

    BMX world champion in 1996 and BBC Sport pundit Jamie Staff after GB's Liam Phillips comes second in his second run: "He got a good gate again. I know Liam will be very happy with that. He has four points now. Every time you go out there and put a good run in it helps. There was a bit of action in that race but Liam did well to avoid it."

  106. 1547: 
    FOOTBALL

    Canada won the bronze medal in the women's football in dramatic fashion an hour or so ago, as a last-minute winner gave them a 1-0 victory over France.

    It's all got too much for Desiree Scott, who said: "This is a place that I will never forget. We just won a bronze medal in Coventry."

  107. 1546: 
    TAEKWONDO

    Former GB captain and BBC Sport pundit John Cullen: "One of the things Jade has added to her game is great concentration and composure. She's always been impressive athletically but for me that is the most professional performance I have seen from Jade. She marches on and she deserves to."

  108. 1546: 
    TAEKWONDO- Jade Jones into the semi-finals

    It's victory for Jade Jones, the 19-year-old from Wales beating Mayu Hamada of Japan 13-3 with a confident, attacking performance to progress to the semi-finals which take place between 1700 and 1745 BST.

  109. 1542: 
    TAEKWONDO

    It's more of an even start to the second round, but it's Jade Jones who takes the initiative, picking up a couple of single points for kicks to the torso before landing a huge three-point score for a kick to the head. That gives her a solid seven-point lead going into the third round to the delight of the crowd.

  110. 1537: 
    TAEKWONDO

    Jade Jones makes an attacking start, finding her range and rhythm to take a 3-1 lead over Mayu Hamada in the first two-minute round.

  111. 1537: 
    BMX

    The second of five runs in men's quarter-final heat two goes the way of Connor Fields, as did the first. Liam Phillips finishes second again. If those two make the top two in the third run, they'll be through to the semi-finals, with the remaining six riders contesting the final three runs for the final two semi-final places. Make sense?

  112. 1536: 
    WATER POLO

    It's all over at the Water Polo Arena as Great Britain suffer another defeat, losing 11-7 to Italy to finish eighth and last in the women's competition.

  113. 1535: 
    TAEKWONDO

    Huge welcome for Britain's Jade Jones as she strolls into the ExCeL for her -57kg taekwondo quarter-final against Mayu Hamada of Japan. A place in the semi-finals and a shot at a medal awaits the winner. Watch it on our interactive video player.

  114. 1535: 
    EQUESTRIAN

    BBC Sport equestrian expert Judy Harvey: "I can't believe the focus this horse (Mistral Hojris) had today. He was really in tune with her loving his music and just having a wonderful time."

  115.   
    Ollie Williams, BBC Sport at the dressage at Greenwich Park

    "Thunderous noise in Greenwich Park as Laura Bechtolsheimer finishes off her Lion King-themed medley aboard Mistral Hojris and steers Britain into the history books.

    "She's gone top for now which, with three riders left and two of them British, means there will definitely be a GB medal in individual dressage here. That will be the first medal a Briton has ever won in Olympic individual dressage, just two days after the hosts' first-ever team medal, which happened to be gold."

  116. 1534: 
    EQUESTRIAN- GB GUARANTEED A MEDAL
  117.   
    Matt Slater, BBC Sport at the BMX Track

    "Greetings from the top of the main stand at the BMX Track, from where I cannot see my computer screen (it's too sunny) but I can see Homerton Hospital (beyond the velodrome, across Hackney Marshes), which means typing will be difficult but the trip to A&E for the injured riders will be short.

    "First, the good news. Britain's Liam Phillips got off to a flying start in the second heat of the men's quarter-finals and finished second, behind the much-tipped American Connor Fields. The bad news is that the third heat was dominated by a pile-up at the first corner that took out seven of the eight riders.

    "We await to see if all will be OK to start their second runs. There was a pretty hefty crash in the third heat, too. Basically, it's last man standing."

  118.   
    Sam Sheringham, BBC Sport at the hockey at the Riverbank Arena

    "The stands at the Riverbank Arena are filling fast for a true clash of the titans in the first men's hockey semi-final as reigning champions Germany take on a world number one side Australia.

    "The Aussies topped their group after spanking Pakistan 7-0, Spain 5-0 and South Africa 6-0 and drawing with Great Britain and Argentina. The Germans won three, lost one and came back from 5-2 down to draw 5-5 with New Zealand.

    "There's a very Aussie feel to the crowd with plenty of green and gold on show, but the Germans get a decent cheer when urged by the stadium announcer. The sun is blazing down but we've got the floodlights on. Best to be prepared for all eventualities I suppose but there goes another few quid."

  119. 1520: 
    BMX

    BMX world champion in 1996 and BBC Sport pundit Jamie Staff on Liam Phillips: "He's got it tough. He's got his work cut out. He's had surgery to deal with but, hopefully, he will be out here going fast. You have just got to lose your focus for a moment and you are going down. It is such a technical course."

  120. 1519: 
    BMX

    The last of the men's quarter-finals first runs finishes in front of a packed house at the BMX Track. This is some sport. High-speed straights, frighteningly-quick bends, flying jumps, brutal crashes. BBC presenter Helen Skelton says: "There's only one word to describe this event, 'absolute carnage'." Yes, it's two words, but we know what she's getting at. Watch the second run of each heat on the interactive video player. Britain's Liam Phillips in the hunt.

  121.  

    Here's track cycling gold medallist Geraint Thomas' verdict on the BMX: "Blimey, this should be renamed Last Man Standing!!! Great to watch though."

  122.   
    Ollie Williams, BBC Sport at the dressage at Greenwich Park

    "This is it, the dressage denouement. We have five riders left to go - three of them British - and the score to beat is 84.196.

    "That's a big score but within the grasp of all three Britons and the mood here is expectant. This team has become all-conquering in just the last couple of years, and the feeling is that it's Britain's day. But all three need to go out and perform to the best of their ability or else the Netherlands' Adelinde Cornelissen could steal in and take gold.

    "Music choices reached a recent zenith with a mix that hopped from Visage to Tears for Fears in one German horse's routine. Stay tuned for Elton John, some iconic British movie soundtracks and Sarah Brightman (you know, Sarah Brightman) in the next half an hour or so."

  123. 1513: 
    SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING

    Over at the Aquatics Centre, they have cranked up the volume on the underwater speakers as the synchronised swimming team competition gets under way.

    Look beyond the sequins, lipsticks and permanent smiles and you'll find athletes who will carry out around 700 individual movements in each routine and need to hold their breath for up to one minute. Great Britain will be the sixth team to go.

    You can see their routine on our interactive video player.

  124.   
    Nick Hope, BBC Sport at the taekwondo at ExCel

    "After a couple of hours rest (for the athletes, rather than the journalists) we're back underway in the quarter-finals of the Olympic Taekwondo.

    "Coming up, Jade Jones bids for the semi's at 15.15 against 2012 Asian Championship bronze medallist Mayu Hamada of Japan.

    "GB's Martin Stamper is also in action against 18 year old Damir Fejzic who was a surprise victor in the battle against number five seed Peter Lopez Santos in the previous round.

    "In theory - Stamper and Jones 'should' progress, but I said that last night at the diving and both Monique Gladding and Stacie Powell crashed out...

  125.  
    BMX

    BMX world champion in 1996 and BBC Sport pundit Jamie Staff: "It was a beautiful start from Liam Phillips. He got so much speed coming off the ramp. He is focused and got the right mindset."

  126. 1508: 
    BMX

    It's quarter-finals day at the BMX Track and Britain's Liam Phillips finishes second in the first run of his heat. Basically, there are four heats and each heat features five runs. Points are awarded for each run (one for the winner, two for second place and so on).

    After three runs, the top two riders (the ones with the lowest scores) go through to the semi-finals. The remaining riders compete in the next two runs, after which the top two (calculated from all five runs) also go through to the semi-finals.

  127. 1500: 
    WATER POLO

    Hopes of a first victory for Britain in the water polo looking grim as they trail Italy 6-3 after the second period of their 7th-8th women's classification match. The Brits led 3-2 after the first period, but rarely challenged the goal in the second as Italy netted four to streak ahead.

  128. 1457: 
    RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS

    Britain's Frankie Jones lies 21st out of 24 gymnasts after the first day of qualifying in the individual all-around qualification, with Russia's Daria Dmitrieva leading the way. They ditch the ball and hoop in favour of the ribbons and clubs for tomorrow's final day, with the top 10 progressing to the final.

  129. 1452: 
    BRONZE MEDAL- Canada (Women's football)

    Canada take the bronze medal after a goal in stoppage-time earns them a 1-0 win over France in Coventry.

  130. 1450: 
    FOOTBALL

    Extraordinary drama in Coventry!

    France have been piling on the pressure in the closing stages of their semi-final, but Canada break clear deep into stoppage time and Diana Matheson taps into an open goal. Surely the winner...?

  131. 1448: 
    TAEKWONDO

    One of the British success stories this morning came from the ExCel where unseeded fighters Jade Jones, who reached last year's World Championship final, and Martin Stamper won their respective preliminary rounds in style to progress to this afternoon's quarter-finals. We're expecting Jones to return to the mat around 1530 BST with Stamper following her on at 1545.

  132. 1441: 
    WATER POLO

    Britain's bid for a first victory in the water polo at these Olympic Games continues as the women take on Italy in the 7th-8th classification match at the Water Polo Arena.

    The Brits have lost their last two matches by just two goals, but were convincingly beaten 10-5 by Italy in the group stages. Can the hosts gain revenge and taste victory at last? Watch the match now on our interactive video player to find out.

  133.   
    Ollie Williams, BBC Sport at the equestrian at Greenwich Park

    "Back at the dressage, since Phil Collins' little encore as the Austrian music selection about an hour ago, not much has happened that's likely to affect the medal standings.

    "There are 18 riders but the reality is that only the last half-dozen or so are realistic contenders for the gold - with the possible exception of Anky van Grunsven, the Dutch dressage legend at her seventh Games and defending champion, whose score of 82.000 just now might pose a threat.

    "From 1500 BST things start to ratchet up. Laura Bechtolsheimer (1520), Carl Hester (1530) and Charlotte Dujardin (1550, the last to go) are the British trio and any one of them has enough in the locker to win a second gold of the week, after team gold on Tuesday.

    "But Adelinde Cornelissen, another Dutch rider, is a big challenger at 1540. It feels about 50-50 in terms of British title hopes here and most eyes will be on Dujardin to deliver something special and win the individual title."

  134. 1434: 
    FOOTBALL

    With just a quarter of an hour remaining in the women's bronze medal match, Canada and France are locked in a 0-0 draw in Coventry.

    I don't think many athletes imagined winning a medal in Coventry when our fair isles were awarded these Games, but one team will do shortly. A goal now could be decisive.

  135. 1432: 
    BMX

    We're just under 30 minutes away from the start of the men's BMX quarter-finals which will feature Britain's Liam Phillips.

    The Briton, who was knocked out at this stage in Beijing, has recovered from a broken collarbone which he suffered in a crash at the World Championships in May. He goes in the second of four heats with each rider getting five runs.

    After three runs of each heat, the top two riders go through to the semi-finals, with the rest fighting it out over the final two runs for the remaining two spots.

  136. 1424: 
    SWIMMING

    Keri-Anne Payne held it together for the interview for BBC One but gets emotional as she prepared to speak to BBC Radio 5 live. After composing herself, she said: "On the third lap I needed to feed and it was a bad decision as it all went wrong. I had to work pretty hard to get back to where I needed to be. I probably worked a bit too hard."

  137. 1416: 
    SWIMMING

    GB long distance swimmer David Davies on Keri-Anne Payne's fourth place in the 10km open water marathon: "It is a tough sport and Keri-Anne has worked very hard. It is cruel. I don't know why she didn't get the result she wanted. I know for a fact she has given everything. Not just today but for all her career. The constant physical effort that goes into it is really draining and the most difficult event I have done."

  138. 1415: 
    FOOTBALL

    Great Britain women's coach Hope Powell is in the stands at the City of Coventry Stadium, probably wondering what might have been. Canada, who knocked Powell's side out in the quarter-finals here on Friday, are drawing 0-0 with France with an hour gone of their bronze medal match.

  139. 1411: 
    RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS

    Britain's Frankie Jones nails another solid routine which puts her 11th out of 24 overall at the moment. "It was a very clean, confident performance," said BBC Sport gymnastics commentator Christine Still. "She's achieved two scores over 24 which is what she was aiming for."

    It won't be enough to send her through to the final, but considering she finished last in the Olympic test event, it's certainly a big improvement.

  140. 1409: 
    SWIMMING

    Keri-Anne Payne after finishing fourth in the women's open water 10km swim: "It just didn't go my way from the start. I tried to get back up to lead but they played me at my own game. The top 25 swimmers in the world were in the race and to come out fourth is not too bad. It was really close.

    "It's not quite what I wanted for the crowd and all the people who have helped me get here. I was hurting for most of the swim. I don't know if that is it for me [in open water swimming]. I'm not sure how things are going to go. It's my last one for a while as I need a break but it's not the end of me and swimming."

  141.  

    Jean Williams on Twitter: "Good effort from Keri-Anne Payne - she swam like a Trojan - give her a big virtual pat on the back from me."

  142. 1402: 
    SWIMMING

    Four one-hundredths of a second. That was all that separated Keri-Anne Payne from a bronze medal to go with the silver she won in Beijing. As I said, agonising.

  143. 1359: 

    Absolute agony for British swimmer Keri-Anne Payne, who is pipped to bronze by a matter of inches at the end of a gruelling 10km open water race, after being in the water for almost two hours. Hayley Anderson of the United States ended up with silver and Italy's Martina Grimaldi took bronze.

  144. 1357: 
    SWIMMING

    Hayley Anderson of the United States attacks, with less than 500m to go - she will fight it out to the line with Hungary's Eva Risztov for gold. Kerri-Anne Payne is in a battle for bronze at the moment and is in fourth place.

  145.   
    Adrian Moorhouse, Olympic swimming gold medallist and BBC pundit

    On the 10km open water race: "This is getting really close. Eva Risztov is struggling with heavy arms. It has been a very fast race."

  146. 1356: 
    SWIMMING

    After 10km in the water we are set for a thrilling sprint finish at Hyde Park and this is now a race for gold too. Eva Risztov is being reeled in and the blue cap of Keri-Anne Payne is right up there at the front.

  147. 1354: 
    WOMEN'S FOOTBALL

    It's 0-0 at half-time in the bronze medal match between Canada and France over at the City of Coventry Stadium. The gold medal final takes place later this evening at Wembley, with USA - who have won the last two Olympic titles - taking on Japan in a repeat of last year's World Cup final which Japan won on penalties.

  148. 1353: 
    SWIMMING

    No-one is taking any energy drinks on board as the open water swimmers pass the feeding station for the last time. It's probably for the best - they have already spilt enough lucozade to turn the Serpentine orange.

    Hungary's Eva Risztov is still holding a commanding lead, and behind her there is going to be one almighty scrap for the remaining medals.

  149. 1350: 
    SWIMMING

    Hungary's Eva Risztov has attacked again, and is about 10m clear as we approach the finale to this 10km open water race.

    Keri-Anne Payne is in the four-strong chase group that are hot on her heels. Her medal hopes are still alive, and she is getting roared on by the crowd. About 800m to go.

  150.   
    Ollie Williams, BBC Sport at the dressage at Greenwich Park

    "Phil Collins is now trending on Twitter. The power of dressage. But seriously."

  151.   
    Nick Hope, BBC Sport at the wrestling at the ExCeL

    "British Wrestling's only Olympic competitor, Olga Butkeyvch, is out of the Games after a first-round defeat.

    "She received a great reception as she entered the arena and looked strong in the second round, but her weight-loss programme seemed to have sapped her usual energy and Olga slumped to defeat against Equador's Antes Castillo.

    "Ukraine-born Butkeyvch only received her British passport a few months ago and was a controversial selection having not been able to compete in any Olympic qualifiers.

    "This is a massive blow to the sport which has received in the region of £4m pounds worth of funding over the last seven years. That is likely to all but be wiped out in UK Sport's funding review next year - heading towards Rio 2016.

    "There is still a possibility that Butkeyvch could continue if Antes Castillo goes on to reach the final and thus, as with the taekwondo format, she would enter the repecharge for bronze - However, that is highly unlikely."

  152. 1343: 
    SWIMMING

    Just one lap of the 10km open water swimming left now... and this is getting tense. Hungary's Eva Risztov and Italy's Martina Grimaldi have opened up a bit of a gap on the next three swimmers, Germany's Angela Maurer, Hayley Anderson of the United States and Britain's Kerri-Anne Payne.

    At this rate Payne will end up in a race for bronze. About 20 minutes to go in The Serpentine for these swimmers.

  153. 1342: 
    THE CRYING GAME

    The tears have been flowing throughout these Games as athletes struggle to keep their emotions under control. Jessica Ennis, Rebecca Adlington and Sir Chris Hoy were among the home stars to have let it all out after winning medals.

    But it's not just the British who have been fighting back the tears. Probably the most heart-breaking tears were from Turkey's Merve Aydin who suffered an injury during a heat of the 800m and limped over the line to a huge round of applause from the crowd.

  154. 1341: 
    HOCKEY

    Pakistan beat Korea 3-2 at Riverbank Arena to secure seventh in the overall men's hockey classification.

  155. 1340: 
    ATHLETICS

    Oscar Pisorius, who held hopes of a medal after the South African relay team won silver at the World Championships last year, raised his hands to his head when he saw his team-mate hit the deck following a clashed with a Kenyan athlete in the first heat this morning.

    But the chance of a historic Olympic medal for the man nicknamed "Blade Runner" is back on after a jury agreed that the team had been "severely damaged in the incident with Kenya". The quartet will run in lane nine.

  156.   
    Adrian Moorhouse, Olympic swimming gold medallist and BBC pundit

    On the 10km open water marathon: "There is a gap opening up now and Keri-Anne Payne is in that leading group which is a useful place to be. There are five of them."

  157. 1335: 
    SWIMMING

    Plenty of wildfowl on The Serpentine, with a heron flying across the path of the open water swimmers - there was a coot bobbing about in front of them earlier. No swans today, though, because they have been moved to a "holiday camp" in Berkshire for the duration of the Olympics.

    Hungary's Eva Risztov is still setting the pace at the front, and the pack behind her is beginning to split up. The good news for Kerri-Anne Payne is that she has responded to an increase in the tempo and is still with the leaders.

  158. 1332: 
    Breaking News

    South Africa's 4x400m men's relay team have been reinstated for the final on appeal, the sport's governing body, the IAAF, have announced.

    Double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius didn't get the chance to run in the heats after his team-mate Ofentse Mogawane collided with Kenyan runner Vincent Kilu on the second leg.

    You can watch the heat on our interactive video player.

  159.   
    Adrian Moorhouse, Olympic swimming gold medallist and BBC pundit

    On the 10km open water marathon: "With two laps to go it is a bit worrying for me. Keri-Anne Payne is obviously finding this pace difficult because she would normally be at the front of the race. The hope is she can get in a smaller break-out group."

  160. 1324: 

    We have now had four of the six laps of The Serpentine in the women's 10km open water, and Keri-Anne Payne is still in the hunt for a medal, sitting in fifth place and in a pack of swimmers behind Hungary's Eva Risztov, who is powering on about a metre ahead of the rest at the front.

    The race is over for South Africa's Jessica Roux, however. She has had problems all day and has just been hauled out of the water.

  161. 1321: 
    WOMEN'S FOOTBALL

    Over at the City of Coventry Stadium, Canada and France are under way in their bronze medal women's football match. Canada lost all three games at last year's World Cup but have been in tip top form at the Olympics, knocking out Britain before losing to USA in the final minute of extra time in the semi-finals.

    You can watch the match on our interactive video player.

  162.   
    Rob Hodgetts, BBC Sport at the sailing at Weymouth

    "Whispers of a sea breeze swirl around the sailing venue in Portland. The postponement flag for the Elliott match-racing comes down, meaning there will be racing soon, but no timescale as yet. When they go out, GB will take on France and USA will race Netherlands in the 5th-8th place sail-off. The 470 postponement flag still flying for now."

  163. 1314: 
    ONES TO WATCH

    Wednesday was Britain's first day with out a medal since Day 1, but Britain's Keri-Anne Payne could put that right in little over an hour when the 10m open water swim reaches its conclusion in Hyde Park.

    Later on this afternoon, history will be made when Great Britain compete in the synchronised swimming team event for the first time since it was added to the programme in 1984. The Brits, who have been helped in their preparations by ice skating gold medallist Roubin Cousins, go sixth.

    We've also got a spot of sailing to look forward to, once the wind picks up that is. British sailors Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell have secured at least a silver medal but have spent the morning hanging around for their shot at gold in the medal race because of a lack of wind.

  164. 1308: 
    MORNING REVIEW

    The morning session saw Great Britain's men qualify for the 4x400m final while over at Hyde Park, Keri-Anne Payne began her quest for gold in the open water 10km swim.

    Britain's Rachel Cawthorn missed out on a medal with fifth in the K1 500m canoe sprint final but it was better news for unseeded British fighters Jade Jones and Martin Stamper who progressed to the quarter-finals in the taekwondo.

    Head over to the morning session's 'as it happened' page to see how it all unfolded and you can catch up with all the action on our interactive video player (available on the desktop version of this website).

  165. 1304: 

    Welcome to the afternoon session on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games. We've 19 gold medals up for grabs today in athletics, sailing, swimming, beach volleyball, boxing, diving, equestrian, football, taekwondo, water polo and wrestling. Britain should get back on the medal train today, surely...?

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  16. Football 2 Events First Event: 25th July
  17. Gymnastics - Artistic 16 Events First Event: 28th July
  18. Gymnastics - Rhythmic 2 Events First Event: 9th August
  19. Gymnastics - Trampoline 2 Events First Event: 3rd August
  20. Handball 2 Events First Event: 28th July
  21. Hockey 2 Events First Event: 29th July
  22. Judo 14 Events First Event: 28th July
  23. Modern Pentathlon 2 Events First Event: 11th August
  24. Rowing 14 Events First Event: 28th July
  25. Sailing 10 Events First Event: 29th July
  26. Shooting 15 Events First Event: 28th July
  27. Swimming 34 Events First Event: 28th July
  28. Synchronised Swimming 2 Events First Event: 5th August
  29. Table Tennis 4 Events First Event: 28th July
  30. Taekwondo 8 Events First Event: 8th August
  31. Tennis 5 Events First Event: 28th July
  32. Triathlon 2 Events First Event: 4th August
  33. Volleyball 2 Events First Event: 28th July
  34. Water-polo 2 Events First Event: 29th July
  35. Weightlifting 15 Events First Event: 28th July
  36. Wrestling 18 Events First Event: 5th August

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