London 2012 Olympics: Day 14 evening session as it happened

GB boxers Anthony Joshua and Fred Evans progress to gold medal bouts, Lutalo Muhammad wins taekwondo bronze while Tom Daley scrapes into his diving semi-final.

10 August 2012 Last updated at 23:39

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  1. 2338: 

    So plenty more to see tomorrow then, and of course you can stay across it all right here with us.

    The live text commentary begins at 08:00 BST. Be there for the roll call. See you later.

  2. 2337: 

    There may be only two days remaining but that doesn't mean it's time for last orders as there are plenty of medals and sports to drink up on Saturday. Mo Farah will attempt to become a double Olympic champion when he goes for gold in the men's 5000m at 1930 and an evening of athletics will conclude with the men's 4x100m relay (2100), although Britain will not be represented in that race. Ahem.

    It's an early start for Tom Daley (0955) in the 10m platform semi-finals and the Brit will be looking to improve on his poor preliminary round. Britain's Luke Campbell will fight Ireland's John Joe Nevin in the bantamweight final at 2045. There could be bronze for Britain's men in the hockey (1530) while the modern pentathlon (0845-1905) finally gets under way.

  3. 2336: 

    And in sailing, Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark had to settle for a silver medal in the women's 470 after finishing well behind New Zealand in the medal race.

    Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell also clinched silver after finishing fourth in the men's 470 medal race and second overall in the final standings.

  4. 2336: 

    In the hockey, Great Britain's women won a bronze medal thanks to a 3-1 victory over New Zealand, while Lutalo Muhammad won taekwondo bronze after beating Arman Yeremyan of Armenia.

  5. 2332: 

    So the Games are coming to an end - and what a Games - but let's just wrap up what happened for Team GB today.

    In the boxing, Luke Campbell is through to the men's bantamweight final, Fred Evans will compete in the men's welterweight final and Anthony Joshua is through to the men's super-heavyweight final.

    Anthony Ogogo takes home a bronze in the middleweight category.

  6. 2329: 

    So Anthony Joshua is into the super heavyweight final and defending champion Roberto Cammarelle is ready for him.

    The Italian said: "I anticipated that my final opponent would by Joshua. We met in the world championships and he beat me deservedly.

    "This time I will beat him."


    degs brown on Twitter: "What a night for British boxing. More medals in the bag."

  8. 2321: 

    Anthony Joshua: "Once again that was the best atmosphere I've ever boxed in. I've dedicated this win to Tom Stalker. Everything paid off and I was determined to get the win.

    "He is a great fighter with a rangy jab and I'm happy everything has come together. I will be ready for the Italian in Sunday's final. I'm buzzing but I have to ride the steady rollercoaster."

    Ben Dirs, BBC Sport at the boxing at ExCeL

    "That was all incredibly tense: in a fight dominated by the jab, you would have thought the 6ft 9in Dychko would have the edge but Joshua was managing to find a way through and I think he probably won it with his final 30-second burst.

    "Three British men are into the finals, Luke Campbell on Saturday night, Fred Evans and Anthony Joshua on Sunday afternoon."

    Ron McIntosh, BBC boxing commentator

    "Four years ago when James Degale was winning his Olympic title, Anthony Joshua wasn't even watching. He knew little about the sport and only started boxing soon after and in the space of around four years he is in an Olympic final.

    "He is beaming from ear to ear."

  11. 2318: 

    Anthony Joshua is into the super heavyweight final after a 13-11 win. He will fight defending champion Roberto Cammarelle for the Olympic gold medal on Sunday afternoon.

  12. 2317: 

    It's victory for Anthony Joshua!

  13. 2313: 

    Ivan Dychko has to stop to wipe blood away from his nose. That has to be a good sign...

  14. 2312: 

    Anthony Joshua's cornerman slaps him round the head and tells him to box behind his jab as they start the final round...

  15. 2311: 

    Anthony Joshua rocks his opponent with a crisp left hand at the start of round two, and looks the sharper mover.

    At the end of the second round, it's still level though at 8-8. Tense times.

  16. 2307: 

    Anthony Joshua and Ivan Dychko are level at 4-4 after the opening round. The crowd don't like it but there was nothing in it.

  17. 2304: 

    Anthony Joshua is fighting a giant here. He catches Ivan Dychko with a sharp right in the opening seconds - the sell-out crowd is once again in fine voice.

  18. 2303: 
    Anthony Joshua v Ivan Dychko

    Anthony Joshua goes for a place in the super heavyweight final and you can watch it live on the interactive video player.

  19. 2302: 

    Defending Olympic champion Roberto Cammarelle is through to the final as he edges a 13-12 win over Magomedrasul Medzhidov - who is not happy at all.

    The Azerbaijani gives the judges a thumbs down.

    Anthony Joshua is on now and will fight the Italian with a win...

    Ben Dirs, BBC Sport at the boxing at ExCeL

    "The long word on Anthony Joshua's opponent this evening: he is a 6ft 9in Kazakhstan boxer called Ivan Dychko who is ranked 12th in the world and won bronze at last year's World Championships in Baku.

    "He's got good movement for such a tall man and could cause Joshua problems for that reason. Or, in short: he's tall, he's blonde and he's angry."

  21. 2253: 

    Anthony Joshua is due out in the ring shortly, but currently duking it out in the other semi are world champion Magomedrasul Medzhidov from Azerbaijan and Italian Roberto Cammarelle - who is the reigning Olympic champion.

    Joshua beat Cammarelle in last year's world championships.

  22. 2248: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Sebastian Crismanich, ARG (Men's -80kg taekwondo)

    Argentina's Sebastian Crismanich scores a winning point in the final 20 seconds for a 1-0 victory over Spain's Nicolas Garcia Hemme.

  23. 2246: 
    BASKETBALL- United States 109-83 Argentina

    The States never looked like losing that, as they strode to an early lead in the opening quarter. Argentina will now contest the bronze medal against Russia whilst the 'Dream Team' USA go against Spain for the gold, in a repeat of the 2008 Olympic final.

  24. 2243: 

    Anthony Joshua is in action next - while Fred Evans has just learned who he will face in Sunday's welterweight final.

    Evans will box Serik Sapiyev for gold after he beat Andrey Zamkovoy.

  25. 2237:  
    Mike Costello, BBC Sport athletics commentator

    "At the moment the GB athletics team have won five medals. The target from head coach Charles van Commenee was eight medals, including one gold. There are seven finals on Saturday and GB are only represented in two of those - Mo Farah in the 5000m and the women's 4x400m relay. If they both won medals it would make a total of seven medals, including at least three golds, which I think would equate favourably to the target. However, the feelgood factor created by the medals cannot be underestimated. By the time we get to the end of the athletics programme tomorrow, I think only a couple of countries will have won more than eight medals. The spread of countries winning medals has increased and we could see almost 50 countries on the athletics medal table."

  26. 2234: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Hwang Seon Kyung, KOR (Women's -67kg taekwondo)

    The 26-year-old Hwang Seon Kyung retains her taekwondo title by beating Turkey's Nur Tatar 12-5.


    Great Britain pole vaulter Steve Lewis: "What a night! Mixed emotions, but I do know that I am so proud to be British and I want to thank every single person for supporting me."

  28. 2233: 

    We've seen one British boxer stride into a gold medal match tonight, and it will soon be time for another to have a crack.

    Super heavyweight Anthony Joshua is due in the ring at 22:45 BST and he will fight Ivan Dychko for a place in the final.

  29. 2221: 

    The States have stormed further ahead against a lacklustre Argentina side, 74-57 at the end of the third quarter. USA's offensive rebounds and three-point success has caused the Argentines all manner of problems. They simply have no reply. If it stays this way, the men's basketball final on Sunday will be a repeat of the 2008 Games between Spain and America.

  30. 2217: 

    Olympic and world champions France are through to the men's handball final after overcoming Croatia 25-22. France's substitutes race from the sidelines to join their team-mates for the celebrations. Bear hugs and big kisses. Les Bleus will attempt to overhaul Sweden - who earlier beat Hungary 27-26 - in the quest for gold.

    Leon Taylor, BBC diving pundit

    "That will not be good enough for Pete Waterfield, what an absolute shame. He will not be progressing, it was such a tough day out there. There were some glaring errors, his second round only scored 40 points and really cost him. He's out, that's a real shame for this four-time Olympian."

  32. 2214: 

    So that was a long way from vintage stuff from Tom Daley, and with only 12 divers going through to the final tomorrow he will have to step it up in the semi.

  33. 2212: 

    Top seeds Brazil booked a place in the men's volleyball final after a convincing 3-0 win over Italy. The two-time champions will meet Russia, who had earlier beaten Bulgaria 3-1.

  34. 2212: 

    Tom Daley qualifies in 15th place, but Pete Waterfield is eliminated.

  35. 2211: 

    Pete Waterfield is the last man up, he cards 70.20 and ends the day in 23rd place.

  36. 2209: 

    Tom Daley hits 84.15 on his final dive and is in 15th place. That should see him through but there are a few divers still to complete.

    He is way off the pace though if he wants to challenge for a medal.

  37. 2207: 

    That looks OK to me. Is he through...?

  38. 2207: 

    Here comes Tom Daley...

  39. 2206: 

    Tom Daley has three divers ahead of him in the queue. He has to nail this final dive or he risks crashing out at the preliminary stage. He was in 16th place after his fifth dive and is about to take his final dive.

  40. 2204: 

    Lutalo Muhammad has been speaking to BBC Sport's Nick Hope after becoming GB Taekwondo's first male Olympic medallist.

    He said: "It feels really good you know. I am very grateful and happy for this opportunity and glad I was able to come away with a medal.

    "It's unfortunate that it wasn't gold but I'm grateful that I managed to get a medal.

    "The crowd was tremendous. I'm a London boy so it makes it that much sweeter. I wanted to bring a gold medal home, it's unfortunate I'll have to live with that but I am happy that I was able to get the bronze."

  41. 2200: 

    Fred Evans after his semi-final win: "I had a game plan and had a point to prove. I stuck to the game plan and I knew I had to be on top form and couldn't switch off. As soon as the bell goes and you hear the crowd it gives you a lift. The support is unbelievable."


    Team GB's Sir Clive Woodward "Well done @LutaloMuhammad and @TeamGBTaekwondo like hockey great bounce back after disappointment, great crowd support as ever for @TeamGB."

  43. 2153: 

    So after success at the ExCeL - our attention switches to Tom Daley at the aquatics centre. He can't go out at this stage - can he?

    Ben Dirs, BBC Sport at the boxing at ExCeL

    "That's two male British boxers into the finals as Cardiff's Fred Evans, 21, does a number on top seed Taras Shelestyuk of Ukraine. Evans won the first round but was lucky to be awarded it 4-1 and appeared to win the second easily only for it to be awarded a 4-4 draw. But I think they came to the right conclusion in the end..."

    Matt Slater, BBC Sport at the diving

    "Erm, permission for lip to wobble, sir? We're into the final round of dives at the Aquatics Centre and our boys are not home and dry at all. You need to be in the top 18 to progress to the semi-finals on Saturday morning, and Tom Daley is currently 16th, with Peter Waterfield in 23rd."

  46. 2152: 

    Fred Evans records a 11-10 win over Taras Shelestyuk to move into Sunday's final and guarantee at least a silver medal. Of course, he could well win gold...

  47. 2147: 

    Fred Evans heads into the final round, three minutes away from a guaranteed silver...

  48. 2147: 

    A thrilling victory for world indoor champion Renaud Lavillenie in the men's pole vault. The Frenchman pushed Germans Bjorn Otto and Raphael Holzdeppe into silver and bronze positions respectively. Both Germans cleared 5.91m, but Holzdeppe had more missed attempts which meant Otto was awarded the silver. Britain's Steve Lewis was fifth with an impressive 5.75m, while defending champion Steve Hooker crashed out after three failed jumps.

  49. 2147: 

    It's been a poor defensive showing by Argentina, who go in at the interval 40-47 down in their semi-final against the United States.

  50. 2147: 

    Fred Evans looks smooth as he keeps his lead over Taras Shelestyuk, with the scores now 8-5.

  51. 2145: 
    BRONZE MEDAL- South Korea (Men's football)

    South Korea - who knocked Great Britain out on penalties last Saturday night - take the bronze with a 2-0 win over Japan.

    Leon Taylor, BBC diving pundit

    "Tom Daley's really struggling out there this evening. He looks nervous, he does not seem to be on his game. I'm not sure what's happening, he was very short as he went in on his last dive."

  53. 2142: 

    Fred Evans leads 4-1 after a tight first round.

  54. 2140: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Renaud Lavillenie, FRA (Men's pole vault)

    A 5.97m vault by Renaud Lavillenie breaks the Olympic record and secures pole vault gold for the Frenchman.

  55. 2139: 

    Joining Tatyana on the podium for the women's hammer ceremony will be Poland's Anita Wlodarczyk, who threw a season's best 77.60m, and Germany's Betty Heidler (77.13m). China's Wenxiu Zhang thought she had won the bronze and ran towards the crowd with the national flag in her grasp, but had to suffer the disappointment of being told that third place was no longer hers as the officials had measured Heidler's fifth throw incorrectly.

  56. 2138: 

    Fred Evans is up now in the boxing, he takes on Taras Shelestyuk of Ukraine in the semi-final of the welterweight category.

    The Ukrainian is the world number one...

  57. 2135: 

    Tom Daley bombs his fifth dive - picking up just 39.60 points and he's down in 16th overall.

    He has one dive left to seal a place in the top 18.

  58. 2133: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Tatyana Lyssenko, RUS (Women's hammer)

    An Olympic record throw of 78.18 secures gold for Russia's Tatyana Lysenko in the hammer.

  59. 2133: 

    After a stuttering start, Argentina began to find their rhythm in the latter stages of the first quarter against the USA. More of the same and we've got a game on our hands. They go in 24-19 down.

  60. 2132: 
    BRONZE MEDAL- Lutalo Muhammad, GB (Men's -80kg taekwondo)

    Lutalo Muhammad records a 9-3 win over Arman Yeremyan to take bronze for Great Britain.

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

    This wasn't entirely unexpected. I said beforehand that the Bahamas smelled blood. This was a weakened US team without [LaShawn] Merritt and [Jeremy] Wariner. It was always going to be tough on the anchor leg. We knew Trinidad would have a tough team but it was a good finish from Martyn Rooney but just missed a medal. But the Bahamas took over late on and gold was theirs."

  62. 2131: 
  63. 2128: 

    Lutalo Muhammad lands a huge head shot and now leads Arman Yeremyan 9-2 after two rounds. One more to go...

  64. 2127: 

    The United States seemed in control of that 4x400m relay, but Taylor was put under pressure by Miller in the final lap and the American crumbled in the final strides. A silver for the Americans, who fail to clinch a hat-trick of Olympic 4x400m golds, while Trinidad and Tobago (2:59.40) finish 13 hundredths of a second ahead of Britain (2:59.53) to claim bronze.

  65. 2126: 

    Reigning champions the Netherlands were stronger throughout, Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel and skipper Maartje Paumen getting the goals in the second half. The result means Argentina's superstar Luciana Aymar, 35 today, retires without having won the biggest title of them all.

  66. 2125: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Netherlands (Women's hockey)

    The Netherlands win women's hockey gold for the third time in their history with a comprehensive 2-0 win over Argentina.

  67. 2122: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Bahamas (men's 4x400m relay)

    Ramon Miller eases past Angelo Taylor with 40m remaining to win gold for Bahamas in a national record 2:56.72.

  68. 2124: 

    Lutalo Muhammad starts fast, landing a head shot in the opening seconds on Arman Yeremyan and opening up a 4-1 lead after the opening round.

  69. 2121: 

    Bahamas and USA vying for gold after two laps, while Jack Green passes the baton over to Dai Greene with the Brits in fifth spot.

  70. 2120: 

    Conrad Williams, wearing a fetching Team GB sweatband, has just been introduced to the 80,000 spectators and it's as if Justin Bieber has stepped on stage. He raises his baton and nods his head. No smile. Game face. The men's 4x400m relay is nearly under way.

  71. 2120: 

    Lutalo Muhammad takes on Arman Yeremyan for a taekwondo bronze medal.

    You can watch the fight live on the interactive video player.

  72. 2115: 

    New 800m Olympic champion and world record holder David Rudisha on BBC Sport: "I am still surprised with what I did yesterday. When you want to run a fast race you have to do something special and fans like to watch fast races with good tactics. Coming here I was very confident and my main aim was to break the Olympic record but when I crossed the line I saw it was a world record and I was very happy. It is amazing to do it without pace-setting."

  73. 2112: 

    Irish boxer Michael Conlan has won a bronze medal in the men's flyweight division after losing his semi-final against Cuba's Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana.

  74. 2111: 

    France are being pushed hard by Croatia in the men's semi-final - with the defending champions holding a narrow 12-10 lead at half-time.

  75. 2110: 

    Laura Weightman, who finished 11th in the 1500m: "It was a messy race. I gave it my all but I didn't have the pace to stay with it. I've got nothing to complain about. I am bit battered and bruised but I loved it out there. This is just the beginning for me and there is more to come from me in the future."

    Lisa Dobriskey after finishing 10th in the same race: "I was expecting the pace to go a bit earlier and I left myself too much to do. I was too far back. I knew the other girls were strong and it would have been a tough ask to have got a medal but I am a bit dejected now."

  76. 2110: 

    Dutch skipper Maartje Paumen makes it 2-0 with a superb penalty corner into the top of the net and Olympic gold is within reach now, as Argentina have rarely threatened.

  77. 2108: 

    The 'Dream Team' have just stepped onto court to fight for their place in the basketball final. Standing in their way are Argentina who beat the Americans in stunning fashion in the Olympic final in 2004. This is likely to be an exciting match-up. The United States already have a 10-4 lead with six minutes left in the first quarter.

  78. 2107: 

    Pete Waterfield's climb up the charts continues - he's now in 20th place, and with the top 18 going through he has a chance with two dives left.

  79. 2106: 

    Cakir Alptekin emerges from the pack to secure a first athletics gold for Turkey in 4:10.23. Compatriot Gamze Bulut and Bahrain's Maryam Jamal tried to close the gap, but had to settle for silver and bronze respectively. Britain's Lisa Dobriskey (4:13.02) finished 10th, while fellow Brit Laura Weightman, who is coached by Steve Cram, was 11th in 4:15.60.

  80. 2105: 

    Just to confirm - Steve Lewis is out of the pole vault final.

    Sam Sheringham, BBC Sport at the Olympic Stadium

    "Great Britain's Steve Lewis goes out of the men's pole vault final after failing with all three of his attempts at 5.85m, putting his hands to his face in mid-air after dislodging the bar for a third time to finish in a tie for fifth. Just three men have gone clear at that height, so Renaud Lavillenie of France and German duo Bjorn Otto and Raphael Holzdeppe will fight it out for gold, with the bar being raised to 5.91m."

  82. 2104: 

    The Netherlands take the lead with 25 minutes remaining when Carlien Dirske van den Heuvel pounces on a loose ball from a penalty corner and smashes it into the net. Argentina have been on the back-foot throughout and the Dutch brass band is in full flight now.

  83. 2104: 

    Tom Daley takes off weakly but is OK on his fourth dive - picking up 83.25 to move into seventh place. He looks comfortable to make the final at this rate.

  84. 2101: 

    Groans from the crowd as Steve Lewis completes a hat-trick of failures at 5.85m to finish equal fifth in the pole vault with a best of 5.75m. A stellar effort from the 26-year-old from Stoke on Trent. Favourite Renaud Lavillenie of France currently leads with a 5.85m effort.

  85. 2100: 
    MUHAMMAD ON AT 21:15

    Confirmation that Lutalo Muhammad will fight Arman Yeremyan at 21:15 BST for a taekwondo bronze medal.

  86. 2055: 

    Double Olympic gold medallist Kelly Holmes has joined John Inverdale and co in the studio, probably because we're minutes away from the start of the women's 1500m final. A medal for Lisa Dobriskey would ensure a fairytale ending for the Brit who was told to forget about competing at her home Games after being diagnosed with potentially fatal blood clots on her lungs earlier this year. She sought a second opinion and that is why the 28-year-old is on the start line, sticking her race number onto her shorts.

  87. 2054: 

    Lutalo Muhammad had a quick chat with our own Nick Hope after that win.

    He said: "I'm very disappointed I couldn't progress through to get the gold medal but there is still a bronze medal up for grabs and I'm going to do my best to win it."

    You can't say fairer than that.

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

    "That was a fantastic run by the US relay team but the exchanges weren't as crisp as yesterday's heats. They knew by bringing in Allyson Felix and Carmelita Jeter for the final they had speed and I think they decided to go with safer exchanges.

    "The exchange from Madison to Felix wasn't great but Felix was great on the back stretch and Bianca Knight ran an incredible bend to put them in a great position. It was a safe hand-out to Jeter and her reaction was great. This is a great result for the US. They have had so many problems with baton exchanges so to smash the world record is incredible."

    Ben Dirs, BBC Sport at the boxing at ExCeL

    "Two British boxers in semi-final action tonight, plus a bonus Irishman. Enigmatic Welshman Fred Evans fights Ukraine's Taras Shelestyuk, the top seed, at about 2130 BST, while super-heavyweight Anthony Joshua is last on against 6ft 9in giant Ivan Dychko of Kazakhstan.

    "Belfast flyweight Michael Conlan is up now, against Robeisy Ramirez of Cuba."


    Great Britain sprinter James Dasaolu: "GB 4x100 relay unfortunate we were on for a fast time. we were definitely medal contenders come the final."

    Matt Slater, BBC Sport at the diving

    "We're halfway through the qualifying round of the men's 10m platform diving and Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield are hitting their straps now after slow starts.

    "Daley is in ninth after three dives, and Waterfield climbed from 31st to 23rd with a corking forward 4.5 somersaults with his third dive. He still has some work to do, though, as only the top 18 progress to Saturday morning's semis. China's Mr Perfect Qiu Bo is in the lead. He looks ridiculously good."

    Paul Dickenson, BBC athletics commentator

    "They have beaten the East German record from 1985. That is one of the longest marks on the record books. What a performance. That is stunning."

  93. 2045: 

    Screams of joy from Carmelita Jeter when she looks at the clock and realises her team have become the first female quartet to run under 41 seconds. Jamaica's quartet broke their national record with a 41.41 run, but it still was not quick enough to beat the Americans who led from the start. Ukraine (42.04) also broke their national record for bronze.

  94. 2044: 
    WORLD RECORD- USA (Womens 4x100m relay)

    The United States clock 40.82 seconds - breaking the mark of 41.37 which was set in 1985 by East Germany.

  95. 2040: 

    There's another gold up for grabs at the Olympic Stadium. The world's fastest females are waving to the crowd ahead of the women's 4x100m relay and Jamaica and the USA have selected their big guns.

  96. 2038: 

    It's 0-0 in the women's final at the Riverbank Arena but first blood has been drawn, literally, by the Dutch as a swinging stick catches Argentine defender Mariela Scarone in the face. Blood pours and she is escorted off, presumably for some stitches.

    Steve Wilson, BBC Sport at the Millennium Stadium

    On South Korea's 1-0 half-time lead against Japan in their bronze-medal match: "It has been a feisty, competitive, aggressive first half which has been lit up by an exceptional finish by Park Chuyoung."

  98. 2037: 

    The so-called 'greatest hanball team of all time', France, are in action in the men's semi-final.

    So far, so good for Les Bleus as the defending champions lead Croatia 3-0 early on.

    Leon Taylor, BBC diving pundit

    "That's more like it from Tom Daley, he's responding now after those first two dives, which were a bit shaky. Looking for that splashless entry, he's marginally short as he goes in but that is much better. That will put him right back in this competition, but he has some ground to make up on the leaders."

  100. 2034: 

    Pete Waterfield nails his biggest dive of the night, he scores a huge 94.35 and is now up to 23rd overall. Maybe he can pull it out of the bag and qualify as well.


    Alec from Stockport, via text: "It seems that the baton change in relays is the nemisis for athletics, like penalty shoot-outs are for football!"

  102. 2032: 

    Tom Daley produces much better with his third dive of the night, scoring 89.25 to climb to ninth overall at the halfway stage.

    The top 18 qualify for the semi-final.

  103. 2031: 

    Julia Bleasdale, who finished eighth in the women's 5,000m final: "I came to this Olympic Games saying I am not here for the tracksuit and I think I have shown I am capable of competing with the best in the world. The next stage is to show I can be one of the best in the world."

  104. 2030: 

    Jo Pavey after finishing seventh in the 5,000m final: "To have another chance to run in front of this amazing crowd was amazing, I really enjoyed it. I was worried if my leg would hold out, but I enjoyed it. I found it hard but I am really pleased. I have loved it here."

  105. 2028: 

    Lutalo Muhammad has to dig deep in the final round and does, scoring an early head shot and holding on to beat Yousef Karami 11-7.

    Muhammad will now have another fight this evening for a bronze medal.

  106. 2028:  
    Sam Sheringham, BBC Sport at the Olympic Stadium

    "A deafening roar at the Olympic Stadium as Great Britain's Steve Lewis clears his second attempt at 5.75m in the men's pole vault final. He is one of only six athletes to have cleared the height so far. With several of the biggest names already out, this competition is wide open."

  107. 2026:  
    Steve Cram, Olympic silver medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "Two great races from Jo Pavey and Julia Bleasdale, beaten only by the might of Africa but goodness me that is a shock result. Meseret Defar can hardly believe it. She has been second best recently but has somehow shown the form she showed in Athens. That is one of the big shocks of the Games."

  108. 2026: 

    Olympic champion Defar is on her knees, weeping. The Ethiopian was on leader Dibaba's shoulder on the final bend and bravely stepped on the gas to sprint past the favourite to finish in 15:04.25. Vivian Cheruiyot won silver and 2008 champion Tirunesh Dibaba will have to settle for bronze. Britain's Jo Pavey (15:12.72) finished seventh with compatriot Julia Bleasdale (15:14.55) a few meters behind in eighth.

  109. 2024: 

    Former GB captain and BBC Sport pundit John Cullen: "I think the physical and emotional intensity is bearing down on Lutalo Muhammad. He has to stay strong."

  110. 2024: 

    Yousef Karami comes screaming back, and now leads Lutalo Muhammad 6-5 after two rounds. What a roller-coaster of a day for Muhammad.

    Nick Hope, BBC Sport at the taekwondo

    "Fantastic reception from the spectators as Lutalo Muhammad enters the arena and he responds in kind with a ferocious first round to take a 5-1 lead against 2004 Olympic bronze medallist Yousef Karami.

    "It's the first time we've seen him successfully land a clear head kick against a strong opponent at these Games.

    "Still some way to go though and the crowd realise that..."

  112. 2020: 

    Second-chance time for Lutalo Muhammad, and the 21-year-old from Walthamstow makes a fine start, taking a 5-1 lead over Yousef Karami in the opening round.

  113. 2017: 

    Dibaba cantering with two laps remaining and the Ethipoan is attempting to stretch Cheruiyot, you sense, who is in third spot. A fabulous race from Brits Pavey and Bleasdale who have slipped away from the leading pack.

  114. 2015:  
    Jonathan Edwards, Double Olympic medallist and BBC athletics presenter

    "Sophie Hitchon needed a big British record in her third round to get into the top eight of the women's hammer. But she can't do it. However, it is a brilliant performance from the young athlete to reach the final and with her performance and that of Alex Smith in the men's competition, I think the hammer-throwing fraternity in Great Britain will feel this has been a successful Games."

  115. 2014: 

    Sophie Hitchon - a former ballet dancer who is also known as 'the glamour with the hammer' - broke the British record in qualifying for the final, but fails to get her third attempt out of the cage and finishes in 12th spot after a best throw of 69.33m. Russia's Tatyana Lysenko still leads the pack after a gargantuan 77.56m throw. Such a huge effort that it broke the Olympic record. Not bad for a first attempt.

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

    "Reminded by the wisest man in the stadium, BBC statistician Mark Butler, that British relay teams now have a 100% failure rate in championship sprint relays this year. At the Europeans in Helsinki, the men did not finish and the women were disqualified; at the World Juniors, the men were disqualified and the women didn't finish, and at the Olympics, the men have now been disqualified. The women didn't qualify after being disqualified at the Europeans. Got it?"

  117. 2009: 

    It's a long old day for the taekwondo lot isn't it?

    Lutalo Muhammad - who was beaten in his quarter-final contest this afternoon - has a second chance shortly in the repechage when he takes on Yousef Karami. Win this, and he will have a fight for the bronze medal.

  118. 2009:  
    Steve Cram, Olympic silver medallist and BBC athletics commentatorATHLETICS

    "A huge cheer for one of Britain's favourite athletes Jo Pavey at the start of the 5000m final. She goes straight to the front and that raises a few cheers."

  119. 2007: 

    It's time for the Tirunesh Dibaba and Vivian Cheruiyot show. Dibaba was the supreme athlete on the track during the 10,000m final and is hoping to repeat the 10,000m and 5,000m double she accomplished in Beijing four years ago. Kenya's Cheruiout, however, is unbeaten in two years, which spans 11 5,000m races. It's a biggie. It could be a cracker. Oh, and Britain's Joy Pavey and Julia Bleasdale also feature.

    Sam Sheringham, BBC Sport at the Olympic Stadium

    "Steve Hooker's reign as Olympic pole vault champion is over. The Australian fails with all three of his attempts at his opening height of 5.65m to crash and burn. Hooker waves to the crowd but he looks devastated, as does his coach, who buries his head in his hands. Hooker is soon followed out of the competition by two-time world silver medallist Romain Mesnil of France and 2007 world champion Brad Walker from the USA. Could this be opening for British record holder Steve Lewis, who passed at this height but will be having a pop at 5.75m shortly?"

  121. 2006: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Jordan Burroughs, USA (Men's 74kg Greco-Roman wrestling)

    Jordan Burroughs of the United States picks up the gold medal, as he beats Iran's Sadegh Goudarzi 3-0.

  122. 2004: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Dzhamel Otarsultanov, RUS (Men's 55kg Greco-Roman wrestling)

    Dzhamel Otarsultanov takes gold, beating Vladimer Khinchegashvili 3-1.


    Great Britain sprinter Abi Oyepitan: "What a positive interview, I love the way the guys were supportive of one another. Gutted for them!"

  124. 2001: 

    Pete Waterfield's chances of making the 10m platform final look slim after his second dive, as he is down in 31st place out of 32.

  125. 2001:  
    Michael Johnson, Four-time Olympic champion & BBC Sport pundit

    On GB 4x100m team disqualification: "It looked like Adam Gemili went a little bit early. There could have been a situation where Adam was just so amped up and excited by this crowd, this moment and this opportunity that he was running a little bit faster than the mark was made for."

  126. 1959: 

    An American national record of 37.38 - which is also the second fastest time in history - from the USA team ensures they comfortably dip home ahead of Japan and Trinidad and Tobago, who finish second and third respectively. France and Australia receive passes to the final as fastest losers.

  127. 1959: 

    The women's final is about to get under way, with reigning champions the Netherlands taking on world champions Argentina. Luciana Aymar, seven times the world player of the year and known as 'the Maradona of hockey', plays her final match tonight. She has never won Olympic gold. And it's her 35th birthday. The script has been written...

  128. 1958: 

    Tom Daley fares better with his second dive, scoring 78.40 to move him up to 15th in the overall standings.

    Don't forget, each diver will go through six dives.

  129. 1955: 

    Christian Malcolm: "We are a team. It's unfortunate. It's one of those things that happens but it's a fantastic performance to run the time we did. Daniel has come in at the last moment. This is a big stadium and it can be overwhelming."

    Daniel Talbot: "I don't know what happened. I just couldn't catch Adam. I'm really gutted and it's devastating."

    Adam Gemili: "I went off. Maybe I went early or too hard. It's disappointing as we could have been in contention in the final."

    Dwain Chambers: "At the end of the day we are proud to be here representing the country. We have to build as a team and hopefully we can do better in the future."

  130. 1953: 

    Jamaica stormed ahead of the chasing pack and Kemar Bailey-Cole saw the team home in 37.39. Canada (38.05) take Britain's second spot while the Netherlands (38.29) secured the last automatic qualifying place.

  131. 1952: 

    Frenchman Renauld Lavillenie, the world number one this year with a best height of 5.97m, comfortably clears 5.65m in the pole vault final. Defending champion Steve Hooker has just run straight through without even getting off the ground for his second failure at the height. Nervous times for the Aussie.

  132. 1950: 
    OLYMPIC RECORD- Women's hammer

    Tatyana Lysenko of Russia has thrown an Olympic record in her first throw in the women's hammer final, flinging the hammer 77.56m - the ninth longest in history.

    Colin Jackson, BBC Sport athletics pundit

    "That baton was exchanged outside the zone. That is a terrible shame because that is one of the fastest times that the GB team have run in a long time. I think Daniel Talbot could have give him the baton a little sooner."

  134. 1947: 

    And it's happened again! Britain make a hash of the changeover as Daniel Talbot fails to pass the baton to Adam Gemili before the yellow mark. Gemili crosses the line in second place but he lifts his arms to the evening sky in despair after crossing the whitewash. He knows. We know.

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

    "The changeover is crucial in the 4x100m but each individual has his own responsibility. You have to really rely on that other team-mate that he is going to deliver."

  136. 1943: 

    Adam Gemili is out on the track, which must mean the first round of the men's 4x100m relay is about to start - and it's time for Britain's sprinters to get a grip. The Brits were disqualified from their heat in Beijing and have dropped the baton at four of the last five major championships. To err once...

    Christian Malcolm, Dwain Chambers and Daniel Talbot make up the rest of the British team, who line-up against Jamaica (sans Usain Bolt).

    Leon Taylor, BBC diving pundit

    "A little bit shaky from Pete Waterfield. I was with him this afternoon and he seemed quite calm. That means that both he and Tom have got some work to do."

  138. 1931: 

    Pete Waterfield is the last diver to go in the competition - and he's 27th after that first one.

    Plenty of work to do for our GB boys.

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

    "That was a good run by the Great Britain team, but it's going to be tough for a medal. If they can keep Christine Ohuruogu in contact they have a chance, but in the semi-final she was not really in contact with the leaders. But if you have Christine Ohuruogu on the anchor, there is always a chance."

  140. 1931: 

    Czech Republic and Nigeria qualified as fastest losers for the women's 4x400m relay final and will join Britain, USA, Russia, Jamaica, Ukraine and France in Saturday's final.

    Leon Taylor, BBC diving pundit

    "Tom Daley looked a little nervous and I felt nervous watching him. He's let the dive run over. He just needs to relax a little bit. He's got the first one and his nerves out of the way and now he has got some work to do."

  142. 1929: 

    Tom Daley is on the board for the first time tonight. He looks nervous - who wouldn't be hurling themselves backwards from that height? - and he over-rotates his dive.

    Daley is only in 17th place after that opener, with 18 going through to the semi-final.

    There are five more dives left for Daley though.

  143. 1926: 

    America (3:22.09) and Russia (3:23.11) finish some distance ahead of the rest in first and second place respectively, while Christine Ohuruogu crosses the line in third place and that's a season's best 3:25.05 for Britain.

    Leon Taylor, BBC diving pundit

    "The quality is through the roof. The pressure is on."

    (Tom Daley is up soon)


    Singer Cheryl Cole: "Good luck @tomdaley1994 you've got this !! #teamGB "

    Nigel Adderley, BBC water polo commentator

    "The medals won by USA's women alone would put them third in the overall table and while their female water polo team continue to celebrate their gold medal success their men's campaign goes from bad to worse.

    "After crashing out of the quarter-finals 8-2 to Croatia they now can't finish higher than seventh after losing their minor semi-final 8-7 to Spain. Terry Schroeder - a legend in American water polo - admitted after the game that there's a need for new coach and expects the experienced heart of the team to also be moved on after the Olympics."

  147. 1922: 

    Britain's foursome of Christine Ohuruogu, Eilidh Child, Lee McConnell and Shana Cox are getting ready for the second heat of the women's 4x400m relay. The Brits have been drawn in lane eight and will have the USA on their outside. The first three teams, plus the two fastest losers of both heats, qualify for the final. Got it? Let's go.

    Jonathan Edwards, Double Olympic medallist and BBC athletics presenter

    "Steve Lewis is a hugely talented athlete. 5.50m is a tough opening height, but the good news is that Steve Lewis is clear."

    Matt Slater, BBC Sport at the diving

    "Having watched athletes on bikes throw themselves around a giants' crazy golf course at the BMX, I am now watching athletes throw themselves off a giants' step ladder at the diving.

    "It is the preliminary stage of the men's 10m platform, which means only one thing to the 100s of people in here with Union Jacks stencilled on their cheeks, Tom Daley."

  150. 1919: 

    British vaulter Steve Lewis is on the board, as he clears his opening height of 5.50m at the second attempt. He sailed way over it if truth be told.

    The bar has now quite literally been raised, to 5.65m.

    Kriss Akabusi, Triple Olympic medallist & BBC Sport pundit

    On Dai Greene coming into the GB 4x400m relay team in place of Nigel Levine: "It can work one of two ways. On one hand you can try to do your best and the demons that followed you in the semi-finals and final can haunt you again. Or, you can see this as your opportunity to make amends - you want it so much that you rise to the game and deliver for the boys.

    "He is our team captain and it's hard to leave him out. You have to trust him that if he says he is ready, he is."

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

    "The GB team has a great chance for a medal in the 4x400m relay. I think the US and Bahamas will be battling for gold. It's the first time in a long time that the US have not had the gold on lockdown in this event. It's going to be crowded and more potential for calamity."

  153. 1917: 

    An evening of track and field concludes with the men's 4x400m relay final and Britain will start from lane five, having qualified joint third fastest overall. Word on the street is Dai Greene has replaced Nigel Levine in Britain's line-up, which means the quartet comprises of Conrad Williams, Jack Green, Dai Greene and Martyn Rooney. Olympic and world champions USA are in lane seven but will start as favourites, although the Bahamas and Trinidad and Tobago could cause an upset.

  154. 1914: 

    The preliminary round of the men's 10m platform diving is under way. British fans will have a bit of a wait though as Tom Daley is the 29th to dive, with team-mate Pete Waterfield 32nd and last.

    All divers will have to perform six dives with the best 18 divers progressing to the semi-final.

    The best 12 divers from the semi-final then make the final.

    You can watch it live on the interactive video player.

  155. 1911: 

    Plenty on offer on the track and in the field this evening. Steve Lewis competes in the men's pole vault final, while Sophie Hitchon is in action in the women's hammer final (1935-2055). All eyes will be on Britain's men's 4x100m relay team to see if they can successfully get around without dropping a baton (1945-1953) and Jo Pavey and Julia Bleasdale put in another shift in the women's 5000m final (2005-2022).


    Ben in Cambridge, via text: "Congrats to the history making GB women's hockey team, Kate Walsh was absolutely immense!!"

    Dan in Wolverhampton, via text: "If Lisa Dobriskey gets her tactics right then I think a medal is a possibility in the 1500m final."

    Steve A, via text: "Just taking seats in the stadium, unbelievable atmosphere, can't believe I'm here. Come on team GB, loads of medal potential!!"

    Sam Sheringham, BBC Sport at the Olympic Stadium

    "Team GB's Steve Lewis is going through his warm-up routines ahead of the men's pole-vault final, which will get things going in the Olympic Stadium tonight.

    "Also clearly visible is his pony-tailed training partner Steve Hooker, the Olympic champion from Australia who had a crisis of confidence earlier this year and only qualified for London 2012 after his sponsors put on a special event.

    "On paper, Lewis is a rank outsider for a medal, with a personal best inferior to nine of the 14 competitors in the field. But isn't that what they said about long-jumper Greg Rutherford?"

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

    "No let-up in the track and field thrills tonight. From a purely partisan perspective we've got British record holder Steve Lewis in the pole vault final, Sophie Hitchon in the hammer, Jo Pavey and Julia Bleasdale in the 5,000m final, Lisa Dobriskey and Laura Weightman in the 1500m and the quartet of Conrad Williams, Jack Green, Dai Greene and Martyn Rooney looking to bring it home in the 4x400m.

    "Medal chances for those relay lads and maybe Lisa D, the Maid of Maidstone (okay, Ashford). The biggest star of the night: Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba in the 5,000m, world record holder and Olympian legend."

  159. 1901: 

    Great Britain have bagged three medals so far today, and if you missed any of them - or any more of the drama - then fear not, we've got it covered.

    Synchronised swimming? Rhythmic gymnastics? The drama of securing a place in the taekwondo repechage? More crashes on a BMX than that 1980s film with Nicole Kidman in it?

    All that and more was covered in our live text commentary from the morning and the afternoon session.

    Happy reading.

  160. 1900: 

    Tonight sees the return of the high divers, as Tom Daley and Pete Waterfield aim to qualify for Saturday's 10m platform final.

    There's also British interest in the women's 1500m final on the track, more potential taekwondo drama, and a smattering of boxing, hockey and basketball. We'll round it all up for you in style, as ever.

  161. 1852: 

    Well hello there, and a very good Friday night to you all.

    Two long, long, weeks ago, the nation settled down to take in Danny Boyle's wondrous opener of a ceremony as the Olympics kicked off in style.

    Tonight, the finishing line may be in sight, but there is still plenty to see as we kick off the final bend.

    All set for action?

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