It’s been a great day for Team GB today with the women’s highlight being Rebecca Adlington’s second gold medal win in the 800m freestyle. She is only the second British woman, joining Kelly Holmes, to win double gold at an Olympic Games. Our other medal from the women came in the Women’s Double Sculls Final with Elise Laverick and Anna Bebbington winning Bronze.
Women’s 100m Round 1: Jeanette Kwayke finished second and qualifies for the second round with her time of 11.30, as does Montell Douglas with her third place finish, but Laura Turner finished fourth in 11.65 and failed to qualify as one of the fastest losers.
Women’s 100m Round 2: Jeanette Kwayke ran a PB to finish third and progresses to the semi final. Montell Douglas finished fourth and does not progress.
Women’s 400m Round 1: Christine Ohuruogu, Nicola Sanders and Lee McConnell have all qualified for the semi finals after finishing one, two and three in the first round.
Women’s 800m semi-final: Jennifer Meadows finished sixth in her semi 1:59.43 but will not progress to the final. Neither will Marilyn Okoro who also finsihed sixth in her race in 1:59.53.
Women’s Heptathlon Long Jump: Kelly Sotherton jumped below par in the first event of the second day and finished the round in fifth position with 4891 points. She will be disappointed with her 6.33m jump, which is well below her personal best of 6.68m. Julie Hollman has moved up five places to 29th overall with 4290 points after a best jump of 6.13m.
Women’s Heptathlon Javelin: Kelly Sotherton managed a season best throw of 37.66 but remains in fifth place after the penultimate event. Julie Hollman finished 30th with a best throw of 39.08.
Women’s Heptathlon 800m: Kelly Sotherton ran a great 800m but it was too late to win her a medal. Her 3rd place finish in a PB time of 2:07.34 meant she finished fifth overall with 6517 points. Julie Hollman finished 32nd overall with 5729 points.
Women’s Pole Vault Qualifying Round: Kate Dennison finished 15th and will not progress to the final.
Women’s Individual: We have an all British final, and Gold and Silver medals, to look forward to tomorrow as Rebecca Romero qualified fastest with a new British record and Wendy Houvenaghel, who qualified second fastest, go head to head. What a dream race!
Women’s Qualification – 2nd routine: Claire Wright finished 10th overall, which combined with her first round leaves her in 11th position. Which means she is second reserve for the final.
Great Britain beat Japan 2-1 in a must-win match. The two teams were level-pegging on points as they went into today’s match and with Argentina’s 4-0 defeat of Germany earlier in the day, the two countries knew that only the winner would keep alive feint hopes of a semi-final spot.
Women’s Double Sculls Final A: Elise Laverick and Anna Bebbington won bronze with a very strong finish. It’s Laverick’s second successive bronze in the double sculls, after coming third in Athens four years ago.
“We left it with too much to do but – in Anna’s first final – we were nearly there,” said Laverick. “I said I was going to stop after this but now who knows?”
Women’s Lightweight Double Sculls Final B: Helen Casey and Hester Goodsell finished 5th in the B final after failing to reach the A Final.
Women’s Pair Final A: Louisa Reeve and Olivia Whitlam finished sixth.
One Person Dinghy-Laser Radial: Penny Clark 3rd in race 5 and in 3rd position overall after 5 races.
Two Person Dinghy-470: Christina Bassadone and Saskia Clark are currently in 9th place overall after a 5th place finish today.
Yngling: Yngling trio of Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson, who were also supposed to sail for their medals today will now go for gold tomorrowas the medal races are rolled over a day due to lack of wind.
Women’s 800m Freestyle Final: Rebecca Adlington has won her second gold medal and smashed the world record in the 800m freestyle. The 19 year old finished in a time of 8:14.10, more than two seconds faster than the standing record. Adlington had won the 400m freestyle gold on Monday, and she becomes only the third British athlete, and second female, to win two Golds in one Games.
“This means everything to me. I never knew it was going to be like this. I just got in there and did my best. It’s absolutely amazing. I’ve worked so hard and it’s paid off. It’s so exciting,” Adlington said.
Cassie Patten finished eighth in a time of 8:32.35.
Women’s 200m Backstroke Final: Elizabeth Simmonds finished sixth in a time of 2:08.51
Women’s 50m Freestyle Semifinal: Francesca Halsall finished seventh in 24.80 but does not progress.
Louise Hudson, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine