Here are some of the highlights for Team GB from the second full day of action at the London 2012 Olympics.
Team GB cyclist Lizzie Armitstead has won Britain’s first medal of the London Olympics with a silver medal in the women’s road race. Team GB were part of the action from the start with Emma Pooley and Nicole Cooke working hard at the front of the peloton for large parts of the race. In the final sprint to the finish Dutch rider Marianne Vos just had the edge on Britain’s Lizzie Armitstead to take the gold medal.
Rebecca Adlington has won a bronze medal in the 400m freestyle. In the weaker of her two events, she swan fantastically to get herself on the podium here in London. It’s the perfect warm up for her speciality event – the 800m – later this week.
Gemma Spofforth has got through to tomorrow’s final in the 100m backstroke.
Ellen Gandy finished eighth in the 100m butterfly. She will now concentrate on her main event, the 200m fly, in which she is a world silver medallist.
Three time world champion Beth Tweddle delighted the crowd at the North Greenwich Arena this afternoon with a stunning display on the uneven bars. She will now compete in the final on August 6, in a bid to secure that elusive gold medal. Reigning British Champion, fifteen year old Rebecca Tunney and 2011 British Champion, Hannah Whelan put in solid performances to advance to the all-around finals on Thursday.
Great Britain also qualified for the team final, following in the footsteps of the men’s team yesterday.
Women’s beach volleyball duo Zara Dampney and Shauna Mullin won their opening match against Canada at Horse Guards Parade today. The British pair, who are ranked sixth, came from a set down to beat Canadians Marie-Andree Lessard and Annie Martin 17-21, 21-14, 15-13.
Great Britain’s women’s team were in action for the first time today against Japan. A very confident display resulted in a 4-0 win for the home side with goals from Alex Danson (2), Sarah Thomas and Sally Walton.
In the women’s Elliott 6.0 match-racing event, Annie Lush and sisters Kate and Lucy Macgregor won their first race against Denmark, but were beaten by Spain in their second.
Team GB’s sole rowing lightweight women double sculls team of Sophie Hosking and Kat Copeland opened their campaign with a rousing victory in front of 20,000 fans at Eton Dorney to seal a place in Tuesday’s semi-final.
Olympic debutant Zara Phillips showed great promise with the 10-year-old High Kingdom to record a dressage score of 46.10 penalties at Greenwich on Sunday.
Sadly it has been confirmed today that Paula Radcliffe has withdrawn from the marathon due to medical reasons.
Alicia Blagg and Rebecca Gallantree finished seventh in the 3 metre synchronised diving final and made the most of their Olympic debut. The duo scored a total of 285.60 points, with 2011 world champions He Zi and Wu Minxa of China claiming gold with 346.20 points.