08 December 2019
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London 2012: What to watch – Friday August 3

August 2, 2012
London 2012: What to watch - Friday August 3

Sportsister’s guide to what to watch and who to look out for on another busy day of competition for Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Athletics 

10:05: Women’s Heptathlon 100m Hurdles

Golden girl Jess Ennis competes in Heat 5 of the hurdles, one of her strongest events. Britain also has interest in Heat 3 with Louise Hazel and Heat 4 with Katarina Johnson-Thompson.

10:25: Women’s Triple Jump Qualification

Now competing for Britain, Yamilé Aldama, who is the current Indoor European Champion, competes in Group A and should easily qualify for the final.

11:15: Women’s Heptathlon High Jump

Ennis and Johnson-Thompson go in Group A of the high jump with Ennis hoping to gather more points for her quest to gold. Hazel competes in Group B.

12:00 Women’s 400m Round One

Current Olympic champion Christine Ohuruogo runs in the first heat of the day. Britain also has interest in Heat 2 with Shana Cox and Heat 5 with Lee McConnell.

19:00: Women’s Heptathlon Shot Put

The trio of Brit girls return for the evening session and their third event of the day. Ennis throws in Group A with Hazel and Johnson-Thompson participating in Group B.

20:45: Women’s Heptathlon 200m

The fourth and last event of the day sees Hazel run in Heat 2 with Ennis and Johnson-Thompson running in Heat 5.   

21:25 Women’s 10,000m

British duo Joanne Pavey and Julia Bleasdale take to the track for the one and only race for this event. The favourites for gold will be the runners from Kenya and Ethiopia but hopefully the home crowd can push the Brit girls towards the medals.

Basketball

20:00 Qualification

Team GB take on Group B leaders France as they look for their first win in their Olympic campaign. The Brits only lost by six to the Russians in their last match so will hope to take some of that play into this game.

Cycling – Track

16:00: Women’s Keirin First Round

Golden girl of British cycling Victoria Pendleton aims to win inaugural gold for this event.  The final begins at 18:38.

Diving 

14:30 Women’s 3m Springboard Preliminary Round

Great  Britain’s Hannah Starling and Rebecca Gallantree take to the board in a bid to make the semi-final on Saturday. Gallantree finished seventh in the synchronised competition with the Chinese gold medallists in that event, He Zi and Wu Minxia, favourites for the medals once again.

Equestrian 

11:00: Individual Dressage Grand Prix

Britain hopes to add another medal to their eventing team silver. Riding for Team GB are Richard Davison and Charlotte Dujardin.

Football  

19:30 Women’s Quarter Finals

Hope Powell’s side play Canada as they try to make the semi-final where they will face either the USA or New Zealand. Team GB are currently unbeaten in the tournament and are yet to concede a goal.

Handball

9:30 Preliminary Round

Great Britain takes on Angola in their fourth Group A match. Both teams have yet to register a win in this tournament and this may be GB’s best chance at getting some points on the board.

Judo 

10:33 Last 32 +78kg

Team GB’s Karina Bryant takes on Sonia Asselah from Algeria with the winner taking on Slovenia’s Lucija Polavder in the last 16 later in the day.

Rowing

 12:10 Women’s Double Sculls Final

The British pair of Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins go into the final as overwhelming favourites. Grainger goes for her first ever Olympic gold having won silver at the last three games.

Sailing 

12:00 Women’s 470 Race 1

Great Britain’s Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark take to the waves of Weymouth and Portland in the first race of the day and competition. The second race of the day for the girls begins at 13:15.

13:35 Women’s Laser Radial Race 7

Britain’s Alison Young is back on the water after a day off and currently sits in fourth place in the overall standings, 12 points behind the bronze medal position. Race 8 begins at 14:50.

Swimming

10:18 Women’s 50m Freestyle Heats

Great Britain’s Amy Smith and Fran Halsall will both be competing in Heat 9. The semi-finals take place at 20:27.

11:41 Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay

Great Britain compete in Heat 2 against strong teams from Australia and the USA with the top eight going through to Saturday’s final.

19.30 Womens 200m backstroke

Elizabeth Simmonds has qualified for the final as 7th fastest

19.45 Womens 800m Freestyle

Rebecca Adlington aims to win her second gold, she has qualified in fastest position so it’s looking good.

Table Tennis  

14:30: Women’s Team First Round

The British team of Na Liu, Joanne Parker and Kelly Sibley take on North Korea for a place in the second round where they will face either Singapore or Poland.

Volleyball    

16:45 Preliminary Round

Team GB play their fourth match in Group A as they take on the Dominican Republic who currently sit bottom of the group. The girls will hope to repeat the win against Algeria to give them the best chance of progressing in the competition.

Water Polo 

18:20: Preliminary Round

Team GB will hope to gain their first win of the Olympics as they take on Italy in Group B, who are also on zero points on the group.

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