Here are some of the highlights’ from Team GB at today’s (August 5) Olympics.
Christine Ohuruogu was unable to defend her 400m title but she did run a season’s best 49.70 to claim a silver medal at the Olympic stadium this evening.
The 28 year old ran a storming last 70m to come from fifth to second place on a photo finish. It was her fastest time in over three years, proving once again that she loves to perform on the biggest of stages.
Team GB’s mixed doubles duo Andy Murray and Laura Robson were beaten by Belarusian counterparts Victoria Azarenka and Max Mirnyi in the Olympic final at Wimbledon.
Murray, who defeated Roger Federer in straight sets to clinch the Olympic singles Gold only hours earlier, was back on Centre Court to team up with Robson as they lost out 2-6, 6-3, 10-8. It landed them the silver medal which is a fantastic result given that they only received a wildcard entry last week.
Victoria Pendleton started the defence of her Olympic sprint title today, and looked every inch the champion. In the opening time trial round this morning she posted a new Olympic record time to go through as the fastest rider. Later in the day she beat Will Kanis (Netherlands) to book her spot in tomorrow’s quarter final. Rival Anna Meares from Australia also cruised through the opening rounds.
History was made today as the women’s boxing competition got underway at the ExCel, London. Great Britain’s Natasha Jonas got off to a great start beating American Quanitta Underwood 21-13.
Fighting in the lightweight category Jonas, 28, a world bronze medallist, went down 4-3 in the first bout, but went on to dominate the next three two-minute rounds.
Britain’s Freya Murray and Claire Hallissey were left as team GB’s only competitors as team-mate Mara Yamaouchi dropped out through injury.
In the 26.2 mile race, that began and ended on The Mall, Murray finished a creditable 44th in only her second marathon in a time of 2:32.14 with Hallissey clocking 2:35.39 and 57th place.
In the women’s 470 Hannah Mills and Saskia Clarke continued their fine form in the regatta as they won their first race, and finished in a solid fifth position to keep them in Gold medal position with five places left.
Bryony Shaw, windsurfing bronze medallist in Beijing, had a good day on the water winning race 9 and coming fifth in race 10. That leaves her in seventh overall going into Tuesday’s medal race.
The Women’s Sports Magazine