Here are some of the highlights from Team GB at today’s (August 10) Olympics.
Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark have won the silver medal in the Women’s 470 at Weymouth and Portland this afternoon, giving Great Britain its fifth sailing medal of London 2012.
The medal is an Olympic first for the pair with Mills making her Olympic debut at these Games and Clark having finished sixth at Beijing 2008.
Great Britain’s women won their first Olympic medal since 1992 with a 3-1 win over New Zealand in the bronze medal match.
Britain dominated the opening stages but struggled to create clear-cut opportunities until star striker Alex Danson made the breakthrough when she dived to deflect home a penalty corner.
With the confidence of a lead they began to pour forward as they had in their early group matches, and the pressure finally told on the New Zealand defence. Christa Cullen then increased the lead with a trademark drag-flick from a penalty corner in the 59th minute, and Thomas replicated Danson’s earlier effort with a deflection from another corner four minutes later.
Team GB’s Jessica Walker has qualified for tomorrow’s K1 kayak 200m final after she came second in her semi-final with a time of 41.734 seconds, at Dorney Lake this morning.
Jo Pavey and Julia Bleasedale raced in the 5000m final, a race always dominated by the African nations. Tonight was no exception with Ethiopia and Kenya taking the top six spots.
The surprise winner was Meseret Defar, with Vivian Cheruiyot in silver and Tirunesh Dibaba in bronze. But a strong run from both the Brits saw Pavey come in seventh and Bleasedale in eighth place.
Team GB’s relay team are through to the final of the 4x400m after qualifying third fastest in tonight’s heats. Shana Cox led the team out with legs by Lee McConnell, Eilidh Child and Christine Ohuruogu, the 400m Olympic silver medallist taking the final leg.