Team GB medal hopes - day 10
August 6, 2012 06:11 am
Team GB remain third in the Olympic Games medal table with 37 in total after winning both gold and silver in sailing and tennis, silver in athletics and gymnastics and bronze in cycling and gymnastics on Sunday, and here we take a look at the top Brits in action on Monday.
ATHLETICS: Dai Greene
Britain's team captain reached the 400 metres hurdles final as a fastest loser after finishing fourth in his semi-final, but the world champion will be determined to be right in the mix for medals and potentially a British record.
BASKETBALL: Drew Sullivan
British Basketball spent six years battling for a place in these Games, a long journey that ends when the men's team bow out today. No one will want to mark the final match with victory more than Sullivan, who proudly captained the team through their fight for recognition.
BOXING: Savannah Marshall
Britain's only reigning world boxing champion, 21-year-old Marshall, begins her bid to add Olympic gold to her collection in her first fight in the middleweight division. Victory, against Kazakhstan's Marina Volnova, would guarantee at least bronze.
CANOE SPRINT: Tim Brabants
Defending Olympic champion Tim Brabants competes in the men's K1 1000 metres, with heats and semi-finals to negotiate for the 35-year-old qualified doctor ahead of Wednesday's final. Olympic debutant Richard Jefferies goes in the men's C1 1000m heats, while Jessica Walker, Rachel Cawthorn, Angela Hannah and Louisa Sawers compete in the women's K4 500m.
CYCLING: Jason Kenny
Bolton's Kenny, 24, qualified fastest in the men's sprint to achieve a favourable draw and made serene progress to the semi-finals. Kenny finished second to Sir Chris Hoy in Beijing but was selected ahead of the 2008 champion and was on course to emulate his team-mate.
DIVING: Jack Laugher
Seventeen-year-old Laugher has been tipped as a future world champion by United States great Greg Louganis. Laugher, from Ripon, will make his Olympic debut in the three-metre springboard where a top-10 finish would confirm his rising status.
EQUESTRIAN: Scott Brash
The young Scottish showjumper has a pivotal part to play when Great Britain target a first Olympic team medal since 1984. Brash is making his Olympic debut, and a clear round will be his mission on Hello Sanctos as he competes alongside team-mates Nick Skelton, Ben Maher and Peter Charles.
GYMNASTICS: Beth Tweddle
The three-time world and six-time European champion will make her final bid for an Olympic medal in the uneven bars final. Tweddle topped qualification ahead of rivals He Kexin of China and Russian Viktoria Komova and is favourite to win gold.
HANDBALL: Seb Edgar
The men have had a tough time of it in their opening four games of the competition. Their final outing is against reigning silver medallists Iceland and Seb Edgar will hope to lead from the front as GB aim to go out with a bang.
HOCKEY: Kate Walsh
Captain Walsh has resumed her key role in defence after an operation to repair a fractured jaw and her experience will be key in keeping the Dutch at bay as GB go for semi-final qualification.
SAILING: Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes
The 49er duo head into the penultimate day of fleet racing fourth in the standings. They lie eighth points of third-place Finland after 11 races and will be looking to close the gap.
SHOOTING: Jonathan Hammond
The 31-year-old Scot, who lives in West Virginia where he coaches at the university, came a creditable 17th in the 50-metre rifle prone on Friday and gets another shot at Olympic glory in the rifle three positions event.
SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING: Jenna Randall and Olivia Federici
Randall and Federici go into the duet free routine in a good position as they look to book a place in Tuesday's final. The pair were ninth after Sunday's technical routine and just need to finish in the top 12 to advance.
VOLLEYBALL: Andy Pink
The experienced Kansas City-born Pink has been given a greater role as the tournament has gone on and is one of coach Harry Brokking's most reliable men. Despite his relatively slender size, he packs a real punch at the net and that will be required against Argentina.
WATER POLO: Joe O'Regan
Centre-back O'Regan has battled hard at the heart of Team GB's defence in the water polo tournament. After racking up nine major fouls and giving away two penalties, his friends are calling him a "bad boy".
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