Day 4: In the running...

31 July 2012 / 07:26

David Florence will look to go one better than his Beijing Silver as he competes in the men’s canoe slalom C1 category.

Florence, 29 and from Scotland, qualified in fifth place in a time of 93.04 seconds. He will first have to negotiate the semi-finals on the difficult 250 metre Lee Valley course before having the chance to go one better than four years ago.

And if Florence progresses to the final he will face a showdown with Slovakian Michael Martikan, the man who beat him to Gold in Beijing and the fastest man through the C1 heats.

Eventers set to jump to a medal

A textbook day of riding saw Team GB’s Eventing squad put themselves in a tremendous position as they enter today’s final event, show jumping today.

In tricky conditions at Greenwich Park, Nicola Smith produced a flawless run on her horse Operation Buzz while Olympic debutant Zara Phillips stormed down the course on High Kingdom to set their team up for a medal and will look to challenge for Gold.

On a tough day for riders and horses alike, Team GB’s riders praised their horses’ performances. “This is his favourite phase by far," said Smith. "When he's allowed to go cross country it's like all his birthdays have come at once.”

While Phillips echoed these statements, labelling High Kingdom a “dude” for his performance: “It's so slippery and twisty out there it was hard work. He managed it really well though; I'm so pleased with him, he's unbelievable, he’s such a dude.”

Tina Cook also finds herself sitting in fifth heading into the final day of the individual eventing, with Mary King not far behind in sixth and Zara Phillips also in tenth as Britain will look to compete for medals on all fronts.

Other medal hopefuls...

Team GB’s female artistic gymnasts will be aiming to replicate the medal success of their male counterparts when they take part in the team final at the North Greenwich Arena on Tuesday (4.30pm).

Elsewhere, Tuesday’s main medal chances come in the pool with Hannah Miley competing in the women’s 200-metre individual medley final at around 8.43pm, while Caitlin McClatchey will be going for Gold in the 200-metre freestyle final at 7.41pm.

And in the women’s synchronised 10-metre diving, Sarah Barrow and Tonia Couch are in the final at 3pm.