Olympics update : Day 11 (07.08.2012)
Today at Olympics: Day 11 (07.08.2012)
It's a massive day in the Velodrome as Sir Chris Hoy looks to further build on his cycling immortality with a possible sixth Olympic gold medal.
Major Activities (Sporting events)
- Hoy takes place in the track cycling keirin event (he has a career record of 55 wins from 60 races) on a day that also sees Victoria Pendleton face her Australian arch-rival Anna Meares in the women's individual sprint, and Laura Trott go for glory in the exhausting combined omnium event.
- Brothers Alistair and Jonathan Brownliee go head-to-head in the men's triathlon in Hyde Park while Britain are favourites to win the equestrian dressage team final at Greenwich Park.
- In the Olympic Stadium, watch out for 20-year-old, Croydon-born Lawrence Okoye, who is taking part in the discus event two months before taking a place to read law at Oxford University.
- GB's Robbie Grabarz is also a medal hope in the high jump, while Australia's Sally Pearson is favourite to beat defending champion Dawn Harper of the US in the women's 100m hurdles.
- With windsurfing axed from the Rio 2016 Games, Britain's Nick Dempsey is hoping to grab a farewell medal at Weymouth and Portland but will face stiff competition from Dutchman Dorian van Rijsselberge.
- The first of two synchronized swimming medals – the women's duet event – is decided on Day 11 too.
Gold medals up for grabs: 21
Today's medal sports: triathlon, sailing, artistic gymnastics, synchronized swimming, table tennis, track cycling, wrestling, athletics, diving, weightlifting
India in Action (Day 10)
- It was a mixed day as some Indian athletes crashed out while others managed to advance and prove their mettle in London.
- Mary Kom was the main highlight of the day for India. She advanced to the semifinal in the 51kg category to assure India of a medal.
- Mary's jabs and punches were too much to handle for her Tunisian opponent as the Indian sealed the match 15-6.
- It was not all good news from the shooting range though. Manavjit Singh Sandhu was out of contention for the Men's Trap finals. Gagan Narang and Sanjeev Rajput also failed to qualify for the 50m Rifle 3 Positions finals.
- India's Vikas Gowda became the seventh Indian to qualify for the finals of the track and field event.