Summary of Tuesday's events
Team GB canoeist David Florence has missed out on a medal at the Olympics. He’s failed to qualify for the final of the slalom event. Florence won silver four years ago in Beijing and came into the Games as the world number 1. His next chance of success comes later this week in the doubles.
Andy Murray and Laura Robson have been given a wildcard entry into the mixed
doubles at the Olympics. It’s after Great Britain was given the place by the International Tennis Federation. The duo played together in the 2010 Hopman Cup.
The British Olympic Association expect Phillips Idowu to be ready for the London Games. The triple jumper’s fitness has been in doubt, and he failed to attend a pre-tournament training camp in Portugal. BOA chef de mission Andy Hunt says he’s “making good progress”, and they expect him to compete.
There’s been a right royal silver for Great Britain at the Olympics. Zara Phillips and her pals have finished second in the team equestrian. There’s been a big blow in the canoe slalom, as world number one David Florence failed to qualify for the final in his event. Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow are just starting in their synchronised diving final. And Andy Murray has won the first set of his second round tennis clash.
Andy Murray has cruised through to the third round of the men’s singles tennis at the Olympics. He booked his place in the last 16 with a straight sets victory over Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen. Murray’s next oppponent will be Marcos Baghdatis.
Great Britain have missed out on adding to their medal haul in the Equestrian eventing at the Olympics. Late faults for Mary King and Tina Cook in the individual event saw them finish outside of the top three. Earlier, Zara Phillips was part of the Team GB squad that won silver in the team competition.
Ben Ainslie is in second position overall after races five and six of the ten-race opening series in the Finn sailing at the Olympics. He bagged a fourth and a third in today’s runs. The three-time gold medalist is 10 points behind leader Jonas Hogh-Christensen of Denmark.
The Queen’s granddaughter has won an Olympic medal. Zara Phillips and her equestrian pals have claimed a silver in the team event. Mary King and Tina Cook missed out in the individual jumping, though. There’s also been disappointment for Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow in the synchronised diving, as they finished 5th.
Meanwhile, Andy Murray is through to the third round of the tennis, beating Jarkko Niemenen.
Zara Phillips has emulated her dad in winning an Olympic medal. She’s part of the GB line-up that have claimed a silver in the team equestrian. She received her medal from her mum, the Princess Royal. Elsewhere, the British women are underway in their team gymnastics final. And Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow finished fifth in the synchronised diving.
Great Britain are still waiting for their first gold medal at the Olympics, though there is a right royal silver to celebrate. Zara Phillips and her equestrian pals finished second in the team event. The Queen’s granddaughter received her medal from her mum, the Princess Royal. In the gymnastics, the GB women are taking part in their team final. Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow failed to win a medal in the synchronised diving. And Andy Murray’s through to the third round of the tennis.
Great Britain have made it two wins out of two in the women’s hockey at the
Olympics. They’ve beaten South Korea 5-3. The victory puts them joint top of Group A.
Team GB have added to their medal haul at the London Olympics with a silver in
the equestrian. Zara Phillips and co finished second in the team event, and they received their medals from the Princess Royal – who’s Zara’s mum. Elsewhere, the GB women were seventh at the halfway mark of the team gymnastics final. In tennis, Laura Robson went to a tie-break with Maria Sharapova before losing the first set of their second round clash. And Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow finished fifth in the diving.
A silver medal has been won by a member of the Royal Family at the Olympics today. The Queen’s granddaughter Zara Phillips and her equestrian pals have claimed a silver in the team event. More medals might be won this evening, as there are swimming finals for Hannah Miley, Caitlin McClatchey and the GB men in the 4-by-200-metres freestyle relay. Elsewhere, Ben Ainslie lies second overall in the Finn sailing. And Andy Murray is through to the third round of the tennis.
Zara Dampney and Shauna Mullin have been beaten in their second group match at the women’s Olympic beach volleyball. They went down in straight sets to Italy at Horse Guards Parade. Dampney and Mullin won their opening match at London 2012.
Britain’s female gymnasts have missed out on a medal in their Olympic team final. They’ve finished sixth out of eight. That’s only one place lower than their best ever result at the recent world championships. The USA took the gold, with Russia getting silver and Romania bronze.
It’s been a right Royal day for Team GB at the Olympics today. The Queen’s granddaughter Zara Phillips has a silver medal to her name, after she starred in the team equestrian with her colleagues. There are swimming finals tonight for Hannah Miley and Caitlin McClatchey, while the men go for a medal in the 4-by-200 relay. Meanwhile, 70-thousand-plus are expected at Wembley for the Team GB women’s football with Brazil. Earlier, the GB women finished outside of the medals in the team gymnastics.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Milos Raonic have made history at London 2012 in the tennis. They’ve set a new record for the longest ever match at an Olympic Games. It’s after the deciding set lasted a mammoth 48 games. After nearly 4 hours on court, Tsonga eventually came through 25-23 in the third set.
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