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Andy Murray through to quarter-finals at Olympic tennis

1st August 2012
Posted by Gateway 97.8

Team GB have struck gold at the Olympics today. Bradley Wiggins has won the men’s time trial cycling, he’s now the most decorated British Olympian with 7 medals, while Helen Glover and Heather Stanning triumphed in the women’s pair rowing. Chris Froome got a bronze in that cycling event, while there was also a third-placed finish for the GB men in the eights rowing.

The Badminton World Federation has rejected an appeal from South Korea over the explusion of two pairs from the London 2012 mixed doubles competition. Indonesia have also withdrawn their appeal. Players from both countries – and China, were disqualified for allegations of throwing matches in the women’s doubles. They were accused of trying to engineer an easier knock out draw. The quarter-finals take place this evening.

Team GB’s men’s hockey team have been held to a surprise draw by South Africa at the Riverbank Arena. It finished 2-2. The South African’s had lost their opening match 6-0 to Australia while GB had beaten Argentina 4-1.

Andy Murray is through to the quarter-finals at the Olympic tennis after a bit of a scare against Marcos Baghdatis. The Brit lost the opening set and was then pushed all the way at the end of the third and final set. 5-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams is out of the Olympic tennis. The USA player was beaten in straight sets at the All-England Club by German Angelique Kerber 7-6 – 7-6.

Team GB’s women’s volleyball players have been well beaten by Italy at Earls Court. It finished 3-sets to nil to the Italians. The result leaves GB with a win and two defeats in Pool A.

Tonight Michael Jamieson is a major medal hope for GB in the swimming pool, he goes in the 200-metre breaststroke.

Don’t forget to tune in to Gateway 97.8 tomorrow from 7am where we will be bringing all the latest from the London 2012 Olympics, as well as all the highlights. Including updates from our reporters every 20 minutes past each hour.

On Daytime, Harry Carnaby will be bringing you live olympic archery and rowing coverage with medal chances for Britain. Good Afternoon with Tony Weaver, will have the afternoon’s tennis, archery and shooting events from London 2012. Jack Sullivan will be focusing on Victoria Pendleton and Jess Varnish on Drivetime, as they go for gold in the track cycling womens team sprint. And Richard Becker will have updates of live swimming coverage from the Aquatics Centre from 7pm.