After yesterday’s Olympic gold rush there’s the chance of more medals today for Team GB. The lightweight men’s coxless fours go for gold just after midday at Eton Dorney. Peter Wilson will shortly begin the heats of the double trap shooting, he’s the current world record holder. There’s also the start of the action at the Velodrome with Victoria Pendleton and Sir Chris Hoy in action.
It’s another big day for Team GB’s rowers at Eton Dorney. This hour Great Britain take on Australia in the heats of the men’s four, both crews are aiming for gold medals in Saturday’s final so this should be a cracker. Later, the less celebrated but equally talented lightweight men’s fours go for gold. Also this hour Rebecca Adlington begins the defence of her 800-metre freestyle in the heats.
Team GB’s judo squad has suffered another early defeat. Lichfield fighter James Austin lost his first-round contest against Japan’s third seed Takamasa Anai in the men’s under-100-kgs at the ExCeL Centre.
A bus driver’s been released on bail pending further inquiries after a cyclist was knocked down and killed close to the Olympic Park. The 28-year-old died last night after being hit by the vehicle that was taking journalists between London 2012 venues. Gold medal-winning cyclist Bradley Wiggins is calling for a new law to make it compulsory to wear cycling helmets.