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Two gold medals for Great Britain at the Olympics

1st August 2012
Posted by Gateway 97.8

Bradley Wiggins has claimed Team GB’s second gold at the Olympics. He’s won the men’s time trial cycling. He becomes Britain’s most decorated Olympian with seven medals, overtaking Sir Steve Redgrave. Meanwhile, fellow Brit Chris Froome picked up bronze.

The first gold for Team GB was strucked by Helen Glover and Heather Stanning after winning the women’s pair final in the rowing. There was also a bronze for the men’s eight. Both Emma Pooley and Lizzie Armitstead have missed out on Olympic medals in the women’s time trial cycling.

Great Britain have finished outside of the medals in today’s synchronised diving final. Chris Mears and Nicholas Robinson-Baker have ended fifth in their competition.

The number of drivers on the streets of central London has fallen by nearly a fifth during the Olympics. Figures from Transport for London show people are switching to trains instead. The Docklands Light Railway has seen a record number of passengers, up 65 percent. Friday and Saturday are expected to be the two busiest days of the Games. Meanwhile, a first gold has been claimed in the rowing by Helen Glover and Heather Stanning in the women’s pair final. There was also a bronze for the men’s eight.

The Badminton World Federation has confirmed that eight players at the centre of allegations of throwing matches in the women’s doubles have been disqualified from the Olympics. They are accused of trying to engineer an easier knock out draw. Indonesia and South Korea have launched appeals. The other team is from China.