Today, 12 gold medals are decided in gymnastics, swimming, synchronised diving, shooting, fencing, weightlifting and judo.
Karl Stefanovic brings viewers all the action from Day 3 of Olympics competition.
6.30pm London Live on GEM
6.50pm on Nine
This session may include:
The third day at the Aquatics Centre, with heats in three events. Ray Warren, Grant Hackett and Giaan Rooney will be poolside.
- Women’s 100m breaststroke: Leisel Jones will defend the title she won in Beijing, with her American arch-rival Rebecca Soni looking a major threat and fastest qualifier for the final Ruta Melutyte from Lithuania. Should Jones reach the podium it will be her ninth Olympic medal, tying her with Ian Thorpe for the honour of being Australia’s most decorated Olympian.
- Women’s 100m backstroke: Emily Seebohm, who won a gold medal as a heat swimmer in our successful 4x100m freestyle relay team on Day 1, has qualified fastest for this final. Team-mate Belinda Hocking has also reached the final.
- Women’s 200m individual medley: Stephanie Rice, the triple gold medallist from Beijing, seemed to be back to best form following shoulder surgery when she won the 200m and 400m individual medleys at the Australian trials, but finished sixth here in the 400m IM on Day 1. She’ll be looking to make amends tonight. Team-mate Alicia Coutts has already won a gold medal in the relay, and added a bronze medal to her collection in the 100m butterfly this morning.
- Women’s 200m freestyle: Kylie Palmer is the only Australian swimmer competing in three individual events here in London (200m, 400m and 800m freestyle). She failed to make the final of the 400m on Day 2, so will be seeking a better result here. Her team-mate Bronte Barrett made the final of 200m at Beijing in 2008 and should prove a strong contender.
- Men’s 200m butterfly: This event belongs to Michael Phelps, who is aiming for his third successive Olympic title over the distance. He has dominated the last decade, winning five world titles as well. In the hunt for Australia are Nick D’Arcy and Chris Wright.
Men’s team final: China, led by Beijing multiple gold medal winner Zou Kai, are favourites for this coveted gold. But Japan’s Kohei Uchimura, regarded as the gymnast of his generation, can prove his greatness here.
The heats of the men’s four get underway. Australia’s men’s four, featuring three-time Olympic champion Drew Ginn, is arguably our best chance of a gold medal in rowing. Great Britain has dominated this event at the last three Olympics. Kim Crow and Brooke Pratley compete in the women’s double sculls
Since Beijing, Australia’s men’s hockey team, the Kookaburras, have gone from strength to strength, winning gold in the World Cup, Champions Trophy and Commonwealth Games. The world’s number one-ranked team begins the campaign for gold with a preliminary match against South Africa.
For many, this is one of the Games’ most spectacular days as riders and horses tackle eventing’s cross-country phase. Formerly a three-day event, it is now spread over four days and it is here that Australia has performed so well at previous Games. The team lies second behind Germany after the dressage phase.
Australia has two shooters in the men’s 10m air rifle qualifying round. Olympic debutants Dane Sampson and Willie Godward will each have 60 shots at a target 10m away within 75 minutes.
On the range, Australia’s skeet shooters take their first shots in men’s qualifying. Clive Barton and Keith Ferguson will compete.
The first of Australia’s two weightlifters and our only woman competing, Seen Lee, contests the 58kg event.
Australia’s sole judoka in London, Carli Renzi, competes in the women’s 57kg event. The 29-year-old Victorian is the Oceania champion.
Five-time Laser world champion Tom Slingsby begins his quest for Olympic gold at Weymouth as Aussie sailors begin to find form.
Australia’s boxing team is represented today by Jackson Woods in men’s flyweight (52kg) event, while Damien Hooper starts his light-heavyweight (81kg) campaign. Regarded as one of our best medal hopes, Hooper, 19, from Dalby in Queensland, won his place with a top eight finish in the 2011 world championships, following on from his win at the Youth Olympics in Singapore in 2010.
The Australian C2 pair of Kynan Maley and South African-born Robin Jeffery will run the Lee Valley whitewater course twice in the heats.
Jessica Fox, 18, will make history as Australia’s youngest ever slalom paddler. Her father Richard won ten kayaking gold medals at world championship level for Great Britain and her mother Myriam won eight for France and an Olympic bronze medal in 1996. Fox will represent Australia in the women’s K1 event.
Fresh from a win over the host nation Great Britain, the Opals’ quest for Olympic glory continues in their second match. This time they face France, who beat Brazil on Day 1.
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*As with all major sporting events there can be unforeseen changes to the schedule and times are subject to change.