Fifteen gold medals are up for grabs today in swimming, gymnastics, equestrian, shooting, judo, diving, canoe slalom, weightlifting and fencing.
Karl Stefanovic hosts Day 4 of competition from London.
This session may include:
– Men’s 100m freestyle: After the disappointment on finishing out of the medals in the 4 x 100m freestyle relay, “The Missile” James Magnussen returns to the pool for his individual event. Magnussen and team-mate James Roberts will be looking for good times to get the best lanes in the semis.
- Women’s 200m butterfly: Chinese swimmers dominated in Beijing but watch out for 2008 bronze medallist Jessicah Schipper and fellow Aussie Samantha Hamill.
- Men’s 200m breaststroke: Queenslander Brenton Rickard won the silver at Beijing in this event and again faces his nemesis the great Kosuke Kitajima from Japan.
- Men’s 200m freestyle relay: The French and the Americans are the favourites in this event teams. This is a new-look Australian team (bronze medallists at Beijing) spearheaded by Thomas Fraser-Holmes and Kenrick Monk.
Can Great Britain win in front of the home crowd when the eventing gold is decided in the team’s and individual events? Will the Royals have their first gold medallist in Zara Phillips, the Queen’s grand-daughter? Australian rider Andrew Hoy aims for an individual medal in his seventh Olympic campaign?
Australia’s men’s double sculls, defending champions David Crawshay and Scott Brennan, and the Aussie lightweight four featuring five-time Olympian Anthony Edwards, will race in the semi-finals. Kim Crow will contest the quarter-finals in the women’s single scull.
There will also be repechages, with the Australian women’s eight one of the crews trying to get through to the finals.
This is one of the key matches for the Australian Boomers as they face Spain, the world number two, a basketball powerhouse. Spain features NBA All-Stars Pau and Marc Gasol, while the Boomers will look for scoring punch from Patty Mills.
Clive Barton and Keith Ferguson return to the Royal Artillery Barracks for the second qualifying session in the men’s skeet. The top qualifiers will then shoot for gold.
The third of the eight diving gold medals will be decided. It is the women’s synchronised 10m platform where Australia’s Rachel Bugg teams up with two-time Olympic medallist Loudy Wiggins. Wiggins has made a comeback to the sport after having a baby.
The Aussie Sharks return to the pool for their second water polo preliminary match facing Kazakhstan.
Gold will be decided in the men’s canoe single (C1) on the Lee Valley whitewater course. Our representative is
Kynan Maley. The 30-year-old Olympic rookie is through to the semi-final of the men’s C1 and hoping for a strong showing on the white water course to ensure a finals berth.
*Times stated are for the East Coast markets.
*As with all major sporting events there can be unforeseen changes to the schedule and times are subject to change.
6.30pm London Live on GEM
6.50pm on Nine