There are 16 Gold Medals today Live on Foxtel:
Key events to watch & Aussies in action
ATHLETICS *GOLD MEDAL EVENTS*
Saturday August 11 from 3.45am AEST – live on LONDON 3, 4 & 5
Men’s Pole Vault: Steve Hooker (final)
Women’s hammer throw (final)
Men’s 4x100m relay: Anthony Alozie, Tim Leathart, Andrew McCabe, Issac Ntiamoah, & Josh Ross (rounds)
Women’s 4x400m relay (rounds)
Men’s 4x400m relay (final)
Women’s 5000m (final)
Women’s 4x100m relay (final)
Women’s 1500m (final)
Will Steve Hooker, the 2008 gold medallist, defend his title in the Men’s pole Vault? He will face stiff competition from Renaud Lavillenie (France), Steve Lewis (Great Britain) and Bjorn Otto (Germany). Our men’s 4x100m relay team is hoping to qualify for the final, while there is gold medal action in the women’s 4x100m relay and women’s 1500m. The standout of the night should be the women’s 5000m, where Vivian Cheruiyot (Kenya), Tirunesh Dibaba (Ethiopia) and Meseret Defar (Ethiopia) bring a host of Olympic and World Championships titles to the battle.
Saturday August 11 from 3.55am AEST – live on LONDON 1
Men’s 10m platform: Matthew Mitcham, James Connor (preliminary)
All eyes will be on defending champion Matthew Mitcham as he competes in the men’s 10m platform preliminaries. Mitcham was the only person able to deny China a clean sweep of the diving medals in Beijing, but it will take a superhuman effort to hold off Qiu Bo here. Tom Daley, Britain’s boy heartthrob and 2009 world champion, may be the best chance of holding back the Chinese tide.
SAILING *GOLD MEDAL EVENT*
Friday August 10 at 9.50pm AEST – live on LONDON 8
Women’s 470: Elise Rechichi & Belinda Stowell (medal race)
Elise Rechichi and Belinda Stowell are trying to claim their second Olympic gold medals in the 470 class; Rechichi tasted success in 2008 with Tessa Parkinson, while Stowell stood on the podium with Jenny Armstrong in 2000. Let’s hope this golden combination can strike it rich again.
CYCLING: BMX Track *GOLD MEDAL EVENTS*
Friday August 10 at 11.55pm AEST – live on LONDON 2
Women’s: Caroline Buchanan, Lauren Reynolds (semi-finals>final)
Men’s: Sam Willoughby, Brian Kirkham, Khalen Young (semi-finals>final)
There are bound to be thrills and spills at the BMX as Australia’s world champions Sam Willoughby and Caroline Buchanan go for gold.
SWIMMING: Men’s Marathon *GOLD MEDAL EVENT*
Friday August 10 at 8.55pm AEST – live on LONDON 1
Men’s marathon 10km: Ky Hurst (final)
It’s the turn of the men to have that lunchtime open-water swim in the Serpentine in the 10km marathon and Ky Hurst is taking the tide for the green and gold
TAEKWONDO: Finals *GOLD MEDAL EVENT*
Final session shown Saturday August 11 from 4.55am AEST – live on LONDON 7
Women 67kg: Carmen Marton (preliminaries>quarterfinal>semi-finals>final)
Australia’s only female taekwondo competitor Carmen Marton is in action in a morning preliminary where a win puts her through to the afternoon quarter-finals. However, a loss is not the end of the road; if she loses to one of the two eventual finalists, she has a chance at a bronze medal via the repechage.
Other events to watch out for
HOCKEY: Women’s Final *GOLD MEDAL EVENT*
Saturday August 11 at 4.50am AEST – live on LONDON
BASKETBALL: Men’s Semifinals
Semi final 1: Saturday August 11 at 1.45am AEST – live on LONDON 6
Semi final 2: Saturday August 11 at 5.45am AEST – live on LONDON 8
Friday August 10 at 6.25pm AEST – live on LONDON 7
Men’s kayak single (K1) 200m: Murray Stewart (heats)
Men’s canoe single (C1) 200m: Sebastian Marczak (heats)
Women’s kayak single (K1)200m: Alana Nicholls (heats)
Men’s kayak double (K2): Stephen Bird & Jesse Phillips (heats)
Friday August 10 at 8.55pm AEST – live on LONDON 3
Individual All-around: Janine Murray (qualifications)
NB: Not all athletes may have yet qualified.