There are 22 Gold Medal events today.
Aussies in action & key events to watch:
ATHLETICS *GOLD MEDAL EVENTS*
Friday August 3 from 6.55pm AEST – live on LONDON 4 (Track) & 5 (Field)
Men’s shot put: Dale Stevenson (qualifying rounds>final)
Men’s 400m hurdles: Brendan Cole, Tristan Thomas (heats)
Men’s 3000m steeplechase: Youcef Abdi (heats)
Women’s 100m: Melissa Breen (heats)
Women’s discus: Dani Samuels (qualifying rounds)
Men’s long jump: Mitchell Watt, Henry Frayne (qualifying rounds)
Men’s 1500m: Ryan Gregson, Jeff Riseley (heats)
The athletics gets underway at the Olympic Stadium, with a 10-day program of events. Gold medals are to be decided in the men’s shot put and the women’s 10,000m, while Australian interest will be in the qualifying efforts of Dani Samuels (women’s discus) and Mitchell Watt and Henry Frayne (men’s long jump).
SWIMMING *GOLD MEDAL EVENTS*
First Session: Friday August 3 from 6.55pm AEST – live on LONDON 1
Women’s 50m freestyle: Cate Campbell, Bronte Campbell (heats)
Men’s 1500m freestyle: Jarrod Poort (heats)
Women’s 4x100m medley relay: Hocking, Seebohm, Pickett, Jones, Schipper, Coutts, Schlanger, C. Campbell (heats)
Men’s 4x100m medley relay: Arnamnart, Stoeckel, Sprenger, Rickard, Wright, Hadler, Roberts, Magnussen (heats)
Women’s 200m backstroke: Meagen Nay (final)
Men’s 100m butterfly: (final)
Women’s 800m freestyle: (final)
Men’s 50m freestyle: Eamon Sullivan (final)
Women’s 50m freestyle: Cate Campbell, Bronte Campbell (semi-finals)
The penultimate night of swimming features four finals. James “The Missile” Magnussen should be on fire in the men’s 50m freestyle, Michael Phelps is up for a third consecutive 100m butterfly title. It’s also a big day too for local favourite and Team GB’s best chance in the pool Rebecca Adlington, who will be hoping to defend her 800m freestyle. Jarrod Poort will be hard pressed to maintain Australia’s proud tradition in the 1500m.
ROWING *GOLD MEDAL EVENTS*
Friday August 3 from 6.25pm AEST – live on LONDON 7
Men’s quadruple sculls: Dan Noonan, Karsten Fosterling, James McRae, Chris Morgan (final)
Men’s pair: James Marburg and Brodie Buckland (final)
Women’s double scull: Kim Crow & Brooke Pratley (final)
Four more rowing finals – Men’s quad sculls, Men’s pair, Women’s double sculls and Men’s single sculls. Australia doesn’t have a representative in the latter, but has hopes for a medal in the first three events.
BASKETBALL : Women’s Preliminary
Friday August 3 at 8.05pm AEST – live on LONDON 2
Australia v Russia
A replay of the Gold Medal match at the 2006 World Championships, the scene of the Opals’ greatest triumph. Hopefully this rematch will inspire the girls to get their Olympic journey back on track.
CYCLING: Track *GOLD MEDAL EVENTS*
Saturday August 4 from 12.55am AEST – live on LONDON 2
Women’s keirin: Anna Meares (rounds>final)
Men’s team pursuit: Bobridge, Dennis, Edmondson, Hepburn, O’Shea (round>final)
Women’s team pursuit: Tomic, Cure, Edmondson, Hoskins (qualifying)
Australia’s “boy band” hits the boards at the velodrome for their shot at Olympic glory in the 4000m team pursuit, as do the women’s 3000m team. Anna Meares also has a chance to add to her medal collection in the women’s keirin and she again goes head-to-head with local rival Victoria Pendleton.
JUDO: Men’s 100kg+ *GOLD MEDAL EVENT*
Saturday August 4 from 12.20am AEST – live on LONDON 4
Men’s +100kg: Jake Andrewartha
Japan may dominate Judo, but the sport’s superstar is Frenchman Teddy Riner in the over 100kg division. The 23-year-old Frenchman has won five world titles – and hasn’t been floored since 2006 – and today he’s after the only thing missing from his overflowing trophy cabinet; Olympic gold. Watch out for Aussie Jake Andrewartha.
Other events to watch out for:
HOCKEY : Men’s Preliminary
Friday August 3 at 5.20pm AEST – live on LONDON 6
Australia v Argentina
Friday August 3 at 11.25pm AEST – live on LONDON 1
Women’s 3m springboard: Sharleen Stratton, Jaele Patrick
Friday August 3 at 7.55pm AEST – live on LONDON 6
Lyndal Oatley, Kristy Oatley, Mary Hanna (Day 2)
NB: Not all athletes may have yet qualified for event.