London 2012 Olympics live coverage: Super Saturday
8:37am Saturday 4th August 2012 in News
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Well it really has been Super Saturday for Team GB. Leave your thoughts on the events of day eight and let us know what you've been watching by leaving a comment below.
Great Britain's (left to right) Dani King, Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell (Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)
Captain Kate Walsh's return from a fractured jaw was the only positive as Great Britain missed the chance to ease themselves into the semi-finals - click here to read the full report.
Amazing race by Britain's golden girl Jessica Ennis who has just won the 800m in spectacular fashion and takes gold in the women's heptathlon.
Shaftesbury Barnet Harrier Abi Oyepitan misses out on the 100m final. #LondonersGames #London2012— @Matt_Bass 04 August 2012
Team GB remain third in the table behind USA and China - here's the current medal count:
Fingers crossed the tally will be even higher by the end of play this evening.
Adding to the medal count, Sutton's own Joanna Roswell and team mates Dani King and Laura Trott take gold in the women's team pursuit.
The girls beat the world record again, posting a time of 3:14.051 - more than half a second quicker than the time they set earlier today.
Three rides. Three world records, and now an Olympic gold medal for Laura Trott, Dani King and Joanna Rowsell. Incredible.— @cyclingweekly 04 August 2012
The good news keeps on coming with Wimbledon's Laura Robson finishing off the match in style to land a place in tomorrow's mixed doubles final alongside Team GB partner Andy Murray.
The pair beat Germans Sabine Lisicki and Christopher Kas 6-1 6-7 10-7
Laura said: "It's been incredible."
(Picture: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire)
Sutton's Joanne Rowsell led her team out at the start of the team pursuit first round.
The trio, including Dani King and Laura Trott, flew around the track and have broken the world record with a time of 3:14.682 - over a second faster than the old record.
Needless to say, they are through to the finals. Well done ladies!
The Duchess of Cambridge looked like she was having great fun at the hockey last night as Team GB secured a win over Pakistan. Read our report to find out more...
[Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire]
So proud to be part of @GBRowingTeam, 4 golds, 2 silvers and 3 bronzes for @TeamGB— @Rob_WilliamsGB 04 August 2012
Wimbledon’s Sophie Hosking was always destined to win Olympic gold, especially in the eyes of her father. Click here to read our interview with Sophie following her win at Eton Dorney.
Coming up in the next hour, Sutton's Joanna Rowsell will take part in the first round of the women's team pursuit.
She will be cycling in heat four along with team mates Dani King and Laura Trott.
Molesey Boat Club captain Andrew Triggs Hodge has offered his gold medal as inspiration to wannabe Olympians. Click here to read what else he had to say.
Amazing gold in the mens four #rowing. Congratulations to @TeamGB's Alex Gregory, Tom James, Peter Reed and Andrew Triggs-Hodge.— @nick_clegg 04 August 2012
Team GB's Adam Gemili, James Dasaolu and Dwain Chambers go through to 100m semi finals - click here to read the full report.
Croydon's James Dasaolu running alongside world record holder and defending Olympic champion Usain Bolt...
My view from earlier as Usain Bolt approaches the finish line #LondonersGames http://t.co/q1TpZNad— @londonersgames 04 August 2012
Rain didn't dampen spirits at Eton Dorney as Team GB take gold in the lightweight double sculls - find out what Wimbledon's Sophie Hosking had to say about the win.
South London lads doing us proud, ex Forest Hill boy @Jellington100m— @justafewmoments 04 August 2012
Wimbledon's Laura Robson paired up with Andy Murray to beat Aussies Lleyton Hewitt and Sam Stour 6-3 3-6 10-8.
They will play in the Olympic mixed doubles semi-finals against Christopher Kas and Sabine Lisicki of Germany later today.
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Wimbledon's Sophie Hosking (left) and Katherine Copeland celebrate winning gold in the final of the lightweight women's double sculls at Eton Dorney Rowing Lake in Windsor.
(Credit: Stephen Pond/PA Wire)
Olympic bronze medallist George Nash was in the crowd today to cheer his Molesey Boat Club team mate Andrew Triggs-Hodge onto gold medal glory.
Nash, who starred in the men’s pairs final on Friday, said: "I should think Hodgey is elated, on top of the world and off his tiny face on endorphins.
"Molesey Boat Club has a great club spirit and Hodgey leads from the front in a really inspirational way."
And Dwain Chambers makes it all three of the British athletes through to the 100m semis tomorrow. #LondonersGames #London2012— @Matt_Bass 04 August 2012
And north Kent's Gemili is through in the 100m also! Go Team GB!
Adam Gemili up next in the 100m - click here to read his Olympic profile .
James Dasaolu through in third. Bolt wins it and looks like he had LOADS left in the tank. #LondonersGames #London2012— @Matt_Bass 04 August 2012
“@JamesDasaolu: my view of Olympic stadium from warm up track http://t.co/9qvhArQ4” #LondonersGames Good work!— @PogalJoners 04 August 2012
Yesterday, Olympics reporter Mark Edwards took a stroll around Stratford park to soak up the electric atmosphere - click here to read his report on why he thinks, wherever you are, you should get involved in the Olympic action.
Screw loose: Confusion and then relief at the rowing when Zac Purchase's seat comes off at the start of the lightweight double sculls and the referee calls the race back to be
The rule is, if anything happens in the first 100m the race can be halted.
It's believed the problem was a broken screw.
Up next the 100m heats. Dartford-based and former Daggers player Adam Gemili & Croydon Harrier James Dasaolu to watch. #LondonersGames— @Matt_Bass 04 August 2012
Team GB's south London lads Conrad Williams and Martyn Rooney progress to 400m semi-finals - read the full article here.
Conrad Williams powers towards the finish line
Hosking and Copeland on the way to gold... go on girls!
VIDEO: Richmond rower Alan Campbell claims bronze in singles sculls event - click here to watch the video.
We're now 3rd in the medal table following gold in the rowing. This really is #SuperSaturday- RT to show support for our fantastic athletes!— @TeamGB 04 August 2012
Walking through @westfieldstrat and see @ZoePabloSmith being congratulated by passers-by every 5m. @TeamGB never had support like this— @DrewBSport 04 August 2012
As the rain buckets it down the crowd huddle like penguins to watch the women's single sculls C final...
Wimbledon’s very own Sophie Hosking will take to the water this morning in her pursuit of the lightweight double sculls Olympic gold.
Hosking, and partner Kat Copeland, set the fastest qualifying time of 7.05.90 and the pair are insistent they face no pressure.
Copeland said: “We don’t have a title to defend or anything like that. I said to Sophie the worst we can do now is finish sixth – that’s the lowest we can achieve so the only way is up!”
As the Womens B final begins the sun decides come out again, cue a lot of smiling.
Some early good news for all the crews is that the sun has decided to return...
Molesey Boat Club's Andrew Triggs-Hodge will be racing for Olympic gold glory in the Men's Fours this morning at a rain-drenched Eton Dorney.
Triggs-Hodge and his team mates are up against a strong Australia outfit, which beat the Brits at the World Cup in June.
The Great Britain crew – including Alex Gregory, Pete Reed and Tom James – are also up against Germany, Holland, Greece and the US.
Bromley's Conrad Williams is drawn in lane two of heat six. Croydon's Martyn Rooney is in lane 5 of heat seven. #LondonersGames #London2012— @Matt_Bass 04 August 2012
Hope is lost for Team GB women after Canada's double strike in the women's football last night - click here to read more.
Twickenham-based Ross Murray progresses in 1500m - click here to find out what he had to say about his latest achievement.
The sun has reappeared at Eton Dorney and brollies are back in spectators bags just in time for the start of the racing.
Can Joanna Rowsell make it gold for men & women in the team pursuit? They're in the Velodrome this afternoon. #LondonersGames #London2012— @Matt_Bass 04 August 2012
What to watch:
- Rowing from 10am - Wimbledon's Sophie Hosking will be taking part in the lightweight double sculls
- Athletics from 10.30am - Men's 400m featuring Croydon's Martyn Rooney and Conrad Williams from Lewisham. Plus the men's 100m where James Dasaolu from Croydon and Adam Gemili from north Kent will come up against the speed of Usain Bolt.
- Cycling from 4pm - We will be cheering on Sutton's Joanna Rowsell.
- At 6.20pm Team GB go head-to-head against Hungary in the waterpolo.
Although grey clouds are looming over Eton Dorney as thousands of rowing fans await the final day of action at the 2km venue.
It's been a grey, wet start to the day but the skies are starting to clear and a mostly dry day is predicted...
Welcome back to our Olympics live blog on day eight or, as it's being referred to, Super Saturday.
Around 200,000 people are expected to visit Stratford Park today - let us know if you're one of them by commenting below or get in touch via Twitter using #LondonersGames.