London 2012 Olympics live coverage: Day 11

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8:55pm

Nervy final sees Team GB into Olympics hockey semi-final - click here to read the match round-up.

8:25pm

More from our man at the hockey, Tim Ashton:

"There was a party atmosphere inside the Riverbank Arena at half-time with a 1-0 lead for Team GB.

The goal was a long time in coming but Ashley Jackson popped up to bury a penalty corner in the 31st minute.

The rain is coming down now and the crowd is wet and nervous after Spain got an equaliser and Great Britain are hanging on to a semi-final place by their finger nails.

Only a few minutes remain and the tension is building... and the band, in full flow, has moved around the stadium to annoy some more people.

8:18pm

There's good news and there's bad news...

Woodford Green with Essex Ladies triple jumper Tosin Oke reaches London 2012 Olympic final as Phillips Idowu misses out - click here for the full report.

8:06pm

 

What has been achieved today is the result of a shared commitment made by 541 athletes, representing 26 sports, to compete as One Team GB, and to do so in a manner that would make our country proud.It is the result of years of sacrifice and struggle, underpinned by the selfless contributions of coaches, teammates, parents, volunteers, administrators and the British public. We congratulate the athletes of Team GB on reaching this remarkable milestone, and offer our thanks to everyone who has supported them in doing so.

Team GB Chef de Mission Andy Hunt

8:00pm

Olympics reporter Tim Ashton is at the hockey tonight and it's a crunch match between Team GB and Spain...

"Spotted the legend that is commentator Barry Davies - the man is a hero to anyone growing up loving sport. Who can forget the immortal line from Seoul 1988: 'Where were the Germans? But frankly, who cares?'

"The band normally found following the England football team around the world is here again. It's fine when you're the other side of the stadium from them but I am quite pleased I'm not stood next to them."

5:12pm

Every four years, the world’s elite athletes gather in one city and compete to demonstrate their sporting prowess. And every time, we are gripped.
click here to read on...

Wimbledon Guardian: The beautiful Games

4:39pm

Bromley's Ellen Gandy admits the backing of the vociferous 17,500 crowd in the Aquatic Centre has been as much a curse as it has been a blessing for Team GB at London 2012. Click here to read the full interview.

4:25pm

After GB finally got off the mark in their basketball game against China yesterday, Croydon's NBA all-star, Luol Deng - one of Barack Obama’s favourite NBA players - said he thinks GB basketball has made progress and will continue to do so over the next four years.

Chicago Bulls forward Deng said: “I envision that Britain won’t just have one or two NBA players but five, six or seven in the team.”

4:24pm

Team GB win first ever dressage gold at Greenwich - read the full story here.

3:35pm

3:27pm

Watford-born Abigail Edmonds upbeat after Olympic canoe sprint exit - click her for the full report.

3:22pm

Ben Maher was still struggling to believe he is an Olympic champion this morning having secured a gold medal as part of Team GB’s equestrian jumping team yesterday - click here for the full interview.

3:00pm

2:59pm

Bryony Shaw was unable to match her success in Beijing where she claimed bronze, finishing seventh in the RS:X Windsurfing.

She said: "I put my best [in] and I'm gutted to not come away with a medal.

"It's been a tough year and I'm not as physically fit as I'd like to be. My forearms gave up on that race and it just hasn't been the best series for me.

"It's been a great four years. A great journey. It's not all heartache that I've not won a medal. Windsurfing is a great life and I've got that and my friends and family to go back to."

2:31pm

James Ellington fails to make it out of 200m heats - read the full report here.

1:52pm

1:41pm

Woodford Green with Essex Ladies triple jumper Tosin Oke reaches London 2012 Olympic final as Phillips Idowu misses out - click here for the full report.

1:38pm

Richmond's Stewart Hayes finished 37th in today's men's triathlon after working as a pace-setter for the Brownlee brothers.

Stewart said:  "It's not [about] me, it's the two Brownlees. I did my best to help them and it worked. Team tactics help but those guys are amazing."

1:05pm

12:22pm

Great Britain's Andrew Turner (centre) on his way to winning Heat six of the Men's 110m Hurdles Round one. Click here to read more.

Wimbledon Guardian: PA Andrew Turner credit Dave Thompson/PA Wire

(Picture: Dave Thompson/PA Wire)

12:06pm

James Ellington will take to the track shortly in round one of the men’s 200m.

Usain Bolt has already qualified for the final after achieving a time of 20.39 in heat one.

Heat three is about to begin but Ellington will have to wait until heat seven before he gets his chance to race.

11:57am

Twickenham resident Stuart Hayes has set off, along with the 54 other competitors, in the men's triatholon.

The race takes place in Hyde Park and begins with a swim in the Serpentine.

Combining swimming, cycling and running, the men’s and women’s triathlons will consist of a 1,500m swim, a 43km bike ride and a 10km run.

11:36am

11:15am

Walton’s Louise Sawers has qualified for the women’s kayak double (K2) 500m semi-finals along with team mate Abigail Edmonds after they finished fifth in their heat with a time of 1:46:564.

11:07am

The news isn’t as good for Goldie Sayers who failed to qualify in the javelin. She said: “I'm sure people have criticised me for competing injured. I did one throwing session a few days ago and that went well. But I caught a nerve in warm-up and couldn't feel my hand.”

Click here to read more.

11:02am

Sutton’s Andy Turner is feeling confident after finishing first in his heat in round one of the men’s 110m hurdles.

“That felt relatively easy to be honest. I felt absolutely petrified.”

“Now I have that out of the way I feel I can really get my legs turning over. I think there is more to come.”

“I've got to run a lot quicker than that in the final. I'm really looking forward to it.”

Andy will next race in the semi-finals tomorrow at 7.15pm.

10:36am

10:25am

Watford-born and Finchley ABC's Anthony Joshua guaranteed Olympic boxing medal - Click here to read the full report on his fight with China's Beijing silver medallist Zhang Zhilei.

9:09am

Sutton resident Andy Turner will be taking part in round one of the men's 110m hurdles this morning. Click here to read Andy's profile.

Wimbledon Guardian: Andy Turner
 

8:54am

TRAFFIC AND TRAVEL

Tube: Piccadilly Line
Severe delays on Piccadilly Line due to earlier signal failure at Acton Town. Tickets are being accepted on local bus routes.

8:33am

Some good news from yesterday, Margaret Adeoye and Obi Oyepitan qualified for the Olympic 200m semi final - click here for the full report.

7:50am

7:43am

Team GB’s men’s water polo side’s Olympic adventure is over after they were heavily beaten by Montenegro yesterday - click here for the full match report.

7:07am

It's predicted to be another cloudy day today with the possibility of rain this afternoon. Watch our weather forecast and go prepared...

7:04am

Hopes are high today for Team GB to equal or possibly even surpass the Gold medal count set in Beijing. This would make it the most successful Games for Great Britain in over a century.

We'll be cheering on our Olympians every step of the way.

Comments (2)

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2:34pm Tue 7 Aug 12

Michael Pantlin says...

I'm looking forward to getting a brake van ride along the Ardingly Branch stub from Horsted Keynes at the exciting Bluebell Railway Vintage Transport weekend this coming Saturday. For me that's where the action is rather than Stratford.
I'm looking forward to getting a brake van ride along the Ardingly Branch stub from Horsted Keynes at the exciting Bluebell Railway Vintage Transport weekend this coming Saturday. For me that's where the action is rather than Stratford. Michael Pantlin

10:42am Wed 8 Aug 12

the bible scoffer says...

...soo nice to see our union flags flying at the olympics - even andy murray could remember the opening words of the national anthem!! rofl!! so much for that hopeless 'failed' blogger 'erastus piggott' wanting to ban our flags!! rof...rof...rofl!!
...soo nice to see our union flags flying at the olympics - even andy murray could remember the opening words of the national anthem!! rofl!! so much for that hopeless 'failed' blogger 'erastus piggott' wanting to ban our flags!! rof...rof...rofl!! the bible scoffer

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