Britain's 48 hours of glory

What to watch and how we'll do


03.13 Swimming: Women's 800m freestyle final (Rebecca Adlington)

Swam this morning in pursuit of her second gold medal of the Games, having won the 400m freestyle. British team-mate Cassie Patten also took part

Prediction Gold for Adlington

06.00 Sailing: Finn class (Ben Ainslie)

Led overnight and went into today's medal race with a comfortable lead as he chased his third consecutive Olympic gold

Prediction Gold

07.00 Sailing: Yngling (Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson)

Held a narrow overnight lead over the Dutch. Ayton and Webb are defending the gold they won with Shirley Robertson in Athens

Prediction Gold

08.50 Rowing: Men's single sculls (Alan Campbell)

Not considered a medal prospect before the Games, but has improved with every race and says he can step up again

Prediction Bronze

09.10 Rowing: Women's pair (Louisa Reeve and Olivia Whitlam)

Reached the final by finishing second in their repechage and will do well to get near a medal today

Prediction 5th or 6th

09.50 Rowing: Women's double sculls (Elise Laverick and Anna Bebington)

Finished third in their heat. Went on to qualify for final with fastest time by any boat in their field but will find the going tougher today

Prediction Bronze

10.10 Rowing: Men's double sculls (Matthew Wells and Stephen Rowbotham)

Won their heat but looked less impressive in the semi-finals. New Zealanders Rob Waddell and Nathan Cohen could be the men to beat

Prediction Silver

10.30 Rowing: Men's four (Steve Williams, Andrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James and Pete Reed)

Face most competitive field in the whole regatta, but the manner of their semi-final victory raised hopes of a third successive gold

Prediction Gold

10.40 Track cycling: Points race (Chris Newton)

Won bronze in Sydney and silver in Athens as member of team pursuit squad. Won this year's World Cup points race competition

Prediction Top six but no medal

11.50 Track cycling: Men's individual pursuit (Bradley Wiggins)

Has to negotiate first round (at 09.30) but starts the day as favourite to retain his title after breaking his own Olympic record in qualifying yesterday. His fellow Briton Steven Burke could also be close to the podium

Prediction Gold for Wiggins

12.15 Track cycling: Keirin (Chris Hoy)

Won gold in the 1km time trial in Athens and in the team sprint here yesterday. He is the reigning world keirin champion. The first round is at 09.50, repechages at 10.25 and second round at 11.30

Prediction Gold

15.15 Athletics: Heptathlon 800m (Kelly Sotherton)

Was always in contention on the first day yesterday, but has some ground to make up if she is to win a medal

Prediction 4th


00.30 Athletics: Women's marathon (Paula Radcliffe)

Would have been a major contender if fully fit but preparations have been dogged by injury, though you would never rule her out

Prediction Top 20

08.50 Rowing: Men's lightweight double sculls (Zac Purchase and Mark Hunter)

Unbeaten in major races this year. Set Olympic record in winning their heat and won from the front in yesterday's semi-finals

Prediction Gold

09.10 Rowing: Men's lightweight four (Richard Chambers, James Lindsay-Finn, Paul Mattick and James Clarke)

World champions in 2007, but they have not been in their best form of late. Face tough competition from a very strong field

Prediction 4th

09.30 Rowing: Women's quadruple sculls (Annie Vernon, Debbie Flood, Frances Houghton, Katherine Grainger)

World champions three years in a row and aiming to go one better than Athens, when they were runners-up. Chinese likely to provide toughest challenge

Prediction Gold

10.05 Track cycling: Individual pursuit (Rebecca Romero)

The rowing silver medallist from Athens is attempting to become the first British woman to win medals in two summer Olympics sports. Second fastest in qualifying yesterday behind team-mate Wendy Houvenaghel, who could also push for a medal. The first round is on Saturday at 10.05

Prediction Silver for Romero, bronze for Houvenaghel

10.10 Rowing: Women's eight (Carla Ashford, Beth Rodford, Natasha Page, Natasha Howard, Jessica Eddie, Sarah Winckless, Alison Knowles, Katie Greves, Caroline O'Connor)

First British women's eight in Olympic final for 12 years. Second to US in heat and qualified by finishing third in repechage

Prediction 4th

10.30 Rowing: Men's eight (Alex Partridge, Tom Stallard, Tom Lucy, Richard Egington, Josh West, Alastair Heathcote, Matt Langridge, Colin Smith, Acer Nethercott)

Qualified for the final in the fastest time with victory in their heat. Start as favourites, with Canada the main danger

Prediction Gold

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