Brit watch: Hosts aim for golden finale to Games


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As the Olympic Games come to their final weekend, there are still some British medal hopes remaining. Most of those are today rather than tomorrow, with Mo Farah the highest profile. There are also a set of canoe sprint finals this morning, boxing finals both today and tomorrow, and men's and women's modern pentathlon today and tomorrow respectively.

Farah has provided one of the highlights of the Games so far with his gold medal in the 10,000m. He could claim a remarkable double tonight in the final of the 5,000m at 7.30pm. This is the event in which he won gold at last year's world championships.

There are British finalists in two long-distance race walk finals today. At 9am Dominic King competes in the men's 50km. Then at 5pm it is the women's 20km walk, including Britain's Johanna Jackson.

Luke Campbell fights Ireland's John Joe Nevin in the men's bantamweight boxing final at 8.45pm. Annie Last competes in the women's mountain biking cross-country race at 12.30pm at Hadleigh Farm in rural Essex.

At Eton Dorney, Ed McKeever is in the final of the men's kayak single (K1) over 200m at 9.30am. Jess Walker is in the women's equivalent of the same competition at 10.14am. Liam Heath and Jon Schofield race in the men's kayak double (K2) over the same distance at 10.41am.

Britain's men's hockey team play for bronze against their fellow defeated semi-finalists Australia at 3.30pm.

Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield should be competing in the men's 10m platform today, with a semi-final at 10am and final at 8.30pm.

Samuel Weale and Nicholas Woodbridge, meanwhile, start their modern pentathlon this morning, with the final event of a challenging day at 6.45pm.

Tomorrow is the last day of the Games and Freddie Evans could fight for the gold medal at welterweight boxing at 2.15pm. Anthony Joshua may be in the final at superheavyweight at 3.15pm depending on his semi-final.

And finally, world champion Mhairi Spence and Samantha Murray compete in the women's modern pentathlon tomorrow.