Team GB medal hopefuls in action today: August 12


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Your one-stop guide to the Team GB medal hopes in action at the Olympics today...

Anthony Joshua

Age: 22

Place of Birth: England

Main Event: Boxing Super-Heavyweight

Rival: World Championship gold medal winner Magomedrasul Majidov of Azerbaijan

Medal Prospects: Favourite for gold

The 6’6 and 91kg Anthony Joshua has all the attributes to earn the title of Olympic champion. He was named 2011 Amateur Boxer of the Year by the Boxing Writers Club of Great Britain and has already been tipped for gold in London. The 22-year-old was runner up in last years World Championships, losing out by just one point to Magomedrasul Majidov. The two men are joint favourites for gold so another showdown in the final looks likely.

Dates of Event: August 1 – August 12

Odds: 3/1


Andrew Selby

Age: 23

Place of Birth: Wales

Main Event: Boxing Flyweight

Rival: Misha Aloyan, Armenia

Medal Prospects: Has a great chance of winning gold Andrew Selby has already collected an array of medals throughout his career and has been tipped to add an Olympic title to his collection. Since moving down to the Flyweight division at the end of 2010 he has made the finals of both the European and the World Championships. His victory at the European Championships in 2011 saw him become the first Welshmen to win gold in 68 years.

Dates of Event: July 30 – August 12

Odds: 7/2