Today's Brit watch: Brabants poised to increase golden haul
Wednesday 08 August 2012
With the cycling finally finished, Britain's medal chances today will come primarily in the athletics and the canoe sprint.
Three events at the Olympic Stadium tonight could bring British success. The women's long jump final at 8.05pm may see Shara Proctor win a medal. Lawrence Clarke and Andrew Turner could both challenge in the men's 110m hurdles. The pair are through to the semi-finals, which start at 7.15pm; the final is at 9.15pm. Before that, at 8.25pm, is the women's 200m final in which Margaret Adeoye and Abiodun Oyepitan hope to win medals.
Back at Eton Dorney, where Britain did so well in the rowing, there are chances for two more gold medals in the canoe sprint. First there is Tim Brabants at 9.30am in the men's kayak single (K1) over 1000m. Brabants won gold four years ago in Beijing – as well as bronze in the 500m equivalent.
Soon after Brabants, Britain has a chance for a medal in the women's kayak four (K4) over 500m, with Jess Walker, Rachel Cawthorn, Louisa Sawers and Angela Hannah.
There is another medal hope on water, not at Eton Dorney but at Weymouth. In the final race of the men's 49er, Ben Rhodes and Stevie Morrison are together in contention for a place on the podium.
There is the chance for more equestrian success in the men's individual jumping. Nick Skelton, the 54-year-old showjumping icon on Big Star, is favourite for gold; Ben Maher on Tripple X also has a good chance.
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