Today's Brit watch: Hoy and Pendleton will lead the charge

 

Britain's medal chances today hinge again on cycling and athletics. The Velodrome, which has been a remarkably successful home for Team GB, could host another three gold medals as they attempt to continue their hegemony of cycling.

Sir Chris Hoy, who won his fifth Olympic gold medal in the team sprint last week, goes for a sixth today in the keirin. This was an event he won in Beijing and he starts with the first round at 10am, the second at 4.34pm before the final at 5.57pm.

Victoria Pendleton won gold in the women's keirin last week and she can record another in the sprint, which she won in Beijing. Her semi-final will be at 4pm and her final, should she reach it, at 5.26pm. Like Hoy and Pendleton, Laura Trott has already won a gold medal here at the team pursuit, but she can win a medal for herself in the concluding events of the women's omnium. The individual pursuit is at 10.19am, the scratch race at 4.07pm and the 500m time trial at 4.53pm.

In the athletics there are less firm chances for another three medals. The most likely is Robbie Grabarz in the high jump. The European champion qualified comfortably on Sunday and his final is at 7pm this evening. Tiffany Porter could well challenge for a medal in the 100m hurdles. The American-born runner, who won silver over 60m in the world indoor championship this year, has her semi-final at 7.15pm and her final at 9pm.

Lawrence Okoye earned one of the loudest cheers when he qualified for the discus final with his last attempt, throwing 65.28m. His final today is after Grabarz's, at 7.45pm.

The men's triathlon around Hyde Park is at 11.30am. Britain has three entrants: Stuart Hayes and the redoubtable Brownlee brothers, Alistair and Jonathan.

Team GB also has two potential medallists in windsurfing. Bryony Shaw is racing in the women's RS-X medal race at 2pm and Nick Dempsey in the men's race at 1pm.

Two hours later, Jenna Randall and Olivia Federici compete in their first Olympic final, the duet technical routine of the synchronised swimming.

Following in the hoof-steps of yesterday's gold gained in the showjumping arena there is a chance for another medal in the team dressage final at 10am. Carl Hester, Laura Bechtolsheimer and Charlotte Dujardin compete for Britain.

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