Synchronised swimming: grace under water

While Britain indulged in an orgy of athletics, cycling, tennis and sailing yesterday, the world's best synchronised swimmers dived in at the Aquatic Centre for the qualifying round of the London 2012 competition.

Michael Phelps reasserts authority with his 16th Olympic gold

The total now stands at 16 and this one was all his own work. Michael Phelps claimed his first individual gold of London 2012 last night with a devastating swim in the 200m individual medley that proved too much for a tiring Ryan Lochte. Phelps, the master of Beijing, has reasserted his authority in the pool.