Day 11 Tuesday 16th August.

Elegant dressage gold, brutal omnium silver, surprise glorious athletics bronze. That’ll do. The scary thing is that after today, which is looking immense, the possibility of beating China may start to be a discussion point. This is my vague timetable.

1350 Men’s Triple Jump

Can Christian Taylor break Jonathan Edwards 21 year old world record?

1400 Mens Diving semi finals

Can Jack Laugher reach the final?

1400 Womens sprint quarter finals.

The remarkable Becky James has put herself in with a favourite’s chance. Katy Marchant has also looked impressive.

1418 Start of men’s keirin

No prizes for guessing that Jason Kenny starts favourite.

1440 Men’s doubles Badminton

Can Ellis and Langridge make history and reach the final. They are up against a Chinese pair.

1457 Women’s Omnium Time Trial

The irrepressible Laura Trott continues on her magical way


One of 2012 heroes starts her campaign this afternoon, and victory in her first fight will guarantee a bronze medal. As Katie Taylor found out yesterday  though, nothing can be taken for granted.

A vague break watching athletics and listening out for Giles Scott’s guaranteed gold medal today in the Finn class sailing.

1934        Mens Gymnastics – Horizontal Bar

After Whitlock’s floor heroics, one has to say that we have a shout in this. Hambuchen and Zonderland have the experience and pedigree, but the brilliant Niles Wilson has a shout.

2000-2300      CYCLING

Cmon Laura. Cmon Jason. Cmon Becky Cmon Katy.   Triple gold is not impossble.

2200 Mens 3m diving final – hopefully



One of GBs two remaining male boxers, the increasingly impressive Josh Buatsi fights for a place in the final. He is immediately followed by superheavyweight Joseph Joyce battling for a place in the semi. Massive night for GB boxing.

Then take a breather. Until………….


A packed programme today, including a very high quality men’s high jump final, Laura Muir going for a medal in the women’s 1500m,  and a very open 110m hurdles.


It is gonna be quite a day.







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