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London 2012 Olympic Games: 8 August - afternoon summary

8th August 2012

Disappointment for Tim Brabants as USA and Jamaica battle for women’s sprinting supremacy on day 12

All of today’s action - live blog

Please note all times are in BST (EDT+5)


Canoeing: 9.30am at Eton Dorney

Disappointment for Team GB as Tim Brabants finished last in the final of the 1,000m kayak. Eric Veras Larsen of Norway got the gold.

Athletics: 10am at Olympic Stadium

Britain’s Mo Farah came third in a tough 5000m heat, making it through to Saturday’s final. Daniel Awde ran a great 100m as the decathlon got under way, recording a new personal best of 10.71sec. Sophie Hitchon broke the British record with a hammer throw of 71.98m.


Hockey: 3.30pm

The winners of the women’s semi-finals (3.30pm) go through to Friday’s final.

Diving: 7pm at the Aquatics Centre

Stacie Powell and Monique Gladding start in the 10m platform.

Women’s 400m hurdles: 8.45pm at the Olympic Stadium

This is anyone’s race with Vania Stombolova, Irina Davydova and Lashinda Demus all in the mix.

Women’s 200m: 9pm at the Olympic Stadium

Round two of the titanic battle between USA and Jamaica for women’s sprinting supremacy.

Beach volleyball: 9pm at Horse Guards Parade

Visit Britain’s dream marketing pitch at a floodlit Horse Guards Parade as the women’s final showcases postcard-resplendent Georgian heritage metres from David Cameron’s backyard.

Fun Olympic facts

• The women’s hammer weighs 4kg, it must be swung vigorously and is, aptly, the average weight of a domestic cat.

• 76.2: Height of the 10 hurdles in centimetres in a women’s 400m hurdles race.

In pictures

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