Team GB medal hopefuls in action (10 August)
Team GB medal hopefuls in action today
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After a debatable points victory over world amateur champion, Ievgen Khytrov, Anthony Ogogo has looked inspired as he finds himself in the semi-finals and guaranteed a medal. After James DeGale winning gold in Beijing, the Great Britain boxing team have a lot to live up to, and Ogogo has taken up his mantle. The 23-year-old won silver at the Commonwealth Games and some intensive training means he goes into London 2012 in excellent condition. Ogogo has been working with Carl Froch recently, and could go all the way this summer and record another surprise gold for Team GB.
Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark – 470 Class
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This recently formed partnership is still in the hunt for a gold medal, and are currently second favourites behind the New Zealand pair. Both crews are level on points and far enough ahead of third place to guarantee at least a silver for Mills and Clark. Today’s final race promises to be an out-and-out fight for the gold medal. They took home silver in their first regatta event and April and have formed a strong partnership in a short space of time.
Tom Daley – Diving 10m platform
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Daley has had over a week to move on from a disappointing synchronised performance and he is second favourite to win the 10m platform behind China’s Qui Bo. After making his Olympic debut aged just 14, Daley has improved since that first outing, notably winning the World Championships in 2009 and the Commonwealth Games in 2010. He had to settle for 5th at last year’s World Championships, but he is in good form and looks like the only diver who can prevent Qui Bo from running away with gold.
Ed McKeever – K1 200m
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McKeever was part of the successful GB canoeing team which won gold at the Sprint World Cup in May in the relay and he followed that up by winning gold in the individual discipline. Piotr Siemionwski of Poland and Ronald Rauhe of Germany were absent then, but will push him hard for gold at the Olympics. The 2012 World Champion is favourite to win the discipline with the event concluding tomorrow.