Team GB medal hopefuls in action (11 August)
Team GB medal hopefuls in action today
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Tom Daley – Diving 10m platform
Best price – 4/1 with Bet365 here
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. The diving concludes today and Daley will hope to be in the medal mix.
Mo Farah – 5000m
Best price – 5/4 with Sportingbet here
Mo Farah will be hoping to have a much improved second Olympiad, and after surging to a remarkable win in the 10,000m, the odds aren’t as favourable for the 5,000m. A sixth in Beijing in the 10,000m has been long forgotten and the 29-year-old won gold at the 2010 World Championships in both distances, only the fifth man to have achieved this. A relocation to Portland has paid handsomely for Farah, and his form in the World Championships in South Korea indicates he should be in the mix today. Farah qualified from his 5,000 heat in third place and despite being hustled and jostled by competitors he remains in the medal hunt. The crowd played their part in his remarkable 10,000 win and may be able to lift Farah again this evening.
Jonny Schofield and Liam Heath – Men’s K-2 200m Sprint
Best price – 13/5 with Sportingbet here
There is a real chance of gold for Great Britain in the men’s canoeing sprint with France likely to be their biggest rival. Schofield and Heath have been at the top of their sport for several years and are the European Champions, three years running. Their European gold has been supplemented by silvers at two recent World Cup events and they can mount a serious challenge for gold.
Best price – 7/5 with Paddy Power here
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.