Team GB medal hopefuls in action (28 July)
Team GB medal hopefuls in action today:
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Best price – 14/1 with William Hill here
Tancock will be hoping he can improve upon a 6th place finish at Beijing, with his medal chances likely to come down to whether he can hold his pace for the final 50m. A world title holder in the 50m backstroke (which sadly is not an Olympic discipline), the 27-year-old has a great medal chance if he can keep in touch during the closing stages.
Andy Murray – Men’s Singles Tennis
Best price – 6/1 with Bodog here
After a emotional and valiant effort from Andy Murray at Wimbledon, he will be hoping to win gold upon his return to the All England Lawn Tennis Club. Murray suffered an early exit in the 2008 Olympics, losing to Lu Yen-Hsun of Taipei and being knocked out of the doubles in the second round. Like his run to the Wimbledon final, Rafael Nadal won’t be a problem so Murray should scoop a bronze medal, at least. First round opponent is the Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka.
Mark Cavendish – Men’s Road Race
Best price – 5/4 with William Hill here
Mark Cavendish is the strong favourite for gold in today’s Road Race, which is closing roads all around Surrey, and he would be Britain’s first medal winner of London 2012 if he does deliver. Clearly the fastest road sprinter in cycling, he will need the rest of his team to be on song if he is to dominate en route to a gold medal. German Andre Greipel will the biggest challenge standing between a first medal for Team GB from the Isle of Man.
Luke Campbell – Bantamweight Boxing
Best price – 6/1 with Bet365 here
Luke Campbell is one of a very strong men’s boxing squad from Great Britain, and after taking silver at the world amateur boxing championships last year he looks good for a gold this summer. He ended a 47 year wait for British boxers in 2008, after winning gold at the European Championships and he has bounced back from a serious tendon injury in 2009. The 24-year-old went on a run of 23 unbeaten bouts and his nearest rival is Cuban, Lazaro Alvarez Estrada.