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Olympic Live Blog: Saturday
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Danes have it, remarkable push. Team GB settle for silver. Dramatic conclusion.
Danes are pushing hard, come on dig deep GB.
Boys allowed to restart and look like winning the gold again.
Mens double sculls race stopped after British team stops after 100m. Drama at Eton Dorney.
The girls look like they cannot believe what has just happened.
The North-East has an Olympic champion in Kat Copeland!!
This is Copeland's first ever senior race. iIts a remarkable achievement just to be here.
25 strokes to go, surely they cant be beaten now.
"This is history" say the commentators.
The girls are set to make history. Come on Copeland and Hosking!
Sculling away, they are reacting so well to the pressure.
Chinese pushing, they could be a danger. Come on girls! Last quarter to go.
Copeland leading Olympic final!!
Copeland and Hosking looking very strong as race progresses. Supremely confident. In second and tracking Greeks.
Third at 500m for Copeland and Hosking.
Kat Copeland and Sophie Hosking "going like a rocket" off the start.
Great Britain's Jessica Ennis in the Long Jump event of the Heptathlon. Picture: Press Association.
Tension building now ahead of Kat Copeland's lightweight double sculls bid. Can she bring a medal home to Teesside?
Britains Alex Gregory, Pete Reed, Tom James and Andrew Triggs Hodge have won the gold medal in the mens four.
GB are Olympic champions once again. Australia second.
Australia, typically, not giving in. Come on GB
500m to go Britain edging it. Need the Dorney Roar to kick in.
Great Britain inching away over Australia in mens fours at Eton Dorney.
Inspired? Want to learn to row or return to rowing? Come and do it on the Tees. http://t.co/aInA4zkX @GBRowingTeam— @TeesRowingClub 03 August 2012
@kate_copeland teesside is willing you on Kate. Best of luck! X— @mikemcgrother 04 August 2012
Here at the rowing, just quarter-of-an-hour until the finals begin. The rain has stopped, the sun is trying to come out - let's count down the minutes until a North-East medal......
Huge - potentially decisive - moment in the heptathlon as Jess Eniss jumps 6.40m in long jump. 975 points, which is excellent total
Nicola Spirig adjudged to have won the triathlon gold, though times said dead heat for the title.
Remarkable finish to the women's triathlon, which has produced a dead heat.
Brit Helen Jenkins finished fifth after being dropped with about 1km to go.
Dead heat in the womens' triathlon. Dont think I have ever seen that before, especially in an event that covers such a distance.
The lane draw for the final of the men's four (11.30am) is: 1. Germany, 2. Holland, 3. Greece, 4. Australia, 5. United States, 6. Great Britain.
Interesting note of trivia in qualifying for mens 400m. The third place finisher was representing independent athetes. These are athletes from the former Netherlands Antilles and from the newly formed state of South Sudan. The IOC took accreditation away from the former when it was dissolved and and the latter had not formed an Olympic committee in time.
Over at the Olympic Stadium, Jess Ennis' first long jump was a slightly below-par 5.95m.
At least she's got a safe jump in the bag now though, and can take a bit more of a risk with her second two leaps.
Two more B finals to go here at Eton Dorney, then the real action begins.
The first final is the men's four, and it should be a cracker. Great Britain and Australia went at it hammer and tongs in their semi-final, with the GB crew just prevailing in the end.
There's every chance that today's race will be a repeat - with the Aussies in lane four and Britain in lane six. However, the American crew sandwiched in lane five cannot be ruled out.
History made as Oscar Pistorius becomes first man to compete in Olympic and Paralympic Games.
As with yesterday, there's a raft of B finals taking place here before the A final begin.
Over at the women's triathlon, a group of 14 competitors are bunched together after the swimming and cycling phases. They include Brit Helen Jenkins, who is a gold-medal contender.
So exciting to have a family relative in an Olympic Final! Will be cheering on Kat Copeland in the lightweight women's double skulls today— @holmes_rosie13 04 August 2012
Very heavy rain here at the rowing now. Shame, because it's the first day when the heavens have properly opened.
Shouldn't affect the rowers - the Brits especially will be used to rowing in this - but it's not exactly ideal for spectating!
RT @bethtweddlenews: Good luck @driscoll86 in trampoline qualifications today! X— @niamhrippin 04 August 2012
Today has been billed as 'Super Saturday', and it's easy to see why.
From a North-East perspective, as well as Kat Copeland, we've also West Rainton trampolinist Kat Driscoll hoping to claim a medal this afternoon and Middlesbrough long jumper Chris Tomlinson competing in the Olympic final tonight after impressing in qualifying yesterday.
Tonight's athletics programme promises to be spectacular, with Jess Ennis going for heptathlon gold and Mo Farah competing in the final of the 10,000m.
The two other British crews racing today also have a strong chance of claiming gold.
The men's four of Alex Gregory, Pete Reed, Tom James and Andrew Triggs-Hodge compete in their final. It's likely to be a shoot-out between them and the Australians for gold.
Beijing gold medallists Zac Purchase and Mark Hunter are also in action, and will be looking to defend their title in the lightweight men's double sculls.
Come on @kate_copeland you can do it!! #SMASHIT! #YESTEES http://t.co/5VzYgF2X— @beccavaslet 04 August 2012
@extremefeet2012 Kat Copeland went to my school. Give her a big shout from me!— @charleso78 04 August 2012
Today's final caps a remarkable 12 months for Kat as, this time last year, she was still competing in the junior ranks.
Now, she stands on the verge of history as she could become only the North-East's second post-war gold medallist in the next couple of hours.
Welcome to Eton Dorney for the final day of the Olympic rowing regatta. The final, and from a North-East perspective, hopefully the best.
Four finals today, three of which involve British crews, and the big one is the final of the lightweight double sculls at 11.50am.
Ingleby Barwick's Kat Copeland teams up with former Durham University student Sophie Hosking to go for gold.
The pair were the quickest qualifiers in both the heats and semi-finals, and will row in lane six in the final.
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