Olympics: Day 11 on Nine

Australia’s Sally Pearson runs for a historic gold in the 100m hurdles. There’s also the men’s triathlon, cycling superstars Victoria Pendleton and Chris Hoy, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt and Gold medals to be decided in athletics, cycling, diving, equestrian, gymnastics, sailing, synchronised swimming, weightlifting and wrestling.

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Canoeing – Sprint – 6.30pm*
The canoes and kayaks take to the water at Eton Dorney. The men open the day with the K4 and the Australian team featuring Jacob Clear, David Smith, Tate Smith and Murray Stewart. The foursome shot to prominence with a silver medal at the 2011 world titles. In the canoe singles (C1), Jake Donaghey and Alex Haas represent Australia.

The women are next, with the K1 sprint over 500m featuring Alana Nicholls, while Naomi Flood and Lyndsie Fogarty contest the women’s K2t. Flood is also one of the great ironwomen, having one national and world titles in the surf lifesaving discipline.

Athletics – 7.00pm*
We head back to the Olympic Stadium for another appearance from the brilliant Usain Bolt and other sprint superstars in the opening heats of the men’s 200m.

Australia has two competitors in the javelin: Kathryn Mitchell and Kim Mickle, who reached the final of the world championships. They are seeking to qualify for the final, with Mickle considered a potential medallist.

After qualifying for the men’s long jump final earlier in the week, Henry Frayne returns in the qualifying round of the men’s triple jump. Frayne faces challengers including American world champion Christian Taylor and Taylor’s team-mate, Dwight Phillips.

In the 5000m, Eloise Wellings will contest the first round.

The session will also feature heats of the men’s 110m hurdles, with China’s Liu Xiang one of the stars.

It’s the semi-finals of the men’s 3m springboard event. Australia’s hopes lie with Ethan Warren, who qualified in 15th place after the preliminaries.

Australia’s Kookaburras conclude their preliminary matches when they face Pakistan in men’s hockey action.

Triathlon – 8.30pm*
The world’s top 55 male triathletes will converge on Hyde Park for this grueling event, which features a 1500m swim, 40km cycle and 10km run. Australia’s best hope in recent years has been 2006 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Brad Kahlefeldt, a triple bronze medallist at world championships. He will be joined by fellow Beijing Olympian Courtney Atkinson and 2011 Mexico World Cup winner Brendan Sexton.

The women return to the North Greenwich Arena for finals in the floor and beam events. Aussie Lauren Mitchell was the 2010 world floor champion and is seeking Australia’s first medal in artistic gymnastics. And in the men’s competition, it’s finals time in the parallel bars and the horizontal bars.

12.00am London Live continues
Ken Sutcliffe takes over hosting duties to guide us through another super morning of sport.

It is quarter-final time in the basketball and Australia’s Opals come head-to-head with China. A win gets them through to the semi-finals.

Athletics – 3.50am*
Sally Pearson lines up for the two biggest races of her life: the women’s 100m hurdles semi-final and, hopefully, the final. She seeks to add Olympic gold to her world and Commonwealth Games titles.

On the field, Ben Harradine has qualified for the men’s discus final. Gold will also be on offer in the men’s high jump and the men’s 1500m, and qualifying begins in the women’s long jump. On the track it’s the semi-finals in the women’s 200m and men’s 800m, featuring world record holder David Rudisha of Kenya.

Water Polo
It’s semi-finals time in the women’s water polo, Australia meet the USA in the pool, with the winner advancing to the gold medal final.

Damon Kelly lines up in the plus-105kg event for super-heavyweights. The 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist is our only male lifter in London and takes on the biggest, strongest boys in the world.

The women’s omnium will decide the most versatile of the riders. Laura Trott of Great Britain edged out Australia’s Annette Edmondson at the world championships earlier this year. The British rider is sitting in first place heading into the final day of competition, with Edmondson in medal contention in third place. In the men’s keirin, the flying Scotsman, Sir Chris Hoy, will defend his Olympic crown against Australia’s Shane Perkins. London will also be abuzz with the expectation of a showdown between their own cycling Queen Victoria, Victoria Pendleton, and her arch nemesis, Aussie Anna Meares.

Australia is a good position for a medal in the men’s 470. With just two races remaining the Aussie team of Malcolm Page and Mathew Belcher is in first place.
The Aussie duo of Elise Rechichi and Belinda Stowell are in seventh place in the women’s 470 with four races remaining.

Eight fights are on the card as the boxing quarter-finals continue. The men’s 52kg flyweight and 69kg welterweight events take centre stage.

6.00am-9.00am on Nine and GEM
As day 11 of competition continues, Cameron Williams and Leila McKinnon host the morning shift. It will include live action and a review of major events.

9.00am-11.00am London Gold on Nine and GEM
Mark Nicholas looks back on the highlights of another great day at London 2012. The program features the best of the gold medal action and a wrap of the Aussies at the Olympics.

4.00pm-6.00pm London Gold (replay) on Nine and GEM
Mark Nicholas looks back on the highlights of another great day at London 2012. The program features the best of the gold medal action and a wrap of the Aussies at the Olympics.

*All times states are for the East Coast

*As with all major sporting events there can be unforeseen changes to the schedule and times are subject to change.

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