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London 2012 Olympic Games: 2 August - today's highlights

• Phelps wins gold in 200m individual medley
• Silver and gold medal rush for Team GB
• Gold for Hoy in men's team sprint
• Pendleton and Varnish disqualified
• Peter Wilson wins gold in shooting
• Gold and silver in Men's Canoe Double
• Silver medals in rowing and judo


Michael Phelps beat his USA team-mate Ryan Lochte in the men's 200m individual medley to claim his 16th Olympic gold and his 20th medal overall.

Dutch swimmer Ranomi Kromowidjojo won gold in the women's 100m freestyle.

Earlier in the day, British swimmer Rebecca Adlington beat Denmark's Lotte Friis as fastest qualifier in the 800m freestyle heats, in 8min 21.78sec.


Sir Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny and Philp Hindes brought home Great Britain's third gold of the day in the men's team sprint final. Their time of 42.6 seconds set a new world record.


Gabrielle Douglas of the United States won gold in the women's individual all-around final.

Canoeing: gold and silver for GB

Team GB won gold and silver in the Men's Canoe Double (C2): Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott won gold, David Florence and Richard Hounslow claimed silver, with Hochschorner and Hochschorner and Slovakia third.

Shooting: Peter Wilson wins gold for Team GB

Peter Wilson also won gold in the Double Trap shooting at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

Rowing: GB's lightweight four seal silver

The quartet of Richard and Peter Chambers, Chris Bartley and Rob Williams lost out on gold to South Africa by a metre in a thrilling race.

Judo: Gibbons wins silver in under-78kg final

Britain's Gemma Gibbons came second to Kayla Harrison of the USA, in the women's under-78kg final. David Cameron and Vladimir Putin were among the spectators.

Tennis: Andy Murray through to semi-finals

Andy Murray went through to the men's singles semi-finals after defeating Spain's Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 6-1.

Sailing: Ainslie wins first race of his regatta

Team GB's Ben Ainslie made a brilliant return to form winning his first race of his London 2012 regatta. After seven of 11 races in the Finn class, Ainslie, who is going for his fourth gold medal, has reduced the gap between him Hogh-Christensen to just four points.

What's on tomorrow

Please note: all times are BST.

Women's double sculls, 10.30am

Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins have already set a new Olympic record in qualifying. Having won three successive silver medals in Athens, Sydney and Beijing, can Grainger go one further and get gold?

Women's +78kg judo final, 4.10pm

Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani is striking blows for women as the first ever Saudi female competitor at the Games and the first to compete in Olympic judo wearing a hijab.

Women's 800m freestyle, 7.45pm

Michael Phelps is in the pool again and so too is Rebecca Adlington, in her favoured 800m freestyle. With a vociferous crowd willing her on to better the weekend's bronze in the 400m, the most successful British swimmer for a century is perfectly placed to set another record.

In pictures

Don't miss our photo gallery of the unusual sights that are gracing London 2012.

Olympic facts: Equestrian

The dressage horse Totilas ridden by Germany's Matthias Rath was bought for £8m in 2010, or the cost of four Bugatti Veyrons.

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