The Daily Brit: Day Fifteen



GOLD MEDAL CANOE SPRINT I've barely finished by cornflakes and we already have a new OLYMPIC CHAMPION to open Day 15! Liam Heath wins the Kayak Single 200m in a time of 35.127 seconds. BRILLIANT. REPORT:

CANOE SPRINT In the women's Kayak Four 500m Final, the GB quartet of Jess Walker, Rachel Cawthorn, Rebii Simon and Louisa Gurski finish down in 7th place in a time of 1:19.754. Hungary take the gold, over 5.5 seconds ahead of GB. On predicted form, GB's success here was simply to make the A Final. At least they managed to do that!

GOLF It's the final round of the women's competition, and Charley Hull is on the move! She's just birdied the 5th hole to go -6 overall. As it stands -8 will get you a medal, so she's still very much in the hunt! Catriona Matthew is thru 11 holes and sits at +2 down in joint 32nd place.

TRIATHLON 1ST TRANSITION: Vicky Holland & Non Stanford within 7 seconds of the leader as the bike race starts. Helen Jenkins 11 seconds behind. Important now that the British trio really push this part of the triathlon along to lose rival Gwen Jorgensen, who is also in this front pack.

TAEKWONDO A BRILLIANT win for GB's Mahama Cho. He screams as the full-time score is shown: 12-6 over Olympic silver medallist & world champion Obame of Gabon. Mahama slowly points at the crowd, turns to his opponent and friend Anthony as they embrace in the centre of the mat. A wonderful moment. His next fight is at 2015 BST against Mardani of Iran in the quarter final 80kg.

DIVING OK, we have problems. Tom Daley is clearly saving energy for tonight's final, but his first 3 dives of 6 have not been good at all and he's in LAST place in the 10m platform semifinal. He's going to need to use up valuable energy to produce three exceptional final dives, otherwise his medal chances will be over.

DIVING Tom's 4th dive he scored 103 points on yesterday. Today? Scores 81.40. Best dive by far, but it shows how much worse he's performing. He's still in last place on 261.05. He needs to make up over 30 points on his last two dives just to make the final. This could slip away.


Is it nasty I'm now happy I chose the women's marathon over the diving semis today.

TRIATHLON 2ND TRANSITION: Gwen Jorgensen of USA looking good for gold as she successfully keeps up with the front pack in the bike race. She joins Vicky Holland & Non Stanford and the GB duo will hope to chase Gwen and claim medals. Helen Jenkins is off the pace, 3 minutes 20 seconds behind.

MODERN PENTATHLON GB's James Cooke has just broken the OLYMPIC RECORD in the 200m swim! 1:55.60. That's 354 points and the lead for him, with fellow Brit Joseph Choong right behind on 345 (3rd place). That will massively help James who was 28th in Fencing ranking on Thursday, and bolster's Joseph's Fencing ranking of 8th.

DIVING OK, Tom Daley is starting to get it together. It might be too late, but his penultimate dive scores 91.80. He's 14th overall, top 12 go through, so he can't afford ANY mistakes on the final dive.