Olympic round up - day four
2 August 2012
The first Tuesday of the games and great news for Team GB's Women's football team who qualified for the knockout stages of the tournament, top of their group after a win against Brazil.
Steph Houghton of Loughborough fame was the goal scorer, her third of the competition. Coach Hope Powell, a Loughborough Honorary Doctorate, claimed that the Wembley crowd helped make the difference and the legacy impact of the women's game has been improved due to the win last night.
The women's hockey team celebrated two wins out of two, beating Korea 5-3. Team coach and ex Loughborough man Danny Kerry said he was 'absolutely delighted' with the team’s performance.
In the pool, Loughborough-based Laurent Carnol of Luxembourg made the semi final of the 200m breaststroke but sadly did not progress to the final in which Team GB had two representatives.
Caitlin McClatchey came seventh in the women's 200m Freestyle final. She will also represent Team GB in the women’s 4x200m Freestyle relay along with Joanne Jackson.
Finally in the swimming, Loughborough's Ross Davenport, taking part in his third Olympics, brought the men's 4x200m freestyle team in in sixth whilst Michael Phelps broke the Olympic medal record hall of 19.
Also in action were the men's handball team in which John Pearce helped the team to 19 goals but couldn't get close to the 41 that their opposition, the Swedish, could muster.
The men's Basketball team were involved in a close thriller with Brazil, defeated in the end by only five points. Included in the line up was honorary graduate Luol Deng.
Medals came for Team GB in the equestrian in the form of team silver.