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Olympic round up - day six

3 August 2012

Loughborough were in action in a number of events on the first Thursday of the Games which saw the greatest medal achievements so far by Team GB.

It all started in the pool with Lizzie Simmonds and Melanie Nocher. Although Melanie, who swims for Ireland, was suffering from gastroenteritis, she battled her way to the end of the 200m backstroke and finished seventh in her heat.

Lizzie qualified for the semi-finals in 14th overall, before reaching the final as seventh fastest qualifier in the semis.

Also in the swimming, Loughborough legend Fran Halsall took sixth place in the women’s 100m Freestyle final.

Former Psychology student Lizzie Neave was to compete in the semi-finals of the women's K1 canoe slalom and sadly just missed out on her opportunity to make the final, finishing 12th.

As part of the men’s handball team John Pearce saw the team come within just 11 points, their closest match so far, against Argentina.

The GB women’s hockey team played yet another superb game winning 3-0 against Belgium in their bid to go unbeaten in the group stages of the competition.

The closest and most exciting basketball match so far saw Great Britain take on Spain, who are ranked second in the world, and lose by just one point.

Luol Deng, Loughborough Honorary Graduate took charge of the team with Joel Freeland and the end score line was 79-78. Their next match is against Australia who are placed just one higher than GB in the group in fouth place, and with four teams from each group qualifying for the next rounds, GB will be looking to take the win.

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