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Olympic round up – day twelve

9 August 2012

Team GB didn’t add to their impressive medal tally on day 12, however across the Games a number of athletes played their part to progress in their competitions. 

In the Hockey Team GB were beaten 2-1 to Argentina, who are ranked second in the world, in a tough semi-final match. Among the team are three athletes connected to Loughborough as well as their coach, Danny Kerry.

Although the team were disappointed, they still have the chance to play for the bronze medal in a match against New Zealand on Friday.

Lisa Dobriskey looked strong in qualification for the women's 1500m final which will take place on Friday. Steve Lewis in the Pole Vault and Sophie Hitchon in the Hammer Throw also qualified for their respective finals.

Hitchon broke the British record by throwing 71.98m in qualification and went through the final in tenth place.

Former Human Biology student Angela Hannah competed with Team GB in the women’s Canoe Sprint final, and as part of the Kayak four team finished a very respectable fifth place.

Speaking about competing in the Games Angela Hannah said:

“It’s been awesome. We’ve never experienced this. It’s been such a privilege and I hope everyone has really enjoyed it.”

In other Team GB news, Shanaze Reade made it to the quarter-final of the women's BMX finishing fifth in the time trial, as did Liam Phillips in the men's competition.

Laura Weightman along with Lisa Dobriskey made it through some tough 1500m heats to achieve final places for tomorrow. Mo Farah progressed to the men's 5k final, and Lindsey Sharp in the women's 800m qualified for the semi-final.

Nicola Adams in Boxing has guaranteed herself at least a silver medal by reaching the gold medal match. She will be making Olympic history by becoming Britain’s first ever women's Boxing medallist.

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