London 2012 Day 7
After yesterday where I mistook which team had won the C2 Slalom, I've resolved to raise my concentration levels today - it's not easy you know watching all this sport.
Obviously my increased concentration levels paid off for Team GB - what a cracking day. After silver at three previous Games, gold at last for Katherine Grainger when she and Anna Watkins win the women's double sculls. The Tennis is now at a stage where I'll join Mrs L in cheering on Andy Murray and didn't he do well beating Novak Djokovic 7-5 7-5 in the semis. Bring on Roger.
In Rowing Britain's men's pair of George Nash and Will Satch took bronze while Alan Campbell also won bronze in the men's single sculls race.
Two golds in the cycling, firstly in the men's pursuit where the quartet of Ed Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Steven Burke and Peter Kennaugh broke their own world record and then secondly Victoria Pendleton winning the women's keirin. In the swimming pool 15-year-old American Katie Ledecky was no respecter of her elders in the 800m freestyle where she swam an excellent race for gold, Rebecca Adlington also producing an excellent performance in third for her second bronze of the Games. In Judo Karina Bryant got Britain's second judo medal of the Games with bronze in the +78kg.
In the athletics stadium, what a start for Jess Ennis with the fastest time ever recorded in the heptathlon for the 100m hurdles, her shot and high jump though were only okay by her standards, but then a good 200 gave her a healthy lead going into day two. No medals for Britain's Jo Pavey and Julia Bleasdale, but two good personal bests in the 10,000m - well done ladies.