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Day 2 Finals

 

Archery - Women's Team

 

no British participation

 

Cycling - Women's Road Race

 

:GBR Elizabeth Armitstead

:GBR Nikki Harris

:GBR Emma Pooley

 

Yesterday was a good example for an (almost) unpredictable race so no prognosis here as chances are existing though.

 

Diving - Women's Synchronised 3m Springboard

 

:GBR Alicia Blagg

:GBR Rebecca Gallantree

 

4th or 5th probably.

 

Fencing - Men's Individual Foil

 

:GBR James Davis

:GBR Laurence Halsted

:GBR Richard Kruse

 

One of two long shot medal events for British fencing. Davis has the best chance in my opinion but he will have to beat :TUN first, then :RUS in R16, :CHN in the QF and in the semis it could be Ota :JPN.

 

Judo - Women's -52kg

 

no British participation

 

Judo - Men's -66kg

 

:GBR Colin Oates

 

Le Blouch :FRA is difficult for me to estimate but if he makes it, he will have difficult draws ahead of him: most likely An :KOR in R16 and Sobirov :UZB  in the QF. No medal contender, could exit early.

 

Shooting - Women's 10m Air Pistol

 

no British participation

 

Shooting - Women's Trap

 

no British participation

 

Swimming - Women's 100m Butterfly

 

no British participation

 

Swimming - Women's 400m Freestyle

 

:GBR Jazmin Carlin

 

Should swim into the final and aim for 5th-6th position.

 

Swimming - Men's 100m Breaststroke

 

:GBR Adam Peaty

 

Not only GB's first real medal contender but also for gold. In fact, anything else now would be a huge disappointment. :d

 

Swimming - Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay

 

no British participation :wall:

 

Weightlifting - Women's -53kg

 

no British participation

 

Weightlifting - Men's -56kg

 

no British participation

 

optimistic shot on medals 2
reasonable shot on medals 1
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Team GB medals after Day 2

 

Rank Gold Silver Bronze Total
8 1 1 0 2

 

Peaty and Carlin relieved the team by winning the first two medals. Carlin was a bit of a surprise she could clock 2nd behind Ledecky while Peaty stunned us again with another world record in the final. Well done! Richard Kruse came close to a medal and finished 4th in individual foil.

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Day 3 Finals

 

Diving - Men's Synchronised 10m Platform

 

:GBR Tom Daley

:GBR Daniel Goodfellow

 

I don't see them on the podium, there are other strong duos. 4th-5th would be good.

 

Fencing - Women's Individual Sabre

 

no British participation

 

Gymnastics (Artistic) - Men's Team All-Around

 

:GBR Brinn Bevan

:GBR Louis Smith

:GBR Kristian Thomas

:GBR Max Whitlock

:GBR Nile Wilson

 

Things have to go perfect for a medal although they are not chanceless.

 

Judo - Women's -57kg

 

:GBR Nekoda Smythe-Davis

 

Filzmoser :AUT, Pavia :FRA and Matsumoto :JPN in her draw so no chance. :d

 

Judo - Men's -73kg

 

no British participation

 

Rugby Sevens - Women's Tournament

 

:GBR National Team

 

Very strong field, everything is possible from final to 4th. I'm hoping for a medal here after they beat Canada in the group stage.

 

Shooting - Men's 10m Air Rifle

 

no British participation

 

Shooting - Men's Trap

 

:GBR Edward Ling

 

Currently in 2nd position but it's a long way to go. He should make it into the final if he keeps calm but you can't predict shooting.

 

Swimming - Women's 100m Breaststroke

 

no British participation

 

Swimming - Women's 100m Backstroke

 

no British participation

 

Swimming - Men's 200m Freestyle

 

:GBR James Guy

 

Hasn't been impressive so far so he might end up without medal. On paper he should have a chance for gold even but I think silver would be a good result.

 

Swimming - Men's 100m Backstroke

 

no British participation

 

Weightlifting - Women's -58kg

 

no British participation

 

Weightlifting - Men's -62kg

 

no British participation

 

optimistic shot on medals 4
reasonable shot on medals 2
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On 8 August 2016 at 09:28, Quasit said:
Day 3 Finals

 

Diving - Men's Synchronised 10m Platform

 

:GBR Tom Daley

:GBR Daniel Goodfellow

 

I don't see them on the podium, there are other strong duos. 4th-5th would be good.

 

Fencing - Women's Individual Sabre

 

no British participation

 

Gymnastics (Artistic) - Men's Team All-Around

 

:GBR Brinn Bevan

:GBR Louis Smith

:GBR Kristian Thomas

:GBR Max Whitlock

:GBR Nile Wilson

 

Things have to go perfect for a medal although they are not chanceless.

 

Judo - Women's -57kg

 

:GBR Nekoda Smythe-Davis

 

Filzmoser :AUT, Pavia :FRA and Matsumoto :JPN in her draw so no chance. :d

 

Judo - Men's -73kg

 

no British participation

 

Rugby Sevens - Women's Tournament

 

:GBR National Team

 

Very strong field, everything is possible from final to 4th. I'm hoping for a medal here after they beat Canada in the group stage.

 

Shooting - Men's 10m Air Rifle

 

no British participation

 

Shooting - Men's Trap

 

:GBR Edward Ling

 

Currently in 2nd position but it's a long way to go. He should make it into the final if he keeps calm but you can't predict shooting.

 

Swimming - Women's 100m Breaststroke

 

no British participation

 

Swimming - Women's 100m Backstroke

 

no British participation

 

Swimming - Men's 200m Freestyle

 

:GBR James Guy

 

Hasn't been impressive so far so he might end up without medal. On paper he should have a chance for gold even but I think silver would be a good result.

 

Swimming - Men's 100m Backstroke

 

no British participation

 

Weightlifting - Women's -58kg

 

no British participation

 

Weightlifting - Men's -62kg

 

no British participation

 

optimistic shot on medals 4
reasonable shot on medals 2

Good prediction, but 6 4th place finishes over the first 3 days in Men's 400 IM, Women's 400 IM, rugby, gymnastics, fencing, 200 freestyle is a little worrying, but we are one medal up on London 2012!

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1 hour ago, uk12points said:

Good prediction, but 6 4th place finishes over the first 3 days in Men's 400 IM, Women's 400 IM, rugby, gymnastics, fencing, 200 freestyle is a little worrying, but we are one medal up on London 2012!

 

I would have had medal-winning performances wrong though. I was more certain Guy would win a medal rather than Daley/Goodfellow, so yes, others have to step in and make up for other losses. GB usually starts slow but I doubt something like 6 golds in one day like that saturday in London will happen again. We need those solid performances in track cycling, rowing and sailing for 4th place again but most importantly, as many medals as possible or funding will be cut. So far the £347 million haven't been worth it but we will see in the end.  The main goal will be unachievable with recent chokes already, some boxers are out already too, Murray brothers in doubles, men's field hockey won't even qualify for the QF etc.

 

Litchfield's 4th place is a good thing actually, I never expected him to finish 4th. He did the best he could. The women's rugby sevens team created hopes thanks to the group stage win over Canada but in the end, they were the better team to begin with. A fencing medal would have done good for the future. So far, it's all about men's foil and an individual medal was probably "easier" to achieve than the team medal, in my opinion.

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Team GB medals after Day 3

 

Rank Gold Silver Bronze Total
10 1 1 2 4

 

Instead of the women's rugby sevens team and James Guy it was the duo Daley/Goodfellow and Edward Ling winning the bronzes. The optimistic guess was definitely possible. At least the minimum of expectations has been satisfied but I'm really disappointed with James Guy.

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Day 4 Finals

 

Canoeing (Slalom) - Men's C-1

 

:GBR David Florence

 

He and the others were pretty confident to skip the second qualification race, with the exception of Clarke in K-1 who needed that second run, so today is the day of truth. He will have to go through the semis first before the final. If he does what he did in the qualification, we can hope for a medal.

 

Diving - Women's Synchronised 10m Platform

 

:GBR Tonia Couch

:GBR Lois Toulson

 

Favourites are others, so I'll stick with what I said yesterday, 4th-5th would be good.

 

Equestrian - Individual Eventing

 

:GBR William Fox-Pitt

:GBR Pippa Funnell

:GBR Kitty King

:GBR Gemma Tattersall

 

After Fox-Pitt blew it in the cross country, no chance.

 

Equestrian - Team Eventing

 

:GBR William Fox-Pitt

:GBR Pippa Funnell

:GBR Kitty King

:GBR Gemma Tattersall

 

Again, forget it.

Note: I'm no expert in this sport, I don't even watch it. I go by distances in current standings.

 

Fencing - Men's Individual Épée

 

no British participation

 

Gymnastics (Artistic) - Women's Team All-Around

 

:GBR Becky Downie

:GBR Ellie Downie

:GBR Claudia Fragapane

:GBR Ruby Harrold

:GBR Amy Tinkler

 

Nominally, this one should be between :USA, :RUS, and :CHN but they can be 4th again like in the qualification so if any of those big three makes a huge mistake, they might sneak in. Not likely though, confirming 4th would be good.

 

Judo - Women's -63kg

 

:GBR Alice Schlesinger

 

Since competing for GB I don't think she's won something big internationally. In her draw she will most likely face Bak :KOR, van Emden :NED and Agbegnenou :FRA. I see the French as the favourite in her draw but she might very well struggle against van Emden. She should at least beat Bak.

 

Judo - Men's -81kg

 

no British participation

 

Shooting - Women's 25m Pistol

 

no British participation

 

Swimming - Women's 200m Freestyle

 

no British participation

 

Swimming - Women's 200m Individual Medley

 

:GBR Siobhan-Marie O'Connor

 

Her time in the semis was superb. Hosszu will probably be too strong for the rest again but O'Connor has a chance for silver though. Gotta watch Ye :CHN and Coutts :AUS.

 

Swimming - Men's 200m Butterfly

 

no British participation

 

Swimming - Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay

 

:GBR James Guy

:GBR Cameron Kurle

:GBR Ieuan Lloyd

:GBR Stephen Milne

:GBR Robbie Renwick

:GBR Duncan Scott

:GBR Daniel Wallace

 

Definitely a medal contender and the main competitor against the USA, if we go according to qualfying times. Good chance and Guy should finally grasp it.

 

Weightlifting - Women's -63kg

 

no British participation

 

Weightlifting - Men's -69kg

 

no British participation

 

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reasonable shot on medals 2
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17 hours ago, Quasit said:

Team GB medals after Day 3

 

Rank Gold Silver Bronze Total
10 1 1 2 4

 

Instead of the women's rugby sevens team and James Guy it was the duo Daley/Goodfellow and Edward Ling winning the bronzes. The optimistic guess was definitely possible. At least the minimum of expectations has been satisfied but I'm really disappointed with James Guy.

 

I think you underestimated Daley & Goodfellow. Although they have only been together a year they have had regular top three finishes on the World Cup circuit and were one of the favourites for a medal. By contrast James Guy has been a bit below last year's  form throughout 2016, so was always going to find it difficult to repeat last year's individual performances.

 

So far GB stand at 1-3-2 compared with 0-2-2 after four days in London. We may not get 6 golds in a day like 2012 but then realistically we were never going to get 65 medals this time, but something closer to 50. This is still very much achievable so don't be too pessimistic so early on. 

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5 hours ago, Nickyc707 said:

 

I think you underestimated Daley & Goodfellow. Although they have only been together a year they have had regular top three finishes on the World Cup circuit and were one of the favourites for a medal. By contrast James Guy has been a bit below last year's  form throughout 2016, so was always going to find it difficult to repeat last year's individual performances.

 

So far GB stand at 1-3-2 compared with 0-2-2 after four days in London. We may not get 6 golds in a day like 2012 but then realistically we were never going to get 65 medals this time, but something closer to 50. This is still very much achievable so don't be too pessimistic so early on. 

 

Maybe I did underestimate them but mainly because I expected more from Mexico, hence why I wouldn't have been disappointed with 4th place.

Guy on the other hand showed he can go sub 1:45 last night. Adding everything together (200m ind. + relay), only Haas (1:44,14) and Sun (winning time in 200m of 1:44,65) were faster. It could have been bronze so I stick with what I've said, he disappointed in the individual final.

 

You're right but I have hoped for medals from as many different sports as possible. In fencing, Kruse has that amazing opportunity. In the team, I don't know. They will face Russia in the QF and in my opinion, the women's rugby sevens team has a better shot than the men but let's see.

Of course we will have to wait for the flagship events (rowing, track cycling, sailing) but I don't think the many golds in track cycling and athletics will be repeated, which is why especially golds have to come from elsewhere too to compensate.

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Team GB medals after Day 4

 

Rank Gold Silver Bronze Total
11 1 3 2 6

 

After two bronzes, now two silver up. Guy finally with a good performance, helping the team to get silver and O'Connor was really close too. Swimming looks fine, so far.

Unfortunately, the third contender I had in mind (Florence in canoe slalom) couldn't do anything in the final.

 

As Nickyc707 pointed out, it formally things look better than in London (1-3-2 [6] now as opposed to 0-2-2 [4] in 2012).

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