LiveLondon 2012 Olympics live coverage: Day 10

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Greenwich saw Britain pick up a historic gold medal today, as our equestrian show jumpers edged out the Dutch riders in a nail-biting finale - click here to read on.


Team GB's basketball players celebrate first win - click here to read the match report.


Watford's Sebastien Edgar unable to prevent Team GB suffering fifth straight Olympic handball loss in the Copper Box - Read the full match report here.


Fans celebrate Team GB medal wins at Victoria Park yesterday as Cadbury treated fans to a 'Mega Medal Minute' celebration.
Richmond and Twickenham Times: Cadbury celebrate Team GB wins in Victoria Park


Five-time world champion stands between Nicola Adams a shot at Olympic gold - click here for the full story.


Enfield-born Ben Maher helps Team GB to first Olympic show jumping gold in more than 60 years - click here for the full report.



No regrets for Team GB footballer Jack Cork - read the full interview here.



The Duchess of Cambridge is given a brief tactics lesson by John Brewer, head of Great Britain women's handball team, during last night's match against Croatia at the Copper Box Arena.

Richmond and Twickenham Times: The Duchess of Cambridge gets a tactics lesson from John Brewer head of Team GB's women's handball team [picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire]


Handball skipper Lynn McCafferty to pack up Crystal Palace home and head back to Scotland. Click here to read what she had to say about her final game for Team GB and what she has planned for the future.



The sky is starting to turn quite grey now. Keep an eye on the weather here...


Haringey Police Community Club's Nicola Adams is guaranteed an Olympics medal after winning her flyweight boxing quarter-final this afternoon - click here to read more .




Thousands flock to watch Olympic Games on giant TV screens across Gravesham - click here to read more.

Where have you been watching the Olympics so far? At home, in the pub, in a park on a big screen or in person at one of the Olympic venues - wherever it may be, share your Olympic experiences in the comment box below.


After a number of disappointing results yesterday, Monday is so far offering more positive news.

Croydon's Lawrence Okoye kept spectators on the edge of their seats after leaving it until his last throw to qualify for the final where he achieved an automatic qualifying distance.

Lawrence's was the forth longest throw of the qualifiers.

Click here to read what reaching the final means to the 20-year-old.


Back at Eton Dorney, Team GB have made it into the women's kayak four 500m finals after finishing second in their heat.

They will compete again on Wednesday at 10.44am.


POST BOX UPDATE: You'll all be pleased to hear the Joanna Rowsell's gold post box was given it's final lick of paint this morning - it's looking much better now.

Click here to read our interview with the Olympic champion who explains why the post box is in Carshalton instead of her home town of Cheam.

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Post box marks birthplace of Olympic cyclist


Seb Coe has been championing the inspirational effects of the Olympic Games at the park this morning.

Coe said the way people had embraced the Games was "probably one of the most extraordinary things in my lifetime."

He drew a parallel with the shocking riots one year ago, saying: "I think I said at the time, I saw a London I didn't recognise."

Coe went on: "What I'm seeing at the moment is a London that I do recognise.

"It's particularly uplifting because so much of this is now impacting on young people."



A man who threw a bottle onto the track at last night's 100m final and was then apparently hit by a Dutch judo player was the victim of "poetic justice", Seb Coe has said - click here to find out how the drama played out.


More good news! This time it's Teddington resident Andrew Osagie who has qualified for the men's 800m semi-finals - click here for the full report.

osagie Richmond and Twickenham Times: Andrew Osagie


Woodford Green with Essex Ladies hurdler Tiffany Porter qualifies for London 2012 Olympic semi-final - read the full article here.


After narrowly missing out on a place in the Olympic 100m final, Dartford’s Adam Gemili has promised he will run faster next year - click here to read the full interview.

Richmond and Twickenham Times: adam gemili



Back at Eton Dorney, Team GB have made it into the women's kayak four 500m semi-final after finishing second in their heat.


Britain's last chance of a fencing medal came and went at the ExCeL yesterday - but two north London competitors helped ensure the team foil team went out with their heads held high after pushing top seeds and eventual champions Italy all the way - click here to read more.


Looks like we weren't the only ones wondering about the patchy postbox for Olympic champion Joanna Rowsell - pictured below.

Reader Kerry Wilde has sent us a text to say: "Could the post office not afford the paint??? To say this looks shoddy is an understatement."


Enfield-born showjumper has his sights set on an Olympic medal - click here to find out what he has to say about his team's performance so far.


Good news! Walton born and Teddington resident Tim Brabbants is throught to the semi finals of the men's single kayak 1000m.



Golden post box in Carshalton and stamp for Olympic champ Joanna Rowsell - click here to read more.

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Gold post box in Carshalton



Team GB's Ben Hawes dedicates performance to Wimbledon Hockey Club - click here to find out what else he had to say.


High jumper Robbie Grabarz eases into London 2012 Olympic final - click here to read the full article.


Brand new handball fan


Handball seems to have aquired lots of new fans during the Olympics - have you been enjoying any new sports during the Games?


Coming up today:

From 9.30am there's kayaking - we'll be keeping an eye out for Tim Brabbants, Jessica Walker and Louisa Sawer

Laurence Okoye kicks off the athletics action at 10am with the discus. We'll also be watching Teddington resident Andrew Osagie in round one of the 800m.

In this evening's athletics we'll be checking up on Margaret Adeoye and Abi Oyepitan in the 200m heats.

And of course we'll be cheering Team GB in the handball, basketball, water polo and hockey.


Don't get caught out by the weather - watch our forecast and go prepared...


Welcome back to our live blog. It's a muggy start to the day with some heavy showers predicted for later in the day. However, there's a whole host of event coming up to keep us entertained and take our mind of the British summer.

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2:14pm Mon 6 Aug 12

Michael Pantlin says...

Groan. Is there no escape from the Games even in the local press?
Groan. Is there no escape from the Games even in the local press? Michael Pantlin
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