London Live: Day Nine

Keep up to date with Day Nine of the London Games with Grandstand's minute-by-minute coverage.

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Here they come ... the leading marathon runners come down The Mall

Keep up to date with Day Nine of the London Games with Grandstand's live coverage.

ATHLETICS

8.33am: Men's hammer throw final - A special day for Hungarians named Krisztian (see Gymnastics below). Hungary's Krisztian Pars joined his namesake and countryman in winning gold, this time continuing his nation's proud tradition in hammer throw with an effort of 80.59 metres. He is the fifth Hungarian to claim the title.

GYMNASTICS

8.21am: Earlier in the day, Great Britain's Louis Smith thought he had won gold in the men's pommel horse only to be pipped by Hungarian world champion Krisztian Berki in a tie-breaker. The pair scored the same for their routines, with Smith's name appearing on the scoreboard first as the "winner" setting of crazy celebrations inside the 13,000 capacity arena. His rank was quickly changed to two however when Berki was awarded gold under the tie-break rule which favours the athlete with the higher execution score. Britain, yet to ever win a gold medal in gymnastics, also won bronze thanks to Max Whitlock, making it Britain's most successful Olympic day in gymnastics.

"I can't sit here with my face screwed up just because I got a silver at the Olympic Games. Great Britain are making history. It is a fantastic day for the sport," Smith said.

ATHLETICS

8.05am: Women's triple jump final - Borat was funny, but the Kazahks are the ones laughing in London. They have a perfect six gold medals (no silver, no bronze) thanks to Olga Rypakova's one centimetre win in the women's triple jump final earlier on Day Nine. Rypakova chalked up the winning distance (14.98) with her third attempt and watched on as Colombian Caterine Ibarguen landed 14.80 with her final attempt. Remarkably, Ukraine's Olha Saladuha finished with bronze a centimetre further back.

WRESTLING

8.00am: A busy opening night at the ExCeL in the wrestling. Hamid Soryan won Iran's first ever Olympic gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling defeating world champion Rovshan Bayramov of Azerbaijan in the final of the men's 55kg class. Russian favourite Roman Vlasov claimed gold in the 74kg category, defeating Armenia's Arsen Julfalakyan. In case you are wondering, Greco-Roman wrestling only allows competitors to use their upper bodies and arms.

ATHLETICS

7.20am: Bolt tells Channel Nine his sprinting has always been about championships and that he remained confident after Blake had his number in the Jamaican trials and claimed his world championship title. The Jamaican said he always had the faith of his coach Glen Mills, who was "not concerned" with Bolt's form either. Together they talked about what needed to be done and executed. Bolt did admit to nerves before the final (so he is human) but said his semi-final win put him in the zone. The two-time Olympic champion also wanted his supporters Down Under to know he is coming to visit in September. Beers and chicken nuggets on us, Usain. As far as the partying goes in London, it is still on hold. "I've got one foot in the door, just one more to go," the charismatic champion said ahead of the 200 metres final on Day Thirteen.

7.00am: After doing the business, Usain is taking his time on the lap of honour. With the Jamaican flag draped over his shoulders like a cape, this Olympics superhero plays it up to the enthralled London crowd. He was enjoying his usual antics before the race too, but now Bolt is in full flight. Even the London Games mascot gets a hug. The 22-year-old Yohan 'Beast' Blake looks pleased, too. So he should be. The world champion ran his best race. There is no disappointment in finishing second to Usain, a legend of the track.

MEN'S 100M FINAL

6.51am: Men's 100m final - Usain strikes twice. Bolt wins in Olympic record time of 9.63 ahead of Yohan Blake in 9.75 and Justin Gatlin in third in 9.79. Let's be honest, he blew them away. It was closer than Beijing, but by 60 metres he had levelled the field and it was all over. The 25-year-old Bolt defends his title and becomes the first recognised man to cross the line first in . He has beaten the best, too. Blake and Gatlin both ran personal bests and seven of the runners were under 10 seconds. Asafa Powell was the odd one out after he pulled up lame with 30m to go. Tyson Gay was fourth by 0.01 seconds from Gatlin.

6.46am: Here we go. The one everyone has been waiting for. The blue ribband event of the track and field program. The middle lanes will be Jamaica-USA-Jamaica-USA-Jamaica-USA. But the names to watch will be Bolt (7) and Blake (5), the jet-heeled training partners from Jamaica. Justin Gatlin (6) from USA, the 2004 champion who has served suspensions for doping, is not without a shot with the form he has shown in the heats and semis. Bolt's world record is 9.58. His Olympic record is 9.69 from Beijing. Strap in.

ATHLETICS

6.34am: Men's 3,000m steeplechase final - Ezekiel Kemboi stretches Kenya's dominance in the men's 3,000m steeplechase to eight straight Games with a brilliant victory in London. That's the longest streak in any track event. United States has won the last seven men's 400m finals, but that run looks likely to end here. Frenchman Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad wins the silver with Kenyan Abel Kiprop Mutai claiming the bronze. A fantastic moment post race as Mekhissi-Benabbad and Kemboi rip of their running singlets and embrace with smiles as wide as the track.

6.10am: Women's 400m final - American Sanya Richards-Ross has erased her disappointment from Beijing and claimed the Olympic 400m title. Great Britain's Christine Ohuruogu, winner in Beijing, finishied fast to take silver ahead of American DeeDee Trotter. Richards-Ross, who took bronze in 2008, delivers coach Clyde Hart yet another 400m title after he tutored Michael Johnson (Atlanta, Sydney) and Jeremy Wariner (Athens) to gold. Sanya's gold makes it an Olympic-Superbowl double for the family - she is married to New York Giants cornerback Aaron Ross who has a pair of NFL championship rings.

5.59am: He's in! Aussie Steve Solomon becomes the first Australian to make the final of the men's 400m since Darren Clark in 1988. World junior champ Luguelin Santos wins the third semi in 44.78. Solomon is seventh fastest for the final on Day Ten. In all the controversy surrounding John Steffensen's non-selection, the 19-year-old has gone about his business, kept his cool and produced the results on the track. Australia may be worrying about our lack of gold, but this is a result to celebrate for one of our starts of the future.

"I'm absolutely excited. I have been working so hard. I came into the race really nervous and I really wanted to reach the final," Solomon said.

"When I crossed the line, I saw that I have broken the 45-second barrier. Two personal bests in two days is just amazing. I'm really looking forward to the final."

5.51am: Kirani James coasts to victory in his 400m semi in 44.59. No 400m race is easy, but the world champion did his best to make it look that way. Oscar Pistorius finishes eighth in 46.54. After he crosses the line James asks him to swap bib numbers, the athletics version of trading football jerseys I suppose. It's a great gesture and no doubt a great way to end Pistorius's memorable Olympics campaign. Third-placed Jonathan Borlee can't beat Solomon's time. The young Aussie is in with a big chance.

5.43am: Australian Steven Solomon produces a ripping 44.97 in the first semi-final of the men's 400m. That's a personal best for the 19-year-old and he is still a chance of making the final. He only missed automatic qualification by 0.03 seconds. Solomon was struggling at the top of the final straight but found something to kick home. Even if he doesn't make the final eight, that was a superb display. Look out, 2016.

HOCKEY

5.31am: The Kookaburras have held on for a 3-3 draw against Great Britain in a frenetic end to their group match. A disappointing result for Australia after it also drew with Argentina in its last match but mainly because it held a 3-0 lead six minutes into the second half. Both sides now move to eight points at the top of Group A. Australia plays Pakistan, who beat South Africa 5-4, on Day Eleven and Great Britain faces Spain.

ATHLETICS

5.30am: Australian Ryan Gregson has missed out on the final of the men's 1,500m final. Gregson was in contention at the bell lap of his semi-final but faded badly in the final 300 metres to finish 12th in a time of 3:51.86.

HOCKEY

5.23am: Bad news as the Kookaburras have given away a 3-0 lead to Great Britain. Mark Knowles extended Australia's 2-0 half-time lead before the hosts scored three goals in just under 20 minutes. Just five minutes to play.

DIVING

5.15am: Sharleen Stratton has finished fifth in the final of the 3m springboard final. China's Minxia Wu took gold well ahead of team-mate Zi He. Mexico's Laura Sanchez Soto. Aussie Jaele Patrick was 11th.

ATHLETICS

5.10am: So there you have it. What a race we are in for at 6.50am AEST. Defending champion Usain Bolt will start clear favourite despite qualifying third fastest for the final. He was waltzing over the line in his semi-final. Training partner and fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake will throw down the gauntlet along with 2004 champion Justin Gatlin. A new world record is certainly not out of the question.

5.02am: Yohan Blake wins the third and final semi-final in 9.85, a fraction quicker than Bolt but the world champion was made to work after a poor start. Tyson Gay books a spot in the final by finishing second in 9.90. Asafa Powell escaped a humiliating elimination. He is actually eighth fastest after joining Richard Thompson in taking out one of the two non-automatic qualifying spots.

4.55am: Oh boy, Usain Bolt is here and he means business! The Olympic champion crosses in 9.87 in an absolute canter and will be the man to beat in this morning's final. He deadset switched off with 20 metres left and had them all covered by a distance. American Ryan Bailey was second in 9.96 after an even worse start than his heat run of 9.88. Dwain Chambers finished fourth.

4.46am: Justin Gatlin wins the first semi-final of the men's 100m with a blistering 9.82 while Dutch sprinter Churandy Martina (9.92) beats Asafa Powell (9.94) to the line for automatic qualifications. Oh dear, Asafa. What have you done? Either he took his foot off the gas in the final 30 metres or, more likely, could not respond to the challenge from lane one. A nervous wait for the Jamaican now. Only the top two times outside the first and second in each semi makes it to the final.

HOCKEY

4.38am: Kookaburras in control at 2-0 up at half-time against the Brits, who are level with Australia on seven points in Group A.

ATHLETICS

4.36am: Boden is through to the semis of the women's 400m hurdles in 0.02 seconds. Cutting it close but a fantastic result for the Aussie. Meanwhile, there was a terrible moment in the fourth heat when Turkey's Nagihan Karadere was disqualified for breaking before taking on a hurdle in anger.

HOCKEY

4.18am: The Kookaburras are off to a flying start (do we get silver medals for puns, too?) against Great Britain, thanks to two goals from Russell Ford in the opening 11 minutes. The undefeated Australians are keen for a better display after a shock 2-2 draw with Argentina on Day Seven.

ATHLETICS

4.09am: Aussie Lauren Boden has finished fifth in her heat of the 400m hurdles in 56.27 (her PB is 55.25) and is a chance of making the semis as one of the quickest runners to not qualify automatically. The 24-year-old from Canberra is confident of getting another run.

"I'm not too nervous. I should be right. But it is the Olympics, so you never know," she told Channel Nine.

"I put my race together and I haven't been able to do that the whole European campaign, so that's already a positive.

"I'd like to go faster, and hopefully I get that opportunity tomorrow night."

DIVING

4.00am: The final of the 3m springboard is underway at the Aquatics Centre. Australia is represented by Sharleen Stratton and Jaele Patrick, who will do very well to contend for a medal.

BOXING

3.55am: Women's boxing made its debut at the Olympics on Day Nine, but unfortunately it wasn't a winning start for Australia with Naomi-Lee Fischer-Rasmussen eliminated in the opening round of the middleweight class. But Fischer-Rasmussen has only been inspired by the experience.

"This has ignited my passion for boxing," she said.

"I am going to get down to my proper weight and I hope I can dominate and win some medals internationally.

Fantastic to hear. See you in Rio, Naomi-Lee.

WEIGHTLIFTING

3.35am: Some big, big lifting went down (up?) at the ExCel on Day Nine with China's Zhou Lulu claiming gold in the women's +75kg superheavyweight class in a record-breaking, head-to-head, ding-dong battle with Tatiana Kashirina of Russia. Kashirina set a record with her 151kg snatch lift before Zhou hoisted an Olympic record 187kg in the clean and jerk. Zhou finished with a record total of 333kg, just 1kg better than her rival.

CYCLING

3.38am: Glenn O'Shea posts the third best time of 1:02.513 in the 1km time trial but it won't be enough to claim a medal in the men's omnium- he finishes fifth. A poor scratch race appears to have cost the Aussie a shot of making the podium, after he led through four of the six events. In the kilo, O'Shea was riding against Brit Ed Clancy who posted an incredible 1:00.980, just outside Sir Chris Hoy's world record, and that is after an exhausting omnium schedule. It was enough for the Brit to take bronze. Denmark's Lasse Hansen takes the overall gold ahead of France's Bryan Coquard.

ATHLETICS

3.24am: It's been a very good Olympics for our neighbours across the ditch, but it seems the Kiwis have had enough of winning gold. New Zealand's defending Olympic champion Valerie Adams was left off the start list for the women's shot put after the NZOC forgot to officially register her name. Adams is undefeated for the last two years and is favourite to take gold in London. The gaffe has since been rectified says NZ team spokeswoman Ashley Abbott:

"It was an administrative error and it is being corrected now."

"She will definitely be competing tomorrow."

WATERPOLO

2.49am: The undefeated Stingers win the penalty shoot-out 4-2 and are through to the women's semis! That was a very close call. Australia had to come from behind when Rowie Webster's opening shot was saved. But Aussie keeper Alicia McCormack saved China's third shot before Ao Goa hit the post with her country's fourth attempt. Mel Rippon then iced the contest with the winner. Australia meets the winner of Italy and United States for a spot in the gold medal match. Earlier, Hungary defeated Russia 11-10 in the first quarter-final.

CYCLING

2.45am: Anna Meares books a spot in tomorrow's women's sprint quarter-finals with a comfortable victory over Canada's Monique Sullivan. Victoria Pendleton did likewise.

WATERPOLO

2.40am: We're going to penalties for a place in the women's semi-finals. Overtime couldn't separate Australia and China locked at 16-16. The Stingers had a chance in the final 20 seconds but agonisingly hit the crossbar with their final shot.

CYCLING

2.33am: Shane Perkins has defeated American Jimmy Watkins 2-0 to make the semi-finals of the men's sprint. Great work by the 25-year-old on his Olympics debut. Brit Nick Kenny and French world champion Gregory Bauge are also through.

WATERPOLO

2.20am: The Stingers are going into extra time against China in the quarter-finals of the women's waterpolo. Australia had chance to win it with 11 seconds remaining but were penalised. China almost won it with a length-of-the-pool effort only for Aussie keeper Alicia McCormack to produce a great save. Plenty of drama to come.

CYCLING

2.18am: A disappointing result for Glenn O'Shea in the scratch race. The Australian finished 14th and has dropped down to sixth on the overall omnium standings with 31 points. Dane Lasse Norman Hansen, who recovered from a crash in the scratch race, leads the way with 25 points, equal with Italian Elia Viviani and Frenchman Bryan Coquard.

1.57am: Glenn O'Shea is on the boards for the 15km scratch race as he races for gold in the men's omnium. The Aussie holds a slim lead over Brit Ed Clancy in the overall standings. The scratch race can be a bit of a lottery at times, but if O'Shea - the reigning world champion - can stay near the front his chances will improve going into the deciding individual time trial.

WATERPOLO

1.47am: The Stingers (Australia's women's team) are locked at 8-8 after two quarters against China in their tense clash for a place in the semi-finals. The winner plays Hungary.

TENNIS

1.30am: Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro accepts his medal after his 7-5, 6-4 win over Novak Djokovic in the bronze medal match. Federer is welcomed to the podium with a rousing cheer by the Centre Court crowd - he'll forever be a favourite here. We'll see the 17-time grand slam champion again at Wimbledon, but will he back in Rio? A calm Murray soaks up the atmosphere with Olympic gold around his neck. No speeches required this time for either Murray or Feds, so no tears. Yet. Could this be the moment Murray's career turns the corner towards further glory? We'll only have to wait a few weeks to find out in New York at the US Open. Until then, he will be back on court going for Britain's third gold of the day with Laura Robson in the mixed doubles final.

BASKETBALL

1.16am: The Opals have done the job over Canada 72-63 in their final Group B clash. Australia will finish second in the group behind France and sets up a likely quarter-final clash with China. Liz Cambage continued her good form with 19 points while Lauren Jackson was still able to add 18 despite running into foul trouble in the first half. Still a few worries for the Aussies, who are yet to put together a full four quarters. They were outscored in both the second and third quarters by the Canadians after a tremendous 24-10 lead at the first break. Australia is likely to take on China in the quarters with a semi-final battle against the USA in the offing.

TENNIS

1.14am: Game, set, match, gold for Andy Murray in the men's singles. The Scot defeats Switzerland's Roger Federer 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 and avenges his defeat to the world number one in the Wimbledon final just under a month ago. Murray has been vocal about how much this Olympics means to him and it is quite obvious as he runs into the stands Pat Cash style to celebrate with his family and support team. He becomes Britain's first tennis gold medallist since 1908. As this isn't a grand slam we'll be kind to Andy and not mention Fred Perry and 1936.

CYCLING

1.10am: Anna Meares is safely through to the second round of the women's sprint. The Aussie cruised past Japan's Kayono Maeda with little difficulty. Meares' arch rival Victoria Pendleton also progressed against Russian Ekaterina Gnidenko.

1.05am: Morning all, Raman Goraya reporting for duty. Many thanks to Adrian Crawford for his outstanding lead-off leg on the blog for Day Nine. Quite un-Magnussen-like in his efficiency. Too soon?

SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING

12:59am: The pace of competition at the Aquatics Centre has slowed down somewhat but it's taken on a more choreographed flavour. The synchronised swimming program is underway with the women's duets, and Aussie pair Eloise Amberger and Sarah Bombell are just waiting for their chance to get in the water.

BASKETBALL

12:47am: The Opals have taken their foot off the gas and Canada has taken advantage to cut the deficit to just five points at three-quarter time. Australia still holds a 47-42 lead and will have to put the Canadians to bed early in the fourth.

Liz Cambage leads all scorers with 17 while Jackson has 10, but the veteran skipper is in foul trouble.

BADMINTON

12:45am: After winning the men's singles through Lin Dan , China has completed the sweep by taking gold in the men's doubles. Yun Cai and Hai Feng Fu took less than 45 minutes to relegate Danish pair Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen 21-16, 21-15.

TENNIS

12:40am: Here's trouble. Andy Murray has gone two sets up in the best-of-five men's singles gold medal match against Roger Federer on Centre Court. It's 6-2, 6-1. Can Murray avenge his Wimbledon loss?

Earlier on Day Nine, Argentine Juan Martin del Potro dropped world number one Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-4 in an hour and 50 minutes in the bronze medal match on Court One.

CYCLING

12:37am: London officials have reported that the Velodrome sprung a leak in Sunday's rain but the "three minor leaks" wouldn't affect the track cycling competition.

Rain? In London? Who'd have thought?

SAILING

12:28am: Aussie 49er pair Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen won Sunday's first outing at Weymouth and Portland, race 12 of 15. They were 41 seconds clear of New Zealand crew Peter Burling and Blair Tuke.

TENNIS

12:20am: Andy Murray thumped Roger Federer 6-2 in the first set of the men's singles gold medal match at Wimbledon.

BASKETBALL

12:14am: We're at the midway point and Australia hasn't looked troubled in building a comfortable 35-22 lead, even though Canada did win the second quarter. Cambage has 15, Lauren Jackson has 7.

11:52pm: The Opals lead Canada 24-10 at quarter-time. The Canadians are just 3-of-12 from the floor with seven turnovers that gave up eight points. Liz Cambage has 11 points so far - sorry, no media-storm-creating dunks just yet - and Jenna O'Hea has 5.

11:46pm: Australian forward Rachel Jarry has taken a heavy fall and a knock to the head and has been subbed off. She left under her own power but it's never good to see. She's smiling (a little bit) on the bench, which is encouraging.

SAILING

11:43pm: It's more gold for the host nation, with Great Britain's Ben Ainslie taking gold in the men's Finn event at Weymouth and Portland. It is Ainslie's fourth gold medal, making him the world's most successful Olympic sailor.

Denmark's Jonas Hogh-Christensen won silver while French sailor Jonathan Lobert took bronze. Read more .

GYMNASTICS

11:39pm: China's Kai Zou has won gold in the men's gymnastics floor exercises. Japan's Kohei Uchimura and Denis Ablyazin from Russia filled out the podium.

11:34pm: Meanwhile, Games boss and Olympic legend Sebastian Coe says despite Australia's lacklustre performance, he's not writing off the team from Down Under.

"Believe me - the Australians will be back in a very, very big way quite quickly."

Read 's story .

EQUESTRIAN

11:32pm: In the jumping at Greenwich Park, Edwina Tops-Alexander is among 12 of the 71 riders to be clear after two rounds of qualifying. Australia is ranked joint 10th in the team competition after one round on a total of 12 penalty points. There is a third individual qualifying round tomorrow ahead of the final on Day 12.

BASKETBALL

11:30pm: The Opals have tipped off in their clash against Canada at the Basketball Arena. The Aussie girls are coming off a 16-point hiding of Great Britain whilst Canada lost a tight one to Russia in its last match. Check back for quarter-by-quarter score updates.

SHOOTING

11:24pm: Australian Michael Diamond has just shot his third perfect round to lead qualifying in the men's trap at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

BADMINTON

11:20pm: China's Lin Dan has won the men's badminton singles gold medal. Australia didn't have a competitor in the men's singles.

TENNIS

10:45pm: Venus and Serena Williams have taken the women's doubles gold medal over Czech duo Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 6-4, 6-4 in just over an hour and a half.

The sisters are the only duo in Olympic history to win the women's doubles title on three separate occasions. They haven't lost a set in doubles tennis in three Olympics. That's unbelievable stuff. .

SAILING

10:35pm: Back at Weymouth and Portland, Aussie sailor Jessica Crisp finished race 10 of the women's RS:X in 13th place. She was ranked 11th overall after the 10 races, so she misses out on the medal race.

Her countrywomen Elise Rechichi and Belinda Stowell finished eighth in the fifth race of the women's 470.

SHOOTING

10:30pm: We've got a result at the Royal Artillery Barracks in the men's 50m pistol. South Korean Jong-Oh Jin won gold ahead of countryman Young-Rae Choi, with China's Zhiwei Wang earning bronze.

We mentioned earlier that Aussie Daniel Repacholi missed out on making the medal round after falling short in a tight qualification. .

MARATHON

10:25pm: Ethiopia's Tiki Gelana has won the women's marathon in a new Olympic record time of 2:23:07, beating the old mark by seven seconds. Kenya's Priscah Jeptoo took silver five seconds off the pace while Tatyana Petrova Arkhipova of Russia came in third to round out the medals. Conditions were pretty awful there for awhile with rain pouring down on central London, so Gelana's effort is especially impressive. .

The Aussie contingent finished came in well back, with Lisa Jane Weightman finishing 17th at 2:27:32, Jess Trengove in 39th at 2:31:17, and Benita Willis in 100th at 2:49:38.

Trengove's brother, Melbourne Demons AFL midfielder Jack Trengove, took to social media to congratulate his sibling.

: 39th! Words can't describe how proud I am ! Inspirational effort! You deserve every bit of the celebrations to come!

BOXING

10:14pm: In just over two and a half hours, Aussie boxer Naomi-Lee Fischer-Rasmussen will climb into the ring for her women's middleweight (75kg) bout with Swedish pugilist Anna Laurell.

SAILING

10:10pm: Australia's Jessica Crisp finished race nine of the women's RS:X in 13th place, 2:44 off the pace of leader Bryony Shaw of Great Britain. There is one more race at Weymouth and Portland before the medal race.

SHOOTING

9:48pm: At the Royal Artillery Barracks, Aussie shooter Michael Diamond is yet to miss a shot after two rounds of qualification in the men's trap. He and Croat Giovanni Cernogoraz are the only two shooters with a perfect scorecard. Fellow Australian Adam Vella is on 46 and is sitting in 25th place.

ATHLETICS

9:45pm: UPDATE - Read 's story .

A man has been arrested over the theft of the kit bag of Australian athlete Andrew McCabe. Not sure if spikes have been returned

9:20pm: Some opportunistic thieves have made off with an Aussie Olympian's gear, according to on Twitter.

: Australian relay athlete Andrew McCabe has had his kit stolen at training in Kent. His spikes are in the bag

SHOOTING

9:06pm: Bad luck for Aussie shooter Daniel Repacholi at the Royal Artillery Barracks. He's missed out on qualification in the men's 50m pistol, shooting a total of 557, two points back. Qualifying was extremely tight, with the eighth and final spot being awarded to Italy's Giordano Giuseppe after a six-way shoot-off.

EQUESTRIAN

9:00pm: Early in the first round of the team jumping, Australia is ranked third behind Great Britain and Saudi Arabia at Greenwich Park.

SHOOTING

8:45pm: The men's trap event at Royal Artillery Barracks has been suspended due to lightning and dangerous conditions. Australian shooters Michael Diamond and Adam Vella are competing but neither man has completed his second round.

CYCLING

8:30pm: Anna Meares has posted a lightning 10.805 in her women's sprint qualifying ride at the Velodrome, just the second rider to break the 11-second barrier in this round. The other? Who else but Victoria Pendleton, who cracked an Olympic record with her ride of 10.724. This is one gripping rivalry.

WATER POLO

8:25pm: At 1:10am (AEST) Australia's women's water polo team will take to the pool chasing its fourth straight win when it takes on China. The Chinese are without a victory so far in London, although they came close in going down to Hungary 11-10 and the USA 7-6.

CYCLING

8:06pm: After four of the six events in the men's omnium, Australia's Glenn O'Shea is at the top of the table with 17 points. Edward Clancy of Great Britain and Denmark's Lasse Norman Hansen are in close contention though - both men are on 19. Italy's Elia Viviani is fourth on 20 points. .

ATHLETICS

8:00pm: The women's marathon is underway at the Olympic stadium, with Aussie hopefuls Jessica Trengove, Lisa Jane Weightman and Benita Willis all in the running. So to speak.

In a curious bit of trivia courtesy of the folks at Athletics Australia, this is only the second marathon Trengove has ever run in.

CYCLING

7:51pm: After heat eight, Australia's Glenn O'Shea is ranked third in the men's omnium after the 4km individual pursuit with a time of 4:24.811. Edward Clancy, who rode in the same heat, is second with a stellar time of 4:20.853.

7:46pm: Aussie Glenn O'Shea is underway in the individual pursuit at the Velodrome.

ATHLETICS

7:43pm: Sally Pearson can breathe a sigh of relief - Great Britain's golden girl of the track, Jessica Ennis, has withdrawn from the women's 100m hurdles.

"For me it was just about the heptathlon. I'm more than happy with that and I think I just need to rest now."

Fair call too. Ennis won gold in the heptathlon with a score of 6,955 .

SHOOTING

7:35pm: Aussie Michael Diamond was among five shooters to record a perfect score of 25 in the first round of the men's trap at the Royal Artillery Barracks. Countryman Adam Vella shot 23.

BADMINTON

7:28pm: If you're keeping track of the badminton, China's Long Chen has won bronze in the men's singles tournament with a 21-12, 15-21, 21-15 victory over South Korea's Hyun Il Lee.

In the men's doubles, South Korea's duo of Jae Sung Chung and Yong Dae Lee held off a tough challenge from Malaysian team Kiet Keat Koo and Boon Heong Tan to win bronze in straight sets 23-21, 21-10.

7:14pm: Long jumper Mitchell Watt has continued his chip at the media on Twitter.

And to all the media that have said I came up short, that I’m shattered, that I “failed” to win gold, that Aus is underperforming……..

Do you understand how hard it is to win Olympic gold? I’m happy, my coach, family, friends and teammates are happy for me

CYCLING

7:02pm: Sunday's cycling program is underway at the Velodrome with the men's 4km omnium individual pursuit.

Aussie Glenn O'Shea is in heat eight with Great Britain's Edward Clancy.

6:54pm: Mitchell Watt, who won silver in the long jump on Day Eight, has given the fourth estate a right old spray.

"I think people need to start understanding that it is not easy to win an Olympic gold medal and there is absolutely nothing wrong with a silver medal," he said.

"I was copping questions in the mixed zone last night.

"The first question I got was 'aww a disappointing result'.

"The team is happy, the coach is happy. I got thousands of messages [from] back home that they are happy.

"The only people that are not happy are you guys. So you need to wake up."

Scathing.

6:25pm: Interesting little snippet out of the same press conference, via ABC reporter . You can read Karen's story .

: Long jumper, Mitchell Watt, just attacked the media over negative questions about his silver medal.

6:09pm: It might be a tough job as Australian team boss, but Nick Green sure does keep impressive company. Check this out from the official team account:

Nick Green says he's surrounded by greatness this morning

6:06pm: For hockey fans (or bird-lovers), the Kookaburras will look to bounce back from Friday's disappointing 2-2 draw with Argentina when they take on host nation Great Britain at the Riverbank Arena at 4:00am (AEST).

5:55pm: At Weymouth and Portland the sailing program continues with Jessica Crisp (RS:X), Elise Rechichi and Belinda Stowell (women's 470), Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen (men's 49er) all in the action.

5:49pm: Later tonight, the Opals will look to continue their strong form in the women's basketball tournament when they meet Canada at the Basketball Arena.

5:46pm: Our man on the ground, , has just tweeted a photo that shows just how precise London's preparations for the marathon are.

: Roadworkers repairing every little pothole prior to the women's marathon due to start in 2.5 hours.

5:44pm: There are three Aussies contesting the women's marathon starting at 8:00pm (AEST), with Jessica Trengove, Lisa Jane Weightman and Benita Willis chasing a medal finish.

5:38pm: Back at the Velodrome, Glenn O'Shea will represent Australia in the men's omnium 4km individual pursuit.

5:33pm: The first Australians in contention on Day Nine are our shooters, with Daniel Repacholi in the men's 50m pistol qualifying. The final will take place

Also at the Royal Artillery Barracks, Michael Diamond and Adam Vella begin their hunt for a medal in qualifying for the trap.

5:30pm: Welcome back sports fans. Aussies have another busy day ahead in London. We'll keep you abreast of what's happening as it happens. Make sure to tune in to our , and follow our special Olympics account on Twitter (). For a comprehensive listing of what's taking place on Sunday, check our

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