Monday August 6 at 6.55pm AEST – live on LONDON 4 (Track) & LONDON 5 (Field)
Men’s discus: Julian Wruck, Benn Harradine and Scott Martin (qualifying)
Women’s 100m hurdles: Sally Pearson (heats)
Men’s 800m: Jeff Riseley (heats)
Women’s 1500m: Zoe Buckman, Kalia McKnight (heats)
Women’s pole vault: Alana Boyd, Liz Parnov (final)
Women’s 400m hurdles: Lauren Boden (semi-finals)
Men’s 400m hurdles: Brendan Cole (final)
Women’s 3000m steeplechase: Genevieve LaCaze (final)
Five gold medals on offer at the Olympic Stadium. If Kirani James (Grenada) repeats his world championship triumph in the men’s 400m, he will win his country’s first Olympic medal.
We get our first glimpse of Sally Pearson in the morning heats of the 100m hurdles. Benn Harradine, Julian Wruck and Scott Martin are also in discus qualifying, while Jeff Riseley (800m) and Zoe Buckman and Kaila McKnight (1500m) are trying to navigate their way through the first round on the track.
BASKETBALL: Men’s Preliminary
Monday August 6 at 5.50pm AEST – live on LONDON 1
Men’s: Australia v Russia (preliminary)
The Boomers take on a Russian team that have fallen down the basketball ladder in recent years, but beware
of the slumbering bear.
SAILING *GOLD MEDAL EVENTS*
Monday August 6 at 9.45pm AEST – live on LONDON 8
Laser Radial: Krystal Weir (medal race)
Laser: Tom Slingsby (medal race)
Men’s 470: Malcolm Page & Mathew Belcher (Races 7 & 8)
49er: Nathan Outteridge & Iain Jensen (Races 14 & 15)
The second day of sailing medal races should see reigning world champion Tom Slingsby poised to win a gold medal in the men’s Laser. He will be desperate to put the disappointment of Beijing behind him. Hopefully Krystal Weir will also still be in the hunt for a medal
SHOOTING *GOLD MEDAL EVENTS*
Monday August 6 at 10.40pm AEST – live on LONDON 1 Men’s 50m rifle 3 positions: Dane Sampson (qualification> final) Men’s trap: Michael Diamond, Adam Vella (qualification>final) Can Michael Diamond reclaim the gold medal he won in the men’s trap in Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000? London is the 40-year-old shooter’s sixth consecutive Games. Diamond is one of three Australian gold medallists’ shooters from previous Games in London.
CYCLING: Track *GOLD MEDAL EVENT*
Sunday August 6 from 12.50am AEST – live on LONDON 2 Women’s sprint: Anna Meares (quarterfinals) Men’s sprint: Shane Perkins (semi-finals>final) Women’s omnium: Annette Edmondson (rounds) In track cycling, the highlight will be the men’s sprint final. Can Shane Perkins stop Sir Chris Hoy from repeating his Beijing triumph? Annette Edmondson also commences her omnium journey.
EQUESTRIAN *GOLD MEDAL EVENT*
Monday August 6 at 10.55pm AEST – live on LONDON 6 Jumping: Julia Hargreaves, James Paterson-Robinson, Edwina Tops-Alexander, Matthew Williams (round 2) Greenwich Park stages the team show jumping final in the afternoon. Australia’s riders will be chasing our first medal in jumping, but they’ll face a stiff challenge from two-time defending champions USA
Other events to watch out for:
WATER POLO: Men’s Preliminary
Monday August 6 at 8.10pm AEST – live on LONDON 3 Australia v Greece
Tuesday August 7 at 3.55am AEST – live on LONDON 1 Men’s 3m springboard: Ethan Warren (preliminary)
HOCKEY: Women’s Preliminary
Tuesday August 7 at 6.05am AEST – live on LONDON 2 Australia v Argentina