Preview: Olympic Track & Field Athletics (4 August)

03rd August 2012
Women's Heptathlon
By around 9pm we should know if Jessica Ennis has won the Gold. After making a great start to day one with a world’s best time in the hurdles (a time good enough for Gold in the individual event 4 years ago) and ending with a PB in the 200m, she takes a decent lead into day two with the Long Jump, Javelin Throw and 800m to come. A decent throw is vital in the Javelin. Also look out for Katarina Johnson-Thompson who had a great first day.

Men's 10,000m
The star of the men’s Team GB’s Track and Field team, Mo Farah, takes to the track in his bid to win gold, expect a strong showing from the Kenyan’s and Ethiopian’s.

Names to watch include Zersenay Tadese (Eritrea), Gebregziabher Gebremariam (Ethiopia), Moses Ndiema Kipsiro (Uganda), Tariku Bekele (Ethiopia) and his older brother, defending champion Kenenisa Bekele - they may well work together to influence the outcome. Dark horse could be Galen Rupp (USA) and don't forget to cheer for Chris Thompson (GBR) pictured right.

1 Mohamed Farah
2 Zersenay Tadese (Eritrea)
3 Galen Rupp (USA)

Having shown no form this year, Kenenisa Bekele could be the one to upset the apple cart - Kristin Armstrong (USA) did in the Women's Time trial (Cycling) after all.

Women's 100m - Semi-finals & Final
Carmelita Jeter (USA) qualified fastest for the semis and will look to add the Olympic title to her World title from 2011. Kelly-Ann Baptiste (TRI) and Veronica Campbell-Brown (JAM) will push her, with Allyson Felix (USA) the outsider.

Men's Long Jump
Greg Rutherford and Christopher Tomlinson have qualified and both have a chance at the medals.
Prediction: Greg Rutherford second, Tomlinson fourth

Men's 100m - Preliminaries & Round 1
Usain Bolt beings his bid to retain his title from 2008 – Yohan Blake will be out to stop him. Some British hopes may well end today in this event.

Women's Pole Vault – Qualification
Holly Bleasdale is a realistic prospect for a medal. With Kate Dennison on a high after winning in Lucerne last month, she’ll be looking to make the final too. Elena Isinbaeva is the favourite having won in 2004 and 2008.

Men's 400m - Round 1
A few names to look out for include Oscar Pistorius (South Africa), the Borlee brothers (Belgium), Lashawn Merritt (USA) and Britain's hope Martyn Rooney.

Women's 3000m Steeplechase - Round 1
Barbara Parker and Eilish McColgan carry British hopes, Parker should make the final and McColgan will hope to join her. Etenesh Diro (Ethiopia), Sofia Assefa (Ethiopia), Yuliya Zaripova (Russia), Hiwot Ayalew (Ethiopia) and Milcah Chemos Cheywa (Kenya) are the names to look out for.

Men's 20km Race Walk - Final
No British athletes.

Men's 400m Hurdles – Semi-finals
Dai Greene is out to win gold so should qualify with ease.

Women's Discus Throw – Final
No British athletes.

Women's 400m – Semi-finals
Christine Ohuruogu (GBR), Amantle Montsho (Botswana), Sanya Richards-Ross (USA), and Antonina Krivoshapka (Russia) all looked comfortable on the way though the first round.

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