Preview: Olympic Track & Field Athletics (8 August)

07th August 2012
Men's Pole Vault – Qualification
Steve Lewis will be hoping to qualify.

Women's Hammer Throw - Qualification
21-year-old Sophie Hitchon from Blackburn Harriers goes in Pool A; with a bit of luck she may make the final.

Men's Decathlon - Day 1
Daniel Awde goes for Great Britain. Trey Hardee (USA) will hope to put his DNF from Beijing behind him. Watch out for super vet Roman Sebrle (CZE) who is taking part in his 4th Olympic Games.
Predication: Ashton Eaton (USA) for Gold.

Men's 5000m - Round 1
Mo Farah is hoping for a 5 and 10 double and goes in Heat 1. Also watch out for fellow Brit Nick McCormick, US duo Galen Rupp and Bernard Lagat, Craig Mottram (AUS) and Ireland’s Alistair Cragg in Heat 2.

Women's 800m - Round 1
Disappointingly for many, Lynsey Sharp is Britain's solo representative in this event.

Men's Javelin Throw - Qualification
Mervyn Luckwell goes for Team GB, not expected to qualify for the final.

Men's 110m Hurdles – Final
An interesting race after what seemed like half the field crashed out in first round (St John’s would have been busy). Gone is Xiang Liu after a heavy fall at the first hurdle. Aries Merritt (USA), Dayron Robles (CUB) and Jason Richardson (USA) all looked good in qualifying. Lawrence Clarke and Andy Turner both made the semis for Team GB.

Women's 1500m – Semi-final
Lisa Dobriskey, Hannah England and Laura Weightman all made it to the semis. Final is on Friday.

Women's Long Jump - Final
Shara Proctor (GBR) qualified with the longest jump of the night and will look to add the women’s title to the men’s won by Greg Rutherford.
Prediction: Silver for Shara Proctor (GBR)

Men's 200m - Semi-finals
Heat 1 – Yohan Blake, Christophe Lemaitre and Wallace Spearman
Heat 2 – Usain Bolt
Heat 3 – Christian Malcolm

Women's 400m Hurdles – Final
Natalya Antyukh (RUS) is the favourite but will likely be pushed by Zuzana Hejnova (CZE).
Prediction: Gold for Natalya Antyukh

Women's 200m – Final
Allyson Felix (USA) looked easy in the semi; teammate Sanya Richards Ross was the fastest, but pushed all the way to the line. Veronica Campbell-Brown (JAM) goes for her third Olympic 200m title and Carmelia Jeter (USA) will also be in the mix.

1 Allyson Felix (USA)
2 Sanya Richards Ross (USA)
3 Veronica Campbell-Brown (JAM)

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