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Day 4: Tuesday 31st July

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Day 4: Tuesday 31st July
Day 4 Sporting Events
 

 

American swimming sensation Michael Phelps could equal Russian gymnast Larisa Latynina's record tally of 18 Olympic medals.

 
 

Day 4 Sporting Events

Tuesday 31st July 2012

 

Water is a major theme on Day Four with key events at the Aquatics Centre and at Lee Valley. Beijing gold medal swimming sensation Michael Phelps could equal Russian gymnast Larisa Latynina's record tally of 18 Olympic medals when he takes part in the 200m butterfly and the 4x200m freestyle relay in the pool in another thrilling evening. Glamorous Italian swimmer Federica Pellegrini will be one favourites for the women's 200m freestyle and there's also the small matter of the women's 200m individual medley final. Earlier in the day, British pair Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow, the European Champions, take part in the 10m platform synchro in the diving pool while David Florence is GB's hopes in the men's canoe slalom at Lee Valley. In non-water-based sports, Zara Phillips will target a medal in her grandmother's Diamond Jubilee year in the equestrian team eventing at Greenwich Park. Mary King the oldest home female competitor at 51 competes in her sixth Olympics while William Fox-Pitt targets gold in the individual eventing jumping. Over at Wimbledon, both Andy Murray and Roger Federer are in action; Great Britain take on Brazil in women's football at the City of Coventry Stadium, while all eyes will be on the North Greenwich Arena for the women's team gymnastics final. At the ExCeL Centre, Richard Kruse hopes to end Britain's 48-year wait for an Olympic fencing medal in the men's individual foil fencing.

Gold medals up for grabs: 15
Today's medal sports: equestrian, shooting, diving, canoe slalom, weightlifting, judo, artistic gymnastics, swimming, fencing

 
 
 

Non sporting events on Day 4 around London

Tuesday 31st July 2012

 

A range of cultural events in London runs alongside the Olympics. From 6pm onwards The Exhibitionists perform circus and extraordinary choreography outside the Victoria & Albert Museum, Imperial College, and on Exhibition Road as part of the Exhibition Road Show. The festival also includes music from Josephine Oniyama, The Burning Leaves and the Royal College of Music Brass Quintet who are joined by twenty year old British pianist Oliver Poole. And many of the 'museum mile' venues - the V & A, Science Museum and Natural History Museum - will open their doors until 10pm every evening the Road Show is on (excluding Monday 30 July). The Proms continue at the Royal Albert Hall with Prom 23 bringing us the sounds of Colombia played by two leading accordionists, fusing folk with rock and pop, and broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. At the Camden Fringe acclaimed character comic, Anna Morris, previews her debut Edinburgh solo show at The Camden Head, and BitLip Theatre imagine what it would be like to be Queen for a day Upstairs at the Gatehouse, just two of the many Fringe events taking place in north London tonight.

Last chance: It's the last time The Owl and the Pussycat, which has been travelling along the canals and waterways of London from west to 3ast, will be performed. Mile End Park, 6pm, weather permitting.

 
 
Sophie Wallace

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