Olympics Day Ten

Reading's Chris Mears competes later
Reading's Chris Mears competes later Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.

On Day 10 of the Olympic Games, athletes from across the South are hoping to secure their places in Olympic history.

Hockey

Reading captain Kate Walsh will hope to get her hockey team's Olympic campaign back on track with a victory against the Netherlands in their group A match. She returned to the field despite having surgery for a fractured jaw, an injury she sustained after being hit in the face by a hockey stick during the team's victorious match against Japan. The GB women's team which includes other Reading players Laura Bartlett, Emily Maguire, Helen Richardson, Beth Storry and Southampton striker Alex Danson need a draw against the Dutch to move on to the next stage.

reat Britain's Kate Walsh wears a jaw guard while competing at the Riverbank Arena
Great Britain's Kate Walsh wears a jaw guard while competing at the Riverbank Arena Credit: John Giles/PA Wire

*Athletics *

Oxford's Hannah England and Lisa Dobriskey from Ashford hope to do well in the first round of the women's 1500 metres. England is looking to make a come back after suffering an Achilles injury early in the season.

Great Britain's Hannah England competes in the Women's 1500 meters
Great Britain's Hannah England competes in the Women's 1500 meters Credit: David Jones/PA Wire.

Diving

Chris Mears from Reading will hope to put his disappointing fifth place in the synchronised three metre springboard behind him later today. The athlete almost died after rupturing his spleen in 2009 and did not believe he would get to the Olympics. The preliminary rounds of the individual 3 metres springboard starts in the Aquatic Centre at 19:00 tonight.

 Chris Mears (top) and Nick Robinson-Baker dive during the Mens's Synchronised 3m Springboard
Chris Mears (top) and Nick Robinson-Baker dive during the Mens's Synchronised 3m Springboard Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Eton Dorney

Richard Jefferies from Bembridge on the Isle of Wight will hope to emulate the success of the Team GB rowers when he takes to the water at Eton Dorney in the men's 1000 metres Canoe Sprint. Tim Brabants from Chertsey, Rachel Cawthorn from Guildford and Jessica Walker from Brighton will also take to the water in kayaking heats.

Angela Hannah, Louisa Sawers, Rachel Cawthorn, Jess Walker, Tim Brabants, Richard Jefferies, Liam Heath, Jon Schofield and Ed McKeever
Team GB Canoe Sprint Team Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire