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Olympics Day 12

Great Britain's Abigail Edmonds and Louisa Sawyers paddle in a women's kayak double 500m heat Photo: AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko
Dr Tim Brabants celebrates making the 1000 metres kayak final Credit: AP Photo/Armando Franca)

As the Olympics enters its final few days, there are plenty of athletes from the South hoping to push up Team GB's medal tally.

Eton Dorney

The kayakers and canoeists are hoping they can continue the gold rush in Berkshire. Dr Tim Brabants MBE from Chertsey in Surrey will be competing in the final of the men's 1000m K1 kayak single final. The 35-year-old will hope to return to his winning ways in his fourth Olympics - he already has 1 gold and 2 bronze medals.

Rachel Cawthorn, from Guildford will compete in the final of the women's K1 500 metres final, having comfortably cruised through the heats. Meanwhile kayak sprint racers Louisa Sawers and Abigail Edmonds also from Guildford have not let their disappointment at not qualifying for the finals spoil their Olympic fun. Louisa tweeted the below picture of Head Coach Brendan Purcell's feet after he lost a bet to the athletes.

So because our head coach @bpurcellgbcanoe (male) lost a bet, the consequence is this... Credit: Louisa Sawers Twitter

Olympic Stadium

Oxford's Hannah England and Lisa Dobriskey from Ashford in Kent will hope to get through to the final of the women's 1500 metres at the Olympic stadium later. England, whose build-up has been hampered by a spiked Achilles tendon she suffered in a race in May that kept her out for around six weeks, came home fifth in four minutes 05.73 seconds. Lisa Dobriskey showed she was getting back to her best by winning a slow heat in 4:13.32. Dobriskey paid tribute to the crowds at the Olympic park for motivating her to win.

Hannah England competes in the women's 1500 metres heats Credit: Tony Marshall/PA
Lisa Dobriskey celebrates winning her heat in the women's 1500 metres Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire