Olympic highlights on Sunday

Updates on our athletes' results on Sunday.

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Percy and Simpson still in contention

Great Britain's Andrew Simson and Iain Percy competing in the first day of racing in the Star class Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Iain Percy from Winchester and Sherborne's Andrew Simpson steadied the ship after coming 11th in their first race of the Men's Star class. The defending Olympic champions came second in their second race, in a photo finish, and lie in third place overall - with another nine races to go.


Ben pushing hard for early success

Ben Ainslie competes in the Men's Finn sailing Credit: David Jones/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Ben Ainslie, off the shoreline at Weymouth, competes on the second day of the London 2012 Olympics

Team GB said: "Ben Ainslie got his bid for a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal underway on the opening day of the Olympic regatta at Weymouth and Portland on Sunday. Ainslie, 35, recorded two second places in both of his Finn class races today.

A Gold medal at London2012 will see Ainslie tie with Danish sailor Paul Elvstrom’s Olympic record of four golds, which has stood since the 1960 Olympics in Rome. “Compared with my last Olympics it's nice to get two solid starts,” said Ainslie after his second race.


Feeling the heat at Eton Dorney

Great Britain's Mark Hunter (right) and Zac Purchase feel the heat at Eton Dorney this morning Credit: Natacha Pisarenko/AP/Press Association Images

Great Britain's Mark Hunter (right) and Zac Purchase react after a lightweight men's rowing double sculls heat in Eton Dorney on Sunday. They are into the semis after winning the men's lightweight double skulls heats.

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