Brabants ready to defend title

Tim Brabants, from Surrey, has just got through to the semi-final of the 1,000m canoe at Eton Dorney - ready to defend his Olympic crown.

Reading's Chris Mears competes later

Olympics Day Ten

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Gemili makes stunning debut in 200 metres

Great Britain's Adam Gemili after his 200metre final on seven of the 2013 IAAF World Athletics Championships Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Nineteen-year-old Adam** **Gemili wants to emulate Usain Bolt by becoming a global sprint champion after giving another exciting glimpse of his huge potential in the 200 metres final at the World Championships in Moscow.

Gemili might have been at Scunthorpe's Glanford Park rather than the Luzhniki Stadium today, turning out for Dagenham & Redbridge in League Two, had he stuck with the beautiful game.

Instead he was the first Briton in a world 200m final for 10 years, running the second fastest time of his life, 20.08 seconds, to come home fifth. Bolt, unsurprisingly, won the gold in 19.66secs.

He mouthed 'wow' when he was introduced to the crowd before the race, looking around the stadium with his customary wide smile on his face.

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Gemili goes for glory

Adam Gemili is going for World Championship glory tonight, just 18 months after swapping football for a career in sprinting. Only 19, the former Dagenham and Redridge defender will line up in the 200 metres final next to world record holder Usain Bolt in Moscow.

Great Britain's Adam Gemili on the way to winning his 200 metre heat at the 2013 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Moscow
Great Britain's Adam Gemili on the way to winning his 200 metre heat at the 2013 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Moscow Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Gemili goes into the race fresh from a remarkable day in which he became only the second Briton ever to break the 20-second barrier.

Having headed to Russia with a personal best of 20.30 secs, he lowered that to 20.17s before producing a 19.98s semi-final sprint - a time quicker than that managed by Bolt yesterday.

Adam Gemili dips on the line to win his 200 metre semi final
Adam Gemili dips on the line to win his 200 metre semi final Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

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Dobriskey and England through to semi-finals

Lisa Dobriskey , from Ashford, showed she was getting back to her best by winning a slow heat in 4:13.32. Credit: PA

All three of Britain's women's 1,500m runners advanced to the semi-finals today.

World Championship silver medallist Hannah England, from Oxford, always looked well placed in her heat.

England, whose build-up has been hampered by a spiked Achilles tendon, came home fifth in 4:05.73.

Months after being diagnosed with potentially fatal blood clots on her lungs and told to give up on the Olympics, Lisa Dobriskey , from Ashford, showed she was getting back to her best by winning a slow heat in 4:13.32.

Laura Weightman, who is trained by former world record holder Steve Cram, finished sixth in the third heat in 4:07.29

BMX Team USA practising in Kent

Team USA practising in Kent Credit: Glen Steggles / Cyclopark

The USA Olympic BMX team took some time to practice in Kent at the weekend, visiting the Cyclopark in Gravesend.

The pre-Olympic taster session featured the four-man team that will be facing Team GB over the next few days.

Team USA practising in Kent Credit: Glen Steggles / Cyclopark
Team USA practising in Kent Credit: Glen Steggles / Cyclopark
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