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London 2012: Day four Team GB round-up

Mary King, Nicola Wilson, William Fox-Pitt, Tina Cook and Zara Phillips celebrate with their Silver medals Credit: teve Parsons/PA Wire

A look at the triumphs of Team GB on the fourth day of the London 2012 Olympics:

  • In eventing Team GB won the team silver, Zara Phillips, Mary King, Kristina Cook, William Fox-Pitt and Nicola Wilson winning GB's second silver of the Games

  • Team GB's women's football side won 1-0 against Brazil

  • Michael Jamieson and Andrew Willis both made it through to the men's 200m breaststroke final tomorrow

Team GB women footballers aiming to reach semi-finals

Team GB women's football team will be aiming to confirm their place in the semi-finals of the Olympic Games when they play at the City of Coventry Stadium on August 3rd.

The team finished top of Group E after winning 1-0 against double Olympic Games silver medallists Brazil at Wembley Stadium.

This result means Team GB – playing in their first Olympic Games Football Tournament – are now preparing for their quarter-final tie which will kick-off in Coventry.

Their opponents will be Canada who have already secured a 2-2 draw against Sweden.


Prince William 'keen' to play water polo again

The Duke of Cambridge today cheered on Great Britain's water polo team and revealed his desire to return to the sport.

Prince William sits amongst the spectators as he watches Great Britain play Serbia during their Group B preliminary water polo match Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

The royal took part in water polo throughout his school and university days, and while he served in the Army, but has not played for five years

Claire Nixon, 18, from Stafford, who sat next to the Duke in the standard ticketholders' section of the crowd, described how keen William was to play the sport again.

"He said, 'I just want to put my trunks on and get in the pool', those were his exact words," she revealed after the game.

"I think he definitely misses it."

Prince William representing Scottish national universities water polo team in 2004 Credit: PA

Team GB women's fooball team beat Brazilian side

Brazil's Daiane and Britain's Little collide during their women's Group E football match at London 2012. Credit: Reuters

The Team GB women's football team finished top of their group, winning all their games without conceding a goal. They defeated Brazil 1-0 in the final match.

Britain's Stephanie Houghton scored past Brazil goalie Andreia, as Brazil's Erika tried to defend during their women's Group E football match at the London 2012 Olympic Games at Wembley stadium.

Athletes send congratulations to Jamieson and Willis


Ben Ainslie still confident of gold

Ben Ainslie remains confident of securing a fourth sailing gold medal despite faltering again on a day when the team were hit by news that Paul Goodison's regatta could be in jeopardy.

Great Britain's Ben Ainslie rounds the first weather mark during racing in the Finn class in Weymouth today Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Ainslie has yet to overcome Jonas Hogh-Christensen in the Finn class, and after six races the Dane leads second-placed Ainslie by 10 points.

Ainslie said: "He is certainly having the regatta of his life at the moment so all credit to him.

"All I can do is the best I can right now and hope that if I keep pushing hard, he might slip up along the way."

Ainslie's fellow gold medallist Goodison was 16th and then second in today's two Laser races, but the Yorkshireman is struggling with a back injury.

Paul Goodison during the fourth race in the Laser Olympic race series Credit: David Jones/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Asked if he was worried his regatta was in danger, he said: "Yeah, for sure. I am worried my body is in a lot of trouble and until that is fixed you can't fire on all cylinders."

There was better news for the only other returning British sailing champions from Beijing, Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson, who sit four points clear of nearest rivals Brazil after winning one of their two races today.

Olympic debutant Ali Young secured two second-place finishes in the ongoing Laser Radial class, while Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes were third and then 18th, after capsizing, in their 49ers races.

Bradley Wiggins' Team GB kit is stolen

Tour de France winner and Olympics medal hopeful Bradley Wiggins has had his official training kit stolen from the Team GB cycling team hotel.

The kit apparently went missing while the 32-year-old was using the gym and spa at the Foxhills hotel in Ottershaw, Surrey, on Sunday.

Great Britain's Bradley Wiggins leads the Peleton up Box Hill during the Men's Road race, Box Hill. Credit: PA

The theft happened a day after he took part in the Olympics men's road race event.

Wiggins, who will take part in the Olympics cycling time trials event at Hampton Court on Wednesday, wrote in a message on Sunday: "Watch your kit at the Foxhills spa... There is a tea leaf about."

A spokesman for Foxhills told the BBC: "Upon returning back to the locker room, it seems that cycling fever has well and truly hit the Surrey club as the Official Team GB training lycra were nowhere to be seen.

"It seems an over-zealous fan has scored a fantastic London 2012 souvenir."

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