London Olympics day six

Day six of the Olympic Games has already seen British swimmer Rebecca Adlington finish in first place in the heats of the women's 800m freestyle and Andy Murray through to the men's tennis semis. There are hopes for more British medals in the cycling

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Andy Murray comfortably through to the semi-finals

Andy Murray
Andy Murray has had an imperious season on grass Credit: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire

Andy Murray impressed in front of royalty at Wimbledon as he booked his place in the semi-finals of the Olympic men's tennis.

With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge watching on, the British number one ended the campaign of Spain's Nicolas Almagro with a 6-4, 6-1 victory in the quarter-finals.

A victory in his next match will guarantee Team GB at least a silver.

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Judo stars hail Gemma Gibbons

Great Britain's judo athletes of past and present have tweeted their joy at Gemma Gibbons getting through to the semi-finals of the Olympics:

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Gemma Gibbons @gemma_gibbons in the semi final. I'm eating throat sweet from shouting! Come on Gemma the medal is there!

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@gemma_gibbons No words to describe. Tears all round from team mates up in the stands. Semis here we come! @britishjudo @teamgb #BOOM

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William Hague to attend the artistic gymnastics

The Government has announced some of the events that ministers are attending on day six of the Olympics:

  • Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Chancellor George Osborne are attending the cycling.
  • Home Secretary Theresa May is attending the swimming.
  • Foreign Secretary William Hague is attending artistic gymnastics.
  • Sports Minister Hugh Robertson is attending hockey and canoe slalom

GB's lightweight four grab silver in thrilling final

Great Britain's lightweight coxless men's four
(Left to right) Chris Bartley, Richard Chambers, Rob Williams and Peter Chambers. Credit: Stephen Pond/PA Wire

Britain's lightweight coxless men's four claimed silver in a thrilling final at Eton Dorney.

The quartet of Richard Chambers, Peter Chambers, Rob Williams and Chris Bartley had gold medal aspirations but saw reigning Olympic champions Denmark race to an early lead ahead of Australia.

The Danes held the advantage until late before South Africa and Britain pushed to form a trio of boats in a mad dash to the line, as Australia's crew faded.

The British crew raced hard but saw the South Africans pip both pre-race favourites to gold.

GB's lightweight four set to go for gold

Team GB's Lightweight Coxless Men's Four
(Right to left) Chris Bartley, Richard Chambers, Rob Williams and Peter Chambers Credit: Stephen Pond/PA Wire

Britain's lightweight coxless men's four are getting set to bid for gold at Eton Dorney.

The quartet of Richard Chambers, Peter Chambers, Rob Williams and Chris Bartley are in prime form to win the final, but face a big threat from reigning Olympic champions Denmark.

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