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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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Britain top of dressage leader board

Carl Hester gave Great Britain a strong start today in their quest for a first Olympic dressage medal.

The 45-year-old, who is riding in his fourth Olympics, scored 77.72% on Uthopia, the highest score of the opening seven-rider session at Greenwich Park.

Great Britain's Carl Hester riding Uthopia competes in the Team and Individual Dressage Grand Prix at Greenwich Park. Credit: PA Wire

He was joined at the top of the leader board by Britain's Laura Bechtolsheimer, who is currently in second place after scoring 76.839%.

Britain are the reigning European team champions, and their trio of Hester, Bechtolsheimer and Charlotte Dujardin have an outstanding chance of Olympic gold.

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