London Olympics day twelve

Team GB's Mo Farah is one step closer to achieving an Olympic gold double. He cruised through to the 5,000 metre final on Saturday. Elsewhere today despite plenty of promise Britain has not added to its medal total.

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Team GB boxing coach backs Nicola Adams to shine

Great Britain head coach Rob McCracken has backed Nicola Adams to continue her history-making progress all the way to Olympic gold as she gears up for today's flyweight semi-final against Mary Kom.

Team GB's Nicola Adams Credit: EMPICS Sport

Adams guaranteed Britain's first Olympic women's boxing medal with a superb 16-7 win over Stoyka Petrova of Bulgaria but the Leeds fighter now faces a major battle against the five-time world champion from India.

McCracken said: "It is a big, big fight. Mary Kom is a tremendous boxer and it is going to be a difficult bout. But Nicola is bigger than her and if she performs like she did in her last bout, then she will do it."

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