Great Britain grabs 4 Olympic golds in 24 hours

Great Britain grabs 4 Olympic golds in  24 hours

PanARMENIAN.Net - Great Britain made it four golds in 24 hours at the London Olympics to go fourth in the medal table as the rowers again delivered success at Eton Dorney.

Three-time Olympic silver medallist Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins took Britain's gold tally in London to six with victory in the double sculls.

Either side of that triumph, the men's pair of George Nash and Will Satch, and Alan Campbell in the single sculls - won bronze.

Great Britain's Karina Bryant also claimed a bronze medal in the women's +78kg judo, taking the overall haul of medals to 19 - 11 better than at the same stage in Beijing four years ago.

Earlier, Jessica Ennis broke the British record for the 100m hurdles with a time of 12.54 seconds in the opening event of the heptathlon at the Olympic Stadium.

Her high jump of 1.86m took her to 2,249 points - 25 points ahead of the United States' Hyleas Fountain - and 103 in front of British team-mate Katarina Johnson-Thompson, who is in third. Her time was the fastest recorded for the 100m hurdles in the heptathlon. The next events are the shot put at 19:00 BST and the 200m at 20:45

Britain have further opportunities at gold in cycling on Friday, August 3 night with the men's team pursuit at 18:12 and Victoria Pendleton in the keirin at 18:38, while swimmer Rebecca Adlington defends her 800m freestyle title at 19:45. Pendleton defeated her Australian rival Anna Meares in their opening heat, while the men's pursuit team came through a second round heat against Denmark to set up a final against Australia on Friday evening, according to BBC News.

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