Gold no hurdle on Olympic day 11
Updated: 2012-08-07 13:32:29
By Lee Hannon ( chinadaily.com.cn)
Liu Xiang may have been China's most watched athlete at 5:45 pm, but fans should not fear as Day 11 offers many other opportunities to stay ahead in the medal league table.
Team China has dominated three sports at the London Olympics, claiming 100 percent of the medals in each event so far. The hold on diving and table tennis gold is certain to continue on Tuesday with China guaranteed gold or silver.
In diving, Qin Kai, who already won gold for the men's synchronized 3m springboard, will this time fly solo in the men's 3m springboard to improve on the bronze he won in the same event in Beijing 2008. He will be joined by He Chong looking to retain his Olympic and World Champion titles in the finals at 2 am.
The gold rush is sure to continue at 10:30 pm when the women's table tennis team continues their grip on the medal cabinet as they face Japan in the final.
Gymnastics also offers a number of medal hopefuls as gold medalists Zhang Chenglong and Feng Zhe compete in the men's parallel bars at 9 pm.
No 1 seed Sui Lu and world champion Deng Linlin will vie for gold in the women's beam final at 9:47 pm.
Zou Kai, will be hoping for his third London gold as he is the current world champion in the men's horizontal bars at 10:37 pm. Gold medalist Zhang Chenglong will also be looking for a second medal.
Other medal hopefuls to watch on Tuesday: Huang Xuechen and Liu Ou in synchronized women's duets at 10 pm.
In cycling, Guo Shuang will race Australia's Anna Mears at 11 pm in the women's sprint semifinal. Huang Li will compete in the women's omnium 500m time trial at 11:53 pm, and Zhang Miao in the men's keirin final at 12:57 am.