@john The boxers have always been our best chance of a medal but the sailors have always been next best. Six years ago, they began a process that included looking at the boxers and aping their high performance programme. Burrows and O'Leary would be medal shouts along with Annalise. Seaton and McGovern would have been expected to make the medal race. Today wasn't good for them though.
@Ger Thanks for that Ger. Anything to try and keep up with all the sports.
Thanks Ger, I've been using that site most of the time, just was struggling to get the cycling. It's a brilliant website. Unfortunately, there aren't as many live feeds from the eurovision site today.
David McCann has completed the 44 kilometre course in a time of 56minutes and 3.77seconds.
Chris Froome takes the lead and is a good chance of giving GB two medals in the time trial
Two klics to go for Brad Wiggins before he wins gold and Wiggomania enters a whole new dimension
Great ride by Tony Martin of Germany, bettering Chris Froome's time by more than 26 seconds. But that lead will last, oh about 60 seconds...
Wiggins is the man. He has just won. Well done Bradley!
... as here comes Bradley Wiggins, taking 42 seconds off Martin's time. Cancellara hasn't been in an ass's roar of Wiggo at any of the time checks. Give him the gold.
A remarkable achievement by the man who won the Tour de France only ten days ago.
Slightly bizarre that they've had the people in the various medal positions sitting in gold, silver and bronze thrones. When someone beats your time, the guy in bronze gets booted off. Wouldn't you prefer not to be there? Martin and Wiggins are not sitting in the chairs, but Froome is.
Cancellara is coming in but his time is already well over.
Wiggo is confirmed as champion.
Now he's accepting the plaudits. Now give the man a feed with the medal.
This really puts the football players to shame. After racing across France for three weeks Wiggins wins a gold at the Olympics.
That's more medals than any other British competitor, at seven since 2000 in Sydney. Serious dude. And now he sits in his gold throne.
@Ger great shout, Froome was remarkable in the TDF @Eimhin he sure did, and that a week after winning Tour. But Froome has put in unreal work without any reward - well, apart from seeing Wiggins win the Tour. Deserves something tangible of his own.
@Ger well, with the conclusion of the Irish competition, that brings me to an end here. A mixed day but John Joe Nevin and Annalise Murphy remain in medal contention. But all the others have done us proud, even if they wished they had done better. The Olympics. Gotta love them.
@Daragh Ó Conchúir Thanks for the coverage Daragh. Off with ye for a well deserved refreshment and we'll speak tomorrow.
Good luck Pete... By the way, David McCann finished 26th. Outta here!
If anyone is interested, here are the Olympic football results:
Olympic Games, Group C
Brazil 3 New Zealand 0
Egypt 3 Belarus 1
Here are the results of the Irish athletes in London today.
12:00: Sailing - Matt McGovern and Ryan Seaton, Men's 49er Race 5 - finished 12th
12:00: Sailing - Annalise Murphy, Women's Laser Radial Race 5 - finished 8th
12:10: Sailing - James Espey, Men's Laser Race 5
12:50: Sailing - Matt McGovern and Ryan Seaton, Men's 49er Race 6 - finished 19th
13:30: Canoe Slalom - Eoin Rheinisch, Men's Kayak (K1) Semifinals - failed to qualify
13:30: Sailing: - Annalise Murphy, Women's Laser Radial Race 6 - finished 12th - finished 19th
13:40: Sailing: James Espey, Men's Laser Race 6
14:00: Boxing: - John Joe Nevin, Men's Bantam (56kg) Round of 16 - progressed to quarter-finals
14:15: Cycling: Road - David McCann, Men's Individual Time Trial - finished 26th