@Ger A win for the Chinese girl gets her right into contention.
Analise stretches two seconds further clear of third and is still just seven seconds behind Xu. Seaton/McGovern drop one place to fifth.
More like it too from O'Leary/Burrows, who have gained six places to go fifth. They need to keep moving forward.
@Ger remember the medal race counts double points. You finish sixth and it's 12 points
Juan Martin del Potro has saved break points in his last two service games. Federer must serve to stay in the Olympics, 4-5 down.
Seaton and McGovern going the wrong way. Now down in seventh. Must arrest that slide to get back into the top 10
Annalise lost eight seconds on Xu and Multala is now only six seconds back in third.
Federer looking much more composed now than he did in the second set.
@Daragh Ó Conchúir You must have three heads to keep up with all of this.
@Ger absolutely. Annalise can't think like that though. She needs to attack in every race herself, without doing anything insane of course. As you say, if they have to push too hard, they might break the start or hit a buoy or something.
@PeterTowe There have been two bouts of media training in the last two years that I am aware of, possibly more.
@Peter it's great fun, will be on some downer in about 30 minutes!
@Will Downing Is that enough in your opinion? Did they get any training on the use of twitter?
re the swimming by the way, Chantal Gibney (now O'Connell) is a huge loss, having moved to America. She was brilliant in terms of understanding PR, organising interviews, getting news out and in general, building relationships.
This is a really good sailing session for the Irish. O'Leary/Burrows up to fourth, Seaton/McGovern up to sixth, Espey up to 14th (although they had gotten to 12th), Owens/Flanigan up to 21st and Annalise in second.
Brilliant by Seaton/McGovern. They were under big pressure having dropped outside the top 10 for the first time and come up with a fifth which will get them back where they need to be.
Analise sensed the Multala threat and is now 22 seconds clear of her again. She remains in second.
Seaton/McGovern have dropped back down to sixth, losing 18 seconds to the Norwegians
I have to agree massively with Peter and Daragh, Chantal Gibney was one of the best PR people I've ever dealt with - but PR was actually nothing to do with her job, which was a development position. It was something she did off her own bat, it would be her on her own doing interviews in the mixed zone, she would send them to newspapers for them to transcribe, and onto me to send to 30-plus radio stations. She was a very good link between media and athletes. In saying that, the pre-Olympics swimming press conference was organised better than most I've been at. They're progressive but this week has been a problem.
Owens/Flanigan finished Race 4 of the 470 competition in 25th, which places them 25th overall.
And that's me done from the Olympic Stadium. Back later for the evening sessions!
Annalise lost 21 seconds to Xu there, so looks like second is her best shot here. Multala back to within eight seconds of her.
@Will Downing Thanks for that Will. Here's to more success on the track for Team Ireland.
The one thing I'd say about swimmers, or any athletes walking past - Mel Nocher was very sick, and Sycerika probably learned a lesson. She's young, very inexperienced and probably sulking. It's not great but I'd expect they'll all learn from it. There should be an officer there to explain in a scenario like Mel's why she's rushing off.
I second the 'good job' from Will. Great to have someone right in there.
Seaton/McGovern drop to seventh. As I said before, they don't want to go any lower.
@Daragh Ó Conchúir I agree, it's unfair to leave it to the athletes/swimmers to have to explain themselves. They have enough to be thinking about.
Annalise Murphy finishes second in the Laser Radial. That's excellent. Again, she responded to the challenge from the Finn girl in third. Has a feel as if she was comfortable enough. Van Acker in 8th, which as Ger has been pointing out, is very positive.
Seaton/McGovern finish seventh.
Lads this Fededer Del Potro match is class. Say what you want about tennis being in the Olympics having it at Wimbledon was a brilliant idea. 7-7 30-30 in the final set.
O'Leary/Burrows in sixth, three seconds behind fifth, four clear of seventh.
@Shaun I love it. Del Potro got a nice net cord there or else he'd be two match points down. My money on Fed
... and it literally is! Break point on Juan Martin's serve