Schoolchildren from around Australia are getting a firsthand experience of what life is like at the Olympic Games, by chatting with athletes in London. The Australian Olympic Committee’s Chat to a Champ program is underway and by the end of the Games there will have been 22 chats with students in every state and territory.
DIVING: Australians Sharleen Stratton and Jaele Patrick have finished fifth and 11th in the final of the women’s 3 metre springboard at the Aquatic Centre.
WATER POLO: Australia’s women’s water polo team is guaranteed a shot at a medal after winning a thrilling quarterfinal against China 20-18 in a penalty shootout after the scores were locked at 14-all at full time and 16-all at the end of extra time.
SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING: With a blazing sun on their swimming costume and inspiration for music and chorography taken from tarot cards, Australia’s Synchronised swimming duet of Eloise Amberger and Sarah Bombell, swam with grace, timing and precision in today’s Technical Routine at the Aquatic Centre.
SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING: Like so many events at the 2012 London Olympic Games the synchronised swimming team event will witness a competition within the competition between Australia and hosts Great Britain.
SWIMMING: Meagan Nay (2:07.43) has finished fifth in the women’s 200m backstroke behind 17 year-old American superstar Missy Franklin who shattered the world record with a stunning 2:04.06 for her third gold medal of these Olympic Games.
WATER POLO: The Australian women’s water polo team are through to the quarter finals undefeated after winning their third group stage game, an 11-8 defeat of previously unbeaten Russia.
DIVING: Sharleen Stratton has shone in the preliminary round of the women’s 3m springboard diving at the London Aquatics Centre today. After finishing fifth in the 3m synchronised final with Anabelle Smith, Stratton entered today’s individual contest determined to make her mark in an event she could very well medal in.