Aussie Medal Hopes Day 10

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Tom Slingsby is reigning Laser World Champion. Picture: Clive Mason/Getty Images
Five time World Champion Tom Slingsby  will be looking to win just the second gold medal of Australia’s disastrous Olympic campaign when he lines up in the medal race for the Men’s Laser at Weymouth and Portland. The 27 year-old holds a fourteen point lead over his nearest pursuer after the opening ten races of the event and can finish no worse than second and will be crowned Olympic champion if he finishes in the first eight of the medal race on day ten. His race gets underway at 11:00pm (AEST).

2010 World Championship silver medallist Shane Perkins  is through to the semi-finals of the Men’s Sprint at the velodrome, where he faces Frenchman Gregory Bauge. Bauge won the World Championships in Melbourne earlier in the year for the third time and presents a formidable opponent for the 25 year-old Australia. Perkins’ semi-final takes place at 1:00am on Tuesday August 7th (AEST).

Following a faultless performance on the opening day of qualifying for the Men’s Trap, 1996 and 2000 gold medallist Michael Diamond  is well placed to reach a fourth Olympic final in the event, which begins on Tuesday August 7th at 1:00am (AEST).

At the Olympic Stadium, Alana Boyd  and Steven Solomon  are going for gold in the Women’s Pole Vault and Men’s 400m respectively. The Women’s Pole Vault final gets underway at 4:00am on Tuesday August 7th (AEST), while the Men’s 400m final is at 6:30am (AEST) on the same day.

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