Aussie Medal Hopes Day 12

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Wallace and Smith were the sixth team to qualify for the final. Picture: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Beijing gold medallist Ken Wallace and his Men's Kayak Double (K2) 1000m teammate Dave Smith will be Australia’s only crew in action when the race for medals begins in the canoe/kayak events at Eton Dorney on day twelve of The Games. The duo, who only teamed up a couple of months ago, finished second in their semi-final behind Sweden and will start from lane seven in the eight team final. They go for gold at 7:16pm (AEST) on London 7.

In the Men’s 58kg Taekwondo, Australia is represented by Safwan Khalil , who is one of just two athletes flying the flag for the country in taekwondo in London. Khalil earnt his place at the Olympics by winning the Oceania Olympic qualification tournament held in New Caledonia last year. Having finished on the podium at both the 2012 Dutch Open and the 2012 German Open, the 26 year-old has genuine medal claims.

Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen have already secured a gold medal based on their performances over the opening fifteen races in the Men’s 49er division of the sailing regatta and are contesting the medal race with the result a formality. Their race starts at 10:00pm (AEST). Earlier in the day, Julia Hargreaves  and Edwina Tops-Alexander  start the fourth round of the Individual Jumping in the equestrian competition with hopes of climbing onto the podium.

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