Overjoyed Olympic parent Bert Le Clos steals Chad's thunder
Olympic gossip: BBC interview with South African swimmer's dad goes viral
SOUTH AFRICAN swimmer Chad Le Clos had the night of his life as he beat Michael Phelps in the 200m butterfly to win gold yesterday, but his father Bert (pictured) made just as big a splash at the Aquatic Centre thanks to a joyful interview with the BBC. Le Clos Snr could not contain his delight during an impromptu chat with BBC presenter Clare Balding. "Unbelievable! Unbelievable! Unbelievable!" Bert enthused. "It's like I just died and went to heaven... Look at him! I love you. Oh my God."
RECORD CROWD WATCH WOMEN'S FOOTBALL
The record attendance for a women's football match in the UK was shattered as 70,584 people watched Team GB beat Brazil 1-0 at Wembley last night. The previous record of 53,000 was set in December 1920 at Goodison Park when St Helen's Ladies faced off against Dick, Kerr’s Ladies, a factory team from Preston, said The Daily Telegraph.
HEATHER WATSON ANGRY OVER DOUBLES EXCLUSION
British tennis star Heather Watson is angry after she was overlooked as Andy Murray's partner in the mixed doubles in favour of Laura Robson, says the Daily Mail. Watson, who is British number one said she was disappointed as she just "wanted the Olympics to go on". While the official decision was made by Paul Hutchins, head of the British Olympic tennis team, Murray would have had a strong hand in the decision. .
YE DENIES DOPE CLAIMS, CALLS CRITICS 'BIASED'
Ye Shiwen, 16-year-old Chinese swimming prodigy, won her second gold medal last night in the 200m individual medley, and faced the media to deny the doping claims that have followed her since her spectacular win in the 400m medley, reports The Independent. When asked whether she had ever taken a performance enhancing drug, Ye said "absolutely not". She claimed her critics were "biased".
FENCER REFUSES TO ACCEPT 'SPECIAL MEDAL'
South Korean fencer Shin A Lam has hit back at the sport's governing body after it acknowledged "human error" may have cost her an Olympic gold medal and offered a 'special medal' as an apology, reports The Guardian. Shin refused to accept the gesture from the FIE, saying it did not make her feel better "because it’s not an Olympic medal". Shin sat down in a 90-minute protest following her controversial loss to Germany's Britta Heidemann in the women's épée semi-final on Monday night, and then lost the bronze medal match as well.
WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
Bradley Wiggins could overtake Steve Redgrave today and become the most decorated British Olympian if he wins a medal in the men’s individual time trial. His chances are good, and he is expected to become the first Briton to win gold. The action in the men's race begins at 2.15pm. Elsewhere, rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning could pip Wiggins to gold in the women's pair final at 11.50am. Andy Murray and Laura Robson compete in the tennis mixed doubles at 4.30pm.