Armchair Pundit

Today at the Olympics – Day 3

Alex Chick

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DON'T MISS

Tom Daley has struggled since a growth spurt added six inches to his height two years ago. His form seems to be returning and this is his first opportunity to try to take a gold medal away from the Chinese. He and Peter Waterfield have a great rapport but know a medal of any colour would be a tremendous result.

Main rivals: China and Germany

Diving - Men's Synchronised 10m Platform - Final - 15:00

BIG NAMES IN ACTION

Let's not pretend otherwise - all eyes will be on Zara Phillips as the team eventing enters the cross-country stage in Greenwich. However, it is William Fox-Pitt and Mary King who represent Britain's best chance of an individual three-day event medal.

Equestrian - Cross-Country (Team and Individual Eventing) - 12:30

ESSENTIAL VIEWING

No Olympic sport exhibits the wonder of the human body like gymnastics - a beguiling mix of strength, poise and agility. The men's team competition looks to be a straight shoot-out between the USA and China. As 20/1 fourth favourites, Great Britain stand a puncher's chance of getting on to the podium.

Gymnastics - Men's Team Final - 16:30

WATER-COOLER TOPIC

Furious Indian officials are demanding answers from organisers about the apparent lack of security after a woman gatecrashed India's athletes' parade at the Opening Ceremony. A woman in red and blue walked close to flag-bearing wrestler Sushil Kumar on Friday, in complete contrast to female members of the contingent who were wearing yellow saris and blue blazers. The woman's identity was originally a mystery, but subsequent investigation has revealed that she was one of the thousands-strong volunteer cast who had managed to stay in the stadium and join the Indian athletes.

THE LONDON 2012 VIBE

Cheery: We've got some medals, and we're just settling into this Olympic thing. Despite the rain, the atmosphere at the Olympic Park on Sunday was relentlessly positive. Maybe this thing really was worth the £9 billion.

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FRONT PAGE OF THE DAY

The Scotsman illustrates its story of soldiers filling gymnastics seats with a superb photo.

LONDON WEATHER FORECAST

A sunny start, getting gradually gloomier throughout the day with some rain in the evening. Top temperature 20°.

ON EUROSPORT-YAHOO!

We've got comprehensive coverage of all the action throughout London 2012 - Olympic Games LIVE.

I will be reporting live from diving and gymnastics with frequent bursts of nonsense on Twitter. On Sunday I went to the swimming and saw Team USA slam dunk all over France in the basketball.

GOLD MEDALS AWARDED TODAY - BRITISH CONTENDERS IN BOLD
12:15 - Shooting - Men's 10m Air Rifle
15:00 - Diving - Men's Synchronised 10m Platform - Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield
15:30 - Weightlifting - Women's 58kg
16:00 - Judo - Women's Lightweight (52-58 kg)
16:10 - Judo - Men's Lightweight (66-73 kg)
16:30 - Gymnastics - Men's Team - Great Britain team
19:00 - Weightlifting - Men's 62kg
19:40 - Fencing - Women's Individual Epee
19:41 - Swimming - Men's 200m Freestyle
19:49 - Swimming - Women's 100m Backstroke
19:56 - Swimming - Men's 100m Backstroke - Liam Tancock
20:13 - Swimming - Women's 100m Breaststroke

OTHER LEADING BRITS IN ACTION
09:30 - Rowing - Women's Double Sculls, Men's Coxless Four, Men's Eight
12:00 - Sailing - Ben Ainslie (Finn), Women's Elliot 6m, Men's Star, Alison Young (Laser Radial), Paul Goodison (Laser)
12:30 - Equestrian - Team Eventing, William Fox-Pitt, Mary King (Individual Eventing)
19:00 - Hockey - Great Britain v Argentina (Men)

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Alex Chick will be writing from London 2012 throughout the Olympic Games.

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