Preview: Olympic Track & Field Athletics (11 & 12 August)

Men’s 50km and Women’s 20km Race Walk
Dominic King and Johanna Jackson are Britain’s only entries.

Women’s High Jump – Final
Look out for the likes of top qualifier Svetlana Radzivil (UZB), Tia Hellebaut (BEL), Chaunte Lowe (USA), Brigetta Barrett (USA), Svetlana Shkolina (RUS), Anna Chicherova (RUS), Ruth Beitia (ESP) and Emma Green Tregaro (SWE).

Men’s Javelin Throw – Final
Vitezslav Vesely (CZE) was the best qualifier, but don’t discount Andreas Thorkildsen (NOR) and Tero Pitkamaki (FIN)

Men’s 5000m – Final
Last chance for the British men’s team to add to their medal tally. Mo Farah is the only Brit in there and fully capable of taking a medal but he will be out to make it a second gold (Sir Mo Farah???). Galen Rupp (USA) is in the form of his life and with team mate Bernard Lagat could break the recent African stranglehold on distance running.

1 Mo Farah (GBR)
2 Bernard Lagat (USA)
3 Galen Rupp (USA)

Women’s 800m – Final
Likely dual between Pamela Jelimo (KEN), this seasons fastest and Caster Semenya (RSA) who seems to be improving with every race.

Women’s 4 x 400m Relay – Final
Last medal chance for the Brit’s, the girls will have their work cut out to pick up a medal of any colour.

2 Jamaica
3 Russia

Men’s 4 x 100m Relay – Final
With the British team continuing their inability to get though a relay without something going wrong (they won in 2004 at the Olympics, they have dropped batons in 1996 and 2000, and were disqualified in 2008 and now again in London).

As there is no British team for the crowd to cheer on in the final event on the track at the games, guess they’ll just have to make do with Usain Bolt then…..

1 Jamaica
3 Canada

12 August – Men’s Marathon
A race that will be dominated by the African’s, Lee Merrien and Scott Overall go for Great Britain.