Grandstand's live coverage of the London 2012 Olympics continues on Day 10.
9.10am: More good news on the water. Malcolm Page and Mathew Belcher lead the men's 470 by two points after eight races with two more plus the medal race to come. The youngest Australian sailing crew of Olivia Price, Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty are unbeaten in the Elliott 6m women's match racing after 11 races. They now head into the elimination match races taking on the Netherlands first-up tomorrow morning. Could be more gold on the way, Australia.
9.00am: Team USA has put on a second-half shooting clinic to smash Argentina 126-97 in their final Group A game. The NBA stars combined for 66 points in the last two quarters with Kevin Durante leading all scorers with 28. The Americans move on to the quarter-finals where they will face the Boomers, who notched up a terrific, buzzer-beater win over Russia earlier on Day 10. ABC correspondent Phillip Williams caught up with Australian player Joe Inglis after the thrilling victory:
8.23am: Late drama at Old Trafford. Nothing new there. But this time it was the reigning women's champions United States snatching a thrilling 4-3 victory over rivals Canada in added time at the end of extra time. The two teams looked destined for a penalty shoot-out to decide who would face Japan in the gold medal match. That was until Alex Morgan scored a header 123 minutes into an amazing contest, which Canada led on three occasions.
7.50am: The Hockeyroos are out of the Olympics medal race. The Aussies could not find a way through a resolute Argentine team, which booked a place in the semi-finals thanks to the 0-0 result. Despite their elimination, it has been a commendable Games for the Aussies. They ended up with three wins (including triumphs over higher ranked opponents Germany and USA), one loss and a draw from their five games and finished level with Argentina on nine points in Group B.
7.05am: Australian Ethan Warren has qualified for the semi-finals of the men's 3m springboard. Warren scored a total of 441.50 from his six dives to finish 15th and book a spot in the next round tomorrow.
7.00am: Second half is underway between Australia and Argentina with both teams still locked at 0-0. The Hockeyroos did a good job closing down star Argentine captain Luciana Aymar in the first half but need to hurt their opponents going the other way if they want to keep their Olympics bid alive.
6.55am: Women's pole vault final - An upset in the field as Russian pole vault queen and two-time defending champion Elena Isinbaeva is relegated to bronze after failing at 4.75 and 4.8m. America's Jennifer Suhr, 30, takes the gold in a countback ahead of Puerto Rico's Yarisley Silva.
6.40am: Men's 400m final - Wow, we could have another superstar on our hands. Geranadian Kirani James has produced a brilliant display to win gold in the 400 metres. The world champion bounded to glory in 43.94 ahead of fellow 19-year-old Luguelin Santos of Dominican Republic (44.46) and Trinidad and Tobago's Lolande Gordon (44.52). James doesn't have the most attractive running style, but they said that about one Michael Johnson 20 years ago. Not that we are making THAT comparison, but at such a tender age Kirani could be around for a while. Australian Steve Solomon ran eighth in a time of 45.14, just a shade outside his PB set in the semis. A great experience for the 19-year-old at his first Olympic Games. As a side note, this is the first time in eight Olympics the gold by the US. In fact, the Americans did not even have a competitor in the final for the first time ever.
6.20am: Women's 3,000m steeplechase final - Russia has retained its title with Yuliya Zarapova powering to the gold in a time personal best time of 9:06.72. Russia's Gulnara Galkina-Samitoza won the event in Beijing, the first time it was part of the Olympics. Tunisian Habiba Ghribi took silver and Ethiopia's Sofia Assefa held off Milcah Chemos Cheywa for bronze.
6.15am: The Hockeyroos have taken to the 'Smurf Turf' in their do or die clash against world number two Argentina. The scenario is simple. Win and Australia is through to the semi-finals. Lose and the girls are done. Argentina needs only a draw to progress.
5.52am: Men's 400m hurdles - Felix Sanchez is back! The Dominican Republic champion bursts to victory in the 400m hurdles in a season's best 47.63. Two gold medals, eight years apart. What an effort. His disappointment from Beijing dissipates into the cold London air. American Michael Tinsley surged home for silver ahead of Puerto Rico's Javier Culson. Defending champion Angelo Taylor couldn't kick and finished fifth.
5.40am: The stadium has paused for the second time in as many nights for the great Usain Bolt. He leads out Yohan Blake and Justin Gatlin to receive their medals for the men's 100m final. Bolt leaps onto the top of the dais and thousands of camera flashes go off as he gets his fourth Olympics gold. Read more.
5.35am: Women's shot put final - Belarus' Nadezhda Ostapchuk has won an upset gold in the women's shot put with a lazy toss of 21.36m. The 31-year-old knocked off Kiwi and defending champion Valerie Adams, who had not been defeated in nearly two years. Russia's Yevgeniya Kolodko set a PB with her final throw to take bronze.
5.25am: Lauren Boden has finished eighth in the first semi-final of the women's 400m hurdles. Boden clocked a 56.66, slower than her 55.45 in the heats but the Aussie was not disappointed and put it down to a change in tactics.
"Obviously it was not as fast as I would have hoped to have run," she said.
"Tonight I ran a different stride pattern - completely different.
"I've actually never done it before, so it was pretty good experience to do it on the biggest stage."
A shock in the third and final semi with defending champion Melaine Walker finishing sixth and misses the final.
5.15am: In the opening heats of the women's 200, American Sanya Richards-Ross, who won gold in the 400 metres on Day Nine, qualified quickest for the semis. Ivory Coast's Murielle Ahoure and Ukranian Mariya Ryemyen were next on the standings. Also through were American Allyson Felix and two-time defending champion Veronica Campbell-Brown.
4.48am: Alana Boyd is out of the women's pole vault. The 28-year-old Aussie struggled with her approach running into the strong head wind at the Olympic Stadium and could not clear 4.45 metres. Reigning champion Elena Isinbaeva is yet to enter the competition.
4.15am: Ethan Warren is competing in the preliminary rounds of the men's 3m springboard at the Aquatic Centre. The Aussie will be doing well to make the final out of starting list of 29.
4.11am: Boyd is... over! She clears 4.30 metres at her third attempt. A smile and big exhale of relief for the Aussie.
4.02am: Australian Alana Boyd is first on the runway in the women's pole vault. She fails in her first attempt at 4.30 metres. Tough conditions in London today. It's quite windy inside the Olympic Stadium.
3.50am: Australia's duet of Eloise Amberger and Sarah Bombell have failed to qualify for the final of he women's synchronised swimming duets, finishing in 23rd spot. It was the first time either of the Queenslanders had competed in the duets at the Olympics, but they will be back as part of the women's team event on Day 13.
3.40am: At the conclusion of the women's omnium for Day 10, Australian Annette Edmondson is in third place on 17 points, five points behind equal leaders Laura Trott of Great Britain and Sarah Hammer of the USA. Edmondson wrapped up a good start to the even with a third place finish in the elimination race. Trott beat Hammer for first spot.
3.34am: Controversy in the walking. Italy's reigning 50km walk champion Alex Schwazer has reportedly failed a doping test for EPO and been withdrawn from the Olympics. Red card.
3.15am: Tom Slingsby is on the podium accepting his gold medal. Australia's first individual gold in London. What a moment for the 27-year-old. Finally the elusive Olympic gold to match his five world championships is around his neck. Olympic reporter documents his journey to gold.
3.12am: Great Britain has their 18th gold of the Games and their sixth at the Velodrome as Jason Kenny defeats Gregory Bauge in the men's sprint. Kenny dethroned Sir Chris Hoy to represent Team GB in the event and justified his selection with the dominant victory.
BRONZE FOR AUSTRALIA
3.08am: Australian Shane Perkins has capped off his first Olympic Games with a bronze medal in the men's sprint. Perkins coasted to triumph in race two of his ride-off against Trinidad and Tobago's Njisane Nicholas Phillip. Australia's first individual cycling medal on the boards. Fantastic result for Perkins after he missed out on a medal in Australia's team sprint.
3.00am: The equation is simple for the Hockeyroos, they need to win their group clash against Argentina later on Day 10 to book a spot in the semi-finals. Argentina need only a draw. New Zealand claimed a final four position for the first time after a goalless draw against Germany. China's 1-0 loss to Japan also sealed Great Britain's spot in the semis.
2.55am: Anna Meares is comfortably into the semi-finals of the women's sprint. She claimed the second race over her Ukrainian opponent. She will take on China's Shuang Guo in the semis. If the Aussie wins that, Victoria Pendleton will likely be waiting for her in the final.
2.43am: Shane Perkins takes the advantage after the first race of the bronze ride-off while Britain's Jason Kenny wins the first race in his gold medal match-up with Gregory Bauge.
GOLD FOR AUSTRALIA
2.39am: Australia has claimed a second gold medal in the sailing, with Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen confirming an unassailable lead in the men's 49er class. The pair won today's race 14 and finished third in race 15 for a total of 48 points going into the final medal race on Day 11, with New Zealand their nearest rivals on 76. If Australia finishes last in the medal race it will add 20 points to their total, still not enough to be overhauled for the gold. Basically, finish the race and collect the gold. What a dominant win by the favourites and what a day out at Weymouth and Portland for the Aussies.
"Nothing is ever as straightforward as it seems. I never expected it to end up like this," Jensen said.
"I've learnt a lot along the way. It's been unreal. It's just been years and years of hard work. It's just a lot of satisfaction.
"We knew we could do it, but the fact that we could do it before the medal race is all the more awesome."
2.12am: Olympic gold medallist Tom Slingsby told Grandstand's Dan Lonergan his victory in London is even sweeter after his heartbreak in Beijing. Australia's gold medal favourites have had a tough time of it in London, but it is great to see Slingsby rebound after the sacrifices he has had to make over the past four years. Have a listen:
2.00am: Great Britain has captured their 17th gold medal of the Games with a dramatic win in the team showjumping. Team GB beat Netherlands in a jump-off for gold to the delight of the crowd at Greenwich Park.
1.50am: Croatian Giovanni Cernogoraz wins the shoot-off for gold over Italian Massimo Fabbrizi. The Croatian had a dream final. He was the lowest ranked of all the six finalists with a qualifying score of 122/125 but missed just one shot from 25 on his way to a total of 146. He beat silver medallist Frabbrizi in the sixth round of the shoot-off.
1.49am: Aussie champ Anna Meares coasts to a 1-0 lead in her women's sprint quarter-final against Ukraine's Lyubov Shulika. Britain's Victoria Pendleton did likewise in her first race against Belarusian Olga Panarina.
1.43am: A straight sets defeat for Shane Perkins in the men's sprint semi. French gun Gregory Bauge just too good and will face Britain's Jason Kenny in the final. Perkins will ride off for a bronze medal against Trinidad and Tobago's Njisane Phillip later on Day 10.
1.40am: Michael Diamond has missed out on a medal in the men's trap. He was unable to hit the clay in the fourth round of the shoot-off, handing the bronze to Kuwait's Fehaid Aldeehani. A gutting defeat for the six-time Olympian. Diamond hit a perfect 125/125 in qualifying. But in the final he missed five of his last 22 shots to surrender the gold medal position.
"Here I was sitting on a potential Olympic gold or silver. I was really disappointed. I entered the final with a lead of one point," Diamond said.
"I gave my all here.
"I was quicker than I usually do. I never ever do that."
1.35am: Australia's Annette Edmondson finishes the flying lap of the 250m time trial for the women's omnium in 14.261 seconds, the third-best time behind Briton Laura Trott.
1.33am: Diamond is into a shoot-off for bronze against Fehaid Aldeehani of Kuwait. Despite an unblemished performance in qualifying, the Australian missed five of his 25 shots in the final to be overtaken by one shot by Croatian Giovanni Cernogoraz and Italian Massimo Fabbrizi, who will shoot-off for the gold medal.
1.28am: Another miss! Diamond has missed five in the final. The Aussie now in equal bronze medal spot.
1.27am: Oh no, he's missed. Three-way tie with the Croatian and Italian shooters with four shots remaining.
1.26am: Still leading by one with five shots left!
1.20am: Michael Diamond leading by one with nine shots remaining in the men's trap final. It's a jam-packed leaderboard behind him. Very, very tense.
1.07am: Shane Perkins goes down in the first race of the men's sprint semi-finals to French world champion Gregory Bauge. A little break before they come out again.
1.05am: Diamond has his first miss with his 129th shot. All square with the Kuwaiti now.
1.04am: Michael Diamond is locked and loaded for his tilt at a third Olympic gold medal. His nearest rival in the final is Kuwait's Fahaid Aldeehani just a shot behind.
1.00am: No long faces here. It's amazing what a gold medal and a cup of coffee can do for you at this time of the morning. Raman Goraya on deck to hopefully keep the golden run for Australia going on Day 10. Next on the block, Michael Diamond in the men's trap.
12:58am: That's all from me. I'll hand the reins over for the final furlong to , whose form is better than Black Caviar.
12:47am: The Velodrome is also set to heat up, with Aussie Shane Perkins facing his sprint semi-final against France's Gregory Bauge from 1:03am (AEST). Countrywoman Annette Edmondson has the women's omnium time trial 250m to contend with straight after Perkins' ride, but the one to watch is Anna Meares when she rides against Ukraine's Lyubov Shulika in the quarter-finals of the women's sprint.
12:45am: It's almost time for Michael Diamond to begin his chase for a third Olympic gold medal in the men's trap final from 1:00am (AEST) at the Royal Artillery Barracks. He didn't miss a shot in qualifying.
12:24am: Australian duo Eloise Amberger and Sarah Bombell are currently awaiting their turn in the free routine qualification for the women's duets at the Aquatics Centre. They ranked 23rd with a score of 77.400 after Sunday's technical routine qualification.
12:00am: Amidst all the excitement around our second gold medal of the games, something a little more dramatic has come across our radar.
Reuters reports that US judoka Nicholas Delpopolo has been expelled from London after testing positive for marijuana.
He's reportedly accepted his fate, but "said that the positive test had been caused by inadvertently eating food that he did not realise had been baked with the recreational drug." .
11:54pm: Amazingly there are other sailors out there putting in work for Australia today at Weymouth and Portland. Our 470 team of Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page finished fifth in race eight, just pipping the team from Great Britain. That's particularly crucial in the overall standings because the Aussies lead by a single point with two races to go before the medal round.
11:52pm: Unsurprisingly, Slingsby - who won his fifth world title in May and carried an ankle injury into London - was a bit speechless.
"Words just can't describe how I feel right now," he said.
"Nothing beats this.
"I've worked so hard and my coach has helped me so much and all the support staff.
"Olympics is the dream and it's the pinnacle of the sport.
"I'm the happiest guy on the planet I can tell you."
And rightfully so. Well done mate. .
GOLD FOR AUSTRALIA
11:37pm: World champion sailor Tom Slingsby has done what Aussie swimmers couldn't achieve - secure an individual gold medal. He finished the men's Laser class medal race in ninth place but his gap over Cypriot Pavlos Kontides was enough to win on points with Kontides taking silver. That's the first time any Cypriot athlete has won an Olympic medal in any sport. That's an amazing achievement for Kontides.
Germany's Simon Groteluschen crossed the finish line first with Uruguay's Alejandro Foglia Costa two seconds behind him, but Swedish sailor Rasmus Myrgren finished in the bronze medal position.
11:32pm: Aussie shooter Adam Vella shot another perfect round to close his qualifying tilt but he's missed out on the final of the men's trap, which starts around 1:00am (AEST). Vella finished in 15th place.
"After the first day a lot of things were going through my mind and I didn't get to sleep until after 2.30am because of my room-mate (Will Godward) snoring.
"He's a lumberjack, cutting down trees all night. I kicked him out of the room the first night and slept well.
"Last night he kept me awake and I got two 25s today.
"If that's the way it goes I'll get him as my room-mate again."
11:17pm: Earlier, London Games chief Sebastian Coe said it's "poetic justice" that a man who threw a bottle at Usain Bolt, seconds before the start of the men's 100m final, happened to be next to an Olympic judo fighter.
Our reporter on the ground Karen Barlow has .
11:05pm: The men's Laser class medal race is underway with Aussie world champion Tom Slingsby the gold medal favourite. As long as he finishes ahead of Cypriot Pavlos Kontides, gold is his.
10:54pm: While Aussie shooter Michael Diamond had a great day out at the Royal Artillery Barracks, team-mate Dane Sampson did not have such luck. He finished the qualifying round of the men's 50m rifle - three positions ranked 37th and, as such, he didn't make the final.
Italian marksman Niccolo Campriani took gold with South Korea's Jonghyun Kim and Matthew Emmons of the USA winning silver and bronze respectively.
10:40pm: China has bagged yet another gold medal to go three clear of the USA at the top of the tally, this time in the women's Laser class. Xu Lijia improved from her third-place finish in Beijing in 2008 to top the podium this time around. Dutch sailor Marit Bouwmeester took silver while Belgium's Evi Van Acker finished in the bronze medal spot. Australia's competitor in the event, Krystal Weir, finished the 10 qualifying races in 22nd place.
10:28pm: Australia's Benn Harradine has qualified ninth for the men's discus final with a best throw of 64.00m. Automatic qualification was set at 65.00m, which was achieved by six throwers led by Estonian Gerd Kanter (66.39m). Harradine made it through based on his standing inside the best 12 throws. Countrymen Scott Martin (62.14m) and Julian Wruck (60.08) finished in 19th and 28th respectively, well outside the top 12. .
10:20pm: In 10 minutes' time, the second men's 470 race of the day will get underway at Weymouth with Aussie pair Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page leading the standings after the first seven races. Earlier on Monday they finished third in race seven behind the British and Argentinean crews.
9:47pm: In a little while, Aussie world champion sailor Tom Slingsby will seek to avenge his disappointing showing in Beijing by chasing down gold in the Laser class at Weymouth and Portland. But even though he only needs to finish the medal race in seventh place or better, he's not taking anything for granted.
"Yesterday I got out on the water and was watching the Stars and the Finns and the guys who were leading lost the regatta, so I'm not getting complacent at all," he said.
"I've got to go out and execute today. If I do that I will come away with gold and if not it will be silver."
Slingsby will take to the water at 11:00pm (AEST).
9:29pm: Australia's Sharks have qualified for the men's water polo quarter-finals with a 13-8 win over Greece. Two wins was all they needed. Rhys Howden topped the Aussies with three goals while Jamie Beadsworth, Billy Miller and Richie Campbell had a pair each.
9:25pm: Just try and stop Michael Diamond! At the Royal Artillery Barracks, he's just completed a perfect qualification round in the men's trap, hitting 125 of 125. But still hot on his heels is Kuwaiti Fehaid Aldeehani, who only missed one shot through the five rounds. He'll be favourite to get between Diamond and a third gold medal.
9:20pm: Australia's other contender in the women's 1,500m, Zoe Buckman, ran a 4:07.83 to also qualify for the semi-finals.
9:16pm: Aussie Benn Harradine currently sits in seventh place in the men's discus qualifying with a best throw of 64.00m. The qualifying mark is 65m.
In the first group of qualifying hopefuls, 2006 Commonwealth Games champion Australian Scott Martin threw a best of 62.14m to sit 17th so far. Fellow Aussie Julian Wruck's best distance was 60.08m; he sits 25th.
9:14pm: The Sharks took complete control in the third term and now lead Greece 11-6 at three-quarter time.
9:11pm: Australia's Kaila McKnight has finished fifth in her 1,500m heat at the Olympic Stadium in 4:13.80 to earn automatic qualification to the semi-finals.
8:55pm: Australia's women's kayak four (K4) 500m team has JUST missed out on qualification for Wednesday's gold medal race. That concludes the flatwater program at Eton Dorney for Day 10. .
8:52pm: Our Sharks lead Greece 8-5 in their clash at the Water Polo Arena. Jamie Beadsworth, Rhys Howden and Richie Campbell have two goals apiece in the first half.
8:46pm: Back at the Royal Artillery Barracks, Aussie shooter Dane Sampson is a long way back in qualification for the men's 50m rifle - three positions final.
Meanwhile countryman Michael Diamond is yet to shoot his final round at the men's trap, while Adam Vella had a perfect fourth round and is ranked 22nd in the qualifying round. Diamond is chasing his third Olympic gold medal and he's certainly on track to do just that.
8:35pm: Australia's men's kayak double (K2) 1,000m team of Dave Smith and Ken Wallace has finished second in semi-final one to book their spot in Wednesday's final. Sweden won the heat but the Aussies put in a very nice race.
8:30pm: Contrary to our earlier post, Jake Donaghey has missed out on the men's canoe single (C1) final.
But in better news for Aussies at Eton Dorney, the women's kayak four (K4) 500m team has been reinstated and will contest the semi-finals. That's a more preferable result!
8:28pm: There it is! Our world number 22-ranked Volleyroos have stunned world number four Poland with a 25-21, 25-22, 18-25, 25-22 victory at Earls Court. Brilliant stuff. Grandstand's Drew Morphett reckons we've never had a bigger day in volleyball than this. Can't argue with that. .
8:20pm: Australia's men's team the Sharks are taking on Greece at the Water Polo Arena. The Sharks only have one win to their names from four starts this Olympics.
8:17pm: Young Jake Donaghey has had better luck than countryman Murray Stewart - he finished sixth in his semi-final to qualify for Wednesday's men's canoe single (C1) 1,000m final.
8:09pm: Australia's Murray Stewart has just missed out on making the final of the men's kayak single (K1) 1,000m at Eton Dorney after finishing sixth in the semis.
8:05pm: The Volleyroos dropped the third set to Poland 18-25, but they're still a chance of pulling off an upset. We'll keep you updated.
8:03pm: Our own Jeff Risely has missed out on qualification for the men's 800m semi-finals. He finished fifth in his heat in a time of 1:46.99 and didn't look too happy afterwards, according to Grandstand's David Morrow at the Olympic Stadium.
7:45pm: In all the excitement of the Boomers and Sally Pearson winning, we missed the women's kayak four (K4) 500m heat at Eton Dorney. Australia's quartet were eliminated, coming in sixth. Hungary, Great Britain and France were the top three finishers in their heat.
7:39pm: I spoke way too soon. Patty Mills is the hero again! He's drained a floating three-pointer from the top of the key and slightly to the left to sink Russia 82-80 on the buzzer. UNBELIEVABLE STUFF. .
7:36pm: Russia has just taken the lead back from the Boomers with a pair of free throws that put them ahead 80-79 with four seconds left on the clock. Yikes.
7:33pm: World champion Aussie Sally Pearson has started slow but blown away the field in 12.57 in her women's 100m hurdles heat. She'll contest Tuesday's semi-finals with plenty of confidence.
7:27pm: A bit of gold from injured Boomers centre Andrew Bogut on Twitter.
David Blatt (Russian Coach) just subbed two guys out for talking while he was talking in a timeout!!! #putyourhanduplads #oneatatime
7:21pm: Australian pair Dave Smith and Ken Wallace have taken second and qualified for the semi-finals of the men's kayak double (K2) 1,000m at Eton Dorney. The reigning Olympic champions from Germany cruised to victory in the heat and went straight through to the final.
7:18pm: After their first throws, Aussies Scott Martin (58.15) and Julian Wruck (58.01m) are well back in the pack in the men's discus qualifiers. The automatic qualification mark is 65m.
7:14pm: This time it was Patty Mills who missed a three-pointer on the buzzer but Australia leads Russia 69-64 after three quarters. Joe Ingles leads all comers with 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting, while Matthew Dellavedova has 10. Mills has 8 on 2-of-7 shooting from long range.
7:09pm: This is just across our desk from London. After a below-par Olympic campaign in the pool, Swimming Australia has announced a review of the team's London performance.
The review will be conducted by experienced coach Bill Sweetenam and Olympic gold medallist Susie O'Neill, and will focus on the organisation's high performance programs and administration.
In a statement, Swimming Australia president David Urquhart said it was clear the world had lifted the bar when it comes to swimming, and his organisation must do the same.
7:06pm: A quick update from Earls Court - Australia's Volleyroos won the first set against world number four Poland 25-21. There's an upset on the cards here. Poland had only lost four sets in four games coming into this one.
7:04pm: Australian throwers Julian Wruck and Scott Martin are set to start their discus campaign at the Olympic Stadium.
7:02pm: Good news for the Hockeyroos at Riverbank Arena - they only need a draw with Argentina to make it through to the semi-finals, after New Zealand held Germany to a 0-0 draw.
7:00pm: Fellow Aussie Jake Donaghey will also contest the semi-finals after he finished fourth in his heat in the men's canoe single (C1) 1,000m at Eton Dorney. Nice work boys.
6:48pm: Australia's Murray Stewart has fallen to sixth (3:32) in his men's kayak single (K1) heat after leading in the first few hundred metres. He's made it to the semi-finals.
6:41pm: A missed three-ball by Sergey Monya means Russia goes into half-time at the Basketball Arena trailing Australia 46-45 after a strong second-period comeback. Joe Ingles has 11 and Matthew Dellavedova 10 for the Boomers, who're still shooting well from beyond the arc (7-of-13). Sasha Kaun leads the Russians with 9 and five boards.
6:36pm: Out at the Royal Artillery Barracks, Michael Diamond's perfect form in the men's trap qualifying round has carried over from Sunday. He didn't miss a shot in his first round and as such he's at the top of the leaderboard. Kuwait's Fehaid Aldeehani is hot on the Aussie's heels though, having missed just one shot in the second round.
Fellow Australian shooter Adam Vella hasn't shot in the fourth round yet.
6:23pm: It's half-time in the opening women's hockey match of the day and it's a 0-0 stalemate between Germany and New Zealand. Word from Grandstand's Quentin Hull () at Riverbank Arena is that if Germany wins by less than three goals, the Hockeyroos only need a draw against Argentina to make the semis. Any other result means Australia must win. We're set for a nice tense wait then. We'll keep you updated as the game progresses.
6:16pm: By quarter-time Australia has built a handy 29-20 lead over Russia. Dellavedova and Ingles each have 7 points, Andersen has 6 and Aron Baynes has 5. The Boomers have gone 4-of-6 from three-point range and made every one of their free throws. Great offensive start by the Aussies, although Russia isn't a team to roll over so easily either.
6:01pm: We're underway at the Basketball Arena. The Boomers' starting line-up against Russia is Patty Mills, Joe Ingles, Matthew Dellavedova, David Andersen and Aleks Maric.
5:56pm: Early tomorrow morning (Australian time), the Hockeyroos will chase a semi-finals berth when they take on world number two Argentina at the Riverbank Arena. That starts at 6:05am.
5:50pm: Later on at Weymouth and Portland, Aussie world champion sailor Tom Slingsby needs only to finish seventh or better to secure a medal in the men's Laser event, or in the top six for a guaranteed gold. He missed out in 2008, finishing a disappointing 22nd in Qingdao, but he's well on track to take home the Olympic title this time around. The event begins at 11:00pm (AEST).
5:42pm: We'll also go back to Eton Dorney for some canoe sprint action. Aussie Murray Stewart will contest heat three of the men's kayak single (K1) 1,000m competition before Jake Donaghey paddles his way through heat one of the canoe single (C1) 1,000m.
5:40pm: At 6:30pm (AEST), the Volleyroos continue their men's volleyball campaign against Poland at Earls Court. Our guys have just one win from their four Pool A matches, while the Polish have an impressive 3-1 record and lead the group with nine points.
5:37pm: Our own Michael Diamond will be back on the trigger at the Royal Artillery Barracks from 6:00pm (AEST) as he looks to continue his perfect form in qualifying for the men's trap. Diamond shot a perfect score of 75 over Sunday's three rounds.
Diamond's countryman Dane Sampson is also involved first up in the qualifying rounds of the men's 50m rifle - three positions event.
5:35pm: Aussies are in the thick of it from the word go today, with the Boomers taking on Russia at the Basketball Arena. They'll tip off in 25 minutes, at 6:00pm (AEST). Australia's last fixture was on Saturday, a come-from-behind 106-75 win over Great Britain which set up a likely quarter-final clash with the dominant USA. Patty Mills starred with 39 points.
On the track, medal favourite Sally Pearson will begin her London campaign in heat five of the women's 100m hurdles at 7:30pm (AEST). Pearson will be putting her money where her mouth is, after telling reporters last week that she's got the big-meet experience to avoid flopping at the Games, .
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