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Olympics 2008 - Beijing 2008 - Rowing, Archery and Sailing: Day Six


Olympic action introduced by Hazel Irvine with John Inverdale and Steve Redgrave at Shunyi rowing lake where the programme begins with the men's lightweight four semi-finals. Britain are reigning world champions in this discipline so the pressure is on the crew of Richard Chambers, James Lindsay-Fynn, Paul Mattick and James Clarke. Commentators are Garry Herbert and Dan Topolski. Next up is the canoe slalom, where British attention is on Fiona Pennie, the 2006 world silver medallist in the women's K1, as she tackles the Shunyi course in the morning's semi-finals and final. Helen Reeves won a bronze medal in the event four years ago and she is in the commentary box alongside Paul Dickenson. In the archery there is the climax of the women's individual competition, with the quarter-finals, semi-finals and medal matches. Korea has dominated the event, winning Gold on the last six occasions. Nevertheless, Britain's trio of Charlotte Burgess, Naomi Folkard and 2004 bronze medallist Alison Williamson will have hoped to reach this stage. Commentary is from Eddie Butler. On the penultimate day of the judo competition, Team GB has two representatives who hope to be in contention - world silver medallist Peter Cousins and European bronze medallist Michelle Rogers. Commentators are Nick Mullins and Nicola Fairbrother. At Qingdao, some 90 minutes flight south-east of Beijing, the sailing competition continues with the latest news from the boardsailors, lasers, 49ers and the final preliminary races for Ben Ainslie in the finn class and the yngling crew. Commentators are Richard Simmonds, Shirley Robertson and Rob Walker. There is also swimming from the National Aquatics centre where Mark Foster, at the age of 38 and at his fifth Olympics, will try to qualify for the semi-finals

Broadcasts

  • 2008-08-14 09:00:00 - 2008-08-14 12:00:00 on BBC One Yorkshire, BBC One North East, BBC One South, BBC One West, BBC One South East, BBC One East Midlands, BBC One Oxford, BBC One Channel Islands, BBC One Scotland, BBC One Northern Ireland, BBC One East Yorkshire, BBC One Wales, BBC One South West, BBC One North West, BBC One East, BBC One Cambridge, BBC One West Midlands, BBC One London,

Credits

  • Presenter Hazel Irvine
  • Presenter John Inverdale
  • Presenter Steve Redgrave