Canoe Sprint: Men's Kayak Finals
9:30am, BBC1, BBC Olympics 3
While the canoe slalom has been like watching athletes ride inside a washing machine, today's sprint races take us to the wide, flat waters of Eton Dorney. The boats come in two forms: canoes (Cs) are propelled with single-ended paddles by people bending on one knee. Kayaks (Ks) are propelled with double-ended paddles by seated competitors. They contain one, two or four people, thus all those K1s and C2s. Canoeists also use their paddle to steer the boat; kayakers steer with a rudder controlled by their feet. Then it's paddle like mad to be first across the line.
Ed McKeever, Britain's world champion and main gold medal hope, races in the new K1200m sprint race (9:30am), cut down from 500m at the last Games. McKeever didn't make much of an impact as a 500m paddler, but at 200m he is a fantastic sprinter and at the top of his game. If he gets ahead at the first stroke, no one will catch him. Also look out for Liam Heath and Jon Schofield in the K2 race (10:41am) - the pair have been European champions for the past three years, although the French team are narrow favourites for London. It's set to be a very close race...