Women’s 1,500m Final
8:55pm BBC1, BBC Olympics 1
The women’s 1,500m was run for the first time at the Olympic Games in 1972. Until then, it was deemed that women were too weak to complete three and three-quarter laps of the track unaided.
Britain's Hannah England won world championship silver in South Korea last year and was expected to be in with a chance of a medal here, but failed to qualify from the semi-finals. Lisa Dobriskey and Laura Weightman are both through, with Dobriskey most likely to get herself into contention in a notoriously unpredictable race.