Olympics 2012: What to Watch Tonight, Saturday 11 August

Mo Farah goes for his second gold, Tom Daley goes for his first, plus the women's 800m and 4x400m finals - and the Jamaican 4x100m relay team...

PICK OF THE DAY: Diving Men’s 10m Platform Final, 8:30pm, BBC1, BBC Olympics 2


After finishing a disappointing fourth with Pete Waterfield in the synchronised diving, can Tom Daley make it onto the podium for the individual 10m event?

AND DON’T MISS: Men’s 5,000m Final, 7:30pm, BBC1, BBC Olympics 1

Can 10,000m champion Mo Farah claim another gold for Team GB in tonight’s final?


Women’s 800m Final

8:00pm, BBC1, BBC Olympics 1

Prepare yourself for an exciting finish because this could be close. The current world number one, Kenya’s Pamela Jelimo (pictured), is the favourite. But she’s had injury problems that could let in the Russians or American Alysia Montana. Katherine Merry

Women’s 4x400m Relay Final

8:25pm BBC1, BBC Olympics 1

America, Russia and Jamaica all have great depth in terms of 400m runners and 400m hurdlers to pick from. But GB definitely have a medal chance, having won the world indoor championships in March. A strong squad includes Christine Ohuruogu, Perri Shakes-Drayton and Eilidh Child.

Perri is a proactive runner who’ll give it some welly from the front, while Christine is a brilliant, reactive runner who loves to chase people down. I can see it going to the line and Britain will be right in there. Katharine Merry

Athletics: Men’s 4x100m Relay Final

9:00pm BBC1, BBC Olympics 1

Jamaican quartets bolstered by Usain Bolt set a world record at the 2008 Olympics and again at last year’s world championships. All-round class allows them to play safe at the baton changeovers and, anchored by 2012 100m and 200m champion Bolt, and featuring double silver medallist Yohan Blake, the gold medal is theirs to lose. 

The USA also possess individual riches but rarely practise together and, in 2008, they failed to reach the final. Britain won a surprise gold in Athens in 2004, and a year later France were crowned world champions. The French quartet this time includes Christophe Lemaitre, the first white sprinter ever to break the ten-second barrier. Mike Costello


Bruce Forsyth: Why I’ll be watching… the men’s 4x100m Relay

“It sounds simple, just handing the baton from one person to another. That’s all they have to do. But I’m always so worried about whether they’ll manage it. How they don’t end up in a pile I’ll never know. Our guys just need a little bit of luck and we’re in with a real chance.”

Golds today

Athletics Men’s 50km Race Walk 9am; Canoe Sprint Men’s Kayak Single 200m Finals 9:30am; Men’s Canoe Single 200m Finals 9:47am; Women’s Kayak Single 200m Finals 10:14am; Men’s Kayak Double 200m Finals 10:41am Sailing Women’s Elliott 6m Medal Race 12 noon Cycling Women’s Mountain Bike Cross-Country Final 12:30pm Rhythmic Gymnastics Individual All-Around Final Rotation 1 1:30pm; Final Rotation 2 2:03pm; Final Rotation 3 2:37pm; Final Rotation 4 3:10pm Football Men’s Gold Medal Match 3pm Athletics Women’s 20km Race Walk 5pm Wrestling Men’s 60kg Freestyle Gold Medal Final 6:25pm; Men’s 84kg Freestyle Gold Medal Final 6:25pm; Men’s 120kg Freestyle Gold Medal Final 6:25pm Volleyball Women’s 
Gold Medal Match 6:30pm Modern Pentathlon Men’s Combined Event 6:45pm Athletics Women’s High Jump Final 7pm; Men’s Javelin Final 7:20pm; Men’s 5,000m Final 7:30pm Hockey Men’s Gold Medal Match 8pm Athletics Women’s 800m Final 8pm; Women’s 4 x 400m Relay Final 8:25pm Boxing Men’s Light Fly Final 8:30pm Diving Men’s 10m Platform Final 8:30pm Handball Women’s Gold Medal Match 8:30pm Boxing Men’s Bantam Final 8:45pm Athletics Men’s 4 x 100m Relay Final 9pm Basketball Women’s Gold Medal Game 9pm Boxing Men’s Light Welter Final 9:15pm; Men’s Middle Final 9:45pm; Men’s Heavy Final 10:15pm Taekwondo Women’s +67kg Gold Medal Final 10:15pm; Men’s +80kg Gold Medal Final 10:30pm

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