Betting on girl power

WHILE Tom Daley and Pete Waterfield’s agonising failure to win a medal in yesterday’s diving left most Brits deflated, it wasn’t such bad news for everyone.

Charity the Women’s Sports and Fitness Foundation have such confidence in Great Britain’s female athletes that it is predicting the Team GB women will outperform their male counterparts at an Olympics for the first time – and have staked £1,000 on it. A diving let-down means cyclist Lizzie Armitstead’s silver and Rebecca Adlington’s bronze, both achieved on Sunday, leave the girls firmly in front. And with high hopes following heptathlete Jessica Ennis and cyclist Victoria Pendleton, the Capitalist might even consider a flutter itself.