BMX prospects target finals

BMX hopeful Liam Phillips yesterday stayed on course for a medal by reaching today’s semi-final.

Phillips finished second behind American Connor Fields in all three runs to qualify, while fellow Briton Shanaze Reade competes in the women’s semi-finals this afternoon.

Team GB’s men’s hockey team’s hopes of gold disappeared with a chastening 9-2 defeat to Holland in the last four but they can still win bronze by beating Australia.

Sailors Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell will renew their bid for gold in the men’s 470 final today.