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Olympics: While You Were Sleeping - Day ten

By Dylan Cleaver

New Zealand's Alexis Pritchard during her bout against Sofya Ochigava. Photo / Mark Mitchell
New Zealand's Alexis Pritchard during her bout against Sofya Ochigava. Photo / Mark Mitchell

A quick bite of the best of the action from day 10 at the London 2012 Olympics.

Burling and Tuke lock in silver
The men's 49er crew of Blair Tuke and Peter Burling pretty much locked in silver with a pair of 6th placings. They cannot catch the Australian duo of Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen and likewise should not be caught by the Danish pair of Allan Norregaard and Peter Lang. Andrew Murdoch finished 4th in the medal race and fifth overall. The men's 470 recorded a 7th and a 9th to sit 5th overall, just one point out of the bronze medal position. They have two fleet races and a medal race remaining. After 11 matches, New Zealand are 9th out of 12 teams in the Elliot.

Willis rival out, then back in
Sensation! One of Nick Willis' main rivals for the 1500m final Taoufik Makhloufi was ejected from the Games by the IAAF for not trying in his 800m heat. His Algerian association did not withdraw him in time so he lined up, ran 200m then stepped off the track to save himself for the 1500m final. His disqualification was later revoked by the IAAF so he will run in the final. Watch his performance on http://bbc.in/MfhtzL

Silver for Adams
Valerie Adams took out a silver after an superb performance from rival Nadzeya Ostapchuk who on four occasions threw further than Val's best. Wanganui-raised runner Lucy van Dalen qualified for the semifinals of the 1500m after running 4m 07.04s in the heats overnight.

Fouhy goes down swinging
Ben Fouhy bowed out of the K1 1000m after finishing sixth in his semifinal. He left the sport with a bang, too. Typically not holding back, Fouhy said Sport NZ's treatment of him was a "disgrace". Seven Ferguson and Darryl Fitzgerald qualified for the K2 1000m final after finishing third in their semifinal. They are the slowest of the qualifiers.

Kiwi boxer bows out
In the women's lightweight boxing, Alexis Pritchard took a lesson from her Russian opponent, 22-4 in the quarter-final.

At the velodrome, Great Britain's dominance continued.
Jason Kenny beat Gregory Bauge 2-0 in the glamour event, the sprint final. Joanne Kiesanowski is well back in the omnium field after finishing 16th in the flying lap and 13th in the points race.

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