Olympics 2012: Ben Ainslie wins Britain’s 15th gold medal
Great Britain’s run of of gold medals continued as Ben Ainslie became the most-decorated sailor in Olympic history with victory in the finn class at Weymouth.
It was the 35-year-old’s fourth Olympic title and fifth overall medal, taking Britain’s tally of golds to 15 on Day Nine of London 2012.
Andrew Simpson and Iain Percy won silver in sailing’s star class.
The success kept Team GB third in the medals table behind China and USA.
Britain has five more genuine gold medal chances later on Sunday with tennis world number four Andy Murray aiming to become a double Olympic champion at Wimbledon.
His singles final against Swiss Roger Federer is on Centre Court now and will be followed by his mixed doubles final alongside Laura Robson, scheduled to follow after a 45-minute break.
At the Greenwich Arena Louis Smith goes into the Men’s Pommel from 15:45 hoping to become Britain’s first ever Olympic champion, four years after winning bronze in Beijing as a 19-year-old.
Cyclist Ed Clancy is then in action in the multi-discipline omnium, with the final event starting at 18:18. He is looking to add to the cycling team’s four out of five gold medals at the London Velodrome.
In athletics, defending champion Christine Ohuruogu will defend her Olympic title in the women’s 400m at 21:10 and appears to be Britain’s best hope of adding to last night’s three golds medals in the Olympic Stadium.
The last race of the night sees world record holder Usain Bolt in action in the showpiece 100m final at 21:50.
Britons Dwain Chambers, Adam Gemili and James Dasaolu are likely to need to break 10 seconds and post a season’s best time to progress beyond the semi-finals at 19:45.
In the morning session at the Velodrome, British cyclist Victoria Pendleton broke the Olympic individual sprint record. but her potential final is not until Tuesday.
Meanwhile, a record 719,000 people turned out to watch Olympic events on Saturday – 92% of London 2012′s capacity. So far, a total of about 5.1 million spectators have watched the Games, including more than one million visitors to the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London.