Team GB win field medal

Robbie Grabarz has won a bronze medal in the men’s high jump – helping the team to beat the medal total set at the Beijing Games in 2008.

With five days left, Grabarz successfully cleared 2.29m to claim Britain’s 48th medal of the Games and help the nation achieve its best medal total in more than 100 years.

The gold medal was won by Russia’s Ivan Ukhov who put in a strong jump of 2.38m and US jumper Erik Kynard took silver with a successful height of 2.33m.

Grabarz said: “It seems like fiction to me. It’s incredible – I’m really proud. I think everyone is going to be surprised because I’ve come from nowhere in the public’s eyes.

“If someone had said I would get a bronze at London 2012 at any point of my life I would have bitten their hand off…I’m here and I’ve got a medal. I’m so happy.”

Meanwhile, Nick Dempsey won a silver in the Olympic RS:X windsurfing class and improved on his fourth place finish in Beijing four years ago.

“I’m massively relieved more than anything,” Dempsey explained.

“The Dutch guy had such a good start so it was tough coming to terms with the fact I was racing for second. But I was desperate to finish second and I’d already said third was going to be a disaster. And I don’t know what I would have done if I’d finished fourth.

“To do it in front of your home crowd – it doesn’t get any better. It’s going to take a while to sink in.”

The London 2012 Olympics will end on August 12th with a closing ceremony. For those staying in luxury suites in London there are very limited tickets available for the remaining days of the sporting action.

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