China was the first country to claim a gold medal on the opening day of the London Olympics.
MEN'S double scull Olympic champions David Crawshay and Scott Brennan have ensured their gold medal defence remains intact by winning their repechage.
SUNSHINE Coast's Shara Gillow has failed to feature in the medal count of the women's road race at the London Olympics.
THE Boomers have kicked off their London 2012 campaign with a 75-71 loss against a Brazilian side boasting four NBA regulars.
EMILY Seebohm has come within a whisker of a world record in the heats of the 100m backstroke on day two of competition at the London Olympic Games.
NEW Zealand has become Australia's grim reaper after the Black Sticks' 1-0 win all but ended the Hockeyroos' hopes of a medal.