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Day 8 - 2nd August 2013

Tennis, athletics and cycling, all from Sofia


Hello! Jane here! Welcome to the highlights of Day 8!

Tennis

We go straight to the tennis for the Women's Doubles. Cathy Fletcher and Bethany Brookes were playing for a bronze medal.

Result: Fletcher and Brookes lost 6-3, 7-5 to Heike Albrecht and Verena Fleckenstein from Germany.

Cathy Fletcher said: "Obviously it's disappointing. At the end of the day, we've done all we can. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough. It was very close. Do you want to explain about the second set?"

Bethany Brookes said: "We were 5-3 up in the second set. We had our chances. We didn't take them. We didn't quite do enough. It wasn't the right time unfortunately."

Fiona Brookes said: "I came as 'Mum'. It was my daughter on the court. I had all sorts of different emotions. It was my daughter playing. I was cheering her on! Then there's your country, a medal chance too. But first and foremost she's my daughter. I feel for her."

It was a tough match! They did well! Cathy Fletcher will be playing two more Bronze position matches tomorrow; the Women's Singles and the Mixed Doubles with her husband Lewis. Good luck!

Athletics

From tennis to athletics... Rebecca Zelic, who we profiled before coming here, was in the 100m Hurdles final. Let's see what happened.

Result: Rebecca Zelic came fourth

Very proud of you, Rebecca! Here's what her childhood friend had to say about her.

Aimee Campbell-Nottage said: I'm proud of her. She was tearful and upset. It was hard for me as we went to the same school and have been friends since. Seeing her upset made me upset but I'm proud of her. She did really well. There's plenty of time. She could become a Deaflympics Champion in the future. I'll support her all the way!

Aww! We're back tomorrow to report on three possible Bronze medal positions.

Cycling

The last time Team GB was involved in cycling was 40 years ago in Sweden. Today, cyclist Tom Smith got his second medal of the Games, winning a bronze! Congratulations, Tom!

 

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