Milestones of the day from the London Olympics:
FLOPPED - Australia's men's 4X100m freestyle relay team, who missed out on a medal in the pool despite qualifying fastest for the final.
WITHDRAWN - Australian cyclist and former Tour de France champ Cadel Evans from the Olympic individual time trial, citing injury.
CRITICISED - London's Games committee over ticketing after rows of empty seats could be seen at sold-out events at venues across Olympic Park.
BLITZED - The Olympic record in the 100m backstroke heat by Australian swimmer Emily Seebohm, who enters the final the hot favourite for gold.
SURPRISED - Australian swimmer Christian Sprenger in the 100m breaststroke final after he won an unexpected silver medal.
IMPRESSIVE - American Dana Vollmer becomes the first woman to break the 56-second barrier, clocking 55.98 secs to win the women's 100m butterfly gold medal.