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Olympics - day nine photos

Start of the women's marathon

Day nine of Olympic competition gets off to a 7.30am start with the women's marathon

paula radcliffe

But as the race progresses, hope turns to agony for Britain's Paula Radcliffe, returning to competition after injury

Constantina Tomescu

Constantina Tomescu-Dita is exhausted but ecstatic after running away from the field to take gold

GB v Canada hockey match

Meanwhile, Great Britain's men fight out a fiery 1-1 draw with Canada in the hockey tournament

Britta Steffan of Germany is congratulated by Libby Trickett of Australia

Germany's Britta Steffan (r) is congratulated by Libby Trickett of Australia after Steffan won the women's 50m free

team USA

History is made in the Water Cube, as team USA win the 4x100m medley, and Michael Phelps (r) takes an eighth gold

Jia Tian of China serves

Jia Tian of China serves against Austria in the quarter finals of the beach volleyball competition

Chris Hoy

Great Britain's Chris Hoy's feet are a blur as he breaks the Olympic record in the men's sprint cycling event

China v Chinese Taipei softball match

Xin Minhong of China is at bat while taking on Taiwan in the softball - a game China end up losing 1-2

Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson celebrate gold

Britain's three-woman Yngling crew successfully fend off the Dutch boat to claim gold in a windy Qingdao medal race

Purchase and Hunter taste gold

Zac Purchase and Mark Hunter become the first Britons to win a lightweight Olympic medal of any kind in the sculls

Ainslie masters the conditions

Despite the unpleasant conditions, Ben Ainslie triumphs in the Finn medal race to scoop another sailing gold for Team GB

Annie Vernon, Debbie Flood, Frances Houghton and Katherine Grainger with their medals

A silver goes the way of GB's women's quad sculls team but their disappointment about missing gold is obvious

Dementieva celebrates victory

Elena Dementieva beats Dinara Safina 3-6 7-5 6-3 as Russia claim all three medals in the women's singles tennis

Romero and Houvenaghel take gold and silver for GB

Rebecca Romero becomes the first British woman to medal in two sports as she beats Wendy Houvenaghel in the pursuit final

Kaori Icho on her way to gold

At the China Agricultural University Gymnasium, Japan's five-time world champion Kaori Icho retains her women's wrestling 63kg title

GB head for the finish line as Canada win gold

Back at Shunyi Olympic Park, Great Britain (bottom) hold off defending champions USA to take silver in the men's eight

British men's cycling team

Britain's men's cycling pursuit team, including Wiggins, take more than a second off their own world record to reach the Olympic final

Julien Pillet of France

France's Julien Pillet is overjoyed at his nation's winning the team sabre fencing gold medal, beating the United States

Rafa Nadal

Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal beats Fernando Gonzalez in three sets to win the Olympic men's tennis tournament

see also
Your Olympics photos - week two
19 Aug 08 |  Olympics
Your Olympics photos - week one
15 Aug 08 |  Olympics
Olympics - day eight photos
16 Aug 08 |  Olympics
Olympics - day seven photos
15 Aug 08 |  Olympics
Olympics - day six photos
14 Aug 08 |  Olympics
Olympics - day five photos
13 Aug 08 |  Olympics
Olympics - day four photos
12 Aug 08 |  Olympics
Picture power: In the spotlight
14 Aug 08 |  Olympics

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