London 2012 Day 9: GBR within inches of Russia and 3rd place, the USA leading

Andy Murray (GBR) shooting his way to Olympic gold
11 GSN points (or 0,2%): this is the gap between Russia, in third place of the GSN ranking of the London 2012 Olympic games, and Team GBR.
The hosts have had another remarkable day on track, field and waters, clinching gold in the Men’s Tennis Singles with Andy Murray over Wimbledon champion Roger Federer of Switzerland, in the Finn class in Sailing (world champion Ben Ainslie), and hitting sundry placements, among which Christine Ohuruogu’s silver in the 400m Women in Track Athletics and the Star class silver medal in sailing.
While the overall Olympic title seems increasingly to be a matter between the USA and China, there are six nations from third to eighth place in a matter of only 286 points: Russia, Great Britain, Japan, France, Germany and South Korea. The battle for third place is on, with Australia and Italy, ninth and tenth respectively, as possible outsiders.
It will a tough last week of competition for everyone, with a lot of Track and Field Athletics to be done: Kenya is climbing up the GSN table on the back of its extraordinary runners and is now 13th, and so is Jamaica, the fastest nation on earth, now in 15th place in the ranking.

In the final days all the team ball sports tournaments will choose a winner, showering points galore on them. Plenty of sports still to do, and this is the best news of all!