In what could well have been one of Britain's greatest days in the history of the Olympics, Team GB won three gold and three silver medals on 2 August to lift themselves to fifth in the table. The track cycling men's sprint team broke the world record twice on their way to a memorable victory that also saw Sir Chris Hoy equal Sir Steve Redgrave's record of five Olympic gold medals for Britain.

The win came hours after Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott triumphed in the men's canoe slalom, with countrymen David Florence and Richard Hounslow finishing second. Shooter Peter Wilson clinched gold in the men's double trap to earn Britain's first shooting medal since Sydney 2000. And to round it all off, Team GB won a rowing silver in the men's lightweight four while Gemma Gibbons also earned a silver in the judo final.

Here are the highlights for 3 August:

Athletics: London 2012's athletics events kick off. Jessica Ennis will take part in four events, starting with the women's 100m hurdles at 10.05am BST and will compete in the high jump at 11.15am BST. In the evening session, the 26-year-old will be in action for the women's shot put event at 7pm BST and finish the day with participation in the 200m heats, starting at 8.45pm BST.

Rebecca Adlington
Rebecca Adlington will look to defend her title in 800m freestyle

Swimming: After winning bronze in the 400m freestyle on Sunday, Rebecca Adlington looks to defend her Beijing 2008 title in the 800m freestyle at the Aquatics Centre. The event starts at 7.45pm BST. The 23-year-old should be in good form though, having qualified fastest from Thursday's heats, amid some tough competition from Lotte Friis of Denmark.

Staying in the pool, American swimmer Michael Phelp's landmark 20th Olympic medal - secured after beating compatriot Ryan Lochte to the 200m individual medley gold - should spur him on to defend his title in the 100m butterfly event. His record medal haul aside, there is pressure on the 27-year-old, particularly after he surrendered his signature 200m butterfly title to South African Chad le Clos two days ago. The race will also mark Phelps' last solo appearance at the Olympic Games, as the most-decorated Olympian of all time prepares to step down.

Rowing: Team GB's Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins will compete in the women's double sculls finals at Eton Dorney at 12.10pm BST. Grainger looks determined to win an Olympic gold in this, her fourth and probably last attempt. The 36-year-old has three silvers from each of the last three Games - Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008. The pair are unbeaten since teaming up in 2010 and are heavy favourites heading into the final.

Victoria Pendleton
Victoria Pendleton will be in action in keirin

Track Cycling: Beijing 2008 gold medallist Victoria Pendleton will be in action in keirin as the 31-year-old attempts to put the disappointment of being disqualified from the team sprint behind her. The event starts at 4pm BST. Meanwhile, Team GB's Ed Clancy, Steven Burke, Geraint Thomas and Peter Kennaugh will fight Australia as Britain defend their title in the men's team pursuit.

Tennis: The top seeds and big names will be back in action on the grass courts of Wimbledon, as the tennis singles events at the London 2012 Games enters the last four.

Men's Semi Finals:

  • Andy Murray [3](GBR) vs Novak Djokovic [2](SRB) is the third match of the day on Centre Court
  • Roger Federer [1](SUI) vs Juan Martin del Potro [8](ARG) at 12pm BST on Centre Court

Women's semi-finals:

  • Victoria Azarenka [1](BLR) vs Serena Williams [4](USA) is the second match of the day on Centre Court
  • Maria Sharapova [3](RUS) vs Maria Kirilenko [14](RUS) is the second match of the day on Court No 1

Other Team GB matches on Friday:

Women's Handball: Great Britain v Angola at 9.30am BST

Men's Hockey: Great Britain v Pakistan at 4pm BST

Women's Volleyball: Great Britain v Dominican Republic at 4.45pm BST

Women's Water Polo: Great Britain v Italy at 6.20pm BST

Women's Football: Great Britain v Canada at 7.45pm BST

Women's Basketball: Great Britain v France at 8pm BST

Where to Watch Live

You can follow all the action live on BBC One to 10pm BST; with breaks for BBC News between 1pm BST and 1.45pm BST and 6pm BST and 7pm BST). Coverage in that period will be avilable on BBC Two and will continue from 10pm BST to 10.40pm BST. Live coverage is also available to 11pm BST on BBC Three and BBC HD. Sky 3D will have coverage until 9.45pm BST and EuroSport to 9.15pm BST.

You can also follow all the action live, via text updates, on the official Web site for the 2012 London Olympics and also via a specially set-up BBC video player.