China’s Yi Siling, First Gold Medalist

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After the successful Opening ceremony last night, it is now time for the athlete to compete and show their talent to their competitor. Here are some of the news that we gathered today.

  • The first gold medal of the Games has been won by China’s Yi Siling in the women’s 10m air rifle.
  • Park Tae-hwan, pre-race favorite for the men’s 400m freestyle, has been disqualified for false starting.
  • Michael Phelps qualified for his first final of the Games, in the 400m individual medley, by just 0.07 seconds and will start tonight’s final in lane eight.
  • An Albanian weightlifter has been expelled from the Olympics after testing positive for stanozolol.
  • Two rowing records have been broken, New Zealand’s Eric Murray and Hamish Bond shattering the world record in the men’s pair, and Britain’s Helen Glover and Heather Stanning beating the Olympic record in the women’s.
  • British representatives have suffered disappointing defeats in archery, judo and badminton.

Chinas Yi Siling Chinas Yi Siling, First Gold Medalist

China’s Yi Siling : Image Credit : REUTERS/ KAI PFAFFENBACH

Yi recorded a score of 502.9 from ten shots and Poland’s Sylwia Bogacka, grabbed the silver with 502.2. Yi’s co player Yu Dan took the bronze, 0.7 points adrift.

The Olympics will last until August 12, so expect more updates on this site about different games in the 2012 Olympics.

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