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August 5 Olympics Results

August 6, 2012

Based on different news sites, below mentioned are the results of games performed yesterday, August 5, 2012.

Basketball – Women’s Preliminary
Final: France 65, Russia 54
Final: Czech Republic 82, Angola 47
Final: Australia 72, Canada 63
Final: United States 114, China 66
Final: Turkey 70, Croatia 65
Final: Brazil 78, Great Britain 66
Field Hockey – Men’s Prelminary
Final: New Zealand 1, Belgium 1
Final: Pakistan 5, South Africa 4
Final: Korea 4, India 1
Final: Netherlands 3, Germany 1
Final: Great Britain 3, Australia 3
Final: Spain 3, Argentina 1
Volleyball – Women’s Preliminary
Final: Dominican Republic 3, Algeria 0
Final: China 3, Korea 2
Final: Japan 3, Great Britain 0
Final: Russia 3, Italy 2
Final: United States 3, Turkey 0
Final: Brazil 3, Serbia 0
Handball – Women’s Preliminary
Final: Korea 32, Sweden 28
Final: Brazil 29, Angola 26
Final: Montenegro 25, Russia 25
Final: Croatia 37, Great Britain 14
Final: Spain 25, Norway 20
Final: France 30, Denmark 24
Water Polo – Women’s Quarterfinals
Final: Hungary 11, Russia 10
Final: Australia 20, China 18
Final: United States 9, Italy 6
Final: Spain 9, Great Britain 7
Tennis – Women’s Doubles
GOLD Serena Williams/Venus Williams, USA
SILVER Andrea Hlavackova/Lucie Hradecka, CZE
BRONZE Maria Kirilenko/Nadia Petrova, RUS
Badminton – Men’s Doubles
GOLD Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng, CHN
SILVER Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen, DEN
BRONZE Chung Jae Sung/Lee Yong Dae, KOR
Badminton – Men’s Singles
GOLD Lin Dan, CHN
SILVER Lee Chong Wei, MAS
BRONZE Chen Long, CHN
Track and Field – Women’s Marathon
GOLD Tiki Gelana, ETH
SILVER Priscah Jeptoo, KEN
BRONZE Tatyana Petrova Arkhipova, RUS
Shooting – Men’s 50m Pistol
GOLD Jin Jongoh, KOR
SILVER Choi Young Rae, KOR
BRONZE Wang Zhiwei, CHN
Sailing – Men’s Star Class
GOLD Fredrik Loof/Max Salminen, SWE
SILVER Iain Percy/Andrew Simpson, GBR
BRONZE Robert Scheidt/Bruno Prada, BRA
Sailing – Men’s Finn Class
GOLD Ben Ainslie, GBR
SILVER Jonas Hogh-Christensen, DEN
BRONZE Jonathan Lobert, FRA
Gymnastics – Women’s Vault
GOLD Sandra Izbasa, ROM
SILVER McKayla Maroney, USA
BRONZE Maria Paseka, RUS
Gymnastic – Men’s Pommel Horse
GOLD Krisztian Berki, HUN
SILVER Louis Smith, GBR
BRONZE Max Whitlock, GBR
Tennis – Men’s Singles
GOLD Andy Murray, GBR
SILVER Roger Federer, SUI
BRONZE Juan del Potro, ARG
Tennis – Mixed Doubles
GOLD Victoria Azarenka/Max Mirnyi, BLR
SILVER Laura Robson/Andy Murray, GBR
BRONZE Lisa Raymond/Mike Bryan, USA
Weightlifting – Women’s +75kg
GOLD Zhou Lulu, CHN
SILVER Tatiana Kashirina, RUS
BRONZE Hripsime Khurshudyan, ARM
Cycling – Men’s Omnium
GOLD Lasse Norman Hansen, DEN
SILVER Bryan Coquard, FRA
BRONZE Edward Clancy, GBR
Fencing – Men’s Team Foil
GOLD Italy
SILVER Japan
BRONZE Germany
Wrestling – Men’s Greco-Roman 55kg
GOLD Hamid Mohammad Soryan Reinanpour, IRI
SILVER Rovshan Bayramov, AZE
BRONZE Peter Modos, HUN
BRONZE Mingiyan Semenov, RUS
Wrestling – Men’s Greco-Roman 74kg
GOLD Roman Vlasov, RUS
SILVER Arsen Julfalakyan, ARM
BRONZE Aleksandr Kazakevic, LTU
BRONZE Emin Ahmadov, AZE
Diving – Women’s 3m Springboard
GOLD Wu Minxia, CHN
SILVER He Hi, CHN
BRONZE Laura Sanchez Soto, MEX
Track and Field – Women’s Triple Jump
GOLD Olga Rypakova, KAZ
SILVER Caterine Ibarguen, COL
BRONZE Olha Saladuha, UKR
Track and Field – Women’s 400m
GOLD Sanya Richards-Ross, USA
SILVER Christine Ohuruogu, GBR
BRONZE Deedee Trotter, USA
Track and Field – Men’s Steeplechase
GOLD Ezekiel Kemboi, KEN
SILVER Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad, FRA
BRONZE Abel Kiprop Mutai, KEN
Track and Field – Men’s 100m
GOLD Usain Bolt, JAM
SILVER Yohan Blake, JAM
BRONZE Justin Gatlin, USA
Track and Field – Men’s Hammer Throw
GOLD Krisztian Pars, HUN
SILVER Primoz Kozmus, SLO
BRONZE Koji Murofushi, JPN

Source : www.sportsnetwork.com

Usain Bolt sets new Olympic record, Gold Medal Record at 9.63 in Men’s 100 M

August 6, 2012

LONDON – Usain Bolt is still the undefeated champion of Men’s 100 meter.  He is now considered as the fastest man in the world. Johan Blake, fellow Jamaican, got 9.75 and United States representative, Justin Gatin got 9.75.

Many believed that Usain Bolt will not win this time and his fellow runner Johan Blake will get the gold, but Usain prove them all that they were wrong.

0805 getty usain bolt tall 3 Usain Bolt sets new Olympic record, Gold Medal Record at 9.63 in Men’s 100 M

Image captured from tmz.com taken by Getty

After the 100 meters game, he is now focused on depending his Beijing Gold medals in the 200 meters and 4×100 relay. Bolt aims to have an Olympic record of being the first runner in Olympic history to ever defend all three title.

Usain Bolt was quoted saying, “Without a doubt, hands down, [being at] the top is harder than anything else, When you get to the top, you know it’s good. You’re working and enjoying it. Sometimes you lose sight of what’s going on around you. Yeah, you know what it takes to get there, but sometimes you lose sight because everybody is praising you, everybody thinks you’re great and you’re doing well.”

Wu Minxia and He Zi from China Won the Women’s Synchronized 3M Springboard Event

July 29, 2012

article 2180641 1447354B000005DC 250 634x418 Wu Minxia and He Zi from China Won the Womens Synchronized 3M Springboard Event

Today, July 29, 2012, Wu Minxia and He Zi won the women’s synchronized 3m springboard event. Wu’s gold medal is her third successive Olympic title. According to bbc.co.uk, Wu and He scored 346.20. Kelci Bryant & Abigail Johnston from United states took the silver and Jennifer Abel & Emilie Heymans  from Canada got the bronze.

Britain’s representative Rebecca Gallantree and Alicia Blagg, finished seventh of eight.

According to Blagg, the compulsories [first two dives] were probably the best they’ve ever done so they were really happy with their performance.

Blagg hopes to have more games in the future to improve with the dives where she is not confident. On the other hand, Gallantree, who was also present in 2008 Beijing Games, will return to action on Friday, August 3,2012, in the individual competition.

Final Results as follows:

1.) He Zi & Wu Minxia – China
2.) Kelci Bryant & Abigail Johnston – Team USA
3.) Jennifer Abel & Emilie Heymans – Canada

As of this writing, China has 6 Gold medals, 2 Silver Medals and 2 bronze Medals and they are leading the medal tally for the 2012 Olympics on the 2nd Day.

China’s Yi Siling, First Gold Medalist

July 28, 2012

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.

Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony: Danny Boyle Spectacular To Include Paul McCartney and Possibly James Bond

July 27, 2012

Up until now there are different opinion on how will the opening ceremony will be shown in a few moments, there are news that says there will be sheep, a cricket game, nurses plus Paul McCartney and possibly James Bond as previously reported.

 Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony: Danny Boyle Spectacular To Include Paul McCartney and Possibly James Bond

The opening ceremony were also reported to cost 27 million-pound ($42.3 million) and organizers want it to be a secret so that all viewers can be surprised. Although there were some disclosure made by director Danny Boyle such as Real farm animals on meadows; plows and maypoles; an idyllic picture of England as the “green and pleasant land;” a dance number featuring nurses and a closing song by McCartney the totality of the ceremony is still unknown.

Many reports are expecting to see a pre-recorded segment filmed inside Buckingham Palace featuring actor Daniel Craig as James Bond, and a stuntman dressed as 007 who will parachute into the stadium to start the show.

For sure it will be an exciting event of the year.

Picture taken from telegraph.co.uk

Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, Who will Dominate the Mens Swimming?

July 26, 2012

Michael Phelps Mazda Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, Who will Dominate the Mens Swimming?

It is no doubt that when it comes to swimming, people always remember the name Michael Phelps, who have been an undefeated swimmer during the Beijing 2008 Olympics. London 2012 Olympics will test the endurance of Michael Phelps by his own team mate Ryan Lochte, which many believed could defeat Michael on some swimming events.

This summer, swimming will be more challenging right from the start. Phelps will be tested by U.S. teammate Ryan Lochte, who is favored on Day One of the swimming competition Saturday to hand Phelps the defeat he never experienced in Beijing.

The winner of Saturday’s showdown might take the lead in the unofficial race to determine the world’s top male swimmer.

Reports says that Phelps, will retire after this years Olympics. Lochte will face Phelps in the 200 individual medley.

Locthe have defeated Phelps in two races in the past, the 200 individual medley and 200 freestyle, and won more gold medals overall. At the recent Olympic trials, however, Phelps regained the mental edge, defeating Lochte in three of four head-to-head finals.

Australian Rider Shane Rose Withdrew From the Olympic Equestrian competition

July 23, 2012

LONDON : in a recent report from washingtonpost.com, an Australian rider Shane Rose withdrew from the Olympic equestrian competition on Sunday, July 22,2012,  because his horse, Taurus, was ruled out with a leg injury.

Rose was a silver medalist in three-day event at the 2008 Beijing Games and have high hopes of having the gold medal this time. However an injury of his horse, Taurus, left him with no choice but to withdrew from the competition. He will be replaced by traveling reserve Megan Jones and her horse, Allofasudden, but still her inclusion is subject to IOC approval.

The injury of Taurus is known but the team still hopes it could recover soon according to Brett Mace, Australian equestrian section manager but the recent development says that Taurus cannot compete the game.

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Mace feels sorry for Shane, who has worked for many years preparing Taurus for these games.

Jones was also a silver medalist in Beijing in the team event and finished fourth in the individual event.

Michelle Jenneke’s Sexy Warm-Up Dance in Barcelona Goes Viral

July 22, 2012

Sally Pearson is Australia’s gold medal hope in the 2012 Olympic 100m hurdles race but it’s Michelle Jenneke, another Aussie hurdler, is creating headlines around the world.

Sydney girl Michelle Jenneke, shows her pre-race routine before winning the race. Her sexy warm-up ‘dance’ routine is now shown in over 9 Million viewers in the whole world in just 4 days of being uploaded.She dominates the 100m hurdles race at the 2012 Junior World Championships in Barcelona.

But Unfortunately Michelle Jenneke won’t be gracing the track at London 2012 as she failed to qualify for this year’s Olympics, but the age of 19, everybody is hoping that she could join the next Olympics. So below is Michelle Jenneke’s Sexy Warm-Up Dance viral video.

Michigan Sends 11 Athletes to 2012 London Olympics

July 22, 2012

Jordyn Wieber Michigan Sends 11 Athletes to 2012 London OlympicsAccording to news, Michigan will be sending 11 of its athletes to join the Team USA which is composed of 520 athletes to compete for gold and glory.

Michigans athletes ranges from 17 to 44 years old. Their youngest player is Jordyn Wieber, a gymnast who just turn 17 and Daryl Szarenski at age 44. There are seven females and four male.

Among different states, there are five states who will not be sending any athletes as follows: New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Carolina and West Virginia. California is sending the most athletes with 128, followed by New York with 35 and Texas with 32. 

Here’s a list of the Michigan Olympic athletes and their events so you can cheer them on!

Name Sex Hometown Age Sport Position/Event
Betsey Armstrong F Ann Arbor 29 Water Polo Goalkeeper
Tia Brooks F Grand Rapids 21 Track & Field Shot Put
Desiree Davila F Rochester Hills 28 Track & Field Marathon
Geena Gall F Grand Blanc 25 Track & Field 800m
Tom Peszek M Farmington Hills 27 Rowing Men’s Eight
Dathan Ritzenhein M Rockford 29 Track & Field 10,000m
Allison Schmitt F Canton 22 Swimming 400m free; 200m free; 400m free relay; 800m free relay
Claressa Shields F Flint 17 Boxing Welterweight
Daryl Szarenski M Saginaw 44 Shooting 10m Air Pistol
Peter Vanderkaay M Rochester 28 Swimming 400m free
Jordyn Wieber F DeWitt 17 Gymnastics Artistic

[Press Release] Play safe online during London’s big sporting event with Trend Micro’s new Security Hub

July 11, 2012

Finally, after all the waiting the big day has nearly arrived. In less than a month’s time London will open its doors to the world with the greatest sporting event on the planet – this year’s Summer Olympics and Paralympics Games.

trendmicro.com logo [Press Release] Play safe online during London’s big sporting event with Trend Micro’s new Security Hub

While the big event will be a hit with young and old across the globe, cyber criminals are already gearing up their efforts to snare innocent sports fans via dedicated, themed scams. That’s why Trend Micro has launched its very own ‘Race to Security’ hub to provide visitors with fun activities, tips and best practice advice on how to enjoy the event whilst staying safe online. (more…)