London Olympics 2012: Day 10 highlights
Zeenews Sports Bureau
America`s Jenn Suhr wins gold in pole vault
Jenn Suhr of the US claimed Olympic gold Monday in a subdued pole vault final where defending champion Yelena Isinbaeva had to settle for bronze. Suhr, the Beijing silver medalist behind Isinbaeva, jumped 4.75 metres for gold, the most modest mark for gold since Sydney 2000. Yarisley Silva of Cuba vaulted a national record of 4.75 on her second attempt for a surprise silver. CLICK FOR COMPLETE STORY HERE»
Great Britain racking up cycling gold
Britain`s Jason Kenny sprinted to victory at the Olympic velodrome Monday, beating France`s Gregory Bauge in the men`s sprint final. Kenny had earlier broken the Olympic record with a qualifying time of 9.713 seconds and won both of the first two runs to beat Bauge in the final on the best-of-three system. The race for the gold medal was a rematch of the world championship final in Melbourne in April, when Bauge took the title. CLICK FOR COMPLETE STORY HERE»
Vikas Gowda (discus final), Renjith Maheshwary (Triple jump) and Men's Indian hockey will be in action on Tuesday
So with that loss of Vijender Singh in the quarters the Indian interest for the day comes to an end but wait, here is the schedule of events for Tueday, Day 11 at the Olympics of the Indians. CLICK HERE TO VIEW DAY 11 SCHEDULE OF INDIAN ATHLETES»
Meanwhile, here is a look at the important international news from the Olympics. Pole Vault queen Yelena Isinbaeva relinquished her Pole vault Olympic title after 8 years to settle for bronze. CLICK FOR COMPLETE STORY HERE»
Vijender Singh loses his quarterfinal bout
Indian pugilist Vijender Singh lost his quarterfinal bout against Abbos Atoev of Uzbekistan 13-17 to crash out of the Olympics. After Round 1 both the boxers were tied 3-3 but in the second Abbos took a two point lead and third round saw Abbos extending his lead to 4 points winning the round 5-7 .CLICK HERE TO READ HOW THE BOUT PANNED OUT»
Carribean domination at 400m final
It was carribean domination in the 400m final as the youngster Kirani James of Grenada took gold with an impressive timing of 43.94s beating another youngster, 19-yr old Luguelin Santos of Dominican Republic who took silver and Lalonde Gordon of Trinidad and Tobago who took bronze.
Red Letter day for Cyprus as they get their first ever medal at the Olympics
Pavlos Kontides won Cyprus` first medal at an Olympics when he took the silver Monday in sailing`s Laser class. Kontides and Tom Slingsby of Australia were the only sailors who could have won gold in the medals race. Slingsby, who led the entire regatta, covered Kontides the entire race and won the gold.CLICK TO READ COMPLETE STORY HERE»
Felix Sanchez clinches men's 400m hurdles
Felix Sanchez of Dominican Republic won the men`s 400m hurdles with 47.63s beating Michael Tinsley (USA) who came second in silver medal position and Javier Culson of Puerto Rico who clinched bronze. Felix Sanchez had won the event at the 2004 Athens Games but had crashed out in the semifinal at the Beijing Olympics. CLICK TO READ COMPLETE STORY HERE»
Algerian Taoufik Makhloufi reinstated for 1,500 final
Algerian middle-distance runner Taoufik Makhloufi has been reinstated for the 1,500-meter final after he had been disqualified from the London Olympics for allegedly not trying hard enough Monday in the 800 heats. CLICK TO READ COMPLETE STORY HERE»
Algerian runner disqualified for not trying hard enough
Bizzare it may sound, Algerian runner Taoufik Makhloufi has been thrown out of the Olympic Games for not trying hard enough in his 800-metre heat Monday, according to a International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) statement Monday. CLICK TO READ COMPLETE STORY HERE»
Olympic shooting: Cernogoraz claims trap gold in shootout
European champion Giovanni Cernogoraz held his nerve in a gold medal shootout to take the Olympic title in the men`s trap Monday. The Croatian fired the winning shot after reigning World Champion Massimo Fabbrizi missed his fifth in the sudden death contest, settling for silver.CLICK TO READ COMPLETE STORY HERE»
Mary Kom says she will give my best for a bigger medal
"It feels great to win an Olympic medal for the country. But I want to carry on the momentum or a bigger medal." CLICK TO READ COMPLETE STORY HERE»
Mary Kom wins. She is in semi-finals now.....India is assured of one more medal. If she loses in the semis, she will get a bronze medal. But the entire country wants her to come with gold! She now faces Nicola Adams of Great Britain in the semi-final. The match starts at 6:15 pm (IST) on Wednesday.
Read how Mary Kom won her bout: Click here»
Time to cheer Mary Kom
Now the BIG BIG event of the day-Mary Kom starts her medal quest.
Mary Kom starts her quarter-final bout at 6:30 pm. If she wins, she will be in the semis and India is assured of at least a bronze medal.
India's shooting campaign ends with Manavjit Singh Sandhu failing to qualify for men`s trap final.
LIVE: Breaking: Court of Arbitration for Sports rejects India's appeal on boxer Vikas Krishan's ouster from Olympics.
NARANG, RAJPUT OUT OF FINAL
Gagan Narang and Sanjeev Rajput have bowed out of the men's 50m three positions event.
FINAL SCORE: SANJEEV RAJPUT: 1161/1200 & GAGAN NARANG 1164/1200
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PHELPS UNSURE ABOUT FUTURE
Phleps retired as the most decorated Olympian. Now he isn’t sure of what next to do. CLICK TO READ HOW MICHAEL PHELPS IS DEALING WITH LIFE AFTER RETIREMENT»
Indian hockey team is yet to register a win in the London Olympics and is in danger of a worst ever finish. CLICK TO READ WHAT THE COACH HAS TO SAY»
The final round in Men's 50m Rifle 3 positions is underway. Narang scored 377 in standing position while Sanjeev Rajput added 378 to his total.
Manavjit Singh Sandhu is currently on 18th spot in his men's trap event. After four rounds his score reads 95. Michael Diamond of Australia is leading the pack with a score of 100. The fourth round will start in a short while.
Below par shooting by both the Indians-Gagan Narang and Sanjeev Rajput- in the standing round. Narang at 25th while Rajput at 27th position.
Narang shoots 97 in first series.
Sanjeev Rajput scores 96 and 95 in the first two series. Total- 191.
Meanwhile Vikas Gowda has qualified for the final round of the discus throw event via automatic qualification on Monday. He qualified after a throw of 65.20 meters. The final is on Wednesday 12:15 am (IST).
Gagan shoots 99 in 4th series. Total-398 (out of 400) in prone position. Only top 8 shooters qualify to the final. They will carry their qualification points to the final round. The winner will be declared after adding both the scores of qualification and the final.
Gagan Narang: Perfect 100 for Narang in 3rd series. Total- 299. He is overall 3rd now.
Good start by Narang. He shoots 100 and 99 in the first two. Total after 2 series- 199
Rajput shoots 99 in 3rd series. Total- 295.
Rajput shoots 98 each in first 2 series. Total after 2 series- 196
Men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions is underway. Narang and Rajput in action.
Indian boxers M.C. Mary Kom and Vijender Singh will be in action on Monday. Successfully overcoming their opponents will assure them at least a bronze medal each.
MEDAL IS THE ONLY THING MARY WANTS
Before Mary Kom left for London she spoke to Zeenews.com
VIJENDER WANTS GOLD
Vijender singh won’t settle for anything less than gold. READ HERE WHAT ELSE THE POSTERBOY OF INDIAN BOXING TOLD US BEFORE LEAVING FOR LONDON »
Other Indians in action include shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Gagan Narang and Sanjeev Rajput.
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In athletics, Vikas Gowda will take field in the men’s discus throw qualification event.
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Meanwhile, Former Indian national coach Joaquim Carvalho wants Hockey India official Narinder Batra to quit his post. READ HERE WHY »
Michael Phelps has been honoured as the most decorated Olympian ever at London. Check out the Pictures HERE»