London Olympics 2012: Day 11 Highlights
Zeenews Sports Bureau
Renjith`s `no mark` show puts question mark over his selection
Triple jumper Renjith Maheshwary`s `no mark` show at London Olympics is not a one-off incident as he had brought on himself the same ignominy at the World Championships in South Korea last year also. His three fouls in the triple jump qualifying round in London on Tuesday has raised eyebrows over his selection in the mega events. Failure at the big stage is not new to Indian athletes. Top triple jumper in late 1960s and early 70s; Mohinder Singh Gill had three foul attempts in 1972 Munich Olympics while the country`s lone World Championships medallist long jumper Anju Bobby George did the same in Beijing four years ago. CLICK TO READ THE COMPLETE STORY HERE»
Olympics cycling: Meares pips Pendleton to cycling gold
Anna Meares of Australia consigned defending champion Victoria Pendleton to defeat in a controversial Olympic cycling sprint final Tuesday. Pendleton was relegated after winning the first race of the best-of-three series for veering out of her sprint lane. In the second, Meares timed her final burst to the line to perfection to round off a 2-0 win and the gold medal. It was revenge for Meares after Pendleton pipped her to gold in the Beijing final. CLICK TO READ THE COMPLETE STORY HERE»
Olympic high jump: Ukhov wins gold for Russia
Russian high jumper Ivan Ukhov soared to Olympic gold Tuesday, clearing 2.38 metres to pip Erik Kynard of the US to the title. Ukhov entered the competition as hot favourite after posting a world-leading 2.39 in Cheboksary, Russia, in March, and justified the tag by clearing five consecutive heights with just one fail. Kynard cleared 2.33 before knocking the bar over at 2.36, 2.38 and 2.40. CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE STORY HERE»
Forget winning 200m title, Bolt tells Blake
"I heard him (Blake) saying a few things about the 200 metres but I told him after the trials that I am not going to let him beat me over 200 metres.(He) has a lot more work to do if he is going to beat me over 200m. (That is) because that`s my main event and I am not going to let myself down when it comes to the 200m. I am more serious and determined." said Bolt. CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE STORY HERE»
India at Olympics: Schedule of events for Day 12 (Wednesday)
Sally Pearson wins gold in 100m hurdles in record time
Australian Sally Pearson and reigning world champion won the 100m hurdles gold in new Olympic record time beating Beijing Olympics gold medalist Dawn Harper (USA) by just 0.02 secs who took silver ahead of Kellie Wells (USA) who clinched bronze with a personal best time of 12.48 secs. CLICK TO READ THE COMPLETE STORY HERE»
THE FINAL STANDING
GOLD PEARSON Sally - 12.35(OR)
SILVER HARPER Dawn -12.37(PB)
BRONZE WELLS Kellie - 12.48(PB)
JONES Lolo - 12.58 (SB)
YANIT Nevin - 12.58 (NR)
GEORGE Phylicia - 12.65 (=PB)
ZELINKA Jessica - 12.69
SCHROTT Beate - 13.07
Men's discus final
Vikas Gowda of India finishes in 8th position in a field of 12 in Men's Discus throw event at the London Olympics with the best throw of 64.79m.Robert Harting of Germany won gold with a throw of 68.27m. Ehsan Hadadi of Islamic Republic of Iran took silver with 68.18m throw and Gerd Kanter of Estonia clinched bronze with a season best throw of 68.03m. CLICK FOR THE COMPLETE COVERAGE OF THE MEN’S DISCUS THROW FINAL »
FINAL THROW FOR VIKAS GOWDA. SIXTH ATTEMPT for Vikas Gowda - 63.89m
FIFTH ATTEMPT for Vikas Gowda - 64.48m
FOURTH ATTEMPT for Vikas Gowda - 64.15m
THIRD ATTEMPT for Vikas Gowda - 63.03m
SECOND ATTEMPT for Vikas Gowda - 60.95m
FIRST ATTEMPT for Vikas Gowda - 64.79m.
Indian hockey team lose again
A dismal performance yet again by the Indians as they lose to Belgium 0-3 and finish their campaign in the league without a point.
They have lost all the matches so far in the series and the 8-time gold medal would want to end their forgettable campaign with a victory.
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200m Heat 7
Churandy Martina of Netherlands clocks the fastest time in Heat 7 – 20.58
1. Churandy Martina (ECU) – 20.58
2. Wallace Spearmon (USA) – 20.72
3. Shinji Takahira (JPN) – 20.72
200m Heat 6
Alex Quinonez of Ecudor clocks the fastest time in Heat 6 – 20.28
1. Alex Quinonez (ECU) – 20.28
2. Wallace Spearmon (USA) – 20.47
3. Shinji Takahira (JPN) – 20.57
200m Heat 5
Warren Weir of Jamaica clocks the fastest time in Heat 5 - 20.29
1. Warren Weir (JAM) – 20.29
2. Antoine Adams (SKN) – 20.59
3. Kamil Krynski (POL) – 20.66
200m Heat 4
And Bolt's compatriot Johan Blake has so far clocked the fastest time. He is on top in Heat 4.
1. Yohan Blake (JAM) – 20.38
2. Bruno de Barros (BRA) – 20.52
3. Jaysuma Saidy Ndure (GAM) – 20.52
200m Heat 3
Maurice Mitchell from the United States of America has topped Heat 3.
1. Maurice Mitchell (USA) – 20.54
2. Christian Malcolm (GBR) – 20.59
3. Michael Mathieu (BAH) – 20.62
200m Heat 2
Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre records the fastest time – 20.34. That was slightly quicker than Bolt.
1. Christophe Lemaitre (France) – 20.34
2. Anaso Jobodwana (SA) – 20.46
3. Aaron Brown (Canada) – 20.55
200m Heat 1
Usain Bolt wins the first heat of 200m. His time was 20.39. And once again the fastest man on earth made it look so easy, taking the lead and then just jogging for the next 100metres.
1. Usain Bolt (Jam) – 20.39
2. Aldemir da Silva Junior (Brazil) – 20.53
3. Isiah Young (USA) – 20.55
Renjith Maheshwary disappoints
Bad news. Renjith Maheshwary begins with a two foul attempts. His was disqualified for the third attempt. So that ends his campaign. Not that great start for India at Day 11.
Renjith Maheshwary gets his campaign started in the triple jump event. He has a personal best of 17.07. And his season best is 16.85.
200m heat begins at 4:30pm
Don’t miss that out as Bolt will begin his quest to become the only man to defend the 100m and 200m titles. So history is up for grabs!
Chinese star Liu Xiang crashes out at the first hurdle
Xiang won the gold in 2004 and his hopes were shattered by an injury in 2008. And now in 2012, he hit the first hurdle with his lead foot and crashed out. This is a major blow!
There are three events lined up for the Indian athletes.
Indian pugilist Vijender Singh lost his quarterfinal bout against Abbos Atoev of Uzbekistan 13-17 to crash out of London Olympics 2012.
Day 9 was a mixed one from Indian perspective as Mary Kom assured the fans of a bronze medal as she stormed past her Tunisian opponent
Hello and welcome to our coverage of Day 11 from London Olympics.