London Olympics 2012: Day 12 highlights
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London Olympics, Day 13 (Thursday): India in action
In Athletics, Tintu Luka will feature in the Women`s 800 metres semifinal. Sahana Kumari will compte in the Women`s high jump qualification and in Wrestling (Women`s 55kg freestyle) Geeta Phogat will be in action. CLICK HERE FOR TIMINGS»
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May-Treanor, Walsh win 3rd consecutive Olympic gold
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won their third consecutive Olympic beach volleyball gold medal, beating April Ross and Jennifer Kessy in an all-American final. CLICK HERE TO READ THE COMPLETE STORY»
Startlist For Men's 200m final scheduled for 9th August 20:55 BST (1:25 am IST, 10th August)
Lane: 2 LEMAITRE Christophe - 19.80 (PB) - 19.91 (SB)
Lane: 3 QUINONEZ Alex -20.28 (PB) - 20.28(SB)
Lane: 4 BLAKE Yohan -19.26 (PB) - 19.80(SB)
Lane: 5 MARTINA Churandy - 19.94 (PB) - 19.94(SB)
Lane: 6 SPEARMON Wallace - 19.65 (PB) - 19.95 (SB)
Lane: 7 BOLT Usain - 19.19(PB) - 19.83 (SB)
Lane: 8 WEIR Warren - 19.99 (PB) - 19.99 (SB)
Lane: 9 JOBODWANA Anaso - 20.27(PB) - 20.27 (SB)
Allyson Felix wins 200m gold
America`s Allyson Felix won Olympic gold in the 200 metres sprint Wednesday. Felix, the Beijing silver medalist, clocked 21.88 for gold, holding off 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica by two tenths of a second. CLICK HERE TO READ THE COMPLETE STORY»
Aries Merritt hurdles to 110m gold for US
Aries Merritt of the US took the Olympic gold medal in the men`s 110 metres hurdles Wednesday. Merritt, the world No. 1, ran a new personal best of 12.92 to cruise to the title ahead of countryman and world champion Jason Richardson. CLICK HERE TO READ THE COMPLETE STORY»
America`s Brittney Reese wins women`s gold
Double world champion Brittney Reese leaped 7.12 metres to win Olympic gold in the women`s long jump Wednesday. CLICK HERE TO READ THE COMPLETE STORY»
Russia`s Natalya Antyukh storms to 400m hurdles gold
Natalya Antyukh stormed to the women`s 400 metres hurdles Olympic gold Wednesday. The Russian posted a personal best of 52.70 seconds for gold, holding off Lashinda Demus of the US, who took silver in 52.77 seconds. CLICK HERE TO READ THE COMPLETE STORY»
Freestyle wrestling: Japan`s Icho wins 3rd gold
Kaori Icho of Japan won her third Olympic gold medal in succession against China`s Jing Ruixue Wednesday with a 3-0 win in the final of the women`s 63 kg freestyle wrestling class. Spurred on by vocal Japanese support at the ExCel Arena, Icho took immediate advantage with a three-point throw in the first minute of the first round, and won the second with two smaller throws to wrap up the win. Seven-time world champion Icho, 28, remains undefeated at the Olympics after ending Jing`s hopes of a first major title since 2007. Mongolia`s Battsetseg Suronzonbold and Russia`s Lyubov Volosova wrestled their way to bronze earlier Wednesday. CLICK HERE TO READ THE COMPLETE STORY»
Table tennis: China wins men`s team gold
China took home the men`s table tennis team gold medal here Wednesday, making a clean sweep for the second consecutive Olympics. CLICK HERE TO READ THE COMPLETE STORY».
Devendro Singh loses 18-23 to Paddy Barnes
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Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake cruise into 200m final
Defending champion Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake cruised into 200m final winning their respective semi-final heats comfortably.
HEAT 1 Results
1 BLAKE Yohan - 20.01 (Q)
2 SPEARMON Wallace - 20.02 (Q)
3 LEMAITRE Christophe - 20.03 (Q)
HEAT 2 Results
1 BOLT Usain - 20.18 (Q)
2 JOBODWANA Anaso - 20.27 (Q)
3 QUINONEZ Alex - 20.37 (Q)
HEAT 3 Results
1 MARTINA Churandy - 20.17 (Q)
2 WEIR Warren - 20.28 (Q)
Mary Kom loses in semis 6-11 to Nicol Adams of Great Britain. She settles for bronze.
Mary Kom trails 8-4 after the third round.
Mary Kom trails 2-5 after the second round.
Mary Kom trails 1-3 after the first round.
Read how Mary Kom lost her semifinal bout: LIVE: MARY KOM vs NICOLA ADAMS »
Get Ready for Mary Kom's semi-final bout which starts at 6:15 pm today.
LIVE: Meanwhile, Mary Kom tweeted she is ready for the big match. “Ready for my match. Thanks all for your wishes. Hope to make my country proud. Jai Hind!”
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Tintu Luka into 800m semis
India's 800m runner Tintu Luka has qualified for the semifinal of the event with a timing of 2:01.75s. She finished third behind Mariya Savinova of Russia and Alice Schmidt of USA.
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The semifinal and final of the event are scheduled for Thursday and Saturday respectively.
Now all eyes will be set on Luka whether she can become the third Indian to make the finals of track and field event at the ongoing Games after Krishna Poonia and Vikas Gowda.
Mary Kom and Devendro Singh will be in action on Wednesday in their respective bouts.
The day will start for India when Tintu Luka competes in the women’s 800m round 1 at the Olympic stadium.
The eyes will be set on Mary Kom who will look to become the first ever Indian to reach the final of the Olympics when she faces Nicola Adams of Britain. On the other hand, Devendro will look to add another medal to India’s tally in his quarterfinal match against Paddy Barnes of Ireland.
Gagan Narang has returned home to a rousing reception. At Pune he spoke to the media. READ HERE WHAT HE SAID»
Meanwhile, the sports minister Ajay Maken has tweeted that Olympic medallist will be offered jobs in SAI and promotion for those already working there. READ HERE»
Usain Bolt moves closer to becoming an Olympic legend. Do you think the Jamaican can defend his 200m title? READ HERE»
Seven Cameroon athletes have gone missing from London Olympics. READ HERE»
First Published: Wednesday, August 08, 2012, 14:12
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