London Olympics 2012: Day 13 highlights

Zeenews Sports Bureau

India in action Day 14 (Friday)


Men`s 55 kg freestyle
Amit Kumar

Men`s 74 kg freestyle
Narsingh Pancham Yadav

Olympic decathlon: Eaton grinds out gold for US

Ashton Eaton of the US toiled to Olympic gold in the men`s decathlon Thursday with an overall score of 8,869 points. Eaton led by 151 points going into the final event, the 1,500 metres, and delivered the average run he needed for gold in four minutes, 33.59 seconds. CLICK TO READ COMPLETE STORY HERE

Olympic javelin: Spotakova wins gold, retains title

Czech javelin thrower Barbora Spotakova retained her Olympic title Thursday, throwing more than four metres further than her closest rival. Spotakova hurled her javelin 69.55 metres to take gold with a season best throw, although she failed to trouble her own world record of 72.28. CLICK TO READ COMPLETE STORY HERE

Usain Bolt wins 200m gold

Lightning ‘Bolt’ struck again and with that history books were rewritten as Usain Bolt blitzed his way to 200m gold with a timing of 19.32. Yohan Blake came in second with a timing of 19.44 to secure the silver medal. Weir Warren of Jamaica made it a Jamaican clean sweep clinching bronze with a timing 19.84. CLICK TO READ COMPLETE STORY HERE


GOLD BOLT Usain – 19.32s
SILVER BLAKE Yohan – 19.44s
BRONZE WEIR Warren – 19.84s
SPEARMON Wallace – 19.90s
MARTINA Churandy – 20.00s
LEMAITRE Christophe – 20.19s
QUINONEZ Alex – 20.57s
JOBODWANA Anaso – 20.69s

Boxing: Shields pounds Russia`s Torlopova for gold

America`s 17-year-old prodigy Claressa Shields took the inaugural Olympic gold in the women`s 75 kg boxing tournament here Thursday. Shields pounded her Russian opponent and No.2 seed Nadezhda Torlopova, nearly twice her age at 33, to win by a score of 19 points to 12. CLICK TO READ COMPLETE STORY HERE

Boxing: Ireland`s Taylor beats Russia`s Ochigava to gold

Irish boxer Katie Taylor won Olympic gold Thursday, beating Russia`s Sofia Ochigava 10-8 in a close final in the women`s lightweight category here. For Taylor, it was a rematch against the woman she defeated 11-7 for the world title in May. CLICK TO READ COMPLETE STORY HERE

Boxing: Britain`s Adams wins first women`s gold

Britain`s Nicola Adams became the first woman to win gold in Olympic boxing here Thursday, pummelling China`s Ren Cancan in the final of the 51kg event.Adams won the fight 16-7 against the three-time World Champion Ren. CLICK TO READ COMPLETE STORY HERE

Olympic wrestling: 21-year old student from Siberia pins down gold

Russian wrestler Natalia Vorobieva pinned down her opponent and the gold medal in the final of the women`s 72 kg freestyle wrestling Thursday. Bulgaria`s Stanka Zlateva won the first round 1-0 but was pinned by Vorobieva 46 seconds into the second round and lost the match to the 21-year-old student from Siberia. CLICK TO READ COMPLETE STORY HERE

Men’s 800m final: Rudisha wins gold with world record time

David Lekuta Rudisha of Kenya won the 800m final with a world record time of 1:40.91. CLICK TO READ COMPLETE STORY HERE

Olympic diving : Chen retains 10m diving title in style

China`s Chen Ruolin retained her Olympic title in the women`s 10 metre platform Thursday, demolishing the field with an exhibition of exquisite diving. Chen, 19, won gold with a massive 58-point cushion as the real drama unfolded below her. CLICK TO READ COMPLETE STORY HERE

Tintu Luka finishes 6th

Tintu Luka of India crashed out of the 800m semi-final finishing 6th in Heat 2 with a timing of 1:59.69.
Caster Semenya of South Africa won Heat 2 with a timing 1:57.67. Pamela Jelimo of Kenya had won Heat 1 with a timing of 1:59.42. . Mariya Savinova of Russia won Heat 3 with a timing of 1:58.57. CLICK TO READ COMPLETE STORY HERE

Women wrestling

Saori Yoshida of Japan has won the gold medal in 55kg category. She defeated Tonya Lynn Verbeek of Canada 3-0 to take her third Olympic gold medal (2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing).

Jackeline Renteria Castillo (Colombia) and Yuliya Ratkevich (Azerbaijan) have won the bronze medal in 55kg category.

Men's Hockey: Germany have defeated favorite Australia 4-2 to reach the final of men’s hockey.

Phogat out of Olympics

Geeta Phogat lost the repechage round to Tetyana Lazareva of Ukraine 0-3 to crash out of the Olympics. Read As it happened

Charlotte Dujardin of Great Britain has won her second gold medal of the 2012 Games winning Olympic Individual Dressage event at Greenwich Park.

Swimming Marathon (10km): Eva Risztov of has won Olympic women's swimming marathon by just 0.4 seconds at London's Hyde Park.

Women's Boxing

17-year-old Claressa Shields of USA has won the gold medal in women’s middleweight (75kg) category defeating Nadezda Torlopova of Russia 19-12.

Ireland's Katie Tayor has won the Women's Light (60kg) gold defeating Sofya Ochigava of Russia.

Nicola Adams of Great Britain becomes the first women’s boxing gold medalist (51kg) in Olympics. She defeated Cancanren of China 16-7.

Geeta Phogat in Bronze medal contention

India's Geeta Phogat will now contest in repechage round where she has to overcome two opponents to lay her hand on bronze medal.

Women’s football

Canada have won the bronze medal after a stoppage-time goal gave them a 1-0 victory over France.

Geeta loses opening bout

Geeta Phogat of India lost in the 55kg class wrestling bout to Verbeek Tonya Lynn of Canada.

Read how the match took place: Geeta Phogat vs Verbeek Tonya Lynn»

Geeta Phogat had already made history when she became the first ever female wrestler from India to qualify for the Olympics. She kick-starts Indian campaign in the wrestling events in her 55kg class bout against Verbeek Tonya Lynn of Canada.

Also Read: Mother Mary of Boxing»

High jump qualifications

Sahana Kumari crashed out of the Women's high jump qualification event after failing to clear the desired height in the 3rd round.

1.85: Sahana Kumari failed to clear the height of 1.85 in her second attempt as well. She has another attempt left to clear 1.85.

1.80: Women's high jump qualification event is underway. India's Sahana Kumari has cleared her first height of 1.80 in her first attempt.

India have athletes competing in three events on Thursday starting with Sahana Kumari featuring in the women’s high jump qualification at 2 pm IST.

Check out the schedule for today »

On Wednesday, India`s MC Mary Kom » made it best-ever haul for the country in terms of the number of medals by winning a bronze medal in the women’s 51kg category. She became the country`s first woman boxer to win a medal at the Olympics when she finished with a bronze in the 51kg event at the London Olympics 2012. Read India’s roundup of Day 12 here »

Indian male boxer in the fly weight (49kg) category Devendro Singh failed to advance to the semi-final stage after losing to Paddy Barnes early Thursday morning. Read our report here »

Later in the day, wrestler Geeta Phogat will start her campaign in the women’s 55kg freestyle 1/8 finals at 5:30 pm IST.

Tintu Luka will race in the women’s 800m semifinals at 12 am (Friday) IST. Earlier, Tintu qualified for the 800m semifinals with a timing of 2:01.75s at the Olympic Stadium on Wednesday. »

USAIN BOLT » will confirm he is the greatest sprinter of all times if he wins the 200m final today. No one has successfully defended both the 100 metres and 200m crowns at the Olympic Games. READ »