London Olympics 2012: Day 3 Highlights

Updated: Jul 30, 2012, 13:46 PM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

London: Matt Grevers sets Olympic record to win 100m backstroke

Matt Grevers of the United States set an Olympic record to win the men`s 100-meter backstroke at the London Olympics on Monday.

Grevers finished in 52.16 seconds, 0.38 ahead of the previous mark set by fellow American Aaron Peirsol at the 2008 Beijing Games.

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China wins team gold; Great Britain get bronze

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The Chinese won their second straight Olympic title and third in four games, making anyone who wrote them off after a dismal performance in qualifying look silly. Their score of 275.997 points was more than four points better than Japan, which needed help from a DVR to finish second.

Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponappa register 1st win; stay in QF contention

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Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa beat Wen Hsing Cheng and Yu Chin Chien of Chinese Taipei 25-23, 16-21, 21-18 to register their first win in the group stages. The win meant they stay in the contention for qualifying for the quarter-finals.

15-year-old Ruta Meilutyte wins 100 breaststroke

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Fifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania won the 100-meter breaststroke at the London Olympics on Monday.

Meilutyte finished in 1 minute, 5.47 seconds to hold off a late charge from world champion Rebecca Soni of the United States, who touched second in 1:05.55.

Paes-Vardhan reach second round

The second Indian pair in Men's doubles have also won. After Bhupathi-Bopanna, Paes-Vardhan duo has entered the second round.

Indian duo of Leander Paes and Vishnu Vardhan defeated Dutch team of Robin Haase and Jean-Julien Rojer 7-6, 4-6, 6-2 to reach round 2 of the Olympics Men;s doubles event.

Olympics Badminton: Saina Nehwal demolishes Lianne Tan: storms into Rd of 16

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Second Game: Saina Nehwal (21-14)

Saina Nehwal registered her second win in the group stages in as many games to advance to the Rd of 16 taking the second game 21-4. Saina had 10 points scored with service in the second game. It took Saina 14 minutes to wrap up the second game.

First Game: Saina Nehwal (21-4)

Saina Nehwal demolished her Belgium opponent as she she took the first game 21-4. Saina had 18 points scored with service in the first set. The game lasted just 9 minutes.

Olympics hockey: India go down 2-3 to the Netherlands

London: The Indian hockey team put on a spirited display but went down 2-3 against the Netherlands in their opening match in group B of the London Olympics at the Riverbank Arena here Monday.

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Bhupathi-Bopanna win tense match

Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna began India's Olympic doubles campaign with a win as they defeated Max Mirnyi and Alexander Bury of Belarus 7-6, 6-7, 8-6 at Wimbledon.

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London Olympics 2012: Indian boxer Sangwan loses a bout he had `won

Controversy over Sumit Sangwan's loss, READ THE COMPLETE STORY HERE»

Sumit Sangwan bows out of Olympics

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Rs. 1 crore for Narang

Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has congratulated ace shooter Gagan Narang for winning bronze in 10m Air Rifle and announced to give him a reward of Rs. 1 crore.

Tennis: Vishnu Vardhan crashes out

Vishnu Vardhan lost to Blaz Kavcic of Slovenia in straight sets 6-3, 6-2.


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Narang shoots bronze – Pic gallery»

Tenth Shot: 10.7 points. Total: 702.1, Position: 3rd. CONGRATULATIONS! Gagan Narang has finally clinched that elusive Olympic medal. He has won the bronze medal of the 10m Air Rifle.

Ninth Shot: 10.3 points, Total: 690.4, Position-3rd

Eighth Shot: 9.5 points

Seventh Shot: 9.9 points

Update 3:Narang's sixth shot is for 10.6.

Update 2: Narang's fifth shot is for 10.4 points. His score is 52.1 and 650.1 total.

Update 1: Gagan is currently third with a score of 639.7. Alin George of Romania is leading the chart with 640.2

Fourth Shot: 10.7 points

Third Shot: 9.7 points

Second Shot: 9.7 points

Narang's First shot: 10.7 points

LIVE: 10m Air Rifle Final is on. India's Gagan Narang is in the final.

List of top-8 shooters in the final...

• Niccolo Campriani
• Alin George Moldoveanu
• Gagan Narang
• Tao Wang
• Illia Charheika
• Ole Magnus Bakken
• Peter Hellenbrand
• Pierre Edmond Piasecki

Meanwhile read on for the latest updates on Indian athletes at London Olympics

Indian archer Bombayla Devi bows out

Bombayla Devi bows out of women’s individual archery event. She lost to Aida Roman of Mexico.

Earlier, she had made it to the last-16 of the individual event beating Evangelia Psarra of Greece 6-4 in the first round.

China`s Li lifts Olympic gold in 58 kg, breaks record

China`s Li Xueying won women`s weightlifting gold in the 58kg category Monday, setting two Olympic records.

Li, twice former world champion, set records in the snatch of 108 kg and the total of 246 kg, two kilos past compatriot Chen Yanqing`s mark posted four years ago in Beijing.

Silver went to Pimsiri Sirikaew of Thailand, who was 10 kilos behind, while Yuliya Kalina of Ukraine took the bronze with 235 kg.

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Heartbreak for Bindra

Bindra knocked out, Gagan Narang qualifies for the final

Bindra, who scripted history four years ago by becoming the country's first-ever individual gold medallist in the Olympics, shot 594 out of 600 to finish a shocking 16th out of 47 competitors and lost the golden chance of becoming the world's first shooter to win two successive gold medals at the mega event.

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However, Narang kept India in the hunt by finishing third with 598, a point behind world number 1 Niccolo Campriani of Italy and Romania's Moldoveanu Alin George who both shot an Olympic record-equalling 599 to stand first and second in the qualifying round at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

Saina Nehwal, Swaran Singh and Jai Bhagwan brought smiles on the faces of the Indian fans as other athletes failed to make an impact.

Hello and welcome to our Live coverage of third day at London Olympics.