London Olympics Day 5: Highlights
Zeenews Sports Bureau
London: Classy Uchimura wins all-around gymnastics gold
Japan`s Kohei Uchimura put in a classy all-around performance to take gold in the men`s gymnastics at the London Olympics here Wednesday.
Uchimara put in five near-flawless routines, and despite a four-point landing on the floor, the Beijing silver medallist held on to win with 92.690 points.
"I`ve been aiming for this for a long time and now I have achieved it," Uchimara said. "It`s a dream." CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE STORY »
Chinese Li takes TT gold in controversial final
Li Xiaoxia of China beat teammate Ding Ning in a controversial Olympic women`s singles table tennis final here Wednesday.
Li, 24, won 11-8, 14-12, 8-11, 11-6, 11-4.
The fourth game saw controversy that reduced Ding Ning, the top-ranked world champion, to tears and effectively ended her challenge.
With Li 8-2 up, Ding was shown a red card for dissent after approaching the umpire about a serve fault.
Gyurta wins 200m breaststroke gold, sets world record
Hungary`s double world champion Daniel Gyurta won the 200 metres breaststroke gold Wednesday, setting a new world record.
Gyurta clocked 2 minutes, 7.28 seconds, two tenths ahead of Britain`s Michael Jamieson, who took silver.
Japan`s Ryo Tateishi won the bronze in 2:08.29, edging out compatriot and four-time Olympic Kosuke Kitijima into fourth.
TENNIS BADMINTON: Tsonga-Llodra take the set 6-3 to win the match 7-6, 4-6, 6-3 against India's Paes-Vardhan and move into the quarter-finals.
THIRD SET: Paes-Vardhan 3: 6 Tsonga-Llodra
Indian pair of Paes-Vardhan are back in buisness against their much fancied opponents Tsonga-Llodra winning the second set 6-4.
TENNIS SECOND SET: Paes-Vardhan 6: 4 Tsonga-Llodra
Indians break Tsonga's serve.
BADMINTON: Saina Nehwal eased into quarter-finals of women’s singles event in Badminton defeating Jie Yao of Netherlands 21-14, 21-16 in 38 minutes. For complete story click here »»»
TENNIS Tsonga-Llodra took the first set 7-6 (7-3) via tie-breaker against Paes-Vardhan.
Meanwhile in Badminton Saina Nehwal took the first set 21-14 against Jie Yao of Netherlands in the Round of 16. The game lasted 18 minutes. Nehwal scored 13 points with service and 8 points without service.
FIRST SET: Paes-Vardhan 6: 7 Tsonga-Llodra
And that is the first ace of the match by Vishnu Vardhan.
The match is underway.
Live updates from second round match between Indian pair of Leander Paes-Vishnu Vardhan and French duo of Michael Llodra-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
The match will start in few minutes.
Tennis: Federer-Wawrinka knocked out
No.6 seed roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka were knocked out of men's doubles event by Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich 1 - 6 | 7 - 6 | 6 - 3.
Leander Paes and Vishnu Vardhan will be up next. Keeping watching this space for live updates.
Gutta-Ponnappa not to replace one of the disqualified teams
Four other pairs are now in the draw. From Russia, Australia, Canada and South Africa.
Two teams each from group A & C were disqualified and they have been replaced by the teams who hadn't made it initially.
India cannot appeal the decision as well.
Tennis: Federer, Clijsters won: World No.1 Roger Federer beat Uzbekistan`s Denis Istomin to reach the quarterfinals of the men`s singles tennis competitions of the London Olympics.
Belgium`s Kim Clijsters also knocked out 11th seed Ana Ivanovic of Serbia in straight sets in the third round of the Olympic tennis tournament.
Hockey: Indian lose again: New Zealand bounced back to beat India 3-1 after conceding an early lead in an Olympic hockey match at the London Olympics 2012 on Wednesday.
Sandeep Singh was the lone scorer for India while New Zealand found their goals through Burrows Phillip, Hayward Andrew and Wilson Nicholas.
Tennis: Serena Williams
Serena Williams thrashed Russian No.2 Vera Zvonareva in the third round of the Olympic tennis tournament here Wednesday.
Shooting: Rahi Sarnobat finished at 19th while Annu Raj Singh at 30th in the women’s 25m pistol rapid fire event.
Earlier, Annu Raj finished in the 28th spot with a total of 286 points and shooting 10 inner tens in the precision round of the 25m pistol event.
Archery: A big disappointment for India as Deepika Kumari bowed out of individual event in the first round after losing to Britain`s Amy Oliver 2-6 at the London Olympics 2012.
Shooting: Rahi Sarnobat has crashed out of the final of the women’s 25m pistol final while Annuraj Singh is still in contention.
Rowing: Swaran Singh in men`s singles sculls final
Badminton: P Kashyap through to the quarters
Set 3: And Kashyap has made history by becoming the first Indian to reach the last eight of the men’s singles even defeating Niluka Karunaratne 21-9 in the third and final set.
Set 2: Niluka Karunaratne has won the second set 21-15. So it all boils down to the third set.
Set 1: P Kashyap has won the first set 21-14.
A quick glance
Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap, who humbled his much higher ranked Vietnamese opponent on Tuesday, will take field today against Niluka Karunaratne of Sri Lanka.
At the same time, shooters Rahi Sarnobat and Annu Raj Singh will take part in Women`s 25m Pistol Qualification Round.
On the other hand, World no. 1 archer Deepika Kumari will face Amy Oliver of Great Britain in the round of 32 clash.
In-form shuttler Saina Nehwal will be up against Jie Yao of the Netherlands in the pre-quarterfinals. After demolishing her opponents in the first two matches, Nehwal faces the world no 20 Yao against whom 3 she has -2 career record.
The India hockey team after losing their first encounter against The Netherlands will be eyeing a victory against New Zealand to keep alive their hopes of making it to the he knockout stages.