Olympic highlights: August 9, 2008

Saturday, August 9, 2008

August 9, 2008 is the first major day of the 2008 Olympic games, the below article lists some of the highlights.


Men's 10m air pistol

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The Chinese Pang Wei took the gold medal in the final of Men's 10 metre air pistol. He achieved a total score of 688.2 in the final, 1.2 below the Olympic record of 690.0 that was set in the 2004 games.

The Silver medal went to the South Korean Jin Jong Oh and the North Korean Kim Jong Su won the bronze medal.

No new records were set in this event.

Women's 10m Air Rifle

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By winning four hundred points, the Czech Katerina Emmons equaled the previous world record and set a new Olympic record in the Women's 10m Air Rifle. Four hundred points is the maximum possible score in the event.

The Russian Lioubov Galkina won the silver medal with 399 points and a score of 103.1 in the final shots. Snježana Pejčić from Croatia won the bronze medal with the same number of points as Galkina but a lower score in the final shots.

Women's 48kg Weightlifting

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The Chinese Xiexia Chen set a new Olympic Record with her total score of 212 in the Women's 48kg Weightlifting event. She got 117 of the points from the Clean & Jerk rounds and 95 of the points in the snatch rounds.

In second place, the Turkish Sibel Ozkan got 199 points. 111 of these points were from Clean & Jerk and 88 of them were from the Snatch rounds.

Wei-Ling Chen, from Chinese Taipei finished in third place with a total of 196 points.

Men's Road Race

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It was a very close finish between 6 competitors, all crossing the line practically at the same time, with Samuel Sanchez (Spain) in the lead, closely followed by Davide Rebellin (Italy) and Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland) in 2nd and 3rd place respectively. Paolo Bettini, the favourite for the gold medal, has drilled during the race, and has reached the 16th place on the final leaderboard.

Women's archery

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Sung-Hyun Park, Ok-Hee Yun and Hyun-Jung Joo (South Korean) set a new record in the Womens archery with a combined score of 2004.

Men's 400m Individual Medley

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The American Michael Phelps set a new Olympic Record in Heat four of Men's 400m Individual Medley with a time of 4:07.82. This time was approximated two and a half seconds ahead of the person who finished second in the heat, the Italian Luca Marin.

Men's 100m Breaststroke

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The Norwegian Alexander Dale Oen set a new Olympic Record in Heat seven of Men's 100m Breaststroke with a time of 59.41 seconds. This time was approximately 0.4 seconds ahead of the person who finished second in the heat, the Australian Brenton Rickard.

Medal Table

2008 Olympics - Beijing, China
Olympic rings.svg Country G S B TOT
Flag of Germany (2-3).svg Germany 0 0 0 0
Flag of the United States.svg United States 1 1 1 3
Flag of Austria (state).svg Austria 0 1 0 1
Flag of Russia.svg Russia 0 1 0 1
Flag of Canada.svg Canada 0 0 0 0
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 0 0 0 0
Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea 1 1 0 2
Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland 0 0 1 1
Flag of Italy.svg Italy 0 1 0 1
Flag of France.svg France 0 0 0 0
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 0 0 1 1
Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia 0 0 0 0
Flag of Norway.svg Norway 0 0 0 0
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China 2 0 0 2
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic 1 0 0 1
Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia 0 0 1 1
Flag of Australia.svg Australia 0 0 0 0
Flag of Japan.svg Japan 0 0 1 1
Flag of Finland.svg Finland 0 0 0 0
Flag of Poland.svg Poland 0 0 0 0
Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus 0 0 0 0
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria 0 0 0 0
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain 0 0 0 0
Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia 0 0 0 0
Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine 0 0 0 0
Flag of Latvia.svg Latvia 0 0 0 0
Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey 0 1 0 1
Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea 0 0 1 1
Flag of the Republic of China.svg Taipei 0 0 1 1
Source: Beijing 2008 Official Site


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