Day 3 highlights
World Record – Weightlifting Men 62kg,
CAO Yuan / ZHANG Yanquan of China take gold with some stunning dives. They were comfortably ahead of the pack winning the event by 18 point lead. Mexico took silver with some stunning jumps.
China takes gold with some stunning performances, Usa made some big mistakes to go out of medals tally.
Japan which finished fourth contested the scores after the scores were checked gained Silver medal. Great Britain who were in silver medal position were reduced to bronze and Ukraine who were in bronze moved to 4th and out of medal position.
Mansur Isaev of Russia takes the gold beating Japans Riki Nakaya
Kaori Matsumoto of Japan defeats Corina Caprioriu of Romania
Alin George Moldoveanu of Romania takes gold, Abhinav Bindra of India fails to qualify for the finals. But Gagan Narang of India qualifies for final and also win Bronze medal with some good shooting.
France again dominated the pool with some big wins
Yannick Agnel of france takes gold after a good final surge.
Missy Franklin of Usa takes gold
Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania takes gold
Matthew Grevers of USA takes gold in Olympic record time.
Xueying Li of China breaks olympic record to take gold
Un Guk Kim of North Korea shatters the world record. He was such a pleasure to watch so confident and some amazing lifting.
Yana Shemyakina Ukraine takes gold. There was some controversy too
Indians at Olympics
Men’s 10m Air Rifle
Gagan Narang of India qualifies for final and win Bronze medal with some good shooting.
Abhinav Bindra of India fails to qualify for the finals.
Archery – Women’s Individual
1/32 Eliminations – LAISHRAM Bombayla Devi beats PSARRA Evangelia 6 – 4
1/16 Eliminations – LAISHRAM Bombayla Devi lost to ROMAN Aida 2 – 6
Women Singles – Group Play Stage Group E
NEHWAL Saina beats TAN Lianne 55th ranked with the scores of 21 / 4 – 21 / 14
Womens Doubles – Group Play Stage Group B
GUTTA / PONNAPPA beat CHENG / CHIEN with scores of 23 / 25 – 21 / 16 – 18 / 21
Men’s Light Heavy (81kg) – Round of 32
SANGWAN Sumit was deafeated by FALCAO FLORENTINO Yamaguchi 14 – 15
India were beaten by Netherlands 2-3
Day 2 Highlights
Korea takes gold beating China in rainy conditions. Bronze goes to Japan.
VOS Marianne of Netherlands takes gold with the timing of 3:35:29 total distance covered was 149 kms.
HE Zi / WU Minxia China take gold. They were quite dominant in the event leading the rest of the competition by 20 points which is quite huge.
Aron Szilagyi demolishes Diego Occhiuzzi in Fencing – Men’s Individual Sabre to take gold in style 15-8
AN Kum Ae of North Korea wins in a spectacular match against Yanet Bermoy Acosta of Cuba
SHAVDATUASHVILI Lasha of Goergia beats Hungary’s UNGVARI Miklos in a Yuko.
Kimberly Rhode of USA equals world record of 99 while winning gold medal in Women’s Skeet shooting. She was in lead all through the final just missing one shot.
Play off for bronze medal won by Danka previous world record holder.
Wenjun Guo of China takes gold
Yun Chol Om of North Korea takes gold with an olympic record. Kind of amazing to think with such hardships these athletes from North Korea are winning so many medals.
Zulfiya Chinshanlo of Kazakhstan wins gold in world record lift of 131 kgs
French dominated the pool on day 2 with some big upsets
Camille Muffat of France takes gold in Olympic record time of 4:01.45
Dana Vollmer of USA takes gold in World record time of 55.98
Cameron Van Der Burgh of South africa takes gold in World record time of 58.46
Big upset of the day comes in Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay where USA & Australia the favorites were beaten by a spectacular French team with a spectacular final surge.
Indians at Olympics
Archery Women’s Team – Deepika KUMARI & Bombayla Devi were knocked out in 1/8 eliminations by Denmark for the score of 211-210. which was quite a competitive score.
Badminton Womens Singles – Saina NEHWAL wins comfortable in her opening match with scores of 21 / 9 – 21 / 4 beating JAQUET Sabrina of Swizerland
Boxing Men’s Welter (60kg) JAI BHAGWAN wins in Round of 32 beating ALLISOP Andrique of Seychelles with score of 18 – 8
Day one highlights
Archery world record broken by Korean team which was defeated by Usa and only were able to get Bronze medal in the event.
Mens archery team event Italy take the gold beating Usa with the last arrow.
All Three medals go to Italy in Women’s Individual Foil, the Bronze medal and the Gold Medal matches went into sudden death and were very exciting.
All the top four seeds made it the final rounds.
Ryan Lochte of Usa beats Michael Phelps who was the reigning gold medalist in the Men’s 400m Individual Medley. Michael Phelps was out of the medal standing.
Yang Sun wins gold in olympic record time.
Shiwen Ye of China just 16 years old breaks world record in Women’s 400m Individual Medley.
Australia take the gold in olympic record.
Out of three individual swimming events China takes 2 and Usa takes 1.
Alexandr Vinokurov wins the Men’s Road Race of 249.5 kms in time of 5:45:57
Siling Yi of china takes gold
JIN Jongoh of Korea takes Gold
WANG Mingjuan of China takes gold, Indian CHANU NGANGBAM Soniya takes 7th place out of 12 participants.
China leads the gold medal tally from day one…
India at Olympics
Men’s Middle (75kg)
India, Vijender Singh goes past Round of 32
An amazing Indian actor passed away at the age of 69. The reason behind his death was his liver infection. He was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in suburban Bandra June 23 and after staying in the hospital for two weeks, he was discharged.
Rajesh Khanna entered Bollywood after winning a talent contest in 1965. He got his first break a year later in Chetan Anand’s ‘Akhri Khat’, the rest as they say is history.
Rajesh Khanna is considered to be the original superstar for having 15 consecutive hits to his name, a record that remains unbroken. Through the early 70s films like ‘Kati Patang’, ‘Safar’, ‘Ittefaq’, ‘Aan Milo Sajna’ and ‘Haathi Mere Saathi’ consolidated his superstardom. During this phase Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s ‘Anand’ remains one of the actor’s most memorable performances.
After seeing the E3 2012 for the new portable consoles.
No major new game announcements more sequels very few new game announcements for the systems that were launched few months away.
It will be hard for Nintendo 3DS and Sony Vita to take off with iPod touch giving them a stiff competition with both pricing and content.
If apple can push a bit harder now, they could own the portable gaming market with iPod touch. If they give it iPad battery life it can take over the portable gaming market.
iPod touch launched in September 5, 2007 and has sold 60 million so far. iPad is at 67 million when combined they put the total at 120 million that’s more than all the consoles combined.
All the games that run on iPod touch run on iPad.
Total games avaiable in app store Games (120204 active games)
Even most consoles at best has about 5000 games even including their old catalog. With so many free and new type of games they could easily take over this market.
Worldwide sales figures
Wii – 95.85 million as of 31 March 2012
Xbox 360 – 65.8 million as of 12 January 2012
PlayStation 3 – 63.9 million as of 31 March 2012
iPad – 67.1 million as of 31 March 2012
iPod Touch – 60 million March 2011
(all the above figures are from wikipedia)
With iPad mini in the works and at cheaper price portable gaming guys also better start worrying…
Parker Gold Ball point pen with engraving. A very fine pen for 375 Rs.
Rubberband is a Indian company that is doing some really innovative work in the stationery field. Its an initiative of Ajay Shah Design Studio.
Their stationery products are really beautifully designed with some top nothch build quality. The products are a bit pricy but for the quality and the design they are offering, its a reasonable price to pay.
Rubberband Notebook Paint Box series – Chrome Yellow
Rubberband Notebook – Pink
Rubberband Memo Block
Rubberband Pen – Chrome Yellow
I am keep my eye on this company and their beautifully designed innovative products. Keep it up Rubberband