Day 2 Highlights
World Records : Shooting Women’s Skeet, Weightlifting Women’s 53kg, Women’s 100m Butterfly, Men’s 100m Breaststroke
Women’s Team event
Korea takes gold beating China in rainy conditions. Bronze goes to Japan.
Women’s Road Race
VOS Marianne of Netherlands takes gold with the timing of 3:35:29 total distance covered was 149 kms.
Women’s Synchronised 3m Springboard
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.
Men’s Individual Sabre
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.
Women’s 10m Air Pistol
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
Women’s 400m Freestyle
Camille Muffat of France takes gold in Olympic record time of 4:01.45
Women’s 100m Butterfly
Dana Vollmer of USA takes gold in World record time of 55.98
Men’s 100m Breaststroke
Cameron Van Der Burgh of South africa takes gold in World record time of 58.46
Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay
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
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