London 2012, Day 7 Results:
Swishing competition away
Men’s Cycling Team Pursuit sped forward as Great Britian bested Denmark to qualify, before the Brit boys continued forth to gain the gold medals in another tantalising race in the velodrome.
Geraint Thomas, Peter Kennaugh, Ed Clancy and Steven Burke romped home with clean interlocking changes, set a new world record at a swift 3.51.659
Jake Humphrey of BBC Sport announcing claimed the cycling team would probably hear a crowd noise from Manchester, whilst in London. They didn’t.
He would go on to add, a “remarkable, special moment” aren’t they the exact same meaning?
Australia lost a man along the way, and ended with silver in a challenging effort.
New Zealand entered in third for bronze.
The boys put on an expert race.
JH – “Chris Hoy crowned our greatest Olympian.” Hoy at six medals is behind Bradley Wiggins, who accumulated seven before the cycling, earlier in the week.
Female Team Pursuit
The Women’s team pursuit claimed another line from Mr.Humphrey “you grew up with this kind of thing” he uttered to Mark Cavendish, who used to do this “thing” we call cycling/sport.
After dismay one day prior, Victoria Pendleton rode home to grab the gold also. Someone get her a golden V-plate!
China’s silver medalist Guo Shuang and Hong Kong’s bronze medalist Lee Wai Sze also made the podium.
Viewers complaining, prompting a demotion or depletion of Humphrey’s character in prominence on BBC Sport was asked.
Men’s Hockey played out with GB beating Pakistan at the riverbank arena to continue to the next round. The atmosphere was relaxed and communal with a band of drummers and trumpeteers enthusing the crowd with renditions of Rule Britiannia and I love you baby.
Men’s Trampoline had China win gold with Dong Dong and Lu Chun Long taking a bronze as Russian Dmitry Ushakov took silver. All where gentlemanly sports. Dong even signed an autograph for a fan after dropping a programme magazine and pen, from above, before leaving to the side entry.
After Badminton’s awkward underline two days ago, mixed doubles saw China take on China. One of the South Korean’s involved in the hubbabaloo beforehand was said to be retiring from the sport as a result.
Karina Bryant nabbed bronze in the +78 kg classification, after losing to Sugimoto. Idalys Ortiz of Cuba took a monumental gold for her nation.
Teddy Riner of France obtained a gold medal in the event for the +100kg final.
Ricardo Blas, at a beefy 35 stone, put Guam on the map for Judo with an impressive outing before leaving the completion in defeat.
President Vladimir Putin, who previously popped in for a chat with Dave Cam in number 10, discussing Syria briefly, both watched on in attendance, filling a few more empty seats. He had celebrated Tagir Khaibulaev’s judo-ific win on Thursday.
Alan Campbell raced to an excruciating exertion though secured a bronze for Team GB in a pleasing effort. in the single sculls.
4 man 1500m quads gave Germany a gold as Croatia landed second. Australia rowed into third to catch a bronze in another sensational rowing bonanza.
Argentina lost out to Roger Federer in Tennis at the Wimbledon grounds over a 4h 26m duel on the grass court.
Roger was fed to Murray once more as both clash for the final in a Wimbledon replay, this time for Olympic gold. R-Fed downed Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina as Murray mashed Djokovic.
Andrew Selby and Freddie Evans of GB both advanced into the quaterfinals.
Men’s 50m freestyle gained a new perspective when Florent Manaudau of France clocked 21.34 over Cullen Jones and Brazilian Cesar Cielo to mass delight, where he splashed the water and wet the guy above the pool’s trousers! Manaudau is already being hailed as the new force of swimming to ascend by the media.
Women’s 50m Freestyle also saw the semi’s go on, with Ranomi Kromowidjojo take time of 24.07 going forward to finals. Brit’s Fran Halsall and Amy Smith raced too, though only Halsall advanced, as Smith narrowly missed out. Belarus also took Aliaksandra Hersimenia through.
Men’s double sculls
After ending near every race in first to qualify in all heats, Will Satch and George Nash, both 22, landed victory in a groundbreaking win for the talented pair as the ones to beat, with a worthy bronze medal.
Joseph Sullivan and Nathan Cohen took gold for New Zealand.
Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins steered to success in the Women’s double sculls. Supporting one another perfectly, another batch of electric crowds roared generously, willingly them to cross the line for country as well as themselves.
This is what needs fixing in the country to build a sustainable nation to greatness once more, as what Britain is, yet slightly defragmented with society at large. Sport has proven to bring the country closer together, a testament to reform the nation positively. Government need to implement ways to re-integrate society through social standing and not dividing the nation. To do that, we need incentives, programmes and motivation to encourage a future, helping people gain work as a starting point of that rather than forcing them into things as a dominance, sport adds with this relevance.
Ben Ainslie’s rivals made him angry and he said he would make them pay. Ainslie could be on course for a medal, in the Sailing events after finishing fruitfully to lead into a strong start for silver in the Finn event.
Seventeen year old Missy Franklin took the water by storm, sheering off competition to claim a new world record at 2.04.06. She took it way over the WR lining. Excellent work.
Elizabeth Simmonds of GB held her own, competently in second for most of the time, until final legs saw her hold a sustainable fourth place. Anastasia Zueva and Elizabeth Beisel held the top two positions after first.
The butterfly ended with the paragon of the pool Michael Phelps who leaves his last individual race of the games with a time of 51.21 putting him in first place for gold once more. Phelps now bests his medal count of twenty yesterday to twenty-one today, including seventeen gold’s overall. Extraordinary.
Chad Le Clos again proved profitable, however ripples sent as he and Russian Evgeny Korotyshkin both tied for silver in a dramatic race all round, at 51.44. All were closely tailing one another in a tense swim.
Hometown hero Rebecca Adlington took her esteemed race notoriety respectably though fell at the final stretch in a gruelling swim earning a bronze medal for her hearty efforts. Mireia Belamonte-Garcia of Spain played possum until powering through to silver.
The shockwaves came from the unknown contender Katie Ledecky. The fifteen year old American astonished the race, and proved to be a ground-breaking star up and coming for Olympic swimming in a well-deserved debut outing. She would take our Goggle Guru award today. Exceptional.
Rebecca Adlington had high expectation placed on her shoulders, enforced by the media and them alone, where Adlington also expressed it was too much, even though doing so with grace and intent. As Adlington further expressed, winning bronze is no easy feat and is no embarrassment against extreme competition, aswell as comprising the sport itself valuably.
The only way is Ennis!
Jessica Ennis started athletics today at the Olympic stadium in East London, with events in shotput, hurdles, 200m sprint and women’s bar.
In heat five, Ennis, in lane seven, crossed the line as Dafne Schippers of Netherlands, lane two, powered through, with a time of 22.83, which became a tie for both. Both crossed in first place in extraordinary scenes. Katerina Johnson-Thompson for Team GB also raced to 23.73 at just 19 years of age.
Upon our results postings, the BBC said it was “impossible to cover everything” after seeing us give results to the Olympics for a worldwide audience as well as cover the “minor sports” unrecognised/neglected. Now, the Beeb have chosen to mention words written by this writer in glorious animation and now placed onto their agenda to cover all the sports available.
Only when I do it, eh?
Another interesting notion to mention, that the BBC, the official and only Olympic broadcaster in the country opened up a staggering twenty-four Olympic TV channels to cover all the sports, which initially stated they couldn’t “cover everything.”
Forgive me for being professional.
They even had The Times journalist Alyson Rudd on the show, even answering a question from a fourteen year old stating he “wanted to be a journalist.” Journalism takes years to ‘do’ and isn’t just about writing a few words. It is as fierce, if not fiercer than sport to get into. Journalism is a stubborn market that will only tend to accept those who look good on paper than those with artistic flair.
The country and the profession should be looking toward those who work their back hinds off, with immense passion and dedication to the industry who can provide tenfold than some already taking their so called ‘jobs’ for granted and abusing their ‘ethical’ rights, which causes a mass mockery of the industry and has forced journalism to become the shoddy outlook it receives today. You should look to freelance before choosing random people who are ‘interested’ or ‘fancy a go’ before choosing to be bored and then move on afterwards.
Choose commitment, first and foremost.
Only then, will we enforce social mobility so that youth can be thrust into the educational system to develop and work towards a goal. Increase those who have it today, in late twenties, and then early teens will be able to fill the void afterwards, obviously. There are still 50-60 working years left in a late 20 year old, according to the government, so how do you get them moving when you hold them back?
We would welcome a response, should you be able to find a valid solution. Think about it before answering, please.