London 2012, Day 12:
Beach babes bash beautifully
Brazil defeated China 2-1 in the bronze event, coming third in the competition. Team USA guaranteed silver and gold, but who would take them was questionable.
Rookies V Pro’s both USA teams made the finals where Misty May-Treanor and Kerry Walsh Jennings defeated the rookies Jennifer Kessy and April Ross 2-0 in a tantalising final to end the pro’s Olympic outings as they chose to bow out gracefully on Olympic success, thrilled to have brought Beach Volleyball into the mainstream.
Gloria Estefan could not make it to the event, but was there in spirit where her rhythm got everyone once again into an outstanding atmosphere of unity of all nations and country worldwide on London’s own stomping ground. Sadly, there was no one to do the traditional Brit dance of ‘The Conga.’
Some famous faces took their seats, as the lighting at 9pm looked spectacular once more. Tip for all of London – look to this in how to make evening London ever more spectacular with any event, sport of not.
Cycling equals Jason Kenny and Laura Trott, both double gold medalists, chose to reveal their stance to the nation, sharing a tender moment of a kiss whilst watching the event.
Team GB’s Women lost out to Argentina in the Women’s Hockey at the battle to advance to silver in a game that has put hockey back in contention for the Olympic games overall, and GB have done a sterling job with both sexes to keep the standard, no matter how disheartened the team may be.
Great Britain battle for bronze place against New Zealand as Netherlands Argentina go on to play the finals for silver and gold.
Quarter finals for the guys went on where Brazil bested Argentina 3-0 as USA lost out to Italy also at 3-0.
Allyson Felix (US) charged through the race to claim gold with a time of 21.88, toppling Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce with 22.09 forcing her to second place in a tight challenge. Bronze went to Carmelita Jeter with 22.14 for Team USA. Veronica Campbell-Brown was runner up in fourth as role reversal from Athens saw the former champ and then runner up Felix switch over in a turn of events for 2012.
Aries Merritt won the gold in the 110m Hurdles for Team USA.
Hitomi Obara lifted the gold for Japan after silencing Mariya Stadnyk of Azerbaijan in a heartfelt win in the 48kg Women’s Wrestling Freestyle final.
Coach John Fox gives some last minute tips for the pectorial plungers in the men’s quarterfinal water polo match against Serbia. Serbia won 11-8.
500m Women’s Canoe Sprint saw Hungary lift the gold in the single kayak clobbering.
China dropped Korea to claim the golden balls in Table Tennis taking gold.
BMX bikes were unleashed to the dirt track today where Caroline Buchanan and Raymon van der Biezen won seedings for Australia’s Women and Netherlands Men, respectively.
Men’s -58kg gold went to Joel Gonzalez Bonilla of Spain over Korea’s Daehoon Lee.
Women’s -49kg went to China’s Jingyu Wu, taking gold.
Australia swayed to success capturing the gold in the 49er class down at Weymouth. Neighbours New Zealand swished silver away from Denmark, who fell to third owning a bronze for their efforts.
Equestrian , Individual Jump Off
Ireland jumped for joy with a jovial Cian O’Connor taking bronze for the nation. Netherlands who took silver by Gerco Schroder on 364, narrowly missed out behind Steve Guerdat of Switzerland, who rode to gold on a score of 371.
Robert Harting yesterday hurled the Discus to fling gold around his neck for Germany. We had meant to mention this yesterday, however internet connection wont thwart us overall.
Harting had to collect his medal today.
We would also like to say thank you to the Guardian online newspaper for their “as it happened” results, former by us in design and borderline plagiariser, even with a minimal sublime mention too…