London 2012: Day 13 Results

London 2012: Day 13,

Jamaica’s Thunderous Triple Threat

The thunderous missile that is Usain Bolt jetted down the 200m strip on the Athletics track to grab the gold at 19.32, maintaining his defending record and now double gold champ , days earlier retaining the 100m also.

Jamaica’s jovial expedites with extreme celerity followed through in second and third as Yohan Blake swiftly clocked 19.44, as Warren Weir charged a time of 19.84.

First female Boxing babe crowned

Natasha Adams became the first female in Olympic Boxing to earn the gold medal, for Great Britain, no less, in a hard slog of hardcore bashing.

The beaming young beaut, in the 51kg roundup, was unaware of her points during the bouts and remained focused stating she took “nothing for granted” while choosing to stick “to tactics.” Hard hitting Adams allowed her fists to do the talking; voicing her passion, where gold was her honourable prestige. She named her inspirations as Sugar Ray Leonard and Muhammed Ali. She defeated Ren Cancun of China.

Comedy gold with Dara O’Brien, who was in the crowd on live commentary with a female anchor, as Ireland’s Katie Taylor defeated Russian Sofia Ochigava, 10-8, to lift gold in the lightweight division.

Jade Jones continued the success for Team GB, advancing to the finals of the Taekwondo -57kg events. Battling Hou Yuzhou of China, the Welshwoman suffered a brief ankle pain due to the attacker’s numerous lowblows, where Yuzhou gained an orange and two red strikes to her name. “Team GB” echoed from the crowd in support of underdog Jade, leading 2-0 by the second round. Yuzhou soon had a shin-anegans of her own when she suffered a brief and less painful attack than her opponent, where she had her trainer spray the leg and massage her to stall for time to strategise. Jones simply got up and on with it when she fell earlier, despite the pain with brave integrity.

Shortly on China accumulated two red strikes in the next round. She lost a point by referee as GB went 4-0.

Jones gained a red at 4-1 then a quick 5-1 in rapid succession. China staged a comeback charging to knock down in the third round, with high kicks earning an orange strike and score at 6-2 to GB. Swiftly becoming 6-3 with 10 seconds left, two red marks were added to China as Jones held on at 6-4 to win Olympic gold in a tense and inspirational victory.

Frenchwoman Marlene Harbois and Tapei’s Tsenhi Chong both duelled to bronze, congratulating their peers and Jones in a well-respected portrayal of the sport and dignity.

Gracious Warriors

Men’s -68kg

Servet Tazegul challenged Iran’s Mohammad Bagheri Motamed in a competent clash which saw the Turkish Tazegul instantly launch on offence. As round one ended both were 1 a piece.

Round 2 began where the score changed rapidly ending the round at 3-5 in Turkey’s favour.

The final round saw Iran catch to 4-5 as Turkey distanced a 6 point lead almost instantly afterward. At the closing 5 seconds, Motamed attempted a roundhouse kick in a trying effort at 5-6 until the battle ended with Turkey winning the gold medal.

Iran then had the sheer gall to discredit the match and its integrity by attempting a challenge after the ending to mar the process, which was clearly a non-sensical decision as Turkey clearly won. Iran’s coach instantly jumped up on the final second, seeking a headshot claim, which was neutered. Turkey won gold in a respectable effort, as the opposition’s coach ruined the process with an embarrassing call. There is such a thing as bowing out gracefully with your integrity intact. The challenge was unnecessary.

Terrence Jennings and for Team USA and Rhullah Nikpah of Afghanistan shared the same podium side by side to collect bronze in a successful sporting challenge.

Martin Stamper had a close chance, but fell short of the final three.

10km Open Water

The two hour, 10,000 distance swim saw tremendous tenacity with intense endurance take place at the serpentine venue.

Drinks for the part time mermaids were available at checkpoints, dangled over rods, indicated by flags for the participants, classed by many as “mayhem.”

Hungary’s Eva Risztov won the gruelling swim, Haley Anderson for Team USA came in second for silver as Italy ended in third with Martina Grimaldi.

She’s Hung-ary … 😦

 Triple Jump

Christian Taylor, 22, won the event with a 17.81 score to fellow American Will Claye who took 17.62 in a close call as Taylor held the gold over his silver counterpart. Bronze went to Fabrizio Donato of Italy on a score of 17.48.

Decathlon

Ashton’s often set high bars for themselves and have integrity, wit and poise in doing so. So with another ‘Dean’ on ‘Ashton’ Eaton proved to hold all of the above and a little something extra. That hidden nugget he shan’t reveal so easily. Being one to look over your shoulder, Eaton stalled all competition to win the Decathlon for Team USA with 151 points then racing the 15.00m at 33.59 seconds to secure the gold medal. Overall score accumulated was an impressive 8,869. Agility, depth, charisma and dedication to succeed make Eaton the all round greatest athlete for our generation. There is always one hidden talent in every field of their profession. Can you spot any others, currently?

#RiseAbove

Trey Hardee held silver on a final 8,671 total while Cuban Leonel Suarez tallied a 8,523 score for bronze.

Eaton celebrating with all athletes in a great display for Athletics

Germany topped the Beach Volleyball to gain gold in a deserved effort of play. They downed Brazil 2-1. Latvia took the bronze medal.

Wrestling, Women’s Freestyle

Natalia Vorobieva pinned down Bulgarian student Stanka Zlateva Hristova, 21, to earn bragging rights to gold for Russia in the  72kg freestyle weighting.

Locking up

Maida Unda of Spain and Guzel Manyurova of Kazakhstan shared bronze.

Olga Butkevych, Britain’s ONLY entry in wrestling, without any male’s neither, suffered defeat from Lissette Alexandra Antes Castillo.

After her six minute loss she said –

“I’m sorry, I’m sorry,” in a a tearful response.

“It’s my big competition, once every four years. I’ve been competing every year for the past four years.

‘But this year, the big year, I lost. I didn’t feel pressure from the crowd, but was proud to be there for them.

“There were so many people here to support me and I’m proud but sorry.”

Questions raised on her citizenship to Great Britain, gained in May after arriving four years prior from original native country Ukraine has been hounded by the xenophobic Daily Mail newspaper.

The issue of citizenship was not the issue, but lack of Olympic wrestling hopefuls, where funding given in the form of 1.4 m pounds, producing at least three athletes was not delivered. Only certain people understand wrestling and the xenophobic, backward response from Britain is discouraging. Hire someone who can scout, train and know their ‘stuff’ This writer has a niche in wrestling, when your not too stubborn to realise it an provide for the country. There are many ways forward. Meetings are available on how to push this forward. Do get in touch, I am on Twitter, as you may already know. Cheers.

Canoe / Kayak Sprints

Hungary hammered home the 4 man Kayak, riding a successful 1.30.827 across the waves of Eton Dorney. Germany came in second to Belarus at third for medal celebrations.

R-oar-ing to the finish line for gold

Men’s Kayak 4 1000m netted,, Australia to success over Hungary and Czech Republic with 2.55.085 to raise gold.

Single Women’s Kayak saw Hungary take gold once more with Danuta Kozak at 1.51.456. Ukrainian Inna Osypenko-Radomska took silver as South African Bridgitte Hartley closely tailed her for bronze.

Women’s Double Kayak had Tina Dietze and Franziska Weber enter a speedy performance for Germany, earning gold. Natasa Douchev-Janics and Katalin Kovacs did Hungary proud once more with silver as Poland rode to bronze, with Beata Mikolajczyk and Karoline Naja.

Men’s Double Kayak continued success for Germany as Kurt Kuschela and Peter Kretschmer took a 3.33.804 time to swish a gold medal. Belarus entered silver while Aliaksandr Bahdanovich and brother Andrei as Russia rode to third with Ilya Pervukhin and Alexey Korovashkov.

Equestrian, Individual Dressage

Charlotte Dujardin won gold for Team GB in a dancing horses display with a more patriotic setlist, as bronze medal victor, Laura Bechtolsheimer opted for a more Lion King-esq choice. Adeline Cornelissen jived to silver. 

Javelin

Barbora Spotakova launched the Javelin a mammoth 69.55 to take the gold home to Czech Republic. Christine Obergfoll fell short on 65.16 as fellow countryman Linda Stahl spearheaded a bronze medal to Germany, also at 64.91.

Men’s 800m

David Lekuta Rushida put in an expert performance in the 800m setting a new World record at 1.40.91 for Kenya. Botswana crossed the line in second with 1.41.73 as bronze went to Timothy Kitum joining Kenya in further celebrations for medal acquisition.

Men’s Hockey

Germany beat Australia in the semis to travel on to finals.

Netherlands took on Great Britain in terrible scenes for the game, where formation was a factor and defence was poor. The Goalkeeper continually attempted to attack for the ball. The job of keeper is to ‘keep’ the ball out of the goal by defending it, not chasing for it. You need to stand and attempt to block. The goalie made numerous attempts to tackle for the ball in unfocused attempts as pot luck. The Danes dashed around and dropped numerous balls in the net as a result, thrashing opposition 9-2, as Team GB ended with a corner shot and excellent goal to retaliate, but too late towards the end whistle. Britain still have the opportunity to play for the bronze medal. They didn’t let the country down, per say, though their formation was all over the place, despite their efforts.

Women’s Waterpolo

Team USA won the waterpolo beating Spain 8-5. Hungary lost to Australia for the bronze medal rankings.

London 2012, Day 12 Reults

London 2012, Day 12:

Beach babes bash beautifully

Beach Volleyball

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.’

Becks!

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.

Prince Harry also took his seat. As did an empty seat or two.

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.

Sharing a tender moment

 

Argie Bargie!

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.

200m Women’s

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.

Circle of thought for Team Australia

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.

Germany won the bronze.

Eye on the boll

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.

Taekwondo

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.

Sailing

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.

Athletics, Discus

Rah! Rob rips his vest off!

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…