London 2012, Day 14 Results

London 2012, Day 14:

Ascending the astute summit

Frenchmen Renaud Lavillenie overcame the odds in the Pole Vault finals to launch himself to gold, also earning a Olympic record, surpassing Bjorn Otto and Raphel Holzdeppe. Both German’s tied on 5.91 however Bjorn won the silver as Raphael acquired bronze.

Hockey

Women’s Hockey took to the final stages for the medals where Great Britain played against New Zealand for the opportunity to snare bronze.  Team GB won 3-1 to secure that right. Argentina took silver in the final losing to the Netherlands 3-0, who swayed their sticks to gold.

BMX

Men’s Final saw Maris Strombergs charge around the dirt dunes to record a 37.576 time earning Latvia a gold medal for his efforts. Carlos Mario Oquendo Zabala held bronze as Australian world champ Sam Willoughby maintained silver. David and Victoria showed their support on the day, no not posh spice, David Beckham and Victoria Pendleton. Vickie Beckham is rehearsing for the closing ceremony with the Spice Girls.

Im-Beck-able

Colombian Mariana Pajon rode a 37.706 in the Women’s Final to capture gold. Sarah Walker (New Zealand) cycled to silver as Laura Smullders of Netherlands earned bronze.

Shanaze Reade for Team GB crossed the line in sixth after distress for starting too slowly.  The BMX corners also proved catastrophic, with numerous pile ups crushing all competition in various races at one time or another, with disastrous consequences from the unforgiving course.

For anyone inspired to get into these sports, know what you’re getting into before doing so. Sportsmen are great at what they do, but do so with consequences as a result. Being prepared in all aspects before beginning is valid to take note of.

After numerous successes, Britannia failed to ride the tide in the Women’s 470 Sailing events as Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark glided to silver in a trying effort. Gold was gained by the New Ziwi’s as Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie won. Lobke Berkhout and Lisa Westerhof took the bronze for Netherlands.

The Men’s 470 fared well for Aussie’s Malcolm Page and Mathew Belcher, leaving risky wave racers Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell for Britain as the silver surfers.  Argentina anchored to bronze with Juan de la Fuente and Lucas Calabrese.

Silver Surfers for Team GB

Taekwondo

Men’s -80kg saw Nicolas Garcia Hemme fall to Sebastian Eduardo Crismanich of Argentina in the gold medal match. Spaniard Hemme won silver as a result. Mauro Sarmiento won Italy the bronze medal.

Women’s -67kg

Kyung Seon Hwang (Korea) tanked past Nur Tatar to win gold forcing Turkey’s Tatr to accept silver. Helena Fromm of Germany, and Paige Mcpherson of the United States shared bronze.

Wrestling Freestyle

The 74kg gold medal went to Jordan Ernest Burroughs, as we expected in a well deserved battle, winning 3-0 over Sadegh Saeed Goudarzi of Iran. Russia’s Denis Tsargush tied with Uzbekistan’s Soslan Tigiev to wrangled a bronze.

Dzhamal Otarsultanov owned the 55kg classification, confirming gold as his reward for Russia toppling Vladimer Khinchegashvili of Georgia. Shinichi Yumoto grabbed bronze for Japan.

Synchronised Swimming’s free routine final saw GB in 6th, as Russia topped the gold with China trailing in second for silver. Spain styled their way to bronze. It’s a shame this sport had little coverage involved for the technical symmetry displayed, where people also are keen to witness creative designs.

Russia’s winning routine

Creative and spooky :O

Men’s 10km Marathon

Can you find your drink?

Fresh from last week’s pool events, Oussama Mellouli (Tunisia) entered a strong swim to come first in the two hour extravaganza earning gold for his fluid endurance. Thomas Lurz earned Germany a silver just seconds behind at 1.49.58.5 to Mellouli’s 1.49.55.1. Canada’s Richard Weinberger took the bronze in a tight knit race where the rippled Daniel Fogg of Great Britain flapped into fifth at 1.50.37.3 missing by a margin to rank the top three.

Today’s Goggle guru, the FoggGogg!

Fogg put on an expert showing today for Britain’s swimming hopefuls however couldn’t fight the tough competition on offer today in the waves, though held his own proudly.

Athletics

Women’s 5000m

Ethiopia romped home with another benchmark in the sprint as Meseret Defar claimed gold while Tirunesh Dibaba also gained bronze for the nation in a sterling effort. Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot ran Kenya to a silver medal.

Women’s Hammer was flung far to 78.18 by Russian Tatyana Lysenko, setting a new Olympic Record, to earn gold as Anita Wlodarczyk took silver for Poland. German Betty Heidler hurled a bronze.

Men’s 4x 400m Relay

Chris Brown, Demetrius Pinder, Michael Mathieu, Ramon Miller

The Bahamas hurtled round the Olympic stadium at 2.56.72, passing their batons to pass all competition to claim gold. Team USA ended with 2.57.05 to pass through to silver as Trinidad and Tobago clocked a close 2.59.40 for bronze just in front of Team GB on 2.59.53 in a tense tryst for track supremacy.

Women’s 4x 100m Relay saw the United States destroy the competition with a world record of 40.82 to jet towards gold success. Jamaica sailed into second on 41.41 for silver as bronze was passed to Ukraine on 42.04.

Jeter-ing home

Women’s 1500m Final

Turkey topped the board twice with silver and gold in a double whammy as Asli Cakir Alptekin won gold (4.10.23) while Gamze Bulut (4.10.40) raced to silver. Maryam Yusuf Jamal speed to a 4.10.74 time to pick up bronze in a very tight tussle.

You may have noticed the BBC broadcasting channel check, loot and pinch parts of this round up, where they claim they are running out of expressions and clichés to use for the Olympic events. Why they feel they need to compete and believe they are better than this writer then take from him as they may be running on empty is rather humorous. Do you really want to wake the beast? We stated from the beginning these would be result forms only initially, plus we understand our readership and attune to a varied set of styles from different types of contrasting media. Most can’t present/write in one sole form let alone numerous.

p.s. We are not running out of superlatives, and have numerous still left. If you run out then perhaps the media have mis-underestimated the overindulgence with Olympic fever putting all eggs in one basket. It isn’t difficult for this writer to come up with angles every time with different levels of scope involved.

If anyone needs to take from someone else, then it proves how lowly and how weak one truly may be. Surely you should hire those who have it, rather than stubborn competitiveness of egotistical thought process hiding behind a feeling supreme due to security in funding.

Diving, Men’s 10m Platform

Charismatic Klein deserved his place, though top 6 rankings are iffy

Only the top 16 of 32 would make it through. Tom Daley scraped through in 15th after some shaky starts but made up some near perfect dives, since still marked down from his first few performances in mind. Bo Qiu and Yue Lin made first and second, as Mexico entered 5th and 6th as both German’s made 3rd and 4th casting shady eyes over the judging panel, which needs to be investigated thoroughly by the Olympic committee. Australian James Connor, Peter Waterfield, and David Boudia gained higher dives than Jose Guerrera who continually messed up as did Bryan Lomas and Vadim Kaptur.

Do understand this is nothing to do with the competitors themselves, but when in a competition, it has to have some level of separation, however it seems highly divided on bias and not professionalism disgracing the sport and the Olympic committee’s involved. It needs investigating. The Springboard 3m was also an eye opener as well.

Waterfield bows out

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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…

London 2012: Day 1 Results

Day 1 of London 2012 Olympics Round Up: Aquatics, Cycling, Judo and Gymnastics.

With so many results and too much to mention for people to read, most will be summaries or results for those hoping to know, without seeing a screen.

After the Opening Ceremony, the Olympics officially began on Saturday 28th July, with rowing in the early morning seeing Great Britain lead the charge in the females coming first, and the males both in the 2 men boats, with Helen Glover and Heather Stanning also setting a new Olympic record. Britain’s beautiful boys Will Satch and George Nash, both twenty two years of age, rowed to victory in the double sculls vessel.

The biggest news came in Cycling and Swimming, where Team GB, including Tour De France winner Bradley Wiggins and home favourite Mark Cavendish unable to win the Cycling challenge around London, was won by Kazakhstan’s Alexandre Vinokourov. Cavendish crossed the line at 29th place. Cavendish also told a reporter to “stop asking stupid questions” once asked a daft one of whether the Tour De France had tired the athlete out.

Bradley Wiggins didn’t wear a repugnant “Sky” branding ruining the event with advertising at London 2012, thankfully.

The BBC also took a hit, having to apologise for the poor coverage of the race, with presenter Jake Humprey apologising for poor audio and Gary Lineker tweeting on the camerawork – “This is the Olympics. The coverage is from a pool of broadcasters from across the world. I’m afraid that’s how it is regardless of who hosts.” The BBC launched twenty four television channels for the two week spectacular as the main host of the TV games.

Michael Phelps unfortunately failed to win his swimming contest, losing out to fellow American competitor, Ryan Lochte after dominating the Olympics for years, with a record sixteen medals, 14 gold, in the Men’s 400 metres individual medley. Defending champ Phelps clocked a slower time than usual to qualify for the final, ending finals in fourth place. Lochte, claimed it was “my time” and “enjoyed it a lot.”

Disheartening for Phelps, though let’s not take away from Lochte, who became an impressive turning point in the event, adding valuable competition.

Women’s Beach Volleyball also took place, outside in London, filled with sand, on a sectioned off space, rather than a beach, while China claimed the first medal of the games in the shooting event.

Qualifying for Men’s Gymnastics took place with Louis Smith proceeding. Japan and China are tipped as rivals to defeat. China also won the gold for female Weightlifting.

Yi Siling took the first Gold medal at the games.

Boxing saw Anthony Ogogo defeat Dominican Republic’s Junior Castillo by 13 – 6 on points going through to Thursday’s next round in the top sixteen.

He’s got a sensitive mouth, alright?

Tennis began at the Wimbledon grounds, where both Murray brothers Andy and Craig lost out to Austrian’s Melzer and Peyer.

Both Murray’s got their Team GB sweats on.

Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium bore host to the female football teams of Cameroon V Great Britain, which actually started on Wednesday to begin the Olympics, despite the Opening Ceremony beginning two days LATER on Friday 26th. Brazil and Great Britain proceed over New Zealand and Cameroon.

Judo saw Londoner, Ashley McKenzie, lose out to Japan’s esteemed Hiroaki Hiraoka in the 60kg category.

Sarah Menezes overcame struggle to become an inspiration, lifting victory in the finals as Olympic Gold champion for Brazil, which can only add to the pride of the 2016 Olympic holders fruitfully.

One instance was noted from the day’s events in the Excel centre – empty seats.

Tickets were given to sponsors who chose not to turn up/participate nor send representatives. Perhaps they should rectify this by placing aspiring journalists/reporters (hint hint) or individuals to represent their companies to claim those seats.

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt was said to be investigating the mass hubbabaloo.

Why so many seats?

The answer is clear, seats are continually empty over the course of 2012 and will remain so because, tickets are ridiculously overpriced. It can cost you near £200 to get a third level seat in most events, classed as the worst seating in the three tier placings. Football, which received the biggest dip in sales from beginning on Wednesday, start at roughly £88. It is not a viable price considering the economic climate, and GB wonder why the British public, and outsiders, have no faith in the Games forward planning. Stuart Pearce, coach for Team GB’s Male squad again faced scrutiny for failing to select, nor have David Beckham as a player (nor as Captain), as a big reason, gone unreported by the media.

Female role model and First Lady, Michelle Obama returned to the UK to cheer on the USA AND the UK with the games in a celebration of Olympic culture, and also joined David Beckham a day earlier. These two role models added high prestige to moral standing in country values, worldwide.

Not afraid to get stuck in

Perfect couple of prestige and value

Many Brits want to be involved, however, everyone involved with the Olympics are keeping the public further away from the events. There are no incentives to join, and the games, supposedly meant to encourage youth, old and middle aged citizens to join in unison and come together instead of being diversely separated in society, which is already highly defragmented.

Government wish to bring the country together with the games, yet fail to understand they need to encourage the country to pay. They will not pay £80 for a seat, because they simply don’t have that amount of money, therefore causing a backlash in faith and fairness.

One of the event organisers, Lord Seb Coe.

It never looks good with empty seats. At least fill them with professionals or Journo’s or even those who have interest and trying to make a career, embodied with the struggle of working and education fees rising with no experience or a break in the market.

Offer tickets to bloggers to blog the Olympics. Of course, seeing as I mentioned this, if implemented – tickets please! 🙂 Contact on Twitter for email can be gained – @Dean_Tonberry.

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However, it makes common sense, brings people together and spreads a positive environment to join the country closer together, than pushing it further apart.

It also inspires those doing work to be further influenced to gain employment and get the country and its economy moving once more.

Beckham shunted from Team GB squad

David Beckham was sensationally shunted out of a place on the Olympic football team, decided by Team GB boss, and manager of Manchester City, Stuart, now dubbed “Stu-pid” Pearce.

Pearce was able to select three “over-age” players, consisting of Craig Bellamy, Micah Richards and media stud Ryan Giggs over the 37 year old Beckham, who also became an ambassador for the Olympic Bid (in 2005) with some of Britain’s sporting heroes including Athletics runner, Dame Kelly Holmes, and Politician Tony Blair, to name a few.

The patron, who made it clear he would love to represent the country, once again, was left in seclusion by the decision.

Many once again question the validity of the Olympic Games, its organisers and Pearce.

In 1994, Pearce verbally cast a racial slur at player Paul Ince, calling him a black c**t. Pearce later admitted this, and claimed it “was not appropriate at the time.” Pearce has also been a raging alcoholic in the past.

Former England defender Danny Mills claimed “Stuart Pearce doesn’t always like confrontation and he’s struggled with big players in the past. Maybe he’s thinking that what Beckham brings with him is too much to handle.” Pearce instead felt Ryan Giggs, fresh off his own public misdemeanours, would bypass this problem.

Beckham has an astonishing 109 caps, surpassing the late Bobby Moore’s record in the sport.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp stated that “Stuart can kiss goodbye to a knighthood but credit him for being brave. He’s the manager and should pick who he wants.”

Even Newcastle native Alan Shearer chipped in. “I’m amazed as I thought he was going to be part of it after all he’s done getting the Olympics to London. “If Stuart Pearce had no intention of playing him, the very least he could have done was tell him so earlier.”

Chairman of the Olympic committee Lord Coe is expected to give Beckham a role for the event somewhere, for his sterling work in putting a stamp on the occasion.

Spurs midfielder Harry Kane also believed Beckham would have encouraged more dignified youth in football, as well sport overall – “David Beckham was down here at Spurs when he was getting fit, and it was amazing to see him in the dressing room, to talk to him because he has been through it all and is one of the greatest role models ever,” when Becks participated in a few training sessions at the hotspot down in Chigwell, Essex.

Becks also had two sites, one in L.A and the other in London comprising the David Beckham Academy, set up in 2005, encouraging others to train in football, which was forced to close in 2009.

Some people come to see Beckham for his talent; others come to see his raw hotness. Either way, with David out of the squad, most ticket sales look gloomier than usual. Many would have paid to see Beckham, without a shadow of a doubt.

If there’s one man in football, who strikes a chord with everyone, in a positive light, its David Beckham.