London 2012, Day 9 Results

London 2012, Day 9:

Ailing to ascension

Ben Ainslie silenced his previous opponents from Denmark and Netherlands swishing past to first capturing the gold medal on offer, in the Sailing Finn event. Jonas Hogh-Christensen bagged silver for Denmark as Jonathan Lobert C’est finn-y(ed) for France earning bronze.

Tennis

Andy Murray managed to knock off Roger Federer at the Wimbledon grounds today in the finals to raise the gold medal in tennis for Team GB. Federer took silver.

Someone came third, but no one seemed to care, media wise. Argentina won, in case you were wondering.

Murray had roughly thirty mins or more to rest before double duty, in the mixed doubles with Robson against Victoria Azarenka and Max Mirnyi of Belarus. Murray and Robson lost and took silver, as their opponents held gold.

Serena and Venus reunited to win gold and dominate the Olympics once more.

Gymnastics

Woh! Long legs!

Back at the Gym events the Pommel Horse finals were scheduled, seeing Louis Smith tie in first place with 16.066. Smith was denied gold but claimed silver instead due to execution scores being slightly lower than rival Krizstian Berki. Max Whitlock, 19, also took bronze for Britian in another sterling display on the apparatus.

Duchess of Cambridge was in attendance to support one and all

Gym floor Men’s gym floor exercise

Zou Kai flew to first for China in the ground work, as Kochei Uchimura romped home with another medal, this time with silver for Japan. Denis Ablyazin of Russia proved a force once again, claiming the bronze.

Women’s Boxing Natasha Jonas, 28, defeated prominent ‘Queen’ Underwood of Team USA to pass quarter final stages, after Women’s Boxing was non-existent until now for Britain, adding a touch of equality already causing healthy debate.

My niche field of sports journalism, one not many can cover at all, Wrestling (see below for event details) began today. Looking for tickets well before and leading up to the games were over expensive at near £300 for a “rubbish seat” two days ago, the 48 hour scheme in place, offered no tickets and yet, on the day, numerous seats were empty. Even the media space was highly abandoned, with minimal international reporters. I pray for the rest of the week being a dismal turnout of despair, as it will be.

Awash with more empty seats, yet website continues to say sold out time again

The majority of the crowd, who gained discounted tickets at the last minute, weren’t even interested nor care for the sport. The process is flawed, and a mass disgrace to the sport and the officials in charge. Surely it makes credible sense to enforce not only a Brit, but someone with that eye to be there to report or experience to encourage others who have no knowledge of the sport.

Great Britain have shambolically entered ONE wrestler, and a female only. Need I say any more?

It is also interesting to see the BBC and The Sun tabloid newspaper loot numerous sayings or wording from the writer, whilst being unable to offer an opportunity, nor exposure from this worldwide outreach to promote the games on this platform. I’m still available for hire. Is it that difficult for the BBC, when they constantly feed my script to their presenters? Hmmm.

If a journalist needs to loot from someone else for free, then the journalism is proof alone that they have no integrity to reporting nor dignity.

Athletics

U(in)sain Bolt blitzes own record once more, Keep Up!

Usain Bolt blitzed his own record in the 100m. The Jamaican sprinter added 9.63 to his repertoire as the newest record break his own previously held as Yohan Blake from Jamaica also joined his at 9.75 to earn silver in a comfortable second.

Bolt even won a gold mascot trophy too!

Oscar Pistorius’s took to the stadium despite his amputeed setback. Not wishing to be classed as an exception, Oscar strode out in his carbon fibre in a hearty effort, respected by all.

Marathon

Tipping the velvet

Tiki Gelana, 24, of Ethiopia won gold at the marathon, whilst breaking a world record in addition. She crossed the line down London’s Pall Mall strip in 2(hours).23.07 followed by Kenya’s Priscah Jeptoo and Russian Tatyana Petrova Arkhipova to all earn the three top medals in play. Brit Paula Radcliffe abdicated her position days beforehand due to unfortunate injury.

Omnislash

Lasse Norman Hansen of Denmark rode to gold with 27 points in the velodrome above Bryan Coquard on 29 and Edward Clancy at 30 points. Clancy of GB brought back a bronze as France claimed silver in a sturdy attempt at the Omnium cycle.

Women’s Handball

France, Spain Brazil, Korea and Croatia kept their eyes on the ball advancing forward in the games. Montenegro and Russia drew their match and therefore both advance. Croatia crushed GB.

Volleyball

Brazil, US, China, Russia, Dominican Republic and Japan (who dropped Great Britian) have headed on to the next day of competition.

Beach Volleyball

Brazil, the US (with two sets of teams) and China advance to the next event after quarterfinals.

Women’s waterpolo finished its quarterfinals as Spain defeated GB as they join the United States, Australia and Hungary further on in the completion.

Men’s Hockey proves ever fruitful as GB have impressed beyond initial doubts as strong opponents where Spain, Netherlands, Korea, Pakistan and Australia, who Great Britain drew with all ascend.

Wrestling, Greco-Roman

Roman Vlasov defeated Arsen Julfalakyan of Armenia to earn Russia the gold in the Men’s 74kg Greco-Roman bout, after tension from Christophe Guenot, whom almost secluded him in the final seconds of the match up, which Vlasov evaded swiftly to secure the next round. The 21 year old sprang across with a flexible somersault, saluting the raucous crowd atop his trainer’s shoulders. Speaking of his outing in London he stated – “I still can’t quite believe it, “It’s just wonderful.”

Five time world champion, Hamid Soryan Reihanpour hailing from Iran stormed to the 55kg with a victory over Rovshan Bayramov, who seemed impressive in early stages for Azerbaijan to lift the gold.

Greco-Roman consists of competitors using only their upper body and arms in order to gain victory over their adversary.

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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.