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

Advertisements

London 2012, Day 8 Results

London 2012, Day 8:

Super Saturday: Six gold beacons

of Great British light

This is Ennis: 2012

The nations sweetheart Jessica Ennis took the day by storm, in the Athletics events to power through, leading the table and reaching out for an Olympic gold medal for Team GB. Evangelic Ennis yesterday added over 4000 points to start strong in Shotput, 200m sprint, women’s bar and hurdles events, with javelin, long jump and 800m to come today. Expectation was piled onto Ennis for the last three years with huge expectations. While she powered through with her determination to win, the media continue to hype individuals in the wrong way, where it needs to re-consider the effect longstanding. Rebecca Adlington had immense pressure onto her, as had Tom Daley to a degree.

Ennis stamped her mark on the games

Next to the girl next door, was Greg Rutherford, who launched into first for the long jump flying into first, with an 8.31m to return gold to Team GB once more for the guys.

Go Far-tha-r!

Mo Farah relayed the gold back to Team GB after a bout of stamina secured his 10,000m victory run to first place, bringing back the sixth in a day now hailed as “Super Saturday” for Great Britain from our Heptathlon heroes.

King, Trott and Roswell

The Women’s team (Laura Trott, Dani King and Joanna Rowsell) over in the velodrome for more Team Pursuit who drove further success home, shattering Team USA in the finals with extraordinary speed. They almost lapped them on the other side in a glorious cycle.

Sophie Hosking and Katherine Copeland began the day’s first victory in the lightweight double sculls at Eton Dorney for the Rowing events. The men continued tradition in the 4 man coxless four vessel where Andrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory rode home with gold also.

Dramatic despair came by INCHES in the lightweight sculls where Brit’s Zac Purchase and Mark Hunter were pipped by Denmark ‘s pair Rasmus Quist (aptly named) and Mads Rasmussen. The Brit pair had to restart after a faulty seat initially. “We gave everything. We tried everything. We wanted to win so badly. Sorry to everybody we’ve let down”, Mark Hunter said. None of the country felt let down by the pair in a tense ride. Fountains of support flooded Twitter and all outlets for them.

The Danish ‘devils’ gave Britain a past-ing…

Mark and Zac for Team GB

The Brits washed away Waterpolo hopes to Hungary, who dominated the event, where our boys in Brit blue put in a good effort since participation centuries ago.

Team GB in 2012

Tennis 

Serena Williams fought Maria Sharapova for the hopes of a gold medal at Wimbledon. Williams won.

Andy Murray and Laura Robson wrote their names in the diary for mixed doubles for Tennis action, as Murray plays R-Fed on Day 9 for the gold.

Women’s Triathlon

Swiss Nicola Spirig took gold foiling Sweden’s Lisa Norden in a gripping end. Erin Densham claimed the bronze for Australia after falling out of contention previously in line for potential gold until the final 200 metres.

Helen Jenkins attempted to win in the event, though was unable to stronger competition on the day. “I gave everything, I’m sorry it wasn’t a medal,” Jenkins added, after a fair effort in the gruelling ground gallop of London’s streets.

Weightlifting

Men’s 94kg saw Moldovian Anatoli Ciricu gain the bronze at the Excel centre. Alexandr Ivanov for Russia clinched silver as Ilya Ilyin gave Kazakhstan the gold medal. Kazakhstan also lifted a world record of 233kg clean and jerk.

Swimming

Women’s 50m Freestyle flung into action as Netherlands own power force Ranomi Kromowidjojo proved the one to beat once more, gaining another glorious gold in the pool with an Olympic record to boot at 24.05.

Today’s Goggle Guru

Aliaksandra Herasimenia finished with 24.28 to earn Belarus a silver. Both poked tongues at one another in alight hearted moment on the podium, keeping competition healthy and fun, as third came another Dane, Marleen Veldhuis for bronze also.

Britta Steffen and Francesca Halsall ended fourth and fifth in a tight battle where Brit Halsall almost beat Germany’s Britta. Only one second separated them at 24.46 and 24.47. Steffen still owns the world record in the race at 23.73 from 2009.

Men’s 1500m freestyle started awry as Yang Sun launched into the water as a crowd member became over excited. Unfortunate for the sportsman, however was highly ungentlemanly in attitude afterwards. Restarting the race, Sun kept his lead in the race, eventually widening the gap to swim home with 14.31.02 to claim the gold on offer.

Sunny Horizons

The next available medal was seemingly Ryan Cochrane’s by a landslide, until Tunisian Oussama Mellouli caught the Canadian for an intense silver battle. Cochrane managed to thrust through and claim silver by a fraction, leaving his rival to take bronze. Cochrane raced a 14.39.63 to Mellouli’s 14.40.31.

Daniel Fogg attempted a race for Team GB, though swept away by tough competition in a trying effort.

Girls jetstream to gold

The 4 x 100m medley relay’s for the females saw Team USA rip through the water with a powerful team of gold medallists each from earlier in game events. Missy Franklin, Rebecca Soni, Dana Vollmer and Allision Schmitt tunnel through to top the gold on the podium with a 3.52.05 setting another new world record in the process. Australia entered second and Japan in third.

Team USA swim to gold

The men took to the same event, where the top three remained, though switched places, as Team USA’s held 3.29.35 in Michael Phelps’ last swim at the Olympic’s earning his 22nd medal, 18 gold overall. His team mates Matthew Greavers, Brendan Hansen and Nathan Adrian also held their own in a strong team unison.

Christian Sprenger, James Magnussen, Matt Targett, Hayden Stoeckel gain bronze for Australia.

Japan fought a tough battle with Australia, who came second and third, respectively. Our one to watch, Aussie James Magnussen, the original goggle guru did not disappoint, as restored Australia to third place among tough competing in the water as the last man in the relay keeping level with  Japan for the remainder, in a tight result for victory.

Kiss the gold

Michael Phelps has ended his games at 22 medals and is now the fuly fledged greatest Olympian and dominant swimmer since 12 years ago. Outstanding achievement no one can remove. Congrats!

The Ultimate Olympian of our time

Congratulations to Michael Phelps!

Phelps was presented with a special trophy ceremony at London 2012 to commemorate his immense career. Michael Phelps – “I finished my career how I wanted to.”

London 2012, Day 7 Results

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?

Golden Boys

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.

Vickie Peddle-ton

After dismay one day prior, Victoria Pendleton rode home to grab the gold also. Someone get her a golden V-plate!

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.

Giving viewers the hump.

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.

Brit Jocks jack pucks!

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.

Dong Dong merrily on high…

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.

Judo jousters

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.

Take the label off that drink, Woh-Oh-Oh-a-Ohhh!

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.

Christopher Morgan, Karsten Forsterling, James McRae, Daniel Noonan.

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.

Racket Rogue Roge

Murray with his Team GB sweatbands on, till he threw them in the crowd.

Boxing

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.

Goin’ with the Flo

Flo Rida, to gold

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.

Sploosh! She done it again!

Rowing rapture

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.

We were all on Satch-watch!

The New Zewi’s win gold.

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.

Swimming  Sensations!

Backstroke 200m

Missy done good

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.

Butterfly 100m

Paragon Phelps

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.

Le Clos, with a picturesq outline

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.

Women’s 800m

Fear the unknown. Ledecky lavishes gold.

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.

15, 21 and 23. Youth proving profitable for swimming.

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.

London 2012, Day 6 Results

London 2012, Day 6:

Kay-ak Kingdom,

Britannia rule the waves!

Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott win gold

Paddle power in doubles Canoe Slalom flung Great Britain into first place to gain a gold medal in the C2 kayaking collision. Baillie and Stott took the honours whilst seeing off strong competition from… Great Britain! Britain won both gold and silver in the event with David Florence and Essex native Richard Hounslow take second. Slovakian twins Pavol and Peter Hochschorner received bronze.

Team GB have started their ascension to medal ownership, with a gold in the shooting events. Twenty five year old Peter Wilson shot 188 marks earning the golden medal. Swede Hakan Dahlby was overjoyed with silver at 186 points, Russia and Kuwait participated in pistols at not so near dawn, in a shoot off to claim the bronze bonanza, both tied at 185. The youthful Brit, with pin point accuracy, was greeted by his father afterwards in a mass celebration of passion.

Judo witnessed Gemma Gibbons successfully fell competition from France, by an Ippon manoeuvre in a respected outing by both in the 78kg weighting. Gibbons advanced to the next stage, unsuccessful to Kayla Harrison of Team USA, who hadn’t received medal honours for Judo for some time until today. Both overcame strong personal obstacles to lift gold and Gibbons with silver in a tremendous tussle at London’s Excel centre.

Gemma said the supportive crowd “were phenominal” and the event allowed her to “excced own expectation” while devoting the win to her mother as inspiration. Raising awareness for the sport and twelve years in the waiting proved a mother’s pride as well as the nation’s. Boyfriend Euan Burton, who sailed out yesterday congratulated Gemma, as did all of Great Britian.

Gemma’s silver

Altering the landscape, Gibbons is definitely proof how a real young female can shape as role models for sporting events, while motivating others in the process.

Kayla crunched Gold

4 man rowing followed from yesterday’s eventful successes, in the lightweight vessel, carrying South Africa to a gold medal in a valiant sweep of the sculls.

GB ended in second adding another silver to the proud nation in an exhaustive yet thrilling portrayal of passion. Denmark held bronze as the third team to cross the line.

Boxing

Anthony Ogogo sparred with Ukraine’s number 1 Ievgen Khytrov, in the 75kg tournament at round sixteen to advance onwards.

Get on your bikes and ride!

It was all off to the Velodrome for some hypnotic swirlism on bicycles. Shaky starts began for Team GB’s Men’s sprint as one sadly stumbled to begin with, though British heart.

The relay team of Hinde, Kenny and Hoy handled the v-dome with precise speed swishing round to earn gold once more in a mass rise for Team GB’s golden pot. Great Britain own fifth place in the medals rankings currently.

Cycle supremo Sir Chris Hoy levels Sir Steve Redgrave in medal standings at six a piece, one behind Bradley Wiggins seventh earned yesterday.

It was, however terrible news for the females. Victoria Pendleton and Jess Varnish were disqualified from competition early on as problems with cross overs arose. Pendleton explained that sometimes sport can serve too “eager” at the home crowds, and not necessarily either’s fault generally. Pendleton will have individual races upcoming at London, though Varnish will have to wait till Rio in Brazil to contest.

The female Chinese team were dismayed at the final gridlock, riding to second, sparking fury as a mistake caused relegation, where Germany topped the podium with gold. South Africa took bronze. One of the Chinese team were rightly upset, however eventually took some time to re-compose her will. Complaints as to why China received medal honours but Team GB were relegated from competition were slightly confusing yet clarified briefly. View as a roughly a round robin tournament style. They lost their round of two countries battling, therefore were relegated, which meant they lost to the opposing team. In knockout stages, that means GB would not advance. China were in a position of deciding first and second. Hopefully this clarifies further.

GB’s dish of the day Mark Caven(dish) joined the Olympic announce team, where presenter Jake Humphrey earned the quote of the day, – “Super slow speed” in reference to slowing down the replay. Can anyone ever attain slow speed? Is speed not fast, as well as super? Only a thought.

Our Cav!

You spin me right round…

Stickler for rules, if you break them, whether misfortunate or not, you must abide by them. That is what makes us human, and also owners of a proud and British heart. You fall off your bike, you get back on, (proverbially.) Such is the heart of Great Britain. It was unfortunate.

Unfortunate events late last night saw an unfortunate member of the public killed by a shuttle bus carrying international journalists, as the games would not have wanted this to be as widespread as possible. Every journalist should strive to deliver the vehicle of news, just a shame he had to die to deliver it. Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of Daniel Harris, 28, who had received blame for not wearing a helmet.

It is easy to blame the deceased, they cannot answer. In order for a fair press, addressing issues causing it should be discussed not the individual’s unfortunate mishap. The bus driver also comes into question. So much for the G4S security measures.

Campaigning for safer bikers on streets, wear ya helmets!

The upsetting death has initiated a helmet wearing debate, which cyclist winner Bradley Wiggins urged fellow bike riders to put on a helmet for extra protection. The media misinterpreted Wiggins as asking for the helmet to become law. Wiggins is asking to raise awareness of safety.

David Cameron, who also joined royals Wills, Kate and Harry at the velodrome later on called it a “difficult situation.”

It was a good larff, wasn’t it?

London Mayor Boris Johnson, speaking with a helmet on, promoting London’s ‘Oyster’ card service, said “evidence is mixed” before cheerfully dismissing himself and riding off.

(Unofficial) Sir Boris of Johnson

Have you ever seen the roads in central London. As a pedestrian I have almost been knocked over by cyclists through no fault of my own, and some even jump red lights. (We may debate this after the Olympic’s fully.)

Dipping elsewhere…

Soni’s Swan Song

200m Women’s Breaststroke finals commenced, seeing Team USA’s Rebecca Soni enter first setting a new world record at 2.19.59 in an impressive defence of her own title. Satomi Suzuki of Japan and Iuliia Efimova of Russia secure second and third places. Not Soni’s last by a long shot.

200m Men’s Backstroke gave mass upset to Ryan Lochte as favourite, where Tyler Clary of America overtook in an un-intimidated run down the pool to lift himself a gold medal knocking off one notable competitor. Shockwaves continued as Ryosuke Irie swept past to claim the silver medal, leaving Lochte at third with Bronze. Clary also set an Olympic record in the process, at 1.53.41. We had a feeling of Clary in our mind, as we pick one non-mainstream name whilst watching, and saw something in Clary. Great job.

Almost made goggles of the day…

BBC presenter Clare Balding said it was “not about where you finish, it’s about time that you set” Thank you CB 🙂 The goggle bear was also there with Mark Foster and aussie fave Ian Thorpe, until Thorpie tried to knock him into the water! Tut Tut! 🙂

Goggled lion!

Women’s backstroke began with semi-finals as Elizabeth Beisel and Missy Franklin duked it out in the heats both for Team USA with Beisel tipping the time at 2.06.18 to Franklin’s 2.06.84.  Both proceed to the finals. Franklin’s pink goggles pleased us. It’s the goggles, trust me…

Kirsty Coventry of Zimbabwe came back from hardship of knee injury and pneumonia in March and May this year to prove a strong Olympian contender in her comeback.

Men’s 50m Freestyle Semis were also underway. Cullen Jones was a pick that sure enough drove home a 21.54 race, while Fratus of Brazil won the second heat.

Markus Deibler was next in line for the 200m Individual medley, as Chad Le Clos relinquished his place to concentrate on another race. Nothing wrong with realising what’s more important/where strengths lie further in.

Cool necklace, got anymore?

James Goddard qualified yesterday among keystone Michael Phelps and stalwart Lochte. Lochte proved a gentile sportsman after paragon Phelps made monumental history at the games, with a triple crown of his own, claiming his twentieth golden medal following from Athens, Beijing and now in London. Rigorous training paid off once more, at the most crucial point for the now new G20! He even had President Barack Obama (allegedly) on hold in a telephone call for congratulations. Epic feat. They had the green boots on…

Hey Michael, Barack here…

Phelps is most certainly the golden goggle guru.

The Golden Goggles!

He clocked 1.54.27. Lochte took silver as Hungary’s Cesh held Bronze.

Just as Team GB dominated the games earlier, Phelps plucked a turkey!

Women’s 100m freestyle saw Great Dane Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands rip through the water to wrest gold from competitors at 53.00 exactly, forcing a new Olympic record in the process.

Ranomi gold

Aliaksandra Herasimenia (Belarus) and Yi Tang (China) took silver and bronze, respectively. Brit Fran Halsall fought well with high calibre’s of competition in a sturdy effort, finishing 6th.

Men’s 100m butterfly Semi-finals saw Chad Le Clos devote his time to the event, entering a 51.42 just above Tyler McGill at 51.61. Milorad Cavic had 51.66 in third returning from a back injury for Serbia. Michael Phelps set his at 50.86.

Concerts took place down Hyde Park and the like afterwards, where most residents were unaware of, once more not attending, which features the popular singer Alexandra Burke.

London 2012, Day 5

London 2012, Day 5:

Driving for success

The day began early on with a raucous display of British history where Heather Stanning and Helen Glover became the first gold medallists for Great Britian and the first females in the Rowing Pair’s category.

The country was elated for both girls bringing back the proverbial bacon to Team GB.

We wouldn’t be outdone yet, where the Men’s 8 boats saw Britain lose gold and silver swiftly, to Germany and Canada who both claimed gold and silver, leaving Britain with a still respectable bronze medal.

Germany Celebrate win, later one went into the water.

Off to the Hampton’s. Hampton Court Palace saw the Men’s individual time trial Cycling events fly around the sites of Britain, with tour de France winner, Bradley Wiggins zoom around the course bagging  the gold medal rocking his golden sideburns.

‘Sir’ Bradley Wiggins commeth, perhaps? Wiggo is now Britain’s “most decorated British Olympian” the BBC coverage expressed. Can’t you say something else? It’s already been said.

Wiggo proved exceptional for Britain as its top ranking medallist, holding 7, toppling Sir Steve Redgrave, on 6, and fellow cycler Sir Chris Hoy. Wiggins hold 4 gold medals.

Chris Froome also bagged the bronze medal in the same race for Team GB. Germany rode in second in a competent effort.

More water babies came forth, proving intense competition.

Chad Le Clos qualified in the second semi of the 200m Individual Medley with Hungary’s Laszto Cesh with 1.56.74. He filled in eighth place to qualify, causing slight speculation. Remember, you don’t have to win, just qualify. Perhaps he’s keeping his poker face close to hand.

James Goddard (GB) also joined the race coming in third in the first semi, behind powermongers Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps. Lochte’s green sneakers are his lucky charms. Also gotta love the fashion sense. Lochte added colour to the challenge, with a 1.56.13 to Phelps 1.57.49 causing more ripples to their friendly rivalry.

Olympic Record was set once more by Team USA in a remarkable 4 x 200m Freestyle relay for the Women. Italy gave a funky swivel wave in a fun filled challenge. Allison Schmitt brought it home as last in pool ‘runner’ in a romper stomper at 7.42.92. She even sparkled with her earrings on once again, way to go. Australia and France entered silver and bronze standings.

200m Breaststroke Final claimed Team GB another medal, this time in silver as Michael Jamieson entered a 2.07.43 swim in a proud moment after Daniel Gyurta charged home with 2.07.28 giving Hungary a gold medal. Tateishi of Japan entered third.

He Gyurta Gold!

Randmi Kromowidjojo set an Olympic record in the Women’s 100m freestyle semi’s.

Backstroke semi’s began, where BBC commentators mentioned Goggles. Hmm, have they been reading up here? We don’t mind Clare Balding and Foster’s having a mascot with glaring goggles. BBC could get me in if they wanted. 🙂 One loves the smell of Chlorine.

Lochte maintained first place, also the previous record holder in this event, set in 2008,  as Tyler Clary also qualified for Team USA.

What Goggles do you wear Mr.Lochte? Readers wish to know.

200m Women’s butterfly saw Liu Yang Jaio of China claim the gold and an Olympic Record at 2.04.06 at the tender age of 20. Belamonte- Garcia of Spain took silver while Hoshi of Japan claimed third.

Men’s 100m saw goggle guru James Magnussen of Australia narrowly miss out on first place by a touch of the pool. Nathan Adrian of Team USA clocked 47.52. Magus clocked 47.53. Canada came in third.

Is still our Google Guru

Taking nothing away from Adrian, who proved a player and charismatic young force in the race put his rivals on notice. Magnussen also entered an enthusiastic swim.

Gymnastics

Back to the single men’s Gym events, where many young diehards attempted to taste success. Ukraine’s Mykola Kuksenkov gave some clean and valuable flip double twists, whilst John Orozco of America sailed out early on as contender due to a stumble.

Team mate Danell Leyva put on an excellent display alongside both Japanese gymnasts.

Twinkle toes!

Great Britain’s own Kristian Thomas and Daniel Purvis held credible outings at the games, where Thomas, as previously stated from his performances on Day 2 in the team event, was the standout force. On pommel horse, Thomas’ double swivel criss cross and Gymnastic floor mat work was exceptional. It was highly clear that Thomas was marked down in the competition, making a farce of the judging committee, which games officials may wish to look into.

Perhaps their feeling that Thomas is too muscular for the event, which prefers slimmer toned atypical framed ‘models’ which should be no excuse.

It is not bias. I would mention it for anyone from any country. Look at the crowds, we cheer for every nation for sporting greatness, as done with dignity, respect and honour of the games.

Marcel Nguyen, of Germany entered graceful and delightful springs in the gymnastic arena and shocked everyone to enter second in a fluid victory.

Third fell to Danell Leyva for Team USA, while first was claimed by Kohei Uchimura for Japan, claiming excellent 15’s across the board.

Thomas entered in seventh place, which really should have been higher for his exceptional work on all apparatus involved.

Thomas, had a slight fall on the vault, yet gained a HIGHER score for falling than his other work which had no falls, was fluid work and held professional poise. How is that valid in marking process?

Further controversy filled the day.

Badminton revealed China and Korea being disqualified after abusing the game. Women’s doubles saw both teams serve the shuttlecock into the net in a clearly weak display of game fixing esq qualities. Both teams attempted to throw the game because they would go on to play easier/different opponents in future stages of the competition.

South Korea against Indonesia saw similar, though both only served four runs each before failing the points. Both these teams already qualified, so losing would gain them a better drawing in opponents so they wouldn’t play one another again.

Referee gets involved

Lord Seb Coe called the scenes he witnessed live from the arena as “depressing” and “unacceptable.”

The shame of Badminton, some asked what they had technically done wrong, as there are no concrete rules in place to stop this play occurring. The rules are flawed.

Britain’s 2012 games continued to be defined by empty seats once again. Organisers stated this would not be a problem.

Here is the solution –

The “accredited” seats, given to sponsors, media and the like, who aren’t there, should be given to others.

Previously we suggested on Day 1 Results that organisers should give the space for media and allsorts to young aspiring journalists, photographers and digital media people, including bloggers, as well as this writer.

With a government completely out of touch with the country, should help support its country in order to gain experience, (seeing as those experienced aren’t appearing) to drive forward professionalism, and increase social mobility.

Getting a skilled profession with no experience is not available. If you apply you have “no experience,” therefore no one is inclined, nor has the enthusiasm to look for work, while others are just unable to gain employment after the games end. Giving this opportunity adds experience and gets them off of benefits. Not giving this keeps them on benefits. There are no apprenticeships or internships out there. Bloggers don’t earn money. Photographers and writers barely scrape through or have to only add it to a ‘portfolio.’

Teachers, students and army troops were said to be comprising the seats. On Day 5 Mayor Boris Johnson touted college/school kids with free tickets. The handful of kids sat at the games. A minor ten or so doesn’t fill an empty stadium.

The government think that the young kids are ways forward. While there is nothing wrong with them getting the chance to see the games, after they do so they will not be fully inspired to do something, and go back to school/college to learn and aren’t making the country economically move forward.

The late twenties and early thirties are the one’s government need to secure and mould back into society and the economical structure by giving them helpful experience and re-motivating their passion. With a government telling us that this age group are the ones that have 50-60 extra working years in them, surely the answer is to provide for the young professionals of tomorrow, today?

They will continually be on the dole forever because there are no options available to them. It is that simple.

The governments stubborn approach as to who “should get them” and refusing people because they offer an outspoken stance to help the country is a backward transgression that demoralises the UK overall with no faith in the politicians running our country. That’s how they feel.

London has taken a massive hit since the games. Like a “ghost town” London 2012 was supposed to increase spending, though many feel the overpriced tickets, dining at McDonalds nearby and being on a tight budget or benefits cannot allow them to support their purse expenditure.

London in 2012

The media space is not covered by media promised to be there. Add in bloggers, writers, photographers and others to lead the charge. I’m also available, and ready to write. (I can be contacted on Twitter.)

Digital media is the media that is taking over. It’s time to recognise and move with the times. Do you really think newspapers are going to exist in fifty years’ time?

Help your country and they will provide for you, therefore re-building social mobility and economical stature. Don’t delay, start today!

London 2012: Day 4 Results

London 2012: Day 4 Results:

Riding the Silver waves

Team GB galloped home with a Silver medal in Equestrianism with the team of Mary King, William Fox-Pitt, Royal Zara Phillips, Nicola Wilson and Tina Cook. Proving age was no difficulty, Team GB triumphed to second behind Germany who took gold at the games.

Princess Anne presented the medals, one to her daughter, Zara in a touching moment of pride for the country and themselves.

Rowing saw the 4 man heats end with Great Britain in first while Switzerland and Netherlands came second and third, to qualify for finals.

Aquatics continued where history was made. Michael Phelps put on excellent play today, however shock saw him claim a silver medal in the Men’s 200m butterfly as Chad Le Clos of South Africa snared Gold by a whisker at 1.52.96, to Phelps’ 1.53.01. Japan entered a strong performance in third with Takeshi Matsuda in an honourable race.

Shock and elation for Le Clos

Emotional and elegant on podium

An impressive race by both, taken by an emotional and well deserved Le Clos.

Delighted Phelps

Phelps become the “most decorated Olympian” in history, after racing to gold in the Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay for Team USA, after Ryan Lochte, who went on first, bridged the gap, giving them a lead of at least one person spacing, setting the standard. Yannick Agnel, of Team France, however, was highly impressive in the chase and caught up fast against Phelps, though was still slightly out from Team USA’s impressive race from all four men. Phelps and Agnel convalesced in the pool upon hearing the results.

Team USA’s 4 man relay medalists

Phelps is just short of 20 medals, at 19, with 15 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze, proving the standout Olympian of all our time.

L’oreal, call him now!

Smiley Magus, Goggle Guru

Smiley beefcake, Australian James Magnussen qualified in the Men’s 100m Freestyle with a speedy 47.63 time, who swished his “sexy locks” as BBC commentators put it.

Women’s 200m Freestyle saw Allison Schmitt for America, set an Olympic record at 1.53.61 aswell as claiming gold. She even did it with her earrings on! Camille Muffat took silver while bronze went to Bronte Barratt.

Men’s 200m Breaststroke Semi’s saw Michael Jaimieson of the UK cross the line in first place with Clark Burckle in second to qualify. Team GB Andrew Willis took part in the second semi with a time of 2.08.47 behind Daniel Gyurta at 2.08.32.

Female Beach Volleyball

Italy defeated Great Britain 2 straight sets to nil, where GB put up a strong and competent effort. The atmosphere was electric and communal with all joining together.

Women’s Football

Team GB qualified over Brazil 1-0 along with Team’s USA, New Zealand, France and Japan to the Semi Finals.

David Florence narrowly missed out in the C1 Canoe Slalom final finishing 10th failing to qualify after hitting a fence towards the end. Tony Estanguet, gold medallist for France from four years ago faced similar mishaps years ago, proving the unpredictability of the event.

On Tuesday Estanguet claimed his third gold Olympic medal with 97.06 seconds.

Tony Estanguet rides the wave

23 gates and two drops comprise the 300 metre course.

The unforgiving Slalom

Ye Shiwen sent shockwaves on the day. Breaking her own world record in the 400m Women’s freestyle, one Team USA coach said it seemed “disturbing” and sparked a doping sensation debate, which most have dismissed as jealously. When we cannot fully comprehend a feat, it is human nature to dissect it apart to try and fathom a plausible explanation.

China are said to be outraged. A note to China – you know she didn’t dope, so why worry about someone else’s claims that it seems impossible? You know where you stand so forget the words and move forward with a proud nation and dust it off, rather than harbour someone else’s comments. Too much hardship is unnecessary to devote time to. Forget the words and you’ll be fine, these comments will always happen in sport at some point in a rare occurrence.

Shiwen put in an impressive swim at the remarkable age of only fifteen.

The games officials defended Shiwen’s stance. Doping seems to be thrown out of the, ahem, water.

London 2012: Day 2 Results

London 2012: Day 2- Females prove a triumphant Olympic force

Day 2 saw swimmers plunge forth once more at the aquatic centre in East London, where numerous races went forward.

Dana Vollmer snared gold for the US in the Women’s 100m butterfly, with China and Australia picking up Silver and Bronze, respectively. Vollmer didn’t just win gold, setting a new Olympic record in a double whammy cutting off .08 from the previsous record set in 2009 by Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom as well as 0.63 from the 2000 games at Sydney held  from Netherlands’ Inge de Bruijn.

The Men’s 200m freestyle Semi-finals saw Ryan Lochte, winner yesterday; enter at fifth behind Yang Sun for China.

Complete with Goggles

Hear me Roar!

Once winning the top race, Lochte is now under pressure from onlookers where most noted he clocked lower times than previously and in the Relay Finals for the Men’s 100m freestyle 4 man teams, Phelps managed to re-prove himself with the fastest time of 47.15.

The US team came in at second, pipped by unsuspecting France who claimed the gold. Russia took the bronze medal.

The French team victorious

Women’s 400m freestyle saw Brit hopeful Rebecca Adlington come in third who weighed up a positive response, adding she claimed a medal despite not being gold and was pleased with that in a show of humble sportsmanship and respect for the games themselves. American Allison Schmitt claimed silver, with Camille Muffat taking gold for France.

Badminton

Team GB flew out of the competition after falling to Germany in mixed doubles.

Cycling

Women’s road racing saw Elizabeth Armitstead fail to lift Gold but grabbed silver instead. She lost out to Marianne Vos of France. Olga Zabelinskaya took the third place medal.

Female Finesse

Gymnastics (Artistic)

Ally Raisman of the US scored 15.325 on the Gymnastic floor adding to a grand total of 60.391 to win the Gymnastics’.

Waterpolo (Men’s)

Men’s Waterpolo saw Britain enter the pool once more since an absence dating back to 1956. All team members were back in Team GB speedos, which was an encouraging site. Bodies of the water events claimed by January 2012 the wetsuit thingy-majig would be outlawed, which now almost every swimmer has taken to wearing, abandoning the speedo itself. Romania beat Great Britain 13-6. Croatia, Spain, Italy, US and Serbia also made it through the preliminary stages.

Have Pride in your Pants!

Weighlifting

Men’s weightlifting saw Korea win gold after China stumbled at the last push of a lift, unfortunately dropping the bar in a hearty effort, to hold silver. Azerbaijan took Bronze in the 56kg.

Kazakhstan’s 19 year old Zulfiya Chinshanlo made an impressive entry, coming first to lift gold in the 53kg for the females.

Race 2 of Sailing went on, with Dane Jonas Hogh-Christensen best Ben Ainslie (GB), coming in second.

Kim Rhode made an Olympic record with gold for Team USA in the shooting challenge, missing only one bird out of 100 available. There’s always room for improvement. Hard to best that score for any future rival.

Royalty had a go in the Dressage Equestrian events, with Zara Phillips, coming joint 24th with Christopher Burton of Australia, while the Team Dressage events saw GB in third as Australia claimed second. Germany sit atop the board so far.

Mary King (GB) came in 14th on her Imperial Cavalier despite participating in torrential rain. The show must go on. She gained at least 71% in a hard slog trot along, with an iron will to succeed neglecting the weather.

Fencing

Sabre’s at the ready for Hungary, where Aron Szilagyi swashbuckled to first place medal takage. Italy and Russia took second and third for medals too.

James Honeybone for Team GB put a hearty comeback in after his opponent needed two points to victory. Honeybone took a tantalising run of points in catch up, until Belarusian Valery Pryiemka eventually thwarted his attempts.

Honeybone takes valid experience in a heartfelt battle

Kayak’s were launched in the Canoe Slalom, where Hannes Aigner breezed into first place for Germany, whilst Spain’s Samuel Hernanz took second. Russian Vavrinec Hradilek sits in third. Semifinals will continue shortly.

Judo

The Women’s 52 kg event saw four medal winners, with gold going to Ae Kum An of Korea while Cuban Yanet Bermoy Acosta held silver. Both Rosalba Forciniti (Italy) and Priscilla Gneto (France) both secured bronze.

Georgian Shavdatuashvili bested Colin Oates (GB) in a tense tussle earlier, going forward to win the event with gold. Hungarian Miklos Ungvari settled with silver, in the Men’s 66kg category. Masashi Ebinuma (Japan) and Jun-Ho Cho of Korea, both took bronze.

Poetry in motion

Norfolk’s finest

The empty seats debacle at the Judo was overcome with seemingly all seats (on camera view) filled to the maximum. Some behind the camera were short but mostly filled in the Excel Center. Equestrian, Canoeing and other events had notable emptiness, however, after organisers claimed the seats would be filled. Read Day 1 results on how to solve this –https://falsefabs.wordpress.com/2012/07/29/london-2012-day-1-results/

Team GB’s girls Adlington and Armitstead earned Britain its first two medals of the games, putting 12th on the leader board. (see below) More are expected to come as event’s continue. One instance from day 2 is certain, it belonged to the females worldwide. An encouraging day for sport and females indeed. Congrats!