Sports and Games

Olympics 2012

The 30th Olympics 2012 held at London on 27 July  and ended on 12 August. This is a 17 days Festival of Five Rings. There are 204 countries and more than 10,000 athletes participated in 300 events. US secured top place in medals of acquiring  104 medals in total, 46 gold, 29 silver and 29 bronze. the next place occupied by China of 99 medals. Britain stood at 3rd place of acquiring 65 medals in total. India stood at 55th place by acquiring 6 medals in total, 2 silver and 4 bronze. India got 6 medals among 81 athletes who participated in London Olympics. The next Olympics will be host by Rio De Janeiro on
2016. The Winter Olympics 2014 will be host by Russia, Sochi.

The name of the Indian Medalists are

1. Gagan Narang won the bronze Medal in the event of Men’s 10m. Air Rifle shooting.

2. Vijay Kumar won the Silver Medal in the event of individual 25 metre rapid fire pistol. He was awarded Khel Ratna by      the Government of India of his performance inLondon Olympics 2012.

3. Saina Nehwal won the Bronze medal in the Event of Badminton Women’s Singles.

4. Mary Kom won the bronze medal in the event of Women’s Fly 51kg. Boxing.

5. Yogeswar Dutt won the bronze medal in the event of Men’s 60kg. Free style wrestling. He was awarded Khel Ratna by the Government of India of his performance in London Olympics 2012.

6. Sushil kumar who is an Indian Flag Bearer and also won Silver Medal in the event of Men’s 66kg. Free style wrestling.

London Olympics world Records:

Name Event World Record
Dong Hyun ImArchery699 Points
Rebecca SoniSwimming Breast Stroke2:19.59 hr:mm:ss
XiaojunWeight Lifting379 kgs
Xiaojun LuWeight Lifting175 kg
Lulu ZhouWeight Lifting333 kg
Ilya IlyinWeight Lifting418kg
Ilya IlyinWeight Lifting233kg
Zulfiya ChinshanloWeight Lifting131kg
Un Guk KimWeight Lifting327kg
Usian BoltRunner 100m race9.63 seconds
RudishaRunner 800m race1:40.91
Jason KennyCycling (Track)Individual9.713 seconds
Sergei MartynovShooting 50 m Rifle Prone705.5points
Leuris PupoShooting 25m rapid fire  pistol34 points
Jessica RossiTrap99 points
Alexei KlimovShooting rapid fire pistol592 points
Shiwen YeSwimming (400m Individual Medley)4:28:43 hr:mm:ss
Missy FranklinSwimming Back stroke2:04:06 hr:mm:ss
Dana VollmerSwimming (100m Butterfly)55.98 secs

List  of  Countries  ranking by gold Medal:

RankCountryGoldSilverBronzeTotla Medals
1United states of America462929104
2People’s Republic of China38272388
3Great Britain29171965
4Russian federation24263282
5Republic of Korea138728

Highest Medals in Olympics won by Individuals:

Country Athlete name
Gold Silver Bronze  Total
JamaicaBOLT USAIN3003

Gold Medalists:

Andrian Clinhes Gold by a Finger Tip

Nathan Andrian clinched the Olympic 100 m free style gold by a fingertip on 1 August 2012 to become the first American to hold the title since 1988.

Serena Williams Wins Olympic Gold

Serena Williams secured her first ever gold medal victory in the women’s singles with 6-0, 6-1 win over the Russian beauty, Maria Sharapova at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon on 4 August 2012.Serena becomes the second women to win the Olympic gold medal in addition to all four different Grand Slam titles. she also set the record of being the only female professional to attain the number one spot in both singles and doubles category.

Ben Ainslie Claims  a Record

Britain’s Ben Ainslie became the most successful Olympic sailor on 5 August 2012 won a gold medal in the single handed finn class to claim a record breaking fifth consecutive medal.

Murray Won Olympic Gold

Britain’s Andy Murray demolished Roger Federer 6-2,6-1,6-4 in the men’s final on 5 Aug 2012 to wins first gold medal ad avenge his Wimbledon final defeat against the world no1. Roger Federer bagged Olympic Silver , Juan Martin del potro bagged copper.

Serena and Venus Williams won Olympics Gold in Women’s Doubles

Serena and Venus Williams teamed to win women’s doubles title at the Olympics on 5 August 2012. The third time the dynamic duo taken Home the gold medal.

Lin Defends Olympic Badminton Gold

China’s Lin Dan over hauled Lee Chong Wei in the final to win Olympic men’s badminton singles on 5 August 2012.

Salimikordasiabi Won Olympic Gold 

Inran’s Beh Salmi Kordasiabi won gold in the event of weightlifting competition at London to claim the title of “Strongest man at the Olympics”. He lifted 455 kg in total.silver for sajjad Anoushiravani. He is from Iran. Bronze for Russia’s Rulsan ALbegor with 448kg.

Sally Pearson Won 100m Hurdled Olympic Gold

Sally Pearson an Australian Won 100m hurdles Olympic Gold. She made an Olympic record time of 12.35seconds at Olympic Stadium, London. The Victory margin  record time of 12.37 seconds made by Joanna Hayes of US in Athens.

Decathlon Gold for Ashton eaton

Decathlon is the toughest event in the Olympics. which consists of 10 events as one event.On 10 Aug America based Ashton eaton who is an Olympic Gold winner of Decathlon of total of 8,869 points made at London. Previously he made a World Record by acquiring 9,026 points at U.S. Olympic trials.

Yodisha Won Women’s Wrestling Title

Japan’s saori Yodish won a third Olympic 55 kg women’s free style Wrestling title on 9 August 2012.

Women’s Soccer Won By America

The U. S Women’s Football team won its third straight Olympic medal on 9 August 2012 by beating Japan of 2-1.The midfielder Carli Lloyd, who made critical  2 goals to  America’s  victory.

Oscar Pistorius

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius made a history when he became the first double amputee to participate in an athletics event of 400meters at the Olympics on 04 August 2012.

Olympic Swimming: Power Ranking Michael Phelps’ 18 Gold Medal Performances

Michael Phelps is an American swimmer who has won 22 Olympic medals (18 Gold, 2 Silver, & 2 Bronze). He is an Olympic legend who broke the record for most medals while participating at the London 2012 games. Michael Phelps swam in four Olympic Games. He broke 39 world records. He beat the record of Larisa Latynina Soviet Union gymnast.

Nicola Adams wins first ever women boxing gold

Britain’s Nicola Adams became the first ever Olympic women’s boxing champion with a 16-7 flyweight final win over China’s world champion Ren Cancan on  9 August 2012.

Lysenko bags Gold

World champion Tatyana  Lysenko of Russia added the Olympic gold to her collections with an Olympic record 78.18m in women’s hammer throw at the Olympic stadium on 10 August 2012.

Roger Federer and Lina were Crowned the

Cincinnati Masters Tennis Championship World No.1 Tennis player Roger Federer won a record fifth Western and Southern open title (Cincinnati Masters) at Cincinnati on 19 August 2012. Federer beat second seeded Novak Djokovic 6-0, 7-6. This was the first time when top seeded men’s players clashed in the final.

India beat Australia to win Under-19 World Cup

India won their third Under-19 World Cup title as captain Unmukt Chand saved his best for last, coming up with a crucial, unbeaten ton in the final against Australia on 26 August 2012.

New Heaven Open title to Czench star

Petra kvitova beat Maria Kirilenko on 25 Aug to win the New Haven Open, the Czech star’s second WTA tournament title.

South Africa’s Hashim Amla becomes fasters

players to 3,000 ODI runs South Africa’s Hashim Amla became the fastest player to 3,000 one-day international runs during the course of his 150 that set up the Proteas’ 80- run win over England at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

Lydia Ko won CN Canadian Women’s Open LPGA Golf

Lydia Ko Won CN Canadian Women’s Open LPGA Golf on 26 Aug to become the youngest winner in LPGA Tour History and only the fifth amateur championship. she is 15-year-old .

US PGA Golf champion is Rory Mccllroy

Rory Mallory won US PGA Golf Championship at kaiwah Island on 12 August 2012.This is his second major title with a  record setting eight shot victory. The Northern Irishman,23, hit a six-under 66 to finish  13 under and return to world number one.

Dhoni named Castrol Indian cricketer of the year

The Castrol Awards for Cricketing Excellence are the premier cricketing awards recognizing outstanding performances by  Indian cricketers – past, present and future. Mahendra Singh Dhoni was declared the Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year
2011 whilst Ajit Wadekar received the Castrol Lifetime Achievement Award and India’s Under 19 World Cup winning  Captain Unmukt Chand was awarded the Castrol Junior Cricketer of the Year Award.

V.V.S. Laxman retired from international cricket

V.V.S. Laxman retired from international cricket on 18 August 2012. He played 134 tests, amazing 8781 runs and an coverage of 45.97 and hitting 17 hundreds. He played 86 ODI for an aggregate of 2338 runs at an average of 30.76.

Life Long Ban on Lance Armstrong

The U.S. anti doping agency 14 years of Lance Armstrong strong career on 24 Aug , including his record of seven tour de  France Titles and banned him for life from the sport. He was cyclist who retired an year ago. He would no longer challenge USDA and declined to exercise his last option by entering arbitration. He denied again that he ever took banned substances in his career, called USADA’s Investigation a “witch hunt” without any physical evidence.

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