US Open Tennis Top Seeds

2008 US Open Grand Slam Tennis Top Seeds

Here are the Men and Women top seeds are this years US Open Grand Slam Tennis Championship.

Men
1 Rafael Nadal
2 Roger Federer
3 Novak Djokovic
4 David Ferrer
5 Nikolay Davydenko
6 Andy Murray
7 David Nalbandian
8 Andy Roddick
9 James Blake
10 Stanislas Wawrinka
11 Fernando Gonzalez
12 Richard Gasquet
13 Fernando Verdasco
14 Ivo Karlovic
15 Tommy Robredo
16 Gilles Simon
17 Juan Martin Del Potro
18 Nicolas Almagro
19 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
20 Nicolas Kiefer
22 Tomas Berdych
23 Igor Andreev
24 Paul-Henri Mathieu
25 Philipp Kohlschreiber
26 Dmitry Tursunov
27 Feliciano Lopez
28 Radek Stepanek
29 Juan Monaco
30 Marin Cilic
31 Andreas Seppi
32 Gael Monfils

Women
1 Ana Ivanovic
2 Jelena Jankovic
3 Svetlana Kuznetsova
4 Serena Williams
5 Elena Dementieva
6 Dinara Safina
7 Venus Williams
8 Vera Zvonareva
9 Agnieszka Radwanska
10 Anna Chakvetadze
11 Daniela Hantuchova
12 Marion Bartoli
13 Agnes Szavay
14 Victoria Azarenka
15 Patty Schnyder
16 Flavia Pennetta
17 Alize Cornet
18 Dominika Cibulkova
19 Nadia Petrova
20 Nicole Vaidisova
21 Caroline Wozniacki
22 Maria Kirilenko
23 Lindsay Davenport
24 Shahar Peer
25 Francesca Schiavone
26 Anabel Medina Garrigu
27 Alona Bondarenko
28 Katarina Srebotnik
29 Sybille Bammer
30 Ai Sugiyama
31 Virginie Razzano
32 Amelie Mauresmo

2008 US Open Grand Slam Tennis Schedule

2008 US Open Grand Slam Tennis Schedule

Here is the information related to US Open Grand Slam Tennis Schedule and related reviews, reports, match fixtures and players ranking.

US Open 2008 will start from 25 AUG and end on SEP 07.

You can find information related to the following on this site:

Scores and Statistics
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Audio and Video information of US Open
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How to Visit and watch LIVE matches of 2008 US Open Tennis
History of US Open

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USA VS SPAIN OLYMPICS BASKETBALL FINAL



USA Vs SPAIN Olympic Basketball Finals for GOLD MEDAL

Can USA regain its Glory?

Today USA is taking on Spain to decide the Gold Medal winner of the Beijing Olympics 2008. The NBA stars team is confident of beating Spain, but Spain will offer a very tough fight to the USA Team.

The match has started and is being shown LIVE on TV channels.

All the best to both the teams
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Olympic Volleyball Finals USA vs Brazil LIVE

Olympic Mens Volleyball Finals between USA vs Brazil LIVE - Gold Medal Match

LATEST UPDATE: USA WINS Olympics Volleyball GOLD MEDAL

Previous:

LIVE: USA Leads Brazil by 2 sets to 1


LIVE SCORES of the Men's Volleyball Final Gold Medal Match Between USA and Brazil

Brazil (1 SET): USA (3 SETS)

SET 1 Brazil won 20:25
SET 2 USA won 25:22
SET 3 USA won 25:21
SET4
USA won 25:23

Here are the two teams:

USA:
HOFF Thomas
BALL Lloy
HANSEN Kevin
LEE David
ROONEY Sean
MILLAR Ryan
GARDNER Gabriel
TOUZINSKY Scott
SALMON Riley
LAMBOURNE Richard
STANLEY Clayton
PRIDDY William

BRAZIL:
GODOY FILHO Gilberto
NASCIMENTO Andre
SANTOS Sergio
ENDRES Murilo
REZENDE Bruno
ENDRES Gustavo
AMARAL Dante
FUCHS Samuel
SANTANA Rodrigo
ELGARTEN Marcelo
HELLER Andre
RODRIGUES Anderson

Day 15 Beijing Olympics Schedule

Day 15 Beijing Schedule

Here is the Schedule of different events at Beijing today - penultimate day of the Summer Olympics - Day 15.

I am mentioning some interesting events - for a detailed schedule kindly check the official Beijing Olympics website.

All these are in Chinese Local Time

Athletics - All Gold Medal Matches
19:00 Women's High Jump Final
19:10 Men's Javelin Throw Final
19:30 Men's 800m Final
19:50 Women's 1500m Final
20:10 Men's 5000m Final
20:40 Women's 4 x 400m Relay Final
21:05 Men's 4 x 400m Relay Final

Football - Gold Medal Match
Nigeria vs Argentina

Boxing Finals - All Gold Medal Matches
19:00 Men's Fly (51kg) Cuba LAFFITA HERNANDEZ Andris vs Thailand JONGJOHOR Somjit
19:36 Men's Feather (57kg) Ukraine LOMACHENKO Vasyl vs France DJELKHIR Khedafi
20:11 Men's Light Welter (64kg) Thailand BOONJUMNONG Manus vs Dominican Rep. DIAZ Felix
20:46 Men's Middle (75kg) Great Britain DEGALE James vs Cuba CORREA BAYEAUX Emilio
21:21 Men's Heavy (91kg) Russian Fed. CHAKHKIEV Rakhim vs Italy RUSSO Clemente

Vijender Kumar Losses in Olympics Boxing Semi Finals

Vijender Kumar Losses in Olympics Boxing Semi Finals

Vijender kumar lost his semifinals boxing bout at 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.

Vijender won his quarter finals match and was anyways assured of a bronze medal. Now with this loss in the Semi Finals, Vijender has lost the chance of winning either a Silver or a Gold Medal.

He was defeated by the Cuban Boxer Emilio CORREA BAYEAUX in the Men's Middle (75kg) Semifinal 2 by 8:5 points.

The decision of victory was based on points and the score lines looked like this after each round.

Emilio : Vijender Kumar
Round 1 2 : 0
Round 2 2 : 3
Round 3 3 : 0
Round 4 1 : 2

There is a lot of talk about this smart, dynamic and young guy and the whole country was praying for his victory, and he in fact lived up to the expectations of everyone by assuring a medal to India. What ever is the current result - he is the champion.

According to some online reports, noted Film actress Bipasha Basu has promised a date with Vijender Kumar if he brings a Gold Medal to India. So now this has to wait for four more years - till the 2012 LONDON Olympic Games.

Anyways send Congratulations to Vijender Kumar for his performance on winning a bronze medal by commenting here.

Also see the following
Vijender Kumar wins the Quarter Finals Match

USA Sweeps Men's 400m event in Beijing Olympics

USA Sweeps Men's 400m event in Beijing Olympics

United States recovered some pride by winning the Men's 400 meters race today in an all USA affair - this was important after their loss in the shorter versions of the race - both in 100m and 200m events.

LaShawn Merritt of USA won the Gold Medal and his co-team members Jeremy Wariner and David Neville won the silver and bronze respectively.

Shawn completed the race in 43.75 Seconds.

Here were the final standings of the Men's 400m event.

MERRITT LaShawn United States
WARINER Jeremy United States
NEVILLE David United States
BROWN Christopher Bahamas
DJHONE Leslie France
ROONEY Martyn Great Britain
QUOW Renny Trinidad/Tobago
WISSMAN Johan Sweden

Latest news
US relay teams drop batons in 4X100 Relay - Tyson Gay bad form continues

Womens Beach Volleyball USA wins the GOLD MEDAL

Women's Beach Volleyball USA wins the GOLD MEDAL


Beijing Olympic Updates:

USA Womens' Beach Volleyball team defeated China's team to win the gold in the final.

Here were the details of the teams that played the beach volleyball finals.

Women's Gold Medal Match - Match 54
Tian Jia/Wang (China) - Silver
Walsh/May-Treanor (United States) - Winners - Gold Medal

The scores for the gold medal match read like this:
Tian Jia/Wang (China) 0 18 18 Runners - Silver Medal
Walsh/May-Treanor (USA) 2 21 21 Winners - Gold Medal

There was lots of excitement as both the team played hardly and would have been anyone's game.

Earlier the bronze medal was won by the Chinese team, here are the details

Xue/Zhang Xi (China) 2 21 21 Winners - Bronze Medal
Talita/Renata (Brazil) 0 19 17 Runners

USAIN BOLT Winner of Olympics Mens 200 meters Finals

USAIN BOLT Winner of Olympics Mens 200 meters Finals
 

 2012 London Olympics - Usain Bolt of Jamaica wins both 100m and 200m events

2008 Olympics
Usain Bolt continues to create World Records in the current World Championships in Berlin. He just created one more in the 200 meters men's race . As you might know he surpassed his own world record in 100 meters just few days back.

Previous:
USAIN BOLT completes a grand double at Beijing!

Jamican Usain BOLT emerged as the Gold Medal winner in Men's 200m race after he won the race today in Beijing Olympics. His win in this way is being compared to all time greats Carl Lewis of United States - who too won both the 100 and 200 meters in one single Olympics.

As you all know earlier Usain Bolt won the mens 100 meter race very convincingly.

I will try to get and share the you tube LIVE Video of Usain Bolt's 200m victory.

Usain Bolt won the race in a new World Record timing of 19.30 seconds.

So this has been a real good Olympics for Jamaicans, especially Usain Bolt.

MARTINA Churandy of Netherland Antilles won the silver medal and Shawn CRAWFORD of United States won the bronze medal

Here was the line up for the Men's 200m race.

COLLINS Kim StKitts/Nevis
MALCOLM Christian Great Britain
CRAWFORD Shawn United States
BOLT Usain Jamaica
DZINGAI Brian Zimbabwe
MARTINA Churandy Neth. Antilles
DIX Walter United States
SPEARMON Wallace United States

Earlier posts:
USAIN BOLTS 100 meter Victory

Usain Bolt 100 meter winner

Shelly Ann Fraser Womens 100 meter winner

USAIN BOLT 3rd GOLD MEDAL VIDEO

Indian Boxer Jitender Kumar losses in Boxing Quarter Finals

Indian Boxer Jitender Kumar losses in Boxing Quarter Finals

India lost a chance of winning one more medal when its boxer Jitender Kumar lost to Russian Federation's Georgy Balakshin in the 51KG Fly Weight Quarter Final event of the Olympic boxing competition.

The decision was based on points and the score lines at the end of the boxing bout looked like 15:11 in favor of the Russian

Here were scores for each round - Russian : Indian

Round 1 2:1
Round 2 5:5
Round 3 6:2
Round 4 2:3

Earlier Akhil Kumar of India lost in Quarter Finals.

India have one more hope for medal in boxing when Vijender Kumar takes on Carlos Gongora of Ecuador in the Men's middle weight 75 KG boxing quarterfinals.

Earlier in the day India pulled of a surprise when Sushil Kumar won the Bronze medal in Freestyle wrestling

Olympic Basketball Matches from Beijing

Olympic Basketball Matches reports from Beijing, China

We have reached an exciting phase in the Mens Basketball championship at Beijing Olympics. With many teams having NBA stars in their line-ups, every match is generating quite some interest.

Here is the Mens Quarter Finals line up for the run up to the Olympic Basketball Medals

Wed Aug 20 14:30 Men's Quarterfinal - Game 65
Spain vs Croatia Olympic Basketball Gymnasium

Wed Aug 20 16:45 Men's Quarterfinal - Game 66
Lithuania vs China Olympic Basketball Gymnasium

Wed Aug 20 20:00 Men's Quarterfinal - Game 68
United States vs Australia Olympic Basketball Gymnasium

Wed Aug 20 22:15 Men's Quarterfinal - Game 67
Argentina vs Greece Olympic Basketball Gymnasium

Shawn Johnson wins Olympic Gymnastics Gold

Shawn Johnson wins Olympic Gymnastics Gold

It was a dream come true for American teenage Gymnast Shawn Johnson, when she won the Gold in Balance Beam Final edging past her fellow team mate Nastia Liukin.

This Beijing Olympics would have been incomplete for Shawn if she had missed out on this Gold. She already won 3 silver medals in these summer games - in the team event, all around and floor exercise events.

Bela Karolyi jumped from his seat and was very excited on Shawn's performance.

Shawn Johnson said "It feels amazing to finish off the last routine of my Olympic experience with gold. It means everything in the world"

She also said that it was gratifying for her to get gold for her coaches, Liang Chow and Liwen Zhuang, former gymnasts in China.

Nastia Liukin, the all-around champion, took silver at 16.025 for her fifth medal in this Beijing games. Bronze went for hosts team's Fei Cheng .

Gymnast Shawn Johnson's performance today was with a great determination and was a daring, difficult routine that gained 16.225 points by the judges.

I missed out watching this event on TV, but I am sure NBC would have telecasted Shawn Johnson's LIVE winning performance, as Gymnastics and Swimming would have been the most liked and watched LIVE Olympic events NBC.

Olympics Day 10 Highlights - From Beijing

Olympics Day 10 Highlights - From Beijing

As we move along, we are coming closer to the last day of 2008 Olympics. We did see some interesting events and exciting moments.

Everyday new Olympic and World Records are being created and more and more new players and athletes are coming into limelight.

So, here are some of the highlights of Day 10 LIVE from Beijing - from the Official website of 2008 Summer Olympics

Athletics: Liu's exit stuns China in 110 meter mens hurdles

Basketball: Queue up for quarterfinal knockouts

Boxing: Zou, Tishchenko expect smooth run, India's Akhil Kumar loses in Quarter Finals

Volleyball: China vs. Russia highlights quarterfinals

Beach Volleyball: Two Chinese teams meet in semifinals

Table Tennis: Singles competition commences

Triathlon: Gomez to catch gold on Olympic debut

Trampoline: Lu, Dong lead for Men's Trampoline gold

Wrestling: Russian wrestlers turn on the heat

Sailing: GB in pole position to claim Laser gold

Hockey: China, Germany, Argentina in semis

Swimming: Michael Phelps takes greatest Gold Medal Sag ever

Tennis: Rafal Nadal extremely happy with the Gold Medal

"I am a two-time World champion, but I'd rather be a one-time Olympic champion."
-- Bahri Tanrikulu (TURKEY)

Russia's Isinbayeva sets new WR to win gold in Womens Pole Vault

Great Britain sets world mark and wins gold in Team Pursuit - Cycling


Beijing Olympics Medals Tally and Highlights

Beijing Summer Olympic Games 2008 Medals and Highlights 17th AUG 2008

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 China (CHN) 35 13 13 61
2 USA 19 21 25 65
3 Great Britain 11 6 8 25
4 Germany 9 6 6 21
5 Australia 8 10 11 29
6 Korea 8 9 5 22
7 Japan 8 5 7 20
8 Russia 7 12 12 31
9 Italy 6 6 6 18
10 Ukraine 5 3 6 14

China is way ahead in this in terms of the Gold Medals - with more results due from Athletics it will be interesting to see if USA can catch China before the close of these games.

Great Britain - the host of 2012 London Olympics is really doing well at 3rd Place.

Other Highlights from Beijing Olympics

Jamaicans had a dream Olympics this time as they won both the Gold Medals in 100 meters.

India has had its first Gold Medal ever in Olympics, tomorrow Indian Boxers will be in the fray in Boxing Quarterfinals - Akhil Kumar, Vijendar Kumar and Jitendar Kumar - all boxers from Bhiwani in India. Indian Boxing will get a big push with the boxers performance till date - irrespective of Indian Boxers win any medals or not.

Michael Phelps record of 8 Gold medals is going to stay for quite sometime - similar to Mark Spitz world record.

As expected the middle distance events are being dominated by African nations.

Another surprise was by Tunisian swimmer Oussama Mellouli in the mens 1,500-meter freestyle race

Rafal Nadal won the Olympic Gold Medal in Tennis by defeating Chilean Fernando Gonzalez

Roger Federer had some consolation when he won the Tennis double Gold

Shelly Ann Frazer from Jamaica won the womens 100 meter Gold, thus making it a grand Jamican double.
In fact the womens 100 meter was an all Jamaican affair with all the three medals - Gold, Silver and Bronze going to them.

Shelly Ann Fraser Winner of 100 meter Women Olympic Finals

Fastest Woman on earth - FRASER Shelly-Ann from Jamaica - Winner of Womans 100 meter sprint final at Beijing Olympics

FRASER Shelly-Ann from Jamaica has won the Gold medal in woman 100 meter Olympics finals and thus being the fastest woman on earth. The finalists of this women's 100 meter race included 3 Jamaicans and 3 Americans.

As you know yesterday Usain Bolt from Jamaica created record by winning the Mens 100 meter final event.

Thus this year it has become a grand double for the Jamaicans - what a performance from a small country.

I will post the LIVE Video of Shell Ann Fraser winning the 100 meter Womans final.

Shelly-Ann FRASER has won this race in 10.78 Seconds.

What a grand double for JAMAICA !!

RAFAL NADAL 2008 Olympic Tennis Champion

RAFAL NADAL 2008 Olympic Tennis Champion

Rafal Nadal continued his good form to win the Gold Medal for Spain by beating Chilean Fernando Gonzalez in straight sets.

Nadal showed great determination and was difficult to over come the way he was hitting the shots, Fernando Gonzalez tried all his best to give a good fight.

Fernando in fact played very well in the second set which went to the tie-break.

But this was a match to watch as the spaniard was aggressive in his Tennis.

The final score line of Olympic Tennis Mens Final read like this
6-3 - 7-6 - 6-3

Watching this Tennis Final LIVE was as good as watching any other Tennis Grand Slam Final.

Athletics Schedule at Beijing Olympics

Athletics Schedule on the 17th Aug 2008 at 2008 Beijing Olympics

Here is the schedule for different events at the National Stadium, Beijing - All are in Athletics.
All the timings that are mentioned here are local timings.

The event to watch out will be the Womens 100-meter final - this will decide the fastest woman on the earth. As you all know USAIN BOLT won the 100 - meter race yesterday with a world record. The other Highlight of the day was Michael Phelps winning his 8th Gold Medal - setting an all time record in Olympic History.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
07:30 Women's Marathon
19:00 Women's 100m Hurdles Round 1 - Heat 1
19:07 Women's 100m Hurdles Round 1 - Heat 2
19:10 Men's Hammer Throw Final
19:14 Women's 100m Hurdles Round 1 - Heat 3
19:21 Women's 100m Hurdles Round 1 - Heat 4
19:28 Women's 100m Hurdles Round 1 - Heat 5
19:45 Women's 100m Semifinal 1
19:53 Women's 100m Semifinal 2
20:10 Women's 400m Hurdles Round 1 - Heat 1
20:18 Women's 400m Hurdles Round 1 - Heat 2
20:20 Men's High Jump Qual. Round - Group A
20:20 Men's High Jump Qual. Round - Group B
20:26 Women's 400m Hurdles Round 1 - Heat 3
20:34 Women's 400m Hurdles Round 1 - Heat 4
21:00 Women's 400m Semifinal 1
21:07 Women's 400m Semifinal 2
21:14 Women's 400m Semifinal 3
21:30 Women's 3000m Steeplechase Final
21:35 Women's Triple Jump Final
21:55 Men's 1500m Semifinal 1
22:04 Men's 1500m Semifinal 2
22:25 Women's 100m Final
22:45 Men's 10,000m Final

Michael Phelps Wins 8 Gold Medals in Olympics Swimming

Watch Michael Phelps Gold Medal winning Videos in Swimming at 2008 Summer Olympics Beijing, China

Michael Phelps created one of the most amazing record of sports history when he surpassed Mark Spitz's 7 Gold Medals in one Olympic games. Today on the Super Sunday at Beijing, Michael Phelps along with his three other Swimmers won the Gold Medal in the 4X100 meter medley relay.

The other members of the Gold medal winning US team were Aaron Peirsol, Brendan Hansen, Jason Lezak, they won this event at the National Aquatics Center in a time of 3:29.34 and in this process they broke the world record by 1.34 seconds.

The Challenge for the Phelps USA team was from Australian team - they had Hayden Stoeckel, Andrew Lauterstein, Rickard and Sullivan. The Aussies finished 0.70 seconds behind the US to win silver in an Oceania record 3:30.04, also under the old world record.

Japan's team of Miyashita Junichi, Kitajima Kosuke, Fujii Takuro and Sato Hisayoshi won the Bronze Medal and in this effort they created an Asian record with the timing of 3:31.18.

Russia finished fourth in a European record 3:31.92 Seconds.


Watch Usain Bolt Video of 100m Olympics Race

Watch Usain Bolt Video of 100m Olympics Race

USAIN BOLT from Jamaica has created history by setting a new world and Olympic record by completing the 100 meters race in a record time of 9.68 Seconds.

100 meters event at any Olympics is the most watched one and this will let us know who is the fastest person on the earth.

Former world record holder Asafa Powell didnt come in the top 3 .

America's Tyson Gay failed to qualify for the finals.

At the end USAIN BOLT won this race convincingly and before the race was over he was sure that he won it convincingly.

Also Check the latest news
USAIN BOLT Winner of Olympics Mens 200 meter Finals

Check out
USAIN BOLT 3rd GOLD MEDAL VIDEO

Highlights of 2008 Beijing Olympics

Highlights of 2008 Beijing Olympics

LATEST UPDATES ON BOXING: INDIAN BOXERS

India lost their hopes on winning one more medal - this time in Boxing - as the news maker Akhil Kumar from Bhiwani lost to his opponent in the quarter finals of the Men's Bantam Weight - 54KG and failed to qualify for the Semi finals.

He was defeated by GOJAN Veaceslav (Republic of Moldova) by points (10:3)

Previous Updates:
Beijing Olympics are going on and the momentum is at its peak with lots of surprises, excitement and also few controversies.

Americans have complained that the Chinese have fielded an under aged Women Gymnastics team - which eventually won the Gold Medal.

A Swedish Wrestler throws his Bronze medal on the mat as he is not happy with the decision that went against him in the semi finals.

A Hungarian Weightlifter met with an accident when he was lifting the weights in weight lifting competition.

Those were some highlights for today and here are some more from the official website of 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.

From: http://en.beijing2008.cn/

* US breezes by Greece despite Howard's early exit
* Equestrian: Germany takes 2nd straight team gold
* Fencing: UKR takes 1st Women's Team Sabre gold
* Shooting: Women shooters set final ORs, claim gold
* Archery: Zhang ends ROK's winning streak
* Wrestling: Best show of Greco-Roman Wrestling
* Judo: China and Mongolia score Judo victories
* Gymnastics: Yang stakes his claim as the greatest
* Canoe/Kayak: Rained out Men's final, Women's semi
* Coventry smashes OR in Women's 200m Backstroke
* Badminton Men's Singles: Lin to meet Chen in semi
* Artistic Gymnastics: US duo ends China's gold rush

China continues to lead the medals tally - it will be interesting to see the results once the athletics events start.
The 100m race will be the darling of all events.

Updates on Olympic Medals and Results

Updates on Beijing Olympics 2008 Medals and Results

Here is the latest news from China on the 2008 Beijing Olympics Day 5. This is information is from the Official website of Beijing Olympics 2008 games - http://en.beijing2008.cn/
  • Women's Individual Time Trial: Armstrong mines gold
  • Men's 4 x 200m FR: Phelps leads record relay
  • China wins its 1st Team gold in Women's Gymnastics
  • Tenth Olympic gold for Phelps in 200m Butterfly
  • Women's 200m IM: Rice crowned best all-rounder
  • Women's 200m Freestyle: Pellegrini seals WR win
  • Fencing: Ota and Zhu advance to Foil semifinals
  • Sibling rivalry comes into Water Polo play
  • Two Lees bring Japanese miracle to an abrupt end
  • Spain crushes Czech Republic in second half
  • Russia outclasses Kazakhstan in Women's Volleyball
  • Tennis Preview: Russia holds numerical advantage
Keep watching this space for More LIVE updates and LIVE Video Highlights of Olympic Games

Michael Phelps wins 4th Gold with 4th World Record

Michael Phelps wins 4th Gold with 4th World Record at 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games

Michael created a new world record by surpassing his own world record, and on this course he went on to win the 4th Gold medal of 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
Undoubtedly now he is the most accomplished player of the Olympics history.

With this Michael Phelps dream of 8 Gold medals is still on target. What a Swimmer he is !!

Micheal Phelps made USA proud by winning this 4th Gold medal in Men's 200m Butterfly and in this process took 0.06 second off the previous record of 1:52.09 he set at Melbourne in March 2007

Laszlo Cseh of Hungary (1:52.70) and Matsuda Takeshi of Japan (1:52.97) claimed silver and bronze, both these medal winners created European and Asian records respectively.

Also check my previous posts on USA Swimming Team

Review about Michael Phelps 3rd Gold medal

Update:
Michael Phelps wins 5th GOLD

Summer Olympic Games 2008 Medals Tally

Summer Olympic Games 2008 Medals Tally - 12 AUG 2008

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1
China (CHN) 13 3 4 20
2 USA 7 6 8 21
3 Korea 5 6 1 12
4 Italy 3 4 2 9
5 Australia 3 2 5 10
6 Japan 3 1 2 6
7 Germany 3 1 1 5
8 Russia 2 4 3 9
9 Great Britain 2 1 2 5
10 Czech Rep 2

2

Let us see how this will change tomorrow with more results expected from Swimming and other sports.

US Mens Olympics Gymnastics team


US Mens 2008 Beijing Olympics Gymnastics team


Artistic Gymnastics is a very skill full game dominated by some European, Asian and American continents.

The different types of Artistic Gymnastics that will be played for Individual and team medals are follows:

Floor
Pommel Horse
Rings
Vault
Parallel Bars
Horizontal Bar

USA has fielded a strong team this time for Gymnastics and is certainly hoping for getting some medals from this team. They are going to face a tough challenge from Chinese, Japanese, Germans and Koreans.

Here is the team for the Olympics Gymnastics team:

HORTON Jonathan
TAN Kai Wen
BHAVSAR Raj
HAGERTY Joey
ARTEMEV Alexander
SPRING Justin

Jason LEZAK in 4X100 Freestyle Swimming Relay final

Jason LEZAK shines in 4X100 Freestyle Swimming Relay final

In one of the most exciting finishes of olympics swimming relay races - Jason Lezak came up with an amazing effort to ensure that USA wins the gold medal in the 4X100 Freestyle Swimming relay final in Beijing China.

Here is the team from USA which won the Gold Medal:
PHELPS Michael
WEBER-GALE Garrett
JONES Cullen
LEZAK Jason

In this process they have created a new Olympic and World record. France took the silver and Australia came 3rd and tool the Bronze.

The race was so close that the difference between Gold and Silver was only 8/100th of a second. And this is because of the superb final lap by Jason Lezak with 46.06 Seconds.

This effort from Jason Lezak also helped his fellow team mate to add another Gold to his Kitty - Michael Phelps, who is targeting 8 Gold Medals in 2008 Beijing Games.

Michael Phelps (USA) Wins 3rd Swimming Gold in Olympics

Michael Phelps (USA) Wins 3rd Swimming Gold - Stays on track for 8 Gold Medals

Michael Phelps from United States of America has won the third gold today at Beijing Olympics. This third gold came in mens 200m Freestyle swimming event.

With this Phelps is still in contention of fulfilling his dream of winning 8 Gold medals in an Olympic event. There are 5 more to go. It will be very interesting to watch his remaining events and see if he becomes the first person in the history of Olympics to win 8 Gold Medals.

Michael Phelps 3rd Gold of Beijing 2008 Olympics game came at the National Aquatic center Beijing today when he broke the world record in the 200 meters freestyle swimming event.
He won in 1:42.96 to beat his previous world mark of 1:43.86 set in Melbourne in 2007.

Park Tae-hwan from the Republic of Korea (South Korea), who won the Gold medal in the 400m Freestyle on Sunday, was second to Michael Phelps throughout the race and held off a challenge from Peter Vanderkaay (USA) to touch for the silver medal in 1:44.85; 1.89 seconds behind the American.

Peter Vanderkay (USA), who had qualified fastest for the final, won the bronze medal in 1:45.14.

China continues to lead the Medals Tally with 9 Golds, followed closely by USA with 6 Golds.


Abhinav Bindra Wins first Olympic Gold for India

Abhinav Bindra wins 10m air rifle gold for India in Beijing Olympics

India made history today by winning its first ever individual Gold Medal for India. 25 year old shooter Abhinav Bindra has won 10m Air Rifle Gold in the undergoing Beijing Olympics in China.

This is the first Gold medal for the country as all the previous medals were in Team Events (Hockey), last year in Athens Greece, Rajvardhan Singh Rathore had won the Silver medal for India.

Indian Hockey didnt make it to the olympics qualifying round this time and this was very dis-appointing. This win by Abhinav Bindra has compensated for everything and whatever happens to the other events doesnt matter any more.

Kindly join me in congratulating and telling thanks to Abhinav Bindra for the greatest achievement in Indian sports.

Beijing Olympic Medals Tally Day 2

Beijing Olympic Medals Tally

We have seen an exciting second day of Beijing Olympic games. China has raced ahead of everyone in the medals tally by winning 6 Gold Medals.

Michael Phelps of USA has won the first gold in Swimming for his country. Phelps is eying for a world record and is aiming to win 7 Gold Medals in Swimming.

China is followed by South Korea and United States in the medals tally.

Also we have an interesting Basketball match going on between USA and China - with all eyes on Yao Ming.

2004 Olympic Games Medals Tally from Athens Greece

2004 Olympic Games Medals Tally from Athens Greece

For all your benefit here is the medals tally of 2004 Olympic Games held in Athens Greece. Let us see how the results and medals tally will be in these games


Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1
United States(USA) 36 39 28 103
2 China (CHN) 32 17 14 63
3 Russia (RUS) 27 27 38 92
4 Australia (AUS) 17 16 16 49
5 Japan (JPN) 16 9 12 37
6 Germany (GER) 13 16 20 49
7 France (FRA) 11 9 13 33
8 Italy (ITA) 10 11 11 32
9 South Korea (KOR) 9 12 9 30
10 Great Britain (GBR) 9 9 12 30
11 Cuba (CUB) 9 7 11 27
12 Ukraine (UKR) 9 5 9 23
13 Hungary (HUN) 8 6 3 17
14 Romania (ROU) 8 5 6 19
15 Greece (GRE) 6 6 4 16
16 Brazil (BRA) 5 2 3 10
17 Norway (NOR) 5 0 1 6
18 Netherlands (NED) 4 9 9 22
19 Sweden (SWE) 4 2 1 7
20 Spain (ESP) 3 11 5 19
21 Canada (CAN) 3 6 3 12
22 Turkey (TUR) 3 3 4 10
23 Poland (POL) 3 2 5 10
24 New Zealand (NZL) 3 2 0 5
25 Thailand (THA) 3 1 4 8
26 Belarus (BLR) 2 6 7 15
27 Austria (AUT) 2 4 1 7
28 Ethiopia (ETH) 2 3 2 7
29 Iran (IRI) 2 2 2 6
29 Slovakia (SVK) 2 2 2 6
31 Chinese Taipei (TPE) 2 2 1 5
32 Georgia (GEO) 2 2 0 4
33 Bulgaria (BUL) 2 1 9 12
34 Jamaica (JAM) 2 1 2 5
34 Uzbekistan (UZB) 2 1 2 5
36 Morocco (MAR) 2 1 0 3
37 Denmark (DEN) 2 0 6 8
38 Argentina (ARG) 2 0 4 6
39 Chile (CHI) 2 0 1 3
40 Kazakhstan (KAZ) 1 4 3 8
41 Kenya (KEN) 1 4 2 7
42 Czech Republic (CZE) 1 3 4 8
43 South Africa (RSA) 1 3 2 6
44 Croatia (CRO) 1 2 2 5
45 Lithuania (LTU) 1 2 0 3
46 Egypt (EGY) 1 1 3 5
46 Switzerland (SUI) 1 1 3 5
48 Indonesia (INA) 1 1 2 4
49 Zimbabwe (ZIM) 1 1 1 3
50 Azerbaijan (AZE) 1 0 4 5
51 Belgium (BEL) 1 0 2 3
52 Bahamas (BAH) 1 0 1 2
52 Israel (ISR) 1 0 1 2
54 Cameroon (CMR) 1 0 0 1
54 Dominican Republic (DOM) 1 0 0 1
54 United Arab Emirates (UAE) 1 0 0 1
57 North Korea (PRK) 0 4 1 5
58 Latvia (LAT) 0 4 0 4
59 Mexico (MEX) 0 3 1 4
60 Portugal (POR) 0 2 1 3
61 Finland (FIN) 0 2 0 2
61 Serbia and Montenegro (SCG) 0 2 0 2
63 Slovenia (SLO) 0 1 3 4
64 Estonia (EST) 0 1 2 3
65 Hong Kong, China (HKG) 0 1 0 1
65 India (IND) 0 1 0 1
65 Paraguay (PAR) 0 1 0 1
68 Colombia (COL) 0 0 2 2
68 Nigeria (NGR) 0 0 2 2
68 Venezuela (VEN) 0 0 2 2
71 Eritrea (ERI) 0 0 1 1
71 Mongolia (MGL) 0 0 1 1
71 Syria (SYR) 0 0 1 1
71 Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 0 0 1 1
Total 301 301 328 930


Katerina Emmons wins first gold of Olympics

Katerina Emmons of Czech Republic wins first gold of Olympics

Katerina Emmons became the first athlete to win the gold medal in Beijing 2008 Olympics in China. She won this gold medal in 10 m air rifle shooting event.

She scored a perfect world record equaling score of 400 in the qualification and also finshed perfectly in the finals with 503.5 and win the gold in a tough competition.

Lioubov Galkina of Russia won the silver medal with a score of 502.1. Snjezana Pejcic of Croatia took bronze with 500.9.

But the favorite in this event and the local girl Du Li of China disappointed everyone by finishing fifth. Du Li had won the gold medal in Athens, Greece in 2004.

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Beijing Olympics Sports and Games

Beijing Olympic Games


Here are the list of Sports and Games that are being played by different sports persons, athletes from all over the world.

Archery               
Athletics            
Baseball            
Badminton            
Basketball            
Beach Volleyball      
Boxing                  
Cycling - BMX            
Canoe/Kayak - Flatwater
Cycling - Mountain Bike
Cycling - Road            
Canoe/Kayak - Slalom      
Cycling - Track      
Diving                  
Equestrian            
Football    
Fencing            
Gymnastics Artistic      
Gymnastics Rhythmic      
Trampoline            
Handball            
Hockey                  
Judo                  
Modern Pentathlon      
Rowing                  
Sailing            
Shooting            
Softball            
Swimming            
Synchronized Swimming      
Tennis                  
Taekwondo            
Triathlon            
Table Tennis            
Volleyball            
Weightlifting            
Water Polo            
Wrestling


Beijing Olympics Schedule

Beijing Olympics Schedule

Beijing Olympics have began with a spectacular opening ceremony and the focus now is shifting towards the games, records, winners, gold medals and sports persons.

The games official website is:
http://en.beijing2008.cn/

Kindly check below for the details related to the Olympics Schedule till 9th of August 2008.

Beijing Olympics Schedule, Results and Medals Tally for 6 August 2008

Beijing Olympics Schedule, Results and Medals Tally for 7 August 2008

Beijing Olympics Schedule, Results and Medals Tally for 8 August 2008

Beijing Olympics Schedule, Results and Medals Tally for 9 August 2008

Keep watch this space for an updated information related to the Olympics.