Olympic highlights: August 11, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
August 11, 2008 is the third main day of the 2008 Olympic games, the below article lists some of the highlights. As a lot of the new records were in swimming events, this article has several sections on swimming races.
Women's 100m Backstroke
The Zimbabwean Kirsty Coventry set a new world record in the semifinal of the women's 100m backstroke with a time of 58.77 seconds.
Men's 100 m breaststroke
The Japanese Kosuke Kitajima set a new world record and won the gold medal in the final of men's 100 m breaststroke with a time of 58.91.
Men's 100m backstroke
The Australian Hayden Stoeckel set a new Olympic record in semifinal of men's 100m backstroke with a time of 52.97 seconds..
Men's 10m air rifle
The Indian Abhinav Bindra won the gold medal in the final of men's 10m air rifle with a score of 700.5.
Women's 400m freestyle
Great Britain's Rebecca Adlington won the gold medal in the final of women's 400m freestyle with a time of 4:03.22 minutes..
Men's 4x100m freestyle relay
The American team of Michael Phelps, Garrett Weber-Gale, Cullen Jones and Jason Lezak won the gold medal in come-from-behind fashion with a world-record time of 3:08.24 in the Men's 4x100m freestyle relay final. Anchor Jason Lezak made up nearly a half-second deficit against French anchor Alain Bernard to win the race by 0.08 seconds.
France took the silver medal with a time of 3:08.32, an European record. Australia won the bronze medal with a time of 3:09.91, an Oceanian record.
The American team had previously broken the world record during the qualifying heats, setting at 3:12.23.
Lezak's leg split of 46.06 seconds is the fastest 100m freestyle ever performed. However, only leadoff legs in relay events can count toward the individual event world record.
Women's 58kg weightlifting
The Chinese Yanqing Chen set a new Olympic record and won the gold medal in the final of women's 58kg weightlifting with a score of 244.
Marina Shainova, who was representing Russia won the silver medal, while Jong Ae O, a North Korean, finished in third place with a score of 226.
O's score was one less than the score of Shainova, the person in second.
Women's 200m Freestyle
The Italian Federica Pellegrini set a new world record in heat six of women's 200m Freestyle with a time of 1:55.45 minutes.
Katie Hoff, who was representing USA finished in second place, while Agnes Mutina finished in third place with a time of 1:57.25.
Mutina was just 0.05 seconds behind Hoff, who finished in second place.
|2008 Olympics - Beijing, China|
|Source: Beijing 2008 Official Site|
- "Zimbabwe's Kristy Coventry sets world mark in 100-metre backstroke" — , August 11, 2008
- "Kristy Coventry slices World Record in Women's 100m Backstroke" — , August 11, 2008
- "Stoeckel stuns in 100m backstroke semis" — , August 11, 2008
- "India's Bindra wins gold in the Men's 10m Air Rifle" — , August 11, 2008
- "Adlington claims gold in Women's 400m Freestyle" — , August 11, 2008
- "Lezak's anchor saves relay gold for U.S." — , August 11, 2008
- "Women's 58kg" — , August 11, 2008
- "Women's 200m Freestyle - Heat 6" — , August 11, 2008
- "Records" — , August 11, 2008