Olympic highlights: August 12, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
August 12, 2008 is the 4th main day of the 2008 Olympic games, the below article lists some of the highlights.
Men's 100m backstroke 
Men's 200m freestyle 
American Michael Phelps set a new world record and won the gold medal in the final of the men's 200m freestyle with a time of 1:42.96 minutes.
Taehwan Park, who was representing South Korea, finished in second place and set a new Asian record, while Peter Vanderkaay, who was representing the US with Phelps, finished in third place with a time of 1:45.14.
Phelps beat the old world record by almost one second. The Australian reported that Phelps 'shattered' the previous world record, which was also set by him.
Women's 100m breaststroke 
Australian Leisel Jones won the gold medal and set a new Olympic record in the final of the women's 100m breaststroke with a time of 1:05.17 minutes.
"It has been a long journey. It's been a long eight years," said Jones, after her victory. "And I think just a lot of relief that the training was definitely worth it."
Rebecca Soni, who was representing United States, won the silver medal, while Mirna Jukic finished in third place with a time of 1:07.34.
Men's double trap 
Men's 200m butterfly 
American Michael Phelps set a new Olympic record when he finished in first place in heat six of the men's 200m butterfly with a time of 1:53.70. This record is one of several set by Phelps during the Olympic games.
Women's 200m individual medley 
Zimbabwean Kirsty Coventry set a new Olympic Record in semifinal of the women's 200m individual medley with a time of 2:09.53 minutes. Coventry's first fifty second were the quickest, with her first length taking only 29.17 seconds.
Medal Table 
|2008 Olympics - Beijing, China|
|Source: Beijing 2008 Official Site|
- John Crumpacker. "Peirsol's record puts him atop packed podium" — , August 12, 2008
- "Men's 100m Backstroke Final" — , August 12, 2008
- Neil Breen. "Michael Phelps shatters world record in 200m freestyle at Beijing Olympics" — , August 12, 2008
- "Men's 200m Freestyle Final" — , August 12, 2008
- "Jones wins 100m breaststroke gold" — , August 12, 2008
- "Women's 100m Breaststroke Final" — , August 12, 2008
- "Men's Double Trap Qualification" — , August 12, 2008
- "Women's 200m Indiv Medley Semifinal 1" — , August 12, 2008
- "Records" — , August 12, 2008
- "Men's 200m Butterfly - Heat 6" — , August 12, 2008