Olympic highlights: August 9, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
August 9, 2008 is the first major day of the 2008 Olympic games, the below article lists some of the highlights.
Men's 10m air pistol 
The Chinese Pang Wei took the gold medal in the final of Men's 10 metre air pistol. He achieved a total score of 688.2 in the final, 1.2 below the Olympic record of 690.0 that was set in the 2004 games.
No new records were set in this event.
Women's 10m Air Rifle 
By winning four hundred points, the Czech Katerina Emmons equaled the previous world record and set a new Olympic record in the Women's 10m Air Rifle. Four hundred points is the maximum possible score in the event.
The Russian Lioubov Galkina won the silver medal with 399 points and a score of 103.1 in the final shots. Snježana Pejčić from Croatia won the bronze medal with the same number of points as Galkina but a lower score in the final shots.
Women's 48kg Weightlifting 
The Chinese Xiexia Chen set a new Olympic Record with her total score of 212 in the Women's 48kg Weightlifting event. She got 117 of the points from the Clean & Jerk rounds and 95 of the points in the snatch rounds.
Wei-Ling Chen, from Chinese Taipei finished in third place with a total of 196 points.
Men's Road Race 
It was a very close finish between 6 competitors, all crossing the line practically at the same time, with Samuel Sanchez (Spain) in the lead, closely followed by Davide Rebellin (Italy) and Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland) in 2nd and 3rd place respectively. Paolo Bettini, the favourite for the gold medal, has drilled during the race, and has reached the 16th place on the final leaderboard.
Women's archery 
Men's 400m Individual Medley 
The American Michael Phelps set a new Olympic Record in Heat four of Men's 400m Individual Medley with a time of 4:07.82. This time was approximated two and a half seconds ahead of the person who finished second in the heat, the Italian Luca Marin.
Men's 100m Breaststroke 
The Norwegian Alexander Dale Oen set a new Olympic Record in Heat seven of Men's 100m Breaststroke with a time of 59.41 seconds. This time was approximately 0.4 seconds ahead of the person who finished second in the heat, the Australian Brenton Rickard.
Medal Table 
|2008 Olympics - Beijing, China|
|Source: Beijing 2008 Official Site|
- "Live - Olympics" — , August 9, 2008
- John Lohn. "Olympics, Swimming: Alexander Dale Oen Sets Olympic Record to Lead 100 Breast Prelims" — , August 9, 2008
- "Results - Men's 10m Air Pistol Qualification" — , August 9, 2008
- "Records" — , August 9, 2008
- "Medallists - Men's 10m Air Pistol" — , August 9, 2008
- "Final Results - Women's 10m Air Rifle Final" — , August 9, 2008
- "Results - Women's 48kg" — , August 9, 2008
- "Men's 400m Individual Medley - Heat 4" — , August 9, 2008