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2012 Olympics Updates: Day 10

Athletics: Felix Sanchez claimed gold in the 400-meter Hurdles in 47.63, the same time with which he won the title in the 2004 Athens Games. The USA's Michael Tinsley took the silver medal in a personal best of 47.91 while world number one Javier Culson settled for bronze.

In the men's 400-meter, Grenada's Kirani James added Olympic gold to his world title with 43.94. Luguelin Santos took silver for the Dominican Republic and Lalonde Gordon of Trinidad and Tobago won bronze.

In other events, the USA's Jennifer Suhr claimed gold on countback in the Pole Vault final from Yarisley Silva of Cuba after both cleared 4.75 meters. Defending champion Elena Isinbaeva took the bronze after clearing 4.70 meters.

In the women's Shot Put, Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus claimed the gold ahead of New Zealand's Valerie Adams.

Russia's Yuliya Zaripova won the 3000-meter Steeplechase in a new personal best of 9:06.72.

Basketball: In Group A of the men’s event, Lithuania beat Tunisia 76-63, Nigeria lost 79-73 to France and the United States recorded a comfortable 126-97 win over Argentina. In the Group B games, Australia managed a narrow 82-80 win against Russia, Great Britain crushed China 90-58 and Brazil beat Spain 88-82.

Beach Volleyball: In the men’s competition, Brazil, Germany, Latvia and the Netherlands advanced to the semifinals.

Boxing: Great Britain’s Anthony Ogogo defeated Germany's Stefan Hartel 15-10 to set up a semifinal showdown against Brazilian Esquiva Falcao. In other bouts, Britain’s Anthony Joshua beat China's Beijing silver medalist Zhang Zhilei with a 15-11 points win. Beijing bronze medalist Virender Singh lost to Abbos Atoev of Uzbekistan 17-13 in the quarterfinals of the men's Middle Weight category.

Devendro Singh remains India’s last chance of a medal in men's Boxing. Singh takes on Irishman Paddy Barnes in the quarterfinals of the men's Light Fly Weight division on Wednesday. Lithuania’s Evaldas Petrauskas defeated Italian Domenico Valentino 16-14, guaranteeing Lithuania a medal in the men's Light Weight class.

Meanwhile reigning world champion Magomedrasul Medzhidov of Azerbaijan booked his place in the semis after scoring a comfortable win over Russian Magomed Omarov in the men's Super Heavyweight category.

In the women’s event, Mary Kom guaranteed India an Olympic Fly Weight medal after defeating Tunisia's Maroua Rahali. China's world champion Ren Cancan also advanced to the semis after beating Russian Elena Savelyeva 12-7.

The USA's Claressa Shields beat Sweden’s Anna Laurell in the Middle Weight quarterfinals to seal a semifinal spot.

Canoe: Heats were held in four categories of the Sprint competition. Germany appeared the strongest as all their canoeists and kayakers advanced through the event.

Cycling: The men’s Sprint was won by Great Britain’s Jason Kenny who beat Gregory Bauge of France in the gold medal race. Shane Perkins of Australia settled for the bronze. The remaining races, 3-km Individual Pursuit, 10-km Scratch and 500-meter Time Trial, will be held  on Tuesday.

Diving: Ilya Zakharov of Russia leads as the men’s 3-meter Springboard heads into the semifinals and finals. China’s He Chong is in second followed by Troy Dumais of the United States.

Equestrian: Great Britain grabbed the gold in Team Show Jumping while the Netherlands had to settle for silver. The bronze went to Saudi Arabia, which was leading after the first day of competition.

Gymnastics: Russia’s Aliya Mustafina overcame a knee injury to take the gold in the Uneven Bars competition. Arthur Zanetti won Brazil its first medal after beating China’s Chen Yibing for the gold on the Rings. South Korea's Yang Hak-seon added Olympic gold to his world title in the Vault event.

Handball: In the men’s games, Tunisia beat Argentina, Iceland crushed Britain, Sweden lost to France, Hungary recorded a win over Serbia, Denmark beat South Korea and Croatia defeated Spain.

Hockey: The semifinal line up for the women's competition was confirmed with New Zealand and Argentina leading the last four. The Black Sticks booked their place after a goalless draw ended Germany's chances of a medal. The Netherlands beat Great Britain 2-1 but with semifinal qualification already secured for the two teams, they were only playing for position. Meanwhile, South Africa crushed the USA with a 7-0 victory and South Korea grabbed the fourth spot after defeating Belgium 3-1.

Sailing: In the Laser Radial, Xu Lijia of China captured the gold with Marit Bouwmeester of the Netherlands getting the silver and Evi Van Acker of Belgium the bronze.

The Laser was won by Australia’s Tom Slingsby followed by Pavlos Kontides of Cyprus and Rasmus Myrgren of Sweden.

Shooting: Niccolo Campriani of Italy claimed the gold in the men’s 50-meter Rifle 3 Positions followed by South Korea’s Jonghyun Kim and Matthew Emmons of the United States.

Meanwhile in the men’s Trap finals, Giovanni Cernogoraz of Croatia won the title after beating Italy’s Massimo Fabrizi. Kuwait’s Fehaid Aldeehani took the bronze medal.

Soccer: The USA scored an extra-time goal to seal their place in the women's final following a 4-3 victory over Canada. In the day’s other match, Japan beat France 2-1.

Synchronized Swimming: The Russian pair of Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina are in the lead with 98.600 points followed by China’s Ou Liu and Xuechen Huang with 96.710 points and Spain’s Andrea Fache Fuentes and Marie-Pier Gagnon Carbonell with 96.590 points.

Table Tennis: China could sweep all four gold medals in the event as both the men and women advanced to the Team finals. On Tuesday, the Chinese women’s team will take on Japan and the men will play South Korea on Wednesday.

Volleyball: Defending champions the USA are set to face Italy in the quarterfinals of the men's competition after the round robin games concluded on Day 10. The Americans recorded a 3-0 win against Tunisia to top Pool B, while Italy finished fourth in Group A. Bulgaria topped Group A after winning a straight shoot-out with Italy. They will take on Germany, who lost 3-0 to Brazil. Poland, despite losing to Australia, will play Russia while Brazil and Argentina will also square up.

Weightlifting: Oleksiy Torokhtiy of Ukraine beat Navab Nasirshelal of Iran to win the gold medal in the men’s 105-kg class. Poland’s Bartlomiej Wojciech Bonk got the bronze.

Wrestling: Russia’s Alan Khugaev won the gold in the men’s 84-kg Greco Roman event followed by Egypt’s Karam Mohamed Gaber Ebrahim. Kazakhstan’s Danyal Gajiyev and Poland’s Damian Janikowski took the bronze medals.

In the 120-kg category, Mijain Nunez Lopez of Cuba won the title after beating Heiki Nabi of Estonia. Riza Kayaalp of Turkey and Johan Kuren of Sweden both claimed bronze.

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