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Olympic Updates 2012 : 02 August

2012 Olympics Updates: Day 6

Archery: In the women’s Individual, South Korea’s Bo Bae Kl took home the gold with Mexico’s Aida Roman and Mariana Avitia coming in second and third respectively.

Badminton: China continued its pursuit for more medals as the competition headed into the finals. In the men’s Singles, two of the four players hail from China along with one of the four remaining in the Doubles. 

In the women's Singles, three of the final four are Chinese. China is also set to face Japan in the women's Doubles final while both teams in the mixed Doubles final are from China.

Basketball: The United States scored an Olympic record points haul as the men’s team crushed Nigeria 156-73, remaining undefeated so far at London 2012. Meanwhile, NBA player Tony Parker led France to an 82-74 victory over three-time Olympic silver medallists Lithuania. Australia picked up their first win of the tournament after beating China 81-61. In other games, Argentina defeated Tunisia 92-69, Russia managed a narrow 75-74 victory against Brazil and Spain beat Great Britain 79-78.

Beach Volleyball: Two American teams remained unbeaten as pool play came to a close. Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser defeated the Czech Republic’s Premysi Kubala and Petr Benes 21-13, 21-15 while the women's team of April Ross and Jennifer Kessy beat Liliana Fernandez Steiner and Elsa Baquerizo McMillan of Spain 21-19, 19-21, 19-17.

Boxing: Terrell Gausha and Jose Ramirez were both defeated as the United States were left with just two men in the competition. Gausha lost 16-15 to India’s Vijender in the 75-kg class while Ramirez was beaten 15-11 by Fazliddin Gaibnazarov of Uzbekistan in the Light category.

Other bouts in the men’s Light class saw Ukraine’s Vasyl Lomachenko bag a 15-3 victory over the Dominican Republic's Wellington Romero. Cuba's fourth seed Yasnier Toledo Lopez was beaten 14-10 by world number nine Liu Qiang of China. Great Britain's Anthony Ogogo won on the judge’s verdict against Ukraine's reigning world champion Ievgen Khytrov after the three-round showdown finished 18-18 on points, with an appeal from Ukraine later rejected.

Canoe: Great Britain took the top two spots in the men’s Canoe Double Slalom as Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott beat David Florence and Richard Hounslow by 0.36 seconds to win the gold. Three-time defending Olympic champions Pavol and Peter Hochschorner of Slovakia were left to settle for the bronze.

In the women's Kayak Slalom, Emilie Fer of France won the gold followed by Jessica Fox of Australia and Spain’s Maialen Chourraut.

Cycling: The Brits broke their own world record after defeating France in the men’s Team Sprint final. The winning team was made up of Philip Hinds, Jason Kenny and Chris Hoy. Germany took home the bronze.

In the women's Team Sprint, Germany won the gold after the Chinese team was disqualified for an illegal lane change. China was awarded the silver while Australia defeated Ukraine in the bronze medal race.

Equestrian: Carl Hester boosted the host nation’s pursuit for its first Olympic Dressage medal after scoring 77.72 per cent on Uthopia. Britain are the reigning European team champions and their trio of Hester, Laura Bechtolsheimer and Charlotte Dujardin have been touted for gold. World number two Bechtolsheimer recorded 76.83 percent while Dujardin is yet to take part in the Grand Prix. Great Britain is expected to face stiff competition from Germany and the Netherlands.

Fencing: Italy beat reigning Olympic champions Russia to win the women's Team Foil. The winning team was made up of Arianna Errigo, Valentina Vezzali and Elisa Di Francisca, who won her second gold medal. South Korea took home the bronze by defeating France.

Gymnastics: Gabby Douglas won the women's all-around title, becoming the third straight American to win the gold and the first African-American. The silver went to Victoria Komova of Russia while compatriot Aliya Mustafina took the bronze.

Handball: The men's tournament continued with France beating Tunisia, Argentina crushing Great Britain, Spain defeating South Korea, Hungary losing to Croatia, Denmark recording a win over Serbia and Iceland beating Sweden.

Hockey: In the women’s tournament, Australia beat the United States 1-0. In the day’s other games, South Korea defeated Japan 1-0, the Netherlands recorded a 1-0 victory against China, Belgium lost 3-0 to hosts Great Britain, Germany beat South Africa 2-0 and New Zealand were beaten 2-1 by Argentina.

Judo: Tagir Khaibulaev won the gold for Russia in the men's 100-kg class, beating Naidan Tuvshinbayar of Mongolia in the final. Dimitri Peters of Germany and the Netherlands’ Henk Grol took the bronze medals.

In the women’s 78-kg class, Kayla Harrison became the first American judo champion in the Olympics by beating Britain's Gemma Gibbons 2-0.

Rowing: World champions Nathan Cohen and Joseph Sullivan of New Zealand won the Double Sculls in 6:31.67, ahead of Italy and Slovenia. South Africa won gold in the men's Lightweight Four with Great Britain taking the silver after beating 2008 champions Denmark.

Sailing: The men's Star has two races left before the medal race with Britain currently in the lead. In the men's 49er class, Australia is the leader with Finland and Sweden trailing behind. On the first day of the men's 470, Great Britain was the leader while Portugal and New Zealand came in second and third. In the men's Finn Denmark is leading. In the women's Elliot 6-meter Round Robin, Australia are in the lead followed by Russia and Spain.

Shooting: Great Britain picked up its first gold in 12 years in the Double Trap after Peter Wilson hit 188 out of 200 traps. Sweden’s Hakan Dahlby won the silver and Vasily Mosin of Russia took the bronze.

Swimming: Michael Phelps beat Ryan Lochte in the 200-meter Individual Medley to claim his 20th career medal and 16th gold. He became the first male swimmer to win the same individual event at three straight Olympics. In the 200 Backstroke, the USA’s Tyler Clary beat Ryosuke Irie of Japan to win the gold. Ryan Lochte settled for the bronze.

Meanwhile in the women’s races, American Rebecca Soni set her second world record in as many days to defend her Olympic title in the 200 Breaststroke with a time of 2:19.59, breaking her own mark of 2:20.00 set in the semifinals. In the 100-meter Freestyle, Ranomi Kromowidjojo won the gold followed by Aliaksandra Herasimenia of Belarus and China’s Yi Tang.

Table Tennis: An all China final saw Zang Jike beat Wang Hao 4-1 to take the title. Dimitrij Ovtcharov of Germany won the bronze.

Tennis: Serena Williams remained the last American Singles player at the London Games after beating former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-0, 6-3. Earlier in the day, rising U.S. star John Isner lost 6-4, 7-6 (5) to top ranking Roger Federer. In the day's other matches, Serbia's Novak Djokovic qualified into the semifinals opposite Great Britain's Andy Murray while Argentinian Juan Martin Del Potro is set to face Federer in the other semi.

In the women’s equivalent, Russia’s Maria Sharapova beat Belgium's Kim Clijsters for the other semifinal spot opposite compatriot Maria Kirilenko.

Meanwhile in the men's Doubles, Americans Bob and Mike Bryan advanced to the next stage along with Venus and Serena Williams and Lisa Raymond and Liezel Huber in the women's.

In the mixed Doubles, India, Germany and Britain made it into the semifinals.

Volleyball: Men’s play continued with defending champions USA beating Brazil, Germany recording a win against Serbia, Bulgaria defeating Australia, Tunisia losing to Russia, Poland whitewashing Argentina and Great Britain suffering their third consecutive loss against Italy.

Water Polo: Sandro Sukno and Miho Boskovic scored hat tricks as Croatia beat Italy 11-6 in Group A of the men's competition. In the other Group A matches, Greece claimed their second win of the tournament after recording an 11-4 win against Kazakhstan while Spain beat Australia 13-9. In Group B, Montenegro drew 11-11 with Serbia, reigning Olympic champions Hungary beat Romania 17-15 and Great Britain lost their third successive game after losing 13-7 against the USA.