Recent London 2012 News
One of the things people claim to miss most while traveling is a home cooked meal. This is precisely why the creators of the Oakley Safehouse in London took great care in creating daily menus that would satisfy that desire regardless of where home might be.
Jongoh Jin of South Korea successfully defended his Men’s 50m Pistol title from Beijing. He narrowly beat out fellow countryman Young Rae Choi on Day 9 of competition in London. Choi led most of the competition and entered the final with a seven-point lead against the defending champion. Jin looked out of contention for the top spot, until he shot a perfect 100 in the final round. The competition ended in a score of 662-661.5, landing Jin the top prize he had hoped of defending four years removed from his last title.
The Czech Republic’s Mirka Knapkova entered the Women’s Single Sculls competition in London as the World Champion and she proved from the get-go why she deserves that title. The female rowing sensation rowed the quickest time in qualifying and utterly dominated the field in the finals. In the final race, Knapkova jumped out to an early lead of one half-length after 500m. Halfway through the row, the Czech had extended that lead to a full boat length. As she neared the finish line, it was apparent that she had the top position in the bag. She eased up, gliding to a comfortable 3-second victory.