Recent London 2012 News
Sculls: German Team Claims Men’s Quadruple Rowing Victory, Upends World Cup Champs as Aussies Take Third
Croatia may have been the talk of the town in Windsor coming into the Men’s Quad Sculls Final. But it was the Germans who’d steal the spotlight following the hard-fought race Friday, leading the pack from start to finish to claim London glory in 5 minutes, 42.48 seconds. The Croats, the World Cup Champions, had not been beaten the entire year until the Final in England.
The South Koreans take archery very, very seriously. Ki Bo-Bae, serving as a prime model of the nation’s expected dominance in the sport, claimed her second set of hardware this Summer with a Women’s Individual Archery triumph Thursday in London. Coming down to the wire in a super close, intense battle, sudden death would ultimately decide the victor. Locked at 5-5 in sets with Aida Roman of Mexico, Ki needed only to land an arrow in the yellow center ring. Her arrow leaked outside the bulls-eye for a score of eight, leaving the fate of the contest in Mexico’s hands. But it wasn’t meant to be for the Central Americans.
Most 18 year-old girls are at home waiting on college acceptance letters or thinking about the high school prom. Not Jessica Fox. The French-born Australian Kayaker was busy claiming second prize in London in the Women’s Kayak K1 race. The young Aussie was third out on the course and set the time to beat of 106.51. This was following up a nervous qualification process in which she capsized at one point, recovering to secure a spot in the finals.