Recent London 2012 News
The competitive sport of rowing as we know it today came of age in the modern world of sports within the last 200 years and first gained notoriety as a result of the longstanding collegiate rivalry between the Oxford and Cambridge University rowing teams. This rivalry lives on today and the sport continues to grow around the world.
Chinese skeet shooter Wei Ning had some stiff competition in London. While American Kim Rhodes got the best of her, a second place finish is quite an accomplishment in itself. To compliment her performance, the only woman above her, did so by matching a world record along the way. Wei Ning secured a second place prize for her home country of China.
Ten Meter Air Rifle specialist Gagan Narang shot his way into history, earning his country’s first top prize in London. The 29 year-old took advantage of a misfire from fellow countryman, and defending champion Abhinav Bindra. With the favorite out of the competition, Narang shot his way to glory with a total score of 701.1 on the day.