Recent London 2012 News
South Korea’s Archers continue their long-standing domination. At least on the feminine side. The women’s team topped China in the final at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London, claiming their seventh straight team title with 210 points from their 24 arrows. Ki Bo-Bae, Lee Sung-Jin and Choi Hyeon-Ju tipped their country to the win by a single point as the contest came down to a single arrow to determine the victor.
Shooting is one of the original sports of the modern summer games, which has grown from just three shooting events in 1896 to include 15 disciplines today. This summer 390 athletes from more than 100 countries will participate in shooting events at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London.
In a wild day of cycling in London, Kazakhstan’s Alexandr Vinokurov took the top spot on the men’s road cycling podium, followed closely behind by Columbia’s Rigoberto Uran. Vinokurov bettered his 3rd place finish in 2000 with his top performance today in London. While he was planning retirement following the 2012 season already, Vinokurov was more than happy to win the biggest race of his career during its final moments. Team Great Britain, who was considered a heavy favorite in the race, controlled the front of the peloton most of the day, but didn’t have enough in the end to top Vinokurov and the rest of the riders in front of them. The United States’ Taylor Phinney, finished just outside of podium position in fourth place.