Olympics wrap-up Day 3

Swimming

Emily Seebohm has claimed Silver in the 100m backstroke.

But despite the win and leading for most of the race, she was not impressed with her efforts and felt like she had let Australia down.  

The US’ Missy Franklin just beat the Aussie favourite while Belinda Hocking finished 7th.

Veteran Olympian Leisel Jones has finished 5th in the 100m breaststroke final while15 year old Lithuanian Ruta Meilutyte claimed the gold.

Meantime Thomas Fraser-Holmes finished 7th in the 200m Freestyle while Frenchmen Yannick Agnel collected his second gold.

Australia’s Bronte Barrat has qualified fastest for the 200m freestyle final tomorrow night.

But it will be a tough race for the Aussie, with a tough field in place for the final which also includes Aussie Kylie Palmer.  

Meantime Alicia Couts and Stephanie Rice have both qualified for the 200m Individual medley final.

Controversial swimmer Nick D’Arcy has failed to qualify for the 200m Butterfly final, after finishing 6th in the first semi.

Hockey

In the men’s hockey Australia has got their campaign off to a flying start against South Africa overnight, winning 6 nil.

Fencing

The gold for Women’s Individual Epee has been awarded to Ukraine’s Yana Shem-Yakina.

But it hasn’t been without controversy.

South Korean fencer Shin a Lam staged a dramatic sit-down protest for more than an hour,  after losing the epee semi-final to silver medallist Germany’s Britta Heidemann.

Rowing

 Australia’s men’s four of Drew Ginn, William Lockwood, James Chapman and Joshua Dunkley-Smith won their heat to cruise into the semis.

Australia’s women’s double sculls crew of Kim Crow and Brooke Pratley have qualified for Friday’s final.

While the men’s eight finished third to qualify for their final, in a tight fourth-placed repechage finish.

Meantime, the Aussie women have won their quad sculls repechage heat and will contest the final.

Basketball

In Women’s Basketball, France was too good in overtime an beat the Opals 74-70.

Its the first time in 16 years the Australian side has lost a preliminary match.

Gymnastics 

In the men’s artistic gymnastics Japan has displaced Great Britain in the team final, after protesting their final routine on the pommel horse.

Japanese superstar Kohei Uchimura fell in the routine but appealed the score, moving the team up from fourth to second.

The hosts won bronze, while China claimed gold.

Australians Emily Little and Ashleigh Brennan have qualified for the women’s gymnastics all around individual final, while Lauren Mitchell is through to the floor final.

Little put together a combined score of 54.498 over the four apparatus – vault, uneven bars, beam and floor – to finish 24th, while Brennan claimed 28th place with 54.232 points.

Equestrian

Australia has slipped to 6th place, after 2 riders fell in the eventing.

The challenging cross country course saw both Clayton Fredricks and Sam Griffiths fall from their horses in the event.

Badmitton  

Australia’s Victoria Na has opened her London account with a straight-sets win over Slovakia’s Monika Fasungova.

Diving

China have claimed gold in the Men’s 10m platform synchronised diving, while Mexico claimed silver and the US won bronze.

Shooting

Alin George Moldoveanu of Romania has taken gold in the men’s 10m air rifle- Aussies William Godward and Dane Sampson failed to qualify for the final.

Sailing

49ers favourites Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen, from Australia, have won race 2 and are now third overall.

Meantime another Australian, Tom Slingsby has won the second race of the Laser at Weymouth and Portland by 19 seconds, over Brazil’s Bruno Fontes.

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