London 2012 Olympic Games See First Medals awarded
An opening ceremony that was described as “a feast for the eyes” by Chinese state television has drawn to a close and since made way for the first events in this year’s summer games.
Swimming, Archery, Rifle shooting and more have already began knocking nations out of the standings and allowed the first medals of the Olympic competition to be claimed, with the first Gold Medal going to China in the 10m air rifle shooting event.
Michael Phelps failed to deliver the stunning performance that’d come to be expected of him after the last two Olympic games, requiring to to dig deep for a qualifying spot in the men’s individual medley.
A disqualification came from South Korea’s Park Tae-hwan at the conclusion of the men’s 400m freestyle. He was a viewed as a favorite for the event.
The women’s scull races saw Ukraine finish in first of the second heat, while Germany finished first of the first. The teams will proceed directly on to the A final.
Qatar saw its first female Olympic athlete compete in shooting events. Bahia Al Hamad scored a nine with her first shot at an indoor range located in east London. She proceeded with seven other women to the finals out of her group numbering 56.
Men’s cycling saw a sluggish progression as several riders slowed to a crawl to allow competitors to relieve themselves on the side of the road of the more than 200km race.