Athletics: Women's 20-km walk
: Fumilay Fonseca
of São Tomé and Príncipe finished 52nd with a time of 2:04:54, which was 35:42 behind the winner and about 15 minutes behind the next-to-last finisher. Three walkers did not finish and two were disqualified, presumably for breaking into a run. Women's triple jump
: Athanasia Perra
of Greece had the shortest best jump in the qualifying rounds at 13.19 metres; the winner's final jump was 15.30 metres. Men's discus
: Samoan competitor Shaka Sola
's result of 51.10 metres was the lowest in the qualifying rounds; the winner's final result was 70.93 metres. Women's 800 metre
: With a time of 2:32.10, Sanna Abubkheet
of Palestine had the slowest time in the heats, well behind the other competitors and considerably behind the winner's time of 1:56.38. There was one DNF in the heats. Men's 400 metre
: Abdulla Mohamed Hussein
of Somalia had the slowest heat time, 51.52 seconds. This race was a bit tighter: the winner's final time was an even 44 seconds.
In the men's team pursuit qualifying round, New Zealand
's foursome finished 10th with a speed of 57.411 km/h. The winning team's speed in the final was 60.445 km/h.
With a 1-6 record in the preliminaries, Italy
ended up at the bottom of the final standings. But bear in mind that only eight teams were in the softball tournament.
Aruba's Isnaro Faro
finished 19th in the men's 94-kg event, lifting a combined total of 307.5 kg. I don't think he was too far off the pace, though: the winner lifted exactly 100 kg more, and those in between lifted from 320 kg on up. Six athletes received DNF
Standings to date:
Insofar as final results in sports I can figure out a last place finisher for are concerned, this was a comparatively light day. Greece seems determined not to let the most last-place finishes crown slip through its fingers. Results from Palestinian and Somalian competitors are rather distressing: fully half of their Olympic delegations (four each) have now finished last. And it's great to see cute little islands enter the list; I bet you don't even know where São Tomé is
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