Athletics: Women's marathon
: Luvsanlkhundeg Otgonbayar
of Mongolia finished 66th with a time of 3:48:42 -- half an hour behind the 65th-place finisher and over an hour and twenty minutes behind the winner. Sixteen competitors did not finish. Men's high jump
: Liu Yang
(China) and Alfredo Deza
(Peru) both finished at the bottom of their qualifying heats with jumps of 2.10 metres, the minimum required, so I'll award them a last-place tie. Two jumpers received no mark; the gold-medal jump was 2.36 metres. Men's triple jump
: Armen Martirosyan
of Armenia had the shortest distance in the heats at 15.05 metres; the winning jump in the final was 17.79 metres. Men's 1,500-metre wheelchair
: The wheelchair athletes weren't allowed to march with the athletes during the opening ceremonies. Screw that; I'm including them here. Joel Jeannot
of France finished 7th with a time of 3:22.14, a little less than 12 seconds off the winning pace. There was one DNF
. Women's 800-metre wheelchair
: British athlete Tanni Grey Thompson
finished 8th with a time of 1:56.87; this was a much closer race, with a bit more than three seconds separating all finishers. Men's hammer throw
: Alfred Kruger
of the USA had a best throw of 69.38 metres in the qualifying; the winner's best in the final was 83.19 metres. Two tossers received no mark. Men's 100-metre
: In the Games' marquee event, the slowest time put in in the heats was by Sultan Saeed
of the Maldives at 11.72 seconds; the winner's time was 9.85 seconds.
Cycling: Evelyn Garcia
of El Salvador had the 12th-slowest speed in the qualifying rounds of the women's individual pursuit. Her speed was 45.752 km/h; the top eight speeds (you needed a top eight finish to advance to the next round) were between 50.191 and 52.325 km/h in the qualifying round.
South Africa's Jenna Dreyer
finished 34th in the preliminary round of the women's 10-metre platform event. Her score of 186.90 was 184.20 points behind the leader in that round.
Whether the last-place finisher is determined in the repechage, the semifinals, or one of the finals seems to depend on the number of entrants. Women's lightweight double sculls
: Pham Thi Hien
and Nguyen Thi Thi
, Vietnam (C final). Men's lightweight double sculls
: Three teams did not make it out of the C/D semifinal, but of those three, the Uzbek squad of Sergey Bogdanov
and Ruslan Naurzaliyev
had the slowest time: 6:45.47. Men's lightweight four
: The foursome from Great Britain
didn't make it out of the repechage. Women's quadruple sculls
(B final); only eight teams competed. Men's quadruple sculls
: The foursome from France
didn't make it out of the repechage. Women's eight
(woe! alack!) didn't make it out of the repechage. Men's eight
: Great Britain
(B final). And that wraps up rowing.
In the women's Europe class, Natalia Ivanova
of Russia finished 25th; and Sami Kooheji
of Bahrain finished 42nd in the mixed laser class.
In the men's 50-metre rifle, three positions, Alexsander Babchenko
of Kyrgyzstan finished 40th with a score of 1130; the scores were fairly close together in this event, but you needed a score of 1164 to advance to the final round. And in the men's skeet, Syrian Roger Dahi
finished 41st with a score of 106 (those advancing to the final had scores of 122 or better).
Standings to date:
China solidifies its hold on first place, France and Kyrgyzstan make a run for the "top", Great Britain makes a "strong" debut, and even more countries get added to the list.
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