Just the shot put today in track and field events. The stadium wasn't ready yet, so they made do with some older facilities in nearby Olympia. In the women's shot put, Olga Shchukina
puts Uzbekistan into the lead with her last-place score of 14.44; the winner scored 21.06 in the final. It was closer on the men's side, as Bulgaria's Galin Kostadinov
finished with a score of 17.75, compared with 21.16 for the winner in the final.
In the men's individual time trial, Slawomir Kohut
of Poland finished 37th; his time of 1:06:19.29 was 8:47.55 behind the winner.
The three-day eventing competitions wrapped up today: they're a combination of dressage, cross-country race, and show jumping. Jennifer had the cross country on last night and it looked like there were more crashes than at a NASCAR event, though according to the results only seven were eliminated at that stage. (Apparently it used to be much worse.) In the end, Margit Appelt
of Austria finished 68th in the individual eventing with 271.80 penalty points; the winner finished with only 41.60 points. In the team event, Poland
took 14th place with 376.40 points; the winning team had only 133.80.
In the men's 200-metre breaststroke, the slowest heat time was put in by Anton Kramarenko
of Kygrgyzstan had the slowest time, 2:28.59, nearly 20 seconds behind the winner's final time. Singapore's Christel Mei-Yen Bouvron
was also 20 seconds behind the winner's final time in the women's 200-metre butterfly, with a time of 2:26.21. In the men's 100-metre freestyle, Emery Nziyunvira
of Burundi finished 10 seconds behind the winner with a time of 1:09.40. And Slovenia
had the slowest heat time in the women's 4×200 freestyle relay, with a time of 8:16.89; the winner's final time was 7:53.42.
In the men's 69-kg event, Abdul Mohsen Al Bagir
(Saudi Arabia) finished 12th with a combined pull of 287.5 kg; the winner lifted 347.5 kg. The women's 63-kg event had fewer entrants, and so Leila Françoise Lassouani
(Algeria) finished seventh width a combined pull of 200 kg, compared with the winner's 242.5 kg.
Standings to date:
Lots of changes at the top. China is relegated to third place as Uzbekistan and Poland move into the top two spots. Kyrgyzstan and Algeria move up to round out the top five.
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