Surprisingly few results to report here today: lots of heats, few finals. Women's 400-metre hurdles
: Klodiana Shala
of Albania had the slowest result in the heats with the improbable time of 1:00.00 -- one minute even. The winner's final time was 52.82 seconds. Women's hammer throw
: Marina Lapina
of Azerbaijan had the lowest result in the qualifying rounds, with a best throw of 55.34. The winner's best throw in the final was 75.02 metres. Women's 200-metre
: Gladys Thompson
of Liberia had a heat time of 27.51 seconds, about 5½ seconds behind the winning final time of 22.05 seconds.
finished the prelims with a 1-6 record, but Italy
takes last place because it had fewer runs scored and more runs scored against.
wrapped up today. In the women's points race, Lyudmyla Vypyraylo
of Ukraine finished 18th; the bottom three finishers and one DNF
each lost a lap after a sprint and finished with negative points. In the men's madison, Oleg Grishkin
and Alexey Shmidt
finished 17th with one lap point (compared to the winners' 22); there was one DNF
. I'm not sure it's possible to figure out a last-place finisher in the men's keirin -- or am I mistaken?
In individual dressage, Gerta Lehmann
, riding "Louis" for Greece, finished 51st in the grand prix and did not advance to the grand prix special. Her score was an even 60 per cent; the winner's average after the grand prix freestyle was 79.278 per cent.
The last races in the mistral categories were run today. On the men's side, Martin Lapos
of Slovakia was 34th after 11 races; on the women's side, Karla Barrera
of Puerto Rico was 26th.
Australia's Amanda Laird
and Leonie Nichols
finished 24th in the preliminaries; only the top 12 advanced to the finals. If I'm reading the scores right, their score of 38.834 was 10.75 points behind the leaders' score at that stage.
In the women's triathlon, Delphine Pelletier
of France finished 44th with a time of 2:22:39.28. That's about a minute behind the next-to-last-place finisher and 17:55.83 behind the winner. Four competitors did not finish after completing the swimming leg, one did not finish after completing the cycling leg, and one was overlapped during the cycling.
The final weightlifting event was the +105 kg men's category, where Itte Detenamo
of Nauru lifted a mere 347.5 kg. The winner's combined total was 472.5 kg. There were three DNF
Standings to date:
(You all know about the number of athletes being recalibrated
, right?) Greece leapfrogs Poland to move into second place, threatening China's lead. Australia and France make the top 5, while Slovakia and Ukraine make big jumps up the standings.
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