Athletics: Women's high jump
: Australia's Petrina Price
and one other athlete cleared 1.80 metres, but she finishes last because she took more attempts to do it. The winner's final height was 2.06 metres. Women's 1,500 metre
: Sumaira Zahoor
of Pakistan had the slowest heat time of 4:49.33, about five seconds behind the next-slowest time; the winner's time in the final was 3:57.90. Men's javelin
: Edi Ponos
of Croatia -- his best throw was 71.43 metres; the winner's best in the final was 86.50 metres. Men's 800 metre
: Cornelius Sibe
of Surinam had a heat time of 2:00.06, the only result above two minutes; the winner's final time was 1:44.45. Men's 5,000-metre
: Sergiy Lebid
of Ukraine with a heat time of 14:10.23; the winner's final time was 13:14.39. There was one DNF
. Men's 4×100-metre relay
: The only result above 39 seconds came from the relay team from Russia
: 39.19 seconds, which they put in in the heats. The winner's final time was 38.07 seconds. Doesn't that seem close to you? Women's 4×400-metre relay
: Greece had a bad run in the final, finishing at 3:45.70, but they did make it there; the slowest heat time was put in by Senegal
at 3:35.18. The fastest final time was 3:19.01. Men's 4×400-metre relay
had, at 3:05.03, the slowest heat time; the winning final time was 2:55.91. And that's it for track and field except for one event -- the marathon today.
On the women's side, South Korea
finished 12th with an 0-6 record. It was the same result for Angola
on the men's side: they too finished 0-6 and 12th.
Canoe/Kayak (Flatwater Racing): Men's 500-metre K1
: For some reason the Athens 2004 site isn't covering the results of heat four, where Steven Ferguson
(see previous entries: New Zealand Kayaking Controversy
, Steven Ferguson Update
) finished last with the slowest time of 2:06.937. He had to work at it to finish last, though, because the next slowest kayaker was only four seconds ahead of him, and though that kayaker was a good 15 seconds behind everyone else, he
qualified for the semifinal. Ferguson was the only one not to do so -- which is, of course, what he wanted. Men's 500-metre C1
: This one's tricky, because everybody made it out of the prelims and posted different results in the semis -- i.e., the person with the slowest time in the prelims was not the same as the one slowest in the semis. To square this circle, I'm going to go to the slowest semifinal time, which was put in by Emanuel Horvaticek
of Croatia and which was the slowest time overall: 2:06.347. Women's 500-metre K1
: Thi Cach Doan
of Vietnam had the slowest heat time, 2:06.126, but Indonesia's Sarce Aronggear
was the only competitor not to advance from the prelims, so the last-place finish goes to her rather than Thi. (I'm really
having to split hairs in these events!) Men's 500-metre K2
: The Chinese twosome of Yijun Yin
and Lei Wang
had the slowest time in the prelims, made the semis, and finished last there. They were about eight seconds behind the winner in each case. Men's 500-metre C2
: Americans Jordan Malloch
and Nathan Johnson
finished last in the repechage here, too. Women's 500-metre K2
: Paula Harvey
and Susan Tegg
of Australia also finished last in their repechage.
In the men's mountain bike event, Emmanouil Kotoulas
of Greece placed 45th, three laps back, with no time recorded. There were five DNF
In the prelims for the men's 10-metre platform, Andras Hajnal
of Hungary finished 33rd with a score of 305.79 -- 207.27 points behind the leader in the preliminaries (who went on to win silver). No diving accidents, just low marks.
Rhythmic Gymnastics: Poland
finished 10th in the group all-around qualification with a total score of 41.775; qualifiers had scores of between 44.600 and 49.875.
In the tornado class, Mauricio Santa Cruz Oliveira
and Joao Carlos Jordao
finished 17th with 172 total points and 155 net points -- the winners had 48 and 34 points, respectively. And in the star class, Mark Mansfield
and Killian Collins
finished 17th (142 total, 125 net; the winners had 60 total, 42 net).
was 0-5 and had less good results than the other 0-5 team, so instead of awarding an 11th-place tie to both, I'm assigning the last-place finish to Kenya.
Standings to date:
More than half the countries at these Games now have at least one last-place finish. Australia moves into third place and China moves past Uzbekistan and France to make the top five.
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