LATEST MEDAL TALLY STANDINGS AS AT 8:00PM ON DAY 15, AUGUST 23, 2008
Jongjohor of Thailand wins Men's 51kg Boxing gold - (Thank you and credits to Xinhua)
Somjit Jongjohor from Thailand claimed the Men's 51kg Boxing title at the Beijing Olympics on Saturday, beating Andris Laffita Hernandez from Cuba 8-2 in the final.
The bronze medals went to Georgy Balakshin from Russia and Vincenzo Picardi from Italy.
China defends gold in Men's Flatwater C2 500m - China's Meng Guanliang and Yang Wenjun (Thank you and credits to Xinhua Images)
BEIJING, August 23 - Defending champions China's Meng Guanliang and Yang Wenjun successfully won gold again with a time of 1:41.025 minutes in the final of the Men's Flatwater Canoe Double (C2) 500 meter on Saturday, August 23.
Russia's Sergey Ulegin and Alexander Kostoglod finished 0.257 seconds after for a silver medal, and third place went to Germany's Christian Gille and Thomasz Wylenzek.
BEIING, August 23 - Norway clinches Olympic gold in Women's Handball - Norway overpowered their old rival Russia with a score of 34-27 in the Women's Handball gold medal match at the National Indoor Stadium on Saturday, August 23.
Russia, who defeated Norway in the 2007 World Championships, claimed the silver medal.
Linn-Kristin Riegelhuth scored a team-high of nine goals for Norway while Russia's top scorer Irina Bliznova contributed six goals out of ten attempts.
Hungary wins Women's Kayak Double (K2) 500m gold (Thank you and credits to Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
(L-R) Aneta Konieczna and Beata Mikolajczyk, Katalin Kovacs and Natasa Janic and Anne-Laure Viard and Marie Delattre. (Thank you and credits to Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Hungary claimed the Women's Kayak Double (K2) 500m title in one minute and 41.308 seconds at the Beijing Olympics on Saturday.
Poland took the silver in 1:42.092, and France got the bronze in 1:42.128.
Ukraine wins Women's Kayak Single (K1) 500m gold Inna Osypenko-Radomska from Ukraine claimed the Women's Kayak Single (K1) 500m title in one minute and 50.673 seconds at the Beijing Olympics on Saturday.
(L-R) Josefa Idem, Inna Osypenko-Radomska and Katrin Wagner-Augustin (Thank you and credits to Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Josefa Idem from Italy took the silver in 1:50.677, and Katrin Wagner-Augustin from Germany got the bronze in 1:51.022.(Thank you and credits to Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Russia claims Synchronized Swimming Team gold - Russian synchronized swimming team perform. (Thank you and credits to Xinhua Images)
BEIJING, August 23 - Russia won the Synchronized Swimming Team Event gold medal after they finished a perfect 100.000 performance in the Team Free Routine on August 23, scoring a cumulative total of 99.500 points. Spain won the silver medal with a total score of 98.251. Host China earned the bronze medal with 97.334 points. Placing fourth was Canada at 95.668.
(L-R) David Cal, Maxim Opalev and Iurii Cheban (Thank you and credits to Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Opalev of Russia wins Men's Canoe Single (C1) 500m gold Maxim Opalev from Russia claimed the Men's Canoe Single (C1) 500m gold in one minute and 47.140 seconds at the Beijing Olympics on Saturday.
David Cal from Spain took the silver in 1:48.397, and Iurii Cheban from Ukraine got the bronze in 1:48.766.
Argentina wins Men's Football gold (Thank you and credits to Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
The Men's Gold Medal football match between Nigeria and Argentina took place at the National Stadium on Day Fifteen of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 23, 2008 in Beijing, China. Argentina won the match and claimed the title of the event.
Sabine Spitz powers over hills to gold (Thank you and credits to Hou Deqiang/Xinhua Images)
BEIJING, August 23 - Sabine Spitz of Germany won gold in Women's Cross Country Mountain Bike on Saturday.
Steve Hooker of Australia wins Men's Pole Vault gold - Steve Hooker from Australia claimed the Men's Pole Vault title with the result of 5.96 meters at the Beijing Olympics on Friday night.(Thank you and credits to Xinhua Images)
Evqeny Lukyanenko from Russia took the silver with 5.85 meters, and Denys Yurchenko from Ukraine got the bronze with 5.70 meters.
Clay wins Men's Decathlon goldBryan Clay of the United States won the Men's Decathlon gold at the Olympic Games here on Friday. The 28-year-old collected 8791 points for the gold. Belarus' Andrei Krauchanka won the silver with 8551 points and Cuba's Leonel Suarez took the bronze with 8527. (Thank you and credits to Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Ethiopia's Dibaba wins Women's 5000m gold - Tirunesh Dibaba (Front,L) competes. (Thank you and credits to Xinhua Images)
Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba won her second gold medal at the Beijing Olympics as she took the Women's 5,000 Meters gold medal at the Beijing Olympic Games here on Friday.
Turkey's Elvan Abeylegesse took the silver in 15:42.74 and another Ethiopian Meseret Defar, the defending champion, won the bronze in 15:44.12.
Brazil's Higa Maggi wins Women's Long Jump gold - Brazil's Maurren Higa Maggi won gold in Women's Long Jump at the Beijing Olympic Games on Friday, August 22. Defending champion Tatiana Lebedeva of Russia took silver with a distance of 7.03 meters and bronze went to Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare with 6.91m.(Thank you and credits to Jiao Weiping/Xinhua)
Hightlights for Day 14: August 22, 2008:
Continuing the chaos of the previous night's semifinals, favourites Jamaica and Great Britain stumble in the final of the women's 4 x 100 m relay. Russia wins the gold medal ahead of Belgium and Nigeria.
The Jamaican men's team wins the men's 4 x 100 m relay for the first time, setting a new world record time of 37.10 seconds. Usain Bolt, running the third leg, gains his third gold medal and third world record of the Beijing games, and becomes the first sprinter since Carl Lewis in 1984 to win the three sprint events in a single Olympiad: 100 m, 200 m and 4 x 100 m relay.
Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia wins her second gold medal of the Beijing games, claiming the women's 5000 m to go with her earlier victory in the 10000 m.
Steven Hooker wins Australia's first gold medal in Athletics since 1968, in the Men's pole vault
Beijing Olympic 2008 schedule on Saturday, August 23, 2008
8:00:00 AM Handball
7th-8th Classification (Women) Olympics 817
8:30:00 AM Hockey
11th-12th Classification (Men) Olympics 818
9:00:00 AM Taekwondo
67+kg prelims (Women) Olympics 822
10:00:00 AM Volleyball
Bronze Medal Game (Men) Olympics 820
10:00:00 AM Diving
10m Platform Semifinal (Men) Olympics 816
10:15:00 AM Handball
5th-6th Classification (Women) Olympics 817
10:30:00 AM Baseball
Bronze Medal Match (Men) Olympics 819
11:00:00 AM Hockey
5th-6th Classification (Men) Olympics 818
11:00:00 AM Taekwondo
80+kg prelims (Men) Olympics 822
12:00:00 PM Football
Final (Men) Olympics 820
12:30:00 PM Volleyball
Bronze Medal Game (Women) Olympics 816
1:30:00 PM Handball
Bronze Medal Game (Women) Olympics 817
1:30:00 PM Handball
Final (Women) Olympics 817
3:00:00 PM Synchronized Swimming
Team Final (Women) Olympics 818
3:00:00 PM Cycling
Mountain Bike Final (Men) Olympics 819
3:00:00 PM Taekwondo
67+kg (Women), 80+kg QF, SF & Finals (Men) Olympics 822
3:30:00 PM Canoeing
Finals (Men / Women) Olympics 820
6:00:00 PM Hockey
Bronze Medal Match (Men) Olympics 818
6:00:00 PM Baseball
Final (Men) Olympics 823
7:00:00 PM Boxing
Finals (Men) Olympics 820
7:00:00 PM Athletics
Session 16 Finals Olympics 817
7:30:00 PM Basketball
Bronze Medal Match (Women) Olympics 821
7:30:00 PM Table Tennis
Sgl Finals (Men) Olympics 819
8:00:00 PM Volleyball
Final (Women) Olympics 816
8:30:00 PM Hockey
Final (Men) Olympics 818
10:00:00 PM Basketball
Final (Women) Olympics 821
10:20:00 PM Rhythmic Gymnastics
Individual All-Around Final (Delayed) (Women) Olympics 819
10:30:00 PM Diving
10m Platform Final (Delayed) (Men) Olympics 816
Saturday, August 23, 2008
LATEST NEWS HIGHLIGHTS ON BEIJING OLYMPIC 2008 ON DAY 14 & DAY 15 - AUGUST 22 & 23, 2008 AND SCHEDULE: GOLD MEDAL MATCHES ON DAY 15, AUGUST 23, 2008
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