QUOTE OF THE DAY
„Medals are for my girls - when they´re born," Mo Farah after 5k win, first Briton since 1920 to win two track titles at the same Games.
RESULT OF THE DAY
4x100 m world record 36.84 by Jamaica. Also top walking times women world record and men olympic record in pretty hot weather.
SURPRISE OF THE DAY
Caribbean javelin win for Keshorn Walcott who achieved second best junior mark ever.
World leader Vitezslav Vesely only fourth in javelin, Ethiopian disaster in men marathon, Pamela Jelimo without a medal in the 800 m.
SPECTATORS (EME guess, not official figures)
80 000 1st day morning and evening
75 000 2nd day morning and 80 000 evening
80 000 3rd day evening
80 000 4th day morning and evening
75 000 5th day morning and 80 000 evening
70 000 6th day morning and 80 000 evening
70 000 7th day morning and 80 000 evening
80 000 8th day evening
80 000 9th day evening
thousands in the streets for marathons and walking events
AGENTS RANKING (by gold medals and only individual events)
Mark Wetmore and Ricky Simms 4, Pavel Voronkov and Jos Hermens 3, Paul Doyle, Alex Porkhomovskiy, Ludmila Olijar 2, Czeslaw Zapala, Adrian Laidlaw, Daniel Wessfeldt, Tony Minichiello, John Regis, Enrico Dionisi, Attila Spiriev, Sharon Richards, Valentina Fedyushina, Renaldo Nehemiah, Tony Campbell, Aivar Karotamm, Ulf Saletti, Vera Michallek, Maurie Plant, Wes Felix, Mark Pryor, James Templeton, Libor Varhanik, Rene Auguin, Erol Mutlusoy, Mikhail Gusev each 1, no agent known for Walcott in javelin.
yes (6): Majewski, T. Dibaba (10k), Fraser-Pryce, Bolt (100+200), Spotakova
no (29): K. Bekele (10k), Saladino, Borchin, B-Trafton, Dita, Dobrynska, L.Merritt, Kipruto, Kozmus, Ohuruogu, A. Taylor, M. Walker, Galkina, Adams, Isinbaeva, Kiprop, Silnov, Kanter, Harper, Maggi, Robles, Campbell-Brown, Hooker, Menkova, T. Dibaba (5k), Thorkildsen, Jelimo, Hellebaut, Kaniskina
nc (7): Mbango, Bungei, N. Langat, Clay, Evora, K.Bekele (5k), Wanjiru (sadly)
yes (13): Kemboi, James, Zaripova, Harting, Pearson, Reese, Bolt, Rudisha, Taylor, Lysenko, Farah (5k), Savinova, Chicherova
no (28): Storl, V. Cheruiyot (10+5k), Borchin, Jeter, Li Yanfeng, Chernova, E. Kiplagat, Murer, Blake, Murofushi, Montsho, Saladukha, Greene, Adams, Kiprop, J. Williams, Wojciechowski, Richardson, Campbell-Brown, J. Simpson, Demus, De Zordo, Abakumova, Hardee, Bakulin, Kaniskina, A. Kirui
nc (2): Jeylan, D. Phillips
WORLD RECORDS (4): Rudisha 800 m, USA 4x100 m women, Lashmanova 20 km walk women , 4x100 m men Jamaica
Last 4 Games: Beijing: 5, Athens: 2, Sydney: 0 (first games without WR since 1948), Atlanta: 2, also 5 WR in Seoul 1988 and 6 WR in Moscow 1980
WORLD JUNIOR RECORDS (1): Amos 800 m
WORLD LEADERS 2012 (30): Ennis hept, Bolt 100 m, Sanchez 400mH sf, James 400 m, Sanchez 400mH f, Zaripova steeple, Pearson 100h sf+ final, Merritt 110mH, Antyukh 400mH sf+ final, Vesely javelin qual, Bolt 200 m, Rudisha 800, BAH and USA 4x400 m heats, USA 4x100 m women heats, Taylor TJ, Spotakova JT, pole vault men, 4x100 men twice, 4x100 m women, 4x400 men, 4x100m men, 50 km walk, Savinova 800 m women, HJ Chicherova, 4x400 m women, 20 km walk
EUROPEAN LEADERS 2012 (11): Majewski shot put, Pavey 10k, Martina 100m, Bleasdale 5000 m, GBR 4x400 m men, UKR 4x100 m women, 4x400 m women heats, 4x100 m men heats, 4x100 m women, 4x400 m men, 4x400 m women
OLYMPIC RECORDS (11+4): 20 km walk men, marathon women, 3 heptathlon marks, 100 m men, 100m Hurdles wom, 1 decathlon mark, 800 m men, pole vault men, hammer women, 4x100 m women, 4x100 m men, 50 km walk, 20km walk
COMPARISON WINNING MARKS: London-Beijing 25:21, plus HJ equal (47 events)
Medals (USA surpassing Beijing tally 7-8-7): USA 9-13-7, RUS 8-4-6, JAM 4-4-4, GBR 4-1-1, ETH 3-1-3, KEN 2-4-5, GER 1-4-3, AUS 1-2-0, (42 countries, + 3)
Points: USA 303, RUS 177, KEN 112, JAM 107, GER 95, ETH 90, GBR 85, CHN 70 (70 countries)
Felix and Bolt 3-0-0, Richards-Ross and Farah 2-0-0, Blake and Fraser-Pryce 1-2-0, Jeter 1-1-1, Antyukh 1-1-0, Trotter and T. Dibaba 1-0-1, Gatlin, Claye, VCB and Cheruiyot 0-1-1, L. Gordon 0-0-2
50Km walk: Si Tianfeng became the first Asian to win an Olympic medal at this event. RUS won first gold at 50KmWalk (Of course URS has won many medals). Best marks for place for 1-8 (& more) in the Olympic were set. All time Best marks for place for 3-8 (& more) were set
W20KmWalk: First time any nation (RUS in this case) won two medals at W20Km Walk in a single OG. Lashimanova is the first World Youth (2009) and World Junior (2010) Champion to win the Olympics at W20KmWalk. The winning margin of 7 second is second smallest in OG (min was 4sec in 2004).
5000m: Mo became the first to win OG 5000m on home soil. It was first gold for GBR at 5000m. 13:41.66 is the slowest winning time after 1968, 2:25.20 is the fast closing 1000m ever at OG 5000m. Previous fastest closing 1000m was 2:25.30 from 2008. 52.94 last lap, however, is NOT the fastest. In 2004, the final lap was 52.6.
W800m: Savinova became the first W800m runner to win Olympics, Worlds, World Indoor, European champion and European Indoor champion. It was the first medal for RSA at W800m
RUS became fifth nation to win multiple medal at W800m in single OG; it was RUS time for RUS (although URS swept the medal in 1980) 0.06sec is the smallest difference between third and fourth; previous min was 0.08 sec in 2004 0.04sec is the smallest winning margin at W800m in OG; previous min was 0.05 sec by Holmes in 2004.
JT: Only Europeans and USA ever won Olympic medal at JT. It is very first for TRI Walcott is the first World Junior Champion to win Olympics at JT. 7cm is the smallest winning margin with New Javelin; in 1972, the winning margin was 2cm. 46cm difference between 1st and 3rd in JT is the smallest ever; previously 1.02m from 1988 was smallest.
WHJ: Anna Chicherova became the first World Youth Champion to win Olympic Games 2.05 ties UK All comers record. RUS became the third nation (after USA in 1932, URS in 1968) to win multiple medal at WHJ in single OG.
W4x400mRelay: 3:16.87 is the third fastest W4x400mR time in history. For third Olympics in a row the finishing order of W4x400mR is USA, RUS, JAM
4x100mR: Best mark for place for 1st and 2nd. It was the first time the team matched the WR at 4x100mR and still lost
Marathon: KEN won multiple medal for the first time in history of Olympic marathon. It is also second time (after ETH in 2000) any nation won multi medal after 1936. Kipsang's time 2:09:37, is the fastest 3rd place time in Olympic marathon 2:08:01 by Stephen Kiprotich is third fastest in OG, only Wanjiru and Gharib from 4 years ago are faster. It is fourth marathon for Stephen Kiprotich. He won Enschede with 2:07:20 in 2011, 9th in 2:12:57 in Daegu and then 3rd in 2012 Tokyo in February. It is the first gold (or first medal of any kind) for Ugandan distance runner. Aki Bua won 400mH of course. Best Ugandan distance finish at OG is 4th by Moses Kipsiro at 5000m in Beijing, and 4th at 10000m by Boniface Kiprop in 2004 OG. So Ugandan distance runner has been close to medal. 14:11 between 10 to 15Km by Wilson Kiprotich is the fastest ever 5Km lap time in Olympic marathon; second fastest 5Km lap time in Olympic Games is 14:13 by Rodolfo Gomez from 20 to 25Km in 1980.
CANADA: The Canadian men's 4x100-meter relay team of Gavin Smellie of Etobicoke, Ont., Seyi Smith of Ottawa, Ont., Jared Connaughton of New Haven, P.E.I., and Justyn Warner of Markham, Ont., ran the race of their lives this evening at the 2012 Olympic Games. Initial results awarded Canada the bronze medal behind the United States and Jamaica, who took gold in a world record time of 36.84 seconds; however Canada was later disqualified for a lane violation just before the final baton exchange. Camera review showed Connaughton stepping on the line as he rounded the corner. A distraught Connaughton exclaims, „I take full responsibility. I am captain of this team and these guys are like my little brothers. We ran a great relay. We're one of the best teams in the world and one mis-step took it all away."
4x400 m Wom: The 47.8 time attributed to Allyson Felix was only an estimate based on the time Deedee Trotter crossed the finish line (in lane 7) on the way to passing the baton to Felix. Trotter's estimated time was 50.5. Sadly I have not been able to persuade Swiss Timing to indicate „estimate" on their result sheets, so many people will believe she did clock 47.8. In fact it was slightly slower. The UKA timekeepers had 50.2 / 48.2 for the first two US legs which I am showing here. Walt Murphy of NBC had 50.3 / 48.1. Informs Mark Butler. Trotter 50.2, Felix 48.2, McCorory 49.39, Richards-Ross 49.10. Other top splits 49.46 Williams-Mills and 49.67 Antyukh.
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FRANCE: French runner Hassan Hirt tested positive for the blood-booster EPO, an official with knowledge of the result told The Associated Press on Friday. The IOC said he was ordered to leave the Olympics. He was out in 5000 m heats as 11th.
SYRIA: International Olympic Committee informed that 400 m hurdler from Syria Ghfran Almouhamad tested positive. According to the IOC's official site, she was caught with methylhexaneamine in her system on August 3.
BOLT: Usain Bolt in his post-race interview (via NBC Sports) said he intends to try to compete in the 2016 Rio Games.
RELAY: Last time WR were set in both men's and women's 4x100mR was back in 1972 OG .
IOC ATHLETES: A long shadow has been cast over the election for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes' Commission after two of the four elected candidates were disqualified for breaching the rules - including one allegedly for distributing free lollipops to voters. Olympic gold medallists, Japanese hammer thrower Koji Murofushi and Chinese Taipei's Mu-Yen Chu, both finished among the top four of the 21 candidates chosen to serve eight year terms on the IOC but will not be allowed to take up their places because they allegedly broke strict rules on electioneering. The places have instead been awarded to Zimbabwe swimmer Kirsty Coventry and French canoeist Tony Estanguet, who join Slovakian shooter Danka Barteková and Australia rower James Tomkins. Murofushi and Chu had both received written warnings earlier in the election about their campaign methods. The four replace Commission members Fredericks, Hicham El Guerrouj of Morocco, Rania Elwani of Eygpt and Jan Železný of the Czech Republic, who are all finishing their eight-year terms of office after being elected in Athens in 2004. Fredericks, however, will stay on as an individual IOC member, although he will be replaced by Germany's Claudia Bokel as chair of the Athletes' Commission. Writes insidethegames.