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Anything but Gold
5.08.2012 11:46
Anything but Gold
Maria Sharapova. Source: http://www.infox.ru/sport/olympiad/2012/08/04/SHarapova_zavoyevala.phtml

On Saturday, August 4, Serena Williams of the Unites States demolished Russia’s Maria Sharapova and so grabbed her first Olympic gold in the women’s singles tennis. Williams now has singles and doubles titles in all four Grand Slam tournaments and the Olympics.

      Williams blew Sharapova off the court, winning the first nine games on her way to a 6-0, 6-1 win sealed with an ace. Maria Sharapova admitted she just couldn't compete with Williams. "She was in a perfect form today, definitely too strong for me," she said. "I'm very happy to present my country and get a silver".

      Earlier, world No.1 Victoria Azarenka beat Russia’s Maria Kirilenko in straight sets to take bronze for Belarus.

      In the Saturday's Olympic weightlifting, Russia’s Alexander Ivanov managed to lift 409 kg overall in the men’s 94 kilogram category, and so became the silver medal winner. Ilya Ilyin gave Kazakhstan its fourth gold in the Olympics. He also stated a world record, ligting a total of 418 kg and adding an Olympic record of 233 kg in the clean and jerk. Anatoli Ciricu took bronze to give Moldova its second medal of the Olympics.

      Russia’s Darya Pishchalnikova snatched the silver medal in the women's discus Saturday. The final result was estimated after her fifth throw for 67.56 meters.

      Croatia’s Sandra Perkovic won the gold medal and also broke  the Croatian national record with her third attempt for 69.11 meters. The third place was occupied by Li Yanfeng from China who threw 67.22 meters.

      Russian pair Valeria Sorokina and Nina Vislova took badminton bronze in the women's doubles on Saturday, after defeating Canada's Alex Bruce and Li Michele in the match for the third place. It is Russia's first-ever Olympic medal in the badminton with a ruthless 21-9, 21-10 win.

      The match for the first place is to held later between Chinese pair Qing Tian and Zhao Yunlei and Japanese duo Mizuki Fujii and Reika Kakiiwa.

      Russia's Tatyana Chernova won the bronze medal in the women's heptathlon on Saturday. Previously she expected to take the second place with 6,628 when Germany's Lilli Schwarzkopf was disqualified from the 800 meters for a lane infringement after finishing fourth. But after a verbal protest from the German coaches, the result was allowed to stand and Schwarzkopf overtook Chernova by a mere 21 points. Britain's Jessica Ennis won the gold with 6,955 points.

      All Countries General Medal Table




Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Olympics 2012 Olympic Games 2012 Maria Sharapova Russian tennis players Russian sportsmen 

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