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Olympic update #2 August 10, 2008

Posted by Matt Brown in Sports.

More news from the Olympics:

Medal Count (Top 3)

China: 6 Gold, 2 Silver, 0 Bronze

U.S.A: 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 4 Bronze

S. Korea: 3 Gold, 2 Silver, 0 Bronze

The US Mens basketball team demolished China in the preliminaries 101-70.  Dwayne Wade led the Americans with 19 points, Lebron James had 18 and Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard had 13 apiece. Yao Ming ended the game with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Micheal Phelps smashed his own record (he does that alot) in the 400m indiviual medley, coming in with a time of 4 minutes, 3.84 seconds to take the gold.  For those of you counting, thats one down and seven to go.

In the womens 400m, Stephanie Rice of England beat Kristy Coventry of Zimbabwe and Katie Hoff of America to take the gold.

After beating Japan 1-0, the US mens soccer team was unable to beat the Netherlands to advance to the quarterfinals, tieing the the Dutch 2-2.   Ryan Babel and Gerald Sibon scored for the Netherlands and Sacha Klejstan and Jozy Altidore scored for for the US.  In order to advance the Americans have to at least tie Nigeria in their next match.

Long Qingquan gave China it’s second medal in weightlifting, winning Group A of the men’s 56 kg (123lbs.) with lifts of 132 in the snatch and 160 in the clean and jerk.  Yamada Masaharu of Japan won the men’s Group B competition and Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon (yes that is the correct spelling) of Thailand won the women’s 53 kg Group A.

 The US men’s indoor volleyball team posted a win over Venezuela, a day after coach Hugh McCutcheon’s father in law was murdered.



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