27 November, 2015 AsiaNews.it Twitter AsiaNews.it Facebook            

Help AsiaNews | About us | P.I.M.E. | | RssNewsletter | Mobile

mediazioni e arbitrati, risoluzione alternativa delle controversie e servizi di mediazione e arbitrato

e-mail this to a friend printable version

» 07/30/2012
London 2012, China already tops medals table
After two days of competition, the children of the Dragon have won six golds, four silvers and two bronzes for a total of 12 medals. Followed by the U.S. and Italy. The shooter Yi Siling won the first medal to be won in the 30th edition, in the 10 meters air rifle competition. Beijing continues to dominate in diving.

London (AsiaNews) - The third day of competitions in the 30th edition of the Olympic Games, running from July 27 to August 12 in London, begins today. Topping the medals table thus far is China, which has to date collected six golds, four silvers and two bronzes for a total of 12 medals. In second place the United States, with three golds, five silvers and three bronze medals (11 medals in all), and somewhat surprising, on the lowest step of the podium the Italian national team with two golds, three silvers and two bronzes (a total of seven medals). Under the Sign of the Dragon, China has retained its stature as the strongest team as in the previous Olympics 2008 in Beijing.  In the last edition of the Games, in fact, the Chinese "war machine" came away with 51 golds, 21 silvers and 28 bronzes, for a total of 100 medals.

China has now become the main protagonist of the event, winning the first gold of the 30th edition of the Games. Architect of record, the shooter Yi Siling (pictured) who won the 10 meters air rifle competition with a score of 502.9. A merited success sealed in the final round with a score that never fell below 10 points. "My stability has helped me a lot," said the athlete after the competition. "I've been away from my family for over a year - she added - and now I miss them very much."

After winning seven of eight the gold medals at stake in Beijing 2008, China has confirmed the nation's lead in the diving in London. Yesterday, in fact, the couple He Zi and Wu Minxia defended their title in the three-meter synchronized springboard diving. It is the third Olympic victory for Wu, who won her first title in Athens in 2004 alongside Guo Jingjing.

Among the Chinese there is also Olympic champions Guo Wenjun, back in the competition after giving birth - just four months ago - to her son. She won in the women's 10 meters air pistol, as in 2008 in Beijing. "I was very nervous throughout the final," she said beaming after her Olympic double. "I told myself to calm down and tried to stay focused."

Other Asian countries that have scored up a victory so far in the London 2012 Olympics are Kazakhstan, South Korea and North Korea, mindful of mistakes made at the inaugural football game (see AsiaNews 26/07/2012 London 2012 Olympic gaffe: South Korean flag displayed for Pyongyang event), this time at the awards ceremony the organizers made no mistake in the flags displayed alongside the athletes of both countries.


e-mail this to a friend printable version

See also
London 2012, eight Asian Badminton players under investigation for "lack of commitment"
London 2012: to lead in medals table, China "claims" two Kazakh golds
London 2012: Olympic merchandise made by overexploiting Chinese workers
London 2012: US overtakes China as top medal winner
London seeks new investments from Beijing

Editor's choices
Paris Massacre highlights the failure of Muslim integration in Europe
by Catherine FieldThe attack in the heart of France highlights the crisis of Europe’s model of coexistence. Social unrest, poverty and marginalisation feed youth extremism and radicalisation. A New Zealander journalist, expert on expertise in religion and interfaith dialogue, talks about it after undertaking a journey through the French Muslim world.
For Nîmes imam, Islam should not be held hostage by extremists
by Hochine DrouicheFrench imams condemn the Paris terrorist attacks and disassociate themselves from violence committed in "the name of our religion." At the same time, they ask Muslim communities to dare leading a life of dialogue and friendship with Europeans, without fear or arrogance. For centuries, Muslims have ruled out reason from their religious life. The vice president of French imams bears witness.
AsiaNews marks 12 years: Persecution and hope
by Bernardo CervelleraDespite a worldwide increase of ignorance, indifference and superficiality, many signs of love and hope resist even in the most gloomy situations: the Iraqi mother who gives birth to her child in a refugee camp and smiles even though she has nothing; the Indonesian Muslim mother who blesses her son who became a Christian and a priest; the Chinese Christian families that welcome children thrown away because of the one-child law.


Copyright © 2003 AsiaNews C.F. 00889190153 All rights reserved. Content on this site is made available for personal, non-commercial use only. You may not reproduce, republish, sell or otherwise distribute the content or any modified or altered versions of it without the express written permission of the editor. Photos on AsiaNews.it are largely taken from the internet and thus considered to be in the public domain. Anyone contrary to their publication need only contact the editorial office which will immediately proceed to remove the photos.