China

Number of Athletes: 639

Sports: China has athletes competing in all 28 sports in 38 disciplines.

Medal Prospects: China will battle the United States to top the medal tally and with their massive field, they have a good chance to do it. China’s medal favorites include Liu Xiang in 110 meter hurdles, badminton, canoeing, diving, gymnastics (Cheng Fei, Chen Yibing), shooting, table tennis and weightlifting.

Athens Medals: 63 medals, including 32 golds, 17 silvers and 14 bronzes.

Roberto Cammarelle from Italy wins gold in boxing super heavyweight

Roberto Cammarelle from Italy has defeated China’s Zhilei Zhang to win the gold medal in boxing’s super heavy weight division.
David Price from Great Britain and Vyacheslav Glazkov of Ukraine won bronze medals.

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Kazakhstan’s Bakhyt Sarsekbayev has defeated Carlos Banteaux Suarez from Cuba to win the gold medal in boxing welter-weight division.
Jungjoo Kim from South Korea and Silamu Hanati from China have won bronze medals.

China’s Zhang Xiaoping has won the country’s second-ever gold medal in boxing in the light-heavyweight division, defeating Kenny Egan of Ireland 11-7.
Yerkebulan Shynaliyev from Kazakhstan and Tony Jeffries from Great Britain won bronze medals.

China’s Zou Shiming won China’s first boxing gold today by defeating Mongolia’s Serdamba Purevdorj in the final of the light-flyweight class.
The fight ended early as Purevdorj withdrew with a should injury.

Paddy Barnes from Ireland and G Yampier Hernandez from Cuba won bronze medals.

Russia has won the gold medal in the group all-round rhythmic gymnastics at the Beijing Olympics.
China won the silver medal and Belarus came third to grab the bronze.
Russia
ALIYCHUK Margarita
GAVRILENKO Anna
GORBUNOVA Tatiana
POSEVINA Elena
SHKURIKHINA Daria
ZUEVA Natalia
China
CAI Tongtong
CHOU Tao
LU Yuanyang
SUI Jianshuang
SUN Dan
ZHANG Shuo
Belarus
BABUSHKINA Olesya
IVANKOVA Anastasia
LUNINA Zinaida
MARTINOVICH Glafira
SANKOVICH Ksenia
TUMILOVICH Alina

Brazil have won its first gold medal in women’s volleyball, defeating the United States 25-15, 18-25, 25-13, 25-21.
China won the bronze medal.

Australia’s Matthew Mitcham has stunned China by winning the gold medal in the men’s 10m platform diving. He performed a spectacular 112.10-point in the final round to win the gold. China have won five of the six diving golds at the Beijing Olympics.
China’s Luxin Zhou won the silver medal and Gleb Galperin from [...]