Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia wins gold medal in women’s 5000m
Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia has won the gold medal in the women’s 5000 meters at the Beijing Olympics adding to her gold she won in the 10,000.
Elvan Abeylegesse won the silver medal and Meseret Defar also from Ethiopia won the bronze.
South Korea beats US in men’s 68kg taekwondo
Son Tae-jin from South Korea beat Mark Lopez of the United States, 3-2 to win gold in the men’s 68kg division of the taekwondo.
Servet Tazegul from Turkey and Yu-Chi Sung from Chinese Taipei won bronze medals.
Sujeong Lim wins gold in the women’s 57kg taekwondo
Sujeong Lim from South Korea has won the gold medal in the women’s 57kg taekwondo. Azize Tanrikulu from Turkey won the silver medal.
Martina Zubcic from Croatia picked up the bronze along with Diana Lopez from the United States. Diana Lopez is one of three Lopez’s competing in the Beijing Olympics.
Ramazan Sahin wins gold in men’s 66kg wrestling
Ramazan Sahin from Turkey has won the gold medal in the men’s 66kg wrestling. Andriy Stadnik from Ukraine won the silver medal.
Otar Tushishvili from Georgia and Sushil Kumar from India won bronze medals.
Tirunesh Dibaba from Ethiopia has run the women’s 10,000 meters in 29:54.68 setting a new Olympic record and winning a gold medal.
Silver went to Elvan Abeylegesse from Turkey and the bronze went to Shalane Flanagan from the United States.
China gets its first gold medal in weightlifting
Gold medal to China! I am sure this will be the first of many to come. The medal was won in women’s 48kg weightlifting.
Gold medal - Chen Xiexia - China
Silver medal - Sibel Ozkan - Turkey
Bronze medal - Chen Wei-Ling - Chinese Taipei
She finished with 95kg in the Snatch and 117kg in the [...]
More doping scandals in weightlifting
Drugs in the sport of weightlifting continue to dominate the headlines. Bulgaria had to replace its entire team after 11 athletes tested for steroids. Greece had 11 weightlifters suspended and will now just send 4 athletes to the Olympic Games.
The sport is now facing a serious image problem and some people have even [...]