Date: August 9th
Gold medal favorite: Emma Moffatt - Australia
Venue: Ming Tomb Reservoir
Virus hitting athletes at the Olympic village
The Telegraph has reported that a virus has been going around the Olympic village affecting some athletes, including Britain’s Hollie Avil who competed in the women’s triathlon yesterday.
“When I was on the bike I was sick and every time I took on fluids I was sick again,” she said. “It’s not great when you’ve got [...]
Australia wins gold and bronze in women’s triathlon
Australia will get a good boost in its medal rankings after they have won gold and bronze in the women’s triathlon.
Emma Snowsill won the race with a time of one hour, 58 minutes and 27.66 seconds.
The silver medal went to Portugal’s Vanessa Fernandes who finished in a time of one hour, 59 minutes [...]
Sarah Haskins has fulfilled her Olympic dream by qualifying for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She earned her spot by finishing sixth in the Hy-Vee Triathlon. She finished second at the world championships just two weeks ago.
Three-time world champion Emma Snowsill from Australia won the race and Laura Bennett was the top American finishing [...]