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07-28-2012, 10:42 AM
Michael Phelps almost getting knocked out of the final!!

he will swim from lane eight


07-28-2012, 10:42 AM
Loving the rowing too! The GB women's pair were fab! Also loving the fact that all the BBC Olympic channels have been added as proper Sky channels in the sports section - means it'll be possible to put stuff in the programme planner and Sky plus it! Much better than just the red button! Go BBC!

07-28-2012, 10:48 AM
Ok WTF is going on with Canada in rowing?! Men's eight was 12 seconds behind, and another entry about the same... yikes... not exactly inspiring confidence for the future...

07-28-2012, 10:49 AM
Phelps! WTF! Don't be so casual with the qualification!

07-28-2012, 10:56 AM
Dana Vollmer OR in the prelims of the 100m butterfly 56.25!!

07-28-2012, 11:01 AM
Kieran Behan overload on Irish TV at the moment.

07-28-2012, 11:19 AM
Womens shooting final is intense!! Poland vs China!!! 5 shots to go

07-28-2012, 11:29 AM
Chinese leads the pole, with a shoot to go.

07-28-2012, 11:30 AM
:eek: Im in overload already!! Too much to watch I'm :inavoid:

First Gold Medal to China in the shooting :)

07-28-2012, 11:30 AM
First champion of the 30th olympics is the first athlete to qualify foir the games Yi Siling of China

Gold : Yi Siling CHN 502.9
Silver Syliwa Bogacka POL 502.2
Bronze : Yu Dan CHN 501.5

07-28-2012, 11:32 AM
China get gold and bronze. Poland silver. Well done to the first medallists!

07-28-2012, 11:33 AM
That was an interesting final for the womens 10m air rifle, China wins the first gold of the games!

07-28-2012, 11:37 AM
LOL my facebook feed is suddenly full of Olympic Sports mad nuts! Usually these people only comment on football and rugby.

Funniest so far is someone posting this status:

"Women's coxless pairs into the final on Wednesday..beat USA by a good length...come on team GB"

And the reply of:

"I'd like to beat them with a good length"


Most of my female friends are having the eternal dilemma between watching mens gymnastics or men's swimming.

It's going to be a long 2 weeks :)

07-28-2012, 11:48 AM
Another shock, but this time bigger in swimming. Defending Olympic Champion Park Tae Kwan of Korea Disqualified on his preliminary heat of the 400m freestyle!!

In Athens as a rookie he got DSQ, 8 years later and a serious threat for the gold as defending olympic and world champion and gets out

Paul Biedermann did not advance also

China is poised to get the gold medal at the event now, with americans rounding the podium

07-28-2012, 11:49 AM
Phelps qualifies barely to the 400IM finals in 8 place, he misjudged teh pace of the last heats. Laszlo Cseh is out of the finals.

Park Taehwan one of the favorite for 400mts freestyle is out of the finals, He was DQed in the heats.