Талисманы Игр были объявлены 19 мая 2010 года. Ими стали, по заявлениям авторов, две капли из Болтонапо по имени Венлок и Мандевиль. Они названы в честь города Мач-Венлок, в котором прошли первые соревнования наподобие Олимпийских игр, и деревни Сток-Мандевиль, где прошли первые на территории Великобритании Паралимпийские игры. У обоих талисманов по одному глазу, и на них нарисованы логотипы Игр (на Венлоке - логитип Олимпиады, на Мандевиле - Паралимпиады).
Википедия Свободная энциклопедия
noun 1. a sport growing out of water ballet in which swimmers, in solo, duet, and team efforts, complete various required figures by performing motions in relatively stationary positions, along with a freestyle competition, with the contestants synchronizing movements to music and being judged for body position, control, and the degree of difficulty of the moves. 2. a swimming exercise or exhibition derived from the competitive sport.
Russia wins Olympic gold medal in women's team synchronized swimming
LONDON (AP) - With one gold down, the ns are trying to discount all the talk about another sweep in synchronized swimming.
But it's not working. It's clear everyone else is playing for silver.
and had the crowd cheering before they even entered the pool Tuesday, extending 's monopoly of the sport with a dominating duet win.
The team competition begins Thursday, and the Russians are overwhelming favorites to win in that event, too.
"Of course we were under pressure, but we tried not to read the newspapers or listen to the radio," Ishchenko said. "People were trying to hang the gold medals around our necks days before. We just tried our best to focus on what we needed to do."
Wearing sparkly suits adorned with cartoonish characters that were supposed to resemble haunted puppets, the Russian pair glided across the deck like ballerinas before collapsing into a split - and that was just the warmup for a routine that combined style with athleticism.
They finished with 197.100 points, improving on their marks from free preliminaries to easily outdistance the other 11 duos that made it through to the final. The silver went to ; won the bronze.
The Russians started with a couple of flips accompanied by dramatic music from the 1970s Italian horror film "Suspiria," played to the crowd with the wonderment of children after switching to a bouncier tune from another movie, "Amelie," then finished up with a series of furious leg kicks before one last flip set to the soundtrack of the Tim Burton film "Sleepy Hollow."
They finished with their right arms dangling, like puppets, while a sea of Russian flags waved in the stands.
"If we stay in one place or repeat ourselves or rest on our laurels, this would lead to failure, because the other competitors are not sleeping," Russian coach Tatiana Denchenko said. "They are working and want to unseat us."
Ishchenko credited a training regime that lasts a total of 10 hours a day in either the pool or the gym.
Aliya Mustafina, who returned to gymnastics after a serious knee injury (torn ACL), has won the Gold Medal in Uneven Bar Final. Russia has not won this title since 12 years!
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- Silver 1
- Bronze 2
- Date of Birth
- September 30, 1994
- 5' 4" (1.62m)
- 112lbs. (51kg)
Gabrielle Douglas wins gold
Gabrielle Douglas is a member of the 2012 US Olympic gymnastics team -- a squad that won the Olympic gold medal for the first time since 1996. Douglas also earned gold in the all-around, becoming the first gymnast in American history to win the gold medal in both the team and all-around.
Американка Габриэлла Дуглас смогла вырвать победу у нашей гимнастки Виктории Комовой! Габриэлла была в себе чуть более уверена и более напориста - было такое впечатление, что она цепко вцепилась в хвост победе, она это почувствовала и уже ничто не могло ее остановить в стремлении завоевать олимпийский олимп. Победа Габриэллы Дуглас была честной и красивой!
9 августа на Олимпийских играх - 2012 в Лондоне
разыгрываются 23 комплекта медалей. Первую награду сборной России принесли гребцы Алексей Коровашков и Илья Первухин, завоевавшие бронзу на каноэ-двойке.
Hot Trott wins Olympic omnium gold
Laura Trott produced a stunning individual time trial performance to clinch gold in the women's omnium – to add to her team pursuit success at London 2012.
Great Britain's reigning world omnium champion Trott led the six-event competition overnight but slipped to second going into the final event, the 500m individual time trial. Trott needed to beat Sarah Hammer of USA by three places to guarantee gold. She duly obliged, winning the time trial in 35.110 seconds to finish on 18 points, Hammer's time of 35.9000 left her fourth and in silver position with 19. The 20-year-old, double-Olympic champion, took Great Britain's gold medal tally to 21 so far – a feat that left her in shock. “I can’t believe this has happened to me I really can’t," she said. "I came in today not feeling as good as yesterday and I was losing my head a bit in between events because they weren’t going the way I wanted them to really then to finish off with that 500m I can’t believe it – I’m so happy. “My coach Paul Manning got me to peak right on time really, I couldn’t ask for much more from the coaching staff. "They’ve helped me improve so much since the worlds obviously with all our new equipment, that’s obviously helped. So it’s all thanks to the coaches really, my family and friends are here and the support of the crowd. “I couldn’t have done it without them at all. The amount they had to put in when I was younger and take me here, there and everywhere was huge and I couldn’t have done it without them and I’m so happy and can’t thank them enough really.” Australia’s Annette Edmondson took the bronze medal after finishing the omnium with a total of 24points.
The 2012 Summer Olympics Field Events Format: How Athletes Compete and Win
The field events, while often overlooked, are the heart of the Olympic Games. This was true in ancient days, at the first modern Olympiad in 1896, and hold true today.
Certainly though, the athletes competing in these events labor in obscurity. Names from other summer events make up a who's-who of Olympic legends: Michael Phelps, Mark Spitz, Bruce Jenner, Mary Lou Retton, and the Dream Team. But try to name one hammer-throw gold medalist, or triple-jumper.
Enjoy basketball, swimming and gymnastics this summer. Cheer our athletes on to the gold. But fill the gaps in between by watching some amazing athletes compete in Olympic competitions they have trained for most of their lives.
The events of the field competition are: long jump, triple jump, high jump, pole vault, shot put, discus, hammer, and javelin.
Women's Hammer Throw: Lysenko sets Olympic record to win hammer gold
LONDON (AP) -- Tatyana Lysenko of set an Olympic record Friday night to win the hammer throw, an event marred by a technical problem with the measurements for the bronze-medal winner.
Lysenko, the former world-record holder who served a two-year doping ban until 2009, set the games record with her first attempt at 77.56 meters and then improved it with her fifth at 78.18. of held the previous Olympic record of 76.34, set at the 2008 Beijing Games. of earned the silver at 77.60, and of took the bronze at 77.13.
Latest Russia Medals
|Gold||Track & Field||Women's Hammer Throw||Tatyana Lysenko|
|Bronze||Wrestling||Men's Freestyle 74 kg||Denis Tsargush|
|Gold||Wrestling||Men's Freestyle 55 kg||Dzhamal Otarsultanov|
|Gold||Synchronized Swimming||Women's Team|
|Gold||Wrestling||Women's Freestyle 72 kg||Natalia Vorobeva|
|Silver||Boxing||Women's Middleweight (60-75 kg)||Nadezda Torlopova|
|Silver||Boxing||Women's Lightweight (51-60 kg)||Sofya Ochigava|
|Bronze||Canoe/Kayak||Men's Canoe Doubles 1000m|
Olympics: Late gold rush
The last gold was the most dramatic, the men's volleyball team storming back from match point down to beat runaway favorites Brazil.
Russia's record athletics haul of eight gold medals included some memorable moments as Ivan Ukhov and Anna Chicherova won both gold medals in the high jump, while Mariya Savinova beat South Africa's Caster Semenya to take the 800 metres title.
In a development likely to please President Vladimir Putin, the world's most famous judo fan, the Russian team went from obscurity four years ago to become the most successful country, displacing even Japan.
Putin watched from the stands as Tagir Khaibulaev won Russia's third judo gold before posing for photographers with the newly crowned champion, a product of a new system that matches the wrestling talent of Russia's North Caucasus regions with top-notch international coaching talent.
There was even a triumph for one of Russia's best-loved Americans as Boston-born David Blatt led the men's basketball team to its first Olympic medal.
The thrilling 81-77 win over Argentina saw two new signings for the Minnesota Timberwolves, forward Andrei Kirilenko and guard Alexey Shved, combine for 45 points, just a month after the team had suffered the ignominy of having to qualify for the Olympics at a tournament in Venezuela, unlike most top-tier countries.
Maria Abakumova Denis Ablyazin
Track and Field Gymnastics
Track and Field Wrestling
LONDON (Reuters) - Russia's supremacy on the wrestling mat survived an onslaught from Japan and Iran at the London Olympics and could face an even stronger challenge in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
The Russians narrowly held on to their traditional place at the top of the medal table, taking four of the 18 golds as well as two silvers and five bronzes.
But they were pushed all the way by a Japanese team that won four golds, their most since 1968, and two bronzes. Iran ruled the Greco-Roman discipline, winning three of the seven golds.
"We came here to this great city in this great country...to wrestle and to win," said Russian coach Vladimir Uruimagov. "I expected this - we are eager to win."
While Russia's team topped the table, athletes from around the world provided some of the most dramatic moments.
Uzbek Artur Taymazov won his third consecutive gold to become the most successful Olympic freestyle wrestler. His silver in Sydney in 2000 was enough to put him top of the all-time medal table.
Winner Missy Franklin of the U.S., who set a world record, receives a
kiss from second-placed Russia's Anastasia Zueva (L) after the women's 200m backstroke final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre August 3, 2012.
Basketball: Russia wins men's bronze, beats Argentina 81 - 77
The men's basketball tournament at the 2012 Summer Olympics is now behind us, with the U.S. winning its second straight gold, Spain taking its second straight silver and a new rising international basketball power in Russia earning a bronze for its first medal since the dissolution of the U.S.S.R. Dozens of players competed hard and well over the course of the two-week tournament, but which performers stood above the rest? Hit the jump for Fourth-Place Medal's All-Olympic Men's Basketball Team, plus a few near misses and some dudes I just dug watching.