London Olympics - Medal Tally Day 8

A big day for India! While we saw Badminton sensation Saina Nehwal loose yet again to the Chinese and archer Joydeep Karmakar just missing the Bronze, Vijay Kumar clinched a Silver medal in the 25m rapid fire pistol event. 


An Army sharp shooter, 26 year old Vijay Kumar fought a thrilling battle to give India the second medal in the London Olympics. This medal came at a point when we had lost hopes for medals from the so called favorite contestants of Indian Contingent. We still have hopes from Sain Nehwal for the Bronze medal and in athletics apart from Boxing and Tennis. 


Vijay Kumar is a Subedar in the Indian Army,  won a Silver medal at the London Olympics 2012
Sharp shooter Subedar Vijay Kumar

The top 10 positions in the Medal Tally at the end of Day 8, the 3rd of August are as follows 

Rank
Country
Gold
Silver
Bronze
Total
1
United States of America
21
10
12
43
2
People's Republic of China
20
13
9
42
3
Russian Federation
3
12
8
23
4
Great Britain
8
6
8
22
5
Japan
2
8
11
21
6
Germany
5
9
6
20
7
France
8
5
6
19
8
Republic of Korea
9
2
5
16
9
Australia
1
9
4
14
10
Italy
4
5
3
12
30
 India
0
1
1
2
[Source:www.london2012.com]

Check out 
Olympics Medal Tally - Day 2
Olympics Medal Tally - Day 3
More on London Olympics 2012  here

2 comments:

Rahul said...

This achievement shows her determination and hard work .Congratulations Saina,you have made Indians proud.Keep on playing like this.

Niveditha said...

Yes Rahul, she deserved a medal, unfortunate it came this way. Her luck and hardwork played. Saina is an inspiration to the next generation.

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