London. July 31. The fourth day of the competition offered 15 gold medals in canoeing, diving, equestrian, fencing, artistic gymnastics, judo, shooting, swimming and weightlifting.
Canoe-Kayak offered its first medal in men's canoe single (C1) event. Tony Estanguet of France took the gold medal, silver for Sideris Tasiadis of Germany and bronze for Michal Martikan of Slovakia.
Women's synchronized 10m platform was dominated by Raolin Chen and Hao Wang of China with a convincing victory of 368.40 total points. Silver medal was awarded to Mexico who scored 343.32 and bronze for Canada scoring 337.62.
In equestrian, Germany proved that they are the team to beat pocketing all gold medals offered on that day. Germany captured the gold medal in team event while the host Great Britain settled for silver and still seeks for their first gold medal. New Zealand took the bronze in that event. For the individual event, Michael Jung of Germany took the gold while Sara Algotsson Ostholt of Sweden and Sandra Auffarth of Germany settled for silver and bronze medals respectively.
In fencing, Sheng Lei of China captured the men's individual foil event stopping Alaaeldin Abouelkassem of Egypt for clinching the gold. Bronze was awarded to Byungchul Choi of Korea after disposing Andrea Baldini of Italy.
In the women's team event for artistic gymnastics, team USA took the gold medal with total combined score of 183.596. Team Russia took the silver by registering a total score of 178.530 and team Romania took the bronze with a total points of 176.414. China came fourth overall.
Judo offers two gold medals in the women's -63kg category and men's -81kg category. Urska Zolnir of Slovenia bagged the gold medal in the women's -63kg and Lihi Xu of China went home with silver and bronze medal for Yoshie Ueno of Japan and Gevrise Emane of France. For the men's -81kg category, Jae-Bum Kim of South Korea pocketed the gold besting Ole Bischof of Germany while Ivan Nifontov of Russia and Antoine Valois-Fortier of Canada settled for bronze medals.
Shooting offered gold in the men's skeet. Delivering the gold for United States of America is Vincent Hancock with 148 final score. Vincent Hancock becomes the first to win back-to-back titles in the men's Skeet. Settling for silver is Anders Golding of Denmark who collected a total score of 146 and bronze was taken by Nasser Al-Attiya of Qatar scoring 144.
Swimming offers four golds on the fourth day of competition. United States of American again demonstrated their might in the pool capturing two golds. The American took the gold in men's 4x200m freestyle with the of 6:59.70. Settling for silver is France who clocked 7:02.77 and China took the bronze with 7:06.30 time. Setting new Olympic record is Allison Schmitt of USA in women's 200m freestyle with 1:53.61 time. Silver medal went to Camille Muffat of France with 1:55.58 and bronze medal to Bronte Barratt of Australia who clocked 1:55.81. Other gold medalist of the day is Chad le Clos of South Africa in the men's 200m butterfly clocking 1:52.96. Michael Phelps the most decorated swimmer placed second only with the time of 1:53.01 and bronze was given to Takeshi Matsuda of Japan clocking 1:53.21. For the women's 200m individual medley, China ruled as Shiwen Ye clocked 2:07.57 and set a new Olympic record. Alicia Coutts of Australia went home with silver clocking 2:08.15 and Caitlin Leverenz of USA came with bronze with the time of 2:08.95.
Weightlifting offered two gold medals in the women's -63kg category and men's -69kg category. On the way to the golden podium is Maiya Maneza of Kazakhstan with a total combined score of 245kg in the snatch and clean & jerk for the women's -63kg category. She was followed by Svetlana Tsarukaeva of Russia lifting 237kg who settled for silver and bronze for Christine Girard of Canada who lifted 236kg. For men's -69kg category, Qingfeng Lin of China lifted a total weight of 344kg snatching the gold. He was followed by Triyatno Triyatno of Indonesia lifting a total 333kg and bronze for Razvan Constantin Martin
of Romania who lifted 332kg.
of Romania who lifted 332kg.