World champion Ed McKeever of Britain set an Olympic best in the kayak 200-meter heats of 35.087 seconds Friday at Eton Dorney, then won his semifinal heat to advance to Saturday’s final. Mark deJonge of Canada, who had set an Olympic best in the heat just prior to McKeever’s, won his semifinal and also advanced. […]
Hungary won two gold medals in the flatwater competition Wednesday at Eton Dorney. Rudolf Dombi and Roland Kokeny won the kayak double 1000m gold, narrowly edging the Portuguese pair, Fernando Pimenta and Emanuel Silva by .053. Germany took the bronze. Hungary also won the men’s kayak four over Germany, with Belarus taking the bronze. The […]
Miroslava Knapkova of the Czech Republic won the gold in single sculls, the final rowing event at Eton Dorney. Fie Udby Erichsen of Denmark won the silver and Kim Crow of Australia added a bronze to the silver she won in double sculls. American Genevra Stone finished first in Final B, giving her a seventh […]
Zac Purchase and Mark Hunter added to Britain’s rowing medal haul Saturday morning on the final day of racing at Eton Dorney, winning silver in the lightweight double sculls. Purchase and Hunter settled for silver by a narrow margin, finishing six-tenths of a second behind Mads Rasmussen and Rasmus Quist of Denmark. Storm Uru and […]
The U.S. men’s four crew won bronze Saturday at Eton Dorney, finishing behind Britain and Australia. The American quarter of Glenn Ochal, Henrik Rummel, Charlie Cole, Scott Gault posted a time of 6 minutes 7.20 seconds, well behind the 6:03.97 posted by the winning British team.
The British did it again, this time winning gold in the women’s lightweight double sculls Saturday on the final day of competition at Eton Dorney. Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking won in seven minutes 9.30 seconds, ahead of Dongxiang Xu and Wenyi Huang of China (7:11.93) and Christina Giazitzdou and Alexandra Tsiavou of Greece (7:12.09). […]
Track and field stars Allyson Felix and Carmelita Jeter race in the 100 meters, plus other events to watch Saturday at the London Olympics.
A German rower is the latest athletes to leave the Olympics: The 23-year-old [Nadja Drygalla] is reportedly dating the leader of the Rostock National Socialists – an extremist party described by German intelligence as racist, anti-Semitic and inspired by the Nazis. Read the full account from Matt Brooks here.
A member of the German women's eight crew team has left London after a report accused her of sympathizing with right-wing extremists.
Anna Watkins and Katherine Grainger gave the British rowing team yet another gold Friday in women’s double sculls, easily winning at Eton Dorney in 6 minutes 55.82 seconds. Australia’s duo of Kim Crow and Brooke Pratley won silver in 6:58.55 and Poland’s Magdalena Fularczyk and Julia Michalska took bronze well behind in 7:07.92. The U.S. […]