||On 27 August 2004, fourteenth day of the Olympic Games ATHENS 2004, the Equestrian, Modern Pentathlon, Synchronised Swimming and Hockey events were completed.
Today it was Russia’s day in Athletics – it won six medals.
In Athletics, Robert KORZENIOWSKI from Poland was the gold medallist in Men’s 50km. Walk, leaving second place to the world recordman Denis NIZHEGORODOV (Russia). Aleksey VOYEVODIN, also from Russia, finished third.
In Men’s 110m. Hurdles, the Cina's Xiang LIU was today’s surprise. He finished first with time 12.91, (new Olympic record). The silver medal went to the Terrence TRAMMEL (USA) and the bronze to Anier GARCIA (Cuba). In Women’s Javelin Throw Cuba's Osleidys MENENDEZ won gold, achieving a new Olympic Record (71.53). Silver medal went to Steffi NERIUS (Germany) and bronze to Mirela Maniani (Greece).
In Women’s 10.000m., Chinese Huina XING won gold medal, finishing first from three runners from Ethiopia Ejegayehu DIBABA and Derartu TULU, who finished in the second and third place respectively. In Women’s 4 Χ 100m. Relay, Jamaica was first with 41.73 (new national record). Russia won the silver and France the bronze medal. In Men’s Pole Vault, the USA'sTimothy MACK won the gold medal jumping 5.95m. (new Olympic Record). The silver medal went to Toby STEVENSON (USA), and bronze to Italy's Giuseppe GIBILISCO.
Zsuzsanna VOROS from Hungary was the winner of Women’s Modern Pentathlon. Second was Jelena RUBLEVSKA (Latvia) and third Georgina HARLAND (G. Britain).
In the six Canoe / Kayak Flatwater Racing finals which took place, Germany won two gold medals: the first in Women’s’s Κ4 500m. and the second in Men’s Κ4 500m. In Men’s K1 1000m., winner was Eirik Veraas LARSEN from Norway and in Men’s C1 1000m. the Spanish David CAL. Sweden won the gold medal in Men’s K2 1000m. and Hungary in Men’s Κ4 1000m.
In Women’s Cycling Mountain Bike Cross Country winner was Gunn-Rita DAHLE from Norway. Second finished Marie-Helene PREMONT from Canada and third Sabine SPITZ.
In Taekwondo, the gold medals of the day went to Korea and Iran. In Women’s Under 57kg. category Won JANG Ji (KOR) beated Nia ABDALLAH (USA) in the Gold Medal Match, while in Men’s Under -68kg. category Hadi SAEI BONEHKOHAL (IRI) defeated Hsiung HUANG Chih (TPE).
In the Team Event Free Routine Final, which completed the schedule of Synchronised Swimming, in Olympic Aquatic Centre, Russia defended the gold medal they had won in Sydney, with a 99.667 points in total. Japan took silver and the USA bronze medal.
In the final of Individual Jumping Event, the last of the Equesrtian competitions, the Irish Cian O’CONNOR won gold, while in Hockey, Australia won Holland in the final to take gold medal in the Olympic Tournament.