|One world record was broken today in Men’s +105kg Weightlifting category, while in Athletics a new world junior record was set in the Women’s 200m Final and a new Olympic record in Women's Hammer Throw.
Other highlights of the day include the gold medal matches in Baseball and Men’s Beach Volleyball and a spectacular finish in the Women’s Triathlon.
Greece’s Fani Chalkia won the first gold medal of the competition day in Athletics, crossing first the finishing line in Women’s 400m Hurdles. Romania’s Ionela Tirlea-Manolache was second and Ukraine’s Tetiana Tereshchuk-Antipova third. In Women's 200m it was Jamaica's Veronica Campbell who finished first to win her second medal in the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games, while 19 year old Allyson Felix came second and USA's Debbie Ferguson from Bahamas third.
Russia’s Olga Kuzenkova won gold medal with a new Olympic record in Women's Hammer Throw.
Iran’s Hossein Reza Zadeh set a new world record (Clean & Jerk) in the Men’s +105 kg Weightlifting and won the competition.
Kate Allen from Austria “snatched’ gold medal with spectacular fashion in Women's Triathlon, propelling herself into the lead just a few hundred meters before the finishing line and leaving Australia’s Loretta Harrop second and USA’s Susan Williams third.
The Baseball gold medal went to Cuba, who won Australia in the final, and bronze to Japan, who won Canada in the morning.
This was also the last day of the Men’s Beach Volleyball. Brazil won the gold medal and left silver to Spain in the last match of the Olympic Tournament, while earlier Switzerland won Australia to take bronze.
In Sailing's Men’s Mistral, Israel’s Gal Fridman won his country’s first Olympic gold medal ever. Greece's Nikos Kaklamanakis won silver and Great Britain’s Nick Dempsey bronze. In Women’s Mistral, gold went to France’s Faustine Merret, silver to China's Jian Yin and bronze to Italy's Alessandra Sensini.
Four finals took place in Men’s Greco-Roman Wrestilng. Gold medals went to Russia's Gueidar Mamedaliev (55kg), Turkey's Seref Eroglu (66kg), Sweden's Ara Abrahamian (84kg) and (Kazakhstan’s) Georgiy Tsurtsumia (120 kg).
In Cycling Track, Ryan BAYLEY (Australia) won his second gold medal in Men Keirin, while the Men’s Madison gold went also to Australia’s team. Russia’s Olga SLYUSAREVA won the Women's Points Race Final.
In Equestrian, Anky van Grunsven (Netherlands) renewed her gold medal from Sydney in Individual Dressage. Finally, Russia's Anastasia Davydova and Anastasia Ermakova won the gold medal in Duet Free Routine, the first Synchronised Swimming final.