Olympics 2012: Wednesday, Day 5 Results
China completed a sweep of the synchronized diving events, winning the men's 3-meter springboard to move halfway toward taking each of the diving gold medals.
Qin Kai and partner Luo Yutong led all six rounds of the final, totaling 477.00 points. Ilya Zakharov and Evgeny Kuznetsov of Russia took the silver at 459.63.
Kristian Ipsen and Troy Dumais of the U.S. earned the bronze at 446.70. It was the first medal of Dumais' long career in his fourth Olympics, equaling Greg Louganis for most appearances by a male U.S. diver.
Maica Garcia scored twice in the last two minutes as Spain rallied for a 9-9 draw with the United States in the women's tournament.
Rowie Webster scored five goals in Australia's easy 16-3 win over Britain. Hungary beat China 11-10, and Russia edged Italy 7-4.
The U.S. plays China on Friday.
Germany lived up to its billing as the favorite for the men's eight, producing a late burst to get the win at Dorney Lake.
Canada captured silver, falling short in its bid to defend its gold medal from Beijing. Britain settled for bronze.
Ukraine won its first Olympic rowing gold medal in women's quadruple sculls. The Germans took silver and the U.S. was third.
Andrea Penezic scored 10 goals to help Croatia beat Russia 30-28, leaving Brazil as the only team with three wins in three games.
Ana Paula Rodrigues scored seven goals to power Brazil past Britain 30-17. Spain, France and Montenegro also won, and Norway and South Korea tied at 27.
Australia overwhelmed Spain 5-0 in the men's tournament, turning what was expected to be a close match into a rout.
Defending champion Germany beat South Korea 1-0 to move into second position in Group B, behind medal hopeful the Netherlands.
Mink van der Weerden scored twice to lead the Dutch past Belgium 3-1 for their second win of the tournament.
New Zealand and Pakistan also won. Britain and South Africa played to a 2-2 tie.
China's first table tennis gold of the games went to Li Xiaoxia, who upset teammate Ding Ning.
Li raced to the stands to get a Chinese flag and waved it around for a few moments, but her celebration was mostly subdued. Usually upbeat and open, Ding cried afterward and suggested Italian referee Paola Bongelli may have cost her a gold medal.
Feng Tianwei of Singapore defeated Kasumi Ishikawa of Japan for bronze. Feng was born in China and was recruited to play in Singapore when it became clear she would not make China's team.
ELSEWHERE IN LONDON
Italy's Daniele Molmenti raced to the gold in kayak slalom on his 28th birthday.
... Judo golds were awarded to France's Lucie Decosse (women's 70-kilogram) and South Korea's Song Dae-nam (men's 90-kg).
... Kim Jang-mi of South Korea won the women's 25-meter pistol after setting an Olympic record for the best qualification score.
... Lu Xiaojun set snatch and total world records as China won the Olympic gold and silver medals in the men's 77-kilogram weightlifting category. North Korea's third weightlifting gold medal was awarded to Rim Jong Sim, who clinched the women's 69-kilogram class in a dramatic finish. Rim lifted a total weight of 261 kilograms but was challenged until the end by Romania's Roxana Cocos, who would have moved into first placed if she hadn't failed with her final lift.
... Lin Dan advanced to the quarterfinals in his badminton title defense, beating Taufik Hidayat 21-9, 21-12 in a matchup of Olympic champions.
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