Mary Kom, Saina shine in week end events: London Olympics 2012
After nine days of lunge, parry and riposte with epee, foil and saber, some of the 10,500 participants entered the tenth day on Sunday with fresh hopes. However Indians were lucky enough in the week ends. Saina Nehwal claimed her maiden Bronze medal in Badminton on Saturday. India's women boxer Mary Kom made history by winning her bout. On the medals front on Monday morning China overtakes US and tops the table with 61 medals of which 30 are gold. US contended with number two position with 60 medals of which 28 are gold. United Kingdom makes a steady progress and reaches the third position with 37 of which 16 are gold. Korea has been pushed to number three with 10 gold in 20 haul.
India : Super Saina Nehwal starts her Olympic hunt with a bronze in the singles women badminton event. Saina got the medal as her Chinese opponent Xin Wang was declared retired hurt, on Saturday. However it was only luck that favoured the Indian shuttler as she lost the first game and was trailing behind her opponent.
Krishna Poonia had a dismal exit with the discus at the Women's event. She finished seventh and is out of the event.
Lustrous tennis pair Paes-Sania Mirza lost to Belarus pair Max Mirnyi and Victoria Azarenka with 5-7, 6-7 (7-5).
On Sunday, India's M C Mary Kom was in the history as she won her bout in the Women's boxing held for the first time in the Olympics by beating three inch taller, Poland's Karolina Michalczuk with 19-14.
Events for Monday: Important events that the Indians would like to keep track for the day are listed below:
1. SHOOTING: Men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions: Sanjeev Rajput, Gagan Narang will try their luck.
2. SHOOTING: Men's Trap: Manavjit Singh Sandhu will be in the hunt for a medal.
3. BOXING: Women's Flyweight (51kg) MC Mary Kom has a bout with Maroua Rahali (Tunisia).
4. BOXING: Men's Middleweight (75kg), Vijender Singh will face Abbos Atoev (Uzbekistan).
5. ATHLETICS:Men's Discus Throw: Vikas Gowda will be in pursuit.
(With inputs from internet-AW AarKay)
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