August 11, 2008 is the third main day of the 2008 Olympic games, the below article lists some of the highlights. As a lot of the new records were in swimming events, this article has several sections on swimming races.

Events

Women’s 100m Backstroke

The Zimbabwean Kirsty Coventry set a new world record in the semifinal of the women’s 100m backstroke with a time of 58.77 seconds.

Natalie Coughlin, who was representing the United States, finished in second place, while Nakamura Reiko finished in third place with a time of 59.64.

Men’s 100 m breaststroke

The Japanese Kosuke Kitajima set a new world record and won the gold medal in the final of men’s 100 m breaststroke with a time of 58.91.

Alexander Dale Oen won, who was representing Norway, finished in second place, while Hugues Duboscq of France finished in third place with a time of 59.37.

Men’s 100m backstroke

The Australian Hayden Stoeckel set a new Olympic record in semifinal of men’s 100m backstroke with a time of 52.97 seconds..

Matt Grevers, who was representing the United States finished in second place, while Ashley Delaney, who was also Australian finished in third place with a time of 53.76.

Men’s 10m air rifle

The Indian Abhinav Bindra won the gold medal in the final of men’s 10m air rifle with a score of 700.5.

China’s Zhu Qinan, who was representing China, won the silver medal, while Henri Hakkinen finished in third place with a score of 699.4.

Women’s 400m freestyle

Great Britain’s Rebecca Adlington won the gold medal in the final of women’s 400m freestyle with a time of 4:03.22 minutes..

Katie Hoff, who was representing the US, won the silver medal, while Joanne Jackson, also British, finished in third place with a time of 4:03.52.

Women’s 58kg weightlifting

The Chinese Yanqing Chen set a new Olympic record and won the gold medal in the final of women’s 58kg weightlifting with a score of 244.

Marina Shainova, who was representing Russia won the silver medal, while Jong Ae O, a North Korean, finished in third place with a score of 226.

O’s score was one less than the score of Shainova, the person in second.

Women’s 200m Freestyle

The Italian Federica Pellegrini set a new world record in heat six of women’s 200m Freestyle with a time of 1:55.45 minutes.

Katie Hoff, who was representing USA finished in second place, while Agnes Mutina finished in third place with a time of 1:57.25.

Mutina was just 0.05 seconds behind Hoff, who finished in second place.

Medal Table


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