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Moldoveanu shoots down gold
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 31 - 07 - 2012

Romania's Alin George Moldoveanu (C), Italy's Niccolo Campriani (L) and India's Gagan Narang pose with their medals during the 10m air rifle men's victory ceremony at the Royal Artillery Barracks Monday. — ReutersLONDON – Romanian crack shot Alin Moldoveanu took gold in the Olympic men's 10m air rifle Monday as India made a rare podium appearance despite seeing its defending champion crash out in qualifying.
The bespectacled Moldoveanu did not know he had won the competition at London's Royal Artillery Barracks after edging world champion Niccolo Campriani into silver medal position, with India's Gagan Narang taking bronze. The shaven-headed Romanian turned around motionless after he completed his final shot, oblivious to the capacity crowd's cheers with his earplugs in.
“No I didn't know (I had won) I think the Italian coach told me," Moldoveanu told reporters. “I'm overwhelmed, I cannot describe it in words. It is crazy."
Moldoveanu was commanding and consistent as he finished with a total of 702.1 points, with Campriani on 701.5 and Narang on 701.1.
Narang's compatriot, the defending Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra – India's first ever individual gold medalist – was knocked out in the earlier qualifying round.
NK bags 2nd w-lifting gold
Kim Un Guk won North Korea's second weightlifting gold medal at the London Olympics, setting a world record total of 327 kgs in the men's 62-kg division.
Oscar Figueroa Mosquera of Colombia got the silver medal while Eko Yuli Irawan of Indonesia took bronze.
China's Li Xueying set two new Olympic records as she crushed her rivals on the way to claiming gold in the women's -58kg class.
She recorded a combined total of 246kg after snatching 108kg and registering a best in the clean and jerk of 138kg. Both the snatch and total were Olympic records.
Thailand's Pimsiri Sirikaew took silver, with Ukraine's Yuliya Kalina claiming bronze.
China takes gymnastics title
The Chinese won their second straight Olympic gymnastic title and third in four games. Their score of 275.997 points was more than four points better than Japan, which needed help from a DVR to finish second.
Britain was initially announced as the silver medalist, setting off raucous celebrations at the O2 Arena. But Japan questioned the score of three-time world champion Kohei Uchimura on pommel horse, the team's very last routine. About five minutes later, Uchimura's score was revised and Japan was awarded the silver while Britain was bumped down to bronze.
Isaev claims judo gold
Russia's Mansur Isaev won the men's -73kg category Monday, taking the second gold medal for his country in judo.
Fourth seed Isaev, 25, came out on top in a fast and furious fight with Japan's Riki Nakaya.
Mongolia's Nyam-Ochir Sainjargal took bronze by beating Dutchman Dex Elmont .
Kaori Matsumoto won Japan's first judo gold in the women's -57kg category while French President Francois Hollande watched in delight as France picked up its second women's judo medal of the Games. Matsumoto won the final after Corina Caprioriu of Romania was penalized for a leg grab.
China dominates diving
Cao Yuan and Zhang Yanquan won the men's 10-meter synchronized title, giving China its second diving gold medal.
Cao and Zhang totaled 486.78 points in the six-dive final Monday, spoiling the medal hopes of Brits Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield.
German Sanchez and Ivan Garcia of Mexico earned the silver with 468.90. Nick McCrory and David Boudia of the US took the bronze with 463.47. – Agencies


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