Olympic Prospectus 2012

JA Hingston

The Olympics is built around stories - from the favourite chasing a new record, to the plucky underdog surpassing all expectation. Broadcasters do a fantastic job keeping you up to date as they unfold but, for me, there is no substitute for being able to spot and follow a story yourself. As interactive coverage expands, and especially if you are watching a sport live, too often at the Olympics you are left feeling bewildered by the unfamiliar characters in front of you, in a sport you don’t see outside two weeks every four years. This prospectus seeks to plug some of these gaps. For every event at the Olympics - 302 in total - I have set out, in the simplest way possible, a brief formguide: a summary of what's going on in the sport together with tables setting out the world rankings and results from recent Olympic Games and World Championships. For everything that has been included there is inevitably far more left out, but I am hoping this will provide an idea of who is expected to do well and a snapshot of the stories behind each event. This prospectus is not designed to be read from start to finish, but rather to be dipped into to obtain that vital bit of extra information before the action unfolds. Whether printed out and taken to a session or looked at on-screen in front of the TV, I hope it will prove useful. At the front end, I have also included my top 100 British medal hopes at these Olympics and my pick of three must-see events each day. I encourage anybody who finds use in what I have put together to distribute this to others who may similarly benefit. It has been put together in my spare-time, not for profit or gain, but for my own interest and the enjoyment of others around me. All opinions and mistakes and mistaken opinions herein are my own. For every sportsman and woman there, the London Games will represent a pinnacle in their sporting career and the culmination of years of dedication and hard work. I have the utmost respect for every one of them - success is only ever relative. J A Hingston jahingston@gmail.com 10th July 2012

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Top 100 Team GB Medal Contenders Day-by-Day Viewing Guide Archery Men's Athletics Women's Athletics Badminton Basketball Beach Volleyball Bocing Canoe/Kayak Slalom Canoe/Kayak Sprint Cycling - BMX Cycling - Mountain Bike Cycling - Road Cycling - Track Diving Equestrian Fencing Football Gymnastics - Artistic Gymnastics - Rhythmic Gymnastics - Trampolining Handball Hockey Judo Moder Pentathlon Rowing Sailing Shooting Men's Swimming Women's Swimming Synchronised Swimming Table Tennis Taekwondo Tennis Triathlon Volleyball Water Polo Weightlifting Wrestling

4 5-7 8-10 11-21 22-32 33-37 38-40 41-42 43-54 55-56 57-62 63-64 65-66 67-69 70-77 78-82 83-87 88-91 92-94 95-100 101 102 103-104 106-106 107-114 115-116 117-127 128-131 132-136 137-145 146-154 155 156-157 158-162 163-166 167-168 169-170 171-172 173-178 179-183

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Top 100 Team GB medal contenders

Rank Sport
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 Rowing Cycling - Track Rowing Triathlon Swimming Sailing Athletics Cycling - Track Equestrian Cycling - BMX Athletics Rowing Boxing Cycling - Road Sprint Kayak Boxing Swimming Cycling - Track Sailing Rowing Cycling - Track Boxing Athletics Athletics Swimming Cycling - Road Rowing Boxing Triathlon Athletics Sailing Triathlon Hockey Cycling - Track Boxing Sailing Rowing Cycling - Track Taekwondo Equestrian Boxing Athletics Cycling - Track Gymnastics Swimming Sailing Cycling - Track Equestrian Boxing Sprint Kayak

Name - Event
Women's Coxless Pair Women's Team Pursuit Women's Double Sculls Alistair Brownlee Becky Adlington - 800m Free Ben Ainslee - Finn Jessica Ennis - Heptathlon Men's Team Pursuit Team 3-day Shanaze Reade - BMX Mo Farah - 5,000m Men's Coxless Four Savannah Marshall - Middleweight Mark Cavendish - Road Race Ed McKeever - K-1 200m Anthony Joshua - Super Heavyweight Keri-Anne Payne - 10km Laura Trott - Omnium Women's 470 Men's Lgtwgt Four Chris Hoy - Keirin Nicola Adams - Flyweight Phillips Idowu - Triple Jump Mo Farah - 10,000m Becky Adlington - 400m Free Emma Pooley - Time Trial Men's Lwt Double Sculls Tom Stalker - Lgt Welterweight Helen Jenkins Greg Rutherford - Long Jump Women's Elliot 6m Jonathon Brownlee Women's Team Jason Kenny/Chris Hoy - sprint Luke Campbell - Bantamweight Nick Dempsey - RS:X Men's Eight Women's Team Sprint Sarah Stevenson -67kg William Fox-Pitt - 3-day Natasha Jonas - Lightweight Dai Green - 400m hurdles Ed Clancy - Omnium Louis Smith - Pommel Horse Ellen Gandy - 200m Fly Men's Star Victoria Pendleton - Sprint Team Dressage Andrew Selby - Flyweight Scofield & Heath - K-2 200m

Rank Sport
51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 Swimming Sailing Modern Pentathlon Boxing Canoe Slalom Athletics Shooting Tennis Cycling - Road Swimming Swimming Sprint Kayak Cycling - Road Swimming Sailing Diving Athletics Swimming Cycling - Track Swimming Hockey Boxing Sailing Athletics Equestrian Football Taekwondo Gymnastics Boxing Swimming Football Sailing Gymnastics Rowing Athletics Archery Taekwondo Diving Badminton Athletics Trampolining Gymnastics Athletics Cycling - Road Taekwondo Athletics Tennis Modern Pentathlon Judo Equestrian

Name - Event
Fran Halsall - 50m Free Alison Young - Laser Radial Mhairi Spence Fred Evans - Welterweight Florence & Hounslow - C-2 Robbie Grabarz - High Jump Peter Wilson - Double Trap Andy Murray - Singles Bradley Wiggins - Time Trial Liam Tancock -100m Back Hannah Miley - 400m IM Tim Brabants - K-1 1000m Lizzie Armistead - Road Race Fran Halsall - 100m Free Bryony Shaw - RS:X Tom Daley - 10m Platform Lawrence Okoye - Discus Women's 4x100m Medley Men's Team Sprint Ellen Gandy - 100m Fly Men's Team Anthony Ogogo - Middleweight Paul Goodison - Laser Tiffany Porter - 100h Mary King - 3-day Women's Team Martin Stamper -68kg Mens Team All Around Josh Taylor - Lightweight Lizzie Simmonds - 200m back Men's Team Men's 470 Dan Purvis - Men's All-Around Alan Campbell - Single Sculls Shara Proctor - Long Jump Women's Team Jade Jones -57kg Daley & Waterfield - 10m Syncro Adcock & Bankier - Mixed Doubles Women's 4x400m Bryony Page Beth Tweddle - Asymmetric Bars Hannah England - 1500m Nicole Cooke - Road Race Lutalo Muhammed -80kg Christine Ohoruogu - 400m Andy Murray & Jamie Murray Sam Murray Euan Barton - 81kg Laura Bechtolsheimer - Dressage

Team GB prediction: Key:

23 golds, 23 silver, 23 bronze

Absolute dead certainty - would take a serious calamity to stop them claiming gold Gold medal favourite - but in an unpredictable sport, or with opposition snapping at their heels Probably 50/50 for gold - anything less than a medal would be a disappointment Gold is a possability - but must treat any medal as a real success Outside the favourites - should still go into the Games intent on challenging for a medal

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Day-by-Day Guide
Friday 27th July Opening Ceremony - 9pm onwards
The highlight of any Olympics for any non-sports fan. Early signs were that the organisers were so intimidated by the Beijing opening ceremony that they were going to bottle it and stage something deliberately understated on the cheap. Fortunately they drafted in film director Danny Boyle who has persuaded LOCOG otherwise. The budget was doubled and a five act extravaganza entitled the ‘Isles of Wonder’ will, hopefully, kick the Olympics off with a bang.

Saturday 28th July Cycling - Men's Road Race - 10am to 4pm
The Manx Missile, Mark Cavendish, will be looking to kick off the home nation medal tally on the first day. The 2011 BBC Sports Personality of the Year will have his work cut out staying in the peloton as the race flies over Box Hill 9 times. If he’s still in contention near the finish on the Mall, then they can start engraving the gold medal.

Fencing - Women's Individual Foil - 6pm to 8pm
Ever heard of Valentina Vezzali? No? You’re probably not alone but she is Italy’s answer to Steve Redgrave and Ben Ainslee. If she can retain the individual foil title she will become only the fourth athlete and first woman ever to win four consecutive gold medals in an individual event.

Swimming - inc. Men's 400m IM - 7.30pm to 9.20pm
The first of two showdowns between Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. Both are chasing multiple medals at these Olympics and this will be the big first decider en-route to the title of greatest swimmer in the world. Hannah Miley goes in the women’s 400IM and is expected to start GB’s medal count in the Aquatics Centre.

Sunday 29th July Basketball - USA vs France - 2.30pm to 4.15pm
A huge early test for an injury-ravaged USA team. France will post an all-NBA starting line-up and if they can rattle the Americans they will set the tone for what promises to be a fascinating Olympic tournament.

Archery - Women's Team - 3pm to 6.30pm
Archery is a surprisingly riveting sport to watch. Tension always runs high and the British archers will be hoping not to buckle on the hallowed turf at Lord’s cricket ground.

Swimming - inc. Women's 400m Free - 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Rebecca Adlington mounts her defence of the 400 and 800m double, form suggests it is just outside her reach so this will be a really big test of how much the home-crowd atmosphere can help. This session should also see Michael Phelps lose his second final in a row as the men's 4x100m free reaches it's climax. This event has produced some of the most memorable moments of the past 3 Olympics and this year shouldn't disappoint with the Australians, French and Americans all talking up their chances.

Monday 30th July Equestrian - 3-Day Eventing X-Country - 11.30am to 4.30pm
Attention turns to Greenwich Park as the cross-country phase of the 3-day eventing takes place. GB have put together a very impressive looking team including the almost unbeatable William Fox-Pitt and the Queen's grand-daughter Zara Phillips.

Diving - Men's 10m Synchronised - 3pm to 4pm
Tom Daley has struggled since a growth spurt added six inches to his height two years ago. His form seems to be returning and this is his first opportunity to try to take a gold medal away from the Chinese.

Gymnastics - Men's Team - 4.30pm to 7pm
GB has, over the past five years, transformed itself into a powerhouse in men's gymnastics. The reigning European champions will have their work cut out against a Japanese team featuring triple world champion Kohei Uchimura, but stand a great chance of snatching a first ever medal in the event.

Tuesday 31st July Gymnastics - Women's Team - 4.30pm to 6.20pm
Always an Olympic highlight, the USA once again go in hot favourites to take gold. In Athens and Beijing they threw it away… surely that can't happen a third time?

Swimming - inc. Women's 200m IM - 7.30pm to 9pm
Australia's darling, Stephanie Rice, goes in the 200m individual medley in an evening that will also see Phelps chase a third gold in the 200m butterfly and 17 year-old sensation Missy Franklin swim in the 200m freestyle

Volleyball - Men's GB vs Australia - 8pm to 9.30pm
Great Britian may never again be represented in an Olympic volleyball tournament, so what better way to celebrate their cameo than with one of the greatest rivalries in sport. GB might even win it.

Wednesday 1st August Rowing - inc. Women's Coxless Pair - 9.30am to 12.40pm
My number one ranked British gold medal prospect competes in the first day of the rowing finals at Eton-Dorney lake. The women's coxless pair have dominated competition this year and should, barring illness or injury, take home Britain's first ever women's rowing gold medal. Also look out for the wide open men's coxed eight.

Cycling - Men's and Women's Road Time Trial - 12.30pm to 4pm
Starting and finishing at Hampton Court Palace, the time trials should provide top racing. If Bradley Wiggins has any legs left after the Tour de France he will be in the mix for the men's gold; and the bronze medallist four years ago, Emma Pooley, will be targeting gold in the women's.

Football - Men's GB vs Uruguay - 7.45pm to 9.40pm
Stuart Pearce's Great Britain side will face their first real test of the Games. Against a tough Uruguan side, GB will need to pull out a stong performance, even without David Beckham the talent on the team is such that anything less than a semi-final will be a disappointment.

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Thursday 2nd August Canoe/Kayak Slalom - Men's C2 and Women's K1 - 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Always an exciting competition to watch, the men's C2 (two men in a canoe with a single bladed paddle each) boasts the best chance for GB to make good the considerable advantage of having trained on the Olympic course for the past two year.

Gymnastics - Women's All-Around - 4.30pm to 6.15pm
An old fashioned USA vs Russia battle in the women's gymnastics. Jordan Weiber, the classic all-American sweetheart, and Viktoria Komova, a waif-like daughter of two Soviet-era international gymnasts. It should be a good one.

Swimming - inc. Men's 200m IM - 7.30pm to 9pm
The second showdown between Phelps and Lochte beckons in the 200m individual medley. We should by now know who has the upper hand but there is little to call between the form of the two in this event. This session also brings Ellen Gandy and Jemma Lowe going in the 200m butterfly, Fran Halsall in the 100m freestyle and Lochte again in the 200m backstroke.

Friday 3rd August Rowing - inc. Women's Double Scull - 9.30am to 12.40pm
The GB medals should start to flow over the next few days. The women's double scull, men's coxless four and men's lightweight double scull all boast British favourites, though the men's boats will need to improve on their form earlier this year.

Athletics - inc. Heptathlon - 10am to 1.40pm and 7pm to 10pm
The athletics finally gets under way with the heptathlon featuring on the first day. Jessica Ennis has an awful lot of pressure, and an awful lot of sponsor's money riding on her being successful. Going in with a new British record earlier this year, and as the British champion in 100m hurdles and high jump, it is hopeful she'll have the form to become one of the stars of the Games.

Swimming - inc. Women's 800m Freestyle - 7.30pm to 8.30pm
Rebecca Adllington goes again: she's the fastest women in the world this year but will have to fight hard to retain her Olympic title, her strongest challenge coming from 15 year-old American Katie Ledecky. Phelps goes again in the 100m fly, a medal here may be enough for him to equal the only record left - the most medals in an individual event, currently held by gymnast Larissa Latynina.

Saturday 4th August Cycling - inc. Women's Team Pursuit - 4pm to 6.40pm
In the first evening session at the velodrome, we start with the British women's pursuit squad who have set a world record in their past two outings. The omnium also makes it's debut; watch out for the fantastic devil-takes-thehindmost where Ed Clancy will ride about in an almost permanent state of panic.

Athletics - inc. Heptathlon & Men's 10,000m - 7pm to 10pm
As the middle weekend continues we see the two British superstars of athletics shoot for gold. Jessica Ennis will have to fight to make up or keep her position, and Mo Farah runs in the 10,000m. Both are narrow favourites but were beaten into second at last year's World Champonships.

Swimming - inc. Men's 4x100m Medley - 7.30pm to 8.30pm
The final evening of swimming in the Aquatics Centre bring the two traditional curtain closers, the medley relays. The British women will be targeting a medal and we will see the final episode in Phelps' Olympic saga as he takes his bow with a near certain gold in the medley relay. GB has two more medal shots with our women's medley team and Fran Halsall in the spash-and-dash 50m free.

Sunday 5th August Sailing - inc. Men's Finn - 12pm to 5.50pm
In sailing everybody starts with the same equipment and the same wind. For most people this means that luck pays a big part in deciding who wins the medals. Ben Ainslee, on the other hand, has picked up a silver and then three golds in successive Olympics. He's still unparallelled and hopefully come the medal race he'll still be in contention for gold.

Cycling - inc. Men's Sprint - 4pm to 7pm
Big thighs galore inside the velodrome as the men's speed merchants go head-to-head. With only one rider per country, either four times Olympic champion Chris Hoy or 2011 World Champion Jason Kenny will have to sit and watch from the sidelines as their compatriot take on the might of Frenchman Gregory Bauge.

Ahtletics - inc. Men's 100m - 7pm to 10pm
Bolt vs. Blake anyone? Throw in Gay, Gatlin and Powell and we've got a race.

Monday 6th August Cycling - inc. Women's Sprint - 4pm to 7pm
It's the turn of the women and Victoria Pendleton will go up against her Australian adversary Anna Mears. It was Pendleton who came out on top in the World Championships earlier this year but this could go either way.

Football - Women's Semifinals - 5pm & 7.30pm
If the British women have got this far they'll be coming up against the best in the world. A rare opportunity for the women to show their skills and build some excitement about women's football.

Athletics - inc. Men's 400m Hurdles - 7pm to 9.40pm
Dai Green shouldn't have been fast enough to win the World Championships 400m hurdles last year. He was. This year he doesn't look fast enough either…

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Tuesday 7th August Triathlon - Men's - 11.30am to 1.45pm
As much credit as Alistair Brownlee gets, he deserves more; he's completely dominated world triathlon for the past few years. Earlier this year he tore his achilles and for a while it looked as though his Olympics were in doubt but, in his comeback race in June, he was a man posessed and tore the field to pieces. He should do the same in Hyde Park.

Sailing - inc. Men's & Women's RS:X - 12pm to 5.50pm
The sailing finals continue down in Weymouth. Today is the last chance to see windsurfing at the Olympics as it makes way for kite surfing in Rio. GB's Nick Dempsey and Bryony Shaw should be in the hunt for medals.

Cycling - inc. Men's Keirin - 4pm to 6.25pm
Three minutes of watching six men roll around behind a motorbike and then a minute of holding your breath as they sprint full out within touching distance of each other. Sir Chris Hoy is reigning world and Olympic champion but the final should be wide open. Laura Trott will also be hoping to take gold in the omnium.

Wednesday 8th August Athletics - inc. Men's 110m Hurdles - 6pm to 10pm
Pick of the day's events is the men's 110m hurdles final as a returning Liu Zhang will once again have the hopes of a billion people behind him - fortunately he's injury free this time, and back in the form that saw him win gold eight years ago.

Beach Volleyball - Women's Final - 7pm to 10pm
Horse Guard's Parade, bikinis, cheerleaders, oh, and some sport. What's not to like.

Hockey - Women's Semi-Finals & Basketball - Men's quarter-finals
As the knock-out phases of the team sports get under way the women's hockey team will hope to live up to their excellent form earlier this year. If the GB men have made it as far as the basketball quarter finals they will probably be reaching the end of the line.

Thursday 9th August Swimming -Women's Open Water 10k - 12pm to 2.30pm
Kerri-Anne Payne will hit the waters of the Serpentine lake in Hyde Park in the open water swimming. Two hours in which the swimmers are almost unidentifiable may not seem like the best form of entertainment but, if world champion Kerri-Anne can match her previous performances, then a gold medal should be just rewards.

Boxing - Women's Middle- and Lightweight Finals - 1.30pm to 3pm
British female boxers are the best in the world, pefect timing for the debut of women's boxing at the Olympics. This session sees Natasha Jonas and world champion Savannah Marshall go for gold.

Athletics - inc. Men's 200m Final - 6.30pm to 10.10pm
Bolt vs. Blake round 2 as they face up over the 200m. Blake ran the second fastest 200m in history last season and Bolt will have to be on fire to live up to expectations. Add in Phillips Idowu in the triple jump and David Rudisha in the 800m and we have my pick for the best night of athletics at the Games.

Friday 10th August Cycling - BMX Men's and Women's Finals - 3pm to 5pm
Super cool, super fast, super big falls, and a British favourite. BMX was a welcome and fun addition to the Olympic schedule in 2008. Favourite there was Britian's Shanaze Reade until a bad corner in the final saw her take a lunge and a fall. She looked imperious at the test event on the Olympic course last summer and will be hoping to round off a successful two weeks for the British cycling squad.

Hockey - Women's Final - 8pm to 10pm
This match should feature two out of Australia, Argentina and Great Britian. All have contrasting styles and bring the best out in each other. Victory may come down to who has the legs left after two weeks of hard competition.

Taekwondo - Women's -67kg - 8pm to 10.10pm
Sarah Stevenson won bronze four years ago having gone through the turmoil of having a head-shot missed causing her to lose the bout, and then the descision overturned just five minutes before her semi-final. Last year she won World Championship gold just a couple of months after her father passed away, and then had to deal with the death of her mother later that summer.

Saturday 11th August Football - Men's Final - 3pm to 4.45pm
For the first time in 52 years, GB is putting up a united team - of English and Welshmen. My guess is that we'll discover our Olympic experience is just like any other major tournament; cynicism right up to the point we all start to believe we might win it... and then crushing defeat at the hands of a superior nation. At what stage it will happen in the Olympics I'm not sure but Spain and Brazil come bristling with talent.

Athletics - inc. Men's 5,000m - 7pm to 9.20pm
Depending on the result of the 10,000m Mo Farah will either have the chance to redeem himself or to join the ranks of elite long-distance runners who have won the 5k & 10k double at an Olympics. Add in the ever popular relays and the atmosphere will be electric.

Diving - Men's 10m - 8.30pm to 9.45pm
Ten days after he went in the synchro Tom Daley is back to take the battle to the Chinese. Anything less than a bronze will be a failure, but there's a Chinese wall between him and gold.

Sunday 12th August Boxing - Men's Finals - 1.30pm to 3.45pm
As the boxing competition draws to close, British expectations will be at fever pitch. The pressure is on for the young talented British squad, but a noisy home-crowd may help sway the judges in their favour.

Modern Pentathlon - Women's - 2.35pm to 6.20pm
The last medal to be won before the closing ceremony will be in the strangest of Olympic sports, the modern pentathlon. With running and shooting newly combined into a single race the final will be tense and unpredictable. Team GB includes the current world gold and bronze medallists, so chances are good for a final flourish.

Basketball - Men's Final - 3pm to 5pm
Four years ago USA dominated their opposition right up until the Olympic final, where a resurgent Spain took them down to the wire. For the second most popular sport in the world, this final will be a fitting climax to what has, hopefully, been a fantastic Olympic Games.

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Archery

Sometimes it's hard to know why a sport catches on somewhere. South Korea has, for no obvious historical or cultural reason, taken Archery on as a national pastime. For the past twenty years the only question before any major Archery championships has been "Will any of the gold medals not be won by South Korea?" An impressive tally of 34/44 World Championship and 12/20 Olympic gold medals have gone their way since 1990, but there is some reason to suspect that the Koreans will not have it all their own way this summer. Although the men still seem dominant (despite the best efforts of reigning Olympic Champion Victor Ruban (UKR) and the American Brady Ellison), their women have slipped from previous superiority. With no Korean women getting through to the individual semi-finals in either last year's World Championships or World Cup Final, they can at best be said to be on an even keel with archers from countries such as India, China and Italy as well as individuals such as reigning World Champion Denisse van Lamoen from Chile. Anyone who sees themselves drawn against the Koreans will still feel a pang of dread, particularly if that Korean is the world record holder and legally-blind Im Dong-Hyun (who likes to shoot without corrective eyewear despite having 20/200 vision); but under the pressure of the crowd at Lord's, and with only 15 arrows per match, the medals are firmly up for grabs by anyone who has the bottle to take them. Archery has long been one of Britain's 'nearly' sports; a bronze for Simon Terry and the men's team in Barcelona, a bronze for Allison Williamson in Athens, and a bronze for the women's team in the 2007 World Championships. With a relatively small worldwide participation base, it was hoped that an input of funding in the run up to 2012 would see the team progress to a level where they could challenge for gold medals. Focusing on veteran archers with Olympic experience, Terry, Larry Godfrey, Alan Wills, and Williamson, Naomi Folkard and Amy Oliver were seen as a talented team with real medal potential. Sadly, since 2007 Britain's archers have repeatedly failed to deliver any medals in major championships. Most disappointingly, a full strength squad picked up only 2 silvers at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Despite this, UK Sport have significantly increased their funding in the run up to the Olympic Games, which may well pay off. The women's team are probably our best chance, but if any of the archers can channel the home crowd into points rather than nerves then it won't be a surprise to see a British tracksuit climbing onto the podium.

Men's Individual
1 2 3 4 5= 5= 5= 5= 2008 Olympics Victor Ruban Park Kyung-Mo Bair Badenov Juan Rene Serrano Juan Carlos Stevens Ryuichi Moriya Victor Wunderle Chu Sian Cheng UKR KOR RUS MEX CUB JAP USA MAS 1 2 3 4 5= 5= 5= 5= 2009 World Championships Lee Chang-Hwan KOR Im Dong-Hyun KOR Victor Ruban UKR Oh Jin Hyek KOR Mangal Singh Champia IND Romaine Girouille FRA Dmytro Hrachov UKR Wenyuan Chen CHN World Ranking Brady Ellison Im Dong-Hyjn Kim Woojin Dmytro Hrachov Khairul Anuar Mohamad Oh Jin-Hyek Joe Fanchin Markiyan Ivashko Laurence Godfrey Gael Prevost Romain Girouille Pedro Vivas Alcaca Cheng Chu Sian Luis Alvarez Jayanta Talukdar Elias Malave Tarundeep Rai M. V. Teymoorlooei Xing Yu Viktor Ruban Points 313 261 246 234 206 192 187 181 179 171 146 138 136 133 131 131 128 127 127 126

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2011 World Championships Kim Woo-Jin KOR Oh Jin Hyek KOR Brady Ellison USA Im Dong-Hyun KOR Jason Lyon CAN Jeff Henckels LUX Baard Nesteng NOR Laurence Godfrey GBR 2011 World Cup Final Brady Ellison Dai Xiaoxiang Dmytro Hrachov Gael Prevost Joe Fanchin Pedro Vivas Alcala Oh Jin Hyek Yaglz Yilmaz

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USA CHN UKR FRA USA MEX KOR TUR

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USA KOR KOR UKR MAS KOR USA UKR GBR FRA FRA MEX MAS MEX IND VEN IND IRI CHN UKR

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Men's Team
1 2 3 4 5= 5= 5= 5= South Korea Italy China Ukraine Poland Malaysia Taiwan Russia 2008 Olympics Im D-H, Lee C-H, Park K-M Di Buo' I, Galiazzo M, Nespoli M Jiang L, Li W, Xue H F Ivashko M, Ruban V, Serdyuk O Dobrowolski R, Piatek P, Proc J Cheng C S, Khalmizam W, Marbawi M Chen S Y, Kuo C W, Wang C P Abramov A, Badenov B, Tsyrempilov B 2009 World Championships Im D-H, Lee C-H, Oh J H Aubert T, Girouille R, Valladont J-C Kikuchi H, Yamamoto H, Yoshinaga H Chen W, Xing Y, Xue H F Ellison B, Johnson R, Wunderle V Kuo C W, Sung C C, Wang C P Banerjee R, Champia M S, Talukdar J Badenov B, Borodin A, Tsyrempilov B 2011 World Championships Im D-H, Kim W-J, Oh J-H Girouille R, Valladont J-C, Prevost G Frangilli M, Nespoli M, Galiazzo M Serrano, Vivas Alcala, Velez Sanchez Ruban V, Hrachov D, Ivashko M Terry S, Wills, A, Godfrey L Chen W, Xing Y, Dai X Ellison B, Fanchin J, Wukie J 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 14

1 2 3 4 5= 5= 5= 5=

South Korea France Japan China United States Taiwan India Russia

World Ranking United States France South Korea India Great Britain China Ukraine Italy Japan Taiwan Malaysia Mexico

Points 428 360 346 326 299 298 277 275 259 248 241 201

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South Korea France Italy Mexico Ukraine Great Britain China United States

Women's Individual
1 2 3 4 5= 5= 5= 5= 2008 Olympics Zhang Juan Juan Park Sung-Hyun Yun Ok-Hee Kwon Un Sil Khatuna Lorig Nami Hayakawa Joo Hyun-Jung Mariana Avitia CHN KOR KOR PRK USA JPN KOR MEX 1 2 3 4 5= 5= 5= 5= 2009 World Championships Joo Hyun-Jung KOR Kwak Ye Ji KOR Natalia Sanchez COL Karina Lipiarska POL Elena Kuznetsova BLR Yun Ok-Hee KOR Carina Christiansen DEN Miki Kanie JPN World Ranking Deepka Kumari Ki Bo Bae Fang Yuting Jung Dasomi Alejandra Valencia Cheng Ming Berengere Schuh Miranda Leek Denisse Van Lamoen Ksenia Perova Han Gyeonghee Inna Stepanova Naomi Folkard Jennifer Nichols Ren Hayakawa Aida Roman Kristine Esebue Xu Jing Justyna Mospinek Maja Buskbjerg Jager Points 254 240 219 210 199 194 178 172 169 158 154 149 143 143 143 140 133 131 129 121

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2011 World Championships Denisse Van Lamoen CHI Kristine Esebua GEO Fang Yuting CHN Berengere Schuh FRA Han Gyeong-Hee KOR Jung Dasomi KOR Katsiaryna Timofeyeva BLR Khatuna Narimanidze GEO 2011 World Cup Final Cheng Ming Deepka Kumari Berengere Schuh Jung Dasomi Alejandra Valencia Inna Stepanova Han Gyeong-Hee Natalia Nasaridze

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CHN IND FRA JPN MEX RUS KOR TUR

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IND KOR CHN KOR MEX CHN FRA USA CHI RUS KOR RUS GBR USA JPN MEX GEO CHN POL DEN

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Women's Team
1 2 3 4 5= 5= 5= 5= South Korea China France Great Britain Italy Poland India Japan 2008 Olympics Joo H-J, Park S-H, Jun O-H Chen L, Guo D, Zhang J J Arnold V, Dodemont S, Schuh B Burgess C, Folkard N, Williamson A Lionetti P C, Tonetta E, Valeeva N Cwienczek M, Marcinkiewicz I, Mospinek J Banerjee D, Devi L B, Vardhineni P Hayakawa N, Hayashi Y, Kitabatake S 2009 World Championships Joo H-J, Kwak Y J, Yun O-H Kanie M, Matsunaga A, Matsushita S Boroday T, Erdyniyeva N, Segina T Kuznetsova E, Marusava H, Timofeyeva K Lionetti P C, Tonetta E, Valeeva N Cwienczek M, Lipiarska K, Mospinek J Diasamidze A, Esebua K, Narimanidze K Delamare C, Dodemont S, Schuh B 2011 World Championships Tomasi J, Sartori G, Valeeva N Devi L B, Swuro C, Kumari D Ki B-B, Han G, Jung D Zhu S, Fang Y, Xu J Koval V, Mylchenko N, Sichenikova L Yuan S C, Le C-Y, Lin C-E Erdyniyeva N, Stepanova I, Perova K Christiansen C R, Jager M B, Laursen L 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 15 17

1 2 3 4 5= 5= 5= 5=

South Korea Japan Russia Belarus Italy Poland Georgia France

World Ranking South Korea India Ukraine China Mexico Italy Russia Taiwan United States Japan Denmark Great Britain

Points 415 375 318 310 290 287 285 276 275 225 175 164

1 2 3 4 5= 5= 5= 5=

Italy India South Korea China Ukraine Taiwan Russia Denmark

Olympic Prospectus 2012

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Men's Athletics

Think Athletics, think Olympics, think Jamaica, think Puma - think Usain Bolt. It is hard to recall another example of where one man’s achievements and charisma has done so much to change the fortunes of a sport. At the start of 2008 athletics was in a very unhealthy state: years of drug scandals (encompassing three of the past four men’s 100m champions), declining audiences at international meets and general media apathy meant there was little enthusiasm for what was about to be seen in the Bird’s Nest Stadium. Then, at the end of May, an unheralded 21 year old Jamaican ran 9.72 seconds in the 100m at a small meeting in New York, becoming the fastest man in history. The media started to pay attention; it turned out this kid was not only fast, but also attractive, charismatic and, consensus had it, probably clean. The story of that year’s Olympics was written and Bolt went on to break his own world record in the 100m, break Michael Johnson’s ‘unbeatable’ record in the 200m, and take another gold and world record in the 4x100m - all whilst playing to the crowd, striking a pose and smiling at the cameras. A legend was born and interest in athletics has rocketed ever since. In the London Olympic stadium the men’s sprints will, as always, be the centre of attention. The prospect in London is not just for a repeat performance from the fastest man in history, but also a real challenge from Bolt’s 22 year old training partner, Yohan Blake. Although he's not made many headlines (yet), Blake took last year’s World Championships in the 100m, albeit after Bolt had been disqualified. He finished 2011 by running 19.26 in the 200m, the second fastest time ever and faster than Bolt ran in Beijing. Blake then spent 2012 quietly training in Jamaica before turning up at the Jamaican Olympic trials and beating Usain Bolt in the 100m and 200m. The timing may be wrong in London but with both sprinters still young, two previously unthinkable barriers beckon - a sub-9.5 second 100m and a sub-19 second 200m. It should also not be forgotten that in London we have the second and third fastest men in history, Tyson Gay (USA) and Asafa Powell (JAM), and the returning 2004 Olympic 100m champion Justin Gatlin (USA). They all are capable of running below 9.8 seconds and such a strong line-up should make for one of the greatest Olympic moments of all time. The men’s hurdles are also gearing up to provide top entertainment. The 2004 110m hurdles champion Liu Xiang, who broke his nation’s heart after pulling out of the 2008 Olympics injured, is right back on form. He has looked electric this season but faces the best crop of hurdlers in years. Americans Aries Merritt and Jason Richardson have both run below 13 seconds this year and don’t count out 21 year old European Champion Sergey Shubenkov from Russia or Dayron Robles, the softly spoken Cuban who has struggled with injury since the last Olympics but has shown flashes of brilliance suggesting he could return to his Olympic gold and world record form. The 400m hurdles involves one of GB’s reigning world champions, Dai Green. Form says that Dai will be way off pace, with the likes of Javier Culson (PUR) and Bershawn Jackson (USA) posting times well under Green’s best this year, but that was also true at last year’s World Championships. The 400m hurdles punishes anyone running too hard and if Green shows the right race-craft then a medal is within his reach. The traditional climax to major athletics championships are the relays. The 4x100m will come down to a shoot out between Jamaica and USA and, with both countries putting up four sub 9.9 second runners, a world record may well be needed to win it. In the 4x400m USA should have the class to take gold but they have been challenged in recent championships. The Bahamas and Jamaica are in with a shot but you can expect all attention to be on South Africa, who came within half a second of the American’s at last year’s World Championships and where Oscar Pistorius, if selected, is set to become the first amputee runner to race in the Olympics. Great Britain, despite lacking any standout male sprinters, should have the consistency to chase bronze. The men’s middle-distance races look ripe for two fantastic head-to-heads. In the 800m David Rudisha (KEN), who in 2010 broke Wilson Kipketer’s 13 year old world record (Lord Seb Coe is still the third fastest man in history over 800m), will go up against the raw talent of Sudan’s Abubaker Kaki. In the 1500m the battle is between two Kenyans, Silas Kiplagat and Asbel Kiprop, who have spent the past two years exchanging victories. In the long-distance races all eyes will be on Britain’s Mo Farah. The Somali-born runner from south-west London took a jump-step in his development when he moved to Portland, Oregon and started training under Cuban Alberto Salazar with his friend Galen Rupp (USA). At the World Championships last year he narrowly lost the 10,000m, finishing second, but bounced back with victory in the 5,000m. He will probably be attempting the double again in London. He will start favourite in both races, though he hasn’t run a 10k this year. Mo’s strength is his kick in the last 600m but he will need to get his tactics right; American’s Galen Rupp and Bernhard Lagat both sport ferocious last laps but the big unknown comes from the Ethiopian and Kenyan runners. Foremost amongst these is double world record holder and Olympic champion Keninesa Bekele. Bekele is moving towards the twilight of his career and, as of the start of July, he is out of form and struggling with injuries. But - as we saw last year when he dropped out of the 10,000m final at the World Championships and then set the fastest time of the year two weeks later – he has the potential to spoil Mo Farah’s party. The men’s jumps are going through a weak patch at the moment with nobody close to world record standards. On the bright side, this means that Great Britain have medal potential in each discipline. Philips Idowu has been a stalwart of the British team and is a former eorld and European champion and Olympic medallist; however, he's been thwarted before by competitiors pulling off the jump of a lifetime and so the triple jump is likely to come down to who can produce that one big jump when it counts. In the long jump GB’s Greg Rutherford has posted the longest jump in the world this year. Unfortunately for him there are ten men who have jumped within 10cm and another ten men capable of it. In the high jump it is Robbie Grabarz, this year’s break-through athlete for GB, who will be targeting a medal and should have the goods to be involved at the final shake up. The throws continue to rebuild themselves in a newer cleaner era. Paramount to this is the young German shot putter, David Storl, who turns 22 on the day of the opening ceremony. The former decathlete became the youngest ever shot put world champion last year and is helping to bring Germany back to athletics after years of self-recrimination over the abuses conducted by the East German regime. The imposing Andreas Thorkildsen (NOR) will be going for a third successive gold in the javelin, but he has had no form since being upset in last year's World Championship final and it is Vitezslav Vesely (CZE) that leads an open and international field. Meanwhile, British throwing may have found a future star in the 6'5" frame of Lawrence Okoye. Despite only switching from rugby to discus last year, Okoye has set a new British record and is ranked fourth in the world. Although inexperience may count against him, international success is surely on the horizon if he can balance training with the Oxford law degree he starts in October .

Olympic Prospectus 2012

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Men's 100m
World Record: Olympic Record: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Usain Bolt Richard Thompson Walter Dix Churandy Martina Asafa Powell Michael Frater Marc Burns Darvis Patton 9.58s 9.69s JAM TRI USA AHO JAM JAM TRI USA

Men's Athletics

Usain Bolt Usain Bolt 9.69 9.89 9.91 9.93 9.95 9.97 10.01 10.03

JAM JAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

16 August 2009 16 August 2008 2011 World Leading Usain Bolt JAM Asafa Powell JAM Tyson Gay USA Steve Mullings JAM Yohan Blake JAM Mike Rodgers USA Richard Thompson TRI Michael Frater JAM 2012 World Leading Yohan Blake JAM Usain Bolt JAM Justin Gatlin USA Asafa Powell JAM Keston Bledman TRI Tyson Gay USA Nickel Ashmeade JAM Ryan Bailey USA 9.76 9.78 9.79 9.80 9.82 9.85 9.85 9.88

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Yohan Blake JAM Walter Dix USA Kim Collins SKN Christophe Lemaitre FRA Daniel Bailey ANT Jimmy Vicaut FRA Nesta Carter JAM Usain Bolt JAM

9.92 10.08 10.09 10.19 10.26 10.27 10.95 DSQ

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9.75 9.76 9.80 9.85 9.86 9.86 9.93 9.93

Men's 200m
World Record: 19.19s Olympic Record: 19.30s 2008 Olympics Usain Bolt Shawn Crawford Walter Dix Brian Dzingai Christian Malcolm Kim Collins DSQ Churandy Martina DSQ Wallace Spearmon 1 2 3 4 5 6 JAM USA USA ZIM GBR SKN AHO USA 19.30 19.96 19.98 20.22 20.40 20.59 19.82 19.95 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Usain Bolt Usain Bolt JAM JAM 20 August 2009 20 August 2008 2011 World Leading Yohan Blake JAM Usain Bolt JAM Walter Dix USA Christophe Lemaitre FRA Nickel Ashmeade JAM Jaysuma Saidy Ndure NOR Rakieem Salaam USA Steve Mullings JAM 2012 World Leading Yohan Blake JAM Usain Bolt JAM Churandy Martina NED Nickel Ashmeade JAM Wallace Spearmon USA Warren Weir JAM Walter Dix USA Harry Adams USA 19.26 19.40 19.53 19.80 19.91 19.95 20.05 20.11

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Usain Bolt JAM Walter Dix USA Christophe Lemaitre FRA Jaysuma Saidy Ndure NOR Nickel Ashmeade JAM Bruno de Barros BRA Rondell Sorrillo TRI Alonso Edward PAN

19.40 19.70 19.80 19.95 20.29 20.31 20.34 DNF

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

19.80 19.83 19.94 19.94 19.95 19.99 20.02 20.10

Men's 400m
World Record: 43.18s Olympic Record: 43.49s 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics LaShawn Merritt Jeremy Wariner David Neville Chris Brown Leslie Djhone Martyn Rooney Renny Quow Johan Wissman USA USA USA BAH FRA GBR TRI SWE Michael Johnson Michael Johnson 43.75 44.74 44.80 44.84 45.11 45.12 45.22 45.39 USA USA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 26 August 1999 29 July 1996 2011 World Leading LaShawn Merritt USA Kirani James GRN Rondell Bartholomew GRN Tony McQuay USA Jermaine Gonzales JAM Kevin Borlee BEL Demetrius Pinder BAH Jonathon Borlee BEL 2012 World Leading LaShawn Merritt USA Luguelin Santos DOM Tony McQuay USA Kevin Borlee BEL Kirani James GRN Michael Berry USA Demetrius Pinder BAH Bryshon Nellum USA 44.35 44.36 44.65 44.68 44.69 44.74 44.78 44.78

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Kirani James GRN LaShawn Merritt USA Kevin Borlee BEL Jermaine Gonzales JAM Jonathon Borlee BEL Rondell Bartholomew GRN Tabaire Henry USV Femi Seun Ogunode QAT

44.60 44.63 44.90 44.99 45.07 45.45 45.55 45.55

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

44.12 44.45 44,49 44,56 44.72 44.75 44.77 44.80

Olympic Prospectus 2012

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Men's 110m Hurdles
World Record: 12.87s Olympic Record: 12.91s 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Dayron Robles David Payne David Oliver Ladji Doucoure Artur Noga Maurice Wignall Richard Phillips Jackson Quinonez CUB USA USA FRA POL JAM JAM ESP

Men's Athletics

Dayron Robles Liu Xiang 12.93 13.17 13.18 13.24 13.36 13.46 13.60 13.69

CUB CHN 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

12 June 2008 27 August 2004 2011 World Leading David Oliver USA Liu Xiang CHN Dayron Robles CUB Jason Richardson USA Aries Merritt USA Dwight Thomas JAM Terrence Trammell USA Joel Brown USA 2012 World Leading Aries Merritt USA Liu Xiang CHN Jason Richardson USA Jeff Porter USA Orlando Ortega CUB Sergey Shubenkov RUS David Oliver USA Dexter Faulk USA 12.94 13.00 13.00 13.04 13.12 13.15 13.16 13.20

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Jason Richardson USA Liu Xiang CHN Andy Turner GBR David Oliver USA Aries Merritt USA William Sharman GBR Dwight Thomas JAM Dayron Robles CUB

13.16 13.27 13.44 13.44 13.67 13.67 DNF DSQ

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

12.93 12.97 12.98 13.08 13.09 13.09 13.13 13.13

Men's 400m Hurdles
World Record: 46.78s Olympic Record: 46.78s 2008 Olympics 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Angelo Taylor Kerron Clement Bershawn Jackson Danny McFarlane L.J van Zyl Marek Plawgo Markino Buckley Periklis Iakovakis USA USA USA JAM RSA POL JAM GRE 47.25 47.98 48.06 48.30 48.42 48.52 49.60 49.96 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Kevin Young Kevin Young USA USA 06 August 1992 06 August 1992 2011 World Leading L.J van Zyl RSA Jeshua Anderson USA Bershawn Jackson USA Angelo Taylor USA Cornel Fredericks RSA Dai Greene GBR Javier Culson PUR Michael Tinsley USA 2012 World Leading Javier Culson PUR Dai Greene GBR Bershawn Jackson USA Michael Tinsley USA Takayuki Kiskimoto JPN Felix Sanchez DOM Angelo Taylor USA Jehue Gordon TRI 47.66 47.93 47.93 47.94 47.94 48.14 48.32 48.45

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Dai Greene GBR Javier Culson PUR L.J van Zyl RSA Felix Sanchez DOM Cornel Fredericks RSA Bershawn Jackson USA Angelo Taylor USA Alexsandr Derevyagin RUS

48.26 48.44 48.80 48.87 49.12 49.24 49.31 49.32

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

47.78 47.84 48.20 48.33 48.41 48.56 48.57 48.78

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Men's 4x100m relay
World Record: 37.04s Olympic Record: 37.10s 2008 Olympics Nesta Carter Michael Frater Jamaica Usain Bolt Asafa Powell Keston Bledman Trinidad Marc Burns & Emmanuel Callender Tobago Richard Thompson Naoki Tsukahara Shingo Suetsugu Japan Shinji Takahara Nobuhara Asahara Vincente Lima Sandro Viana Brazil Brunno de Baros Jose Carlos Tobias Unger Till Helmke Germany Alexander Kosenkow Martin Keller Hank Palmer Anson Henry Canada Jared Connaughton Pierre Browne Maarten Heisen Guus Hoogmoed Holland Patrik van Luijik Caimin Douglas Wen Yongyi Zhang Peimang China Lu Bin Hu Kai

Men's Athletics

JAM (N Carter, M Frater, Y Blake, U Bolt) JAM (N Carter, M Frater, U Bolt, A Powell)

26 August 2010 22 August 2008 2011 World Championships Nesta Carter Michael Frater Jamaica Yohan Blake Usain Bolt Teddy Tinmar Christophe Lemaitre France Yannick Lesourd Jimmy Vicault Jason Rogers Saint Kim Collins Kitts & Antoine Adams Nevis Brijesh Lawrence Pawel Stempel Dariusz Kuc Poland Robert Kubaczyk Kamil Krynski Simone Collio Emanuele Di Gregorio Italy Fabio Cerutti Michael Tumi Keston Bledman Trinidad Marc Burns & Aaron Armstrong Tobago Richard Thompson Trell Kimmons United Justin Gatlin States Darvis Patton Walter Dix Christian Malcolm Great Craig Pickering Britain Marlon Devonish Harry Aikines-Aryeetey

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37.10

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37.04

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38.06

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38.20

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38.15

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38.49

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38.24

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38.50

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38.58

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38.96

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38.66

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39.01

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45.81

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DNF

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Combined 2011/12 Individual Best Times Yohan Blake 9.75 Usain Bolt 9.76 Jamaica Asafa Powell 9.78 Steve Mullings 9.80 Tyson Gay 9.79 Justin Gatlin 9.80 United States Mike Rodgers 9.85 Ryan Bailey 9.93 Richard Thompson 9.85 Trinidad Keston Bledman 9.86 & Rondell Sorrillo 10.03 Tobago Marc Burns 10.06 Dwain Chambers 10.01 Adam Gemili 10.08 Great Britain James Dasaolu 10.11 Harry Aikines-Areetey 10.13 Christophe Lemaitre 9.92 Jimmy Vicaut 10.07 France Martial Mbandjock 10.13 Emmanuel Biron 10.28 Kim Collins 10.00 Saint Antoine Adams 10.10 Kitts & Brijesh Lawrence 10.12 Nevis Jason Rogers 10.24 Simon Magakwe 10.06 Roscoe Engel 10.19 South Africa Thuso Mpuang 10.16 Hannes Dreyer 10.23 Ryota Yamagata 10.08 Masashi Eriguchi 10.14 Japan Yusuke Kotani 10.21 Soto Kawatsura 10.22

39.09

39.37

39.80

40.33

40.40

40.46

40.64

40.65

Olympic Prospectus 2012

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Men's 4x400m relay
World Record: 2:54.29 Olympic Record: 2:55.39 2008 Olympics LaShawn Merritt United Angelo Taylor States David Neville Jeremy Wariner Andretti Bain Michael Mathieu Bahamas Andrae Williams Chris Brown Maksim Dyldin Vladislav Frolov Russia Anton Kokorin Denis Alexeev Andrew Steele Great Robert Tobin Britain Michael Bingham Martyn Rooney Kevin Borlee Jonathon Borlee Belgium Cedric Van Branteghem Arnaud Ghislain Sean Wroe John Steffensen Australia Clinton Hill Joel Milburn Rafal Wieruszewski Piotr Klimczak Poland Piotr Kedzia Marek Plawgo Michael Blackwood Sanjay Ayre Jamaica Ricardo Chambers Lanceford Spence

Men's Athletics

USA (A Valmon, Q Watts, B Reynolds, M Johnson) USA (L Merritt, A Taylor, D Neville, J Wariner)

22 September 1993 23 August 2008 2011 World Championships Greg Nixon United Bershawn Jackson States Angelo Taylor LaShawn Merritt Shane Victor South Ofentse Mogawane Africa Willem de Beer L.J van Zyl Allodin Fothergill Jermaine Gonzales Jamaica Riker Hylton Leford Green Maksim Dyldin Konstantin Svechkar Russia Pavel Trenikhin Denis Alekseyev Jonathon Borlee Antoine Gillet Belgium Nils Duerinck Kevin Borlee Vincent Kiplanget Kosgei Vincent Mumo Kiilu Kenya Anderson Mureta Mutgei Mark Mutai Richard Strachan Great Nigel Levine Britain Christopher Clarke Martyn Rooney Jonas Plass Kamghe Gaba Germany Miguel Rigau Thomas Schneider

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2:55.39

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2:59.31

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2:58.03

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2:59.87

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2:58.06

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3:00.10

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2:58.81

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3:00.22

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2:59.37

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3:00.41

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3:00.02

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3:01.15

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3:00.32

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3:01.16

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3:01.45

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3:01.37

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Combined 2011/12 Individual Best Times LaShawn Merritt 44.12 Tony McQuay 44.49 United States Michael Berry 44.75 Bryshon Nellum 44.80 Demetrius Pinder 44.77 Chris Brown 44.79 Bahamas Ramon Miller 44.87 Michael Mathieu 45.06 Jermaine Gonzales 44.69 Dane Hyatt 44.83 Jamaica Rusheen McDonald 45.10 Riker Hylton 45.30 Martyn Rooney 44.92 Conrad Williams 45.08 Great Britian Nigel Levine 45.11 Luke Lennon-Ford 45.23 Renny Quow 44.94 Trinidad Deon Lendore 45.13 & Lalonde Gordon 45.33 Tobago Jarrin Solomon 45.51 L.J. van Zyl 44.86 Oscar Pistorius 45.07 South Africa Lebogang Moeng 45.47 Ofentse Mogawane 45.54 Luguelin Santos 44.45 DominFelix Sanchez 45.34 ican Gustavo Cuesta 45.79 Republic Arismendy Peguero 45.6 Pako Seribe 45.41 Bafetoleng Mogami 45.46 Botswana Isaac Makwala 45.63 Zachira Kamberuka 45.76

2:58.16

2:59.49

2:59.92

3:00.34

3:00.91

3:00.94

3:01.18

3:02.26

Olympic Prospectus 2012

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Men's 800m
World Record: 1:41.01 Olympic Record: 1:42.58 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Wilfred Bungei Ismail Ahmed Ismail Alfred Yego Gary Reed Yusef Saad Kamel Yeimar Lopez Nabil Madi Nadjim Manseur KEN SUD KEN CAN BAH CUB ALG ALG

Men's Athletics

David Rudisha Vebjorn Rodal 1:44.65 1:44.70 1:44.82 1:44.94 1:44.95 1:45.88 1:45.96 1:47.19

KEN NOR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

29 August 2010 31 July 1996 2011 World Leading David Rudisha KEN Abubaker Kaki SUD Asbel Kiprop KEN Adam Kszczot POL Mohammed Aman ETH Nick Symmonds USA Yuriy Borzakovskiy RUS David Mutua KEN 2012 World Leading David Rudisha KEN Nijel Amos BOT Mohammed Aman ETH Leonard Kosencha KEN Abubaker Kaki SUD Job Kinyor KEN Adam Kszczot POL Nick Simmonds USA 1:41.33 1:42.61 1:42.91 1:43.13 1:43.15 1:43.30 1:43.37 1:43.83

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships David Rudisha KEN Abubaker Kaki SUD Yuriy Borzakovskiy RUS Marcin Lewandowski POL Nick Symmonds USA Adam Kszczot POL Alfred Yego KEN Mohammed Aman ETH

1:43.91 1:44.41 1:44.49 1:44.80 1:45.12 1:45.25 1:45.83 1:45.93

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1:41.54 1:43.11 1:43.51 1:43.60 1:43.71 1:43.76 1:43.83 1:43.92

Men's 1500m
World Record: 3:26.00 Olympic Record: 3:32.07 2008 Olympics
DSQ Rashid Ramzi

Hicham El Guerrouj MOR Noah Ngeny KEN
DQ for CERA

14 July 1998 29 September 2000 2011 World Leading Asbel Kiprop KEN Silas Kiplagat KEN Nixon Kiplimo Chepseba KEN Augustine Chepseba KEN Ilham Tanui Ozbilen TUR Abdelaati Iquider MAR Abubaker Kaki SUD Nicholas Willis NZL 2012 World Leading Silas Kiplagat KEN Asbel Kiprop KEN Nixon Kiplimo Chepseba KEN Ayanleh Souleiman DJI Bethwell Birgen KEN Mekonnen Gebremedhin ETH Collins Cheboi KEN Taoufik Makhloufi ALG 3:30.46 3:30.47 3:30.94 3:31.14 3:31.37 3:31.60 3:31.76 3:31.79

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Asbel Kiprop Nicholas Willis Mehdi Baala Juan Carlos Higuero Abdalaati Iguider Juan van Deventer Belal Mansoor Ali

BRN KEN NZL FRA ESP MAR RSA BRN

3:33.11 3:34.16 3:34.21 3:34.44 3:44.66 3:34.77 3:35.23

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Asbel Kiprop KEN Silas Kiplagat KEN Matthew Centrowitz USA Manuel Olmedo ESP Abdalaati Iguider MAR Mohammed Moustaoui MAR Mekonnen Gebremedhin ETH Eduar Villaneuva VEN

3:35.69 3:35.92 3:36.08 3:36.33 3:36.56 3:36.80 3:36.81 3:37.31

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

3:29.63 3:29.78 3:29.90 3:30.31 3:31.17 3:31.45 3:32.64 3:33.26

Men's 3000m Steeplechase
Olympic Record: 8:05.51 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Brimin Kiprop Kipruto M. Mekhissi-Benabbad R. Kipkemboi Mateelong Yacob Jarso Bouabdellah Tahri Youcef Abdi Ezekiel Kemboi Abubaker Ali Kamal KEN FRA KEN ETH FRA AUS KEN QAT World Record: 7:53.63 Saif Saaeed Shaheen QAT Julius Kariuki KEN 8:10.34 8:10.49 8:11.01 8:13.47 8:14.79 8:16.36 8:16.38 8:16.59 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 03 September 2004 30 September 1988 2011 World Leading Brimin Kiprop Kipruto KEN Ezekiel Kemboi KEN Paul Kipsiele Koech KEN M. Mekhissi-Benabbad FRA Bouabdellah Tahri FRA Bernard Nganga KEN Richard Mateelong KEN Hillary Kipsang Yego KEN 2012 World Leading Paul Kipsiele Koech KEN Richard K. Mateelong KEN Abel Kiprop Mutai KEN Brimin Kipchoge Birech KRN Jairus Kipchoge Birech KEN Roba Gari ETH Conseslus Kipruto KEN Brahim Taleb MAR 7:53.64 7:55.76 7:57.32 8:02.09 8:05.72 8:05.88 8:07.41 8:07.41

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Ezekiel Kemboi KEN Brimin Kiprop Kipruto KEN M. Mekhissi-Benabbad FRA Bouabdellah Tahri FRA Roba Gari ETH Jacob Araptany UGA Richard Mateelong KEN Ion Luchianov MDA

8:14.85 8:16.05 8:16.09 8:17.56 8:18.37 8:18.67 8:19.31 8:19.69

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

7:54.31 7:56.81 8:01.67 8:01.73 8:03.43 8:06.16 8:08.92 8:10.20

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Men's 5000m
World Record: 12:37.35 Olympic Record: 12:57.82 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Kenenisa Bekele Eliud Kipchoge Edwin Cheruiyot Soi Moses Ndiema Kipsiro Abreham Cherkos Tariku Bekele Juan Luis Barrios James Kwalia C'Kurui ETH KEN KEN UGA ETH ETH MEX QAT

Men's Athletics

Kenenisa Bekele Kenenisa Bekele 12:57.82 13:02.80 13:06.22 13:10.56 13:16.46 13:19.06 13:19.79 13:23.48

ETH ETH 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

31 May 2004 23 August 2008 2011 World Leading Mohammed Farah GBR Bernard Lagat USA Isiah Kiplangat Keoch KEN Imane Merga ETH Vincent Kiprop Chepkok KEN Dejen Gebremeskel ETH Thomas Longosiwa KEN Sileshi Sihine ETH 2012 World Leading Dejen Gebremeskel ETH Hagos Gebrhiwet ETH Isiah Kiplangat Koech KEN Ynew Alamirew ETH Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa KEN John Kipkoech KEN Tariko Bekele ETH Edein Cheruiyot Soi KEN 12:53.11 12:53.60 12:54.18 12:54.21 12:55.29 12:55.89 12:56.08 12:57.86

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Mohammed Farah GBR Bernard Lagat USA Dejen Gebremeskel ETH Isaiah Kiplangat Koech KEN Abera Kuma ETH Thomas Longosiwa KEN Eliud Kipchoge KEN Bilisuma Shugi BAH

13:23.36 13:23.64 13:23.92 13:24.95 13:25.50 13:26.73 13:27.27 13:27.67

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

12:46.81 12:47.53 12:48.64 12:48.77 12:49.04 12:49.50 12:55.79 12:55.99

Men's 10000m
World Record: 26:17.53 Olympic Record: 27:01.17 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Kenenisa Bekele Sileshi Sihine Micah Kogo Modes Ndiema Masai Zersenay Tadese Haile Gebrelassie Martin Irungu Mathathi Ahmad Hassan Abdullah ETH ETH KEN KEN ERI ETH KEN QAT Kenenisa Bekele Kenenisa Bekele 27:01.17 27:02.77 27:04.11 27:04.11 27:05.11 27:06.68 27:08.25 27:23.75 ETH ETH 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 26 August 2005 17 August 2008 2011 World Leading Kenenisa Bekele ETH Lucas Rotich KEN Mohammed Farah GBR Galen Rupp USA Imane Merga ETH Josphat Bett Kipkoech KEN Paul Tanui KEN Zersenay Tadese ERI 2012 World Leading Wilson Kiprop KEN Moses Ndiema Masai KEN Kenenisa Bekele ETH Tariku Bekele ETH Gebregziabher Begremariam ETH Seleshi Sihine ETH Moses Ndiema Kipsiro UGA Bitan Karoki KEN 26:43.16 26:43.98 26:46.57 26:48.00 26:48.35 26:48.99 26:50.63 26:51.09

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Ibrahim Jelain ETH Mohammed Farah GBR Imane Merga ETH Zersenay Tadese ERI Martin Irungu Mathathi KEN Peter Cheruiyot Kirui KEN Galen Rupp USA Sileshi Sihine ETH

27:13.81 27:14.07 27:19.14 27:22.57 27:23.87 27:25.63 27:26.84 27:34.11

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

27:01.98 27:02.25 27:02.25 27:03.24 27:03.58 27:04.48 27:05.50 27:07.90

Men's Marathon
World Record: 2:03:59 Olympic Record: 2:06:32 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Samuel Kamau Wanjiru Jaouad Gharib Tsegay Kebede Deride Merga Martin Lel Viktor Rothlin Gashaw Asfaw Yared Asmerom KEN MOR ETH ETH KEN SUI ETH ERI Haile Gebrselassie Samuel Wanjiru 2:06:32 2:07:16 2:10:00 2:10:21 2:10:24 2:10:35 2:10:52 2:11:11 ETH KEN 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 28 September 2008 24 August 2008 2011 World Leading Patrick Makau Musyoki KEN Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich KEN Emmanuel Kipchirchir Mutai KEN Geoffrey Kiprono Mutai KEN Levy Matebo Omari KEN Albert Kiplagat Chebet KEN Wilson Kwambai Chebet KEN Vincent Kipruto KEN 2012 World Leading Ayele Abshero ETH Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich KEN Yemane Tsegay ETH Dino Sefir ETH Getu Feleke ETH Markos Geneti ETH Jonathan Kiplimo Maiyo KEN Moses Cheruiyot Mosop KEN 2:03:38 2:03:42 2:04:40 2:05:05 2:05:16 2:05:25 2:05:27 2:05:33

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Abel Kirui KEN Vincent Kipruto KEN Feyissa Lilesa ETH Abderrahime Bouramdane MOR David Barmassi Tumo KEN Eliud Kiptanui KEN Hiroyuki Horibata JPN Ruggero Pertile ITA

2:07.38 2:10.06 2:10.32 2:10.55 2:11.29 2:11.50 2:11.52 2:11.57

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2:04:23 2:04:44 2:04:48 2:04:50 2:04:50 2:04:54 2:04:56 2:05:03

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Men's 20km Walk

Men's Athletics

Vladimir Kanaykin RUS World Record: 1:17.16 Olympic Record: 1:18:59 Robert Korzeniowski POL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Valeriy Borchin Jefferson Perez Jared Tallent Wang Hao Ivano Brugnetti Luke Adams Francisco Fernandez Robert Heffernan RUS ECU AUS CHN ITA AUS ESP IRE 1:19:01 1:19:15 1:19:42 1:19:47 1:19:51 1:19:57 1:20:32 1:20:36 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

29 September 2007 22 September 2000 2011 World Leading Wang Zhen CHN Chu Yafei CHN Chen Ding CHN Valeriy Borchin RUS Vladimir Kanaykin RUS Sergey Morozov RUS Hyunsub Kim KOR Stanislav Emelyanov RUS 2012 World Leading Alex Schwazer ITA Wang Zhen CHN Chen Ding CHN Yohann Diniz FRA Andrey Ruzavin RUS Sergey Morozov RUS Andrey Rivov RUS Arick Barrondo GUA 1:18:30 1:18:38 1:18:52 1:18:55 1:19:14 1:19:18 1:19:31 1:19:36

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Valeriy Borchin RUS Vladimir Kanaykin RUS Luis Fernando Lopez COL Zhen Wang CHN Stanislav Emelyanov RUS Kim Hyun-Sub KOR Ruslan Dmytrenko UKR Yusuke Suzuki JPN

1:19.56 1:20.27 1:20:38 1:20:54 1:21:11 1:21:17 1:21:31 1:21:39

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1:17:30 1:17:36 1:17:40 1:17:43 1:17:47 1:17:52 1:18:25 1:18:25

Men's 50km Walk
World Record: 3:34.14 Olympic Record: 3:37.09 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Alex Schwazer Jared Tallent Denis Nizhegorodev Jesus Angel Garcia Erik Tysse Horacio Nava Yuki Yamazaki Rafal Fedaczynski ITA AUS RUS ESP NOR MEX JPN POL Denis Nizhegorodov RUS Alex Schwazer ITA 3:37:09 3:39:27 3:40:14 3:44:08 3:45:21 3:45:21 3:45:47 3:46:51 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11 May 2008 22 August 2008 2011 World Leading Sergey Bakulin RUS Tianfeng Si CHN Matej Toth SVK Faguang Xu CHN Yury Andronov RUS Denis Nizhegorodev RUS Jared Tallent AUS Jianbo Li CHN 2012 World Leading Sergey Kirdyapkin RUS Igor Erokhin RUS Jared Tallent AUS Yury Andronov RUS Alex Schwazer ITA Yuki Yamazaki JPN Si Tianfeng CHN Takayuki Tanii JPN 3:38:46 3:38:48 3:39:46 3:42:20 3:42:25 3:42:45 3:43:36 3:43:38

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Sergey Bakulin RUS Denis Nizhegorodev RUS Jared Tallent AUS Si Tianfeng CHN Luke Adams AUS Koichiro Morioka JPN Park Chil-Sung KOR Xu Faguang CHN

3:41.24 3:42.45 3:34:36 3:44:40 3:45:41 3:46:21 3:47:13 3:47:19

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

3:38:08 3:38:10 3:40:32 3:40:46 3:40:58 3:41:47 3:43:05 3:43:56

Men's Decathlon
World Record: 9039pts Olympic Record: 8893pts 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Bryan Clay Andrei Krauchanka Leonel Suarez Alexsandr Pogorelev Romain Barras Roman Sebrle Oleksiy Kasyanov Andre Niklaus USA BEL CUB RUS FRA CZE UKR GER Ashton Eaton Roman Sebrle 8791 8551 8527 8328 8253 8241 8238 8220 USA CZE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 23 June 2012 24 August 2004 2011 World Leading Ashton Eaton USA Trey Hardee USA Leonel Suarez CUB Mikk Pahapill EST Yordani Garcia CUB Aleksey Drozdov RUS Edgars Erins LAT Eelco Sintnicolaas NED 2012 World Leading Ashton Eaton USA Pascal Behrenbruch GER Hans van Alphen BEL Eelco Sintnicolaas NED Trey Hardee USA Sergey Sviridov RUS Larbi Bourrada ALG Rico Freimuth GER 8729 8689 8501 8398 8397 8334 8312 8304

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Trey Hardee USA Ashton Eaton USA Leonel Suarez CUB Aleksey Drozdov RUS Eelco Sintnicolaas NED Mihail Dudas SRB Padcal Behrenbruch GER Jan Felix Knobel GER

8607 8505 8501 8313 8298 8256 8211 8200

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9039 8558 8519 8506 8383 8365 8332 8322

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Men's Long Jump
World Record: Olympic Record: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Irving Saladino Khitsi Mokoena Ibrahim Camejo Ngonidzashe Mukasha Wilfredo Martinez Ndiss Kaba Badji Luis Felipe Meliz Roman Novotny 8.95m 8.90m PAN RSA CUB ZIM CUB SEN ESP CZE

Men's Athletics

Mike Powell Bob Beamon 8.34 8.24 8.20 8.19 8.19 8.16 8.07 8.00

USA USA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

30 August 1991 18 October 1968 2011 World Leading Mitchell Watt AUS Dwight Phillips USA Ngonidzashe Mukasha ZIM Irving Saladino PAN Yahya Berrabah MAR Christopher Tomlinson GBR Marcos Chuva POR Will Claye USA 2012 World Leading Greg Rutherford GBR Sergey Morgunov RUS Sebastian Bayer GER Marquise Goodwin USA Godfrey Khotso Mokoena RSA Henry Frayne AUS Christian Reif GER Will Claye USA 8.54 8.45 8.40 8.40 8.37 8.35 8.34 8.29

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Dwight Phillips USA Mitchell Watt AUS Ndonidzashe Makusha ZIM Yahya Berrabah MAR Luvo Manyonga RSA Aleksandr Menkov RUS Christian Reif GER Sebastien Bayer GER

8.45 8.33 8.29 8.23 8.21 8.19 8.19 8.17

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

8.35 8.35 8.34 8.33 8.32 8.29 8.27 8.26

Men's Triple Jump
World Record: 18.29m Olympic Record: 18.09m 2008 Olympics 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Nelson Evora Phillips Idowu Leevan Sands Arnie David Giralt Marian Oprea Jadel Gregorio Onochie Achike Viktor Kuznyetsov POR GBR BAH CUB ROU BRA GBR UKR 17.67 17.62 17.59 17.52 17.22 17.20 17.17 16.87 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Jonathon Edwards Kenny Harrison GBR USA 07 August 1995 27 July 1996 2011 World Leading Christian Taylor USA Teddy Tamgho FRA Phillips Idowu GBR Sheryf El Sheryf UKR Alexis Copello CUB Will Claye USA Ernesto Reve CUB Nelson Evora POR 2012 World Leading Christian Taylor USA Will Claye USA Lyukman Adams RUS Fabrizio Donato ITA Osviel Hernandez CUB Daniele Greco ITA Jonathan Silva BRA Dong Bin CHN 17.96 17.91 17.77 17.72 17.68 17.50 17.40 17.35

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2011 World Championships Christian Taylor USA Phillips Idowu GBR Will Claye USA Alexis Copello CUB Nelson Evora POR Christian Olsson SWE Leevan Sands BAH Benjamin Compaore FRA

17.96 17.77 17.50 17.47 17.35 17.23 17.21 17.17

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17.63 17.55 17.53 17.53 17.49 17.47 17.39 17.38

Men's High Jump
World Record: Olympic Record: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Andrey Silnov Germaine Mason Yaroslav Rybakov Stefan Holm Paul Spank Jaroslav Baba Tomas Janku Tom Parsons 2.45m 2.39m RUS GBR RUS SWE GER CZE CZE GBR Javier Sotomayor Charles Austin 2.36 2.34 2.34 2.32 2.32 2.29 2.29 2.25 CUB USA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 27 July 1993 28 July 1996 2011 World Leading Jesse Williams USA Alexsey Dmitrik RUS Alexsandr Shustov RUS Andrey Silnov RUS Dmytro Dem'yanyuk UKR Mutaz Essa Barshim QAT Ivan Ukhov RUS Kyriakos Iaonnu CYP 2012 World Leading Ivan Ukhov RUS Jesse Williams USA Robbie Grabarz GBR Erik Kynard USA Ricky Robertson USA Dimitrios Chondrokouis GRE Rozle Prezelj SLO Mickael Hanany FRA 2.37 2.36 2.36 2.36 2.35 2.35 2.34 2.33

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2011 World Championships Jesse Williams USA Alexsey Dmitrik RUS Trevor Barry BAH Jaroslav Baba CZE Dimitrios Chondrokoulis GRE Ivan Ukhov RUS Mutaz Essa Barshim QAT Alexsandr Shustov RUS

2.35 2.35 2.32 2.32 2.32 2.32 2.32 2.29

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2.37 2.36 2.36 2.34 2.32 2.32 2.32 2.31

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Men's Pole Vault
World Record: Olympic Record: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Steven Hooker Yevgeny Lukyanenko Denys Yurchenko Derek Miles Dmitry Starodubtsev Danny Ecker Jerome Clavier Raphael Holzdeppe 6.14m 5.96m AUS RUS UKR USA RUS GER FRA GER

Men's Athletics

Sergey Bubka Steven Hooker 5.96 5.85 5.70 5.70 5.70 5.70 5.60 5.60

UKR AUS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

31 July 1994 22 August 2008 2011 World Leading Renaud Lavillenie FRA Pawel Wojciechowski POL Lazaro Borges CUB Lukasz Michalski POL Malte Mohr GER Brad Walker USA Fabio Gomes da Silva BRA Mateusz Didenkow POL 2012 World Leading Renaud Lavillenie FRA Bjorn Otto GER Malte Mohr GER Raphael Holzdeppe GER Jan Kudlicka CZE Evgeniy Lulyanenko RUS Brad Walker USA Steven Lewis GBR 5.90 5.90 5.90 5.85 5.85 5.84 5.80 5.75

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Pawel Wojciechowski POL Lazaro Borges CUB Renaud Lavillenie FRA Lukasz Michalski POL Milte Mohr GER Konstantinos Filippidis GRE Mateusz Didenkow POL Fabio Gomes da Silva BRA

5.90 5.90 5.85 5.85 5.85 5.75 5.75 5.65

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

5.97 5.92 5.91 5.77 5.73 5.73 5.72 5.72

Men's Shot Put
World Record: 23.12m Olympic Record: 22.47m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Tomasz Majewski Christian Cantwell Andrei Mikhnevich Dylan Armstrong Pavel Lyzhyn Yuriy Bilonog Reese Hoffa Pavek Sof'in POL USA BEL CAN BEL UKR USA RUS Randy Barnes Ulf Timmermann 21.51 21.09 21.05 21.04 20.98 20.63 20.53 20.42 USA GDR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 20 May 1990 23 September 1988 2011 World Leading Dylan Armstrong CAN Andrei Mikhnevich BLR Adam Nelson USA Reese Hoffa USA Christian Cantwell USA David Storl GER Ryan Whiting USA Tomasz Majewski POL 2012 World Leading Reese Hoffa USA Christian Cantwell USA Ryan Whiting USA Tomasz Majewski POL David Storl GER Adam Nelson USA Dylan Armstrong CAN Maksim Sidorov RUS 22.21 22.10 22.09 22.09 22.07 21.78 21.76 21.60

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships David Storl GER Dylan Armstrong CAN Andrei Mikhnevich BLR Christian Cantwell USA Reese Hoffa USA Marco Fortes POR Ryan Whiting USA Adam Nelson USA

21.78 21.64 21.40 21.36 20.99 20.83 20.75 20.29

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22.00 21.71 21.66 21.60 21.58 21.54 21.50 21.22

Men's Discus Throw
World Record: 74.08m Olympic Record: 69.89m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Gerd Kanter Piotr Malachowski Virgilijus Alekna Robert Harting Frank Casanas Bogdon Pishchalnikov Rutger Smith Robert Fazekas EST POL LTU GER ESP RUS NED HUN Jurgen Schult Virgilijus Alenka 68.82 67.82 67.79 67.09 66.49 65.88 65.39 63.43 GDR LTU 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 06 June 1986 23 August 2004 2011 World Leading Zoltan Kovago HUN Robert Harting GER Jarred Rome USA Piotr Malachowski POL Gerd Kanter EST Mario Pestano ESP Virgilijus Alekna LTU Rutger Smith NED 2012 World Leading Robert Harting GER Virgilijus Alekna LTU Piotr Malachowski POL Lawrence Okoye GBR Zoltan Kovago HUN Ehsan Hadadi IRI Yennifer Frank Casanas ESP Gerd Kanter EST 69.50 68.99 68.76 68.49 67.99 67.97 67.90 67.77

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Robert Harting GER Gerd Kanter EST Ehsan Haddadi IRI Mart Israel EST Benn Harradine AUS Virgilijus Alekna LTU Vikas Gowda IND Jorge Fernandez CUB

68.97 66.95 66.08 65.20 64.77 64.09 64.05 63.54

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

70.66 70.28 68.94 68.24 68.21 68.20 57.74 67.71

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Men's Javelin Throw

Men's Athletics

Jan Zelezny CZE World Record: 98.48m Olympic Record: 90.57m Andreas Thorkildsen NOR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Andreas Thorkildsen Ainars Kovals Tero Pitkamaki Tero Jarvenpaa Teemu Wirkkala Jarrod Bannister Ilya Korotkov Uladzimir Kazlou NOR LAT FIN FIN FIN AUS RUS BEL 90.57 86.64 86.16 83.95 83.46 83.45 83.15 82.06 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

25 May 1996 23 August 2008 2011 World Leading Andreas Thorkildsen NOR Matthias de Zordo GER Vadims Vasilevskis LAT Sergey Makarov RUS Tero Pitkamaki FIN Petr Frydrych CZE Ari Mannio FIN Dmitri Tarabin RUS 2012 World Leading Vitezslav Vesely CZE Vadims Vasilevskid LAT Stuart Farquhar NZL Oleksandr Pyatnytsya UKR Fatih Avan TUR Ivan Zaytsev UZB Pawel Rakoczy POL Antti Ruuskanen FIN 90.61 88.36 88.22 87.11 85.33 85.32 85.12 85.10

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Matthias de Zordo GER Andreas Thorkildsen NOR Guillermo Martinez CUB Vitezslav Vesely CZE Fatih Avan TUR Roman Avramenko UKR Jarrod Bannister AUS Mark Frank GER

86.27 84.78 84.30 84.11 83.34 82.51 82.25 81.81

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

88.11 86.50 86.31 86.12 85.60 85.03 84.99 84.95

Men's Hammer Throw
World Record: 86.74m Olympic Record: 84.80m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Primoz Kozmus Vadim Devyatovskiy Ivan Tsikhan Krisztian Pars Koji Murofushi Olli-Pekka Karjalainen Szymon Ziolkowski Libor Charfreitag SLO BEL BEL HUN JPN FIN POL SLO Yuriy Sedykh Sergey Litvinov 82.02 81.61 81.51 80.96 80.71 79.59 79.22 78.65 URS URS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 30 August 1986 26 September 1988 2011 World Leading Krisztian Pars HUN Aleksey Zagornyi RUS Koji Murofushi JPN Pavel Kryvitski BLR Kibwe Johnson USA Dilshod Nazarov TJK Nicola Vizzoni ITA Primoz Kozmus SLO 2012 World Leading Ivan Tsikhan BLR Krisztian Pars HUN Pawel Fajdek POL Sergej Litvinov RUS Pavel Kryvitski BLR Andrei Varantsou BLR Vadim Devyatovskiy BLR Dzmitry Marshin AZE 81.89 81.73 81.24 80.67 80.31 80.30 80.29 80.28

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Koji Murofushi JPN Krisztian Pars HUN Primoz Kozmus SLO Markus Esser GER Pavel Kryvitski BLR Kirill Ikonnikov RUS Szymon Ziolkowski POL Nicola Vizzoni ITA

81.24 81.18 79.39 79.12 78.53 78.37 77.64 77.04

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

82.81 82.28 81.39 80.98 80.25 80.25 79.60 79.56

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Women's Athletics

More than any other area of sport, Women's Athletics continues to suffer from the legacy of rampant performance enhancing drug abuse in the 1980s. Any sport lives and dies by its stars, and in athletics stars are made by breaking records. Over half of the world records in women’s athletics were set in the 1980s when East Germany operated a policy of heavy and institutionalised doping and American athletics was rife with abuse. Steroids in particular are much more effective in women than men and, although it can never be proved, many records are so in doubt that there have been serious suggestions that the slate should be wiped clean and records started anew. The 100m and 200m records are held by American Florence Griffiths-Joyner (Flo Jo) who, having never won a major championships, started the 1988 season with dramatically changed physique – increased muscle mass and definition – and proceeded to knock half a second off her personal bests and set two new world records. At the end of the season she retired - a decision which some have argued was linked to the introduction in 1989 of out of competition drug testing. The 1500m and 10,000m records were both set at a national championships in Beijing in 1993 by then unknown runners coached by former East German coaches expelled from their own country for malpractices. I could go on. A feature of athletics, especially pronounced in the women’s events, is the dominance of athletes from two or three countries - whether this is due to sociology or physiology is up for debate. In women’s sprinting it is Jamaica and the United States who dominate and there are three or four athletes in each event with a shot of taking gold. Shelley-Ann Fraser-Price (JAM), Carmelita Jeter (USA), Allyson Felix (USA) and Veronica Campbell-Brown (JAM) will all have their eyes on the 100m and 200m double with Sanya Richards-Ross (USA) going for the 200m and 400m double. In the 400m you can add to the mix three athletes outside the hegemony: Amantle Montsho became the first Botswanan to win a World Championships in 2011, Antonina Krivoshapka continues Russia’s strong history in the event and Britain’s Christine Ohuruogo will be looking to defend her Olympic gold. Ohuruogo has never managed to run a fast time she has only twice broken the 50 second barrier - but she is a proven championships performer (those two fastest times bringing her gold in the World Championships and the Olympics) and is showing signs of coming back into peak form having spent most of the past four years on the injured lists. The hurdles boasts the women’s athletics star of 2011, Australian Sally Pearson. Pearson is lightning quick – the 24 year-old world record is tantalisingly within reach – humble, personable and, importantly from a commercial point of view, an English-speaking blonde. Challenging for a medal alongside Pearson will be Tiffany Porter. Porter became, rather ridiculously, the centre of the ‘Plastic Brit’ controversy kicked up by the Daily Mail over the granting of British passports to overseas nationals. The controversy was nonsence given that the athletes involved were granted citizenship through normal immigration channels with no special treatment (i.e. by residency/marriage) – and all the more so in Porter's case given that her mother is British, she has held a British passport since birth and therefore, despite growing up in Michigan, she was always eligable to run for GB. It was another example of breathtaking hypocricy from a newspaper that doesn't blink an eye over white overseas nationals playing for our cricket and rugby teams, and which led the campaign for South African Zola Bud to be granted British citizenship to avoid the Apartheid era sporting boycott. The women’s relays should be fantastic races. The 4x100m will come down to the slimmest of margins between Jamaica and USA. The 4x400m looks slightly more in USA’s favour but Russia and Jamaica both hold the fire power to run it very close. Great Britain, on paper, should be fighting for fourth, but the relay seems to bring the best out of athletes and they will look to better last year’s World Championships, where they lost bronze in a photo-finish. Women’s middle-distance races are always strange affairs at major championships as the lack of pace-makers throws the form book out of the window. Expect 2008 sensation Pamela Jelimo (KEN) to run from the front in the 800m. If the race goes differently and is run slowly then Charles van Commenee, the GB director for athletics, may be proven right to have selected Lynsey Sharp; a contoversial decision given that Sharp has failed to run the 'A' standard time, meaning she will be the sole GB representative rather than sending three of the four women who have met the 'A' standard. Lisa Dobriskey and Hannah England will both hope to recapture the finish that took them to World Championship silver in the 1500m in 2009 and 2011 respectively. In the long-distance events Kenya and Ethiopia rule the roost. Kenya currently holds the ace in the form of Vivian Cheruiyot, who took a golden double in the 5,000 and 10,000m at last year’s World Championships, but expect strong challenge from 2008 double champion Tirunesh Dibaba from Ethiopia. Out on the road Kenya and Ethiopia will hope they do not see another surprise victor like 2008 Olympic champion Constantina Tomescu. British hopes lie with the long-serving pairing of Mara Yamauchi and Paula Radcliffe. Radcliffe, who has run the three fastest female marathons of all time, has had (well documented) horrific luck at the Olympics and, although it looks like time may finally have got the better of her, let's hope she manages one last hurrah. In the heptathlon Jessica Ennis (GBR) looks in scintillating form. More than anyone else she is the 'face' of these Olympics in Britain and she has huge pressure to deliver. Heptathlon is an unforgiving sport and Ennis has had particular trouble in the long jump and the javelin in the past, but she should have the class to deliver what may well be the most popular gold of the Games. Russia’s Tatyana Chernova looks the athlete with the most potential to challenge Ennis, but in reality success or failure will come down to how Jess handles the pressure. As on the men’s side, the women’s jumps are in a poor state at the moment without any stand-out stars. Britain’s hopes will lie with Cuban-raised Yamille Aldama in the triple jump, who has finally been granted British citizenship 10 years after she married her Scottish drug-dealing husband; Shara Proctor in the long jump, whose home of Anguilla is a British Oversea’s Dominion and thus doesn’t have an independant Olympic team; and Holly Bleasdale, from Preston, in the pole vault. All will be stretched to take a medal but are capable of challenging. The headline battle in the throws will be between the imposing 6’5” New Zealander Valerie Adams (neé Vili), who has won the past three World Championships and the 2008 Olympics, and Nadzeya Ostapchuk from Belarus, who has been gaining ground on Adams for the past few years and will be neck-and-neck come the final. Special mention also has to go to Goldie Sayers who has been flying the flag for British throwing alone for the past ten years and has an unerring ability to make international finals but fall just short of a medal.

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Women's 100m
World Record: 2008 Olympics Shelly-Ann Fraser Sherone Simpson Kerron Stewart Lauryn Williams Muna Lee Jeanette Kwakye Debbie Furguson Torri Edwards 10.49s

Women's Athletics

Flo Griffith Joyner Flo Griffith Joyner 10.78 10.98 10.98 11.03 11.07 11.14 11.19 11.20

USA USA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

16 July 1988 24 September 1988 2011 World Leading Carmelita Jeter USA Veronica Campbell-Brown JAM Marshevet Myers USA Kerron Stewart JAM Kelly-Ann Baptiste TRI Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce JAM Ivet Lalova BUL Oludamola Osayomi NGR 2012 World Leading Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce JAM Carmelita Jeter USA Veronica Campbell-Brown JAM Kelly-Ann Baptiste TRI Allyson Felix USA Kerron Stewart JAM Kimberlyn Duncan USA Tianna Madison USA 10.70 10.76 10.86 10.87 10.90 10.95 10.96 10.99

Olympic Record: 10.62s 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 JAM JAM JAM USA USA GBR BAH USA

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Carmelita Jeter USA Veronica Campbell-Brown JAM Kelly-Ann Baptiste TRI Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce JAM Blessing Okagbare NGR Kerron Stewart JAM Ivet Lalova BUL Marshevet Myers USA

10.90 10.97 10.98 10.99 11.12 11.15 11.27 11.33

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

10.70 10.81 10.82 10.86 10.92 10.94 10.96 10.96

Women's 200m
World Record: 2008 Olympics Veronica Campbell-Brown Allyson Felix Kerron Stewart Muna Lee Marshevet Hooker Sherone Simpson Debbie Furguson Cydonie Mothersille 21.34s Flo Griffith Joyner Flo Griffith Joyner 21.74 21.93 22.00 22.01 22.34 22.36 22.61 22.68 USA USA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 29 September 1988 29 September 1988 2011 World Leading Shalonda Solomon USA Carmelita Jeter USA Veronica Campbell-Brown JAM Kimberlyn Duncan USA Jeneba Tarmoh USA Allyson Felix USA Bianca Knight USA Ana Claudia Silva BRA 2012 World Leading Allyson Felix USA Sanya Richards-Ross USA Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce JAM Carmelita Jeter USA Kimberlyn Duncan USA Jeneba Tarmoh USA Tianna Madison USA Sherone Simpson JAM 22.15 22.20 22.22 22.24 22.28 22.32 22.35 22.48 Olympic Record: 21.34s 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 JAM USA JAM USA USA JAM BAH CAY

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Veronica Campbell-Brown JAM Carmelita Jeter USA Allyson Felix USA Shalonda Solomon USA Kerron Stewart JAM Debbie Furguson-McKenzie BAH Hyrstyna Stuy UKR Sherone Simpson JAM

22.22 22.37 22.42 22.61 22.70 22.96 23.02 23.17

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

21.69 22.09 22.1 22.11 22.19 22.35 22.37 22.37

Women's 400m
World Record: 2008 Olympics Christine Ohurougu Shericka Williams Sanya Richards Yulina Gushchina Anastasia Kapachinskaya Tatiana Firova Rosemarie Whyte Amantle Montsho 47.60s Marita Koch Marie-Jose Perec 49.62 49.69 49.93 50.01 50.03 50.11 50.68 51.18 GDR FRA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 06 October 1985 29 July 1996 2011 World Leading Anastasia Kapachinskaya RUS Amantle Montsho BOT Allyson Felix USA Sanya Richards-Ross USA Rosemarie Whyte JAM Antonina Krivoshapka RUS Novlene Williams-Mills JAM Francena McCorory USA 2012 World Leading Sanya Richards-Ross USA Antonina Krivoshapka RUS Amantle Montsho BOT Novlene Williams-Mills JAM Deedee Trotter USA Francena McCorory USA Yulia Gushchina RUS Kseniya Ustalova RUS 49.35 49.56 49.59 49.66 49.84 49.92 50.05 50.24 Olympic Record: 48.25s 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 GBR JAM USA RUS RUS RUS JAM BOT

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Amantle Montsho BOT Allyson Felix USA Anastasia Kapachinskaya RUS Francena McCorory USA Antonina Krivoshapka RUS Shericka Williams JAM Sanya Richards-Ross USA Novlene Williams-Mills JAM

49.56 49.59 50.24 50.45 50.66 50.79 51.32 52.89

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

49.28 49.43 49.62 49.78 50.02 50.06 50.26 50.48

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Women's 100m Hurdles
World Record: 2008 Olympics Dawn Harper Sally Pearson Piscilla Lopes-Schliep Damu Cherry Delloreen Ennis-London Brigitte Foster-Hylton LoLo Jones Sarah Claxton 12.21s

Women's Athletics

Yordanka Donkova Joanna Hayes 12.54 12.64 12.64 12.65 12.65 12.66 12.72 12.94

BUL USA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

20 August 1988 24 August 2004 2011 World Leading Sally Pearson AUS Danielle Carruthers USA Dawn Harper USA Kellie Wells USA Tiffany Porter GBR Lisa Urech SUI LoLo Jones USA Ginnie Crawford USA 2012 World Leading Sally Pearson AUS Brigitte Foster-Hylton JAM Kellie Wells USA Kristi Castlin USA Ginnie Crawford USA Priscilla Lopes-Schliep CAN Tiffany Porter GBR Dawn Harper USA 12.28 12.47 12.47 12.50 12.56 12.62 12.67 12.73

Olympic Record: 12.37s 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 USA AUS CAN USA JAM JAM USA GBR

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Sally Pearson AUS Danielle Carruthers USA Dawn Harper USA Tiffany Porter GBR Tetyana Dektyareva RUS Nikkita Holder CAN Phylicia George CAN Kellie Wells USA

12.28 12.47 12.47 12.63 12.82 12.93 17.97 DNF

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

12.40 12.51 12.55 12.56 12.59 12.64 12.65 12.65

Women's 400m Hurdles
World Record: 2008 Olympics Melanie Walker Sheena Tosta Tasha Danvers Anastasiya Rabchenyuk Anna Jesien Ekaterina Bikert Zuzana Hejnova Tiffany Ross-Williams 52.34s Yulia Pechonkina Melanie Walker 52.64 53.70 53.84 53.96 54.29 54.96 54.97 57.55 RUS JAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 08 August 2003 20 August 2008 2011 World Leading Lashinda Demus USA Melanie Walker JAM Kaliese Spencer JAM Zuzana Hejnova CZE Vania Stambolova BUL Natalya Antyukh RUS Anastasiya Rabchenyuk UKR Ristananna Tracey JAM 2012 World Leading Irina Davydova RUS Lashinda Demus USA Vania Stambolova BUL Denisa Rosolova CZE Georgeanne Moline USA Hanna Yaroshchuk UKR Kaliese Spencer JAM Zuzana Hejnova CZE 52.47 52.73 52.79 53.29 53.68 53.75 54.18 54.58 Olympic Record: 52.64s 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 JAM USA GBR UKR POL RUS CZE USA

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Lashinda Demus USA Melanie Walker JAM Natalya Antyukh RUS Kaliese Spencer JAM Anastasiya Rabchenyuk UKR Vania Stambolova BUL Zuzana Hejnova CZE Elena Churakova RUS

52.47 52.73 53.85 54.01 54.18 54.23 54.23 55.17

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

53.77 53.98 54.04 54.24 54.33 54.35 54.39 54.43

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Women's 4x100m relay
World Record: Olympic Record: 41.37s 41.60s

Women's Athletics

GDR (S Gladisch, S Rieger, I Auerswald, M Gohr) GDR (R Muller, B Wockel, I Auerswald, M Gohr)

06 October 1985 01 August 1980 2011 World Championships Bianca Knight United Allyson Felix States Marshevet Myers Carmelita Jeter Shelly-Anne Fraser-Pryce Kerron Stewart Jamaica Sherone Simpson Veronica Campbell-Brown Olesya Povh Nataliya Pohrebnyak Ukraine Mariya Ryemyan Hrystyna Stuy Kai Selvon Trinidad Kelly-Ann Baptiste & Semoy Hackett Tobago Michelle-Lee Ahye Myriam Soumare Celine Distel France Lina Jacques-Sebastien Veronique Mang Yuliya Gushchina Natalia Rusakova Russia Elizabeta Savlinis Alexsandra Fedoriva Gloria Asumnu Oludamola Osayumi Nigeria Agnes Osazuwa Blessing Okagbare Ana Claudia Lemos Silva Vanda Gomes Brazil Franciela Krasucki Rosangela Santos

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2008 Olympics Evgeniya Polyakova Alexsandra Fedoriva Russia Yulia Gushchina Yuliya Chermoshanskaya Olivia Borlee Hanna Marien Belgium Elodie Ouedraogo Kim Gevaert France Idoko Gloria Kemasuode Nigeria Halimat Ismalia Oludamola Osayomi Rosemar Coelho Neto Lucimar de Moura Brazil Thaissa Presti Rosangela Santos Anne Mollinger Verena Sailer Germany Cathleen Tschirch Marion Wagner Jeanette Kwakye Great Montell Douglas Britain Emily Freeman Emma Ania Shelly-Anne Fraser Sherone Simpson Jamaica Kerron Stewart Veronica Campbell-Brown Ewelina Klocek Daria Korczynska Poland Dorota Jedrusinska Joanna Hnedryka Kocielnik

42.31

1

41.56

42.54

2

41.70

43.04

3

42.51

43.14

4

42.58

43.28

5

42.70

DNF

6

42.93

DNF

7

42.93

DSQ

8

43.10

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Combined 2011/12 Individual Best Times Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce 10.7 Veronica Campbell-Brown 10.76 Jamaica Kerron Stewart 10.87 Sherone Simpson 11.00 Carmelita Jeter 10.70 Marshevet Myers 10.86 United States Allyson Felix 10.92 Kimberlyn Duncan 10.96 Kely-Ann Baptiste 10.86 Trinidad Semoy Hacket 11.10 & Michelle-Lee Ahye 11.19 Tobago Kai Selvon 11.21 Oludamola Osayomi 10.99 Blessing Okagbare 11.01 Nigeria Gloria Asumnu 11.21 Endurance Abinuwa 11.32 Jeanette Kwakye 11.15 Jodie Williams 11.18 Great Britain Anyika Onoura 11.18 Abi Oyepitan 11.21 Sheniqua Ferguson 11.07 Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie 11.09 Bahamas Anthonique Strachan 11.22 Shaunae Miller 11.41 Olesya Povh 11.08 Nataliya Pohrebnyak 11.17 Ukraine Mariya Ryemyen 11.21 Daria Pizhankova 11.35 Veronique Mang 11.11 Myriam Soumare 11.17 France Christine Arron 11.27 Carima Louami 11.28

43.33

43.44

44.36

44.53

44.72

44.79

44.81

44.83

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Women's 4x400m relay

Women's Athletics

World Record: 3:15.17 URS (T Ledovskaya, O
Nazarova, M Pinigina, O Bryzgina) Olympic Record: 3:15.17

01 October 1988 01 October 1988 2011 World Championships Sanya Richards-Ross United Allyson Felix States Jessica Beard Francena McCorory Rosemarie Whyte Davita Predergast Jamaica Novlene Williams-Mills Shericka Williams Antonina Krivoshapka Natalya Antyukh Russia Lyudmila Litvinova Anastasiya Kapachinskaya Perri Shakes-Drayton Great Nicola Sanders Britain Christine Ohuruogu Lee McConnell Nataliya Pyhyda Anastasia Rabchenyuk Ukraine Anna Yaroshchuk Antonina Yefremova Hanna Tashpulatava Yulyana Yushchanka Belarus Ilona Usovitch Sviatlana Usovitch Denisa Rusolova Czech Zuzana Bergova Rep Jitka Bartonickova Zuzana Hejnova Omolara Omotosho Muizat Ajoke Odumosu Nigeria Margaret Etim Bukola Abogunloko

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2008 Olympics Mary Wineberg United Allyson Felix States Monique Henderson Sanya Richards Yulia Gushchina Lyudmila Litvinova Russia Tatyana Firova Anastasiya Kapachinskaya Novolene Williams Shereefa Lloyd Jamaica Rosemarie Whyte Shericka Williams Anna Kozak Iryna Khliustava Belarus Ilona Usovitch Sviatlana Usovitch Christine Ohuruogu Great Kelly Sotherton Britain Marilyn Okoro Nicola Sanders Roxanna Diaz Zulia Calatayud Cuba Susanna Clement Indira Terrero Joy Amechi Eze Folashade Abugan Nigeria Oluoma Nwoke Ajoke Odumosu Jonna Valesca Tilgner Sorina Nwachukwu Germany Florence Ekpo-Umoh Claudia Hoffmann

3:18.54

1

3:18.09

3:18.82

2

3:18.71

3:20.40

3

3:19.36

3:21.85

4

3:19.36

3:22.68

5

3:23.86

3:23.21

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3:25.64

3:23.74

7

3:26.57

3:28.45

8

3:29.82

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Combined 2011/12 Individual Best Times Sanya Richards-Ross 49.28 Allyson Felix 49.59 United States Deedee Trotter 50.02 Francena McCorory 50.06 Anastasiya Kapachinskaya 49.35 Antonina Krivoshapka 49.43 Russia Yulia Gushchina 50.26 Kseniya Ustalova 50.48 Novlene Williams-Mills 49.78 Rosmarie Whyte 49.84 Jamaica Shericka Williams 50.45 Patricia Hall 50.71 Christine Ohuruogu 50.69 Lee McConnell 51.01 Great Britian Shana Cox 51.24 Perri Shakes-Drayton 51.26 Antonia Yefremova 50.69 Alina Lohvynenko 51.19 Ukraine Nataliya Pyhyda 51.42 Iuliia Olishevska 51.68 Sviatlana Usovich 51.00 Hanna Tashpulatava 51.43 Belarus Ilona Usovich 51.69 Iryna Khliustava 52.36 Geisa Aparecida Coutinho 51.08 Jailma de Lima 51.66 Brazil Joelma Sousa 52.23 Barbara de Olivera 52.39 Omolara Omotosho 51.28 Florence Uwakwe 52.09 Nigeria Endurance Abinuwa 52.28 Bukola Abogunloko 52.35

3:18.95

3:19.52

3:20.78

3:24.20

3:24.98

3:26.48

3:27.36

3:28.00

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Women's 800m

Women's Athletics

World Record: 1:53.28 Jarmila Kratochvilova CZE Olympic Record: 1:53.43 Nadezhda Olizarenko URS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Pamela Jelimo Janeth Jepkosgei Hasna Benhassi Svetlana Klyuka Maria Mutola Kenia Sinclair Yuliya Krevsun Tatyana Andrianova KEN KEN MAR RUS MOZ JAM UKR RUS 1:54.87 1:56.07 1:56.73 1:56.94 1:57.68 1:58.24 1:58.73 2:02.63 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

26 July 1983 27 July 1980 2011 World Leading Mariya Savinova RUS Caster Semenya RSA Yuliya Rusanova RUS Ekaterina Kostetskaya RUS Janeth Jepkosgei KEN Alysia Johnson Montano USA Svetlana Klyuka RUS Elena Kofanova RUS 2012 World Leading Pamela Jelimo KEN Alysia Johnson Montano USA Fantu Magiso ETH Janeth Jepkosgei Busienei KEN Irina Maracheva RUS Mariya Savinova RUS Ekaterina Poyistogova RUS Elena Arzhakova RUS 1:55.87 1:56.35 1:56.99 1:57.19 1:57.42 1:57.48 1:58.03 1:58.04

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Mariya Savinova RUS Caster Semenya RSA Janeth Jepkosgei KEN Alysia Johnson Montano USA Ekaterina Kostetskaya RUS Maggie Vessey USA Kenia Sinclair JAM Yuliya Rusanova RUS

1:55.87 1:56.35 1:57.42 1:57.58 1:57.82 1:58.50 1:58.66 1:59.74

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1:56.94 1:57.37 1:57.48 1:57.79 1:57.82 1:57.93 1:57.93 1:58.28

Women's 1500m
World Record: 3:50.46 Olympic Record: 3:53.96 2008 Olympics 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Nancy Legat Iryna Lishchynska Nataliya Tobias Lisa Dobriskey Maryam Yusef Jamal Natalia Rodriguez Shannon Rowbury Iris Fuentes-Pila KEN UKR UKR GBR BAH ESP USA ESP 4:00.23 4:01.63 4:01.78 4:02.10 4:02.71 4:03.19 4:03.58 4:04.86 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Qu Yunxia Paula Ivan CHN ROU 11 September 1993 26 September 1988 2011 World Leading Morgan Uceny USA Maryam Yusef Jamal BRN Mariem Alaoui Selsouli MAR Kalkidan Gezahegne ETH Ekaterina Gorbunova RUS Btissam Lakhouad MAR Silham Hilali MAR Natalia Rodriguez ESP 2012 World Leading Mariam Alaoui Selsouli MAR Abedeba Arigawe ETH Asli Cakir Alptekin TUR Genzebe Bibaba ETH Viola Jelagat Kibiwot KEN Svetlana Podosenova RUS Btissam Lakhouad MAR Hellen Onsando Obiri KEN 4:00.06 4:00.33 4:00.77 4:00.97 4:01.02 4:01.09 4:01.33 4:01.50

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Jennifer Barringer Simpson USA Hannah England GBR Natalia Rodriguez ESP Btissam Lakhouad MAR Kalkidan Gezahegne ETH Ingvill Makestad Bovim NOR Mimi Belete BAH Tugba Karakaya TUR

4:05.40 4:05.68 4:05.87 4:06.18 4:06.42 4:06.85 4:07.60 4:08.14

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

3:56.15 3:56.54 3:56.62 3:57.77 3:59.25 3:59.61 3:59.65 3:59.68

Women's 3000m Steeplechase
World Record: 8:58.81 G. Samitova-Galinka RUS Olympic Record: 8:58.81 G. Samitova-Galinka RUS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Gulnara Samitova-Galinka Eunice Jepkorir Yekaterina Volkova Tatyana Petrova Christina Casandra Ruth Bisibori Nyangau Zemzwm Ahmed Wioletta Frankiewicz RUS KEN RUS RUS ROU KEN ETH POL 8:58.81 9:07.41 9:07.64 9:12.33 9:16.85 9:17.35 9:17.85 9:21.76 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 17 August 2008 17 August 2008 2011 World Leading Yuliya Zaripova RUS Habiba Ghribi TUN Milcah Chemos Cheywa KEN Sofia Assefa ETH Mercy Wanjiku KEN Lydia Rotich KEN Birtukan Adamu ETH Hiwot Ayalew ETH 2012 World Leading Milcah Chemos Cheywa KEN Sofia Assefa ETH Hiwot Ayalew ETH Gulcan Mingir TUR Eternesh Diro ETH Lydiah Chepkurui KEN Barbara Parker GBR Marta Dominguez ESP 9:07.0 9:11.97 9:12.89 9:15.04 9:16.94 9:19.20 9:20.37 9:23.88

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Yuliya Zarudneva Zaripov RUS Habiba Ghribi TUN Milcah Chemos Cheywa KEN Mercy Wanjiku KEN Lydia Rotich KEN Sofia Assefa ETH Binnaz Uslu TUR Hanane Ouhaddou MAR

9:07.03 9:11.97 9:17.16 9:17.88 9:25.74 9:28.24 9:31.06 9:32.36

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9:07.14 9:09.00 9:09.61 9:13.53 9:22.66 9:24.24 9:24.26 9:24.60

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Women's 5000m
World Record: 14:11.15 Olympic Record: 14:40.79 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Tirunesh Dibaba Elvan Abeylegesse Meseret Defar Sylvia Kibet Vivian Cheruiyot Liliya Shobukhova Alemitu Bekele Meselech Melkamu ETH TUR ETH KEN KEN RUS TUR ETH

Women's Athletics

Tirunesh Dibaba Gabriela Szabo 15:41.40 15:42.74 15:44.12 15:44.96 15:46.32 15:48.48 15:49.03 15:49.39

ETH ROU 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

06 June 2008 25 September 2000 2011 World Leading Vivian Cheruiyot KEN Meseret Defar ETH Sally Kipyego KEN Sentayehu Ejigu ETH Linet Masai KEN Viola Masai KEN Mercy Cherono KEN Sylvia Kibet KEN 2012 World Leading Vivian Cheruiyot KEN Meseret Defar ETH Viola Jelegat Kibiwot KEN Gelete Burka ETH Sally Kipyego KEN Veronica Wanjiru KEN Mariem Selouli MAR Sylvia Kibet KEN 14:20.87 14:29.52 14:30.10 14:30.42 14:31.66 14:32.95 14:34.86 14:35.13

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Vivian Cheruiyot KEN Sylvia Kibet KEN Meseret Defar ETH Santayehu Ejigu ETH Mercy Cherono KEN Linet Masai KEN Lauren Fleshman USA Genzebe Dibaba ETH

14:55.36 14:56.21 14:56.94 14:59.99 15:00.23 15:01.01 15:09.25 15:09.35

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

14:35.62 14:35.65 14:39.53 14:41.43 14:43.11 14:44.82 14:45.91 14:46.73

Women's 10000m
World Record: 29:31.78 Olympic Record: 29:54.66 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Tirunesh Dibaba Elvan Abeylegesse Shalane Flanagan Linet Chepkwemoi Masai Mariya Konovalova Inga Abitova Lucy Kabuu Wangui Lornah Kiplagat ETH TUR USA KEN RUS RUS KEN NED Wang Junxia Tirunesh Dibaba 29:54.66 29:56.34 30:22.22 30:26.50 30:35.84 30:37.33 30:39.96 30:40.27 CHN ETH 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 08 September 1993 15 August 2008 2011 World Leading Sally Kipyego KEN Shalane Flanagan USA Vivian Cheruiyot KEN Linet Chepkwemoi Masai KEN Kayoko Fukushi JPN Priscah Jepleting Cherono KEN Meselech Melkamu ETH Meseret Defar ETH 2012 World Leading Tirunesh Dibaba ETH Flroence Kiplagat KEN Beleynesh Oljira ETH Werknesh Kidane ETH Elizaveta Grechishnikova RUS Abery Kebede ETH Betsy Saina KEN Amy Hastings USA 30:38.35 30:39.57 30:48.98 30:53.59 30:54.29 30:56.43 30:56.55 31:05.05

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Vivian Cheruiyot KEN Sally Kipyego KEN Linet Chepkwemoi Masai KEN Priscah Jepleting Cherono KEN Meselech Melkamu ETH Shaitaye Eshete BAH Shalane Flanagan USA Ana Dulce Felix POR

30:48.98 30:50.04 30:53.59 30:56.43 30:56.55 31:21.57 31:25.57 31:37.03

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

30:24.39 30:24.85 30:26.70 30:50.16 31:07.88 31:09.28 31:15.97 31:19.87

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Women's Marathon
World Record: 2:15:25 Olympic Record: 2:23.14 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Constantina Tomescu Catherine Ndereba Zhou Chunxiu Zhu Xiaolin Martha Komu Mara Yamauchi Irina Timofeyeva
Lidia Simon

Women's Athletics

Paula Radcliffe Naoko Takahashi 2:26:44 2:27:06 2:27:07 2:27:16 2:27:23 2:27:29 2:27:31 2:27:51

GBR JPN 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

13 April 2003 24 September 2000 2011 World Leading Liliya Shobukhova RUS Mary Keitany KEN Florence Kiplagat KEN Edna Kiplagat KEN Tiki Gelana ETH Ejegayehu Dibaba ETH Irina Mikitenko GER Lydia Cheromei KEN 2012 World Leading Mary Keitany KEN Tiki Gelana ETH Aselefech Mergia ETH Lucy Wangui Kabuu KEN Edna Ngeringwony Kiplagat KEN Mare Dibaba ETH Priscah Jeptoo KEN Bezunesh Bekele ETH 2:18.20 2:19.19 2:19.44 2:20.46 2:22.08 2:22.09 2:22.18 2:22.34

ROU KEN CHN CHN KEN GBR RUS ROU

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Edna Kiplagat KEN Priscah Jeptoo KEN Sharon Cherop KEN Buzunesh Bekele ETH Yukiko Akaba JPN Zhou Chunxiu CHN Isabellah Andersson SWE Wang Jiali CHN

2:28:43 2:29:00 2:29:14 2:29:21 2:29:35 2:29:58 2:30:13 2:30:25

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2:18:37 2:18:58 2:19:31 2:19:34 2:19:50 2:19:52 2:20:14 2:20:30

Women's 20km Walk
World Record: 1:25.08 Olympic Record: 1:26.31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Olga Kaniskina Kjersti Platzer Elisa Rigaudo Liu Hong Maria Vasco Beatriz Pascual Olive Loughnane
Ana Cabecinha

Vera Sokolava Olga Kaniskina 1:26:31 1:27:07 1:27:12 1:27:25 1:27:44 1:27:45 1:27:46 1:27:46

RUS RUS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

26 February 2011 21 August 2008 2011 World Leading Vera Sokolova RUS Anisya Kirdyapkina RUS Hong Liu CHN Elmira Alembekova RUS Anna Lukyanova RUS Shenjie Qieyang CHN Tatiana Mineeva RUS Olga Kaniskina RUS 2012 World Leading Elmira Alembekova RUS Hong Liu CHN Elena Lashmanova RUS Irina Yumanova RUS Tatiana Sibileva RUS Xiuzhi Lu CHN Shenjie Qieyang CHN Anna Lukyanova RUS 1:25:08 0.059132 0.060613 0.060822 0.060984 1:28:04 1:28:09 1:28:35

RUS NOR ITA CHN ESP ESP IRE POR

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Olga Kaniskina RUS Liu Hong CHN Anisya Kirdyapkina RUS Elisa Rigaudo ITA Qieyang Shenjie CHN Susana Feitor POR Ana Cabecinha POR Kristina Saltanovic LTU

1:29:42 1:30:00 1:30:13 1:30:44 1:31:14 1:31:26 1:31:36 1:31:40

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1:25:27 1:25:46 1:26:30 1:26:47 1:26:59 1:27:01 1:27:04 1:27:08

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Women's Heptathlon
World Record: Olympic Record: 2008 Olympics Nataliya Dobrynska DSQ Lyudmila Blonska 2 Hyleas Fountain 3 Tatyana Chernova 4 Kelly Sotherton 5 Jessica Zelinka 6 Anna Bogdanova 7 Karolina Tyminska 1 7291s 7291s UKR UKR USA RUS GBR CAN RUS POL

Women's Athletics

Jackie Joyner-Kersee USA Jackie Joyner-Kersee USA 6733
DSQ for anabolic steroids

24 September 1988 24 September 1988 2011 World Leading Tatyana Chernova RUS Jessica Ennis GBR Jennifer Oeser GER Karolina Tyminska POL Nataliya Dobrynska UKR Aiga Grabuste LAT Antoinette Nana Djimou Ida FRA Lilli Schwarzkopf GER 2012 World Leading Jessica Ennis GBR Tatyana Chernova RUS Kristina Savitskaya RUS Jessica Zelinka CAN Antoinette Nana Sjimou FRA Olga Kurban RUS Lyudmyla Yosypenko UKR Austra Skujyte LTU 6880 6790 6663 6544 6539 6507 6409 6370

6619 6591 6517 6490 6465 6428

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Tatyana Chernova RUS Jessica Ennis GBR Jennifer Oeser GER Karolina Tyminska POL Nataliya Dobrynska UKR Lilli Schwarzkopf GER A. Nana Djimou Ida FRA Austra Skujyte LTU

6880 6751 6572 6544 6539 6321 6309 6297

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

6906 6774 6681 6599 6544 6528 6501 6493

Women's Long Jump
World Record: Olympic Record: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Maurren Higa Maggi Tatyana Lebedeva Blessing Okagbare Chelsea Hammond Brittney Reese Oksana Udmurtova Jade Johnson Grace Upshaw 7.52m 7.40m BRA RUS NIG JAM USA RUS GBR USA Galina Chistyakova URS Jackie Joyner-Kersee USA 7.04 7.03 6.91 6.79 6.76 6.70 6.64 6.58 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11 June 1988 29 September 1988 2011 World Leading Brittney Reese USA Darya Klishina RUS Olga Zaytseva RUS Janay DeLoach USA Veronika Shotkova BLR Maurren Higa Maggi BRA Eloyse Lesueur FRA Olga Balayeva RUS 2012 World Leading Brittney Reese USA Anna Nazarova RUS Chelsea Hayes USA Nastassia Mironchyk-Ivanova BLR Olga Kucherenko RUS Janay DeLoach USA Veronika Shutkova BLR Blessing Okagbare NGR 7.19 7.05 7.01 6.97 6.95 6.94 6.91 6.89

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Brittney Reese USA Olga Kucherenko RUS Ineta Radevica LAT Nastassia Mironchyk-Ivanova BLR Carolina Kluft SWE Janay DeLoach USA Darya Klishina RUS Karin Mey Melis TUR

6.82 6.77 6.76 6.74 6.56 6.56 6.50 6.44

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

7.15 7.11 7.10 7.08 7.03 7.03 7.01 6.97

Women's Triple Jump
World Record: 15.50m Olympic Record: 15.39m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Francoise Mbango Etone Tatyana Lebedeva Hrysopiyi Devetzi Olga Rypakova Yargelis Savigne Merija Sestak Viktoriya Gurova Anna Pyatykh CAM RUS GRE KAZ CUB SLO RUS RUS Inessa Kravets F. Mbango Etone 15.39 15.32 15.23 15.11 15.05 15.03 14.77 14.73 UKR CMR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 August 1995 17 August 2008 2011 World Leading Yargelis Savigne CUB Caterine Ibarguen COL Olha Saladukha UKR Olga Rypakova KAZ Paraskevi Papahristou GRE Natalya Kutyakova RUS Mabel Gay CUB Joseidy Ribalta CUB 2012 World Leading Olha Saladukha UKR Caterine Ibarguen COL Kseniya Dziatsuk BLR Olga Rypakova UKR Athanasia Perra GRE Yamile Aldama GBR Dailenys Alcantara CUB Paraskei Papahristou GRE 14.99 14.99 14.98 14.96 14.72 14.67 14.67 14.61

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Olha Saladukha UKR Olga Rypakova KAZ Caterine Ibarguen COL Mabel Gay CUB Yamile Aldama GBR Yargelis Savigne CUB Anna Kuropatkina RUS Baya Rahouli ALG

14.94 14.89 14.84 14.67 14.50 14.43 14.23 14.12

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

14.99 14.95 14.76 14.70 14.75 14.65 14.58 14.58

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Women's High Jump
World Record: Olympic Record: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Tia Hellebaut Blanka Vasic Anna Chicherova Yelena Slesarenko Vita Palamar Chaunte Howard Ariane Friedrich Ruth Beitia 2.09m 2.06m BEL CRO RUS RUS UKR USA GER ESP

Women's Athletics

Stefka Kostadinova Yelena Slesarenko 2.05 2.05 2.03 2.01 1.99 1.99 1.96 1.96

BUL RUS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

30 August 1987 28 August 2004 2011 World Leading Anna Chicherova RUS Blanka Vlasic CRO Antoinetta Di Martino ITA Svetlana Shkolina RUS Venelina Veneva-Mateeva BUL Esthera Petre ROU Elena Slesarenko RUS Anna Iljustsenko EST 2012 World Leading Anna Chicherova RUS Chaunte Lowe USA Birgetta Barrett USA Svetlana Shkolina RUS Ruth Beita ESP Tinja Angelsen NOR Tia Tellebaut BEL Olena Holosha UKR 2.07 2.03 2.00 1.99 1.98 1.98 1.97 1.96

1 2 3 4 5 6 6 8

2011 World Championships Anna Chicherova RUS Blanka Vlasic CRO Antonietta Di Martino ITA Yelena Slesarenko RUS Svetlana Shkolina RUS Zheng Xingjuan CHN Deirdre Ryan IRL Svetlana Radzivil UZB

2.03 2.03 2.00 1.97 1.97 1.93 1.93 1.93

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2.02 2.01 2.01 2.00 1.97 1.97 1.96 1.96

Women's Pole Vault
World Record: Olympic Record: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Yelena Isinbayeva Jennifer Stczynski Svetlana Feofanova Yulia Golubchikova Monika Pyrek Carolin Hingst Silke Spiegelburg April Steiner Bennett 5.06m 5.05m RUS USA RUS RUS POL GER GER USA Yelena Isinbayeva Yelena Isinbayeva 5.05 4.80 4.75 4.75 4.70 4.65 4.65 4.55 RUS RUS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 28 August 2009 18 August 2008 2011 World Leading Jennifer Suhr USA Fabiana Murer BRA Martina Strutz GER Elena Isinbaeva RUS Anna Rogowska POL Silke Spiegelburg GER Svatlana Feofanova RUS Yarisley Silva CUB 2012 World Leading Fabiana Murer BRA Alana Boyd AUS Silke Spiegleburg GER Jirina Ptacnikova CZE Holly Bleasdale GBR Yarisley Silva CUB Jennifer Suhr USA Lisa Ryzih GER 4.91 4.85 4.80 4.76 4.75 4.75 4.75 4.75

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Fabiana Murer BRA Martina Strutz GER Svetlana Feofanova RUS Jennifer Suhr USA Yarisley Silva CUB Yelana Isinbayeva RUS Jirina Ptacnikova CZE Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou GRE

4.85 4.80 4.75 4.70 4.70 4.65 4.65 4.65

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

4.77 4.76 4.76 4.72 4.71 4.65 4.65 4.6

Women's Shot Put
World Record: 22.63m Olympic Record: 22.41m 2008 Olympics 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Valerie Vili Natallia Mikhnevich Nadzeya Ostapchuk Misleydis Gonzalez Gong Lijiao Anna Omarova Nadine Kleinert Li Meiju NZL BEL BEL CUB CHN RUS GER CHN 20.56 20.28 19.86 19.50 19.20 19.08 19.01 19.00 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Natalya Lisovskaya Ilona Slupianek URS GDR 07 June 1987 24 July 1980 2011 World Leading Valerie Adams NZL Nadzeya Ostapchuk BLR Jillian Camarena-Williams USA Lijiao Gong CHN Michelle Carter USA Yevginya Kolodko RUS Ling Li CHN Anna Avdeyeva RUS 2012 World Leading Nadzeya Ostapchuk BLR Valerie Adams NZL Yevginya Kolodko RUS Lijiao Gong CHN Jillian Camarena-Williams USA Olesya Sviridova RUS Natalia Mikhnevich BLR Nadine Leinert GER 21.24 20.94 20.18 20.11 19.86 19.78 19.72 19.54

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Valerie Adams NZL Nadzeya Ostapchuk BLR Jillian Camarena-Williams USA Gong Lijiao CHN Yevgeniya Kolodko RUS Li Ling CHN Anna Avdeyeva RUS Nadine Kleinert GER

21.24 20.05 20.02 19.97 19.78 19.71 19.54 19.26

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

21.13 21.03 20.22 20.21 19.82 19.72 19.72 19.67

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Women's Discus Throw
World Record: 76.80m Olympic Record: 72.30m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Stephanie Brown-Trafton Yarelis Barrios Olena Antonova Song Aimin Vera Pospisilova-Cechlova Ellina Zvereva Yanfeng Li Melina Robert-Michon USA CUB UKR CHN CZE BEL CHN FRA

Women's Athletics

Gabriele Reinsch Martina Hellmann 64.74 63.64 62.59 62.20 61.75 60.82 60.68 60.66

GDR GDR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

09 July 1988 29 September 1988 2011 World Leading Li Yanfeng CHN Sandra Perkovic CRO Nadine Muller GER Yevgeniya Pecherina RUS Yarelis Barrios CUB Backy Breisch USA Stephanie Brown-Trafton USA Zaneta Glanc POL 2012 World Leading Nadine Muller GER Sandra Perkovic CRO Daria Pishchalnikova RUS Yarelis Barrios CUB Li Yanfeng CHN Stephanie Brown-Trafton USA Denia Cabellero CUB Zenata Glanc POL 67.98 67.96 66.05 65.77 65.73 64.30 64.13 63.99

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Li Yanfeng CHN Nadine Muller GER Yarelis Barrios CUB Zaneta Glanc POL Stephanie Brown-Trafton USA Tan Jian CHN Dragana Tomasevic SRB Nicoleta Grasu ROU

66.52 65.97 65.73 63.91 63.85 62.96 62.48 62.08

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

68.89 68.24 68.18 68.03 67.84 67.74 65.60 65.34

Women's Javelin Throw
World Record: 72.28m Olympic Record: 71.53m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Barbora Spotakova Mariya Abakumova Christina Obergfoll Goldie Sayers Steffi Nerius Osleidys Menendez Barbara Madejczyk Katherina Molitor CZE RUS GER GBR GER CUB POL GER Barbora Spotakova CZE Osleidys Menendez CUB 71.42 70.78 66.13 65.75 65.29 63.35 62.02 59.64 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 13 September 2008 27 August 2004 2011 World Leading Maria Abakumova RUS Barbora Spotakova CZE Christina Obergfoll GER Sunette Viljoen RSA Martina Ratej SLO Katherina Molitor GER Goldie Sayers GBR Kimberley Mickle AUS 2012 World Leading Sunette Viljoen RSA Barbora Spotakova CZE Christina Obergfoll GER Maria Abakumova RUS Vira Rebryk UKR Martina Ratej SLO Li Lingwei CHN Lu Huihui CHN 71.99 71.58 69.57 68.38 65.89 64.67 64.46 63.82

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Mariya Abakumova RUS Barbora Spotakova CZE Sunette Viljoen RSA Christina Obergfoll GER Katharina Molitor GER Kimberley Mickle AUS Martina Ratej SLO Jarmila Klimesova CZE

71.99 71.58 68.38 65.24 64.32 61.96 61.65 59.27

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

69.35 68.73 67.04 66.86 66.86 66.24 65.11 64.95

Women's Hammer Throw
World Record: 79.42m Olympic Record: 76.34m 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Aksana Miankova Yipsi Moreno Zhang Wenxiu Barya Pchelnik Manuela Montebrun Anita Wlodarczyk Clarissa Claretti
Martina Danisova-Hrasnova

Betty Heidler Aksana Miankova 76.34 75.20 74.32 73.65 72.54 71.56 71.33 71.00

GER BLR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

21 May 2011 20 August 2008 2011 World Leading Betty Heidler GER Tatyana Lysenko RUS Wenxiu Zhang CHN Yipsi Moreno CUB Kathrin Klaas GER Anita Wlodarczyk POL Jennifer Dahlgren ARG Zalina Marghieva MDA 2012 World Leading Aksana Miankova BLR Betty Heidler GER Zhang Wenxiu CHN Alena Matoshka BLR Tatyana Lysenko RUS Anita Wlodarczyk POL Yipsi Moreno CUB Katherin Klaas GER 79.42 77.13 75.65 75.62 75.48 75.33 73.44 72.93

BEL CUB CHN BEL FRA POL ITA SLO

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Tatyana Lysenko RUS Betty Heilder GER Zhang Wenxiu CHN Yipsi Moreno CUB Anita Wlodarczyk POL Bianca Perie ROU Katharin Klaas GER Zalina Marghieva MDA

77.13 76.06 75.03 74.48 73.56 72.04 71.89 70.27

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

78.19 78.07 76.99 76.56 76.14 75.6 75.27 75.13

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Badminton

Five countries dominate world Badminton; the Asia-Pacific countries of China, Malaysia, South Korea and Indonesia, and, somewhat surprisingly, Denmark. Since the sport’s induction into the Olympiad in 1992 only three medals have gone elsewhere. Whilst this has undoubtedly restricted the sport's growth internationally, having a home amongst some of the world’s fastest growing economies cannot be a bad thing for the sport. From these countries there are two men who, for half a decade, have not only dominated the men’s singles but become real sporting super-stars in their home countries. Lin Dan, from China, has won every title going in the sport including four World Championships and the 2008 Olympic gold medal. There is, however, suggestion that this fame may have started to wear Super Dan out. He has failed to reach the world number 1 spot since 2008 and, whilst his 2011 World Championship victory confirmed him as narrow favourite for the London Olympics, he has lost the invincibility that once surrounded him. Dan’s main competition will come from world number 1 and Beijing silver medallist Lee Chong Wei. Wei’s medal in Beijing prompted Malaysia’s Prime Minister to pronounce him a national hero, and a vociferous following of supporters trail him all over the world. Everyone is expecting a Lin Dan vs Lee Chong Wei final on the 5th of August, which would have one of the highest viewing figures of the Games (though you may not realise that from the home media). What noone knows is who will take home the gold. The women’s singles event will probably be a contest between the three Wangs from China, although in Saina Nehwal India has one of their few Olympic medal hopes; should she reach the final, we can expect viewing figures to exceed even those of the men’s final. Cai Yun & Fu Haifeng in the men’s doubles and Wang Xiaoli & Yu Yang in the women’s doubles give China a narrow advantage in those disciplines, but again expect strong challenges from competitive Korean and Danish pairings and exciting competitions. Great British attention will, once again, be drawn to the mixed doubles events. Chris Adcock and Imogen Bankier won silver at the 2011 World Championships and, after beating off a strong challenge for the Olympic spot from Nathan Robertson and Jenny Wallwork, will be hoping to replicate that feat in London. Though they are ranked only 10th in the world, they always perform better on European soil than in the Asian tournaments which dominate the sport's calendar. Along with the in-form Danish pairings of Nielson & Pederson and Laybourn & Juhl, they will be taking the fight to the higher ranked Chinese pairings in what is always an open and exciting discipline.

Men's Singles
1 2 3 4 5= 5= 5= 5= 2008 Olympics Lin Dan Lee Chong Wei Chen Jin Lee Hyun-il Peter Gade Sony Dwi Kuncoro Hsieh Yu-Hsing Bao Chunlai CHN MAS CHN KOR DEN INA TPE CHN 1 2 3 3 5= 5= 5= 5= 2010 World Championships Chen Jin CHN Taufik Hidayat INA Peter Gade DEN Park Sung-hwan KOR MAC Hseuh Hsuan-Yi MAS Lee Chong Wei JPN Kazushi Yamada CHN Lin Dan 2011 World Series Final Lin Dan Chen Long Lee Chong Wei Peter Gade Taufik Hidayat Kenichi Tago Sho Sasaki Simon Santoso

1 2 3 3 5= 5= 5= 5=

2011 World Championships Lin Dan CHN Lee Chong Wei MAS Peter Gade DEN Chen Jin CHN JPN Sho Sasaki GUA Kevin Cordon VIE Nguyen Tien Minh DEN Hans-Kristian Vittinghus

1 2 3 3 5= 5= 5= 5=

CHN CHN MAS DEN INA JPN JPN INA

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 22 24 25 28

World Rankings Lee Chong Wei Lin Dan Chen Long Chen Jin Peter Gade Sho Sasaki Lee Hyun Il Kenichi Tago Simon Santoso Tien Minh Nguyen Taufik Hidayat Jan O Jorgensen Shon Wan Ho Marc Zweibler Rajiv Ouseph Wong Wing Ki Pablo Abian Kashyap Parupalli Hsu Jen Hao Boonsak Ponsana

Points

MAS CHN CHN CHN DEN JPN KOR JPN INA VIE INA DEN KOR GER GBR HKG ESP IND TPE THA

95,198 92,646 84,632 73,978 71,102 65,880 58,718 58,703 55,044 54,204 52,954 50,961 50,000 48,736 40,102 39,976 37,894 36,536 36,155 35,393

1 2 3 3 5= 5= 5= 5=

2012 Korea Open Lee Chong Wei Lin Dan Du Pengyu Sho Sasaki Kenichi Tago Marc Zwiebler Simon Santoso Jan O Jorgensen

MAS CHN CHN JPN JPN GER INA DEN

Women's Singles
1 2 3 4 5= 5= 5= 5= 2008 Olympics Zhang Ning Xie Xingfang Maria Kristin Yulianti Lu Lan Pi Hongyan Xu Huaiwen Saina Nehwal Wong Mew Choo CHN CHN INA CHN FRA GER IND MAS 1 2 3 3 5= 5= 5= 5= 2010 World Championships Wang Lin CHN Wang Xin CHN Tine Baun DEN Wang Shixian CHN JPN Eriko Hirose FRA Pi Hongyan MAC Cheng Shao-Chieh IND Saina Nehwal 2011 World Series Final Wang Yihan Saina Nehwal Wang Xin Tine Baun Ji Hyun-sung Sayaka Sato Juliane Schenk Youn Joo Bae 2012 Korea Open Wang Shixian Jiang Yanjiao Youn Joo Bae Wang Yihan Gu Juan Saina Nehwal Li Xuerui Juliane Schenk

1 2 3 3 5= 5= 5= 5=

2011 World Championships Wang Yihan CHN Cheng Shao-Chieh TPE Wang Xin CHN Juliane Schenk GER FRA Pi Hongyan CHN Wang Shixian IND Saina Nehwal DEN Tine Baun World Rankings Wang Yihan Wang Xin Wang Shixian Saina Nehwal Tine Baun Juliane Schenk Cheng Shao-Chieh Sung Ji Hyun Inthanon Ratchanok Tai Tzu Yin Bae Youn Joo Sayaka Sato Juan Gu Yao Jie Petya Nedelcheva Pi Hongyan Li Michelle Yip Pui Yin Carolina Marin Agnese Allegrini
Points

1 2 3 3 5= 5= 5= 5=

CHN IND CHN DEN KOR JPN GER KOR

1 2 3 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 18 20 21 22 23 27 33

CHN CHN CHN IND DEN GER TPR KOR THA TPE KOR JPN SIN NED BUL FRA CAN HKG ESP ITA

96,220 86,164 77,026 70,516 65,887 64,518 57,097 56,511 56,074 53,825 53,588 49,519 56,490 44,190 42,384 41,144 39,911 39,384 35,846 29,546

1 2 3 3 5= 5= 5= 5=

CHN CHN KOR CHN SIN IND CHN GER

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Men's Doubles
1 2 3 4 5= 5= 5= 5= 2008 Olympics Markis Kido Hendra Setiawan Fu Haifeng Cai Yun Lee Jae-jin Hwang Ji-man Lars Paaske Jonas Rasmussen Koo Kien Keat Tan Boon Heong Howrad Bach Bob Malaythong Tadashi Ohtsuka Keita Masuda Michal Logosz Robert Mateusiak INA CHN KOR DEN MAS USA JPN POL 1 2 3 3 5= 5= 5= 5= 2010 World Championships Cai Yun CHN Fu Haifeng Koo Kien Keat MAS Tan Boon Heong Markis Kido INA Hendra Setiawan Guo Zhendong CHN Xu Chen Mathias Boe DEN Carsten Mogensen Jung Jae-sung KOR Lee Yong-dae Fang Chieh-Min MAC Lee Sheng-Mu Lars Paaske DEN Jonas Rasmussen 2011 World Series Final Mathias Boe Carsten Mogensen Chai Biao Guo Zhendong Ko Sung-hyun Yoo Yeon-seong Jung Jae-sung Lee Yong-dae Mohammed Ahsan Bona Septano Cai Yun Fu Haifeng Hirokatsu Hashimoto Noriyasu Hirata Kien Keat Koo Boon Heong Tan 2012 Korea Open Cai Yun Fu Haifeng Jung Jae-sung Lee Yong-dae Ko Sung-hyun Yoo Yeon-seong Kim Jung-kim Kim Sa-rang Michael Fuchs Oliver Roth Fang Chieh-Min Lee Sheng-Mu Hiroyuki Endo Kenichi Hayakawa Hong Wei Shen Ye

1 2 3 3 5= 5= 5= 5=

2011 World Championships Cai Yun CHN Fu Haifeng Ko Sung-hyun KOR Yoo Yeon-seong Jung Jae-sung KOR Lee Yong-dae Mohammed Ahsan INA Bona Septano Mads Conrad-Petersen DEN Jonas Rasmussen Koo Kien Keat MAS Tan Boon Heong Hong Wei CHN Shen Ye Mathias Boe DEN Carsten Mogensen World Rankings Cai Yun Fu Haifeng Jung Jae Sung Lee Yong Dae Mathias Boe Carsten Mogensen Ko Sung Hyun Yoo Yeon Seong Chai Biao Guo Zhendong Mohammead Ahsan Bona Septano Fang Chieh Min Lee Sheng Mu Kien Keat Koo Boon Heong Tan Naoki Kawamae Shoji Sato Bodin Issara Maneepong Jongjit Ingo Kindervater Johannes Schoettler Vladimir Ivanov Ivan Sozonov Howard Bach Tony Gunawan Adam Cwalina Michal Logosz Ross Smith Glenn Warfe Dorian Lance James Willem Viljoen
Points

1 2 3 3 5= 5= 5= 5=

DEN CHN KOR KOR INA CHN JPN MAS

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11 17 18 20 21 22 33 48

CHN KOR DEN KOR CHN INA TPE MAS JPN THA GER RUS USA POL AUS RSA

96,011 89,561 78,257 77,797 67,549 63,329 59,469 58,111 55,497 43,575 43,529 41,360 41,050 40,673 30,887 24,231

1 2 3 3 5= 5= 5= 5=

CHN KOR KOR KOR GER TPE JPN CHN

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Women's Doubles
1 2 3 4 5= 5= 5= 5= 2008 Olympics Du Jing Yu Yang Lee Kyung-won Lee Hyo-jung Zhang Yawen Wei Yili Miyuki Maeda Satoko Suetsuna Kumiko Ogura Reiko Shiota Jiang Yanmei Li Yujia Chien Yu Chin Cheng Wen-Hsing Yang Wei Zhang Jiewen CHN KOR CHN JPN JPN SIN TPE CHN 1 2 3 3 5= 5= 5= 5= 2010 World Championships Du Jing CHN Yu Yang Ma Jin CHN Wang Xiaoli Cheng Wen-Hsing MAC Chien Yu-Chin Cheng Shu CHN Zhao Yunlei Pan Pan CHN Tian Qing Ha Jung-eun KOR Kin Min-jung Yoo Hyun-young KOR Jung Kyung-eun Miyuki Maeda JPN Satoko Suetsuna 2011 World Series Final Wang Xiaoli Yu Yang Jung Eun-ha Min Jung-kim Tian Qing Zhao Yunlei Christinna Pedersen Kamilla Rytter Juhl Cheng Wen Hsing Chien Yu Chin Mizuki Fujii Reika Kakiiwa Lok Yan Poon Ying Suet Tse Shizuka Matsuo Mami Naito 2012 Korea Open Tian Qing Zhao Yunlei Ha Jung-eun Kim Min-jung Jung Kyung-eun Kim Ha-na Wang Xiaoli Yu Feng Miyuki Maeda Satoko Suetsuna Meiliana Jauhari Greysia Polii Shizuka Matsuo Mami Naito Shinta Mulia Sari Lei Yao

1 2 3 3 5= 5= 5= 5=

2011 World Championships Wang Xiaoli CHN Yu Yang Tian Qing CHN Zhao Yunlei Miyuki Maeda JPN Satoko Suetsuna Jwala Gutta IND Ashwini Ponnappa Shizuka Matsuo JPN Mami Naito Mizuki Fujii JPN Reika Kakiiwa Meiliana Jauhari INA Greysia Polii Vita Marissa INA Nadya Melati World Rankings Wang Xiaoli Yu Yang Tian Qing Zhao Yunlei Ha Jung Eun Kim Min Jung Mizuki Fujii Reika Kakiiwa Kamilla Rytter Juhl Christinna Pedersen Miyuki Maeda Satoko Suetsuna Jung Kyung Eun Kim Ha Na Cheng Wen Hsing Chien Yu Chin Greysia Polii Meiliana Jauhari Shinta Mulia Sari Lei Yao Poon Lok Yan Tse Ying Suet Jwala Gutta Ashwini Ponnappa Valeri Sorokina Nina Vislova Alex Bruce Michelle Li Leanne Choo Renuga Veeran Michelle Edwards Annari Viljoen
Points

1 2 3 3 5= 5= 5= 5=

CHN KOR CHN DEN TPE JPN HKG JPN

1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 13 15 16 18 28 35 44

CHN CHN KOR JPN DEN JPN KOR TPE INA SIN HKG IND RUS CAN AUS RSA

100,704 91,051 76,540 68,834 64,279 60,824 58,840 56,579 52,427 50,098 49,054 46,816 46,426 37,853 31,069 23,424

1 2 3 3 5= 5= 5= 5=

CHN KOR KOR CHN JPN INA JPN SIN

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Mixed Doubles
1 2 3 4 5= 5= 5= 5= 2008 Olympics Lee Yong-dae Lee Hyo-jung Nova Widianto Lilyana Natsir He Hanbin Yu Yang Flandy Limpele Vita Marissa Nathan Robertson Gail Emms Sudket Prapakamol Saralee Thoungthongkam Robert Mateusiak Nadiezda Kostiuczyk Thomas Laybourn Kamilla Rytter Juhl KOR INA CHN INA GBR THA POL DEN 1 2 3 3 5= 5= 5= 5= 2010 World Championships Zheng Bo CHN Ma Jin He Hanbin CHN Yu Yang Ko Sung-hyun MAC Ha Jung-eun Lee Sheng-Mu KOR Chien Yu-Chin Nova Widianto POL Lilyana Natsir Thomas Laybourn DEN Kamilla Rytter Juhl Valiyaveetil Diju IND Jwala Gutta Tao Jiaming CHN Zhang Yawen 2011 World Series Final Zhang Nan Zhao Yunlei Xu Chen Ma Jin Shintaro Ikeda Reiko Shiota Joachim Fischer Nielsen Christinna Pedersen Tontowi Ahmed Lilyana Natsir Chen Hung-Ling Cheng Wen-Hsing Robert Blair Gabrielle White Sudket Prapakamol Saralee Thoungthongkam 2012 Korea Open Xu Chen Ma Jin Lee Yong-dae Ha Jung-eun Joachim Fischer Nielsen Christinna Pedersen Alexandr Nikolaenko Valeri Sorokina Thomas Laybourn Kamilla Rytter Juhl Tontowi Ahmed Liliyana Natsir Valiyaveetil Diju Jwala Gutta He Hanbin Yixin Bao

1 2 3 3 5= 5= 5= 5=

2011 World Championships Zhang Nan CHN Zhao Yunlei Chris Adcock GBR Imogen Bankier Xu Chen CHN Ma Jin Tantowi Ahmad INA Lilyana Natsir Chen Hung-Ling TPE Cheng Wen-Hsing Tao Jiaming CHN Tian Qing Chayut Triyachart SIN Lei Yao Joachim Fischer Nielsen DEN Christinna Pedersen World Rankings Zhang Nan Zhao Yunlei Xu Chen Ma Jin Tontowi Ahmad Liliyana Natsir Joachim Fischer Nielsen Christinna Pedersen Chen Hung-Ling Cheng Wen-Hsing Thomas Laybourn Kamilla Rytter Juhl Lee Yong Dae Ha Hung Eun Sudket Prapakamol Saralee Thoungthongkam Peng Soon Chan Liu Ying Goh Chris Adcock Imogen Bankier Shintaro Ikeda Reiko Shiota Alexandr Nikolaenko Valeri Sorokina V. Diju Jwala Gutta Michael Fuchs Birgit Michels Robert Mateusiak Nadiezda Zieba Toby Ng Grace Gao
Points

1 2 3 3 5= 5= 5= 5=

CHN CHN JPN DEN INA TPE GBR THA

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 16 19 26

CHN CHN INA DEN TPE DEN KOR THA MAS GBR JPN RUS IND GER INA CAN

90,940 84,196 80,990 80,036 69,720 64,882 60,290 57,194 57,180 51,180 50,790 48,850 46,060 45,123 44,206 36,610

1 2 3 3 5= 5= 5= 5=

CHN KOR DEN RUS DEN INA IND CHN

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Basketball
Basketball is one of the success stories of recent Olympics. For 52 years following its debut in 1936, the USA would send a team of college students to the Olympics and, with a couple of exceptions (their loss to USSR in 1972 is regularly voted as one of the greatest Olympic moments in history), would win gold. Basketball was an American sport and there was very little interest outside that continent. Then, at the Barcelona Games in 1992, professionals from the NBA were allowed in; enter Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippin, Magic Johnson, Patrick Ewing, Larry Bird. Still regarded as a golden generation, they showed the speed, creativity, athleticism and glamour that top level basketball can produce and the world was hooked. Although their ability meant there was no contest for the gold that year –their lowest winning margin was 38 points – it didn’t matter; a generation of young players across the world were inspired. A decade later and those young players were playing in professional leagues in their own countries and, increasingly, the NBA. They also brought a new level of preparation to international tournaments (the US were still treating it as a fun fortnight away) and, in Athens, this paid off when Argentina subjected the Americans to an embarrassing defeat in the semi-finals and went on to win gold. In Beijing the US had to copy the preparation of their rivals - which paid off – but a close final against Spain proved that basketball is truly a world-wide sport, and the USA should never again be treated as guaranteed winners. That said, and despite the continuing improvement of teams across the world, it is the USA that retains the most standout players. A full strength American team may well have seemed near invincible, but they have been ravaged by injuries. Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh have all had to pull out but it is Dwight Howard that will be missed most of all. Howard is an incredible physical defensive and offensive presence under the basket who can single-handedly win games for Orlando Magic in the NBA; had he been available for the US Olympic team, his low-post presence would have made them near unbeatable. In his place the US will take only one centre to the Olympics, Tyson Chandler, who is fantastic defensively but does not provide the same offensive option and so will push the US to the perimeter. That is not to say that the USA team will be left without talent. Their middle three (shooting guard, small forward and power forward) will be a frightening proposition to face: Kobe Bryant, five times NBA champion with the LA Lakers; Kevin Durant, who was this NBA season’s revelation and led Oklahoma City Thunder to the NBA finals; and the incredible LeBron James, the three time NBA MVP who took this year’s playoffs by storm on his way to the NBA Championship with Miami Heat. If these three can play as a unit at anywhere near their best then the gold medal should return to the States; but, as two of the three having recently gone through the physically and emotionally draining experience of the best-of-7 NBA finals, fatigue is a real and present possibility. So if not the USA then who? As 2006 World Champions and 2008 silver medallists, Spain have international and NBA experience galore in the squad. Imposing under the basket at over 7’ tall, brothers Pau and Marc Gasol (both NBA All-Stars) know how to rattle the USA. They will, however, miss their young point guard Ricky Rubio who, after starting the year as one of the most exciting players in his rookie season in the NBA, tore his ACL and so leaves a hole in the Spanish play. In fine national tradition, France bristle with talent but underachieve; they have struggled in recent years to get a full strength team to turn out for their nation but with Joakim Noah, Boris Diaw and Tony Parker leading an all-NBA starting line-up they have gold-winning potential. Next up are Argentina and Brazil, again with NBA quality but perhaps not quite the depth needed to challenge the Americans. Great Britain will be led by NBA All-Star Luol Deng and for a while looked a very exciting prospect for the Games, but they have been left very short by the withdrawal of two NBA players in the past month; a couple of wins and a quarter-final appearance would be an excellent achievement.

In women’s basketball the USA team will be under no illusions that anything other than gold is good enough. Winners of every Olympic title ever, the USA's traditional success should be continued by the likes of Diana Taurasi. If they are capable of challenge, it will come from Australia and Russia; as ever, a one match knockout is a hairraising experience and the Americans can’t afford to allow their concentration to slip. The British women’s basketball team has recorded some respectable victories recently and they will be hoping both to make it to the quarter-finals in London, and to build on their experience to qualify for the next Olympics for the first time ever.

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Country Qualification Group World Ranking Achievements
After some poor performances in the mid-noughties, the Redeem Team dominated the 2008 Olympics and then won the 2010 World Championships

Top Players LeBron James (27, Forward, 203cm, 1st overall draft pick 2003, 3x NBA MVP - 200910 & 2012, 8x NBA All-Star, 2012 NBA Finals MVP & Champion), Kevin Durant (23,
Small Forward, 206cm, 2nd overall in NBA draft 2007, 2008 Rookie of the Year, 20102012 NBA Scoring Champion & NBA All-Star, 2010 FIBA World Championships MVP) , Kobe Bryant (33, Shooting Guard, 198cm,5x NBA Champion, 2x NBA Finals MVP, 2008 NBA MVP, 14x NBA All-Star)

United States

Won 2010 World Championships

A

1st

Argentina

Won 2011 Americas Championships

A

3rd

Manu Ginobili (35, Shooting Guard, 198cm, 10yrs with San Antonio Spurs, 3x NBA 2004 Olympics champions, won bronze champion, 2x NBA all star, Argentina's Olympic flag bearer 2008), Luis Scola (32, in 2008, knocked out in QF by Lithuania Small Forward, 206cm, 5yrs with Houston Rockets, 2010 World Championship Allin 2010 World Championships Tournament Team), Carlos Delfino (29, Shooting Guard, 198cm, 8yr NBA career)
Have reached the semi-finals at every Olympics since 1992, third in 2010 World Championships, 5th in 2011 EuroBasket Last Olympics since 2000 (where they won silver), poor performance at 2010 World Champs, silver at 2011 EuroBasket with a new-look team First appearance at the Olympics, only two appearances at the World Champs Won Afrobasket for 1st time in 2011, have never qualified for Olympics and finished last in their group at 2010 WC Silver in 2008 Olympics (took USA close in final), 2006 World Champions, 2009 & 2011 EuroBasket Champions, lost to Serbia in QF at 2010 World Champs 7th at last Olympics, lost to Slovenia in last-16 at 2010 World Championships 8th at 2008 Olympics, last-16 at 2010 World Championships 9th at 2008 Olympics, 9th at 2010 World Championships but 3rd at 2011 EuroBasket and champions in 2007 Have not qualified for Olympics since 1996, lost to Argentina in last-16 at 2010 World Championships

Lithuania

Wildcard Qualifier

A

5th

Jonas Valanciunas (20, Center, 211cm, 5th overall draft by Toronto Raptors in 2011 though yet to start due to contract restriction, European Young Player of the Year 2011), Linas Kleiza (27, Power Forward, 203cm, 2010 World Championsips AllTournamnet Team, o the books of Toronto Raptors but has has injury issues) Boris Diaw (30, Power Forward, 203cm, 9yr NBA career, currently at San Antonio Spurs), Tony Parker (30, Point Guard, 188cm, 11years with San Antonio Spurs, 3x NBA champion, 3x All Star, ex-husband of Eva Longoria) Al-Farouk Aminu (21, Small Forward, 206cm, 8th overall pick 2010, started 21 games for New Orleans Hornets last season), Ike Diogu (28, 208cm, Centre/Power Forward, 7 years in NBA, now playing in Puerto Rico) Salah Mejri (26, Center, 217cm, MVP Afrobasket 2011, Joined Antwerp Diamond
Giants in 2010)

France

Runner-Up 2011 Eurobasket

A

12th

Nigeria

Wildcard Qualifier

A

21st

Tunisia

Won Afrobasket

A

32nd

Spain

Won 2011 Eurobasket

B

2nd

Pau Gasol (32, Power Forward, 213cm, 11 years in NBA, 2x NBA champion, 4x NBA All Star, 7x European player of year), Marc Gasol (27, Center, 216cm, 4 year starter Memphis Grizzlies, All-Star 2012) , Serge Ibaka (22, Power Forward, 208cm, 3 years
NBA, 2-time competitor in NBA Slam Dunk contest)

Australia China Russia

Won Oceania Qualification Won Asia Qualification Wildcard Qualifier Runner-Up 2011 Americas Championships

B B B

9th 10th 11th

Patrick Mills (23, Point Guard, 183cm, playing for San Antonio Spurs where he scored a career high 34 points & 12 assists against Golden State) Yi Jianlian (24, Power Forward, 213cm, 6th overall pick 2007, 6 years NBA now with Dallas Mavericks) Andrei Kirilenko (31, Small Forward, 206cm, played for Utah Jazz 2001-11 earning
All-Star honours in 2004, Eurobasket MVP in 207, returned to CSKA Moscow last year who he led to Euroleague championships becoming MVP) Tiago Splitter (27, Center, 211cm, Spanish League MVP 2010, Joined San Antonio Spurs in 2010), Anderson Varejao (29, Power Forward, 211cm, 8 years NBA), Leandro Barbosa (29, Guard, 191cm, 9 years NBA, 2007 NBA Sixth Man of the Year) Luol Deng (27, Small Forward, 206cm, 7th overall draft pick 2004, 2012 NBA AllStar, 8 year starter for Chicago Bulls - highest minutes per game in 11/12 season), Joel Freeland (25, Power Forward, 208cm, drafted in first round by Portland Trail Blazers in 2006 but has never played for them, starting PF for Malaga in Spanish top division), Pops Mensah-Bonsu (28, Power Forward, 206cm, journey-man career inc 61 NBA appearances, now playing in Turkey)

Brazil

B

13th

Great Britain Host-Country Place

B

43rd

Had never qualified for an international tournamnet until 2009, finished 2009 & 2011 EuroBasket with 2-3 record but have not reached knockout stages

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Basketball Women's Basketball
Country Qualification Group World Ranking Achievements Gold at every Olympics since 1996; 1st & unbeaten at 2010 World Championships 4th at 2008 Olympics; 13th at 2010 World Championships; reigning Asian Champions Top Players Diana Taurasi (30, Guard, 183cm, 5x WNBA All-Star, 2x WNBA Champion, 2009 WNBA MVP, 2x Olympic Gold), Tamika Catchings (3, Forward, 185cm, 7x WNBA AllStar, 2011 WNBA MVP, 2x Olympic Gold), Candace Parker (26, Forward, 193cm, 2008 WNBA MVP, 1st player to dunk in college basketball, 1x Olympic gold) -

United States

Won 2010 World Championships

A

1st

China

Won Asia Qualification

A

7th

France

Wildcard Qualifier

A

8th

DNQ for 2008 Olympics; 6th at 2010 World Championships; 1st in 2009 Sandrine Gruda (25, Centre, 193cm, best rebounder & blocker at 2009 Eurobasket) and 3rd in 2011 at EuroBasket Never qualified for Olympics or World Championships; 2nd at 2011 EuroBasket Never qualified for Olympics or World Championships; reigning African Champions Never qualified for Olympics or World Championships; 5th at 2011 EuroBasket Quanitra Hollingsworth (23, Centre, 196cm, took Turkish citizenship despite never having lived there, 2nd in Euroleague field goal percentage), Nevriye Yilraz (32, Power Forward, 193cm, EuroBasket All-Star 2011) Sandra Mandir (24, Shooting Guard, 176cm, top-5 in EuroBasket points per game and assists per game 2011, All-Tournament Team at EuroBasket 2011)

Turkey

Wildcard Qualifier

A

21st

Angola

Won Afrobasket

A

27th

Croatia

Wildcard Qualifier

A

31st

Australia

Won Oceania Qualification

B

2nd=

Silver at past three Olympics; 5th Lauren Jackson (31, Forward/Centre, 196cm, 3x ('03, '07, '10) WNBA MVP, 7x at 2010 World Championships, 1st at WNBA All-Star, 2x WNBA Champion, 3x Olympic Silver), Penny Taylor (31, Guard, 185cm, 3x WNBA All-Star, 2006 World Championships MVP) 2006 World Championships Bronze at past two Olympics; 7th at 2010 World Championships; 1st in 2011 and 2nd in 2009 at EuroBasket 7th at 2008 Olympics; 2nd at 2010 World Championships; 4th at 2011 EuroBasket 11th at 2008 Olympics; 9th at 2010 World Championships; 3rd in 2011 Pan-American Games DNQ for past three Olympics, best result 4th in 1984; 12th at 2010 World Championships =9th place at 2011 EuroBasket was first ever appearance at major championships Becky Hammon (35, Guard, 168cm, 6x WNBA All-Star, US born and raised, Hammon took Russian nationality after not being selected for USA team in 2008), Elena Danilochkina (26, Shooting Guard, 182cm, 2011 EuroBasket MVP) , Maria Stepanova (33, Center, 201cm, All-Tournament Team at 2011 EuroBasket) Hana Horakova (33, Guard, 181cm, 2010 World Championship MVP), Eva Viteckova (30, Forward, 190cm, All-Tournament Team at 2011 EuroBasket and 2010
World Champioships, averages 16.4 PPG for Czech)

Russia

Won 2011 Eurobasket

B

2nd=

Czech Republic Brazil

Wildcard Qualifier Won 2011 Americas Qualification Wildcard Qualifier

B

4th

B

6th

Erika de Sousa (30, Center, 196cm, 2009 WNBA All-Star) Courtnay Pilypaitis (24, Guard, 185cm, Canada's top scorer at Olympic qualification
tournament)

Canada

B

11th

Great Britain Host-Country Place

B

49th

Jo Leedham (24, Small Forward, 180cm)

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Beach Volleyball

Sun, sand, bikinis, cheerleaders, dance music, beautiful people, Horse Guards Parade… what’s not to like about Olympic Beach Volleyball? No other sport has so unashamedly, and so successfully, sold itself on a cocktail of sex and cool. Although the rule has now been discontinued, women were subject to a bikini only dress-code which actually restricted the size of those bikinis. The problem is that, in the list of reasons to watch a beach volleyball session, exciting sporting action will appear a long way down. Speaking from personal experience in Beijing, the crowd would sit quietly, faintly bored, whilst the volleyball was underway, but would then spring to life, excitedly cheering and rushing about to take photographs, as soon as the cheerleaders came on. Admittedly there were problems with the atmosphere at many sessions in Beijing, but my feeling is that for beach volleyball to take the next step there needs to be more focus on the sport rather than the sex. Having said that, one thing that beach volleyball can't but be credited for doing well is creating great images. A boisterous youthful crowd watching the beach volleyball on Bondai Beach was one of the defining memories of the incredibly successful Sydney Olympics. Although the London crowd will be somewhat more corporate, the choice of location, on Horse Guards Parade, was inspired. One man that could give you real insight into the history of beach volleyball is Brazilian Emanuel Rego, one half of the number 1 ranked team coming into this men’s tournament. A legend of world sport, Emanuel was there at the birth of the professional sport, having taking part in the first ever Olympic beach volleyball tournament in 1996 (and every one since) and every season of the professional tour. Not satisfied with the gold medal he picked up in 2004, or the bronze in 2008, he teamed up with a new partner in 2010, Alison Cerutti, and has climbed to the top of the world rankings, picking up a host of awards on the way. Emanuel and Alison’s Olympic journey will, unless there is a real upset, result in a final against Californians, the Beast and the Professor. The Beast, 6’9”, bald and intimidating Phil Dalhauser, and the Professor, goatee sporting Todd Rogers, were unstoppable four years ago in Beijing on their way to the gold medal. Since then they have gone off the boil slightly, but are still the most consistent winners on the World Tour and, all being well, the final should be a show stopper. Amongst the women, Misty May Treanor and Kerri Walsh (USA) have dominated for a decade, winning two Olympic golds and three World Championships. They will be very strong contenders again but coming off an ACL tear for May Treanor whilst paricipating in 'Dancing With the Stars' in 2009 and two children for Walsh, the number 1 ranked pair, Brazil’s Larissa Franca and Juliana Da Silva, will be hoping their reign is over. Number 2 ranked are Zhang Xi and Xue Chen, a young, tall Chinese duo who have great consistency and potential but need to step up if they have aspirantions of winning regularly on the international circuit.

Men's Beach Volleyball
Country Players Emanuel Rego Age 39 27 38 31 30 33 36 32 35 39 29 37 25 26 23 32 35 35 30 24 26 30 37 38 27 30 27 24 23 21 40 25 33 25 23 27 31 29 33 30 35 36 31 28 35 25 32 29 Height 190cm 1 Alison Cerutti 203cm 187cm 2 206cm 186cm 200cm 201cm 191cm 194cm 202cm 189cm 200cm 186cm 191cm 194cm 191cm 194cm 193cm 193cm 193cm 200cm 198cm 197cm 202cm 195cm 196cm 190cm 191cm 203cm 195cm 203cm 19 193cm 191cm 197cm 208cm 194cm 200cm 186cm ?? 198cm 190cm 95 199cm ?? 199cm 190cm 188cm ?? 194cm 77 115 293 21 23 43 63 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 18 Ranking

Brazil
Todd Rogers Philip Dalhausser

United States Germany

Achievements Emanuel and Alison, since becoming partners in 2010, have won the 2011 World Championships, almost every prize given out by FIVB, and 5 Grand Slam events. Previously Emanuel has won Olympic gold in Athens, bronze in Beijing and 2 other World Championship golds Nick-named the Beast and the Professor (for obvious reasons), they have been the most successful beach volleybal partnership in history - Olympic gold medallists in 2008, 15 international titles in past 3 years, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011 AVP Tour champions 2009 World Champions, 2011 European Champions, have not won a world event since 2009 Quarter-finalists in 2008 Olympics, won the last World Tour event, in Rome, before the London Olympics Quarter-finalists in 2008 Olympics, failed to progress past 1st round in last 3 World Championships, won 2012 Beijing Grand Slam event Only got together in late 2011 after Ricardo won 2011 World Championship silver, have started strong racking up 4 tournament victories from 12 2011 World Championship quarter-finalists, 2nd place in two World Grand Slam events in 2011, Prudel was 2011 FIVB 'Most Impoved Player' Silver in 2011 European Championships, quarter-finalists in past 3 World Grand Slam events Paired up in 2011 when Bellaguarda got Swiss nationality, have had three podiums since 2011 World Championship quarter-finalists, fallen in the first round at past 5 events Lost in first round at 2008 Olympics, 2nd at 2011 Asian Championships, 1st in 2010 Moscow Grand Slam Have reached the quarter-finals at just one Grand Slam event per year for the past three years Lost in first round at 2011 and 2009 World Championships but have been quarter-finalists at past three Grand Slam events 4th in the 2011 World Championships but have not been close to that in any major competition before or since Young team only got together last year, have struggled for consistancy since but achieved an impressive 2nd at this years Beijing Grand Slam Heyer has been on the World Tour since 1996, reaching a career high of World Championship silver in 2005, this partnership has only once reached into the quarter-finals of a tournament but Chevalier was 2011 FIVB 'Rookie of the Year' Third in European Championships 2012, final-16 twice in Grand Slam tournaments in 2012, best performance 2nd in 2010 Norway Grand Slam, last in group at 2008 Olympics Finished third in the 2012 Dutch Open, fifth at the 2012 European Championships and qualified at the final qualification tournament New pairing this year, won the Austrian satellite tournament and qualified at the final qualification tournament Have never passed through the qualifying stages at any 1st or 2nd tier international event Finished third in their group at the 2008 Olympic Games, finished 5th in the Asian Championships this year and make it through the qualifiers at Grand Slam tournamnets about 1 time in 5 New pairing this year, reached the last-16 of the Polish Open and won the North American Continental Cup Have made it through the qualifying rounds just twice in a Grand Slam event in the past 3 years - Won the South American Continental Cup Have only once attempted to qualify for a world event, won the African Continental Cup

Julius Brink Jonas Reckermann United Jacob Gibb Sean Rosenthal States Reinder Nummerdor Netherlands Richard Schuil Pedro Henrique Cunha Brazil Ricardo Costa Santos Grzegorz Fijalek Poland Mariusz Prudel Jonathan Erdmann Germany Kay Matysik Patrick Heuscher Switzerland Jefferson Bellaguarda Pablo Herrera Spain Adrian Gavira Xu Linyin China Wu Penggen Czech Petr Benes Republic Premysl Kubala Aleksandrs Samoilovs Latvia Ruslans Sorokins Martins Plavins Latvia Janis Smedins Paolo Nicolai Italy Daniele Lupo

Switzerland Norway

Sascha Heyer Sebastien Chevalier

Tarjei Skarlund Martin Spinnangr Konstantin Semenov Russia Yaroslav Koshkarev Clemens Doppler Austria Alexander Horst John Garcia-Thompson Great Britian Steven Grotowski

Japan

Katsuhiro Shiratori Kentaro Asahi

Josh Binstock Canada Martin Reader Igor Hernandez Venezuala Jesus Fane Freedom Chiva South Africa Grant Goldschmit

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Women's Beach Volleyball
Country Players Larissa Franca Juliana Da Silva Age 30 29 27 23 34 33 34 30 29 28 29 21 24 27 28 26 31 27 28 26 24 24 25 25 27 25 24 30 30 34 27 31 24 27 37 32 22 21 24 23 23 23 27 25 29 31 26 22 Height 174cm

Beach Volleyball

World Ranking 1

Achievements Partners for 7 years, World Champions in 2011, 2nd in 2009 & 2005 and 3rd in 2007 but only quarter-finalists in the 2008 Olympics, FIVB 'Team of the Year' 6 of past 7 years Partners for 6 years, 2008 Olympic Bronze medallists, best World Championships in 2011 (3rd), have only ever won the Moscow Grand Slam event (which they have won in 2012, 2010 and 2008) Partners for 11 years, 2008 and 2004 Olympic gold medallists, 3x World Champions, 2nd in 2011 World Championships, no world titles in 2012 but 3 Grand Slam victories in 2011 2009 World Champions, have only won 2 international events since but consistant podium finishers 3rd in 2009 World Championships, quarter-finalists in 2011, Talita finished 4th in 2008 Olympics 2011 European Champions, reached their first Grand Slam final in Beijing this year, Menegatti was 2011 FIVB 'Most Improved Player' 2012 European Champions, 4th place in 2012 Shanghai Grand Slam event Lost in final 16 at last Olynmpics and World Championships, finished 2nd in last Grand Slam event, in Rome, Ludwig was FIVB 2011 'Best Offensive Player' Had never got into the semi finals at a top tier event before they won the last Grand Slam prior to the Olympics Improved consistancy in the past 2 years, Grand Slam final in Beijing 2011 Under-23 European Champions in 2010, consistantly make it to th last 16 in nternational events 3rd in European Championships in 2012 but have struggled to make it into the last 16 internationally Quarter-finalists at 2008 Olympics, and frequent quart-finalists on World Tour Struggle to get through to the final 8 at international events, finished fourth at Asian Championships in 2011 4th at 2011 World Championships and 2011 & 2012 European Championships, have never made it to the quarter finals at Grand Slam event Eliminated in the first round at 8 of last 12 tournaments 4th at the 2011 North American Championships, have had a couple of last-16s at Grand Slam events Have had three last-16 performances in 2012 Grand Slam events New partnership this year, quarter-finalists at the 2012 Moscow Grand Slam, van Getsel was third in the Junior World Championships last year Inconsistant but qualified at the last qualification tournamnet Last-32 at last year's World Championships, best finish was a last-16 at the 2011 Moscow Grand Slam Usually knocked out in qualification stages for international tournaments but reached first round at 2011 World Championships and 2011 Stavanger Grand Slam Have never qualified for a significant tournament, won the African Continental Cup Have only played in three qualification events, won the South American Continental Cup

Brazil

177cm 183cm 2 189cm 182cm 3 188cm 180cm 185cm 181cm 176cm 180cm 180cm 178cm 182cm 180cm 181cm 184cm 172cm 176cm 183cm 182cm 170cm 178cm 181cm 171cm 182cm 183cm 184cm 182cm 173cm 178cm 180cm 170cm 183cm 181cm 193cm 183cm ?? 187cm 175cm 181cm 180cm 178cm 178cm 173cm 180cm 173cm 170cm 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 24 25 27 29 33 37 130 227

China United States United States Brazil Italy Netherlands Germany Switzerland Germany Czech Republic Spain Austria Australia Czech Republic Greece Canada Australia Netherlands Russia Russia Great Britain Mauritius Argentina

Zhang Xi Xue Chen Misty May Treanor Kerri Walsh Jennifer Kessy April Ross Talita De Rocha Antunes Maria Antonelli Greta Cicolari Marta Menegati Marlene Van Iersel Sanne Keizer Sara Goller Laura Ludwig Simone Kuhn Nadine Zumkehr Katrin Holtwick Ilka Semmler Marketa Slukova Kristyna Kolocova Liliana Fernandez Steiner Elsa Baquerizo Doris Schwaiger Stefanie Schwaiger Becchara Palmer Louise Bawden Hana Klapalova Lenka Hajeckova Vasiliko Arvaniti Maria Tsartsiani Heather Bansley Elizabeth Maloney Nat Cook Tamsin Hinchley Madelein Meppelink Sophie van Gestel Anastasia Vasina Anna Vozakova Evgenia Ukolova Ekaterina Khomyakova Shauna Mullin Zara Dampney Elodie Yi Luk Yo Natacha Rigobert Ana Gallay Virginia Zonta

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Boxing

At times, Boxing seems to slot uneasily into the Olympic programme. As the sole remaining 'amateur' sport in the Olympics, it excludes many of its best athletes and yet the amateur status of some of the competitiors is questionable at best - most of the boxers who will win medals in London are full-time professional sportsmen supported by their national federations, the 'amateur' tag is retained as they do receive direct winnings from their fights. Olympic boxing tournaments have also been repeatedly marred by match fixing, scoring and political controversies, giving it a poor reputation which perhaps goes some way to explaining why boxing tickets have been amongst the slowest to sell for London 2012. However, all this fails to recognise the importance of Olympic boxing as a respected platform for boxers from all nations to prove their ability. It is fas flowing, with short matches and an open scoring method; well removed from the commercial motivated arms of murky promoters (Don King is after all a convicted murderer). In London, male and, for the first time, female athletes from 79 countries will gain national coverage as respected sportsmen and women. They will include some of the fittest sportsmen of the Games and produce some of the most exciting and compelling action. For many the Olympics will remain a platform for young boxers to jump into the professional ranks; but for me, the Olympics shows one of the oldest and most universal sports in the world off at its best. For many years, buoyed by support from Castro's government,Cuba enjoyed unrivalled success in Olympic boxing. Despite declining from their peak as a national outfit since the 1990s, they won 8 medals in 2008 and, with 2 reigning world champions, remain a real force in amateur boxing. Increasingly, however, they are joined by China, Great Britain, and the former Soviet states of Russia, Kazakstan, Azerbajan and the outstanding Ukraine (who won 4 golds at last years World Championships in Baku). All these countries will be showing with large contingents of highly trained specialist amateur boxers with a hefty list recent titles to their names. The hottest property in men's amateur boxing at the moment is the Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko. The winner of the Val Barker Trophy (award for the most stylish boxer) in Beijing comes in with one gold medal and two World Championships to his name. He will expect to add the 2012 Lightweight gold medal to his resumé. Other male boxers worth watching out for areZou Shiming, who walked to the Light Flyweight gold in Beijing and to the 2011 World Championship; and Julio Cesar la Cruz from Cuba, who impressed on his way to the Light Heavyweight World Championship last year and is fancied to take this year's Val Barker trophy. On the women's side it isKatie Taylor from Ireland who has taken every world and European title for the past 7 years. In a sport where the first World Championships for women was only held in 2001, she should prove to be precisely the burgeoning super-star needed to raise the profile of the women's competition. Great Britain only won their first World Championship medal in 1999 but have used a modest budget well and now count amongst the biggest forces in world boxing. Our women make up the strongest female boxing team in the world. Savannah Marshall (Middleweight), Nicolas Adams (Flyweight) and Natasha Jonas (Lightweight) won gold, silver and bronze respectively at the World Championships in May; they combine to make a charismatic advert that shows off boxing at its best. On the men's side, despite an almost complete departure of the young team from Beijing into the professional ranks, the men showed well in the 2011 World Championships with 4 medallists. Andrew Selby (Flyweight), Luke Campbell (Bantamweight) and Anthony Joshua (Super-Heavyweight) will all be hoping to turn World Championship silver to Olympic gold at their home games but every British boxer who qualifies will have a shot at gold. Josh Taylor (Lightweight), Tom Stalker (Light Welterweight), Fred Evans (Welterweight) and former Big Brother housemate Anthony Ogogo (Middleweight) will all take heart from the fact that British Beijing gold medallist James DeGale lost his opening bout in the 2007 World Championships. The big unknown is the influence of the home crowd on scoring; although the amateur scoring method may be the fairest and most transparent ever seen in boxing, it relies on the judgement of 5 men sitting at the side of the ring who must decide whether a punch is of enough power and direction to be worth scoring, and who may well be swayed by a baying home crowd. If all goes to plan, the GB boxing team will be challenging the GB rowers, cyclists and sailors for the most number of medals won in London despite having half the funding.

Women's Flyweight (-51kg)
Name Nationality Age Qualification 24 29 35 28 29 26 27 22 25 29 24 29 Won 2012 World Championships 2nd 2012 World Championships Semi-Finalist 2012 WC Semi-Finalist 2012 WC Achievements World Championships - Gold 2012, 2010 World Championships - Silver 2012, 2010, 2008; European Championships - Gold 2011 World Championships - Gold 2008, Silver 2006, Bronze 2012, 2010; European Championships - Gold 2009, Silver 2011 World Championships - Gold 2010, Silver 2008, Bronze 2011 (@ 54kg pre-2011)

Ren Cancan Nicola Adams Karolina Michalczuk Elena Savelyeva Mary Kom Stoyka Petrova Kim Hye Song Marlen Esparza Karlha Magliocco Erica Dos Santos Maroua Rahali Siona Fernandez

CHN GBR POL RUS IND BUL PRK USA VEN BRA TUN NZL

2nd Best Placed from Asia at 2012 World Championships - QF 2012, Gold 2010, 2008 (@ 48kg pre-2011) WC World Championships - QF 2012, Round-3 2010; European Tripartate Commission Invitation Championships - Bronze 2011 Tripartate Commission Invitation Best Placed from Americas at 2012 WC 2nd Best Placed from Americas at 2012 WC Tripartate Commission Invitation World Championships - QF 2012, Silver 2010 (@-54kg) World Championships - QF 2012, Round-3 2010, Round-1 2008, Bronze 2006 World Championships - Round-3 2012; Pan-American Games Bronze 2011 World Championships - Round-3 2012, Round-2 2010; SouthAmerican Games - Gold 2010

Best Placed from Africa at 2012 World Championships - Round-2 2012, Round-1 2010 WC Best Placed from Oceania at 2012 World Championships - Round-1 2012, Round-2 2010 WC

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Women's Lightweight (-60kg)
Name Nationality Age Qualification 26 Won 2012 World Championships Achievements World Championships - Gold 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006; European Championships - Gold 2011, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005 World Championships - Silver 2012, Bronze 2008, Gold 2006, 2005; European Championships - Gold 2009 (@-57kg or -54kg pre-2011) World Championships - Bronze 2012; European Championships Gold 2011 (@-64kg pre-2012) World Championships - Bronze 2012, Round-2 2010 World Championships - QF 2012, Round-2 2010, Round-1 2008; PanAmerican Games - Round-1 2011 World Championships - Round-2 2012, Silver 2010, 2008; Asian Games - Gold 2010 World Championships - QF 2012, Bronze 2010 World Championships - Round-3 2012, Bronze 2010; Pan-American Games - QF 2011

Katie Taylor

IRE

Sofya Ochigava Natasha Jonas Mavzuna Chorieva Adriana Araujo Dong Cheng Mihaela Lacatus Quanitta Le Underwood Rim Jouini Saida Khassenova Alexis Pritchard Mahjouba Oubtil

RUS GBR TJK BRA CHN ROU USA TUN KAZ NZL MAR

25 28 19 31 25 30 28 31 23 28 29

2nd 2012 World Championships Semi-Finalist 2012 WC Semi-Finalist 2012 WC Best Placed from Americas at 2012 WC Tripartate Commission Invitation Tripartate Commission Invitation Tripartate Commission Invitation

Best Placed from Africa at 2012 World Championships - Round-2 2012, Bronze 2010 WC 2nd Best Placed from Asia at 2012 World Championships - Round-3 2012, Round-2 2010 WC Best Placed from Oceania at 2012 World Championships - Round-2 2012, Round-1 2010 WC Tripartate Commission Invitation World Championships - Round-1 2012, Round-2 2010

Women's Middleweight (-75kg)
Name Nationality Age Qualification 21 23 33 27 22 23 23 32 28 17 21 25 Won 2012 World Championships 2nd 2012 World Championships Semi-Finalist 2012 WC Tripartate Commission Invitation Achievements World Championships - Gold 2012, Silver 2010 World Championships - Silver 2012 World Championships - Gold 2010, Bronze 2012 World Championships - Round-1 2012, Gold 2010, Gold 2008 (@ 66kg)

Savannah Marshall Elena Vystropova Nadezda Torlopova Mary Spencer Li Jinzi Marina Volnova Roseli Feitosa Anna Laurell Naomi Fischer-Rasmussen Claressa Shields Edith Agu-Ogoke Elizabeth Andiego

GBR AZE RUS CAN CHN KAZ BRA SWE AUS USA NGR KEN

Best Placed from Asia at 2012 WC World Championships - Gold 2008, Silver 2010, QF 2012 Tripartate Commission Invitation World Championships - QF 2012, Silver 2010 (@ -81kg)

2nd Best Placed from Americas at World Championships - Round-1 2012, Gold 2010; Pan-American 2012 WC Games - Bronze 2011 (@ -81kg pre-2011) Tripartate Commission Invitation World Championships - Round-2 2010, Silver 2008

Best Placed from Oceania at 2012 World Championships - Round-2 2012, 2010, Round-1 2008 WC Best Placed from Americas at World Championships - Round-2 2012 2012 WC Best Placed from Africa at 2012 World Championships - Round-2 2012 WC Tripartate Commission Invitation World Championships - Round-1 2012, 2010

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Boxing

Men's Light Flyweight (-49kg)
Name Nationality Age 31 23 27 25 28 25 20 28 23 22 20 21 24 18 32 27 19 22 22 22 19 19 18 19 19 19 Qualification Won 2011 World Championships 2nd 2011 World Championships Semi-Finalist 2011 WC Semi-Finalist European QT Semi-Finalist 2011 WC Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC Won Asian Qualification Tournament Won European Qualification Tournamant 2nd American Qualification Tournament Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC Lost to Silver Medalist in 3rd Round - 2011 WC Semi-Finalist African QT Won American Qualification Tournament Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC 2nd European Qualification Tournament Lost to Gold Medalist in 3rd Round - 2011 WC Won African Qualification Tournament 2nd African Qualification Tournament Lost to Silver Medalist in QF African QT Semi-Finalist European QT Achievements Olympics - Gold 2008, Bronze 2004; World Championships - Gold 2011, 2007, 2005, Silver 2003; Asian Games - Gold 2010, 2006 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Silver 2011, Bronze 2009; Asian Championships - Gold 2011 Olympics - Silver 2008; World Championships - Gold 2009, Bronze 2011; Asian Championships - Gold 2007 Olympics - Bronze 2008; World Championships - QF 2007, Round-1 2011, 2009; European Championships - Gold 2010, Silver 2008; Commonwealth Games - Gold 2010 Olympics - Round-1 2008; World Championships - Silver 2009, Bronze 2011; European Championships - Gold 2006 Olympics - Round-1 2008; World Championships - QF 2011, 2009; European Championships - Silver 2008, Bronze 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011; World Youth Championships - Bronze 2010 Olympics - QF 2008; World Championships - Bronze 2005; Asian Games - Silver 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011, 2009; European Championships - Bronze 2008, QF 2011, 2009 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011, 2009; Americas Championships - Gold 2010; Pan-American Games Round-1 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011; European Championships - QF 2011 Olympics - Round-1 2008; World Championships - Round-2 2011, Round-1 2009; All-Africa Games - Gold 2011, Bronze 2007; African Championships - Gold 2011, 2009 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; Pan-American Games Bronze 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011, Round-2 2009 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2009; European Championships - Round-2 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011; World Youth Championships - QF 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011; All-Africa Games - Silver 2011; Arab Games - Silver 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011; Arab Games QF 2011; African Championships - Silver 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011; Arab Games QF 2011; African Championships - QF 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; World Youth Championships - Round-2 2010

Zou Shiming Shin Jong-Hun Purevdorjiin Serdamba Patrick Barnes David Arytapetyan Jose de la Nieve Yosvany Veitia Birzhan Zhakypov Ferhat Pehlivan Carlos Quipo Devendro Singh Jeremy Beccu Thomas Essomba Jantony Ortiz Kaew Pongprayoon Aleksandar Aleksandrov Mark Barriga Mohamed Flissi Abdelali Daraa Ramy Helmy Manual Cappai Billy Ward Juliano Maquina Carlos Suarez Sulemanu Tetteh Bayron Molina Figueroa

CHN KOR MGL IRE RUS ESP CUB KAZ TUR ECU IND FRA CMR PUR THA BUL PHI ALG MAR EGY ITA AUS MOZ TRI GHA HON

Won Oceanian Qualification Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a Tournament Semi-Finalist African QT Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a Lost to Gold Medalist in Semi-Final Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a American QT Lost to Gold Medalist in QF African Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; World Youth QT Championships - Round-2 2010 Tripartate Commission Invitation Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a

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Boxing

Men's Flyweight (-52kg)
Name Nationality Age 23 23 25 20 18 20 28 28 20 25 20 22

Misha Aloyan Andrew Selby Rau'shee Warren Elvin Mamishzade Robeisy Ramirez Jasurbek Latipov Ilyas Suleimenov Vincenzo Picardi Nyambayaryn Togstsogt Nordine Oubaali Michael Conlan Oteng Oteng Juliao Henriques Katsuaki Susa Jeyvier Cintron Salomo Ntuve Chatchai Butdee Selcuk Eker Hesham Yehia Samir Brahimi Duke Micah Oliver Lavigilante Pak Jong-Chol Ajmal Faisal Benson Gicharu Jackson Woods

RUS GBR USA AZE CUB UZB KAZ ITA MGL FRA IRL BOT BRA JPN PUR SWE THA TUR EGY ALG GHA MRI PRK AFG KEN AUS

Achievements Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Gold 2011, Silver 2009; European Championships - Gold 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Silver 2011; European 2nd 2011 World Championships Championships - Gold 2011 Olympics - Round-1 2008, 2004; World Championships - Gold 2007, Semi-Finalist 2011 WC Bronze 2011, 2005 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011; European Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC Championships - Gold 2010 (@ Light Flyweight) Lost to Gold Medalist in 3rd Round Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011; World Youth - 2011 WC Championships - Gold 2010 Semi-Finalist 2011 WC Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Bronze 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; Asian Boxing Won Asian Qualification Tournament Championships - Gold 2011 Olympics - Bronze 2008; World Championships - Bronze 2007; Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC European Championships Bronze 2011, 2010, 2007 2nd Asian Qualification Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Silver 2009 Tournament Olympics - Round-2 2008; World Championships - Bronze 2007, Won European Qualification Round-1 2011, 2009; European Championships - Bronze 2007, Round Tournament 2 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011; European Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC Championships - QF 2011; Won 2011 World Championships Won African Qualification Tournament 2nd American Qualification Tournament Semi-Finalist Asian QT Won American Qualification Tournament Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011; Commonwealth Games - Bronze 2010; All-Africa Games - Gold 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships -n/a; Americas Championships Gold 2010; Pan-American Games - Bronze 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2; Asian Games Bronze 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a

Qualification

30 27 17 23 27 20 18 22 20 20 24 21 27 19

Lost to Gold Medlaist in Semi-Final Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011, Round-1 2009; European QT European Championships - Round-2 2010, Round-1 2011 Lost to Silver Medalist in 3rd Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2009 Round - 2011 WC 2nd European Qualification Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011; European Tournament Championships - QF 2010, Round-2 2011 Lost to Gold Medalist in QF African Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011; Youth World QT Championships - Bronze 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011; All-African Semi-Finalist African QT Games - Silver 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011; Semi-Finalist African QT Commonwealth Games - QF 2010 Lost to Silver Medalist in QF Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011; Commonwealth Games - QF 2010 African QT Semi-Finalist Asian QT Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a Tripartate Commission Invitation 2nd African Qualification Tournament Won Oceanian Qualification Tournament Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2009 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; World Youth Championships - QF 2010

Olympic Prospectus 2012

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Boxing

Men's Bantamweight (-56kg)
Name Nationality Age 21 29 24 24 25 23 Qualification Won 2011 World Championships Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC 2nd 2011 World Championships Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC Semi-Finalist 2011 WC Semi-Finalist 2011 WC Won American Qualification Tournament Won Asian Qualification Tournament Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC Won the World Series of Boxing Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC

Lazaro Alvarez Detelin Dalakliev Luke Campbell Sergey Vodopiyanov Anvar Yunusov John Joe Nevin Oscar Valdez

CUB BUL GBR RUS TJK IRL MEX

21

Shiva Thapa Orzubek Shayimov Kanat Abutalipov Joseph Diaz Vittorio Parrinello Wissam Salamana Pavlo Ishchenko Satoshi Shimizu Mohamed Amine Ouadahi Aboubakr Lbida Magomed Abdulhamidov Alberto Melian Robenilson Viera Dennis Ceylan Ayabonga Sonjica Romeo Lemboumba Merab Turkadze Ibrahim Balla William Encarnacion Isaac Dogboe Jonas Matheus

IND UZB KAZ USA ITA SYR UKR JPN ALG MAR AZE ARG BRA DEN RSA GAB GEO AUS DOM GHA NAM

18 24 29 19 28 26 20 26 25 32 25 22 24 23 21 32 23 22 24 17 26

Achievements Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Gold 2011; Pan-American Games - Gold 2011 Olympics - Round-2 2004; World Championships - Gold 2009, Bronze 2003; European Championships - Gold 2009, 2007, 2005, 2004 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Silver 2011; European Championships - Gold 2008, QF 2011 Olympics - Round-2 2008; World Championships - Gold 2007, Silver 2009; European Championships - QF 2010 Olympics - QF 2008; World Championships - Bronze 2011; Asian Championships - Gold 2011 Olympics - Round-2 2008; World Championships - Bronze 2011, 2009; European Championships - QF 2011, 2010 Olympics - Round-1 2008; World Championships - Bronze 2009, Round-2 2011; Americas Championships - Silver 2010; Youth World Championships - Gold 2009; Pan-American Championships - Silver 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011; Asian Championships - Round-1 2011; World Youth Championships - Silver 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011; Asian Games - QF 2010 Olympics - Round-1 2008; World Championships - QF 2009 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011

Lost to Gold Medalist in 3rd Round Olympics - Round-1 2008; World Championships - Round-3 2011, - 2011 WC Round-1 2009, 2007; European Championships - QF 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2009; Asian Games - Bronze 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; European Won European Qualification Championships - Round-1 2011; World Youth Championships - Round Tournament 1 2010 Lost to Gold Medlaist in Semi-Final Olympics - Round-1 2008; World Championships - Round-2 2011, Round-1 2009, 2007; Asian Games - QF 2010 Asian QT Lost to Silver Medalist in 3rd Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011 Round - 2011 WC Won African Qualification Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011; Arab Games Tournament Gold 2011 2nd European Qualification Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a Tournament Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011, 2009; 2nd American Qualification Americas Championships - QF 2010; Pan-American Games Tournament QF2011 Olympics - Round-2 2008; World Championships - n/a; PanSemi-Finalist American QT American Games - QF2011, Round-1 2007 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011; European Semi-Finalist European QT Championships - Round-2 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011; All-African Semi-Finalist African QT Games - Bronze 2011 Semi-Finalist African QT Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2009 Semi-Finalist European QT Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2009 Won Oceanian Qualification Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; Commonwealth Games Tournament Round-2 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; Americas Semi-Finalist American QT Championships - QF 2010 2nd African Qualification Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a Tournament Lost to Gold Medalist in QF African Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a QT 2nd Asian Qualification Tournament

Olympic Prospectus 2012

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Boxing

Men's Lightweight (-60kg)
Name Nationality Age 24 26 28 23 20 26 27 29 27 Qualification Won 2011 World Championships 2nd 2011 World Championships Semi-Finalist 2011 WC Semi-Finalist European QT Won European Qualification Tournament Semi-Finalist 2011 WC Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC Won Asian Qualification Tournament Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC

Vasyl Lomachenko Yasniel Toledo Lopez Domenico Valentino Fatih Keles Evaldas Petrauskas Gani Zhailauov Han Soon-Chul Liu Qiuang Jai Bhagwan Josh Taylor Miklos Varga Fazliddin Gaibnazarov Abdelkader Chadi Sailom Adi Robson Conceicao Vazgen Safaryants Luke Jackson Ahmed Mejri Felix Verdejo Abdon Mewoli Jose Ramirez Shafiq Chitou Wellington Arias Rachid Azzedine Andrique Alissop Mohamed Ramadan Eduar Marriaga Juan Huertas

UKR CUB ITA TUR LTU KAZ KOR CHN IND GBR HUN UZB ALG THA BRA BLR AUS TUN PUR CMR USA BEN DOM FRA SEY EGY COL PAN

Achievements Olympics - Gold 2008 + (Val Barker Trophy); World Championships Gold 2011, 2009, Silver 2007; European Championships - Gold 2008 (@ Featherweight pre-2011) Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Silver 2011, QF 2009; Americas Championships - Gold 2010 Olympics - QF 2004, Round-2 2008; World Championships - Gold 2009, Silver 2007. Bronze 2011, 2005; European Championships Silver 2011, Bronze 2004 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011; European Championships - Gold 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011; Youth Olympics - Gold 2010; Youth World Championships - Silver 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Bronze 2011, Round-1 2009 Olympics - Round-1 2008; World Championships - QF 2011, Round-2 2009; Asian Games - Silver 2006, Bronze 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011; Asian Championships - Silver 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011, Round-3 2009, 2007; Commonwealth Games - Bronze 2010; Asian Championships QF 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011; European Championships - Round-2 2011; Commonwealth Games - Silver 2010 Olympics - Round-1 2008; World Championships - QF 2011, Round-1 2009; European Championships - Round-1 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011 Olympics - QF 2008; World Championships - Round-2 2011; AllAfrican Games - Gold 2007 Olympics - Round-1 2008; World Championships - Round-3 2011; South East Asia Games - Gold 2009, 2007, Bronze 2011

21 24 21 25 26 21 27 27 22 19 26 19 26 21 29 19 25 19 20

Semi-Finalist European QT Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC 2nd African Qualification Tournament Lost to Silver Medalist in 3rd Round - 2011 WC

Lost to Gold Medalist in 3rd Round Olympics - Round-1 2008; World Championships - Round-3 2011, - 2011 WC Round-1 2009 2nd European Qualification Tournament Won Oceanian Qualification Tournament Won African Qualification Tournament Won American Qualification Tournament Semi-Finalist African QT Semi-Finalist American QT Lost to Silver Medalist in QF African QT Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2007, Round-2 2009; European Championships - Bronze 2008, 2006, QF 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011; Commonwealth Games - QF 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011; All-African Games - Gold 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; Youth World Championships - Round-2 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; All-Africa Games Bronze 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2009

Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011; Americas 2nd American Qualification Championships - Round-2 2010; Pan-American Games - Round-1 Tournament 2011 3rd World Series of Boxing (1st & Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; European 2nd withdrawn by NOC) Championships - Round-2 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011; Semi-Finalist African QT Commonwealth Games - Round-1 2010 Lost to Gold Medalist in QF African Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011, Round-1 QT 2009, 2007 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; Youth World Semi-Finalist American QT Championships - Round-2 2010 Tripartate Commission Invitation Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a

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Men's Light Welterweight (-64kg)
Name Nationality Age 22 Qualification Won 2011 World Championships Achievements Olympics - Round-1 2008; World Championships - Gold 2011, QF 2009; Americas Championships - Silver 2010, 2006; Pan American Games - Silver 2007, Bronze 2011 (@ Lightweight pre-2011) Olympics - Bronze 2008; World Championships - Gold 2009, Round1 2011; Pan-American Games - Gold 2011; South American Championships - Gold 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Bronze 2011, Round-3 2009; European Championships - Silver 2011, 2010; Commonwealth Games - Gold 2010 (@Lightweight pre-2011) Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Silver 2011; World University Championships - Gold 2010 Olympics - QF 2008, Round-1 2004; World Championships - Bronze 2009; Asian Championship - Gold 2011; Asian Games - Silver 2006 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Bronze 2011; European Championships - Bronze 2011, QF 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011; European Championships - Bronze 2011, Round-1 2010 Olympics - Round-1 2008, 2004; World Championships - Bronze 2009, 2003; European Championships - Gold 2006, 2005, Silver 2010, 2009, 2008, Bronze, 2007, 2006, 2004; World University Championships - Gold 2004 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011; Asian Championships - QF 2011, 2010; Asian Games - Gold 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011, Round-1 2009; Commonwealth Games - Silver 2010; Asian Games - Bronze 2006

Everton Lopes

BRA

Rosniel Iglesias

CUB GBR UKR MGL ITA AZE HUN KAZ IND SWE TKM UZB MRI ESP IRI TUR CZE AUS MAR TUN BUR PUR ECU COL USA EGY ZAM

23

Won American Qualification Tournament Semi-Finalist 2011 WC 2nd 2011 World Championships Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC Semi-Finalist 2011 WC Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC

Tom Stalker Denys Berinchyk Uranchimegiin Monkh-Erdene Vincenzo Mangiacapre Heybatulla Hajialiyev Gyla Kate Daniyar Yeleussinov Manoj Kumar Anthony Yigit Serdar Hudayberdiyev Uktamjon Rahmonov Richarno Colin Jonathan Alonso Mehdi Tolouti Yakup Sener Zdenek Chladek Jeffre Horn Abdelhak Aakani Abderrazak Houya Romaric Bassole Francisco Vargas Anderson Rojas Cesar Villarraga Jamel Herring Eslam El-Gendy Gilbert Choombe

28 24 30 23 21

30

Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC Won Asian Qualification Tournament Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC

21 25 20 25 21 25 21 27 21

Lost to Gold Medalist in 3rd Round Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011; European - 2011 WC Championships - QF 2011, 2010 2nd Asian Qualification Tournament Semi-Finalist Asian QT Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2009, Round-2 2011; Asian Championships - QF 2011; Asian Games - Round-2 2010

Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; Asian Games - Silver 2010 Olympics - Round-2 2008; World Championships - Round-1 2009, Lost to Gold Medalist in QF African 2007; Commonwealth Games - Bronze 2010; All-African Games QT Gold 2011 Lost to Silver Medalist in 3rd Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011 Round - 2011 WC Semi-Finalist Asian QT Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011 Won European Qualification Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a Tournament Tripartate Commission Invitation Won Oceanian Qualification Tournament Won African Qualification Tournament 2nd African Qualification Tournament Semi-Finalist African QT 2nd American Qualification Tournament Lost to Gold Medalist in QF American QT Semi-Finalist American QT Semi-Finalist American QT Semi-Finalist African QT Lost to Silver Medalist in QF African QT Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011, Round-2 2009, Round-1 2007; European Championships - Round-2 2011, Round-1 2010; Youth Worls Championships - Bronze 2008 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; Arab Games - Gold 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; All-African Games Silver 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011, Round-1 2009 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011; Americas Championships - Round-1 2010; Youth World Championships - Round 2 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; Youth World Championships - Round-1 2010

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Olympic Prospectus 2012

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Boxing

Men's Welterweight (-69kg)
Name Nationality Age 28 Qualification 2nd 2011 World Championships

Serik Sapiyev

KAZ

Achievements Olympics - QF 2008; World Championships - Gold 2007, 2005, Silver 2011, Bronze 2009; Asian Championships - Gold 2007; Asian Games - Bronze 2006 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Bronze 2011; Asian Games Gold 2010; Youth World Boxing Championships - Gold 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Gold 2011, Round-3 2009; European Championships - Bronze 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011; European Championships - Gold 2011; Commonwealth Games - Round-1 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Gold 2009, QF 2011; European Championships - Round-1 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011; Asian Championships - Gold 2011; Asian Games - Bronze 2010 Olympics - Round-1 2008; World Championships - Bronze 2011, QF 2009; European Championships - Round-2 2010

Vikas Krishan Taras Shelestyuk Fred Evans Andrey Zamkovoy Maimaitituersun Qiong Egidijus Kavaliauskas Alexis Vastine Byambyn Tuvshinbat Errol Spence Vasili Belous Myke Carvalho Patrick Wojcicki Oscar Molina Adam Nolan Yasuhiro Suzuki Mehdi Khalsi Gabriel Maestre Custio Clayton Mohamed Diaby Cameron Hammond Ilyas Abbadi Siphiwe Lusizi Carlos Sanchez Amin Ghasemipour Seleman Kidunda Yannick Mitoumba Ahmas Abdulkareem Ahmed

IND UKR GBR RUS CHN LTU FRA MGL USA MDA BRA GER MEX IRE JPN MAR VEN CAN MLI AUS ALG RSA ECU IRI TAN GAB IRQ

20 26 21 25 24 24 25 25 22 23

Semi-Finalist 2011 WC Won 2011 World Championships Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC Won Asian Qualification Tournament Semi-Finalist 2011 WC

Lost to Gold Medalist in 3rd Round Olympics - Bronze 2008; World Championships - QF 2007, Round-3 - 2011 WC 2011, 2009; European Championships - Silver 2010 2nd Asian Qualification Tournament Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC Won American Qualification Tournament 2nd European Qualification Tournament 2nd American Qualification Tournament Won European Qualification Tournament Lost to Silver Medalist in 3rd Round - 2011 WC Won African Qualification Tournament Semi-Finalist American QT Lost to Gold Medalist in QF American QT 2nd African Qualification Tournament Won Oceanian Qualification Tournament Semi-Finalist African QT Semi-Finalist African QT Semi-Finalist American QT Olympics - n/a; World Champioships - Round-2 2011, 2007; Asian Championships - Bronze 2011; Asian Games - QF 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011, Round-1 2009 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011, Round-1 2009; European Championships - Round-1 2011, 2010 Olympics - Round-1 2008, 2004; World Championships - Round-1 2011, Round-3 2009, Round-2 2008; Americas Championships Gold 2010, 2006; Pan-American Games - Bronze 2007, 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011; European Championships - Round-1 2010 Olympics -n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011, Round-3 2009; Americas Championships - Bronze 2010; Pan-American Games Silver 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011 Olympics - Round-1 2008; World Championships - Round-2 2011, Round-1 2009 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2; Americas Championships - Round-1 2010; Pan-American Games - Round-1 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011; Americas Championships - QF 2010; Commonwealth Games - Round-2 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; Commonwealth Games Round-2 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011; Youth World Championships - Round-3 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2009; Commonwealth Games - Round-1 2010; All-African Games - Bronze 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011; PanAmerican Games - Round-1 2011

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24 28 22 19 23 23 26 28 23 20

Lost to Gold Medlaist in Semi-Final Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011 Asian QT Lost to Gold Medalist in QF African Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; Commonwealth Games QT Round-2 2010 Lost to Silver Medalist in QF Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a African QT Tripartate Commission Invitation Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a

Olympic Prospectus 2012

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Boxing

Men's Middleweight (-75kg)
Name Nationality Age 26 23 26

Abbos Atoev Evhen Khytrov Ryota Murata

UZB UKR JPN

Qualification Won Asian Qualification Tournament Won 2011 World Championships 2nd 2011 World Championships

Achievements Olympics - Round-1 2008; World Championships - Gold 2009, 2007. Round-1 2011; Asian Games - Silver 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Gold 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Silver 2011; Asian Championships - QF 2011 Olympics - Bronze 2008, Round-1 2004; World Championships Bronze 2009, Round-1 2011; Asian Games - Gold 2010, Bronze 2006; Commonwealth Games - Silver 2006, Bronze 2010

Vijender Singh Esquiva Florentino Bogdan Juratoni Darren O'Neill Adam Kilicci Andranik Hakobyan Zoltan Harcsa Anthony Ogogo Danabek Suzhanov Nursahat Pazziyev Aleksandar Drenovak Stefan Hartel Sobirjon Nazarov Mujandjae Kasuto Mohamed Hikal Junior Castillo Terrell Gausha Badreddine Haddioui Abdelmalek Rahou Jesse Ross Soltan Migitinov Marlo Delgado Jose Espinoza Muideen Akanji Enrique Collazo

IND BRA ROU IRL TUR ARM HUN GBR KAZ TKM SRB GER TJK NAM EGY DOM USA MAR ALG AUS AZE ECU VEN NGR PUR

26 22 22 26 26 30 19

Semi-Finalist Asian QT Semi-Finalist 2011 WC Semi-Finalist 2011 WC

23 27 19 28 24 21 26

Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Bronze 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Bronze 2011; European Championships - Round-2 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011, Round-3 2009; Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC European Championships - Silver 2010, QF 2011 Olympics - Round-1 2008; World Championships - Bronze 2007, Won European Qualification Round-3 2009, Round-1 2011; European Championships - Silver Tournament 2011, QF 2010 Olympics - Round-2 2008; World Championships - Silver 2009. QF Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC 2011; European Championships - QF 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011; European Lost to Gold Medalist in 3rd Round Championships - Round-2 2011; Youth World Championships - 2011 WC Bronze 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011; European 2nd European Qualification Championships - Round-1 2011, Round-2 2010; Commonwealth Tournament Games - Silver 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011; Asian Games Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC Bronze 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011; Asian 2nd Asian Qualification Championships - Bronze 2011; Youth World Championships - RoundTournament 2 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011; European Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC Championships - Round-1 2011, 2010 Lost to Silver Medalist in 3rd Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011 Round - 2011 WC Semi-Finalist Asian QT Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011 2nd African Qualification Tournament Olympics - Round-1 2008; World Championships - n/a; Commonwealth Games - QF 2010; All-African Games - Bronze 2011

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Olympics - Round-2 2004, Round-1 2008; World Championships Lost to Gold Medalist in QF African Bronze 2005, Round-2 2011; All-African Games - Gold 1999, 2003; QT Mediterranean Games - Gold 2005 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011; Americas 2nd American Qualification Championships - Round-1 2010; Pan-American Games - Round-2 Tournament 2011 Won American Qualification Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2009 Tournament Won African Qualification Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011 Tournament Semi-Finalist African QT Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011 Won Oceanian Qualification Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a Tournament 2nd at World Series of Boxing (1st Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a withdrawn by NOC) Semi-Finalist American QT Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a Semi-Finalist American QT Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; Youth World Semi-Finalist African QT Championships - Round-1 2010 Lost to Gold Medalist in QF Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a American QT

Olympic Prospectus 2012

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Boxing

Men's Light Heavyweight (-81kg)
Name Nationality Age 21 27 Qualification Won 2011 World Championships Semi-Finalist 2011 WC

Julio Cesar la Cruz Egor Mekhontsev

CUB RUS

Elshod Rasulov Abdilbek Niyazymbetov Damien Hooper Meng Fanlong Bahram Muzaffer Oleksandr Gvozdyk Ehsan Rouzbahani Abdelhafid Benchabla Sumit Sangwan Marcus Browne Yamaguchi Falcao Jeysson Monroy Ihab Al-Matbouli Carlos Gongora Enrico Koelling Yahia El-Mekachari Jahon Qurbonov Christian Donfack Bosko Draskovic Lukman Lawal Vatan Huseynli Mikhail Dauhaliavets Ahmed Bakri Osmar Bravo

UZB KAZ AUS CHN TUR UKR IRI ALG IND USA BRA COL JOR ECU GER TUN TJK CMR MNE NGR AZE BLR MAR NCA

26 23 20 23 25 25 24 25 19 21 24 26 26 23 22 22 26 28 25 23 20 22 32 22

Semi-Finalist 2011 WC 2nd 2011 World Championships Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC Won European Qualification Tournament Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC Won the World Series of Boxing Won Asian Qualification Tournament Won American Qualification Tournament 2nd American Qualification Tournament

Achievements Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Gold 2011; Americas Championships - Silver 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Gold 2009, Bronze 2011; European Championships - Gold 2010, 2008 (@ Heavyweight pre2011) Olympics - QF 2008; World Championships - Silver 2009, Bronze 2011; Asian Games - Gold 2010, 2006; Asian Championships - Gold 2007 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Silver 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011, Round-3 2009; Youth World Championships - Silver 2010; Youth Olympics - Gold 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011; Asian Championships - Silver 2011; Asian Games - Bronze 2010 Olympics - Round-2 2008; World Championships - QF 2009, Round-1 2011, 2007; European Championships - Gold 2006, Bronze 2011, 2007 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011, Round-3 2009 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011; Asian Games - QF 2010 Olympics - QF 2008; World Championships - Round-3 2009 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011; Youth World Championships - QF 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011, 2009; PanAmerican Games - Silver 2011; Americas Championships - Silver 2010

Lost to Silver Medalist in 3rd Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011, 2009 Round - 2011 WC Lost to Gold Medlaist in Semi-Final Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011, 2009, 2007 Asian QT Semi-Finalist American QT Lost to Gold Medalist in 3rd Round - 2011 WC Won African Qualification Tournament 2nd Asian Qualification Tournament Semi-Finalist African QT Tripartate Commission Invitation Semi-Finalist African QT Olympics - QF 2008; World Championships - QF 2009, Round-3 2007, Round-2 2011; Pan-American Games - Bronze 2011, 2007 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; Asian Games - Bronze 2010; Asian Championships - Round-2 2011 Olympics - DNS 2008; World Championships - n/a; All-African Games - Bronze 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011, Round-1 2009; European Championships - Round-1 2011, Round-2 2010

Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; All-African Games Silver 2011 2nd European Qualification Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; Youth World Tournament Chmapionships - QF 2010 Lost to Gold Medlaist in Semi-Final Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011; European European QT Championships - Round-2 2011 2nd African Qualification Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; African Championships Tournament Gold 2009 Semi-Finalist American QT Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011

Olympic Prospectus 2012

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Men's Heavyweight (-91kg)
Name Nationality Age 30 Qualification Won the World Series of Boxing

Clemente Russo

ITA UKR AZE RUS CHN BLR BUL IRI ALG CUB AUS ECU USA GHA ARG ANG

Achievements Olympics - Silver 2008, Round-2 2004; World Championships Gold 2007, Round-3 2009; European Championships - Gold 2005, Silver 2007 Olympics - QF 2008; World Championships - Gold 2011, Bronze 2009; European Championships - Gold 2008, Bronze 2006 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Silver 2011; European Championships - Gold 2011

Oleksandr Usyk Teymur Mammadov Artur Beterbiyev Wang Xuanxuan Siarhei Karneyeu Tervel Pulev Ali Mazaheri Chouaib Bouloudinats Jose Larduet Jai Tapu Opetaia Julio Castillo Micahel Hunter Maxwell Amponsah Yamil Peralta Tumba Silva

25 19 27 22 23 29 30 25 22 17 23 23 25 20 26

Won 2011 World Championships 2nd 2011 World Championships

Lost to Gold medallist in 1/4-Final Olympics - Round-2 2008; World Championships - Gold 2009, 2011 WC Silver 2007; European Championships - Gold 2010, 2006 Semi-Finalist 2011 WC Semi-Finalist 2011 WC Won European Qualification Tournament Won Asian Qualification Tournament Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Bronze 2011; Asian Championships - Silver 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Bronze 2011, Round-1 2009; European Championships - QF 2011, Round-2 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011, 2009; European Championships - Silver 2011, 2010 Olympics - Round-1 2008; World Championships - Round-1 2007; Asian Championships - Gold 2007, Bronze 2009, 2004; Asian Games Gold 2006, Bronze 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011; All-African Games Gold 2011

Won African Qualification Tournament Lost to Silver medallist in 1/4-Final Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011, 2009 2011 WC Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; Junior World Won Oceanian Qualification Tournament Championships - Gold 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2009, Round-2 Lost to Gold Medalist in Semi-Final 2009; Americas Championships - Gold 2010; Pan-American Games American QT Silver 2011 Won American Qualification Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2009 Tournament 2nd African Qualification Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2009, Round-1 2011 Tournament 2nd American Qualification Tournament Tripartate Commission Invitation

Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011; Americas Championships - Round-1 2010; Pan-American Games - Bronze 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a

Olympic Prospectus 2012

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Men's Super Heavyweight (+91kg)
Name Nationality Age 32 25 22 20 21 25 29 Qualification

Roberto Cammarelle Magomedrasul Majidov Anthony Joshua Magomed Omarov Ivan Dychko Erik Pfeifer Zhang Zhilei

ITA AZE GBR RUS KAZ GER CHN

Achievements Olympics - Gold 2008, Bronze 2004; World Championships Lost to Silver medallist in 1/4-Final Gold 2009, 2007, Bronze 2005; European Championships - Silver 2011 WC 2011, 2004, 2002 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Gold 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Silver 2011; European Championships - QF 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; European Championships - Gold 2011 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Bronze 2011, Round-2 2009; Asian Games - Silver 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Bronze 2011, Round-2 2009

Won 2011 World Championships 2nd 2011 World Championships Won European Qualification Tournament Semi-Finalist 2011 WC Semi-Finalist 2011 WC Won Asian Qualification Tournament

Italo Perea Erislandu Savon Mohamed Arjaoui Tony Yoka Blaise Yepmou Johan Linde Dominic Breazeale Simon Kean Meji Mwanba

ECU CUB MAR FRA CMR AUS USA CAN COD

19 22 25 20 27 29 26 23 30

Olympics - Silver 2008; World Championships - Bronze 2009, 2007, Round-2 2011; Asian Championships - Silver 2007, Bronze 2011, 2004; Asian Games - Gold 2010 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; Americas Won American Qualification Championsips - Gold 2010; Pan-American Championships - Gold Tournament 2011 Lost to Gold medallist in 1/4-Final Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011, 2009; Americas 2011 WC Champioships - Silver 2010 Won African Qualification Olympics - QF 2008; World Championships - QF 2009, Round-2 2011 Tournament Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011; European 2nd European Qualification Championships - Round-2 2011; Youth World Championships - Silver Tournament 2010 2nd African Qualification Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011; Tournament Commonwealth Games - Bronze 2010 Won Oceanian Qualification Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a Tournament 2nd American Qualification Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a Tournament Lost to Gold Medalist in Semi-Final Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a American QT Tripartate Commission Invitation Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a

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Canoe/Kayak Slalom

Responsible for some of the largest Olympic white elephants, Canoe/Kayak Slalom requires construction of a specialist venue with high running costs for a sport that is only seriously practised in half a dozen countries. It does, however, produce exciting images and has a clean drugs record, which should be enough to keep it in the Games programme for the time being. Slovakia is the unlikely home to the most successful slalom paddlers of all time; brothers Pavol and Peter Hochschorner have gone nearly unbeaten in major championships for over 10 years and will become the first unchanged pair to win 4 gold medals in any sport if, or perhaps when, they take the C-2 category. The past four Olympic golds in the C-1 have been shared between two men, Michal Martikan (SVK) and Tony Estanguet (FRA); since 1996, when Martikan won his first gold at 17 years old, their record stands at two golds apiece. Though both have been outperformed by younger compatriots in recent championships, their respective Olympic commitees have kept faith in them and so set up one last almighty showdown. The Austrian Corinne Kuhnle has won with room to spare at the past two World Championships in the woman's K-1 but will face stern competition from Jana Dukatova (SVK), who has a more consistent record on the World Cup Series. The men's K-1 competition may well turn into the craps shoot that occured in Beijing, which resulted in the Togalese Benjamin Boukpeti winning his country's first ever medal (albeit a country he had only visited once); but should the competition go to form then the medals will be shared between Peter Kauzer (SLO), Vavrinec Hradilek (CZE) and Daniele Molmenti (ITA). In Great Britain, despite a combined funding for slalom and flatwater canoeing of £16 million - the 6th highest of any sport - and a pedigree of medals at the past 3 Olympics, it is far from certain that any medals will be won in 2012. Best hope comes from David Florence (who won a deserved if lucky silver in the C-1 in 2008) and Richard Hounslow in the C-2 category. Despite having never won a major race, they have performed excellently in the past two World Championships and took a good win in this year's World Cup event in Cardiff, so will hope to challenge the more experienced Slovakian and French boats. We may have to rely for further success on the significant advantage of having the Olympic course as the team's training base; if this pays off, then the likes of Florence in the C-1 and Lizzie Neave in the K-1 may be able to pay back some of the commitment UK Sport has shown to them.

Men's K-1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympic Games Alexander Grimm GER Fabien Lefevre FRA Benjamin Boukpeti TOG Eoin Rheinisch IRL Warwick Draper AUS David Ford CAN Helmut Oblinger AUT Darisz Popiela POL 2011 World Championships Peter Kauzer SLO Mateusz Polaczyk POL Fabien Lefevre FRA Daniele Molmenti ITA Alexander Grimm GER Sebastien Schubert GER Simon Brus SLO Vavrinec Hradilek CZE 171.70 173.30 173.45 176.91 177.85 178.35 178.83 179.68 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2010 World Championships Daniele Molmenti ITA Vavrinec Hradilek CZE Jure Meglic SLO Joan Crespo ESP Pierre Bourilaud FRA Boris Neveu FRA Atanas Nikolovski MKD Stefano Cipressi ITA 2012 World Cup Standings Etienne Daille Fabian Doerfler Vavrinec Hradilek Sebastien Schubert Lucien Delfour Hannes Aigner Jan Vondra Paul Boeckelmann 91.00 93.58 93.74 96.64 97.10 99.90 101.99 102.91 Points 175 117 112 103 102 99 98 95

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

96.01 97.22 98.89 99.63 100.42 103.10 106.06 146.77

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

FRA GER CZE GER AUS GER CZE GER

Men's C-1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympic Games Michal Martikan SVK David Florence GBR Robin Bell AUS Ander Elosegi ESP Stanislav Jezek CZE Benn Fraker USA Christos Tsamakis GRE Krzystof Bieryt POL 2011 World Championships Denis Gargaud Chanut FRA Nico Bettge GER Matej Benus SVK Stanislav Jezek CZE Ander Elosegi ESP Teng Zhiglang CHN Michal Martikan SVK Jan Benzien GER 176.65 178.61 180.59 182.12 182.29 183.14 186.67 200.21 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2010 World Championships Tony Estanguet FRA Michal Martikan SVK Jordi Domenjo ESP Matej Benus SVK Alexander Slafkovsky SVK Nicolas Pescher FRA Benjamin Savsek SLO Jan Benzien GER 2012 World Cup Standings Alexander Slafkovsky SVK David Florence GBR Ander Elosegi ESP Jan Benzien GER Thibaut Vielliard FRA Tony Estanguet FRA Metej Benus SVK Nico Bettge GER 95.70 98.61 99.41 99.89 101.11 101.52 101.69 102.31 Points 146 130 122 122 111 110 105 103

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

101.14 103.83 103.91 104.47 104.86 106.30 106.64 107.08

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

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Men's C-2
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Canoe/Kayak Slalom

2008 Olympic Games Pavol Hochschorner SVK Peter Hochschorner Jaroslav Volf CZE Ondrej Stepanek Mikhail Kuznetsov RUS Dimitry Larionov Cedric Forgit FRA Martin Braud Andrea Benetti ITA Erik Masoero Felix Michel GER Dsebastien Piersig Mark Bellofoere AUS Lachie Milne Pawet Sarna POL Marcin Pochwala 2011 World Championships Pavol Hochschorner SVK Peter Hochschorner Fabien Lefevre FRA Denis Gargaud Chanut Ladislav Skantar SVK Peter Skantar David Florence GBR Richard Houslow Luka Bozic SLO Saso Taljat Timothy Baillie GBR Etienne Stott Mikhail Kuznetsov RUS Dmitry Larionov Piotr Szczepanski POL Marcin Pochwala

190.82 192.89 197.37 198.19 204.12 204.43 104.17 105.32

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2010 World Championships Pavol Hochschorner SVK Peter Hochschorner Denis Gargaud Chanut FRA Fabien Lefevre David Florence GBR Richard Houslow Tomas Koplik CZE Jakub Vrzan Gauthier Klauss FRA Matthieu Peche Piotr Szczepanski POL Marcin Pochwala Mikhail Kuznetsov RUS Dimitry Larionov Andrea Benetti ITA Erik Masoero 2012 World Cup Standings Pierre Labarelle Nicolas Peschier Ladislav Skantar Peter Skantar Timothy Baille Etienne Stott Robert Behling Thomas Becker Franz Anton Jan Benzien David Florence Richard Houslow Luka Bozic Saso Taljat Tomas Kucera Jan Batik

106.36 109.00 109.38 111.64 111.99 114.82 114.81 127.86 Points

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

106.76 107.49 109.86 110.33 112.96 114.80 116.28 118.36

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

FRA SVK GBR GER GER GBR SLO SVK

152 126 105 99 96 82 80 73

Women's K-1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympic Games Elena Kaliska SVK Jacqueline Lawrence AUS Violetta Oblinger-Peters AUT Yuriko Takeshita JPN Agneszka Stanuch POL Ariane Herde NED Emile Fer FRA Heather Corrie USA 2011 World Championships Corinna Kuhnle AUT Jana Dukatova SVK MaIalen Chourraut ESP Emile Fer FRA Fiona Pennie GBR Violetta Oblinger-Peters AUT Elena Kaliska SVK Dana Mann SVK 192.64 206.94 214.77 219.30 221.08 231.99 251.96 270.88 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2010 World Championships Corinna Kuhnle AUT Jana Dukatova SVK Violetta Oblinger-Peters AUT Jennifer Bongardt GER Jessica Fox AUS Sarah Grant AUS Marie Rihoskova CZE Fiona Pennie GBR 2012 World Cup Standings MaIalen Chourraut ESP Ursa Kragalj SLO Melanie Pfeifer GER Cindy Poeschel GER Jessica Fox AUS Katerina Kudejova CZE Violetta Oblinger-Peters AUT Elizabeth Neave GBR 102.64 107.73 110.08 111.26 113.74 116.77 159.62 181.06 Points 150 134 124 122 120 112 112 111

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

110.06 113.33 113.68 113.86 114.10 114.11 114.17 118.17

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Canoe/Kayak Sprint

Born out of the lake holiday culture in Central and Eastern Europe, Sprint Canoe/Kayaking has never had a particularly large footprint anywhere else in the world. In a bid to make the sport seem more exciting (read more television friendly) the International Canoe Federation have reduced the shorter race distances from 500m to 200m, thus reducing average race times from 1 1/2 minutes to 30 seconds. What effect this has on excitement I will defer to you to decide, but it certainly has not changed the leading figures at these Games. Reigning 1000m canoe Olympic and world champion Attila Vajda (HUN) is probably the firmest bet in C/K sprint at these Olympics. The best race should be the individual 1000m Kayak; last year Canadian Adam van Koeverden took the field apart in the World Championship final but he will expect tough competition from Max Hoff (GER), who won back-to-back World Championships in 2009 and 2010, as well as GB's Tim Brabants who will be fighting hard to defend his Olympic title. The shorter and team events are much harder to predict, with a lot coming down to team selection and form running into the Games. With competitors separated by less than a second, anyone in a final will fancy their chances. All we can be certain of is that most medals will be returning between the Rhine and the Volga. Great Britain will be contesting medals in at least 4 events. Tim Brabants (1000m K-1 gold medallist in 2008 and bronze medallist in 2000; 500m K-1 bronze medalist in 2008) has been struggling for form this season, but will look to bounce back by fighting off competition including his friend van Koeverden in the K-1 1000m. Competition will be tough and Brabants was unlucky to lose the 2011 season to injury, but with his career in emergency medicine back on hold, he will want to deliver a medal. Ed McKeever has had a great few years since missing out on selection for 2008; the shorter 200m distance for K-1 suits him and, following on from his gold in the 2010 World Championships and silver in 2011, he is probably Great Britain's best hope in canoeing for 2012. Scofield and Heath have medalled in the last two World Championships in the K-2 200m event; whilst beating the French pairing of Hybois and Jouve has thus far eluded them, they have the 31 second time needed to win gold in their arsenal. The Women's 500m K-4 boat will hope to steal some of the limelight from the men if they can continue their recent improvements and challenge for a medal in their highly competitive class.

Men's K-1 200m
World Record: Olympic Record: 33.980s N/A Olivier Lasak FRA 1992

Men's K-1 1000m
World Record: Olympic Record: 3:24.495 Ben Fouhy NZL 2006 3:25.785 Knut Holmann NOR 1996

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2008 Olympics (Raced over 500m) Ken Wallace AUS 1:37.252 Adam van Koeverden CAN 1:37.630 Tim Brabants GBR 1:37.671 Eirik Veras Larsen NOR 1:37.949 Anton Ryakhov RUS 1:38.187 Akos Vereckei HUN 1:38.318 Anders Gustafsson SWE 1:38.447 Steven Ferguson NZL 1:38.512 2010 World Championships Edward McKeever GBR Ronald Rauhe GER Poitr Siemionowski POL Dziamyan Turchyn BLR Victor Zavolskiy RUS Filip Svab CZE Pablo Andres ESP Egidjus Balciunas LTU 2011 World Championships Piotr Semionowski POL Edward McKeever GBR Ronald Rauhe GER Maxime Beaumont FRA Alexander Dyachenko RUS Mark De Jonge CAN Cesar De Cesare ECU Peter Molnar HUN

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2008 Olympics Tim Brabants Eirik Veras Larsen Ken Wallace Ben Fouhy Max Hoff Markus Oscarsson Stjepan Janic Adam van Koeverden

GBR NOR AUS NZL GER SWE CRO CAN

3:26.323 3:27.342 3:27.495 3:29.193 3:29.391 3:30.198 3:30.495 3:31.793

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

34.807 35.155 35.195 35.299 35.507 35.603 35.659 35.699

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2010 World Championships Max Hoff GER Tim Brabants GBR Aleh Yurenia BLR Rene Holten Poulsen DEN Marko Tomicevic SRB Ken Wallace AUS Anders Gustafsson SWE Maxime Beaumont FRA 2011 World Championships Adam van Koeverden CAN Anders Gustafsson SWE Eirik Veras Larsen NOR Max Hoff GER Aleh Yurenia BLR Marko Tomicevic SRB Miroslav Kirchev BUL Fernando Pimenta POR

3:29.544 3:30.040 3:30.128 3:31.880 3:32.912 3:33.656 3:35.236 3:35.696

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

34.770 34.986 35.118 35.250 35.496 35.514 35.634 36.210

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

3:36.194 3:39.488 3:39.818 3:40.472 3:42.314 3:43.052 3:44.438 3:45.056

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Men's K-2 200m
World Record:

Canoe/Kayak Sprint
World Record: 3:09.190 1996 Olympic Record: 3:09.190 1996

Men's K-2 1000m

31.570s V Makhneu, R Piatrushenka BLR 200

A Rossi, D Scarpa A Rossi, D Scarpa

ITA ITA

Olympic Record: N/A

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2008 Olympics (Raced over 500m) Saul Craviotto ESP 1:28.736 Carlos Perez Ronald Rauhe GER 1:28.827 Tim Wieskotter Raman Piatrushenka BLR 1:30.005 Vadzim Makhneu Zoltan Kammerer HUN 1:30.285 Gabor Kucsera Kim Wraae Knudsen DEN 1:30.569 Rene Holten Poulsen Richard Dober CAN 1:30.857 Andrew Willows Vincent Lecroubier FRA 1:31.312 Sebastien Jouve Marek Twardowski POL 1:31.869 Adam Wysocki 2010 World Championships Arnaud Hybois FRA Sebastien Jouve Saul Craviotto ESP Carlos Perez Liam Heath GBR Jonathon Schofield Yury Postrigay RUS Maxim Molochkov Krists Straume LAT Aleksejs Rumjancevs Ryan Cochrane CAN Hugues Fournel Ognjen Filipovic SRB Dragan Zoric Reinier Torres Riveaux Carlos C Mantalvo Garcia CUB

2008 Olympics Martin Hollstein 1 Andreas Ihle Kim Wraae Knudsen 2 Rene Holten Poulsen Andrea Facchin 3 Antonio Scudato Adam Seroczynski DSQ Mariusz Kujawski Zoltan Kammerer 4 Gabor Kucsera Mike Walker 5 Steven Ferguson Philippe Colin 6 Cyrille Carre Krists Straume 7 Kristaps Zajupe

GER DEN ITA POL HUN NZL FRA LAT

3:11.809 3:13.580 3:14.750 3:14.828 3:15.049 3:15.329 3:16.532 3:19.387

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

31.532 31.540 31.584 31.748 31.852 32.204 32.348 32.744

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2010 World Championships Martin Hollstein GER Andreas Ihle Zoltan Kammerer HUN Akos Vereckei Ilya Medvedev RUS Anton Ryakhov Dusko Stanojevic SRB Dejan Pajic Mariusz Kujawski POL Rafal Rosolski Vincent Lecroubier FRA Cyrille Carre Fernando Pimenta POR Joao Ribeiro Siarhei Findziukevich Vitaliy Bialko BLR

3:13.024 3:13.204 3:15.736 3:15.848 3:16.544 3:16.968 3:18.560 3:18.756

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Arnaud Hybois FRA Sebastien Jouve Jonathon Schofield GBR Liam Heath Raman Piatrushenka BLR Vadzim Makhneu Ionut Mitrea ROU Bogdan Mada Ronald Rauhe GER JonasEms Krists Straume LAT Aleksejs Rumjancevs Marton Sik HUN Istvan Bee Lasse Nielsen DEN Casper Nielsen

31.940 32.156 32.390 32.468 32.480 32.522 32.582 32.864

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Gelle Peter SVK Vlcek Erik Oscarsson Markus SWE Nilsson Henrik Yurchenko Vitaly RUS Pogreban Vasily Cauwenburgh Olivier BEL Pannecoucke Laurens Hollstein Martin GER Ihle Andreas Dombi Rudolf HUN Kokeny Roland Hernanz Javier ESP Cosgaya Diego Horsky Ondrej CZE Sterba Jan

3:20.626 3:21.478 3:21.544 3:21.892 3:22.546 3:22.588 3:24.094 3:25.924

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Men's K-4 1000m

Canoe/Kayak Sprint

World Record: 2:49.875 R Riszdorfer, M Riszdorfer, E Vlcek, C Phelan SVK 2005 Olympic Record: 2:51.528 T Reineck, M Zabel, D Hofmann, O Winter GER 1996

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2008 Olympics Raman Piatrushenka Aliaksei Abalmasau Artur Litvinchuk Vadzim Makhneu Richard Riszdorfer Michal Riszdorfer Erik Vlcek Juraj Tarr Lutz Altepost Norman Brockl Torsten Eckbrett Bjorn Goldschmitt Franco Benedini Antonio Rossi Alberto Ricchetti Luca Piedmonte Martin Sik Istvan Bee Akos Vereckei Gabor Bozsik Marek Twardowski Tomasz Mandelski Pawel Paumann Adam Wysocki Li Zhen Liu Haitao Zhou Peng Lin Miao Ilya Medvedev Evgeny Salakhov Anton Basilev Konstantin Vishnyakov

BLR

2:55.714

SLO

2:56.593

GER

2:56.676

ITA

2:57.626

HUN

2:59.009 1

POL

2:59.505 2

CHN

3:00.078 3

RUS

3:00.654 4

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2010 World Championships Arnaud Hybois Etienne Hubert FRA Sebastien Jouve Colin Phillippe Raman Piatrushenka Aliaksei Abalmasav BLR Artur Litvinchuk Vadzim Makhnev Ondrej Horsky Jan Soucek CZE Daniel Havel Jan Sterba Marcus Gross Norman Brockl GER Tim Wieskotter Hendrik Bertz Tate Smith Matthew Urquhart AUS Murray Stewart Jacob Clear Kirill Lyapunov Roman Anoshkin RUS Anton Vasilyev Konstantin Vishnyakov Krzysztof Luczak Tomasz Olszewski POL Marcin Nickowski Dawid Wardowicz Traian Neagu Iustin Porcarasu ROU Vasile Stefan Toni Ioneticu

2:54.103

5

2:55.843

6

2:56.023

7

2:56.143

8

2011 World Championships Norman Brockl Robert Cleinert GER Max Hoff Paul Mittelstedt Jacob Clear Murray Stewart AUS David Smith Tate Smith Ilya Medvedev Anton Vasilyev RUS Anton Ryakhov Oleg Zhestkov Richard Riszdorfer Michal Riszdorfer SVK Erik Vlcek Juraj Tarr Traian Neagu Stefan Vasile ROU Toni Ioneticu Ionel Gavrila Jan Sterba Lukas Trefil CZE Jan Soucek Pavel Davidek Akos Vereckei Gabor Kucsera HUN Zoltan Kammerer Gergely Boros Milenko Zoric Ervin Holpert SRB Alexsandar Aleksic Dejan Terzic

2:47.734

2:48.724

2:49.516

2:50.026

2:50.350

2:50.434

2:50.506

2:52.684

2:56.591

2:56.931

2:57.043

2:58.739

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Men's C-1 200m
World Record: Olympic Record:

Canoe/Kayak Sprint Men's C-1 1000m
World Record: Olympic Record: 3:46.201 3:46.201 David Cal David Cal ESP ESP 2004 2004

38.383s Ledys Frank Balceiro CUB 2001 N/A

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2008 Olympics (Raced over 500m) Maxim Opalev RUS 1:47.140 David Cal ESP 1:48.397 Yuriy Cheban UKR 1:48.766 Mathieu Goubel FRA 1:49.056 Aliaksandr Zhukouski BLR 1:49.092 Li Qiang CHN 1:49.287 Florin Mironcic ROU 1:49.861 Pawel Baraszkiewicz POL 1:50.048 2010 World Championships Ivan Shtyl RUS Thomas Simart FRA Richard Dalton CAN Iuri Cheban UKR Jesus Nivalter Santos BRA Jevgenij Shuklin LTU Gergely Kovacs HUN Stefan Holtz GER 2011 World Championships Valentin Demyanenko AZE Ivan Shtyl RUS Alfonso Benavides ESP Iuri Cheban UKR Jevgenji Shuklin LTU Dzmitry Vaitsishkin BLR Pawel Baraszkiewicz POL Nivalter Santos De Jesus BRA

2008 Olympics 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Attila Vajda David Cal Thomal Cal Vadim Menkov Aliaksandr Zhukouski Florin Mironcic Mathieu GouBLR Andreas Dittmer HUN ESP CAN UZB BLR ROU FRA GER 3:50.467 3:52.751 3:53.653 3:54.237 3:55.645 3:57.876 3:57.889 3:57.894

1 2 3 3 5 6 7 8

39.161 39.729 39.953 39.953 39.997 40.101 40.429 40.657

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2010 World Championships Vadim Menkov UZB Attila Vajda HUN Sebastien Brendel GER David Cal ESP Silviu Simioncencu ROU Maxim Opalev RUS Tomasz Kaczor POL Mark Oldershaw CAN 2011 World Championships Attila Vajda HUN David Cal ESP Vadim Menkov UZB Aliaksandr Zhukouski BLR Mark Oldershaw CAN Ilya Shtokalov RUS Mathieu Goubel FRA Deyan Georgiev BUL

3:51.721 3:51.921 3:53.837 3:54.069 3:58.245 3:59.449 4:00.301 4:01.009

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

39.339 39.573 38.687 39.879 39.927 40.275 40.743 40.911

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

4:04.749 4:06.045 4:08.151 4:08.739 4:10.707 4:12.345 4:12.399 4:14.727

World Record: 3:28.531 I Rojas, L Pereira CUB 2001 Olympic Record: 3:31.870 A Dittner, G Kirchbach GER 1996

Men's C-2 1000m

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2008 Olympics Andrei Bahdanovich Aliaksandr Bahdanovich Christian Gille Tomasz Wylenzek Gyorgy Kozmann Tamas Kiss Constantin Popa Niculae Flocea Chen Zhongyun Zhang Zhiwu Andrew Russell G. Beauchesne-Sevigny Wojciech Tysznski Pawel Baraszkiewicz Sergey Ulegin Aleksandr Kostoglod

BLR GER HUN ROU CHN CAN POL RUS

3:36.365 3:36.588 3:40.258 3:40.342 3:40.593 3:41.165 3:42.845 3:44.669 1 2 3 4 5 6 3:37.317 3:37.325 3:38.057 3:39.173 3:39.505 3:39.801 3:43.241 3:45.693 7 8 2011 World Championships Stefan Holtz GER Tomasz Wylenzek Segiy Bezugliy AZE Maksim Prokopenko L-A Dumitrescu-Lazar ROU Victor Mihalachi Jaroslav Radon CZE Filip Dvorak Alexey Korovashkov RUS Ilya Pervukhin Andrei Bahdanovich BLR Aliaksandr Bahdanovich Karel Aguilar Chacon CUB Serguey Torres Madrigal Sergey Yemelyanov KAZ Timofey Yemelyanov 3:31.070 3:31.952 3:32.264 3:33.020 3:34.292 3:35.282 3:36.974 3:39.291

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Gabriel Beauchesne-Sevigny

2010 World Championships Alexandru Dumitrescu ROU Victor Mihalachi Andrei Bahdanovich BLR Aliaksandr Bahdanovich Marton Toth HUN Robert Mike Alexey Korovashkov RUS Ilya Pervukhin Sergey Bezuhliy AZE Maksim Prokopenko Pawel Skowronski POL Marcin Grzybowski Andrew Russell CAN CUB

Reydel Ramos Abila Serguey Torres Madrigal

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Women's K-1 200m
World Record: Olympic Record: 38.970s N/A Birgit Fische r GER

Canoe/Kayak Sprint Women's K-1 500m
1994 World Record: Olympic Record: 1:47.343 1:47.655 Katalin Kovacs Rita Koban HUN HUN 2002 1996

2008 Olympics 2010 World Championships 1 Natasa Janics HUN 2 Inna Osypenko-Radomska UKR 3 Shinobu Kitamoto JPN 4 Nicole Reinhardt GER 5 Teresa Portela ESP 6 Teresa Portela POR 7 Marta Walczykieiwcz POL 8 Spela Ponomarenko SLO 2011 World Championships Lisa Carrington NZL Marta Walczykieiwcz POL Inna Osypenko-Radomska UKR Shinobu Kitamoto JPN Alana Nicholls AUS Teresa Portela POR Jess Walker GBR Natalia Lobova RUS 40.181 40.797 40.917 41.013 41.273 41.281 41.409 41.617 1 Inna Osypenko-Radomska 2 Josefa Idem 3 Katrin Wagner-Augustin 4 Katalin Kavacs 5 Zhong Hongyan 6 Spela Ponomarenko 7 Lucy Wainwright 8 Jennifer Hodson UKR ITA GER HUN CHN SLO GBR RSA 1:50.673 1:50.677 1:51.022 1:51.139 1:52.220 1:52.363 1:53.102 1:53.353

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

39.998 40.472 40.670 40.730 40.730 40.772 40.910 41.282

2010 World Championships UKR 1 Inna Osypenko-Radomska 2 Natasa Janics HUN 3 Rachel Cawthorn GBR 4 Teresa Portela POR 5 Sofia Paldanius SWE 6 Beata Mikolajczyk POL 7 Katrin Wagner-Augustin GER 8 Henriette Engel Hansen DEN 2011 World Championships 1 Nicole Reinhardt GER 2 Danuta Kozak HUN 3 Inna Osypenko-Radomska UKR 4 Natalya Sergeyeva KAZ

1:50.461 1:50.625 1:50.929 1:51.113 1:51.849 1:53.157 1:53.369 1:55.217

1:47.066 1:47.396 1:48.668 1:48.704 1:49.136 1:49.910 1:50.054 1:50.570

Women's K-2 500m
2008 Olympics Katalin Kavacs HUN Natasa Janics Beata Mikolajczyk POL Aneta Konieczna Marie Delattre Anne-Laure Viard Fanny Fischer Nicole Reinhardt Shinobu Kitamoto Mikiko Takeya Hannah Davis Lyndsie Fogarty Anne Rikala Jenni Mikkonen Michala Mruzkova Jana Blahova FRA GER JPN AUS FIN CZE

5 6 7 8 1:41.308 1:42.092 1:42.128 1:42.899 1:43.291 1:43.969 1:44.176 1:44.870 1 2 3 4 5 1:40.064 1:41.628 1:42.684 1:42.728 1:43.064 1:43.888 1:44.140 1:44.172 6 7 8

Alana Nicholls Teresa Portela Josefa Idem Henriette Engel Hansen

AUS POR ITA DEN

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2010 World Championships Gabriella Szabo HUN Danuta Kozak Juliana Salakhova RUS Anastasia Sergeeva Yvonne Schuring AUT Viktoria Schwarz Carolin Leonhardt GER Silke Hoermann Marta Walczykieiwcz POL Ewelina Wojnarowska Nikolina Moldovan SRB Olivera Moldovan Ivana Kmetova SVK Martina Kohlova Wu Yanan CHN Zhang Hong

2011 World Championships Yvonne Schuring AUT Viktoria Schwarz Franziska Weber GER Tina Dietze Beata Mikolajczyk POL Aneta Konieczna Tamara Csipes HUN Katalin Kovacs Yanan Wu CHN Wenjun Ren Iuliana Paleu ROU Irina Lauric Juliana Salakhova RUS Anastasia Sergeeva Ivana Kmetova SVK Martina Kohlova

1:37.071 1:37.275 1:37.803 1:39.099 1:39.159 1:39.303 1:40.761 1:41.739

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Women's K-4 500m

Canoe/Kayak Sprint

World Record: 1:30.765 K Kovacs, S Szabo, E Viski, K Bota HUN 2002 Olympic Record: 1:38.101 R Portwich, B Fischer, A Schuck, M Mucke GER 1996

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2008 Olympics Fanny Fischer Nicole Reinhardt Katrin Wagner-Augustin Conny Wassmuth Katalin Kavacs Gabriella Szabo Danuta Kozak Natasa Janics Liso Oldenhof Hannah Davis Chantal Meek Lyndsie Fogarty Beata Mikolajczyk Aneta Konieczna Edyata Dzienszewska Dorota Kuczkowska Beatriz Manchon Jana Smidakova Sonia Molanes Maria Portela Shinobu Kitamoto Ayaka Kuno Mikiko Takeya Yuniko Suzuki Michele Eray Carol Joyce Nicola Mocke Jennifer Hodson Stefania Cicali Alessandra Galiotto Fabiana Sgori Alice Fagioli

GER

1:32.231

HUN

1:32.971

AUS

1:34.704

POL

1:34.752

ESP

1:35.366 2011 World Championships Gabriella Szabo Danuta Kozak HUN Katalin Kovacs Dalma Benedek Carolin Leonhardt Silke Hoermann GER Franziska Weber Tina Dietze Iryna Pamialova Nadzeya Papok BLR Volha Khudzenka Maryna Paltaran Abigail Edmonds Louisa Sawers GBR Jess Walker Rachel Cawthorn Lyndsie Fogarty Joanne Brigden-Jones AUS Hannah Davis Rachel Lovell Juliana Salakhova Svetlana Kudinova RUS Anastasia Sergeeva Natalia Lobova Helena Rodrigues Teresa Portela POR Joana Vasconcelos Beatriz Gomes Marie Delattre-Demory Adeline Morel FRA Sarah Troel Sarah Guyot

JPN

1:36.465

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1:36.339

RSA

1:36.724

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1:37.521

ITA

1:36.770

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1:37.887

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2010 World Championships Natasa Janics Tamara Csipes HUN Katalin Kovacs Dalma Benedek Fanny Fischer Nicole Reinhardt GER Katrin Wagner-Augustin Tina Dietze Karolina Naja Aneta Konieczna POL Sandra Pawelczak Magdelena Krukowska Beatriz Manchon Jana Smidakova ESP Sonia Molanes Teresa Portela Abigal Edmonds Rachel Cawthorn GBR Hayleigh Mason Louisa Sawers Helena Rodrigues Teresa Portela POR Joana Vasconcelos Beatriz Gomes Wang Feng Li Zhangli CHN Zhou Yu Yu Lamei Antonia Nadj Antonia Panda SRB Renata Major-Kubik Marta Tibor

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Cycling - BMX

Fast and furious are two words you will be guaranteed to hear in the build up to the BMX racing at these Olympics. Having made its debut as an Olympic sport in 2008, BMX racing continues to tread the line between so-called extreme and elite sports. Brought in to the Games in an unashamed attempt to appeal to a younger audience (an Australian BMX rider in Beijing raced soley under the name of 'Kamakaze'), BMX has, under the stewardship of the UCI, gained a reputation not only for exciting action but also exceptional athletes. Ever increasing rider standards have forced course designers to keep upping the ante. In London we will see the most technical course ever used for a major championship, with a breath-taking clockwise corkscrew leading up to a box jump for the men, and a steep often damp tunnel for the women. Crashes will be a inevitable - though for the reputation of the sport, organisers will be hoping not only that serious injury is avoided (no-one wants a repeat of the final of the test event last year, when 2011 World Champion Mariana Pajon (COL) was knocked unconcious and left prone on the track for over a minute whilst the medics celebrated Shanaze Reade's gold) but also that the favourites are able to negotiate the qualifying rounds to ensure a 'fair' and competitive final. In men's BMX racing is wide open. Defending Olympic champion Maris Strombergs, from Latvia, is the most consistent performer on the world stage but there are at least 10 other competitors - Joris Daudet (FRA), Mike Day (USA), Sam Willougby (AUS), Marc Williers (NZL), Moana Moo Caille (FRA), Nick Long (USA) etc - who have as good a chance on any given race day. Unlike the women's event, racing is often not decided until the final berm (corner) and the men's final will be one of the most watchable events of the Games. There is much greater variability in power in the women's event - simply put, this means Great Britain's Shanaze Reade, who in training can post a higher max power output than any of the British track sprinting team, can open up a commanding lead in the opening straight, put herself into a lead by the first berm and keep herself out of trouble for the rest of the race. If she manages to finish without crashing, a feat she has failed to do at about half of major championships including the 2008 Olympics, she will be near impossible to beat in the race to Olympic gold. The charismatic Sarah Walker (NZL) or consistant Magalie Pottier (FRA) will be favourites to capitalise on any mistake Shanaze might make.

Women's BMX
1 2 3 4 5 6 DNF REL 2008 Olympics Anne-Caroline Chausson Laetitia Le Corguille Jill Kintner Sarah Walker Gabriela Diaz Nicole Callisto Sammy Cools Shanaze Reade 2010 World Championships Shanaze Reade Sarah Walker Alise Post Amelie Despeaux Aneta Hladikova Rachel Bracken Laetitia Le Corguille Ariell Martin 2011 Olympic Test Event Shanaze Reade Sarah Walker Lauren Reynolds Magalie Pottier Amanda Carr Melinda McLeod Laetitia Le Corguille Mariana Pajon World Rankings Magalie Pottier Caroline Buchanan Brooke Crain Arielle Martin Lauren Reynolds Gabriela Diaz Laetitia le Corguille Mariana Pajon Vilma Rimsaite Aneta Hladikova Laura Smulders Jana Horakova Sarah Walker Priscila Stevaux Carnaval Shanaze Reade Sandra Aleksejeva FRA FRA USA NZL ARG AUS CAN GBR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2009 World Championships Sarah Walker Eva Ailloud Ariell Martin Jana Horakova Samantha Cools Manon Vallentino Nicole Callisto Maria Gabriela Diaz 2011 World Championships Mariana Pajon Sarah Walker Magalie Pottier Lieke Klaus Ariell Martin Vilma Rimsaite Amanda Geving Jana Horakova 2012 World Championships Magalie Pottier Eva Ailloud Romana Labounkova Arielle Martin Mariana Pajon Squel Stein Manon Valentino Alise Post NZL FRA USA CZE CAN FRA AUS ARG

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 DNF

GBR NZL USA FRA CZE AUS FRA USA

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

COL NZL FRA NED USA LTU USA CZE

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FRA FRA CZE USA COL BRA FRA USA

1 2 3 4 5 7 10 11 13 14 15 16 21 24 30 38

FRA AUS USA USA AUS ARG FRA COL LTU CZE NED CZE NZL BRA GBR LAT

1,233 1,194 1,017 887 847 843 767 759 709 684 678 663 553 502 395 202

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Men's BMX
1 2 3 4 5 6 DNF DNF 2008 Olympics Maris Strombergs Mike Day Donny Robinson Andres Jiminez Rob van den Wildenberg Jared Graves Sifiso Nhlapo Damien Godet 2010 World Championships Maris Strombergs Sifiso Nhlapo Joris Daudet Thomas Hamon Raymon Van Der Biezen Marc Williers Sam Willoughby Khalen Young 2011 Olympic Test Event Marc Williers Joris Daudet Nicholas Long Sylvain Andre David Herman Sam Willoughby David Graf Maris Strombergs World Rankings Sam Willoughby Connor Fields Joris Daudet Marc Willers David Herman Maris Strombergs Brian Kirkham Raymon van der Biezen Carlos Oquendo Zabala Edzus Treimans Nicholas Long Andres Jiminez Caicedo Tory Nyhaug Renato Rezende Maona Moo Caille Khalen Young Rihards Veide Luis Brethauer Twan van Gendt Ernesto Pizarro Jelle van Gorkom Quentin Caleyron Morten Therkildsen Manuel de Vecchi David Graf Liam Phillips Emilio Andres Falla Buchely Arnaud Dubois Maik Baier Kurt Pickard Sifiso Nhlapo Daniel Caluag

Cycling - BMX

LAT USA USA COL NED AUS RSA FRA

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2009 World Championships Donny Robinson Mike Day Ramiro Marino Maris Strombergs Nicholas Long Luke Madill Andres Jiminez Khalen Young 2011 World Championships Joris Daudet Maris Strombergs Marc Williers Sam Willoughby Brian Kirkham Carlos Mario Oquendo Zabala Connor Fields Moana Moo Caille 2012 World Championships Sam Willoughby Joris Daudet Maona Moo Caille Anthony Dean David Herman Donny Robinson Marc Willers Maris Strombergs

USA USA ARG LAT USA AUS COL AUS

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LAT RSA FRA FRA NED NZL AUS AUS

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

FRA LAT NZL AUS AUS COL USA FRA

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

NZL FRA USA FRA USA AUS SUI LAT
Points

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 DSQ

AUS FRA FRA AUS USA USA NZL LAT

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 25 26 27 34 41 45 48 53 56 57 59 72 85

AUS USA FRA NZL USA LAT AUS NED COL LAT USA COL CAN BRA FRA AUS LAT GER NED ARG NED FRA DEN ITA SUI GBR ECU BEL GER NZL RSA PHI

1,441 1,375 968 943 923 902 864 816 830 695 695 628 611 607 587 564 557 531 530 469 468 451 373 335 305 286 279 273 265 259 202 145

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Cycling - Mountain Biking
Mountain Biking caused one of the biggest headaches for the organisers of the London Olympic Games. The distinct lack of a mountain, or even significant hill, in the proximity of London meant that they were hard pressed to come up with a site that would provide a real test of the competitors' skills. This issue was compounded by an early commitment to hold the event in Essex, overlooking the fact that Essex is the flattest county in Britain in favour of the fact that it extended Olympic links up the Lea Valley. The initial site, in the Weald Country Park, was deemed too flat by the sporting governing body (the UCI) in 2008, which prompted a move to the National Trust property Hadleigh Farm. Even here repeated visits have raised concerns, prompting successive alterations. What we have ended up with is repeated small climbs on each lap, rather than the usual large climb, with rather artificial looking but technically demanding descents into the next climb. The end result of this is a course where upper body strength (to deal with the descents) and an ability to deal with short recovery times will be at a premium. As these attributes are not replicated anywhere else on the regular Mountain Biking tour, we could be in for a surprise winner and disgruntled favourites come this summer. Julian Absalon from France was one of the strongest favourites to win gold across all sports coming into 2008. He had won the past 4 World Championships on top of his Athens gold medal and he proceeded to cycle away with ease on a very tough Beijing course. Although the chance of a third Olympic gold is not entirely out of his grasp, he has been overtaken in the past few years by the younger Jaroslav Kulhavy (CZE) and Nino Schurter (SUI). Both have been neck and neck in recent competitions and it could come down to who deals best with the pressure on the day. Britain’s hopes will rest with Liam Killeen. He surpassed expectations to finish 7th in Beijing and maintained that level across the next couple of years; sadly injury and a loss in form has seen him plummet down the rankings so a top 15 finish will prove a reasonable goal this summer. Women’s mountain biking also saw a repeat gold medallist in Beijing - Sabine Spitz (GER). Although still racing, at 41 the Black Forest based rider is past her best. In her stead Maja Wloszczowska (POL) and Catherine Pendrel (CAN) looked set to fight out for dominance until the emergence of Julie Bresset (FRA). In 2011 Bresset was only selected for the under-23 World Championships but she has emerged on the World Cup scene in force and will go in favourite in the women’s event. On the British side Annie Last has proved the strongest British performer on the World Tour. The 21 year old, who has deferred her medical degree to concentrate on cycling, won the U-23 World Championships in 2010 and should be competing for a top 10 finish at Hadleigh Farm.

Men's Mountain Biking
2008 Olympics 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Julien Absalon Jean-Christophe Peraud Nino Schurter Christoph Sauser Marco Fontana Christoph Soukup Liam Killeen Inaki Errasti FRA FRA SUI SUI ITA AUT GBR ESP 1:52:26 1:52:55 1:53:36 1:54:29 1:54:49 1:55:09 1:55:17 1:56:24 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 World Ranking Jaroslav Kulhavy Nino Schurter Julien Absalon Jose Antonio Hermida Ramos Florian Vogel Fabian Giger Lukas Fluckiger Burry Stander Moritz Milatz Manuel Fumic Christoph Sauser Marco Fontana Maxime Marotte Rudi van Houts Thomas Litscher Sergio Mantecon Gutierrez Staphane Tempier Martin Gujan Mathias Fluckiger Emil Lindgren Carlos Coloma Nicolas Marek Konwa Gerhard Kerschbaumer Jan Skarnitzl Todd Wells Kevin van Hoovels Ralph Naef Geoff Kabush Karl Markt Henk Jaap Moorlag CZE SUI FRA ESP SUI SUI SUI RSA GER GER SUI ITA FRA NED SUI ESP FRA SUI SUI SWE ESP POL ITA CZE USA BEL SUI CAN AUT NED Points 2,660 2,404 1,820 1,713 1,600 1,525 1,447 1,436 1,401 1,395 1,351 1,287 1,256 1,129 1,092 1,076 1,073 1,010 1,006 975 945 930 909 880 876 853 851 828 811 786

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2010 World Championships J. Antonio Hermida Ramos ESP Jaroslav Kulhavy CZE Burry Stander RSA Nino Schurter SUI Julien Absalon FRA Carlos Coloma Nicolas ESP Liam Killeen GBR Geoff Kabush CAN 2011 World Championships Jaroslav Kulhavy CZE Nino Schurter SUI Julien Absalon FRA J. Antonio Hermida Ramos ESP Lukas Fluckiger SUI Florian Vogel SUI Todd Wells USA Christoph Sauser SUI

1:52:26 1:52:55 1:53:36 1:54:29 1:54:49 1:55:09 1:55:17 1:56:24

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1:52:26 1:52:55 1:53:36 1:54:29 1:54:49 1:55:09 1:55:17 1:56:24

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Women's Mountain Biking
2008 Olympics 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Sabine Spitz Maja Wloszczowska Irina Kalentieva Catherine Pendrel Chengyuan Ren Petra Henzi Mary McConneloug Georgia Gould GER POL RUS CAN CHN SUI USA USA 1:45:11 1:45:52 1:46:28 1:46:37 1:47:40 1:48:41 1:50:34 1:50:51 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 World Ranking Catherine Pendrel Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa Julie Bresset Maja Wloszczowska Irina Kalentieva Annie Last Esther Suss Blaza Klemencic Eva Lechner Elisabeth Osl Katrin Leumann Sabine Spitz Emily Batty Katerina Nash Tanja Zakelj Yana Belomoyna Marie-Helene Premont Georgie Gould Alexandra Engen Annika Langvad Nathalie Scneitter Lea Davison Karen Hanlen Tereza Hurikova Adelheid Morath Marielle Saner-Guinchard Anne Terpstra Pauling Ferrand Prevot Janka Stevkova Heather Irmiger CAN NOR FRA POL RUS GBR SUI SLO ITA AUT SUI GER CAN CZE SLO UKR CAN USA SWE DEN SUI USA NZL CZE GER SUI NED FRA SVK USA Points 2,360 2,073 2,032 1,960 1,665 1,489 1,437 1,417 1,415 1,365 1,348 1,327 1,306 1,268 1,258 1,245 1,166 1,149 1,122 1,115 1,105 1,081 969 912 904 884 862 829 818 806

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2010 World Championships Maja Wloszczowska POL Irina Kalentieva RUS Willow Koerber USA Catherine Pendrel CAN Elisabeth Osl AUT Heather Irmiger USA Anna Szafraniec POL Sabine Spitz GER 2011 World Championships Catherine Pendrel CAN Maja Wloszczowska POL Eva Lechner ITA Irina Kalentieva RUS Nathalie Scneitter SUI Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa NOR Rosara Joseph NZL Emily Batty CAN

1:48:21 1:49:09 1:49:13 1:49:15 1:50:21 1:50:24 1:50:37 1:50:53

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1:46:14 1:46:42 1:47:50 1:48:19 1:49:41 1:50:04 1:50:38 1:50:49

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Cycling - Road

Road cycling sits alongside boxing, football, tennis, basketball and (from 2016) rugby and golf as well established professional sports for whom Olympic gold is not the grand prize. For cyclists the Tour de France reigns supreme, and even amongst one-day cycling races it is taditionally out-ranked by the monuments (e.g. the Paris-Roubaix or Milan-San Remo) . There are a number of reasons for this. Firstly, Olympic road cycling only opened itself to professionals in 1996, which means there have only been 4 Olympic road race/time trial gold medals compared to 99 Tours de France. Secondly, the biggest names in the sport (the Tour de France winners) are not going to suit an Olympic race; a grand-tour rider is a completely different specialist to a one-day rider – Lance Armstrong would never have been a contender in an Olympic road race - and the problem is further exacerbated this year by the timing of the road cycling event just a week after the Tour ends. Perhaps most significantly of all, riders are paid by trade teams (teams named after a sponsor) who have little incentive to pay their riders to get in form and win a race in which they will not be wearing the sponsor’s name across their chest. It is not surprising, therefore, that the Olympics have not been top of many riders priority list. But Olympic cycling also provides an example for how, over time, this view can change and Olympic gold can become a title that is important and valued within the sport. In 2008 Samuel Sanchez (ESP) took a well-deserved and hard fought gold medal, much to the delight of his home country. His team, the Basque outfit Euskadi Euskatel, have made much out of this achievement in the four years that followed, allowing Sanchez to wear a gold helmet and, crucially, using Sanchez’s victory to bring in money from people who do not normally follow cycling. Herein lies the importance of the Olympics for professional sports; there are people watching who would not normally follow the sport. It is an unparalleled shop window (think how much McDonalds pays to associate itself with the Olympics) that can be used to open up new fans and sponsors. In London it is Sky who have decided to take advantage of this commercial opportunity. At the end of 2011 they signed Mark Cavendish (GBR), the world’s best road race sprinter and BBC Sports Personality of the Year, onto their team. His main priority of the year, rather than going for stage victories and the green jersey in the Tour – the traditional best option for publicity – has been to win Olympic gold. This is a tough ask - he has had to lose 4kg and exchange some top-end speed for climbing ability to deal with Box Hill - but he will start as favourite and Sky are gambling that the double header of Bradley Wiggins’ Tour de France performance and an Olympic gold for Cav will offer the best return on their investment. If the hottest property in cycling is making the Olympics his biggest priority, then who is to say that Nike would not make Tiger Woods prioritise the Rio de Janeiro Olympic golf gold in 2016. Sky, and GB, might also have a strong shout for gold in the men’s time trial if Bradley Wiggins or former Kenyan Chris Froome can keep their legs after the Tour. It is likely, however, that the time-trial specialists Fabian Cancellara (SUI), the winner in 2008 or Tony Martin, (GER) the current time trial World Champion, will dominate. The course, based around Hampton Court Palace, will suit a real rouler (a power specialist) rather than the lightweight frames of Wiggins and Froome but will be a very tight affair. The professional side of the sport is much less developed in women's cycling and so the Olmypics takes a more traditional role as the most important race on the calendar. The course in London is expected to come down to a straight sprint out. This is likely to count against the British contenders Lizzie Armistead and reigning Olympic champion Nicole Cooke. The two had a very public falling out last year following the World Championships where Cooke, who was supposed to be riding in a supporting role for Armistead, didn’t wait to help her leader after Armistead fell and instead raced for glory – finishing agonisingly in fourth. In London both could get in the mix but will face tough opposition from Giorgia Bronzani (ITA), Judith Arndt (GER), Emma Johansson (SWE) and pre-race favourite Marianne Vos (NED). Britian’s Emma Pooley, who won a surprise silver in Beijing in the time trial, has made the Olympics her priority. Her very slight frame doesn’t make her a natural time trialler, especially for a flat course as in London, but her notorious determination might just be enough to get her to gold.

Men's Road Race
2008 Olympics 2010 World Championships Time 1 Samuel Sanchez ESP 6:23:49 1 Thor Hushovd NOR DSQ* David Rebllin ITA s.t. 2 Matti Breschel DEN 2 Fabian Cancellara SUI s.t. 3 Allan Davis AUS 3 Alexandr Kolobnev RUS s.t. 4 Filippo Pozzato ITA BEL LUX s.t. 5 Greg Van Avermaet 4 Andy Schleck AUS s.t. ESP 5 Michael Rogers 6 Oscar Freire COL +0:12 RUS 6 Santiago Botero 7 Alexandr Kolobnev BEL s.t. KAZ 7 Mario Aerts 8 Assan Bazayev * David Rebellin disqualified due to +ve test for CERA at Olympic Games 2011 Tour de France - Sprinter's Jersey 2011 Vuelta a Espania - Sprinter's Jersey Points 1 Mark Cavendish GBR 334 1 Baulke Mollema NED 2 Jose Joaquin Rojas ESP 272 2 Joaquim Rodriguez ESP 3 Philippe Gilbert BEL 236 3 Daniele Bennati ITA 2011 World Championships Mark Cavendish Matthew Goss Andre Greipel Fabian Cancellara Jurgen Roelandts Romain Feillu Borut Bozic Edvald Boassen Hagen Time 5:40:27 s.t. s.t. s.t. s.t. s.t. s.t. s.t. 2011 Giro di Lombardia Oliver Zaugg Dan Martin Joaquim Rodriguez Ivan Basso Przemyslaw Niemiec Domenico Pozzovivo Giovanni Visconti Philippe Gilbert Time 6:21:49 s.t. s.t. s.t. s.t. s.t. s.t. s.t. Points 122 115 101 Time 6:20:02 +0:08 s.t. s.t. s.t. s.t. +0:16 s.t.

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2012 Milan-San Remo Simon Gerrans Fabian Cancellara Vincenzo Nibali Peter Sagan John Dedenkolb Filippo Pozzato Oscar Freire Alessandro Ballan 2012 Paris-Roubaix Tom Boonen Sebastien Turgot Alessandro Ballan Juan Antionia Flecha Niki Terpstra Lars Boom Mateo Tosatto Mathew Hayman

AUS SUI ITA SVK GER ITA SPA ITA

Time 6:59:24 s.t. s.t. +0:02 s.t. s.t. s.t. s.t. Time 5:55:22 +1:39 s.t. s.t. s.t. +1:43 +3:31 s.t. Points 139 138 113

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2012 Ronde von Vlaanderen Tom Boonen Filippo Pozzato Alessandro Ballan Greg Van Avermaet Peter Sagan Niki Terpstra Luca Paolini Thomas Voeckler 2012 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Maxim Iglinsky Vincenzo Nibali Enrico Gasperotto Thomas Voekler Daniel Martin Bauke Mollema Samuel Sanchez Michele Scarponi

BEL ITA ITA BEL SVK NED ITA FRA

Time 6:04:28 s.t. +0:01 +0:38 s.t. s.t. s.t. s.t. Time 6:43:52 +0:21 +0:36 s.t. s.t. s.t. s.t. s.t.

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BEL FRA ITA ESP NED NED ITA AUS

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

KAZ ITA ITA FRA IRE NED ESP ITA

2012 Giro d'Italia - Sprinter's Jersey 1 Joaquim Rodriquez ESP 2 Mark Cavendish GBR 3 Ryder Hesjedal CAN

Finish of the 2012 Tour de France fell after publication

Men's Time Trial
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Fabian Cancellara Gustav Larsson Levi Leipheimer Alberto Contador Cadel Evans Samuel Sanchez Svein Tuft Michael Rogers SUI SWE USA ESP AUS ESP CAN AUS Time 1:02:11 1:02:44 1:03:21 1:03:29 1:03:34 1:04:37 1:04:39 1:04:46 Time 30:13 30:20 30:49 30:56 31:08 31:15 31:17 31:21 Time 55:54 56:53 57:16 57:21 57:27 57:31 57:48 57:50 Time 33:06 33:45 33:59 34:06 34:07 34:15 34:20 34:21 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2010 World Championships Fabian Cancellara David Millar Tony Martin Richie Porte Michael Rogers Koos Moorenhout Luis Leon Sanchez David Zabriskie SUI GBR GER AUS AUS NED ESP USA Time 0:58:09 0:59:12 0:59:22 0:59:28 1:00:34 1:00:50 1:00:54 1:01:01 Time 55:33 55:40 56:39 57:02 57:03 57:06 57:10 58:15 Time 53.44 55:00 55:05 55:16 55:59 56:15 56:31 57:06 Time 51:24 51:59 52:21 52:30 52:48 53:07 53:23 53:31

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2011 Giro d'Italia - Main Time Trial David Millar GBR Alex Rasmussen DEN Alberto Contador ESP AUS Richie Porte UKR Yaroslav Popovych NED Jos van Emden AUS Cameron Meyer GER Patrick Gretsch

2011 Tour de France - Main Time Trial 1 Tony Martin GER 2 Cadel Evans AUS 3 Alberto Contador ESP BEL 4 Thomas De Gendt AUS 5 Richie Porte FRA 6 Jean-Christophe Peraud ESP 7 Samuel Sanchez SUI 8 Fabian Cancellara 2011 World Championships Tony Martin Bradley Wiggins Fabian Cancellara Bert Grabsch Jack Bobridge Richie Porte David Millar Lieuwe Westra

2011 Vuelta a Espania - Main Time Trial 1 Tony Martin GER 2 Chris Froome GBR 3 Bradley Wiggins GBR SUI 4 Fabian Cancellara USA 5 Taylor Phinney DEN 6 Jakob Fuglsang POR 7 Tiago Machedo SLO 8 Janez Brajkovic 2012 Giro d'Italia - Main Time Trial Marco Pinotti ITA Geraint Thomas GBR Jesse Sergent NZL DEN Alex Rasmussen BEL Thomas De Gendt CAN Ryder Hesjedal SWE Gustav Larsson POL Maclej Bodnar

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

GER GBR SUI GER AUS AUS GBR NED

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2012 Tour de France - 1st Main Time Trial 1 Bradley Wiggins GBR 2 Chris Froome GBR 3 Fabian Cancellara SUI USA 4 Tejay van Garderen FRA 5 Sylvain Chavanel AUS 6 Cadel Evans SVK 7 Peters Vilits ITA 8 Vincenzo Nibali

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Women's Road Race
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Nicole Cooke Emma Johansson Tatiana Guderzo Christiane Soeder Linda Villumsen Marianne Vos Priska Doppmann Paulina Brzezna GBR SWE ITA AUT DEN NED SUI POL Time 3:32:24 s.t. s.t. +0:04 +0:08 +0:21 s.t. s.t. Points 362 315 223 184 143 135 117 108 103 87 Points 1,380 925 838 709 683 564 481 481 442 395 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2010 World Championships Giorgia Bronzani Marianne Vos Emma Johansson Nicole Cooke Judith Arndt Grace Berbeke Trixi Worrack Rasa Leleivyte 2011 World Championships Giorgia Bronzani Marianne Vos Ina Teutenburg Nicole Cooke Julia Martisova Chloe Hosking Elizabeth Armitstead Ludivine Henrion ITA NED SWE GBR GER BEL GER LTU Time 3:32:01 s.t. s.t. s.t. s.t. s.t. s.t. s.t. Time 3:21:28 s.t. s.t. s.t. s.t. s.t. s.t. s.t.

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2011 World Cup Rankings Annemiek van Vleuten NED Marianne Vos NED Emma Johansson SWE Judith Arndt GER Ina Teutenburg GER Emma Pooley GBR Elizabeth Armitstead GBR Kirsten Wild NED Martine Bras NED Tatiana Antoshina RUS UCI World Rankings Marianne Vos Judith Arndt Emma Johansson Ina Teutenburg Annemiek van Vleuten Amber Neben Evelyn Stevens Emma Pooley Giorgia Bronzini Kirsten Wild

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

ITA NED GER GBR RUS AUS GBR BEL

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

NED GER SWE GER NED USA USA GBR ITA NED

Women's Time Trial
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Kristin Armstrong Emma Pooley Karin Thurig Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli Christine Thorburn Judith Arndt Christiane Soeder Priska Doppmann 2011 World Championships Judith Arndt Linda Villumsen Emma Pooley Tara Whitten Clara Hughes Ellen van Dijk Rhae-Christie Shaw Amber Neben USA GBR SUI FRA USA GER AUT SUI Time 34:52 35:16 35:51 35:53 35:54 35:59 36:21 36:28 Time 37:07 37:27 37:30 37:32 37:42 37:44 37:45 37:46 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2010 World Championships Emma Pooley Judith Arndt Linda Villumsen Amber Neben Jeannie Longo Evelyn Stevens Tara Whitten Shara Gillow GBR GER NZL USA FRA USA CAN AUS Time 32:48 33:04 33:04 33:26 33:32 33:49 33:54 34:01

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

GER NZL GBR CAN CAN NED CAN USA

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Cycling - Track

Only half of the events contested in Beijing will return to the Track Cycling schedule at this summer's Olympics. All the distance events have been dropped along with the former blue-riband event - the individual pursuit. These have been removed to make room for equality between men's and women's events (introducing for the first time the women's team sprint, team pursuit and keirin) and a new innovation in track cycling, the omnium. The omnium is a multi-discipline event that tests riders over a range of long distance bunch events and shorter distance time trials. Although it has attracted some criticism for rewarding 'averageness' across a range of events, it shows off those events recently dropped and sorely missed from the programme, such as the scratch and points races and the individual pursuits, as well as the old favourite of six-day racing, the devil-takes-the-hindmost (now known as the elimination race). An additional change is the restriction to one rider per country in individual events. This this means not only that will we not see a repeat of Britain's 1-2 in the men's keirin and sprint from Beijing, but also that, in the men's events especially, the field of possible winners has been halved. The Frenchman Gregory Bauge is the man of the moment in the men's sprint. He had his 2011 world title removed following a retrospective ban for missing 3 out-of-competition drug tests but came back in dominant form at the World Championship in April. The field of likely challengers has been diminished by the restriction to one rider per country, but, depending on selection, either twice beaten world-finalist Jason Kenny (GBR) or four-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy (GBR), as well as the 2010 losing finalist Shane Perkins (AUS), the biggest thighs in cycling of Robert Forstemann (GER) and possibly even the young talented Trinidadian Djisane Philip will have spent the past 6 months reviewing possible tactics that could take them past the flying Frenchman. France vs Gemany looks the likely final of the men's Team Sprint but both teams will have to be on their toes - Australia made the most of home support to take this year's World Championships and, if Great Britain have finally found a lead-out man in Philip Hindes capable of a low 19 second first lap, then they could replicate their Beijing gold. The last of the sprint events, the keirin, is Chris Hoy's moment to shine. Although no longer as dominant as in 2008, when he could ride from the front without anyone else strong enough to keep up, he has developed excellent race-craft and will take some beating. Alongside the other likely nations, such as France's Mickael Bourgain, watch out for Kazunari Watanabe from the Keirin's homeland Japan and the outstanding Aziz Awang from Malaysia who is famous for using even the smallest gap to make a big jump coming out of the last corner - a tactic that may prove very effective given the placing of the finish line in London further away from the corners than is usual. Only two teams bear notice in the men's team pursuit. A year ago Australia looked firm favourites going into these Games. With individual pursuit world record holder Jack Bobridge and a large squad of exciting youngsters, they won the 2011 World Championships by over 5 seconds. A year on and, with the crucial addition of Geraint Thomas who has re-dedicated himself to the track after a successful few years out on the road, Great Britain set a world record at the 2012 World Championships and will go into London as favourites. However, with Australia nipping at their heels, they will have to target taking at least another half second off the world record if they want to win gold in London. The other star of the British pursuit squad, Ed Clancy, will also be turning his attention to the omnium. This event boasts a rich variety of talent with everyone having a speciality, and overall victory will come down to tenths of a second in the time trials and wheel widths in the bunch races. Alongside Ed Clancy, there are at least 9 men capable of challenging for a medal: Glenn O'Shea (AUS - 2012 World Champion), Elia Viviani (ITA - watch for aggressive moves in the bunch races), Shane Archibold (NZL - amazing mullet), Juan Arango (COL), Zach Bell (CAN), Lasse Hansen (DEN), Cho Ho-Sung (KOR), Martyn Irvine (IRE) and Bryan Coquard (FRA). Anna Meares (AUS) has her eyes on repeating Chris Hoy's achievements in Beijing - golds in the sprint, team sprint and keirin. She will go in favourite in all three events, though not by much. In the individual sprint Victoria Pendleton will be Anna's biggest threat; they have been close (and not friendly) rivals for nearly 10 years now with the latest episode being a controversial win for Pendleton at the World Championships in Melbourne. Guo Shang (CHN), Simona Krupeckaite (LTU) and Lyubov Shulika (UKR) are all waiting on the wings and there has been a recent trend in major championships for fatigue, both mental and physical, from beating a tough opponent in an earlier round to cause a favourite to lose in the final. As in the men's team pursuit, the women's team sprint looked wrapped up for Australia a year ago. The partnership of Meares and Kaarle McCulloch for Australia has first been overtaken by Pendleton and Jess Varnish for Great Britain, who set a world record in February, and then Miriam Welte and Kristina Vogel for Germany, who lowered the world record again at the World Championships. Anna Meares should let her power take her to gold in the keirin as she has in the past two World Championships, but will be targeted by all the same women as in the sprint. Finally in the women's team pursuit we have what looks like a sure-fire gold for Great Britain. Daniele King, Laura Trott, and Joanna Rowsell have taken 5 seconds off the world record in a year and, despite challenge again from the Australians, should lower their record again to take gold. The 20 year old Laura Trott has, like Ed Clancy, expanded her horizons from the pursuit to the omnium. Despite a limited racing background Laura has proved an adapt convert, winning the 2012 World Championships. She will face fewer realistic competitors than seen in the men's event; alongside Laura, Annette Edmondson (AUS - twice World Silver medallist), Sarah Hammer (USA - former 2x individual pursuit world champion) and Tara Whitten (CAN - 2011 world omnium champion) will share the medals.

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Men's Sprint
World Record (For prelim Flying 200m): Olympic Record (Prelim Flying 200m): 2008 Olympics 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Chris Hoy Jason Kenny Mickael Bourgain Maximilian Levy Kevin Sireau Teun Mulder Theo Bos Azizul Awang 2011 World Championships
DSQ* Gregory Bauge

9.572s 9.815s

Kevin Sireau Chris Hoy

FRA 20 May 2009 GBR 17 August 2008 Prelim Time 9.896 9.948 9.953 10.142 10.037 9.913 10.023 10.073 Prelim Time 9.932 10.096 10.144 10.026 10.153 10.234 10.257 10.217

GBR GBR FRA GER FRA NED NED MAS

Prelim Time 9.815 9.957 10.123 10.199 10.098 10.373 10.318 10.272 Prelim Time 10.142 10.120 10.111 10.043 10.148 10.172 10.262 10.267 Prelim Time 9.854 9.953 9.902 9.965 9.873 9.983 9.893 9.966

2010 World Championships 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Gregory Bauge Shane Perkins Kevin Sireau Robert Forstemann Matthew Crampton Chris Hoy Francois Pervis Jason Kenny 2012 London World Cup 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Chris Hoy Maximilian Levy Robert Forstemann Kevin Sireau Jason Kenny Matthew Crampton Kazunari Watanabe Gregory Bauge GBR GER GER FRA GBR GBR JPN FRA FRA AUS FRA GER GBR GBR FRA GBR

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Jason Kenny Chris Hoy Michael Bourgain Michael D'Almeida Shane Perkins Scott Sunderland Robert Forstemann 2012 World Championships

FRA GBR GBR FRA FRA AUS AUS GER

* DSQ due to receiving a ban for 3 missed out of competition tests

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Gregory Bauge Jason Kenny Chris Hoy Shane Perkins Robert Forstemann Stefan Boetticher Kevin Sireau Mickael Bourgain

FRA GBR GBR AUS GER GER FRA FRA

Men's Keirin
1 2 3 4 5 6 2008 Olympics Chris Hoy Ross Edgar Kiyofumi Nagai Shane Kelly Carsten Bergemann Arnaud Tournant 2011 World Championships Shane Perkins Chris Hoy Teun Mulder Matthew Crampton Rene Enders Edward Dawkins 2012 World Championships Chris Hoy Maximilian Levy Jason Kenny Mickael Bourgain Kazunari Watanabe Simon Van Velthooven GBR GBR JPN AUS GER FRA 1 2 3 4 5 6 2010 World Championships Chris Hoy Aziz Awang Maximillian Levy Teun Mulder Francois Pervis Sam Webster 2012 London World Cup Chris Hoy Rene Enders Mickael Bourgain Teun Mulder Kazunari Watanabe Simon Van Veltooven GBR MAS GER NED FRA NZL

1 2 3 4 5 6

AUS GBR NED GBR GER NZL

1 2 3 4 5 6

GBR GER FRA NED JPN NZL

1 2 3 4 5 6

GBR GER GBR FRA JPN NZL

Olympic Prospectus 2012

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Cycling - Track

Men's Team Sprint
World Record: 42.950s Olympic Record: 42.950s 2008 Olympics 1 Chris Hoy Jason Kenny Jamie Staff Gregory Bauge Kevin Sireau Arnaud Tournant Rene Enders Maximilian Levy Stefan Nimke Daniel Ellis Mark French Shane Kelly Theo Bos Teun Mulder Tim Veldt Kiyofumi Nagai Tomohiro Nagatsuka Kazunari Watanabe Aziz Awang Josiah Ng Mohd Tisin Michael Blatchford Adam Duvendeck Giddeon Massie Great Britain GBR (C Hoy, J Kenny, J Staff) GBR (C Hoy, J Kenny, J Staff) 15 August 2008 15 August 2008 2010 World Championships Robert Forstemann 1 Maximilian Levy Germany Stefan Nimke Gregory Bauge DSQ* Michael D'Almeida France Kevin Sireau Ross Edgar 2 Chris Hoy Great Britain Jason Kenny Cheng Changsong 3 Zhang Lei China Zhang Miao Edward Dawkins 4 Adam Stewart New Zealand Sam Webster Sergey Borisov 5 Denis Dmitriev Russia Sergey Kucherov Dan Ellis 6 Jason Niblett Australia Scott Sunderland Teun Mulder 7 Yondi Schmidt Holland Roy van den Berg 2012 London World Cup Rene Enders Germany Robert Forstemann Maximiliam Levy Gregory Bauge France Mickael D'Almeida Kevin Sireau Ross Edgar Great Britain Jason Kenny Chris Hoy Mathew Glaetzer Australia Shane Perkins Scott Sunderland Ethan Mitchell New Zealand Sam Webster Edward Dawkins Changsong Cheng China Miao Zhang Lei Zhang Segei Kucherov Russia Denis Dmitriev Sergi Borisov Kazuki Amagai Japan Kazunari Watanabe Seiichiro Nakagawa

43.128

43.433

2

France

43.651

43.453

3

Germany

44.014

43.59

4

Australia

44.022

44.002

5

Holland

44.212

44.45

6

Japan

44.437

44.498

7

Malaysia

44.822

44.63

8

USA

45.423

44.63

* DSQ due to Gregory Bauge being banned for missing 3 out of competition tes

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2011 World Championships Michael D'Almeida France Gregory Bauge Kevin Sireau Rene Enders Germany Maximilian Levy Stefan Nimke Matthew Crampton Great Britain Chris Hoy Jason Kenny Jason Niblett Australia Scott Sunderland Dan Ellis Sergey Kucherov Russia Denis Dmitriev Pavel Yakushevskiy Sam Webster New Zealand Edward Dawkins Ethan Mitchell Hugo Haak Holland Roy van den Berg Teun Mulder Zhang Miao China Zhang Lei Cheng Changsong

43.867

1

43.562

44.483

2

43.631

44.235

3

43.781

45.241

4

43.954

44.805

5

44.002

45.032

6

44.424

45.047

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44.597

45.112

8

44.791

2012 World Championships Shane Perkins 43.266 1 Scott Sunderland Australia Matthew Glaetzer Gregory Bauge 43.267 2 Kevin Sireau France Michael D'Almeida Ethan Mitchell New Zealand 43.812 3 Sam Webster Edward Dawkins Kazuki Amagei Japan 43.896 4 Kazunari Watanabe Seiichiro Nakagawa Rene Enders DSQ from * DSQ for missing the change over zone in their qualifying run 2nd in REL* Maximilian Levy Germany Qualifying Stefan Nimke Philip Hindes DSQ from 4th in REL* Chris Hoy Great Britain Qualifying Jason Kenny Cheng Changsong 44.049 5 Zhang Lei China Zhang Miao Denis Dmitriev 44.215 6 Sergei Borisov Russia Sergei Kucherov

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Cycling - Track

Men's Team Pursuit
World Record: Olympic Record: 3:53.295 3:53.314 GBR (E Clancy, P Kennaugh, G Thomas, S Burke) GBR (E Clancy, P Manning, G Thomas, B Wiggins) 04 April 2012 18 August 2008 2011 World Championshps Jack Bobridge Rohan Dennis Australia Luke Durbridge Michael Hepburn Alexei Markov Evgeny Kovalev Russia Ivan Kovalev Alexander Serov Steven Burke Sam Harrison Great Britain Peter Kennaugh Andy Tennant Sam Bewley Peter Latham New Zealand Marc Ryan Jesse Sargent Eloy Teruel Pablo Bernal Spain Asier Maeztu David Muntaner Tim Veldt Levi Heimans Netherlands Jenning Huizenga Arno Van Der Zwet Nikias Arndt Henning Bommel Germany Stefan Schaefer Jakob Steigmiller Gijs van Hoecke Dominique Cornu Belgium Ingmar De Poortere Jonathan Dufranse 2012 World Championships Ed Clancy Steven Burke Great Britain Peter Kennaugh Geraint Thomas Glenn O'Shea Jack Bobridge Australia Rohan Dennis Michael Hepburn Aaron Gate Sam Bewley New Zealand Westley Gough Marc Ryan Artur Ershov Avgeny Kovalev Russia Alexei Markov Alexander Serov Pablo Aitor Bernal Asier Maeztu Billelabeitia Spain Sebastien Mora Vedri Albert Torres Gijs van Hoecke Kenny De Ketele Belgium Dominique Cornu Jonathan Dufrasne Lasse Norman Hansen Casper Folsach Denmark Rasmus Quaade Christian Ranneries Peter Schep Levi Heimans Netherlands Aron van der Zwet Tim Veldt

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2008 Olympics Ed Clancy Paul Manning Great Britain Geraint Thomas Bradley Wiggins Caspar Jorgensen Jens-Erik Madsen Denmark Alex Rasmussen Michael Morkov Sam Bewley Marc Ryan New Zealand Jesse Sargent Hayden Roulston Jack Bobridge Mark Jamieson Australia Bradley McGee Graeme Brown Damien Gaudin Matthieu Ladagnou France Christophe Riblon Nicolas Rousseau Levi Heimans Robert Slippens Netherlands Wim Stroetinga Jens Mouris Sergei Escobar Asier Maeztu Spain David Muntaner Antonio Miguel Parra Alexei Markov Alexander Serov Russia Alexander Petrovski Evgeny Kovalev 2012 London World Cup Jack Bobridge Rohan Dennis Australia Alexander Edmondson Michael Hepburn Steven Burke Ed Clancy Great Britian Peter Kennaugh Geraint Thomas Sam Bewley Aaron Gate New Zealand Westley Gough Marc Ryan Ingmar De Poortere Dominique Cornu Belgium Kenny De Ketele Jonathan Dufrasne Artur Ershov Valery Kaykov Russia Evgeny Kovalev Ivan Savitsky Michael Vingerling Levi Heimans Netherlands Jenning Huizenga Arno Van Der Zwet Juan Esteban Arango Edwin Avila Vanegas Columbia A. A. Castro Laverde Weimar Roldan Ortiz Kirill Sveshnikov Roman Ivlev Russia Ravel Karpenkov Dswergey Shilov

3:53.314

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3:57.832

4:00.040

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4:02.229

3:57.776

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4:02.781

3:59.006

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4:05.977

4:03.679

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4:06.187

4:04.846

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4:06.552

4:06.509

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4:06.977

4:06.518

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4:07.198

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3:54.615

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3:53.295

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3:56.330

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3:53.401

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3:59.242

3

3:57.592

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4:04.956

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3:59.237

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4:06.823

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4:01.717

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4:07.825

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4:02.317

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4:08.287

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4:03.327

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4:08.999

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4:04.489

Olympic Prospectus 2012

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Cycling - Track

Men's Omnium

Olympic Prospectus 2012

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Cycling - Track

Women's Sprint
World Record (For prelim Flying 200m): Olympic Record (Prelim Flying 200m): 2008 Olympics 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Victoria Pendleton Anna Meares Guo Shang Willy Kanis Clara Sanchez Natallia Tsylinskaya Jennie Reed Simona Krupeckaite 2011 World Championships 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Anna Meares Simona Krupeckaite Victoria Pendleton Olga Panarina Lyubov Shulika Sandie Clair Kristina Vogel Guo Shang 2012 World Championships 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Victoria Pendleton Simona Krupeckaite Anna Meares Lyubov Shulika Guo Shang Miriam Welte Virginie Cueff Lisandra Guerra GBR LTU AUS UKR CHN GER FRA CUB AUS LTU GBR BLR UKR FRA GER CHN GBR AUS CHN NED FRA BLR USA LTU 10.782s 10.963s Anna Meares Victoria Pendleton Prelim Time 10.963 11.140 11.106 11.167 11.365 11.372 11.400 11.222 Prelim Time 11.120 11.291 11.299 11.120 11.152 11.398 11.387 11.188 Prelim Time 10.076 11.079 10.782 11.131 11.004 11.033 11.386 11.150 AUS 05 April 2012 GBR 17 August 2008 2010 World Championships 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Victoria Pendleton Guo Shang Simona Krupeckaite Anna Meares Kristina Vogel Kaarle McCulloch Olga Panarina Victoria Baranova 2012 London World Cup 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Guo Shang Anna Meares Lee Wai Sze Victoria Pendleton Jess Varnish Lisandra Guerra Rodriquez Kristina Vogel Kaarle McCulloch CHN AUS HKG GBR GBR CUB GER AUS GBR CHN LTU AUS GER AUS BLR RUS Prelim Time 11.135 10.918 11.078 11.03 11.356 11.202 11.077 11.426 Prelim Time 11.079 10.939 11.003 11.119 11.147 11.302 11.169 11.318

Women's Team Sprint
World Record: 32.630s Olympic Record: N/A 2010 World Championships Kaarle McCulloch Australia Anna Meares Gong Jinjie China Lin Junhong Gintare Gaivenyte Lithuania Simona Krupeckaite Victoria Pendleton Great Britain Jessica Varnish Sandie Clair France Clara Sanchez Kristina Vogel Germany Miriam Welte Yvonne Hijgenaar Netherlands Willy Kanis Victoria Baranova Russia Olga Streltsova 2012 London World Cup Jess Varnish Great Britain Victoria Pendleton Anna Meares Australia Kaarle McCulloch Gong Jinjie China Guo Shang Sandie Clair France Clara Sanchez Miriam Weite Germany Kristina Vogel Anastasiya Voynova Russia Viktoria Baranova Gintare Gaivenyte Lithuania Simona Krupeckaite Katie Schofield New Zealand Natasha Hansen GER (K Vogel, M Welte) 04 April 2012 2011 World Championships Anna Meares Australia Kaarle McCulloch Victoria Pendleton Great Britain Jessica Varnish Guo Shang China Gong Jinjie Clara Sanchez France Sandie Clair Miriam Welte Germany Kristina Vogel Gintare Gaivenyte Lithuania Simona Krupeckaite Yvonne Hijgenaar Netherlands Willy Kanis Iryna Papezhuk Ukraine Lyubov Shulika 2012 World Championships Kristina Vogel Germany Miriam Welte Kaarle McCulloch Australia Anna Meares Gong Jinjie China Guo Shang Victoria Pendleton Great Britain Jessica Varnish Sandie Clair France Clara Sanchez Viktoria Baranova Russia Anastasya Voynova Yvonne Hijgenaar Netherlands Willy Kanis Lyubov Shulika Ukraine Olena Tsos

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

32.923 33.192 33.109 33.593 33.490 33.604 33.672 34.369

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

33.237 33.525 33.586 33.731 33.618 33.788 34.151 34.373

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

32.754 32.945 33.060 33.433 33.554 33.650 33.716 33.881

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

32.549 32.597 32.870 33.160 33.355 33.440 33.571 33.639

Olympic Prospectus 2012

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Cycling - Track

Women's Keirin
1 2 3 4 5 6 2010 World Championships Simone Krupeckaite Victoria Pendleton Olga Panarina Kaarle McCulloch Miriam Welte Clara Sanchez 2012 London World Cup Simona Krupeckaite Lee Wai Sze Guo Shang Lyubov Shulika Victoria Pendleton Anna Meares LTU GBR BLR AUS GER FRA 1 2 3 4 5 6 2011 World Championships Anna Meares Olga Panarina Clara Sanchez Guo Shang Fatehah Mustapa Lisandra Guerra 2012 World Championships Anna Meares Ekaterina Gnidenko Kristina Vogel Guo Shuang Clara Sanchez Di Mu AUS BEL FRA CHN MAS CUB

1 2 3 4 5 6

LTU HKG CHN UKR GBR AUS

1 2 3 4 5 6

AUS RUS GER CHN FRA CHN

Women's Team Pursuit
World Record: 3:15.720 Great Britain (D King, L Trott, J Rowsell) 04 April 2012 2011 World Championships Laura Trott Great Britain Wendy Houvenaghel Danielle King Sarah Hammer USA Dotsie Bausch Jennie Reed Kaytee Boyd New Zealand Jaime Nielsen Alison Shanks Amy Cure Australia Katherine Bates Josephine Tomic Kirsten Wild Netherlands Vera Koedooder Ellen van Dijk Tara Whitten Canada Laura Brown Clara Hughes Lisa Brennauer Germany Charlotte Becker Madeleine Sandig Svitlana Gayluk Ukraine Lesya Kalitovska Anna Solovey 2012 World Championships Daniele King Great Britain Laura Trott Joanna Rowsell Annette Edmondson Australia Melissa Hoskins Josephine Tomic Tara Whitten Canada Jasmin Glaesser Gillian Carleton Lauren Ellis New Zealand Jaime Nielsen Alison Shanks Sarah Hammer United States Dotsie Bausch Lauren Tamayo Alena Dylko Belarus Aksana Papko Tatsiana Sharakova Jiang Fan China Jiang Wenwen Liang Jing Charlotte Becker Germany Lisa Brennauer Meadeleine Sandig Olympic Record: N/A 2010 World Championships Ashlee Ankudinoff Australia Sarah Kent Josephine Tomic Lizzie Armitstead Great Britain Wendy Houvenaghel Joanna Rowsell Rushlee Buchanan New Zealand Lauren Ellis Alison Shanks Dotsie Bausch USA Sarah Hammer Lauren Tamayo Vera Koedooder Netherlands Amy Pieters Ellen van Dijk Laura Brown Canada Stephanie Roorda Tara Whitten Charlotte Becker Germany Lisa Brennauer Verena Joos Yelizaveta Bochkarova Ukraine Svitlana Gayluk Lesya Kalitovska 2012 London World Cup Laura Trott Great Britain Danielle King Joanna Rowsell Tara Whitten Canada Gillian Carleton Jasmin Glaesser Annette Edmondson Australia Amy Cure Josephine Tomic Kirsten Wild Netherlands Vera Koedooder Ellen Van Dijk Sarah Hammer United States Jennie Reed Lauren Tamayo Lauren Ellis New Zealand Jaime Nielsen Alison Shanks Ausrine Trebaite Lithuania Vaida Pikauskaite Vilja Serekaite Lisa Brennauer Germany Charlotte Becker Madeleine Sandig

1

3:21.748

1

3:23.419

2

3:22.287

2

3:25.308

3

3:21.552

3

3:24.065

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3:24.571

4

3:24.422

5

3:25.156

5

3:26.092

6

3:26.132

6

3:27.255

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3:27.236

7

3:27.623

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3:27.662

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3:27.756

1

3:18.148

1

3:15.720

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3:18.982

2

3:16.943

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3:19.164

3

3:19.529

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3:21.992

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3:19.847

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3:23.208

5

3:21.765

6

3:25.468

6

3:22.509

7

3:28.156

7

3:23.083

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3:28.633

8

3:24.145

Olympic Prospectus 2012

76

77

Cycling - Track

Women's Omnium

Olympic Prospectus 2012

77

78

Diving

At times it can feel as though there is a gulf between China and the rest of the World in Diving competitions. For over 20 years they have produced diver after diver capable of incredibly challenging tucks and twists followed by breathtakingly clean entries into the water. At the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai they won all 8 available gold medals, all but one of which was over 20 points clear of the best non-Chinese diver. On the men's side He Chong on the springboard and Qiu Bo on the platform, and on the women's He Zi and Wu Minxia on the springboard and Hu Yadan and Chen Ruolin on the platform, are all superstars at home and will be taking this pressure into the Games where nothing less than gold will be acceptable in either the synchro or individual events. It is perhaps this pressure that has prevented China from completing a much anticipated clean-sweep of diving gold medals at an Olympics. In Beijing, the Australian Matthew Mitcham, possibly the most successful openly gay competing sportman on the planet, snatched the last available gold to spoil the Chinese party at their home Games. It is hard to see who could replicate this feat in London but the Russian pairing of Zakharov and Kuznetsova in the men's 3m synchro have come the closest in recent major competitions and could be well placed to capitalise on a dropped dive from their opponents.

GB diving boasts one of the "faces" of the London 2012 Olympics - Tom Daley. The 18 year old was the youngest competitor from any country at the 2008 Olympics and the youngest ever diving World Champion in 2009. He then hit a growth spurt that saw him gain him over 6 inches in height and 2 stone in weight in less than a year, which, understandably, forced him to adjust his diving style - relying less on clean entries and more on power-based difficult dives - and rebuild his competitive edge. He is still struggling for consistency with his new dives but has performed well this year, averaging significantly above his non-Chinese opponents. He should be aiming for medals both in the individual and, with his partner Pete Waterfield, in the synchronised 10m events. GB's only other likely source of a medal will come from the personable and photogenic synchro team of Sarah Barrow and Tonia Crouch, who surprised many by winning bronze in the World Cup event held in the Olympic Aquatics Centre earlier this year. Although they're generally 10-20 points behind the medals, their youth means they may be less fazed by the pressure of having thousands of eyes focused on them perched 10m above the pool.

Men's 3m Springboard
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics He Chong Alexandre Despatie Qin Kai Dmitry Sautin Pavlo Rozenberg Troy Dumais Yahel Castillo Patrick Hausding 2011 World Series Qin Kai He Chong Evgeny Kuznetsov Troy Dumais Yahel Castillo Ilya Kvasha Javier Illana Patrick Hausding 2012 World Series Qin Kai He Chong Yahel Castillo Troy Dumais Patrick Hausding Javier Illana Evgeny Kuznetsov Ilya Kvasha 2010 World Cup CHN CAN CHN RUS GER USA MEX GER 572.90 536.65 530.10 512.65 485.60 472.50 462.10 462.05 avg. 528.59 518.15 498.30 481.42 464.80 463.23 437.03 433.69 avg. 522.87 507.05 480.60 468.55 467.45 449.69 448.14 433.78 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 He Chong Qin Kai Evgeny Kuznetsov Yahel Castillo Patrick Hausding Kristian Ipsen Alex Despatie Javier Illana CHN CHN RUS MEX GER USA CAN ESP 546.55 522.35 501.85 490.00 481.75 480.30 476.85 475.10

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

CHN CHN RUS USA MEX UKR ESP GER

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships He Chong CHN Ilya Kvasha UKR Evgeny Kuznetsov RUS Qin Kai CHN Troy Dumais USA Yahel Castillo MEX Matthieu Rosset FRA Jack Laugher GBR 2012 World Cup He Chong Qin Kai Alexandre Despatie Ethan Warren Illya Kvasha Illya Zakharov Sho Sakai Jack Laugher

554.30 508.95 493.55 481.90 479.45 464.10 455.45 453.50

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

CHN CHN MEX USA GER ESP RUS UKR

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

CHN CHN CAN AUS UKR RUS JPN GBR

535.35 524.00 511.95 511.70 500.50 493.05 491.05 463.70

Olympic Prospectus 2012

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Diving

Men's 3m Springboard Synchronised
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Wang Feng, Qin Kai Dmitri Sautin, Yuriy Kunakov Illya Kvasha, Oleksiy Prygorov Chris Colwill, Jevon Tarantino Alexandre Despatie, Arturo Miranda Pavlo Rozenberg, Sascha Klein Nick Robinson-Baker, Ben Swain Scott Robertson, Robert Newbery 2011 World Series Qin Kai, Luo Yutong Yahel Castillo, Daniel Islas Troy Dumais, Kristian Ipsen Illya Kvasha, Oleksiy Prygorov Patrick Hausding, Stephan Feck Dmitry Sautin, Yury Kunakov N. Robinson-Baker, Chris Mears N. Robinson-Baker, Ben Swain 2012 World Series Qin Kai, Luo Yutong Illya Kvasha, Oleksiy Prygorov Ilya Zakharov, Evgeny Kuznetsov Yahel Castillo, Julian Sanchez Troy Dumais, Kristian Ipsen Patrick Hausding, Stephan Feck O. Gorshkovozov, Oleg Kolodniy N. Robinson-Baker, Chris Mears CHN RUS UKR USA CAN GER GBR AUS 469.08 421.98 415.05 410.73 409.29 402.84 402.36 393.80 avg. 463.09 435.86 428.51 425.08 424.01 419.60 406.41 392.12 avg. 457.28 429.37 428.97 422.96 420.11 415.18 412.50 409.85 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2010 World Cup Qin Kai, Luo Yutong Troy Dumais, Kristian Ipsen Illya Kvasha, Oleksiy Prygorov Reuben Ross, Alex Despatie Patrick Hausding, Stephan Feck Dmitry Sautin, Yury Kunakov Jorge Betancourt, Jose Guerra Damien Cely, Matthieu Rosset CHN USA UKR CAN GER RUS CUB FRA 460.62 440.01 432.30 424.92 421.08 419.46 416.46 411.48

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

CHN MEX USA UKR GER RUS GBR GBR

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Qin Kai, Luo Yutong CHN Ilya Zakharov, Evgeny Kuznetsova RUS Julian Sanchez, Yahel Castillo MEX USA Kristian Ipsen, Troy Dumais Patrick Hausding, Stephan Feck GER O. Pryhorov, O. Gorshkovozov UKR N. Robinson-Baker, Chris Mears GBR Matthieu Rosset, Damaien Clay FRA 2012 World Cup Qin Kai, Luo Yutong Evgeny Kuznetsov, Illya Zakharov Lomas Bryan Nickson, Huang Qiang Illya Kvasha, Oleksyi Prygorov Alexandre Despatie, Reuben Ross Troy Dumas, Kristian Ipsen Yahel Castillo, Alejandro Islas Patrick Hausding, Stephan Feck

463.98 451.89 437.61 429.06 412.39 412.20 403.68 402.36

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

CHN UKR RUS MEX USA GER UKR GBR

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

CHN RUS MAS UKR CAN USA MEX USA

445.71 439.83 432.09 424.83 417.42 414.30 413.73 402.27

Men's 10m Platform
2008 Olympics 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Matthew Mitcham Zhou Luxin Gleb Galperin Huo Liang Jose Guerra Mathew Helm Thomas Daley Rommel Pacheco 2011 World Series Cao Yuan Qiu Bo Liang Huo Pete Waterfield David Boudia Sascha Klein Victor Minibaev Thomas Daley 2012 World Series Qiu Bo Yue Lin Thomas Daley David Boudia Victor Minibaev Sascha Klein Nick McCrory German Sanchez AUS CHN RUS CHN CUB AUS GBR MEX 537.95 533.15 525.80 508.40 507.15 467.70 463.55 460.20 avg. 602.75 596.45 544.30 529.48 507.95 506.80 498.80 496.48 avg. 567.88 546.25 541.09 517.89 505.48 501.75 498.53 481.10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Matthew Mitcham Huo Liang Qiu Bo Victor Minibaev Jose Guerra Pete Waterfield Rommel Pacheco Nick McCrory 2010 World Cup AUS CHN CHN RUS CUB GBR MEX USA 562.80 555.40 554.70 525.00 511.00 500.45 496.05 482.20

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

CHN CHN CHN GBR USA GER RUS GBR

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Qiu Bo CHN David Boudia USA Sascha Klein GER Victor Minibaev RUS GBR Thomas Daley Nick McCrory USA Ivan Garcia MEX Oleksandr Bondar UKR 2012 World Cup Qiu Bo Victor Minibaev Peter Waterfield David Boudia Oleksandr Bondar Yue Lin Patrick Hausding Lomas Bryan Nickson

585.45 544.25 534.50 527.50 505.10 501.65 493.15 457.35

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

CHN CHN GBR USA RUS GER USA MEX

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

CHN RUS GBR USA UKR CHN GER MAS

574.90 523.60 510.35 501.10 499.95 493.00 482.35 461.60

Olympic Prospectus 2012

79

80

Diving

Men's 10m Platform Synchronised
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Lin Yue, Huo Liang Patrick Hausding, Sascha Klein Gleb Galperin, Dmitriy Dobroskok Mathew Helm, Robert Newbery David Boudia, Thomas Finchum Victor Ortega, Juan Uran Jose Guerra, Erick Fornaris Blake Aldridge, Tom Daley 2011 World Series Cao Yuan, Zhang Yanquan Thomas Daley, Peter Waterfield David Boudia, Thomas Finchum Sascha Klein, Patrick Hausding Victor Minibaev, Ilia Zakharov Ivan Garcia, German Sanchez Jose Guerra, Jenkler Aguirre Rommel Pacheco, J. Ruvalcaba 2012 World Series Cao Yuan, Zhang Yanquan Lin Yue, Huo Liang David Boudia, Nick McCrory Thomas Daley, Peter Waterfield O. Gorshkovozov, O. Bondar Victor Minibaev, Ilia Zakharov Sascha Klein, Patrick Hausding Ivan Garcia, German Sanchez CHN GER RUS AUS USA COL CUB GBR 468.18 450.42 445.26 444.84 440.64 423.66 409.38 408.48 avg. 473.24 437.35 437.10 434.90 432.60 432.60 432.08 426.90 avg. 477.27 433.59 432.05 431.21 428.88 428.18 427.14 423.97 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2010 World Cup Cao Yuan, Zhang Yanquan Victor Minibaev, Ilia Zakharov Jose Guerra, Jenkler Aguirre David Boudia, Nick McCrory Sascha Klein, Patrick Hausding Max Brick, Pete Waterfield German Sanchez, Ivan Garcia Kaptur Vadim, Hordkhik CHN RUS CUB USA GER GBR MEX BLR 500.46 492.90 462.60 448.89 435.93 427.38 421.80 418.14

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

CHN GBR USA GER RUS MEX CUB MEX

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Qiu Bo, Huo Lang CHN Patrick Hausding, Sascha Klein GER O. Gorshkovozov, O. Bondar UKR Ilya Zakharov, Victor Minibaev RUS David Boudia, Nick McCrory USA Peter Waterfield, Tom Daley GBR German Sanchez, Ivan Garcia MEX Eric Sehn, Kevin Geyson CAN 2012 World Cup Cao Yuan, Zhang Yanquan Ivan Alejandro Garcia, German Patrick Hausding, Sascha Klein David Boudia, Nick McCrory Jose Guerra, Jeinkler Aguirre Ilya Zakharov, Victor Minibaev Thomas Daley, Peter Waterfield Kevin Geyson, Erci Sehn

480.03 443.01 435.36 427.98 420.69 407.46 393.09 386.70

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

CHN CHN USA GBR UKR RUS GER MEX

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

CHN MEX GER USA CUB RUS GBR CAN

481.29 460.17 457.41 444.93 432.30 432.27 419.97 402.12

Olympic Prospectus 2012

80

81

Diving

Women's 3m Springboard
2008 Olympics 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Guo Jingjing Julia Pakhalina Wu Minxia Blythe Hartley Tania Cagnotto Anna Lindberg Sharleen Stratton Nancilea Foster 2011 World Series He Zi Wu Minxia Jennifer Abel Tania Cagnotto Sharleen Stratton Abby Johnston Anabelle Smith Emilie Heymans 2012 World Series He Zi Wu Minxia Tania Cagnotto Christina Loukas Laura Sanchez Kelci Bryant Jennifer Abel Uschi Freitag CHN RUS CHN CAN ITA SWE AUS USA 415.35 398.60 389.85 374.60 349.20 342.15 331.00 316.70 avg. 388.40 386.33 350.41 350.20 340.60 315.48 305.75 305.55 avg. 376.71 373.07 346.81 338.18 332.70 324.52 316.24 313.90 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 He Zi Wu Minxia Paola Espinosa Jennifer Abel Sharleen Stratton Tania Cagnotto Anabelle Smith Abby Johnston 2010 World Cup CHN CHN MEX CAN AUS ITA AUS USA 395.55 371.05 367.80 353.55 339.90 323.15 322.40 321.75

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

CHN CHN CAN ITA AUS USA AUS CAN

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Wu Minxia CHN He Zi CHN Jennifer Abel CAN Christina Loukas USA Sharleen Stratton AUS Laura Sanchez MEX Kelci Bryant USA Anna Pysmenska UKR 2012 World Cup

380.85 379.10 365.10 350.10 330.75 329.70 322.95 317.25

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

CHN CHN ITA USA MEX USA CAN GER

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Wu Minxia He Zi Tania Cagnotto Pamela Ware Anna Lindberg Laura Sanchez Christina Loukas Cassidy Krug

CHN CHN ITA CAN SWE MEX USA USA

368.95 365.40 345.75 341.30 341.25 329.10 327.65 326.10

Women's 3m Springboard Synchronised
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Guo Jingjing, Wu Minxia Julia Pakhalina, Anastasia Ditte Kotzian, Heike Fischer Kelci Bryant, Ariel Rittenhouse Briony Cole, Sharleen Stratton Noemi Batki, Francesca Dallape M. Voloshchenko, A, Pysmenska Tandi Gerrard, Hayley Sage 2011 World Series Zi He, Minxia Wu Jennifer Abel, Emilie Heymans Svetlana Filippova, N. Bazhina Francesca Dallape, Tania Cagnotto Kassidy Cook, Cassidy Krug Anabelle Smith, Sharleen Stratton Daniela Ramirez, Laura Sanchez Rebecca Gallantree, Alicia Blagg 2012 World Series Zi He, Minxia Wu Aranxa Chavez, Laura Sanchez Kassidy Cook, Christina Loukas Kelci Bryant, Abby Johnston Francesca Dallape, Tania Cagnotto Anna Pysmenska, Olena Fedorova Katja Dieckow, Uschi Freitag Maria Polyakova, Nadezda Bazhina CHN RUS GER USA AUS ITA UKR GBR 343.50 323.61 318.90 314.40 311.34 296.70 293.10 278.25 avg. 338.63 309.30 309.01 303.83 293.21 280.65 279.32 270.90 avg. 334.35 307.20 305.52 304.80 299.18 295.20 294.98 294.87 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2010 World Cup Zi He, Minxia Wu Svetlana Filippova, A'tasia Jennifer Abel, Emilie Heymans Briony Cole, Sharleen Stratton Kassidy Cook, Cassidy Krug Francy Dellape, Tania Cagnotto Arantxo Chavez, Laura Sanchez Rebecca Gallantree, Alicia Blagg CHN RUS CAN AUS USA ITA MEX GBR 354.90 323.52 322.50 320.61 318.30 317.40 303.39 297.24

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

CHN CAN RUS ITA USA AUS MEX GBR

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Wu Minxia, He Zi CHN Emilie Haymnas, Jennifer Abel CAN Anabelle Smith, Sharleen Stratton AUS UKR H. Pysmenska, Olena Fedorova GER Katja Dieckow, Uschi Freitag Francesca Dallape, Tania Cagnotto ITA Christina Loukas, Kassidy Cook USA S. Filippova, A'tasia Pozdniakova RUS 2012 World Cup He Zi, Wu Minxia Jennifer Abel, Emilie Heymans Tania Cagnotto, Francesca Dallape Kelci Bryant, Abby Johnston Olena Feborova, Anna Pysmenska Jun H. C., P. Rinong Pamg Paola Espinosa, Laura Sanchez Anabelle Smith, Sharleen Stratton

356.40 313.50 306.90 302.40 299.40 297.60 288.00 282.72

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

CHN MEX USA CAN ITA UKR GER RUS

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

CHN CAN ITA USA UKR MAS MEX AUS

345.30 321.90 317.40 315.00 314.70 300.90 300.60 298.20

Olympic Prospectus 2012

81

82

Diving

Women's 10m Platform
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Chen Ruolin Emilie Heymans Wang Xin Paola Espinosa Tatiana Ortiz Melissa Wu Marie-Eve Marleau Tonia Couch 2011 World Series Hu Yadan Chen Ruolin Wang Hao Alexandra Croak Paola Espinosa Pandelela Rinong Pamg Roseline Filion Melissa Wu 2012 World Series Chen Ruolin Hu Yadan Paola Espinosa Alexandra Croak Pandelela Rinong Pamg Roseline Filion Meaghan Benfeito Yulia Koltunova CHN CAN CHN MEX MEX AUS CAN GBR 447.70 437.05 429.90 380.95 343.60 338.15 332.10 328.70 avg. 421.60 414.85 392.80 356.80 350.69 347.99 342.83 339.30 avg. 403.08 361.05 368.55 325.13 349.78 303.30 342.09 345.20 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2010 World Cup Hu Yadan Chen Ruolin Melissa Wu Meaghan Benfeito Yulia Koltunova Roseline Filion Pandelela Rinong Pamg Paola Espinosa CHN CHN AUS CAN RUS CAN MAS MEX 452.80 437.20 374.30 359.65 354.55 353.70 351.40 338.15

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

CHN CHN CHN AUS MEX MAS CAN GER

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Chen Ruolin CHN Hu Yadan CHN Paola Espinosa MEX Meaghan Benfeito CAN Pandelela Rinong USA Iuliia Prokopchuk UKR Alexandra Croak AUS Roseline Filion CAN 2012 World Cup

405.30 394.00 377.15 375.50 355.85 340.15 337.75 333.00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

CHN CHN MEX AUS MAS CAN CAN RUS

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Chen Ruolin Hu Yadan Yulia Koltunova Roseline Filon Carolina Mendoza Christin Steuer Mai Nakagawa Neomi Batki

CHN CHN RUS CAN MEX GER JPN ITA

405.25 397.10 350.25 348.90 346.85 346.80 339.85 332.10

Women's 10m Platform Synchronised
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Wang Xin, Chen Ruolin Briony Cole, Melissa Wu Paola Espinosa, Tatiana Ortiz Stefanie Anthes, Nora Subschinski Mary Beth Dunnichay, Haley Choe Kum Hui, Kim Un Hyang Meaghan Benfeito, Roseline Filion Tonia Couch, Stacie Powell 2011 World Series Chen Ruolin, Hao Wang Meaghan Benfeito,Roseline Filion Melissa Wu, Alexandra Croak Leong M. Y., P. Rinong Pamg Yulia Koltunova, Daria Govor R. Gallantree, Megan Sylvester Rebecca Gallantree, Tonia Couch Mariana Mendiola, Marisa Diaz 2012 World Series Chen Ruolin, Hao Wang Paola Espinosa, Alejandra Orozco Meaghan Benfeito, Roseline Filion Mun Yee Leong, Pandelela Rinong Sarah Barrow, Tonia Couch Christin Steuer, Nora Subschinski I. Prokopchuk, Viktoriya Potyekhina E. Petukhova, Yulia Timoshinina CHN AUS MEX GER USA PRK CAN GBR 363.54 335.16 330.06 310.29 309.12 308.10 305.91 303.48 avg. 358.03 325.40 321.96 317.22 304.98 291.03 288.15 276.84 avg. 349.76 326.98 321.45 318.60 305.67 305.04 298.28 277.71 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2010 World Cup Chen Ruolin, Hao Wang Melissa Wu, Alexandra Croak Meaghan Benfeito, Roseline Filion Rebecca Gallantree, Stacie Powell Pandelela Rinong Pamg, Mun Yee Yulia Koltunova, Natalia Gonch Nora Subschinski, Christin Steuer Haley Ishimatsu, Mary Dunnichay CHN AUS CAN GBR MAS RUS GER USA 349.56 331.56 322.89 322.02 321.96 314.34 311.82 308.40

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

CHN CAN AUS MAS RUS GBR GBR MEX

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Wang Hao, Chen Ruolin CHN Alexandra Croak, Melissa Wu AUS Christin Steuer, Nora Subschinski GER Tonia Crouch, Sarah Barrow GBR V. Potyekhina, Iuliia Prokopchuk UKR Leong M. Y., P. Rinong Pamg MAS Meaghan Benfeito, Roseline Filion CAN Paola Espinosa,Tatiana Ortiz MEX 2012 World Cup Chen Ruolin, Wang Hao Meaghan Benfeito, Roseline Filion Sarah Barrow, Tonia Couch Alexandra Croak, Melissa Wu Nora Subschinski, Christin Steuer V. Potyekhina, Iulia Prokopchuk Mun Yee Leong, P. Rinong Pamg Paola Espinosa, Alejandra Orozco

362.58 325.92 316.29 314.52 311.64 305.34 303.87 298.80

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

CHN MEX CAN MAS GBR GER UKR RUS

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

CHN CAN GBR AUS GER UKR MAS MEX

359.58 331.65 314.40 311.04 309.33 308.52 307.86 305.34

Olympic Prospectus 2012

82

83

Equestrian

Equestrian does not fit comfortably into the Olympics. The fundamental issue of whether it is right to award a gold medal to a rider when the crucial skill and strength comes from their horse is enough for many to feel uncomfortable, and the list of additional concerns is seemingly endless: horses can be bought and sold between nations (witness the money spent by Saudi Arabia equipping their show jumping stables); riders and trainers quite happily and openly use drugs which are on the banned list, such as the painkiller capsicum (4 horses/riders were banned following the 2008 Olympics); some of the extreme training methods used to control the horses raise ethical concerns; riders are paid by the owners of the horses who are motivated by a desire to show the horse off and thereby increase its value; the equestrian portion of the Olympics has twice (in 1956 and 2008) had to be held thousands of miles from the host city due to quarantine concerns… I could go on. Crucially, however, equestrianism is big business. Viewing figures in some rich markets remain high and it is popular with sponsors (or at least their wives and children) and so will keep its uneasy place in the Olympic Games for the foreseeable future. In equestrianism top riders often have several world-class horses to choose from (and often ride more than one at a competition), which makes it hard to judge form. In dressage, the skill of the rider-trainer and the bond required is significant enough that a rider can come to dominate. Anky Van Grunsven (NED) enjoyed this position between 2000 and 2008, winning all three gold medals with two different horses. She's back again with her 14 year old gelding Salinero, but will have to share the favourite tag with her country-woman Adelinde Cornelisson on Parzival who have won the past two World Cup Dressage Finals. Home crowd support (not always the best thing in the controlled world of dressage) will fall on Laura Bechtolsheimer riding Mistral Hojrij who, along with the Dutch team and the very strong Germans will be hot on the trail of individual gold. Team Dressage will be between those three countries as well. Germany have won every Olympic gold since 1984 but have been pipped twice by the Dutch and once by the British to major team titles since 2008. With a wafer thin margin of error, show jumping could be won be any of ten or twenty riders. As reigning Olympic champions, Germany will be narrow favourites in the team competition but again this is too close to call. Great Britain do not have a strong record in show jumping, and unlike in dressage or 3-day eventing, are not expected to challenge for medals. Set within Greenwich park, the 3-day eventing will be the equestrian showpiece of the Games. Here Great Britain excels and, unlike in previous Olympic cycles, our riders will be taking their best horses and will be favourites to take gold in both the individual and team events. William Fox-Pitt on Lionheart, Tina Cook on Minors Frolic, Nicola Wilson on Opposition Buzz, Mary King on Imperial Cavalier and Zara Phillips on High Kingdom make up a strong team who go in clear favourites to take team gold. Fox-Pitt has been the most successful eventer in the world in recent years; though he is taking a chance on the relatively inexperienced 9 year-old Lionheart, he will be favourite for individual gold, albeit amongst a field of 10-20 potential winners. Should the Queen’s grand-daughter, Zara Phillips (herself the daughter of two Olympic eventers) medal in the Jubilee year equestrian will doubtless spend a news cycle at the top of the world's headlines.

Individual Jumping
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Eric Lamaze Rolf-Goran Bengtsson Beezie Madden M. Michaels-Beerbaum McLain Ward Ludger Beerbaum Marc Houtzager Angelique Hoorn 2008 Olympics CAN SWE USA GER USA GER NED NED Hickstead Ninja Authentic Shutterfly Sapphire All Inclusive Opium O'Brien 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2010 World Equestrian Games Vigo D'Arsouilles Philippe Le Jeune BEL Seldana Di Campalto Abdullah Al Sharbatly KSA Hickstead Eric Lamaze CAN Rebozo BRA Rodrigo Pessoa Corradina Carsten-Otto Nagel GER Ninja Rolf-Goran Bengtsson SWE Sapphire McLain Ward USA Chianto John Pearce CAN 2012 World Cup Jumping Final Flexible Rich Fellers USA Nino Des Buissonnets Steve Guerdat SUI Carlina Pius Schwizer SUI Monte Bellini GER Philipp Weishaupt Silvana Kevin Staut FRA Casail La Silla Rolf-Goran Bengtsson SWE Groep Verdi Maikel van der Vleuten NED Copin van de Broy Marcus Ehning GER

1 2 3 4 4 6 7 8

2011 World Cup Jumping Final Taloubet Christian Ahlmann GER Hickstead Eric Lamaze CAN Simon Jeroen Dubbeldam NED Cash Marco Kutscher GER Danny Boy Beezie Madden USA New Orleans Gerco Schroder NED Delphi Katie McVean NZL Silvana Kevin Staut FRA World Ranking Rolf-Goran Bengtsson Pius Schwizer Nick Skeltobn Ludger Beerbaum Marco Kutscher Eric Lamaze Steve Guerdat Edwina Tops-Alexander Marcus Ehning Kevin Staut Points 2702 2350 2340 2292 2212 2185 2150 2132 2127 2125

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

SWE SUI GBR GER GER CAN SUI AUS GER FRA

Olympic Prospectus 2012

83

84

Equestrian

Team Jumping
Country Qualification
Qualified by winning the 2010 World Equestrian Games

Top Results
=4th at 2008 Olympics, 1st at 2010 World Equestrian Games, 3rd at 2009 European Jumping Championships, 1st at 2011 European Jumping Championships 2nd at 2010 World Equestrian Games, 2nd at 2011 European Jumping Championships 3rd at 2010 World Equestrian Games 16th at 2008 Olympics, 4th at 2010 World Equestrian Games, 2nd at 2011 Pan-American Games 2nd at 2008 Olympics, 5th at 2010 World Equestrian Games 7th 2008 Olympics, 6th at 2010 World Equestrian Games 8th at 2008 Olympics, 7th at 2010 World Equestrian Games 12th at 2008 Olympics, 8th at 2010 World Equestrian Games 6th at 2008 Olympics, 9th at 2010 World Equestrian Games, 3rd at 2011 European Jumping Championships 1st 2008 Olympics (+ 1st in 2004 Olympics), 10th at 2010 World Equestrian Games, 1st at 2011 Pan-American Games 3rd 2008 Olympics, 1st at 2009 European Jumping Championships =4th at 2008 Olympics 11th at 2008 Olympics 9th 2008 Olympics, 3rd at 2011 Pan-American Games

Germany

France Belgium Brazil Canada Sweden

Qualified by coming second in the 2010 World Equestrian Games Qualified by coming third in the 2010 World Equestrian Games Qualified by coming fourth in the 2010 World Equestrian Games Qualified by coming fifth in the 2010 World Equestrian Games Qualified by coming fifth at the 2011 European Jumping Championships Qualified at 2010 World Equestrian Games by being the highest placed finishers (7th) from 'Central & Eastern Europe, Central Asia, S-E Asia and Oceania' Qualified at Olympic Qualifying Tournament

Australia

Saudi Arabia

Great Britain

Qualified as hosts

United States

Qualified by winning the 2011 PanAmerican Games Qualified by coming sixth at the 2011 European Jumping Championships Qualified by coming fourth at the 2011 European Jumping Championships Qualifed by being the best African or Middle Eastern Team Qualified by coming third at the 2011 Pan-American Games Qualified by coming fifth at the 2011 Pan-American Games

Switzerland Netherlands Ukraine Mexico Chile

Olympic Prospectus 2012

84

85

Equestrian

Individual Dressage
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Anky van Grunsven Isalbell Werth Heike Kemmer Steffen Peters Hans Peter Minderhoud Alexandra Korelova Emma Hindle Kyra Kyrklund 2008 Olympics NED GER GER USA NED RUS GBR FIN Salinero Satchmo Bonaparte Ravel Nadine Balagur Lancet Max 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2010 World Championships Moorlands Totilas Edward Gal NED Mistral Hojris Laura Bechtolsheimer GBR Ravel Steffen Peters USA Hunter Douglas Sunrise Imke Schellekens-Bartels NED Fuego XII Juan Manuel Munoz Diaz ESP Warum Nicht Isalbell Werth GER Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein Digby DEN Pop Art Ashley Holzer CAN 2012 World Cup Dressage Final Jerich Parzival Adelinde Cornelissen NED Damon Hill Helen Langehanenberg GER Eremo del Costegno Valentina Truppa ITA El Santo Isabell Werth GER Hiscox Artemis Richard Davison GBR Glock's Tango Hans Peter Minderhoud NED Girasol Nadine Capellmann GER Toy Story Patrik Kittel SWE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Cup Dressage Final Jerich Parzival Adelinde Cornelissen NED Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein Digby DEN Herzruf's Erbe Ulla Salzgeber GER Satchmo Isabell Werth GER Damon Hill GER Helen Langehanenberg Exquis Nadine Hans Peter Minderhoud NED Watermill Scandic Patrik Kittel SWE Sister de Jeu Edward Gal NED World Ranking Adelinde Cornelissen NED Matthias Rath GER Laura Bechtolsheimer GBR Charlotte Dujardin GBR Carl Hetser GBR Ulla Salzgeber GER Isabell Werth GER Helen Langehanenberg GER Patrik Kittel SWE Valentina Truppa ITA

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Jerich Parzival Totalis Mistral Hojris Valegro Uthopia Herzruf's Erbe El Santo Damon Hill Watermill Scandic Eremo del Costegno

Team Dressage
Country
Netherlands

Qualification
Qualified by winning the 2010 World Equestrian Games

Top Results
2nd 2008 Olympics, 1st at 2010 World Equestrian Games, 1st at 2009 European Dressage Championships, 3rd at 2011 European Dressage Championships 5th at 2008 Olympics, 2nd at 2010 World Equestrian Games, 2nd at 2009 European Dressage Championships, 1st at 2011 European Dressage Championships 1st at 2008 Olympics (+1st at every Olympics since 1984), 3rd at 2010 World Equestrian Games, 3rd at 2009 European Dressage Championships, 2nd at 2011 European Dressage Championships

Great Britain

Qualified as hosts

Germany

Qualified by coming third in the 2010 World Equestrian Games

United States

DSQ due to doping at 2008 Olympics, 4th at Qualified by coming fourth in the 2010 2010 World Equestrian Games, 1st at 2011 PanWorld Equestrian Games American Games Qualified by coming sixth at the 2011 European Dressage Championships Qualified by coming fifth at the 2011 European Dressage Championships Qualified by winning the 2011 PanAmerican Games Qualified by winning Asia-Pacific tournament Qualified by coming fourth at the 2011 European Dressage Championships Qualified requisite number of individual riders to make up a team 3rd 2008 Olympics, 5th at 2010 World Equestrian Games, 6th at 2010 World Equestrian Games, 8th 2008 Olympics, 7th at 2010 World Equestrian Games, 2ndt at 2011 Pan-American Games 7th 2008 Olympics, 8th at 2010 World Equestrian Games, 4th 2008 Olympics, 10th at 2010 World Equestrian Games,

Denmark

Spain

Canada

Australia

Sweden

Poland

Olympic Prospectus 2012

85

86

Equestrian

Individual Eventing
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Hinrich Romeike Gina Miles Kristina Cook Megan Jones Ingrid Klimke Didier Dhennin Clayton Fredericks Andreas Dibowski 2008 Olympics GER USA GBR AUS GER FRA AUS GER Marius McKinlaigh Miners Frolic Irish Hester Abraxxas Ismene du Temple Ben Along Time Butts Leon 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2010 World Championships La Biosthetique-Sam Michael Jung GER Cool Mountain William Fox-Pitt GBR Nereo Andrew Nicholson NZL Gazelle de la Brasserie Karin Donckers BEL Redesigned Pippa Funnell GBR Imperial Cavalier Mary King GBR Jonathan Paget Clifton Promise NZL Vettori Stuart Tinney AUS 2011 Kentucky Three Day Kings Temptress Mary King GBR Fernhill Urco Mary King GBR Manoir de Carneville Sinead Halpin USA Neuf Des Coeurs William Fox-Pitt GBR Be My Guest Clayton Fredericks AUS Sonas Rovatio Oliver Townend GBR Exponential Jessica Pheonix CAN St. Barths Hannah Sue Burnett USA 2011 Burleigh Horse Trials Parklane Hawk GBR Nereo NZL Kings Temptress GBR Lenamore NZL Clifton Lush NZL Lead the Way GBR Neville Bardos USA Avebury NZL 2012 Kentucky Three Day Parklane Hawk GBR Arthur USA Otis Barbotiere USA Mr. Medicott USA Twizzel USA Clifton Promise NZL Qwanza NZL Remington XXV USA

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Mark Todd Piggy French Mary King Sam Griffiths Niklas Lindbach Caroline Powell Nicola Wilson Laura Collett

2011 Badminton Horse Trials NZB Land Vision NZL Jakata GBR Imperial Cavalier GBR Happy Times AUS Mister Pooh SWE Lenamore NZL Opposition Buzz GBR Rayef GBR

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 Luhmuhlen Horse Trials Franco Jess Andreas Ostholt GER Leprince des Bois Kai Ruder GER Wega Sara Algotsson Ostholt SWE Schorsch Julia Mestern GER Ocarina Du Chanois Donatien Schauly FRA King Artus Dirk Schrade GER Mister Pooh Niklas Lindbach SWE Calma Schelly Marina Kohncke GER 2011 Etoiles de Pau Oslo GBR Mr Cruise Control NZL Lionheart GBR Imperial Cavelier GBR Hildago de L'Ile FRA Bendigo AUS Simon Porloe GBR Holstein Park Leilani AUS

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

William Fox-Pitt Andrew Nicholson Mary King Caroline Powell Jonathan Paget Clea Phillipps Boyd Martin Andrew Nicholson

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

William Fox-Pitt Andrew Nicholson William Fox-Pitt Mary King Nicolas Touzaint Clayton Fredericks Lucy Wiegersma Christopher Burton

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

William Fox-Pitt Allison Springer Boyd Martin Karen O'Conner William Coleman Jonathan Paget Andrew Nicholson Boyd Martin

2012 Badminton Horse Trials - Cancelled

2012 Burleigh Horse Trials - Cancelled

Olympic Prospectus 2012

86

87

Equestrian

Team Eventing
Country Qualification Top Results
3rd at 2008 Olympics, 1st at 2010 World Eventing Championships, 1st at 2009 European Eventing Championships, 3rd at 2011 European Eventing Championships 9th at 2008 Olympics, 2nd at 2010 World Eventing Championships, 2nd at 2011 PanAmerican Games 5th at 2008 Olympics, 3rd at 2010 World Eventing Championships 7th at 2008 Olympics, 4th at 2010 World Eventing Championships, 1st at 2011 PanAmerican Games 1st at 2008 Olympics, 5th at 2010 World Eventing Championships, 1st at 2011 European Eventing Championships 6th at 2010 World Eventing Championships, 3rd at 2009 European Eventing Championships 8th at 2008 Olympics, 7th at 2010 World Eventing Championships 11th at 2008 Olympics, 8th at 2010 World Eventing Championships, 2nd at 2011 European Eventing Championships 9th at 2010 World Eventing Championships 4th at 2008 Olympics, 10th at 2010 World Eventing Championships 10th at 2008 Olympics, 3rd at 2011 PanAmerican Games 2nd at 2008 Olympics

Great Britain

Qualified as hosts

Canada

Qualified by coming second in the 2010 World Equestrian Games Qualified by coming third in the 2010 World Equestrian Games Qualified by coming fourth in the 2010 World Equestrian Games Qualified by coming fifth in the 2010 World Equestrian Games Qualified by coming sixth in the 2010 World Championships Qualified requisite number of individual riders to make up a team Qualified by coming second the 2011 European Eventing Championships Qualified at Asia-Pacific tournament Qualified by coming fourth at the 2011 European Eventing Championships Qualified by coming 4th at the 2011 Pan-American Games Qualified requisite number of individual riders to make up a team Qualified requisite number of individual riders to make up a team

New Zealand

United States

Germany

Belgium

Ireland

France

Japan Sweden Brazil Australia Netherlands

Olympic Prospectus 2012

87

88

Fencing

Fencing offers fast, furious and riveting competition to a small but affluent global audience. Italy are currently the true power houses of the sport, with 3 current world number ones and 4 reigning world champions. If all goes to form their fencers could well end up accounting for half the nation’s gold medals in London. Their haul should be kicked off by reigning world and Olympic champion Valentina Vezzali, who will only be challenged by her higher ranked team mate Elise Di Francisca on her way to the women's individual Foil title; if achieved this would make her the fourth athlete, and first woman, to win four consecutive gold medals in an individual event. Andrea Cassara could lead an Italian 1-2-3 in the men's individual Foil, which would presumably be followed - if celebrations are kept under control, by gold in the team event. Paolo Pizzo, another Italian, leads a tight field in the men's Epee, whilst in the Sabre Nicolas Limbach (GER) and Alexey Yakimenko (RUS) will hope that they can keep last year's world champion Aldo Montano from making it an Italian clean sweep of men's individual gold medals. Great Britain’s hopes of a medal at the 2012 Olympics will live and probably die with Richard Kruse. Undoubtedly Britain’s best fencer for 40 years, the former Olympic quarter-finalist and two-time European Championship medallist will hope to upset the favourites in the individual foil. His best chance, however, may come in the team event where the British men will take up their automatic qualification spot. With only 8 other teams, a good crowd reaction could see GB pull off an upset and take their first fencing medal since 1964.

Men's Individual Foil
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Benjamin Kleibrink Yuki Ota Salvatore Sanzo Jun Zhu Peter Joppich Andrea Cassara Erwan Le Pechoux Sheng Lei 2011 World Championships Andrea Cassara Valerio Aspromonte Victor Sintes Giorgio Avola Choi Byung-Chul Alexey Cheremisinov Race Imboden Alaa El Sayed GER JAP ITA CHN GER ITA FRA CHN 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 World Ranking Andrea Cassara Andrea Baldini Erwan Le Pechoux Giorgio Avola Alaa El Sayed Race Imboden Valerio Aspromonte Victor Sintes Peter Joppich Alexander Massialas Choi Byung-Chul Alexey Cheremisinov Lei Sheng Ma Jianfei Sebastian Bachmann Roland Schlosser Yuki Ota Kenta Chida Kwon Young-Ho Huang Liangcai ITA ITA FRA ITA EGY USA ITA FRA GER USA KOR RUS CHN CHN GER AUT JPN JPN KOR CHN Points 284 176 159 138 129 126 126 122 119 119 109 107 86 86 85 82 80 79 74 73

1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

ITA ITA FRA ITA KOR RUS USA EGY

Men's Individual Epee
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Matteo Tagliariol Fanrice Jeannet Jose Luis Abajo Gabor Boczko Jung Jin-Sun Radoslaw Zawrotniak Diego Confalonieri Bas Verwijlen 2011 World Championships Paolo Pizzo Bas Verwijlen Fabian Kauter Park Kyoung-Doo Gexa Imre Ruben Limardo Elmir Alimzhanov Nikolai Novosjolov ITA FRA ESP HUN KOR POL ITA NED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 World Ranking Paolo Pizzo Fabian Kauter Bas Verwijlen Park Kyoung-Doo Nikolai Novosjolov Mex Heinzer Gauthier Grumier Soren Thompson Geza Imre Elmir Alimzhanov Silvio Fernandez Jung Jin-Sun Ruben Limardo Yannick Borel Jeorg Fiedler Matteo Tagliariol Dmitry Karuchenko Ronan Gustin Alfredo Rota Gabor Baczko ITA SUI NED KOR EST SUI FRA USA HUN KAZ VEN KOR VEN FRA GER ITA UKR FRA ITA HUN Points 184 164 156 151 145 139 132 124 117 115 111 107 105 99 96 92 91 91 90 90

1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

ITA NED SUI KOR HUN VEN KAZ EST

Olympic Prospectus 2012

88

89

Fencing

Men's Individual Sabre
2008 Olympics 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Zhong Man Nicolas Lopez Mihali Covaliu Julien Pillet Luigi Tarantino Keeth Smart Jorge Pina Aliaksandr Buikevich 2011 World Championships Aldo Montano Nicolas Limbach Gu Bon-Gil Luigi Tarantino Won Woo-Young Aron Szilagyi Veniamin Reshetnikov Dmitri Lapkes CHN FRA ROM FRA ITA USA ESP BLR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 World Ranking Nicolas Limbach Alexey Yakimenko Aldo Montano Won Woo-Young Gu Bon-Gil Aron Szilagyi Bolade Apithy Luigi Tarantino Nikolay Kovalev Juilien Pillet Giampiero Pastore Veniamin Reshetnikov Rares Dumitrescu Daryl Homer Diego Occhiuzzi Dmitri Lapkes Nicolas Lopez Liu Xiao Renzo Agresta Philippe Beaudry GER RUS ITA KOR KOR HUN FRA ITA RUS FRA ITA RUS ROU USA ITA BLR FRA CHN BRA CAN Points 270 240 191 188 188 177 119 119 115 110 110 107 105 101 90 83 78 76 75 68

1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

ITA GER KOR ITA KOR HUN RUS BLR

Men's Team Foil
2011 World Championships Zhang Liangliang Lei Sheng China Zhu Jun Ma Jianfei Marcel Marcilloux Victor Sintes France Erwan Le Pechoux Brice Guyart Sebastien Bachmann Peter Joppich Germany Benjamin Kleibrink Andre Wessels Poland Japan Russia Italy South Korea 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 10 11 World Ranking Italy China Germany France Japan Russia United States Egypt Great Britain Points 364 336 326 296 276 264 236 191 184

1

2

3 4 5 6 7 8

Men's Team Sabre
2008 Olympics 1 Julien Pillet Boris Sanson Nicolas Lopez 2 Tim Morehouse Jason Rogers Keeth Smart James Williams Aldo Montano Luigi Tarantino 3 Giampiero Pastore Diego Occhiuzzi 4 5 6 7 8 World Ranking Russia Germany Italy Belarus Romania China United States South Korea 2011 World Championships Nikolay Kovalev Veniamin Reshetnikov Russia Alexey Yakimenko Pavel Bykov Valery Pryiemka Aliaksandr Buikevich Belarus Dmitri Lapkes Aliaksei Likhacheuski Diego Occuizzi Also Montano Italy Gianpiero Pastore Luigi Tarantino Germany Romania Hungary Ukraine USA

France

1

USA

2

Italy Russia Belarus China Hungary Egypt Points 364 322 314 304 260 232 229 226

3 4 5 6 7 8

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Olympic Prospectus 2012

89

90

Fencing

Women's Individual Foil
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Valentina Vezzali Hyun-Hee Nam Margherita Granbassi Giovanna Trillini Edina Knapek Evgenia Lamonova Chieko Sugawara Katja Wachter 2011 World Championships Valentina Vezzali Elisa Di Francisca Lee Kiefer Nam Hyun-Hee Corinne Maitrejean Yevgeniya Lamoneva Martyna Synoradzka Ilaria Salvatori ITA KOR ITA ITA HUN RUS JPN GER 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 World Ranking Elisa Di Francisca Valentina Vezzali Nam Hyun-Hee Corinne Maitrejean Arianna Errigo Ilaria Salvatori Lee Kiefer Evgeniya Lamonova Aida Mohamed Aida Shanaeva Ines Boubakri Carolin Golubytskyi Chen Jinyan Inna Deriglazova Jeon Hee-Sook Nzingha Prescod Doris Willette Liu Yongshi Astrid Guyart Sylwia Gruchala ITA ITA KOR FRA ITA ITA USA RUS HUN RUS TUN GER CHN RUS KOR USA USA CHN FRA POL Points 263 244 147 136 131 126 118 105 95 91 82 82 82 75 74 69 67 66 64 64

1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

ITA ITA USA KOR FRA RUS POL ITA

Women's Individual Epee
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Britta Heidemann Ana Maria Branza Ildiko Mincza-Nebald Li Na Inke Duplitzer Lubov Shutova Laura Flessel-Colovic Emma Samuelson 2011 World Championships Li Na Sun Yujie Ana Maria Branza Anca Maroiu Magdelana Piekarska Simona Alexandru Monika Sozanska Shin A-Lam GER ROM HUN CHN GER RUS FRA SWE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 World Ranking Ana Branza Bianca Del Carretto Sun Yujie Simona Gherman Mara Navarria Tiffany Geroudet Yana Shemyakina Magdalena Piekarska Choi In Jeong Lyubov Shutova Luo Xiaojuan Monika Sozanska Li Na Emesa Szasz Laura Flessel-Colovic Courtney Hurley Anca Maroiu Rossella Fiamingo Anna Sivkova Shin A Lam ROU ITA CHN ROU ITA SUI UKR POL KOR RUS CHN GER CHN HUN FRA USA ROU ITA RUS KOR Points 167 159 158 149 146 130 126 125 118 111 110 110 109 107 104 93 89 86 82 82

1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

CHN CHN ROU ROU POL ROU GER KOR

Women's Individual Sabre
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Mariel Zagunis Sada Jacobson Rebecca Ward Sofiya Velikaya Xue Tan Yingying Bao Azza Besbes Olena Khomrova 2011 World Championships Sofia Velikaya Mariel Zagunis Julia Gavrilova Olha Kharlan Sabina Mikina Irene Vecchi Ekaterina Diatchenko Zhu Min USA USA USA RUS CHN CHN TUN UKR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 World Ranking Sofya Velikaya Mariel Zagunis Olga Kharlan Yuliya Gavrilova Zhu Min Kim Yi-Yeon Ekaterina Dyachenko Azza Besbes Chen Xiaodong Vassiliki Vougiouka Irene Vecchi Gioia Marzocca Dagmara Wozniak Aleksandra Socha Leonore Perrus Olga Zhovnir Sabina Schneider Sabina Mikina Bogna Jozwiak Ibithaj Muhammad RUS USA UKR RUS CHN KOR RUS TUN CHN GRE ITA ITA USA POL FRA UKR USA AZE POL USA Points 258 258 230 170 153 143 137 136 132 128 127 118 100 99 86 81 78 78 72 71

1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

RUS USA RUS UKR AZE ITA RUS CHN

Olympic Prospectus 2012

90

91

Fencing

Women's Team Foil
2008 Olympics 1 Svetlana Boiko Aida Chanaeva Victoria Nikichina Evgenia Lamonova 2 Emily Cross Hanna Thompson Erinn Smart Valentina Vezzali Giovanna Trillini Margherita Granbassi Ilaria Salvatori 2011 World Championships Inna Deriglazova Aida Shanyeva 1 Russia Larissa Korobeynikova Yevgeniya Lamanova Arianna Errigo Valentina Vezzali 2 Italy Elisa Di Francisca Ilaria Salvatori Lee Hye-Sun South Nam Hyun-Hee 3 Korea Jeo Hee-Sook Jung Gil-Ok 4 Poland 5 Hungary 6 France 7 USA 8 Canada

Russia

USA

3 4 5 6 7 8

Italy Hungary Germany China Poland Egypt

1 2 3 4 5 6 9 13 14

World Ranking Italy Russia South Korea Poland United States France Japan Great Britain Egypt

Points 424 376 328 250 230 222 204 157 126

Women's Team Epee
2011 World Championships Anca Maroiu Loredana Dinu Romania Simona Alexandru Ana Maria Branza Luo Xiaojuan Li Na China Sun Yujie Xu Anqi Rossella Fiamingo Mara Navarria Italy Nathalie Moellhausen Bianca Del Carretto Germany Poland Estonia South Korea France 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 World Ranking Romania China Russia Italy South Korea United States Ukraine Germany Points 388 348 296 274 243 233 214 210

1

2

3 4 5 6 7 8

Olympic Prospectus 2012

91

92

Football
Olympic Football is largely viewed as a waste of time in Britain, especially by professional football journalists and pundits,. The well-established argument runs that the Olympic title is not the pinnacle of the sport and, as such, the players and fans simply don’t care about winning. Whilst there may be valid concerns about Olympic football, this view is peculiarly British and can largely be explained by the fact that Great Britain, as a combination of the home nations, has never put together a professional team and has not competed in Olympic football since 1960 (when it was still an amateur-only event). To counter the notion that Olympic football is an irrelevance you only need to look at the five Games since the tournament started admitting professional players: when the Spanish football team took gold in Barcelona, the Spanish public voted it their favourite moment of the Games; African football regards Nigeria’s gold in Atlanta and Cameroon’s gold in Sydney as its arrival on the world scene; and Argentina’s golds in Athens and Beijing, with teams featuring such stars as Carlos Tevez and Lionel Messi, are considered proof of a golden generation. Perhaps those that disparage the Olympic tournament so much might start to change their tune if a British football team finally managed to win something. Whilst the inculsion of several very weak sides in the men's tournament means the group stages may turn out a little predictable, by the time of the knockout rounds we will be able to see some of the current and future stars in world football going toe-to-toe. Uruguay, Switzerland, Mexico, South Korea and Japan all boast experienced players and bristling talent but look short of having the strength to pick up gold. The two standout teams in the Olympics are Brazil and Spain. Brazil’s senior team has gone through an overhaul in terms of philosophy and personnel since the 2010 World Cup. What we will see in London is the core of the team they are hoping will bring World Cup victory on home soil in 2014. With a front line of Neymar, Hulk and Alexandre Pato, and the experience of Thiago Silva at centre back, this will be a big test for Brazil and the home press will expect a finals appearance at the very least. Spain, off the back of two European Championships and one World Cup, bring a team with strength across the pitch and expectation of gold. Such is their strength that it is hard to pick their starting line-up, but with Manchester United’s David de Gea, Athletic Bilbao’s Javi Martinez and Iker Munain and Chelsea’s Juan Mata, Spain will be formidable opponents. The big question mark in the men’s tournament falls on Great Britain. It is hard to compare GB’s team-sheet with those of Brazil and Spain without seeing a gulf in quality. Veteran Welsh players Ryan Giggs and Craig Bellamy have never had a chance to perform in an international tournament and home-field advantage is a big help – but the semi-finals will probably prove the absolute limit of their abilities. For women’s football, the Olympics remains the marquee event on the calendar despite the growing popularity of the women’s World Cup. Despite the recent collapse of their professional league, it is the USA that will come in as favourites to pick up a third consecutive gold. They have never failed to make it to an Olympic final, but as women’s football continues to grow worldwide they have been coming under increasing pressure. Japan won the 2011 World Cup and will come in with confidence after their victory over the full strength USA side in that final. Silver medallists four years ago, Brazil boasts three-times World Player of the Year – Marta – for whom this may be a last shot at the Olympics. There is also optimism around the Great British team; although the England team, around which it is based, are yet to lift an international trophy, there is a definite upward trend in their performances and they have an opportunity to raise the profile of their sport on the biggest stage of all.

Men's Football
Country Qualification
Second in South American U-20 Qualification Tournament

Group

World Ranking
3rd

Achievements

Top Players

Uruguay

A

Undergoing a rennaisance , the 1924 & 1928 Olympic Luiz Suarez (FW, 25, 28 goals in 54 games for senior team, 81 goals in 110 games champions have built a senior team that reached the 2010 for Ajax but been less impressive recently for Liverpool, dropped from first team World Cup semi-final and have finished third and then second towards end of last season), Abel Hernandez (FW, 21, currently at Palermo) at the past two U-20 South American Championships

Great Britain

Host-Country Place

A

7th

Ryan Giggs (MF, 38, voted best ever player in Premiership, 638 games, 112 goals The first united Great Britain team since 1960 and the first ever for Manchester Unt, 2 Champions Leagues), Aaron Ramsey(MF, 21, 68 united professional team - the core of the team is the English appearances for Arsenal, 21 senior caps for Wales, Welsh Young Player of the Year U-21 team that finished 3rd in their group below Czech and 2009, 2010), Craig Bellamy (FW, 32, 69 senior caps for Wales, played for 10 clubs Spain in the 201 U-21 Euro Championships in career)
Lucky qualifiers to the Olympics - their spot comes despite finishing fourth in the African U-23 Championships and is courtesy of a rotating continental allocation to the Olympics

Senegal

Won Asian-African play-off spot

A

77th

Dame N'Doye (FW, 27, 12 senior caps, top scorer in Danish Superliga 2011/12, has won the Danish Superliga 3x with FC Copenhagen),Mohamed Diame (DM, 25, 96 games for Wigan, has joined West Ham on a free transfer this summer)

United Arab Emirates

Won Group at Asian Qualification Tournament

A

121st

Senior squad has never tasted success but U-20 won the 2008 Hamdan Al Kamali (DF, 23, 26 senior caps for UAE, joined Lyon on loan this Asian Youth Championships and U-23 team were unbeaten in summer) qualification

Olympic Prospectus 2012

92

93

Football
Second in European U-21 Qualification Tournament

Switzerland

B

18th

Admir Mehmedi (FW, 21, Swiss/Albanian currently playing for Dynamo Kiev, AllSenior squad have been a very average European side but this Star at EURO U-21s + 2nd top scorer), Granit Xhaka (MF, 19, Swiss/Albanian is an exciting group of young players that grown up together, joined Borussia Monchengladbach for €8.5m this summer after 43 appearances for largely at Basel, and have won the 2009 U-17 World Cup and Basel), Valon Behrami (MF, 27, 32 senior caps, career has spanned Lazio, West came second in the 2010 U-21 European Championships Ham and now Fiorentina)
Suffer as a team from most players spending their careers in Mexico and not gaining experience from European football. Won the U-17 World Cup in 2007, third in 2011 U-20 World Cup, won the 2011 Pan-American Games

Mexico

Won North American Qualification Tournament

B

20th

Giovanni Dos Santos (MF/FW, 23, product of the Barcelona youth academ, now playing on Tottenham's books but has spnet most of past three years on loan), Oribe Peralta (FW, 28, 50 goals in 177 games for Santos Laguna in Mexico, top scorer at 2011 Pan-American Games)

South Korea

Won Group at Asian Qualification Tournament

B

31st

Gabon

Won African U-23 Qualification Tournament

B

42nd

Ki Sung-Yueng (MF, 23, 45 senior caps, currently playing for Celtic though there Historic performance at 2002 World Cup where their senior has been interst from several top clubs, 2009 Asian Young Footballer of the Year, team reached the semi-finals, have qualified for the past seven 2011 Korean Player of the Year), Park Chu-Young (FW, 26, 59 senior caps, 25 Olympics but failed to make in-roads, took Spain to penalties in senior goals, spent 2008-11 at Monaco scoring 25 goals, transferred to Arsenal in the 2011 U-20 World Cup 2011 off-season but injured after one start) Almost no international history, best result at African Cup fo Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (FW, 23, 25 senior caps, scored 16 times in 46 nations was a quarter final in 2012, but U-23 team won the matches in French Ligue 1 for Saint-Etienne) African qualification tournament Thiago Silva (DF, 27, AC Milan captain and talisman, 2011 Seria A Defender of the Simply the most successful team ever, five senior world cups, Year, Samba d'Or (best Brazilian player in Europe) in 2011),Neymar (FW, 20, 9 won the 2011 U-20 World Cup and second in 2009, have never goals in 18 games for senior Brazilan team, 41 goals in 86 games for Santos, won Olympic gold, hotly tipped team including Ronaldinho possibly the most gifted player of his generation is getting his first tournament beaten 3-0 by Argentina in 2008 semi-finals experience in Europe), Hulk (FW, 25, 52 goals in 96 games for Porto, two time Primeira Liga Player of the Year)
The most successful African team when playing in Africa (7 African Cup of Nations) but have not performed well outside Africa - 11th Olmpic appearance but have never medalled

Brazil

Won South American U-20 Qualification Tournament

C

6th

Egypt

Third in African U-23 Qualification Tournament Third in European U-21 Qualification Tournament Won Oceania Qualification Tournament

C

55th

Ahmed El-Shenawy (GK, 21, 6 senior caps, best goalkeeper at 2011 African Youth
Championships)

Belarus

C

68th

Senior side has never made an appearance at an international tournament, surprising third at Euro U-21 qualified them for Alyaksandr Hutar (GK, 23, Belarussian Footballer of the Year 2011) Olympics Lowest ranked team in the tournament, drew against Cameroon and Uruguay at 2011 U-20 World Cup,

New Zealand

C

130th

Ryan Nelson (DF, 34, 172 appearances for Blackburn Rovers, now signed for QPR), Shane Smeltz (FW, 30, former AFC Wimbledon player, 2007 and 2008
Oceania Player of the Year)

Spain

Won European U-21 Qualification Tournament

D

1st

David de Gea (GK, 21, Manchester United's starting goalkeeper, best saves-toshots ratio in Premier League 2011/12), Javi Martinez (MF/DC, 23, has won the Senior side have won the past two European Championships World Cup, European Championships, Euro U-21s, Euro U-19s, Athletic Bilbao's and on World Cup, U-21 side won Euro 2011, U-20 side lost at captain & La Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year 2010),Juan Mata (MF, 24, 129 2011 World Cup against Brizil on penalties in QFs appearances for Valencia before joining Chelsea in 2011, won the Champions League, was FA Cup Final Man of the Match and Chelsea Player of the Year)
Have failed to improve on the world scene despite continued Hiroki Sakai (DF, 22, 2011 J-League Rookie of the Year, transferred to Hannover growth of soccer in Japan, have six European based players at 96 in off season), Kenyu Sugimoto (FW, 19, 9 goals from 11 games for Japan Uthe Olympics 17) Senior team have only qualified for two World Cups, in 1982 and 2010, where they finished last in their group, qualified for Maynor Figuroa (DF, 29, 85 senior caps for Honduras, 126 appearances for Wigan 2000 and 2008 Olympics but failed to progress past group Athletic stage Senior team have not qualified for a World Cup, second in African Youth Tournament

Japan

Won Group at Asian Qualification Tournament

D

30th

Honduras

Second in North American Qualification Tournament Second in African U-23 Qualification Tournament

D

61st

Morocco

D

62nd

Abdelaziz Barrada (MF, 22, plays for Gatafe, top scorer in African Youth
Tournament)

Olympic Prospectus 2012

93

94
Women's Football
Country Qualification
Won South American Qualification Tournament

Football

Group

World Ranking
4th

Achievements

Top Players

Brazil

A

Marta (FW, 70+ caps, 80+ goals, 5x FIFA World Player of the Year (+ 2x 2nd + 1x Silver medals in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, runner-up at 3rd), Joint highest World Cup scorer), Erika (DF, All-Star team in 2011 World Cup), the 2007 World Cup and 1/4-Finalist at the 2011 World Cup. Christiane (FW, 2x 3rd in FIFA World Player of the Year, 2x Hat-trick in Olympic Tournament)
First appearance as combined GB team; as England they have Kelly Smith (FW, 100+ caps, 3rd 2009 FIFA World Player of the Year, MBE), Alex been Quarter Finalistists in 2011 World Cup andsecond at Scott (DF, All-Star team in 2011 World Cup), Jill Scott (MF, All-Star team in 2011 2009 European Championships World Cup) Have qualifed for the past two World Cups and the last Ali Riley (DF, Played in US Pro Soccer League after captaining Stamford to two Olympics, but have only picked up two points in total once NCAA Semi-Finals and one Final) there Never qualified for an Olympic Games or World Cup their best performance to date has been runner-up in the 2004 African Women's Championships Having never progressed beyond the group stages at the World Cup or even won the Asian Championships, Japan underwent a rejuvination under Eiji Ueda in the mid-naughties; they have since been 4th at the Beijing Olympics andwon the 2011 World Cup

Great Britain

Host-Country Place

A

9th

New Zealand

Won Oceania Qualification Tournament Joint-Winner at African Qualification Tournament

A

24th

Cameroon

A

52nd

Japan

Won Asian Qualification Tournament

B

3rd

Homare Sawa (MF, top scorer at 2011 World Cup, 175+ national caps, 2011 FIFA player of the year), Ayumi Kaihori (GK, All-Star team in 2011 World Cup, saved two penalties in final to give her team the title), Aya Miyama (MF, 100+ national
caps, All-Star team in 2011 World Cup, Asian player of the year 2011)

Sweden

Won European Qualification Tournament

B

5th

Third in 2011 World Cup, Quarter Finals in 2008 Olympics, Quarter Finals in 2009 Europeans Championships

Lotta Schelin (FW, All-Star team in 2011 World Cup, 2x Swedish Footballer of the Year), Caroline Seger (MF, All-Star team in 2011 World Cup, 2009 Swedish Footballer of the Year), Therese Sjogran (MF, 170+ Caps, 2x Swedish Footballer of
the Year)

Canada

Second in North American Qualification Tournament Joint-Winner at African Qualification Tournament

B

7th

Despite failing to advance beyond the group stages at the most recent World Cup and Olympics they have beaten USA twice in the past two years en-route to winning the PanAmerican Games and the Olympic Qualifying tournament

Christine Sinclair (FW, 170+ Caps, 130+ goals, 7x Canadian Footballer of the
year)

South Africa

B

65th

The Banyana Banyana only held their first international match in 1993. Since then they have failed to qualify for a tournamen Noko Matlou (FW, African Player of the year 2008, 2011 South African outside Africa but have notched up top three places in the past Sportswoman of the year) three African Championships The dominant force in Women's Soccer for the past 20 years they have never finished outside the top three at a major international tournament (though they have not won the World Cup since 1999 they were second in the 2011 World Cup) and have won Olympic Gold in 1996, 2004 and 2008

United States

Won North American Qualification Tournament

C

1st

Abby Wamlach (FW, 175+ caps, 130+ goals, 3rd in 2011 FIFA player of the year), Hope Solo (GK, 100+ caps, 2011 World Cup best-goalkeeper award, semi-finalist 'Dancing with the Stars', posed nude for ESPN), Shannon Boxx (MF, 150+ caps,
All-Star team in 2011 World Cup, 3rd in 2005 FIFA World Player of the Year)

France

Second in European Qualification Tournament

C

6th

First Olympic Appearnace, Fourth in 2011 World Cup, Quarter Finalist in 2009 European Championships

Sonia Bompastor (DF, 140+ caps, 2x French Player of the Year, All-Star team in 2011 World Cup), Laura Georges (DF, 100+ caps, All-Star team in 2011 World Cup), Louisa Necib (MF, All-Star team in 2011 World Cup, 2009 French Player of the Year)

North Korea

Second in Asian Qualification Tournament Second in South American Qualification Tournament

C

8th

The North Korean team has been banned from FIFA competition until 2015 following five of their players testing positive during drugs tests at the 2011 World Cup. This ban does not, however, cover Olympic competition and in September 2011 the new batch of players were good enough to qualify through the Asian Qualification Tournament Qulified for their first World Cup in 2011 and were second at the 2010 South American Championships -

Columbia

C

28th

Olympic Prospectus 2012

94

95

Artistic Gymnastics

One man has come to dominate Men's Gymnastics - Kohei Uchimura. This 23 year old Japanese sensation dominated the men's all-around competition at the last three World Championships and the expectation is that he will take the individual title at this Olympics. He should take at least one apparatus title as well and, if they can avoid the mistakes made at last year's World Championships, then Japan will be strong favourites to take the team gold - some commentators have predicted as many as six gold medals (through three or four is more likely) for Kohei and he will rightly be one of the stars of the Games. China should be capable of picking up golds in the apparatus finals, as well as capitilising on any mistakes Japan make. Germany will be hoping that double world individual all-around silver medallist Philipp Boy can repeat that feat or better on the Olympic stage. USA bring a very young but promising team to London, but these Games will likely come just too soon with Danell Leyva on parallel and high bars being their only realistic chance of gold. Korea's Yang Hak-Seon is currently producing the most difficult vaulting in history and should take that dicipline with room to spare. The headline battle in the women's events should still be between Jordyn Weiber from the USA and Viktoria Komova from Russia. Weiber took the upper hand at last years World Championships with individual and team gold but the waif-like Komova, physically a throw-back to gymnasts of 30 years ago (she weighs just 76lbs) and the daughter of two Soviet-era international gymnasts, looked like she had done enough to win the individual title until a harshly marked floor routine handed the title to the American. USA have easily enough strength in depth to take the team gold, though that was also true in 2004 and 2008 when mistakes slipped them into silver. China have gone off the boil since their home Olympics 4 years ago, and may have to rely on Sui Lu on the balance beam for a chance of gold. McKayla Moroney (USA) should take vaulting gold, but special notice should be given to Oksana Chusovitina, currently competing for Germany, who won silver in the vault at last year's World Championships. At 37 she may well be competing in a final where none of the other competitors were born in time to watch her first gold for the Soviet team in 1992. The British team on both the men's and women's side comes into these Games stronger than ever before. The men's team are now the strongest in Europe having won 2 out of the last 3 European junior titles and their first ever senior team gold medal in May. Although Japan and China are still out ahead, a bronze is a realistic target in the team event and the squad genuinely believes they could be the best in the world within the next 4 or 8 years. Louis Smith has the most difficult routine on the pommel horse in the world. If he can put together a routine with a difficulty score at 7.1, and avoid the big mistake he made on dismount at last year's World's, then he should be favourite to take gold. He has medalled in three consecutive major championships and he now has the experience and strength to deliver in front of his home crowd. Daniel Purvis, despite lacking any one piece of apparatus where he is in the top 8 in the world, will be targetting a medal in the individual allaround. He held bronze medal position until the final round at last year's World Championships, when a superb high-bar performance by Philipp Boy knocked him into fourth. If he could up the difficulty level on his high bar and pommel horse routines then he stands an excellent chance of matching his World Championship silver from 2009. British women's gymnastics will continue to rely on Beth Tweddle for a chance of a medal. She should reach the final in both the floor and asymmetric bars (she has been world champion in both) but may find herself out-classed by her younger opponents. Although mistakes in qualification prevented her reaching the final in last year's World Championships, she will be performing the most technically difficult routine at these Games and, if she can execute highly enough, gold is not out of her reach. Winner of the British Olympic trials, 15 year old Rebecca Tunney, and more experienced Becky Downing will be in contention for a top 8 in the individual all-around, which would be an excellent achievement. The team have performed well in recent championships and will be disappointed if they don't make the final.

Men's Team All-Around
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics China Japan Russia South Korea Germany USA France Romania 374.675 369.550 366.225 365.675 365.675 365.200 361.200 359.350 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2010 World Championships China 274.997 Japan 273.252 Germany 271.252 USA 268.012 France 263.468 Russia 263.170 Great Britain 261.103 Korea 259.952

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships China 275.161 Japan 273.093 USA 273.083 Russia 269.045 Ukraine 264.102 Germnay 263.926 South Korea 260.393 Romania 245.175

Olympic Prospectus 2012

95

96

Artistic Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Yang Wei CHN Kohei Uchimura JPN Benoit Caranobe FRA Hiroyuki Tomita JPN Sergey Khorokhordin RUS Maxim Devyatovskiy RUS Fabian Hambuechen GER Yang Tae Young KOR 2011 World Championships Kohei Uchimura JPN Philipp Boy GER Koji Yamamuro JPN Daniel Purvis GBR John Orozco USA David Belyavskiy RUS Mykola Kuksenkov UKR Macel Nguyen GER 94.575 91.975 91.925 91.750 91.700 91.700 91.675 91.600 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2010 World Championships Kohei Uchimura JPN Philipp Boy GER Jonathon Horton USA Mykola Kuksenkov UKR Daniel Purvis GBR Lu Bo CHN Sergey Khorokhordin RUS Koji Uematsu JPN World Leading Scores 2012 Kohei Uchimura JPN Kenya Kobayashi JPN Danell Leyva USA Mykola Kuksenkov UKR Shogo Nonomura JPN Marcel Nguyen GER Ryohei Kato JPN Daniel Purvis GBR 92.331 90.048 89.864 89.831 88.965 88.964 88.664 88.398

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

93.631 90.530 90.255 89.932 89.664 89.274 89.132 88.831

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

92.650 90.800 90.664 90.498 90.050 89.925 89.800 89.766

Men's Vault
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Leszek Blanik POL Thomas Bouhail FRA Anton Golotsutskov RUS Marian Dragulescu ROU Benoit Caranobe FRA Dmitry Kasperovitch BLR Flavius Koczi ROU Isaac Botella ESP 2011 World Championships Yang Hak Seon KOR Anton Golotsutskov RUS Makoto Okiguchi JPN Thomas Bouhail FRA Denis Ablyazin RUS Dzmitry Kaspiarovitch BLR Shek Wai Hung HKG Jeffrey Wammes NED 16.537 16.537 16.475 16.225 16.062 16.050 15.925 15.737 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2010 World Championships Thoams Bouhail FRA Anton Golotsutskov RUS Dzimitry Kaspiarovich BLR Yang Hak Seon KOR Flavius Koczi ROU Andriy Isayev UKR Luis Rivera PUR Jeffrey Wammes NED World Leading Scores 2012 Cheng Ran CHN Igor Radivilov UKR Enrique Gonzales CHI Flavius Koczi ROU Dzmitry Kaspiarovich BLR Nguyen Ha Thanh VIE Denis Abilyazin RUS Du Wei CHN 16.449 16.366 16.316 16.266 16.208 16.049 15.945 15.750

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

16.666 16.366 16.291 16.187 16.174 16.083 15.950 15.683

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

16.262 16.250 16.125 16.116 16.112 16.075 16.062 16.012

Men's Floor
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Zou Kai CHN Gervasio Deferr ESP Anton Golotsutskov RUS Fabian Hambuechen GER Kohei Uchimura JPN Diego Hypolito BRA Marian Dragulescu ROU Alexandr Shatilov ISR 2011 World Championships Kohei Uchimura JPN Zou Kai CHN Diego Hypolito BRA Alexsander Shatilov ISR Steven Legendre USA Flavius Koczi ROU Tomas Gonzalez CHN Jacob Dalton USA 16.050 15.775 15.725 15.650 15.575 15.200 14.850 14.125 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2010 World Championships Elaftherios Kosmidis GRE Kohei Uchimura JPN Daniel Purvis GBR Alexander Shatilov ISR Thomas Bouhail FRA Eddie Penev BUL Flavius Koczi ROU Steven Legendre USA World Leading Scores 2012 Kohei Uchimura JPN Eleftherios Kosmidis GRE Jake Dalton USA Daniel Purvis GBR Zou Kai CHN Enrique Gonzales CHI Flavius Koczi ROU Steven Legendre USA 15.700 15.533 15.366 15.333 15.200 15.066 15.066 13.600

1 2 3 3 5 6 6 8

15.633 15.500 15.466 15.466 15.400 15.333 15.333 15.133

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

15.800 15.766 15.600 15.550 15.500 15.475 15.450 15.450

Olympic Prospectus 2012

96

97

Artistic Gymnastics

Men's Pommel Horse
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Xiao Qin CHN Filip Ude CRO Louis Smith GBR Yang Wei CHN Hiroyuki Tomita JPN Kim Ji-Hoon HOR Alexander Artemev USA Jose Bustamante VEN 2011 World Championships Krisztian Berki HUN Cyril Tommasone FRA Louis Smith GBR Vid Hidvegi HUN Kohei Uchimura JPN Prashnath Sellathurai AUS Saso Bertoncelj SLO Teng Haibin CHN 15.875 15.725 15.725 15.450 15.375 15.175 14.975 14.650 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2010 World Championships Krisztian Berki HUN Louis Smith GBR P Sellathurai AUS Cyril Tommasone FRA Filip Ude CRO Harutyum Merdinyan ARM Donny Truyens BEL Saso Bertoncelj SLO World Leading Scores 2012 Krisztian Berki HUN Xiao Qin CHN Louis Smith GBR Zhang Hongtao CHN Daniel Keatings GBR Prashanth Sellathurai AUS Max Whitlock GBR Saso Bertoncelj SLO 15.833 15.733 15.566 15.433 15.316 15.166 14.133 13.933

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 7

15.833 15.266 15.066 15.000 14.533 14.333 14.266 14.266

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

15.958 15.925 15.833 15.825 15.750 15.725 15.525 15.475

Men's Rings
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Chen Yibing CHN Yang Wei CHN Olexsandr Vorobiov UKR Andrea Coppolino ITA Danny Pinhero Rodrigues FRA Matteo Morandi ITA Robert Stanescu ROU Jordan Jovtchev BUL 2011 World Championships Chen Yibing CHN Arthur Nabarrate Zanetti BRA Koji Yamamuro JPN Matteo Morandi ITA Youri van Gelder NED Kohei Uchimura JPN Jonathan Horton USA Regulo Cormona VEN 16.600 16.425 16.345 16.225 16.225 16.200 15.825 15.525 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2010 World Championships Chen Yibing CHN Yan Mingyong CHN Matteo Morandi ITA Koji Yamamuro JPN Yoo Won Chul KOR Ivan San Miguel ESP Kenya Kobayashi JPN Chen Chih Yu TPE World Leading Scores 2012 Arthur Nabarrete Zaneti BRA Chen Yibing CHN Eleftherios Petrounias GRE Samir Ait Said FRA Koji Yamamuro JPN Liao Qiuhua CHN Federico Molinari ARG Davtyan Vahagn ARM 15.900 15.700 15.666 15.500 15.433 15.333 15.300 15.266

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

15.800 15.600 15.500 15.200 14.666 14.633 14.300 14.266

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

15.925 15.925 15.725 15.675 15.600 15.575 15.575 15.550

Men's Parallel Bars
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Li Xiaopeng CHN Yoo Won-Chul KOR Anton Fokin UZB Fabian Hambuchen GER Mitja Petkovsek SLO Huang Xu CHN Yang Tae-Young KOR Nikolay Kryukov RUS 2011 World Championships Danell Leyva USA Vaileios Tsolakidis GRE Zhang Chenglong CHN Kohei Uchimura JPN Yann Cucharet FRA Marius Berbecar ROU Feng Zhe CHN Kahuhito Tanaka JPN 16.450 16.250 16.200 15.975 15.725 15.700 15.650 15.150 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2010 World Championships Feng Zhe CHN Teng Haibin CHN Kohei Uchimura JPN Fabian Hambuchen GER Koji Uematsu JPN Adam Kierzkowski POL Ildar Valeiev KAZ Samuel Piasecky SVK World Leading Scores 2012 Pham Phuoc Hung VIE Kazuhito Tanaka JPN Epke Zonderland NED Marcel Nguyen GER Feng Zhe CHN Oleg Verniaiev UKR Mitja Petkovsek SLO Zhang Chenglong CHN 15.966 15.616 15.500 15.366 15.233 15.200 15.183 15.166

1 2 2 4 5 6 7 8

15.633 15.533 15.533 15.500 15.333 15.266 15.200 15.166

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

15.925 15.900 15.800 15.766 15.700 15.666 15.650 15.625

Olympic Prospectus 2012

97

98

Artistic Gymnastics

Men's Horizontal Bar
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Zou Kai CHN Jonathon Horton USA Fabian Hambuchen GER Igor Cassina ITA Takuya Nakase JPN Hiroyuki Tomita JPN Epke Zonderland NED Yann Cucherat FRA 2011 World Championships Zou Kai CHN Zhang Chenglong CHN Kohei Uchimura JPN Fabian Hambuchen GER Epke Zonderland NED Yusuke Tanaka JPN Philipp Boy GER John Orozco USA 16.200 16.175 15.875 15.675 15.450 15.225 15.000 14.825 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2010 World Championships Zhang Chenglong CHN Epke Zonderland NED Fabian Hambuchen GER Philipp Boy GER Danell Leyva USA Christopher Brooks USA Feng Zhe CHN Koji Uematsu JPN World Leading Scores 2012 Epke Zonderland NED Zhang Chenglong CHN Koji Uematsu JPN Zou Kai CHN Danell Leyva USA Emin Garibov RUS Chris Brooks USA Kazuhito Tanaka JPN 16.166 16.033 15.966 15.833 15.666 15.383 15.166 14.000

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

16.441 16.366 16.333 16.233 14.833 14.700 14.300 14.133

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

16.400 16.275 16.100 16.075 15.933 15.833 15.650 15.600

Women's Team All-Around
2008 Olympics 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 China USA Russia Romania Australia France Brazil Japan 248.275 246.800 244.400 238.425 235.450 233.875 233.800 233.175 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2010 World Championships Russia 175.397 USA 175.196 China 174.781 Romania 173.096 Japan 169.897 Australia 168.629 Great Britain 166.828 Italy 163.429

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships USA 179.411 Russia 175.329 China 172.82 Romania 172.412 Great Britain 169.67 Germany 168.479 Japan 167.122 Australia 166.739

Women's Individual All-Around
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Nastasia Liukin USA Shawn Johnson USA Yang Yilin CHN Ksenia Semenova RUS Steliana Nistor ROU Jiang Yuyuan CHN Anna Pavlova RUS Sandra Izbasa ROU 2011 World Championships Jordyn Weiber USA Viktoria Komova RUS Yao Jinnan CHN Alexandra Raisman USA Hunag Qiushuang CHN Ana Porgas ROU Ksenia Afanasyeva RUS Lauren Mitchell AUS 63.325 62.725 62.650 61.925 61.050 60.900 60.825 60.750 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2010 World Championships Aliya Mustafina RUS Jiang Yuyuan CHN Rebecca Bross USA Huang Qiushuang CHN Ana Borgras ROU Lauren Mitchell AUS Tatiana Nabieva RUS Ariella Kaeslin SUI World Leading Scores 2012 Jordyn Weiber USA Alexandra Raisman USA Kyla Ross USA Larisa Iordache ROU Christine Lee CAN Kennedy Baker USA Rie Tanaka JPN Victoria Moors CAN 61.032 59.998 58.966 58.366 58.165 58.133 57.298 56.900

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

59.382 59.349 58.598 57.588 57.432 57.299 56.732 56.669

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

61.050 60.932 59.800 59.332 57.875 56.800 56.450 56.365

Olympic Prospectus 2012

98

99
Women's Vault
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Hong Un Jong PRK Oksana Chusovitina GER Cheng Fei CHN Alicia Sacramone USA Ariella Kaeslin SUI Carlotta Giovannini ITA Jade Barbosa BRA Anna Pavlova RUS 2011 World Championships McKayla Maroney USA Oksana Chusovitina GER Phan Thi Ha Thanh VIE Jade Barbosa BRA Giulia Steingruber SUI Tatiana Nabieva RUS Alexa Moreno Medina MEX Yamilet Pena Abreu DOM

Artistic Gymnastics

15.650 15.575 15.562 15.537 15.050 14.550 14.487 7.812

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2010 World Championships Alicia Sacramone USA Aliya Mustafina RUS J. Fernandes Barbosa BRA Ariella Kaeslin SUI Tatiana Nabieva RUS Jo Hyunjoo KOR Diana Chelaru ROU Imogen Cairns GBR World Leading Scores 2012 Sandra Izbasa ROU Jade Fernandes Barbosa BRA Oksana Chusovitina GER Giulia Steingruber SUI Valeriia Maksiuta ISR Elisabeth Black CAN Cheng Fei CHN Alexa Moreno MEX

15.200 15.066 14.799 14.783 14.599 14.483 14.066 13.999

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

15.300 14.733 14.666 14.566 14.450 14.349 14.216 6.950

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

14.883 14.799 14.683 14.662 14.600 14.575 14.512 14.512

Women's Floor
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Sandra Izbasa ROU Shawn Johnson USA Nastia Liukin USA Jiang Yuyuan CHN Ekaterina Kramarenko RUS Daiane Santos BRA Cheng Fei CHN Anna Pavlova RUS 2011 World Championships Ksenia Afanasyeva RUS Sui Lu CHN Alexandra Raisman USA Yao Jinnan CHN Lauren Mitchell AUS Jordyn Weiber USA Beth Tweddle GBR Diana Chelaru ROU 15.650 15.500 14.425 15.350 15.025 14.975 14.550 14.125 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2010 World Championships Lauren Mitchell AUS Aliya Mustafina RUS Diana Chelaru ROU Alexandra Raisman USA Sui Lu CHN Vanessa Ferrari ITA Sandra Izbasa ROU Ksenia Afanasyeva RUS World Leading Scores 2012 Alexandra Raisman USA Catalina Ponor ROU Larisa Iordache ROU Jordyn Weiber USA Victoria Moors CAN Diana Laura Bulimar ROU Mai Murakami JPN Christine Lee CAN 14.833 14.766 14.766 14.716 14.666 14.600 13.983 12.700

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

15.133 15.066 15.000 14.866 14.733 14.700 14.500 14.200

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

15.433 15.275 15.233 15.133 14.766 14.725 14.700 14.575

Women's Uneven Bars
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics He Kexin CHN Nastia Liukin USA Yang Yilin CHN Beth Tweddle GBR Anastasia Koval UKR Ksenia Semenova RUS Steliana Nistor ROU Dariya Zgoba UKR 2011 World Championships Viktoria Komeva RUS Tatiana Nabieva RUS Huang Qiushuang CHN Jordyn Weiber USA Gabrielle Douglas USA Asuka Teramoto JPN Koko Tsurumi JPN Youna Dufournet FRA 16.725 16.725 16.650 16.625 16.375 16.325 15.575 14.875 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2010 World Championships Beth Tweddle GBR Aliya Mustafina RUS Rebecca Bross USA Bridget Sloan USA Ana Porgras ROU Huang Qiushuang CHN He Kexin CHN Elisabeth Seitz GER World Leading Scores 2012 Aliya Mustafina RUS Victoria Komova RUS Yao Jinnan CHN Anastasia Grishina RUS Kyla Ross USA Huang Qiushuang CHN Beth Tweddle GBR Gabrielle Douglas USA 15.733 15.600 15.066 14.666 14.600 14.400 13.966 10.466

1 2 3 4 5 5 7 8

15.500 15.000 14.833 14.500 14.200 14.200 14.066 12.641

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

15.833 15.766 15.675 15.333 15.250 15.200 15.175 15.150

Olympic Prospectus 2012

99

100

Artistic Gymnastics

Women's Balance Beam
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Shawn Johnson USA Nastia Liukin USA Cheng Fei CHN Anna Pavlova RUS Gabriella Dragoi ROU Li Shanshan CHN Ksenia Afanasyeva RUS Koko Tsurumi JPN 2011 World Championships Sui Lu CHN Yao Jinnan CHN Jordyn Weiber USA Alexandra Raisman USA Amelia Racea ROU Yulia Inshina RUS Catania Ponor ROU Viktoria Komova RUS 16.225 16.025 15.950 15.900 15.625 15.300 14.825 14.450 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2010 World Championships Ana Porgras ROU Rebecca Bross USA Deng Linlin CHN Lauren Mitchell AUS Alicia Sacramone USA Anna Dementyeva RUS Aliya Mustafina RUS Yana Demyanchuk UKR World Leading Scores 2012 Jordyn Weiber USA Catalina Ponor ROU Larisa Iordache ROU Kyla Ross USA Christine Lee CAN Chunsong Shang CHN Yao Jinnan CHN Sixin Tan CHN 15.366 15.233 15.233 15.200 15.066 13.966 13.766 13.733

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

15.866 15.233 15.133 15.066 14.533 14.525 14.241 13.766

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

15.700 15.433 15.400 15.375 15.300 15.250 15.175 15.050

Olympic Prospectus 2012

100

101

Rhythmic Gymnastics

Rhythmic Gymnastics is a staunch old-Soviet sport; the only time gold medals have been won west of the Iron Curtain was in the Los Angles Games, which the Communuist-bloc boycotted. Russia will certainly expect to win the individual dicipline, either curtesy of the reigning champion Yevgeniya Kanayeva, who would become the first woman to retain the title, or her talented understudy Daria Kondakova. The team event could see a break from traditition if the Italians can continue their success at recent World Championships. However Russia's greatest threat in this event may well come from the Belarussians who could triumph if they can avoid the mistakes they made in the final routine at last year's World Championships.

Earlier this year, rythmic gymnastics received unprecedented media attention in Great Britain following the decision of the British Gymnastic Federation to deny the team their automatic qualification spot after they fell fractionally short of a target score. The BGF could and probably should have overlooked the shortfall given the team's dedication and potential - it declined to do so. The team therefore referred the decision to arbitration and succeeded in overturning the decision on a technicality. Thus we will have British representation in the team event at the London Olympics, giving the home crowd something to cheer for, and they will hopefully stay clear of last place. Francesca Jones was largely ignored in the the press furore, she met the target set for her and will be the sole British representitive iin the individual event. She too will do well to stick with the pace of the girls coming from countries with an established tradition in the sport.

Women's Individual
2008 Olympics 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Yevgeniya Kanayeva Inna Zhukova Anna Bessonova Olga Kaoranova Aliya Yussupova Aliya Garayeva Natalia Godunko Almudena Cid RUS BLR UKR RUS KAZ AZE UKR ESP Rope 1st 3rd 4th 2nd 5th 6th 8th 7th Rope 1st 2nd 4th 3rd 5th 6th 7th 8th Hoop 2nd 1st 4th 5th 3rd 9th 20th 7th Hoop 1st 3rd 5th 2nd 6th 4th 7th 9th Hoop 1st 2nd 3rd 5th 4th 9th 7th 10th Ball 1st 2nd 6th 4th 9th 5th 3rd 11th Clubs 1st 3rd 2nd 8th 4th 6th 5th 7th Ball 1st 2nd 4th 3rd 6th 5th 12th 9th Clubs 1st 2nd 4th 6th 5th 8th 3rd 9th Ribbon 1st 4th 2nd 3rd 7th 8th 5th 6th Ribbon 1st 2nd 4th 3rd 5th 8th 7th 10th Ribbon 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 6th 7th 5th 11th Points 75.500 71.925 71.875 71.700 69.800 69.675 68.850 68.100 Points 116.250 113.825 110.350 110.300 108.950 108.350 107.525 106.800 Points 116.650 116.600 112.450 112.200 111.575 110.250 110.225 109.000

Women's Group
2008 Olympics 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Russia China Belarus Italy Bulgaria Israel Azerbaijan Ukraine Ball 1st 3rd 2nd 4th 5th 7th 6th 8th Ball 1st 2nd 7th 4th 3rd 5th 6th 8th Ball 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 6th 7th 9th 11th Ribbon & Hoop 1st 2nd 4th 3rd 5th 6th 7th 8th Ribbon & Hoop 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 10th 7th 6th 5th Ribbon & Hoop 1st 2nd 3rd 12th 6th 5th 9th 7th Points 35.550 35.225 34.900 34.425 33.550 32.100 31.575 31.100 Points 55.525 54.800 52.425 51.950 51.400 51.025 50.975 50.850 Points 55.150 54.850 54.125 52.850 52.725 52.675 51.850 51.825

2010 World Championships 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Yevgeniya Kanayeva Daria Kondakova Melitina Staniouta Aliya Garayeva Alina Maksymenko Silviya Miteva Anna Alyabyeva Joanna Mitrosz RUS RUS BLR AZE UKR BUL KAZ POL

2011 World Championships 1 Italy 2 Belarus 3 Russia 4 Israel 5 Bulgaria 6 Japan 7 Azerbaijan 8 Germany 2011 World Championships 1 Italy 2 Russia 3 Bulgaria 4 Belarus 5 Japan 6 Germany 7 Ukraine 8 Switzerland

2011 World Championships 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Yevgeniya Kanayeva Daria Kondakova Aliya Garayeva Liubov Charkashyna Alina Maksymenko Melitina Staniouta Silviya Miteva Joanna Mitrosz RUS RUS AZE BLR UKR BLR BUL POL

Olympic Prospectus 2012

101

102

Gymnastics - Trampolining

One of the newest sports to enter the Olympic program, Trampolining is easy to follow and has a wide participation base thanks to its suitability for school gyms. China developed a strong programme going into the 2008 Games and this has allowed them to depose the Russians as the dominant force in world trampolining. Lu Chunlong and He Wenna are both coming off strong world championship performances at the end of last year and look good to retain their Olympic titles. Aside from their compatriots, the young Masaki Ito (JPN) and Canada's pairing of Rosannagh MacLennan and Karen Cockburn will be the only other people realistically targeting top spot. Great Britain's sole representative will be Kat Driscoll. She gained some publicity from being ranked world number one going into last year's World Championships, although this was down mainly to the top competitors skipping most of the ranking events on an overcrowded calendar. She is, however, a strong contender and could challenge for a medal on her best form.

Men's Individual
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Lu Chunlong Jason Burnett Dong Dong Tetsuya Sotomura Yuriy Nikitin Dmitry Ushakov Alexander Rusakov Mikalai Kazak CHN CAN CHN JPN UKR RUS RUS BLR 41.000 40.700 40.600 39.800 39.800 38.800 38.500 38.100

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2010 World Championships Dong Dong CHN Ye Shuai CHN Yasuhiro Ueyama JPN Nikita Fedorenko RUS Dmitry Ushakov RUS Gregoire Pennes FRA Tetsuya Sotomura JPN Martin Gromowski GER

43.100 43.100 42.400 41.400 41.300 41.300 41.300 9.000

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Lu Chunlong CHN Dong Dong CHN Masaki Ito JPN Mikita Fedorenko RUS Yuriy Nikitin UKR Gregoire Pennes FRA Dmitry Ushakov RUS Yasuhiro Ueyama JPN

62.145 61.460 60.884 60.305 58.485 57.405 30.905 18.795

Women's Individual
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics He Wenna Karen Cockburn Ejaterina Khilko Olena Movchan Irina Karavaeva Luba Golonvia Rosannagh MacLennan Anna Dogonadze CHN CAN UZB UKR RUS GEO CAN GER 37.800 37.000 36.900 36.600 36.200 36.200 35.500 18.900

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2010 World Championships Li Dan CHN Huang Shanshan CHN Rosannagh MacLennan CAN Bryony Page GBR Tatsiana Piatrenia BLR Irina Karavaeva RUS Anna Dogonadze GER Luba Golonvia GEO

40.300 39.800 39.300 38.600 38.300 38.200 37.300 4.200

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships He Wenna CHN Rosannagh MacLennan CAN Li Dan CHN Karen Cockburn CAN Tatsiana Piatrenia BLR Anna Dogonadze GER Savannah Vinsant USA Kat Driscoll GBR

56.275 55.360 55.330 54.940 53.610 53.275 53.085 11.505

Olympic Prospectus 2012

102

103

Handball

Handball is unique amongst Olympic team sports in that its origins are neither American nor British. Based on informal team games from Scandinavia, Germany and Eastern Europe, the rules were laid down by a schoolteacher in Copenhagen. The sport debuted in the 1936 Games in Berlin and was admitted to the Olympic programme permanently 36 years later at the Munich Games. The popularity of the sport has never really expanded beyond its continental European confines (although the Seoul Olympics in 1988 launched the sport with some success there). Successful, though modest, professional leagues have sprung up across many countries in Europe and handball players, such as Jackson Richardson, the French flag bearer at the 2004 Olympics, are capable of reaching moderate fame in their home countries. Having won an Olympic Games, two World Championships and a European Championship in a row, the French men’s team were coming into London as hot favourites until a disastrous performance at the European Championships in January saw them win just two matches from six. The team that took advantage of the Franch capitulation was Denmark and they must feel that they are the form team coming into the Olympics. Their star man is Mikkel Hansen who won the 2011 Player of the Year award and whose rock-star looks and personality stand to make him a national hero if he could lead the Danes to Olympic gold. The team to watch on the women’s side are the Norwegians. The reigning world, European and Olympic champions will come under pressure in London but should have the experience to hold off their challengers. No other women’s team has managed to maintain any consistency in international competition since the last Olympics, but any of Russia, France or Sweden have the potential to go all the way. The Great British handball teams, for both men and women, have had to come a long way since being re-founded just six years ago. Largely made up of people recruited through the 'sporting giants' program, which looked for tall athletic people that could be retrained in new sports, they have gone from struggling to beat teams like Yemen and Luxembourg to being reasonably competitive against all but the top European teams. As both the men and women are in weak groups the teams are optimistic that one or two victories is a realistic goal in London.

Men's Handball
Country Qualification Group Achievements Top Players Nikola Karabatic (28, 196cm, IHF World Handball Player of the Year in 2007, MVP at 2011 World Championships, has won the domestic title in either France or Germany for past 11 years); Thierry Omeyer (GK, 35, 193cm, IHF World Handball Player of the Year in 2008, only third ever goalkeeper to win the award, Goalkeeper of the Tournament in 2008 Olympics, 2009 and 2011 World Championships) Olafur Stefansson (39, 196cm, record holder for goals in international handball - over 1500 including 5 in 2008 Olympic Final) Dalibor Doder (33, 182cm, All-Star Team at 2011 World Championships)

France

Won 2011 World Championships

A

Gold at 2008 Olympics; Gold at 2011 and 2009 World Championships; Gold at 2010 Eurpoean Championships - first ever team to win 4 major tournaments in a row, but won only 2 of 6 games at 2012 European Championships

Iceland

Second in Additional Qualification Tournament C Won Additional Qualification Tournament B Won 2011 PanAmerican Championships Won 2012 African Championships Host-Country Place

A

Sweden

A

Argentina

A

Tunisia Great Britain

A A

Denmark

Won 2012 European Championships

B

Silver at 2008 Olympics; 6th at 2011 World Championships; Bronze at 2010 European Championships, 10th in 2012 DNQ for 2008 Olympics; 4th at 2011 World Championships on home soil, 7th in 2009; 12th in 2012 and 15th in 2010 European Championships Never qualified for Olympic Tournament; 12 at 2011 World Championships - best ever performance; 4x winner of Pan-American Championships Last qualified for the Olympics in 2000; 17th 2011 World Championships; African Champions 2012, 2010 Never qualified for an international handball tournament 7th at 2008 Olympics; Silver at 2011 World Championships, 4th 2009 World Championships; Gold at 2012 European Championships, 5th 2010 European Championships Bronze at 2008 Olympics; Bronze at 2011 World Championships, 13th in 2009; 4th at 2012 European Championships, 6th in 2010

Juan Agustin Vidal (24, 191cm, All-Star 2010 PanAmerican Championships) Wissem Hmam (31, 198cm, top scorer in 2005 World Championships) Bobby White (GK, 27, 192cm, captain and former semi-professional footballer) Mikkel Hansen (24, 192cm, IHF World Handball Player of the Year in 2011, All-Star team at 2011 World Championships and 2012 European Championships) Viran Morros (28, 199cm, Best Defensive Player at 2012 European Championships)

Spain

Won Additional Qualification Tournament A Won Additional Qualification Tournament C Second in Additional Qualification Tournament A Second in Additional Qualification Tournament B Won 2011 Asian Olympic QT

B

Croatia

B

4th for 2008 Olympics (pre-event favourites); Igor Vori (31, 203cm, MVP at 2009 World Silver at 2009 World Championships, 5th in Championships, All-Star Team at 2010 European 2011; Bronze in 2012 and Silver in 2010 Championships) European Championships DNQ for 2008 Olympics; 8th at 2011 World Championships, 10th in 2009; Silver at home in 2012 European Championships, 13th in 2010 DNQ for 2008 Olympics; 7th at 2011 World Championships, 6th in 2009; 8th in 2012 and 14th in 2010 European Championships 8th in 2008 Olympics (won Silver in 1988); 13th 2011 World Championships; Asian Champions 2012, 2010 Momir Ilic (30, 200cm, MVP at 2012 European Championships)

Serbia

B

Hungary

B

Ferenc Ilyes (30, 198cm) Lee Jae Woo (32, 182cm, MVP 2012 Asian Championships)

South Korea

B

Olympic Prospectus 2012

103

104

Handball

Women's Handball
Country Russia Qualification Won Additional Qualification Tournament C Won 2011 PanAmerican Championships Second in Additional Qualification Tournament B Second in Additional Qualification Tournament A Won 2012 African Championships Host-Country Place Won 2011 World Championships Won Additional Qualification Tournament A Won Additional Qualification Tournament B Second at 2010 European Championships Won 2011 Asian Olympic QT Second in Additional Qualification Tournament C Group A Achievements Silver 2008 Olympics; Gold 2009 World Championships, 6th in 2011; 7th 2010 European Championships 9th at 2008 Olympics; 5th 2011 World Championships; Gold in 2011 Pan-American Championships DNQ 2008 Olympics; 7th 2011 World Championships; 9th 2010 European Championships DNQ 2008 Olympics; 10th 2011 World Championships; 6th 2010 European Championships 12th at 2008 Olympics; 8th 2011 World Championships; Gold at past 8 African Championships Never qualified for an international handball tournament Gold at 2008 Olympics, 2011 World Championships and 2010 European Championships 5th at 2008 Olympics; Silver at 2011 and 2009 World Championships; 5th 2010 European Championships DNQ 2008 Olympics; Bronze 2011 World Championships, 4th 2011 World Championships; 11th 2010 European Championships 8th at 2008 Olympics; 9th in 2011 and 13th in 2009 World Championships; Silver in 2010 European Championships Bronze at 2008 Olympics; 11th 2011 World Championships; Bronze 2010 Asian Games DNQ 2008 Olympics; 4th 2011, 5th 2009 World Championships; 4th 2010 European Championships Top Players Lyudmila Postnova (27, 183cm, MVP 2009 World Championships) Alexandra do Nascimento (30, 177cm, top scorer at 2011 World Championships) Andrea Penezic (26, 186cm, All-Star 2011 World Championships) Bojana Popovic (32, 185cm, top scorer in 2004, 2005 & 2007 European Champions League) Marcelina Kiala (32, 178cm) Lynn McCafferty (33, 168cm) Heidi Loke (29, 177cm, IHF World Handball Player of the Year in 2011, All-Star Player 2011 World Championships, 2010 European Championships) Allison Pineau (22, 181cm, IHF World Handball Player of the Year in 2009, All-Star Player 2011 and 2009 World Championships Marta Mangue (29, 170cm, All-Star 2009 World Championships) Linnea Torstenson (29, 186cm, MVP 2010 European Championships) Woo Sun-Hee (34, 172cm) Line Jorgensen (22, 186cm, All-Star 2011 World Championships)

Brazil

A

Croatia

A

Montenegro

A

Angola Great Britain

A A

Norway

B

France

B

Spain

B

Sweden

B

South Korea

B

Denmark

B

Olympic Prospectus 2012

104

105

Hockey

Hockey has gone through more changes than most sports in the past 40 years. Introduction of Astroturf in the mid-1970s brought about a quicker ground-based game, and ultimately brought the Indian sub-continent's 50-year dominance of the sport to an end as they struggled to fund the introduction of the expensive new pitches. After an initial burst of excitement over the new pace of the game, negative tactics started to ruin the spectacle - it became too easy to play defensively and look for penalty corners which, due to the increased control offered by the smooth playing surface, gave by far the best scoring opportunities. The 70 minute matches started to hinge on 10 or 15 penalty corners, meaning the team with the best penalty taker would too often win. It wasn't until the mid-noughties that increased fitness started to give teams without leading ball-hitters opportunity to mix up the tactics. Spain came from nowhere on the international scene by using daringly quick-attack breaks and started to threaten the traditional forces. A 3-2 victory for the Spanish over the favourites Australia in the 2008 Olympic semifinal signalled to the world that the tide was turning. Although the Germans took gold with a dour defensive display, the top teams on the men's and women's sides all opened up their tactics and so dawned a new era of exciting hockey. Perhaps inevitably due to their small hockey-playing base, the Spanish men started to be overhauled by new look teams. It was the Australians, so upset by their loss to the Spanish, that adapted the quickest; by unleashing their talismanic forward Jamie Dwyer on lightning quick attacks they have brought in ever international trophy since 2009, and Dwyer has picked up three consecutive World Player of the Year awards. Although the Dutch and the Germans have maintained consistency by playing with more conservative tactics, it will take an almighty shock to prevent the Kookaburras from returning home as champions From the low point of recording only one win (against Egypt) at the 2004 Olympics, British men have risen to new heights and will be shooting for a medal i London. However, gold will probably prove a dream too far unless they can somehow turn the tables on an Australian team that cruised to a 4-0 victory over th Brits at the 2010 Champions Trophy. Those that have been following the sport for some time will continue to look on with interest at the fortunes of Pakistani and Indian hockey. Their 50-year dominance has now long since passed but they have a habit of both producing naturally talented players and turning their hocke governance into a soap opera. Pakistan sacked their entire team and staff after a poor performance in the 2010 Commonwealth Games whilst India currently has two competing governing bodies, one recognised by the government and one by the IOC On the women's side we have three teams with very different styles of play, who will go into the Olympic tournament as serious contenders to take gold. The reigning Olympic champions, the Netherlands have benefitted from having the most developed semi-pro league in the world and have the best strength in depth of any women's team. The likes of 2011 Player of the Year Maartje Pauman have helped them to the past two European Championships and the 2011 Champion's Trophy and they start the Olympics as narrow favourites with the bookmakers. WhatArgentina lacks in depth, they make up for this with one player Luciana Aymar. The seven times World Player of the Year "Maradona of hockey" has brought a new level of skill and control to the women's game and will be hoping that she wins Olympic gold as she moves towards the twilight of her career. The third team isGreat Britian; although only ranked 4th in the world, they have perhaps learnt more from the revolution in the men's game than anyone else. UK Sport funding has allowed a level of professionalism never before available and they have used it to develop their strength and conditioning far beyond that of any other team. Although they lack a world-class penalty corner taker, they use their fitness to control the pace of the game. Their performances have been steadily increasing and at the Olympic test event in May - admittedly no more than a series of friendlies - they were outstanding, knocking up four clean sheets in a row including two convincing victories over Argentina. With a buoyant home crowd they are probably Britain's best chance of an Olympic medal in a team sport since 1988.

Men's Hockey
Country Qualification Group World Ranking Achievements
Bronze 2008 Olympics ('92 2nd, '96 3rd, '00 3rd, '04 1st); Winners of the World Cup 2010 (2nd '02 & '06); 1st in the Champions' Trophy 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011; 1st 2010 Commonwealth Games

Top Players
Jamie Dwyer (33, M/F, FIH World Player of the Year in 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011, scorer of winning goal in the 2004 Olympic Final - the world's best marksman will be to crucial to Australia's success), Eddie Ockenden (25, M/F, World All Star team for past 3 years, key part of Australia's fast attacking play), Matthew Swann (23, D, FIH young player of the year 2011 & AllStar Team 2011)

Australia

Won 2011 Oceania Cup

A

1st

Great Britain

Host-Country Place

A

4th

Ashley Jackson (24, M/F, First Bristish player to be voted FIH 5th 2008 Olympics; 4th 2010 World Cup; Young Player of the Year in 2009, World All Star team 2009 & 2nd 2010 Champions Trophy; 3rd 2010, has had his penalty corner stroke timed at over 100mph), EuroHockey 2011 Barry Middleton (28, M/F, Captain of team GB, World All-Star Team in 2010 & shortlisted for FIH player of the year in 2010) Santi Freixa (29, M/F, World All-Star Team 2008 & 2011, Player of Silver in 2008 Olympics; 5th 2010 World the Tournamant 2011 Champion's Trophy, 2004 FIH Young Player Cup; 2nd 2011 Champions' Trophy of the Year), Ramon Alegre (31, D, 2011 World All-Star team) 8th 2008 Olympics; 3x Olympic Gold & 4x World Cup Winners - nothing since 1994 Never finished better than 6th in major international competition; top team in South America 12th 2008 Olympics, 10th 2010 World Cup, 3rd 2011 Champions Challenge (2nd tier competition), 5th 2010 Commonwealth Games Repeated political changes in their national federation have resulted in a constant churn of players and coaches in the past few years including the sacking of their Dutch coach less than 6 months ago Lucas Vila (25, F, World Hockey All-Star 2010 & 2011)

Spain

Invitee (due toAfrican qualification tournament being too low quality)

A

5th

Pakistan

Won 2010 Asian Games

A

8th

Argentina

Won 2011 Pan American Games

A

9th

South Africa

Won Additional Qualification Tournament

A

12th

Austin Smith (27, D, Captain & World Hockey All-Star 2009)

Olympic Prospectus 2012

105

106

Hockey

Germany

Won 2011 EuroHockey

B

2nd

Gold in 2008 Olympics ('04 3rd); 2nd 2010 World Cup ('02 1st, '06 1st); 2nd '09 Champions Trophy

Max Muller (25, D, Capatin and World All-Star for the past 3 years, Defender of the Tournament at 2010 World Cup), Tobias Hauke (24, M, FIH Young Player of the Year 2010, World All-Star 2011 & 2010), Max Weinhold (30, GK, World All-Star 2011) Teun de Noojier (36, F, one of the most successful hockey players in history - 3x FIH World Hockey Player of the Year 2003, 2005 & 2006, Olympic champion 1996 & 2000, World All-Star every year since the award was started in 2006), Guus Vogels (37, GK, Player and Goalkeeper of the Tournament awards at the 2010 World Cup, 2x Olympic Champion)

Netherlands

Second in 2011 EuroHockey

B

3rd

4th 2008 Olympics ('96 1st, '00 1st; '04 2nd); 3rd 2010 World Cup; 3rd 2011 Champions Trophy

South Korea

Won Additional Qualification Tournament

B

6th

Sixth at 2008 Olympics and 2010 World Cup; 3rd at 2009 Champions Trophy; did Seo Jong-Ho (32, F, World Hockey All-Star 2008, 2009 & 2010) not win a game at 2011 Champions Trophy and only narrowly beat Ireland in the qualification tournament 7th 2008 Olympics; No major medals since gold in 1976 Olympics; 4th 2011 Champions Trophy Former 8x Olympic Gold medallist, have struggled since the switch to astroturf in the 1980s. 2nd in 2011 Champions Challenge (2nd tier competition), 2nd in 2010 Commonwealth Games Nick Wilson (21, F, one of the best young attacking players in world hockey, All-Star in 2011, 2010 and nominated for FIH Young Player of the Year in 2010) Sandar Singh (26, D, imposing centre-half, has helped bring consistancy to the Indian team for the first time in over 10 years), Sandeep Singh (26, D, one of the best penalty specialists in the world, scored 5 in the match that qualified India to the Olympics)

New Zealand

Second in 2011 Oceania Cup

B

7th

India

Won Additional Qualification Tournament

B

10th

Belgium

Fourth in 2011 EuroHockey

B

11th

9th 2008 Olympics; 1st 2011 Champions Tom Boon (22, F, Top scorer at the 2011 Champions Challenge) Challenge (2nd tier competition)

Women's Hockey
Country Qualification Group World Ranking Achievements Top Players Maartje Pauman (26, M, FIH World Player of the Year in 2011 and Gold in 2008 Olympics ('96 3rd, '00 Young Player of the Year in 2008, topscorer at the 2010 World Cup 3rd, '04 2nd); 2nd 2010 World Cup; 3rd and 2011 Champions Trophy), Naomi van As (29, M/F, Joint '12, 1st '11, 2nd '10 Champions Winner of the World Player of the Year in 2009, World All-Star Trophy; 1st 2011, 2009 EuroHockey Team in 2008, 2009 & 2010, scored the first goal in the 2008 Olympic final) Alex Danson (27, F, World All-Star 2011), Beth Storey (34, GK, 6th in 2008 Olympics; 3rd in 2010 World key in keeping a cleen sheet at the Olympic Test Event in May, Cup; 2nd 2012 Champions Trophy, 3rd World All-Star 2009, 2010, best GK at 2010 World Cup), Crista 2010 Champions Trophy Cullen (26, D, penalty corner specialist, World All-Star 2010 & 2006, joint top-scorer at 2012 Champions Trophy)
Silver in 2008 Olympics; 7th 2010 World Zhao Yudiao (23, F, FIH Young Hockey Player of the Year 2010, award for best goal at 2011 Champions Trophy) Cup Lee Seon-Ok (21, F, World All-Star 2008), Kim Da-Rae (25, M, 9th 2008 Olympics; 6th 2010 World Cup World All-Star 2011) 10th 2008 Olympics, absent at 2010 Rika Komazawa (30, M/F, joint top scorer at the 2012 Champions World Cup, 5th 2012 Champion's Trophy) Trophy 5th in 2011 Euro Hockey Tournament; beat two higher seeded teams (Spain and Ireland) to win their Olympic qualification tournament on home turf Bronze in 2008 Olympics ('00 2nd, '04 3rd); Winners of 2010 World Cup ('02 1st, '06 3rd); 1st in '08, '09, '10, '12 Champion's Trophy Sofie Gierts (33, F, scored a hat-trick in the final of the qualification tournament) Luciana Aymar (31, M, "La Maradona del Hockey" - most decorated player in history - FIH World Player of the Year 7 times, Player of the Tournamant at all but 1 of the past 5 international tournaments), Belen Succi (26, GK, goalkeeper of the tournament at the past two Champion's Trophies), Noel Barrionuevo (28, F, World All-Star for past 3 years, top scorer at 2010 World Cup)

Netherlands

Won 2011 EuroHockey

A

1st

Great Britain

Host-Country Place

A

4th

China South Korea Japan

Won 2010 Asian Games Second in 2010 Asian Games Won Additional Qualification Tournament

A A A

5th 8th 9th

Belgium

Won Additional Qualification Tournament

A

15th

Argentina

Invitee (due toAfrican qualification tournament being too low quality)

B

2nd

Germany

Second in 2011 EuroHockey Won 2011 Oceania Cup

B

3rd

New Zealand

B

6th

Australia

Second in 2011 Oceania Cup Won 2011 Pan American Games Won Additional Qualification Tournament

B

7th

United States South Africa

B B

10th 12th

Julia Muller (26, D, World All-Star 2011), Natascha Keller (25, F, Forth 2008 Olympics; Fourth 2010 World World All-Star for the past 3 years, has a father and two brothers Cup; Fourth 2012 Champions Trophy who have won gold medals) 12th 2008 Olympics; 2nd 2010 Stacey Michelsen (21, M, FIH World Young Player of the Year Commonwealth Games; 3rd 2011 2011) Champions Trophy 5th 2008 Olympics; 5th 2010 World Cup; 2nd 2009 Champions Trophy; 1st 2010 Casey Eastham (23, M, FIH World Young Player of the Year 2009, Commonwealth Games; Dominant team World All-Star 2010, 2009)) in 1990s Katelyn Falgowski (23, M, World All-Star 2011 - first American to 8th 2008 Olympics; 1st 2011 PanAmerican Games (1st ever victory) win the award since 2006) 11th in 2011 Olympic Games; Unbeaten Pietie Coetzee (33, M/F, World All-Star 2011, All-time record holder in African competition; 4th in 2010 for international goals (230+)) Commonwealth Games

Olympic Prospectus 2012

106

107

Judo

Unlike in many other combative sports at this year’s Games, Judo champions traditionally dominate their weight classes for many years, indicating that it is strength and skill rather than luck which will dictate who are crowned champion this summer. Of these long-standing champions, foremost is Teddy Riner, one of France's sporting super stars. Just 23 years old, he is 6'8" and a ripped 22 stone and has won an unprecedented 6 World Titles. He went to Beijing at 19 years old as hot favourite and was devastated to go home with only a bronze; come London all "les Bleus" will be willing him to gold. At the opposite end of the physical spectrum the 5'4"Rishod Sobirov has been dominating the -60kg catagory for a number of years and should bring Uzbekistan a gold medal. The Korean 2008 silver medallist in the -73kg class, Wang Ki-Chun responded to yet another disappointing World Championships in 2011 by going on a 12 month winning streak and will lead a strong allround Korean team. Finally, on the men's side, one story to look out for is that ofIlias Iliadis of Greece, who won his first Olympic title aged just 17 at his home Games. He has picked up the past two World Championships and, despite suffering from a drop in form since, will start favourite in the -90kg category. Judo was the first sport to understand that the Olympics offers the opportunity to grow their international base. By proactively sharing coaching experience and limiting countries' entrants to just one per category, they encouraged many countries to establish programmes in search of an Olympic medal. Since 1968, 50 have gone on to do so One of the side-effects of this growth has been the downfall of Japanese men from the position of dominance once derived as originators of the sport. Fortunately for Japan, they have built up a dominant woman's team. So good are they that they have left three world number ones at home. For a country pushing for a top five position overall in the medal table, pressure will be on the like of Misato Nakamura (-52kg) and Kaori Matsumoto (57kg) to win gold. Many in Brazil will be hoping that the charismatic double World Championship medallistSarah Menezes (-48kg) will cause an upset - she has won worldwide media attention by being vocal in standing up fo the rights of northern rural states such as her native Piaui and will hope to become Brazil's first ever female individual gold medallist. Most of the heavier weight categories are more open butLucie Decosse (FRA) has a stranglehold over the -70kg class and, like her compatriot Riner, has won every major title in the sport except for the Olympics. Despite consistent funding (on a par with diving and badminton),Great Britain has been on the decline for some time. Having won just one medal in the past four Olympics (compared to 15 in the five before that) we have not got a single judoka in the top 12 in the world. Euan Barton, in the -81kg category, has been our top performer for the past 5 years. He picked up a good bronze in the 2010 World Championships but has slipped from the time when he was consistently ranked in the top 5 and will have to rely on home support to challenge for a medal. Karina Bryant (+78kg) is the only other Brit with experience of success at an international level; the rest of the team will be hoping to win a few bouts in front of their friends and family but are not expected to challenge for a medal.

Men's 60kg
1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 2008 Olympics Choi Min-Ho Ludwig Paischer Rishod Sobirov Ruber Houkes Dimitri Dragin Gal Yekutiel Frazer Will Craig Fallon KOR AUT UZB NED FRA ISR CAN GBR 1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 2010 World Championships Rishod Sobirov UZB Georgii Zantaraia UKR Arsen Galstyan RUS Hiroaki Hiraoka JPN Elio Verde ITA Beslan Mudranov RUS David Asumbani GEO Ludwig Paischer AUT 2012 Paris World Slam Rishod Sobirov Kim Won-Jin Jang Jin-Min Amiran Papinashvili Robert Mshvidobadze Tobias Englmaier Hovhannes Davtyan Ilgar Mushkiyev

1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7

2011 World Championships Rishod Sobirov UZB Hiroaki Hiraoka JPN Ilgar Mushkiyev AZE Georgii Zantaraia UKR Choi Gwang-Hyeon KOR Kim Won-Jin KOR Arsen Galstyan RUS Hovhannes Davtyan ARM World Ranking Rishod Sobirov Hirofumi Yamamoto Arsen Galystan Georgii Zantaraia Ilgar Mushkiyev Amiran Papinashvili Choi Gwang-Hyeon Tumurkhuleg Davaadorj Hovhannes Davytan Sofiane Milous Yerkebulan Kossayev Felipe Kitadai Points 1,940 948 936 860 860 842 730 716 528 508 504 494

1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

UZB KOR KOR GEO RUS GER ARM AZE

1 2 3 5 6 7 9 10 11 13 14 15

UZB JPN RUS UKR AZE GEO KOR MGL ARM FRA KAZ BRA

Olympic Prospectus 2012

107

108

Judo

Men's 66kg
1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 2008 Olympics Masato Uchishiba Benjamin Darbelet Yordanis Arencibia Pak Choi-Min Alim Gadanov Mirali Sharipov Giovanni Casale Aheen El Hady JPN FRA CUB PRK RUS UZB ITA EGY 1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 2010 World Championships Junpei Morishita JPN Leandro Cunha BRE Tsagaanbaatar Hashbaatar MGL Loic Korval FRA Sugoi Uriarte ESP Mirzahid Farmonov UZB Miklos Ungvari HUN Alim Gadanov RUS 2012 Paris World Slam David Larose Cho Jun-Ho Tsagaanbaatar Hashbaatar Sergey Lim Tomasz Kowalski Golan Pollack Colin Oates Kamal Khan-Magomedov

1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7

2011 World Championships Masashi Ebinura JPN Leandro Cunha BRA Cho Jun-Ho KOR Musa Mogushkov RUS Rok Draksic SLO Colin Oates GBR Tarlan Karimov AZE David Larose FRA World Ranking Tsagaanbaatar Khashbaatar Musa Mogushkov Masahi Ebinuma Leandro Cunha Cho Jun-Ho David Larose Rok Draksic Mirzahid Farmonov Sergey Lim Tomasz Kowalski Tarlan Karimov Lasha Shavduatashvili Points 1,164 1,110 980 966 876 746 732 596 594 542 522 492

1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

FRA KOR MGL KAZ POL ISR GBR RUS

2 3 4 5 8 9 10 12 13 15 16 17

MGL RUS JPN BRA KOR FRA SLO UZB KAZ POL AZE GEO

Men's 73kg
1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 2008 Olympics Elnur Mammadli Wang Ki-Chun Rasul Boquiev Leandro Guilheiro Dirk van Tichelt Ali Malomat Yusuke Kanamaru Gennadly Bilodid AZE KOR TJK BRA BEL IRI JPN UKR 1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 2010 World Championships Hiroyuki Akimoto JPN Dex Elmont NED Yasuhiro Awano JPN Wang Ki-Chun KOR Nyam-Ochir Sainjargal MGL Mansur Isaev RUS Ugo Legrand FRA Azat Kubakaev KGZ 2012 Paris World Slam Nyam-Ochir Sainjargal Christopher Voelk Gilles Bonhomme Zelimkhan Ozdoev Odbayar Ganbaatar Mirali Sharipov Rinat Ibragimov Nicholas Delpopolo

1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7

2011 World Championships Riki Nakaya JPN Dex Elmont NED Navruz Jurakobilov UZB Ugo Legrand FRA Hiroyuki Akimoto JPN Rinat Ibragimov KAZ Dirk van Tichelt BEL Mansur Isaev RUS World Ranking Wang Ki-Chun Riki Nakaya Dex Elmont Mansur Isaev Nyam-Ochir Sainjargal Navruz Jurakobilov Ugo Legrand Dirk Van Tichelt Bruno Mendonca Nicholas Delpopolo Tomasz Adamiec Volodymyr Soroka Points 1,620 1,284 1,152 968 910 842 830 576 512 498 458 454

1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

MGL GER FRA RUS MGL UZB KAZ USA

1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 12 13 15 17

KOR JPN NED RUS MGL UZB FRA BEL BRA USA POL UKR

Olympic Prospectus 2012

108

109

Judo

Men's 81kg
1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 2008 Olympics Ole Bischof Kim Jae-Bum Tiago Camilo Roman Gontiuk Guillaume Elmont Nyamkhuu Damdinsuren Euan Barton Robert Krawczyk GER KOR BRA UKR NED MGL GBR POL 1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 2010 World Championships Kim Jae-Bum KOR Leandro Guilheiro BRA Euan Barton GBR Masahiro Takamatsu JPN Flavio Canto BRA Elnur Mammadli AZE Guillaume Elmont NED Sirazhudin Magomedov RUS 2012 Paris World Slam Ole Bischof Antonio Ciano Keita Nagahima Sergiu Toma Tomislav Marijanovic Artem Vasylenko Islam Bozbayev Yuki Haruyama

1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7

2011 World Championships Kim Jae-Bum KOR Srdjan Mrvaljevic MNE Leandro Guilheiro BRA Sergiu Toma MDA Elkhan Rajabli AZE Loic Pietri FRA Ivan Nifontov RUS Artem Vasylenko UKR World Ranking Kim Jae-Bum Leandro Guilheiro Elnur Mammadli Ole Bischof Takahiro Nakai Alain Schmitt Travis Stevens Ivan Nifontov Segiu Toma Euan Barton Antonio Ciano Srdjan Mrvaljevic Points 1,286 1,130 980 896 880 760 712 672 640 551 530 512

1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

GER ITA JPN MDA CRO UKR KAZ JPM

1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 13 15 16

KOR BRA AZE GER JPN FRA USA RUS MDA GBR ITA MNE

Men's 90kg
1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 2008 Olympics Irakli Tsirekidze Amar Benikhlef Hesham Mesbah Sergei Aschwandlen Yves-Matthieu Dafreville Ivan Pershan Andrei Kazusionak Eduardo Santos GEO ALG EGY SUI FRA RUS BLR BRA 1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 2010 World Championships Ilias Iliadis GRE Daiki Nishiyama JPN Kirill Denisov RUS Elkhan Mammadov AZE Varlam Liparteliani GEO Valentyn Grekov UKR Tiago Camilo BRA Max Schirnhofer GER 2012 Paris World Slam Dilshod Choriev Roman Gontiuk Kirill Denisov Asley Gonzalez Robby Van Laarhoven Elkhan Mammadov Song Dae-Nam Varlam Liparteliani

1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7

2011 World Championships Ilias Iliadis GRE Daiki Nishiyama JPN Takashi Ono JPN Asley Gonzalez CUB Lee Kyu-Won KOR Kirill Denisov RUS Hugo Pessanha BRA Velentin Grekov UKR World Ranking Ilias Iliadis Varlam Liparteliani Masashi Nishiyama Asley Gonzalez Dilshod Choriev Tiago Camilo Elsan Mammadov Kirill Denisov Alexandre Emond Marcus Nyman Milan Randl Song Da-Nam Points 1,600 1,196 1,150 986 986 812 680 664 582 576 476 472

1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

UZB UKR RUS CUB NED AZE KOR GEO

1 2 3 5 6 8 10 11 13 14 16 17

GRE GEO JPN CUB UZB BRA AZE RUS CAN SWE SVK KOR

Olympic Prospectus 2012

109

110

Judo

Men's 100kg
1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 2008 Olympics Tuvshinbayar Naidan Askhat Zhitkeyev Movlud Miraliyev Henk Grol Przemyslaw Matyaszek Levan Zhorzholiani Daniel Hadfi Jang Sung-Ho MGL KAZ AZE NED POL GEO HUN KOR 1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 2010 World Championships Takmasa Anai JPN Henk Grol NED Thierry Fabre FRA Oreydi Despaigne CUB Tuvshinbayar Naidan MGL Utkir Kurbanov UZB Elmar Gasimov AZE Maxim Rakov KAZ 2012 Paris World Slam Tuvshinbayar Naidan Jevgenijs Borodavko Temuulen Battulga Ramziddin Sayidov Henk Grol Cyrille Maret Hwang Hee-Tae Ryonosuke Haga

1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7

2011 World Championships Tagir Khaybulaev RUS Maxim Rakov KAZ Irakil Tsirekidze GEO Lukas Krpalek CZE Ramadan Darwish EGY Elco van der Geest BEL Sergey Samoylovich RUS Levan Zhorzholiani GEO World Ranking Maxim Rakov Henk Grol Ramziddin Sayidov Takamasa Anai Tagir Khaibulaev Tuvshinbayar Naidan Hwang He-Tae Ramadan Darwish Ariel Zeevi Lukas Krpalek Irakli Tsirekidze Jevgenijs Borodavko Points 1,370 1,250 1,090 968 960 896 834 810 750 740 672 584

1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

MGL LAT MGL UZB NED FRE KOR JPN

1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 15

KAZ NED UZB JPN RUS MGL KOR EGY ISR CZE GEO LAT

Men's +100kg
1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 2008 Olympics Satoshi Ishii Abdullo Tangriev Vidal Brayson Teddy Riner Mohammed Roudaki Lasha Gujujiani Tamerlan Tmenov Joao Schlitter JPN UZB CUB FRA IRI GEO RUS BRA 1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 2010 World Championships Teddy Riner FRA Andreas Toelzer GER Matthieu Bataille FRA Islma El Shehaby EGY Rafael Silva BRA Kazuhiko Takahashi JPN Lasha Gujujiani GEO Grim Buijsters NED 2012 Paris World Slam Teddy Riner Rafael Silva Abdullo Tangriev Kim Sung-Min Janusz Wojnarowicz Jean-Sebastien Bonvoisin Matthieu Thorel Matjaz Ceraj

1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7

2011 World Championships Teddy Riner FRA Andreas Toelzer GER Kim Sung-Min KOR Aleksandr Mikhailine RUS Oscar Braison CUB Mohammed Roudaki IRI Barna Bor HUN Faical Jaballah TUN World Ranking Teddy Riner Andreas Toelzer Rafael Silva Kim Sung-Min Islam El Shehaby Alexander Mikhaylin Abdulo Tangriev Adam Okruashvili Oscar Brayson Barna Bor Daiki Kamikawa Janusz Wojnarowicz Points 1,590 1,350 1,224 1,084 1058 928 890 762 688 656 560 462

1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

FRA BRA UZB KOR POL FRA FRA SLO

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 15

FRA GER BRA KOR EGY RUS UZB GEO CUB HUN JPN POL

Olympic Prospectus 2012

110

111

Judo

Women's 48kg
1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 2008 Olympics Alina Dumitru Yanet Bermoy Paula Pareto Ryoko Tani Pak Ok Song Liudmila Bogdanova Eva Csernoviczki Ana Hormigo ROU CUB ARG JPN PRK RUS HUN POR 1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 2010 World Championships Haruna Asami JPN Tomoko Fukumi JPN Alina Dumitru ROU Sarah Menezes BRA Chung Jung-Yeon KOR Federique Jossinet FRA Paula Pareto ARG Leandra Freitas POR 2012 Paris World Slam Tomoko Fukumi Sarah Menezes Urantsetseg Munkhbat Alina Dumitru Hjeong Bo Kyeong Eva Csernoviczki Chung Jung-Yeon Laetitia Payet

1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7

2011 World Championships Haruna Asami JPN Tomoko Fukumi JPN Sarah Menezes BRA Eva Csernoviczki HUN Charline van Snick BEL Frederick Jossinet FRA Wu Shugen CHN Alina Dumitru ROM World Ranking Tomoko Fukumi Sarah Menezes Charline Van Snick Alina Dumitru Paula Pareto Eva Csernoviczki Urantsetseg Munkhbat Wu Shugen Oiana Blanco Dayaris Mestre Alvarez Chung Jung-Yeon Laetitia Payet Points 1,730 1,338 1,160 1,030 828 706 668 658 636 604 602 598

1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

JPN BRA MGL ROU KOR HUN KOR FRA

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

JPN BRA BEL ROU ARG HUN MGL CHN ESP CUB KOR FRA

Women's 52kg
1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 2008 Olympics Xian Dongmei An Kum Ae Soraya Haddad Misato Nakamura Sholpan Kaliyeva Kim Kyung Ok Ilse Heylen Ana Carrascosa CHN PRK ALG JPN KAZ KOR BEL ESP 1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 2010 World Championships Yuka Nishida JPN Misato Nakamura JPN Natalia Kuzyutina RUS Bundmaa Munkhbaatar MGL Erika Miranda BRA Romy Tarangul GER Zhang Lichuan CHN Joana Ramos POR

1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7

2011 World Championships Misato Nakamura JPN Yuka Nishida JPN Ana Carrascosa ESP Andreea Chitu ROU Joana Ramos POR Priscilla Gneto FRA Laura Gomez ESP Natalia Kuzyutina RUS World Ranking Bundmaa Munkbaatar Misato Nakamura Erika Miranda Soraya Haddad Ilse Heylen Majlinda Kelmendi Natalia Kuziutina Yanet Bermoy Acosta Ana Carrascosa Priscilla Gneto Andreea Chitu Joana Ramos

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 13 14 15

MGL JPN BRA ALG BEL ALB* RUS CUB ESP FRA ROU POR

2012 Paris World Slam JPN 1 Yuka Nishida 2 Bundmaa Munkhbaatar MGL 3 Ana Carrascosa ESP 3 Yanet Bermoy Acosta CUB 5 Laura Gomez ESP 5 Majlinda Kelmendi KOS* 5 Natalia Kuzyutina RUS 5 Soroya Haddad ALG * Kosovan national ‐ will represent Albania In 2012 Points 1,202 1,120 1,006 890 798 750 738 690 640 637 620 548

Olympic Prospectus 2012

111

112

Judo

Women's 57kg
1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 2008 Olympics Giulia Quintavalle Deborah Gravenstijn Katleyn Quadros Xu Yan Maria Pekli Barbara Harel Aiko Sato Bernadett Beczko ITA NED BRA CHN AUS FRA JPN HUN 1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 2010 World Championships Kaori Matsumoto JPN Telma Monteiro POR Sabrina Filzmoser AUT Ioulietta Boukouvala GRE Yurileidys Lupetey CUB Corina Caprioriu ROU Hedvig Karakas HUN Gemma Howell GBR 2012 Paris World Slam Telma Monteiro Aiko Sato Automne Pavia Marti Malloy Irina Zabludina Miryam Roper Sarah Loko Wang Hui

1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7

2011 World Championships Aiko Sato JPN Rafaela Silva BRA Corina Caprioriu ROU Kaori Matsumoto JPN Marti Malloy USA Miryam Roper GER Isabel Fernandez ESP Irina Zabludina RUS World Ranking Kaori Matsumoto Telma Monteiro Rafaela Silva Corina Caprioriu Automne Pavla Ioulietta Boukouvala Kim Jan-Di Giulia Quintavalle Sabrina Filzmoser Kifayat Gasimova Marti Malloy Joliane Melancon Points 1,680 1,328 1,154 934 842 776 746 654 620 620 592 526

1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

POR JPN FRA USA RUS GER FRA CHN

1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

JPN POR BRA ROU FRA GRE KOR ITA AUT AZE USA CAN

Women's 63kg
1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 2008 Olympics Ayumi Tanimoto Lucie Decosse Elisabeth Willeboordse Won Ok Im Driulls Gonzalez Claudia Heill Urska Zolnir Ysis Barreto JPN FRA NED PRK CUB AUT SLO VEN 1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 2010 World Championships Yoshie Ueno JPN Miki Tanaka JPN Yaritza Abel CUB Ramila Yusubova AZE Alice Schleisinger ISR Anicka van Emden NED Elisabeth Willeboordse NED Yarden Gerbi ISR 2012 Paris World Slam Miki Tanaka Joung Da-Woon Elisabeth Willeboordse Alice Schleisinger Marijana Miskovik Maelle Di Cintio Kana Abe Munkhzaya Tsedevsuren

1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7

2011 World Championships Gevrise Emane FRA Yoshie Ueno JPN Anicka van Emden NED Urska Zolnir SLO Elisabeth Willeboordse NED Maricet Espinosa CUB Xu Yuhua CHN Hilde Drexler AUT World Ranking Yoshie Ueno Gevrise Emane Alice Schlesinger Urska Zolnir Xu Lili Elisabeth Willeboordse Munkhzaya Tsedevsuren Joung Da-Woon Yaritza Abel Rojas Claudia Malzahn Marijana Miskovic Ramila Yusubova Points 1,584 1,460 982 956 860 800 794 726 620 564 524 518

1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

JPN KOR NED ISR CRO FRA JPN MGL

1 2 4 5 7 9 10 11 13 14 15 16

JPN FRA ISR SLO CHN NED MGL KOR CUB GER CRO AZE

Olympic Prospectus 2012

112

113

Judo

Women's 70kg
1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 2008 Olympics Masae Ueno Anaysi Hernandez Ronda Rousey Edith Bosch Annett Boahm Leire Iglesias Anett Meszaros Yuri Alvear JPN CUB USA NED GER ESP HUN COL 1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 2010 World Championships Lucie Decosse FRA Anett Meszaros HUN Yoriko Kunihara JPN Rasa Sraka SLO Cecilia Blanco ESP Edith Bosch NED Hwang Ye-Sul KOR Mina Watanabe JPN 2012 Paris World Slam Haruka Tachimoto Lucie Decosse Hwang Ye-Sul Yoriko Kunihara Houda Miled Chen Fei Asmaa Niang Cecilia Blanco

1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7

2011 World Championships Lucie Decosse FRA Edith Bosch NED Yoriko Kunihara JPN Anett Meszaros HUN Onix Cortes Aldama CUB Rase Meszaros SLO Sol Kyong PKR Marie Pasquet FRA World Ranking Lucie Decosse Edith Bosch Haruka Tachimoto Rasa Sraka Maria Portea Hwang Ye-Sul Chen Fei Yuri Alvear Anett Meszaros Cecilia Blanco Onix Cortes Aldama Katarzyna Klys Points 1,816 1,360 1,274 1,038 894 840 766 628 618 604 588 578

1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7

JPN FRA KOR JPN TUN CHN MAR ESP

1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 10 11 12

FRA NED JPN SLO BRA KOR CHN COL HUN ESP CUB POL

Women's 78kg
1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 2008 Olympics Yang Xiuli Yalennis Castillo Jeong Gyeong Mi Stephanie Possamai Edinanci Silva Esther San Miguel Lkhamdegd Purevjargal Heide Wollert CHN CUB KOR FRA BRA ESP MGL GER 1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 2010 World Championships Kayla Harrison USA Mayra Aguiar BRA Akari Ogata JPN Yang Xiuli CHN Heide Wollert GER Maryna Pryshchepa UKR Celine Lebrun FRA Vera Moskalyuk RUS 2012 Paris World Slam Mayra Aguiar Kayla Harrison Akari Ogata Audrey Tcheumeo Lucie Louette Stephanie Possamai Marhinde Verkerk Lulse Malzahn

1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7

2011 World Championships Audrey Tcheumeo FRA Akari Ogata JPN Kayla Harrison USA Mayra Aguiar BRA Marhinde Verkerk NED Heide Wollert GER Abigel Joo HUN Hitomi Ikeda JPN World Ranking Mayra Aguiar Kayla Harrison Audrey Tcheumeo Akari Ogata Yang Xiuli Lkhamdegd Purevjargal Abigel Joo Amy Cotton Heide Wollert Marhinde Verkerk Anamari Velensek Jeong Gyeing-Mi Points 1,674 1,660 1,468 1,370 1090 1030 970 762 706 650 606 594

1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

BRA USA JPN FRA FRA FRA NED GER

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

BRA USA FRA JPN CHN MGL HUN CAN GER NED SLO KOR

Olympic Prospectus 2012

113

114

Judo

Women's +78kg
1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 2008 Olympics Tong Wen Maki Tsukada Luclja Polavder Idalys Ortiz Kim Na-Young Tserenkhand Dorjgotov Samah Ramadan Anne Sophie Mondiere CHN JPN SLO CUB KOR MGL EGY FRA 1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 2010 World Championships Mika Sugimoto JPN Qin Qian CHN Maki Tsukada JPN Idalys Ortiz CUB Liu Huanyuan CHN Kim Na-Young KOR Urszula Sadkowska POL Tserenkhand Dorjgotov MGL 2012 Paris World Slam Megumi Tachimoto Elena Ivashchenko Idalys Ortiz Anne Sophie Mondiere Karina Bryant Iryna Kindzerska Sarah Adlington Urszula Sadkowska

1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7

2011 World Championships Tong Wen CHN Qin Qian CHN Mika Sugimoto JPN Elena Ivashchenko RUS Megumi Tachimoto JPN Idalys Ortiz CUB Lucija Poalvder SLO Karina Bryant GBR World Ranking Wen Tong Mika Sugimoto Elena Ivashchenko Idalys Ortiz Lucija Polavder Maria Suelen Altheman Kim Na-Young Vanessa Zambotti Anne-Sophie Mondiere Melissa Mojica Gulzhan Issanova Karina Bryant Points 1,140 1,130 1,040 940 884 838 816 682 604 524 518 502

1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7

JPN RUS CUB FRA GBR UKR GBR POL

3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

CHN JPN RUS CUB SLO BRA KOR MEX FRA PUR KAZ GBR

Olympic Prospectus 2012

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115

Modern Pentathlon

The Modern Pentathlon has done a fine job of representing the Olympics in more ways than one. Dreamt up by the founder of the modern Olympic movement, Baron de Coubertin, it was meant to display the skills of the ideal cavalry officer of the time – shooting, swimming, fencing, riding and running. It fitted in perfectly with the model of amateur sport that de Coubertin admired so much in British sporting life and which inspired him to create an international amateur sporting event. The ‘amateur’ status of the Games was meant to restrict the competition to the educated classes, and an event for officers was meant to be a crowning piece of the Games.

When the sport debuted in 1912 the first American competitor was the future General, George S. Patten. In Patten’s Olympic experience we see what was to be a large part of the future Olympic experience – drugs and cheating. Having attempted to stick to a diet of steak, eggs and salad, Patten unsurprisingly started to fall short on energy in the final event – the run. His solution: a syringe full of opium injected into his legs to dull the pain and allow him to finish the event in 5th position. As sporting pharmiculture, improved the unique demands a pentathlon spread over 5 days meant athletes could select a different drug for each event. When drug testing was introduced in 1968 it was a modern pentathlete who had the honour of being the first Olympian to be thrown out for drug use - Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall from Sweden had attempted to dull his heart rate with beer before the shooting event. Four years later 14 athletes tested positive for taking tranquilisers, although in typical Olympic fashion it was discovered that these had been missed off the banned list and so the athletes were allowed to compete. Farce continued in 1976 when Olympic champion Boris Onishchenko was discovered to have rigged his fencing sword so he could artificially trigger hits. The switch to holding all events in one day eventually did away with the use of designer drugs, but by now the writing was on the wall for modern pentathlon. The Olympics had embraced commercialism and the expense and inconvenience to spectators having to move around 4 or 5 separate arenas means that the modern pentathlon is a perennial favourite to be dropped from the programme. Although attempts have been made to make it more spectator friendly – for this Olympics the run and shoot will be combined, as in a biathlon – the pressure from more commercially attractive sports will surely confine the modern pentathlon to history before long. In London the men’s event looks likely to be a shoot-out, if you’ll excuse the pun, between 2008 Olympic champion Andrei Moiseev and 2012 world champion Alexander Lesun. Great Britain’s Nick Woodbridge and James Cook should do well but are unlikely to finish in the top 5. The women competition looks likely to be close but the home crowd, on the last day of the Olympics, will be praying for a repeat of the World Championships in May when the Scottish duo of Mhairi Spence and Sam Murray took home a gold and a bronze respectively.

Men's Modern Pentathlon
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Andrey Moiseyev Edvinas Krungolcas Andrejus Zadneprovskis Qian Zhenhua Steffen Gebhardt Michal Michalik Pavlo Tymoshchenko Oscar Soto
Shooting /36 Fencing Swimming Equestrian Running

RUS LTU LTU CHN GER CZE UKR MEX

5th 7th 16th 2nd 13th 3rd 8th 32nd
Fencing /36

1st 6th 27th 2nd 17th 23rd 4th 7th
Swimming

6th 23rd 5th 22nd 19th 24th 28th 30th
Equestrian

15th 4th 2nd 19th 5th 1st 17th 3rd
Combined

26th 24th 9th 33rd 17th 25th 23rd 7th Points 5964 5944 5924 5908 5820 5816 5812 5808

Points 5632 5548 5524 5516 5480 5460 5436 5420

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Andrei Moiseev RUS Alexsander Lesun RUS Adam Marosi HUN Ilia Frolov RUS Robert Kasza HUN Bence Demeter HUN Hwang Woojin KOR Thomas Daniel AUT

1st 2nd 15th 3rd= 3rd= 23rd= 23rd= 19th

6th 17th 7th 19th 8th 9th 4th 29th

4th 8th 1st 23rd 10th 2nd 3rd 5th

23rd 11th 4th 3rd 28th 12th 17th 7th

Olympic Prospectus 2012

115

116

Modern Pentathlon
2012 World Championships Alexander Lesun RUS Andrei Moiseev RUS Jung Jin-wa KOR Stefan Kollner GER Nicola Benedetti ITA Adam Marosi HUN Riccardo De Luca ITA Ilia Frolov RUS World Ranking Alexander Lesun Andrei Moiseev Adam Marosi Robert Kasza Ilia Frolov Nicola Benedetti Jung Jin-wa Nicholas Woodbridge Pavlo Tymoshchenko Serguei Karyakin Bence Demeter Riccardo De Luca
Fencing /36 Swimming Equestrian Combined

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1st= 1st= 6th 11th 4th 20th 15th 8th Points 230 215 190 183 182 181 171 166 164 162 162 155

18th 13th 5th 31st 35th 7th 29th 20th

22nd 3rd 2nd 10th 8th 7th 26th 29th

8th 18th 12th 2nd 3rd 5th 1st 4th

Points 5964 5944 5928 5916 5912 5888 5876 5872

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

RUS RUS HUN HUN RUS ITA KOR GBR UKR RUS HUN ITA

Women's Modern Pentathlon
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Lena Schoeneborn Heather Fell Victoria Tereschuk Anastasia Samusevich Chen Qian Paulina Poenisz Katy Livingston Aya Medany
Shooting /36 Fencing Swimming Equestrian Running

GER GBR UKR BLR CHN POL GBR EGY

19th 6th 15th 2nd 20th 9th 16th 7th
Fencing /36

1st 11th 7th 14th 13th 9th 20th 5th
Swimming

10th 3rd 5th 33rd 15th 27th 7th 8th
Equestrian

11th 22nd 18th 9th 13th 30th 7th 24th
Combined

9th 5th 2nd 1st 8th 6th 10th 11th Points 5544 5512 5504 5452 5428 5404 5364 5344 Points 5484 5460 5452 5448 5440 5396 5384 5368

Points 5792 5752 5672 5640 5612 5564 5548 5544

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 World Championships Victoria Tereschuk UKR Sarolta Kovacs HUN Laura Asadauskaite LTU Evdokia Gretchichnikova RUS Lena Schoeneborn GER Elodie Clouvel FRA Yane Marques BRA Mhairi Spence GBR 2012 World Championships Mhairi Spence GBR Chen Qian CHN Sam Murray GBR Amelie Caze FRA Lena Schoeneborn GER Yane Marques BRA Anastasiya Prokopenko BLR Chloe Esposito AUS World Ranking Lena Schoeneborn Mhairi Spence Laura Asadauskaite Victoria Tereschuk Elodie Clouvel Amelie Caze Saroite Kovacs Sam Murray Anastasiya Prokopenko Yane Marques Chen Qian Eva Trautmann

18th 5th 9th 1st 5th= 5th= 11th 4th
Fencing /36

7th 2nd 22nd 27th 17th 1st 6th 8th
Swimming

13th 2nd 26th 4th 8th 18th 12th 26th
Equestrian

1st 18th 2nd 15th 10th 33rd 26th 29th
Combined

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

3rd 14th= 14th= 1st 5th 8th= 8th= 27th Points 206 199 196 195 190 174 171 169 169 164 161 158

12th 9th 2nd 7th 20th 6th 32nd 4th

4th 8th 14th 15th 11th 6th 19th 5th

11th 2nd 8th 29th 3rd 15th 1st 6th

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

GER GBR LTU UKR FRA FRA HUN GBR BLR BRA CHN GER

Olympic Prospectus 2012

116

117

Rowing

Sometimes success can become a burden for a national squad. 10 years ago, buoyed by the prodigiously successful Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pincent, UK Sport identified Rowing as a hotbed for British talent and Olympic medals. Two golds, two silvers and two bronzes at the Beijing Olympics prompted UK Sport to make rowing the most heavily funded sport coming into London 2012. This funding initially seemed to work: at the World Championships in 2009, GB brought home 1 gold, 5 silvers and 1 bronze; in 2010 the tally was 4 golds, 4 silvers and 1 bronze; and in 2011, 5 golds, 3 silvers and 4 bronzes. At this point Jurgen Grobler, GB’s head rowing coach, could have been forgiven for giving himself a pat on the back and expectation was that GB would at least match their World Championship tally on home water. Sadly the 2012 season has not proved so easy. Performances have deteriorated as the season has gone on with Australia and New Zealand in particular stepping up with revitalised squads. Against a weak field missing several Olympic favourites, GB picked up just 3 golds, 1 silver and 4 bronzes at the final World Cup regatta before the Olympics in Munich. This is still a very creditable tally, on a par with the performance in Beijing, but after so much investment of time, money and effort the squad doubtless hoped for more. The reality is that, unless the GB boats have been keeping a lot in reserve, there will be an awful lot of British world champions leaving their home Games very disappointed. Three British men’s boats have epitomised the concern in form coming into these Olympics. The British men’s coxless four boat has been our flagship crew since Redgrave won his 5th gold in Sydney. We have taken both Olympic titles since and the decision to switch Peter Reed and Andrew Triggs-Hodge from the pair back into the four alongside Tom James and Alex Gregory was made purely to guarantee the Olympic title. All looked well in the first two races of the season, but in Munich an outstanding Australian boat (Lockwood, Chapman, Ginn and Dinkley-Smith) beat the British twice in succession and will now go into London as favourites. The second boat of concern is the lightweight double scull featuring 2008 Olympic gold medallists Zac Purchase and Mark Hunter. After the Beijing Olympics they both took some time off rowing but came back strong to win the 2010 and 2011 World Championships despite injury and sickness issues. In the first regatta of the 2012 season they again looked strong but, following a small bout of sickness, were abysmal in Lucerne and Munich, finishing last in both finals. Though they have shown in the past that they are capable of recapturing form in a short time, it will be hard to find the 10 seconds needed to catch the French or Kiwis. The men’s eight also had great things expected of them in 2012. The introduction of Oxford student Constantin Loudiadis as stoke alongside 1988 gold medallist Greg Searle brought personality into an already strong team. Sadly here, again, injury has worked against them. A lower back injury for Loudiadis has kept him out of racing and prompted numerous personnel changes that have unsettled the boat. If they can post a full strength team this summer then they stand a chance, but Germany are unbeaten since last season and the USA always focus on the eight in the Olympics and are confident of gold. The one British men's boat that has looked to buck the drop in form in 2012 has been the men’s lightweight four featuring brothers Peter and Richard Chambers, Rob Williams and Chris Bartley. They are in a competitive division but, having followed a bronze in last year’s World Championships with a 2nd, 3rd and then strong 1st in 2012, their confidence is rising and they will start as very narrow favourites in London. The enigmatic Northern Irish single sculler Alan Campbell has dedicated the past eight years to winning a medal at these Olympics. Though he will struggle against Ondrej Synek (CZE) and Mahe Drysdale (NZL) he will expect at least a bronze. The brightest spots in British rowing resides on the women’s side. No British female rower has ever won an Olympic gold medal. In Beijing the quad scull were World Champions and unbeaten in two years, but a young Chinese boat rowed past in the final to agonisingly leave the Brits with silver. For one of the women in that boat, Katherine Grainger, it was her third successive silver medal. After taking some time off rowing she has come back desperate to claim gold. Now paired up with Anna Watkins in the double scull, she is again unbeaten in two years and this time it looks like there is no boat fast enough to prevent her winning a well-earned gold. Our women also boast what is probably our strongest bet for gold at these entire Games in the coxless pair. Helen Glover and Heather Stanning have improved dramatically over the past few years; the Cornwall PE teacher and Royal Artillery captain had to settle for silver at the past two World Championships behind the New Zealanders, but have won with ease at every race this season. Bet your house on them. Away from Britain the USA’s women’s eight are unbeaten in major championships since 2005. Though the Canadian’s came within 3 hundredths of a second of beating them in Lucerne, USA will anticipate another gold medal. Elsewhere the Ukrainian women's quad scull have been standout this season and should win gold. The British lightweight double scull, quad scull and eight will all be targeting a medal but must improve on the season’s form to date. Finally, arguably the two best rowers in the world will go for New Zealand in the men's coxless pair this summer. Eric Murray and Hamish Bond have been a phenomenon for the past 3 years. GB’s best rowers Reed and Triggs-Hodge tried and failed to beat them for two straight seasons prompting them to retire to the four. Murray and Bond’s final should be one of the most comfortable victories of the Games.

Men's Single Sculls
2008 Olympics 1 2 3 4 5 6 Norway Olaf Tufte Czech Republic Ondrej Synek New Zealand Mahe Drysdale Belgium Tim Maeyens Great Britain Alan Campbell Sweden Lassi Karonen 6:59.83 7:00.63 7:01.56 7:03.40 7:04.00 7:07.64 1 2 3 4 5 6 2010 World Championships Czech Republic Ondrej Synek New Zealand Mahe Drysdale Great Britain Alan Campbell Norway Olaf Tufte China Zhang Liang Slovenia Luka Spik 6:47.49 6:49.42 6:49.83 6:55.68 6:57.58 7:09.44

Olympic Prospectus 2012

117

118

Rowing

1 2 3 4 5 6

2011 World Championships New Zealand Mahe Drysdale Czech Republic Ondrej Synek Great Britain Alan Campbell Germany Marcel Hacker Sweden Lassi Karonen Norway Olaf Tufte 2012 World Cup Lucerne Czech Republic Ondrej Synek New Zealand Mahe Drysdale Cuba Angel Fournier Rodriguez Great Britain Alan Campbell Germany Marcel Hacker China Zhang Liang

6:39.56 6:40.05 6:44.86 6:46.91 6:48.22 6:55.25

1 2 3 4 5 6

2012 World Cup Belgrade Czech Republic Ondrej Synek Great Britain Alan Campbell Cuba Angel Fournier Rodriguez China Zhang Liang Azebaijan Aleksandar Aleksandrov Lithuania Mindaugas Griskonis 2012 World Cup Munich Germany Marcel Hacker Sweden Lassi Karonen Great Britain Alan Campbell Great Britain Graeme Thomas Mexico Patrick Loliger Salas Norway Olaf Tufte

6:47.82 6:51.33 6:53.62 6:55.04 6:56.56 7:00.18

1 2 3 4 5 6

6:44.54 6:45.06 6:49.56 6:52.07 6:54.81 7:07.50

1 2 3 4 5 6

7:07.31 7:09.27 7:12.74 7:18.48 7:21.92 7:23.01

Men's Coxless Pair
1 2 3 4 5 6 2008 Olympics Australia Drew Gunn, Duncan Free Canada Dave Calder, Scott Frandsen New Zealand Nathan Tweddle, George Bridgewater Germany Tom Lehmann, Felix Drahotta South Africa Shaun Keeling, Ramon di Clemente USA Tyler Winklevoss, Cameron Winklevoss 2011 World Championships New Zealand Eric Murray, Hamish Bond Great Britain Peter Reed, Andrew Triggs-Hodge Italy Niccolo Morinati, Lorenzo Carboncini Greece N Gkountoulas, A Gkountoulas Canada Scott Frandsen, Dave Calder Germany Max Munski, Felix Drahotta 2012 World Cup Lucerne New Zealand Eric Murray, Hamish Bond Canada Scott Frandsen, Dave Calder Greece N Gkountoulas, A Gkountoulas Germany Anton Braun, Felix Drahotta Great Britain George Nash, Willian Satch Italy Niccolo Morinati, Lorenzo Carboncini 6:37.44 6:39.55 6:44.19 6:47.40 6:47.83 7:05.58 1 2 3 4 5 6 2010 World Championships New Zealand Eric Murray, Hamish Bond Great Britain Peter Reed, Andrew Triggs-Hodge Greece Georgios Tziallas, Ioannis Christou Italy Lorenzo Carboncini, Niccolo Morinati Germany Andreas Kuffner, Eric Johannesen France Sebastien Lente, Adrien Hardy 2012 World Cup Belgrade Germany Anton Braun, Felix Drahotta Great Britain George Nash, Willian Satch Greece N Gkountoulas, A Gkountoulas Netherlands Nanne Sluis, Meindert Klem Czech Republic Jan Gruber, Jakub Makovicka Serbia Nenad Bedik, Jovan Popovic 2012 World Cup Munich New Zealand Eric Murray, Hamish Bond Australia James Margurg, Brodie Buckland France Germain Chardin, Dorian Mortelette Italy Niccolo Mornati, Lorenzo Carboncini Spain P. Vela Maggi, A. Sigurbjonsson Benet Serbia Nenad Bedik, Nikola Stojic 6:30.16 6:30.48 6:36.00 6:42.49 6:49.96 6:55.50

1 2 3 4 5 6

6:14.77 6:16.27 6:21.33 6:23.13 6:28.63 6:37.94

1 2 3 4 5 6

6:26.45 6:27.03 6:28.05 6:36.58 6:39.45 6:42.65

1 2 3 4 5 6

6:24.04 6:26.77 6:30.04 6:30.79 6:31.60 6:35.86

1 2 3 4 5 6

6:42.97 6:47.72 6:48.72 6:51.87 6:56.09 6:57.32

Olympic Prospectus 2012

118

119

Rowing

Men's Double Sculls
1 2 3 4 5 6 2008 Olympics Australia David Crawshay, Scott Brennan Estonia Tonu Endrekson, Juri Jaanson Great Britain Matthew Wells, Stephen Rowbotham New Zealand Rob Waddell, Nathen Cohen France Jean-Baptiste Macquet, Adrien Hardy Slovenia Luka Spik, Iztok Cop 2011 World Championships New Zealand Nathan Cohen, Joseph Sullivan Germany Hans Gruhne, Stephan Krueger France Cedric Berrest, Julien Bahain Australia David Crawshay, Scott Brennan Slovenia Iztok Cop, Luka Spik Great Britain Matthew Wells, Marcus Bateman 2012 World Cup Lucerne Germany Eric Knittel, Stephan Krueger Australia David Crawshay, Scott Brennan France Cedric Berrest, Julien Bahain Slovenia Luka Spik, Iztok Cop Lithuania Saulius Ritter, Rolandas Mascinskas Great Britain Bill Lucas, Sam Townsend 6:27.77 6:29.05 6:29.10 6:30.79 6:33.36 6:33.96 1 2 3 4 5 6 2010 World Championships New Zealand Nathen Cohen, Joseph Sullivan Great Britain Matthew Wells, Marcus Bateman France Cedric Berrest, Julien Bahain Norway Nils Jacob Hoff, Kjetil Borch Australia Nick Hudsen, Jared Bidwell Germany Eric Knittel, Stephan Krueger 2012 World Cup Belgrade Germany Eric Knittel, Stephan Krueger Great Britain Bill Lucas, Sam Townsend Slovenia Luka Spik, Iztok Cop France Cedric Berrest, Julien Bahain Germany Hans Gruhne, Mathias Rocher Italy Alessio Sartori, Romano Battisti 2012 World Cup Munich Norway Nils Jakob Hoff, Kjetil Borch New Zealand Nathan Cohen, Joseph Sullivan Germany Eric Knittel, Stephan Kreuger Great Britain Bill Lucas, Sam Townsend France Cedric Berrest, Julien Bahain Argentina Ariel Suarez, Cristian Rosso 6:22.63 6:24.21 6:28.54 6:31.08 6:31.57 6:33.89

1 2 3 4 5 6

6:10.76 6:10.82 6:14.31 6:14.67 6:15.01 6:19.28

1 2 3 4 5 6

6:09.78 6:10.90 6:11.11 6:11.64 6:11.73 6:15.16

1 2 3 4 5 6

6:14.76 6:15.66 6:15.74 6:16.33 6:18.87 6:19.45

1 2 3 4 5 6

6:35.09 6:36.06 6:36.81 6:38.46 6:40.98 6:45.03

Men's Lwt Double Sculls
1 2 3 4 5 6 2008 Olympics Great Britain Zac Purchase, Mark Hunter Greece Dimitrios Mougios, Vasileios Polymeros Denmark Mads Rasmussen, Rasmus Quist Italy Marcello Miani, Elia Luini China Zhang Guolin, Sun Jie Cuba Eyder Batista, Yunior Perez 2011 World Championships Great Britain Zac Purchase, Mark Hunter New Zealand Storm Uru, Peter Taylor Italy Lorenzo Bertini, Elia Luini Germany Linus Lichtschlag, Lars Hartig Denmark Mads Rasmussen, Rasmus Quist China Zhang Fangbing, Wang Tiexin 6:10.99 6:11.72 6:12.45 6:16.15 6:16.69 6:19.96 1 2 3 4 5 6 2010 World Championships Great Britain Zac Purchase, Mark Hunter Italy Lorenzo Bertini, Elia Luini New Zealand Storm Uru, Peter Taylor Canada Douglas Vandor, Cameron Sylvester China Zhang Fangbing, Wang Tiexin Portugal Pedro Fraga, Nuno Mendes 2012 World Cup Belgrade Great Britain Zac Purchase, Mark Hunter Greece P Magdanis, E Konsolas Italy Lorenzo Bertini, Elia Luini Denmark Mads Rasmussen, Rasmus Quist Hungary Zsolt Hirling, Tamas Varga Norway Are Strandli, Kristoffer Brun 7:13.47 7:15.88 7:18.31 7:18.34 7:25.27 7:33.76

1 2 3 4 5 6

6:18.67 6:19.01 6:21.33 6:21.80 6:24.25 6:30.88

1 2 3 4 5 6

6:19.71 6:20.12 6:20.65 6:20.87 6:23.46 6:24.18

Olympic Prospectus 2012

119

120

Rowing

1 2 3 4 5 6

2012 World Cup Lucerne France Stany Delayre, Jeremie Azou New Zealand Storm Uru, Peter Taylor Denmark Mads Rasmussen, Rasmus Quist Canada Douglas Vandor, Morgan Jarvis Germany Linus Lichtschlag, Lars Hartig Great Britain Zac Purchase, Mark Hunter

6:22.78 6:24.32 6:24.97 6:25.18 6:18.67 6:32.03

1 2 3 4 5 6

2012 World Cup Munich New Zealand Storm Uru, Peter Taylor France Stany Delayre, Jeremie Azou Denmark Mads Rasmussen, Rasmus Quist Italy Lorenzo Bertini, Elia Luini Hungary Zsolt Hirling, Tamas Varga Great Britain Zac Purchase, Mark Hunter

6:40.21 6:40.40 6:42.98 6:43.81 6:46.74 6:49.16

Men's Coxless Four
1 2 3 4 5 6 2008 Olympics Great Britain James, Williams, Reed, Triggs-Hodge Australia Ryan, Marburg, McKenzie, Hegerty France Despres, Rondeau, Chardin, Mortelette Slovenia T. Pirih, Rozman, Kolander, M. Pirih Czech Republic Gruber, Horvath, Bruncvik, Neffe Germnay Urban, Schmidt, Kaeufer, Hauffe 2011 World Championships Great Britain Langridge, Egington, James, Gregory Greece Papachristos, Tsilis, Tziallas, Christou Australia Loch, Gunn, Purnell, Dunkey-Smith USA Lanzone, Newlin, Gault, Cole Germany Kaeufer, Adamski, Seifert, Schmidt Netherlands Klem, Knab, Hendriks, Klaassen 2012 World Cup Lucerne Great Britain Gregory, Reed, James, Triggs-Hodge Australia
Lockwood, Chapman, Ginn, Dunkley-Smith

6:06.57 6:07.85 6:09.31 6:11.62 6:16.56 6:19.63

1 2 3 4 5 6

2010 World Championships France Macquet, Chardin, Despres, Mortelette Greece Papachristos, Tsilis, G'toulas, G'toulas New Zealand Uru, Watson, Burson, Eade Great Britain Partridge, Egington, Gregory, Langridge USA Lanzone, Rummel, Stitt, Stafford Italy Paonessa, Fossi, Capelli, Palmisano 2012 World Cup Belgrade Great Britain Gregory, Reed, James, Triggs-Hodge Greece Papachristos, Tsilis, Tziallas, Christou Belarus Lialin, Mihal, S'bachenia, Kazubouski Czech Republic Horvath, Podrazil, Bruncvik, Klang Netherlands Meylink, Hendriks, Knab, Versluis France Moinaux, Macquet, Rondeau, Despres 2012 World Cup Munich

6:45.38 6:47.15 6:48.38 6:49.02 6:55.94 7:01.58

1 2 3 4 5 6

5:55.18 5:57.20 5:58.44 6:01.39 6:01.82 6:11.82

1 2 3 4 5 6

5:50.29 5:52.64 5:53.01 5:53.05 5:58.30 6:01.36

1 2 3

5:50.84 5:51.98 5:56.61 5:58.02 6:00.47 6:03.01

1 2 3 4 5 6

Australia
Lockwood, Chapman, Ginn, Dunkley-Smith

6:10.28 6:11.15 6:13.76 6:16.57 6:18.95 6:20.96

Greece Papachristos, Tsilis, Tziallas, Christou Belarus 4 Lialin, Mihal, S'bachenia, Kazubouski Germany 5 Hauffe, Seifert, Kaeufer, Schmidt New Zealand 6 Uru, Williams, Harris, O'Neill

Great Britain Gregory, Reed, James, Triggs-Hodge Belarus Lialin, Mihal, S'bachenia, Kazubouski Serbia Vasic, Deric, Vukovic, Jagar Czech Republic Horvath, Podrazil, Bruncvik, Klang Romania Cozmiuc, Palamariu, Pirghie, Curuea

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Men's Quad Sculls
1 2 3 4 5 6 2008 Olympics Poland Wasielewski, Kolbowicz, Jelinski, Korol Italy Agamennoni, Venier, Galtarossa, Raineri France Coeffic, Peltier, Bahain, Berrest Australia Morgan, McRae, Long, Noonan USA Hughes, Stitt, Schroeder, Gault Germany Kruger, Bertram, Gruhne, Schreiber 5:41.33 5:57.00 5:44.34 5:44.68 5:47.64 5:50.96 1 2 3 4 5 6 2010 World Championships Croatia Sain, Sinkovic, Martin, Sinkovich Italy Agamennoni, Venier, Stefanini, Raineri Australia Forsterling, Crawshay, McRae, Noonan Germany Gruhne, Grohmann, Schoof, Rocher Great Britain Cousins, Townsend, Lucas, Rowbotham Russia Morgachev, Salov, Kosov, Fedorovstev 6:15.78 6:17.04 6:18.93 6:19.53 6:26.23 6:34.90

2011 World Championships Australia Morgan, McRae, Forsterling, Noonan Germany 2 Schulze, Wende, Schoof, Grohmann Croatia 3 Sain, Sinkovic, Martin, Sinkovich Poland 4 1
Wasielewski, Kolbowicz, Jelinski, Licznerski

5:39.31 5:39.56 5:42.82 5:45.34 5:49.47 5:53.28

2012 World Cup Belgrade Croatia Sain, Sinkovic, Martin, Sinkovich Germany 2 Schulze, Wende, Schoof, Grohmann Estonia 3 Jamsa, Raja, Endrekson, Taimsoo France 4 1 Italy 5 Venier, Fossi, Stefanini, Galtarossa Russia 6 Ryabcev, Salov, Svirin, Morgachev

5:46.73 5:47.77 5:50.82 5:55.09 5:59.04 6:01.70

Chabanet, Androdias, Stefanini, Galtarossa

5 6

Russia
Ryabcev, Salov, Morgachev, Fedorovtsev

Italy Perino, Venier, Stefanini, Galtarossa

2012 World Cup Lucerne Croatia Sain, Sinkovic, Martin, Sinkovich Germany 2 Schulze, Wende, Schoof, Grohmann Russia 3 1
Ryabcev, Svirin, Morgachev, Fedorovtsev

5:42.42 5:43.22 5:44.61 5:45.05 5:49.35 5:50.98

1 2 3 4 5 6

Estonia 4 Jamsa, Raja, Endrekson, Taimsoo New Zealand 5 Storey, Arms, Endrekson, Manson Poland 6 Wasielewski, Korol, Jelinski, Kolbowicz

2012 World Cup Munich Croatia Sain, Sinkovic, Martin, Sinkovich Germany Schulze, Wende, Schoof, Grohmann Italy Stefanini, Fossi, Frattini, Raineri Great Britain Rowbotham, Solesbury, Cousins, Wells Australia Morgan, McRae, Forsterling, Noonan Estonia Jamsa, Raja, Endrekson, Taimsoo

5:56.22 5:58.85 6:00.28 6:01.06 6:01.24 6:03.68

Men's Lwt Coxless Four
1 2 3 2008 Olympics Denmark Ebert, Joergensen, Ebbesen, Anderson Poland
Pawlowski, Pawelczak, Bernatajtys, Randa

5:47.76 5:49.39 5:50.09 5:51.22 5:52.12 5:54.06

Canada Brambell, Beare, Lewis, Parsons France 4 Solforosi, Raineau, Bette, Tilliet Great Britain 5 Chambers, Lindsay-Fynn, Mattick, Clarke Netherlands 6
van der Linden, Godschalk, Snijders, Drewes

2010 World Championships Great Britain Chambers, Mattick, Williams, Bartley Australia 2 Edwards, Beltz, Tunevitsch, Skipworth China 3 Li, Yu, Huang, Li Germany 4 1 Netherlands 5 Heijbrock, Lievens, Muda, Muda Italy 6 Vlcek, Danesin, Caianiello, Gorletti 2012 World Cup Belgrade Denmark 1 Winther, Joergensen, Barsoe, Ebbesen Great Britain 2
Chambers, Williams, Chambers, Bartley

6:10.71 6:10.78 6:10.79 6:11.27 6:11.94 6:15.02

Seibt, Schoemann-Finck, Kuenher, Kuenher

1 2 3 4 5 6

2011 World Championships Australia Edwards, Beltz, Cureton, Skipworth Italy Danesin, Caianiello, Miani, Goretti Great Britain Chambers, Bartley, Mattick, Williams China Huang, Yu, Li, Zhang Denmark Barsoe, Joergensen, Winther, Ebbesen Switzerland Schuerch, Tramer, Niepmann, Gyr

5:55.10 5:56.33 5:57.33 5:58.02 5:58.18 6:04.65

6:01.17 6:02.23 6:03.51 6:04.69 6:05.72 6:07.81

3 4 5 6

China Yu, Huang, Zhang, Wang Netherlands Lievens, Heijbrock, Muda, Muda France Moreau, Solforosi, Moutton, Baroukh Germany Seibt, Kuehner, Kuehner, Wichert

Olympic Prospectus 2012

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1 2 3 4 5 6

2012 World Cup Lucerne China Yu, Huang, Zhang, Wang South Africa Thompson, Brittain, Smith, Ndlovu Great Britain Mattick, Williams, Chambers, Bartley Denmark Winther, Joergensen, Barsoe, Ebbesen France Moreau, Solforosi, Baroukh, Moutton Switzerland Gmelin, Schuerch, Niepmann, Gyr

5:53.10 5:53.71 5:54.96 5:55.40 5:59.61 6:05.51

1 2 3 4 5 6

2012 World Cup Munich Great Britain
Chambers, Williams, Chambers, Bartley

6:16.34 6:18.81 6:19.49 6:19.97 6:20.42 6:23.55

Australia Edwards, Beltz, Cureton, Skipworth Denmark Winther, Joergensen, Barsoe, Ebbesen France Moreau, Solforosi, Baroukh, Moutton Switzerland Schuerch, Gmelin, Niepmann, Gyr Czech Republic Vetesnik, Vetesnik, Kopac, Vrastil

Men's Eight
2008 Olympics Canada 1 Light, Rutledge, Byrnes, Wetzel, Howard, Seiterle, Kreek, Hamilton, Price Great Britain 2 Partridge, Stallard, Lucy, Egington, West, Heathcote, Langridge, Smith, Nethercott USA 3 Hoopman, Schnobrich, Boyd, Allen, Walsh, Coppola, Inman, Volpenheim, McElhenny Netherlands 4 Siegelaar, Brink, Klem, Klaassen, Huiper, Steenman, van Andel, Simon, Wiersum Poland Kosiorek, Stawowski, P. Brzezinski, Kruszkowski, Hejmej, M. Brzezinski, Gutorski, Burda, Trojanowski Australia Dennis, Loch, Chapman, Laurich, 6 Stevenson, Tomkins, Conrad, Stewart, Rabjohns 5 2011 World Championships Germany 1 Hauffe, Kuffner, Johannesen, Reinelt, Schmidt, Mueller, Mennigen, Wilke, Sauer Great Britain 2 Reilly-O'Donnel, Nichol, Foad, Partridge, Sbihi, Searle, Ransley, Ritchie, Hill Canada 3 Bergen, Byrnes, Brown, Csima, Howard, McCabe, Gibson, Crothers, Price Australia 4 Linke, Marburg, Booth, Hegerty, Swann, Coudraye, Ryan, Pragnell, Lister Poland Brzezinski, Hejmej, Radosz, Hojka, Burda, Juszczak, Aranowski, Szpakowski, Trojanowski Netherlands Kuiper, Vellenga, Hamburger, Meylink, 6 Braas, Luecken, Siegelaar, Simon, Wiersum 5:31.59 5:31.18 5:30.83 5:28.81 Germany 1 Adamski, Kuffner, Johannesen, Reinelt, Schmidt, Mueller, Mennigen, Wilke, Sauer Great Britain Reilly-O'Donnel, Partridge, Egington, 2 Ransley, Searle, Sbihi, Foad, Langridge, Hill Netherlands 3 Simon, Blink, Vellenga, Braas, Hamburger, Klaassen, Siegelaar, Steenman, Wiersum Poland Brzezinski, Juszczak, Zablocki, Hejmej, Radosz, Hojka, Aranowski, Szpakowski, Trojanowski Ukraine Kholyaznykov, Grebennykov, Tymko, 5 Moroz, Pryveda, Kletskoy, Lykov, Chykanov, Konovaliuk France 4 6 Demey, Lang, Molina, D'Agata, Mathis, Chopy, Lente, Brunet, Manceau 5:26.78 5:29.26 5:25.34 5:23.89 2010 World Championships Germany 1 Hauffe, Reinelt, Wilke, Mennigen, Schmidt, Mueller, Seifert, Schmidt, Sauer Great Britain 2 Broadway, Clarke, Nichol, Foad, Sbihi, Searle, Ransley, Ritchie, Hill Australia Lockwood, Ryan, Hegerty, McKenzieMcHarg, Marburg, Loch, Purnell, DunkellSmith, Lister Netherlands Van der Want, Blink, Hendriks, Klaassen, 4 Hamburger, Klem, Siegelaar, Simon Wiersum New Zealand 3 5 Tripp, Williams, Seymour, Wehr-Candler, Arms, O'Neill, Hammond, Pavich USA 5:35.10 6 Banks, Murphey, Walsh, Newlin, Cornelius, Cole, Read, Paszek, Del Guercio 2012 World Cup Belgrade 5:40.55 5:33.84

5:25.11

5:34.46

5:35.96

5:37.03

5:31.42

5:38.46

5:29.93

5:30.21

5:34.10

5

5:32.16

5:36.61

5:35.37

5:39.54

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2012 World Cup Lucerne Germany 1 Adamski, Kuffner, Johannesen, Reinelt, Schmidt, Mueller, Mennigen, Wilke, Sauer Great Britain 2 Searle, Partridge, Bateman, Ransley, Sbihi, 5:28.64 Egington, Langridge, Foad, Hill Canada 3 Bergen, Csima, Gibson, McCabe, Howard, Byrnes, Brown, Crothers, Price Netherlands 4 Simon, Blink, Vellenga, Braas, Hamburger, Klaassen, Siegelaar, Steenman, Wiersum Poland Brzezinski, Juszczak, Zablocki, Hojka, Schodowski, Szpakowski, Aranowski, Hejmej, Trojanowski Australia 5:29.62 5:27.47

2012 World Cup Munich Poland Brzezinski, Juszczak, Burda, Hojka, 1 Schodowski, Szpakowski, Aranowski, Hejmej, Trojanowski Australia 2 Loch, Hegerty, McKenzie-McHarg, Booth, Swann, Purnell, Ryan, Coudraye, Lister

5:40.03

5:41.40

5:31.45

Great Britain 3 Searle, Partridge, Bateman, Sbihi, Ransley, 5:42.99 Egington, Langridge, Foad, Hill Ukraine Grebennykov, Kholyaznykov, Moroz, 4 5:51.89 Tymko, Pryveda, Kletskoy, Lykov, Chykanov, Konovaliuk

5

5:31.58

6 Loch, Booth, McKenzie-McHarg, Coudraye, 5:34.42 Swann, Purnell, Ryan, Hegerty, Lister

Women's Single Sculls
1 2 3 4 5 6 2008 Olympics Bulgaria Rumyana Neykova USA Michelle Guerette Belarus Ekaterina Karsten China Zhang Xiuyun Czech Republic Miroslava Knapkova Poland Julia Michalska 2011 World Championships Czech Republic Mirka Knapkova Belarus Ekaterina Karsten New Zealand Emma Twigg China Zhang Xiuyun Sweden Frida Svensson Germany Annekatrin Thiele 2012 World Cup Lucerne China Zhang Xiuyun Australia Kim Crow Czech Republic Mirka Knapkova Azebaijan Nataliya Mustafayeva New Zealand Emma Twigg Russia Ilia Levina 7:22.34 7:22.78 7:23.98 7:25.48 7:35.52 7:43.44 1 2 3 4 5 6 2010 World Championships Sweden Frida Svensson Belarus Ekaterina Karsten New Zealand Emma Twigg Czech Republic Mirka Knapkova Russia Julia Levina Serbia Iva Obradovic 2012 World Cup Belgrade China Zhang Xiuyun Czech Republic Mirka Knapkova Azebaijan Nataliya Mustafayeva Sweden Frida Svensson Ireland Sanita Puspure Serbia Iva Obradovic 2012 World Cup Munich Belarus Ekaterina Karsten New Zealand Emma Twigg Lithuania Donata Vistartaite Denmark Fie Udby Erichsen Azebaijan Nataliya Mustafayeva Ireland Sanita Puspure 7:47.61 7:47.79 7:49.64 7:56.38 8:02.41 8:04.60

1 2 3 4 5 6

7:26.64 7:28.68 7:30.68 7:33.63 7:33.64 7:35.44

1 2 3 4 5 6

7:24.15 7:27.55 7:29.71 7:30.77 7:45.97 DNS

1 2 3 4 5 6

7:25.49 7:26.42 7:26.91 7:27.28 7:40.79 7:44.88

1 2 3 4 5 6

7:52.74 7:56.22 7:58.60 8:02.80 8:09.03 8:14.05

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Women's Coxless Pair
1 2 3 4 5 6 2008 Olympics Romania Georgeta Andrunache, Viorica Susana China Wu You, Gao Yulan Belarus Yuliya Bichyuk, Natallia Helakh Germany Lenka Wech, Maren Derlien New Zealand Juliette Haigh, Nicola Coles Great Britain Louisa Reeve, Olivia Whitlam 2011 World Championships New Zealand Juliette Haigh, Rebecca Scown Great Britain Helen Glover, Heather Stanning Australia Sarah Tait, Kate Hornsey China Wu You, Gao Yulan Romania Camelia Lupascu, Nicoleta Albu South Africa Naydene Smith, Lee-Ann Persse 2012 World Cup Lucerne Great Britain Helen Glover, Heather Stanning USA Erin Cafaro, Eleanor Logan New Zealand Juliette Haigh, Rebecca Scown Australia Sarah Tait, Kate Hornsey Argentina Maria Laura Abalo, Gabriella Best South Africa Maria Laura Abalo, Lee-Ann Persse 7:20.60 7:22.28 7:22.91 7:25.73 7:28.80 7:33.61 1 2 3 4 5 6 2010 World Championships New Zealand Juliette Haigh, Rebecca Scown Great Britain Helen Glover, Heather Stanning USA Zsuzsanna Francia, Erin Cafaro Australia Sarah Tait, Pheobe Stanley Canada Krista Guloeien, Andreanne Morin Germany Kerstin Hartmann, Marlene Sinnig 2012 World Cup Belgrade Great Britain Helen Glover, Heather Stanning USA Erin Cafaro, Eleanor Logan USA Caroline Lind, Taylor Ritzel Netherlands Claudia Belderbos, Chantal Achterberg Germany Kerstin Hartmann, Marlene Sinnig Romania Adelina Cojocariu, Irina Dorneanu 2012 World Cup Munich Great Britain Helen Glover, Heather Stanning New Zealand Juliette Haigh, Rebecca Scown Romania Georgeta Andrunache, Viorica Susanu Germany Kerstin Hartmann, Marlene Sinnig Canada Carolyn Ganes, Larissa Lagzdins Argentina Maria Laura Abalo, Gabriella Best 7:17.12 7:20.24 7:22.46 7:22.58 7:22.97 7:28.69

1 2 3 4 5 6

6:58.16 6:58.24 7:03.98 7:06.43 7:08.64 7:11.19

1 2 3 4 5 6

7:00.61 7:01.79 7:03.47 7:10.72 7:15.14 7:17.72

1 2 3 4 5 6

7:02.14 7:04.09 7:05.98 7:17.88 7:19.74 7:20.22

1 2 3 4 5 6

7:33.81 7:37.62 7:42.08 7:45.97 7:47.95 7:48.98

Women's Double Sculls
1 2 3 4 5 6 2008 Olympics New Zealand G Evers-Swindell, C Evers-Swindell Germany Annekatrin Thiele, Christina Huth Great Britain Elise Laverick, Anna Bebington China Li Qin, Tian Liang USA Megan Kalmoe, Ellen Tomek Czech Republic Miroslava Knapkova, Gabriela Varekova 2011 World Championships Great Britain Anna Watkins, Katherine Grainger Australia Kerry Hore, Kim Crow New Zealand Fiona Paterson, Anna Reymer Ukraine An'sia Kozhenkova, Yana Dementieva Poland Magdelena Fularczyk, Julia Michalska Czech Republic Jitka Antosova, Lenka Antosova 7:07.32 7:07.33 7:07.55 7:15.85 7:17.53 7:25.09 1 2 3 4 5 6 2010 World Championships Great Britain Anna Watkins, Katherine Grainger Australia Kerry Hore, Kim Crow Poland Magdelena Fularczyk, Julia Michalska Czech Republic Jitka Antosova, Lenka Antosova USA Stesha Carle, Kathleen Bertko Germany Annekatrin Thiele, Stephanie Schiller 2012 World Cup Belgrade Great Britain Anna Watkins, Katherine Grainger Germany Annekatrin Thiele, Britta Oppelt Czech Republic Lenka Antosova, Jitka Antosova China Wang Min, Zhu Weiwei China Jiang Yan, Li Rong Netherlands Inge Janssen, Elisabeth Hogerwerf 7:04.70 7:10.08 7:14.40 7:15.04 7:16.99 7:21.60

1 2 3 4 5 6

6:44.73 6:45.98 6:46.74 6:49.64 6:54.22 7:04.06

1 2 3 4 5 6

6:50.35 6:51.03 6:53.90 7:01.22 7:04.93 7:07.13

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1 2 3 4 5 6

2012 World Cup Lucerne Great Britain Anna Watkins, Katherine Grainger Poland Magdelena Fularczyk, Julia Michalska Germany Annekatrin Thiele, Britta Oppelt Czech Republic Lenka Antosova, Jitka Antosova New Zealand Fiona Paterson, Anna Reymer China Jiang Yan, Li Rong

6:52.52 6:55.00 6:55.42 6:56.92 7:00.45 7:03.34

1 2 3 4 5 6

2012 World Cup Munich Great Britain Anna Watkins, Katherine Grainger Australia Kim Crow, Brooke Pratley Poland Magdelena Fularczyk, Julia Michalska New Zealand Genevieve Armstrong, Zoe Stevenson New Zealand Fiona Paterson, Anna Reymer Ukraine Anna Kravchenko, Olena Buryak

7:09.90 7:11.92 7:19.07 7:19.60 7:25.75 7:31.73

Women's Lwt Double Sculls
1 2 3 4 5 6 2008 Olympics Netherlands Kirsten van der Kolk, Marit van Eupen Finland Sanna Sten, Minna Mieminen Canada Melanie Kolk, Tarcy Cameron Germany Berit Carow, Marie-Louise Draeger China Xu Dongxiang, Chen Haixia Greece Chrysi Biskitzi, Alexandra Tsiavou 2011 World Championships Greece Christina Giazitzidou, Alexandra Tsiavou Canada Lindsay Jennerich, Patricia Obee Great Britain Hester Goodsell, Sophie Hosking USA Kristin Hedstrom, Julie Nichols Australia Alice McNamara, Hannah Every-Hall New Zealand Lucy Strack,Louise Ayling 2012 World Cup Lucerne China Xu Dongxiang, Huang Wenyi New Zealand Louise Ayling, Julia Edward Greece Christina Giazitzidou, Alexandra Tsiavou USA Kristin Hedstrom, Julie Nichols Great Britain Sophie Hosking, Katherline Copeland Denmark A. Lolk Thomsen, Juliane Rasmussen 6:54.74 6:56.03 7:06.72 6:56.72 7:01.90 7:04.61 1 2 3 4 5 6 2010 World Championships Canada Lindsay Jennerich, Tracy Cameron Germany Daniela Reimer, Anja Noske Greece Christina Giazitzidou, Alexandra Tsiavou Australia Alice McNamara, Hannah Every-Hall Great Britain Hester Goodsell, Sophie Hosking New Zealand Lucy Strack, Julia Edward 2012 World Cup Belgrade Greece Christina Giazitzidou, Alexandra Tsiavou Great Britain Sophie Hosking, Katherline Copeland China Xu Dongxiang, Huang Wenyi Denmark A. Lolk Thomsen, Juliane Rasmussen Netherlands Rianne Sigmond, Maaiki Head USA Kristin Hedstrom, Julie Nichols 2012 World Cup Munich New Zealand Louise Ayling, Julia Edward Denmark A. Lolk Thomsen, Juliane Rasmussen Germany Lena Mueller, Anja Noske Great Britain Sophie Hosking, Katherline Copeland Netherlands Rianne Sigmond, Maaiki Head Great Britain Imogen Walsh, Andrea Dennis 8:06.20 8:07.33 8:09.14 8:11.17 8:13.90 8:15.69

1 2 3 4 5 6

6:59.80 7:03.46 7:04.33 7:04.93 7:05.70 7:06.77

1 2 3 4 5 6

6:55.04 6:55.51 6:56.01 6:57.82 6:58.99 7:00.76

1 2 3 4 5 6

7:04.14 7:04.39 7:04.79 7:07.45 7:07.54 7:08.01

1 2 3 4 5 6

7:22.88 7:24.31 7:24.46 7:25.30 7:30.89 7:32.23

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Women's Quad Sculls
1 2 3 4 5 6 2008 Olympics China Tang, Xi, Jin, Zhang Great Britain Vernon, Flood, Houghton, Grainger Germany Oppelt, Lutze, Boron, Schiller Ukraine Spiryukhova, Olefirenko, Lyal'chuk, Kolesnikova USA Pernell, Meyer, Kaido, Shumway Australia Ives, Hore, Uphill, Bradley 2011 World Championships Germany Richter, Manker, Schiller, Oppelt USA Carle, Dell, Martelli, Kalmoe New Zealand Gray, Trappitt, Bourke, MacFarlane Australia Ives, Cook, Pratley, Kehoe China Tang, Zhang, Tian, Jin Ukraine Spir'hova, Huba, Kol'ikova, Tarasenko 2012 World Cup Lucerne 1 Ukraine
Tarasenko, Dovgodko, Koz'kova, Dem'tieva

6:16.06 6:17.37 6:19.56 6:20.02 6:25.86 6:30.05

2010 World Championships Great Britain 1 Flood, Rodford, Houghton, Vernon Ukraine 2 Tarasenko, Buryak, Kozhenkova, Dementieva Germany 3 Oppelt, Baer, Manker, Richter Australia 4 Hore, Pratley, Crow, Kehoe USA Shumway, Trowbridge, Kalmow, Dell New Zealand 6 Gray, Bourke, Armstrong, Matthew 5 2012 World Cup Belgrade

7:12.78 7:14.95 7:15.26 7:19.81 7:20.82 7:30.76

1 2 3 4 5 6

6:18.37 6:19.90 6:23.33 6:24.49 6:25.58 6:27.65

1 2 3 4 5 6

Ukraine
Koz'kova, Dementieva, Buryak, Tarasenko

6:20.37 6:22.90 6:25.23 6:31.94 6:32.74 6:35.85

Germany Schmidla, Baer, Manker, Schiller Great Britain Rodford, Wilson, Houghton, Thornley USA Carle, Glessner, Kohler, Bertko Poland Socko, Lesczynska, Lew'ska, Madaj China Tang, Tian, Jin, Zhang 2012 World Cup Munich

6:15.37 6:19.40 6:21.45 6:22.71 6:23.73 6:25.67

1 2 3 4 5

Ukraine
Tarasenko, Dovgodko, Koz'kova, Dem'tieva

6:33.08 6:37.15 6:37.57 6:38.67 6:48.73

Germany 2 Richter, Baer, Manker, Schiller USA 3 Carle, Dell, Martelli, Bertko New Zealand 4

Armstrong, Trappitt, Stevenson, MacFarlane

Great Britain 5 Rodford, Wilson, Houghton, Thornley Australia 6 Clay, Frasca, Faletic, Hore

Germany Richter, Baer, Thiele, Oppelt Great Britain Wilson, Flood, Houghton, Rodford Australia Faletic, Hore, Frasca, Clay New Zealand Armstrong, Trappitt, Gray, MacFarlane

Women's Eight
2008 Olympics USA 1 Cafaro, Shoop, Goodale, Logan, Cummins, Francia, Lind, Davies, Whipple Netherlands Dekker, Smulders, Kingma, Repelaer van 2 Driel, van Rumpt, Tanger, Siegelaar, de Haan, Workel Romania 3 Burcica, Susanu, Serban, Barabas, Musat, Papuc, Andrunache, Ignat, Georgescu Canada Mandoli, Morin, Bonikowsky, Brzozowicz, Stefancic, Williams, Marquardt, Rumball, Thompson-Willie Great Britain 6:05.34 2010 World Championships USA 1 Goodale, Polk, Redman, Ritzel, Lofgren, Logan, Musnicki, Glessner, Whipple Canada Darling, Nurse, Hanson, De Jong, Guloien, 2 Brzozowocz, Marquardt, Morin, ThompsonWillie Romania 3 Cogianu, Zaharia, Bursuc, Craciun, Cojocariu, Albu, Lupascu, Mironcic, Stoica Great Britain 6:08.04 4 Cook, Reeve, Eddie, Maguire, Page, Thornley, Whitlam, Knowles, O'Connor Netherlands Wielaard, Belderbos, Repelaer van Driel, De Groot, Achterberg, Kingma, Bouw, Dekker, Schellekens China 6 Sun, Zhang, Lin, Li, Wang, Sun, Zhang, Han, Xu 5 6:20.84 6:12.42

6:07.22

6:16.12

6:07.25

6:18.96

4

5 Ashford, Rodford, Page, Howard, Eddie, Winckless, Knowles, Greves, O'Connor Australia 6 Frasca, Pratley, Kehoe, Bale, Kell, Hornsey, Tait, Heard, Patrick

6:13.74

6:20.85

6:14.22

6:31.86

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2011 World Championships USA 1 Lofgren, Francia, Musnicki, Ritzel, Redman, Polk, Lind, Logan, Whipple Canada Hanson, Viinberg, Mastracci, Nurse, Guloien, Brzozowicz, Marwuardt, Morin, Thompson-Willie Great Britain 6:03.65

2012 World Cup Belgrade Netherlands Veenhoven, Rooijen, Achterberg, De 1 Groot, van Driel, Belderbos, Bouw, de Haan, Schellekens Romania 2 Cogianu, Boghian, Grigoras, Barascu, Serban, Rotaru, Lupascu, Mironcic, Gidoiu Great Britain Cook, Carnegie-Brown, Whitlam, MeyerLaker, Eddie, Taylor, Greves, Maguire, O'Connor Ukraine Golub, Gutsalenko, Ryzhkova, 4 Kolesnikova, Stashko, Novichenko, Kontseva, Gaidukova 3

6:06.06

2

6:04.39

6:08.70

3 Knowles, Cook, Eddie, Reeve, Page, Maguire, Solesbury, Thornley, O'Connor Romania Bursuc, Zaharia, Grigoras, Dorneanu, Cojocariu, Boghian, Cogianu, Mironcic, Gidoiu Netherlands Veenhoven, De Groot, Dekker, Belderbos, 5 Achterberg, Kingma, Bouw, de Haan, Schellekens China 6 Li, Han, Xu, Li, Zhang, Liu, Li, Lu 4 2012 World Cup Lucerne USA 1 Lofgren, Francia, Redman, Polk, Musnicki, Ritzel, Lind, Davies, Whipple Canada Mastracci, Nurse, Guloien, Viinberg, Morin, Wilkinson, Brzozowicz, Marquardt, Thompson-Willie Netherlands Veenhoven, van Rooijen, Achterberg, de 3 Groot, Repelaer van Driel, Belderbos, Bouw, de Haan, Schellekens Australia Selby-Smith, Chaterton, Vermeersch, 4 Cook, Gerrand, Hagan, Kehoe, Stanley, Patrick Great Britain 2 5 Whitlam, Flood, Taylor, Eddie, Reeve, Page, Greves, Vernon, O'Connor Germany Schultze, Lepke, Schuette, Thiem, Sennewald, Drygalla, Marchand, Siering, Schwensen

6:06.03

6:11.18

6:06.74

6:13.38

6:09.94

6:16.45 2012 World Cup Munich Canada Hanson, Viinberg, Guloien, Wilkinson, 1 Mastracci, Brzozowicz, Marquardt, Morin, Thompson-Willie Romania Cogianu, Albu, Grigoras, Dorneanu, 2 Lupascu, Mironcic, Cojocariu, Rotaru, Gidoiu Great Britain 3 Whitlam, Taylor, Eddie, Reeve, Page, Vernon, Greves, Thornley, O'Connor Netherlands Veenhoven, Kingma, Achterberg, de Groot, Repelaer van Driel, Belderbos, Bouw, de Haan, Schellekens Australia Selby-Smith, Chaterton, Vermeersch, 5 McCarthy, Gerrand, Hagan, Kehoe, Stanley, Patrick Germany Schultze, Lepke, Schuette, Thiem, 6 Sennewald, Drygalla, Marchand, Siering, Schwensen

5:59.26

6:19.31

5:59.29

6:20.72

6:03.20

6:22.31

6:06.79

4

6:22.68

6:06.86

6:24.48

6

6:16.03

6:34.69

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Sailing

Sailing is a thrilling battle of man against fellow man and the elements, marred by the inability to place grandstands in a position to watch the action and delays and postponements occasioned by inopportune weather. The location of the regatta hundreds of miles away from the host city has also historically been a problem at the Olympics. Both the Beijing and Atlanta Olympics held their racing in unsuitable bays with light wind and humid conditions that made for poor racing and a bitter taste in the mouth. Athens could have been great, given it is a harbour city, but logistical troubles meant the racing was held away from spectators and light Mediterranean wind in the second week again spoiled the racing. Barcelona and Sydney, by contrast, showed what sailing can be. Held close to the shore with a spectacular backdrop and good wind, sailing became one of the stars of the Games and, in the case of Barcelona’s revitalised marina district, one of the finest legacies of the modern Olympics. In 2012 the racing will be held in the unglamorous confines of Weymouth. At first sight this may feel like an unpromising spot, setting the sailing up for the inevitable weak atmosphere that comes from racing far from the heart of the Olympics. It is true that the world’s media will be put off by the distance and lack of backdrop (the Isle of Portland isn’t bad, it’s just not the Sydney Harbour Bridge), which means that sailing will not be making many headlines. The sailors, though, will hopefully not mind too much as Weymouth, besides being a pretty seaside town, is one of the great world centres for sailing offering near year-round perfect conditions. Racing will be hard and furious, offering challenging conditions which should help the cream to rise to the top. Paramount in this cream is Ben Ainslee. His third successive gold in Beijing (fourth medal overall) prompted the IOC president Jacques Rogge (himeself a former Olympic sailor) to pronounce the achievement equal to those of Phelps and Bolt. One can only guess what he will say if Ainslee can take another gold in the Finn class this summer. In a sport where luck of the wind can make the difference between first and last and few people dominate for long, Ainslee has been a force of nature, holding an ability to read the conditions like nobody else. After his disqualification at last year’s World Championships for threatening a photographer that had left a wake in the water ahead of him, he knows that anything can happen; but should he win gold he will continue to work his way up the ranks of the greatest Olympians ever. In other disciplines it is the Australians who look to have the strongest squad. They have spent time training in the tricky conditions at Weymouth which should leave their standout sailors, 2010 ISAF World Sailor of the Year Tom Slingsby in the Laser and Mathew Belcher & Malcolm Page in the 49er, well placed to win gold. Anna Tunnicliffe skippers the USA Elliot boat in the reintroduced match racing (head-to-head) format; they have been near unbeatable in recent seasons but will have to work hard to defeat the local experience of Lucy Macgregor, who has run the Americans close in recent years. 2012 will also see the last appearance of windsurfing, catchily referred to as RS:X racing, at the Olympics; the most physically demanding discipline in sailing – windsurfers can propel their craft along by ‘flapping’ the sail manually in light winds - will make way for kite surfing in Rio. Nick Dempsey and Bryony Shaw are both in contention for GB, but racing is wide open and anyone could take the title. The 2011 and 2012 women’s RS:X World Champion, Lee Korzits hopes to become Israel’s first female gold medallist, a feat that will be all the more impressive given that doctors told her she would be unlikely to sail again when, during a photoshoot in Hawaii in 2009, a surfer crashed into her, breaking her leg and severing two ribs from her vertebrae. Many other classes will come down to how much home advantage the Brits will gain from having trained in the difficult Weymouth waters for the past few years. Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark in the 470, Alison Young in the Laser Radial, Paul Goodison in the Laser, Stuart Bithell and Luke Patience in the 470, Iain Percy and Luke Patience in the Star, and Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes in the 49er share Olympic and world medals galore between them, but sailing is an intensely unpredictable sport. Four golds, a silver and a bronze in Beijing was a truly extraordinary feat. To repeat it on home waters is not beyond the realms of possibility given the talent assembled in the British squad, but will require the entire team to sail out of their skins, along with more than a little luck.

Men's Windsurfing - RS:X
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Tom Ashley Julien Bontemps Shahar Zubari Nick Dempsey Ricardo Santos King Yin Chan Aichen Wang Nikolaos Kaklamanakis NZL FRA ISR GBR BRA HKG CHN GRE 52 53 58 60 77 84 95 97 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2011 Weymouth Going for Gold Regatta Nick Dempsey GBR JP Tobin NZL Dorian van Rijsselberge NED Nimrod Mashiah ISR Przemek Miarczynski POL Piotr Myszka POL Byron Kokkalanis GRE Julien Bontemps FRA 2012 Class World Championship Julien Bontemps Nick Dempsey JP Tobin Dorian van Rijsselberge Byron Kokkalanis Nimrod Mashiah Przemyslaw Miarczynski Toni Wilhelm 28 29 40 50 58 61 65 67

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 Sailing World Championship Dorian van Rijsselberge NED Piotr Myszka POL Nimrod Mashiah ISR Przemek Miarczynski POL Jon Paul Tobin NZL Tom Ashley NZL Byron Kokkalanis GRE Julian Bontemps FRA

33 40 52 52 61 64 66 71

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

FRA GBR NZL NED GRE ISR POL GER

24 26 31 31.6 32 52 53 55

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Men's One Person Dinghy - Laser
2008 Olympics 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Paul Goodison Vasilij Zbogar Diego Romero Gustavo Lima Andrew Murdoch Rasmus Myrgren Julio Alsogaray Jean Baptiste Bernaz GBR SLO ITA POR NZL SWE ARG FRA 63 71 75 76 81 83 92 104

Sailing

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 Weymouth Going for Gold Regatta Tom Slingsby AUS Andrew Murdoch NZL Paul Goodison GBR Simon Groteluschen GER Nick Thompson GBR Tom Burton AUS Philipp Buhl GER Andy Maloney NZL 2012 Class World Championship Tom Slingsby AUS Tonci Stipanovic CRO Andrew Maloney NZL Juan Maegli GUA Tom Burton AUS Andreas Geritzer AUT Rutger Schaardenburg NED Simon Groteluschen GER

41 57 64 88 95 95 99 100

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 Sailing World Championship Tom Slingsby AUS Nick Thompson GBR Andrew Murdoch NZL Simon Groteluschen GER Paul Goodison GBR Andreas Geritzer AUT Ashley Brunning AUS Johan Wigforss SWE

37 56 59 63 69 71 72 80

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

57 85 97 101 108 110 112 121

Men's One Person Dinghy Heavy - Finn
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Ben Ainslie Zach Railey Guillaume Florent Daniel Birgmark Christopher Cook Jonas Hoegh-Christensen Gasper Vincec Ivan Kljakovic-Gaspic GBR USA FRA SWE CAN DEN SLO CRO 23 45 58 58 67 70 72 76 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2011 Weymouth Going for Gold Regatta Ben Ainslie GBR Giles Scott GBR Ivan Kljakovic-Gaspic CRO Ed Wright GBR Jonas Hoegh-Christensen DEN Dan Slater NZL Jonathan Lobert FRA Andrew Mills GBR 2012 Class World Championship Ben Ainslie GBR Ed Wright GBR Jonas Hoegh-Christensen DEN Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic CRO Tapio Nirkko FIN Piotr Kula POL Mark Andrews GBR Andrew Mills GBR 42 56 57 63 76 77 78 93

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 Sailing World Championship Giles Scott GBR Pieter-Jan Postma NED Ed Wright GBR Jonas Hoegh-Christensen DEN Rafael Trujillo ESP Jonathan Lobert FRA Andrew Mills GBR Deniss Karpak EST

30 31 45 54 65 70 81 84

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

10 30 64 72 72 80 81 82

Men's Two Person Dinghy - 470
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Nathan Wilmot, Malcolm Page Nick Rogers, Joe Glanfield Nicolas Charbonnier, Olivier Bausset Sven Coster, Kalle Coster Onan Barreiros, Aaron Sarmiento Gabrio Zandona, Andrea Trani Tetsuya Matsunaga, Taro Ueno Alvaro Marinho, Miguel Nunes AUS GBR FRA NED ESP ITA JPN POR 44 75 78 78 87 91 97 103 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2011 Weymouth Going for Gold Regatta Pierre Leboucher, Vincent Garos FRA Mathew Belcher, Malcolm Page AUS Panagiotis Mantis, Pavlos Kagialis GRE Nick Rogers, Chris Grube GBR Gideon Kliger, Eran Sela ISR Luke Patience, Stuart Bithell GBR Onan Barreiros, Aaron Sarmiento ESP Alvaro Marinho, Miguel Nunes POR 2012 Class World Championship Mathew Belcher, Malcolm Page AUS Pierre Leboucher, Vincent Garos FRA Sime Fantela, Igor Marenic CRO Joonas Lindgren, Niklas Lindgren FIN Lucas Calabrese, Juan de la Fuente ARG Ryunosuke Harada, Yugo Yoshida JPN Onan Barreiros, Aaron Sarmiento ESP Gideon Kliger, Eran Sela ISR 38 61 72 75 78 86 88 90

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 Sailing World Championship Mathew Belcher, Malcolm Page AUS Luke Patience, Stuart Bithell GBR Sime Fantela, Igor Marenic CRO Gideon Kliger, Eran Sela ISR Nicolas Charbonnier, Jeremie Mion FRA Pierre Leboucher, Vincent Garos FRA Panagiotis Mantis, Pavlos Kagialis GRE Paul Snow Hansen, Jason Saunders NZL

28 40 62 69 80 86 92 100

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

32 43 67 69 74 83 89 93

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Men's Two Person Dinghy High Performance - 49er
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Jonas Warrer, Martin Kirketerp Ibsen Iker Martinez, Xabier Fernandez Jan Peter Peckolt, Hannes Peckolt Pietro Sibello, Gianfranco Sibello Nathan Outteridge, Ben Austin Tim Wadlow, Chris Rast Andre Fonseca, Rodrigo Duarte Nico Karth, Nikolaus Resch DEN ESP GER ITA AUS USA BRA AUT 61 64 66 66 73 89 99 99 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2011 Weymouth Going for Gold Regatta Nathan Outteridge, Iain Jensen AUS Stephane Christidis, Peter Hansen FRA Stevie Morrison, Ben Rhodes GBR Will Phillips, Sam Phillips AUS John Pink, Rick Peacock GBR Paul Brotherton, Mark Asquith GBR Chris Draper, Peter Greenhalgh GBR Dave Evans, Ed Powys GBR 2012 Class World Championship Nathan Outteridge, Iain Jensen Peter Burling, Blair Tuke Allan Norregaard, Peter Lang Manu Dyen, Stephane Christidis
Peter Kruger-Andersen, Nicolai Thorsell

60 80 90 97 100 106 113 122

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 Sailing World Championship Nathan Outteridge, Iain Jensen AUS Peter Burling, Blair Tuke NZL Emil Toft Nielsen, Simon Toft Nielsen DEN John Pink, Rick Peacock GBR Allan Noerregaard, Peter Lang DEN David Evans, Edward Powys GBR Nico Karth, Nikolaus Resch AUT Jonas Warrer, Soeren Hansen DEN

91 112 112 123 129 134 137 138

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Marcus Hansen, Josh Nowak Erik Heil, Thomas Ploessel Julien D'Ortoli, Noel Delpech

AUS NZL DEN FRA DEN NZL GER FRA

78 91 106 106 116 123 123 127

Men's Keelboat - Star
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Iain Percy, Andrew Simpson Robert Scheidt, Bruno Prada Fredrik Loof, Anders Ekstrom Mateusz Kusznierewicz, Dominik Zycki Flavio Marazzi, Enrico De Maria Xavier Rohart, Pascal Rambeau Marc Pickel, Ingo Borkowski Afonso Domingos, B. Plantier Santos GBR BRA SWE POL SUI FRA GER POR 45 53 53 59 59 69 70 72 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2011 Weymouth Going for Gold Regatta Robert Scheidt, Bruno Prada BRA Fredrik Loof, Anders Ekstrom SWE Diego Negri, Enrico Voltolini ITA Mateusz Kusznierewicz, Dominik Zycki POL Iain Percy, Andrew Simpson GBR Richard Clarke, Tyler Bjorn CAN Guillaume Florent, Pascal Rambeau FRA Mark Mendelblatt, Brian Fatih USA 2012 Class World Championship Robert Scheidt, Bruno Prada BRA Iain Percy, Andrew Simpson GBR Michael Hestbaek, Olesen Claus DEN Peter O'Leary David Burrows IRE Fredrik Loof, Max Salminen SWE Flavio Marazzi, Enrico De Maria SUI Hamish Pepper, Jim Turner NZL E. Papathanasiou, Antonios Tsotras GRE 38 44 72 77 80 105 107 117

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 Sailing World Championship Robert Scheidt, Bruno Prada BRA Robert Stanjek, Frithjof Kleen GER Mark Mendelblatt, Brian Fatih USA Mateusz Kusznierewicz, Dominik Zycki POL Fredrik Loof, Max Salminen SWE Eivind Melleby, Petter Morland Pedersen NOR Xavier Rohart, Pierre Alexis Ponsot FRA Johannes Polgar, Markus Koy GER

45 61 73 76 81 99 107 110

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

30 32 33 40 43 44 49 50

Women's Windsurfing - RS:X
2008 Olympics 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Jian Yin Alessandra Sensini Bryony Shaw Marina Alabau Jessica Crisp Barbara Kendall Zofia Klepacka Olha Maslivets CHN ITA GBR ESP AUS NZL POL UKR 39 40 45 54 66 75 82 83 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2011 Weymouth Going for Gold Regatta Marina Alabau ESP Zofia Klepacka POL Lee Korzits ISR Maja Dziarnowska POL Picon Charline FRA Bianca Manchion ESP Olga Maslivets UKR Bryony Shaw GBR 2012 Class World Championship Lee Korzits Zofia Klepacka Alessandria Sensani Bryony Shaw Maja Dziarnowska Flavia Tartaglini Charline Picon Maayan Davidovich 37 45 66 66 69 69 73 75

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 Sailing World Championship Lee Korzits ISR Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL Marina Alabau ESP Huang Yue CHN Charline Picon FRA Maayan Davidovich ISR Bryony Shaw GBR Li Ling CHN

31 33 45 60 64 73 74 84

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

ISR POL ITA GBR POL ITA FRA ISR

17 21 27 48 55 66 67 71

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Women's One Person Dinghy - Laser Radial
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Anna Tunnicliffe Gintare Volungeviciute Lijia Xu Sarah Blanck Sarah Steyaert Nathalie Brugger Jo Aleh Evi Van Acker USA LTU CHN AUS FRA SUI NZL BEL 37 42 50 62 77 90 90 91 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2011 Weymouth Going for Gold Regatta Marit Bouwmeester NED Evi Van Acker BEL Annalise Murphy IRL Charlotte Dobson GBR Sophie de Turckheim FRA Nathalie Brugger SUI Alison Young GBR Josefin Olsson SWE 2012 Class World Championship Xu Lijia Gintare Scheidt Alison Young Sari Multala Marit Bouwmeester Cecilia Carranza Saroli Paige Railey Sarah Steyaert 40 50 69 73 85 86 94 98

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 Sailing World Championship Marit Bouwmeester NED Evi Van Acker BEL Paige Railey USA Veronika Fenclova CZE Gintare Scheidt LTU Annalise Murphy IRL Alison Young GBR Tatiana Drozdovskaya BLR

49 53 71 72 76 77 86 98

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

CHN LTU GBR FIN NED ARG USA FRA

31 37 38 42 49 58 61 69

Women's Two Person Dinghy - 470
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Elise Rechichi, Tessa Parkinson Marcelien de Koning, Lobke Berkhout Fernando Oliveira, Isabel Swan Nike Kornecki, Vered Bouskilla Giulia Conti, Giovanna Micol Christina Bassadone, Saskia Clark Lenka Smidova, Lenke Mrzilkova Sylvia Vogl, Carolina Flatscher AUS NED BRA ISR ITA GBR CZE AUT 43 53 60 66 75 82 83 84 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2011 Weymouth Going for Gold Regatta Jo Aleh, Olivia Powrie NZL Hannah Mills, Saskia Clark GBR Camille Lecointre, Mathilde Geron FRA Tara Pacheco, Berta Batanzos ESP Gil Cohen, Vered Bouskila ISR Giulia Conti, Giovanna Micol ITA Henriette Koch, Lene Sommer DEN Erin Maxwell, Isabelle K. Farrar USA 2012 Class World Championship Hannah Mills, Saskia Clark Camille Lecointre, Mathilde Geron Lisa Westerhof, Lobke Berkhout Jo Aleh, Olivia Powrie Ingrid Petitjean, Nadege Doroux Ai Kondo, Wakako Tabata Henriette Koch, Lene Sommer Martinei Grael, Isabel Swan 52 70 74 88 89 103 104 113

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 Sailing World Championship Tara Pacheco, Berta Batanzos ESP Hannah Mills, Saskia Clark GBR Jo Aleh, Olivia Powrie NZL Gil Cohen, Vered Bouskila ISR Giulia Conti, Giovanna Micol ITA Ai Kondo, Wakako Tabata JPN Penny Clark, Katrina Hughes GBR Martinei Grael, Isabel Swan BRA

63 68 73 76 88 89 94 98

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

GBR FRA NED NZL FRA JPN DEN BRA

65 67 67 74 88 94 105 109

Women's Keelboat Match Racing - Elliot 6m
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2011 Weymouth Going for Gold Regatta Tunnicliffe, Vandemoer, Capozzi USA MacGregor, Lush, Macgregor GBR Barkow, Kratizig-Burnham, O'Reilly USA Leroy. Pruvot, Riou FRA Lehtinen, Kanerva, Wulff FIN Le Berre, Ponsar, Ponge FRA Mulder, Bes, Witteveen NED Souter, Eastwell, Whitty AUS 2012 Class World Championship Lehtinen, Kanerva, Wulff Tunnicliffe, Vandemoer, Capozzi Barkow, Kranzig, O'Reilly Leroy. Pruvot, Riou MacGregor, Lush, Macgregor Price, Curtis, Whitty Skudina, Siuzeva, Oblova Groeneveld, Bes, Bos-de-Koning

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2011 Sailing World Championship Tunnicliffe, Vandemoer, Capozzi MacGregor, Lush, Macgregor Leroy. Bertrand, Riou Skudina, Siuzeva, Oblova Souter, Eastwell, Spithell Kjellberg, Kallstrom, Harrysson Mulder, Witteveen, Bekkering Price, Curtis, Whitty

USA GBR FRA RUS AUS SWE NED AUS

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

FIN USA USA FRA GBR AUS RUS NED

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Shooting

Shooting is probably the hardest Olympic sport to watch. It doesn't fit into the Olympic motto Citius. Altius. Fortius. (Higher. Faster. Stronger.) and nor is it in any way television friendly. Though tension can be extremely high as the competition reaches its climax, the paramount skill of a shooter is being able to relax, control their heart rate (there are plenty of illegal ways to help with this) and move as little as possible. This means that not only will you barely see a flicker of emotion during the shooting, but even after the competition has ended the winners and losers will often display a level of disinterest usually only seen in immigration officials. It is therefore perhaps not a surprise that shooting is the only sport at these Olympics that will not be covered as standard by a live video feed. Perhaps this is a shame. There are stories to be had; in Beijing the first gold medal of the Games was expected to be hung around the neck of local favourite Du Li in the women’s 10m air rifle event, but come the final she crumbled under the pressure, finished in fifth and was left in floods of tears. There followed a national outpouring of support for her which she duly repaid by taking gold in the three-position rifle event. Having taken a couple of years off to start a family, Du Li will be back, again challenging for the first gold medal of the Olympics. There will be similar stories in the rarefied surrounds of the Royal Artillery Barracks, but the media relies on knowing where the stories are going to be in advance and so chances are they will either be missed entirely or a by-line at the end of a report. The hot favourites are Tan Zhongliang (CHN) in the 10m air pistol, Niccolo Campriani (ITA) who in 2010 became the first person to qualify for the 2012 Olympics and starts favourite in the 10m air rifle and 50m 3-positions events, Sergei Martynov (BLR) in the 50m prone rifle and Fatima Galvez (ESP) in the women’s trap. Great Britain’s interest will be limited to the more watchable (there is actual movement involved) skeet and trap shooting. The difference, for reference, between trap and skeet shooting is that the clays go away from you in the trap but towards you in the skeet, single means one clay is in the air at a time, double means two. Here Ed Ling in the men's trap, 2000 Olympic gold medallist Richard Faulds in the double trap and the photogenic 2002 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Charlotte Kerwood in the women's trap will all have serious medal intentions but it is Peter Wilson that carries GB’s best chance. Wilson is coached and sponsored by 2004 gold medallist Sheik Ahmad Mohammed Hasher Al Maktoum, a member of the Dubai ruling family, this relationship has clearly paid off as Wilson set a new world record, 198 out of 200, in Arizona earlier this year and will start as joint favourite with USA's Joshua Richmond in the double trap in London.

Men's 10m Air Pistol
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Pang Wei CHN 688.2 Jin Jong-oh KOR 684.5 Jason Turner USA 682.0 Brian Beaman USA 682.0 Leonid Yekimov RUS 680.5 Walter Lapeyre FRA 680.3 Jakkrit Panichpatikum THA 679.0 Kim Jong-su PRK DSQ* * Kim Jong-Su tested positive for propopanol 2010 World Championships Tomoyuki Matsuda JPN 689.4 Andrija Zlatic SRB 689.2 Jin Jong-oh KOR 689.1 Sergey Chervyakovskiy RUS 685.5 Yusef Dikec TUR 681.4 Joao Costa POR 681.4 Ivan Bidnyak UKR 681.3 Damir Mikec SRB 678.7 World Ranking Tan Zongliang Jin Jonh Oh Yusef Dikec Vladimir Isakov Lee Daemyung Denys Kushnirov Ismail Keles Zhang Tian Pablo Carrera Pang Wei

Men's 50m Pistol
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Jin Jong-oh KOR 660.4 Tan Zongliang CHN 659.5 Vladimir Isakov RUS 658.9 Oleg Omelchuk UKR 658.9 Pavol Kopp SVK 657.6 Tanyu Kiryakov BUL 656.8 Damir Mikec SRB 655.8 Kim Jong-su PRK DSQ* * Kim Jong-Su tested positive for propopanol 2010 World Championships Tomoyuki Matsuda JPN 669.7 Lee Daemyung KOR 665.2 Vyacheslav Podlesnyy KAZ 662.1 Andrija Zlatic SRB 659.6 Vladimir Gontcharov RUS 658.6 Daryl Szarenski RUS 655.0 Zhang Tian CHN 652.6 Oleg Omelchuk UKR 652.3 World Ranking Damir Mikec Tomayuki Matsuda Jin Jong Oh Zhang Tian Vladimir Isakov Leonid Ekimov Giuseppe Giordano Narayr Bakhtamyan Florian Schmidt Wang Zhiwei

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

CHN KOR TUR RUS KOR UKR TUR CHN ESP CHN

1969 1173 954 909 887 852 802 791 603 567

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

SRB JPN KOR CHN RUS RUS ITA ARM GER CHN

1693 1418 1360 1313 1159 822 625 538 479 471

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Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
1 2 3 4 5 6 2008 Olympics Oleksandr Petriv Ralf Schumann Christian Reitz Leonid Yekimov Keith Sanderson Roman Bondaruk UKR GER GER RUS USA UKR 780.2 779.5 779.3 778.2 776.6 774.7

Shooting Men's 10m Air Rifle
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Abhinav Bindra Zhu Qinan Henri Hakkinen Alin Moldoveanu Konstantin Prikhodtchenko Peter Sidi Steven Pletikosic Sergei Kruglov IND CHN FIN ROU RUS HUN SRB RUS 700.5 699.7 698.8 698.8 698.4 698.4 697.7 697.0

1 2 3 4 5 6

2010 World Championships Alexei Klimov RUS Zhang Jian CHN Li Yuehong CHN Leonid Ekimov RUS Christian Reitz GER Martin Strnad CZE World Ranking Alexei Klimov Chrisyian Reitz Zhang Jian Ding Feng Teruyoshi Akiyama Ralf Schumann Emil Milev Kim Daetoong Roman Bondaruk Martin Strnad

787.1 785.6 782.1 780.8 780.6 780.2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

RUS GER CHN CHN JPN GER USA KOR UKR CZE

2205 2160 1212 1196 976 872 643 617 600 561

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2010 World Championships Niccolo Campriani ITA Peter Sidi HUN Gagan Narang IND Zhu Qinan CHN Marco de Nicolo ITA Denis Sokolov RUS Matthew Emmons USA Nemanja Mirosavjev SRB World Ranking Niccolo Campriani Illia Charheika Wang Tao Zhu Qinan Pierre Piasecki Sergy Rikhter Serhiy Kulish Vitali Bubnovich Peter Sidi Alexander Schmirl

702.5 700.4 699.0 698.9 698.9 698.9 698.5 696.6

1 2 3 4 5 6 6 8 9 10

ITA BLR CHN CHN FRA ISR UKR BLR HUN AUT

2046 1273 1256 1214 1185 931 931 819 667 571

Men's 50m Rifle Prone
2008 Olympics 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Artur Ayvazian Matthew Emmons Warren Potent Vebjorn Berg Konstantin Prikhodtchenko Valerian Sauveplane Juha Hirvi Sergei Mertynov UKR USA AUS NOR RUS FRA FIN BLR 702.7 701.7 700.5 699.1 699.0 698.8 698.5 698.3

Men's 50m Rifle Three Positions
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Qiu Jian Jury Sukhorukov Rajmond Debevec Matthew Emmons Thomas Farnik Mario Knogler Valerian Sauveplane Vebjorn Berg CHN UKR SLO USA AUT AUT FRA NOR 1272.5 1272.4 1271.7 1270.3 1268.9 1268.4 1267.1 1266.5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2010 World Championships Sergei Mertynov BLR Valerian Sauveplane FRA Matthew Emmons USA Peter Sidi HUN Vebjorn Berg NOR Hariom Singh IND Eric Uptagrafft USA Liu Gang CHN World Ranking Sergei Martynov Wang Weiyi Marco De Nicolo Cyril Graff Michael McPhail Eric Uptagrafft Torben Grimmel Valerian Sauveplane Stian Bogar Marcel Buerge

703.9 703.8 702.2 701.6 701.4 700.9 700.3 700.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2010 World Championships Peter Sidi HUN Han Jinseop KOR Nemanja Mirosavjev SRB Konstantin Prikhodtchenko RUS Niccolo Campriani ITA Kim Jonghyun KOR Marco de Nicolo ITA Cyril Graff FRA World Ranking Niccolo Campriani Nemanja Mirosavljev Jason Parker Ole Kristian Bryhn Simon Beyeler Serhiy Kulish Matthew Emmons Ole Magnus Bakken Illia Charheika Peter Sidi

1275.6 1274.2 1273.3 1272.2 1271.8 1271.7 1270.2 1268.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

BLR CHN ITA FRA USA USA DEN FRA NOR SUI

2908 1177 1090 954 819 768 743 523 522 444

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

ITA SRB USA NOR SUI UKR USA NOR BLR HUN

2824 1319 1067 992 758 692 682 616 500 419

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Men's Trap
1 2 3 4 5 6 2008 Olympics David Kostelecky Giovanni Pellielo Aleksei Alipov Michael Diamond Josip Glasnovic Ermino Frasca CZE ITA RUS AUS CRO ITA 146 143 142 142 140 140

Shooting Men's Double Trap
1 2 3 4 5 6 2008 Olympics Walton Eller Francesco D'Aniello Hu Binyuan Jeffrey Holguin Russell Mark Richard Faulds USA ITA CHN USA AUS GBR 190 187 184 182 181 180

1 2 3 4 5 6

2010 World Championships Alberto Fernandez ESP Alexey Alipov RUS Jiri Liptak CZE Giovanni Pellielo ITA Li Yajun CHN Jacob Turner USA World Ranking Alexey Alipov Massimo Fabbrizi Rodolfo Vigano Oguzhan Tuzun Ryan Hadden Stephane Clemens Erminio Frasca Edward Ling David Kostelecky Giovanni Pellielo

143 142 142 141 140 139

1 2 3 4 5 6

2010 World Championships Joshua Richmond USA Vasily Mosin RUS Hu Binyuan CHN Jeffrey Holguin USA Richard Bodnar HUN Shih Wei Tin TPE World Ranking Joshua Richmond Peter Wilson Vitaly Fokeev William Chetcuti Mikhail Leybo Francesco D'Aniello Walton Eller Li Jun Andreas Loew Ronjan Sodhi

196 193 193 192 190 188

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 9

RUS ITA ITA TUR USA FRA ITA GBR CZE ITA

1615 1494 1358 997 904 857 724 712 626 626

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

USA GBR RUS MLT RUS ITA USA CHN GER IND

1380 1325 1263 1245 957 945 892 744 741 733

Men's Skeet
1 2 3 4 5 6 2008 Olympics Vincent Hancock Tore Brovold Anthony Terras Antonis Nikolaidis Georgios Achilleos Qu Ridong USA NOR FRA CYP CYP CHN 145 145 144 144 143 142

Women's 10m Air Pistol
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Guo Wenjun Natalia Paderina Nino Salukvadze Viktoria Chaika M. Sagun-Lewandowska Jasna Sekaric Mira Nevansu Tsogbadrakhyn Monkhzul CHN RUS GEO BLR POL SRB FIN MGL 492.3 489.1 487.4 482.0 481.3 480.9 480.5 479.6

1 2 3 4 5 6

2010 World Championships Valeriy Shomin RUS Ennio Falco ITA Georgios Achilleos CYP Antonakis Andreou CYP Vincent Hancock USA Anders Golding DEN World Ranking Tore Brovold Valeriy Shomin Georgios Achilleos Mikola Milchev Efthimios Mitas Stefan Nilsson Juan Jose Aramburu Anthony Terras Jesper Hansen Saaed Almaktoum

149 149 148 148 147 147

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

NOR RUS CYP UKR GRE SWE ESP FRA DEN UAE

1486 1441 1321 1279 1270 938 686 527 499 473

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2010 World Championships Zorana Arunovic SRB Lalita Yauhleuskaya AUS Viktoria Chaika BLR Lenka Maruskova CZE Mira Suhonen FIN Su Yuling CHN Guo Wenjun CHN Sandra Uptagrafft USA World Ranking Olena Kostevych Tien Chia Chen Zorana Arunovic Lenka Maruskova Lalita Yauhleuskaya Celine Goberville Tanyaporn Prucksakom Maria Grazdeva Viktoria Chaika Sonia Franquet

486.8 485.0 485.0 483.9 482.3 481.0 480.8 477.3

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

UKR TPE SRB CZE AUS FRA THA BUL BLR ESP

1897 1359 1311 1220 986 811 754 697 654 635

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Women's 25m Pistol
2008 Olympics 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Chen Ying Otryadyn Gundegmaa Munkhbayar Dorjsuren Fei Fengji Maria Grozdeva Jo Yong-suk Tanyaporn Prucksakom Luisa Maida CHN MGL GER CHN BUL PRK THA ESA 793.4 792.2 789.2 787.9 786.6 783.4 777.7 774

Shooting Women's 10m Air Rifle
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Katerina Emmons Lioubov Galkina Snjezana Pejcic Jamie Beyerle Du Li Olga Dovgun Marie Laure Gigon Sylwia Bogacka CZE RUS CRO USA CHN KAZ FRA POL 503.5 502.1 500.9 499.8 499.6 498.1 497.3 495.7

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2010 World Championships Kira Klimova RUS Zorana Arunovic SRB Lenka Marusova CZE Yukari Mori JPN Sonia Franquet ESP Yuliya Alipava RUS Yuling Su CHN Jo Yong Suk PRK World Ranking Lenka Maruskova Celine Goberville Chen Ying Olena Kostevych Kim Jang Mi Nino Salukvadze Munkhbayer Dorjsuren Antoaneta Boneva Jasna Sekaric Sonia Franquet

788.8 788.8 788.6 787.0 786.8 784.4 783.1 783.1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2010 World Championships Yi Shiling CHN Wu Liuxi CHN Elania Nardelli ITA Mahlagha Jambozirg IRI Jessica Mager GER Beate Gauss GER Petya Lukanova BUL Meghann Morrill USA World Ranking Yi Siling Sonja Pfeilschifter Katerina Emmons Andrea Arsovic Dariya Sharipova Du Li Jessica Mager Lisa Ungerank Sarah Scherer Snjezana Pejcic

505.6 501.4 501.0 500.2 498.8 498.8 498.4 498.1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

CZE FRA CHN UKR KOR GEO GER BUL SRB ESP

2019 1728 1535 1043 1038 1025 847 811 768 383

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

CHN GER CZE SRB UKR CHN GER AUT USA CRO

2568 2206 1036 906 730 575 547 527 494 486

Women's 50m Rifle Three Positions
2008 Olympics 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Du Li Katerina Emmons Eglis Yaima Cruz Lioubov Galinka Jamie Beyerle Olga Dovgun Ligija Mihajlovic Wu Liuxi CHN CZE CUB RUS USA KAZ SRB CHN 690.3 687.7 687.6 687.4 686.9 686.3 686.0 685.9

Women's Trap
1 2 3 4 5 6 2008 Olympics Satu Makela-Nummela Zuzana Stefecekova Corey Cogdell Yukie Nakayama Daina Gudzineviciute Elena Stuchaeva FIN SVK USA JPN LTU KAZ 91 89 86 86 86 86

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2010 World Championships Barbara Lechner GER Sonja Pfeilschifter GER Annik Marguet SUI Natallia Kalnysh UKR Jamie Beyerle USA Ivana Maksimovic SRB Liobov Galkina RUS Eva Friedel GER World Ranking Barbara Engleder Sonja Pfeilschifter Du Li Ildiko Karmacsi Katerina Emmons Yi Siling Stephanie Obermoser Li Peijing Eva Friedel Lioubov Galkina

687.7 685.4 681.2 680.5 679.9 679.4 679.1 678.7

1 2 3 4 5 6

2010 World Championships Zuzana Stefecekova SVK Liu Yingzi CHN Jessica Rossi ITA Deborah Gelisio ITA Pak Yong Hui PRK Yukie Nakayama JPN World Ranking Fatima Galvez Elena Tkach Zuzana Stefecekova Abbey Burton Corey Cogdell Liu Yingzi Alessandra Perilli Satu Makela-Nummela Jessica Rossi Kayle Browning

91 89 87 87 86 85

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

GER GER CHN HUN CZE CHN AUT CHN GER RUS

1791 1490 1431 979 749 745 696 659 600 444

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

ESP RUS SVK GBR USA CHN SMR FIN ITA USA

2076 1692 1208 986 953 730 541 492 481 465

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Women's Skeet
1 2 3 4 5 6 2008 Olympics Chiara Cainero Kim Rhode Christine Brinker Nathalie Larsson Sutiya Jiewchaloemmit Wei Ning ITA USA GER SWE THA CHN 93 93 93 93 93 91

Shooting

1 2 3 4 5 6

2010 World Championships Kim Rhode USA Wei Ning CHN Danka Bartekova SVK Sutiya Jiewchaloemmit THA Haley Dunn USA Elena Allen GBR World Ranking Kimberley Rhode Danka Bartekova Wei Ning Christine Wenzel Francisca Crovetto Chadid Diana Bacosi Zhang Donglian Sutiya Jiewchaloemmit Brandy Drozd Zhang Shan

97 96 95 93 91 89

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

USA SVK CHN GER CHI ITA CHN THA USA CHN

2171 2064 1603 1399 762 670 565 497 486 457

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Men's Swimming

Sometimes sport reads like a Jerry Bruckheimer screenplay. In 2004 a 19 year-old Michael Phelps (USA) attempted to win medals in eight different events at an Olympic Games, the most of any athlete in history. He did it with six gold and two bronzes. What do you do for the sequel? In 2008 Phelps went for 8 gold medals. Achieved. Roll on 'Phelps III – London 2012' and bring on Phelps’ better looking adversary Ryan Lochte (USA). After 2008, it looked as though Phelps might fade away into obscurity; he stopped training and was photographed partaking in a bong at a college party. He has been motivated to come back by the rise of Lochte, who has taken over the mantle as the world’s dominant swimmer during the past three years. Lochte is the same age as Phelps and has spent many years in his shadow, picking up a silver behind Phelps in the 200m individual medley in 2004 and a pair of golds and a pair of bronzes in 2008. It has only been since Phelps took a step back that Lochte has flourished, picking up five golds and a bronze in last year’s World Championships. In the Aquatics Centre designed by Zaha Hadid, Lochte and Phelps will each be going for gold in four individual events (two of them headto-head), as well as swimming for the USA in the relays; Phelps is likely to be selected for all three and Lochte for just one. Currently the American press seem to be assuming that they will between them win every event they enter, but experience may prove very different. Let’s consider each event in turn. Each man has two events without the other - Phelps continues to dominate in the 100m and 200m butterfly and can be expected to chalk up two golds, but Lochte faces a more competitive field in the 200m backstroke and freestyle. Although he won both at the World Championships last year, other men have gone faster in both events this year. A fired up Yannick Angel (FRA) will be standing between him and the gold medal in the 200m free, and Ryosuke Irie (JPN) in the 200m back. As backstroke is Lochte's favourite stroke, my prediction - silver in the 200m free and gold in the 200m back. Next come their head-to-head meetings in the individual medleys. Phelps had the better of Lochte in the 200m IM at the Olympic trials and, with Lochte having to come straight into this from the 200m back final, I see Phelps taking gold and Lochte fading outside the medals. In the 400m IM it is Lochte that has the form so let’s give that gold to him and the silver to Phelps. Then come the relays. With both men in the team they shouldn’t be touched in the 4x200m freestyle. Phelps will swim the butterfly leg in the 4x100m medley relay, and, although Australia and Japan will be pushing hard, USA again should have enough to take gold. Finally comes the 4x100m freestyle; the Australians and the French have a clear edge, so let’s call that bronze for the USA. Tally up: Phelps takes 5 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze and goes home a hero with an all time gold medal tally of 19; Lochte wins 3 golds and a silver and everyone is wondering what all the fuss was about. There are some men’s events that Ph-ochte aren't involved in. The Australian James Magnussen is a goliath in the 100m freestyle and close to breaking the world record, which people were saying wouldn’t happen for twenty years in the post-bodysuit era. Sun Yang (CHN) and Park Tae-Hwan (KOR) look to stage a battle in two parts over the 400m and 1500m freestyle. Liam Tancock in the 100m backstroke is probably the British men’s only chance of a gold; in reality he’ll do very well to finish with a medal. Finally we turn to the breaststroke. Last year, three days after the Breivik Massacre in Norway, Alexander Dale Oen won an emotional gold medal in the 100m breaststroke at the World Championships. Sadly he was found dead from a heart-attack in April this year, and his big personality and talent will be much missed at the Games. Kosuke Kitajima (JPN) is back on form in the 100m and 200m breaststroke and will be looking to win his third successive gold in both events.

Men's 50m Freestyle
World Record: 20.91s Cesar Cielho Filho BRA Olympic Record: 21.30s Cesar Cielho Filho BRA 2008 Olympics César Cielo Filho BRA 21.30 Amaury Leveaux FRA 21.45 Alain Bernard FRA 21.49 Ashley Callus AUS 21.62 Ben Wildman-Tobriner USA 21.64 Eamon Sullivan AUS 21.65 Roland Schoeman RSA 21.67 Stefan Nystrand SWE 21.72 2011 World Championships César Cielo Filho BRA Luca Dotto ITA Alain Bernard FRA Nathan Adrian USA Bruno Fratus BRA Krisztian Takacs HUN George Bovell TRI Gideon Louw RSA 18 December 2009 16 August 2008 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2011 World Leading Time César Cielo Filho BRA Bruno Fratus BRA Fred Bousquet FRA Nathan Adrian USA Luca Dotto ITA Alain Bernard FRA Krisztian Takacs HUN Sergey Fesikov RUS 2012 World Leading César Cielo Filho BRA Cullen Jones USA Anthony Ervin USA Nathan Adrian USA Bruno Fratus BRA James Magnussen AUS Josh Schneider USA Fred Bousquet FRA 21.52 21.76 21.78 21.84 21.90 21.92 21.97 21.98

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

21.52 21.90 21.92 21.93 21.96 21.99 22.04 22.11

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

21.38 21.59 21.60 21.68 21.70 21.74 21.78 21.79

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Men's 100m Freestyle

Men's Swimming

1 2 3 3 5 6 7 8

World Record: 46.91s Cesar Cielho Filho BRA Olympic Record: 47.05s Eamon Sullivan AUS 2008 Olympics Alain Bernard FRA 47.21 Eamon Sullivan AUS 47.32 Jason Lezak USA 47.67 César Cielo Filho BRA 47.67 Pieter van den Hoogenband NED 47.75 Lyndon Ferns RSA 48.04 Matt Targett AUS 48.20 Stefan Nystrand SWE 48.33 2011 World Championships James Magnussen AUS Brent Hayden CAN William Meynard FRA César Cielo Filho BRA Fabien Gilot FRA Nathan Adrian USA Luca Dotto ITA Sebastiaan Verschuren NED

30 July 2009 13 August 2008 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2011 World Leading Time James Magnussen AUS César Cielo Filho BRA Brent Hayden CAN William Meynard FRA Nathan Adrian USA Michael Phelps USA Fabien Gilot FRA Graeme Moore RSA 2012 World Leading James Magnussen AUS James Roberts AUS Yannick Agnel FRA Nathan Adrian USA Nikita Lobintsev RUS Danila Izotov RUS César Cielo Filho BRA Andrey Grechin RUS 47.49 47.84 47.95 48.00 48.08 48.13 48.13 48.15

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

47.63 47.95 48.00 48.01 48.13 48.23 48.24 48.27

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

47.10 47.63 48.02 48.10 48.21 48.27 48.28 48.29

Men's 200m Freestyle
World Record: 1:42.00 Paul Biedermann GER Olympic Record: 1:42.96 Michael Phelps USA 2008 Olympics Michael Phelps USA 1:43.00 Park Tae-Hwan KOR 1:44.90 Peter Vanderkaay USA 1:45.10 Jean Basson RSA 1:45.97 Paul Biedermann GER 1:46.00 Dominik Meichtry SUI 1:46.95 Yoshihiro Okumura JPN 1:47.10 Robbie Renwick GBR 1:47.50 2011 World Championships Ryan Lochte USA Michael Phelps USA Paul Biedermann GER Park Tae-Hwan KOR Yannick Angel FRA Nikita Lobintsev RUS Dominik Meichtry SUI Danila Izotov RUS 28 July 2009 12 August 2008 1 2 3 4 5 5 7 7 2011 World Leading Time Ryan Lochte USA Michael Phelps USA Paul Biedermann GER Park Tae-Hwan KOR Yannick Angel FRA Sun Yang CHN Wang Shun CHN Danila Izotov RUS 2012 World Leading Yannick Angel FRA Michael Phelps USA Ryan Lochte USA Takeshi Matsuda JPN Sun Yang CHN Park Tae-Hwan KOR Paul Biedermann GER Danila Izotov RUS 1:44.44 1:44.79 1:44.88 1:44.92 1:44.99 1:44.99 1:46.14 1:46.14

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1:44.44 1:44.79 1:44.88 1:44.92 1:44.99 1:46.57 1:47.02 1:47.46

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1:44.42 1:45.69 1:45.75 1:45.96 1:46.05 1:46.09 1:46.27 1:46.56

Men's 400m Freestyle

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

World Record: 3:40.07 Paul Biedermann GER Olympic Record: 3:40.59 Ian Thorpe AUS 2008 Olympics Park Tae-Hwan KOR 3:41.86 Zhang Lin CHN 3:42.44 Larsen Jensen USA 3:42.78 Peter Vanderkaay USA 3:43.11 Oussama Mellouli TUN 3:43.45 Grant Hackett AUS 3:43.84 Yuriy Prilukov RUS 3:43.97 Nikita Lobintsev RUS 3:48.29 2011 World Championships Park Tae-Hwan KOR Sun Yang CHN Paul Biedermann GER Peter Vanderkaay USA Ryan Cochrane CAN Yannick Agnel FRA Oussama Mellouli TUN Sebastien Rouault FRA

26 July 2009 15 September 2000 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2011 World Leading Time Sun Yang CHN Park Tae-Hwan KOR Yannick Agnel FRA Paul Biedermann GER Peter Vanderkaay USA Ryan Napoleon AUS Ryan Cochrane CAN Oussama Mellouli TUN 2012 World Leading Sun Yang CHN Park Tae-Hwan KOR Li Yunqi CHN Hao Yun CHN Yannick Angel FRA David Mckeon AUS Robbie Renwick GBR Pal Joensen FAR (DEN) 3:40.29 3:42.04 3:43.85 3:44.14 3:44.83 3:45.16 3:45.17 3:45.31

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

3:42.04 3:43.24 3:44.14 3:44.83 3:45.17 3:45.24 3:45.31 3:47.66

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

3:42.31 3:44.96 3:45.49 3:45.69 3:46.14 3:46.36 3:46.73 3:46.84

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Men's 1500m Freestyle
World Record: 14:34.14 Sun Yang Olympic Record: 14:38.92 Grant Hackett 2008 Olympics Oussama Mellouli TUN Grant Hackett AUS Ryan Cochrane CAN Yuriy Prilukov RUS Larsen Jensen USA David Davies GBR Zhang Lin CHN Sun Yang CHN 2011 World Championships Sun Yang CHN Ryan Cochrane CAN Gergo Kis HUN FAR (DEN) Pal Joensen Chad La Tourette USA Peter Vanderkaay USA Samuel Pizzetti ITA Yohsuke Miyamoto JPN

Men's Swimming

CHN AUS 14:40.84 14:41.53 14:42.69 14:43.21 14:48.16 14:52.11 14:55.2 15:05.12

31 July 2011 15 August 2008 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2011 World Leading Time Sun Yang CHN Ryan Cochrane CAN Gergo Kis HUN FAR (DEN) Pal Joensen Chad La Tourette ISA Peter Vanderkaay USA Samuel Pizzetti ITA Wang Shun CHN 2012 World Leading Sun Yang CHN Park Tae-Hwan KOR Gregorio Pattrinieri ITA Andrew Gemmell USA Conner Jaeger USA Daniel Fogg GBR Chad La Tourette USA Gergo Kis HUN ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### ######

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

14:34.14 14:44.46 14:45.66 14:46.33 14:52.36 15:00.47 15:15.81 15:20.67

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Men's 10km Marathon
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Maarten van der Weijden NED David Davies GBR Thomas Lurz GER Valerio Cleri ITA Evgeny Drattsev RUS Petar Stoychev BUL Brian Ryckeman BEL Mark Warkentin USA 1:51:51.6 1:51:53.1 1:51:53.6 1:52:07.5 1:52:08.9 1:52:09.1 1:52:10.7 1:52:13.0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2011 World Championships Spyridon Gianniotis GRE Thomas Lurz GER Sergey Bolshakov RUS Alex Mayer USA Ky Hurst AUS Francisco Jodar ESP Brian Ryckeman BEL Julien Sauvage FRA 1:54:24. 7 1:54.27. 2 1:54:31. 8 1:54:33. 1 1:54:33. 9 1:54:34. 3 1:54:36. 1 1:54:37. 2

Men's 100m Backstroke
World Record: 51.94s Aaron Peirsol Olympic Record: 52.54s Aaron Peirsol 2008 Olympics Aaron Peirsol USA Matt Grevers USA Arkady Vyatchanin RUS Hayden Stoeckel AUS Ashley Delaney AUS Liam Tancock GBR Aschwin Wildeboer ESP Junichi Miyashita JPN 2011 World Championships Camille Lacourt FRA Jeremy Stravius FRA Ryosuke Irie JPN Nick Thoman USA David Plummer USA Liam Tancock GBR Helge Meeuw GER Gareth Kean NZL USA 8 July 2009 USA 12 August 2008 52.54 53.11 53.18 53.18 53.31 53.39 53.51 53.99 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2011 World Leading Time Camille Lacourt FRA Jeremy Stravius FRA Ryosuke Irie JPN Nick Thoman USA David Plummer USA Matt Grevers USA Helge Meeuw GER Liam Tancock GBR 2012 World Leading Matt Grevers USA Camille Lacourt FRA Nick Thoman USA Ryosuke Irie JPN David Plummer USA Dben Hesen USA Liam Tancock GBR Gareth Kean NZL 52.44 52.76 52.83 53.01 53.04 53.14 53.22 53.25

1 2 3 3 5 6 7 8

1 1 3 4 5 6 7 8

52.76 52.76 52.98 53.01 53.04 53.25 53.28 53.50

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

52.08 52.75 52.86 52.91 52.98 53.03 53.58 53.73

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Men's 200m Backstroke
World Record: 1:51.92 Aaron Peirsol Olympic Record: 1:53.94 Ryan Lochte 2008 Olympics Ryan Lochte USA Aaron Peirsol USA Arkady Vyatchanin RUS Markus Rogan AUT Ryosuke Irie JPN Hayden Stoeckel AUS Razvan Ionut Florea ROM Gregor Tait GBR 2011 World Championships Ryan Lochte USA Ryosuke Irie JPN Tyler Clary USA Zhang Fenglin CHN Radoslaw Kawecki POL Stanislav Donets RUS Sebastiano Ranfagni ITA Kazuki Watanabe JPN

Men's Swimming

USA USA 1:53.94 1:54.33 1:54.93 1:55.49 1:55.72 1:56.39 1:56.52 1:57.00

31 July 2009 15 August 2008 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2011 World Leading Time Ryan Lochte USA Ryosuke Irie JPN Tyler Clary USA Yuuki Shirai JPN Zhang Fenglin CHN Radoslaw Kawecki POL Michael Phelps USA James Goddard GBR 2012 World Leading Ryosuke Irie JPN Ryan Lochte USA Tyler Clary USA Radoslaw Kawecki POL Jan-Philip Glania GER Peter Bemek HUN Benjamin Stastulis FRA Kazuki Watanabe JPN 1:52.96 1:54.08 1:54.69 1:56.26 1:56.34 1:56.90 1:57.05 1:57.08

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1:52.96 1:54.11 1:54.69 1:56.39 1:57.33 1:57.36 1:57.49 1:57.82

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1:54.02 1:54.54 1:54.88 1:55.28 1:55.87 1:55.88 1:56.39 1:56.83

Men's 100m Breaststroke
World Record: 58.58s Brenton Rickard AUS Olympic Record: 58.91s Kosuke Kitajima JPN 2008 Olympics Kosuke Kitajima JPN 58.91 Alexander Dale Oen NOR 59.20 Hugues Duboscq FRA 59.37 Brendan Hansen USA 59.57 Brenton Rickard AUS 59.74 Roman Sloudnov RUD 59.87 Igor Borysik UKR 1:00.20 Mark Gangloff USA 1:00.24 2011 World Championships Alexander Dale Oen NOR Fabio Scozzoli ITA Cameron van der Burgh RSA Kosuke Kitajima JPN Brenton Rickard AUS Daniel Gyurta HUN Giedrius Titenis LTU Mark Gangloff USA 27 July 2009 11 August 2008 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2011 World Leading Time Alexander Dale Oen NOR Fabio Scozzoli ITA Kosuke Kitajima JPN Cameron van der Burgh RSA Yuta Suanaga JPN Glenn Snyders NZL Felipe Silva BRA Brenton Rickard AUS 2012 World Leading Kosuke Kitajima JPN Ryo Tateishi JPN Filipe Silva BRA Brendan Hansen USA Cameron van der Burgh RSA Christian Sprenger AUS Glenn Snyders NZL Daniel Silwinski GBR 58.71 59.42 59.44 59.49 59.93 59.94 1:00.01 1:00.04

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1 2 3 4 5 6 6 8

58.71 59.42 59.49 1:00.03 1:00.11 1:00.25 1:00.25 1:00.52

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

58.90 59.60 59.63 59.68 59.90 59.91 1:00.04 1:00.09

Men's 200m Breaststroke
World Record: 2:07.31 Christian Sprenger AUS Olympic Record: 2:07.64 Kosuke Kitajima JPN 2008 Olympics Kosuke Kitajima JPN 2:07.64 Brenton Rickard AUS 2:08.88 Hugues Duboscq FRA 2:08.94 Mike Brown CAN 2:09.03 Dániel Gyurta HUN 2:09.22 Scott Spann USA 2:09.76 Loris Facci ITA 2:10.57 Paolo Bossini ITA 2:11.48 2011 World Championships Daniel Gyurta HUN Kosuke Kitajima JPN Christian vom Lehn GER Eric Shanteau USA Michael Jamieson GBR Giedrius Titenis LTU Choi Kyu-Woong KOR Andrew Willis GBR 30 July 2009 14 August 2008 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2011 World Leading Time Naoya Tomita JPN Daniel Gyurta HUN Kosuke Kitajima JPN Christian vom Lehn GER Eric Shanteau USA Brendan Hansen USA Kazuki Otsuka JPN Kristopher Gilchrist GBR 2012 World Leading Kosuke Kitajima JPN Ryo Tateishi JPN Daniel Gyurta HUN Marco Koch GER Scott Weltz USA Akhiro Yamaguchi JPN Andrew Willis GBR Panagotis Samilidis GRE 2:08.25 2:08.41 2:08.63 2:08.97 2:09.28 2:09.64 2:09.94 2:10.16

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2:08.40 2:08.63 2:09.06 2:09.28 2:10.67 2:11.07 2:11.17 2:11.29

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2:08.00 2:08.17 2:08.60 2:08.74 2:09.01 2:09.22 2:09.33 2:09.72

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Men's 100m Butterfly
World Record: 49.82s Michael Phelps Olympic Record: 50.58s Michael Phelps 2008 Olympics Michael Phelps USA Milorad Čavić SER Andrew Lauterstein AUS Ian Crocker USA Jason Dunford KEN Takuro Fujii JPN Andriy Serdinov UKR Ryan Pini PNG 2011 World Championships Michael Phelps USA Konrad Czerniak POL Tyler McGil USA Jason Dunford KEN Takuro Fujii JPN Yevgeny Korotyshkin RUS Joeri Verlinden NED Geoff Huegill AUS

Men's Swimming

USA USA 50.58 50.59 51.12 51.13 51.47 51.50 51.59 51.86

1 August 2009 16 August 2008 1 2 3 4 5 6 6 8 2011 World Leading Time Michael Phelps USA Konrad Czerniak POL Tyler McGil USA Jason Dunford KEN Benjamin Starke GER Takuro Fujii JPN Tim Phillips USA Evgeny Korotyshkin RUS 2012 World Leading Michael Phelps USA Alexander Sukhorukov RUS Tyler McGill USA Milorad Cavic SRB Ryan Lochte USA Chris Wright AUS Laszlo Cseh HUN Tom Shields USA 50.71 51.15 51.26 51.59 51.65 51.69 51.69 51.77

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

50.71 51.15 51.26 51.59 51.75 51.81 52.21 52.36

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

51.14 51.31 51.32 51.45 51.65 51.67 51.77 51.86

Men's 200m Butterfly
World Record: 1:51.51 Michael Phelps Olympic Record: 1:52.03 Michael Phelps 2008 Olympics Michael Phelps USA László Cseh HUN Takeshi Matsuda JPN Moss Burmester NZL Peng Wu CHN Paweł Korzeniowski POL Kaio de Almeida BRA Nikolay Skvortsov RUS 2011 World Championships Michael Phelps USA Takeshi Matsuda JPN Wu Peng CHN Chen Yin CHN Chad le Clos RSA Pawel Korzeniowski POL Dinko Jukic AUT Bence Biczo HUN USA USA 1:52.03 1:52.70 1:52.97 1:54.35 1:54.35 1:54.60 1:54.71 1:55.14 19 July 2009 13 August 2008 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2011 World Leading Time Michael Phelps USA Takeshi Matsuda JPN Wu Peng CHN Bence Piczo HUN Chen Yin CHN Dinko Jukic AUT Chad le Clos RSA Yuki Kobori JPN 2012 World Leading Michael Phelps USA Takeshi Matsuda JPN Nick D'Arcy AUS Laszlo Cseh HUN Tyler Clary USA Chad le Clos RSA Kazuya Kaneda JPN Kalo Almeida BRA 1:53.34 1:54.01 1:54.67 1:54.79 1:54.80 1:54.94 1:55.07 1:55.08

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1:53.34 1:54.01 1:54.67 1:55.00 1:55.07 1:55.39 1:55.48 1:55.53

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1:53.65 1:54.01 1:54.71 1:54.95 1:55.12 1:55.30 1:55.39 1:55.59

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Men's 200m IM
World Record: 1:54.00 Ryan Lochte Olympic Record: 1:54.23 Michael Phelps 2008 Olympics Michael Phelps USA László Cseh HUN Ryan Lochte USA Thiago Pereira BRA Ken Takakuwa JPN James Goddard GBR Keith Beavers CAN Liam Tancock GBR 2011 World Championships Ryan Lochte USA Michael Phelps USA Laszlo Cseh HUN James Goddard GBR Markus Rogan AUT Thiago Pereira BRA Kenneth To AUS Yuya Horihata JPN

Men's Swimming

USA USA 1:54.23 1:56.52 1:56.53 1:58.14 1:58.22 1:58.24 1:59.43 2:00.76

28 July 2011 15 August 2008 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2011 World Leading Time Ryan Lochte USA Michael Phelps USA Thiago Pereira BRA Laszlo Cseh HUN Markus Rogan AUT James Goddard GBR Joe Roebuck GBR Wang Shun CHN 2012 World Leading Michael Phelps USA Ryan Lochte USA Laszlo Cseh HUN Thiago Pereira BRA Marcus Deibler GER James Goddard GBR Kosuke Hagino JPN Joe Roebuck GBR 1:54.00 1:54.16 1:57.35 1:57.66 1:57.74 1:57.79 1:58.28 1:58.56

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1:54.00 1:54.16 1:57.69 1:57.79 1:58.14 1:59.00 1:59.26 1:59.52

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1:54.84 1:54.93 1:56.66 1:57.11 1:57.82 1:57.84 1:58.01 1:58.16

Men's 400m IM
World Record: 4:03.84 Michael Phelps Olympic Record: 4:03.84 Michael Phelps 2008 Olympics Michael Phelps USA Laszlo Cseh HUN Ryan Lochte USA Alessio Boggiatto ITA Luca Marin ITA Gergo Kis HUN Brian Johns CAN Thiago Pereira BRA 2011 World Championships Ryan Lochte USA Tyler Clary USA Yuya Horihata JPN Huang Chaosheng CHN Ioannis Drymonakos GRE David Verraszto HUN Wang Cheng Xiang CHN Roberto Pavoni GBR USA USA 4:03.84 4:06.16 4:08.09 4:12.16 4:12.47 4:12.84 4:13.38 4:15.40 10 August 2008 10 August 2008 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2011 World Leading Time Ryan Lochte USA Tyler Clary USA Laszlo Cseh HUN Wang Shun CHN David Verraszto HUN Wang Cheng Xiang CHN Yuya Horihata JPN Huang Chaosheng BRA 2012 World Leading Ryan Lochte USA Michael Phelps USA Tyler Clary USA Kosuke Hagino JPN Yuya Horihata JPN Thomas Fraser-Holmes AUS Yang Zhixian CHN Wang Chengxlang CHN 4:07.13 4:11.17 4:11.22 4:11.61 4:11.71 4:11.89 4:11.98 4:12.52

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

4:07.13 4:11.17 4:11.98 4:13.62 4:14.62 4:15.67 4:15.89 4:19.85

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

4:07.06 4:07.89 4:09.92 4:10.26 4:10.52 4:11.81 4:11.92 4:12.02

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Men's Swimming

Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay
World Record: 3:08.24 United States Olympic Record: 3:08.24 United States 2008 Olympics Michael Phelps Garrett Weber-Gale United 1 3:08.24 States Cullen Jones Jason Lesak Ameury Leveaux Fabien Gilot Frederick Bousquet Alain Bernard Eamon Sullivan Fabien Lausterstein Ashley Callus Matt Targett Alessandro Calvi Christian Galenda Marco Belotti Filippo Magnini Petter Stymne Lars Frolander Stefan Nystrand Jaonas Persson Brent Hayden Joel Greenshields Colin Russell Rick Say Lyndon Ferns Darian Townsend Roland Schoeman Ryk Neethling Simon Burnett Adam Brown Ben Hockin Ross Davenport 10 August 2008 10 August 2008 2011 World Championships James Magnussen Matthew Targett 1 Australia Matthew Abood Eamon Sullivan Alain Bernard Jeremy Stravius 2 France William Meynard Fabien Gilot Michael Phelps Garrett Weber-Gale United 3 States Jason Lesak Nathan Adrian Luca Dotto Marco Orsi Michele Santucci Filippo Magnini Evgeny Lagunov Andrey Grechin Nikita Lobintsev Sergey Fesikov Graeme Moore Darian Townsend Gideon Louw Leith Shankland Markus Deibler Benjamin Starke Christophe Fildebrandt Marco di Carli Adam Brown Liam Tancock Grant Turner Simon Burnett

3:11.00

2

France

3:08.32

3:11.14

3

Australia

3:09.91

3:11.96

4

Italy

3:11.48

4

Italy

3:12.39

5

Sweden

3:11.92

5

Russia

3:12.99

6

Canada

3:12.26

6

South Africa 3:13.38

7

South Africa

3:12.66

7

Germany

3:15.01

8

Great Britain

3:12.87

8

Great Britain

3:15.03

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Combined 2011/12 Individual Best Times James Magnussen 47.10 James Roberts 47.63 Australia Matt Targett 48.32 Eamon Sullivan 48.53 William Meynard 48.00 Yannick Agnel 48.02 France Fabian Gilot 48.13 Alain Bernard 48.37 Nathan Adrian 48.05 Michael Phelps 48.08 United States Cullen Jones 48.46 Jimmy Feigen 48.48 Nikita Lobintsev 48.21 Danila Izotov 48.27 Russia Andrey Grechin 48.29 Vladimir Morozov 48.56 Marco Di Carli 48.24 Paul Biedermann 48.66 Germany Christoph Fildebrandt 48.84 Markus Deibler 48.88 Cesar Cielo Filho 47.84 Bruno Fratus 48.72 Brazil Nicholas Santos 49.11 Marcelo Chierighini 49.24 Luca Dotto 48.24 Filippo Magnini 48.36 Italy Michele Santucci 49.14 Marco Orsi 49.30 Kenta Ito 48.78 Shinri Shioura 48.85 Japan Takuro Fujii 48.88 Kenji Kobase 49.31

3:11.58

3:12.52

3:13.07

3:13.33

3:14.62

3:14.91

3:15.04

3:15.82

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Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay
World Record: 6:58.55 United States Olympic Record: 6:58.56 United States 2008 Olympics Michael Phelps Ryan Lochte United 1 7:08.24 States Rickey Berens Peter Vanderkaay Nikitya Lobintsev Evgeny Lagunnov Danila Izotov Alaxander Sukhorukov Patrick Murphy Grant Hackett Grant Brits Nic Ffrost Marco Belotti Emiliano Brembilla Massimiliano Rosolino Filippo Magnini Colin Russell Brian Johns Brent Hayden Andrew Hurd David Carry Andrew Hunter Robert Renwick Ross Davenport Yoshihiro Okumura Sho Uchida Yasunori Mononobe Hisato Matsumote Jean Basson Darian Townsend Jan Venter Sebastien Rousseau 31 July 2009 10 August 2008 2011 World Championships Michael Phelps Peter Vanderkaay United States Ricky Berens Ryan Lochte Yannick Agnel Gregory Mallet France Jeremy Stravius Fabien Gilot Wang Shun Zhang Lin China Li Yunqi Sun Yang Paul Biedermann Tim Wallburger Germany Christoph Fildebrandt Benjamin Starke Thomas Fraser-Holmes Kenrick Monk Australia Kjarrod Killey Ryan Napoleon Ross Davenport David Carry Great Britain Jak Scott

1

7:02.67

2

France

7:08.32

2

7:04.81

3

Russia

7:09.91

3

7:05.67

4

Italy

7:11.48

4

7:08.32

5

Canada

7:11.92

5

7:08.48

6

Great Britain

7:12.26

6

7:10.84

7

Japan

7:12.66

8

South Africa

7:12.87

Robert Renwick Takeshi Matsuda Shogo Hihara 7 Yuki Kobori Yoshihiro Okumura Gianluca Maglia Filippo Magnini 8 Marco Belotti Samuel Pizzetti

Japan

7:10.92

Italy

7:12.26

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Combined 2011/12 Individual Best Times Ryan Lochte 1:44.44 Michael Phelps 1:44.79 United States Peter Vanderkaay 1:46.45 Ricky Berens 1:46.56 Yannick Agnel 1:44.42 Amaury Leveaux 1:46.72 France Gregory Mallet 1:46.77 Clement Lefert 1:46.90 Sun Yang 1:44.99 Wang Shun 1:46.14 China Li Yunqi 1:47.02 Hao Yun 1:47.48 Danila Izotov 1:46.14 Nikita Lobintsev 1:46.57 Russia Artem Lobuzov 1:47.43 Evgeny Lagunov 1:47.47 Paul Biedermann 1:44.88 Clemens Rapp 1:47.57 Germany Dmitry Colupaev 1:47.58 Tim Wallberger 1:47.61 Thomas Fraser-Holmes 1:46.88 Kenrick Monk 1:47.16 Australia David Mckeon 1:47.55 Ned McKendry 1:47.61 Takeshi Matsuda 1:45.96 Yuki Kobori 1:47.37 Japan Syo Sotodate 1:48.15 Chiaki Ishibashi 1:48.16 Robbie Renwick 1:47.25 Ross Davenport 1:47.31 Great Britain Ieuan Lloyd 1:47.55 Robert Bale 1:47.85

7:02.24

7:04.81

7:05.63

7:07.61

7:07.64

7:09.20

7:09.64

7:09.96

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Men's 4x100m Medley Relay

Men's Swimming

World Record: 3:27.28 United States Olympic Record: 3:29.34 United States 2008 Olympics Aaron Piersol Brendan Hansen United 1 3:29.34 States Michael Phelps Jason Lezak Hayden Stoekel Brenton Rickard Andrew Lauterstein Eamon Sullivan Junichi Miyashita Kosuke Kitajima Takuro Fujii Hisayoshi Sato Arkady Vyatchanin Roman Sludnov Evgeny Korotyshkin Evgeny Lagunov Daniel Bell Glenn Snyders Corney Swanepoel Cameron Gibson Liam Tancock Chris Cook Michael Rock Simon Burnett Gerhard Zandburg Cameron van der Burgh Lyndon Ferns Darian Townsend Mirco di Tora Loris Facci Mattia Nalesso Filippo Magnini

2 August 2009 20 August 2008 2011 World Championships Nick Thoman Mark Gangloff United States Michael Phelps Nathan Adrian Hayden Stoekel Brenton Rickard Australia Geoff Huegill James Magnussen Helge Meeuw Hendrik Feldwehr Germany Benjamin Starke Paul Biedermann Ryosuke Irie Kosuke Kitajima Japan Takuro Fujii Shogo Hihara Nick Driebergen Lennart Stekelenburg Netherlands Joeri Verlinden Sebastiaan Verschuren Liam Tancock Michael Jamieson Great Britain Antony James

1

3:32.06

2

Australia

3:30.04

2

3:32.26

3

Japan

3:31.18

3

3:32.60

4

Russia

3:31.92

4

3:32.89

5

New Zealand

3:33.39

5

3:34.11

6

Great Britain

3:33.69

6

3:36.58

7

South Africa

3:33.70

8

Italy

DNF

Adam Brown Charles Francis Andrew Dickens 7 Joseph Bartoch Brent Hayden Marcin Tarczynski Dawid Szulich 8 Pawel Korzeniowski Konrad Czerniak

Canada

3:36.80

Poland

3:37.44

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Combined 2011/12 Individual Best Times Matt Grevers 52.08 Brendan Hansen 59.68 United States Michael Phelps 50.71 Nathan Adrian 48.05 Ryosuke Irie 52.83 Kosuke Kitajima 58.90 Japan Takuro Fujii 51.69 Kenta Ito 48.78 Hayden Stoeckel 53.70 Christian Spenger 59.91 Australia Chris Wright 51.67 James Magnussen 47.10 Camille Lacourt 52.44 Hugues Duboscq 1:00.38 France Clement Lefert 52.48 William Meynard 48.00 Thiago Pereira 53.86 Felipe Silva 59.63 Brazil Kaio Almeida 52.11 Cesar Cielo Filho 47.84 Helge Meeuw 53.22 Hendrik Feldwehr 1:00.48 Germany Benjamin Starke 51.65 Marco Di Carlo 48.24 Charl Crous 54.17 Cameron van der Burgh 59.49 South Africa Chad Le Clos 52.17 Graeme Moore 48.15 Stanislav Donets 53.85 Roman Sludnov 1:00.69 Russia Alexander Sukhorukov 51.31 Nikita Lobintsev 48.21

3:30.52

3:32.20

3:32.38

3:33.30

3:33.44

3:33.59

3:33.98

3:34.06

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Women's Swimming

What were you doing during your summer holidays when you were 16 years old? Missy Franklin (USA) was at the World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai winning three gold medals, a silver and a bronze. Although women’s swimming is no stranger to teenagers kicking up a storm, Missy Franklin may be set to better them all. At 6’1” and with US size 13 feet, the Californian from Pasadena is better suited than most to take to the water. Sheltered slightly from the media attention by the Ph-ochte battle, Missy's shouldn’t have too much pressure heaped on her but her seven events should provide ample opportunity to start off a medal tally that could, in time, threaten even the great Michael Phelps. As the fastest women in America over 100m freestyle, three of Missy Franklin’s races will come in the relays. Here the American women shouldn’t be challenged over the 4x200m free or the 4x100m medley. The 4x100m freestyle is much harder to predict. The Dutch have made it their speciality for the past decade and on paper have the fastest team, but the Australians, Americans and possibly even Germans should push them down to the wire. Franklin is also in the 100m and 200m freestyle. Here she is unlikely to feature for medals as the competition will likely be just too intense. Holland's Ranomi Kromowidijojo has set some blisteringly fast times in the 50m and 100m freestyle this year, but in these splash-and-dash events the margins are tiny and a number of women, including Britain’s Fran Halsall and 18 year old Swede Sarah Sjoestroem, will be hard on her heels. In the 200m free Sjoestroem will again feature alongside reigning Olympic and world champion Federica Pellegrini (ITA), USA’s Allison Schmitt and France’s Camille Muffat. In the longer 400m and 800m freestyle we can again watch GB's Rebecca Adlington go for the double. Adlington suffered with the pressure after Beijing but seems to have dealt with her inner demons this year. She looked outstanding at the British trials in February and, as in Beijing, will be favourite in the 800m and well in contention in the 400m. Also in need of a mention is the open water 10k event which sees a British world champion, Keri-Anne Payne, take to the Serpentine Lake. Payne doesn’t do tactics in this marathon event but leads from the front and tries to hang on. It worked last year and may well work again. The backstroke – 100m and 200m – should see two individual golds for Missy Franklin but Anastasia Zueva (RUS) will capitalise on any slip ups. Rebecca Soni (USA) leads the world in breaststroke having set two fantastic times in the US Olympic trials; if she can reproduce them, she should be able to repeat the double she achieved at last year’s World Championships. The butterfly and individual medley events look wide open in London. In the 100m fly the list includes yet another American, Dana Vollmer, Sarah Sjoestroem, Britain’s Fran Halsall and Ellen Gandy and more. In the 200m an East Asian contingent of Japan’s Natsumi Hoshi and China’s Jiao Liuyang and Gong Jie lead the ranking but Britian’s Ellen Gandy and Jemma Lowe look like they have the times needed to bring home medals. Elizabeth Beisel (USA) took the field apart in last year’s World Championships on the 400m IM but her competitors have closed into her mark. One of these is Hannah Miley; the charismatic Scot, whose diminuitive figure cuts a stark contrast to her competitors, would be one of the most popular winners on the British team. Australia’s best chance for an individual gold medal comes from Stephanie Rice in the 200m IM.

Women's 50m Freestyle
World Record: 23.73s Britta Steffen Olympic Record: 24.06s Britta Steffen 2008 Olympics Britta Steffen GER Dara Torres USA Cate Campbell AUS Lisbeth Trickett AUS Marleen Veldhuis NED Kara Lynn Joyce USA Hinkelien Schreuder NED Aleksandra Gerasimenya BEL 2011 World Championships Therese Alshammer SWE Ranomi Kromowidjojo NED Marleen Veldhuis NED Fran Halsall GBR Allaksandra Heraslmenia BLR Jeanetta Ottesen DEN A. Vanderpool-Wallace BAH Jess Hardy USA GER GER 24.06 24.07 24.17 24.25 24.26 24.63 24.65 24.77 2 August 2009 17 August 2008 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2011 World Leading Time Therese Alshammer SWE Ranomi Kromowidjojo NED Marleen Veldhuis NED Allaksandra Hereaslmenia BLR Fran Halsall GBR Jeanetta Ottesen DEN Britta Steffen GER Inge Dekker NED 2012 World Leading Time Ranomi Kromowidjojo NED Fran Halsall GBR Marleen Veldhuis NED Inge Dekker NED Cate Campbell AUS Therese Alshammer SWE Bronte Campbell AUS Sarah Sjoestroem SWE 24.14 24.27 24.39 24.57 24.60 24.61 24.67 24.69

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

24.14 24.27 24.49 24.60 24.65 24.67 24.79 24.87

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

24.10 24.13 24.32 24.42 24.44 24.44 24.61 24.63

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Women's 100m Freestyle

Women's Swimming

1 2 3 4 5 6 6 8

World Record: 52.07s Britta Steffen Olympic Record: 53.12s Britta Steffen 2008 Olympics Britta Steffen GER Lisbeth Trickett AUS Natalie Coughlin USA Hanna-Maria Seppälä FIN Jeanette Ottesen DEN Yingwen Zhu CHN Marleen Veldhuis NED Francesca Halsall GBR 2011 World Championships Jeanette Ottesen DEN Allaksandra Heraslmenia BLR Ranomi Kromowidjojo NED Fran Halsall GBR Femke Heemskerk NED Alicia Coutts AUS Dana Vollmer USA Natalie Coughlin USA

GER GER 53.12 53.16 53.39 53.97 54.06 54.21 54.21 54.29

31 July 2009 15 August 2008 1 2 2 4 5 5 7 8 2011 World Leading Time Sarah Sjoestroem SWE Jeanette Ottesen DEN Allaksandra Heraslmenia BLR Fran Halsall GBR Femke Heemskerk NED Ranomi Kromowidjojo NED Missy Franklin USA Alicia Coutts AUS 2012 World Leading Time Ranomi Kromowidjojo NED Sarah Sjoestroem SWE Fran Halsall GBR Britta Steffen GER Tang Yi CHN Melanie Schlanger AUS Cate Campbell AUS Jeanette Ottesen DEN 53.05 53.45 53.45 53.48 53.60 53.60 53.30 53.78

1 1 3 4 4 6 7 8

53.45 53.45 53.66 53.72 53.72 53.81 54.19 54.22

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

52.75 53.29 53.57 53.68 53.71 53.74 53.84 53.90

Women's 200m Freestyle
World Record: 1:52.98 Federica Pellegrini ITA Olympic Record: 1:54.82 Federica Pellegrini ITA 2008 Olympics Federica Pellegrini ITA 1:54.82 Sara Isakovic SLO 1:54.97 Jiaying Pang CHN 1:55.05 Katie Hoff USA 1:55.78 Camelia Alina Potec ROM 1:56.87 Caitlin McClatchey GBR 1:57.65 Bronte Barratt AUS 1:57.83 Ophelie-Cyrielle Etienne FRA 1:57.83 2011 World Championships Federica Pellegrini ITA Kylie Palmer AUS Camille Muffat FRA Sarah Sjoestreom SWE Bronte Barratt AUS Allison Schmitt USA Femke Heemskerk NED Silke Lippok GER 29 July 2009 13 August 2008 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2011 World Leading Time Missy Franklin USA Femke Heemskerk NED Federica Pellegrini ITA Kylie Palmer AUS Bronte Barratt AUS Allison Schmitt USA Camille Muffat FRA Sarah Sjoestroem SWE 2012 World Leading Time Allison Schmitt USA Camille Muffat FRA Sarah Sjostrom SWE Bronte Barratt AUS Kylie Palmer AUS Federica Pellegrini ITA Femke Heemskerk NED Melanie Schlanger AUS 1:55.06 1:55.54 1:55.58 1:55.73 1:55.74 1:55.82 1:55.95 1:56.41

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 7

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1:55.58 1:56.04 1:56.10 1:56.41 1:56.60 1:56.98 1:57.63 1:58.26

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1:54.40 1:54.87 1:55.23 1:55.99 1:56.04 1:56.32 1:56.54 1:56.73

Women's 400m Freestyle
World Record: 3:59.15 Federica Pellegrini ITA Olympic Record: 4:02.19 Federica Pellegrini ITA 2008 Olympics Rebecca Adlington GBR 4:03.22 Katie Hoff USA 4:03.29 Joanne Jackson GBR 4:03.52 Coralie Balmy FRA 4:03.60 Federica Pellegrini ITA 4:04.56 Camelia Alina Potec ROM 4:04.66 Bronte Barratt AUS 4:05.05 Laure Manaudou FRA 4:11.26 2011 World Championships Federica Pellegrini ITA Rebecca Adlington GBR Camille Muffat FRA Kylie Palmer AUS Lotte Friis DEN Lauren Boyle NZL Katie Hoff USA Melania Costa Schmid ESP 26 July 2009 10 August 2008 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2011 World Leading Time Federica Pellegrini ITA Rebecca Adlington GBR Camille Muffat FRA Kylie Palmer AUS Bronte Barratt AUS Shao Yiwen CHN Li Xuanxu CHN Lotte Friis DEN 2012 World Leading Time Camille Muffat FRA Rebecca Adlington GBR Allison Schmitt USA Kylie Palmer AUS Chloe Sutton USA Katie Ledecky USA Coralie Balmy FRA Mireia Bemonte Garcia ESP 4:01.97 4:02.84 4:03.23 4:04.29 4:04.36 4:04.59 4:04.62 4:04.68

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

4:01.97 4:04.01 4:04.06 4:04.62 4:04.68 4:06.11 4:08.22 4:09.66

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

4:01.13 4:02.35 4:02.84 4:03.40 4:04.18 4:05.00 4:05.31 4:05.45

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Women's 800m Freestyle

Women's Swimming

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

World Record: 8:14.10 Rebecca Adlington GBR 16 August 2008 Olympic Record: 8:14.10 Rebecca Adlington GBR 16 August 2008 2008 Olympics 2011 World Leading Time Rebecca Adlington GBR 8:14.10 GBR 1 Rebecca Adlington Alessia Filippi ITA 8:20.23 DEN 2 Lotte Friis Lotte Friis DEN 8:23.03 ESP 3 Mirela Belmonte Garcia Camelia Alina Potec ROM 8:23.11 4 Kate Zeigler USA Li Xuanxu CHN 8:26.34 5 Li Xuanxu CHN Kylie Palmer AUS 8:26.39 6 Chloe Sutton USA Elena Sokolova RUS 8:29.79 7 Shao Yiwen CHN Cassandra Patten GBR 8:32.35 8 Boglarka Kapas HUN 2011 World Championships Rebecca Adlington GBR Lotte Friis DEN Kate Zeigler USA Chloe Sutton USA Boglarka Kapas HUN Katie Goldman AUS Wendy Trott RSA Lauren Boyle NZL 2012 World Leading Time Rebecca Adlington GBR Katie Ledecky USA Kate Ziegler USA Lotte Friis DEN Xin Xin CHN Mirela Belmonte Garcia ESP Wendy Trott RSA Boglarka Kapas HUN

8:17.51 8:18.20 8:22.78 8:23.36 8:23.96 8:24.05 8:24.78 8:24.79

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

8:17.51 8:18.20 8:23.36 8:24.05 8:24.79 8:29.20 8:30.45 8:32.72

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

8:18.54 8:19,78 8:21.87 8:22.10 8:22.76 8:24.23 8:25.71 8:26.49

Women's 10km Marathon
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Larisa Ilchenko Keri-Anne Payne Cassandra Patten Angela Maurer Ana Cunha Swann Oberson Poliana Okimoto Jana Pechanová RUS GBR GBR GER BRA SUI BRA CZE 1:59:27.7 1:59.29.2 1:59.31.0 1:59.31.9 1:59.36.8 1:59.36.9 1:59.37.4 1:59.39.7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2011 World Championships Keri-Anne Payne GBR Martina Grimaldi ITA Marianna Lymperta GRE Melissa Gorman AUS Cecilia Biagioli ARG Poliana Okimoto BRA Jana Pechanová CZE Angela Maurer GER 2:01:58.1 2:01:59.9 2:02:01.8 2:02:12.0 2:02:12.0 2:02:13.6 2:02:13.8 2:02:15.1

Women's 100m Backstroke
World Record: 58.12s Gemma Spofforth GBR Olympic Record: 58.77s Kirsty Coventry ZIM 2008 Olympics Natalie Coughlin USA 58.96 Kirsty Coventry ZIM 59.19 Margaret Hoelzer USA 59.34 Gemma Spofforth GBR 59.38 Anastasia Zueva RUS 59.40 Reiko Nakamura JPN 59.72 Laure Manaudou FRA 1:00.10 Ito Hanae JPN 1:00.18 2011 World Championships Zhao Jing CHN Anastasia Zueva RUS Natalie Coughlin USA Emily Seebohm AUS Aya Terakawa JPN Belinda Hocking AUS Elizabeth Simmonds GBR Sinead Russell CAN 28 July 2009 11 August 2008 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2011 World Leading Time Zhao Jing CHN Anastasia Zueva RUS Natalie Coughlin USA Aya Terakawa JPN Missy Franklin USA Emily Seebohm AUS Belinda Hocking AUS Rachel Bootsma USA 2012 World Leading Time Missy Franklin USA Anastasia Zueva RUS Aya Terakawa JPN Rachel Bootsma USA Emily Seebohm AUS Belinda Hocking AUS Mie Nielsen DEN Olivia Smoglina USA 59.05 59.06 59.12 59.17 59.18 59.21 59.53 59.65

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

59.05 59.06 59.15 59.21 59.35 59.53 59.89 1:00.20

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

58.85 58.97 59.10 59.10 59.28 59.39 59.69 59.82

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Women's 200m Backstroke

Women's Swimming

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

World Record: 2:04.81 Kirsty Coventry ZIM Olympic Record: 2:05.24 Kirsty Coventry ZIM 2008 Olympics Kirsty Coventry ZIM 2:05.24 Margaret Hoelzer USA 2:06.23 Reiko Nakamura JPN 2:07.13 Anastasia Zuyeva RUS 2:07.88 Elizabeth Beisel USA 2:08.23 Elizabeth Simmonds GBR 2:08.51 Meagen Nay AUS 2:08.84 Belinda Hocking AUS 2:10.12 2011 World Championships Missy Franklin USA Belinda Hocking AUS Sharon van Rouwendaal NED Daryna Zevina UKR Elizabeth Beisel USA Meagan Nay AUS Elizabeth Simmonds GBR Alexianne Castel FRA

1 August 2009 16 August 2008 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 7 2011 World Leading Time Missy Franklin USA Belinda Hocking AUS Meagan Nay AUS Elizabeth Simmonds GBR Shiho Sakai JPN Sharon van Rouwendaal NED Elizabeth Beisel USA Daryna Zevina UKR 2012 World Leading Time Missy Franklin USA Anastasia Zueva RUS Belinda Hocking AUS Elizabeth Beisel USA Aya Terekawa JPN Meagan Nay AUS Elizabeth Simmonds GBR Sinead Russell CAN 2:05.10 2:06.06 2:07.13 2:07.49 2:07.74 2:07.78 2:07.82 2:07.82

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2:05.10 2:06.06 2:07.78 2:07.82 2:08.16 2:08.69 2:08.76 2:09.07

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2:06.12 2:06.59 2:06.68 2:07.58 2:07.73 2:07.83 2:07.92 2:07.97

Women's 100m Breaststroke
World Record: 1:04.81 Jessica Hardy Olympic Record: 1:05.24 Leisel Jones 2008 Olympics Leisel Jones AUS Rebecca Soni USA Mirna Jukić AUT Yuliya Yefimova RUS Megan Jendrick USA Tarnee White AUS Sun Ye CHN Asami Kitagawa JPN 2011 World Championships Rebecca Soni USA Leisel Jones AUS Ji Liping CHN Yuliya Yefimova RUS Sun Ye CHN Rikke Pedersen DEN Jillian Tyler CAN Moniek Nijhuis NED USA AUS 1:05.17 1:06.73 1:07.34 1:07.43 1:07:62 1:07.63 1:08.08 1:08.43 7 August 2009 12 August 2008 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2011 World Leading Time Rebecca Soni USA Jessica Hardy USA Leisel Jones AUS Ji Liping CHN Yulia Efmova RUS Lelston Pickett AUS Sun Ye CHN Kanako Watanabe JPN 2012 World Leading Time Rebecca Soni USA Breeja Larson USA Jessica Hardy USA Satomi Suzuki JPN Lelston Pickett AUS Yuliya Efimova RUS Jennie Johansson SWE Jillian Tyler CAN 1:04.91 1:05.90 1:06.18 1:06.52 1:06.56 0:06.92 1:07.08 1:07.10

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1:05.05 1:06.25 1:06.52 1:06.56 1:07.08 1:07.28 1:07.64 1:07.97

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1:05.85 1:05.92 1:06.12 1:06.80 1:06.88 1:06.92 1:07.10 1:07.18

Women's 200m Breaststroke
World Record: 2:20.12 Annamay Pierse CAN Olympic Record: 2:20.22 Rebecca Soni USA 2008 Olympics Rebecca Soni USA 2:20.22 Leisel Jones AUS 2:22.05 Sara Nordenstam NOR 2:23.02 Mirna Jukić AUT 2:23.24 Yuliya Yefimova RUS 2:23.76 Annamay Pierse CAN 2:23.77 Rie Kaneto JPN 2:25.14 Megumi Taneda JPN 2:25.23 2011 World Championships Rebecca Soni USA Yuliya Yefimova RUS Martha McCabe CAN Sun Ye CHN Rie Kaneto JPN Nada Higl SRB Rikke Pedersen DEN Annamay Pierse CAN 30 July 2009 15 August 2008 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2011 World Leading Time Rebecca Soni USA Yuliya Yefimova RUS Kanako Watanabe JPN Annamay Pierse CAN Sun Ye CHN Ji Liping CHN Sataomi Suzuki JPN Martha McCabe CAN 2012 World Leading Time Rebecca Soni USA Satomi Suzuki JPN Micah Lawrence USA Kanako Watanabe JPN Rie Kaneto JPN Fumiko Kawanabe JPN Tara van Beilen CAN Anastasia Chaun RUS 2:21.03 2:22.22 2:23.90 2:24.10 2:24.24 2:24.29 2:24.36 2:24.43

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2:21.47 2:22.22 2:24.81 2:25.09 2:25.36 2:25.93 2:26.56 2:27.00

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2:22.22 2:22.99 2:23.03 2:23.56 2:23.83 2:23.83 2:24.03 2:24.13

Olympic Prospectus 2012

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Women's 100m Butterfly

Women's Swimming

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

World Record: 56.06s Sarah Sjostrom SWE Olympic Record: 56.61s Inge De Bruijn NED 2008 Olympics Libby Trickett AUS 56.73 Christine Magnuson USA 57.10 Jessicah Schipper AUS 57.25 Zhou Yafei CHN 57.84 Tao Li SIN 57.99 Jemma Lowe GBR 58.06 Gabriella Silva BRA 58.10 Inge Dekker NED 58.54 2011 World Championships Dana Vollmer USA Alicia Coutts AUS Lu Ying CHN Sarah Sjostrom SWE Ellen Gandy GBR Liu Zige CHN Jessicah Schipper AUS Jemma Lowe GBR

27 July 2009 17 September 2000 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2011 World Leading Time Dana Vollmer USA Alicia Coutts AUS Lu Ying CHN Sarah Sjostrom SWE Liu Zige CHN Jemma Lowe GBR Fran Halsall GBR Ellen Gandy GBR 2012 World Leading Time Dana Vollmer USA Sarah Sjostrom SWE Ellen Gandy GBR Lu Ying CHN Fran Halsall GBR Claire Donahue AUS Alicia Coutts AUS Yuka Kato JPN 56.47 56.94 57.06 57.29 57.39 57.43 57.44 57.55

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

56.87 56.94 57.06 57.38 57.55 57.57 57.95 57.96

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

56.42 56.79 57.25 57.48 57.56 57.57 57.59 57.77

Women's 200m Butterfly
World Record: 2:01.81 Liu Zige Olympic Record: 2:04.18 Liu Zige 2008 Olympics Liu Zige CHN Jiao Liuyang CHN Jessicah Schipper AUS Otylia Jędrzejczak POL Yuko Nakanishi JPN Aurore Mongel FRA Elaine Breeden USA Kathleen Hersey USA 2011 World Championships Jiao Liuyang CHN Ellen Gandy GBR Liu Zige CHN Natsumi Hoshi JPN Stephanie Rice AUS Zsuzsanna Jakobos HUN Jemma Lowe GBR Jessicah Schipper AUS CHN CHN 2:04.18 2:04.72 2:06.26 2:07.02 2:07.32 2:07.36 2:07.57 2:08.23 21 October 2009 14 August 2008 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2011 World Leading Time Liu Zige CHN Jiao Liuyang CHN Jemma Lowe GBR Ellen Gandy GBR Natsumi Hoshi JPN Stephanie Rice AUS Mirlea Belmonte Garcia ESP Zsuzsanna Jakobos HUN 2012 World Leading Time Natsumi Hoshi JPN Jiao Liuyang CHN Gong Jie CHN Ellen Gandy GBR Jemma Lowe GBR Cammile Adams USA Jessicah Schipper AUS Mirlea Belmonte Garcia ESP 2:04.40 2:04.44 2:05.36 2:05.59 2:05.91 2:06.08 2:06.25 2:06.35

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 7

2:05.55 2:05.59 2:05.90 2:05.91 2:06.08 2:06.35 2:06.64 2:06.64

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2:04.69 2:05.18 2:05.38 2:05.95 2:06.37 2:06.76 2:06.93 2:06.95

Olympic Prospectus 2012

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151

Women's Swimming

Women's 200m Individual Medley
World Record: 2:06.15 Ariana Kukors USA Olympic Record: 2:08.45 Stephanie Rice AUS 2008 Olympics Stephanie Rice AUS 2:08.45 Kirsty Coventry ZIM 2:08.59 Natalie Coughlin USA 2:10.34 Katie Hoff USA 2:10.68 Alicia Coutts AUS 2:11.43 Asami Kitagawa JPN 2:11.56 Julia Wilkinson CAN 2:12.43 Katarzyna Baranowska POL 2:13.36 2011 World Championships Ye Shiwen CHN Alicia Coutts AUS Ariana Kukors USA Stephanie Rice AUS Caitlin Leverenz USA Katinka Hosszu HUN Hannah Miley GBR Julia Wilkinson CAN 27 July 2009 13 August 2008 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2011 World Leading Time Ye Shiwen CHN Alicia Coutts AUS Ariana Kukors USA Caitlin Leverenz USA Stephanie Rice AUS Elizabeth Petton USA Mirlea Belmonte Garcia ESP Elizabeth Beisel USA 2012 World Leading Time Stephanie Rice AUS Ye Shiwen CHN Caitlin Leverenz USA Alicia Coutts AUS Mirlea Belmonte Garcia ESP Ariana Kukors USA Hannah Miley GBR Katinka Hosszu HUN 2:08.90 2:09.00 2:09.12 2:09.39 2:09.65 2:10.02 2:10.26 2:10.75

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2:08.90 2:09.00 2:09.12 2:09.65 2:10.40 2:11.24 2:11.36 2:16.18

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2:09.38 2:09.43 2:09.71 2:09.83 2:10.53 2:10.76 2:10.77 2:10.84

Women's 400m Individual Medley
World Record: 4:29.45 Stephanie Rice AUS Olympic Record: 4:29.45 Stephanie Rice AUS 2008 Olympics Stephanie Rice AUS 4:29.45 Kirsty Coventry ZIM 4:29.89 Katie Hoff USA 4:31.71 Elizabeth Beisel USA 4:34.24 Alessia Filippi ITA 4:34.34 Hannah Miley GBR 4:39.44 Yana Martinova RUS 4:40.04 Li Xuanxu CHN 4:42.13 2011 World Championships Elizabeth Beisel USA Hannah Miley GBR Stephanie Rice AUS Mireia Belmonte Garcia ESP Ye Shiwen CHN Li Xuanxu CHN Barbara Zavadova CZE Caitlin Leverenz USA 10 August 2008 10 August 2008 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2011 World Leading Time Elizabeth Beisel USA Ye Shiwen CHN Hannah Miley GBR Stephanie Rice AUS Li Xuanxu CHN Mireia Belmonte Garcia ESP Kalta Hosszu HUN Caitlin Leverenz USA 2012 World Leading Time Elizabeth Beisel USA Zheng Rongrong CHN Hannah Miley GBR Katinka Hosszu HUN Stephanie Rice AUS Mireia Belmonte Garcia ESP Caitlin Leverenz CHN Li Xuanxu CHN 4:31.78 4:33.66 4:34.22 4:34.23 4:34.33 4:34.91 4:35.76 4:36.78

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

4:31.78 4:34.22 4:34.23 4:34.94 4:35.15 4:35.78 4:38.04 4:38.80

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

4:31.74 4:32.20 4:32.67 4:32.83 4:33.45 4:33.91 4:34.92 4:34.92

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Women's Swimming

Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay
World Record: 3:31.72 Netherlands Olympic Record: 3:33.76 Netherlands 2008 Olympics Inge Dekker Ranomi Kromowidjojo Netherlands 3:33.76 Femke Heemskerk Marleen Veldhuis Natalie Coughlin Lacey Nymeyer United 3:34.33 States Kara Lynn Joyce Dara Torres Cate Campbell Alcie Mills 3:35.05 Australia Melanie Schlanger Lisbeth Trickett Zhu Yingwen Tang Yi 3:35.64 China Xu Yanwei Pang Jiaying Britta Steffen Meike Freitag 3:36.85 Germany Daniela Gotz Antje Buschschulte Celine Couderc Alena Popchanka 3:37.68 France Ophelie-Cyrielle Etienne Malia Metalla Fran Halsall Caitlin McClatchey Great Britain 3:38.18 Jessica Sylvester Mel Marshall Julia Wilkinson Erica Morningstar 3:38.32 Canada Genevieve Saumur Audrey Lacroix Combined 2011/12 Individual Best Times Ranomi Kromowidjojo 52.75 Femke Heemskerk 53.60 Netherlands Marleen Veldhuis 53.95 Inge Dekker 54.43 Melanie Schlanger 53.74 Alicia Coutts 53.78 Australia Cate Campbell 53.82 Yolane Kukla 54.08 Missy Franklin 53.63 Allison Schmitt 53.94 United States Jessica Hardy 53.96 Natalie Coughlin 54.05 Sarah Sjoestrom 53.05 Therese Alshammar 54.45 Sweden Ida Marko-Varga 54.63 Gabriella Fagundez 54.66 Fran Halsall 53.48 Amy Smith 54.01 Great Britain Rebecca Turner 54.71 Jessica Lloyd 54.95 Tang Yi 53.71 Li Zhesi 54.35 China Wang Shijia 54.61 Pang Jiaying 54.96 Britta Steffen 53.68 Daniela Schreiber 54.41 Germany Silke Lippok 54.81 Lisa Vitting 54.94 Haruka Ueada 54.00 Yayoi Matsumoto 54.37 Japan Miki Uchida 55.08 Hanae Itou 55.10 26 July 2009 10 August 2008 2011 World Championships Inge Dekker Ranomi Kromowidjojo Netherlands Marleen Veldhuis Femke Heemskerk Natalie Coughlin Missy Franklin United States Jessica Hardy Dana Vollmer Britta Steffen Silke Lippok Germany Lisa Vitting Daniela Schreiber Li Zhesi Wang Shija China Pang Jiaying Tang Yi Bronte Barratt Marieke Guehrer Australia Merindah Dingjan Alicia Coutts Victoria Poon Genevieve Saumur Canada Chantal Vanlandeghem Julia Wilkinson Haruka Ueda Yayoi Matsumoto Japan Hanae Ito Natsuki Hasegawa Pernille Blume Mie Nielsen Denmark Jeanette Ottesen Lotte Friis

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1

3:33.96

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2

3:34.47

3

3

3:34.47

4

4

3:36.05

5

5

3:36.75

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6

3:38.42

7

7

3:39.55

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8

3:39.74

1

3:34.73

2

3:35.42

3

3:35.58

4

3:36.79

5

3:37.15

6

3:37.63

7

3:37.84

8

3:38.55

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Women's Swimming

Women's 4x200m Freestyle Relay
World Record: 7:42.08 China Olympic Record: 7:44.31 Australia 2008 Olympics Stephanie Rice Bronte Barratt 1 7:44.31 Australia Kylie Palmer Linda Mackenzie Yang Yu Qianwei Zhu 2 7:45.93 China Miao Tan Jiaying Ping Allison Schmitt Natalie Coughlin United 3 7:46.33 States Caroline Burkle Katie Hoff Fabiola Spagnolo Alessia Filippi Flavia Zoccari Federica Pellegrini Coralie Balmy Ophelie-Cyrielle Etienne Aurore Mongel Camille Muffat Agnes Mutina Evelyn Verraszto Eszter Dara Zszsanna Jakabos Huruka Ueda Misaki Yamaguchi Maki Mita Emi Takanabe Josefin Lillhage Gabriella Fagundez Ida Marko-Varga Petra Granlund 30 July 2009 13 August 2008 2011 World Championships Missy Frankiln Dagny Knutsen United States Katie Hoff Allison Schmitt Bronte Barratt Blair Evans Australia Angie Bainbridge Kylie Palmer Chen Qian Pang Jiaying China Liu Jing Tang Yi Camille Muffat Coralie Balmy France Charlotte Bonnet Ophelie-Cyrielle Etienne Agnes Mutina Evelyn Verraszto Hungary Katinska Hosszu Zszsanna Jakabos Joanne Jackson Rebecca Turner Great Britain Hannah Miley Caitlin McClatchey Barbara Jackson Julia Wilkinson Canada Samantha Cheverton Brittany MacLean Lauren Boyle Amaka Gessler New Zealand Penelope May Marshall Natasha Hind

1

7:46.14

2

7:47.42

3

7:47.66

4

Italy

7:49.76

4

7:52.22

5

France

7:50.66

5

7:52.39

6

Hungary

7:55.53

6

7:53.51

7

Japan

7:57.56

7

7:53.62

8

Sweden

7:59.83

8

7:56.55

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5

6

7

8

Combined 2011/12 Individual Best Times Allison Schmitt 1:54.40 Missy Franklin 1:55.06 United States Dana Volmer 1:57.25 Lauren Perdue 1:57.75 Kylie Palmer 1:55.73 Bronte Barratt 1:55.74 Australia Melanie Schlanger 1:56.73 Jade Neilsen 1:57.20 Camille Muffat 1:54.66 Coralie Balmy 1:58.22 France Charlotte Bonnet 1:58.28 Ophalie Etienne 1:58.94 Wang Shiija 1:57.26 Chen Qian 1:58.37 China Tang Yi 1:57.74 Song Wenyan 1:57.84 Caitlin McClatchey 1:57.45 Rebecca Turner 1:57.65 Great Britain Joanne Jackson 1:57.92 Eleanor Faulknor 1:58.39 Barbara Jardin 1:57.34 Sam Cheverton 1:57.98 Canada Brittany MacLean 1:58.09 Julia Wilkinson 1:58.49 Agnes Mutina 1:57.40 Zsuzsanna Jakabos 1:57.68 Hungary Evelyn Verraszto 1:58.27 Katinka Hosszu 1:58.94 Sarah Sjoestroem 1:55.23 Gabriella Fagunez 1:57.99 Sweden Ida Marko-Varga 1:59.74 Michelle Coleman 2:00.21

7:44.46

7:45.40

7:50.10

7:50.21

7:51.41

7:51.90

7:52.29

7:53.17

Olympic Prospectus 2012

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Women's Swimming

Women's 4x100m Medley Relay
World Record: 3:52.19 China Olympic Record: 3:52.69 Australia 2008 Olympics Emily Seebohm Liesel Jones 3:52.69 Australia Jessicah Schipper Lisbeth Trickett Natalie Coughlin Rebecca Soni United 3:53.30 States Christine Magnuson Dara Torres Zhao Jing Ye Sun 3:56.11 China Yafei Zhou Jiaying Pang Gemma Spofforth Kate Hayward Great Britain 3:57.50 Jemma Lowe Fran Halsall Anastasia Zuyeva Yuliya Yefimova 3:57.84 Russia Natalia Sutyagina Anastasia Aksenova Reiko Nakamura Asami Kitagawa 3:59.54 Japan Yuka Kato Haruka Ueda Julia Wilkinson Annamay Pierse 4:01.35 Canada Audrey Lacroix Erica Morningstar Sarah Sjostrom Joine Hostman DSQ Sweden Anna-Karin Kammerling Josefin Lillhage Combined 2011/12 Individual Best Times Rachel Bootsma 59.10 Rebecca Soni 1:04.91 United States Dana Vollmer 56.42 Missy Franklin 53.63 Emily Seebohm 59.21 Leisel Jones 1:06.18 Australia Alicia Coutts 56.94 Melanie Schlanger 53.74 Zhao Jing 59.05 Ji Liping 1:06.52 China Lu Ying 57.06 Tang Yi 53.71 Aya Terakawa 59.08 Satomi Suzuki 1:06.80 Japan Yuka Kato 57.77 Haruka Ueda 54.00 Femke Heemskerk 1:00.03 Moniek Nijhuis 1:07.60 Netherlands Inge Dekker 57.62 Ranomi Kromowidjojo 52.75 Elizabeth Simmons 59.80 Siobhan-Marie O'Connor 1:08.04 Great Britain Ellen Gandy 57.25 Fran Halsall 53.48 Anastasia Zueva 58.97 Yulia Efimova 1:06.56 Russia Irina Bespalova 58.89 Veronika Popova 54.22 Mie Nielsen 59.69 Rikke Pedersen 1:07.13 Denmark Jeanette Ottesen 58.24 Pemille Blume 54.06 1 August 2009 17 August 2008 2011 World Championships Natalie Coughlin Rebecca Soni United States Dana Vollmer Missy Frankin Zhao Jing Ji Liping China Lu Ying Tang Yi Belinda Hocking Leisel Jones Australia Alicia Coutts Merindah Dingjan Anastasia Zuyeva Yuliya Yefimova Russia Irina Bespalova Veronika Popova Aya Terakawa Satomi Suzuki Japan Yuka Kato Yayoi Matsumoto Georgina Davis Stacey Todd Great Britain Ellen Gandy Fran Halsall Sinead Russell Jillian Tyler Canada Katerine Savard Julia Wilkinson Jenny Mensing Sarah Poewe Germany Sina Sutter Daniela Schreiber

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3:52.36

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2

3:55.61

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3

3:57.13

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4

3:57.38

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5

3:57.84

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6

4:01.09

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7

DSQ

8

8

DSQ

1

3:54.06

2

3:56.07

3

3:56.34

4

3:57.35

5

3:58.00

6

3:59.57

7

3:58.64

8

3:59.12

Olympic Prospectus 2012

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Synchronised Swimming

Introduced in 1984 at the same time as rhythmic gymnastics, Synchronised Swimming was part of a move to attract new audiences to the Olympic movement. It was hoped that by introducing both sports simultaneously, the IOC would avoid upsetting the delicate political applecart; synchro was an almost exclusively North American sport and rythmic gymnastics was largely Soviet. This entente lasted until the 2000 Games, since which Russia have won every gold medal in both sports. We will see the same pattern here as Russia bring in a team that have walked every recent major championship, and a duet, in Ishchenko & Romashina, who are challenged more from within their own country than from without. Expect Spain and China to mop up the remaining medals. Great Britain's synchronised swimming team has gone from non-existent on the international stage at the time of the last Olympics to having a duet (Olivia Allison & Jenna Randall) and a team who are capable of a strong top eight performance.

Women's Duet
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Davydova & Ermakova Russia Fuentes & Mengual Spain Harada & Suzuki Japan Jiang & Jiang China Jones & Nott USA Gagnon & Rampling Canada Adelizzi & Lapi Italy Yushko & Sydorenko Ukraine 2009 World Championships Ishchenko & Romashina Russia Fuentes & Mengual Spain Jiang & Jiang China Gagnon & Isaac Canada Adelizzi & Lapi Italy Inui & Sakai Japan Yushko & Sydorenko Ukraine Dreyfuss & Meessemann-Bakir France 2011 World Championships Ishchenko & Romashina Russia Jiang & Jiang China Carbonell & Fuentes Spain Marcotte & Gagnon Canada Inui & Kobayashi Japan Iushko & Sydorenko Ukraine Lapi & Perrupato Italy Allison & Randall Great Britain 99.251 98.334 97.167 96.334 95.500 95.084 93.751 92.668 1 2 3 4 5 5 7 8

Women's Team
2008 Olympics Russia Spain China Canada USA Japan Australia Egypt 99.500 98.251 97.334 95.668 95.334 95.334 82.167 80.833

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

98.833 98.333 97.000 95.833 95.334 94.000 93.000 92.000

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2009 World Championships Russia 99.167 Spain 98.167 China 97.167 Canada 96.000 Italy 95.000 Japan 94.000 France 93.000 Ukraine 92.667 2011 World Championships Russia 98.620 China 96.580 Spain 96.090 Canada 95.490 Japan 92.860 Ukraine 92.740 Italy 90.870 France 87.840

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

98.410 96.810 96.500 94.950 92.710 91.580 89.800 88.460

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Olympic Prospectus 2012

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Table Tennis

Of all the sports in London, Table Tennis will be most dominated by one country. Despite having one of the highest worldwide participation rates of any sport (120 countries sent a team of 5 to the 2012 Team World Championships in Germany) table tennis is, despite Boris Johnson's protestations, a Chinese sport. Wherever you go in the world you will see Chinese coaches teaching Chinese-developed techniques, often to the children of Chinese ex-pats. As long as Chinese players dominate (they have won over 80% of Olympic gold medals), the sport's worldwide expansion will be stifled but, as the German professional league has shown, table tennis is a television and fan-friendly sport that will eventually profit from its accessibility. The eternal runner-up, the "thorn-headed" youngster and the foreigner - Wang Hao (CHN), Zhang Jike (CHN) and Timo Boll (GER) will be the main male protagonists in London. Limited to just two competitors for the first time, China have had to leave real medal hopes at home but in Wang and Zhang they are setting up a fight between two men with strong personalities. Wang Hao burst onto the Chinese scene in the early Noughties with his retro-style pen-hold grip and the revolutionary reverse-penholdbackhand shot, which enabled him to generate incredible spin from both wings of the table. Twice beaten in the Olympic final Wang Hao will be hoping that 2012 is the year he takes home the gold medal. Zhang Jike, just 24 years old, has already twice been dropped from the Chinese national team for disciplinary reasons but his win at the 2011 World Championships made his selection assured and he will go into London as narrow favourite to take gold. Timo Boll's story is one of perseverance rather than emerging brilliance; a feature of the world top 10 since 2002 he has twice briefly reached number 1 (in 2003 and 2011). The left-hander is a real threat to the Chinese and a victory would provide a PR boost for table tennis outside East Asia. In women's tables tennis the strong favourite in London is Ding Ning; she initially missed out on selection when the team was announced last year but having subsequently taken a World Championship, overall World Cup victory and world #1 ranking she obliged the Chinese selectors to renege on their word and nominate Ding Ning in place of Guo Yue. Li Xiaoxia will take the other Chinese Olympic place; her world #1 ranking in April last year was enough to earn her nomination but this was earned through consistency on the World Tour rather than excellence in major tournaments. A silver in 2007 and semi-final in 2010 are her best World Championship performances and her current ranking of 5 indicates that there will be 3 Chinese athletes above her feeling that they have been denied a fair shot at selection. In Great Britain table tennis is the only sport where the disabled athletes receive more funding than the able-bodied. Unsurprisingly no British athletes are ranked inside the top 100. GB #1s Andrew Baggaley and Joanna Parker will realistically have to define success as a match won in either the singles or team event.

Men's Singles
2008 Olympics 1 2 3 4 5 5 5 5 Ma Lin Wang Hao Wang Liqin Jorgen Persson Oh Sang Eun Ko Lai Chak Tan Ruiwu Zoran Primorac 2011 World Championship Zhang Jike Wang Hao Timo Boll Ma Long Wang Liqin Jun Mizutani Chen Qi Ma Lin CHN CHN CHN SWE KOR HKG CRO CRO
1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

2009 World Championship Wang Hao Wang Liqin Ma Long Ma Lin Kaii Yoshida Chen Qi Michael Maze Joo Se-Hyuk World Ranking Zhang Jike Wang Hao Timo Boll Jun Mizutani Chuang Chih-Yuan Joo Saehyuk Dimitrij Ovtcharov Oh Sangeun

CHN CHN CHN CHN JPN CHN DEN KOR Points 2,933 2,765 2,617 2,584 2,570 2,541 2,526 2,432

1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

CHN CHN GER CHN CHN JPN CHN CHN

1 4 6 4 8 10 11 8

CHN CHN GER JPN TPE KOR GER KOR

Men's Team
2008 Olympics 1 Wang Hao, Ma Lin, Wang Liqin 2 Dimitrij Ovtcharov, Timo Boll, Christian Suss China Germany
1

2010 World Championship Ma Long, Wang Hao, Ma Lin, Zhang Jike, Xu Xin Timo Boll, Dimitrij Ovtcharov, Christian Suss, Bastian Steger, Patrick Baum Jun Mizutani, Kaii Yoshida, Seiya

China Germany

2

3

Oh Sang-Eun, Ryu Seung-Min, Joon Jae South Korea Young Werner Schlager, Robert Gardos, Chen Weixing Cheung Yuk, Li Ching, Jiang Tianyi, Ko Lai Chak Austria Hong Kong Japan

3 Kishikawa, Kenta Matsudaira, Kazuhiro

Japan

Chan
4 5

4 5

Joo Se-Hyuk, Oh Sang-Eun, Ryu SeungSouth Korea Min, Cho Eon-Rae, Jung Young-Sik Hong Kong Russia

5 Kan Yo, Jun Mizutani, , Seiya Kishikawa Tan Ruiwu, Zoran Primorac, Andrej Gacina Chuang Chih-Yuan, Chiang Peng-Lung, Chang Yen-Shu

7 7

Croatia Taiwan

Tang Peng, Cheung Yuk, Li Ching, Jiang Tianyi, Ko Lai Chak Alexey Smirnov, Fedor Kuzmin, Kirill 6 Skachkov, Alexander Shibaev, Mikhail Gladyshev Vladimir Samsonov, Evgueni 7 Chtchetinine, Vitaly Nexhvedovich, Pavel Platonov, Alexsandr Kuchuk Janos Jakab, Ferenc Pazsy, Daniel 8 Kosiba, Adam Pattantyus

Belarus Hungary

Olympic Prospectus 2012

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157
1 2 2012 World Championship Ma Long, Zhang Jike, Wang Hao, Xu Lin, Ma Lin Timo Boll, Dimitrij Ovtcharov, Christian Suss, Bastian Steger, Patrick Baum China Germany

Table Tennis

3

Joo Se-Hyuk, Ryu Seung-Min, Oh sangSouth Korea Eun, Kim Min-Seok, Jung Young-Sik Japan

Jun Mizutani, Seiya Kishikawa, Koki 3 Niwa, Kenji Matsudaira, Maharu Yoshimura Chen Weizing, Werner Schlarger, 5 Robert Gardos, Daniel Habesohn, Stefan Fegerl Par Gerell, Jorgen Persson, Jens 6 Lundqvist, Robert Svensson, Kristian Karlsson Chuang Chih-yuan, Chen Chien-an, Wu 7 Chih-chi, Chiang Hung-chieh, Lee Chiasheng Gao Ning, Yang Zi, Pang Xue Jie, Gao 8 Ning, Yang Zi

Austria

Sweden

Taiwan Singapore

Women's Singles
2008 Olympics 1 2 3 4 5 5 5 5 Zhang Yining Wang Nan Gue Yue Li Jiawei Feng Tianwei Tie Yana Wu Xue Wang Chen 2011 World Championship Ding Ning Li Xiaoxia Liu Shiwen Guo Yue Feng Tianwei Wu Yang Guo Yan Fan Ying CHN CHN CHN SIN SIN HKG DOM USA
1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

2009 World Championship Zhang Yining Gue Yue Liu Shiwen Li Xiaoxia Kasumi Ishikawa Feng Tianwei Irena Vacenovska Dang Ye Seo World Ranking

CHN CHN CHN CHN JPN SIN CZE KOR Points 3,054 2,948 2,765 2,714 2,706 2,699 2,698 2,696

1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

CHN CHN CHN CHN SIN CHN CHN CHN

1 3 5 4 5 6 7 8

Ding Ning Li Xiaoxia Kasumi Ishikawa Wang Yuegu Ai Fukuhara Tie Yana Feng Tianwei Kim Kyungah

CHN CHN JPN SIN JPN HKG SIN KOR

Women's Team
2008 Olympics 1 Gue Yue, Wang Nan, Zhang Yining 2 Feng Tianwei, Li Jiawei, Wang Yuegu Dang Ye Seo, Kim Kyung Ah, Park Mi 3 Young Haruna Fukuoka, Ai Fukuhara, Syaaka 4 Hirono 5 Tie Yana, Lin Ling, Lau Sui Fei 5 Wang Chen, Gao Jun, Huang Crystal Xi 7 Liu Jia, Li Qiangbing, Veronika Keine Elizabeta Samara, Daniela Dodean, Iulia 7 Necula China Singapore South Korea Japan Hong Kong USA Austria Romania 2010 World Championship Feng Tianwei, Li Jiawei, Wang Yuegu, Yu Mengyu, Sun Beibei Liu Shiwen, Guo Yan, Guo Yue, Ding 2 Ning, Li Xiaoxia Ai Fukuhara, Syaaka Hirono, Kaumi 3 Ishikawa, Hiroko Fujii, Ai Fujinuma Wu Jiaduo, Kristin Silbereisen, Elke 4 Schalle, Sabine Winter
1 5 6

Singapore China Japan Germany

Dang Ye Seo, Kim Kyung Ah, Park Mi South Korea Young, Seok Ha Jung, Moon Hyun Jung Hong Kong Hungary Netherlands

Jiang Huajun. Tie Yana, Lau Sui Fei, Zhang Rui, Yu Kwok See Krisztina Toth, Petra Lovas, Georgina 7 Pota, Szandra Pergel Li Jiao, Li Jie, Elena Timina, Linda 8 Creemers, Carla Nouwen

2012 World Championship Ding Ning, Liu Shiwen, Guo Yan, Li China Xiaoxia, Guo Yue Feng Tianwei, Wang Yuegu, Li Jiawei, Singapore 2 Sun Beibei, Yu Mengyu Tie Ya Na, Jiang Huajin, Lee Ho Ching, 3 Hong Kong Ng Wing Nam, Yu Kwok See Kim Kyung-Ah, Park Mi-Young, Seok Ha3 South Korea Jung, Yang Ha-Eun, Dang Ye-Seo 1 5 6 Kasumi Ishikawa, Ai Fukuhara, Sayaka Hirano, Hiroko Fujii, Yuka Ishigaki Japan

Li Jiao, Li Jie, Elena Timina, Linda Netherlands Creemers, Britt Eerland Wu Jiaduo, Irene Ivancan, Zhenqi 7 Barthel, Kristian Silbereisen, Sabine Germany Winter Li Qian, Natalia Pertyka, Katarzyna Poland 8 Grybowska, Kinga Stefanska, Magdelea Szczerkowska

Olympic Prospectus 2012

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Taekwondo

Taekwondo debuted at the 1988 Seoul Olympics as a demonstration sport and remained a demonstration sport until 1994 when it was selected to become a full medal sport for the 2000 Olympiad. This was a remarkable achievement for a little known martial art from Korea, and is testament to a well-run and expansionist sporting federation. By limiting countries to just two athletes per gender across all weight categories the Taekwondo federation has ensured that the maximum number of countries will be represented at the Games. When coupled with the frankly arbitrary nature of scoring (the post-2008 introduction of electronic scoring pressure pads has had little effect), this means that, for relatively little investment, countries who set up a taekwondo programme in their country stand an excellent chance of having athletes qualify for the Games with a decent shot at a medal. In just three Olympics, 29 countries have welcomed home a taekwondo medallist (the entire swimming programme has had 30 medalling countries in the same period) and Afghani and Vietnamese fighters have won their countries’ first ever Olympic medals.

As all international events between Olympiads have twice the number of weight categories it can be very hard to predict favourites; many fighters will make a choice between dropping down or stepping up a weight division. What can be predicted is that South Korea will face a tough selection decision before the Olympics and all their athletes will set out hoping to win gold. In men's taekwondo Iran have set up a stunningly successful programme and will have a number of athletes available, particularly in the -80kg category. In women's taekwondo China are still a dominant force and should do well in the lower weight categories. The Great Britain taekwondo team have benefited from consistent, if not extensive, funding for the past 10 years. Basing all their fighters in Manchester, they have sadly failed to live up to expectations at major events. Though much of the blame for this could be placed at the hands of scorers (remember Sarah Stevenson's exit in 2008 when a clear head kick was missed, only for an appeal to be accepted minutes before the next round leaving Sarah no time to prepare for her semi-final), inconsistency also has to be acknowledged by the young team. However there is hope for stronger performances in front of their home crowd; Sarah Stevenson recovered bravely from the death of her father to win gold in the -67kg category at last year's World Championships, and has talked openly about using that, and the death of her mother later that summer, as drive for 2012. At her fourth Olympics she will be an incredibly popular and deserving winner if she can maintain her form throughout the rounds. The British Taekwondo Federation courted controversy when picking the other Olympic berths for London. Initially picking world number 104 Lutalo Muhammad for the -80kg berth over world number one Aaron Cook seemed to be petty recrimination for Aaron Cook deciding to leave the GB training set-up in early 2011 due to a row over tactics. However, the British Olympic Authority ultimately decided that the selection was a legitimate response to a rule change which, in allowing points to be scored for any kick to the head rather than just forceful kicks, should benefit Lutalo's greater height and flexibility. Lutalo will now join Martin Stamper and Jade Jones; all have the experience of winning international events and at least one of them will win the three fights necessary for a medal.

Men's -58kg
1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 7 7 2008 Olympics Guillermo Perez Gabriel Mercedes Chu Mu-Yen Rohullah Nikpai Chutchawal Khawlaor Juan Antonio Ramos Pedro Povoa Michael Harvey Marcio Wenceslau Ryan Carneli World Ranking Joel Gonzalez Wei Chen-yang Pen-Ek Karaket Gabriel Mercedes Mokdad El-Yamine Tamer Bayoumi Damian Villa Alexsey Denisenko Safwan Khalil Oscar Munoz Heiner Oviedo Le Huynh Chau Nursultan Mamayev Uno Sanli Lee Dae-Hoon Tameem Mohammed MEX DOM TPE AFG THA ESP POR GBR BRA AUS Points 263 137 134 117 98 92 81 81 79 55 38 37 29 26 19 18

1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

2011 World Championships (-54kgs) Chutchawal Khawlaor THA Park Ji-Woong KOR Seyfula Magmedov RUS Meisam Bagheri IRI Abdul Wahab Zazai AFG Hsu Chia-lin TPE Michael Silva BRA Sergej Kolb GER 2011 World Championships (-58kgs) Joel Gonzalez ESP Rui Braganca POR Wei Chen Yang TPE Yulis Mercedes Reyes DOM Xu Yongzeng CHN Mahmood Haidari AFG Ruslan Poiseev RUS James Howe USA

1 3 4 5 10 11 15 16 17 23 34 36 43 50 66 77

ESP TPE THA DOM ALG EGY MEX RUS AUS COL CRC VIE KAZ SWE KOR YEM

1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

Olympic Prospectus 2012

158

159

Taekwondo

Men's -68kg
1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 7 7 2008 Olympics Son Tae-Jin Mark Lopez Servet Tazegul Sung Yu-Chi Peter Lopez Daniel Manz Nesar Ahmad Bahave Dennis Bekkers Dmitriy Kim Isah Adam Muhammad World Ranking Servet Tazegul Mohammad Bagheri Motamed Idulio Islas Mohammad Abu-Libdeh Peter Lopez Diogo Silva Martin Stamper Rohullah Nikpai Logan Campbell Terrence Jennings Isah Mohammad Michal Loniewski Damir Fejzic David Boui Dmitry Kim Hryhorii Husarov KOR USA TUR TPE PER GER AFG NED UZB NGR Points 229 198 99 93 86 79 77 68 64 47 46 41 40 38 23 24

1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

2011 World Championships (-63kgs) Lee Dae-Hoon KOR Michael Harvey GBR Nacha Punthong THA Le Huynh Chau VIE Reza Naderian IRI Vladimir Dalakliev BUL Zainobiddin Nazaraliev UZB Cem Ulugnuyan TUR 2011 World Championships (-68kgs) Servet Tazegul TUR Mohammad Bagheri Motamed IRI Martin Stamper GBR Rohullah Nikpai AFG Jhohanny Jean Bartermi DOM Vasily Nikitin RUS Christopher Dubois FRA Mohammad Abulibdeh JOR

1 2 4 5 6 7 10 13 16 28 29 35 36 40 79 70

TUR IRI MEX JOR PER BRA GBR AFG NZL USA NGR POL SRB CAF UZB UKR

1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

Men's -80kg
1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 7 7 2008 Olympics Hadi Saei Mauro Sarmiento Zhu Guo Steven Lopez Rashad Ahmadov Aaron Cook Sebastien Konan Deepak Bista Sebastien Michaud Carlos Vasquez World Ranking Ramin Azizov Issam Chernoubi Abdelrahman Ossama Nicolas Garcia Sebastien Michaud Sebastian Crismanich Mauro Sarmiento Nesar Ahmad Bahave Vaughn Scott Tommy Mollet Arman Yeremyan Steven Lopez Yousef Karami Rasul Abduraim Lutalo Muhammed Farkhod Negmatov IRI ITA CHN USA AZE GBR CIV NEP CAN VEN Points 175 142 111 107 95 91 86 81 60 55 52 49 40 33 14 14

1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

2011 World Championships (-74kgs) Alireza Nasr Azadani IRI Patiwat Thongsalap THA Ismael Coulibaly MLI Ridvan Baygut TUR Mark Lopez USA Song Ji-Hoon KOR Manuel Mark AUT Ren Maomao CHN 2011 World Championships (-80kgs) Farzad Abdollahi IRI Yunus Sari TUR Issam Chernoubi MAR Ramin Azizov AZE Mauro Sarmiento ITA Anestis Nikolaidis GRE Mamedy Doucara FRA Nesar Ahmad Bahave AFG

2 3 7 8 10 11 13 15 21 24 29 30 36 43 104 108

AZE MAR EGY ESP CAN ARG ITA AFG NZL NED ARM USA IRI KGZ GBR TJK

1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

Olympic Prospectus 2012

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160

Taekwondo

Men's +80kg
1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 7 7 2008 Olympics Cha Dong-Min Alexandros Nikolaidis Chika Chukwumerije Arman Chilmanov Angel Matos Akmal Irgashev Kristopher Moitland Abdelkader Zrouri Daba Modibo Keita Liu Xiaobo World Ranking Cha Dong-Min Francois Coulombe-Fortier Carlo Molfetta Robelis Despaigne Anthony Obame Liu Xiaobo Akmal Irgashev Bahri Tanrikulu Kaino Thomsen Alexandros Nikolaidis Chika Chukwumerije Ivan Trajovic Gadzhi Umarov Daba Modibo Keita Kenneth Edwards Alisher Gulov KOR GRE NGR KAZ CUB UZB CRC MAR MLI CHN Points 159 117 114 108 106 103 89 86 69 65 64 56 54 34 23 23

1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

2011 World Championships (-87kgs) Yousef Karami IRI Cha Dong-Min KOR Jon Garcia ESP Carlo Molfetta ITA Ivan Nikitin RUS Augustin Bata FRA Alberto Celestrin GER Konstantinos Gkoltsios GRE 2011 World Championships (+87kgs) Jo Chol-Ho KOR Akmal Irgashev UZB Kourosh Rajoli IRI Andreas Stylianou CYP Mohammad Ayman JOR Liu Xiaobo CHN Ulvi Kaya GER Michael Kitchke CAN

1 4 5 7 8 9 10 11 16 19 20 24 26 51 72 73

KOR CAN ITA CUB GAB CHN UZB TUR SAM GRE NGR SLO RUS MLI JAM TJK

1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

Olympic Prospectus 2012

160

161

Taekwondo

Women's -49kg
1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 7 7 2008 Olympics Wu Jingyu Buttree Puedpong Daynellis Montejo Dalia Conteras Mildred Alango Yang Shu-Chun Hanna Zajc Tran Thi Mgoc Truc Charlotte Craig Sara Khoshjamal World Ranking Wu Jingyu Yang Shu-chun Brigitte Yague Sanaa Atabrour Lucija Zaninovic Janet Alegria Chanatip Sonkham Erika Kasahara Kristina Kim Sumeyye Manz Dana Haidar Elizabeth Zamora Carolena Carstens Theresa Tona Catherine Kang Carola Lopez CHN THA CUB VEN KEN TPE SWE VIE USA IRI Points 214 181 129 146 135 147 105 96 90 71 70 67 66 48 23 14

1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

2011 World Championships (-46kgs) Kim So-Hui KOR Li Zhaoyi CHN Rukiye Yildirim TUR Sumeyye Manz GER Elaia Torrontegui ESP Itzel Manjarrez MEX Carolena Carstens PAN Buttree Puedpong THA 2011 World Championships (-49kgs) Wu Jingyu CHN Yang Shu-Chun TPE Brigida Yague ESP Sanaa Atabrour MAR Lucija Zaninovic CRO Kim Hye Jeong KOR Fernanda Silva BRA Kristina Kim RUS

1 2 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 14 16 17 19 29 61 83

CHN TPE ESP MAR CRO MEX THA JPN RUS GER JOR GUA PAN PNG CAF ARG

1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

Women's -57kg
1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 7 7 2008 Olympics Lim Su-Jeong Azize Tanrikulu Diana Lopez Martina Zubcic Su Li-Wen Veronica Calabrese Robin Cheong Teo Elaine Debora Nunes Bineta Diedhiou World Ranking Tseng Pei-hua Hou Yuzhuo Marlene Harnois Hedaya Malak Ana Zaninovic Bineta Diedhiou Jade Jones Andrea Paoli Robin Cheong Nidia Munoz Rangsiya Nisaisom Yeny Contreras Mayu Hamada Suvi Mikkonen Diana Lopez Dragana Gladovic KOR TUR USA CRO TPE ITA NZL MAS BRA SEN Points 232 201 168 127 125 101 94 68 62 53 52 43 43 39 39 38

1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

2011 World Championships (-53kgs) Ana Zaninovic CRO Lamyaa Bekkali MAR Lee Hye-Young KOR Hatice Kubra Yangin TUR Samaneh Sheshpari IRI Shahd Al-Tarman JOR Lei Jie CHN Ivett Gonda CAN 2011 World Championships (-57kgs) Hou Yuzhou CHN Jade Jones GBR Su Jeong Lim KOR Marlene Harnois FRA Sousan Hajipourgoli IRI Bineta Diedhiou SEN Hajiba Enhari MAR Ekaterina Kuzheleva RUS

1 2 3 5 6 9 11 16 19 22 23 31 32 35 36 37

TPE CHN FRA EGY CRO SEN GBR LEB NZL CUB THA CHI JPN FIN USA SRB

1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

Olympic Prospectus 2012

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162

Taekwondo

Women's -67kg
1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 7 7 2008 Olympics Hwang Kyung-Seon Karine Sergerie Sandra Saric Gwladys Epangue Asuncion Ocasio Tina Morgan Vanina Sanchez Sheika Maitha Al-Maktoum Mouna Benabderrassoul Helena Fromm World Ranking Seham Sawalhy Karine Sergerie Helena Fromm Sarah Stevenson Nur Tatar Kim Mi-Kyung Carmen Marton Gulnafis Aitmukhambetova Paige McPherson Ruth Gbagbi Farida Azizova Elin Johansson Sousan Hajipour Chu Hoang Dieu Linh Andrea St. Bernard Franka Anic KOR CAN CRO FRA PUR AUS ARG UAE MAR GER Points 209 187 140 131 164 185 98 98 86 65 59 69 38 49 36 24

1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

2011 World Championships (-62kgs) Rangsiya Nisaisom THA Marina Sumic CRO Karine Sergerie CAN Durdane Altunel TUR Lin Jo-Wei TPE Carmen Marton AUS Joyce van Baaren NED Kim Hwi-Lang KOR 2011 World Championships (-67kgs) Sarah Stevenson GBR Guo Yunfei CHN Kyung Seon Hwang KOR Helena Fromm GER Viktoryia Belanouskaya BLR Paige McPherson USA Hakima Elmeslahy MAR Katarzyna Wieczorek POL

1 2 6 10 4 3 14 13 19 28 33 26 64 41 57 77

EGY CAN GER GBR TUR KOR AUS KAZ USA CIV AZE SWE IRI VIE GRN SLO

1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

Women's +67kg
1 2 3 3 5 5 7 7 7 7 2008 Olympics Maria Espinoza Nina Solheim Natalia Falavigna Sarah Stevenson Karolina Kedzierska Noha Abd Rabo Che Chew Chan Khaoula Ben Hamza Chen Zhong Carmen Marton World Ranking Gwladys Epangue Maria Espinoza Anastasia Baryshnikova Wiam Dislam Nadin Dawani An Sae-Bom Feruza Yergeshova Milica Mandic Natalia Falavigna Khaoula Ben Hamza Nusa Rajher Maryna Konieva Glenhis Hernandez Talitiga Crawley Davin Sorn Natalya Mamatova MEX NOR BRA GBR SWE EGY MAS TUN CHN AUS Points 239 191 177 156 116 104 92 92 75 70 60 56 51 38 36 14

1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

2011 World Championships (-73kgs) Gwladys Epangue FRA Oh Hye-Ri KOR Milica Mandic SRB Anastasia Baryshnikova RUS Furkan Asena Aydin TUR Maria Espinoza MEX Iwona Kosiorek POL Reshmie Oogink NED 2011 World Championships (+73kgs) Anne-Caroline Graffe FRA An Sae-Bom KOR Olga Ivanova RUS Rosana Simon ESP Briseida Acosta MEX Evgeniya Karimova UZB Wiam Dislam MAR Lauren Cahoon USA

1 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 12 16 23 25 28 44 46 98

FRA MEX RUS MAR JOR KOR KAZ SRB BRA TUN SLO UKR CUB SAM CAM UZB

1 2 3 3 5 5 5 5

Olympic Prospectus 2012

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163

Tennis

Three weeks after men’s singles final at Wimbledon, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club will see action on Centre Court once again as the Olympic Tennis tournament rolls into town. Although the Olympic tennis tournament may lack the kudos and importance of any of the Grand Slams, it brings a different atmosphere. Out goes the sponsorship, the prize money and the 5-set matches and in comes national colours and an attention to doubles matches unseen at any other time of year. In 2008 the victory in the men’s singles by Rafael Nadal (ESP) and the defeat of Roger Federer (SUI) in the quarter-finals brought to a close Federer’s record 237-week stay at the top of the world rankings. Four years on, in which time Nadal had himself been overtaken in the rankings by the exciting Serbian, Novak Djokovic (who won bronze in 2008), Federer has once again climbed to the top of the world rankings after claiming his 7th Wimbledon Open Championships. Joined by the home favourite fresh from his first final at Wimbledon, Andy Murray (GBR), in men’s tennis, we have four men vying for gold. A case could be made for each. Federer, less than a month after returning to some of his best form is arguably the greatest grasscourt player in history; Nadal, reigning Olympic champion and twice winner of Wimbledon will have had an extra week to prepare after his shock 3rd round loss at Wimbledon in June; Djokovic, world number 2, winner of 3 of the past 5 Grand Slams; and Murray the home crowd favourite who may find the one-week and 3-set format helps him retain better form towards the finals. All will be comfortable in the familiar surroundings and motivated for victory. Ever since the retirement of Steffi Graf a decade ago, women's tennis has struggled to find a real star who can dominate the game and take it to a new level. The Williams sisters (USA) looked as though they had the natural talent, but, despite unquestionably successful careers, they always lacked the motivation to devote the time and travel required to deliver the whole commercial package. The current world number 1, Maria Sharapova (RUS), was another that looked as though she might have the extra gear. So far that hasn’t quite materialised but the four time Grand Slam winner, coming into this tournament in great form, will be very hard to stop. It is in the doubles, however, Olympic tennis shows it’s true worth. The doubles format produces greater tactical variation, requires a broader skill set and is often more exciting to watch than the singles, but is often disregarded by professionals. At the Olympics we get to see some of the best in the world really go for it. In Beijing we saw Federer recover from his loss in the singles to claim a gold medal in the doubles. The Williams sisters were simply unstoppable, winning the final 6-0, 6-2. Tennis does not usually go in for patriotic pride, but the Olympics provides a showcase a showcase for skills which the players are keen to display. By virtue of how seldom many of these players play doubles, form is near impossible to guess. The American doubles specialists Bob and Mike Bryan will hope to improve on their bronze four years ago, whilst British hopes will rest on Andy Murray and his younger brother, Jamie Murray. In the women’s doubles we will see the pairing of Heather Watson and Laura Robson, the two big hopes for the future of British women’s tennis and both winners of Junior Grand Slam titles. Mixed doubles, which makes its first appearance at the Games since 1928, will only be made up of players already qualified for the doubles or singles events and the pairings will not be announced until immediately before the Games.

Men's Singles
1 2 3 4 2008 Olympics Rafael Nadal Fernando Gonzalez Novak Djokovich James Blake 2011 French Open Rafael Nadal Roger Federer Andy Murray Novak Djokovic 2011 US Open Novak Djokovic Rafael Nadal Roger Federer Andy Murray 2012 French Open Rafael Nadal Novak Djokovic David Ferrer Roger Federer World Ranking Roger Federer Novak Djokovic Rafael Nadal Andy Murray David Ferrer Jo-Wilfred Tsonga Tomas Berdych Janko Tipsarevic Juan Martin Del Potro Nicolas Almagro John Isner Gilles Simon ESP CHI SRB USA 1 2 3 3 2011 Australian Open Novak Djokovic Andy Murray Roger Federer David Ferrer 2011 Wimbledon Novak Djokovic Rafael Nadal Jo-Wilfred Tsonga Andy Murray 2012 Australian Open Novak Djokovic Rafael Nadal Andy Murray Roger Federer 2012 Wimbledon Roger Federer Andy Muray Novak Djokovic Jo-Wilfred Tsonga SRB GBR SUI ESP

1 2 3 3

ESP SUI GBR SRB

1 2 3 3

SRB ESP FRA GBR

1 2 3 3

SRB ESP SUI GBR

1 2 3 3

SRB ESP GBR SUI

1 2 3 3

ESP SRB ESP SUI Points 11,075 11,000 8,905 7,460 5,430 5,230 4,515 3,215 3,180 2,605 2,520 2,480

1 2 3 3

SUI GBR SRB FRA

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

SUI SRB ESP GBR ESP FRA CZE SRB ARG ESP USA FRA

Olympic Prospectus 2012

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164
Men's Doubles
1 2 3 4 2008 Olympics Roger Federer Stanislas Wawrinka Simon Aspelin Thamas Johansson Bob Bryan Mike Bryan Arnaud Clement Michael Llodra SUI SWE USA FRA

Tennis

1 2 3 3

2011 Australian Open Bob Bryan Mike Bryan Mahesh Bhupathi Leander Paes Eric Butorac Jean-Julien Rojer Max Mirnyi Daniel Nestor

USA IND USA NED BLR CAN

2011 Franch Open Max Mirnyi Daniel Nestor Juan Sebastian Cabal 2 Eduado Schwank Micahel Llodra 3 Nenad Zimonjic Bob Bryan 3 Mike Bryan 1 2011 US Open Jurgen Melzer Philipp Petzschner Mariusz Fyrstenberg 2 Marcin Matkowski Simone Bolello 3 Fabio Fognini Rohan Bopanna 3 Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi 1 2012 French Open Max Mirnyi Daniel Nestor Bob Bryan Mike Bryan Daniele Bracciali Potito Starace Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi Jean-Julien Rojer

BLR CAN COL ARG FRA SRB USA

2011 Wimbledon Bob Bryan Mike Bryan Robert Lindstedt 2 Horia Tecau Michael Llodra 3 Nenad Zimonjic Christopher Kas 3 Alexandra Peya 1 2012 Australian Open Leander Paes Radek Stepanek Bob Bryan 2 Mike Bryan Max Mirnyi 3 Daniel Nestor Horia Tecau 3 Robert Lindstedt 1 2012 Wimbledon Jonathan Marray Frederik Nielsen Robert Lindstedt Horia Tecau Bob Bryan Mike Bryan Jurgen Melzer Philipp Petzschner

USA SWE ROU FRA SRB GER AUT

AUT GER POL ITA IND PAK

IND CZE USA BLR CAN ROU SWE

1 2 3 3

BLR CAN USA ITA PAK NED

1 2 3 3

GBR DEN SWE ROU USA AUT GER

Olympic Prospectus 2012

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165
Women's Singles
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 3 1 2 3 3 1 2 3 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 2008 Olympics Elena Dementieva Dinara Safina Vera Zvonareva Li Na 2011 French Open Li Na Francesca Schiavone Maria Sharapova Marion Bartoli 2011 US Open Samantha Stosur Serena Williams Angelique Kerber Caroline Wozniacki 2012 French Open Maria Sharapova Sara Errani Petra Kvitova Samantha Stosur World Ranking Victoria Azarenka Agnieszka Radwanska Maria Sharapova Serena Williams Samantha Stosur Petra Kvitova Angelique Kerber Caroline Wozniacki Sara Errani Marion Bartoli Li Na Ana Ivanovic RUS RUS RUS CHN CHN ITA RUS FRA AUS USA GER DEN RUS ITA CZE AUS BLR POL RUS USA AUS CZE GER DEN ITA FRA CHN SRB

Tennis

1 2 3 3 1 2 3 3 1 2 3 3 1 2 3 3 Points 8,800 8,530 8,370 7,360 6,195 5,275 5,170 4,091 3,410 3,400 3,245 3,190

2011 Australian Open Kim Clijsters Li Na Vera Zvonareve Caroline Wozniacki 2011 Wimbledon Petra Kvitova Maria Sharapova Victoria Azarenka Sabine Lisicki 2011 Australian Open Victoria Azarenka Maria Sharapova Kim Clijsters Petra Kvitova 2012 Wimbledon Serena Williams Agnieszka Radwanska Victoria Azarenka Angelique Kerber

BEL CHN RUS DEN CZE RUS BLR GER BLR RUS BEL CZE USA POL BLR GER

Women's Doubles
2008 Olympics Serena Williams Venus Williams Anabel Medina 2 Verginia Ruano Pascual Yan Zi 3 Zheng Jie Alona Bondarenko 4 Kateryna Bondarenko 1 2011 French Open Andrea Hlavackova Lucie Hradecka Sania Mirza Elena Vesnina Vania King Yaroslava Shvedova Liezel Huber Lisa Raymond 2011 American Open Liezel Huber Lisa Raymond Vania King Yaroslava Shvedova Daniela Hantuchova Agnieszka Radwanska Maria Kirlilenko Nadia Petrova USA ESP CHN UKR 2011 Australian Open Gisela Dulko Flavia Pennetta Victoria Azarenka 2 Maria Kirlilenko Liezel Huber 3 Nadia Petrova Kveta Peschke 3 Katarina Srebotnik 1 2011 Wimbledon Kveta Peschke Katarina Srebotnik Sabine Lisicki Samantha Stosur Sania Mirza Elena Vesnina Marina Erakovic Tamarine Tanasugam 2012 Australian Open Svetlana Kuznetsova Vera Zvonareva Sara Errani Roberta Vinci Sania Mirza Elena Vesnina Andrea Hlavackova Lucie Hradecka ARG ITA BLR RUS USA RUS CZE SLO CZE SLO GER AUS IND RUS NZL THA

1 2 3 3

CZE IND RUS USA KAZ USA

1 2 3 3

1 2 3 3

USA USA KAZ SVK POL RUS

1 2 3 3

RUS ITA IND RUS CZE

2012 French Open Sara Errani Roberta Vinci Maria Kirlilenko 2 Nadia Petrova Nuria Llagostera Vives 3 Maria Sanchez Andrea Hlavackova 3 Lucie Hradecka 1

ITA RUS ESP CZE

2012 Wimbledon Serena Williams Venus Williams Andrea Hlavackova 2 Lucie Hradecka Liezel Huber 3 Lisa Raymond Flavia Penneta 3 Francesca Schiavone 1

USA CZE USA ITA

Olympic Prospectus 2012

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166
Mixed Doubles
Not contested in Beijing 2008

Tennis

1 2 3 3

2011 Australian Open Katarina Srebotnik Daniel Nestor Chan Yung-Jan Paul Hanley Maria Kirilenko Nenad Zimonjic Bethanie Mattek-Sands Horia Tecau 2011 Wimbledon Iveta Benesova Jurgen Melzer Elena Vesnina Mahesh Melzer Chan Yung-Jan Daniel Nestor Hsieh Su-Wei Paul Hanley

SLO CAN TPE AUS RUS SRB USA ROU CZE AUT RUS IND TPE CAN TPE AUS USA ROU RUS IND IND ITA

1 2 3 3

2011 French Open Casey Dellacqua Scott Lipsky Katarina Srebotnik Nenad Zimonjic Jarmila Gajdosova Thomasz Bellucci Nadia Petrova Jamie Murray

AUS USA SLO SRB AUS BRA RUS GBR USA USA ARG RUS IND CZE

1 2 3 3

2011 US Open Melanie Oudin Jack Sock Gisela Dulko 2 Eduardo Schwank Elena Vesnina 3 Leander Paes Lucie Hradecka 3 Frantisek Cermak 1 2012 French Open Sania Mirza Mahesh Bhupathi Klaudia Jans-Ignacik 2 Santiago Gonzalez Galina Voskoboeva 3 Daniele Bracciali Elena Vesnina 3 Leander Paes 1

2012 Australian Open Bethanie Mattek-Sands Horia Tecau Elena Vesnina 2 Leander Paes Sania Mirza 3 Mahesh Bhupathi Roberta Vinci 3 Daniele Bracciali 1 2012 Wimbledon Mike Bryan Lisa Raymond Leander Paes 2 Elena Vesnina Nenad Zimonjic 3 Katarina Srebotnik Bob Bryan 3 Liezel Huber 1

IND POL KAZ ITA RUS IND

USA IND RUS SRB SLO USA

Olympic Prospectus 2012

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Triathlon

One of the youngest sports around, Triathlon is a child of the ‘birth of fitness’ in 1970s California. With high equipment costs (think racing bike, wetsuit, triathlon lycra, running shoes…) it has spent much of its life as a sport only taken up by fitness-mad young professionals. This all changed at the 2000 Olympics where, in the stunning surroundings of Sydney harbour, it was launched into the worldwide consciousness with much acclaim. What we are seeing now is the first generation of athletes selected from a large crop of people who have been competing in triathlon from an early age. As the run has taken on increasing importance, so promising young runners from developed countries, seeing the dominance of Africans in long distance running, are turning to triathlon. The reigning men’s junior world champion, Lukas Verzbicas (USA), has run a sub-4 minute mile (though he narrowly missed selection for this summer’s Olympics). Alistair Brownlee (GBR) can run 10,000m on the road in times only a couple of minutes slower than the fastest track times in the world, and this after swimming 1500m and cycling 40k. Growing fast, with young attractive (and universally white) athletes competing at warm attractive locations in rich developed countries, triathlon is set to become one of the most commercially attractive sports around. When, in 2006, a young lad from West Yorkshire dropped out of his medicine degree at Cambridge University after his first term to pursue a career in triathlon, there are many who could be forgiven for having thought that he was making a big mistake. Two years later, representing Great Britain at the 2008 Olympics, Alistair Brownlee repeatedly attacked on the bike and run before hitting the wall and finishing in 12th. Four years later he is double world champion (he missed much of 2010 with a stress fracture) and is hot favourite to take a gold medal in Hyde Park. Despite missing most of the season again in 2012 with an achilles tear, he made his comeback in Kitzbuhel in June and promptly destroyed the field, winning by almost a minute. If mishap besets him in London, a particular risk in wet conditions, then Mrs Brownlee can take comfort from the fact the next best male triathlete in the world is Alistair’s younger brother, Jonathon Brownlee, who won both World Cup events he entered this year in Alistair’s absence and finished second in Kitzbuhel. The women’s event is much more open. Again GB holds a strong hand in Helen Jenkins, and much will be made of her being reigning world champion, but this title is awarded on points gathered across the season and she has recorded only two toplevel wins in her career. Nevertheless, as these wins came on the Olympic course in London last year and against the strongest field of 2012 in San Diego, she must count as narrow favourite. The challenge will be led by Andrea Hewitt (NZL), Nicola Spirig (SUI), Paula Findlay (CAN), Barbara Riveros Diaz (CHI) and Erin Densham (AUS) but the gold could go to anyone brave enough to seize the day.

Men's Triathlon
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Jan Frodeno GER Simon Whitfield CAN Bevan Docherty NZL Javier Gomez ESP Ivan Rana ESP Daniel Unger GER Hunter Kemper USA Rasmus Henning DEN 2011 World Cup Final Alistair Brownlee GBR Sven Riederer SUI Jonathan Brownlee GBR Dmitry Polyansky RUS Laurent Vidal FRA Javier Gomez ESP David Hauss FRA Vincent Luis FRA 2012 San Diego Triathlon Jonathon Brownlee GBR Sven Riederer SUI Richard Murray RSA Mario Mola ESP Hunter Kemper USA Ryan Sissons NZL Tim Don GBR Bevan Docherty NZL 2012 Kitzbuhel Triathlon Alistair Brownlee GBR Jonathon Brownlee GBR Javier Gomez ESP Alexander Bryukhankov RUS Dmitry Polyansky RUS Steffen Justus GER Laurent Vidal FRA Tony Moulai FRA 1:48:53 1:48:58 1:49:06 1:49:14 1:49:22 1:49:44 1:49:49 1:49:57 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2011 World Series Alistair Brownlee Jonathan Brownlee Javier Gomez Sven Riederer Alexander Brukhankov David Hauss Laurent Vidal Dmitry Polyansky GBR GBR ESP SUI RUS FRA FRA RUS Points 4,285 3,992 3,671 3,306 3,208 3,157 3,844 3,764

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1:48:07 1:48:14 1:48:17 1:48:20 1:48:24 1:48:27 1:48:35 1:48:44

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2012 Sydney Triathlon Steffen Justus GER Richard Murray RSA Laurent Vidal FRA David Hauss FRA Alexander Bryukhankov RUS Ivan Vasiliev RUS Kris Gemmell NZL William Clarke GBR 2012 Madrid Triathlon Jonathon Brownlee GBR Alexander Bryukhankov RUS Dmitry Polyansky RUS Ivan Vasiliev RUS Alessandro Fabian ITA Maik Petzold GER Hirokatsu Tayama JPN Aurelien Raphael FRA

1:51:04 1:51:13 1:51:15 1:51:30 1:51:31 1:51:34 1:51:42 1:51:43

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1:48:47 1:48:52 1:49:01 1:49:09 1:49:18 1:49:22 1:49:25 1:49:29

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1:51:49 1:52:28 1:52:54 1:53:17 1:53:24 1:53:33 1:53:35 1:53:53

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1:50:13 1:51:02 1:51:18 1:51:27 1:51:41 1:52:01 1:52:06 1:52:07

Olympic Prospectus 2012

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168

Triathlon

Women's Triathlon
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2008 Olympics Emma Snowsill AUS Vanessa Fernandes POR Emma Moffatt AUS Laura Bennett USA Juri Ide JPN Nicola Spirig SUI Daniela Ryf SUI Andrea Hewitt NZL 2011 World Cup Final Andrea Hewitt NZL Helen Jenkins GER Melanie Annaheim SUI Lisa Norden SWE Laura Bennett USA Kate McIlry NZL Jessica Harrison FRA Liz Blatchford GBR 2012 San Diego Triathlon Helen Jenkins GBR Erin Densham AUS Laura Bennett USA Jessica Harrison FRA Vicky Holland GBR Flora Duffy BER Anne Haug GER Sarah Haskins USA 2012 Kitzbuhel Triathlon Nicola Spirig SUI Lisa Norden SWE Andrea Hewitt NZL Barbara Riveros Diaz CHI Jessica Harrison FRA Nicky Samuels NZL Anja Dittmer GER Kate Milroy NZL 1:58:28 1:59:35 1:59:56 2:00:22 2:00:24 2:00:30 2:00:40 2:00:46 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2011 World Series Helen Jenkins Andrea Hewitt Sarah Groff Emma Jackson Barbara Riveros Diaz Paula Findlay Emma Moffatt Laura Bennett GBR NZL USA AUS CHI CAN AUS USA Points 4,023 3,836 2,783 2,760 2,754 2,637 2,611 2,560

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1:58:26 1:58:40 1:58:58 1:59:00 1:59:02 1:59:04 1:59:09 2:00:11

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2012 Sydney Triathlon Erin Densham AUS Helen Jenkins GBR Andrea Hewitt NZL Gwen Jorgensen USA Nicola Spirig SUI Ainhoa Murua ESP Anne Haug GER Kathy Tremblay CAN 2012 Madrid Triathlon Nicola Spirig SUI Aileen Morrison IRL Barbara Riveros Diaz CHI Anne Haug GER Rachel Klamer NED Ainhoa Murua ESP Vicky Holland GBR Alexandra Razarenova RUS

2:01:29 2:01:38 2:01:45 2:02:12 2:02:19 2:02:26 2:02:32 2:02:34

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1:58:21 1:59:26 2:00:11 2:00:14 2:00:28 2:00:46 2:00:50 2:00:56

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2:06:35 2:06:38 2:06:40 2:06:43 2:07:05 2:07:18 2:07:20 2:07:32

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2:05:37 2:05:40 2:05:43 2:05:45 2:05:57 2:06:07 2:06:20 2:06:23

Olympic Prospectus 2012

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169

Volleyball

The only truly non-contact team ball-sport in the world,Volleyball was initially invented just ten miles away and four years after basketball as a gentler sporting alternative for the older members of a Massachusetts YMCA. 117 years later volleyball has the strongest worldwide following of any ball sport except football and basketball. For the uninitiated populace of Great Britain it has the potential to pick up a quick fan base with its fast flowing action, tactical variation and often nailbiting conclusions. Recently the men’s sport has been dominated by two goliaths,Brazil and Russia, who have won every inter-continental trophy going since USA’s surprise win at the 2008 Olympics. Each team boasts one of the true stars of the sport –Murilo Endres who leads Brazil in their more technical and defensive displays, andMaxim Mikhaylov, the 24 year old sensation that is the lynch-pin of Russia’s all-out attacking performances. With no other country having the depth, or perhaps I should say height, of these two, Italy, USA and Poland will likely have to scrap for bronze. Ranked 92nd in the world,Great Britain will count themselves lucky to have been drawn in a group with Australia; they may have a chance of racking up a victory if they can keep the likes of Australia’s tallThomas Edgar, who can hit a spike 3.5m off the ground, quiet for long enough. The women’s event is much more open. Italy, Russia, USA and Brazil have all recently won major international events and Japan, China and Serbia also have the form to target gold in London. At 202cm, 6’8”, Ekaterina Gamova (RUS) has been the standout women’s volleyball player (and one of the tallest female professional sportswomen) for some time. What makes the women’s game so fascinating, however, is the ability of shorter teams such as Japan to slow play down and play clever defensive tactics against the more powerful nations. Great Britain’s women’s team has had more success than the men and, in a relatively weak group, they should be targeting a win againstAlgeria and could go through to the quarter-finals if they manage a more tricky but still achievable win against the Dominican Republic.

Men's Volleyball
Country Qualification Group World Ranking Achievements Top Player 4th at 2008 Olympics; 4th 2010 World Championships; 4th 2011 World Cup; World League Christian Savani - 196cm, 30yo - Best - 7th in 2009, 6th in 2010, 6th in 2011; European Server 2011 World Cup Championships - 10th in 2009, 2nd in 2011 Quarter-Final at 2008 Olympics; =13th 2010 World Championships; 2nd 2011 World Cup; World League - 11th in 2009, 10th in 2010, 3rd in 2011; European Championships - 1st in 2009, 3rd in 2011 DNQ at 2008 Olympics; 9th 2010 World Championships; 7th 2011 World Cup; World League - 5th in 2009, 5th in 2010, 4th in 2011; 3rd at 2011 Pan-American Games

Italy

Won European Qualification

A

3

Poland

2nd at 2011 World Cup

A

4

Krzysztof Ignaczak - 188cm, 33yo - Best Libero in 2011 World League

Argentina

Won South American Qualification

A

8

Luciano De Cecco - 201cm, 24yo - BestSetter at 2011 World League and 2011 World Cup

Bulgaria

Won Additional Qualification Tournament

A

9

Quarter-Final at 2008 Olympics; 7th 2010 World Championships; DNQ 2011 World Cup; World Vladimir Nikolov - 200cm, 34yo League - 10th in 2009, 7th in 2010, 5th in 2011; European Championships - 3rd in 2009 , 5th in 2011 Outside top international groups - finished =19th at 2010 World Championships, competed at 2000 and 2004 Olympics Never qualifed for major international tournament have beaten Mexico, Belgium, Croatia, Slovakia, Norway, China and Egypt in past 2 years Thomas Edgar - 213cm, 23yo

Australia

Won Asian Qualification

A

22

Great Britain

Host-Country Place

A

92

Ben Pipes - 204cm, 25yo

Brazil

3rd at 2011 World Cup

B

1

Silver at 2008 Olympics; 1st 2010 World Murilo Endres - 192cm, 30yo - 2010 World Championships; 3rd 2011 World Cup; World League MVP, 2010 World Championships League - 1st in 2009, 1st in 2010, 2nd in 2011 ; 1st MVP, 2011 World League Best-Receiver, 2009 South American Championships MVP at 2011 Pan-American Games Bronze at 2008 Olympics; 5th 2010 World Championships; 1st 2011 World Cup; World League - 3rd in 2009, 2nd in 2010, 1st in 2011 ; European Championships - 4th in 2009, 4th in 2011 Maxim Mikhaylov - 203cm, 24yo - MVP in 2011 World Cup, MVP and Best-Blocker in 2011 World League, Best-Scorer & BestSpiker in 2011 European Championships, 2010 World Championships Best-Spiker

Russia

Won 2011 World Cup

B

2

United States

Won North American Qualification

B

6

Gold at 2008 Olympics; 6th 2010 World Clayton Stanley - 205cm, 34yo - MVP, BestChampionships; 6th 2011 World Cup; World League Scorer, Best-Server at the 2008 Olympics & - 6th in 2009, 8th in 2010, 7th in 2011; 5th at 2011 2010 World Championship Best-Server Pan-American Games Quarter-Final at 2008 Olympics; 3rd 2010 World Ivan Miljkovic - 206cm, 32yo - MVP 2011 Championships; 8th 2011 World Cup; World European Championships, Best-Scorer League - 2nd in 2009, 3rd in 2010 , 9th in 2011; 2009 World League, European Championships - 5th in 2009, 1st in 2011 9th at 2008 Olympics; 8th 2010 World Championships; DNQ 2011 World Cup; World League - DNQ in 2009, 9th in 2010, 11th in 2011; European Championships - 6th in 2009, 15th in 2011 Third in 2011 African Championships, 6th Olympic appearance (only once finished above last place)

Serbia

Won Additional Qualification Tournament

B

7

Germany

Won Additional Qualification Tournament

B

13

Ferdinand Tille - 185cm, 23yo - Best-Libero 2010 World Championships

Tunisia

Won African Qualification

B

18

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Olympic Prospectus 2012

169

170

Volleyball

Women's Volleyball
Country Qualification Group World Ranking Achievements Top Players Quarter-final at 2008 Olympics; 3rd 2010 World Yoshie Takeshita - 159cm, 34yo - BestChampionships; 4th 2011 World Cup; World Grand Setter at 2008 & 2009 World Grand Prix & Prix - 6th in 2009, 5th in 2010, 5th in 2011; Asian 2011 World Cup Championships - 3rd in 2009, 2nd in 2011 Quarter-final at 2008 Olympics; 5th 2010 World Championships; 1st 2011 World Cup; World Grand Carolina Costagrande - 188cm, 31yo Prix - DNQ in 2009, 3rd in 2010, 7th in 2011; MVP at 2011 World Cup European Championships - 1st in 2009 , 4th in 2011 Quarter-final at 2008 Olympics; 1st 2010 World Championships; DNQ 2011 World Cup; World Ekaterina Gamova - 202cm, 31yo - MVP at Grand Prix - 2nd in 2009, DNQ in 2010, 4th in 2011; 2010 World Cup European Championships - 6th in 2009, 6th in 2011 DNQ at 2008 Olympics; 17th 2010 World Championships; 8nd 2011 World Cup; World Grand Prix - 11th in 2009, 8th in 2010, 12th in 2011; 4th in 2011 Pan American Games

Japan

Won Asian Qualification

A

3

Italy

Won 2011 World Cup

A

4

Russia

Won Additional Qualification Tournament

A

7

Dominican Republic

Won North American Qualification

A

9

Milagros Cabral - 185cm, 33yo

Algeria

Won African Qualification

A

16

11th at 2008 Olympics; 17th 2010 World Championships; 11th 2011 World Cup; World Grand Prix - DNQ; 2nd in 2011 African Championships Never qualifed for major international tournament have beaten Chile, Argentina, Portugal and Switzerland in past 2 years Silver at 2008 Olympics; 4th 2010 World Championships; 2nd 2011 World Cup; World Grand Prix - 9th in 2009, 1st in 2010, 1st in 2011; 3rd in 2011 Pan American Games Lynne Beattie - 182cm, 25yo Destinee Hooker - 193cm, 24yo - MVP at 2011 World Grand Prix, Best-Spiker at 2011 World Cup

Great Britain

Host-Country Place

A

69

United States

2nd at 2011 World Cup

B

1

Brazil

Won South American Qualification

B

2

Gold at 2008 Olympics; 2nd 2010 World Championships; 5th 2011 World Cup; World Paula Pequeno - 184cm, 30yo - MVP at Grand Prix - 1st in 2009, 2nd in 2010, 2nd in 2011 ; 2008 Olympics 1st in 2011 Pan American Games; 1st in 2009 and 2011 South American Championships Bronze at 2008 Olympics; 10th 2010 World Wang Yimei - 190cm, 24yo - MVP at 2011 Championships; 3rd 2011 World Cup; World Grand Asian Championships, Best-Scorer at 2010 Prix - 5th in 2009, 4th in 2010, 3rd in 2011; Asian World Grand Prix Championships - 2nd in 2009, 1st in 2011 Quarter-final at 2008 Olympics; 8th 2010 World Championships; 7th 2011 World Cup; World Grand Jovana Brakocevic - 196cm, 24yo - MVP at Prix - DNQ in 2009, DNQ in 2010, 3rd in 2011; 2011 European Championships, BestScorer at 2011 World Grand Prix European Championships - 7th in 2009, 1st in 2011 DNQ at 2008 Olympics; 6th 2010 World Championships; DNQ 2011 World Cup; World Grand Prix - DNQ in 2009, 2010 & 2011; European Championships - 5th in 2009, 3rd in 2011 DNQ at 2008 Olympics; 13th 2010 World Championships; 9th 2011 World Cup; World Grand Prix - 12th in 2009, DNQ in 2010, 9th in 2011; Asian Championships - 4th in 2009, 3rd in 2011 Neslihan Darnel - 187cm, 28yo - BestScorer at 2006 World Championships, 2010 World Championships & 2011 European Championships Kim Yeon-Koung - 192cm, 24yo - BestScorer at 2009 & 2011 Asian Championships, Best-Spiker at 2011 Asian Championships

China

3rd at 2011 World Cup

B

5

Serbia

3rd at Additional Qualification Tournament

B

6

Turkey

Won European Qualification

B

11

South Korea

2nd at Additional Qualification Tournament

B

13

Olympic Prospectus 2012

170

171

Water Polo

Water Polo provides an interesting case study for how Olympic results are often distorted by the very importance and excitement that they generate. Unusually for a team sport, there are at least two top-level international competitions a year in which (on the men's side) around ten top level teams participate, each made up of professional sportsmen who often also play against each other week-in week-out in their club-teams. This means that, come the Olympics, there are no surprises in terms of tactics, fitness or personnel - and so it should be expected that any team who are dominant outside of Olympic competition will continue their form into the Olympic pool. That is, however, precisely what we don't see. The men's Serbian and the women's American teams have dominated international water polo for the past 10 years, winning almost every World Championship, World League and World Cup that they entered; yet, for the past three Olympics they have failed to clinch gold, losing either in the final or semi-final. Whether being such hot favourites causes too much pressure, or whether less fancied teams raise their game come the biggest show of all, one of the most persistant patterns of Olympic competition is the triumph of the underdog. That doesn't mean, however, that we should expect anything other than Serbia to win men's gold, and USA to win women's gold in the Water Polo Arena. Both have boasted almost complete dominance coming into the Games. It is surely too much to expect that Hungary will again defy expectations to win their fourth gold medal in a row or that another unfancied team like the Netherlands, who finished 9th in the previous year's World Championships, will take the women's title. My money? Montenegro in the men's and China in the women's - what better countries to continue the favourites' denial. There was once a time when Great Britain was the dominant force in world water polo. The first four Olympic gold medals all went GB's way at the start of the twentieth century. Now, however, countries in which outdoor swimming pools dominate summer culture (the Balkans, Spain, Italy, California, Australia), and, crucially, where 6' 5" muscular frames are not pulled into rugby have moved Britian firmly down the international pecking order. As with handball and volleyball most of Britain's top talent have spent the past 5 years having their salaries in European professional leagues subsidised by the UK Sport. This has been successful in moving the British team on leaps and bounds - but sadly only to the point where we can hope for competitive performances rather than any real charge for medals. Both will do very well to achieve even one win. Hopefully, however, enough of a legacy will have been generated for this exciting and incredibly physically demanding sport to continue to grow post-Games.

Men's Water Polo
Country Italy Qualification Won the 2011 World Championships Third at 2011 World Championships Group A Achievements Olympics - 9th 2008, 8th 2004; World Championships - Gold 2011; World Cup 5th 2006; World League - 7th 2006; European Championships - 4th 2012 Olympics - 6th 2008, 10th 2004; World Championships - Gold 2007, Bronze 2011, 2009; World Cup - Silver 2010; World League - Silver 2009, Bronze 2011, 2010; European Championships - Gold 2010, 9th 2012 Olympics - 5th 2008, 6th 2004; World Championships - Silver 2009, Bronze 2007, 5th 2011; World Cup - Bronze 2010, 2006; World League - 4th 2011, 2009; European Championships - Bronze 2006.7th 2012 Olympics - 7th 2008, 4th 2004; World Championships - Bronze 2005; World Cup 7th 2006; World League - Bronze 2006; European Championships - 6th 2012 Olympics - 8th 2008, 9th 2004; World Championships - 9th 2011; World Cup - 6th 2010; World League - 6th 2011 Olympics - n/a 2008, 11th 2004; World Championships - 13th 2011 Olympics - Bronze 2008, Silver 2004, Bronze 2000; World Championships - Gold 2009, 2005, Silver 2011; World Cup - Gold 2010, 2006; World League - Gold 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2006, Bronze 2009; European Championships Gold 2012, 2006, Silver 2008, Bronze 2010 Olympics - Gold 2008, 2004, 2000; World Championships - 4th 2011, Silver 2007, 2005; World Cup - Silver 2006; European Championships - Bronze 2012, 2008, Silver 2006 Olympics - 4th 2008; World Championships - 7th 2011, 9th 2009; World League Gold 2009, Silver 2010, 5th 2011 ; European Championships - Gold 2008, Silver 2012 Olympics - Silver 2008, 7th 2004; World Championships - 6th 2011; World Cup 4th; World League - 2nd 2008, 5th 2010 Olympics - n/a 2008, 2004; World Championships - 12th 2011; World Cup - 5th 2010; World League - 8th 2007; European Championships - 8th 2012 No recent appearances at major tournaments - (Olympic gold in 1900, 1908, 1912 & 1920)

Croatia

A

Spain

Second at Olympic Qualification Tournament Third at Olympic Qualification Tournament Only competitive team from Oceania Won the 2012 Asian Championships Won the 2011 World League Super-Final Fourth at 2011 World Championships Won the Olympic Qualification Tournament Won the 2011 PanAmerican Games Fourth at Olympic Qualification Tournament Qualified as host nation

A

Greece Australia Kazakhstan

A A A

Serbia

B

Hungary

B

Montenegro United States Romania Great Britain

B B B B

Olympic Prospectus 2012

171

172
Women's Water Polo
Country United States China Hungary Spain Italy Qualification Won the 2011 PanAmerican Games Won the 2012 Asian Championships Fourth at Olympic Qualification Tournament Won the Olympic Qualification Tournament Second at Olympic Qualification Tournament Third at Olympic Qualification Tournament Only competitive team from Oceania Qualified as host nation Group A A A A B

Water Polo

Achievements Olympics - Silver 2008, 2000, Bronze 2004; World Championships - Gold 2009, 2007, Silver 2005, 6th 2011; World Cup - Gold 2010; World League - Gold 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006 Olympics - 5th 2008 Olympics; World Championships - Silver 2011; World Cup Bronze 2010; World League - 4th 2011 Olympics - 4th 2008, 6th 2004; World Championships - 9th 2011, Gold 2005; World Cup - 6th 2010; European Championships - Bronze 2012, 2008, 2006 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - 11th 2011; World Cup - n/a; World League - 8th 2011; European Championships - Silver 2008 Olympics - Gold 2004, 6th 2008; World Championships - 4th 2011; World Cup Silver 2006; World League - Silver 2011; European Championships - Gold 2012 Olympics - 7th 2008, 5th 2004, Bronze 2000; World Championships - Bronze 2011, 2009, 2007; World Cup - 4th 2010, Bronze 2006; European Championships Gold 2010, 2008, 2006, 4th 2011 Olympics - Bronze 2008, 4th 2004, Gold 2000; World Championships - Silver 2007, 5th 2011; World Cup - Gold 2006, Silver 2010; World League - Silver 2010, 2007, Bronze 2011, 2009, 2008, 2005 First ever appearance at a major championships came at 2012 Europeans where they won one match to finish 7th

Russia

B

Australia Great Britain

B B

Olympic Prospectus 2012

172

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Weightlifting

15 gold medals will be won in Weightlifting at the 2012 Olympic Games. Most, possibly all, will be won by lifters from countries widely critised for having poor national drug testing programmes - the 2011 World Championship gold medals were shared by China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Iran and North Korea. Almost 40% of positive tests for banned performance-enhancing drugs at Olympic Games have come from weightlifting; that this amounts to only 38 lifters says more about the historical reluctance of the IOC to catch cheats than anything else. Weightlifters also tend to exhibit short term (1-2 year) bursts of form before returning to mediocrity, a classic indicator of drug use. Only the athletes, or in some regimes perhaps only the coaches, can really know who is competing clean. Perhaps China deserves credit for holding all but one of the women's weightlifitng world records and winning 8 golds in Beijing (a feat they could repeat in London). Perhaps the world's attention should be drawn to Iranian Behad Salimikordasiabi who won the 105kg+ category at last years World Championships by an astonishing 31kg. There are undoubtably many clean weightlifters competing in London; the Pacific Islands in particular have become fanatical about weightlifting in recent years and, given their athletes lacking the tell-tale abnormal muscle definition, they are doing it clean. But until the sport takes drastic measures to introduce stringent testing and remove people involved in doping from its governance, the best entertainment gained from watching is guessing who is on what.

Great Britain's weightlifting team are the best they have been in the modern era. Despite having the second lowest funding of any sport they have steadily improved their programme and will take 5 lifters into the Games. The highest profile British athlete, and the only one who is internationally competitive, is Zoe Smith. The 18 year-old has improved consistently since coming into the international squad in 2010, when she won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games. She created headlines after losing her funding due to ongoing difficulty dropping weight (which, in a sport where dropping body fat to make a lower weight category is a key motivator for drug use, could be viewed as a good thing) and lifted at the -63kg catagory in the 2011 World Championships. In 2012, however, she has successfully dropped back down to the -58kg category, thanks largely to moving back home where her mother controls her food intake. At the European Championships she lifted a new PB of 208kg good enough for fourth place and, though she will still be some distance from the medals, her continued growth and dedication bode well for future Games.

Men's 56kg
World Record Total: 305kg Olympic Record Total: 305kg 2008 Olympics Long Qingquan Hoang Anh Tuan Eko Yuli Irawan Yang Chin-Yi Cha Kum Choi Sergio Alvarez Wang Shin-Yuan Amirul Hamizan Ibrahim 2011 World Ranking Wu Jingbiao Thanh Kim Tuan Valentin Hristov Tran Le Quoc Toan Majid Askari Sergio Alvarez Om Yun Chol Florin Croitoru Halil Mutli TUR 16 September 2000 Halil Mutli TUR 16 September 2000 Snatch Jerk Total CHN 132 160 292 VIE 130 160 290 INA 130 158 288 TPE 128 157 285 PRK 128 155 283 CUB 120 152 272 TPE 115 150 265 MAS 121 144 265 Snatch 133 127 122 125 123 118 115 121 Jerk 159 150 154 150 150 154 156 149 Total 292 277 276 275 273 272 271 270 2010 World Ranking Wu Jingbiao Long Qingquan Cha Kum Choi Hoang Anh Tuan Ruslan Makarov Chen Xiong Sergio Alvarez Khalil El Maoui 2012 World Ranking Valentin Hristov Li Fabin Tran Le Quoc Toan Jadi Setiadi Sergio Rodriguez Jose Lino Montes Thanh Kim Tuan Yang Chin Yi Snatch 132 127 130 123 120 120 116 127 Snatch 125 126 126 123 122 115 124 116 Jerk 160 161 150 150 149 148 151 140 Jerk 155 153 153 153 152 156 145 146 Total 292 288 280 273 269 268 267 267 Total 280 279 279 276 274 271 269 262

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CHN CHN PRK VIE UZB CHN CUB TUN

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CHN VIE AZE VIE IRI CUB PRK ROU

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AZE CHN VIE INA COL MEX VIE TPE

Men's 62kg
World Record Total: 326kg Olympic Record Total: 325kg 2008 Olympics Zhang Xiangxiang Diego Fernando Salazar Triyatno Antoniu Buci Phaisan Hansawong Lazaro Maikel Ruiz Tilkunbek Hudaybargenov Mohamed Abd Elbaki 2011 World Ranking Zhang Jie Kim Un Guk Oscar Figueroa Mosquera Eko Yuli Irawan Umurbek Bazarbayev Bunyamin Sezer Ji Hun-Min Jesus Lopez Sanchez Zhang Jie CHN 27 April 2008 Nikolaj Pesalov CRO 20 September 2000 Snatch Jerk Total CHN 143 176 319 COL 138 167 305 INA 135 163 298 ROU 130 165 295 THA 132 162 294 CUB 132 162 294 TKM 126 162 288 EGY 129 159 288 Snatch 145 150 137 139 135 140 136 130 Jerk 176 170 175 171 168 158 161 166 Total 321 320 312 310 303 298 297 296 2010 World Ranking Kim Un Guk Zhang Jie Erol Bilgin Eko Yuli Irawan Ji Hun-Min Ding Jianjun Antoniu Buci Lazaro Maikel Ruiz 2012 World Ranking Chen Hongqing Bunyamin Sezer Mao Chen Muhamad Hasbi Huang Minhao Ji Hun-Min Mosquera Francisco Dimitris Minasidis Snatch 147 141 143 140 137 142 135 132 Snatch 135 142 136 131 140 131 128 130 Jerk 173 174 171 172 172 160 165 166 Jerk 169 159 164 166 155 164 163 158 Total 320 315 314 312 309 302 300 298 Total 304 301 300 297 295 295 291 288

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PRK CHN TUR INA KOR CHN ROU CUB

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

CHN PRK COL INA TKM TUR KOR VEN

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

CHN TUR CHN INA CHN KOR COL CYP

Olympic Prospectus 2012

173

174
Men's 69kg
World Record Total: 357kg Olympic Record Total: 357kg 2008 Olympics Liao Hui Venceslas Dabaya Tigran Gevorg Martirosyan Yordanis Borrero Turan Mirzayev Kim Chol Jin Afgan Bayramov Sitthisak Suphalak 2011 World Ranking Tang Deshang Oleg Chen Lin Qingfeng Mete Binay Razvan Martin Sardar Hasanov Won Jeongsik Bernadin Kingue Matam

Weightlifting

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Galabin Boevski BUL 24 November 1999 Galabin Boevski BUL 20 September 2000 Snatch Jerk Total CHN 158 190 348 FRA 151 187 338 ARM 153 185 338 CUB 148 180 328 AZE 146 181 327 PRK 146 180 326 AZE 145 175 320 THA 147 171 318 Snatch 155 157 150 157 150 150 144 141 Jerk 186 180 185 177 181 176 182 181 Total 341 337 335 334 331 326 326 322

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2010 World Ranking Liao Hui Martin Razvan Ninel Miculescu Mete Binay Armen Kazaryan Tang Deshang Triyatno Kim Kum Sok 2012 World Ranking Wu Chao Oscar Figueroa Shi Zhiyong Liu Weihuang Junior Sanchez Sajad Behrouzi Afgan Bayramov Su Ying

CHN ROU ROU TUR RUS CHN INA PRK

Snatch 160 151 157 160 148 147 146 140 Snatch 152 145 144 144 149 148 143 150

Jerk 198 189 180 175 181 180 178 181 Jerk 190 185 180 180 174 175 178 170

Total 358 340 337 335 329 327 324 321 Total 342 330 324 324 323 323 321 320

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CHN RUS CHN TUR ROU AZE KOR FRA

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CHN COL CHN CHN VEN IRI AZE CHN

Men's 77kg
World Record Total: 378kg Olympic Record Total: 375kg 2008 Olympics Sa Jae-Hyouk Li Hongli Gevorg Davtyan Kim Kwang -Hoon Oleg Perepetchenov Ivan Cambar Ara Khachatryan Krzysztof Szramiak 2011 World Ranking Lu Xiaojun Su Dajin Sa Jae-Hyouk Tigran Gevorg Martirosyan Demih Yagci Arayik Mirzoyan Yukio Peter Ibrahim Ramadan Ibrahim Lu Xiaojun CHN Taner Sagir TUR Snatch KOR 163 CHN 168 ARM 165 KOR 155 RUS 162 CUB 157 ARM 162 POL 161 Snatch 170 166 157 166 155 160 157 150 24 November 2009 19 August 2008 Jerk Total 203 366 198 366 195 360 200 355 192 354 196 353 191 353 191 352 Jerk 205 206 203 190 192 187 190 195 Total 375 372 360 356 347 347 347 345 2010 World Ranking Tigran Gevorg Martirosyan Lu Xiaojun Tarek Yehia Kianoush Rostami Ramzi Bahloul Krzysztof Szramiak Erkand Qerimaj Mikalai Charniak 2012 World Ranking Erkand Qerimaj Razvan Martin Alaxandru Dudoglu Dmitry Khomyakov Alexandr Spac Guo Zhimin Yony Andica Jhon Villacuero Snatch 173 170 157 161 160 160 155 161 Snatch 158 159 158 155 153 160 149 154 Jerk 200 200 199 193 192 191 196 185 Jerk 190 188 186 187 187 180 188 182 Total 373 370 356 354 352 351 351 346 Total 348 347 344 342 340 340 337 336

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ARM CHN EGY IRI TUN POL ALB BLR

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

CHN CHN KOR ARM TUR ARM NRU EGY

1 2 3 4 5 5 7 8

ALB ROU MDA RUS MDA CHN COL COL

Men's 85kg
World Record Total: 394kg Olympic Record Total: 394kg 2008 Olympics Lu Yong Andrei Rybakou Tigran Vardan Martirosyan Vladimir Sedov Jadiel Valladares Benjamin Hennequin Mamsurbek Chashemov Kendrick Farris 2011 World Ranking Alexsey Yufkin Abti Aukadov Lu Yong Kianoush Rostami Benjamin Hennequin Adrian Zielinski Gabriel Sincraian Andrei Rybakou Andrei Rybakou BLR 15 August 2008 Andrei Rybakou BLR 15 August 2008 Snatch Jerk Total CHN 180 214 394 BLR 185 209 394 ARM 177 203 380 KAZ 180 200 380 CUB 169 203 372 FRA 162 205 367 UZB 165 202 367 USA 160 202 362 Snatch 170 173 173 173 170 174 169 178 Jerk 215 212 212 209 208 202 201 190 Total 385 385 385 382 378 376 370 368 2010 World Ranking Adrian Zielinski Aleksey Yufkin Siarhei Lahun Yolemis Hernandez Paumier Lu Yong Abti Aukadov Memsurbek Chashemov Gevorik Poghosyan 2012 World Ranking Sourab Moradi Kianoush Rostami Sa Jaehyok Rauli Tsirekidze Zhang Huacong Fatih Baydar Gabriel Sincraian Safaa Al-Jumaili Snatch 173 172 166 164 170 170 169 165 Snatch 172 172 167 165 165 166 164 155 Jerk 210 208 211 210 202 201 200 204 Jerk 216 211 203 200 194 193 195 203 Total 383 380 377 374 372 371 369 369 Total 388 383 370 365 359 359 359 358

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

POL RUS BLR CUB CHN RUS UZB ARM

1 1 3 4 5 6 7 8

RUS RUS CHN IRI FRA POL ROU BLR

1 2 3 4 5 5 5 8

IRI IRI KOR GEO CHN TUR ROU IRQ

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Men's 94kg
World Record Total: 412kg Olympic Record Total: 406kg 2008 Olympics Ilya Ilin Szymon Kolecki Khadjimourad Akkayev Arsen Kasabiev Nizami Pashayev Yoandry Hernsnadez Asghar Ebrahimi Roman Konstantinov 2011 World Ranking Ilya Ilin Aretm Ivanov Saeid Mohammadpourkarkaragh Alexandr Ivanov Ruslan Nurudinov Andrey Demanov Kim Min-Jae Anatoli Ciricu

Weightlifting

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Akakios Kakiasvilis GRE 27 November 1999 Ilya Ilin KAZ 17 August 2008 Snatch Jerk Total KAZ 180 226 406 1 POL 179 224 403 2 RUS 185 217 402 3 GEO 176 223 399 4 AZE 181 215 396 5 CUB 178 215 393 6 IRI 180 212 392 7 RUS 175 212 387 8 Snatch 181 186 181 186 177 178 182 175 Jerk 226 221 221 215 221 220 214 220 Total 407 407 402 401 398 398 396 395

2010 World Ranking Alexandr Ivanov Artem Ivanov Valeriu Calancea Andrey Demanov Arsen Kasabijew Rovshan Fatullayev Vladimir Sedov Intiqam Zairov 2012 World Ranking Anatoli Ciricu Aurimas Didzbalis Saeid Mohammadpourkarkaragh Kim Min-Jae Egor Klimonov He Shuyong Aslan Bideev Ibrahim Arat

RUS UKR ROU RUS POL AZE KAZ AZE

Snatch 185 185 177 175 176 175 180 175 Snatch 178 180 178 175 170 175 170 171

Jerk 218 217 220 218 216 215 210 211 Jerk 224 215 215 211 215 210 212 209

Total 403 402 397 393 392 390 390 386 Total 402 395 393 386 385 385 382 380

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KAZ UKR IRI RUS UZB RUS KOR MDA

1 2 3 4 5 5 7 8

MDA LTU IRI KOR RUS CHN RUS TUR

Men's 105kg
World Record Total: 436kg Olympic Record Total: 436kg 2008 Olympics Andrei Aramnau Dmitriy Klokov Dmitriy Lapikov Marcin Dolega Bakhyt Akhmetov Albert Kuzilov Sergey Istomin Robert Dolega 2011 World Ranking Khadzhimurat Akkaev Dmitry Klokov Oleksiy Torokhtiy Gia Machavariani Bartlomiej Bonk Navab Nasirshelal Yang Zie Ahed Joughili Andrei Aramnau BLR 18 August 2008 Andrei Aramnau BLR 18 August 2008 Snatch Jerk Total BLR 200 236 436 RUS 193 230 423 RUS 190 230 420 POL 195 225 420 KAZ 190 225 415 GEO 182 227 409 KAZ 181 225 406 POL 184 221 405 Snatch 198 196 181 187 185 180 187 180 Jerk 232 232 229 222 221 223 216 217 Total 430 428 410 409 406 403 403 397 2010 World Ranking Andrei Aramnau Marcin Dolega Dmitriy Klokov Vladimir Smorchkov Bartlomiej Bonk Ivan Efremov Sergey Istomin Oleksiy Torokhtiy 2012 World Ranking Jorge Arroyo David Bedzhanyan Ruslan Murudinov Maxim Sheyko Mikhail Audzayev Ibragim Bersanov Sergiy Tagirov Arturs Plesnieks Snatch 195 188 192 190 180 181 182 175 Snatch 190 185 184 185 180 180 180 172 Jerk 225 227 223 220 222 221 215 221 Jerk 215 220 220 216 215 211 210 215 Total 420 415 415 410 402 402 397 396 Total 405 405 404 401 395 391 390 387

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

BLR POL RUS RUS POL UZB KAZ UKR

1 2 3 4 5 5 7 8

RUS RUS UKR GEO POL IRI CHN SYR

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

ESU RUS UZB RUS BLR KAZ UKR LAT

Men's +105kg
World Record Total: 472kg Olympic Record Total: 472kg 2008 Olympics Matthias Steiner Evgeny Chigishev Viktor Scerbatihs Artem Udachyn Ihor Shymechko Rashid Sharifi Grzegorz Kleszcz Almir Velagic 2011 World Ranking Behdad Salimikordasiabi Jeon Sang-Guen Chingiz Mogushkov Ihor Shymechko Sun Hai Bo Dmitry Lapikov An Yong-Kwon Oleg Proshak Hossein Rezazadeh IRI 26 September 2000 Hossein Rezazadeh IRI 26 September 2000 Snatch Jerk Total GER 203 258 461 1 RUS 210 250 460 2 LAT 206 242 448 3 UKR 207 235 442 4 UKR 201 232 433 5 IRI 196 230 426 6 POL 185 234 419 7 GER 188 225 413 8 Snatch 214 192 192 200 192 192 196 190 Jerk 250 241 240 230 230 227 222 225 Total 464 433 432 430 422 419 418 415 2010 World Ranking Behdad Salimikordasiabi Evgeny Chigishev Matthias Steiner Artem Udachyn Ruben Alexsanyan Jeon Sang-Guen Sajjad Anoushirvanihamlabad Almir Velagic 2012 World Ranking Behdad Salimikordasiabi Jeon Sang-Guen Sajjad Anoushirvanihamlabad Ruslan Albegov Magomev Abuev Matthias Steiner Irakli Turmanidze Andrey Kozlov Snatch 208 205 194 205 195 185 191 190 Snatch 206 200 193 191 191 190 195 187 Jerk 245 235 246 235 237 242 235 235 Jerk 245 237 238 238 235 234 228 235 Total 453 440 440 440 432 427 426 425 Total 451 437 431 429 426 424 423 422

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IRI RUS GER UKR ARM KOR IRI GER

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IRI KOR RUS UKR CHN RUS KOR UKR

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IRI KOR IRI RUS RUS GER GEO RUS

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Women's 48kg
World Record Total: 217kg Olympic Record Total: 212kg 2008 Olympics Chen Xiexia Sibel Ozkan Chen Wei-Ling Im Jyong-Hwa Pensiri Laosirikul Hiromi Miyake Melanie Moel Misaki Oshiro 2011 World Ranking Tian Yuan Nurcan Taylan Panida Khamsri Wipada Sirimongkhon Ryang Chun Hwa Nurdan Karagoz Genny Pagliaro Marzena Karpinska

Weightlifting

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Yang Lian CHN 1 October 2006 Chen Xiexia CHN 9 August 2008 Snatch Jerk Total CHN 95 117 212 TUR 88 111 199 TPE 84 112 196 KOR 86 110 196 THA 85 110 195 JPN 80 105 185 FRA 80 97 177 JPN 80 92 172 Snatch 90 90 80 101 80 80 85 82 Jerk 117 105 107 187 106 103 98 101 Total 207 195 187 288 186 183 183 183

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2010 World Ranking Nurcan Taylan Sibel Ozkan Oz Tian Yuan Wu Yanmei Pramsiri Bunphitak Chen Wei-Ling Xiao Hongyu Im Jyong-Hwa 2012 World Ranking Huang Yuezhen Marzena Karpinska Feng Linmei Sirivimon Pramongkhol Katheryn Mercado Marina Sisoeva Wipada Sirimongkhon Nurdan Togoeva

TUR TUR CHN CHN THA TPE CHN KOR

Snatch 93 90 88 84 83 80 80 80 Snatch 92 85 81 77 77 75 76 77

Jerk 121 115 116 103 103 105 105 100 Jerk 108 102 105 106 101 103 101 100

Total 214 205 204 187 186 185 185 180 Total 200 187 186 183 178 178 177 177

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CHN TUR THA THA PRK TUR ITA POL

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CHN POL CHN THA COL UZB THA TUR

Women's 53kg
World Record Total: 220kg Olympic Record Total: 225kg 2008 Olympics P. Jaroenrattanatarakoon Yoon Jin-Hee Nastassia Novikava Raema Lisa Rumbewas Yudelquis Maridalin Melanie Roach Julia Rohde Dika Toua 2011 World Ranking Zulfiya Chinshanlo Ji Jing Aylin Dasdelen Li Ping Hsu Shu-Ching Yuderqui Contreras Pramsiri Bunphitak Hiromi Miyake Li Ping CHN 14 November 2010 Yang Yia CHN 18 September 2000 Snatch Jerk Total THA 95 126 221 KOR 94 119 213 BLR 95 118 213 INA 91 115 206 DOM 93 111 204 USA 83 110 193 GER 82 103 185 PNG 80 104 184 Snatch 97 100 93 90 93 96 90 88 Jerk 130 122 126 125 120 110 115 115 Total 227 222 219 215 213 206 205 203 2010 World Ranking Chen Xiaoting Aylin Dasdelen Peng Hui Yuderqui Contreras Citra Febrianti Rusmeris Villar Barbosa Hiromi Miyake Hsu Shu-Ching 2012 World Ranking Hsu Shu-Ching Li Qimei Cristina Iovu Rusmeris Villar Barbosa Zhang Wanqiong Chineye Fidelis Sopita Tanasan Aylin Dasdelen Snatch 100 90 90 93 88 88 87 86 Snatch 97 93 91 92 90 87 90 88 Jerk 122 121 120 113 113 113 113 113 Jerk 123 115 116 112 113 115 111 113 Total 222 211 210 206 201 201 200 199 Total 220 208 207 204 203 202 201 201

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CHN TUR CHN DOM INA COL JPN TPE

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TPE CHN MDA COL CHN NGR THA TUR

Women's 58kg
World Record Total: 251kg Olympic Record Total: 244kg 2008 Olympics Chen Yanqing Marina Shainova O Jong Ae Wandee Kameaim Alexandra Escobar Romela Begaj Aleksandra Klejnowska Roxana Cocos 2011 World Ranking Deng Wei Nastassia Novikana Li Xueying Pimsiri Sirikaew Yuliya Kalina Jong Chun Mi Maria Escobar Guerrero Jackelina Heredia Cuesta Chen Yanqing CHN 3 December 2006 Chen Yangqing CHN 8 August 2008 Snatch Jerk Total CHN 106 138 244 RUS 98 129 227 PRK 95 131 226 THA 98 128 226 ECU 99 124 223 ALB 98 118 216 POL 95 120 215 ROU 89 115 204 Snatch 110 101 103 99 100 95 99 95 Jerk 133 136 133 131 123 127 122 125 Total 243 237 236 230 223 222 221 220 2010 World Ranking Deng Wei Nastassia Novikana Jong Chun Mi Maria Escobar Guerrero Zulfina Chinshanlo Deng Mengrong Yuliya Kalina Yuderqui Contreras 2012 World Ranking Hsu Shu-Ching Li Qimei Christina Iovu Rusmeris Villar Barbosa Zhang Wanqiong Chineye Fidelis Sopita Tanasan Aylin Dasdelen Snatch 110 105 100 100 95 98 94 96 Snatch 97 93 91 92 90 87 90 88 Jerk 132 133 130 127 130 123 126 120 Jerk 123 115 116 112 113 115 111 113 Total 242 238 230 227 225 221 220 216 Total 220 208 207 204 203 202 201 201

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CHN BLR PRK ECU KAZ CHN UKR DOM

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CHN BLR CHN THA UKR PRK ECU COL

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 7

TPE CHN MDA COL CHN NGR THA TUR

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Women's 63kg

Weightlifting

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World Record Total: 257kg Liu Haixia CHN 23 September 2007 Olympic Record Total: 242.5kg Chen Xiaomin CHN 9 September 2000 2008 Olympics Snatch Jerk Total Pak Hyon-Suk PRK 106 135 241 Irina Nekrassova KAZ 110 130 240 Lu Ying-Chi TPE 104 127 231 Christine Girard CAN 102 126 228 Thi Thiet Nguyen VIE 100 125 225 Kim Soo-Kyung KOR 98 127 225 Ruth Kasirye NOR 103 121 224 Luz Mercedes MEX 103 120 223 2011 World Ranking Svetlana Tsarukaeva Maiya Maneza Xiaofang Ouyang Marina Shainova Roxana Cocos Pak Hyon-Suk Sibel Simsek Christine Girard Snatch 117 109 113 104 107 108 108 105 Jerk 138 139 133 141 136 133 130 133 Total 255 248 246 245 243 241 238 238

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2010 World Ranking Maiya Maneza Sibel Simsek Svetlana Tsarukaeva Ouyang Xiaofang Nisida Palomeque Valoyes Kim Soo-Kyung Rim Jong Sim Roxana Cocos 2012 World Ranking Primsiri Sirikaew Kuo Hsing-Chun Jackelin Heredia Maria Escobar Guerrero Zhao Jun Hidilyn Diaz Boyanka Kostova Romela Begaj

KAZ TUR RUS CHN COL KOR PRK ROU

Snatch 105 110 114 112 103 107 104 99 Snatch 100 98 98 100 95 95 98 102

Jerk 143 134 130 129 134 128 127 130 Jerk 131 130 128 125 125 122 117 113

Total 248 244 244 241 237 235 231 229 Total 231 228 226 225 220 217 215 215

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THA TPE COL ECU CHN PHI AZE ALB

Women's 69kg
World Record Total: 286kg Olympic Record Total: 286kg 2008 Olympics Liu Chunhong Oxana Slivenko Natalya Davydova Leydi Solis Abir Khalil Angela Medina Hanna Batsiushka Saito Rika 2011 World Ranking Oxana Slivenko Xiang Yanmei Huang Shih Hsu Kang Yue Wiriya Suwannaratana Roxana Cocos Maryna Shkermankova Mun Yura Liu Chunhong CHN 13 August 2008 Liu Chunhong CHN 13 August 2008 Snatch Jerk Total CHN 128 158 286 RUS 115 140 255 UKR 115 135 250 COL 105 135 240 EGY 105 133 238 COL 106 124 230 BLR 105 120 225 JPN 87 122 209 Snatch 118 116 116 113 105 105 107 108 Jerk 148 148 135 131 135 135 131 130 Total 266 264 251 244 240 240 238 238 2010 World Ranking Oxana Slivenko Meline Daluzyan Svetlana Shimkova Kang Yue Leidy Solis Arboleda Shemshat Tuliayeva Zhang Shaoling Yulia Artemova 2012 World Ranking Deng Mengrong Zhou Wenyu Diana Akhmetova Rattikan Gulnoi Long Dingling Karina Goricheva Sibel Simsek Marina Kaneva Snatch 117 115 116 113 108 115 106 111 Snatch 108 108 107 96 99 100 100 98 Jerk 145 145 140 140 139 129 137 131 Jerk 244 244 237 226 225 225 225 224 Total 262 260 256 253 247 244 243 242 Total 352 352 344 322 324 325 325 322

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RUS ARM RUS CHN COL BLR MAC UKR

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RUS CHN TPE CHN THA ROU BLR KOR

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CHN CHN RUS THA CHN KAZ TUR RUS

Women's 75kg
World Record Total: 296kg Olympic Record Total: 282kg 2008 Olympics Cao Lei Alla Vazhenina Nadezhda Yevstyukhina Irina Kulesha Lidia Valentin Damaris Aguirre Ubaldina Valoyes Jean Lassen 2011 World Ranking Nadezda Evstyukhina Svetlana Podobedova Kim Un Ju Lidia Valentin Xiang Yanmei Iryna Kulesha Anna Nurmukhambetova Li Rongyan Natalia Zabolotnaya RUS 17 December 2011 Cao Lei CHN 15 August 2008 Snatch Jerk Total CHN 128 154 282 1 KAZ 119 147 266 2 RUS 117 147 264 3 BLR 118 137 255 4 ESP 115 135 250 5 MEX 109 136 245 6 COL 110 134 244 7 CAN 105 135 240 8 Snatch 130 131 114 122 115 121 115 111 Jerk 163 156 151 142 146 140 142 142 Total 293 287 265 264 261 261 257 253 2010 World Ranking Svetlana Podobedova Natalya Zabotnaya Svetlana Zabotnaya Nadezda Evstyukhina Hripsime Khurshudyan Lidia Valentin Iryna Kulesha Olga Zubova 2012 World Ranking Olga Zubova Lidia Valentin Lan Huixian Lim Ji-Hye Maria Harlova Madias Nzesso Hatice Yilmaz Rumyana Petkova Snatch 134 133 129 123 122 115 120 112 Snatch 115 117 104 104 103 98 98 100 Jerk 161 160 156 160 151 140 135 139 Jerk 150 143 131 131 125 127 125 123 Total 295 293 285 283 273 255 255 251 Total 265 260 235 235 228 225 223 223

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KAZ RUS RUS RUS ARM ESP BLR RUS

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RUS KAZ PRK ESP CHN BLR KAZ CHN

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RUS ESP CHN KOR RUS CMR TUR BIL

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Women's +75kg
World Record Total: 328kg Olympic Record Total: 326kg 2008 Olympics Jang Mi-Ran Olha Korobka Mariya Grabovetskaya Ele Opeloge Mariam Usman Cheryl Haworth Yuliya Dovhal Deborah Lovely 2011 World Ranking Zhou Lulu Tatiana Kashirina Meng Suping Olha Korobka Ele Opeloge Mariam Usman Nadezhda Nogay Chitchnok Pulsabsakul

Weightlifting

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Zhou Lulu CHN 13 November 2011 Jang Mi-Ran KOR 16 August 2008 Snatch Jerk Total KOR 140 186 326 UKR 124 153 277 KAZ 120 150 270 SAM 119 150 269 NGR 115 150 265 USA 115 144 259 UKR 118 140 258 AUS 113 135 248 Snatch 146 146 134 127 120 117 121 123 Jerk 182 181 170 157 161 156 151 147 Total 328 327 304 284 281 273 272 270

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2010 World Ranking Tatiana Kasharina Meng Suping Jang Mi-Ran Ele Opeloge Hripsime Khurshudyan Olha Korobka Feng Hong Julia Konovalova 2012 World Ranking Tatiana Kashirina Jang Mi-Ran Mariam Usman Julia Konovalova Yuliya Dovhal Ele Opeloge Oliba Nieve Arroyo Alexandra Aborneva

RUS CHN KOR SAM ARM UKR CHN RUS

Snatch 145 131 130 125 123 123 118 118 Snatch 145 125 125 121 123 117 117 110

Jerk 170 179 179 160 160 150 150 146 Jerk 183 165 156 153 150 147 140 141

Total 315 310 309 285 283 273 268 264 Total 328 290 281 274 273 264 257 251

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RUS KOR NGR RUS AZE SAM ECU KAZ

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Wrestling
Wrestling suffers from an image problem. Despite being the oldest sport in the world, and having independant roots in almost every indigenous culture, it has become associated with some very unsexy places: Eastern Europe, Siberia, the Caucuses, the American Mid-West. It is also an unashamedly working class sport -- bruising, tough, technical -- matches are low scoring and often, in the case of Greco-Roman wrestling, appear to consist of 6 minutes in exactly the same repose. Still, given that wrestling's governing body (FILA) fails to update its website with results from major championships for many months afterwards, the suggestion could be made that more could be done to grow the sport in the public's interest. The tightness of matches and extreme physical strain placed upon their bodies makes it tough for a wrestler to maintain success over an extended period of time. Any wrestler who does so therefore deserves respect and we are lucky to have three true champions of the sport coming to London. Saori Yoshida and Kaori Icho (both JPN) have dominated the middle two weight catagories in women's freestyle wrestling since 2002, never failing to win gold in any major championship (Yoshida has only lost one bout since 2001). Both should continue this run in London and beyond. Despite the relative lack of depth in women's wrestling this is a remarkable achievement. Artur Taymezov (UZB) will not have such an easy ride in the men's -120kg freestyle, but will be among the contendors to take the title. Should he do so he will equal the great Alexander Karelin's all time Olympic medal record for wrestling, at 3 gold and 1 silver. The Cuban Mijain Lopez will be the only other Beijing gold medallist going into his event (-120kg GrecoRoman) as favourite, if you get the opportunity to see him fight you will see why he has been offered big money to move into the MMA scene in America. Victor Lebedev and Bedik Kudukhov (both RUS) will go in as strong favourites to the lightest men's catagories in freestyle and Hitomi Sakamoto (JPN) will hope to share in the glory of her more experienced team-mates by taking the -48kg class in women's freestyle. Great Britain decided not to fill their allocation of three places and will only send one wrestler to these Games - Olga Butkevych in the -55kg women's freestyle wrestling. Existing on a UK Sport budget of £350,000 per year, which will probably drop to nothing post-2013, there is little hope for growth of the sport in this country.

Men's 55kg Freestyle
1 2 3 3 5 5 2008 Olympics Henry Cujudo Tomohiro Matsunaga Radoslav Velikov Besik Kudukhov Namig Sevdimov Dilshod Mansurov 2010 World Championships 1 2 3 3 5 5 Victor Lebedev Toghrul Asgarov Frank Chamizo Marquez Yasuhiro Inaba Kin Hyo-Sub Naranbaatar Bayaraa 2011 World Championships 1 2 3 3 5 5 Victor Lebedev Radoslav Velikov Daulet Niyazbekov Hassan Rahimi Mihran Jaburyan Nicholas Simmons RUS BUL KAZ IRI ARM USA RUS AZE CUB JPN KOR MGL USA JPN BUL RUS AZE UZB

Men's 60kg Freestyle
1 2 3 3 5 5 2008 Olympics Mavlet Batirov Vasyl Fedoryshyn Kenichi Yumoto Morad Mohammadi Bazar Bazarguruev Zelimkhan Huseynov 2010 World Championships 1 2 3 3 5 5 Besik Kudukhov Vasyl Fedoryshyn Morad Mohammadi Zelimkhan Huseynov Ulan Nadyrbek Uulu Ersin Cetin 2011 World Championships 1 2 3 3 5 5 Besik Kudukhov Franklin Gomez Kenichi Yumoto Dauren Zhumagaziyev Dider Pais Malkhaz Zaruka RUS PUR JPN KAZ FRA GEO RUS UKR IRI AZE KGZ TUR RUS UKR JPN IRI KGZ AZE

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Men's 66kg Freestyle
1 2 3 3 5 5 2008 Olympics Ramazan Sahin Andriy Stadnik Otar Tushishvili Sushil Kumar Leonid Spiridonov Geandry Garzon TUR UKR GEO IND KAZ CUB

Wrestling Men's 74kg Freestyle
1 2 3 3 5 5 2008 Olympics Buviasar Saitiev Soslan Tigiev Murad Gaidarov Kiril Terziev Gheorghita Stefan Ivan Fundora RUS UZB BLR BUL ROU CUB

2010 World Championships 1 2 3 3 5 5 Sushil Kumar Alan Gogaev Jabrayil Hasanov J. Garzon Caballero Batzorig Buyanjav H. Varanes Garcia 2011 World Championships 1 2 3 3 5 5 Mehdi Taghavi Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu Jabrail Hasanov Livan Lopez Leonid Bazan Adam Batirov IRI JPN AZE CUB BUL RUS 1 2 3 3 5 5 IND RUS AZE CUB MGL CAN 1 2 3 3 5 5

2010 World Championships Denis Tsargush S. S. Goudarzi Gabor Hatos Addulkhakim Shapiyev Krystian Brzozowski I. Fundora Zaldivar 2011 World Championships Jordan Burroughs Sadegh Goudarzi Ashraf Aliyev Davit Khutsishvili Ricardo Robertty Moreno Abdulkhakim Shapiyev USA IRI AZE GEO VEN KAZ RUS IRI HUN KAZ POL CUB

Men's 84kg Freestyle
1 2 3 3 5 5 2008 Olympics Revaz Mindorashvili Yusup Abdusalomov Taras Danko Georgy Ketoyev Davyd Bichinashvili Serhat Balci GEO TJK UKR RUS GER TUR

Men's 96kg Freestyle
1 2 3 3 5 5 2008 Olympics Shirvani Muradov Taimuraz Tigiyev Georgi Gogshelidze Khetag Gazyumov Michel Batista Georgii Tibilov RUS KAZ GEO AZE CUB UKR

2010 World Championships 1 2 3 3 5 5 Mihail Petrov Ganev Zaurbek Sokhiev Soslan Ktsoev Reineris Salas Perez Piotr Ianulov Ibragim Aldatov BUL UZB RUS CUB MDA UKR 1 2 3 3 5 5

2010 World Championships Khetag Gazyumov Khadzhimurat Gatsalov Alexey Krupnyakov George Gogshelidze Ruslan Sheikhau A. Amiri AZE RUS KGZ GEO BLR IRI

2011 World Championships 1 2 3 3 5 5 Sharif Sharifov Ibragim Aldatov Dato Mersagishvili Albert Saritov Cael Norman Sanderson Armands Zvirbulis AZE UKR GEO RUS USA LAT 1 2 3 3 5 5

2011 World Championships Reza Yazdani Serhat Balci Ruslan Sheikhau Jake Varner Taimuraz Tigiyev Sinivie Boltic IRI TUR BLR USA KAZ NGR

Men's 120kg Freestyle
1 2 3 3 5 5 2008 Olympics Artur Taymazov Bakhtiyar Akhmedov David Musul'bes Marid Mutalimov Disney Rodriguez Fardin Masoumi 2010 World Championships 1 2 3 3 5 5 Bilyal Makhov Artur Taymazov Levan Berianidze Ioannis Arzoumanidis Daniel Ligeti Ali Isayev RUS UZB GEO GRE HUN AZE UZB RUS SVK KAZ CUB IRI

2011 World Championships 1 2 3 3 5 5 Aleksey Shemarov Beylal Makhov Jamaladdin Magomedov Davit Modzmanashvili Tervel Dlagnev Chuluunbat Jargalsaikhan BLR RUS AZE GEO USA MGL

Olympic Prospectus 2012

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Wrestling

Men's 55kg Greco-Roman
1 2 3 3 5 5 2008 Olympics Nazyr Mankiev Rovshan Bayramov Roman Amoyan Park Eun-Chul Yagnier Hernandez Hamid Sourian RUS AZE ARM KOR CUB IRI

Men's 60kg Greco-Roman
1 2 3 3 5 5 2008 Olympics Islambek Albiev Vitaliy Rahimov Ruslan Tumenbaev Nurbakyt Tengizbayev Roberto Monzon Sheng Jiang 2010 World Championships 1 2 3 3 5 5 Hasan Aliyev Ryutaro Matsumoto Almat Kepispayev Jung Ji-Hyun I. Angelov Revaz Lashkhi AZE JPN KAZ KOR BUL GEO RUS AZE KGZ KAZ CUB CHN

2010 World Championships 1 2 3 3 5 5 Hamid Sourian Choi Gyu-Jin Nazyr Mankiev Roman Amoyan Peter Modas V. Venkov IRI KOR RUS ARM HUN BUL

2011 World Championships 1 2 3 3 5 5 Rovshan Bayramov Elbek Tazyieu Li Shujin Bekkhan Mankiev Peter Modos Yun Wun Chol AZE BLR CHN RUS HUN PRK 1 2 3 3 5 5

2011 World Championships Omid Norouzi Almat Kebispayev Zaur Kuramegomedov Ivo Angelov Luis Liendo Jung Ji-Hyun IRI KAZ RUS BUL VEN KOR

Men's 66kg Greco-Roman
1 2 3 3 5 5 2008 Olympics Steeve Guenot Kanatbek Begaliev Armen Vardanyan Mikhail Siamionau Nikolay Gergov Darkhan Bayakhmetov 2010 World Championships 1 2 3 3 5 5 Ambako Vachadze Armen Vardanyan Vasif Arzimanov Vitaly Rahimov Steeve Guenot Tamas Lorincz 2011 World Championships 1 2 3 3 5 5 Saeid Abdevali Manuchar Tskhadaia Kim Hyeon-Woo Pedro Isaac Frank Stabler Justin Lester IRI GEO KOR CUB GER USA RUS UKR TUR AZE FRA HUN FRA KGZ UKR BLR BUL KAZ

Men's 74kg Greco-Roman
1 2 3 3 5 5 2008 Olympics Manuchar Kvirkelia Chang Yongxiang Yavor Yanakiev Christophe Guenot Aleh Mikhalovich Peter Bacsi GEO CHN BUL FRA BLR HUN

2010 World Championships 1 2 3 3 5 5 Salcuk Cebi Arsen Julfalakyan Imil Sharafetdinov Daniyar Kobonov Rafig Huseynov Takehiro Kanakubo TUR ARM RUS KGZ AZE JPN

2011 World Championships 1 2 3 3 5 5 Roman Vlasov Selcuk Cebi Neven Zugaj Arsen Julfalakyan Askhat Dilmukhamedov Robert Rosengren RUS TUR CRO ARM KAZ SWE

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Wrestling

Men's 84kg Greco-Roman
1 2 3 3 5 5 2008 Olympics Andrea Minguzzi Zoltan Fodor Nazmi Avluca Ara Abrahamian Ma Sanyi Melonin Noumonvi ITA HUN TUR SWE CHN FRA

Men's 96kg Greco-Roman
1 2 3 3 5 5 2008 Olympics Aslanbek Khushtov Mirko Englich Adam Wheeler Asset Mambetov Han Tae-Yong Marek Svec RUS GER USA KAZ KOR CZE

2010 World Championships 1 2 3 3 5 5 Hristo Marinov P. Shorey Hernandez Alexsey Mishin Nenad Zugaj Damian Janikowski Nazmi Avluca BUL CUB RUS CRO POL TUR 1 2 3 3 5 5

2010 World Championships Amir Aliakbari Tsimafei Dzeinichenka Aslanbek Khushtov Jimmy Lidberg David Saldadze Justin Ruiz IRI BLR RUS SWE UZB USA

2011 World Championships 1 2 3 3 5 5 Alim Selimau Damian Janikowski Nazmi Avluca Rami Hietaniemi Saman Tahmesebi Alan Khugaev BLR POL TUR FIN AZE RUS 1 2 3 3 5 5

2011 World Championships Elis Guri Jimmy Lidberg Ristam Totriv Cenk Ildem Tsimafei Dzeinichenka Mohammed Abdelfatah BUL SWE RUS TUR BLR EGY

Men's 120kg Greco-Roman
1 2 3 3 5 5 2008 Olympics Mijain Lopez Khasan Baroyev Mindaugas Mizgaitis Yuri Patrikeyev Yannick Sczepaniak Jalmer Sjoberg CUB RUS LTU ARM FRA SWE

2010 World Championships 1 2 3 3 5 5 Mijain Lopez Yuri Patrikeyev Nurmakhan Tinaliyev Riza Kayaalp Marek Svec D. Byers CUB ARM KAZ TUR CZE USA

2011 World Championships 1 2 3 3 5 5 Riza Kayaalp Mijain Lopez Nurnakhan Tinaliyev Bashir Babajanzadeh Lukasz Banak Mihaly Deak-Bardos TUR CUB KAZ IRI POL HUN

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Women's 48kg Freestyle
1 2 3 3 5 5 2008 Olympics Carol Huynh Chiharu Icho Mariya Stadnik Irina Merleni Tatyana Bakatyuk Clarissa Chun 2010 World Championships 1 2 3 3 5 5 Hitomi Sakamoto Lorisa Oorzhak Zhao Shasha Carol Huynh Patimat Bagomedova I. Matkowska 2011 World Championships 1 2 3 3 5 5 Hitomi Sakamoto Mariya Stadnik Zhao Shasha Zhudyz Eshimova Carolina Castillo Carol Huynh JPN AZE CHN KAZ COL CAN JPN RUS CHN CAN AZE POL CAN JPN AZE UKR KAZ USA

Women's 55kg Freestyle
1 2 3 3 5 5 2008 Olympics Saori Yoshida Xu Li Tonya Verbeek Jackeline Renteria Ida-Theres Nerell Ana Maria Paval JPN CHN CAN COL SWE ROU

2010 World Championships 1 2 3 3 5 5 Saori Yoshida Yuliya Ratkevich Anna Gomis Tatiana Yadira Suarez Aiym Abdildina Maria Gurova 2011 World Championships 1 2 3 3 5 5 Saori Yoshida Tonya Verbeek Tetyana Lazareva Ida-Theres Nerell Helen Maroulis Mariya Gurova JPN CAN UKR SWE USA RUS JPN AZE FRA USA KAZ RUS

Women's 63kg Freestyle
1 2 3 3 5 5 2008 Olympics Kaori Icho Alena Kartashova Yelena Shalygina Randi Miller Lise Golliot-Legrande Martine Dugrenier 2010 World Championships 1 2 3 3 5 5 Kaori Icho Elene Pirozhkova Hanna Johansson Lubov Volosova Marianna Sastin K. Vidiaux Lopez JPN USA SWE RUS HUN CUB JPN RUS KAZ USA FRA CAN

Women's 72kg Freestyle
1 2 3 3 5 5 2008 Olympics Wang Jiao Stanka Zlateva Kyoko Hamaguchi Agnieszka Wieszczek Ali Bernard Maider Unda 2010 World Championships 1 2 3 3 5 5 Stanka Hristova Ohenewa Akuffo Ekaterina Bukina Kyoko Hamaguchi Anna Fransson Maider Unda BUL CAN RUS JPN SWE ESP CHN BUL JPN POL USA ESP

2011 World Championships 1 2 3 3 5 5 Kaori Icho Marianna Sastin Ochirbatyn Nasunburmaa Jing Ruixue Elena Priozhkov Kim Ran Mi JPN HUN MGL CHN USA PRK 1 2 3 3 5 5

2011 World Championships Stanka Zlateva Ekaterina Bukina Ali Bernard Vasilisa Marzaliuk Guzel Manyurova Annabel Laure Ali BUL RUS USA BLR KAZ CMR

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