Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Day 4 7AM Update: Medals Given Out in Judo, Weightlifting, Canoe/Kayak

Our busy day continues on the fourth day of competition at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. Here are the latest headlines, upcoming events and what and where to watch on TV.

Redemption for Slovakia's Martikan in Canoe Slalom

BEIJING, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Slovakia’s Michal Martikan won the men’s singles slalom canoe Olympic gold medal on Tuesday, beating Britain’s David Florence. Australia’s Robin Bell, last year’s world championship bronze medallist, finished third.France’s double Olympic champion Tony Estanguet finished a distant ninth. Martikan, who won the event in 1996 but took silver behind Estanguet in both 2000 and 2004, won by a wide margin, despite receiving several time penalties for hitting gates in both of his final runs.

Other news:
North Korea wins 1st weightlifting gold 6:27 am EDT (AP)
Kayaking-Grimm wins for Germany, Togo medal 6:39 am EDT (Reuters)
Greece defeats Germany 87-64 in basketball 6:16 am EDT (AP)
- Greece came back from their lopsided loss to Spain on Sunday to defeat Dirk Nowitski and Germany in the second preliminary game of the tournament.

A big matchup between South Korea and Denmark in men's handball @ 7AM

Equestrian Team and Individual Eventing: Final Day, @ 7:15AM
- Germany and Australia have the lead coming into the final day of the eventing competition where the world's best riders compete in show jumping.

Fencing: Men's Individual Sabre Gold Medal Bout @ 8:10AM

ON TV...
Men's Basketball: USA vs. Angola coming up at 8AM on USA Network
Women's Soccer: USA vs. New Zealand coming up on MSNBC

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