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August 2012 Sports Current Affairs
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August 2012

  • Michael Phelps, the greatest swimmer of all time became the most decorated Olympian of all time when he won a record 19th Olympic medal at the London Games on 1 August. Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina, who won the last of her 18 Olympic medals at Tokyo in 1964, held the record Phelps broke. Until Phelps surfaced, no-one had come close to breaking her record in almost half a century but now the torch has been passed to the 27-year-old from Baltimore.
  •     Vijay Kumar (26) of India, won with a silver medal in 25m rapid fire pistol at the Royal Artillery Barracks in the London Olympics on 3 August. The 26-year-old Vijay has given a tough fight in the final in which the reigning world champion Alexei Klimov of Russia went without a medal despite shooting a world record 592 in qualification.
  •     Eight badminton players at the London Olympics have been dramatically disqualified on 1 August, after being charged with trying to throw their matches. The Badminton World Federation said that it had charged the players, from China, South Korea and Indonesia, with not giving their best efforts to win a match and “conducting oneself in a manner that is clearly abusive or detrimental to the sport.”
  •   Michael Phelps won the 100 metres butterfly gold at the London Olympics on 4 August. The American, whose list of achievements in the Olympic pool is already beyond comparison, and wins his 17th gold and 21 overall medals.
  •     Saina Nehwal won the badminton bronze in the women’s singles as Wang Xin of China retired with a painful knee while leading 21-18, 1-0. Nevertheless, Saina became only the second Indian woman after weightlifter Karnam Malleswari in Sydney in 2000, to win an Olympic medal for India. She is the third Indian to win a medal in the London Games behind shooters Gagan Narang (bronze) and Vijay Kumar (silver).