The last day at the London 2012 Olympic Games

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On the last day of the games how did we do? A final assessment on today at the Olympic London games.

The last day

With three Gold medals and two Bronze won yesterday we go into the last day, It was China's Yi Siling that won the first gold medal in this 2012 Olympics in the 10m air rifle now there’s just 15 gold’s left to be decided and I can say unashamedly “we want some of them,” it’s a nice easy start to the day, as the first event the men's marathon starts at 11.00 am this morning and should finish around 12.35pm.

In the ring

At 1.30pm the men’s boxing final’s takes place with Anthony Joshua for the GB team as our best hope in the super heavyweight class, but also fighting for the good old team GB will be the European welterweight champion Fred Evans he will be fighting for gold against Serik Sapiyev of Kazakhstan

The closing ceremony which promises to be another colourful spectacular is called “A Symphony of British Music” with stars including The Spice Girls, George Michael, the Pet Shop Boys, Jessie J, Sir Paul McCartney and many many more, it’s promised to be Fun and Humour involving all the participating athletes before London’s Mayor Boris Johnson hands over to the next hosts Rio de Janeiro.

The 2012 Olympic Marathon

So here we go the men's marathon there are hundreds of people lining the route (it’s ten deep in places) and at the 10k mark it’s Wilson Kipsang of Kenya with his fellow countryman world champion Abel Kirui close behind in a pack of seven.

At the halfway mark it’s still Wilson Kipsang but world champion Abel Kirui and Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda are on his shoulder just eight miles to go now, just less than a half hour to go Wilson Kipsang and Abel Kirui and Uganda's Stephen Kiprotich are all in contention Abel Kirui takes the lead it’s anyone’s race, 6 k to go it looked almost certain the two Kenyans Wilson Kipsang and Abel Kirui would get the gold and Silver but with a surprising spurt Uganda's Stephen Kiprotich takes the lead from the world champion Abel Kirui, Stephen Kiprotich’s lead is extending all the time he’s running now holding his flag behind him he passes the finishing line in a time of 2:08:01 second Abel Kirui & Wilson Kipsang Bronze both from Kenya.

And More Boxing

Over to the boxing and will Anthony Joshua be the king of the ring? But first we have the fight for the welterweight championship Freddie Evens, round one of three minuet rounds and Freddie is quite content to let his opponent do most of the work and was that a mistake?

Freddie is behind, round two and Freddie will have to work now but Serik Sapiyev is five points in the lead into the third and final round Evens will have to pull out all his punches to win this one the bell goes to end the fight and the ref raises the hand of the winner Serik Sapiyev, Freddie gets the silver

And even more boxing

Now for the super heavyweight class, with the sounds of “we will, we will, rock ya” in the ring goes Roberto Cammarelle for Italy and for GB Anthony Joshua it’s three three minute rounds and with hopes high we go into round one for Britain’s last chance to get another gold,

Our man has got to beat the reigning world Olympic champion to get the gold, round one, both boxers are sizing each other up. At the beginning of round two Cammarelle is one point in the lead, it’s a better round for Joshua beat he trails Cammarelle by three points, Joshua has to up the work rate to win this fight it’s a spirited fight from Joshua it’s anyone’s fight its level points and the judges appoint the winner Anthony Joshua.

The final list

It’s not just the Olympians that are taking home the medals, we have news from Glasgow that the Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band in front of a crowd of 35,000 people have won the World Pipe Band Championships it’s all happening isn’t it? Here’s how the medal table looks at the end of the games. and well done to ALL the contestants

1 United States
2 China
3 Great Britain & N. Ireland
4 Russian Federation
5 South Korea
6 Germany
7 France
8 Italy
9 Hungary
10 Australia
11 Japan
12 Kazakhstan
13 Netherlands
14 Ukraine
15 Cuba
16 New Zealand
17 Iran
18 Jamaica
19 Czech Republic
20 North Korea
21 Spain
22 Brazil
23 Belarus
24 South Africa
25 Ethiopia
26 Croatia
27 Romania
28 Kenya
29 Denmark
30 Poland
30 Azerbaijan
32 Turkey
33 Switzerland
34 Norway
35 Canada
36 Sweden
37 Colombia
38 Georgia
38 Mexico
40 Ireland
41 Slovenia
41 Serbia
41 Lithuania
41 Argentina
45 Tunisia
46 Dominican Republic
47 Trinidad and Tobago
47 Uzbekistan
49 Latvia
50 Algeria
50 Bahamas
50 Grenada
50 Uganda
50 Venezuela
55 India
56 Mongolia
57 Thailand
58 Egypt
59 Slovakia
60 Armenia
60 Belgium
60 Finland
63 Bulgaria
63 Malaysia
63 Chinese Taipei
63 Estonia
63 Indonesia
63 Puerto Rico
69 Portugal
69 Montenegro
69 Guatemala
69 Gabon
69 Botswana
69 Cyprus
75 Qatar
75 Singapore
75 Moldova
75 Greece
79 Morocco
79 Saudi Arabia
79 Kuwait
79 Bahrain
79 Afghanistan
79 Tajikistan
79 Hong Kong

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author avatar akram saqib
12th Aug 2012 (#)

informative article as far as medal standings

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
13th Aug 2012 (#)

The most remarkable hing about this Olympics is the emergence of South Korea as a medal winning country. A small country which became independent after India, it made remarkable progress. This progress is in many fields. It is a shining example against the argument democracy is the best form of government. Now the connection between the two has some meaning.

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author avatar LOVERME
14th Aug 2012 (#)

excellent summation
as usual
from Johnny of wiki

each article is a diamondic STAR by far...

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author avatar Retired
14th Aug 2012 (#)

Wow! Splendid picture of the Olympic village, thanks for posting. It is great that GBR have grabbed so many medals, including 29 gold medals.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
1st Sep 2012 (#)

well done and many thanks...

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