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					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 form-
guide: 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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                               Contents


    Top 100 Team GB Medal Contenders     4
             Day-by-Day Viewing Guide    5-7
                              Archery    8-10
                      Men's Athletics    11-21
                   Women's Athletics     22-32
                           Badminton     33-37
                           Basketball    38-40
                     Beach Volleyball    41-42
                               Bocing    43-54
                  Canoe/Kayak Slalom     55-56
                  Canoe/Kayak Sprint     57-62
                        Cycling - BMX    63-64
               Cycling - Mountain Bike   65-66
                        Cycling - Road   67-69
                       Cycling - Track   70-77
                               Diving    78-82
                           Equestrian    83-87
                              Fencing    88-91
                              Football   92-94
                 Gymnastics - Artistic   95-100
               Gymnastics - Rhythmic     101
            Gymnastics - Trampolining    102
                             Handball    103-104
                              Hockey     106-106
                                 Judo    107-114
                    Moder Pentathlon     115-116
                              Rowing     117-127
                               Sailing   128-131
                             Shooting    132-136
                     Men's Swimming      137-145
                  Women's Swimming       146-154
              Synchronised Swimming      155
                         Table Tennis    156-157
                          Taekwondo      158-162
                               Tennis    163-166
                             Triathlon   167-168
                            Volleyball   169-170
                           Water Polo    171-172
                         Weightlifting   173-178
                            Wrestling    179-183




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      4                           Top 100 Team GB medal contenders




Rank Sport              Name - Event                                   Rank Sport                  Name - Event
  1   Rowing            Women's Coxless Pair                            51    Swimming             Fran Halsall - 50m Free
  2   Cycling - Track   Women's Team Pursuit                            52    Sailing              Alison Young - Laser Radial
  3   Rowing            Women's Double Sculls                           53    Modern Pentathlon    Mhairi Spence
  4   Triathlon         Alistair Brownlee                               54    Boxing               Fred Evans - Welterweight
  5   Swimming          Becky Adlington - 800m Free                     55    Canoe Slalom         Florence & Hounslow - C-2
  6   Sailing           Ben Ainslee - Finn                              56    Athletics            Robbie Grabarz - High Jump
  7   Athletics         Jessica Ennis - Heptathlon                      57    Shooting             Peter Wilson - Double Trap
  8   Cycling - Track   Men's Team Pursuit                              58    Tennis               Andy Murray - Singles
  9   Equestrian        Team 3-day                                      59    Cycling - Road       Bradley Wiggins - Time Trial
 10   Cycling - BMX     Shanaze Reade - BMX                             60    Swimming             Liam Tancock -100m Back
 11   Athletics         Mo Farah - 5,000m                               61    Swimming             Hannah Miley - 400m IM
 12   Rowing            Men's Coxless Four                              62    Sprint Kayak         Tim Brabants - K-1 1000m
 13   Boxing            Savannah Marshall - Middleweight                63    Cycling - Road       Lizzie Armistead - Road Race
 14   Cycling - Road    Mark Cavendish - Road Race                      64    Swimming             Fran Halsall - 100m Free
 15   Sprint Kayak      Ed McKeever - K-1 200m                          65    Sailing              Bryony Shaw - RS:X
 16   Boxing            Anthony Joshua - Super Heavyweight              66    Diving               Tom Daley - 10m Platform
 17   Swimming          Keri-Anne Payne - 10km                          67    Athletics            Lawrence Okoye - Discus
 18   Cycling - Track   Laura Trott - Omnium                            68    Swimming             Women's 4x100m Medley
 19   Sailing           Women's 470                                     69    Cycling - Track      Men's Team Sprint
 20   Rowing            Men's Lgtwgt Four                               70    Swimming             Ellen Gandy - 100m Fly
 21   Cycling - Track   Chris Hoy - Keirin                              71    Hockey               Men's Team
 22   Boxing            Nicola Adams - Flyweight                        72    Boxing               Anthony Ogogo - Middleweight
 23   Athletics         Phillips Idowu - Triple Jump                    73    Sailing              Paul Goodison - Laser
 24   Athletics         Mo Farah - 10,000m                              74    Athletics            Tiffany Porter - 100h
 25   Swimming          Becky Adlington - 400m Free                     75    Equestrian           Mary King - 3-day
 26   Cycling - Road    Emma Pooley - Time Trial                        76    Football             Women's Team
 27   Rowing            Men's Lwt Double Sculls                         77    Taekwondo            Martin Stamper -68kg
 28   Boxing            Tom Stalker - Lgt Welterweight                  78    Gymnastics           Mens Team All Around
 29   Triathlon         Helen Jenkins                                   79    Boxing               Josh Taylor - Lightweight
 30   Athletics         Greg Rutherford - Long Jump                     80    Swimming             Lizzie Simmonds - 200m back
 31   Sailing           Women's Elliot 6m                               81    Football             Men's Team
 32   Triathlon         Jonathon Brownlee                               82    Sailing              Men's 470
 33   Hockey            Women's Team                                    83    Gymnastics           Dan Purvis - Men's All-Around
 34   Cycling - Track   Jason Kenny/Chris Hoy - sprint                  84    Rowing               Alan Campbell - Single Sculls
 35   Boxing            Luke Campbell - Bantamweight                    85    Athletics            Shara Proctor - Long Jump
 36   Sailing           Nick Dempsey - RS:X                             86    Archery              Women's Team
 37   Rowing            Men's Eight                                     87    Taekwondo            Jade Jones -57kg
 38   Cycling - Track   Women's Team Sprint                             88    Diving               Daley & Waterfield - 10m Syncro
 39   Taekwondo         Sarah Stevenson -67kg                           89    Badminton            Adcock & Bankier - Mixed Doubles
 40   Equestrian        William Fox-Pitt - 3-day                        90    Athletics            Women's 4x400m
 41   Boxing            Natasha Jonas - Lightweight                     91    Trampolining         Bryony Page
 42   Athletics         Dai Green - 400m hurdles                        92    Gymnastics           Beth Tweddle - Asymmetric Bars
 43   Cycling - Track   Ed Clancy - Omnium                              93    Athletics            Hannah England - 1500m
 44   Gymnastics        Louis Smith - Pommel Horse                      94    Cycling - Road       Nicole Cooke - Road Race
 45   Swimming          Ellen Gandy - 200m Fly                          95    Taekwondo            Lutalo Muhammed -80kg
 46   Sailing           Men's Star                                      96    Athletics            Christine Ohoruogu - 400m
 47   Cycling - Track   Victoria Pendleton - Sprint                     97    Tennis               Andy Murray & Jamie Murray
 48   Equestrian        Team Dressage                                   98    Modern Pentathlon    Sam Murray
 49   Boxing            Andrew Selby - Flyweight                        99    Judo                 Euan Barton - 81kg
 50   Sprint Kayak      Scofield & Heath - K-2 200m                     100   Equestrian           Laura Bechtolsheimer - Dressage




                        Team GB prediction:          23 golds, 23 silver, 23 bronze

      Key:
                         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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  5                                                 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-the-
                       hindmost 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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8                                                          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
                2008 Olympics                                         2009 World Championships
     1   Victor Ruban              UKR                            1   Lee Chang-Hwan         KOR
     2   Park Kyung-Mo             KOR                            2   Im Dong-Hyun           KOR
     3   Bair Badenov              RUS                            3   Victor Ruban           UKR
     4   Juan Rene Serrano         MEX                            4   Oh Jin Hyek            KOR
    5=   Juan Carlos Stevens       CUB                           5=   Mangal Singh Champia   IND
    5=   Ryuichi Moriya            JAP                           5=   Romaine Girouille      FRA
    5=   Victor Wunderle           USA                           5=   Dmytro Hrachov         UKR
    5=   Chu Sian Cheng            MAS                           5=   Wenyuan Chen           CHN

         2011 World Championships                                            World Ranking             Points
     1   Kim Woo-Jin            KOR                              1    Brady Ellison            USA      313
     2   Oh Jin Hyek            KOR                              2    Im Dong-Hyjn             KOR      261
     3   Brady Ellison          USA                              3    Kim Woojin               KOR      246
     4   Im Dong-Hyun           KOR                              4    Dmytro Hrachov           UKR      234
    5=   Jason Lyon             CAN                              5    Khairul Anuar Mohamad    MAS      206
    5=   Jeff Henckels          LUX                              6    Oh Jin-Hyek              KOR      192
    5=   Baard Nesteng          NOR                              7    Joe Fanchin              USA      187
    5=   Laurence Godfrey       GBR                              8    Markiyan Ivashko         UKR      181
                                                                 9    Laurence Godfrey         GBR      179
            2011 World Cup Final                                 10   Gael Prevost             FRA      171
     1   Brady Ellison             USA                           11   Romain Girouille         FRA      146
     2   Dai Xiaoxiang             CHN                           12   Pedro Vivas Alcaca       MEX      138
     3   Dmytro Hrachov            UKR                           13   Cheng Chu Sian           MAS      136
     4   Gael Prevost              FRA                           14   Luis Alvarez             MEX      133
    5=   Joe Fanchin               USA                           15   Jayanta Talukdar         IND      131
    5=   Pedro Vivas Alcala        MEX                           16   Elias Malave             VEN      131
    5=   Oh Jin Hyek               KOR                           17   Tarundeep Rai            IND      128
    5=   Yaglz Yilmaz              TUR                           18   M. V. Teymoorlooei        IRI     127
                                                                 19   Xing Yu                  CHN      127
                                                                 20   Viktor Ruban             UKR      126




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    Men's Team
                                 2008 Olympics
     1     South Korea       Im D-H, Lee C-H, Park K-M
     2         Italy         Di Buo' I, Galiazzo M, Nespoli M
     3        China          Jiang L, Li W, Xue H F
     4       Ukraine         Ivashko M, Ruban V, Serdyuk O
    5=       Poland          Dobrowolski R, Piatek P, Proc J
    5=      Malaysia         Cheng C S, Khalmizam W, Marbawi M
    5=       Taiwan          Chen S Y, Kuo C W, Wang C P
    5=       Russia          Abramov A, Badenov B, Tsyrempilov B                            World Ranking         Points
                                                                                       1       United States       428
                           2009 World Championships                                    2          France           360
     1     South Korea       Im D-H, Lee C-H, Oh J H                                   3       South Korea         346
     2        France         Aubert T, Girouille R, Valladont J-C                      4           India           326
     3        Japan          Kikuchi H, Yamamoto H, Yoshinaga H                        5       Great Britain       299
     4         China         Chen W, Xing Y, Xue H F                                   6           China           298
    5=     United States     Ellison B, Johnson R, Wunderle V                          7          Ukraine          277
    5=        Taiwan         Kuo C W, Sung C C, Wang C P                               8            Italy          275
    5=         India         Banerjee R, Champia M S, Talukdar J                       9           Japan           259
    5=        Russia          Badenov B, Borodin A, Tsyrempilov B                      10         Taiwan           248
                                                                                       11        Malaysia          241
                           2011 World Championships                                    14         Mexico           201
     1     South Korea       Im D-H, Kim W-J, Oh J-H
     2        France         Girouille R, Valladont J-C, Prevost G
     3          Italy        Frangilli M, Nespoli M, Galiazzo M
     4        Mexico         Serrano, Vivas Alcala, Velez Sanchez
    5=       Ukraine         Ruban V, Hrachov D, Ivashko M
    5=     Great Britain     Terry S, Wills, A, Godfrey L
    5=         China         Chen W, Xing Y, Dai X
    5=     United States     Ellison B, Fanchin J, Wukie J




    Women's Individual
               2008 Olympics                                              2009 World Championships
     1   Zhang Juan Juan             CHN                              1   Joo Hyun-Jung          KOR
     2   Park Sung-Hyun              KOR                              2   Kwak Ye Ji             KOR
     3   Yun Ok-Hee                  KOR                              3   Natalia Sanchez        COL
     4   Kwon Un Sil                 PRK                              4   Karina Lipiarska       POL
    5=   Khatuna Lorig               USA                             5=   Elena Kuznetsova       BLR
    5=   Nami Hayakawa               JPN                             5=   Yun Ok-Hee             KOR
    5=   Joo Hyun-Jung               KOR                             5=   Carina Christiansen    DEN
    5=   Mariana Avitia              MEX                             5=   Miki Kanie             JPN

         2011 World Championships                                                World Ranking           Points
     1   Denisse Van Lamoen     CHI                                  1    Deepka Kumari          IND      254
     2   Kristine Esebua        GEO                                  2    Ki Bo Bae              KOR      240
     3   Fang Yuting            CHN                                  3    Fang Yuting            CHN      219
     4   Berengere Schuh        FRA                                  4    Jung Dasomi            KOR      210
    5=   Han Gyeong-Hee         KOR                                  5    Alejandra Valencia     MEX      199
    5=   Jung Dasomi            KOR                                  6    Cheng Ming             CHN      194
    5=   Katsiaryna Timofeyeva  BLR                                  7    Berengere Schuh        FRA      178
    5=   Khatuna Narimanidze    GEO                                  8    Miranda Leek           USA      172
                                                                     9    Denisse Van Lamoen     CHI      169
            2011 World Cup Final                                     10   Ksenia Perova          RUS      158
     1   Cheng Ming                  CHN                             11   Han Gyeonghee          KOR      154
     2   Deepka Kumari               IND                             12   Inna Stepanova         RUS      149
     3   Berengere Schuh             FRA                             13   Naomi Folkard          GBR      143
     4   Jung Dasomi                 JPN                             14   Jennifer Nichols       USA      143
    5=   Alejandra Valencia          MEX                             15   Ren Hayakawa           JPN      143
    5=   Inna Stepanova              RUS                             16   Aida Roman             MEX      140
    5=   Han Gyeong-Hee              KOR                             17   Kristine Esebue        GEO      133
    5=   Natalia Nasaridze           TUR                             18   Xu Jing                CHN      131
                                                                     19   Justyna Mospinek       POL      129
                                                                     20   Maja Buskbjerg Jager   DEN      121




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     Women's Team
                                2008 Olympics
      1   South Korea       Joo H-J, Park S-H, Jun O-H
      2      China          Chen L, Guo D, Zhang J J
      3     France          Arnold V, Dodemont S, Schuh B
      4   Great Britain     Burgess C, Folkard N, Williamson A
     5=       Italy         Lionetti P C, Tonetta E, Valeeva N
     5=     Poland          Cwienczek M, Marcinkiewicz I, Mospinek J
     5=      India          Banerjee D, Devi L B, Vardhineni P
     5=      Japan          Hayakawa N, Hayashi Y, Kitabatake S             World Ranking      Points
                                                                       1       South Korea      415
                          2009 World Championships                     2           India        375
      1   South Korea       Joo H-J, Kwak Y J, Yun O-H                 3          Ukraine       318
      2      Japan          Kanie M, Matsunaga A, Matsushita S         4           China        310
      3     Russia          Boroday T, Erdyniyeva N, Segina T          5          Mexico        290
      4     Belarus         Kuznetsova E, Marusava H, Timofeyeva K     6            Italy       287
     5=       Italy         Lionetti P C, Tonetta E, Valeeva N         7          Russia        285
     5=     Poland          Cwienczek M, Lipiarska K, Mospinek J       8          Taiwan        276
     5=     Georgia         Diasamidze A, Esebua K, Narimanidze K      9       United States    275
     5=     France          Delamare C, Dodemont S, Schuh B            11          Japan        225
                                                                       15        Denmark        175
                          2011 World Championships                     17      Great Britain    164
      1       Italy         Tomasi J, Sartori G, Valeeva N
      2      India          Devi L B, Swuro C, Kumari D
      3   South Korea       Ki B-B, Han G, Jung D
      4      China          Zhu S, Fang Y, Xu J
     5=     Ukraine         Koval V, Mylchenko N, Sichenikova L
     5=     Taiwan          Yuan S C, Le C-Y, Lin C-E
     5=     Russia          Erdyniyeva N, Stepanova I, Perova K
     5=    Denmark          Christiansen C R, Jager M B, Laursen L




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    11                                                  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 .




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     Men's 100m
                      World Record:      9.58s      Usain Bolt     JAM               16 August 2009
                    Olympic Record:      9.69s      Usain Bolt     JAM               16 August 2008
                         2008 Olympics                                               2011 World Leading
      1   Usain Bolt                     JAM     9.69               1    Usain Bolt                   JAM     9.76
      2   Richard Thompson               TRI     9.89               2    Asafa Powell                 JAM     9.78
      3   Walter Dix                     USA     9.91               3    Tyson Gay                    USA     9.79
      4   Churandy Martina               AHO     9.93               4    Steve Mullings               JAM     9.80
      5   Asafa Powell                   JAM     9.95               5    Yohan Blake                  JAM     9.82
      6   Michael Frater                 JAM     9.97               6    Mike Rodgers                 USA     9.85
      7   Marc Burns                     TRI     10.01              7    Richard Thompson              TRI    9.85
      8   Darvis Patton                  USA     10.03              8    Michael Frater               JAM     9.88

                  2011 World Championships                                            2012 World Leading
      1   Yohan Blake                 JAM        9.92               1    Yohan Blake                   JAM    9.75
      2   Walter Dix                  USA        10.08              2    Usain Bolt                    JAM    9.76
      3   Kim Collins                 SKN        10.09              3    Justin Gatlin                 USA    9.80
      4   Christophe Lemaitre         FRA        10.19              4    Asafa Powell                  JAM    9.85
      5   Daniel Bailey               ANT        10.26              5    Keston Bledman                 TRI   9.86
      6   Jimmy Vicaut                FRA        10.27              6    Tyson Gay                     USA    9.86
      7   Nesta Carter                JAM        10.95              7    Nickel Ashmeade               JAM    9.93
      8   Usain Bolt                  JAM        DSQ                8    Ryan Bailey                   USA    9.93


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

                  2011 World Championships                                          2012 World Leading
      1   Usain Bolt                  JAM        19.40              1    Yohan Blake                 JAM      19.80
      2   Walter Dix                  USA        19.70              2    Usain Bolt                  JAM      19.83
      3   Christophe Lemaitre         FRA        19.80              3    Churandy Martina            NED      19.94
      4   Jaysuma Saidy Ndure         NOR        19.95              4    Nickel Ashmeade             JAM      19.94
      5   Nickel Ashmeade             JAM        20.29              5    Wallace Spearmon            USA      19.95
      6   Bruno de Barros             BRA        20.31              6    Warren Weir                 JAM      19.99
      7   Rondell Sorrillo            TRI        20.34              7    Walter Dix                  USA      20.02
      8   Alonso Edward               PAN        DNF                8    Harry Adams                 USA      20.10


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

                  2011 World Championships                                          2012 World Leading
      1   Kirani James                GRN        44.60              1    LaShawn Merritt             USA      44.12
      2   LaShawn Merritt             USA        44.63              2    Luguelin Santos             DOM      44.45
      3   Kevin Borlee                BEL        44.90              3    Tony McQuay                 USA      44,49
      4   Jermaine Gonzales           JAM        44.99              4    Kevin Borlee                BEL      44,56
      5   Jonathon Borlee             BEL        45.07              5    Kirani James                GRN      44.72
      6   Rondell Bartholomew         GRN        45.45              6    Michael Berry               USA      44.75
      7   Tabaire Henry               USV        45.55              7    Demetrius Pinder            BAH      44.77
      8   Femi Seun Ogunode           QAT        45.55              8    Bryshon Nellum              USA      44.80




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13                                             Men's Athletics

     Men's 110m Hurdles
                     World Record: 12.87s     Dayron Robles   CUB                 12 June 2008
                   Olympic Record: 12.91s        Liu Xiang    CHN               27 August 2004
                        2008 Olympics                                            2011 World Leading
     1   Dayron Robles                  CUB   12.93            1    David Oliver                  USA   12.94
     2   David Payne                    USA   13.17            2    Liu Xiang                     CHN   13.00
     3   David Oliver                   USA   13.18            3    Dayron Robles                 CUB   13.00
     4   Ladji Doucoure                 FRA   13.24            4    Jason Richardson              USA   13.04
     5   Artur Noga                     POL   13.36            5    Aries Merritt                 USA   13.12
     6   Maurice Wignall                JAM   13.46            6    Dwight Thomas                 JAM   13.15
     7   Richard Phillips               JAM   13.60            7    Terrence Trammell             USA   13.16
     8   Jackson Quinonez               ESP   13.69            8    Joel Brown                    USA   13.20

                 2011 World Championships                                        2012 World Leading
     1   Jason Richardson            USA      13.16            1    Aries Merritt                 USA   12.93
     2   Liu Xiang                   CHN      13.27            2    Liu Xiang                     CHN   12.97
     3   Andy Turner                 GBR      13.44            3    Jason Richardson              USA   12.98
     4   David Oliver                USA      13.44            4    Jeff Porter                   USA   13.08
     5   Aries Merritt               USA      13.67            5    Orlando Ortega                CUB   13.09
     6   William Sharman             GBR      13.67            6    Sergey Shubenkov              RUS   13.09
     7   Dwight Thomas               JAM      DNF              7    David Oliver                  USA   13.13
     8   Dayron Robles               CUB      DSQ              8    Dexter Faulk                  USA   13.13


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

                 2011 World Championships                                       2012 World Leading
     1   Dai Greene                  GBR      48.26            1    Javier Culson                PUR    47.78
     2   Javier Culson               PUR      48.44            2    Dai Greene                   GBR    47.84
     3   L.J van Zyl                 RSA      48.80            3    Bershawn Jackson             USA    48.20
     4   Felix Sanchez              DOM       48.87            4    Michael Tinsley              USA    48.33
     5   Cornel Fredericks           RSA      49.12            5    Takayuki Kiskimoto           JPN    48.41
     6   Bershawn Jackson            USA      49.24            6    Felix Sanchez                DOM    48.56
     7   Angelo Taylor               USA      49.31            7    Angelo Taylor                USA    48.57
     8   Alexsandr Derevyagin        RUS      49.32            8    Jehue Gordon                  TRI   48.78




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14                                                  Men's Athletics

     Men's 4x100m relay
                                                  JAM (N Carter, M Frater,
                      World Record:    37.04s                                            26 August 2010
                                                     Y Blake, U Bolt)
                                                  JAM (N Carter, M Frater,
                   Olympic Record: 37.10s                                                22 August 2008
                                                     U Bolt, A Powell)
                         2008 Olympics                                               2011 World Championships
         Nesta Carter                                                        Nesta Carter
         Michael Frater                                                      Michael Frater
     1                                Jamaica      37.10                1                              Jamaica    37.04
         Usain Bolt                                                          Yohan Blake
         Asafa Powell                                                        Usain Bolt
         Keston Bledman                                                      Teddy Tinmar
                                       Trinidad
         Marc Burns                                                          Christophe Lemaitre
     2                                     &       38.06                2                               France    38.20
         Emmanuel Callender            Tobago                                Yannick Lesourd
         Richard Thompson                                                    Jimmy Vicault
         Naoki Tsukahara                                                     Jason Rogers
                                                                                                         Saint
         Shingo Suetsugu                                                     Kim Collins
     3                                  Japan      38.15                3                               Kitts &   38.49
         Shinji Takahara                                                     Antoine Adams
                                                                                                         Nevis
         Nobuhara Asahara                                                    Brijesh Lawrence
         Vincente Lima                                                       Pawel Stempel
         Sandro Viana                                                        Dariusz Kuc
     4                                  Brazil     38.24                4                               Poland    38.50
         Brunno de Baros                                                     Robert Kubaczyk
         Jose Carlos                                                         Kamil Krynski
         Tobias Unger                                                        Simone Collio
         Till Helmke                                                         Emanuele Di Gregorio
     5                                Germany      38.58                5                                 Italy   38.96
         Alexander Kosenkow                                                  Fabio Cerutti
         Martin Keller                                                       Michael Tumi
         Hank Palmer                                                         Keston Bledman
                                                                                                       Trinidad
         Anson Henry                                                         Marc Burns
     6                                 Canada      38.66                6                                   &     39.01
         Jared Connaughton                                                   Aaron Armstrong            Tobago
         Pierre Browne                                                       Richard Thompson
         Maarten Heisen                                                      Trell Kimmons
         Guus Hoogmoed                                                       Justin Gatlin              United
     7                                Holland      45.81                7                                         DNF
         Patrik van Luijik                                                   Darvis Patton              States
         Caimin Douglas                                                      Walter Dix
         Wen Yongyi                                                          Christian Malcolm
         Zhang Peimang                                                       Craig Pickering             Great
     8                                  China      DSQ                  8                                         DNF
         Lu Bin                                                              Marlon Devonish            Britain
         Hu Kai                                                              Harry Aikines-Aryeetey

                Combined 2011/12 Individual Best Times
         Yohan Blake                            9.75
         Usain Bolt                             9.76
     1                               Jamaica                  39.09
         Asafa Powell                           9.78
         Steve Mullings                         9.80
         Tyson Gay                              9.79
         Justin Gatlin               United     9.80
     2                                                        39.37
         Mike Rodgers                States     9.85
         Ryan Bailey                            9.93
         Richard Thompson                       9.85
                                    Trinidad
         Keston Bledman                         9.86
     3                                  &                     39.80
         Rondell Sorrillo            Tobago    10.03
         Marc Burns                            10.06
         Dwain Chambers                        10.01
         Adam Gemili                  Great    10.08
     4                                                        40.33
         James Dasaolu               Britain   10.11
         Harry Aikines-Areetey                 10.13
         Christophe Lemaitre                    9.92
         Jimmy Vicaut                          10.07
     5                               France                   40.40
         Martial Mbandjock                     10.13
         Emmanuel Biron                        10.28
         Kim Collins                           10.00
                                      Saint
         Antoine Adams                         10.10
     6                               Kitts &                  40.46
         Brijesh Lawrence                      10.12
                                      Nevis
         Jason Rogers                          10.24
         Simon Magakwe                         10.06
         Roscoe Engel                South     10.19
     7                                                        40.64
         Thuso Mpuang                Africa    10.16
         Hannes Dreyer                         10.23
         Ryota Yamagata                        10.08
         Masashi Eriguchi                      10.14
     8                               Japan                    40.65
         Yusuke Kotani                         10.21
         Soto Kawatsura                        10.22




                                         Olympic Prospectus 2012                                                          14
15                                                  Men's Athletics

     Men's 4x400m relay
                                                  USA (A Valmon, Q Watts, B
                      World Record: 2:54.29         Reynolds, M Johnson)
                                                                                        22 September 1993

                                                  USA (L Merritt, A Taylor, D
                   Olympic Record: 2:55.39           Neville, J Wariner)
                                                                                            23 August 2008

                        2008 Olympics                                                   2011 World Championships
         LaShawn Merritt                                                        Greg Nixon
         Angelo Taylor                United                                    Bershawn Jackson           United
     1                                            2:55.39                   1                                        2:59.31
         David Neville                States                                    Angelo Taylor              States
         Jeremy Wariner                                                         LaShawn Merritt
         Andretti Bain                                                          Shane Victor
         Michael Mathieu                                                        Ofentse Mogawane           South
     2                                Bahamas     2:58.03                   2                                        2:59.87
         Andrae Williams                                                        Willem de Beer             Africa
         Chris Brown                                                            L.J van Zyl
         Maksim Dyldin                                                          Allodin Fothergill
         Vladislav Frolov                                                       Jermaine Gonzales
     3                                Russia      2:58.06                   3                              Jamaica   3:00.10
         Anton Kokorin                                                          Riker Hylton
         Denis Alexeev                                                          Leford Green
         Andrew Steele                                                          Maksim Dyldin
         Robert Tobin                  Great                                    Konstantin Svechkar
     4                                            2:58.81                   4                              Russia    3:00.22
         Michael Bingham              Britain                                   Pavel Trenikhin
         Martyn Rooney                                                          Denis Alekseyev
         Kevin Borlee                                                           Jonathon Borlee
         Jonathon Borlee                                                        Antoine Gillet
     5                                Belgium     2:59.37                   5                             Belgium    3:00.41
         Cedric Van Branteghem                                                  Nils Duerinck
         Arnaud Ghislain                                                        Kevin Borlee
         Sean Wroe                                                              Vincent Kiplanget Kosgei
         John Steffensen                                                        Vincent Mumo Kiilu
     6                                Australia   3:00.02                   6                              Kenya     3:01.15
         Clinton Hill                                                           Anderson Mureta Mutgei
         Joel Milburn                                                           Mark Mutai
         Rafal Wieruszewski                                                     Richard Strachan
         Piotr Klimczak                                                         Nigel Levine                Great
     7                                Poland      3:00.32                   7                                        3:01.16
         Piotr Kedzia                                                           Christopher Clarke         Britain
         Marek Plawgo                                                           Martyn Rooney
         Michael Blackwood                                                      Jonas Plass
         Sanjay Ayre                                                            Kamghe Gaba
     8                                Jamaica     3:01.45                   8                             Germany    3:01.37
         Ricardo Chambers                                                       Miguel Rigau
         Lanceford Spence                                                       Thomas Schneider

                Combined 2011/12 Individual Best Times
         LaShawn Merritt                       44.12
         Tony McQuay                 United    44.49
     1                                                        2:58.16
         Michael Berry               States    44.75
         Bryshon Nellum                        44.80
         Demetrius Pinder                      44.77
         Chris Brown                           44.79
     2                               Bahamas                  2:59.49
         Ramon Miller                          44.87
         Michael Mathieu                       45.06
         Jermaine Gonzales                     44.69
         Dane Hyatt                            44.83
     3                               Jamaica                  2:59.92
         Rusheen McDonald                      45.10
         Riker Hylton                          45.30
         Martyn Rooney                         44.92
         Conrad Williams              Great    45.08
     4                                                        3:00.34
         Nigel Levine                Britian   45.11
         Luke Lennon-Ford                      45.23
         Renny Quow                            44.94
                                    Trinidad
         Deon Lendore                          45.13
     5                                   &                    3:00.91
         Lalonde Gordon              Tobago    45.33
         Jarrin Solomon                        45.51
         L.J. van Zyl                          44.86
         Oscar Pistorius              South    45.07
     6                                                        3:00.94
         Lebogang Moeng               Africa   45.47
         Ofentse Mogawane                      45.54
         Luguelin Santos                       44.45
                                      Domin-
         Felix Sanchez                         45.34
     7                                 ican                   3:01.18
         Gustavo Cuesta              Republic  45.79
         Arismendy Peguero                      45.6
         Pako Seribe                           45.41
         Bafetoleng Mogami                     45.46
     8                              Botswana                  3:02.26
         Isaac Makwala                         45.63
         Zachira Kamberuka                     45.76




                                         Olympic Prospectus 2012                                                               15
16                                                Men's Athletics

     Men's 800m
                      World Record: 1:41.01       David Rudisha    KEN               29 August 2010
                    Olympic Record: 1:42.58        Vebjorn Rodal   NOR                  31 July 1996
                         2008 Olympics                                              2011 World Leading
      1   Wilfred Bungei                 KEN    1:44.65             1    David Rudisha               KEN     1:41.33
      2   Ismail Ahmed Ismail            SUD    1:44.70             2    Abubaker Kaki               SUD     1:42.61
      3   Alfred Yego                    KEN    1:44.82             3    Asbel Kiprop                KEN     1:42.91
      4   Gary Reed                      CAN    1:44.94             4    Adam Kszczot                POL     1:43.13
      5   Yusef Saad Kamel               BAH    1:44.95             5    Mohammed Aman               ETH     1:43.15
      6   Yeimar Lopez                   CUB    1:45.88             6    Nick Symmonds               USA     1:43.30
      7   Nabil Madi                     ALG    1:45.96             7    Yuriy Borzakovskiy          RUS     1:43.37
      8   Nadjim Manseur                 ALG    1:47.19             8    David Mutua                 KEN     1:43.83

                  2011 World Championships                                          2012 World Leading
      1   David Rudisha               KEN       1:43.91             1    David Rudisha               KEN     1:41.54
      2   Abubaker Kaki               SUD       1:44.41             2    Nijel Amos                  BOT     1:43.11
      3   Yuriy Borzakovskiy          RUS       1:44.49             3    Mohammed Aman               ETH     1:43.51
      4   Marcin Lewandowski          POL       1:44.80             4    Leonard Kosencha            KEN     1:43.60
      5   Nick Symmonds               USA       1:45.12             5    Abubaker Kaki               SUD     1:43.71
      6   Adam Kszczot                POL       1:45.25             6    Job Kinyor                  KEN     1:43.76
      7   Alfred Yego                 KEN       1:45.83             7    Adam Kszczot                POL     1:43.83
      8   Mohammed Aman               ETH       1:45.93             8    Nick Simmonds               USA     1:43.92


     Men's 1500m
                      World Record: 3:26.00     Hicham El Guerrouj MOR                  14 July 1998
                    Olympic Record: 3:32.07        Noah Ngeny      KEN           29 September 2000
                        2008 Olympics                                                2011 World Leading
     DSQ Rashid Ramzi                    BRN   DQ for CERA          1    Asbel Kiprop                 KEN    3:30.46
      1   Asbel Kiprop                   KEN    3:33.11             2    Silas Kiplagat               KEN    3:30.47
      2   Nicholas Willis                NZL    3:34.16             3    Nixon Kiplimo Chepseba       KEN    3:30.94
      3   Mehdi Baala                    FRA    3:34.21             4    Augustine Chepseba           KEN    3:31.14
      4   Juan Carlos Higuero            ESP    3:34.44             5    Ilham Tanui Ozbilen          TUR    3:31.37
      5   Abdalaati Iguider              MAR    3:44.66             6    Abdelaati Iquider            MAR    3:31.60
      6   Juan van Deventer              RSA    3:34.77             7    Abubaker Kaki                SUD    3:31.76
      7   Belal Mansoor Ali              BRN    3:35.23             8    Nicholas Willis               NZL   3:31.79

                  2011 World Championships                                           2012 World Leading
      1   Asbel Kiprop                KEN       3:35.69             1    Silas Kiplagat               KEN    3:29.63
      2   Silas Kiplagat              KEN       3:35.92             2    Asbel Kiprop                 KEN    3:29.78
      3   Matthew Centrowitz          USA       3:36.08             3    Nixon Kiplimo Chepseba       KEN    3:29.90
      4   Manuel Olmedo               ESP       3:36.33             4    Ayanleh Souleiman             DJI   3:30.31
      5   Abdalaati Iguider           MAR       3:36.56             5    Bethwell Birgen              KEN    3:31.17
      6   Mohammed Moustaoui          MAR       3:36.80             6    Mekonnen Gebremedhin         ETH    3:31.45
      7   Mekonnen Gebremedhin        ETH       3:36.81             7    Collins Cheboi               KEN    3:32.64
      8   Eduar Villaneuva            VEN       3:37.31             8    Taoufik Makhloufi            ALG    3:33.26



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

                  2011 World Championships                                           2012 World Leading
      1   Ezekiel Kemboi              KEN       8:14.85             1    Paul Kipsiele Koech          KEN    7:54.31
      2   Brimin Kiprop Kipruto       KEN       8:16.05             2    Richard K. Mateelong         KEN    7:56.81
      3   M. Mekhissi-Benabbad        FRA       8:16.09             3    Abel Kiprop Mutai            KEN    8:01.67
      4   Bouabdellah Tahri           FRA       8:17.56             4    Brimin Kipchoge Birech       KRN    8:01.73
      5   Roba Gari                   ETH       8:18.37             5    Jairus Kipchoge Birech       KEN    8:03.43
      6   Jacob Araptany              UGA       8:18.67             6    Roba Gari                    ETH    8:06.16
      7   Richard Mateelong           KEN       8:19.31             7    Conseslus Kipruto            KEN    8:08.92
      8   Ion Luchianov               MDA       8:19.69             8    Brahim Taleb                 MAR    8:10.20




                                         Olympic Prospectus 2012                                                       16
17                                              Men's Athletics

     Men's 5000m
                     World Record: 12:37.35    Kenenisa Bekele     ETH                 31 May 2004
                   Olympic Record: 12:57.82    Kenenisa Bekele     ETH               23 August 2008
                        2008 Olympics                                                 2011 World Leading
     1   Kenenisa Bekele                ETH   12:57.82              1    Mohammed Farah                GBR   12:53.11
     2   Eliud Kipchoge                 KEN   13:02.80              2    Bernard Lagat                 USA   12:53.60
     3   Edwin Cheruiyot Soi            KEN   13:06.22              3    Isiah Kiplangat Keoch         KEN   12:54.18
     4   Moses Ndiema Kipsiro           UGA   13:10.56              4    Imane Merga                   ETH   12:54.21
     5   Abreham Cherkos                ETH   13:16.46              5    Vincent Kiprop Chepkok        KEN   12:55.29
     6   Tariku Bekele                  ETH   13:19.06              6    Dejen Gebremeskel             ETH   12:55.89
     7   Juan Luis Barrios              MEX   13:19.79              7    Thomas Longosiwa              KEN   12:56.08
     8   James Kwalia C'Kurui           QAT   13:23.48              8    Sileshi Sihine                ETH   12:57.86

                 2011 World Championships                                            2012 World Leading
     1   Mohammed Farah              GBR      13:23.36              1    Dejen Gebremeskel            ETH    12:46.81
     2   Bernard Lagat               USA      13:23.64              2    Hagos Gebrhiwet              ETH    12:47.53
     3   Dejen Gebremeskel           ETH      13:23.92              3    Isiah Kiplangat Koech        KEN    12:48.64
     4   Isaiah Kiplangat Koech      KEN      13:24.95              4    Ynew Alamirew                ETH    12:48.77
     5   Abera Kuma                  ETH      13:25.50              5    Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa      KEN    12:49.04
     6   Thomas Longosiwa            KEN      13:26.73              6    John Kipkoech                KEN    12:49.50
     7   Eliud Kipchoge              KEN      13:27.27              7    Tariko Bekele                ETH    12:55.79
     8   Bilisuma Shugi              BAH      13:27.67              8    Edein Cheruiyot Soi          KEN    12:55.99


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

                 2011 World Championships                                            2012 World Leading
     1   Ibrahim Jelain              ETH      27:13.81              1    Wilson Kiprop                KEN    27:01.98
     2   Mohammed Farah              GBR      27:14.07              2    Moses Ndiema Masai           KEN    27:02.25
     3   Imane Merga                 ETH      27:19.14              3    Kenenisa Bekele              ETH    27:02.25
     4   Zersenay Tadese             ERI      27:22.57              4    Tariku Bekele                ETH    27:03.24
     5   Martin Irungu Mathathi      KEN      27:23.87              5    Gebregziabher Begremariam ETH       27:03.58
     6   Peter Cheruiyot Kirui       KEN      27:25.63              6    Seleshi Sihine               ETH    27:04.48
     7   Galen Rupp                  USA      27:26.84              7    Moses Ndiema Kipsiro         UGA    27:05.50
     8   Sileshi Sihine              ETH      27:34.11              8    Bitan Karoki                 KEN    27:07.90


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

                 2011 World Championships                                           2012 World Leading
     1   Abel Kirui                  KEN      2:07.38               1    Ayele Abshero               ETH     2:04:23
     2   Vincent Kipruto             KEN      2:10.06               2    Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich    KEN     2:04:44
     3   Feyissa Lilesa              ETH      2:10.32               3    Yemane Tsegay               ETH     2:04:48
     4   Abderrahime Bouramdane     MOR       2:10.55               4    Dino Sefir                  ETH     2:04:50
     5   David Barmassi Tumo         KEN      2:11.29               5    Getu Feleke                 ETH     2:04:50
     6   Eliud Kiptanui              KEN      2:11.50               6    Markos Geneti               ETH     2:04:54
     7   Hiroyuki Horibata           JPN      2:11.52               7    Jonathan Kiplimo Maiyo      KEN     2:04:56
     8   Ruggero Pertile             ITA      2:11.57               8    Moses Cheruiyot Mosop       KEN     2:05:03




                                        Olympic Prospectus 2012                                                         17
18                                              Men's Athletics

     Men's 20km Walk
                     World Record: 1:17.16  Vladimir Kanaykin RUS              29 September 2007
                   Olympic Record: 1:18:59 Robert Korzeniowski POL             22 September 2000
                        2008 Olympics                                              2011 World Leading
     1   Valeriy Borchin                RUS   1:19:01            1     Wang Zhen                    CHN    1:18:30
     2   Jefferson Perez                ECU   1:19:15            2     Chu Yafei                    CHN    1:18:38
     3   Jared Tallent                  AUS   1:19:42            3     Chen Ding                    CHN    1:18:52
     4   Wang Hao                       CHN   1:19:47            4     Valeriy Borchin              RUS    1:18:55
     5   Ivano Brugnetti                ITA   1:19:51            5     Vladimir Kanaykin            RUS    1:19:14
     6   Luke Adams                     AUS   1:19:57            6     Sergey Morozov               RUS    1:19:18
     7   Francisco Fernandez            ESP   1:20:32            7     Hyunsub Kim                  KOR    1:19:31
     8   Robert Heffernan               IRE   1:20:36            8     Stanislav Emelyanov          RUS    1:19:36

                 2011 World Championships                                          2012 World Leading
     1   Valeriy Borchin             RUS      1:19.56            1     Alex Schwazer                 ITA   1:17:30
     2   Vladimir Kanaykin           RUS      1:20.27            2     Wang Zhen                    CHN    1:17:36
     3   Luis Fernando Lopez         COL      1:20:38            3     Chen Ding                    CHN    1:17:40
     4   Zhen Wang                   CHN      1:20:54            4     Yohann Diniz                 FRA    1:17:43
     5   Stanislav Emelyanov         RUS      1:21:11            5     Andrey Ruzavin               RUS    1:17:47
     6   Kim Hyun-Sub                KOR      1:21:17            6     Sergey Morozov               RUS    1:17:52
     7   Ruslan Dmytrenko            UKR      1:21:31            7     Andrey Rivov                 RUS    1:18:25
     8   Yusuke Suzuki               JPN      1:21:39            8     Arick Barrondo               GUA    1:18:25


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

                 2011 World Championships                                          2012 World Leading
     1   Sergey Bakulin              RUS      3:41.24            1     Sergey Kirdyapkin            RUS    3:38:08
     2   Denis Nizhegorodev          RUS      3:42.45            2     Igor Erokhin                 RUS    3:38:10
     3   Jared Tallent               AUS      3:34:36            3     Jared Tallent                AUS    3:40:32
     4   Si Tianfeng                 CHN      3:44:40            4     Yury Andronov                RUS    3:40:46
     5   Luke Adams                  AUS      3:45:41            5     Alex Schwazer                 ITA   3:40:58
     6   Koichiro Morioka            JPN      3:46:21            6     Yuki Yamazaki                JPN    3:41:47
     7   Park Chil-Sung              KOR      3:47:13            7     Si Tianfeng                  CHN    3:43:05
     8   Xu Faguang                  CHN      3:47:19            8     Takayuki Tanii               JPN    3:43:56


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

                 2011 World Championships                                          2012 World Leading
     1   Trey Hardee                 USA       8607              1     Ashton Eaton                 USA     9039
     2   Ashton Eaton                USA       8505              2     Pascal Behrenbruch           GER     8558
     3   Leonel Suarez               CUB       8501              3     Hans van Alphen              BEL     8519
     4   Aleksey Drozdov             RUS       8313              4     Eelco Sintnicolaas           NED     8506
     5   Eelco Sintnicolaas          NED       8298              5     Trey Hardee                  USA     8383
     6   Mihail Dudas                SRB       8256              6     Sergey Sviridov              RUS     8365
     7   Padcal Behrenbruch          GER       8211              7     Larbi Bourrada               ALG     8332
     8   Jan Felix Knobel            GER       8200              8     Rico Freimuth                GER     8322




                                        Olympic Prospectus 2012                                                      18
19                                               Men's Athletics

     Men's Long Jump
                      World Record:     8.95m     Mike Powell      USA               30 August 1991
                    Olympic Record:     8.90m     Bob Beamon       USA              18 October 1968
                        2008 Olympics                                                2011 World Leading
     1   Irving Saladino                PAN      8.34               1    Mitchell Watt                AUS    8.54
     2   Khitsi Mokoena                 RSA      8.24               2    Dwight Phillips              USA    8.45
     3   Ibrahim Camejo                 CUB      8.20               3    Ngonidzashe Mukasha           ZIM   8.40
     4   Ngonidzashe Mukasha            ZIM      8.19               4    Irving Saladino              PAN    8.40
     5   Wilfredo Martinez              CUB      8.19               5    Yahya Berrabah               MAR    8.37
     6   Ndiss Kaba Badji               SEN      8.16               6    Christopher Tomlinson        GBR    8.35
     7   Luis Felipe Meliz              ESP      8.07               7    Marcos Chuva                 POR    8.34
     8   Roman Novotny                  CZE      8.00               8    Will Claye                   USA    8.29

                 2011 World Championships                                            2012 World Leading
     1   Dwight Phillips             USA         8.45               1    Greg Rutherford              GBR    8.35
     2   Mitchell Watt               AUS         8.33               2    Sergey Morgunov              RUS    8.35
     3   Ndonidzashe Makusha         ZIM         8.29               3    Sebastian Bayer              GER    8.34
     4   Yahya Berrabah              MAR         8.23               4    Marquise Goodwin             USA    8.33
     5   Luvo Manyonga               RSA         8.21               5    Godfrey Khotso Mokoena       RSA    8.32
     6   Aleksandr Menkov            RUS         8.19               6    Henry Frayne                 AUS    8.29
     7   Christian Reif              GER         8.19               7    Christian Reif               GER    8.27
     8   Sebastien Bayer             GER         8.17               8    Will Claye                   USA    8.26


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

                  2011 World Championships                                           2012 World Leading
     1   Christian Taylor             USA       17.96               1    Christian Taylor             USA    17.63
     2   Phillips Idowu               GBR       17.77               2    Will Claye                   USA    17.55
     3   Will Claye                   USA       17.50               3    Lyukman Adams                RUS    17.53
     4   Alexis Copello               CUB       17.47               4    Fabrizio Donato               ITA   17.53
     5   Nelson Evora                 POR       17.35               5    Osviel Hernandez             CUB    17.49
     6   Christian Olsson            SWE        17.23               6    Daniele Greco                 ITA   17.47
     7   Leevan Sands                 BAH       17.21               7    Jonathan Silva               BRA    17.39
     8   Benjamin Compaore            FRA       17.17               8    Dong Bin                     CHN    17.38


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

                 2011 World Championships                                            2012 World Leading
     1   Jesse Williams              USA         2.35               1    Ivan Ukhov                   RUS    2.37
     2   Alexsey Dmitrik             RUS         2.35               2    Jesse Williams               USA    2.36
     3   Trevor Barry                BAH         2.32               3    Robbie Grabarz               GBR    2.36
     4   Jaroslav Baba               CZE         2.32               4    Erik Kynard                  USA    2.34
     5   Dimitrios Chondrokoulis     GRE         2.32               5    Ricky Robertson              USA    2.32
     6   Ivan Ukhov                  RUS         2.32               6    Dimitrios Chondrokouis       GRE    2.32
     7   Mutaz Essa Barshim          QAT         2.32               7    Rozle Prezelj                SLO    2.32
     8   Alexsandr Shustov           RUS         2.29               8    Mickael Hanany               FRA    2.31




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     Men's Pole Vault
                     World Record:       6.14m    Sergey Bubka       UKR                  31 July 1994
                   Olympic Record:       5.96m   Steven Hooker       AUS                22 August 2008
                       2008 Olympics                                                  2011 World Leading
     1   Steven Hooker                   AUS     5.96                 1    Renaud Lavillenie           FRA       5.90
     2   Yevgeny Lukyanenko              RUS     5.85                 2    Pawel Wojciechowski         POL       5.90
     3   Denys Yurchenko                 UKR     5.70                 3    Lazaro Borges               CUB       5.90
     4   Derek Miles                     USA     5.70                 4    Lukasz Michalski            POL       5.85
     5   Dmitry Starodubtsev             RUS     5.70                 5    Malte Mohr                  GER       5.85
     6   Danny Ecker                     GER     5.70                 6    Brad Walker                 USA       5.84
     7   Jerome Clavier                  FRA     5.60                 7    Fabio Gomes da Silva        BRA       5.80
     8   Raphael Holzdeppe               GER     5.60                 8    Mateusz Didenkow            POL       5.75

                 2011 World Championships                                             2012 World Leading
     1   Pawel Wojciechowski         POL         5.90                 1    Renaud Lavillenie           FRA       5.97
     2   Lazaro Borges               CUB         5.90                 2    Bjorn Otto                  GER       5.92
     3   Renaud Lavillenie           FRA         5.85                 3    Malte Mohr                  GER       5.91
     4   Lukasz Michalski            POL         5.85                 4    Raphael Holzdeppe           GER       5.77
     5   Milte Mohr                  GER         5.85                 5    Jan Kudlicka                CZE       5.73
     6   Konstantinos Filippidis     GRE         5.75                 6    Evgeniy Lulyanenko          RUS       5.73
     7   Mateusz Didenkow            POL         5.75                 7    Brad Walker                 USA       5.72
     8   Fabio Gomes da Silva        BRA         5.65                 8    Steven Lewis                GBR       5.72


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

                 2011 World Championships                                              2012 World Leading
     1   David Storl                 GER         21.78                1    Reese Hoffa                  USA      22.00
     2   Dylan Armstrong             CAN         21.64                2    Christian Cantwell           USA      21.71
     3   Andrei Mikhnevich           BLR         21.40                3    Ryan Whiting                 USA      21.66
     4   Christian Cantwell          USA         21.36                4    Tomasz Majewski              POL      21.60
     5   Reese Hoffa                 USA         20.99                5    David Storl                  GER      21.58
     6   Marco Fortes                POR         20.83                6    Adam Nelson                  USA      21.54
     7   Ryan Whiting                USA         20.75                7    Dylan Armstrong              CAN      21.50
     8   Adam Nelson                 USA         20.29                8    Maksim Sidorov               RUS      21.22


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

                   2011 World Championships                                              2012 World Leading
     1   Robert Harting                GER       68.97                1    Robert Harting                 GER    70.66
     2   Gerd Kanter                   EST       66.95                2    Virgilijus Alekna              LTU    70.28
     3   Ehsan Haddadi                  IRI      66.08                3    Piotr Malachowski              POL    68.94
     4   Mart Israel                   EST       65.20                4    Lawrence Okoye                 GBR    68.24
     5   Benn Harradine                AUS       64.77                5    Zoltan Kovago                  HUN    68.21
     6   Virgilijus Alekna             LTU       64.09                6    Ehsan Hadadi                    IRI   68.20
     7   Vikas Gowda                   IND       64.05                7    Yennifer Frank Casanas         ESP    57.74
     8   Jorge Fernandez               CUB       63.54                8    Gerd Kanter                    EST    67.71




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     Men's Javelin Throw
                     World Record: 98.48m    Jan Zelezny      CZE                   25 May 1996
                   Olympic Record: 90.57m Andreas Thorkildsen NOR                 23 August 2008
                       2008 Olympics                                              2011 World Leading
     1   Andreas Thorkildsen            NOR   90.57              1    Andreas Thorkildsen          NOR    90.61
     2   Ainars Kovals                  LAT   86.64              2    Matthias de Zordo            GER    88.36
     3   Tero Pitkamaki                 FIN   86.16              3    Vadims Vasilevskis            LAT   88.22
     4   Tero Jarvenpaa                 FIN   83.95              4    Sergey Makarov               RUS    87.11
     5   Teemu Wirkkala                 FIN   83.46              5    Tero Pitkamaki                FIN   85.33
     6   Jarrod Bannister               AUS   83.45              6    Petr Frydrych                CZE    85.32
     7   Ilya Korotkov                  RUS   83.15              7    Ari Mannio                    FIN   85.12
     8   Uladzimir Kazlou               BEL   82.06              8    Dmitri Tarabin               RUS    85.10

                 2011 World Championships                                         2012 World Leading
     1   Matthias de Zordo           GER      86.27              1    Vitezslav Vesely             CZE    88.11
     2   Andreas Thorkildsen         NOR      84.78              2    Vadims Vasilevskid           LAT    86.50
     3   Guillermo Martinez          CUB      84.30              3    Stuart Farquhar              NZL    86.31
     4   Vitezslav Vesely            CZE      84.11              4    Oleksandr Pyatnytsya         UKR    86.12
     5   Fatih Avan                  TUR      83.34              5    Fatih Avan                   TUR    85.60
     6   Roman Avramenko             UKR      82.51              6    Ivan Zaytsev                 UZB    85.03
     7   Jarrod Bannister            AUS      82.25              7    Pawel Rakoczy                POL    84.99
     8   Mark Frank                  GER      81.81              8    Antti Ruuskanen               FIN   84.95


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

                   2011 World Championships                                        2012 World Leading
     1   Koji Murofushi                JPN    81.24              1    Ivan Tsikhan                  BLR   82.81
     2   Krisztian Pars                HUN    81.18              2    Krisztian Pars                HUN   82.28
     3   Primoz Kozmus                 SLO    79.39              3    Pawel Fajdek                  POL   81.39
     4   Markus Esser                  GER    79.12              4    Sergej Litvinov               RUS   80.98
     5   Pavel Kryvitski               BLR    78.53              5    Pavel Kryvitski               BLR   80.25
     6   Kirill Ikonnikov              RUS    78.37              6    Andrei Varantsou              BLR   80.25
     7   Szymon Ziolkowski             POL    77.64              7    Vadim Devyatovskiy            BLR   79.60
     8   Nicola Vizzoni                ITA    77.04              8    Dzmitry Marshin               AZE   79.56




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     22                                                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:      10.49s    Flo Griffith Joyner   USA                  16 July 1988
                   Olympic Record: 10.62s         Flo Griffith Joyner   USA            24 September 1988
                       2008 Olympics                                                      2011 World Leading
     1   Shelly-Ann Fraser              JAM       10.78                  1    Carmelita Jeter              USA     10.70
     2   Sherone Simpson                JAM       10.98                  2    Veronica Campbell-Brown      JAM     10.76
     3   Kerron Stewart                 JAM       10.98                  3    Marshevet Myers              USA     10.86
     4   Lauryn Williams                USA       11.03                  4    Kerron Stewart               JAM     10.87
     5   Muna Lee                       USA       11.07                  5    Kelly-Ann Baptiste            TRI    10.90
     6   Jeanette Kwakye                GBR       11.14                  6    Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce      JAM     10.95
     7   Debbie Furguson                BAH       11.19                  7    Ivet Lalova                  BUL     10.96
     8   Torri Edwards                  USA       11.20                  8    Oludamola Osayomi            NGR     10.99

                  2011 World Championships                                                 2012 World Leading
     1   Carmelita Jeter              USA         10.90                  1    Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce       JAM    10.70
     2   Veronica Campbell-Brown      JAM         10.97                  2    Carmelita Jeter               USA    10.81
     3   Kelly-Ann Baptiste           TRI         10.98                  3    Veronica Campbell-Brown       JAM    10.82
     4   Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce      JAM         10.99                  4    Kelly-Ann Baptiste             TRI   10.86
     5   Blessing Okagbare            NGR         11.12                  5    Allyson Felix                 USA    10.92
     6   Kerron Stewart               JAM         11.15                  6    Kerron Stewart                JAM    10.94
     7   Ivet Lalova                  BUL         11.27                  7    Kimberlyn Duncan              USA    10.96
     8   Marshevet Myers              USA         11.33                  8    Tianna Madison                USA    10.96


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

                 2011 World Championships                                                  2012 World Leading
     1   Veronica Campbell-Brown     JAM          22.22                  1    Allyson Felix                 USA    21.69
     2   Carmelita Jeter             USA          22.37                  2    Sanya Richards-Ross           USA    22.09
     3   Allyson Felix               USA          22.42                  3    Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce       JAM    22.1
     4   Shalonda Solomon            USA          22.61                  4    Carmelita Jeter               USA    22.11
     5   Kerron Stewart              JAM          22.70                  5    Kimberlyn Duncan              USA    22.19
     6   Debbie Furguson-McKenzie    BAH          22.96                  6    Jeneba Tarmoh                 USA    22.35
     7   Hyrstyna Stuy               UKR          23.02                  7    Tianna Madison                USA    22.37
     8   Sherone Simpson             JAM          23.17                  8    Sherone Simpson               JAM    22.37


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

                 2011 World Championships                                                 2012 World Leading
     1   Amantle Montsho             BOT          49.56                  1    Sanya Richards-Ross          USA     49.28
     2   Allyson Felix               USA          49.59                  2    Antonina Krivoshapka         RUS     49.43
     3   Anastasia Kapachinskaya     RUS          50.24                  3    Amantle Montsho              BOT     49.62
     4   Francena McCorory           USA          50.45                  4    Novlene Williams-Mills       JAM     49.78
     5   Antonina Krivoshapka        RUS          50.66                  5    Deedee Trotter               USA     50.02
     6   Shericka Williams           JAM          50.79                  6    Francena McCorory            USA     50.06
     7   Sanya Richards-Ross         USA          51.32                  7    Yulia Gushchina              RUS     50.26
     8   Novlene Williams-Mills      JAM          52.89                  8    Kseniya Ustalova             RUS     50.48




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     Women's 100m Hurdles
                     World Record:       12.21s   Yordanka Donkova    BUL               20 August 1988
                   Olympic Record: 12.37s           Joanna Hayes      USA               24 August 2004
                         2008 Olympics                                                   2011 World Leading
     1   Dawn Harper                     USA       12.54               1    Sally Pearson                 AUS    12.28
     2   Sally Pearson                   AUS       12.64               2    Danielle Carruthers           USA    12.47
     3   Piscilla Lopes-Schliep          CAN       12.64               3    Dawn Harper                   USA    12.47
     4   Damu Cherry                     USA       12.65               4    Kellie Wells                  USA    12.50
     5   Delloreen Ennis-London          JAM       12.65               5    Tiffany Porter                GBR    12.56
     6   Brigitte Foster-Hylton          JAM       12.66               6    Lisa Urech                     SUI   12.62
     7   LoLo Jones                      USA       12.72               7    LoLo Jones                    USA    12.67
     8   Sarah Claxton                   GBR       12.94               8    Ginnie Crawford               USA    12.73

                 2011 World Championships                                                 2012 World Leading
     1   Sally Pearson               AUS           12.28               1    Sally Pearson                  AUS   12.40
     2   Danielle Carruthers         USA           12.47               2    Brigitte Foster-Hylton         JAM   12.51
     3   Dawn Harper                 USA           12.47               3    Kellie Wells                   USA   12.55
     4   Tiffany Porter              GBR           12.63               4    Kristi Castlin                 USA   12.56
     5   Tetyana Dektyareva          RUS           12.82               5    Ginnie Crawford                USA   12.59
     6   Nikkita Holder              CAN           12.93               6    Priscilla Lopes-Schliep        CAN   12.64
     7   Phylicia George             CAN           17.97               7    Tiffany Porter                 GBR   12.65
     8   Kellie Wells                USA           DNF                 8    Dawn Harper                    USA   12.65


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

                 2011 World Championships                                               2012 World Leading
     1   Lashinda Demus              USA           52.47               1    Irina Davydova               RUS     53.77
     2   Melanie Walker              JAM           52.73               2    Lashinda Demus               USA     53.98
     3   Natalya Antyukh             RUS           53.85               3    Vania Stambolova             BUL     54.04
     4   Kaliese Spencer             JAM           54.01               4    Denisa Rosolova              CZE     54.24
     5   Anastasiya Rabchenyuk       UKR           54.18               5    Georgeanne Moline            USA     54.33
     6   Vania Stambolova            BUL           54.23               6    Hanna Yaroshchuk             UKR     54.35
     7   Zuzana Hejnova              CZE           54.23               7    Kaliese Spencer              JAM     54.39
     8   Elena Churakova             RUS           55.17               8    Zuzana Hejnova               CZE     54.43




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25                                              Women's Athletics

     Women's 4x100m relay
                                                GDR (S Gladisch, S Rieger, I
                     World Record:   41.37s        Auerswald, M Gohr)
                                                                                          06 October 1985

                                                 GDR (R Muller, B Wockel, I
                   Olympic Record:   41.60s        Auerswald, M Gohr)
                                                                                          01 August 1980

                        2008 Olympics                                                  2011 World Championships
         Evgeniya Polyakova                                                    Bianca Knight
         Alexsandra Fedoriva                                                   Allyson Felix              United
     1                                Russia     42.31                     1                                        41.56
         Yulia Gushchina                                                       Marshevet Myers            States
         Yuliya Chermoshanskaya                                                Carmelita Jeter
         Olivia Borlee                                                         Shelly-Anne Fraser-Pryce
         Hanna Marien                                                          Kerron Stewart
     2                                Belgium    42.54                     2                             Jamaica    41.70
         Elodie Ouedraogo                                                      Sherone Simpson
         Kim Gevaert                                                           Veronica Campbell-Brown
         France Idoko                                                          Olesya Povh
         Gloria Kemasuode                                                      Nataliya Pohrebnyak
     3                                Nigeria    43.04                     3                             Ukraine    42.51
         Halimat Ismalia                                                       Mariya Ryemyan
         Oludamola Osayomi                                                     Hrystyna Stuy
         Rosemar Coelho Neto                                                   Kai Selvon
                                                                                                         Trinidad
         Lucimar de Moura                                                      Kelly-Ann Baptiste
     4                                 Brazil    43.14                     4                                 &      42.58
         Thaissa Presti                                                        Semoy Hackett              Tobago
         Rosangela Santos                                                      Michelle-Lee Ahye
         Anne Mollinger                                                        Myriam Soumare
         Verena Sailer                                                         Celine Distel
     5                               Germany     43.28                     5                              France    42.70
         Cathleen Tschirch                                                     Lina Jacques-Sebastien
         Marion Wagner                                                         Veronique Mang
         Jeanette Kwakye                                                       Yuliya Gushchina
         Montell Douglas               Great                                   Natalia Rusakova
     6                                           DNF                       6                              Russia    42.93
         Emily Freeman                Britain                                  Elizabeta Savlinis
         Emma Ania                                                             Alexsandra Fedoriva
         Shelly-Anne Fraser                                                    Gloria Asumnu
         Sherone Simpson                                                       Oludamola Osayumi
     7                               Jamaica     DNF                       7                              Nigeria   42.93
         Kerron Stewart                                                        Agnes Osazuwa
         Veronica Campbell-Brown                                               Blessing Okagbare
         Ewelina Klocek                                                        Ana Claudia Lemos Silva
         Daria Korczynska                                                      Vanda Gomes
     8                                Poland     DSQ                       8                              Brazil    43.10
         Dorota Jedrusinska                                                    Franciela Krasucki
         Joanna Hnedryka Kocielnik                                             Rosangela Santos

                Combined 2011/12 Individual Best Times
         Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce                10.7
         Veronica Campbell-Brown               10.76
     1                              Jamaica                   43.33
         Kerron Stewart                        10.87
         Sherone Simpson                       11.00
         Carmelita Jeter                       10.70
         Marshevet Myers             United    10.86
     2                                                        43.44
         Allyson Felix               States    10.92
         Kimberlyn Duncan                      10.96
         Kely-Ann Baptiste                     10.86
                                    Trinidad
         Semoy Hacket                          11.10
     3                                  &                     44.36
         Michelle-Lee Ahye           Tobago    11.19
         Kai Selvon                            11.21
         Oludamola Osayomi                     10.99
         Blessing Okagbare                     11.01
     4                               Nigeria                  44.53
         Gloria Asumnu                         11.21
         Endurance Abinuwa                     11.32
         Jeanette Kwakye                       11.15
         Jodie Williams               Great    11.18
     5                                                        44.72
         Anyika Onoura               Britain   11.18
         Abi Oyepitan                          11.21
         Sheniqua Ferguson                     11.07
         Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie              11.09
     6                              Bahamas                   44.79
         Anthonique Strachan                   11.22
         Shaunae Miller                        11.41
         Olesya Povh                           11.08
         Nataliya Pohrebnyak                   11.17
     7                              Ukraine                   44.81
         Mariya Ryemyen                        11.21
         Daria Pizhankova                      11.35
         Veronique Mang                        11.11
         Myriam Soumare                        11.17
     8                               France                   44.83
         Christine Arron                       11.27
         Carima Louami                         11.28




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26                                              Women's Athletics

     Women's 4x400m relay
                     World Record: 3:15.17 URS (T Ledovskaya, O                     01 October 1988
                                           Nazarova, M Pinigina, O
                   Olympic Record: 3:15.17       Bryzgina)                          01 October 1988

                        2008 Olympics                                            2011 World Championships
         Mary Wineberg                                                   Sanya Richards-Ross
         Allyson Felix                United                             Allyson Felix              United
     1                                          3:18.54              1                                        3:18.09
         Monique Henderson            States                             Jessica Beard              States
         Sanya Richards                                                  Francena McCorory
         Yulia Gushchina                                                 Rosemarie Whyte
         Lyudmila Litvinova                                              Davita Predergast
     2                                Russia    3:18.82              2                             Jamaica    3:18.71
         Tatyana Firova                                                  Novlene Williams-Mills
         Anastasiya Kapachinskaya                                        Shericka Williams
         Novolene Williams                                               Antonina Krivoshapka
         Shereefa Lloyd                                                  Natalya Antyukh
     3                               Jamaica    3:20.40              3                              Russia    3:19.36
         Rosemarie Whyte                                                 Lyudmila Litvinova
         Shericka Williams                                               Anastasiya Kapachinskaya
         Anna Kozak                                                      Perri Shakes-Drayton
         Iryna Khliustava                                                Nicola Sanders              Great
     4                                Belarus   3:21.85              4                                        3:19.36
         Ilona Usovitch                                                  Christine Ohuruogu         Britain
         Sviatlana Usovitch                                              Lee McConnell
         Christine Ohuruogu                                              Nataliya Pyhyda
         Kelly Sotherton               Great                             Anastasia Rabchenyuk
     5                                          3:22.68              5                             Ukraine    3:23.86
         Marilyn Okoro                Britain                            Anna Yaroshchuk
         Nicola Sanders                                                  Antonina Yefremova
         Roxanna Diaz                                                    Hanna Tashpulatava
         Zulia Calatayud                                                 Yulyana Yushchanka
     6                                 Cuba     3:23.21              6                             Belarus    3:25.64
         Susanna Clement                                                 Ilona Usovitch
         Indira Terrero                                                  Sviatlana Usovitch
         Joy Amechi Eze                                                  Denisa Rusolova
         Folashade Abugan                                                Zuzana Bergova             Czech
     7                                Nigeria   3:23.74              7                                        3:26.57
         Oluoma Nwoke                                                    Jitka Bartonickova          Rep
         Ajoke Odumosu                                                   Zuzana Hejnova
         Jonna Valesca Tilgner                                           Omolara Omotosho
         Sorina Nwachukwu                                                Muizat Ajoke Odumosu
     8                               Germany    3:28.45              8                              Nigeria   3:29.82
         Florence Ekpo-Umoh                                              Margaret Etim
         Claudia Hoffmann                                                Bukola Abogunloko

                 Combined 2011/12 Individual Best Times
         Sanya Richards-Ross                    49.28
         Allyson Felix                United    49.59
     1                                                    3:18.95
         Deedee Trotter               States    50.02
         Francena McCorory                      50.06
         Anastasiya Kapachinskaya               49.35
         Antonina Krivoshapka                   49.43
     2                                Russia              3:19.52
         Yulia Gushchina                        50.26
         Kseniya Ustalova                       50.48
         Novlene Williams-Mills                 49.78
         Rosmarie Whyte                         49.84
     3                               Jamaica              3:20.78
         Shericka Williams                      50.45
         Patricia Hall                          50.71
         Christine Ohuruogu                     50.69
         Lee McConnell                 Great    51.01
     4                                                    3:24.20
         Shana Cox                    Britian   51.24
         Perri Shakes-Drayton                   51.26
         Antonia Yefremova                      50.69
         Alina Lohvynenko                       51.19
     5                               Ukraine              3:24.98
         Nataliya Pyhyda                        51.42
         Iuliia Olishevska                      51.68
         Sviatlana Usovich                      51.00
         Hanna Tashpulatava                     51.43
     6                               Belarus              3:26.48
         Ilona Usovich                          51.69
         Iryna Khliustava                       52.36
         Geisa Aparecida Coutinho               51.08
         Jailma de Lima                         51.66
     7                                Brazil              3:27.36
         Joelma Sousa                           52.23
         Barbara de Olivera                     52.39
         Omolara Omotosho                       51.28
         Florence Uwakwe                        52.09
     8                                Nigeria             3:28.00
         Endurance Abinuwa                      52.28
         Bukola Abogunloko                      52.35




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27                                            Women's Athletics

     Women's 800m
                     World Record: 1:53.28 Jarmila Kratochvilova CZE                 26 July 1983
                   Olympic Record: 1:53.43 Nadezhda Olizarenko URS                   27 July 1980
                        2008 Olympics                                              2011 World Leading
     1   Pamela Jelimo                  KEN   1:54.87            1     Mariya Savinova              RUS    1:55.87
     2   Janeth Jepkosgei               KEN   1:56.07            2     Caster Semenya               RSA    1:56.35
     3   Hasna Benhassi                 MAR   1:56.73            3     Yuliya Rusanova              RUS    1:56.99
     4   Svetlana Klyuka                RUS   1:56.94            4     Ekaterina Kostetskaya        RUS    1:57.19
     5   Maria Mutola                   MOZ   1:57.68            5     Janeth Jepkosgei             KEN    1:57.42
     6   Kenia Sinclair                 JAM   1:58.24            6     Alysia Johnson Montano       USA    1:57.48
     7   Yuliya Krevsun                 UKR   1:58.73            7     Svetlana Klyuka              RUS    1:58.03
     8   Tatyana Andrianova             RUS   2:02.63            8     Elena Kofanova               RUS    1:58.04

                 2011 World Championships                                          2012 World Leading
     1   Mariya Savinova             RUS      1:55.87            1     Pamela Jelimo                KEN    1:56.94
     2   Caster Semenya              RSA      1:56.35            2     Alysia Johnson Montano       USA    1:57.37
     3   Janeth Jepkosgei            KEN      1:57.42            3     Fantu Magiso                 ETH    1:57.48
     4   Alysia Johnson Montano      USA      1:57.58            4     Janeth Jepkosgei Busienei    KEN    1:57.79
     5   Ekaterina Kostetskaya       RUS      1:57.82            5     Irina Maracheva              RUS    1:57.82
     6   Maggie Vessey               USA      1:58.50            6     Mariya Savinova              RUS    1:57.93
     7   Kenia Sinclair              JAM      1:58.66            7     Ekaterina Poyistogova        RUS    1:57.93
     8   Yuliya Rusanova             RUS      1:59.74            8     Elena Arzhakova              RUS    1:58.28


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

                  2011 World Championships                                          2012 World Leading
     1   Jennifer Barringer Simpson   USA     4:05.40            1     Mariam Alaoui Selsouli        MAR   3:56.15
     2   Hannah England               GBR     4:05.68            2     Abedeba Arigawe               ETH   3:56.54
     3   Natalia Rodriguez            ESP     4:05.87            3     Asli Cakir Alptekin           TUR   3:56.62
     4   Btissam Lakhouad             MAR     4:06.18            4     Genzebe Bibaba                ETH   3:57.77
     5   Kalkidan Gezahegne           ETH     4:06.42            5     Viola Jelagat Kibiwot         KEN   3:59.25
     6   Ingvill Makestad Bovim       NOR     4:06.85            6     Svetlana Podosenova           RUS   3:59.61
     7   Mimi Belete                  BAH     4:07.60            7     Btissam Lakhouad              MAR   3:59.65
     8   Tugba Karakaya               TUR     4:08.14            8     Hellen Onsando Obiri          KEN   3:59.68


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

                 2011 World Championships                                          2012 World Leading
     1   Yuliya Zarudneva Zaripov    RUS      9:07.03            1     Milcah Chemos Cheywa         KEN    9:07.14
     2   Habiba Ghribi               TUN      9:11.97            2     Sofia Assefa                 ETH    9:09.00
     3   Milcah Chemos Cheywa        KEN      9:17.16            3     Hiwot Ayalew                 ETH    9:09.61
     4   Mercy Wanjiku               KEN      9:17.88            4     Gulcan Mingir                TUR    9:13.53
     5   Lydia Rotich                KEN      9:25.74            5     Eternesh Diro                ETH    9:22.66
     6   Sofia Assefa                ETH      9:28.24            6     Lydiah Chepkurui             KEN    9:24.24
     7   Binnaz Uslu                 TUR      9:31.06            7     Barbara Parker               GBR    9:24.26
     8   Hanane Ouhaddou             MAR      9:32.36            8     Marta Dominguez              ESP    9:24.60




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28                                           Women's Athletics

     Women's 5000m
                    World Record: 14:11.15    Tirunesh Dibaba   ETH                 06 June 2008
                  Olympic Record: 14:40.79     Gabriela Szabo   ROU           25 September 2000
                       2008 Olympics                                               2011 World Leading
     1   Tirunesh Dibaba               ETH   15:41.40            1    Vivian Cheruiyot              KEN   14:20.87
     2   Elvan Abeylegesse             TUR   15:42.74            2    Meseret Defar                 ETH   14:29.52
     3   Meseret Defar                 ETH   15:44.12            3    Sally Kipyego                 KEN   14:30.10
     4   Sylvia Kibet                  KEN   15:44.96            4    Sentayehu Ejigu               ETH   14:30.42
     5   Vivian Cheruiyot              KEN   15:46.32            5    Linet Masai                   KEN   14:31.66
     6   Liliya Shobukhova             RUS   15:48.48            6    Viola Masai                   KEN   14:32.95
     7   Alemitu Bekele                TUR   15:49.03            7    Mercy Cherono                 KEN   14:34.86
     8   Meselech Melkamu              ETH   15:49.39            8    Sylvia Kibet                  KEN   14:35.13

                 2011 World Championships                                          2012 World Leading
     1   Vivian Cheruiyot            KEN     14:55.36            1    Vivian Cheruiyot              KEN   14:35.62
     2   Sylvia Kibet                KEN     14:56.21            2    Meseret Defar                 ETH   14:35.65
     3   Meseret Defar               ETH     14:56.94            3    Viola Jelegat Kibiwot         KEN   14:39.53
     4   Santayehu Ejigu             ETH     14:59.99            4    Gelete Burka                  ETH   14:41.43
     5   Mercy Cherono               KEN     15:00.23            5    Sally Kipyego                 KEN   14:43.11
     6   Linet Masai                 KEN     15:01.01            6    Veronica Wanjiru              KEN   14:44.82
     7   Lauren Fleshman             USA     15:09.25            7    Mariem Selouli                MAR   14:45.91
     8   Genzebe Dibaba              ETH     15:09.35            8    Sylvia Kibet                  KEN   14:46.73


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

                 2011 World Championships                                         2012 World Leading
     1   Vivian Cheruiyot            KEN     30:48.98            1    Tirunesh Dibaba              ETH    30:24.39
     2   Sally Kipyego               KEN     30:50.04            2    Flroence Kiplagat            KEN    30:24.85
     3   Linet Chepkwemoi Masai      KEN     30:53.59            3    Beleynesh Oljira             ETH    30:26.70
     4   Priscah Jepleting Cherono   KEN     30:56.43            4    Werknesh Kidane              ETH    30:50.16
     5   Meselech Melkamu            ETH     30:56.55            5    Elizaveta Grechishnikova     RUS    31:07.88
     6   Shaitaye Eshete             BAH     31:21.57            6    Abery Kebede                 ETH    31:09.28
     7   Shalane Flanagan            USA     31:25.57            7    Betsy Saina                  KEN    31:15.97
     8   Ana Dulce Felix             POR     31:37.03            8    Amy Hastings                 USA    31:19.87




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29                                               Women's Athletics

     Women's Marathon
                         World Record: 2:15:25    Paula Radcliffe   GBR                 13 April 2003
                       Olympic Record: 2:23.14    Naoko Takahashi   JPN           24 September 2000
                        2008 Olympics                                                  2011 World Leading
     1   Constantina Tomescu             ROU     2:26:44             1    Liliya Shobukhova             RUS   2:18.20
     2   Catherine Ndereba               KEN     2:27:06             2    Mary Keitany                  KEN   2:19.19
     3   Zhou Chunxiu                    CHN     2:27:07             3    Florence Kiplagat             KEN   2:19.44
     4   Zhu Xiaolin                     CHN     2:27:16             4    Edna Kiplagat                 KEN   2:20.46
     5   Martha Komu                     KEN     2:27:23             5    Tiki Gelana                   ETH   2:22.08
     6   Mara Yamauchi                   GBR     2:27:29             6    Ejegayehu Dibaba              ETH   2:22.09
     7   Irina Timofeyeva                RUS     2:27:31             7    Irina Mikitenko               GER   2:22.18
     8   Lidia Simon                     ROU     2:27:51             8    Lydia Cheromei                KEN   2:22.34

                 2011 World Championships                                             2012 World Leading
     1   Edna Kiplagat               KEN         2:28:43             1    Mary Keitany                 KEN    2:18:37
     2   Priscah Jeptoo              KEN         2:29:00             2    Tiki Gelana                  ETH    2:18:58
     3   Sharon Cherop               KEN         2:29:14             3    Aselefech Mergia             ETH    2:19:31
     4   Buzunesh Bekele             ETH         2:29:21             4    Lucy Wangui Kabuu            KEN    2:19:34
     5   Yukiko Akaba                JPN         2:29:35             5    Edna Ngeringwony Kiplagat    KEN    2:19:50
     6   Zhou Chunxiu                CHN         2:29:58             6    Mare Dibaba                  ETH    2:19:52
     7   Isabellah Andersson        SWE          2:30:13             7    Priscah Jeptoo               KEN    2:20:14
     8   Wang Jiali                  CHN         2:30:25             8    Bezunesh Bekele              ETH    2:20:30


     Women's 20km Walk
                         World Record: 1:25.08     Vera Sokolava    RUS             26 February 2011
                       Olympic Record: 1:26.31    Olga Kaniskina    RUS               21 August 2008
                         2008 Olympics                                                2011 World Leading
     1   Olga Kaniskina                  RUS     1:26:31             1    Vera Sokolova                RUS     1:25:08
     2   Kjersti Platzer                 NOR     1:27:07             2    Anisya Kirdyapkina           RUS    0.059132
     3   Elisa Rigaudo                   ITA     1:27:12             3    Hong Liu                     CHN    0.060613
     4   Liu Hong                        CHN     1:27:25             4    Elmira Alembekova            RUS    0.060822
     5   Maria Vasco                     ESP     1:27:44             5    Anna Lukyanova               RUS    0.060984
     6   Beatriz Pascual                 ESP     1:27:45             6    Shenjie Qieyang              CHN     1:28:04
     7   Olive Loughnane                 IRE     1:27:46             7    Tatiana Mineeva              RUS     1:28:09
     8   Ana Cabecinha                   POR     1:27:46             8    Olga Kaniskina               RUS     1:28:35

                  2011 World Championships                                            2012 World Leading
     1   Olga Kaniskina               RUS        1:29:42             1    Elmira Alembekova            RUS    1:25:27
     2   Liu Hong                     CHN        1:30:00             2    Hong Liu                     CHN    1:25:46
     3   Anisya Kirdyapkina           RUS        1:30:13             3    Elena Lashmanova             RUS    1:26:30
     4   Elisa Rigaudo                ITA        1:30:44             4    Irina Yumanova               RUS    1:26:47
     5   Qieyang Shenjie              CHN        1:31:14             5    Tatiana Sibileva             RUS    1:26:59
     6   Susana Feitor                POR        1:31:26             6    Xiuzhi Lu                    CHN    1:27:01
     7   Ana Cabecinha                POR        1:31:36             7    Shenjie Qieyang              CHN    1:27:04
     8   Kristina Saltanovic          LTU        1:31:40             8    Anna Lukyanova               RUS    1:27:08




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     Women's Heptathlon
                      World Record:      7291s   Jackie Joyner-Kersee USA                   24 September 1988
                    Olympic Record:      7291s   Jackie Joyner-Kersee USA                   24 September 1988
                       2008 Olympics                                                            2011 World Leading
      1  Nataliya Dobrynska              UKR       6733                       1    Tatyana Chernova              RUS    6880
     DSQ Lyudmila Blonska                UKR     DSQ for anabolic steroids    2    Jessica Ennis                 GBR    6790
      2 Hyleas Fountain                  USA       6619                       3    Jennifer Oeser                GER    6663
      3 Tatyana Chernova                 RUS       6591                       4    Karolina Tyminska             POL    6544
      4 Kelly Sotherton                  GBR       6517                       5    Nataliya Dobrynska            UKR    6539
      5 Jessica Zelinka                  CAN       6490                       6    Aiga Grabuste                  LAT   6507
      6 Anna Bogdanova                   RUS       6465                       7    Antoinette Nana Djimou Ida    FRA    6409
      7 Karolina Tyminska                POL       6428                       8    Lilli Schwarzkopf             GER    6370

                   2011 World Championships                                                    2012 World Leading
      1   Tatyana Chernova             RUS         6880                       1    Jessica Ennis                GBR     6906
      2   Jessica Ennis                GBR         6751                       2    Tatyana Chernova             RUS     6774
      3   Jennifer Oeser               GER         6572                       3    Kristina Savitskaya          RUS     6681
      4   Karolina Tyminska            POL         6544                       4    Jessica Zelinka              CAN     6599
      5   Nataliya Dobrynska           UKR         6539                       5    Antoinette Nana Sjimou       FRA     6544
      6   Lilli Schwarzkopf            GER         6321                       6    Olga Kurban                  RUS     6528
      7   A. Nana Djimou Ida           FRA         6309                       7    Lyudmyla Yosypenko           UKR     6501
      8   Austra Skujyte               LTU         6297                       8    Austra Skujyte               LTU     6493


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

                   2011 World Championships                                                    2012 World Leading
      1   Brittney Reese               USA          6.82                      1    Brittney Reese               USA     7.15
      2   Olga Kucherenko              RUS          6.77                      2    Anna Nazarova                RUS     7.11
      3   Ineta Radevica               LAT          6.76                      3    Chelsea Hayes                USA     7.10
      4   Nastassia Mironchyk-Ivanova  BLR          6.74                      4    Nastassia Mironchyk-Ivanova BLR      7.08
      5   Carolina Kluft              SWE           6.56                      5    Olga Kucherenko              RUS     7.03
      6   Janay DeLoach                USA          6.56                      6    Janay DeLoach                USA     7.03
      7   Darya Klishina               RUS          6.50                      7    Veronika Shutkova            BLR     7.01
      8   Karin Mey Melis              TUR          6.44                      8    Blessing Okagbare            NGR     6.97


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

                  2011 World Championships                                                     2012 World Leading
      1   Olha Saladukha              UKR          14.94                      1    Olha Saladukha               UKR     14.99
      2   Olga Rypakova               KAZ          14.89                      2    Caterine Ibarguen            COL     14.95
      3   Caterine Ibarguen           COL          14.84                      3    Kseniya Dziatsuk             BLR     14.76
      4   Mabel Gay                   CUB          14.67                      4    Olga Rypakova                UKR     14.70
      5   Yamile Aldama               GBR          14.50                      5    Athanasia Perra              GRE     14.75
      6   Yargelis Savigne            CUB          14.43                      6    Yamile Aldama                GBR     14.65
      7   Anna Kuropatkina            RUS          14.23                      7    Dailenys Alcantara           CUB     14.58
      8   Baya Rahouli                ALG          14.12                      8    Paraskei Papahristou         GRE     14.58




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     Women's High Jump
                     World Record:      2.09m   Stefka Kostadinova   BUL               30 August 1987
                   Olympic Record:      2.06m   Yelena Slesarenko    RUS               28 August 2004
                        2008 Olympics                                                  2011 World Leading
     1   Tia Hellebaut                  BEL      2.05                 1    Anna Chicherova              RUS    2.07
     2   Blanka Vasic                   CRO      2.05                 2    Blanka Vlasic                CRO    2.03
     3   Anna Chicherova                RUS      2.03                 3    Antoinetta Di Martino         ITA   2.00
     4   Yelena Slesarenko              RUS      2.01                 4    Svetlana Shkolina            RUS    1.99
     5   Vita Palamar                   UKR      1.99                 5    Venelina Veneva-Mateeva      BUL    1.98
     6   Chaunte Howard                 USA      1.99                 6    Esthera Petre                ROU    1.98
     7   Ariane Friedrich               GER      1.96                 7    Elena Slesarenko             RUS    1.97
     8   Ruth Beitia                    ESP      1.96                 8    Anna Iljustsenko             EST    1.96

                 2011 World Championships                                              2012 World Leading
     1   Anna Chicherova             RUS         2.03                 1    Anna Chicherova              RUS    2.02
     2   Blanka Vlasic               CRO         2.03                 2    Chaunte Lowe                 USA    2.01
     3   Antonietta Di Martino       ITA         2.00                 3    Birgetta Barrett             USA    2.01
     4   Yelena Slesarenko           RUS         1.97                 4    Svetlana Shkolina            RUS    2.00
     5   Svetlana Shkolina           RUS         1.97                 5    Ruth Beita                   ESP    1.97
     6   Zheng Xingjuan              CHN         1.93                 6    Tinja Angelsen               NOR    1.97
     6   Deirdre Ryan                IRL         1.93                 7    Tia Tellebaut                BEL    1.96
     8   Svetlana Radzivil           UZB         1.93                 8    Olena Holosha                UKR    1.96


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

                  2011 World Championships                                              2012 World Leading
     1   Fabiana Murer                BRA        4.85                 1    Fabiana Murer                 BRA   4.77
     2   Martina Strutz               GER        4.80                 2    Alana Boyd                    AUS   4.76
     3   Svetlana Feofanova           RUS        4.75                 3    Silke Spiegleburg             GER   4.76
     4   Jennifer Suhr                USA        4.70                 4    Jirina Ptacnikova             CZE   4.72
     5   Yarisley Silva               CUB        4.70                 5    Holly Bleasdale               GBR   4.71
     6   Yelana Isinbayeva            RUS        4.65                 6    Yarisley Silva                CUB   4.65
     7   Jirina Ptacnikova            CZE        4.65                 7    Jennifer Suhr                 USA   4.65
     8   Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou       GRE        4.65                 8    Lisa Ryzih                    GER    4.6


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

                  2011 World Championships                                             2012 World Leading
     1   Valerie Adams                NZL        21.24                1    Nadzeya Ostapchuk            BLR    21.13
     2   Nadzeya Ostapchuk            BLR        20.05                2    Valerie Adams                NZL    21.03
     3   Jillian Camarena-Williams    USA        20.02                3    Yevginya Kolodko             RUS    20.22
     4   Gong Lijiao                  CHN        19.97                4    Lijiao Gong                  CHN    20.21
     5   Yevgeniya Kolodko            RUS        19.78                5    Jillian Camarena-Williams    USA    19.82
     6   Li Ling                      CHN        19.71                6    Olesya Sviridova             RUS    19.72
     7   Anna Avdeyeva                RUS        19.54                7    Natalia Mikhnevich           BLR    19.72
     8   Nadine Kleinert              GER        19.26                8    Nadine Leinert               GER    19.67




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     Women's Discus Throw
                      World Record: 76.80m      Gabriele Reinsch   GDR                  09 July 1988
                    Olympic Record: 72.30m      Martina Hellmann   GDR           29 September 1988
                         2008 Olympics                                                2011 World Leading
     1   Stephanie Brown-Trafton         USA    64.74               1    Li Yanfeng                    CHN   67.98
     2   Yarelis Barrios                 CUB    63.64               2    Sandra Perkovic               CRO   67.96
     3   Olena Antonova                  UKR    62.59               3    Nadine Muller                 GER   66.05
     4   Song Aimin                      CHN    62.20               4    Yevgeniya Pecherina           RUS   65.77
     5   Vera Pospisilova-Cechlova       CZE    61.75               5    Yarelis Barrios               CUB   65.73
     6   Ellina Zvereva                  BEL    60.82               6    Backy Breisch                 USA   64.30
     7   Yanfeng Li                      CHN    60.68               7    Stephanie Brown-Trafton       USA   64.13
     8   Melina Robert-Michon            FRA    60.66               8    Zaneta Glanc                  POL   63.99

                 2011 World Championships                                             2012 World Leading
     1   Li Yanfeng                  CHN        66.52               1    Nadine Muller                 GER   68.89
     2   Nadine Muller               GER        65.97               2    Sandra Perkovic               CRO   68.24
     3   Yarelis Barrios             CUB        65.73               3    Daria Pishchalnikova          RUS   68.18
     4   Zaneta Glanc                POL        63.91               4    Yarelis Barrios               CUB   68.03
     5   Stephanie Brown-Trafton     USA        63.85               5    Li Yanfeng                    CHN   67.84
     6   Tan Jian                    CHN        62.96               6    Stephanie Brown-Trafton       USA   67.74
     7   Dragana Tomasevic           SRB        62.48               7    Denia Cabellero               CUB   65.60
     8   Nicoleta Grasu              ROU        62.08               8    Zenata Glanc                  POL   65.34


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

                 2011 World Championships                                             2012 World Leading
     1   Mariya Abakumova            RUS        71.99               1    Sunette Viljoen               RSA   69.35
     2   Barbora Spotakova           CZE        71.58               2    Barbora Spotakova             CZE   68.73
     3   Sunette Viljoen             RSA        68.38               3    Christina Obergfoll           GER   67.04
     4   Christina Obergfoll         GER        65.24               4    Maria Abakumova               RUS   66.86
     5   Katharina Molitor           GER        64.32               5    Vira Rebryk                   UKR   66.86
     6   Kimberley Mickle            AUS        61.96               6    Martina Ratej                 SLO   66.24
     7   Martina Ratej               SLO        61.65               7    Li Lingwei                    CHN   65.11
     8   Jarmila Klimesova           CZE        59.27               8    Lu Huihui                     CHN   64.95


     Women's Hammer Throw
                      World Record: 79.42m        Betty Heidler    GER                 21 May 2011
                    Olympic Record: 76.34m      Aksana Miankova    BLR               20 August 2008
                        2008 Olympics                                                2011 World Leading
     1   Aksana Miankova                 BEL    76.34               1    Betty Heidler                GER    79.42
     2   Yipsi Moreno                    CUB    75.20               2    Tatyana Lysenko              RUS    77.13
     3   Zhang Wenxiu                    CHN    74.32               3    Wenxiu Zhang                 CHN    75.65
     4   Barya Pchelnik                  BEL    73.65               4    Yipsi Moreno                 CUB    75.62
     5   Manuela Montebrun               FRA    72.54               5    Kathrin Klaas                GER    75.48
     6   Anita Wlodarczyk                POL    71.56               6    Anita Wlodarczyk             POL    75.33
     7   Clarissa Claretti               ITA    71.33               7    Jennifer Dahlgren            ARG    73.44
     8   Martina Danisova-Hrasnova       SLO    71.00               8    Zalina Marghieva             MDA    72.93

                 2011 World Championships                                            2012 World Leading
     1   Tatyana Lysenko             RUS        77.13               1    Aksana Miankova              BLR    78.19
     2   Betty Heilder               GER        76.06               2    Betty Heidler                GER    78.07
     3   Zhang Wenxiu                CHN        75.03               3    Zhang Wenxiu                 CHN    76.99
     4   Yipsi Moreno                CUB        74.48               4    Alena Matoshka               BLR    76.56
     5   Anita Wlodarczyk            POL        73.56               5    Tatyana Lysenko              RUS    76.14
     6   Bianca Perie                ROU        72.04               6    Anita Wlodarczyk             POL    75.6
     7   Katharin Klaas              GER        71.89               7    Yipsi Moreno                 CUB    75.27
     8   Zalina Marghieva            MDA        70.27               8    Katherin Klaas               GER    75.13




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     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 no-
                                                                           one 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
                           2008 Olympics                                    2010 World Championships
               1   Lin Dan                     CHN                     1   Chen Jin                  CHN
               2   Lee Chong Wei               MAS                     2   Taufik Hidayat            INA
               3   Chen Jin                    CHN                     3   Peter Gade                DEN
               4   Lee Hyun-il                 KOR                     3   Park Sung-hwan            KOR
              5=   Peter Gade                  DEN                    5=   Hseuh Hsuan-Yi            MAC
              5=   Sony Dwi Kuncoro            INA                    5=   Lee Chong Wei             MAS
              5=   Hsieh Yu-Hsing              TPE                    5=   Kazushi Yamada            JPN
              5=   Bao Chunlai                 CHN                    5=   Lin Dan                   CHN

                    2011 World Championships                                   2011 World Series Final
               1   Lin Dan                   CHN                       1   Lin Dan                       CHN
               2   Lee Chong Wei             MAS                       2   Chen Long                     CHN
               3   Peter Gade                DEN                       3   Lee Chong Wei                 MAS
               3   Chen Jin                  CHN                       3   Peter Gade                    DEN
              5=   Sho Sasaki                JPN                      5=   Taufik Hidayat                INA
              5=   Kevin Cordon              GUA                      5=   Kenichi Tago                  JPN
              5=   Nguyen Tien Minh          VIE                      5=   Sho Sasaki                    JPN
              5=   Hans-Kristian Vittinghus  DEN                      5=   Simon Santoso                 INA




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                 World Rankings           Points              2012 Korea Open
     1    Lee Chong Wei            MAS    95,198    1   Lee Chong Wei                 MAS
     2    Lin Dan                  CHN    92,646    2   Lin Dan                       CHN
     3    Chen Long                CHN    84,632    3   Du Pengyu                     CHN
     4    Chen Jin                 CHN    73,978    3   Sho Sasaki                    JPN
     5    Peter Gade               DEN    71,102   5=   Kenichi Tago                  JPN
     6    Sho Sasaki               JPN    65,880   5=   Marc Zwiebler                 GER
     7    Lee Hyun Il              KOR    58,718   5=   Simon Santoso                 INA
     8    Kenichi Tago             JPN    58,703   5=   Jan O Jorgensen               DEN
     9    Simon Santoso            INA    55,044
     11   Tien Minh Nguyen         VIE    54,204
     12   Taufik Hidayat           INA    52,954
     13   Jan O Jorgensen          DEN    50,961
     14   Shon Wan Ho              KOR    50,000
     15   Marc Zweibler            GER    48,736
     19   Rajiv Ouseph             GBR    40,102
     20   Wong Wing Ki             HKG    39,976
     22   Pablo Abian              ESP    37,894
     24   Kashyap Parupalli        IND    36,536
     25   Hsu Jen Hao              TPE    36,155
     28   Boonsak Ponsana          THA    35,393




     Women's Singles
                  2008 Olympics                          2010 World Championships
      1   Zhang Ning               CHN              1   Wang Lin                  CHN
      2   Xie Xingfang             CHN              2   Wang Xin                  CHN
      3   Maria Kristin Yulianti   INA              3   Tine Baun                 DEN
      4   Lu Lan                   CHN              3   Wang Shixian              CHN
     5=   Pi Hongyan               FRA             5=   Eriko Hirose              JPN
     5=   Xu Huaiwen               GER             5=   Pi Hongyan                FRA
     5=   Saina Nehwal             IND             5=   Cheng Shao-Chieh          MAC
     5=   Wong Mew Choo            MAS             5=   Saina Nehwal              IND

           2011 World Championships                         2011 World Series Final
      1   Wang Yihan                CHN             1   Wang Yihan                    CHN
      2   Cheng Shao-Chieh          TPE             2   Saina Nehwal                  IND
      3   Wang Xin                  CHN             3   Wang Xin                      CHN
      3   Juliane Schenk            GER             3   Tine Baun                     DEN
     5=   Pi Hongyan                FRA            5=   Ji Hyun-sung                  KOR
     5=   Wang Shixian              CHN            5=   Sayaka Sato                   JPN
     5=   Saina Nehwal              IND            5=   Juliane Schenk                GER
     5=   Tine Baun                 DEN            5=   Youn Joo Bae                  KOR

                  World Rankings          Points               2012 Korea Open
     1    Wang Yihan               CHN    96,220    1   Wang Shixian                  CHN
     2    Wang Xin                 CHN    86,164    2   Jiang Yanjiao                 CHN
     3    Wang Shixian             CHN    77,026    3   Youn Joo Bae                  KOR
     5    Saina Nehwal             IND    70,516    3   Wang Yihan                    CHN
     7    Tine Baun                DEN    65,887   5=   Gu Juan                       SIN
     8    Juliane Schenk           GER    64,518   5=   Saina Nehwal                  IND
     9    Cheng Shao-Chieh         TPR    57,097   5=   Li Xuerui                     CHN
     10   Sung Ji Hyun             KOR    56,511   5=   Juliane Schenk                GER
     11   Inthanon Ratchanok       THA    56,074
     12   Tai Tzu Yin              TPE    53,825
     13   Bae Youn Joo             KOR    53,588
     15   Sayaka Sato              JPN    49,519
     16   Juan Gu                  SIN    56,490
     18   Yao Jie                  NED    44,190
     20   Petya Nedelcheva         BUL    42,384
     21   Pi Hongyan               FRA    41,144
     22   Li Michelle              CAN    39,911
     23   Yip Pui Yin              HKG    39,384
     27   Carolina Marin           ESP    35,846
     33   Agnese Allegrini         ITA    29,546




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     Men's Doubles
                  2008 Olympics                          2010 World Championships
          Markis Kido                                   Cai Yun
     1                             INA             1                              CHN
          Hendra Setiawan                               Fu Haifeng
          Fu Haifeng                                    Koo Kien Keat
     2                             CHN             2                              MAS
          Cai Yun                                       Tan Boon Heong
          Lee Jae-jin                                   Markis Kido
     3                             KOR             3                              INA
          Hwang Ji-man                                  Hendra Setiawan
          Lars Paaske                                   Guo Zhendong
     4                             DEN             3                              CHN
          Jonas Rasmussen                               Xu Chen
          Koo Kien Keat                                 Mathias Boe
     5=                            MAS             5=                             DEN
          Tan Boon Heong                                Carsten Mogensen
          Howrad Bach                                   Jung Jae-sung
     5=                            USA             5=                             KOR
          Bob Malaythong                                Lee Yong-dae
          Tadashi Ohtsuka                               Fang Chieh-Min
     5=                            JPN             5=                             MAC
          Keita Masuda                                  Lee Sheng-Mu
          Michal Logosz                                 Lars Paaske
     5=                            POL             5=                             DEN
          Robert Mateusiak                              Jonas Rasmussen

           2011 World Championships                        2011 World Series Final
          Cai Yun                                       Mathias Boe
     1                              CHN            1                                 DEN
          Fu Haifeng                                    Carsten Mogensen
          Ko Sung-hyun                                  Chai Biao
     2                              KOR            2                                 CHN
          Yoo Yeon-seong                                Guo Zhendong
          Jung Jae-sung                                 Ko Sung-hyun
     3                              KOR            3                                 KOR
          Lee Yong-dae                                  Yoo Yeon-seong
          Mohammed Ahsan                                Jung Jae-sung
     3                              INA            3                                 KOR
          Bona Septano                                  Lee Yong-dae
          Mads Conrad-Petersen                          Mohammed Ahsan
     5=                             DEN            5=                                INA
          Jonas Rasmussen                               Bona Septano
          Koo Kien Keat                                 Cai Yun
     5=                             MAS            5=                                CHN
          Tan Boon Heong                                Fu Haifeng
          Hong Wei                                      Hirokatsu Hashimoto
     5=                             CHN            5=                                JPN
          Shen Ye                                       Noriyasu Hirata
          Mathias Boe                                   Kien Keat Koo
     5=                             DEN            5=                                MAS
          Carsten Mogensen                              Boon Heong Tan

                 World Rankings           Points               2012 Korea Open
          Cai Yun                                       Cai Yun
     1                            CHN     96,011   1                                 CHN
          Fu Haifeng                                    Fu Haifeng
          Jung Jae Sung                                 Jung Jae-sung
     2                            KOR     89,561   2                                 KOR
          Lee Yong Dae                                  Lee Yong-dae
          Mathias Boe                                   Ko Sung-hyun
     3                             DEN    78,257   3                                 KOR
          Carsten Mogensen                              Yoo Yeon-seong
          Ko Sung Hyun                                  Kim Jung-kim
     4                            KOR     77,797   3                                 KOR
          Yoo Yeon Seong                                Kim Sa-rang
          Chai Biao                                     Michael Fuchs
     5                            CHN     67,549   5=                                GER
          Guo Zhendong                                  Oliver Roth
          Mohammead Ahsan                               Fang Chieh-Min
     6                             INA    63,329   5=                                TPE
          Bona Septano                                  Lee Sheng-Mu
          Fang Chieh Min                                Hiroyuki Endo
     7                             TPE    59,469   5=                                JPN
          Lee Sheng Mu                                  Kenichi Hayakawa
          Kien Keat Koo                                 Hong Wei
     8                            MAS     58,111   5=                                CHN
          Boon Heong Tan                                Shen Ye
          Naoki Kawamae
     11                            JPN    55,497
          Shoji Sato
          Bodin Issara
     17                            THA    43,575
          Maneepong Jongjit
          Ingo Kindervater
     18                           GER     43,529
          Johannes Schoettler
          Vladimir Ivanov
     20                            RUS    41,360
          Ivan Sozonov
          Howard Bach
     21                            USA    41,050
          Tony Gunawan
          Adam Cwalina
     22                            POL    40,673
          Michal Logosz
          Ross Smith
     33                            AUS    30,887
          Glenn Warfe
          Dorian Lance James
     48                            RSA    24,231
          Willem Viljoen




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     Women's Doubles
                   2008 Olympics                          2010 World Championships
          Du Jing                                        Du Jing
     1                             CHN              1                              CHN
          Yu Yang                                        Yu Yang
          Lee Kyung-won                                  Ma Jin
     2                             KOR              2                              CHN
          Lee Hyo-jung                                   Wang Xiaoli
          Zhang Yawen                                    Cheng Wen-Hsing
     3                             CHN              3                              MAC
          Wei Yili                                       Chien Yu-Chin
          Miyuki Maeda                                   Cheng Shu
     4                             JPN              3                              CHN
          Satoko Suetsuna                                Zhao Yunlei
          Kumiko Ogura                                   Pan Pan
     5=                            JPN              5=                             CHN
          Reiko Shiota                                   Tian Qing
          Jiang Yanmei                                   Ha Jung-eun
     5=                            SIN              5=                             KOR
          Li Yujia                                       Kin Min-jung
          Chien Yu Chin                                  Yoo Hyun-young
     5=                            TPE              5=                             KOR
          Cheng Wen-Hsing                                Jung Kyung-eun
          Yang Wei                                       Miyuki Maeda
     5=                            CHN              5=                             JPN
          Zhang Jiewen                                   Satoko Suetsuna

           2011 World Championships                         2011 World Series Final
          Wang Xiaoli                                    Wang Xiaoli
     1                              CHN             1                                 CHN
          Yu Yang                                        Yu Yang
          Tian Qing                                      Jung Eun-ha
     2                              CHN             2                                 KOR
          Zhao Yunlei                                    Min Jung-kim
          Miyuki Maeda                                   Tian Qing
     3                              JPN             3                                 CHN
          Satoko Suetsuna                                Zhao Yunlei
          Jwala Gutta                                    Christinna Pedersen
     3                              IND             3                                 DEN
          Ashwini Ponnappa                               Kamilla Rytter Juhl
          Shizuka Matsuo                                 Cheng Wen Hsing
     5=                             JPN             5=                                TPE
          Mami Naito                                     Chien Yu Chin
          Mizuki Fujii                                   Mizuki Fujii
     5=                             JPN             5=                                JPN
          Reika Kakiiwa                                  Reika Kakiiwa
          Meiliana Jauhari                               Lok Yan Poon
     5=                             INA             5=                                HKG
          Greysia Polii                                  Ying Suet Tse
          Vita Marissa                                   Shizuka Matsuo
     5=                             INA             5=                                JPN
          Nadya Melati                                   Mami Naito

                  World Rankings          Points                2012 Korea Open
          Wang Xiaoli                                    Tian Qing
     1                             CHN    100,704   1                                 CHN
          Yu Yang                                        Zhao Yunlei
          Tian Qing                                      Ha Jung-eun
     2                             CHN    91,051    2                                 KOR
          Zhao Yunlei                                    Kim Min-jung
          Ha Jung Eun                                    Jung Kyung-eun
     3                             KOR    76,540    3                                 KOR
          Kim Min Jung                                   Kim Ha-na
          Mizuki Fujii                                   Wang Xiaoli
     4                             JPN    68,834    3                                 CHN
          Reika Kakiiwa                                  Yu Feng
          Kamilla Rytter Juhl                            Miyuki Maeda
     5                             DEN    64,279    5=                                JPN
          Christinna Pedersen                            Satoko Suetsuna
          Miyuki Maeda                                   Meiliana Jauhari
     6                             JPN    60,824    5=                                INA
          Satoko Suetsuna                                Greysia Polii
          Jung Kyung Eun                                 Shizuka Matsuo
     8                             KOR    58,840    5=                                JPN
          Kim Ha Na                                      Mami Naito
          Cheng Wen Hsing                                Shinta Mulia Sari
     10                            TPE    56,579    5=                                SIN
          Chien Yu Chin                                  Lei Yao
          Greysia Polii
     12                            INA    52,427
          Meiliana Jauhari
          Shinta Mulia Sari
     13                            SIN    50,098
          Lei Yao
          Poon Lok Yan
     15                            HKG    49,054
          Tse Ying Suet
          Jwala Gutta
     16                            IND    46,816
          Ashwini Ponnappa
          Valeri Sorokina
     18                            RUS    46,426
          Nina Vislova
          Alex Bruce
     28                            CAN    37,853
          Michelle Li
          Leanne Choo
     35                            AUS    31,069
          Renuga Veeran
          Michelle Edwards
     44                            RSA    23,424
          Annari Viljoen




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     Mixed Doubles
                  2008 Olympics                          2010 World Championships
          Lee Yong-dae                                  Zheng Bo
     1                              KOR            1                              CHN
          Lee Hyo-jung                                  Ma Jin
          Nova Widianto                                 He Hanbin
     2                              INA            2                              CHN
          Lilyana Natsir                                Yu Yang
          He Hanbin                                     Ko Sung-hyun
     3                              CHN            3                              MAC
          Yu Yang                                       Ha Jung-eun
          Flandy Limpele                                Lee Sheng-Mu
     4                              INA            3                              KOR
          Vita Marissa                                  Chien Yu-Chin
          Nathan Robertson                              Nova Widianto
     5=                             GBR            5=                             POL
          Gail Emms                                     Lilyana Natsir
          Sudket Prapakamol                             Thomas Laybourn
     5=                             THA            5=                             DEN
          Saralee Thoungthongkam                        Kamilla Rytter Juhl
          Robert Mateusiak                              Valiyaveetil Diju
     5=                             POL            5=                             IND
          Nadiezda Kostiuczyk                           Jwala Gutta
          Thomas Laybourn                               Tao Jiaming
     5=                             DEN            5=                             CHN
          Kamilla Rytter Juhl                           Zhang Yawen

           2011 World Championships                         2011 World Series Final
          Zhang Nan                                     Zhang Nan
     1                              CHN            1                                  CHN
          Zhao Yunlei                                   Zhao Yunlei
          Chris Adcock                                  Xu Chen
     2                              GBR            2                                  CHN
          Imogen Bankier                                Ma Jin
          Xu Chen                                       Shintaro Ikeda
     3                              CHN            3                                  JPN
          Ma Jin                                        Reiko Shiota
          Tantowi Ahmad                                 Joachim Fischer Nielsen
     3                              INA            3                                  DEN
          Lilyana Natsir                                Christinna Pedersen
          Chen Hung-Ling                                Tontowi Ahmed
     5=                             TPE            5=                                 INA
          Cheng Wen-Hsing                               Lilyana Natsir
          Tao Jiaming                                   Chen Hung-Ling
     5=                             CHN            5=                                 TPE
          Tian Qing                                     Cheng Wen-Hsing
          Chayut Triyachart                             Robert Blair
     5=                             SIN            5=                                 GBR
          Lei Yao                                       Gabrielle White
          Joachim Fischer Nielsen                       Sudket Prapakamol
     5=                             DEN            5=                                 THA
          Christinna Pedersen                           Saralee Thoungthongkam

                  World Rankings          Points               2012 Korea Open
          Zhang Nan                                     Xu Chen
     1                              CHN   90,940   1                                  CHN
          Zhao Yunlei                                   Ma Jin
          Xu Chen                                       Lee Yong-dae
     2                              CHN   84,196   2                                  KOR
          Ma Jin                                        Ha Jung-eun
          Tontowi Ahmad                                 Joachim Fischer Nielsen
     3                              INA   80,990   3                                  DEN
          Liliyana Natsir                               Christinna Pedersen
          Joachim Fischer Nielsen                       Alexandr Nikolaenko
     4                              DEN   80,036   3                                  RUS
          Christinna Pedersen                           Valeri Sorokina
          Chen Hung-Ling                                Thomas Laybourn
     5                              TPE   69,720   5=                                 DEN
          Cheng Wen-Hsing                               Kamilla Rytter Juhl
          Thomas Laybourn                               Tontowi Ahmed
     6                              DEN   64,882   5=                                 INA
          Kamilla Rytter Juhl                           Liliyana Natsir
          Lee Yong Dae                                  Valiyaveetil Diju
     7                              KOR   60,290   5=                                 IND
          Ha Hung Eun                                   Jwala Gutta
          Sudket Prapakamol                             He Hanbin
     8                              THA   57,194   5=                                 CHN
          Saralee Thoungthongkam                        Yixin Bao
          Peng Soon Chan
     9                              MAS   57,180
          Liu Ying Goh
          Chris Adcock
     10                             GBR   51,180
          Imogen Bankier
          Shintaro Ikeda
     11                             JPN   50,790
          Reiko Shiota
          Alexandr Nikolaenko
     12                             RUS   48,850
          Valeri Sorokina
          V. Diju
     14                             IND   46,060
          Jwala Gutta
          Michael Fuchs
     16                             GER   45,123
          Birgit Michels
          Robert Mateusiak
     19                             INA   44,206
          Nadiezda Zieba
          Toby Ng
     26                             CAN   36,610
          Grace Gao




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38                                                                                             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 hair-
      raising 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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39                                                                                           Basketball
     Men's Basketball
                                                          World
       Country       Qualification               Group             Achievements                                Top Players
                                                         Ranking
                                                                                                               LeBron James (27, Forward, 203cm, 1st overall draft pick 2003, 3x NBA MVP - 2009-
                                                                   After some poor performances in the         10 & 2012, 8x NBA All-Star, 2012 NBA Finals MVP & Champion), Kevin Durant (23,
                     Won 2010 World                                mid-noughties, the Redeem Team              Small Forward, 206cm, 2nd overall in NBA draft 2007, 2008 Rookie of the Year, 2010-
     United States                                A        1st
                     Championships                                 dominated the 2008 Olympics and then        2012 NBA Scoring Champion & NBA All-Star, 2010 FIBA World Championships MVP) ,
                                                                   won the 2010 World Championships            Kobe Bryant (33, Shooting Guard, 198cm,5x NBA Champion, 2x NBA Finals MVP,
                                                                                                               2008 NBA MVP, 14x NBA All-Star)
                                                                                                           Manu Ginobili (35, Shooting Guard, 198cm, 10yrs with San Antonio Spurs, 3x NBA
                                                                   2004 Olympics champions, won bronze
                     Won 2011 Americas                                                                     champion, 2x NBA all star, Argentina's Olympic flag bearer 2008), Luis Scola (32,
      Argentina                                   A        3rd     in 2008, knocked out in QF by Lithuania
                     Championships                                                                         Small Forward, 206cm, 5yrs with Houston Rockets, 2010 World Championship All-
                                                                   in 2010 World Championships
                                                                                                           Tournament Team), Carlos Delfino (29, Shooting Guard, 198cm, 8yr NBA career)
                                                                   Have reached the semi-finals at every       Jonas Valanciunas (20, Center, 211cm, 5th overall draft by Toronto Raptors in 2011
                                                                   Olympics since 1992, third in 2010          though yet to start due to contract restriction, European Young Player of the Year
      Lithuania      Wildcard Qualifier           A        5th
                                                                   World Championships, 5th in 2011            2011), Linas Kleiza (27, Power Forward, 203cm, 2010 World Championsips All-
                                                                   EuroBasket                                  Tournamnet Team, o the books of Toronto Raptors but has has injury issues)
                                                                   Last Olympics since 2000 (where they
                                                                                                               Boris Diaw (30, Power Forward, 203cm, 9yr NBA career, currently at San Antonio
                                                                   won silver), poor performance at 2010
        France       Runner-Up 2011 Eurobasket    A       12th                                                 Spurs), Tony Parker (30, Point Guard, 188cm, 11years with San Antonio Spurs, 3x
                                                                   World Champs, silver at 2011
                                                                                                               NBA champion, 3x All Star, ex-husband of Eva Longoria)
                                                                   EuroBasket with a new-look team
                                                                                                               Al-Farouk Aminu (21, Small Forward, 206cm, 8th overall pick 2010, started 21
                                                                   First appearance at the Olympics, only
        Nigeria      Wildcard Qualifier           A       21st                                                 games for New Orleans Hornets last season), Ike Diogu (28, 208cm, Centre/Power
                                                                   two appearances at the World Champs
                                                                                                               Forward, 7 years in NBA, now playing in Puerto Rico)
                                                                   Won Afrobasket for 1st time in 2011,
                                                                                                               Salah Mejri (26, Center, 217cm, MVP Afrobasket 2011, Joined Antwerp Diamond
        Tunisia      Won Afrobasket               A       32nd     have never qualified for Olympics and
                                                                                                               Giants in 2010)
                                                                   finished last in their group at 2010 WC
                                                                   Silver in 2008 Olympics (took USA
                                                                                                               Pau Gasol (32, Power Forward, 213cm, 11 years in NBA, 2x NBA champion, 4x NBA
                                                                   close in final), 2006 World Champions,
                                                                                                               All Star, 7x European player of year), Marc Gasol (27, Center, 216cm, 4 year starter
        Spain        Won 2011 Eurobasket          B       2nd      2009 & 2011 EuroBasket Champions,
                                                                   lost to Serbia in QF at 2010 World          Memphis Grizzlies, All-Star 2012) , Serge Ibaka (22, Power Forward, 208cm, 3 years
                                                                   Champs                                      NBA, 2-time competitor in NBA Slam Dunk contest)
                                                                   7th at last Olympics, lost to Slovenia in   Patrick Mills (23, Point Guard, 183cm, playing for San Antonio Spurs where he
       Australia     Won Oceania Qualification    B        9th
                                                                   last-16 at 2010 World Championships         scored a career high 34 points & 12 assists against Golden State)
                                                                   8th at 2008 Olympics, last-16 at 2010       Yi Jianlian (24, Power Forward, 213cm, 6th overall pick 2007, 6 years NBA now with
        China        Won Asia Qualification       B       10th
                                                                   World Championships                         Dallas Mavericks)
                                                                   9th at 2008 Olympics, 9th at 2010           Andrei Kirilenko (31, Small Forward, 206cm, played for Utah Jazz 2001-11 earning
        Russia       Wildcard Qualifier           B       11th     World Championships but 3rd at 2011         All-Star honours in 2004, Eurobasket MVP in 207, returned to CSKA Moscow last year
                                                                   EuroBasket and champions in 2007            who he led to Euroleague championships becoming MVP)
                                                                                                               Tiago Splitter (27, Center, 211cm, Spanish League MVP 2010, Joined San Antonio
                                                                   Have not qualified for Olympics since
                     Runner-Up 2011 Americas                                                                   Spurs in 2010), Anderson Varejao (29, Power Forward, 211cm, 8 years NBA),
        Brazil                                    B       13th     1996, lost to Argentina in last-16 at
                     Championships                                                                             Leandro Barbosa (29, Guard, 191cm, 9 years NBA, 2007 NBA Sixth Man of the
                                                                   2010 World Championships
                                                                                                               Year)
                                                                                                               Luol Deng (27, Small Forward, 206cm, 7th overall draft pick 2004, 2012 NBA All-
                                                                   Had never qualified for an international    Star, 8 year starter for Chicago Bulls - highest minutes per game in 11/12 season),
                                                                   tournamnet until 2009, finished 2009 &      Joel Freeland (25, Power Forward, 208cm, drafted in first round by Portland Trail
     Great Britain Host-Country Place             B       43rd
                                                                   2011 EuroBasket with 2-3 record but         Blazers in 2006 but has never played for them, starting PF for Malaga in Spanish top
                                                                   have not reached knockout stages            division), Pops Mensah-Bonsu (28, Power Forward, 206cm, journey-man career inc
                                                                                                               61 NBA appearances, now playing in Turkey)




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     Women's Basketball
                                                          World
       Country       Qualification               Group             Achievements                          Top Players
                                                         Ranking
                                                                                                         Diana Taurasi (30, Guard, 183cm, 5x WNBA All-Star, 2x WNBA Champion, 2009
                                                                   Gold at every Olympics since
                     Won 2010 World                                                                      WNBA MVP, 2x Olympic Gold), Tamika Catchings (3, Forward, 185cm, 7x WNBA All-
     United States                                 A       1st     1996; 1st & unbeaten at 2010
                     Championships                                                                       Star, 2011 WNBA MVP, 2x Olympic Gold), Candace Parker (26, Forward, 193cm,
                                                                   World Championships
                                                                                                         2008 WNBA MVP, 1st player to dunk in college basketball, 1x Olympic gold)
                                                                   4th at 2008 Olympics; 13th at 2010
        China        Won Asia Qualification        A       7th     World Championships; reigning         -
                                                                   Asian Champions
                                                                   DNQ for 2008 Olympics; 6th at 2010
        France       Wildcard Qualifier            A       8th     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       Quanitra Hollingsworth (23, Centre, 196cm, took Turkish citizenship despite never
        Turkey       Wildcard Qualifier            A      21st     World Championships; 2nd at 2011      having lived there, 2nd in Euroleague field goal percentage), Nevriye Yilraz (32,
                                                                   EuroBasket                            Power Forward, 193cm, EuroBasket All-Star 2011)
                                                                   Never qualified for Olympics or
        Angola       Won Afrobasket                A      27th     World Championships; reigning         -
                                                                   African Champions
                                                                   Never qualified for Olympics or
                                                                                                         Sandra Mandir (24, Shooting Guard, 176cm, top-5 in EuroBasket points per game
       Croatia       Wildcard Qualifier            A      31st     World Championships; 5th at 2011
                                                                                                         and assists per game 2011, All-Tournament Team at EuroBasket 2011)
                                                                   EuroBasket
                                                                   Silver at past three Olympics; 5th Lauren Jackson (31, Forward/Centre, 196cm, 3x ('03, '07, '10) WNBA MVP, 7x
       Australia     Won Oceania Qualification     B      2nd=     at 2010 World Championships, 1st at WNBA All-Star, 2x WNBA Champion, 3x Olympic Silver), Penny Taylor (31, Guard,
                                                                   2006 World Championships            185cm, 3x WNBA All-Star, 2006 World Championships MVP)

                                                                   Bronze at past two Olympics; 7th at   Becky Hammon (35, Guard, 168cm, 6x WNBA All-Star, US born and raised,
                                                                   2010 World Championships; 1st in      Hammon took Russian nationality after not being selected for USA team in 2008),
        Russia       Won 2011 Eurobasket           B      2nd=
                                                                   2011 and 2nd in 2009 at               Elena Danilochkina (26, Shooting Guard, 182cm, 2011 EuroBasket MVP) , Maria
                                                                   EuroBasket                            Stepanova (33, Center, 201cm, All-Tournament Team at 2011 EuroBasket)
                                                                   7th at 2008 Olympics; 2nd at 2010     Hana Horakova (33, Guard, 181cm, 2010 World Championship MVP), Eva
        Czech
                     Wildcard Qualifier            B       4th     World Championships; 4th at 2011      Viteckova (30, Forward, 190cm, All-Tournament Team at 2011 EuroBasket and 2010
       Republic
                                                                   EuroBasket                            World Champioships, averages 16.4 PPG for Czech)
                                                                   11th at 2008 Olympics; 9th at 2010
                     Won 2011 Americas
        Brazil                                     B       6th     World Championships; 3rd in 2011      Erika de Sousa (30, Center, 196cm, 2009 WNBA All-Star)
                     Qualification
                                                                   Pan-American Games
                                                                   DNQ for past three Olympics, best
                                                                                                         Courtnay Pilypaitis (24, Guard, 185cm, Canada's top scorer at Olympic qualification
       Canada        Wildcard Qualifier            B      11th     result 4th in 1984; 12th at 2010
                                                                                                         tournament)
                                                                   World Championships
                                                                   =9th place at 2011 EuroBasket was
     Great Britain Host-Country Place              B      49th     first ever appearance at major        Jo Leedham (24, Small Forward, 180cm)
                                                                   championships




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              41                                                   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            Age      Height    Ranking                                             Achievements
                                                                          Emanuel and Alison, since becoming partners in 2010, have won the 2011 World
               Emanuel Rego                   39      190cm
                                                                          Championships, almost every prize given out by FIVB, and 5 Grand Slam events. Previously
    Brazil                                                          1
                                                                          Emanuel has won Olympic gold in Athens, bronze in Beijing and 2 other World
               Alison Cerutti                 27      203cm               Championship golds
               Todd Rogers                    38      187cm               Nick-named the Beast and the Professor (for obvious reasons), they have been the most
   United
                                                                    2     successful beach volleybal partnership in history - Olympic gold medallists in 2008, 15
   States      Philip Dalhausser              31      206cm               international titles in past 3 years, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011 AVP Tour champions
            Julius Brink                      30      186cm
  Germany                                                           3     2009 World Champions, 2011 European Champions, have not won a world event since 2009
            Jonas Reckermann                  33      200cm
  United    Jacob Gibb                        36      201cm               Quarter-finalists in 2008 Olympics, won the last World Tour event, in Rome, before the
                                                                    4
  States    Sean Rosenthal                    32      191cm               London Olympics
            Reinder Nummerdor                 35      194cm               Quarter-finalists in 2008 Olympics, failed to progress past 1st round in last 3 World
Netherlands                                                         5
            Richard Schuil                    39      202cm               Championships, won 2012 Beijing Grand Slam event
            Pedro Henrique Cunha              29      189cm               Only got together in late 2011 after Ricardo won 2011 World Championship silver, have
   Brazil                                                           6
            Ricardo Costa Santos              37      200cm               started strong racking up 4 tournament victories from 12
            Grzegorz Fijalek                  25      186cm               2011 World Championship quarter-finalists, 2nd place in two World Grand Slam events in
  Poland                                                            7
            Mariusz Prudel                    26      191cm               2011, Prudel was 2011 FIVB 'Most Impoved Player'
            Jonathan Erdmann                  23      194cm
 Germany                                                            9     Silver in 2011 European Championships, quarter-finalists in past 3 World Grand Slam events
            Kay Matysik                       32      191cm
            Patrick Heuscher                  35      194cm
Switzerland                                                        10     Paired up in 2011 when Bellaguarda got Swiss nationality, have had three podiums since
            Jefferson Bellaguarda             35      193cm
            Pablo Herrera                     30      193cm
   Spain                                                           11     2011 World Championship quarter-finalists, fallen in the first round at past 5 events
            Adrian Gavira                     24      193cm
            Xu Linyin                         26      200cm               Lost in first round at 2008 Olympics, 2nd at 2011 Asian Championships, 1st in 2010 Moscow
   China                                                           12
            Wu Penggen                        30      198cm               Grand Slam
  Czech     Petr Benes                        37      197cm               Have reached the quarter-finals at just one Grand Slam event per year for the past three
                                                                   13
 Republic Premysl Kubala                      38      202cm               years
            Aleksandrs Samoilovs              27      195cm               Lost in first round at 2011 and 2009 World Championships but have been quarter-finalists at
   Latvia                                                          14
            Ruslans Sorokins                  30      196cm               past three Grand Slam events
            Martins Plavins                   27      190cm               4th in the 2011 World Championships but have not been close to that in any major
   Latvia                                                          15
            Janis Smedins                     24      191cm               competition before or since
            Paolo Nicolai                     23      203cm               Young team only got together last year, have struggled for consistancy since but achieved
    Italy                                                          18
            Daniele Lupo                      21      195cm               an impressive 2nd at this years Beijing Grand Slam
               Sascha Heyer                   40      203cm               Heyer has been on the World Tour since 1996, reaching a career high of World
Switzerland                                                        19     Championship silver in 2005, this partnership has only once reached into the quarter-finals of
               Sebastien Chevalier            25      193cm               a tournament but Chevalier was 2011 FIVB 'Rookie of the Year'
              Tarjei Skarlund                 33      191cm               Third in European Championships 2012, final-16 twice in Grand Slam tournaments in 2012,
   Norway                                                          21
              Martin Spinnangr                25      197cm               best performance 2nd in 2010 Norway Grand Slam, last in group at 2008 Olympics
              Konstantin Semenov              23      208cm               Finished third in the 2012 Dutch Open, fifth at the 2012 European Championships and
  Russia                                                           23
              Yaroslav Koshkarev              27      194cm               qualified at the final qualification tournament
              Clemens Doppler                 31      200cm               New pairing this year, won the Austrian satellite tournament and qualified at the final
  Austria                                                          43
              Alexander Horst                 29      186cm               qualification tournament
              John Garcia-Thompson            33        ??
Great Britian                                                      63     Have never passed through the qualifying stages at any 1st or 2nd tier international event
              Steven Grotowski                30      198cm
               Katsuhiro Shiratori            35      190cm               Finished third in their group at the 2008 Olympic Games, finished 5th in the Asian
    Japan                                                          95     Championships this year and make it through the qualifiers at Grand Slam tournamnets
               Kentaro Asahi                  36      199cm               about 1 time in 5
             Josh Binstock                    31        ??                New pairing this year, reached the last-16 of the Polish Open and won the North American
  Canada                                                           77
             Martin Reader                    28      199cm               Continental Cup
             Igor Hernandez                   35      190cm               Have made it through the qualifying rounds just twice in a Grand Slam event in the past 3
 Venezuala                                                         115
             Jesus Fane                       25      188cm               years - Won the South American Continental Cup
             Freedom Chiva                    32        ??
South Africa                                                       293    Have only once attempted to qualify for a world event, won the African Continental Cup
             Grant Goldschmit                 29      194cm



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Women's Beach Volleyball
                                                            World
  Country                  Players          Age   Height                                                      Achievements
                                                           Ranking
                Larissa Franca              30    174cm              Partners for 7 years, World Champions in 2011, 2nd in 2009 & 2005 and 3rd in 2007 but only
   Brazil                                                     1
                Juliana Da Silva            29    177cm              quarter-finalists in the 2008 Olympics, FIVB 'Team of the Year' 6 of past 7 years

                Zhang Xi                    27    183cm              Partners for 6 years, 2008 Olympic Bronze medallists, best World Championships in 2011
   China                                                      2      (3rd), have only ever won the Moscow Grand Slam event (which they have won in 2012,
                Xue Chen                    23    189cm              2010 and 2008)

   United       Misty May Treanor           34    182cm              Partners for 11 years, 2008 and 2004 Olympic gold medallists, 3x World Champions, 2nd in
                                                              3
   States       Kerri Walsh                 33    188cm              2011 World Championships, no world titles in 2012 but 3 Grand Slam victories in 2011
   United       Jennifer Kessy              34    180cm              2009 World Champions, have only won 2 international events since but consistant podium
                                                              4
   States       April Ross                  30    185cm              finishers
                Talita De Rocha Antunes     29    181cm              3rd in 2009 World Championships, quarter-finalists in 2011, Talita finished 4th in 2008
   Brazil                                                     5
                Maria Antonelli             28    176cm              Olympics
                Greta Cicolari              29    180cm              2011 European Champions, reached their first Grand Slam final in Beijing this year,
    Italy                                                     6
                Marta Menegati              21    180cm              Menegatti was 2011 FIVB 'Most Improved Player'
                Marlene Van Iersel          24    178cm
Netherlands                                                   7      2012 European Champions, 4th place in 2012 Shanghai Grand Slam event
                Sanne Keizer                27    182cm
                Sara Goller                 28    180cm              Lost in final 16 at last Olynmpics and World Championships, finished 2nd in last Grand Slam
 Germany                                                      8
                Laura Ludwig                26    181cm              event, in Rome, Ludwig was FIVB 2011 'Best Offensive Player'
                Simone Kuhn                 31    184cm              Had never got into the semi finals at a top tier event before they won the last Grand Slam
Switzerland                                                   9
                Nadine Zumkehr              27    172cm              prior to the Olympics
                Katrin Holtwick             28    176cm
 Germany                                                     11      Improved consistancy in the past 2 years, Grand Slam final in Beijing 2011
                Ilka Semmler                26    183cm
  Czech         Marketa Slukova             24    182cm              Under-23 European Champions in 2010, consistantly make it to th last 16 in nternational
                                                             12
 Republic       Kristyna Kolocova           24    170cm              events
                Liliana Fernandez Steiner   25    178cm              3rd in European Championships in 2012 but have struggled to make it into the last 16
   Spain                                                     13
                Elsa Baquerizo              25    181cm              internationally
                Doris Schwaiger             27    171cm
  Austria                                                    14      Quarter-finalists at 2008 Olympics, and frequent quart-finalists on World Tour
                Stefanie Schwaiger          25    182cm
                Becchara Palmer             24    183cm              Struggle to get through to the final 8 at international events, finished fourth at Asian
 Australia                                                   16
                Louise Bawden               30    184cm              Championships in 2011
  Czech         Hana Klapalova              30    182cm              4th at 2011 World Championships and 2011 & 2012 European Championships, have never
                                                             17
 Republic       Lenka Hajeckova             34    173cm              made it to the quarter finals at Grand Slam event
                Vasiliko Arvaniti           27    178cm
  Greece                                                     18      Eliminated in the first round at 8 of last 12 tournaments
                Maria Tsartsiani            31    180cm
                Heather Bansley             24    170cm              4th at the 2011 North American Championships, have had a couple of last-16s at Grand
  Canada                                                     24
                Elizabeth Maloney           27    183cm              Slam events
                Nat Cook                    37    181cm
 Australia                                                   25      Have had three last-16 performances in 2012 Grand Slam events
                Tamsin Hinchley             32    193cm
                Madelein Meppelink          22    183cm              New partnership this year, quarter-finalists at the 2012 Moscow Grand Slam, van Getsel was
Netherlands                                                  27
                Sophie van Gestel           21      ??               third in the Junior World Championships last year
                Anastasia Vasina            24    187cm
   Russia                                                    29      Inconsistant but qualified at the last qualification tournamnet
                Anna Vozakova               23    175cm
                Evgenia Ukolova             23    181cm              Last-32 at last year's World Championships, best finish was a last-16 at the 2011 Moscow
   Russia                                                    33
                Ekaterina Khomyakova        23    180cm              Grand Slam
                Shauna Mullin               27    178cm              Usually knocked out in qualification stages for international tournaments but reached first
Great Britain                                                37
                Zara Dampney                25    178cm              round at 2011 World Championships and 2011 Stavanger Grand Slam
                Elodie Yi Luk Yo            29    173cm
 Mauritius                                                   130     Have never qualified for a significant tournament, won the African Continental Cup
                Natacha Rigobert            31    180cm
                Ana Gallay                  26    173cm
 Argentina                                                   227     Have only played in three qualification events, won the South American Continental Cup
                Virginia Zonta              22    170cm




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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                       Achievements
Ren Cancan                            CHN        24   Won 2012 World Championships       World Championships - Gold 2012, 2010
                                                                                         World Championships - Silver 2012, 2010, 2008; European
Nicola Adams                          GBR        29   2nd 2012 World Championships
                                                                                         Championships - Gold 2011
                                                                                         World Championships - Gold 2008, Silver 2006, Bronze 2012, 2010;
Karolina Michalczuk                   POL        35   Semi-Finalist 2012 WC
                                                                                         European Championships - Gold 2009, Silver 2011
                                                                                         World Championships - Gold 2010, Silver 2008, Bronze 2011 (@ 54kg
Elena Savelyeva                       RUS        28   Semi-Finalist 2012 WC
                                                                                         pre-2011)
                                                      2nd Best Placed from Asia at 2012
Mary Kom                              IND        29                                     World Championships - QF 2012, Gold 2010, 2008 (@ 48kg pre-2011)
                                                      WC
                                                                                        World Championships - QF 2012, Round-3 2010; European
Stoyka Petrova                        BUL        26   Tripartate Commission Invitation
                                                                                        Championships - Bronze 2011
Kim Hye Song                          PRK        27   Tripartate Commission Invitation   World Championships - QF 2012, Silver 2010 (@-54kg)
                                                      Best Placed from Americas at       World Championships - QF 2012, Round-3 2010, Round-1 2008,
Marlen Esparza                        USA        22
                                                      2012 WC                            Bronze 2006
                                                      2nd Best Placed from Americas at   World Championships - Round-3 2012; Pan-American Games -
Karlha Magliocco                      VEN        25
                                                      2012 WC                            Bronze 2011
                                                                                         World Championships - Round-3 2012, Round-2 2010; South-
Erica Dos Santos                      BRA        29   Tripartate Commission Invitation
                                                                                         American Games - Gold 2010
                                                      Best Placed from Africa at 2012
Maroua Rahali                         TUN        24                                    World Championships - Round-2 2012, Round-1 2010
                                                      WC
                                                      Best Placed from Oceania at 2012
Siona Fernandez                       NZL        29                                    World Championships - Round-1 2012, Round-2 2010
                                                      WC




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Women's Lightweight (-60kg)
Name                      Nationality   Age Qualification                       Achievements
                                                                                World Championships - Gold 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006; European
Katie Taylor                 IRE        26   Won 2012 World Championships
                                                                                Championships - Gold 2011, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005

                                                                                World Championships - Silver 2012, Bronze 2008, Gold 2006, 2005;
Sofya Ochigava              RUS         25   2nd 2012 World Championships
                                                                                European Championships - Gold 2009 (@-57kg or -54kg pre-2011)
                                                                                World Championships - Bronze 2012; European Championships -
Natasha Jonas               GBR         28   Semi-Finalist 2012 WC
                                                                                Gold 2011 (@-64kg pre-2012)
Mavzuna Chorieva             TJK        19   Semi-Finalist 2012 WC              World Championships - Bronze 2012, Round-2 2010
                                             Best Placed from Americas at       World Championships - QF 2012, Round-2 2010, Round-1 2008; Pan-
Adriana Araujo              BRA         31
                                             2012 WC                            American Games - Round-1 2011
                                                                                World Championships - Round-2 2012, Silver 2010, 2008; Asian
Dong Cheng                  CHN         25   Tripartate Commission Invitation
                                                                                Games - Gold 2010
Mihaela Lacatus             ROU         30   Tripartate Commission Invitation   World Championships - QF 2012, Bronze 2010
                                                                                World Championships - Round-3 2012, Bronze 2010; Pan-American
Quanitta Le Underwood       USA         28   Tripartate Commission Invitation
                                                                                Games - QF 2011
                                             Best Placed from Africa at 2012
Rim Jouini                  TUN         31                                     World Championships - Round-2 2012, Bronze 2010
                                             WC
                                             2nd Best Placed from Asia at 2012
Saida Khassenova             KAZ        23                                     World Championships - Round-3 2012, Round-2 2010
                                             WC
                                             Best Placed from Oceania at 2012
Alexis Pritchard             NZL        28                                     World Championships - Round-2 2012, Round-1 2010
                                             WC
Mahjouba Oubtil             MAR         29   Tripartate Commission Invitation   World Championships - Round-1 2012, Round-2 2010




Women's Middleweight (-75kg)
Name                      Nationality   Age Qualification                       Achievements
Savannah Marshall           GBR         21   Won 2012 World Championships       World Championships - Gold 2012, Silver 2010

Elena Vystropova             AZE        23   2nd 2012 World Championships       World Championships - Silver 2012
Nadezda Torlopova           RUS         33   Semi-Finalist 2012 WC              World Championships - Gold 2010, Bronze 2012
                                                                                World Championships - Round-1 2012, Gold 2010, Gold 2008 (@ -
Mary Spencer                CAN         27   Tripartate Commission Invitation
                                                                                66kg)
Li Jinzi                    CHN         22   Best Placed from Asia at 2012 WC World Championships - Gold 2008, Silver 2010, QF 2012

Marina Volnova               KAZ        23   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
Roseli Feitosa              BRA         23
                                             2012 WC                          Games - Bronze 2011 (@ -81kg pre-2011)
Anna Laurell                SWE         32   Tripartate Commission Invitation   World Championships - Round-2 2010, Silver 2008
                                             Best Placed from Oceania at 2012
Naomi Fischer-Rasmussen     AUS         28                                    World Championships - Round-2 2012, 2010, Round-1 2008
                                             WC
                                             Best Placed from Americas at
Claressa Shields            USA         17                                    World Championships - Round-2 2012
                                             2012 WC
                                             Best Placed from Africa at 2012
Edith Agu-Ogoke             NGR         21                                    World Championships - Round-2 2012
                                             WC
Elizabeth Andiego           KEN         25   Tripartate Commission Invitation   World Championships - Round-1 2012, 2010




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Men's Light Flyweight (-49kg)
Name                     Nationality   Age   Qualification                        Achievements
                                                                                  Olympics - Gold 2008, Bronze 2004; World Championships - Gold
Zou Shiming                 CHN         31   Won 2011 World Championships
                                                                                  2011, 2007, 2005, Silver 2003; Asian Games - Gold 2010, 2006
                                                                                  Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Silver 2011, Bronze 2009;
Shin Jong-Hun               KOR         23   2nd 2011 World Championships
                                                                                  Asian Championships - Gold 2011
                                                                                  Olympics - Silver 2008; World Championships - Gold 2009,
Purevdorjiin Serdamba       MGL         27   Semi-Finalist 2011 WC
                                                                                  Bronze 2011; Asian Championships - Gold 2007
                                                                                  Olympics - Bronze 2008; World Championships - QF 2007, Round-1
Patrick Barnes               IRE        25   Semi-Finalist European QT            2011, 2009; European Championships - Gold 2010, Silver 2008;
                                                                                  Commonwealth Games - Gold 2010
                                                                                  Olympics - Round-1 2008; World Championships - Silver 2009,
David Arytapetyan           RUS         28   Semi-Finalist 2011 WC
                                                                                  Bronze 2011; European Championships - Gold 2006
                                                                                  Olympics - Round-1 2008; World Championships - QF 2011, 2009;
Jose de la Nieve             ESP        25   Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC
                                                                                  European Championships - Silver 2008, Bronze 2010
                                                                                  Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011; World Youth
Yosvany Veitia              CUB         20   Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC
                                                                                  Championships - Bronze 2010
                                             Won Asian Qualification              Olympics - QF 2008; World Championships - Bronze 2005; Asian
Birzhan Zhakypov             KAZ        28
                                             Tournament                           Games - Silver 2010
                                             Won European Qualification           Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011, 2009;
Ferhat Pehlivan              TUR        23
                                             Tournamant                           European Championships - Bronze 2008, QF 2011, 2009
                                                                                  Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011, 2009;
                                             2nd American Qualification
Carlos Quipo                ECU         22                                        Americas Championships - Gold 2010; Pan-American Games -
                                             Tournament
                                                                                  Round-1 2011
Devendro Singh               IND        20   Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC             Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011
                                             Lost to Silver Medalist in 3rd       Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011; European
Jeremy Beccu                 FRA        21
                                             Round - 2011 WC                      Championships - QF 2011
                                                                                  Olympics - Round-1 2008; World Championships - Round-2 2011,
Thomas Essomba              CMR         24   Semi-Finalist African QT             Round-1 2009; All-Africa Games - Gold 2011, Bronze 2007; African
                                                                                  Championships - Gold 2011, 2009
                                             Won American Qualification           Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; Pan-American Games -
Jantony Ortiz               PUR         18
                                             Tournament                           Bronze 2011
Kaew Pongprayoon             THA        32   Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC             Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011, Round-2 2009
                                             2nd European Qualification           Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2009; European
Aleksandar Aleksandrov       BUL        27
                                             Tournament                           Championships - Round-2 2010
                                             Lost to Gold Medalist in 3rd Round   Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011; World Youth
Mark Barriga                 PHI        19
                                             - 2011 WC                            Championships - QF 2010
                                             Won African Qualification            Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011; All-Africa
Mohamed Flissi               ALG        22
                                             Tournament                           Games - Silver 2011; Arab Games - Silver 2011
                                             2nd African Qualification            Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011; Arab Games -
Abdelali Daraa              MAR         22
                                             Tournament                           QF 2011; African Championships - Silver 2011
                                             Lost to Silver Medalist in QF        Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011; Arab Games -
Ramy Helmy                   EGY        22
                                             African QT                           QF 2011; African Championships - QF 2011
                                                                                  Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; World Youth
Manual Cappai                ITA        19   Semi-Finalist European QT
                                                                                  Championships - Round-2 2010
                                             Won Oceanian Qualification
Billy Ward                   AUS        19                                       Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a
                                             Tournament
Juliano Maquina             MOZ         18   Semi-Finalist African QT            Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a
                                             Lost to Gold Medalist in Semi-Final
Carlos Suarez                TRI        19                                       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
Sulemanu Tetteh             GHA         19
                                             QT                                  Championships - Round-2 2010
Bayron Molina Figueroa      HON         19   Tripartate Commission Invitation     Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a




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Men's Flyweight (-52kg)
Name                    Nationality   Age   Qualification                      Achievements
                                                                               Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Gold 2011, Silver 2009;
Misha Aloyan               RUS         23   Won 2011 World Championships
                                                                               European Championships - Gold 2010
                                                                               Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Silver 2011; European
Andrew Selby               GBR         23   2nd 2011 World Championships
                                                                               Championships - Gold 2011
                                                                               Olympics - Round-1 2008, 2004; World Championships - Gold 2007,
Rau'shee Warren             USA        25   Semi-Finalist 2011 WC
                                                                               Bronze 2011, 2005
                                                                               Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011; European
Elvin Mamishzade            AZE        20   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
Robeisy Ramirez            CUB         18
                                            - 2011 WC                          Championships - Gold 2010
Jasurbek Latipov            UZB        20   Semi-Finalist 2011 WC              Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Bronze 2011
                                            Won Asian Qualification            Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; Asian Boxing
Ilyas Suleimenov            KAZ        28
                                            Tournament                         Championships - Gold 2011
                                                                               Olympics - Bronze 2008; World Championships - Bronze 2007;
Vincenzo Picardi            ITA        28   Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC
                                                                               European Championships Bronze 2011, 2010, 2007
                                            2nd Asian Qualification
Nyambayaryn Togstsogt      MGL         20                                      Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Silver 2009
                                            Tournament
                                                                               Olympics - Round-2 2008; World Championships - Bronze 2007,
                                            Won European Qualification
Nordine Oubaali             FRA        25                                      Round-1 2011, 2009; European Championships - Bronze 2007, Round
                                            Tournament
                                                                               2 2010
                                                                               Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011; European
Michael Conlan              IRL        20   Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC
                                                                               Championships - QF 2011;
                                            Won African Qualification          Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011;
Oteng Oteng                 BOT        22
                                            Tournament                         Commonwealth Games - Bronze 2010; All-Africa Games - Gold 2011

                                            2nd American Qualification         Olympics - n/a; World Championships -n/a; Americas Championships
Juliao Henriques            BRA        30
                                            Tournament                         Gold 2010; Pan-American Games - Bronze 2011
                                                                               Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2; Asian Games -
Katsuaki Susa               JPN        27   Semi-Finalist Asian QT
                                                                               Bronze 2010
                                            Won American Qualification
Jeyvier Cintron            PUR         17                                      Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a
                                            Tournament
                                            Lost to Gold Medlaist in Semi-Final Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011, Round-1 2009;
Salomo Ntuve               SWE         23
                                            European QT                         European Championships - Round-2 2010, Round-1 2011
                                            Lost to Silver Medalist in 3rd
Chatchai Butdee             THA        27                                       Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2009
                                            Round - 2011 WC
                                            2nd European Qualification          Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011; European
Selcuk Eker                 TUR        20
                                            Tournament                          Championships - QF 2010, Round-2 2011
                                            Lost to Gold Medalist in QF African Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011; Youth World
Hesham Yehia                EGY        18
                                            QT                                  Championships - Bronze 2010
                                                                                Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011; All-African
Samir Brahimi               ALG        22   Semi-Finalist African QT
                                                                                Games - Silver 2011
                                                                                Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011;
Duke Micah                 GHA         20   Semi-Finalist African QT
                                                                                Commonwealth Games - QF 2010
                                            Lost to Silver Medalist in QF       Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011;
Oliver Lavigilante          MRI        20
                                            African QT                          Commonwealth Games - QF 2010
Pak Jong-Chol               PRK        24   Semi-Finalist Asian QT              Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a
Ajmal Faisal                AFG        21   Tripartate Commission Invitation   Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011
                                            2nd African Qualification
Benson Gicharu              KEN        27                                      Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2009
                                            Tournament
                                            Won Oceanian Qualification         Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; World Youth
Jackson Woods               AUS        19
                                            Tournament                         Championships - QF 2010




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Men's Bantamweight (-56kg)
Name                    Nationality   Age   Qualification                    Achievements
                                                                             Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Gold 2011; Pan-American
Lazaro Alvarez             CUB         21   Won 2011 World Championships
                                                                             Games - Gold 2011
                                                                             Olympics - Round-2 2004; World Championships - Gold 2009,
Detelin Dalakliev           BUL        29   Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC         Bronze 2003; European Championships - Gold 2009, 2007, 2005,
                                                                             2004
                                                                             Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Silver 2011; European
Luke Campbell              GBR         24   2nd 2011 World Championships
                                                                             Championships - Gold 2008, QF 2011
                                                                             Olympics - Round-2 2008; World Championships - Gold 2007,
Sergey Vodopiyanov         RUS         24   Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC
                                                                             Silver 2009; European Championships - QF 2010
                                                                             Olympics - QF 2008; World Championships - Bronze 2011; Asian
Anvar Yunusov               TJK        25   Semi-Finalist 2011 WC
                                                                             Championships - Gold 2011
                                                                             Olympics - Round-2 2008; World Championships - Bronze 2011,
John Joe Nevin              IRL        23   Semi-Finalist 2011 WC
                                                                             2009; European Championships - QF 2011, 2010
                                                                             Olympics - Round-1 2008; World Championships - Bronze 2009,
                                            Won American Qualification       Round-2 2011; Americas Championships - Silver 2010; Youth World
Oscar Valdez               MEX         21
                                            Tournament                       Championships - Gold 2009; Pan-American Championships - Silver
                                                                             2011
                                                                             Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011; Asian
                                            Won Asian Qualification
Shiva Thapa                 IND        18                                    Championships - Round-1 2011; World Youth Championships - Silver
                                            Tournament
                                                                             2010
                                                                             Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011; Asian Games - QF
Orzubek Shayimov            UZB        24   Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC
                                                                             2010
Kanat Abutalipov            KAZ        29   Won the World Series of Boxing   Olympics - Round-1 2008; World Championships - QF 2009
Joseph Diaz                 USA        19   Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC         Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011
                                            Lost to Gold Medalist in 3rd Round Olympics - Round-1 2008; World Championships - Round-3 2011,
Vittorio Parrinello         ITA        28
                                            - 2011 WC                          Round-1 2009, 2007; European Championships - QF 2011
                                            2nd Asian Qualification             Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2009; Asian Games
Wissam Salamana             SYR        26
                                            Tournament                          - Bronze 2010
                                                                                Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; European
                                            Won European Qualification
Pavlo Ishchenko            UKR         20                                       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,
Satoshi Shimizu             JPN        26
                                            Asian QT                            Round-1 2009, 2007; Asian Games - QF 2010
                                            Lost to Silver Medalist in 3rd
Mohamed Amine Ouadahi       ALG        25                                       Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011
                                            Round - 2011 WC
                                            Won African Qualification           Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011; Arab Games -
Aboubakr Lbida             MAR         32
                                            Tournament                          Gold 2011
                                            2nd European Qualification
Magomed Abdulhamidov        AZE        25                                       Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a
                                            Tournament
                                                                                Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011, 2009;
                                            2nd American Qualification
Alberto Melian             ARG         22                                       Americas Championships - QF 2010; Pan-American Games -
                                            Tournament
                                                                                QF2011
                                                                                Olympics - Round-2 2008; World Championships - n/a; Pan-
Robenilson Viera            BRA        24   Semi-Finalist American QT
                                                                                American Games - QF2011, Round-1 2007
                                                                                Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011; European
Dennis Ceylan              DEN         23   Semi-Finalist European QT
                                                                                Championships - Round-2 2011
                                                                                Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011; All-African
Ayabonga Sonjica            RSA        21   Semi-Finalist African QT
                                                                                Games - Bronze 2011
Romeo Lemboumba            GAB         32   Semi-Finalist African QT            Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2009
Merab Turkadze             GEO         23   Semi-Finalist European QT           Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2009
                                            Won Oceanian Qualification          Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; Commonwealth Games -
Ibrahim Balla               AUS        22
                                            Tournament                          Round-2 2010
                                                                                Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; Americas
William Encarnacion        DOM         24   Semi-Finalist American QT
                                                                                Championships - QF 2010
                                            2nd African Qualification
Isaac Dogboe               GHA         17                                       Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a
                                            Tournament
                                            Lost to Gold Medalist in QF African
Jonas Matheus              NAM         26                                       Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a
                                            QT




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Men's Lightweight (-60kg)
Name                    Nationality   Age   Qualification                      Achievements
                                                                               Olympics - Gold 2008 + (Val Barker Trophy); World Championships -
Vasyl Lomachenko           UKR         24   Won 2011 World Championships       Gold 2011, 2009, Silver 2007; European Championships - Gold 2008
                                                                               (@ Featherweight pre-2011)
                                                                               Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Silver 2011, QF 2009;
Yasniel Toledo Lopez       CUB         26   2nd 2011 World Championships
                                                                               Americas Championships - Gold 2010
                                                                               Olympics - QF 2004, Round-2 2008; World Championships - Gold
Domenico Valentino          ITA        28   Semi-Finalist 2011 WC              2009, Silver 2007. Bronze 2011, 2005; European Championships -
                                                                               Silver 2011, Bronze 2004
                                                                               Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011; European
Fatih Keles                 TUR        23   Semi-Finalist European QT
                                                                               Championships - Gold 2011
                                            Won European Qualification         Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011; Youth
Evaldas Petrauskas          LTU        20
                                            Tournament                         Olympics - Gold 2010; Youth World Championships - Silver 2010

Gani Zhailauov              KAZ        26   Semi-Finalist 2011 WC              Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Bronze 2011, Round-1 2009
                                                                               Olympics - Round-1 2008; World Championships - QF 2011, Round-2
Han Soon-Chul              KOR         27   Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC
                                                                               2009; Asian Games - Silver 2006, Bronze 2010
                                            Won Asian Qualification            Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011; Asian
Liu Qiuang                 CHN         29
                                            Tournament                         Championships - Silver 2011
                                                                               Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011, Round-3 2009,
Jai Bhagwan                 IND        27   Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC           2007; Commonwealth Games - Bronze 2010; Asian Championships -
                                                                               QF 2011
                                                                               Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011; European
Josh Taylor                GBR         21   Semi-Finalist European QT
                                                                               Championships - Round-2 2011; Commonwealth Games - Silver 2010
                                                                               Olympics - Round-1 2008; World Championships - QF 2011, Round-1
Miklos Varga               HUN         24   Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC
                                                                               2009; European Championships - Round-1 2011
Fazliddin Gaibnazarov       UZB        21   Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC           Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011
                                            2nd African Qualification          Olympics - QF 2008; World Championships - Round-2 2011; All-
Abdelkader Chadi            ALG        25
                                            Tournament                         African Games - Gold 2007
                                            Lost to Silver Medalist in 3rd     Olympics - Round-1 2008; World Championships - Round-3 2011;
Sailom Adi                  THA        26
                                            Round - 2011 WC                    South East Asia Games - Gold 2009, 2007, Bronze 2011
                                            Lost to Gold Medalist in 3rd Round Olympics - Round-1 2008; World Championships - Round-3 2011,
Robson Conceicao            BRA        21
                                            - 2011 WC                          Round-1 2009
                                            2nd European Qualification         Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2007, Round-2
Vazgen Safaryants           BLR        27
                                            Tournament                         2009; European Championships - Bronze 2008, 2006, QF 2010
                                            Won Oceanian Qualification         Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011;
Luke Jackson                AUS        27
                                            Tournament                         Commonwealth Games - QF 2010
                                            Won African Qualification          Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011; All-African
Ahmed Mejri                 TUN        22
                                            Tournament                         Games - Gold 2011
                                            Won American Qualification         Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; Youth World
Felix Verdejo              PUR         19
                                            Tournament                         Championships - Round-2 2010
                                                                               Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; All-Africa Games -
Abdon Mewoli               CMR         26   Semi-Finalist African QT
                                                                               Bronze 2011
Jose Ramirez                USA        19   Semi-Finalist American QT          Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011
                                            Lost to Silver Medalist in QF
Shafiq Chitou               BEN        26                                      Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2009
                                            African QT
                                                                                Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011; Americas
                                            2nd American Qualification
Wellington Arias           DOM         21                                       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
Rachid Azzedine             FRA        29
                                            2nd withdrawn by NOC)               Championships - Round-2 2010
                                                                                Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011;
Andrique Alissop            SEY        19   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
Mohamed Ramadan             EGY        25
                                            QT                                  2009, 2007
                                                                                Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; Youth World
Eduar Marriaga              COL        19   Semi-Finalist American QT
                                                                                Championships - Round-2 2010
Juan Huertas                PAN        20   Tripartate Commission Invitation   Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a




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Men's Light Welterweight (-64kg)
Name                         Nationality   Age   Qualification                      Achievements
                                                                                    Olympics - Round-1 2008; World Championships - Gold 2011, QF
Everton Lopes                    BRA        22   Won 2011 World Championships       2009; Americas Championships - Silver 2010, 2006; Pan American
                                                                                    Games - Silver 2007, Bronze 2011 (@ Lightweight pre-2011)
                                                                                    Olympics - Bronze 2008; World Championships - Gold 2009, Round-
                                                 Won American Qualification
Rosniel Iglesias                CUB         23                                      1 2011; Pan-American Games - Gold 2011; South American
                                                 Tournament
                                                                                    Championships - Gold 2010
                                                                                    Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Bronze 2011, Round-3 2009;
Tom Stalker                     GBR         28   Semi-Finalist 2011 WC              European Championships - Silver 2011, 2010; Commonwealth
                                                                                    Games - Gold 2010 (@Lightweight pre-2011)
                                                                                    Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Silver 2011; World
Denys Berinchyk                 UKR         24   2nd 2011 World Championships
                                                                                    University Championships - Gold 2010
                                                                                    Olympics - QF 2008, Round-1 2004; World Championships - Bronze
Uranchimegiin Monkh-Erdene      MGL         30   Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC           2009; Asian Championship - Gold 2011; Asian Games - Silver
                                                                                    2006
                                                                                    Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Bronze 2011; European
Vincenzo Mangiacapre             ITA        23   Semi-Finalist 2011 WC
                                                                                    Championships - Bronze 2011, QF 2010
                                                                                    Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011; European
Heybatulla Hajialiyev            AZE        21   Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC
                                                                                    Championships - Bronze 2011, Round-1 2010
                                                                                    Olympics - Round-1 2008, 2004; World Championships - Bronze
                                                                                    2009, 2003; European Championships - Gold 2006, 2005, Silver
Gyla Kate                       HUN         30   Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC
                                                                                    2010, 2009, 2008, Bronze, 2007, 2006, 2004; World University
                                                                                    Championships - Gold 2004
                                                 Won Asian Qualification            Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011; Asian
Daniyar Yeleussinov              KAZ        21
                                                 Tournament                         Championships - QF 2011, 2010; Asian Games - Gold 2010
                                                                                    Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011, Round-1 2009;
Manoj Kumar                      IND        25   Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC
                                                                                    Commonwealth Games - Silver 2010; Asian Games - Bronze 2006
                                                 Lost to Gold Medalist in 3rd Round Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011; European
Anthony Yigit                   SWE         20
                                                 - 2011 WC                          Championships - QF 2011, 2010
                                                 2nd Asian Qualification            Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2009, Round-2 2011;
Serdar Hudayberdiyev             TKM        25
                                                 Tournament                         Asian Championships - QF 2011; Asian Games - Round-2 2010
                                                                                     Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; Asian Games - Silver
Uktamjon Rahmonov                UZB        21   Semi-Finalist Asian QT
                                                                                     2010
                                                                                     Olympics - Round-2 2008; World Championships - Round-1 2009,
                                                 Lost to Gold Medalist in QF African
Richarno Colin                   MRI        25                                       2007; Commonwealth Games - Bronze 2010; All-African Games -
                                                 QT
                                                                                     Gold 2011
                                                 Lost to Silver Medalist in 3rd
Jonathan Alonso                  ESP        21                                       Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011
                                                 Round - 2011 WC
Mehdi Tolouti                     IRI       27   Semi-Finalist Asian QT              Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011
                                                 Won European Qualification
Yakup Sener                      TUR        21                                       Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a
                                                 Tournament
                                                                                    Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011, Round-2
Zdenek Chladek                   CZE        22   Tripartate Commission Invitation   2009, Round-1 2007; European Championships - Round-2 2011,
                                                                                    Round-1 2010; Youth Worls Championships - Bronze 2008
                                                 Won Oceanian Qualification
Jeffre Horn                      AUS        24                                      Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011
                                                 Tournament
                                                 Won African Qualification          Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; Arab Games - Gold
Abdelhak Aakani                 MAR         24
                                                 Tournament                         2011
                                                 2nd African Qualification          Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; All-African Games -
Abderrazak Houya                 TUN        25
                                                 Tournament                         Silver 2011
Romaric Bassole                 BUR         22   Semi-Finalist African QT           Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011, Round-1 2009
                                                 2nd American Qualification
Francisco Vargas                PUR         18                                      Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a
                                                 Tournament
                                                                                    Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011; Americas
                                                 Lost to Gold Medalist in QF
Anderson Rojas                  ECU         19                                      Championships - Round-1 2010; Youth World Championships - Round
                                                 American QT
                                                                                    2 2010
Cesar Villarraga                 COL        26   Semi-Finalist American QT          Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011
Jamel Herring                    USA        26   Semi-Finalist American QT          Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011
Eslam El-Gendy                   EGY        22   Semi-Finalist African QT           Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011
                                                 Lost to Silver Medalist in QF      Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; Youth World
Gilbert Choombe                  ZAM        20
                                                 African QT                         Championships - Round-1 2010




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Men's Welterweight (-69kg)
Name                      Nationality   Age   Qualification                      Achievements
                                                                                 Olympics - QF 2008; World Championships - Gold 2007, 2005,
Serik Sapiyev                 KAZ        28   2nd 2011 World Championships       Silver 2011, Bronze 2009; Asian Championships - Gold 2007;
                                                                                 Asian Games - Bronze 2006
                                                                                 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Bronze 2011; Asian Games -
Vikas Krishan                 IND        20   Semi-Finalist 2011 WC
                                                                                 Gold 2010; Youth World Boxing Championships - Gold 2010
                                                                                 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Gold 2011, Round-3 2009;
Taras Shelestyuk             UKR         26   Won 2011 World Championships
                                                                                 European Championships - Bronze 2010
                                                                                 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011; European
Fred Evans                   GBR         21   Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC           Championships - Gold 2011; Commonwealth Games - Round-1
                                                                                 2010
                                                                                 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Gold 2009, QF 2011;
Andrey Zamkovoy              RUS         25   Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC
                                                                                 European Championships - Round-1 2010
                                              Won Asian Qualification            Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011; Asian
Maimaitituersun Qiong        CHN         24
                                              Tournament                         Championships - Gold 2011; Asian Games - Bronze 2010
                                                                                 Olympics - Round-1 2008; World Championships - Bronze 2011, QF
Egidijus Kavaliauskas         LTU        24   Semi-Finalist 2011 WC
                                                                                 2009; European Championships - Round-2 2010
                                              Lost to Gold Medalist in 3rd Round Olympics - Bronze 2008; World Championships - QF 2007, Round-3
Alexis Vastine                FRA        25
                                              - 2011 WC                          2011, 2009; European Championships - Silver 2010
                                              2nd Asian Qualification            Olympics - n/a; World Champioships - Round-2 2011, 2007; Asian
Byambyn Tuvshinbat           MGL         25
                                              Tournament                         Championships - Bronze 2011; Asian Games - QF 2010
Errol Spence                  USA        22   Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC           Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011, Round-1 2009
                                                                                 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011, Round-1 2009;
Vasili Belous                MDA         23   Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC
                                                                                 European Championships - Round-1 2011, 2010
                                                                                 Olympics - Round-1 2008, 2004; World Championships - Round-1
                                              Won American Qualification
Myke Carvalho                 BRA        28                                      2011, Round-3 2009, Round-2 2008; Americas Championships -
                                              Tournament
                                                                                 Gold 2010, 2006; Pan-American Games - Bronze 2007, 2011
                                              2nd European Qualification         Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011; European
Patrick Wojcicki             GER         20
                                              Tournament                         Championships - Round-1 2010
                                                                                 Olympics -n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011, Round-3 2009;
                                              2nd American Qualification
Oscar Molina                 MEX         22                                      Americas Championships - Bronze 2010; Pan-American Games -
                                              Tournament
                                                                                 Silver 2011
                                              Won European Qualification
Adam Nolan                    IRE        25                                      Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a
                                              Tournament
                                              Lost to Silver Medalist in 3rd
Yasuhiro Suzuki               JPN        24                                      Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011
                                              Round - 2011 WC
                                              Won African Qualification          Olympics - Round-1 2008; World Championships - Round-2 2011,
Mehdi Khalsi                 MAR         26
                                              Tournament                         Round-1 2009
                                                                                 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2; Americas
Gabriel Maestre               VEN        25   Semi-Finalist American QT          Championships - Round-1 2010; Pan-American Games - Round-1
                                                                                 2011
                                              Lost to Gold Medalist in QF        Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011; Americas
Custio Clayton               CAN         24
                                              American QT                        Championships - QF 2010; Commonwealth Games - Round-2 2010
                                              2nd African Qualification
Mohamed Diaby                 MLI        28                                      Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011
                                              Tournament
                                              Won Oceanian Qualification         Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; Commonwealth Games -
Cameron Hammond               AUS        22
                                              Tournament                         Round-2 2010
                                                                                 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011; Youth World
Ilyas Abbadi                  ALG        19   Semi-Finalist African QT
                                                                                 Championships - Round-3 2010
                                                                                 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2009;
Siphiwe Lusizi                RSA        23   Semi-Finalist African QT           Commonwealth Games - Round-1 2010; All-African Games - Bronze
                                                                                 2011
                                                                                 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011; Pan-
Carlos Sanchez               ECU         23   Semi-Finalist American QT
                                                                                 American Games - Round-1 2011
                                              Lost to Gold Medlaist in Semi-Final
Amin Ghasemipour               IRI       26                                       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 -
Seleman Kidunda               TAN        28
                                              QT                                  Round-2 2010
                                              Lost to Silver Medalist in QF
Yannick Mitoumba             GAB         23                                       Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a
                                              African QT
Ahmas Abdulkareem Ahmed       IRQ        20   Tripartate Commission Invitation   Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a




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Men's Middleweight (-75kg)
Name                  Nationality   Age   Qualification                     Achievements
                                          Won Asian Qualification           Olympics - Round-1 2008; World Championships - Gold 2009,
Abbos Atoev               UZB        26
                                          Tournament                        2007. Round-1 2011; Asian Games - Silver 2010
Evhen Khytrov            UKR         23   Won 2011 World Championships      Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Gold 2011
                                                                            Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Silver 2011; Asian
Ryota Murata              JPN        26   2nd 2011 World Championships
                                                                            Championships - QF 2011
                                                                            Olympics - Bronze 2008, Round-1 2004; World Championships -
Vijender Singh            IND        26   Semi-Finalist Asian QT            Bronze 2009, Round-1 2011; Asian Games - Gold 2010, Bronze
                                                                            2006; Commonwealth Games - Silver 2006, Bronze 2010
Esquiva Florentino        BRA        22   Semi-Finalist 2011 WC              Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Bronze 2011
                                                                             Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Bronze 2011; European
Bogdan Juratoni          ROU         22   Semi-Finalist 2011 WC
                                                                             Championships - Round-2 2011
                                                                             Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011, Round-3 2009;
Darren O'Neill            IRL        26   Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC
                                                                             European Championships - Silver 2010, QF 2011
                                                                             Olympics - Round-1 2008; World Championships - Bronze 2007,
                                          Won European Qualification
Adam Kilicci              TUR        26                                      Round-3 2009, Round-1 2011; European Championships - Silver
                                          Tournament
                                                                             2011, QF 2010
                                                                             Olympics - Round-2 2008; World Championships - Silver 2009. QF
Andranik Hakobyan        ARM         30   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
Zoltan Harcsa            HUN         19                                      Championships - Round-2 2011; Youth World Championships -
                                          - 2011 WC
                                                                             Bronze 2010
                                                                             Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011; European
                                          2nd European Qualification
Anthony Ogogo            GBR         23                                      Championships - Round-1 2011, Round-2 2010; Commonwealth
                                          Tournament
                                                                             Games - Silver 2010
                                                                             Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011; Asian Games -
Danabek Suzhanov          KAZ        27   Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC
                                                                             Bronze 2010
                                                                             Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011; Asian
                                          2nd Asian Qualification
Nursahat Pazziyev         TKM        19                                      Championships - Bronze 2011; Youth World Championships - Round-
                                          Tournament
                                                                             2 2010
                                                                             Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011; European
Aleksandar Drenovak       SRB        28   Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC
                                                                             Championships - Round-1 2011, 2010
                                          Lost to Silver Medalist in 3rd
Stefan Hartel            GER         24                                      Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011
                                          Round - 2011 WC
Sobirjon Nazarov          TJK        21   Semi-Finalist Asian QT             Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011
                                          2nd African Qualification         Olympics - Round-1 2008; World Championships - n/a;
Mujandjae Kasuto         NAM         26
                                          Tournament                        Commonwealth Games - QF 2010; All-African Games - Bronze 2011
                                                                              Olympics - Round-2 2004, Round-1 2008; World Championships -
                                          Lost to Gold Medalist in QF African
Mohamed Hikal             EGY        33                                       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
Junior Castillo          DOM         26                                       Championships - Round-1 2010; Pan-American Games - Round-2
                                          Tournament
                                                                              2011
                                          Won American Qualification
Terrell Gausha            USA        24                                       Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2009
                                          Tournament
                                          Won African Qualification
Badreddine Haddioui      MAR         23                                       Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011
                                          Tournament
Abdelmalek Rahou          ALG        26   Semi-Finalist African QT            Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011
                                          Won Oceanian Qualification
Jesse Ross                AUS        22                                       Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a
                                          Tournament
                                          2nd at World Series of Boxing (1st
Soltan Migitinov          AZE        23                                       Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a
                                          withdrawn by NOC)
Marlo Delgado            ECU         19   Semi-Finalist American QT           Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a
Jose Espinoza            VEN         24   Semi-Finalist American QT           Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a
                                                                              Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; Youth World
Muideen Akanji           NGR         20   Semi-Finalist African QT
                                                                              Championships - Round-1 2010
                                          Lost to Gold Medalist in QF
Enrique Collazo          PUR         23                                       Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a
                                          American QT




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Men's Light Heavyweight (-81kg)
Name                    Nationality   Age   Qualification                        Achievements
                                                                                 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Gold 2011; Americas
Julio Cesar la Cruz        CUB         21   Won 2011 World Championships
                                                                                 Championships - Silver 2010
                                                                                 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Gold 2009, Bronze 2011;
Egor Mekhontsev            RUS         27   Semi-Finalist 2011 WC                European Championships - Gold 2010, 2008 (@ Heavyweight pre-
                                                                                 2011)
                                                                                 Olympics - QF 2008; World Championships - Silver 2009, Bronze
Elshod Rasulov              UZB        26   Semi-Finalist 2011 WC                2011; Asian Games - Gold 2010, 2006; Asian Championships - Gold
                                                                                 2007
Abdilbek Niyazymbetov       KAZ        23   2nd 2011 World Championships         Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Silver 2011
                                                                                 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011, Round-3 2009;
Damien Hooper               AUS        20   Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC             Youth World Championships - Silver 2010; Youth Olympics - Gold
                                                                                 2010
                                                                                 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011; Asian
Meng Fanlong               CHN         23   Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC
                                                                                 Championships - Silver 2011; Asian Games - Bronze 2010
                                                                                 Olympics - Round-2 2008; World Championships - QF 2009, Round-1
                                            Won European Qualification
Bahram Muzaffer             TUR        25                                        2011, 2007; European Championships - Gold 2006, Bronze 2011,
                                            Tournament
                                                                                 2007
Oleksandr Gvozdyk          UKR         25   Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC             Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011, Round-3 2009
                                                                                 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011; Asian Games - QF
Ehsan Rouzbahani             IRI       24   Quarter-Finalist 2011 WC
                                                                                 2010
Abdelhafid Benchabla        ALG        25   Won the World Series of Boxing       Olympics - QF 2008; World Championships - Round-3 2009
                                            Won Asian Qualification              Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011; Youth World
Sumit Sangwan               IND        19
                                            Tournament                           Championships - QF 2010
                                            Won American Qualification
Marcus Browne               USA        21                                        Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011
                                            Tournament
                                                                                 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011, 2009; Pan-
                                            2nd American Qualification
Yamaguchi Falcao            BRA        24                                        American Games - Silver 2011; Americas Championships - Silver
                                            Tournament
                                                                                 2010
                                            Lost to Silver Medalist in 3rd
Jeysson Monroy              COL        26                                       Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011, 2009
                                            Round - 2011 WC
                                            Lost to Gold Medlaist in Semi-Final
Ihab Al-Matbouli            JOR        26                                       Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011, 2009, 2007
                                            Asian QT
                                                                                 Olympics - QF 2008; World Championships - QF 2009, Round-3
Carlos Gongora             ECU         23   Semi-Finalist American QT
                                                                                 2007, Round-2 2011; Pan-American Games - Bronze 2011, 2007
                                            Lost to Gold Medalist in 3rd Round
Enrico Koelling            GER         22                                        Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-3 2011
                                            - 2011 WC
                                            Won African Qualification
Yahia El-Mekachari          TUN        22                                        Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011
                                            Tournament
                                            2nd Asian Qualification              Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; Asian Games - Bronze
Jahon Qurbonov              TJK        26
                                            Tournament                           2010; Asian Championships - Round-2 2011
                                                                                 Olympics - DNS 2008; World Championships - n/a; All-African
Christian Donfack          CMR         28   Semi-Finalist African QT
                                                                                 Games - Bronze 2011
                                                                                 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011, Round-1
Bosko Draskovic            MNE         25   Tripartate Commission Invitation
                                                                                 2009; European Championships - Round-1 2011, Round-2 2010
                                                                                Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; All-African Games -
Lukman Lawal               NGR         23   Semi-Finalist African QT
                                                                                Silver 2011
                                            2nd European Qualification          Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; Youth World
Vatan Huseynli              AZE        20
                                            Tournament                          Chmapionships - QF 2010
                                            Lost to Gold Medlaist in Semi-Final Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011; European
Mikhail Dauhaliavets        BLR        22
                                            European QT                         Championships - Round-2 2011
                                            2nd African Qualification           Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; African Championships -
Ahmed Bakri                MAR         32
                                            Tournament                          Gold 2009
Osmar Bravo                NCA         22   Semi-Finalist American QT           Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011




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Men's Heavyweight (-91kg)
Name                   Nationality   Age   Qualification                      Achievements
                                                                              Olympics - Silver 2008, Round-2 2004; World Championships -
Clemente Russo             ITA        30   Won the World Series of Boxing     Gold 2007, Round-3 2009; European Championships - Gold 2005,
                                                                              Silver 2007
                                                                              Olympics - QF 2008; World Championships - Gold 2011, Bronze
Oleksandr Usyk            UKR         25   Won 2011 World Championships
                                                                              2009; European Championships - Gold 2008, Bronze 2006
                                                                              Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Silver 2011; European
Teymur Mammadov            AZE        19   2nd 2011 World Championships
                                                                              Championships - Gold 2011
                                           Lost to Gold medallist in 1/4-Final Olympics - Round-2 2008; World Championships - Gold 2009,
Artur Beterbiyev          RUS         27
                                           2011 WC                             Silver 2007; European Championships - Gold 2010, 2006
                                                                              Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Bronze 2011; Asian
Wang Xuanxuan             CHN         22   Semi-Finalist 2011 WC
                                                                              Championships - Silver 2011
                                                                              Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Bronze 2011, Round-1 2009;
Siarhei Karneyeu           BLR        23   Semi-Finalist 2011 WC
                                                                              European Championships - QF 2011, Round-2 2010
                                           Won European Qualification         Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011, 2009;
Tervel Pulev               BUL        29
                                           Tournament                         European Championships - Silver 2011, 2010
                                                                              Olympics - Round-1 2008; World Championships - Round-1 2007;
                                           Won Asian Qualification
Ali Mazaheri                IRI       30                                      Asian Championships - Gold 2007, Bronze 2009, 2004; Asian Games
                                           Tournament
                                                                              Gold 2006, Bronze 2010
                                           Won African Qualification          Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011; All-African Games -
Chouaib Bouloudinats       ALG        25
                                           Tournament                         Gold 2011
                                           Lost to Silver medallist in 1/4-Final
Jose Larduet              CUB         22                                         Olympics - n/a; World Championships - QF 2011, 2009
                                           2011 WC
                                           Won Oceanian Qualification            Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; Junior World
Jai Tapu Opetaia           AUS        17
                                           Tournament                            Championships - Gold 2011
                                                                                 Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2009, Round-2
                                           Lost to Gold Medalist in Semi-Final
Julio Castillo            ECU         23                                         2009; Americas Championships - Gold 2010; Pan-American Games -
                                           American QT
                                                                                 Silver 2011
                                           Won American Qualification
Micahel Hunter             USA        23                                         Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2009
                                           Tournament
                                           2nd African Qualification
Maxwell Amponsah          GHA         25                                         Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2009, Round-1 2011
                                           Tournament
                                           2nd American Qualification         Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-1 2011; Americas
Yamil Peralta             ARG         20
                                           Tournament                         Championships - Round-1 2010; Pan-American Games - Bronze 2011

Tumba Silva               ANG         26   Tripartate Commission Invitation   Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a




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Men's Super Heavyweight (+91kg)
Name                   Nationality   Age   Qualification                         Achievements
                                                                                 Olympics - Gold 2008, Bronze 2004; World Championships -
                                           Lost to Silver medallist in 1/4-Final
Roberto Cammarelle         ITA        32                                         Gold 2009, 2007, Bronze 2005; European Championships - Silver
                                           2011 WC
                                                                                 2011, 2004, 2002
Magomedrasul Majidov       AZE        25   Won 2011 World Championships       Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Gold 2011
                                                                              Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Silver 2011; European
Anthony Joshua            GBR         22   2nd 2011 World Championships
                                                                              Championships - QF 2011
                                           Won European Qualification         Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; European
Magomed Omarov            RUS         20
                                           Tournament                         Championships - Gold 2011
                                                                              Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Bronze 2011, Round-2 2009;
Ivan Dychko                KAZ        21   Semi-Finalist 2011 WC
                                                                              Asian Games - Silver 2010
Erik Pfeifer              GER         25   Semi-Finalist 2011 WC              Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Bronze 2011, Round-2 2009
                                                                               Olympics - Silver 2008; World Championships - Bronze 2009, 2007,
                                           Won Asian Qualification
Zhang Zhilei              CHN         29                                       Round-2 2011; Asian Championships - Silver 2007, Bronze 2011,
                                           Tournament
                                                                               2004; Asian Games - Gold 2010
                                                                               Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a; Americas
                                           Won American Qualification
Italo Perea               ECU         19                                       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
Erislandu Savon           CUB         22
                                           2011 WC                             Champioships - Silver 2010
                                           Won African Qualification
Mohamed Arjaoui           MAR         25                                       Olympics - QF 2008; World Championships - QF 2009, Round-2 2011
                                           Tournament
                                                                               Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011; European
                                           2nd European Qualification
Tony Yoka                  FRA        20                                       Championships - Round-2 2011; Youth World Championships - Silver
                                           Tournament
                                                                               2010
                                           2nd African Qualification           Olympics - n/a; World Championships - Round-2 2011;
Blaise Yepmou             CMR         27
                                           Tournament                          Commonwealth Games - Bronze 2010
                                           Won Oceanian Qualification
Johan Linde                AUS        29                                       Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a
                                           Tournament
                                           2nd American Qualification
Dominic Breazeale          USA        26                                       Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a
                                           Tournament
                                           Lost to Gold Medalist in Semi-Final
Simon Kean                CAN         23                                       Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a
                                           American QT
Meji Mwanba               COD         30   Tripartate Commission Invitation   Olympics - n/a; World Championships - n/a




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   55                                             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
                          2008 Olympic Games                                           2010 World Championships
          1   Alexander Grimm                GER      171.70              1   Daniele Molmenti              ITA        91.00
          2   Fabien Lefevre                 FRA      173.30              2   Vavrinec Hradilek             CZE        93.58
          3   Benjamin Boukpeti             TOG       173.45              3   Jure Meglic                   SLO        93.74
          4   Eoin Rheinisch                 IRL      176.91              4   Joan Crespo                   ESP        96.64
          5   Warwick Draper                 AUS      177.85              5   Pierre Bourilaud              FRA        97.10
          6   David Ford                     CAN      178.35              6   Boris Neveu                   FRA        99.90
          7   Helmut Oblinger                AUT      178.83              7   Atanas Nikolovski             MKD       101.99
          8   Darisz Popiela                 POL      179.68              8   Stefano Cipressi              ITA       102.91

                       2011 World Championships                                    2012 World Cup Standings           Points
          1   Peter Kauzer                  SLO        96.01              1   Etienne Daille                  FRA      175
          2   Mateusz Polaczyk              POL        97.22              2   Fabian Doerfler                 GER      117
          3   Fabien Lefevre                FRA        98.89              3   Vavrinec Hradilek               CZE      112
          4   Daniele Molmenti               ITA       99.63              4   Sebastien Schubert              GER      103
          5   Alexander Grimm               GER       100.42              5   Lucien Delfour                  AUS      102
          6   Sebastien Schubert            GER       103.10              6   Hannes Aigner                   GER       99
          7   Simon Brus                    SLO       106.06              7   Jan Vondra                      CZE       98
          8   Vavrinec Hradilek             CZE       146.77              8   Paul Boeckelmann                GER       95


         Men's C-1
                           2008 Olympic Games                                          2010 World Championships
          1   Michal Martikan                 SVK     176.65              1   Tony Estanguet                FRA        95.70
          2   David Florence                  GBR     178.61              2   Michal Martikan               SVK        98.61
          3   Robin Bell                      AUS     180.59              3   Jordi Domenjo                 ESP        99.41
          4   Ander Elosegi                   ESP     182.12              4   Matej Benus                   SVK        99.89
          5   Stanislav Jezek                 CZE     182.29              5   Alexander Slafkovsky          SVK       101.11
          6   Benn Fraker                     USA     183.14              6   Nicolas Pescher               FRA       101.52
          7   Christos Tsamakis               GRE     186.67              7   Benjamin Savsek               SLO       101.69
          8   Krzystof Bieryt                 POL     200.21              8   Jan Benzien                   GER       102.31

                       2011 World Championships                                   2012 World Cup Standings            Points
          1   Denis Gargaud Chanut          FRA       101.14              1   Alexander Slafkovsky         SVK         146
          2   Nico Bettge                   GER       103.83              2   David Florence               GBR         130
          3   Matej Benus                   SVK       103.91              3   Ander Elosegi                ESP         122
          4   Stanislav Jezek               CZE       104.47              4   Jan Benzien                  GER         122
          5   Ander Elosegi                 ESP       104.86              5   Thibaut Vielliard            FRA         111
          6   Teng Zhiglang                 CHN       106.30              6   Tony Estanguet               FRA         110
          7   Michal Martikan               SVK       106.64              7   Metej Benus                  SVK         105
          8   Jan Benzien                   GER       107.08              8   Nico Bettge                  GER         103




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     Men's C-2
                      2008 Olympic Games                             2010 World Championships
         Pavol Hochschorner                                 Pavol Hochschorner
     1                                   SVK   190.82   1                                 SVK     106.36
         Peter Hochschorner                                 Peter Hochschorner
         Jaroslav Volf                                      Denis Gargaud Chanut
     2                                   CZE   192.89   2                                 FRA     109.00
         Ondrej Stepanek                                    Fabien Lefevre
         Mikhail Kuznetsov                                  David Florence
     3                                   RUS   197.37   3                                 GBR     109.38
         Dimitry Larionov                                   Richard Houslow
         Cedric Forgit                                      Tomas Koplik
     4                                   FRA   198.19   4                                 CZE     111.64
         Martin Braud                                       Jakub Vrzan
         Andrea Benetti                                     Gauthier Klauss
     5                                   ITA   204.12   5                                 FRA     111.99
         Erik Masoero                                       Matthieu Peche
         Felix Michel                                       Piotr Szczepanski
     6                                   GER   204.43   6                                 POL     114.82
         Dsebastien Piersig                                 Marcin Pochwala
         Mark Bellofoere                                    Mikhail Kuznetsov
     7                                   AUS   104.17   7                                 RUS     114.81
         Lachie Milne                                       Dimitry Larionov
         Pawet Sarna                                        Andrea Benetti
     8                                   POL   105.32   8                                 ITA     127.86
         Marcin Pochwala                                    Erik Masoero

                  2011 World Championships                       2012 World Cup Standings         Points
         Pavol Hochschorner                                 Pierre Labarelle
     1                                 SVK     106.76   1                                   FRA    152
         Peter Hochschorner                                 Nicolas Peschier
         Fabien Lefevre                                     Ladislav Skantar
     2                                 FRA     107.49   2                                   SVK    126
         Denis Gargaud Chanut                               Peter Skantar
         Ladislav Skantar                                   Timothy Baille
     3                                 SVK     109.86   3                                   GBR    105
         Peter Skantar                                      Etienne Stott
         David Florence                                     Robert Behling
     4                                 GBR     110.33   4                                   GER    99
         Richard Houslow                                    Thomas Becker
         Luka Bozic                                         Franz Anton
     5                                 SLO     112.96   5                                   GER    96
         Saso Taljat                                        Jan Benzien
         Timothy Baillie                                    David Florence
     6                                 GBR     114.80   6                                   GBR    82
         Etienne Stott                                      Richard Houslow
         Mikhail Kuznetsov                                  Luka Bozic
     7                                 RUS     116.28   7                                   SLO    80
         Dmitry Larionov                                    Saso Taljat
         Piotr Szczepanski                                  Tomas Kucera
     8                                 POL     118.36   8                                   SVK    73
         Marcin Pochwala                                    Jan Batik



     Women's K-1
                      2008 Olympic Games                              2010 World Championships
     1   Elena Kaliska                   SVK   192.64   1   Corinna Kuhnle                 AUT    102.64
     2   Jacqueline Lawrence             AUS   206.94   2   Jana Dukatova                  SVK    107.73
     3   Violetta Oblinger-Peters        AUT   214.77   3   Violetta Oblinger-Peters       AUT    110.08
     4   Yuriko Takeshita                JPN   219.30   4   Jennifer Bongardt              GER    111.26
     5   Agneszka Stanuch                POL   221.08   5   Jessica Fox                    AUS    113.74
     6   Ariane Herde                    NED   231.99   6   Sarah Grant                    AUS    116.77
     7   Emile Fer                       FRA   251.96   7   Marie Rihoskova                CZE    159.62
     8   Heather Corrie                  USA   270.88   8   Fiona Pennie                   GBR    181.06

                   2011 World Championships                      2012 World Cup Standings         Points
     1   Corinna Kuhnle                 AUT    110.06   1   MaIalen Chourraut             ESP      150
     2   Jana Dukatova                  SVK    113.33   2   Ursa Kragalj                  SLO      134
     3   MaIalen Chourraut              ESP    113.68   3   Melanie Pfeifer               GER      124
     4   Emile Fer                      FRA    113.86   4   Cindy Poeschel                GER      122
     5   Fiona Pennie                   GBR    114.10   5   Jessica Fox                   AUS      120
     6   Violetta Oblinger-Peters       AUT    114.11   6   Katerina Kudejova             CZE      112
     7   Elena Kaliska                  SVK    114.17   7   Violetta Oblinger-Peters      AUT      112
     8   Dana Mann                      SVK    118.17   8   Elizabeth Neave               GBR      111




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57                                                 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                                                      Men's K-1 1000m
 World Record:     33.980s   Olivier Lasak   FRA   1992              World Record:     3:24.495   Ben Fouhy   NZL   2006
 Olympic Record:   N/A                                               Olympic Record:   3:25.785 Knut Holmann NOR 1996
               2008 Olympics (Raced over 500m)                                           2008 Olympics
     1   Ken Wallace                  AUS     1:37.252                1   Tim Brabants                    GBR       3:26.323
     2   Adam van Koeverden           CAN     1:37.630                2   Eirik Veras Larsen              NOR       3:27.342
     3   Tim Brabants                 GBR     1:37.671                3   Ken Wallace                     AUS       3:27.495
     4   Eirik Veras Larsen          NOR      1:37.949                4   Ben Fouhy                       NZL       3:29.193
     5   Anton Ryakhov                RUS     1:38.187                5   Max Hoff                        GER       3:29.391
     6   Akos Vereckei                HUN     1:38.318                6   Markus Oscarsson                SWE       3:30.198
     7   Anders Gustafsson           SWE      1:38.447                7   Stjepan Janic                   CRO       3:30.495
     8   Steven Ferguson              NZL     1:38.512                8   Adam van Koeverden              CAN       3:31.793

                  2010 World Championships                                        2010 World Championships
     1   Edward McKeever             GBR           34.807             1   Max Hoff                   GER            3:29.544
     2   Ronald Rauhe                GER           35.155             2   Tim Brabants               GBR            3:30.040
     3   Poitr Siemionowski          POL           35.195             3   Aleh Yurenia               BLR            3:30.128
     4   Dziamyan Turchyn            BLR           35.299             4   Rene Holten Poulsen        DEN            3:31.880
     5   Victor Zavolskiy            RUS           35.507             5   Marko Tomicevic            SRB            3:32.912
     6   Filip Svab                  CZE           35.603             6   Ken Wallace                AUS            3:33.656
     7   Pablo Andres                ESP           35.659             7   Anders Gustafsson          SWE            3:35.236
     8   Egidjus Balciunas           LTU           35.699             8   Maxime Beaumont            FRA            3:35.696

                 2011 World Championships                                          2011 World Championships
     1   Piotr Semionowski          POL            34.770             1   Adam van Koeverden          CAN           3:36.194
     2   Edward McKeever            GBR            34.986             2   Anders Gustafsson           SWE           3:39.488
     3   Ronald Rauhe               GER            35.118             3   Eirik Veras Larsen          NOR           3:39.818
     4   Maxime Beaumont            FRA            35.250             4   Max Hoff                    GER           3:40.472
     5   Alexander Dyachenko        RUS            35.496             5   Aleh Yurenia                BLR           3:42.314
     6   Mark De Jonge              CAN            35.514             6   Marko Tomicevic             SRB           3:43.052
     7   Cesar De Cesare            ECU            35.634             7   Miroslav Kirchev            BUL           3:44.438
     8   Peter Molnar               HUN            36.210             8   Fernando Pimenta            POR           3:45.056




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58                                               Canoe/Kayak Sprint

 Men's K-2 200m                                                Men's K-2 1000m
                                                               World Record:   3:09.190     A Rossi, D Scarpa   ITA
 World Record:     31.570s V Makhneu, R Piatrushenka BLR 200
                                                               1996
                                                               Olympic Record: 3:09.190     A Rossi, D Scarpa   ITA
 Olympic Record: N/A
                                                               1996
              2008 Olympics (Raced over 500m)                                      2008 Olympics
         Saul Craviotto                                            Martin Hollstein
     1                               ESP     1:28.736           1                                     GER       3:11.809
         Carlos Perez                                              Andreas Ihle
         Ronald Rauhe                                              Kim Wraae Knudsen
     2                               GER     1:28.827           2                                     DEN       3:13.580
         Tim Wieskotter                                            Rene Holten Poulsen
         Raman Piatrushenka                                        Andrea Facchin
     3                               BLR     1:30.005           3                                     ITA       3:14.750
         Vadzim Makhneu                                            Antonio Scudato
         Zoltan Kammerer                                           Adam Seroczynski
     4                               HUN     1:30.285          DSQ                                    POL       3:14.828
         Gabor Kucsera                                             Mariusz Kujawski
         Kim Wraae Knudsen                                         Zoltan Kammerer
     5                               DEN     1:30.569           4                                     HUN       3:15.049
         Rene Holten Poulsen                                       Gabor Kucsera
         Richard Dober                                             Mike Walker
     6                               CAN     1:30.857           5                                     NZL       3:15.329
         Andrew Willows                                            Steven Ferguson
         Vincent Lecroubier                                        Philippe Colin
     7                               FRA     1:31.312           6                                     FRA       3:16.532
         Sebastien Jouve                                           Cyrille Carre
         Marek Twardowski                                          Krists Straume
     8                               POL     1:31.869           7                                     LAT       3:19.387
         Adam Wysocki                                              Kristaps Zajupe

                  2010 World Championships                                   2010 World Championships
         Arnaud Hybois                                              Martin Hollstein
     1                               FRA          31.532        1                               GER             3:13.024
         Sebastien Jouve                                            Andreas Ihle
         Saul Craviotto                                             Zoltan Kammerer
     2                               ESP          31.540        2                               HUN             3:13.204
         Carlos Perez                                               Akos Vereckei
         Liam Heath                                                 Ilya Medvedev
     3                               GBR          31.584        3                               RUS             3:15.736
         Jonathon Schofield                                         Anton Ryakhov
         Yury Postrigay                                             Dusko Stanojevic
     4                               RUS          31.748        4                               SRB             3:15.848
         Maxim Molochkov                                            Dejan Pajic
         Krists Straume                                             Mariusz Kujawski
     5                               LAT          31.852        5                               POL             3:16.544
         Aleksejs Rumjancevs                                        Rafal Rosolski
         Ryan Cochrane                                              Vincent Lecroubier
     6                               CAN          32.204        6                               FRA             3:16.968
         Hugues Fournel                                             Cyrille Carre
         Ognjen Filipovic                                           Fernando Pimenta
     7                               SRB          32.348        7                               POR             3:18.560
         Dragan Zoric                                               Joao Ribeiro
         Reinier Torres Riveaux                                     Siarhei Findziukevich
     8                                 CUB        32.744        8                                     BLR       3:18.756
         Carlos C Mantalvo Garcia                                   Vitaliy Bialko

                  2011 World Championships                                   2011 World Championships
         Arnaud Hybois                                              Gelle Peter
     1                               FRA          31.940        1                               SVK             3:20.626
         Sebastien Jouve                                            Vlcek Erik
         Jonathon Schofield                                         Oscarsson Markus
     2                               GBR          32.156        2                               SWE             3:21.478
         Liam Heath                                                 Nilsson Henrik
         Raman Piatrushenka                                         Yurchenko Vitaly
     3                               BLR          32.390        3                               RUS             3:21.544
         Vadzim Makhneu                                             Pogreban Vasily
         Ionut Mitrea                                               Cauwenburgh Olivier
     4                               ROU          32.468        4                               BEL             3:21.892
         Bogdan Mada                                                Pannecoucke Laurens
         Ronald Rauhe                                               Hollstein Martin
     5                               GER          32.480        5                               GER             3:22.546
         JonasEms                                                   Ihle Andreas
         Krists Straume                                             Dombi Rudolf
     6                               LAT          32.522        6                               HUN             3:22.588
         Aleksejs Rumjancevs                                        Kokeny Roland
         Marton Sik                                                 Hernanz Javier
     7                               HUN          32.582        7                               ESP             3:24.094
         Istvan Bee                                                 Cosgaya Diego
         Lasse Nielsen                                              Horsky Ondrej
     8                               DEN          32.864        8                               CZE             3:25.924
         Casper Nielsen                                             Sterba Jan




                                           Olympic Prospectus 2012                                                         58
59                                             Canoe/Kayak Sprint

 Men's K-4 1000m
 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
                         2008 Olympics
         Raman Piatrushenka
         Aliaksei Abalmasau
     1                                   BLR   2:55.714
         Artur Litvinchuk
         Vadzim Makhneu
         Richard Riszdorfer
         Michal Riszdorfer
     2                                   SLO   2:56.593
         Erik Vlcek
         Juraj Tarr
         Lutz Altepost
         Norman Brockl
     3                                   GER   2:56.676
         Torsten Eckbrett
         Bjorn Goldschmitt
         Franco Benedini
         Antonio Rossi
     4                                   ITA   2:57.626
         Alberto Ricchetti
         Luca Piedmonte
         Martin Sik
         Istvan Bee                                                                     2011 World Championships
     5                                   HUN   2:59.009
         Akos Vereckei                                                         Norman Brockl
         Gabor Bozsik                                                          Robert Cleinert
                                                                           1                               GER     2:47.734
         Marek Twardowski                                                      Max Hoff
         Tomasz Mandelski                                                      Paul Mittelstedt
     6                                   POL   2:59.505
         Pawel Paumann                                                         Jacob Clear
         Adam Wysocki                                                          Murray Stewart
                                                                           2                               AUS     2:48.724
         Li Zhen                                                               David Smith
         Liu Haitao                                                            Tate Smith
     7                                   CHN   3:00.078
         Zhou Peng                                                             Ilya Medvedev
         Lin Miao                                                              Anton Vasilyev
                                                                           3                               RUS     2:49.516
         Ilya Medvedev                                                         Anton Ryakhov
         Evgeny Salakhov                                                       Oleg Zhestkov
     8                                   RUS   3:00.654
         Anton Basilev                                                         Richard Riszdorfer
         Konstantin Vishnyakov                                                 Michal Riszdorfer
                                                                           4                               SVK     2:50.026
                                                                               Erik Vlcek
                   2010 World Championships                                    Juraj Tarr
         Arnaud Hybois                                                         Traian Neagu
         Etienne Hubert                                                        Stefan Vasile
     1                                FRA      2:54.103                    5                               ROU     2:50.350
         Sebastien Jouve                                                       Toni Ioneticu
         Colin Phillippe                                                       Ionel Gavrila
         Raman Piatrushenka                                                    Jan Sterba
         Aliaksei Abalmasav                                                    Lukas Trefil
     2                                BLR      2:55.843                    6                               CZE     2:50.434
         Artur Litvinchuk                                                      Jan Soucek
         Vadzim Makhnev                                                        Pavel Davidek
         Ondrej Horsky                                                         Akos Vereckei
         Jan Soucek                                                            Gabor Kucsera
     3                                CZE      2:56.023                    7                               HUN     2:50.506
         Daniel Havel                                                          Zoltan Kammerer
         Jan Sterba                                                            Gergely Boros
         Marcus Gross                                                          Milenko Zoric
         Norman Brockl                                                         Ervin Holpert
     4                                GER      2:56.143                    8                               SRB     2:52.684
         Tim Wieskotter                                                        Alexsandar Aleksic
         Hendrik Bertz                                                         Dejan Terzic
         Tate Smith
         Matthew Urquhart
     5                                AUS      2:56.591
         Murray Stewart
         Jacob Clear
         Kirill Lyapunov
         Roman Anoshkin
     6                                RUS      2:56.931
         Anton Vasilyev
         Konstantin Vishnyakov
         Krzysztof Luczak
         Tomasz Olszewski
     7                                POL      2:57.043
         Marcin Nickowski
         Dawid Wardowicz
         Traian Neagu
         Iustin Porcarasu
     8                                ROU      2:58.739
         Vasile Stefan
         Toni Ioneticu




                                           Olympic Prospectus 2012                                                            59
60                                              Canoe/Kayak Sprint

 Men's C-1 200m                                             Men's C-1 1000m
 World Record:      38.383s Ledys Frank Balceiro CUB 2001   World Record:     3:46.201   David Cal   ESP   2004
 Olympic Record:     N/A                                    Olympic Record:   3:46.201   David Cal   ESP   2004
              2008 Olympics (Raced over 500m)                                   2008 Olympics
     1   Maxim Opalev                RUS     1:47.140        1   Attila Vajda                    HUN       3:50.467
     2   David Cal                   ESP     1:48.397        2   David Cal                       ESP       3:52.751
     3   Yuriy Cheban                UKR     1:48.766        3   Thomal Cal                      CAN       3:53.653
     4   Mathieu Goubel              FRA     1:49.056        4   Vadim Menkov                    UZB       3:54.237
     5   Aliaksandr Zhukouski        BLR     1:49.092        5   Aliaksandr Zhukouski            BLR       3:55.645
     6   Li Qiang                    CHN     1:49.287        6   Florin Mironcic                 ROU       3:57.876
     7   Florin Mironcic            ROU      1:49.861        7   Mathieu GouBLR                  FRA       3:57.889
     8   Pawel Baraszkiewicz         POL     1:50.048        8   Andreas Dittmer                 GER       3:57.894

                  2010 World Championships                                2010 World Championships
     1   Ivan Shtyl                  RUS         39.161      1   Vadim Menkov                UZB           3:51.721
     2   Thomas Simart               FRA         39.729      2   Attila Vajda                HUN           3:51.921
     3   Richard Dalton              CAN         39.953      3   Sebastien Brendel           GER           3:53.837
     3   Iuri Cheban                 UKR         39.953      4   David Cal                   ESP           3:54.069
     5   Jesus Nivalter Santos       BRA         39.997      5   Silviu Simioncencu          ROU           3:58.245
     6   Jevgenij Shuklin            LTU         40.101      6   Maxim Opalev                RUS           3:59.449
     7   Gergely Kovacs              HUN         40.429      7   Tomasz Kaczor               POL           4:00.301
     8   Stefan Holtz                GER         40.657      8   Mark Oldershaw              CAN           4:01.009

                  2011 World Championships                                2011 World Championships
     1   Valentin Demyanenko         AZE         39.339      1   Attila Vajda                HUN           4:04.749
     2   Ivan Shtyl                  RUS         39.573      2   David Cal                   ESP           4:06.045
     3   Alfonso Benavides           ESP         38.687      3   Vadim Menkov                UZB           4:08.151
     4   Iuri Cheban                 UKR         39.879      4   Aliaksandr Zhukouski        BLR           4:08.739
     5   Jevgenji Shuklin            LTU         39.927      5   Mark Oldershaw              CAN           4:10.707
     6   Dzmitry Vaitsishkin         BLR         40.275      6   Ilya Shtokalov              RUS           4:12.345
     7   Pawel Baraszkiewicz         POL         40.743      7   Mathieu Goubel              FRA           4:12.399
     8   Nivalter Santos De Jesus    BRA         40.911      8   Deyan Georgiev              BUL           4:14.727



 Men's C-2 1000m
 World Record:   3:28.531 I Rojas, L Pereira      CUB
 2001
 Olympic Record: 3:31.870 A Dittner, G Kirchbach GER 1996
                         2008 Olympics
         Andrei Bahdanovich                     3:36.365
     1                                   BLR
         Aliaksandr Bahdanovich
         Christian Gille                        3:36.588
     2                                   GER
         Tomasz Wylenzek
         Gyorgy Kozmann                         3:40.258
     3                                   HUN
         Tamas Kiss                                                       2011 World Championships
         Constantin Popa                        3:40.342         Stefan Holtz
     4                                   ROU                 1                               GER           3:31.070
         Niculae Flocea                                          Tomasz Wylenzek
         Chen Zhongyun                          3:40.593         Segiy Bezugliy
     5                                   CHN                 2                               AZE           3:31.952
         Zhang Zhiwu                                             Maksim Prokopenko
         Andrew Russell                         3:41.165         L-A Dumitrescu-Lazar
     6                                   CAN                 3                               ROU           3:32.264
         G. Beauchesne-Sevigny                                   Victor Mihalachi
         Wojciech Tysznski                      3:42.845         Jaroslav Radon
     7                                   POL                 4                               CZE           3:33.020
         Pawel Baraszkiewicz                                     Filip Dvorak
         Sergey Ulegin                          3:44.669         Alexey Korovashkov
     8                                   RUS                 5                               RUS           3:34.292
         Aleksandr Kostoglod                                     Ilya Pervukhin
                                                                 Andrei Bahdanovich
                                                             6                               BLR           3:35.282
                  2010 World Championships                       Aliaksandr Bahdanovich
         Alexandru Dumitrescu                                    Karel Aguilar Chacon                      3:36.974
     1                               ROU        3:37.317     7                               CUB
         Victor Mihalachi                                        Serguey Torres Madrigal
         Andrei Bahdanovich                                      Sergey Yemelyanov
     2                               BLR        3:37.325     8                               KAZ           3:39.291
         Aliaksandr Bahdanovich                                  Timofey Yemelyanov
         Marton Toth
     3                               HUN        3:38.057
         Robert Mike
         Alexey Korovashkov
     4                               RUS        3:39.173
         Ilya Pervukhin
         Sergey Bezuhliy
     5                               AZE        3:39.505
         Maksim Prokopenko
         Pawel Skowronski
     6                               POL        3:39.801
         Marcin Grzybowski
         Andrew Russell
     7                               CAN        3:43.241
         Gabriel Beauchesne-Sevigny
         Reydel Ramos Abila
     8                                   CUB    3:45.693
         Serguey Torres Madrigal




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61                                                   Canoe/Kayak Sprint

 Women's K-1 200m                                               Women's K-1 500m
 World Record:     38.970s   Birgit Fische r   GER   1994       World Record:     1:47.343   Katalin Kovacs   HUN   2002
 Olympic Record:   N/A                                          Olympic Record:   1:47.655   Rita Koban       HUN   1996
                                                                                      2008 Olympics
               2010 World Championships                          1 Inna Osypenko-Radomska             UKR       1:50.673
     1 Natasa Janics              HUN                40.181      2 Josefa Idem                        ITA       1:50.677
     2 Inna Osypenko-Radomska     UKR                40.797      3 Katrin Wagner-Augustin             GER       1:51.022
     3 Shinobu Kitamoto           JPN                40.917      4 Katalin Kavacs                     HUN       1:51.139
     4 Nicole Reinhardt           GER                41.013      5 Zhong Hongyan                      CHN       1:52.220
     5 Teresa Portela             ESP                41.273      6 Spela Ponomarenko                  SLO       1:52.363
     6 Teresa Portela             POR                41.281      7 Lucy Wainwright                    GBR       1:53.102
     7 Marta Walczykieiwcz        POL                41.409      8 Jennifer Hodson                    RSA       1:53.353
     8 Spela Ponomarenko          SLO                41.617
                                                                            2010 World Championships
                  2011 World Championships                       1 Inna Osypenko-Radomska      UKR              1:50.461
     1   Lisa Carrington             NZL             39.998      2 Natasa Janics               HUN              1:50.625
     2   Marta Walczykieiwcz         POL             40.472      3 Rachel Cawthorn             GBR              1:50.929
     3   Inna Osypenko-Radomska      UKR             40.670      4 Teresa Portela              POR              1:51.113
     4   Shinobu Kitamoto            JPN             40.730      5 Sofia Paldanius             SWE              1:51.849
     5   Alana Nicholls              AUS             40.730      6 Beata Mikolajczyk           POL              1:53.157
     6   Teresa Portela              POR             40.772      7 Katrin Wagner-Augustin      GER              1:53.369
     7   Jess Walker                 GBR             40.910      8 Henriette Engel Hansen      DEN              1:55.217
     8   Natalia Lobova              RUS             41.282
                                                                           2011 World Championships
                                                                 1 Nicole Reinhardt           GER               1:47.066
                                                                 2 Danuta Kozak               HUN               1:47.396
                                                                 3 Inna Osypenko-Radomska     UKR               1:48.668
                                                                 4 Natalya Sergeyeva          KAZ               1:48.704
 Women's K-2 500m                                                5   Alana Nicholls                   AUS       1:49.136
                                                                 6   Teresa Portela                   POR       1:49.910
                                                                 7   Josefa Idem                      ITA       1:50.054
                        2008 Olympics                            8   Henriette Engel Hansen           DEN       1:50.570
         Katalin Kavacs
     1                                HUN            1:41.308
         Natasa Janics
         Beata Mikolajczyk
     2                                POL            1:42.092
         Aneta Konieczna
         Marie Delattre
     3                                     FRA       1:42.128
         Anne-Laure Viard
         Fanny Fischer
     4                                    GER        1:42.899
         Nicole Reinhardt                                                     2011 World Championships
         Shinobu Kitamoto                                            Yvonne Schuring
     5                                     JPN       1:43.291    1                               AUT            1:37.071
         Mikiko Takeya                                               Viktoria Schwarz
         Hannah Davis                                                Franziska Weber
     6                                    AUS        1:43.969    2                               GER            1:37.275
         Lyndsie Fogarty                                             Tina Dietze
         Anne Rikala                                                 Beata Mikolajczyk
     7                                     FIN       1:44.176    3                               POL            1:37.803
         Jenni Mikkonen                                              Aneta Konieczna
         Michala Mruzkova                                            Tamara Csipes
     8                                     CZE       1:44.870    4                               HUN            1:39.099
         Jana Blahova                                                Katalin Kovacs
                                                                     Yanan Wu
                                                                 5                               CHN            1:39.159
                  2010 World Championships                           Wenjun Ren
         Gabriella Szabo                                             Iuliana Paleu
     1                               HUN             1:40.064    6                               ROU            1:39.303
         Danuta Kozak                                                Irina Lauric
         Juliana Salakhova                                           Juliana Salakhova
     2                               RUS             1:41.628    7                               RUS            1:40.761
         Anastasia Sergeeva                                          Anastasia Sergeeva
         Yvonne Schuring                                             Ivana Kmetova
     3                               AUT             1:42.684    8                               SVK            1:41.739
         Viktoria Schwarz                                            Martina Kohlova
         Carolin Leonhardt
     4                               GER             1:42.728
         Silke Hoermann
         Marta Walczykieiwcz
     5                               POL             1:43.064
         Ewelina Wojnarowska
         Nikolina Moldovan
     6                               SRB             1:43.888
         Olivera Moldovan
         Ivana Kmetova
     7                               SVK             1:44.140
         Martina Kohlova
         Wu Yanan
     8                               CHN             1:44.172
         Zhang Hong




                                               Olympic Prospectus 2012                                                     61
62                                             Canoe/Kayak Sprint
 Women's K-4 500m
 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
                         2008 Olympics
         Fanny Fischer
         Nicole Reinhardt
     1                                   GER   1:32.231
         Katrin Wagner-Augustin
         Conny Wassmuth
         Katalin Kavacs
         Gabriella Szabo
     2                                   HUN   1:32.971
         Danuta Kozak
         Natasa Janics
         Liso Oldenhof
         Hannah Davis
     3                                   AUS   1:34.704
         Chantal Meek
         Lyndsie Fogarty
         Beata Mikolajczyk
         Aneta Konieczna
     4                                   POL   1:34.752
         Edyata Dzienszewska
         Dorota Kuczkowska
         Beatriz Manchon
         Jana Smidakova
     5                                   ESP   1:35.366
         Sonia Molanes
         Maria Portela                                                                 2011 World Championships
         Shinobu Kitamoto                                                     Gabriella Szabo
         Ayaka Kuno                                                           Danuta Kozak
     6                                   JPN   1:36.465                   1                               HUN     1:36.339
         Mikiko Takeya                                                        Katalin Kovacs
         Yuniko Suzuki                                                        Dalma Benedek
         Michele Eray                                                         Carolin Leonhardt
         Carol Joyce                                                          Silke Hoermann
     7                                   RSA   1:36.724                   2                               GER     1:37.521
         Nicola Mocke                                                         Franziska Weber
         Jennifer Hodson                                                      Tina Dietze
         Stefania Cicali                                                      Iryna Pamialova
         Alessandra Galiotto                                                  Nadzeya Papok
     8                                   ITA   1:36.770                   3                               BLR     1:37.887
         Fabiana Sgori                                                        Volha Khudzenka
         Alice Fagioli                                                        Maryna Paltaran
                                                                              Abigail Edmonds
                  2010 World Championships                                    Louisa Sawers
                                                                          4                               GBR     1:37.959
         Natasa Janics                                                        Jess Walker
         Tamara Csipes                                                        Rachel Cawthorn
     1                               HUN       1:31.607
         Katalin Kovacs                                                       Lyndsie Fogarty
         Dalma Benedek                                                        Joanne Brigden-Jones
                                                                          5                               AUS     1:39.303
         Fanny Fischer                                                        Hannah Davis
         Nicole Reinhardt                                                     Rachel Lovell
     2                               GER       1:32.795
         Katrin Wagner-Augustin                                               Juliana Salakhova
         Tina Dietze                                                          Svetlana Kudinova
                                                                          6                               RUS     1:39.807
         Karolina Naja                                                        Anastasia Sergeeva
         Aneta Konieczna                                                      Natalia Lobova
     3                               POL       1:33.815
         Sandra Pawelczak                                                     Helena Rodrigues
         Magdelena Krukowska                                                  Teresa Portela
                                                                          7                               POR     1:40.041
         Beatriz Manchon                                                      Joana Vasconcelos
         Jana Smidakova                                                       Beatriz Gomes
     4                               ESP       1:33.851
         Sonia Molanes                                                        Marie Delattre-Demory
         Teresa Portela                                                       Adeline Morel
                                                                          8                               FRA     1:41.217
         Abigal Edmonds                                                       Sarah Troel
         Rachel Cawthorn                                                      Sarah Guyot
     5                               GBR       1:33.979
         Hayleigh Mason
         Louisa Sawers
         Helena Rodrigues
         Teresa Portela
     6                               POR       1:34.043
         Joana Vasconcelos
         Beatriz Gomes
         Wang Feng
         Li Zhangli
     7                               CHN       1:34.259
         Zhou Yu
         Yu Lamei
         Antonia Nadj
         Antonia Panda
     8                               SRB       1:36.255
         Renata Major-Kubik
         Marta Tibor




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63                                                    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
                            2008 Olympics                                           2009 World Championships
            1     Anne-Caroline Chausson           FRA                    1    Sarah Walker                         NZL
            2     Laetitia Le Corguille            FRA                    2    Eva Ailloud                          FRA
            3     Jill Kintner                     USA                    3    Ariell Martin                        USA
            4     Sarah Walker                     NZL                    4    Jana Horakova                        CZE
            5     Gabriela Diaz                    ARG                    5    Samantha Cools                       CAN
            6     Nicole Callisto                  AUS                    6    Manon Vallentino                     FRA
           DNF    Sammy Cools                      CAN                    7    Nicole Callisto                      AUS
           REL    Shanaze Reade                    GBR                    8    Maria Gabriela Diaz                  ARG

                    2010 World Championships                                        2011 World Championships
            1     Shanaze Reade                    GBR                    1    Mariana Pajon                        COL
            2     Sarah Walker                     NZL                    2    Sarah Walker                         NZL
            3     Alise Post                       USA                    3    Magalie Pottier                      FRA
            4     Amelie Despeaux                  FRA                    4    Lieke Klaus                          NED
            5     Aneta Hladikova                  CZE                    5    Ariell Martin                        USA
            6     Rachel Bracken                   AUS                    6    Vilma Rimsaite                       LTU
            7     Laetitia Le Corguille            FRA                    7    Amanda Geving                        USA
           DNF    Ariell Martin                    USA                    8    Jana Horakova                        CZE

                     2011 Olympic Test Event                                        2012 World Championships
            1     Shanaze Reade                    GBR                    1    Magalie Pottier                      FRA
            2     Sarah Walker                     NZL                    2    Eva Ailloud                          FRA
            3     Lauren Reynolds                  AUS                    3    Romana Labounkova                    CZE
            4     Magalie Pottier                  FRA                    4    Arielle Martin                       USA
            5     Amanda Carr                      USA                    5    Mariana Pajon                        COL
            6     Melinda McLeod                   AUS                    6    Squel Stein                          BRA
            7     Laetitia Le Corguille            FRA                    7    Manon Valentino                      FRA
           DNF    Mariana Pajon                    COL                    8    Alise Post                           USA

                           World Rankings                    Points
            1     Magalie Pottier                  FRA        1,233
            2     Caroline Buchanan                AUS        1,194
            3     Brooke Crain                     USA        1,017
            4     Arielle Martin                   USA         887
            5     Lauren Reynolds                  AUS         847
            7     Gabriela Diaz                    ARG         843
            10    Laetitia le Corguille            FRA         767
            11    Mariana Pajon                    COL         759
            13    Vilma Rimsaite                   LTU         709
            14    Aneta Hladikova                  CZE         684
            15    Laura Smulders                   NED         678
            16    Jana Horakova                    CZE         663
            21    Sarah Walker                     NZL         553
            24    Priscila Stevaux Carnaval        BRA         502
            30    Shanaze Reade                    GBR         395
            38    Sandra Aleksejeva                LAT         202




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     Men's BMX
                    2008 Olympics                                 2009 World Championships
      1    Maris Strombergs              LAT             1    Donny Robinson                  USA
      2    Mike Day                      USA             2    Mike Day                        USA
      3    Donny Robinson                USA             3    Ramiro Marino                   ARG
      4    Andres Jiminez                COL             4    Maris Strombergs                LAT
      5    Rob van den Wildenberg        NED             5    Nicholas Long                   USA
      6    Jared Graves                  AUS             6    Luke Madill                     AUS
     DNF   Sifiso Nhlapo                 RSA             7    Andres Jiminez                  COL
     DNF   Damien Godet                  FRA             8    Khalen Young                    AUS

             2010 World Championships                              2011 World Championships
      1    Maris Strombergs              LAT             1    Joris Daudet                    FRA
      2    Sifiso Nhlapo                 RSA             2    Maris Strombergs                LAT
      3    Joris Daudet                  FRA             3    Marc Williers                   NZL
      4    Thomas Hamon                  FRA             4    Sam Willoughby                  AUS
      5    Raymon Van Der Biezen         NED             5    Brian Kirkham                   AUS
      6    Marc Williers                 NZL             6    Carlos Mario Oquendo Zabala     COL
      7    Sam Willoughby                AUS             7    Connor Fields                   USA
      8    Khalen Young                  AUS             8    Moana Moo Caille                FRA

               2011 Olympic Test Event                             2012 World Championships
      1    Marc Williers                 NZL             1    Sam Willoughby                  AUS
      2    Joris Daudet                  FRA             2    Joris Daudet                    FRA
      3    Nicholas Long                 USA             3    Maona Moo Caille                FRA
      4    Sylvain Andre                 FRA             4    Anthony Dean                    AUS
      5    David Herman                  USA             5    David Herman                    USA
      6    Sam Willoughby                AUS             6    Donny Robinson                  USA
      7    David Graf                    SUI             7    Marc Willers                    NZL
      8    Maris Strombergs              LAT            DSQ   Maris Strombergs                LAT

                   World Rankings              Points
     1     Sam Willoughby                AUS   1,441
     2     Connor Fields                 USA   1,375
     3     Joris Daudet                  FRA    968
     4     Marc Willers                  NZL    943
     5     David Herman                  USA    923
     6     Maris Strombergs              LAT    902
     7     Brian Kirkham                 AUS    864
     8     Raymon van der Biezen         NED    816
     9     Carlos Oquendo Zabala         COL    830
     10    Edzus Treimans                LAT    695
     11    Nicholas Long                 USA    695
     13    Andres Jiminez Caicedo        COL    628
     14    Tory Nyhaug                   CAN    611
     15    Renato Rezende                BRA    607
     16    Maona Moo Caille              FRA    587
     17    Khalen Young                  AUS    564
     18    Rihards Veide                 LAT    557
     19    Luis Brethauer                GER    531
     20    Twan van Gendt                NED    530
     25    Ernesto Pizarro               ARG    469
     26    Jelle van Gorkom              NED    468
     27    Quentin Caleyron              FRA    451
     34    Morten Therkildsen            DEN    373
     41    Manuel de Vecchi              ITA    335
     45    David Graf                    SUI    305
     48    Liam Phillips                 GBR    286
     53    Emilio Andres Falla Buchely   ECU    279
     56    Arnaud Dubois                 BEL    273
     57    Maik Baier                    GER    265
     59    Kurt Pickard                  NZL    259
     72    Sifiso Nhlapo                 RSA    202
     85    Daniel Caluag                 PHI    145




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     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
                                                                                        World Ranking                  Points
                         2008 Olympics                                   1   Jaroslav Kulhavy                CZE       2,660
     1   Julien Absalon                  FRA       1:52:26               2   Nino Schurter                    SUI      2,404
     2   Jean-Christophe Peraud          FRA       1:52:55               3   Julien Absalon                  FRA       1,820
     3   Nino Schurter                   SUI       1:53:36               4   Jose Antonio Hermida Ramos      ESP       1,713
     4   Christoph Sauser                SUI       1:54:29               5   Florian Vogel                    SUI      1,600
     5   Marco Fontana                   ITA       1:54:49               6   Fabian Giger                     SUI      1,525
     6   Christoph Soukup                AUT       1:55:09               7   Lukas Fluckiger                  SUI      1,447
     7   Liam Killeen                    GBR       1:55:17               8   Burry Stander                   RSA       1,436
     8   Inaki Errasti                   ESP       1:56:24               9   Moritz Milatz                   GER       1,401
                                                                        10   Manuel Fumic                    GER       1,395
                    2010 World Championships                            11   Christoph Sauser                 SUI      1,351
     1   J. Antonio Hermida Ramos      ESP         1:52:26              12   Marco Fontana                    ITA      1,287
     2   Jaroslav Kulhavy              CZE         1:52:55              13   Maxime Marotte                  FRA       1,256
     3   Burry Stander                 RSA         1:53:36              14   Rudi van Houts                  NED       1,129
     4   Nino Schurter                  SUI        1:54:29              15   Thomas Litscher                  SUI      1,092
     5   Julien Absalon                FRA         1:54:49              16   Sergio Mantecon Gutierrez       ESP       1,076
     6   Carlos Coloma Nicolas         ESP         1:55:09              17   Staphane Tempier                FRA       1,073
     7   Liam Killeen                  GBR         1:55:17              18   Martin Gujan                     SUI      1,010
     8   Geoff Kabush                  CAN         1:56:24              19   Mathias Fluckiger                SUI      1,006
                                                                        20   Emil Lindgren                   SWE        975
                    2011 World Championships                            21   Carlos Coloma Nicolas           ESP        945
     1   Jaroslav Kulhavy              CZE         1:52:26              22   Marek Konwa                     POL        930
     2   Nino Schurter                  SUI        1:52:55              23   Gerhard Kerschbaumer             ITA       909
     3   Julien Absalon                FRA         1:53:36              24   Jan Skarnitzl                   CZE        880
     4   J. Antonio Hermida Ramos      ESP         1:54:29              25   Todd Wells                      USA        876
     5   Lukas Fluckiger                SUI        1:54:49              26   Kevin van Hoovels               BEL        853
     6   Florian Vogel                  SUI        1:55:09              27   Ralph Naef                       SUI       851
     7   Todd Wells                    USA         1:55:17              28   Geoff Kabush                    CAN        828
     8   Christoph Sauser               SUI        1:56:24              29   Karl Markt                      AUT        811
                                                                        30   Henk Jaap Moorlag               NED        786




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     Women's Mountain Biking
                                                                         World Ranking          Points
                        2008 Olympics                     1   Catherine Pendrel          CAN    2,360
     1   Sabine Spitz                   GER    1:45:11    2   Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa    NOR    2,073
     2   Maja Wloszczowska              POL    1:45:52    3   Julie Bresset              FRA    2,032
     3   Irina Kalentieva               RUS    1:46:28    4   Maja Wloszczowska          POL    1,960
     4   Catherine Pendrel              CAN    1:46:37    5   Irina Kalentieva           RUS    1,665
     5   Chengyuan Ren                  CHN    1:47:40    6   Annie Last                 GBR    1,489
     6   Petra Henzi                    SUI    1:48:41    7   Esther Suss                 SUI   1,437
     7   Mary McConneloug               USA    1:50:34    8   Blaza Klemencic            SLO    1,417
     8   Georgia Gould                  USA    1:50:51    9   Eva Lechner                 ITA   1,415
                                                         10   Elisabeth Osl              AUT    1,365
                    2010 World Championships             11   Katrin Leumann              SUI   1,348
     1   Maja Wloszczowska             POL     1:48:21   12   Sabine Spitz               GER    1,327
     2   Irina Kalentieva              RUS     1:49:09   13   Emily Batty                CAN    1,306
     3   Willow Koerber                USA     1:49:13   14   Katerina Nash              CZE    1,268
     4   Catherine Pendrel             CAN     1:49:15   15   Tanja Zakelj               SLO    1,258
     5   Elisabeth Osl                 AUT     1:50:21   16   Yana Belomoyna             UKR    1,245
     6   Heather Irmiger               USA     1:50:24   17   Marie-Helene Premont       CAN    1,166
     7   Anna Szafraniec               POL     1:50:37   18   Georgie Gould              USA    1,149
     8   Sabine Spitz                  GER     1:50:53   19   Alexandra Engen            SWE    1,122
                                                         20   Annika Langvad             DEN    1,115
                    2011 World Championships             21   Nathalie Scneitter          SUI   1,105
     1   Catherine Pendrel             CAN     1:46:14   22   Lea Davison                USA    1,081
     2   Maja Wloszczowska             POL     1:46:42   23   Karen Hanlen               NZL     969
     3   Eva Lechner                    ITA    1:47:50   24   Tereza Hurikova            CZE     912
     4   Irina Kalentieva              RUS     1:48:19   25   Adelheid Morath            GER     904
     5   Nathalie Scneitter             SUI    1:49:41   26   Marielle Saner-Guinchard    SUI    884
     6   Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa       NOR     1:50:04   27   Anne Terpstra              NED     862
     7   Rosara Joseph                 NZL     1:50:38   28   Pauling Ferrand Prevot     FRA     829
     8   Emily Batty                   CAN     1:50:49   29   Janka Stevkova             SVK     818
                                                         30   Heather Irmiger            USA     806




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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                      Time                   2010 World Championships                Time
                 1 Samuel Sanchez                      ESP 6:23:49                1 Thor Hushovd                       NOR    6:21:49
              DSQ* David Rebllin                       ITA       s.t.             2 Matti Breschel                      DEN     s.t.
                 2 Fabian Cancellara                   SUI       s.t.             3 Allan Davis                         AUS     s.t.
                 3 Alexandr Kolobnev                  RUS        s.t.             4 Filippo Pozzato                     ITA     s.t.
                 4 Andy Schleck                        LUX       s.t.             5 Greg Van Avermaet                   BEL     s.t.
                 5 Michael Rogers                     AUS        s.t.             6 Oscar Freire                        ESP     s.t.
                 6 Santiago Botero                    COL       +0:12             7 Alexandr Kolobnev                   RUS     s.t.
                 7 Mario Aerts                         BEL       s.t.             8 Assan Bazayev                       KAZ     s.t.
              * David Rebellin disqualified due to +ve test for CERA at Olympic Games
                  2011 Tour de France - Sprinter's Jersey        Points           2011 Vuelta a Espania - Sprinter's Jersey    Points
                 1 Mark Cavendish                     GBR        334              1 Baulke Mollema                      NED    122
                 2 Jose Joaquin Rojas                  ESP       272              2 Joaquim Rodriguez                   ESP    115
                 3 Philippe Gilbert                    BEL       236              3 Daniele Bennati                     ITA    101

                     2011 World Championships                Time                        2011 Giro di Lombardia                Time
                1   Mark Cavendish                  GBR     5:40:27               1   Oliver Zaugg                    SUI     6:20:02
                2   Matthew Goss                    AUS       s.t.                2   Dan Martin                      IRL      +0:08
                3   Andre Greipel                   GER       s.t.                3   Joaquim Rodriguez               ESP       s.t.
                4   Fabian Cancellara               SUI       s.t.                4   Ivan Basso                      ITA       s.t.
                5   Jurgen Roelandts                BEL       s.t.                5   Przemyslaw Niemiec              POL       s.t.
                6   Romain Feillu                   FRA       s.t.                6   Domenico Pozzovivo              ITA       s.t.
                7   Borut Bozic                     SLO       s.t.                7   Giovanni Visconti               ITA      +0:16
                8   Edvald Boassen Hagen            NOR       s.t.                8   Philippe Gilbert                BEL       s.t.




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                 2012 Milan-San Remo                Time           2012 Ronde von Vlaanderen                 Time
      1     Simon Gerrans                  AUS     6:59:24     1   Tom Boonen                       BEL     6:04:28
      2     Fabian Cancellara              SUI       s.t.      2   Filippo Pozzato                  ITA       s.t.
      3     Vincenzo Nibali                ITA       s.t.      3   Alessandro Ballan                ITA      +0:01
      4     Peter Sagan                    SVK      +0:02      4   Greg Van Avermaet                BEL      +0:38
      5     John Dedenkolb                 GER       s.t.      5   Peter Sagan                      SVK       s.t.
      6     Filippo Pozzato                ITA       s.t.      6   Niki Terpstra                    NED       s.t.
      7     Oscar Freire                   SPA       s.t.      7   Luca Paolini                     ITA       s.t.
      8     Alessandro Ballan              ITA       s.t.      8   Thomas Voeckler                  FRA       s.t.

                 2012 Paris-Roubaix                 Time            2012 Liege-Bastogne-Liege                Time
      1     Tom Boonen                     BEL     5:55:22     1   Maxim Iglinsky                   KAZ     6:43:52
      2     Sebastien Turgot               FRA      +1:39      2   Vincenzo Nibali                  ITA      +0:21
      3     Alessandro Ballan              ITA       s.t.      3   Enrico Gasperotto                ITA      +0:36
      4     Juan Antionia Flecha           ESP       s.t.      4   Thomas Voekler                   FRA       s.t.
      5     Niki Terpstra                  NED       s.t.      5   Daniel Martin                    IRE       s.t.
      6     Lars Boom                      NED      +1:43      6   Bauke Mollema                    NED       s.t.
      7     Mateo Tosatto                  ITA      +3:31      7   Samuel Sanchez                   ESP       s.t.
      8     Mathew Hayman                  AUS       s.t.      8   Michele Scarponi                 ITA       s.t.

       2012 Giro d'Italia - Sprinter's Jersey      Points
      1 Joaquim Rodriquez                  ESP      139
                                                             Finish of the 2012 Tour de France fell after publication
      2 Mark Cavendish                     GBR      138
      3 Ryder Hesjedal                     CAN      113


     Men's Time Trial
                    2008 Olympics                   Time           2010 World Championships                  Time
      1     Fabian Cancellara               SUI    1:02:11     1   Fabian Cancellara                SUI     0:58:09
      2     Gustav Larsson                 SWE     1:02:44     2   David Millar                     GBR     0:59:12
      3     Levi Leipheimer                USA     1:03:21     3   Tony Martin                      GER     0:59:22
      4     Alberto Contador               ESP     1:03:29     4   Richie Porte                     AUS     0:59:28
      5     Cadel Evans                    AUS     1:03:34     5   Michael Rogers                   AUS     1:00:34
      6     Samuel Sanchez                 ESP     1:04:37     6   Koos Moorenhout                  NED     1:00:50
      7     Svein Tuft                     CAN     1:04:39     7   Luis Leon Sanchez                ESP     1:00:54
      8     Michael Rogers                 AUS     1:04:46     8   David Zabriskie                  USA     1:01:01

          2011 Giro d'Italia - Main Time Trial     Time       2011 Tour de France - Main Time Trial          Time
      1     David Millar                    GBR    30:13      1 Tony Martin                    GER           55:33
      2     Alex Rasmussen                  DEN    30:20      2 Cadel Evans                    AUS           55:40
      3     Alberto Contador                ESP    30:49      3 Alberto Contador               ESP           56:39
      4     Richie Porte                    AUS    30:56      4 Thomas De Gendt                BEL           57:02
      5     Yaroslav Popovych               UKR    31:08      5 Richie Porte                   AUS           57:03
      6     Jos van Emden                   NED    31:15      6 Jean-Christophe Peraud         FRA           57:06
      7     Cameron Meyer                   AUS    31:17      7 Samuel Sanchez                 ESP           57:10
      8     Patrick Gretsch                 GER    31:21      8 Fabian Cancellara              SUI           58:15

     2011 Vuelta a Espania - Main Time Trial       Time             2011 World Championships                 Time
      1 Tony Martin                    GER         55:54       1   Tony Martin                      GER      53.44
      2 Chris Froome                   GBR         56:53       2   Bradley Wiggins                  GBR      55:00
      3 Bradley Wiggins                GBR         57:16       3   Fabian Cancellara                SUI      55:05
      4 Fabian Cancellara               SUI        57:21       4   Bert Grabsch                     GER      55:16
      5 Taylor Phinney                 USA         57:27       5   Jack Bobridge                    AUS      55:59
      6 Jakob Fuglsang                 DEN         57:31       6   Richie Porte                     AUS      56:15
      7 Tiago Machedo                  POR         57:48       7   David Millar                     GBR      56:31
      8 Janez Brajkovic                SLO         57:50       8   Lieuwe Westra                    NED      57:06

          2012 Giro d'Italia - Main Time Trial     Time      2012 Tour de France - 1st Main Time Trial       Time
      1     Marco Pinotti                    ITA   33:06       1 Bradley Wiggins                GBR          51:24
      2     Geraint Thomas                  GBR    33:45       2 Chris Froome                   GBR          51:59
      3     Jesse Sergent                   NZL    33:59       3 Fabian Cancellara               SUI         52:21
      4     Alex Rasmussen                  DEN    34:06       4 Tejay van Garderen             USA          52:30
      5     Thomas De Gendt                 BEL    34:07       5 Sylvain Chavanel               FRA          52:48
      6     Ryder Hesjedal                  CAN    34:15       6 Cadel Evans                    AUS          53:07
      7     Gustav Larsson                  SWE    34:20       7 Peters Vilits                  SVK          53:23
      8     Maclej Bodnar                   POL    34:21       8 Vincenzo Nibali                 ITA         53:31




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     Women's Road Race
                  2008 Olympics               Time           2010 World Championships           Time
      1   Nicole Cooke                GBR    3:32:24    1   Giorgia Bronzani             ITA   3:32:01
      2   Emma Johansson              SWE      s.t.     2   Marianne Vos                NED      s.t.
      3   Tatiana Guderzo              ITA     s.t.     3   Emma Johansson              SWE      s.t.
      4   Christiane Soeder           AUT     +0:04     4   Nicole Cooke                GBR      s.t.
      5   Linda Villumsen             DEN     +0:08     5   Judith Arndt                GER      s.t.
      6   Marianne Vos                NED     +0:21     6   Grace Berbeke               BEL      s.t.
      7   Priska Doppmann              SUI     s.t.     7   Trixi Worrack               GER      s.t.
      8   Paulina Brzezna             POL      s.t.     8   Rasa Leleivyte              LTU      s.t.

            2011 World Cup Rankings          Points          2011 World Championships           Time
      1   Annemiek van Vleuten      NED       362       1   Giorgia Bronzani            ITA    3:21:28
      2   Marianne Vos              NED       315       2   Marianne Vos                NED      s.t.
      3   Emma Johansson            SWE       223       3   Ina Teutenburg              GER      s.t.
     4    Judith Arndt              GER       184       4   Nicole Cooke                GBR      s.t.
     5    Ina Teutenburg            GER       143       5   Julia Martisova             RUS      s.t.
     6    Emma Pooley               GBR       135       6   Chloe Hosking               AUS      s.t.
     7    Elizabeth Armitstead      GBR       117       7   Elizabeth Armitstead        GBR      s.t.
     8    Kirsten Wild              NED       108       8   Ludivine Henrion            BEL      s.t.
     9    Martine Bras              NED       103
     10   Tatiana Antoshina         RUS        87

               UCI World Rankings            Points
     1    Marianne Vos                NED    1,380
     2    Judith Arndt                GER     925
     3    Emma Johansson              SWE     838
     4    Ina Teutenburg              GER     709
     5    Annemiek van Vleuten        NED     683
     6    Amber Neben                 USA     564
     7    Evelyn Stevens              USA     481
     8    Emma Pooley                 GBR     481
     9    Giorgia Bronzini             ITA    442
     10   Kirsten Wild                NED     395


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

           2011 World Championships          Time
      1   Judith Arndt                GER    37:07
      2   Linda Villumsen             NZL    37:27
      3   Emma Pooley                 GBR    37:30
      4   Tara Whitten                CAN    37:32
      5   Clara Hughes                CAN    37:42
      6   Ellen van Dijk              NED    37:44
      7   Rhae-Christie Shaw          CAN    37:45
      8   Amber Neben                 USA    37:46




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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
                                             9.572s                  Kevin Sireau   FRA 20 May 2009
                         200m):
   Olympic Record (Prelim Flying
                                             9.815s                   Chris Hoy     GBR 17 August 2008
                         200m):

                                                            Prelim                                                            Prelim
                    2008 Olympics                                                           2010 World Championships
                                                             Time                                                              Time
  1    Chris Hoy                              GBR            9.815                   1   Gregory Bauge                  FRA    9.896
  2    Jason Kenny                            GBR            9.957                   2   Shane Perkins                  AUS    9.948
  3    Mickael Bourgain                       FRA           10.123                   3   Kevin Sireau                   FRA    9.953
  4    Maximilian Levy                        GER           10.199                   4   Robert Forstemann              GER   10.142
  5    Kevin Sireau                           FRA           10.098                   5   Matthew Crampton               GBR   10.037
  6    Teun Mulder                            NED           10.373                   6   Chris Hoy                      GBR    9.913
  7    Theo Bos                               NED           10.318                   7   Francois Pervis                FRA   10.023
  8    Azizul Awang                           MAS           10.272                   8   Jason Kenny                    GBR   10.073

                                                            Prelim                                                            Prelim
            2011 World Championships                                                          2012 London World Cup
                                                             Time                                                              Time
DSQ* Gregory Bauge                            FRA           10.142                   1   Chris Hoy                      GBR    9.932
  1    Jason Kenny                            GBR           10.120                   2   Maximilian Levy                GER   10.096
  2    Chris Hoy                              GBR           10.111                   3   Robert Forstemann              GER   10.144
  3    Michael Bourgain                       FRA           10.043                   4   Kevin Sireau                   FRA   10.026
  4    Michael D'Almeida                      FRA           10.148                   5   Jason Kenny                    GBR   10.153
  5    Shane Perkins                          AUS           10.172                   6   Matthew Crampton               GBR   10.234
  6    Scott Sunderland                       AUS           10.262                   7   Kazunari Watanabe              JPN   10.257
  7    Robert Forstemann                      GER           10.267                   8   Gregory Bauge                  FRA   10.217
* DSQ due to receiving a ban for 3 missed out of competition tests
                                                            Prelim
            2012 World Championships
                                                             Time
  1    Gregory Bauge                          FRA           9.854
  2    Jason Kenny                            GBR           9.953
  3    Chris Hoy                              GBR           9.902
  4    Shane Perkins                          AUS           9.965
  5    Robert Forstemann                      GER           9.873
  6    Stefan Boetticher                      GER           9.983
  7    Kevin Sireau                           FRA           9.893
  8    Mickael Bourgain                       FRA           9.966


Men's Keirin
                 2008 Olympics                                                               2010 World Championships
  1    Chris Hoy                              GBR                                    1   Chris Hoy                      GBR
  2    Ross Edgar                             GBR                                    2   Aziz Awang                     MAS
  3    Kiyofumi Nagai                         JPN                                    3   Maximillian Levy               GER
  4    Shane Kelly                            AUS                                    4   Teun Mulder                    NED
  5    Carsten Bergemann                      GER                                    5   Francois Pervis                FRA
  6    Arnaud Tournant                        FRA                                    6   Sam Webster                    NZL

           2011 World Championships                                                            2012 London World Cup
  1    Shane Perkins                          AUS                                    1   Chris Hoy                      GBR
  2    Chris Hoy                              GBR                                    2   Rene Enders                    GER
  3    Teun Mulder                            NED                                    3   Mickael Bourgain               FRA
  4    Matthew Crampton                       GBR                                    4   Teun Mulder                    NED
  5    Rene Enders                            GER                                    5   Kazunari Watanabe              JPN
  6    Edward Dawkins                         NZL                                    6   Simon Van Veltooven            NZL

           2012 World Championships
  1    Chris Hoy                              GBR
  2    Maximilian Levy                        GER
  3    Jason Kenny                            GBR
  4    Mickael Bourgain                       FRA
  5    Kazunari Watanabe                      JPN
  6    Simon Van Velthooven                   NZL




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Men's Team Sprint
                  World Record:   42.950s          GBR (C Hoy, J Kenny, J Staff)   15 August 2008
                Olympic Record:   42.950s          GBR (C Hoy, J Kenny, J Staff)   15 August 2008
                    2008 Olympics                                                            2010 World Championships
     Chris Hoy                                                                     Robert Forstemann
 1   Jason Kenny                   Great Britain   43.128                      1 Maximilian Levy               Germany                        43.433
     Jamie Staff                                                                   Stefan Nimke
     Gregory Bauge                                                                 Gregory Bauge
 2   Kevin Sireau                     France       43.651                     DSQ* Michael D'Almeida            France                        43.453
     Arnaud Tournant                                                               Kevin Sireau
     Rene Enders                                                                   Ross Edgar
 3   Maximilian Levy                 Germany       44.014                      2 Chris Hoy                    Great Britain                    43.59
     Stefan Nimke                                                                  Jason Kenny
     Daniel Ellis                                                                  Cheng Changsong
 4   Mark French                     Australia     44.022                      3 Zhang Lei                       China                        44.002
     Shane Kelly                                                                   Zhang Miao
     Theo Bos                                                                      Edward Dawkins
 5   Teun Mulder                     Holland       44.212                      4 Adam Stewart                 New Zealand                      44.45
     Tim Veldt                                                                     Sam Webster
     Kiyofumi Nagai                                                                Sergey Borisov
 6   Tomohiro Nagatsuka               Japan        44.437                      5 Denis Dmitriev                 Russia                        44.498
     Kazunari Watanabe                                                             Sergey Kucherov
     Aziz Awang                                                                    Dan Ellis
 7   Josiah Ng                       Malaysia      44.822                      6 Jason Niblett                 Australia                       44.63
     Mohd Tisin                                                                    Scott Sunderland
     Michael Blatchford                                                            Teun Mulder
 8   Adam Duvendeck                    USA         45.423                      7 Yondi Schmidt                  Holland                        44.63
     Giddeon Massie                                                                Roy van den Berg
                                                                              * DSQ due to Gregory Bauge being banned for missing 3 out of competition tes
               2011 World Championships                                                           2012 London World Cup
     Michael D'Almeida                                                                Rene Enders
 1   Gregory Bauge                France           43.867                       1     Robert Forstemann            Germany                    43.562
     Kevin Sireau                                                                     Maximiliam Levy
     Rene Enders                                                                      Gregory Bauge
 2   Maximilian Levy             Germany           44.483                       2     Mickael D'Almeida             France                    43.631
     Stefan Nimke                                                                     Kevin Sireau
     Matthew Crampton                                                                 Ross Edgar
 3   Chris Hoy                  Great Britain      44.235                       3     Jason Kenny                Great Britain                43.781
     Jason Kenny                                                                      Chris Hoy
     Jason Niblett                                                                    Mathew Glaetzer
 4   Scott Sunderland            Australia         45.241                       4     Shane Perkins                Australia                  43.954
     Dan Ellis                                                                        Scott Sunderland
     Sergey Kucherov                                                                  Ethan Mitchell
 5   Denis Dmitriev               Russia           44.805                       5     Sam Webster                New Zealand                  44.002
     Pavel Yakushevskiy                                                               Edward Dawkins
     Sam Webster                                                                      Changsong Cheng
 6   Edward Dawkins             New Zealand        45.032                       6     Miao Zhang                     China                    44.424
     Ethan Mitchell                                                                   Lei Zhang
     Hugo Haak                                                                        Segei Kucherov
 7   Roy van den Berg             Holland          45.047                       7     Denis Dmitriev                Russia                    44.597
     Teun Mulder                                                                      Sergi Borisov
     Zhang Miao                                                                       Kazuki Amagai
 8   Zhang Lei                     China           45.112                       8     Kazunari Watanabe              Japan                    44.791
     Cheng Changsong                                                                  Seiichiro Nakagawa
                2012 World Championships
     Shane Perkins
 1 Scott Sunderland               Australia     43.266
     Matthew Glaetzer
     Gregory Bauge
 2 Kevin Sireau                    France       43.267
     Michael D'Almeida
     Ethan Mitchell
 3 Sam Webster                   New Zealand 43.812
     Edward Dawkins
     Kazuki Amagei
 4 Kazunari Watanabe                Japan       43.896
     Seiichiro Nakagawa
     Rene Enders                               DSQ from * DSQ for missing the change over zone in their qualifying run
REL* Maximilian Levy              Germany        2nd in
     Stefan Nimke                              Qualifying
     Philip Hindes                             DSQ from
REL* Chris Hoy                   Great Britain   4th in
     Jason Kenny                               Qualifying
     Cheng Changsong
 5 Zhang Lei                        China       44.049
     Zhang Miao
     Denis Dmitriev
 6 Sergei Borisov                  Russia       44.215
     Sergei Kucherov




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Men's Team Pursuit
                                                 GBR (E Clancy, P Kennaugh, G
                 World Record:     3:53.295                                     04 April 2012
                                                      Thomas, S Burke)
                                                 GBR (E Clancy, P Manning, G
               Olympic Record:     3:53.314                                     18 August 2008
                                                     Thomas, B Wiggins)

                     2008 Olympics                                                        2011 World Championshps
     Ed Clancy                                                                  Jack Bobridge
     Paul Manning                                                               Rohan Dennis
 1                               Great Britain   3:53.314                  1                                Australia       3:57.832
     Geraint Thomas                                                             Luke Durbridge
     Bradley Wiggins                                                            Michael Hepburn
     Caspar Jorgensen                                                           Alexei Markov
     Jens-Erik Madsen                                                           Evgeny Kovalev
 2                                 Denmark       4:00.040                  2                                 Russia         4:02.229
     Alex Rasmussen                                                             Ivan Kovalev
     Michael Morkov                                                             Alexander Serov
     Sam Bewley                                                                 Steven Burke
     Marc Ryan                                                                  Sam Harrison
 3                               New Zealand     3:57.776                  3                              Great Britain     4:02.781
     Jesse Sargent                                                              Peter Kennaugh
     Hayden Roulston                                                            Andy Tennant
     Jack Bobridge                                                              Sam Bewley
     Mark Jamieson                                                              Peter Latham
 4                                 Australia     3:59.006                  4                              New Zealand       4:05.977
     Bradley McGee                                                              Marc Ryan
     Graeme Brown                                                               Jesse Sargent
     Damien Gaudin                                                              Eloy Teruel
     Matthieu Ladagnou                                                          Pablo Bernal
 5                                  France       4:03.679                  5                                  Spain         4:06.187
     Christophe Riblon                                                          Asier Maeztu
     Nicolas Rousseau                                                           David Muntaner
     Levi Heimans                                                               Tim Veldt
     Robert Slippens                                                            Levi Heimans
 6                               Netherlands     4:04.846                  6                               Netherlands      4:06.552
     Wim Stroetinga                                                             Jenning Huizenga
     Jens Mouris                                                                Arno Van Der Zwet
     Sergei Escobar                                                             Nikias Arndt
     Asier Maeztu                                                               Henning Bommel
 7                                  Spain        4:06.509                  7                                Germany         4:06.977
     David Muntaner                                                             Stefan Schaefer
     Antonio Miguel Parra                                                       Jakob Steigmiller
     Alexei Markov                                                              Gijs van Hoecke
     Alexander Serov                                                            Dominique Cornu
 8                                  Russia       4:06.518                  8                                Belgium         4:07.198
     Alexander Petrovski                                                        Ingmar De Poortere
     Evgeny Kovalev                                                             Jonathan Dufranse

                  2012 London World Cup                                                    2012 World Championships
     Jack Bobridge                                                              Ed Clancy
     Rohan Dennis                                                               Steven Burke
 1                                 Australia     3:54.615                  1                                Great Britain   3:53.295
     Alexander Edmondson                                                        Peter Kennaugh
     Michael Hepburn                                                            Geraint Thomas
     Steven Burke                                                               Glenn O'Shea
     Ed Clancy                                                                  Jack Bobridge
 2                               Great Britian   3:56.330                  2                                 Australia      3:53.401
     Peter Kennaugh                                                             Rohan Dennis
     Geraint Thomas                                                             Michael Hepburn
     Sam Bewley                                                                 Aaron Gate
     Aaron Gate                                                                 Sam Bewley
 3                               New Zealand     3:59.242                  3                                New Zealand     3:57.592
     Westley Gough                                                              Westley Gough
     Marc Ryan                                                                  Marc Ryan
     Ingmar De Poortere                                                         Artur Ershov
     Dominique Cornu                                                            Avgeny Kovalev
 4                                  Belgium      4:04.956                  4                                  Russia        3:59.237
     Kenny De Ketele                                                            Alexei Markov
     Jonathan Dufrasne                                                          Alexander Serov
     Artur Ershov                                                               Pablo Aitor Bernal
     Valery Kaykov                                                              Asier Maeztu Billelabeitia
 5                                  Russia       4:06.823                  5                                   Spain        4:01.717
     Evgeny Kovalev                                                             Sebastien Mora Vedri
     Ivan Savitsky                                                              Albert Torres
     Michael Vingerling                                                         Gijs van Hoecke
     Levi Heimans                                                               Kenny De Ketele
 6                                Netherlands    4:07.825                  6                                  Belgium       4:02.317
     Jenning Huizenga                                                           Dominique Cornu
     Arno Van Der Zwet                                                          Jonathan Dufrasne
     Juan Esteban Arango                                                        Lasse Norman Hansen
     Edwin Avila Vanegas                                                        Casper Folsach
 7                                 Columbia      4:08.287                  7                                 Denmark        4:03.327
     A. A. Castro Laverde                                                       Rasmus Quaade
     Weimar Roldan Ortiz                                                        Christian Ranneries
     Kirill Sveshnikov                                                          Peter Schep
     Roman Ivlev                                                                Levi Heimans
 8                                  Russia       4:08.999                  8                                Netherlands     4:04.489
     Ravel Karpenkov                                                            Aron van der Zwet
     Dswergey Shilov                                                            Tim Veldt




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Men's Omnium




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Women's Sprint
World Record (For prelim Flying
                                    10.782s           Anna Meares            AUS 05 April 2012
                        200m):
 Olympic Record (Prelim Flying
                                    10.963s         Victoria Pendleton       GBR 17 August 2008
                        200m):
                                                 Prelim                                                                       Prelim
                2008 Olympics                                                         2010 World Championships
                                                  Time                                                                         Time
 1   Victoria Pendleton              GBR         10.963                       1   Victoria Pendleton              GBR         11.135
 2   Anna Meares                     AUS         11.140                       2   Guo Shang                       CHN         10.918
 3   Guo Shang                       CHN         11.106                       3   Simona Krupeckaite              LTU         11.078
 4   Willy Kanis                     NED         11.167                       4   Anna Meares                     AUS          11.03
 5   Clara Sanchez                   FRA         11.365                       5   Kristina Vogel                  GER         11.356
 6   Natallia Tsylinskaya            BLR         11.372                       6   Kaarle McCulloch                AUS         11.202
 7   Jennie Reed                     USA         11.400                       7   Olga Panarina                   BLR         11.077
 8   Simona Krupeckaite              LTU         11.222                       8   Victoria Baranova               RUS         11.426

                                                 Prelim                                                                       Prelim
         2011 World Championships                                                       2012 London World Cup
                                                  Time                                                                         Time
 1   Anna Meares                     AUS         11.120                       1   Guo Shang                       CHN         11.079
 2   Simona Krupeckaite              LTU         11.291                       2   Anna Meares                     AUS         10.939
 3   Victoria Pendleton              GBR         11.299                       3   Lee Wai Sze                     HKG         11.003
 4   Olga Panarina                   BLR         11.120                       4   Victoria Pendleton              GBR         11.119
 5   Lyubov Shulika                  UKR         11.152                       5   Jess Varnish                    GBR         11.147
 6   Sandie Clair                    FRA         11.398                       6   Lisandra Guerra Rodriquez       CUB         11.302
 7   Kristina Vogel                  GER         11.387                       7   Kristina Vogel                  GER         11.169
 8   Guo Shang                       CHN         11.188                       8   Kaarle McCulloch                AUS         11.318

                                                 Prelim
         2012 World Championships
                                                  Time
 1   Victoria Pendleton              GBR         10.076
 2   Simona Krupeckaite              LTU         11.079
 3   Anna Meares                     AUS         10.782
 4   Lyubov Shulika                  UKR         11.131
 5   Guo Shang                       CHN         11.004
 6   Miriam Welte                    GER         11.033
 7   Virginie Cueff                  FRA         11.386
 8   Lisandra Guerra                 CUB         11.150


Women's Team Sprint
                   World Record:   32.630s          GER (K Vogel, M Welte)        04 April 2012
                 Olympic Record:     N/A
                2010 World Championships                                                     2011 World Championships
     Kaarle McCulloch                                                             Anna Meares
 1                                Australia      32.923                       1                                Australia      33.237
     Anna Meares                                                                  Kaarle McCulloch
     Gong Jinjie                                                                  Victoria Pendleton
 2                                  China        33.192                       2                               Great Britain   33.525
     Lin Junhong                                                                  Jessica Varnish
     Gintare Gaivenyte                                                            Guo Shang                                   33.586
 3                                Lithuania      33.109                       3                                  China
     Simona Krupeckaite                                                           Gong Jinjie
     Victoria Pendleton                                                           Clara Sanchez
 4                               Great Britain   33.593                       4                                 France        33.731
     Jessica Varnish                                                              Sandie Clair
     Sandie Clair                                                                 Miriam Welte
 5                                 France        33.490                       5                                Germany        33.618
     Clara Sanchez                                                                Kristina Vogel
     Kristina Vogel                                                               Gintare Gaivenyte
 6                                Germany        33.604                       6                                Lithuania      33.788
     Miriam Welte                                                                 Simona Krupeckaite
     Yvonne Hijgenaar                                                             Yvonne Hijgenaar
 7                               Netherlands     33.672                       7                               Netherlands     34.151
     Willy Kanis                                                                  Willy Kanis
     Victoria Baranova                                                            Iryna Papezhuk
 8                                 Russia        34.369                       8                                 Ukraine       34.373
     Olga Streltsova                                                              Lyubov Shulika

                 2012 London World Cup                                                       2012 World Championships
     Jess Varnish                                                                 Kristina Vogel
 1                              Great Britain    32.754                       1                                Germany        32.549
     Victoria Pendleton                                                           Miriam Welte
     Anna Meares                                                                  Kaarle McCulloch
 2                                Australia      32.945                       2                                Australia      32.597
     Kaarle McCulloch                                                             Anna Meares
     Gong Jinjie                                                                  Gong Jinjie
 3                                  China        33.060                       3                                  China        32.870
     Guo Shang                                                                    Guo Shang
     Sandie Clair                                                                 Victoria Pendleton
 4                                 France        33.433                       4                               Great Britain   33.160
     Clara Sanchez                                                                Jessica Varnish
     Miriam Weite                                                                 Sandie Clair
 5                                Germany        33.554                       5                                 France        33.355
     Kristina Vogel                                                               Clara Sanchez
     Anastasiya Voynova                                                           Viktoria Baranova
 6                                 Russia        33.650                       6                                 Russia        33.440
     Viktoria Baranova                                                            Anastasya Voynova
     Gintare Gaivenyte                                                            Yvonne Hijgenaar
 7                                Lithuania      33.716                       7                               Netherlands     33.571
     Simona Krupeckaite                                                           Willy Kanis
     Katie Schofield                                                              Lyubov Shulika
 8                              New Zealand      33.881                       8                                 Ukraine       33.639
     Natasha Hansen                                                               Olena Tsos




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Women's Keirin
          2010 World Championships                                                       2011 World Championships
 1   Simone Krupeckaite              LTU                                        1    Anna Meares                     AUS
 2   Victoria Pendleton              GBR                                        2    Olga Panarina                   BEL
 3   Olga Panarina                   BLR                                        3    Clara Sanchez                   FRA
 4   Kaarle McCulloch                AUS                                        4    Guo Shang                       CHN
 5   Miriam Welte                    GER                                        5    Fatehah Mustapa                 MAS
 6   Clara Sanchez                   FRA                                        6    Lisandra Guerra                 CUB

            2012 London World Cup                                                         2012 World Championships
 1   Simona Krupeckaite              LTU                                        1    Anna Meares                     AUS
 2   Lee Wai Sze                     HKG                                        2    Ekaterina Gnidenko              RUS
 3   Guo Shang                       CHN                                        3    Kristina Vogel                  GER
 4   Lyubov Shulika                  UKR                                        4    Guo Shuang                      CHN
 5   Victoria Pendleton              GBR                                        5    Clara Sanchez                   FRA
 6   Anna Meares                     AUS                                        6    Di Mu                           CHN



Women's Team Pursuit
                                                 Great Britain (D King, L Trott, J
                 World Record:      3:15.720                                         04 April 2012
                                                            Rowsell)
                 Olympic Record:     N/A
               2010 World Championships                                                        2011 World Championships
     Ashlee Ankudinoff                                                               Laura Trott
 1   Sarah Kent                   Australia      3:21.748                       1    Wendy Houvenaghel          Great Britain    3:23.419
     Josephine Tomic                                                                 Danielle King
     Lizzie Armitstead                                                               Sarah Hammer
 2   Wendy Houvenaghel           Great Britain   3:22.287                       2    Dotsie Bausch                  USA          3:25.308
     Joanna Rowsell                                                                  Jennie Reed
     Rushlee Buchanan                                                                Kaytee Boyd
 3   Lauren Ellis                New Zealand     3:21.552                       3    Jaime Nielsen              New Zealand      3:24.065
     Alison Shanks                                                                   Alison Shanks
     Dotsie Bausch                                                                   Amy Cure
 4   Sarah Hammer                    USA         3:24.571                       4    Katherine Bates             Australia       3:24.422
     Lauren Tamayo                                                                   Josephine Tomic
     Vera Koedooder                                                                  Kirsten Wild
 5   Amy Pieters                 Netherlands     3:25.156                       5    Vera Koedooder             Netherlands      3:26.092
     Ellen van Dijk                                                                  Ellen van Dijk
     Laura Brown                                                                     Tara Whitten
 6   Stephanie Roorda              Canada        3:26.132                       6    Laura Brown                  Canada         3:27.255
     Tara Whitten                                                                    Clara Hughes
     Charlotte Becker                                                                Lisa Brennauer
 7   Lisa Brennauer               Germany        3:27.236                       7    Charlotte Becker            Germany         3:27.623
     Verena Joos                                                                     Madeleine Sandig
     Yelizaveta Bochkarova                                                           Svitlana Gayluk
 8   Svitlana Gayluk               Ukraine       3:27.662                       8    Lesya Kalitovska             Ukraine        3:27.756
     Lesya Kalitovska                                                                Anna Solovey

                  2012 London World Cup                                                         2012 World Championships
     Laura Trott                                                                     Daniele King
 1   Danielle King               Great Britain   3:18.148                       1    Laura Trott                 Great Britain   3:15.720
     Joanna Rowsell                                                                  Joanna Rowsell
     Tara Whitten                                                                    Annette Edmondson
 2   Gillian Carleton               Canada       3:18.982                       2    Melissa Hoskins              Australia      3:16.943
     Jasmin Glaesser                                                                 Josephine Tomic
     Annette Edmondson                                                               Tara Whitten
 3   Amy Cure                      Australia     3:19.164                       3    Jasmin Glaesser               Canada        3:19.529
     Josephine Tomic                                                                 Gillian Carleton
     Kirsten Wild                                                                    Lauren Ellis
 4   Vera Koedooder               Netherlands    3:21.992                       4    Jaime Nielsen               New Zealand     3:19.847
     Ellen Van Dijk                                                                  Alison Shanks
     Sarah Hammer                                                                    Sarah Hammer
 5   Jennie Reed                 United States   3:23.208                       5    Dotsie Bausch              United States    3:21.765
     Lauren Tamayo                                                                   Lauren Tamayo
     Lauren Ellis                                                                    Alena Dylko
 6   Jaime Nielsen               New Zealand     3:25.468                       6    Aksana Papko                  Belarus       3:22.509
     Alison Shanks                                                                   Tatsiana Sharakova
     Ausrine Trebaite                                                                Jiang Fan
 7   Vaida Pikauskaite             Lithuania     3:28.156                       7    Jiang Wenwen                   China        3:23.083
     Vilja Serekaite                                                                 Liang Jing
     Lisa Brennauer                                                                  Charlotte Becker
 8   Charlotte Becker              Germany       3:28.633                       8    Lisa Brennauer               Germany        3:24.145
     Madeleine Sandig                                                                Meadeleine Sandig




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Women's Omnium




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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
                        2008 Olympics                                                           2010 World Cup
   1   He Chong                              CHN     572.90              1   He Chong                               CHN      546.55
   2   Alexandre Despatie                    CAN     536.65              2   Qin Kai                                CHN      522.35
   3   Qin Kai                               CHN     530.10              3   Evgeny Kuznetsov                       RUS      501.85
   4   Dmitry Sautin                         RUS     512.65              4   Yahel Castillo                         MEX      490.00
   5   Pavlo Rozenberg                       GER     485.60              5   Patrick Hausding                       GER      481.75
   6   Troy Dumais                           USA     472.50              6   Kristian Ipsen                         USA      480.30
   7   Yahel Castillo                        MEX     462.10              7   Alex Despatie                          CAN      476.85
   8   Patrick Hausding                      GER     462.05              8   Javier Illana                          ESP      475.10

                    2011 World Series                 avg.                                2011 World Championships
   1   Qin Kai                               CHN     528.59              1   He Chong                            CHN         554.30
   2   He Chong                              CHN     518.15              2   Ilya Kvasha                         UKR         508.95
   3   Evgeny Kuznetsov                      RUS     498.30              3   Evgeny Kuznetsov                    RUS         493.55
   4   Troy Dumais                           USA     481.42              4   Qin Kai                             CHN         481.90
   5   Yahel Castillo                        MEX     464.80              5   Troy Dumais                          USA        479.45
   6   Ilya Kvasha                           UKR     463.23              6   Yahel Castillo                      MEX         464.10
   7   Javier Illana                         ESP     437.03              7   Matthieu Rosset                      FRA        455.45
   8   Patrick Hausding                      GER     433.69              8   Jack Laugher                        GBR         453.50

                    2012 World Series                 avg.                                    2012 World Cup
   1   Qin Kai                               CHN     522.87              1   He Chong                               CHN      535.35
   2   He Chong                              CHN     507.05              2   Qin Kai                                CHN      524.00
   3   Yahel Castillo                        MEX     480.60              3   Alexandre Despatie                     CAN      511.95
   4   Troy Dumais                           USA     468.55              4   Ethan Warren                           AUS      511.70
   5   Patrick Hausding                      GER     467.45              5   Illya Kvasha                           UKR      500.50
   6   Javier Illana                         ESP     449.69              6   Illya Zakharov                         RUS      493.05
   7   Evgeny Kuznetsov                      RUS     448.14              7   Sho Sakai                              JPN      491.05
   8   Ilya Kvasha                           UKR     433.78              8   Jack Laugher                           GBR      463.70




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 Men's 3m Springboard Synchronised
                         2008 Olympics                                              2010 World Cup
 1   Wang Feng, Qin Kai                   CHN   469.08       1   Qin Kai, Luo Yutong                  CHN   460.62
 2   Dmitri Sautin, Yuriy Kunakov         RUS   421.98       2   Troy Dumais, Kristian Ipsen          USA   440.01
 3   Illya Kvasha, Oleksiy Prygorov       UKR   415.05       3   Illya Kvasha, Oleksiy Prygorov       UKR   432.30
 4   Chris Colwill, Jevon Tarantino       USA   410.73       4   Reuben Ross, Alex Despatie           CAN   424.92
 5   Alexandre Despatie, Arturo Miranda   CAN   409.29       5   Patrick Hausding, Stephan Feck       GER   421.08
 6   Pavlo Rozenberg, Sascha Klein        GER   402.84       6   Dmitry Sautin, Yury Kunakov          RUS   419.46
 7   Nick Robinson-Baker, Ben Swain       GBR   402.36       7   Jorge Betancourt, Jose Guerra        CUB   416.46
 8   Scott Robertson, Robert Newbery      AUS   393.80       8   Damien Cely, Matthieu Rosset         FRA   411.48

                 2011 World Series               avg.                         2011 World Championships
 1   Qin Kai, Luo Yutong                  CHN   463.09       1   Qin Kai, Luo Yutong                 CHN    463.98
 2   Yahel Castillo, Daniel Islas         MEX   435.86       2   Ilya Zakharov, Evgeny Kuznetsova    RUS    451.89
 3   Troy Dumais, Kristian Ipsen          USA   428.51       3   Julian Sanchez, Yahel Castillo      MEX    437.61
 4   Illya Kvasha, Oleksiy Prygorov       UKR   425.08       4   Kristian Ipsen, Troy Dumais          USA   429.06
 5   Patrick Hausding, Stephan Feck       GER   424.01       5   Patrick Hausding, Stephan Feck      GER    412.39
 6   Dmitry Sautin, Yury Kunakov          RUS   419.60       6   O. Pryhorov, O. Gorshkovozov        UKR    412.20
 7   N. Robinson-Baker, Chris Mears       GBR   406.41       7   N. Robinson-Baker, Chris Mears      GBR    403.68
 8   N. Robinson-Baker, Ben Swain         GBR   392.12       8   Matthieu Rosset, Damaien Clay        FRA   402.36

                 2012 World Series               avg.                                2012 World Cup
 1   Qin Kai, Luo Yutong                  CHN   457.28       1   Qin Kai, Luo Yutong                  CHN   445.71
 2   Illya Kvasha, Oleksiy Prygorov       UKR   429.37       2   Evgeny Kuznetsov, Illya Zakharov     RUS   439.83
 3   Ilya Zakharov, Evgeny Kuznetsov      RUS   428.97       3   Lomas Bryan Nickson, Huang Qiang     MAS   432.09
 4   Yahel Castillo, Julian Sanchez       MEX   422.96       4   Illya Kvasha, Oleksyi Prygorov       UKR   424.83
 5   Troy Dumais, Kristian Ipsen          USA   420.11       5   Alexandre Despatie, Reuben Ross      CAN   417.42
 6   Patrick Hausding, Stephan Feck       GER   415.18       6   Troy Dumas, Kristian Ipsen           USA   414.30
 7   O. Gorshkovozov, Oleg Kolodniy       UKR   412.50       7   Yahel Castillo, Alejandro Islas      MEX   413.73
 8   N. Robinson-Baker, Chris Mears       GBR   409.85       8   Patrick Hausding, Stephan Feck       USA   402.27


 Men's 10m Platform
                       2008 Olympics                                               2010 World Cup
 1   Matthew Mitcham                      AUS   537.95       1   Matthew Mitcham                      AUS   562.80
 2   Zhou Luxin                           CHN   533.15       2   Huo Liang                            CHN   555.40
 3   Gleb Galperin                        RUS   525.80       3   Qiu Bo                               CHN   554.70
 4   Huo Liang                            CHN   508.40       4   Victor Minibaev                      RUS   525.00
 5   Jose Guerra                          CUB   507.15       5   Jose Guerra                          CUB   511.00
 6   Mathew Helm                          AUS   467.70       6   Pete Waterfield                      GBR   500.45
 7   Thomas Daley                         GBR   463.55       7   Rommel Pacheco                       MEX   496.05
 8   Rommel Pacheco                       MEX   460.20       8   Nick McCrory                         USA   482.20

                 2011 World Series               avg.                         2011 World Championships
 1   Cao Yuan                             CHN   602.75       1   Qiu Bo                              CHN    585.45
 2   Qiu Bo                               CHN   596.45       2   David Boudia                         USA   544.25
 3   Liang Huo                            CHN   544.30       3   Sascha Klein                        GER    534.50
 4   Pete Waterfield                      GBR   529.48       4   Victor Minibaev                     RUS    527.50
 5   David Boudia                         USA   507.95       5   Thomas Daley                        GBR    505.10
 6   Sascha Klein                         GER   506.80       6   Nick McCrory                         USA   501.65
 7   Victor Minibaev                      RUS   498.80       7   Ivan Garcia                         MEX    493.15
 8   Thomas Daley                         GBR   496.48       8   Oleksandr Bondar                    UKR    457.35

                 2012 World Series               avg.                             2012 World Cup
 1   Qiu Bo                               CHN   567.88       1   Qiu Bo                               CHN   574.90
 2   Yue Lin                              CHN   546.25       2   Victor Minibaev                      RUS   523.60
 3   Thomas Daley                         GBR   541.09       3   Peter Waterfield                     GBR   510.35
 4   David Boudia                         USA   517.89       4   David Boudia                         USA   501.10
 5   Victor Minibaev                      RUS   505.48       5   Oleksandr Bondar                     UKR   499.95
 6   Sascha Klein                         GER   501.75       6   Yue Lin                              CHN   493.00
 7   Nick McCrory                         USA   498.53       7   Patrick Hausding                     GER   482.35
 8   German Sanchez                       MEX   481.10       8   Lomas Bryan Nickson                  MAS   461.60




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 Men's 10m Platform Synchronised
                        2008 Olympics                                               2010 World Cup
 1   Lin Yue, Huo Liang                 CHN   468.18       1   Cao Yuan, Zhang Yanquan               CHN   500.46
 2   Patrick Hausding, Sascha Klein     GER   450.42       2   Victor Minibaev, Ilia Zakharov        RUS   492.90
 3   Gleb Galperin, Dmitriy Dobroskok   RUS   445.26       3   Jose Guerra, Jenkler Aguirre          CUB   462.60
 4   Mathew Helm, Robert Newbery        AUS   444.84       4   David Boudia, Nick McCrory            USA   448.89
 5   David Boudia, Thomas Finchum       USA   440.64       5   Sascha Klein, Patrick Hausding        GER   435.93
 6   Victor Ortega, Juan Uran           COL   423.66       6   Max Brick, Pete Waterfield            GBR   427.38
 7   Jose Guerra, Erick Fornaris        CUB   409.38       7   German Sanchez, Ivan Garcia           MEX   421.80
 8   Blake Aldridge, Tom Daley          GBR   408.48       8   Kaptur Vadim, Hordkhik                BLR   418.14

                 2011 World Series             avg.                        2011 World Championships
 1   Cao Yuan, Zhang Yanquan            CHN   473.24       1   Qiu Bo, Huo Lang                   CHN      480.03
 2   Thomas Daley, Peter Waterfield     GBR   437.35       2   Patrick Hausding, Sascha Klein     GER      443.01
 3   David Boudia, Thomas Finchum       USA   437.10       3   O. Gorshkovozov, O. Bondar         UKR      435.36
 4   Sascha Klein, Patrick Hausding     GER   434.90       4   Ilya Zakharov, Victor Minibaev     RUS      427.98
 5   Victor Minibaev, Ilia Zakharov     RUS   432.60       5   David Boudia, Nick McCrory          USA     420.69
 6   Ivan Garcia, German Sanchez        MEX   432.60       6   Peter Waterfield, Tom Daley        GBR      407.46
 7   Jose Guerra, Jenkler Aguirre       CUB   432.08       7   German Sanchez, Ivan Garcia        MEX      393.09
 8   Rommel Pacheco, J. Ruvalcaba       MEX   426.90       8   Eric Sehn, Kevin Geyson            CAN      386.70

                 2012 World Series             avg.                               2012 World Cup
 1   Cao Yuan, Zhang Yanquan            CHN   477.27       1   Cao Yuan, Zhang Yanquan               CHN   481.29
 2   Lin Yue, Huo Liang                 CHN   433.59       2   Ivan Alejandro Garcia, German         MEX   460.17
 3   David Boudia, Nick McCrory         USA   432.05       3   Patrick Hausding, Sascha Klein        GER   457.41
 4   Thomas Daley, Peter Waterfield     GBR   431.21       4   David Boudia, Nick McCrory            USA   444.93
 5   O. Gorshkovozov, O. Bondar         UKR   428.88       5   Jose Guerra, Jeinkler Aguirre         CUB   432.30
 6   Victor Minibaev, Ilia Zakharov     RUS   428.18       6   Ilya Zakharov, Victor Minibaev        RUS   432.27
 7   Sascha Klein, Patrick Hausding     GER   427.14       7   Thomas Daley, Peter Waterfield        GBR   419.97
 8   Ivan Garcia, German Sanchez        MEX   423.97       8   Kevin Geyson, Erci Sehn               CAN   402.12




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 Women's 3m Springboard
                         2008 Olympics                                                 2010 World Cup
 1   Guo Jingjing                         CHN    415.35       1   He Zi                                 CHN    395.55
 2   Julia Pakhalina                      RUS    398.60       2   Wu Minxia                             CHN    371.05
 3   Wu Minxia                            CHN    389.85       3   Paola Espinosa                        MEX    367.80
 4   Blythe Hartley                       CAN    374.60       4   Jennifer Abel                         CAN    353.55
 5   Tania Cagnotto                        ITA   349.20       5    Sharleen Stratton                    AUS    339.90
 6   Anna Lindberg                        SWE    342.15       6    Tania Cagnotto                       ITA    323.15
 7   Sharleen Stratton                    AUS    331.00       7   Anabelle Smith                        AUS    322.40
 8   Nancilea Foster                      USA    316.70       8   Abby Johnston                         USA    321.75

                2011 World Series                 avg.                         2011 World Championships
 1   He Zi                                CHN    388.40       1   Wu Minxia                           CHN      380.85
 2   Wu Minxia                            CHN    386.33       2   He Zi                               CHN      379.10
 3   Jennifer Abel                        CAN    350.41       3   Jennifer Abel                       CAN      365.10
 4   Tania Cagnotto                       ITA    350.20       4   Christina Loukas                     USA     350.10
 5   Sharleen Stratton                    AUS    340.60       5   Sharleen Stratton                    AUS     330.75
 6   Abby Johnston                        USA    315.48       6   Laura Sanchez                       MEX      329.70
 7   Anabelle Smith                       AUS    305.75       7   Kelci Bryant                         USA     322.95
 8   Emilie Heymans                       CAN    305.55       8   Anna Pysmenska                      UKR      317.25

                 2012 World Series                avg.                                 2012 World Cup
 1   He Zi                                CHN    376.71       1   Wu Minxia                             CHN    368.95
 2   Wu Minxia                            CHN    373.07       2   He Zi                                 CHN    365.40
 3   Tania Cagnotto                       ITA    346.81       3   Tania Cagnotto                         ITA   345.75
 4   Christina Loukas                     USA    338.18       4   Pamela Ware                           CAN    341.30
 5   Laura Sanchez                        MEX    332.70       5   Anna Lindberg                         SWE    341.25
 6   Kelci Bryant                         USA    324.52       6   Laura Sanchez                         MEX    329.10
 7   Jennifer Abel                        CAN    316.24       7   Christina Loukas                      USA    327.65
 8   Uschi Freitag                        GER    313.90       8   Cassidy Krug                          USA    326.10


 Women's 3m Springboard Synchronised
                          2008 Olympics                                              2010 World Cup
 1   Guo Jingjing, Wu Minxia              CHN    343.50       1   Zi He, Minxia Wu                      CHN    354.90
 2   Julia Pakhalina, Anastasia           RUS    323.61       2   Svetlana Filippova, A'tasia           RUS    323.52
 3   Ditte Kotzian, Heike Fischer         GER    318.90       3   Jennifer Abel, Emilie Heymans         CAN    322.50
 4   Kelci Bryant, Ariel Rittenhouse      USA    314.40       4   Briony Cole, Sharleen Stratton        AUS    320.61
 5   Briony Cole, Sharleen Stratton       AUS    311.34       5   Kassidy Cook, Cassidy Krug            USA    318.30
 6   Noemi Batki, Francesca Dallape       ITA    296.70       6   Francy Dellape, Tania Cagnotto        ITA    317.40
 7   M. Voloshchenko, A, Pysmenska        UKR    293.10       7   Arantxo Chavez, Laura Sanchez         MEX    303.39
 8   Tandi Gerrard, Hayley Sage           GBR    278.25       8   Rebecca Gallantree, Alicia Blagg      GBR    297.24

                 2011 World Series                avg.                          2011 World Championships
 1   Zi He, Minxia Wu                     CHN    338.63       1   Wu Minxia, He Zi                     CHN     356.40
 2   Jennifer Abel, Emilie Heymans        CAN    309.30       2   Emilie Haymnas, Jennifer Abel        CAN     313.50
 3   Svetlana Filippova, N. Bazhina       RUS    309.01       3   Anabelle Smith, Sharleen Stratton     AUS    306.90
 4   Francesca Dallape, Tania Cagnotto    ITA    303.83       4   H. Pysmenska, Olena Fedorova         UKR     302.40
 5   Kassidy Cook, Cassidy Krug           USA    293.21       5   Katja Dieckow, Uschi Freitag         GER     299.40
 6   Anabelle Smith, Sharleen Stratton    AUS    280.65       6   Francesca Dallape, Tania Cagnotto     ITA    297.60
 7   Daniela Ramirez, Laura Sanchez       MEX    279.32       7   Christina Loukas, Kassidy Cook        USA    288.00
 8   Rebecca Gallantree, Alicia Blagg     GBR    270.90       8   S. Filippova, A'tasia Pozdniakova    RUS     282.72

                 2012 World Series                avg.                               2012 World Cup
 1   Zi He, Minxia Wu                     CHN    334.35       1   He Zi, Wu Minxia                      CHN    345.30
 2   Aranxa Chavez, Laura Sanchez         MEX    307.20       2   Jennifer Abel, Emilie Heymans         CAN    321.90
 3   Kassidy Cook, Christina Loukas       USA    305.52       3   Tania Cagnotto, Francesca Dallape     ITA    317.40
 4   Kelci Bryant, Abby Johnston          CAN    304.80       4   Kelci Bryant, Abby Johnston           USA    315.00
 5   Francesca Dallape, Tania Cagnotto    ITA    299.18       5   Olena Feborova, Anna Pysmenska        UKR    314.70
 6   Anna Pysmenska, Olena Fedorova       UKR    295.20       6   Jun H. C., P. Rinong Pamg             MAS    300.90
 7   Katja Dieckow, Uschi Freitag         GER    294.98       7   Paola Espinosa, Laura Sanchez         MEX    300.60
 8   Maria Polyakova, Nadezda Bazhina     RUS    294.87       8   Anabelle Smith, Sharleen Stratton     AUS    298.20




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 Women's 10m Platform
                      2008 Olympics                                                2010 World Cup
 1   Chen Ruolin                           CHN   447.70       1   Hu Yadan                             CHN   452.80
 2   Emilie Heymans                        CAN   437.05       2   Chen Ruolin                          CHN   437.20
 3   Wang Xin                              CHN   429.90       3   Melissa Wu                           AUS   374.30
 4   Paola Espinosa                        MEX   380.95       4   Meaghan Benfeito                     CAN   359.65
 5   Tatiana Ortiz                         MEX   343.60       5   Yulia Koltunova                      RUS   354.55
 6   Melissa Wu                            AUS   338.15       6   Roseline Filion                      CAN   353.70
 7   Marie-Eve Marleau                     CAN   332.10       7   Pandelela Rinong Pamg                MAS   351.40
 8   Tonia Couch                           GBR   328.70       8   Paola Espinosa                       MEX   338.15

                 2011 World Series                avg.                         2011 World Championships
 1   Hu Yadan                              CHN   421.60       1   Chen Ruolin                         CHN    405.30
 2   Chen Ruolin                           CHN   414.85       2   Hu Yadan                            CHN    394.00
 3   Wang Hao                              CHN   392.80       3   Paola Espinosa                      MEX    377.15
 4   Alexandra Croak                       AUS   356.80       4   Meaghan Benfeito                    CAN    375.50
 5   Paola Espinosa                        MEX   350.69       5   Pandelela Rinong                     USA   355.85
 6   Pandelela Rinong Pamg                 MAS   347.99       6   Iuliia Prokopchuk                   UKR    340.15
 7   Roseline Filion                       CAN   342.83       7   Alexandra Croak                      AUS   337.75
 8   Melissa Wu                            GER   339.30       8   Roseline Filion                     CAN    333.00

                 2012 World Series                avg.                               2012 World Cup
 1   Chen Ruolin                           CHN   403.08       1   Chen Ruolin                          CHN   405.25
 2   Hu Yadan                              CHN   361.05       2   Hu Yadan                             CHN   397.10
 3   Paola Espinosa                        MEX   368.55       3   Yulia Koltunova                      RUS   350.25
 4   Alexandra Croak                       AUS   325.13       4   Roseline Filon                       CAN   348.90
 5   Pandelela Rinong Pamg                 MAS   349.78       5   Carolina Mendoza                     MEX   346.85
 6   Roseline Filion                       CAN   303.30       6   Christin Steuer                      GER   346.80
 7   Meaghan Benfeito                      CAN   342.09       7   Mai Nakagawa                         JPN   339.85
 8   Yulia Koltunova                       RUS   345.20       8   Neomi Batki                          ITA   332.10


 Women's 10m Platform Synchronised
                        2008 Olympics                                               2010 World Cup
 1   Wang Xin, Chen Ruolin                 CHN   363.54       1   Chen Ruolin, Hao Wang                CHN   349.56
 2   Briony Cole, Melissa Wu               AUS   335.16       2   Melissa Wu, Alexandra Croak          AUS   331.56
 3   Paola Espinosa, Tatiana Ortiz         MEX   330.06       3   Meaghan Benfeito, Roseline Filion    CAN   322.89
 4   Stefanie Anthes, Nora Subschinski     GER   310.29       4   Rebecca Gallantree, Stacie Powell    GBR   322.02
 5   Mary Beth Dunnichay, Haley            USA   309.12       5   Pandelela Rinong Pamg, Mun Yee       MAS   321.96
 6   Choe Kum Hui, Kim Un Hyang            PRK   308.10       6   Yulia Koltunova, Natalia Gonch       RUS   314.34
 7   Meaghan Benfeito, Roseline Filion     CAN   305.91       7   Nora Subschinski, Christin Steuer    GER   311.82
 8   Tonia Couch, Stacie Powell            GBR   303.48       8   Haley Ishimatsu, Mary Dunnichay      USA   308.40

                 2011 World Series                avg.                         2011 World Championships
 1   Chen Ruolin, Hao Wang                 CHN   358.03       1   Wang Hao, Chen Ruolin               CHN    362.58
 2   Meaghan Benfeito,Roseline Filion      CAN   325.40       2   Alexandra Croak, Melissa Wu          AUS   325.92
 3   Melissa Wu, Alexandra Croak           AUS   321.96       3   Christin Steuer, Nora Subschinski   GER    316.29
 4   Leong M. Y., P. Rinong Pamg           MAS   317.22       4   Tonia Crouch, Sarah Barrow          GBR    314.52
 5   Yulia Koltunova, Daria Govor          RUS   304.98       5   V. Potyekhina, Iuliia Prokopchuk    UKR    311.64
 6   R. Gallantree, Megan Sylvester        GBR   291.03       6   Leong M. Y., P. Rinong Pamg         MAS    305.34
 7   Rebecca Gallantree, Tonia Couch       GBR   288.15       7   Meaghan Benfeito, Roseline Filion   CAN    303.87
 8   Mariana Mendiola, Marisa Diaz         MEX   276.84       8   Paola Espinosa,Tatiana Ortiz        MEX    298.80

                 2012 World Series                avg.                                2012 World Cup
 1   Chen Ruolin, Hao Wang                 CHN   349.76       1   Chen Ruolin, Wang Hao                CHN   359.58
 2   Paola Espinosa, Alejandra Orozco      MEX   326.98       2   Meaghan Benfeito, Roseline Filion    CAN   331.65
 3   Meaghan Benfeito, Roseline Filion     CAN   321.45       3   Sarah Barrow, Tonia Couch            GBR   314.40
 4   Mun Yee Leong, Pandelela Rinong       MAS   318.60       4   Alexandra Croak, Melissa Wu          AUS   311.04
 5   Sarah Barrow, Tonia Couch             GBR   305.67       5   Nora Subschinski, Christin Steuer    GER   309.33
 6   Christin Steuer, Nora Subschinski     GER   305.04       6   V. Potyekhina, Iulia Prokopchuk      UKR   308.52
 7   I. Prokopchuk, Viktoriya Potyekhina   UKR   298.28       7   Mun Yee Leong, P. Rinong Pamg        MAS   307.86
 8   E. Petukhova, Yulia Timoshinina       RUS   277.71       8   Paola Espinosa, Alejandra Orozco     MEX   305.34




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     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
                            2008 Olympics                                                       2010 World Equestrian Games
1    Eric Lamaze                  CAN             Hickstead                 1   Philippe Le Jeune            BEL         Vigo D'Arsouilles
2    Rolf-Goran Bengtsson         SWE                Ninja                  2   Abdullah Al Sharbatly        KSA       Seldana Di Campalto
3    Beezie Madden                USA             Authentic                 3   Eric Lamaze                  CAN            Hickstead
4    M. Michaels-Beerbaum         GER             Shutterfly                4   Rodrigo Pessoa               BRA             Rebozo
5    McLain Ward                  USA             Sapphire                  5   Carsten-Otto Nagel           GER            Corradina
6    Ludger Beerbaum              GER            All Inclusive              6   Rolf-Goran Bengtsson         SWE              Ninja
7    Marc Houtzager               NED               Opium                   7   McLain Ward                  USA             Sapphire
8    Angelique Hoorn              NED              O'Brien                  8   John Pearce                  CAN             Chianto

                    2011 World Cup Jumping Final                                                2012 World Cup Jumping Final
1    Christian Ahlmann           GER             Taloubet                   1   Rich Fellers                 USA             Flexible
2    Eric Lamaze                 CAN             Hickstead                  2   Steve Guerdat                 SUI     Nino Des Buissonnets
3    Jeroen Dubbeldam            NED              Simon                     3   Pius Schwizer                 SUI            Carlina
4    Marco Kutscher              GER               Cash                     4   Philipp Weishaupt            GER          Monte Bellini
4    Beezie Madden               USA           Danny Boy                    5   Kevin Staut                  FRA             Silvana
6    Gerco Schroder              NED          New Orleans                   6   Rolf-Goran Bengtsson         SWE          Casail La Silla
7    Katie McVean                NZL              Delphi                    7   Maikel van der Vleuten       NED           Groep Verdi
8    Kevin Staut                 FRA              Silvana                   8   Marcus Ehning                GER        Copin van de Broy

              World Ranking                 Points
1       Rolf-Goran Bengtsson     SWE         2702
2           Pius Schwizer         SUI        2350
3           Nick Skeltobn        GBR         2340
4        Ludger Beerbaum         GER         2292
5          Marco Kutscher        GER         2212
6            Eric Lamaze         CAN         2185
7           Steve Guerdat         SUI        2150
8      Edwina Tops-Alexander     AUS         2132
9          Marcus Ehning         GER         2127
10           Kevin Staut         FRA         2125




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Team Jumping
       Country                   Qualification                                  Top Results

                                                                  =4th at 2008 Olympics, 1st at 2010 World
                      Qualified by winning the 2010 World        Equestrian Games, 3rd at 2009 European
       Germany
                               Equestrian Games                Jumping Championships, 1st at 2011 European
                                                                           Jumping Championships


                     Qualified by coming second in the 2010     2nd at 2010 World Equestrian Games, 2nd at
        France
                             World Equestrian Games               2011 European Jumping Championships
                      Qualified by coming third in the 2010
       Belgium                                                      3rd at 2010 World Equestrian Games
                            World Equestrian Games
                                                                   16th at 2008 Olympics, 4th at 2010 World
                     Qualified by coming fourth in the 2010
        Brazil                                                  Equestrian Games, 2nd at 2011 Pan-American
                            World Equestrian Games
                                                                                   Games
                       Qualified by coming fifth in the 2010       2nd at 2008 Olympics, 5th at 2010 World
       Canada
                            World Equestrian Games                            Equestrian Games
                      Qualified by coming fifth at the 2011    7th 2008 Olympics, 6th at 2010 World Equestrian
       Sweden
                       European Jumping Championships                              Games
                       Qualified at 2010 World Equestrian
                       Games by being the highest placed
                                                                   8th at 2008 Olympics, 7th at 2010 World
       Australia     finishers (7th) from 'Central & Eastern
                                                                              Equestrian Games
                       Europe, Central Asia, S-E Asia and
                                     Oceania'
                          Qualified at Olympic Qualifying         12th at 2008 Olympics, 8th at 2010 World
     Saudi Arabia
                                    Tournament                               Equestrian Games

                                                                  6th at 2008 Olympics, 9th at 2010 World
     Great Britain             Qualified as hosts                 Equestrian Games, 3rd at 2011 European
                                                                          Jumping Championships

                                                               1st 2008 Olympics (+ 1st in 2004 Olympics), 10th
                       Qualified by winning the 2011 Pan-
     United States                                              at 2010 World Equestrian Games, 1st at 2011
                                American Games
                                                                           Pan-American Games
                      Qualified by coming sixth at the 2011       3rd 2008 Olympics, 1st at 2009 European
     Switzerland
                       European Jumping Championships                     Jumping Championships
                     Qualified by coming fourth at the 2011
     Netherlands                                                            =4th at 2008 Olympics
                      European Jumping Championships
                     Qualifed by being the best African or
       Ukraine                                                              11th at 2008 Olympics
                              Middle Eastern Team
                      Qualified by coming third at the 2011     9th 2008 Olympics, 3rd at 2011 Pan-American
        Mexico
                              Pan-American Games                                  Games

                      Qualified by coming fifth at the 2011
        Chile
                             Pan-American Games




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     85                                                              Equestrian




Individual Dressage
                             2008 Olympics                                                                  2010 World Championships
1    Anky van Grunsven             NED               Salinero                      1   Edward Gal                       NED       Moorlands Totilas
2    Isalbell Werth                GER              Satchmo                        2   Laura Bechtolsheimer             GBR          Mistral Hojris
3    Heike Kemmer                  GER              Bonaparte                      3   Steffen Peters                   USA              Ravel
4    Steffen Peters                USA                Ravel                        4   Imke Schellekens-Bartels         NED     Hunter Douglas Sunrise
5    Hans Peter Minderhoud         NED               Nadine                        5   Juan Manuel Munoz Diaz           ESP            Fuego XII
6    Alexandra Korelova            RUS               Balagur                       6   Isalbell Werth                   GER          Warum Nicht
7    Emma Hindle                   GBR               Lancet                        7   Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein    DEN              Digby
8    Kyra Kyrklund                 FIN                Max                          8   Ashley Holzer                    CAN             Pop Art

                       2011 World Cup Dressage Final                                                  2012 World Cup Dressage Final
1    Adelinde Cornelissen           NED          Jerich Parzival                   1   Adelinde Cornelissen        NED           Jerich Parzival
2    Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein  DEN               Digby                        2   Helen Langehanenberg        GER             Damon Hill
3    Ulla Salzgeber                 GER           Herzruf's Erbe                   3   Valentina Truppa             ITA       Eremo del Costegno
4    Isabell Werth                  GER              Satchmo                       4   Isabell Werth               GER              El Santo
5    Helen Langehanenberg           GER            Damon Hill                      5   Richard Davison             GBR          Hiscox Artemis
6    Hans Peter Minderhoud          NED           Exquis Nadine                    6   Hans Peter Minderhoud       NED           Glock's Tango
7    Patrik Kittel                  SWE         Watermill Scandic                  7   Nadine Capellmann           GER               Girasol
8    Edward Gal                     NED           Sister de Jeu                    8   Patrik Kittel               SWE             Toy Story

                            World Ranking
1       Adelinde Cornelissen      NED             Jerich Parzival
2          Matthias Rath          GER                 Totalis
3      Laura Bechtolsheimer       GBR              Mistral Hojris
4        Charlotte Dujardin       GBR                 Valegro
5            Carl Hetser          GBR                 Uthopia
6          Ulla Salzgeber         GER             Herzruf's Erbe
7          Isabell Werth          GER                El Santo
8      Helen Langehanenberg       GER               Damon Hill
9            Patrik Kittel       SWE            Watermill Scandic
10        Valentina Truppa        ITA          Eremo del Costegno


     Team Dressage
              Country                        Qualification                                   Top Results
                                                                                 2nd 2008 Olympics, 1st at 2010 World
                                  Qualified by winning the 2010 World          Equestrian Games, 1st at 2009 European
            Netherlands
                                           Equestrian Games                 Dressage Championships, 3rd at 2011 European
                                                                                        Dressage Championships
                                                                                5th at 2008 Olympics, 2nd at 2010 World
                                                                               Equestrian Games, 2nd at 2009 European
            Great Britain                  Qualified as hosts
                                                                            Dressage Championships, 1st at 2011 European
                                                                                        Dressage Championships
                                                                             1st at 2008 Olympics (+1st at every Olympics
                                                                               since 1984), 3rd at 2010 World Equestrian
                                  Qualified by coming third in the 2010
              Germany                                                           Games, 3rd at 2009 European Dressage
                                        World Equestrian Games
                                                                                 Championships, 2nd at 2011 European
                                                                                        Dressage Championships
                                                                          DSQ due to doping at 2008 Olympics, 4th at
                                 Qualified by coming fourth in the 2010
           United States                                                2010 World Equestrian Games, 1st at 2011 Pan-
                                        World Equestrian Games
                                                                                      American Games

                                  Qualified by coming sixth at the 2011          3rd 2008 Olympics, 5th at 2010 World
              Denmark
                                  European Dressage Championships                         Equestrian Games,

                                  Qualified by coming fifth at the 2011
               Spain                                                             6th at 2010 World Equestrian Games,
                                  European Dressage Championships

                                   Qualified by winning the 2011 Pan-       8th 2008 Olympics, 7th at 2010 World Equestrian
              Canada
                                            American Games                     Games, 2ndt at 2011 Pan-American Games


                                    Qualified by winning Asia-Pacific       7th 2008 Olympics, 8th at 2010 World Equestrian
              Australia
                                               tournament                                       Games,


                                 Qualified by coming fourth at the 2011         4th 2008 Olympics, 10th at 2010 World
              Sweden
                                 European Dressage Championships                         Equestrian Games,


                                 Qualified requisite number of individual
               Poland
                                        riders to make up a team




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    86                                                                Equestrian




Individual Eventing
                             2008 Olympics                                                      2010 World Championships
1   Hinrich Romeike                GER                 Marius              1   Michael Jung                 GER      La Biosthetique-Sam
2   Gina Miles                     USA              McKinlaigh             2   William Fox-Pitt             GBR         Cool Mountain
3   Kristina Cook                  GBR             Miners Frolic           3   Andrew Nicholson             NZL               Nereo
4   Megan Jones                    AUS              Irish Hester           4   Karin Donckers               BEL     Gazelle de la Brasserie
5   Ingrid Klimke                  GER                Abraxxas             5   Pippa Funnell                GBR          Redesigned
6   Didier Dhennin                 FRA          Ismene du Temple           6   Mary King                    GBR        Imperial Cavalier
7   Clayton Fredericks             AUS            Ben Along Time           7   Jonathan Paget               NZL         Clifton Promise
8   Andreas Dibowski               GER               Butts Leon            8   Stuart Tinney                AUS              Vettori

                      2011 Badminton Horse Trials                                                 2011 Kentucky Three Day
1   Mark Todd                     NZL          NZB Land Vision             1   Mary King                    GBR          Kings Temptress
2   Piggy French                  GBR               Jakata                 2   Mary King                    GBR            Fernhill Urco
3   Mary King                     GBR          Imperial Cavalier           3   Sinead Halpin                 USA       Manoir de Carneville
4   Sam Griffiths                 AUS            Happy Times               4   William Fox-Pitt             GBR         Neuf Des Coeurs
5   Niklas Lindbach               SWE             Mister Pooh              5   Clayton Fredericks            AUS           Be My Guest
6   Caroline Powell               NZL              Lenamore                6   Oliver Townend               GBR           Sonas Rovatio
7   Nicola Wilson                 GBR          Opposition Buzz             7   Jessica Pheonix              CAN            Exponential
8   Laura Collett                 GBR                Rayef                 8   Hannah Sue Burnett            USA            St. Barths

                    2011 Luhmuhlen Horse Trials                                                   2011 Burleigh Horse Trials
1   Andreas Ostholt            GER             Franco Jess                 1   William Fox-Pitt               GBR           Parklane Hawk
2   Kai Ruder                  GER          Leprince des Bois              2   Andrew Nicholson               NZL                Nereo
3   Sara Algotsson Ostholt     SWE                Wega                     3   Mary King                      GBR          Kings Temptress
4   Julia Mestern              GER              Schorsch                   4   Caroline Powell                NZL              Lenamore
5   Donatien Schauly            FRA       Ocarina Du Chanois               5   Jonathan Paget                 NZL             Clifton Lush
6   Dirk Schrade               GER              King Artus                 6   Clea Phillipps                 GBR            Lead the Way
7   Niklas Lindbach            SWE             Mister Pooh                 7   Boyd Martin                    USA            Neville Bardos
8   Marina Kohncke             GER            Calma Schelly                8   Andrew Nicholson               NZL               Avebury

                          2011 Etoiles de Pau                                                     2012 Kentucky Three Day
1   William Fox-Pitt              GBR                 Oslo                 1   William Fox-Pitt             GBR           Parklane Hawk
2   Andrew Nicholson               NZL         Mr Cruise Control           2   Allison Springer              USA                Arthur
3   William Fox-Pitt              GBR              Lionheart               3   Boyd Martin                   USA          Otis Barbotiere
4   Mary King                     GBR          Imperial Cavelier           4   Karen O'Conner                USA           Mr. Medicott
5   Nicolas Touzaint               FRA          Hildago de L'Ile           5   William Coleman               USA               Twizzel
6   Clayton Fredericks             AUS              Bendigo                6   Jonathan Paget                NZL          Clifton Promise
7   Lucy Wiegersma                GBR            Simon Porloe              7   Andrew Nicholson              NZL              Qwanza
8   Christopher Burton             AUS        Holstein Park Leilani        8   Boyd Martin                   USA         Remington XXV
    2012 Badminton Horse Trials - Cancelled                                    2012 Burleigh Horse Trials - Cancelled




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Team Eventing
       Country                   Qualification                                  Top Results
                                                                   3rd at 2008 Olympics, 1st at 2010 World
                                                                Eventing Championships, 1st at 2009 European
     Great Britain             Qualified as hosts
                                                                Eventing Championships, 3rd at 2011 European
                                                                           Eventing Championships

                                                                   9th at 2008 Olympics, 2nd at 2010 World
                     Qualified by coming second in the 2010
       Canada                                                     Eventing Championships, 2nd at 2011 Pan-
                             World Equestrian Games
                                                                               American Games

                      Qualified by coming third in the 2010        5th at 2008 Olympics, 3rd at 2010 World
     New Zealand
                            World Equestrian Games                         Eventing Championships

                                                                   7th at 2008 Olympics, 4th at 2010 World
                     Qualified by coming fourth in the 2010
     United States                                                Eventing Championships, 1st at 2011 Pan-
                            World Equestrian Games
                                                                              American Games
                                                                   1st at 2008 Olympics, 5th at 2010 World
                      Qualified by coming fifth in the 2010
       Germany                                                  Eventing Championships, 1st at 2011 European
                           World Equestrian Games
                                                                           Eventing Championships

                      Qualified by coming sixth in the 2010     6th at 2010 World Eventing Championships, 3rd
       Belgium
                              World Championships                 at 2009 European Eventing Championships

                     Qualified requisite number of individual      8th at 2008 Olympics, 7th at 2010 World
        Ireland
                            riders to make up a team                       Eventing Championships

                                                                   11th at 2008 Olympics, 8th at 2010 World
                      Qualified by coming second the 2011
        France                                                  Eventing Championships, 2nd at 2011 European
                       European Eventing Championships
                                                                            Eventing Championships

        Japan         Qualified at Asia-Pacific tournament        9th at 2010 World Eventing Championships

                     Qualified by coming fourth at the 2011        4th at 2008 Olympics, 10th at 2010 World
       Sweden
                      European Eventing Championships                       Eventing Championships
                      Qualified by coming 4th at the 2011          10th at 2008 Olympics, 3rd at 2011 Pan-
        Brazil
                              Pan-American Games                               American Games
                     Qualified requisite number of individual
       Australia                                                            2nd at 2008 Olympics
                            riders to make up a team
                     Qualified requisite number of individual
     Netherlands
                            riders to make up a team




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



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




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     Men's Individual Sabre
                                                                           World Ranking               Points
                     2008 Olympics                     1    Nicolas Limbach                 GER         270
     1   Zhong Man                          CHN        2    Alexey Yakimenko                RUS         240
     2   Nicolas Lopez                      FRA        3    Aldo Montano                    ITA         191
     3   Mihali Covaliu                     ROM        4    Won Woo-Young                   KOR         188
     4   Julien Pillet                      FRA        5    Gu Bon-Gil                      KOR         188
     5   Luigi Tarantino                     ITA       6    Aron Szilagyi                   HUN         177
     6   Keeth Smart                        USA        7    Bolade Apithy                   FRA         119
     7   Jorge Pina                         ESP        8    Luigi Tarantino                 ITA         119
     8   Aliaksandr Buikevich               BLR        9    Nikolay Kovalev                 RUS         115
                                                       10   Juilien Pillet                  FRA         110
                2011 World Championships               11   Giampiero Pastore               ITA         110
     1   Aldo Montano                       ITA        12   Veniamin Reshetnikov            RUS         107
     2   Nicolas Limbach                    GER        13   Rares Dumitrescu                ROU         105
     3   Gu Bon-Gil                         KOR        14   Daryl Homer                     USA         101
     3   Luigi Tarantino                    ITA        15   Diego Occhiuzzi                 ITA          90
     5   Won Woo-Young                      KOR        16   Dmitri Lapkes                   BLR          83
     5   Aron Szilagyi                      HUN        17   Nicolas Lopez                   FRA          78
     5   Veniamin Reshetnikov               RUS        18   Liu Xiao                        CHN          76
     5   Dmitri Lapkes                      BLR        19   Renzo Agresta                   BRA          75
                                                       20   Philippe Beaudry                CAN          68
     Men's Team Foil
                2011 World Championships                          World Ranking               Points
         Zhang Liangliang                              1    Italy                               364
         Lei Sheng                                     2    China                               336
     1                                    China
         Zhu Jun                                       3    Germany                             326
         Ma Jianfei                                    4    France                              296
         Marcel Marcilloux                             5    Japan                               276
         Victor Sintes                                 6    Russia                              264
     2                                    France
         Erwan Le Pechoux                              7    United States                       236
         Brice Guyart                                  10   Egypt                               191
         Sebastien Bachmann                            11   Great Britain                       184
         Peter Joppich
     3                                   Germany
         Benjamin Kleibrink
         Andre Wessels
     4                                    Poland
     5                                    Japan
     6                                    Russia
     7                                     Italy
                                          South
     8
                                          Korea


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

               World Ranking                 Points
     1   Russia                                364
     2   Germany                               322
     3   Italy                                 314
     4   Belarus                               304
     5   Romania                               260
     6   China                                 232
     7   United States                         229
     8   South Korea                           226




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


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


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




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

                World Ranking              Points
     1    Italy                           424
     2    Russia                          376
     3    South Korea                     328
     4    Poland                          250
     5    United States                   230
     6    France                          222
     9    Japan                           204
     13   Great Britain                   157
     14   Egypt                           126


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




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     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 world-
     wide 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
                                                             World
     Country           Qualification                Group              Achievements                                                    Top Players
                                                            Ranking
                                                                       Undergoing a rennaisance , the 1924 & 1928 Olympic
                       Second in South American                                                                                     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
     Uruguay           U-20 Qualification              A       3rd                                                                  for Ajax but been less impressive recently for Liverpool, dropped from first team
                                                                       World Cup semi-final and have finished third and then second
                       Tournament                                                                                                   towards end of last season), Abel Hernandez (FW, 21, currently at Palermo)
                                                                       at the past two U-20 South American Championships
                                                                                                                                         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
     Great Britain     Host-Country Place              A       7th                                                                       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     Dame N'Doye (FW, 27, 12 senior caps, top scorer in Danish Superliga 2011/12, has
                       Won Asian-African play-off
     Senegal                                           A      77th     finishing fourth in the African U-23 Championships and is       won the Danish Superliga 3x with FC Copenhagen),Mohamed Diame (DM, 25, 96
                       spot
                                                                       courtesy of a rotating continental allocation to the Olympics   games for Wigan, has joined West Ham on a free transfer this summer)

                                                                       Senior squad has never tasted success but U-20 won the 2008
     United Arab       Won Group at Asian                                                                                          Hamdan Al Kamali (DF, 23, 26 senior caps for UAE, joined Lyon on loan this
                                                       A     121st     Asian Youth Championships and U-23 team were unbeaten in
     Emirates          Qualification Tournament                                                                                    summer)
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                                                                                                                         Admir Mehmedi (FW, 21, Swiss/Albanian currently playing for Dynamo Kiev, All-
                                                           Senior squad have been a very average European side but this
                                                                                                                         Star at EURO U-21s + 2nd top scorer), Granit Xhaka (MF, 19, Swiss/Albanian
                   Second in European U-21                 is an exciting group of young players that grown up together,
     Switzerland                               B   18th                                                                  joined Borussia Monchengladbach for €8.5m this summer after 43 appearances for
                   Qualification Tournament                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   Giovanni Dos Santos (MF/FW, 23, product of the Barcelona youth academ, now
                   Won North American                      Mexico and not gaining experience from European football.      playing on Tottenham's books but has spnet most of past three years on loan),
     Mexico                                    B   20th
                   Qualification Tournament                Won the U-17 World Cup in 2007, third in 2011 U-20 World       Oribe Peralta (FW, 28, 50 goals in 177 games for Santos Laguna in Mexico, top
                                                           Cup, won the 2011 Pan-American Games                           scorer at 2011 Pan-American Games)
                                                                                                                            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,
                   Won Group at Asian                      team reached the semi-finals, have qualified for the past seven
     South Korea                               B   31st                                                                     2011 Korean Player of the Year), Park Chu-Young (FW, 26, 59 senior caps, 25
                   Qualification Tournament                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
                   Won African U-23                                                                                         Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (FW, 23, 25 senior caps, scored 16 times in 46
     Gabon                                     B   42nd    nations was a quarter final in 2012, but U-23 team won the
                   Qualification Tournament                                                                                 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 South American U-20                 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,
     Brazil                                    C    6th
                   Qualification Tournament                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
                   Third in African U-23                                                                                  Ahmed El-Shenawy (GK, 21, 6 senior caps, best goalkeeper at 2011 African Youth
     Egypt                                     C   55th    African Cup of Nations) but have not performed well outside
                   Qualification Tournament                                                                               Championships)
                                                           Africa - 11th Olmpic appearance but have never medalled
                                                           Senior side has never made an appearance at an international
                   Third in European U-21
     Belarus                                   C   68th    tournament, surprising third at Euro U-21 qualified them for Alyaksandr Hutar (GK, 23, Belarussian Footballer of the Year 2011)
                   Qualification Tournament
                                                           Olympics
                                                                                                                          Ryan Nelson (DF, 34, 172 appearances for Blackburn Rovers, now signed for
                   Won Oceania Qualification               Lowest ranked team in the tournament, drew against
     New Zealand                               C   130th                                                                  QPR), Shane Smeltz (FW, 30, former AFC Wimbledon player, 2007 and 2008
                   Tournament                              Cameroon and Uruguay at 2011 U-20 World Cup,
                                                                                                                          Oceania Player of the Year)

                                                                                                                        David de Gea (GK, 21, Manchester United's starting goalkeeper, best saves-to-
                                                                                                                        shots ratio in Premier League 2011/12), Javi Martinez (MF/DC, 23, has won the
                                                           Senior side have won the past two European Championships
                   Won European U-21                                                                                    World Cup, European Championships, Euro U-21s, Euro U-19s, Athletic Bilbao's
     Spain                                     D    1st    and on World Cup, U-21 side won Euro 2011, U-20 side lost at
                   Qualification Tournament                                                                             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
                   Won Group at Asian
     Japan                                     D   30th    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 U-
                   Qualification Tournament
                                                           the Olympics                                                  17)
                                                           Senior team have only qualified for two World Cups, in 1982
                   Second in North American                and 2010, where they finished last in their group, qualified for Maynor Figuroa (DF, 29, 85 senior caps for Honduras, 126 appearances for Wigan
     Honduras                                  D   61st
                   Qualification Tournament                2000 and 2008 Olympics but failed to progress past group         Athletic
                                                           stage
                   Second in African U-23                  Senior team have not qualified for a World Cup, second in      Abdelaziz Barrada (MF, 22, plays for Gatafe, top scorer in African Youth
     Morocco                                   D   62nd
                   Qualification Tournament                African Youth Tournament                                       Tournament)




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     Women's Football
                                                        World
     Country         Qualification              Group             Achievements                                                     Top Players
                                                        Ranking
                                                                                                                             Marta (FW, 70+ caps, 80+ goals, 5x FIFA World Player of the Year (+ 2x 2nd + 1x
                     Won South American                           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),
     Brazil                                        A       4th
                     Qualification Tournament                     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
     Great Britain   Host-Country Place            A       9th    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
                     Won Oceania                                                                                               Ali Riley (DF, Played in US Pro Soccer League after captaining Stamford to two
     New Zealand                                   A      24th    Olympics, but have only picked up two points in total once
                     Qualification Tournament                                                                                  NCAA Semi-Finals and one Final)
                                                                  there
                                                                  Never qualified for an Olympic Games or World Cup their best
                     Joint-Winner at African
     Cameroon                                      A      52nd    performance to date has been runner-up in the 2004 African -
                     Qualification Tournament
                                                                  Women's Championships
                                                                  Having never progressed beyond the group stages at the
                                                                                                                                   Homare Sawa (MF, top scorer at 2011 World Cup, 175+ national caps, 2011 FIFA
                                                                  World Cup or even won the Asian Championships, Japan
                     Won Asian Qualification                                                                                       player of the year), Ayumi Kaihori (GK, All-Star team in 2011 World Cup, saved
     Japan                                         B       3rd    underwent a rejuvination under Eiji Ueda in the mid-naughties;
                     Tournament                                                                                                    two penalties in final to give her team the title), Aya Miyama (MF, 100+ national
                                                                  they have since been 4th at the Beijing Olympics andwon the
                                                                                                                                   caps, All-Star team in 2011 World Cup, Asian player of the year 2011)
                                                                  2011 World Cup

                                                                                                                                   Lotta Schelin (FW, All-Star team in 2011 World Cup, 2x Swedish Footballer of the
                     Won European                                 Third in 2011 World Cup, Quarter Finals in 2008 Olympics,        Year), Caroline Seger (MF, All-Star team in 2011 World Cup, 2009 Swedish
     Sweden                                        B       5th
                     Qualification Tournament                     Quarter Finals in 2009 Europeans Championships                   Footballer of the Year), Therese Sjogran (MF, 170+ Caps, 2x Swedish Footballer of
                                                                                                                                   the Year)

                                                                  Despite failing to advance beyond the group stages at the
                     Second in North
                                                                  most recent World Cup and Olympics they have beaten USA          Christine Sinclair (FW, 170+ Caps, 130+ goals, 7x Canadian Footballer of the
     Canada          American Qualification        B       7th
                                                                  twice in the past two years en-route to winning the Pan-         year)
                     Tournament                                   American Games and the Olympic Qualifying tournament
                                                                  The Banyana Banyana only held their first international match
                     Joint-Winner at African                      in 1993. Since then they have failed to qualify for a tournamen Noko Matlou (FW, African Player of the year 2008, 2011 South African
     South Africa                                  B      65th
                     Qualification Tournament                     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
                                                                                                                                   Abby Wamlach (FW, 175+ caps, 130+ goals, 3rd in 2011 FIFA player of the year),
                                                                  they have never finished outside the top three at a major
                     Won North American                                                                                            Hope Solo (GK, 100+ caps, 2011 World Cup best-goalkeeper award, semi-finalist
     United States                                 C       1st    international tournament (though they have not won the
                     Qualification Tournament                                                                                      'Dancing with the Stars', posed nude for ESPN), Shannon Boxx (MF, 150+ caps,
                                                                  World Cup since 1999 they were second in the 2011 World
                                                                                                                                   All-Star team in 2011 World Cup, 3rd in 2005 FIFA World Player of the Year)
                                                                  Cup) and have won Olympic Gold in 1996, 2004 and 2008

                                                                                                                                   Sonia Bompastor (DF, 140+ caps, 2x French Player of the Year, All-Star team in
                     Second in European                           First Olympic Appearnace, Fourth in 2011 World Cup,              2011 World Cup), Laura Georges (DF, 100+ caps, All-Star team in 2011 World
     France                                        C       6th
                     Qualification Tournament                     Quarter Finalist in 2009 European Championships                  Cup), Louisa Necib (MF, All-Star team in 2011 World Cup, 2009 French Player of
                                                                                                                                   the Year)
                                                                  The North Korean team has been banned from FIFA competition until 2015 following five of their players testing positive during drugs tests at the
                     Second in Asian
     North Korea                                   C       8th    2011 World Cup. This ban does not, however, cover Olympic competition and in September 2011 the new batch of players were good enough to
                     Qualification Tournament                     qualify through the Asian Qualification Tournament
                     Second in South
                                                                  Qulified for their first World Cup in 2011 and were second at
     Columbia        American Qualification        C      28th                                                                     -
                                                                  the 2010 South American Championships
                     Tournament




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

            2011 World Championships
     1   China                    275.161
     2   Japan                    273.093
     3   USA                      273.083
     4   Russia                   269.045
     5   Ukraine                  264.102
     6   Germnay                  263.926
     7   South Korea              260.393
     8   Romania                  245.175




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     Men's Individual All-Around
                         2008 Olympics                                  2010 World Championships
     1   Yang Wei                     CHN      94.575      1   Kohei Uchimura              JPN       92.331
     2   Kohei Uchimura               JPN      91.975      2   Philipp Boy                 GER       90.048
     3   Benoit Caranobe              FRA      91.925      3   Jonathon Horton             USA       89.864
     4   Hiroyuki Tomita              JPN      91.750      4   Mykola Kuksenkov            UKR       89.831
     5   Sergey Khorokhordin          RUS      91.700      5   Daniel Purvis               GBR       88.965
     6   Maxim Devyatovskiy           RUS      91.700      6   Lu Bo                       CHN       88.964
     7   Fabian Hambuechen            GER      91.675      7   Sergey Khorokhordin         RUS       88.664
     8   Yang Tae Young               KOR      91.600      8   Koji Uematsu                JPN       88.398

                   2011 World Championships                             World Leading Scores 2012
     1   Kohei Uchimura              JPN       93.631      1   Kohei Uchimura               JPN      92.650
     2   Philipp Boy                 GER       90.530      2   Kenya Kobayashi              JPN      90.800
     3   Koji Yamamuro               JPN       90.255      3   Danell Leyva                 USA      90.664
     4   Daniel Purvis               GBR       89.932      4   Mykola Kuksenkov             UKR      90.498
     5   John Orozco                 USA       89.664      5   Shogo Nonomura               JPN      90.050
     6   David Belyavskiy            RUS       89.274      6   Marcel Nguyen                GER      89.925
     7   Mykola Kuksenkov            UKR       89.132      7   Ryohei Kato                  JPN      89.800
     8   Macel Nguyen                GER       88.831      8   Daniel Purvis                GBR      89.766



     Men's Vault
                         2008 Olympics                                  2010 World Championships
     1   Leszek Blanik                POL      16.537      1   Thoams Bouhail              FRA       16.449
     2   Thomas Bouhail               FRA      16.537      2   Anton Golotsutskov          RUS       16.366
     3   Anton Golotsutskov           RUS      16.475      3   Dzimitry Kaspiarovich       BLR       16.316
     4   Marian Dragulescu            ROU      16.225      4   Yang Hak Seon               KOR       16.266
     5   Benoit Caranobe              FRA      16.062      5   Flavius Koczi               ROU       16.208
     6   Dmitry Kasperovitch          BLR      16.050      6   Andriy Isayev               UKR       16.049
     7   Flavius Koczi                ROU      15.925      7   Luis Rivera                 PUR       15.945
     8   Isaac Botella                ESP      15.737      8   Jeffrey Wammes              NED       15.750

                   2011 World Championships                             World Leading Scores 2012
     1   Yang Hak Seon               KOR       16.666      1   Cheng Ran                    CHN      16.262
     2   Anton Golotsutskov          RUS       16.366      2   Igor Radivilov               UKR      16.250
     3   Makoto Okiguchi             JPN       16.291      3   Enrique Gonzales             CHI      16.125
     4   Thomas Bouhail              FRA       16.187      4   Flavius Koczi                ROU      16.116
     5   Denis Ablyazin              RUS       16.174      5   Dzmitry Kaspiarovich         BLR      16.112
     6   Dzmitry Kaspiarovitch       BLR       16.083      6   Nguyen Ha Thanh              VIE      16.075
     7   Shek Wai Hung               HKG       15.950      7   Denis Abilyazin              RUS      16.062
     8   Jeffrey Wammes              NED       15.683      8   Du Wei                       CHN      16.012



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

                   2011 World Championships                              World Leading Scores 2012
     1   Kohei Uchimura              JPN       15.633      1   Kohei Uchimura                JPN     15.800
     2   Zou Kai                     CHN       15.500      2   Eleftherios Kosmidis          GRE     15.766
     3   Diego Hypolito              BRA       15.466      3   Jake Dalton                   USA     15.600
     3   Alexsander Shatilov         ISR       15.466      4   Daniel Purvis                 GBR     15.550
     5   Steven Legendre             USA       15.400      5   Zou Kai                       CHN     15.500
     6   Flavius Koczi               ROU       15.333      6   Enrique Gonzales              CHI     15.475
     6   Tomas Gonzalez              CHN       15.333      7   Flavius Koczi                 ROU     15.450
     8   Jacob Dalton                USA       15.133      8   Steven Legendre               USA     15.450




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

                    2011 World Championships                             World Leading Scores 2012
     1   Krisztian Berki              HUN       15.833      1   Krisztian Berki              HUN      15.958
     2   Cyril Tommasone              FRA       15.266      2   Xiao Qin                     CHN      15.925
     3   Louis Smith                  GBR       15.066      3   Louis Smith                  GBR      15.833
     4   Vid Hidvegi                  HUN       15.000      4   Zhang Hongtao                CHN      15.825
     5   Kohei Uchimura               JPN       14.533      5   Daniel Keatings              GBR      15.750
     6   Prashnath Sellathurai        AUS       14.333      6   Prashanth Sellathurai        AUS      15.725
     7   Saso Bertoncelj              SLO       14.266      7   Max Whitlock                 GBR      15.525
     7   Teng Haibin                  CHN       14.266      8   Saso Bertoncelj              SLO      15.475



     Men's Rings
                         2008 Olympics                                  2010 World Championships
     1   Chen Yibing                  CHN       16.600      1   Chen Yibing                CHN        15.900
     2   Yang Wei                     CHN       16.425      2   Yan Mingyong               CHN        15.700
     3   Olexsandr Vorobiov           UKR       16.345      3   Matteo Morandi             ITA        15.666
     4   Andrea Coppolino              ITA      16.225      4   Koji Yamamuro              JPN        15.500
     5   Danny Pinhero Rodrigues      FRA       16.225      5   Yoo Won Chul               KOR        15.433
     6   Matteo Morandi                ITA      16.200      6   Ivan San Miguel            ESP        15.333
     7   Robert Stanescu              ROU       15.825      7   Kenya Kobayashi            JPN        15.300
     8   Jordan Jovtchev              BUL       15.525      8   Chen Chih Yu               TPE        15.266

                   2011 World Championships                               World Leading Scores 2012
     1   Chen Yibing                 CHN        15.800      1   Arthur Nabarrete Zaneti       BRA     15.925
     2   Arthur Nabarrate Zanetti    BRA        15.600      2   Chen Yibing                   CHN     15.925
     3   Koji Yamamuro               JPN        15.500      3   Eleftherios Petrounias        GRE     15.725
     4   Matteo Morandi              ITA        15.200      4   Samir Ait Said                FRA     15.675
     5   Youri van Gelder            NED        14.666      5   Koji Yamamuro                 JPN     15.600
     6   Kohei Uchimura              JPN        14.633      6   Liao Qiuhua                   CHN     15.575
     7   Jonathan Horton             USA        14.300      7   Federico Molinari             ARG     15.575
     8   Regulo Cormona              VEN        14.266      8   Davtyan Vahagn                ARM     15.550



     Men's Parallel Bars
                         2008 Olympics                                   2010 World Championships
     1   Li Xiaopeng                  CHN       16.450      1   Feng Zhe                    CHN       15.966
     2   Yoo Won-Chul                 KOR       16.250      2   Teng Haibin                 CHN       15.616
     3   Anton Fokin                  UZB       16.200      3   Kohei Uchimura              JPN       15.500
     4   Fabian Hambuchen             GER       15.975      4   Fabian Hambuchen            GER       15.366
     5   Mitja Petkovsek              SLO       15.725      5   Koji Uematsu                JPN       15.233
     6   Huang Xu                     CHN       15.700      6   Adam Kierzkowski            POL       15.200
     7   Yang Tae-Young               KOR       15.650      7   Ildar Valeiev               KAZ       15.183
     8   Nikolay Kryukov              RUS       15.150      8   Samuel Piasecky             SVK       15.166

                   2011 World Championships                              World Leading Scores 2012
     1   Danell Leyva                USA        15.633      1   Pham Phuoc Hung              VIE      15.925
     2   Vaileios Tsolakidis         GRE        15.533      2   Kazuhito Tanaka              JPN      15.900
     2   Zhang Chenglong             CHN        15.533      3   Epke Zonderland              NED      15.800
     4   Kohei Uchimura              JPN        15.500      4   Marcel Nguyen                GER      15.766
     5   Yann Cucharet               FRA        15.333      5   Feng Zhe                     CHN      15.700
     6   Marius Berbecar             ROU        15.266      6   Oleg Verniaiev               UKR      15.666
     7   Feng Zhe                    CHN        15.200      7   Mitja Petkovsek              SLO      15.650
     8   Kahuhito Tanaka             JPN        15.166      8   Zhang Chenglong              CHN      15.625




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

                   2011 World Championships                              World Leading Scores 2012
     1   Zou Kai                     CHN        16.441      1   Epke Zonderland              NED     16.400
     2   Zhang Chenglong             CHN        16.366      2   Zhang Chenglong              CHN     16.275
     3   Kohei Uchimura              JPN        16.333      3   Koji Uematsu                 JPN     16.100
     4   Fabian Hambuchen            GER        16.233      4   Zou Kai                      CHN     16.075
     5   Epke Zonderland             NED        14.833      5   Danell Leyva                 USA     15.933
     6   Yusuke Tanaka               JPN        14.700      6   Emin Garibov                 RUS     15.833
     7   Philipp Boy                 GER        14.300      7   Chris Brooks                 USA     15.650
     8   John Orozco                 USA        14.133      8   Kazuhito Tanaka              JPN     15.600



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

            2011 World Championships
     1   USA                      179.411
     2   Russia                   175.329
     3   China                     172.82
     4   Romania                  172.412
     5   Great Britain             169.67
     6   Germany                  168.479
     7   Japan                    167.122
     8   Australia                166.739



     Women's Individual All-Around
                         2008 Olympics                                   2010 World Championships
     1   Nastasia Liukin              USA       63.325      1   Aliya Mustafina             RUS      61.032
     2   Shawn Johnson                USA       62.725      2   Jiang Yuyuan                CHN      59.998
     3   Yang Yilin                   CHN       62.650      3   Rebecca Bross               USA      58.966
     4   Ksenia Semenova              RUS       61.925      4   Huang Qiushuang             CHN      58.366
     5   Steliana Nistor              ROU       61.050      5   Ana Borgras                 ROU      58.165
     6   Jiang Yuyuan                 CHN       60.900      6   Lauren Mitchell             AUS      58.133
     7   Anna Pavlova                 RUS       60.825      7   Tatiana Nabieva             RUS      57.298
     8   Sandra Izbasa                ROU       60.750      8   Ariella Kaeslin             SUI      56.900

                    2011 World Championships                             World Leading Scores 2012
     1   Jordyn Weiber                USA       59.382      1   Jordyn Weiber                USA     61.050
     2   Viktoria Komova              RUS       59.349      2   Alexandra Raisman            USA     60.932
     3   Yao Jinnan                   CHN       58.598      3   Kyla Ross                    USA     59.800
     4   Alexandra Raisman            USA       57.588      4   Larisa Iordache              ROU     59.332
     5   Hunag Qiushuang              CHN       57.432      5   Christine Lee                CAN     57.875
     6   Ana Porgas                   ROU       57.299      6   Kennedy Baker                USA     56.800
     7   Ksenia Afanasyeva            RUS       56.732      7   Rie Tanaka                   JPN     56.450
     8   Lauren Mitchell              AUS       56.669      8   Victoria Moors               CAN     56.365




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     Women's Vault
                          2008 Olympics                                  2010 World Championships
     1   Hong Un Jong                  PRK      15.650      1   Alicia Sacramone            USA       15.200
     2   Oksana Chusovitina            GER      15.575      2   Aliya Mustafina             RUS       15.066
     3   Cheng Fei                     CHN      15.562      3   J. Fernandes Barbosa        BRA       14.799
     4   Alicia Sacramone              USA      15.537      4   Ariella Kaeslin             SUI       14.783
     5   Ariella Kaeslin                SUI     15.050      5   Tatiana Nabieva             RUS       14.599
     6   Carlotta Giovannini            ITA     14.550      6   Jo Hyunjoo                  KOR       14.483
     7   Jade Barbosa                  BRA      14.487      7   Diana Chelaru               ROU       14.066
     8   Anna Pavlova                  RUS       7.812      8   Imogen Cairns               GBR       13.999

                    2011 World Championships                             World Leading Scores 2012
     1   McKayla Maroney              USA       15.300      1   Sandra Izbasa                ROU      14.883
     2   Oksana Chusovitina           GER       14.733      2   Jade Fernandes Barbosa       BRA      14.799
     3   Phan Thi Ha Thanh            VIE       14.666      3   Oksana Chusovitina           GER      14.683
     4   Jade Barbosa                 BRA       14.566      4   Giulia Steingruber           SUI      14.662
     5   Giulia Steingruber           SUI       14.450      5   Valeriia Maksiuta            ISR      14.600
     6   Tatiana Nabieva              RUS       14.349      6   Elisabeth Black              CAN      14.575
     7   Alexa Moreno Medina          MEX       14.216      7   Cheng Fei                    CHN      14.512
     8   Yamilet Pena Abreu           DOM        6.950      8   Alexa Moreno                 MEX      14.512



     Women's Floor
                         2008 Olympics                                  2010 World Championships
     1   Sandra Izbasa                ROU       15.650      1   Lauren Mitchell            AUS        14.833
     2   Shawn Johnson                USA       15.500      2   Aliya Mustafina            RUS        14.766
     3   Nastia Liukin                USA       14.425      3   Diana Chelaru              ROU        14.766
     4   Jiang Yuyuan                 CHN       15.350      4   Alexandra Raisman          USA        14.716
     5   Ekaterina Kramarenko         RUS       15.025      5   Sui Lu                     CHN        14.666
     6   Daiane Santos                BRA       14.975      6   Vanessa Ferrari            ITA        14.600
     7   Cheng Fei                    CHN       14.550      7   Sandra Izbasa              ROU        13.983
     8   Anna Pavlova                 RUS       14.125      8   Ksenia Afanasyeva          RUS        12.700

                   2011 World Championships                              World Leading Scores 2012
     1   Ksenia Afanasyeva           RUS        15.133      1   Alexandra Raisman            USA      15.433
     2   Sui Lu                      CHN        15.066      2   Catalina Ponor               ROU      15.275
     3   Alexandra Raisman           USA        15.000      3   Larisa Iordache              ROU      15.233
     4   Yao Jinnan                  CHN        14.866      4   Jordyn Weiber                USA      15.133
     5   Lauren Mitchell             AUS        14.733      5   Victoria Moors               CAN      14.766
     6   Jordyn Weiber               USA        14.700      6   Diana Laura Bulimar          ROU      14.725
     7   Beth Tweddle                GBR        14.500      7   Mai Murakami                 JPN      14.700
     8   Diana Chelaru               ROU        14.200      8   Christine Lee                CAN      14.575



     Women's Uneven Bars
                         2008 Olympics                                   2010 World Championships
     1   He Kexin                     CHN       16.725      1   Beth Tweddle                GBR       15.733
     2   Nastia Liukin                USA       16.725      2   Aliya Mustafina             RUS       15.600
     3   Yang Yilin                   CHN       16.650      3   Rebecca Bross               USA       15.066
     4   Beth Tweddle                 GBR       16.625      4   Bridget Sloan               USA       14.666
     5   Anastasia Koval              UKR       16.375      5   Ana Porgras                 ROU       14.600
     6   Ksenia Semenova              RUS       16.325      6   Huang Qiushuang             CHN       14.400
     7   Steliana Nistor              ROU       15.575      7   He Kexin                    CHN       13.966
     8   Dariya Zgoba                 UKR       14.875      8   Elisabeth Seitz             GER       10.466

                    2011 World Championships                              World Leading Scores 2012
     1   Viktoria Komeva              RUS       15.500      1   Aliya Mustafina               RUS     15.833
     2   Tatiana Nabieva              RUS       15.000      2   Victoria Komova               RUS     15.766
     3   Huang Qiushuang              CHN       14.833      3   Yao Jinnan                    CHN     15.675
     4   Jordyn Weiber                USA       14.500      4   Anastasia Grishina            RUS     15.333
     5   Gabrielle Douglas            USA       14.200      5   Kyla Ross                     USA     15.250
     5   Asuka Teramoto               JPN       14.200      6   Huang Qiushuang               CHN     15.200
     7   Koko Tsurumi                 JPN       14.066      7   Beth Tweddle                  GBR     15.175
     8   Youna Dufournet              FRA       12.641      8   Gabrielle Douglas             USA     15.150




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100                                         Artistic Gymnastics




  Women's Balance Beam
                       2008 Olympics                                  2010 World Championships
  1   Shawn Johnson                 USA      16.225      1   Ana Porgras                 ROU      15.366
  2   Nastia Liukin                 USA      16.025      2   Rebecca Bross               USA      15.233
  3   Cheng Fei                     CHN      15.950      3   Deng Linlin                 CHN      15.233
  4   Anna Pavlova                  RUS      15.900      4   Lauren Mitchell             AUS      15.200
  5   Gabriella Dragoi              ROU      15.625      5   Alicia Sacramone            USA      15.066
  6   Li Shanshan                   CHN      15.300      6   Anna Dementyeva             RUS      13.966
  7   Ksenia Afanasyeva             RUS      14.825      7   Aliya Mustafina             RUS      13.766
  8   Koko Tsurumi                  JPN      14.450      8   Yana Demyanchuk             UKR      13.733

                 2011 World Championships                             World Leading Scores 2012
  1   Sui Lu                       CHN       15.866      1   Jordyn Weiber                USA     15.700
  2   Yao Jinnan                   CHN       15.233      2   Catalina Ponor               ROU     15.433
  3   Jordyn Weiber                USA       15.133      3   Larisa Iordache              ROU     15.400
  4   Alexandra Raisman            USA       15.066      4   Kyla Ross                    USA     15.375
  5   Amelia Racea                 ROU       14.533      5   Christine Lee                CAN     15.300
  6   Yulia Inshina                RUS       14.525      6   Chunsong Shang               CHN     15.250
  7   Catania Ponor                ROU       14.241      7   Yao Jinnan                   CHN     15.175
  8   Viktoria Komova              RUS       13.766      8   Sixin Tan                    CHN     15.050




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          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                                                                                   Women's Group
                                                                                                                                    Ribbon &
         2008 Olympics               Rope        Hoop      Clubs      Ribbon      Points              2008 Olympics         Ball                 Points
                                                                                                                                      Hoop
1   Yevgeniya Kanayeva       RUS      1st         1st        1st        1st        75.500             1   Russia            1st        1st        35.550
2   Inna Zhukova             BLR      3rd         3rd        3rd        4th        71.925             2   China             3rd        2nd        35.225
3   Anna Bessonova           UKR      4th         5th        2nd        2nd        71.875             3   Belarus           2nd        4th        34.900
4   Olga Kaoranova           RUS      2nd         2nd        8th        3rd        71.700             4   Italy             4th        3rd        34.425
5   Aliya Yussupova          KAZ      5th         6th        4th        7th        69.800             5   Bulgaria          5th        5th        33.550
6   Aliya Garayeva           AZE      6th         4th        6th        8th        69.675             6   Israel            7th        6th        32.100
7   Natalia Godunko          UKR      8th         7th        5th        5th        68.850             7   Azerbaijan        6th        7th        31.575
8   Almudena Cid             ESP      7th         9th        7th        6th        68.100             8   Ukraine           8th        8th        31.100

                                                                                                        2011 World                  Ribbon &
    2010 World Championships         Rope        Hoop        Ball     Ribbon      Points                                    Ball                 Points
                                                                                                      Championships                   Hoop
1   Yevgeniya Kanayeva       RUS      1st         1st        1st         1st      116.250             1 Italy               1st        1st        55.525
2   Daria Kondakova          RUS      2nd        2nd        2nd         2nd       113.825             2 Belarus             2nd        2nd        54.800
3   Melitina Staniouta       BLR      4th        3rd        4th         4th       110.350             3 Russia              7th        3rd        52.425
4   Aliya Garayeva           AZE      3rd        5th        3rd         3rd       110.300             4 Israel              4th        4th        51.950
5   Alina Maksymenko         UKR      5th        4th        6th         5th       108.950             5 Bulgaria            3rd       10th        51.400
6   Silviya Miteva           BUL      6th        9th        5th         8th       108.350             6 Japan               5th        7th        51.025
7   Anna Alyabyeva           KAZ      7th        7th        12th        7th       107.525             7 Azerbaijan          6th        6th        50.975
8   Joanna Mitrosz           POL      8th        10th       9th         10th      106.800             8 Germany             8th        5th        50.850

                                                                                                        2011 World                  Ribbon &
    2011 World Championships         Hoop        Ball       Clubs     Ribbon       Points                                   Ball                  Points
                                                                                                      Championships                   Hoop
1   Yevgeniya Kanayeva       RUS      2nd         1st        1st         1st      116.650             1 Italy              2nd         1st        55.150
2   Daria Kondakova          RUS       1st       2nd         2nd        2nd       116.600             2 Russia             3rd        2nd         54.850
3   Aliya Garayeva           AZE      4th        6th         4th        3rd       112.450             3 Bulgaria           4th         3rd        54.125
4   Liubov Charkashyna       BLR      5th        4th         6th        4th       112.200             4 Belarus             1st       12th        52.850
5   Alina Maksymenko         UKR      3rd        9th         5th        6th       111.575             5 Japan              6th         6th        52.725
6   Melitina Staniouta       BLR      9th        5th         8th        7th       110.250             6 Germany            7th         5th        52.675
7   Silviya Miteva           BUL      20th       3rd         3rd        5th       110.225             7 Ukraine            9th         9th        51.850
8   Joanna Mitrosz           POL      7th        11th        9th        11th      109.000             8 Switzerland        11th        7th        51.825




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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
                        2008 Olympics
      1   Lu Chunlong                    CHN     41.000
      2   Jason Burnett                  CAN     40.700
      3   Dong Dong                      CHN     40.600
      4   Tetsuya Sotomura               JPN     39.800                        2011 World Championships
      5   Yuriy Nikitin                  UKR     39.800             1   Lu Chunlong               CHN      62.145
      6   Dmitry Ushakov                 RUS     38.800             2   Dong Dong                 CHN      61.460
      7   Alexander Rusakov              RUS     38.500             3   Masaki Ito                JPN      60.884
      8   Mikalai Kazak                  BLR     38.100             4   Mikita Fedorenko          RUS      60.305
                                                                    5   Yuriy Nikitin             UKR      58.485
                  2010 World Championships                          6   Gregoire Pennes           FRA      57.405
      1   Dong Dong                   CHN        43.100             7   Dmitry Ushakov            RUS      30.905
      2   Ye Shuai                    CHN        43.100             8   Yasuhiro Ueyama           JPN      18.795
      3   Yasuhiro Ueyama             JPN        42.400
      4   Nikita Fedorenko            RUS        41.400
      5   Dmitry Ushakov              RUS        41.300
      6   Gregoire Pennes             FRA        41.300
      7   Tetsuya Sotomura            JPN        41.300
      8   Martin Gromowski            GER         9.000



      Women's Individual
                         2008 Olympics
      1   He Wenna                       CHN     37.800
      2   Karen Cockburn                 CAN     37.000
      3   Ejaterina Khilko               UZB     36.900
      4   Olena Movchan                  UKR     36.600                       2011 World Championships
      5   Irina Karavaeva                RUS     36.200             1   He Wenna                 CHN       56.275
      6   Luba Golonvia                  GEO     36.200             2   Rosannagh MacLennan      CAN       55.360
      7   Rosannagh MacLennan            CAN     35.500             3   Li Dan                   CHN       55.330
      8   Anna Dogonadze                 GER     18.900             4   Karen Cockburn           CAN       54.940
                                                                    5   Tatsiana Piatrenia       BLR       53.610
                  2010 World Championships                          6   Anna Dogonadze           GER       53.275
      1   Li Dan                      CHN        40.300             7   Savannah Vinsant         USA       53.085
      2   Huang Shanshan              CHN        39.800             8   Kat Driscoll             GBR       11.505
      3   Rosannagh MacLennan         CAN        39.300
      4   Bryony Page                 GBR        38.600
      5   Tatsiana Piatrenia          BLR        38.300
      6   Irina Karavaeva             RUS        38.200
      7   Anna Dogonadze              GER        37.300
      8   Luba Golonvia               GEO         4.200




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    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
                                                 Gold at 2008 Olympics; Gold at 2011 and
                                                                                                  Championships, has won the domestic title in either
                                                 2009 World Championships; Gold at 2010
                                                                                                  France or Germany for past 11 years); Thierry
                Won 2011 World                   Eurpoean Championships - first ever team to
France                                     A                                                      Omeyer (GK, 35, 193cm, IHF World Handball
                Championships                    win 4 major tournaments in a row, but won only
                                                                                                  Player of the Year in 2008, only third ever
                                                 2 of 6 games at 2012 European
                                                                                                  goalkeeper to win the award, Goalkeeper of the
                                                 Championships
                                                                                                  Tournament in 2008 Olympics, 2009 and 2011
                                                                                                  World Championships)
                Second in Additional             Silver at 2008 Olympics; 6th at 2011 World       Olafur Stefansson (39, 196cm, record holder for
Iceland         Qualification              A     Championships; Bronze at 2010 European           goals in international handball - over 1500 -
                Tournament C                     Championships, 10th in 2012                      including 5 in 2008 Olympic Final)
                                                 DNQ for 2008 Olympics; 4th at 2011 World
                Won Additional
                                                 Championships on home soil, 7th in 2009;         Dalibor Doder (33, 182cm, All-Star Team at 2011
Sweden          Qualification              A
                                                 12th in 2012 and 15th in 2010 European           World Championships)
                Tournament B
                                                 Championships
                                                 Never qualified for Olympic Tournament; 12 at
                Won 2011 Pan-
                                                 2011 World Championships - best ever             Juan Agustin Vidal (24, 191cm, All-Star 2010 Pan-
Argentina       American                   A
                                                 performance; 4x winner of Pan-American           American Championships)
                Championships
                                                 Championships
                                                 Last qualified for the Olympics in 2000; 17th
                Won 2012 African                                                                  Wissem Hmam (31, 198cm, top scorer in 2005
Tunisia                                    A     2011 World Championships; African
                Championships                                                                     World Championships)
                                                 Champions 2012, 2010
                                                 Never qualified for an international handball    Bobby White (GK, 27, 192cm, captain and former
Great Britain   Host-Country Place         A
                                                 tournament                                       semi-professional footballer)
                                                 7th at 2008 Olympics; Silver at 2011 World
                                                                                                  Mikkel Hansen (24, 192cm, IHF World Handball
                                                 Championships, 4th 2009 World
                Won 2012 European                                                                 Player of the Year in 2011, All-Star team at 2011
Denmark                                    B     Championships; Gold at 2012 European
                Championships                                                                     World Championships and 2012 European
                                                 Championships, 5th 2010 European
                                                                                                  Championships)
                                                 Championships
                Won Additional                   Bronze at 2008 Olympics; Bronze at 2011
                                                                                                  Viran Morros (28, 199cm, Best Defensive Player at
Spain           Qualification              B     World Championships, 13th in 2009; 4th at
                                                                                                  2012 European Championships)
                Tournament A                     2012 European Championships, 6th in 2010

                                                 4th for 2008 Olympics (pre-event favourites);
                Won Additional                                                                 Igor Vori (31, 203cm, MVP at 2009 World
                                                 Silver at 2009 World Championships, 5th in
Croatia         Qualification              B                                                   Championships, All-Star Team at 2010 European
                                                 2011; Bronze in 2012 and Silver in 2010
                Tournament C                                                                   Championships)
                                                 European Championships
                                                 DNQ for 2008 Olympics; 8th at 2011 World
                Second in Additional
                                                 Championships, 10th in 2009; Silver at home      Momir Ilic (30, 200cm, MVP at 2012 European
Serbia          Qualification              B
                                                 in 2012 European Championships, 13th in          Championships)
                Tournament A
                                                 2010
                Second in Additional             DNQ for 2008 Olympics; 7th at 2011 World
Hungary         Qualification              B     Championships, 6th in 2009; 8th in 2012 and      Ferenc Ilyes (30, 198cm)
                Tournament B                     14th in 2010 European Championships
                                                 8th in 2008 Olympics (won Silver in 1988);
                Won 2011 Asian                                                                    Lee Jae Woo (32, 182cm, MVP 2012 Asian
South Korea                                B     13th 2011 World Championships; Asian
                Olympic QT                                                                        Championships)
                                                 Champions 2012, 2010




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    104                                                        Handball




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




                                               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 semi-
final 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 ofPakistani 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                              Top Players
                                                                                                            Jamie Dwyer (33, M/F, FIH World Player of the Year in 2004,
                                                                  Bronze 2008 Olympics ('92 2nd, '96 3rd,   2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011, scorer of winning goal in the 2004
                                                                  '00 3rd, '04 1st); Winners of the World   Olympic Final - the world's best marksman will be to crucial to
Australia        Won 2011 Oceania Cup         A          1st      Cup 2010 (2nd '02 & '06); 1st in the      Australia's success), Eddie Ockenden (25, M/F, World All Star
                                                                  Champions' Trophy 2008, 2009, 2010,       team for past 3 years, key part of Australia's fast attacking play),
                                                                  2011; 1st 2010 Commonwealth Games         Matthew Swann (23, D, FIH young player of the year 2011 & All-
                                                                                                            Star Team 2011)

                                                                                                         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 &
Great Britain    Host-Country Place           A          4th      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)


                 Invitee (due toAfrican                                                                   Santi Freixa (29, M/F, World All-Star Team 2008 & 2011, Player of
                                                                  Silver in 2008 Olympics; 5th 2010 World
Spain            qualification tournament     A          5th                                              the Tournamant 2011 Champion's Trophy, 2004 FIH Young Player
                                                                  Cup; 2nd 2011 Champions' Trophy
                 being too low quality)                                                                   of the Year), Ramon Alegre (31, D, 2011 World All-Star team)

                                                                                                            Repeated political changes in their national federation have
                                                                  8th 2008 Olympics; 3x Olympic Gold &
                                                                                                            resulted in a constant churn of players and coaches in the past few
Pakistan         Won 2010 Asian Games         A          8th      4x World Cup Winners - nothing since
                                                                                                            years including the sacking of their Dutch coach less than 6 months
                                                                  1994
                                                                                                            ago
                                                                  Never finished better than 6th in major
                 Won 2011 Pan American
Argentina                                     A          9th      international competition; top team in    Lucas Vila (25, F, World Hockey All-Star 2010 & 2011)
                 Games
                                                                  South America
                                                                  12th 2008 Olympics, 10th 2010 World
                 Won Additional                                   Cup, 3rd 2011 Champions Challenge
South Africa                                  A         12th                                                Austin Smith (27, D, Captain & World Hockey All-Star 2009)
                 Qualification Tournament                         (2nd tier competition), 5th 2010
                                                                  Commonwealth Games




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                106                                                           Hockey




                                                                                                               Max Muller (25, D, Capatin and World All-Star for the past 3 years,
                                                                  Gold in 2008 Olympics ('04 3rd); 2nd
                                                                                                               Defender of the Tournament at 2010 World Cup), Tobias Hauke
Germany          Won 2011 EuroHockey          B          2nd      2010 World Cup ('02 1st, '06 1st); 2nd
                                                                                                               (24, M, FIH Young Player of the Year 2010, World All-Star 2011 &
                                                                  '09 Champions Trophy
                                                                                                               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 &
                                                                  4th 2008 Olympics ('96 1st, '00 1st; '04
                 Second in 2011                                                                                2006, Olympic champion 1996 & 2000, World All-Star every year
Netherlands                                   B          3rd      2nd); 3rd 2010 World Cup; 3rd 2011
                 EuroHockey                                                                                    since the award was started in 2006), Guus Vogels (37, GK,
                                                                  Champions Trophy
                                                                                                               Player and Goalkeeper of the Tournament awards at the 2010
                                                                                                               World Cup, 2x Olympic Champion)

                                                                  Sixth at 2008 Olympics and 2010 World
                                                                  Cup; 3rd at 2009 Champions Trophy; did
                 Won Additional
South Korea                                   B          6th      not win a game at 2011 Champions         Seo Jong-Ho (32, F, World Hockey All-Star 2008, 2009 & 2010)
                 Qualification Tournament
                                                                  Trophy and only narrowly beat Ireland in
                                                                  the qualification tournament
                                                                  7th 2008 Olympics; No major medals           Nick Wilson (21, F, one of the best young attacking players in
                 Second in 2011 Oceania
New Zealand                                   B          7th      since gold in 1976 Olympics; 4th 2011        world hockey, All-Star in 2011, 2010 and nominated for FIH Young
                 Cup
                                                                  Champions Trophy                             Player of the Year in 2010)
                                                                  Former 8x Olympic Gold medallist, have
                                                                                                               Sandar Singh (26, D, imposing centre-half, has helped bring
                                                                  struggled since the switch to astroturf in
                 Won Additional                                                                                consistancy to the Indian team for the first time in over 10 years),
India                                         B         10th      the 1980s. 2nd in 2011 Champions
                 Qualification Tournament                                                                      Sandeep Singh (26, D, one of the best penalty specialists in the
                                                                  Challenge (2nd tier competition), 2nd in
                                                                                                               world, scored 5 in the match that qualified India to the Olympics)
                                                                  2010 Commonwealth Games

                 Fourth in 2011                                   9th 2008 Olympics; 1st 2011 Champions
Belgium                                       B         11th                                            Tom Boon (22, F, Top scorer at the 2011 Champions Challenge)
                 EuroHockey                                       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
Netherlands      Won 2011 EuroHockey          A          1st
                                                                  '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,
Great Britain    Host-Country Place           A          4th      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,
China            Won 2010 Asian Games         A          5th
                                                                  Cup                                     award for best goal at 2011 Champions Trophy)
                 Second in 2010 Asian                                                                     Lee Seon-Ok (21, F, World All-Star 2008), Kim Da-Rae (25, M,
South Korea                                   A          8th      9th 2008 Olympics; 6th 2010 World Cup
                 Games                                                                                    World All-Star 2011)
                                                                  10th 2008 Olympics, absent at 2010
                 Won Additional                                                                           Rika Komazawa (30, M/F, joint top scorer at the 2012 Champions
Japan                                         A          9th      World Cup, 5th 2012 Champion's
                 Qualification Tournament                                                                 Trophy)
                                                                  Trophy
                                                                  5th in 2011 Euro Hockey Tournament;
                 Won Additional                                   beat two higher seeded teams (Spain          Sofie Gierts (33, F, scored a hat-trick in the final of the qualification
Belgium                                       A         15th
                 Qualification Tournament                         and Ireland) to win their Olympic            tournament)
                                                                  qualification tournament on home turf

                                                                                                               Luciana Aymar (31, M, "La Maradona del Hockey" - most
                                                                  Bronze in 2008 Olympics ('00 2nd, '04        decorated player in history - FIH World Player of the Year 7 times,
                 Invitee (due toAfrican
                                                                  3rd); Winners of 2010 World Cup ('02         Player of the Tournamant at all but 1 of the past 5 international
Argentina        qualification tournament     B          2nd
                                                                  1st, '06 3rd); 1st in '08, '09, '10, '12     tournaments), Belen Succi (26, GK, goalkeeper of the tournament
                 being too low quality)
                                                                  Champion's Trophy                            at the past two Champion's Trophies), Noel Barrionuevo (28, F,
                                                                                                               World All-Star for past 3 years, top scorer at 2010 World Cup)
                                                                                                         Julia Muller (26, D, World All-Star 2011), Natascha Keller (25, F,
                 Second in 2011                                   Forth 2008 Olympics; Fourth 2010 World
Germany                                       B          3rd                                             World All-Star for the past 3 years, has a father and two brothers
                 EuroHockey                                       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
New Zealand      Won 2011 Oceania Cup         B          6th      Commonwealth Games; 3rd 2011
                                                                                                         2011)
                                                                  Champions Trophy
                                                                  5th 2008 Olympics; 5th 2010 World Cup;
                 Second in 2011 Oceania                           2nd 2009 Champions Trophy; 1st 2010 Casey Eastham (23, M, FIH World Young Player of the Year 2009,
Australia                                     B          7th
                 Cup                                              Commonwealth Games; Dominant team World All-Star 2010, 2009))
                                                                  in 1990s
                 Won 2011 Pan American                            8th 2008 Olympics; 1st 2011 Pan-       Katelyn Falgowski (23, M, World All-Star 2011 - first American to
United States                                 B         10th
                 Games                                            American Games (1st ever victory)      win the award since 2006)
                                                                  11th in 2011 Olympic Games; Unbeaten
                 Won Additional                                                                          Pietie Coetzee (33, M/F, World All-Star 2011, All-time record holder
South Africa                                  B         12th      in African competition; 4th in 2010
                 Qualification Tournament                                                                for international goals (230+))
                                                                  Commonwealth Games




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      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 all-
      round 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
                                 2008 Olympics                               2010 World Championships
                   1   Choi Min-Ho                  KOR               1   Rishod Sobirov              UZB
                   2   Ludwig Paischer              AUT               2   Georgii Zantaraia           UKR
                   3   Rishod Sobirov               UZB               3   Arsen Galstyan              RUS
                   3   Ruber Houkes                 NED               3   Hiroaki Hiraoka             JPN
                   5   Dimitri Dragin               FRA               5   Elio Verde                  ITA
                   5   Gal Yekutiel                 ISR               5   Beslan Mudranov             RUS
                   7   Frazer Will                  CAN               7   David Asumbani              GEO
                   7   Craig Fallon                 GBR               7   Ludwig Paischer             AUT

                          2011 World Championships                              2012 Paris World Slam
                   1   Rishod Sobirov              UZB                1   Rishod Sobirov                UZB
                   2   Hiroaki Hiraoka             JPN                2   Kim Won-Jin                   KOR
                   3   Ilgar Mushkiyev             AZE                3   Jang Jin-Min                  KOR
                   3   Georgii Zantaraia           UKR                3   Amiran Papinashvili           GEO
                   5   Choi Gwang-Hyeon            KOR                5   Robert Mshvidobadze           RUS
                   5   Kim Won-Jin                 KOR                5   Tobias Englmaier              GER
                   7   Arsen Galstyan              RUS                5   Hovhannes Davtyan             ARM
                   7   Hovhannes Davtyan           ARM                5   Ilgar Mushkiyev               AZE

                                 World Ranking              Points
                   1   Rishod Sobirov               UZB     1,940
                   2   Hirofumi Yamamoto            JPN      948
                   3   Arsen Galystan               RUS      936
                   5   Georgii Zantaraia            UKR      860
                   6   Ilgar Mushkiyev              AZE      860
                   7   Amiran Papinashvili          GEO      842
                   9   Choi Gwang-Hyeon             KOR      730
                  10   Tumurkhuleg Davaadorj        MGL      716
                  11   Hovhannes Davytan            ARM      528
                  13   Sofiane Milous               FRA      508
                  14   Yerkebulan Kossayev          KAZ      504
                  15   Felipe Kitadai               BRA      494




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      Men's 66kg
                     2008 Olympics                            2010 World Championships
      1    Masato Uchishiba            JPN             1   Junpei Morishita            JPN
      2    Benjamin Darbelet           FRA             2   Leandro Cunha               BRE
      3    Yordanis Arencibia          CUB             3   Tsagaanbaatar Hashbaatar    MGL
      3    Pak Choi-Min                PRK             3   Loic Korval                 FRA
      5    Alim Gadanov                RUS             5   Sugoi Uriarte               ESP
      5    Mirali Sharipov             UZB             5   Mirzahid Farmonov           UZB
      7    Giovanni Casale             ITA             7   Miklos Ungvari              HUN
      7    Aheen El Hady               EGY             7   Alim Gadanov                RUS

             2011 World Championships                           2012 Paris World Slam
      1    Masashi Ebinura            JPN              1   David Larose                  FRA
      2    Leandro Cunha              BRA              2   Cho Jun-Ho                    KOR
      3    Cho Jun-Ho                 KOR              3   Tsagaanbaatar Hashbaatar      MGL
      3    Musa Mogushkov             RUS              3   Sergey Lim                    KAZ
      5    Rok Draksic                SLO              5   Tomasz Kowalski               POL
      5    Colin Oates                GBR              5   Golan Pollack                 ISR
      7    Tarlan Karimov             AZE              5   Colin Oates                   GBR
      7    David Larose               FRA              5   Kamal Khan-Magomedov          RUS

                    World Ranking             Points
       2   Tsagaanbaatar Khashbaatar   MGL    1,164
       3   Musa Mogushkov              RUS    1,110
       4   Masahi Ebinuma              JPN     980
       5   Leandro Cunha               BRA     966
       8   Cho Jun-Ho                  KOR     876
       9   David Larose                FRA     746
      10   Rok Draksic                 SLO     732
      12   Mirzahid Farmonov           UZB     596
      13   Sergey Lim                  KAZ     594
      15   Tomasz Kowalski             POL     542
      16   Tarlan Karimov              AZE     522
      17   Lasha Shavduatashvili       GEO     492


      Men's 73kg
                     2008 Olympics                            2010 World Championships
      1    Elnur Mammadli              AZE             1   Hiroyuki Akimoto            JPN
      2    Wang Ki-Chun                KOR             2   Dex Elmont                  NED
      3    Rasul Boquiev               TJK             3   Yasuhiro Awano              JPN
      3    Leandro Guilheiro           BRA             3   Wang Ki-Chun                KOR
      5    Dirk van Tichelt            BEL             5   Nyam-Ochir Sainjargal       MGL
      5    Ali Malomat                  IRI            5   Mansur Isaev                RUS
      7    Yusuke Kanamaru             JPN             7   Ugo Legrand                 FRA
      7    Gennadly Bilodid            UKR             7   Azat Kubakaev               KGZ

              2011 World Championships                           2012 Paris World Slam
      1    Riki Nakaya                 JPN             1   Nyam-Ochir Sainjargal         MGL
      2    Dex Elmont                  NED             2   Christopher Voelk             GER
      3    Navruz Jurakobilov          UZB             3   Gilles Bonhomme               FRA
      3    Ugo Legrand                 FRA             3   Zelimkhan Ozdoev              RUS
      5    Hiroyuki Akimoto            JPN             5   Odbayar Ganbaatar             MGL
      5    Rinat Ibragimov             KAZ             5   Mirali Sharipov               UZB
      7    Dirk van Tichelt            BEL             5   Rinat Ibragimov               KAZ
      7    Mansur Isaev                RUS             5   Nicholas Delpopolo            USA

                    World Ranking             Points
       1   Wang Ki-Chun                KOR    1,620
       2   Riki Nakaya                 JPN    1,284
       3   Dex Elmont                  NED    1,152
       4   Mansur Isaev                RUS     968
       5   Nyam-Ochir Sainjargal       MGL     910
       6   Navruz Jurakobilov          UZB     842
       8   Ugo Legrand                 FRA     830
       9   Dirk Van Tichelt            BEL     576
      12   Bruno Mendonca              BRA     512
      13   Nicholas Delpopolo          USA     498
      15   Tomasz Adamiec              POL     458
      17   Volodymyr Soroka            UKR     454




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      Men's 81kg
                    2008 Olympics                             2010 World Championships
      1    Ole Bischof                 GER             1   Kim Jae-Bum                 KOR
      2    Kim Jae-Bum                 KOR             2   Leandro Guilheiro           BRA
      3    Tiago Camilo                BRA             3   Euan Barton                 GBR
      3    Roman Gontiuk               UKR             3   Masahiro Takamatsu          JPN
      5    Guillaume Elmont            NED             5   Flavio Canto                BRA
      5    Nyamkhuu Damdinsuren        MGL             5   Elnur Mammadli              AZE
      7    Euan Barton                 GBR             7   Guillaume Elmont            NED
      7    Robert Krawczyk             POL             7   Sirazhudin Magomedov        RUS

              2011 World Championships                          2012 Paris World Slam
      1    Kim Jae-Bum                 KOR             1   Ole Bischof                    GER
      2    Srdjan Mrvaljevic           MNE             2   Antonio Ciano                  ITA
      3    Leandro Guilheiro           BRA             3   Keita Nagahima                 JPN
      3    Sergiu Toma                 MDA             3   Sergiu Toma                    MDA
      5    Elkhan Rajabli              AZE             5   Tomislav Marijanovic           CRO
      5    Loic Pietri                 FRA             5   Artem Vasylenko                UKR
      7    Ivan Nifontov               RUS             5   Islam Bozbayev                 KAZ
      7    Artem Vasylenko             UKR             5   Yuki Haruyama                  JPM

                     World Ranking            Points
       1   Kim Jae-Bum                 KOR    1,286
       2   Leandro Guilheiro           BRA    1,130
       3   Elnur Mammadli              AZE     980
       4   Ole Bischof                 GER     896
       5   Takahiro Nakai              JPN     880
       7   Alain Schmitt               FRA     760
       8   Travis Stevens              USA     712
       9   Ivan Nifontov               RUS     672
      10   Segiu Toma                  MDA     640
      13   Euan Barton                 GBR     551
      15   Antonio Ciano               ITA     530
      16   Srdjan Mrvaljevic           MNE     512


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

               2011 World Championships                           2012 Paris World Slam
      1    Ilias Iliadis                GRE            1   Dilshod Choriev                UZB
      2    Daiki Nishiyama              JPN            2   Roman Gontiuk                  UKR
      3    Takashi Ono                  JPN            3   Kirill Denisov                 RUS
      3    Asley Gonzalez               CUB            3   Asley Gonzalez                 CUB
      5    Lee Kyu-Won                  KOR            5   Robby Van Laarhoven            NED
      5    Kirill Denisov               RUS            5   Elkhan Mammadov                AZE
      7    Hugo Pessanha                BRA            5   Song Dae-Nam                   KOR
      7    Velentin Grekov              UKR            5   Varlam Liparteliani            GEO

                       World Ranking          Points
       1   Ilias Iliadis               GRE    1,600
       2   Varlam Liparteliani         GEO    1,196
       3   Masashi Nishiyama           JPN    1,150
       5   Asley Gonzalez              CUB     986
       6   Dilshod Choriev             UZB     986
       8   Tiago Camilo                BRA     812
      10   Elsan Mammadov              AZE     680
      11   Kirill Denisov              RUS     664
      13   Alexandre Emond             CAN     582
      14   Marcus Nyman                SWE     576
      16   Milan Randl                 SVK     476
      17   Song Da-Nam                 KOR     472




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      Men's 100kg
                    2008 Olympics                            2010 World Championships
      1    Tuvshinbayar Naidan        MGL              1   Takmasa Anai               JPN
      2    Askhat Zhitkeyev           KAZ              2   Henk Grol                  NED
      3    Movlud Miraliyev           AZE              3   Thierry Fabre              FRA
      3    Henk Grol                  NED              3   Oreydi Despaigne           CUB
      5    Przemyslaw Matyaszek       POL              5   Tuvshinbayar Naidan        MGL
      5    Levan Zhorzholiani         GEO              5   Utkir Kurbanov             UZB
      7    Daniel Hadfi               HUN              7   Elmar Gasimov              AZE
      7    Jang Sung-Ho               KOR              7   Maxim Rakov                KAZ

              2011 World Championships                           2012 Paris World Slam
      1    Tagir Khaybulaev            RUS             1   Tuvshinbayar Naidan           MGL
      2    Maxim Rakov                 KAZ             2   Jevgenijs Borodavko           LAT
      3    Irakil Tsirekidze           GEO             3   Temuulen Battulga             MGL
      3    Lukas Krpalek               CZE             3   Ramziddin Sayidov             UZB
      5    Ramadan Darwish             EGY             5   Henk Grol                     NED
      5    Elco van der Geest          BEL             5   Cyrille Maret                 FRE
      7    Sergey Samoylovich          RUS             5   Hwang Hee-Tae                 KOR
      7    Levan Zhorzholiani          GEO             5   Ryonosuke Haga                JPN

                      World Ranking           Points
       1   Maxim Rakov                KAZ     1,370
       2   Henk Grol                  NED     1,250
       4   Ramziddin Sayidov          UZB     1,090
       5   Takamasa Anai              JPN      968
       6   Tagir Khaibulaev           RUS      960
       7   Tuvshinbayar Naidan        MGL      896
       8   Hwang He-Tae               KOR      834
       9   Ramadan Darwish            EGY      810
      11   Ariel Zeevi                ISR      750
      12   Lukas Krpalek              CZE      740
      13   Irakli Tsirekidze          GEO      672
      15   Jevgenijs Borodavko        LAT      584


      Men's +100kg
                     2008 Olympics                            2010 World Championships
      1    Satoshi Ishii              JPN              1   Teddy Riner                 FRA
      2    Abdullo Tangriev           UZB              2   Andreas Toelzer             GER
      3    Vidal Brayson              CUB              3   Matthieu Bataille           FRA
      3    Teddy Riner                FRA              3   Islma El Shehaby            EGY
      5    Mohammed Roudaki            IRI             5   Rafael Silva                BRA
      5    Lasha Gujujiani            GEO              5   Kazuhiko Takahashi          JPN
      7    Tamerlan Tmenov            RUS              7   Lasha Gujujiani             GEO
      7    Joao Schlitter             BRA              7   Grim Buijsters              NED

              2011 World Championships                          2012 Paris World Slam
      1    Teddy Riner                 FRA             1   Teddy Riner                   FRA
      2    Andreas Toelzer             GER             2   Rafael Silva                  BRA
      3    Kim Sung-Min                KOR             3   Abdullo Tangriev              UZB
      3    Aleksandr Mikhailine        RUS             3   Kim Sung-Min                  KOR
      5    Oscar Braison               CUB             5   Janusz Wojnarowicz            POL
      5    Mohammed Roudaki             IRI            5   Jean-Sebastien Bonvoisin      FRA
      7    Barna Bor                   HUN             5   Matthieu Thorel               FRA
      7    Faical Jaballah             TUN             5   Matjaz Ceraj                  SLO

                     World Ranking            Points
       1   Teddy Riner                FRA     1,590
       2   Andreas Toelzer            GER     1,350
       3   Rafael Silva               BRA     1,224
       4   Kim Sung-Min               KOR     1,084
       5   Islam El Shehaby           EGY      1058
       6   Alexander Mikhaylin        RUS       928
       7   Abdulo Tangriev            UZB       890
       8   Adam Okruashvili           GEO       762
       9   Oscar Brayson              CUB       688
      10   Barna Bor                  HUN       656
      11   Daiki Kamikawa             JPN       560
      15   Janusz Wojnarowicz         POL       462




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

              2011 World Championships                           2012 Paris World Slam
      1    Haruna Asami                JPN             1   Tomoko Fukumi                     JPN
      2    Tomoko Fukumi               JPN             2   Sarah Menezes                     BRA
      3    Sarah Menezes               BRA             3   Urantsetseg Munkhbat              MGL
      3    Eva Csernoviczki            HUN             3   Alina Dumitru                     ROU
      5    Charline van Snick          BEL             5   Hjeong Bo Kyeong                  KOR
      5    Frederick Jossinet          FRA             5   Eva Csernoviczki                  HUN
      7    Wu Shugen                   CHN             5   Chung Jung-Yeon                   KOR
      7    Alina Dumitru               ROM             5   Laetitia Payet                    FRA

                     World Ranking           Points
       2   Tomoko Fukumi              JPN    1,730
       3   Sarah Menezes              BRA    1,338
       4   Charline Van Snick         BEL    1,160
       5   Alina Dumitru              ROU    1,030
       6   Paula Pareto               ARG     828
       7   Eva Csernoviczki           HUN     706
       8   Urantsetseg Munkhbat       MGL     668
       9   Wu Shugen                  CHN     658
      10   Oiana Blanco               ESP     636
      11   Dayaris Mestre Alvarez     CUB     604
      12   Chung Jung-Yeon            KOR     602
      13   Laetitia Payet             FRA     598


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

              2011 World Championships                         2012 Paris World Slam
      1    Misato Nakamura             JPN            1 Yuka Nishida                           JPN
      2    Yuka Nishida                JPN            2 Bundmaa Munkhbaatar                   MGL
      3    Ana Carrascosa              ESP            3 Ana Carrascosa                        ESP
      3    Andreea Chitu               ROU            3 Yanet Bermoy Acosta                   CUB
      5    Joana Ramos                 POR            5 Laura Gomez                           ESP
      5    Priscilla Gneto             FRA            5 Majlinda Kelmendi                     KOS*
      7    Laura Gomez                 ESP            5 Natalia Kuzyutina                     RUS
      7    Natalia Kuzyutina           RUS            5 Soroya Haddad                         ALG
                                                 * Kosovan national ‐ will represent Albania In 2012
                      World Ranking          Points
       2   Bundmaa Munkbaatar         MGL    1,202
       3   Misato Nakamura            JPN    1,120
       4   Erika Miranda              BRA    1,006
       5   Soraya Haddad              ALG     890
       6   Ilse Heylen                BEL     798
       7   Majlinda Kelmendi          ALB*    750
       8   Natalia Kuziutina          RUS     738
      10   Yanet Bermoy Acosta        CUB     690
      12   Ana Carrascosa             ESP     640
      13   Priscilla Gneto            FRA     637
      14   Andreea Chitu              ROU     620
      15   Joana Ramos                POR     548




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

               2011 World Championships                          2012 Paris World Slam
      1    Aiko Sato                    JPN            1   Telma Monteiro                POR
      2    Rafaela Silva                BRA            2   Aiko Sato                     JPN
      3    Corina Caprioriu             ROU            3   Automne Pavia                 FRA
      3    Kaori Matsumoto              JPN            3   Marti Malloy                  USA
      5    Marti Malloy                 USA            5   Irina Zabludina               RUS
      5    Miryam Roper                 GER            5   Miryam Roper                  GER
      7    Isabel Fernandez             ESP            5   Sarah Loko                    FRA
      7    Irina Zabludina              RUS            5   Wang Hui                      CHN

                      World Ranking           Points
       1   Kaori Matsumoto            JPN     1,680
       3   Telma Monteiro             POR     1,328
       4   Rafaela Silva              BRA     1,154
       5   Corina Caprioriu           ROU      934
       6   Automne Pavla              FRA      842
       7   Ioulietta Boukouvala       GRE      776
       8   Kim Jan-Di                 KOR      746
       9   Giulia Quintavalle         ITA      654
      10   Sabrina Filzmoser          AUT      620
      11   Kifayat Gasimova           AZE      620
      12   Marti Malloy               USA      592
      13   Joliane Melancon           CAN      526


      Women's 63kg
                     2008 Olympics                            2010 World Championships
      1    Ayumi Tanimoto             JPN              1   Yoshie Ueno                 JPN
      2    Lucie Decosse              FRA              2   Miki Tanaka                 JPN
      3    Elisabeth Willeboordse     NED              3   Yaritza Abel                CUB
      3    Won Ok Im                  PRK              3   Ramila Yusubova             AZE
      5    Driulls Gonzalez           CUB              5   Alice Schleisinger          ISR
      5    Claudia Heill              AUT              5   Anicka van Emden            NED
      7    Urska Zolnir               SLO              7   Elisabeth Willeboordse      NED
      7    Ysis Barreto               VEN              7   Yarden Gerbi                ISR

              2011 World Championships                           2012 Paris World Slam
      1    Gevrise Emane               FRA             1   Miki Tanaka                   JPN
      2    Yoshie Ueno                 JPN             2   Joung Da-Woon                 KOR
      3    Anicka van Emden            NED             3   Elisabeth Willeboordse        NED
      3    Urska Zolnir                SLO             3   Alice Schleisinger            ISR
      5    Elisabeth Willeboordse      NED             5   Marijana Miskovik             CRO
      5    Maricet Espinosa            CUB             5   Maelle Di Cintio              FRA
      7    Xu Yuhua                    CHN             5   Kana Abe                      JPN
      7    Hilde Drexler               AUT             5   Munkhzaya Tsedevsuren         MGL

                    World Ranking             Points
       1   Yoshie Ueno                JPN     1,584
       2   Gevrise Emane              FRA     1,460
       4   Alice Schlesinger          ISR      982
       5   Urska Zolnir               SLO      956
       7   Xu Lili                    CHN      860
       9   Elisabeth Willeboordse     NED      800
      10   Munkhzaya Tsedevsuren      MGL      794
      11   Joung Da-Woon              KOR      726
      13   Yaritza Abel Rojas         CUB      620
      14   Claudia Malzahn            GER      564
      15   Marijana Miskovic          CRO      524
      16   Ramila Yusubova            AZE      518




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

             2011 World Championships                           2012 Paris World Slam
      1    Lucie Decosse              FRA             1   Haruka Tachimoto              JPN
      2    Edith Bosch                NED             2   Lucie Decosse                 FRA
      3    Yoriko Kunihara            JPN             3   Hwang Ye-Sul                  KOR
      3    Anett Meszaros             HUN             3   Yoriko Kunihara               JPN
      5    Onix Cortes Aldama         CUB             5   Houda Miled                   TUN
      5    Rase Meszaros              SLO             5   Chen Fei                      CHN
      7    Sol Kyong                  PKR             7   Asmaa Niang                   MAR
      7    Marie Pasquet              FRA             7   Cecilia Blanco                ESP

                     World Ranking           Points
       1   Lucie Decosse             FRA     1,816
       2   Edith Bosch               NED     1,360
       3   Haruka Tachimoto          JPN     1,274
       4   Rasa Sraka                SLO     1,038
       6   Maria Portea              BRA      894
       7   Hwang Ye-Sul              KOR      840
       8   Chen Fei                  CHN      766
       9   Yuri Alvear               COL      628
      10   Anett Meszaros            HUN      618
      10   Cecilia Blanco            ESP      604
      11   Onix Cortes Aldama        CUB      588
      12   Katarzyna Klys            POL      578


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

              2011 World Championships                         2012 Paris World Slam
      1    Audrey Tcheumeo             FRA            1   Mayra Aguiar                  BRA
      2    Akari Ogata                 JPN            2   Kayla Harrison                USA
      3    Kayla Harrison              USA            3   Akari Ogata                   JPN
      3    Mayra Aguiar                BRA            3   Audrey Tcheumeo               FRA
      5    Marhinde Verkerk            NED            5   Lucie Louette                 FRA
      5    Heide Wollert               GER            5   Stephanie Possamai            FRA
      7    Abigel Joo                  HUN            5   Marhinde Verkerk              NED
      7    Hitomi Ikeda                JPN            5   Lulse Malzahn                 GER

                    World Ranking            Points
       1   Mayra Aguiar              BRA     1,674
       2   Kayla Harrison            USA     1,660
       3   Audrey Tcheumeo           FRA     1,468
       4   Akari Ogata               JPN     1,370
       5   Yang Xiuli                CHN      1090
       6   Lkhamdegd Purevjargal     MGL      1030
       7   Abigel Joo                HUN       970
       8   Amy Cotton                CAN       762
       9   Heide Wollert             GER       706
      10   Marhinde Verkerk          NED       650
      11   Anamari Velensek          SLO       606
      12   Jeong Gyeing-Mi           KOR       594




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

              2011 World Championships                          2012 Paris World Slam
      1    Tong Wen                    CHN            1   Megumi Tachimoto              JPN
      2    Qin Qian                    CHN            2   Elena Ivashchenko             RUS
      3    Mika Sugimoto               JPN            3   Idalys Ortiz                  CUB
      3    Elena Ivashchenko           RUS            3   Anne Sophie Mondiere          FRA
      5    Megumi Tachimoto            JPN            5   Karina Bryant                 GBR
      5    Idalys Ortiz                CUB            5   Iryna Kindzerska              UKR
      7    Lucija Poalvder             SLO            7   Sarah Adlington               GBR
      7    Karina Bryant               GBR            7   Urszula Sadkowska             POL

                     World Ranking           Points
       3   Wen Tong                  CHN     1,140
       4   Mika Sugimoto             JPN     1,130
       5   Elena Ivashchenko         RUS     1,040
       6   Idalys Ortiz              CUB      940
       7   Lucija Polavder           SLO      884
       8   Maria Suelen Altheman     BRA      838
       9   Kim Na-Young              KOR      816
      10   Vanessa Zambotti          MEX      682
      11   Anne-Sophie Mondiere      FRA      604
      12   Melissa Mojica            PUR      524
      13   Gulzhan Issanova          KAZ      518
      14   Karina Bryant             GBR      502




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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
                   2008 Olympics               Shooting /36   Fencing      Swimming     Equestrian     Running      Points
      1   Andrey Moiseyev               RUS        5th          1st           6th          15th          26th        5632
      2   Edvinas Krungolcas            LTU        7th           6th         23rd           4th          24th        5548
      3   Andrejus Zadneprovskis        LTU       16th          27th          5th          2nd            9th        5524
      4   Qian Zhenhua                  CHN        2nd          2nd          22nd          19th          33rd        5516
      5   Steffen Gebhardt              GER       13th          17th         19th           5th          17th        5480
      6   Michal Michalik               CZE        3rd          23rd         24th          1st           25th        5460
      7   Pavlo Tymoshchenko            UKR        8th           4th         28th          17th          23rd        5436
      8   Oscar Soto                    MEX       32nd           7th         30th          3rd            7th        5420

             2011 World Championships          Fencing /36    Swimming     Equestrian    Combined       Points
      1   Andrei Moiseev             RUS            1st          6th           4th         23rd          5964
      2   Alexsander Lesun           RUS           2nd          17th           8th         11th          5944
      3   Adam Marosi                HUN           15th          7th          1st           4th          5924
      4   Ilia Frolov                RUS           3rd=         19th          23rd         3rd           5908
      5   Robert Kasza               HUN           3rd=          8th          10th         28th          5820
      6   Bence Demeter              HUN          23rd=          9th          2nd          12th          5816
      7   Hwang Woojin               KOR          23rd=          4th          3rd          17th          5812
      8   Thomas Daniel               AUT          19th         29th           5th          7th          5808




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              2012 World Championships       Fencing /36    Swimming   Equestrian   Combined     Points
      1    Alexander Lesun            RUS       1st=          18th       22nd          8th        5964
      2    Andrei Moiseev             RUS       1st=          13th        3rd         18th        5944
      3    Jung Jin-wa                KOR        6th           5th        2nd         12th        5928
      4    Stefan Kollner             GER       11th          31st       10th         2nd         5916
      5    Nicola Benedetti            ITA       4th          35th        8th         3rd         5912
      6    Adam Marosi                HUN       20th           7th        7th          5th        5888
      7    Riccardo De Luca            ITA      15th          29th       26th         1st         5876
      8    Ilia Frolov                RUS        8th          20th       29th          4th        5872

                     World Ranking             Points
       1   Alexander Lesun           RUS        230
       2   Andrei Moiseev            RUS        215
       3   Adam Marosi               HUN        190
       4   Robert Kasza              HUN        183
       5   Ilia Frolov               RUS        182
       6   Nicola Benedetti          ITA        181
       7   Jung Jin-wa               KOR        171
       8   Nicholas Woodbridge       GBR        166
       9   Pavlo Tymoshchenko        UKR        164
      10   Serguei Karyakin          RUS        162
      11   Bence Demeter             HUN        162
      12   Riccardo De Luca          ITA        155



      Women's Modern Pentathlon
                     2008 Olympics           Shooting /36   Fencing    Swimming     Equestrian   Running   Points
      1    Lena Schoeneborn          GER        19th          1st        10th         11th         9th      5792
      2    Heather Fell              GBR         6th          11th       3rd          22nd         5th      5752
      3    Victoria Tereschuk        UKR        15th           7th        5th         18th        2nd       5672
      4    Anastasia Samusevich      BLR        2nd           14th       33rd          9th        1st       5640
      5    Chen Qian                 CHN        20th          13th       15th         13th         8th      5612
      6    Paulina Poenisz           POL         9th           9th       27th         30th         6th      5564
      7    Katy Livingston           GBR        16th          20th        7th          7th        10th      5548
      8    Aya Medany                EGY         7th           5th        8th         24th        11th      5544

             2011 World Championships        Fencing /36    Swimming   Equestrian   Combined     Points
      1    Victoria Tereschuk        UKR        18th           7th       13th         1st         5544
      2    Sarolta Kovacs            HUN         5th           2nd       2nd          18th        5512
      3    Laura Asadauskaite         LTU        9th          22nd       26th         2nd         5504
      4    Evdokia Gretchichnikova   RUS        1st           27th        4th         15th        5452
      5    Lena Schoeneborn          GER        5th=          17th        8th         10th        5428
      6    Elodie Clouvel             FRA       5th=           1st       18th         33rd        5404
      7    Yane Marques               BRA       11th           6th       12th         26th        5364
      8    Mhairi Spence             GBR         4th           8th       26th         29th        5344

             2012 World Championships        Fencing /36    Swimming   Equestrian   Combined     Points
      1    Mhairi Spence             GBR         3rd          12th        4th         11th        5484
      2    Chen Qian                 CHN        14th=          9th        8th         2nd         5460
      3    Sam Murray                GBR        14th=          2nd       14th          8th        5452
      4    Amelie Caze                FRA        1st           7th       15th         29th        5448
      5    Lena Schoeneborn          GER          5th         20th       11th         3rd         5440
      6    Yane Marques               BRA       8th=           6th        6th         15th        5396
      7    Anastasiya Prokopenko      BLR       8th=          32nd       19th         1st         5384
      8    Chloe Esposito             AUS        27th          4th        5th          6th        5368

                     World Ranking             Points
       1   Lena Schoeneborn          GER        206
       2   Mhairi Spence             GBR        199
       3   Laura Asadauskaite        LTU        196
       4   Victoria Tereschuk        UKR        195
       5   Elodie Clouvel            FRA        190
       6   Amelie Caze               FRA        174
       7   Saroite Kovacs            HUN        171
       8   Sam Murray                GBR        169
       9   Anastasiya Prokopenko     BLR        169
      10   Yane Marques              BRA        164
      11   Chen Qian                 CHN        161
      12   Eva Trautmann             GER        158




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




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                     2011 World Championships                                 2012 World Cup Belgrade
          New Zealand                                              Czech Republic
      1                                          6:39.56       1                                           6:47.82
          Mahe Drysdale                                            Ondrej Synek
          Czech Republic                                           Great Britain
      2                                          6:40.05       2                                           6:51.33
          Ondrej Synek                                             Alan Campbell
          Great Britain                                            Cuba
      3                                          6:44.86       3                                           6:53.62
          Alan Campbell                                            Angel Fournier Rodriguez
          Germany                                                  China
      4                                          6:46.91       4                                           6:55.04
          Marcel Hacker                                            Zhang Liang
          Sweden                                                   Azebaijan
      5                                          6:48.22       5                                           6:56.56
          Lassi Karonen                                            Aleksandar Aleksandrov
          Norway                                                   Lithuania
      6                                          6:55.25       6                                           7:00.18
          Olaf Tufte                                               Mindaugas Griskonis

                     2012 World Cup Lucerne                                     2012 World Cup Munich
          Czech Republic                                           Germany
      1                                          6:44.54       1                                           7:07.31
          Ondrej Synek                                             Marcel Hacker
          New Zealand                                              Sweden
      2                                          6:45.06       2                                           7:09.27
          Mahe Drysdale                                            Lassi Karonen
          Cuba                                                     Great Britain
      3                                          6:49.56       3                                           7:12.74
          Angel Fournier Rodriguez                                 Alan Campbell
          Great Britain                                            Great Britain
      4                                          6:52.07       4                                           7:18.48
          Alan Campbell                                            Graeme Thomas
          Germany                                                  Mexico
      5                                          6:54.81       5                                           7:21.92
          Marcel Hacker                                            Patrick Loliger Salas
          China                                                    Norway
      6                                          7:07.50       6                                           7:23.01
          Zhang Liang                                              Olaf Tufte



      Men's Coxless Pair
                          2008 Olympics                                      2010 World Championships
          Australia                                                New Zealand
      1                                          6:37.44       1                                           6:30.16
          Drew Gunn, Duncan Free                                   Eric Murray, Hamish Bond
          Canada                                                   Great Britain
      2                                          6:39.55       2                                           6:30.48
          Dave Calder, Scott Frandsen                              Peter Reed, Andrew Triggs-Hodge
          New Zealand                                              Greece
      3                                          6:44.19       3                                           6:36.00
          Nathan Tweddle, George Bridgewater                       Georgios Tziallas, Ioannis Christou
          Germany                                                  Italy
      4                                          6:47.40       4                                           6:42.49
          Tom Lehmann, Felix Drahotta                              Lorenzo Carboncini, Niccolo Morinati
          South Africa                                             Germany
      5                                          6:47.83       5                                           6:49.96
          Shaun Keeling, Ramon di Clemente                         Andreas Kuffner, Eric Johannesen
          USA                                                      France
      6                                          7:05.58       6                                           6:55.50
          Tyler Winklevoss, Cameron Winklevoss                     Sebastien Lente, Adrien Hardy

                    2011 World Championships                                  2012 World Cup Belgrade
          New Zealand                                              Germany
      1                                          6:14.77       1                                           6:26.45
          Eric Murray, Hamish Bond                                 Anton Braun, Felix Drahotta
          Great Britain                                            Great Britain
      2                                          6:16.27       2                                           6:27.03
          Peter Reed, Andrew Triggs-Hodge                          George Nash, Willian Satch
          Italy                                                    Greece
      3                                          6:21.33       3                                           6:28.05
          Niccolo Morinati, Lorenzo Carboncini                     N Gkountoulas, A Gkountoulas
          Greece                                                   Netherlands
      4                                          6:23.13       4                                           6:36.58
          N Gkountoulas, A Gkountoulas                             Nanne Sluis, Meindert Klem
          Canada                                                   Czech Republic
      5                                          6:28.63       5                                           6:39.45
          Scott Frandsen, Dave Calder                              Jan Gruber, Jakub Makovicka
          Germany                                                  Serbia
      6                                          6:37.94       6                                           6:42.65
          Max Munski, Felix Drahotta                               Nenad Bedik, Jovan Popovic

                      2012 World Cup Lucerne                                   2012 World Cup Munich
          New Zealand                                              New Zealand
      1                                          6:24.04       1                                           6:42.97
          Eric Murray, Hamish Bond                                 Eric Murray, Hamish Bond
          Canada                                                   Australia
      2                                          6:26.77       2                                           6:47.72
          Scott Frandsen, Dave Calder                              James Margurg, Brodie Buckland
          Greece                                                   France
      3                                          6:30.04       3                                           6:48.72
          N Gkountoulas, A Gkountoulas                             Germain Chardin, Dorian Mortelette
          Germany                                                  Italy
      4                                          6:30.79       4                                           6:51.87
          Anton Braun, Felix Drahotta                              Niccolo Mornati, Lorenzo Carboncini
          Great Britain                                            Spain
      5                                          6:31.60       5                                           6:56.09
          George Nash, Willian Satch                               P. Vela Maggi, A. Sigurbjonsson Benet
          Italy                                                    Serbia
      6                                          6:35.86       6                                           6:57.32
          Niccolo Morinati, Lorenzo Carboncini                     Nenad Bedik, Nikola Stojic




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      Men's Double Sculls
                           2008 Olympics                                        2010 World Championships
          Australia                                                  New Zealand
      1                                            6:27.77       1                                          6:22.63
          David Crawshay, Scott Brennan                              Nathen Cohen, Joseph Sullivan
          Estonia                                                    Great Britain
      2                                            6:29.05       2                                          6:24.21
          Tonu Endrekson, Juri Jaanson                               Matthew Wells, Marcus Bateman
          Great Britain                                              France
      3                                            6:29.10       3                                          6:28.54
          Matthew Wells, Stephen Rowbotham                           Cedric Berrest, Julien Bahain
          New Zealand                                                Norway
      4                                            6:30.79       4                                          6:31.08
          Rob Waddell, Nathen Cohen                                  Nils Jacob Hoff, Kjetil Borch
          France                                                     Australia
      5                                            6:33.36       5                                          6:31.57
          Jean-Baptiste Macquet, Adrien Hardy                        Nick Hudsen, Jared Bidwell
          Slovenia                                                   Germany
      6                                            6:33.96       6                                          6:33.89
          Luka Spik, Iztok Cop                                       Eric Knittel, Stephan Krueger

                    2011 World Championships                                      2012 World Cup Belgrade
          New Zealand                                                Germany
      1                                            6:10.76       1                                          6:09.78
          Nathan Cohen, Joseph Sullivan                              Eric Knittel, Stephan Krueger
          Germany                                                    Great Britain
      2                                            6:10.82       2                                          6:10.90
          Hans Gruhne, Stephan Krueger                               Bill Lucas, Sam Townsend
          France                                                     Slovenia
      3                                            6:14.31       3                                          6:11.11
          Cedric Berrest, Julien Bahain                              Luka Spik, Iztok Cop
          Australia                                                  France
      4                                            6:14.67       4                                          6:11.64
          David Crawshay, Scott Brennan                              Cedric Berrest, Julien Bahain
          Slovenia                                                   Germany
      5                                            6:15.01       5                                          6:11.73
          Iztok Cop, Luka Spik                                       Hans Gruhne, Mathias Rocher
          Great Britain                                              Italy
      6                                            6:19.28       6                                          6:15.16
          Matthew Wells, Marcus Bateman                              Alessio Sartori, Romano Battisti

                        2012 World Cup Lucerne                                     2012 World Cup Munich
          Germany                                                    Norway
      1                                            6:14.76       1                                          6:35.09
          Eric Knittel, Stephan Krueger                              Nils Jakob Hoff, Kjetil Borch
          Australia                                                  New Zealand
      2                                            6:15.66       2                                          6:36.06
          David Crawshay, Scott Brennan                              Nathan Cohen, Joseph Sullivan
          France                                                     Germany
      3                                            6:15.74       3                                          6:36.81
          Cedric Berrest, Julien Bahain                              Eric Knittel, Stephan Kreuger
          Slovenia                                                   Great Britain
      4                                            6:16.33       4                                          6:38.46
          Luka Spik, Iztok Cop                                       Bill Lucas, Sam Townsend
          Lithuania                                                  France
      5                                            6:18.87       5                                          6:40.98
          Saulius Ritter, Rolandas Mascinskas                        Cedric Berrest, Julien Bahain
          Great Britain                                              Argentina
      6                                            6:19.45       6                                          6:45.03
          Bill Lucas, Sam Townsend                                   Ariel Suarez, Cristian Rosso


      Men's Lwt Double Sculls
                           2008 Olympics                                       2010 World Championships
          Great Britain                                              Great Britain
      1                                            6:10.99       1                                          7:13.47
          Zac Purchase, Mark Hunter                                  Zac Purchase, Mark Hunter
          Greece                                                     Italy
      2                                            6:11.72       2                                          7:15.88
          Dimitrios Mougios, Vasileios Polymeros                     Lorenzo Bertini, Elia Luini
          Denmark                                                    New Zealand
      3                                            6:12.45       3                                          7:18.31
          Mads Rasmussen, Rasmus Quist                               Storm Uru, Peter Taylor
          Italy                                                      Canada
      4                                            6:16.15       4                                          7:18.34
          Marcello Miani, Elia Luini                                 Douglas Vandor, Cameron Sylvester
          China                                                      China
      5                                            6:16.69       5                                          7:25.27
          Zhang Guolin, Sun Jie                                      Zhang Fangbing, Wang Tiexin
          Cuba                                                       Portugal
      6                                            6:19.96       6                                          7:33.76
          Eyder Batista, Yunior Perez                                Pedro Fraga, Nuno Mendes

                    2011 World Championships                                      2012 World Cup Belgrade
          Great Britain                                              Great Britain
      1                                            6:18.67       1                                          6:19.71
          Zac Purchase, Mark Hunter                                  Zac Purchase, Mark Hunter
          New Zealand                                                Greece
      2                                            6:19.01       2                                          6:20.12
          Storm Uru, Peter Taylor                                    P Magdanis, E Konsolas
          Italy                                                      Italy
      3                                            6:21.33       3                                          6:20.65
          Lorenzo Bertini, Elia Luini                                Lorenzo Bertini, Elia Luini
          Germany                                                    Denmark
      4                                            6:21.80       4                                          6:20.87
          Linus Lichtschlag, Lars Hartig                             Mads Rasmussen, Rasmus Quist
          Denmark                                                    Hungary
      5                                            6:24.25       5                                          6:23.46
          Mads Rasmussen, Rasmus Quist                               Zsolt Hirling, Tamas Varga
          China                                                      Norway
      6                                            6:30.88       6                                          6:24.18
          Zhang Fangbing, Wang Tiexin                                Are Strandli, Kristoffer Brun




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                      2012 World Cup Lucerne                                         2012 World Cup Munich
          France                                                       New Zealand
      1                                              6:22.78       1                                              6:40.21
          Stany Delayre, Jeremie Azou                                  Storm Uru, Peter Taylor
          New Zealand                                                  France
      2                                              6:24.32       2                                              6:40.40
          Storm Uru, Peter Taylor                                      Stany Delayre, Jeremie Azou
          Denmark                                                      Denmark
      3                                              6:24.97       3                                              6:42.98
          Mads Rasmussen, Rasmus Quist                                 Mads Rasmussen, Rasmus Quist
          Canada                                                       Italy
      4                                              6:25.18       4                                              6:43.81
          Douglas Vandor, Morgan Jarvis                                Lorenzo Bertini, Elia Luini
          Germany                                                      Hungary
      5                                              6:18.67       5                                              6:46.74
          Linus Lichtschlag, Lars Hartig                               Zsolt Hirling, Tamas Varga
          Great Britain                                                Great Britain
      6                                              6:32.03       6                                              6:49.16
          Zac Purchase, Mark Hunter                                    Zac Purchase, Mark Hunter




      Men's Coxless Four
                           2008 Olympics                                          2010 World Championships
          Great Britain                                                France
      1                                              6:06.57       1                                              6:45.38
          James, Williams, Reed, Triggs-Hodge                          Macquet, Chardin, Despres, Mortelette
          Australia                                                    Greece
      2                                              6:07.85       2                                              6:47.15
          Ryan, Marburg, McKenzie, Hegerty                             Papachristos, Tsilis, G'toulas, G'toulas
          France                                                       New Zealand
      3                                              6:09.31       3                                              6:48.38
          Despres, Rondeau, Chardin, Mortelette                        Uru, Watson, Burson, Eade
          Slovenia                                                     Great Britain
      4                                              6:11.62       4                                              6:49.02
          T. Pirih, Rozman, Kolander, M. Pirih                         Partridge, Egington, Gregory, Langridge
          Czech Republic                                               USA
      5                                              6:16.56       5                                              6:55.94
          Gruber, Horvath, Bruncvik, Neffe                             Lanzone, Rummel, Stitt, Stafford
          Germnay                                                      Italy
      6                                              6:19.63       6                                              7:01.58
          Urban, Schmidt, Kaeufer, Hauffe                              Paonessa, Fossi, Capelli, Palmisano

                    2011 World Championships                                       2012 World Cup Belgrade
          Great Britain                                                Great Britain
      1                                              5:55.18       1                                              5:50.29
          Langridge, Egington, James, Gregory                          Gregory, Reed, James, Triggs-Hodge
          Greece                                                       Greece
      2                                              5:57.20       2                                              5:52.64
          Papachristos, Tsilis, Tziallas, Christou                     Papachristos, Tsilis, Tziallas, Christou
          Australia                                                    Belarus
      3                                              5:58.44       3                                              5:53.01
          Loch, Gunn, Purnell, Dunkey-Smith                            Lialin, Mihal, S'bachenia, Kazubouski
          USA                                                          Czech Republic
      4                                              6:01.39       4                                              5:53.05
          Lanzone, Newlin, Gault, Cole                                 Horvath, Podrazil, Bruncvik, Klang
          Germany                                                      Netherlands
      5                                              6:01.82       5                                              5:58.30
          Kaeufer, Adamski, Seifert, Schmidt                           Meylink, Hendriks, Knab, Versluis
          Netherlands                                                  France
      6                                              6:11.82       6                                              6:01.36
          Klem, Knab, Hendriks, Klaassen                               Moinaux, Macquet, Rondeau, Despres

                     2012 World Cup Lucerne                                        2012 World Cup Munich
          Great Britain                                                Australia
      1                                              5:50.84       1                                              6:10.28
          Gregory, Reed, James, Triggs-Hodge                           Lockwood, Chapman, Ginn, Dunkley-Smith
          Australia                                                    Great Britain
      2                                              5:51.98       2                                              6:11.15
          Lockwood, Chapman, Ginn, Dunkley-Smith                       Gregory, Reed, James, Triggs-Hodge
        Greece                                                         Belarus
      3                                              5:56.61       3                                              6:13.76
        Papachristos, Tsilis, Tziallas, Christou                       Lialin, Mihal, S'bachenia, Kazubouski
        Belarus                                                        Serbia
      4                                              5:58.02       4                                              6:16.57
        Lialin, Mihal, S'bachenia, Kazubouski                          Vasic, Deric, Vukovic, Jagar
        Germany                                                        Czech Republic
      5                                              6:00.47       5                                              6:18.95
        Hauffe, Seifert, Kaeufer, Schmidt                              Horvath, Podrazil, Bruncvik, Klang
        New Zealand                                                    Romania
      6                                              6:03.01       6                                              6:20.96
        Uru, Williams, Harris, O'Neill                                 Cozmiuc, Palamariu, Pirghie, Curuea




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

                  2011 World Championships                                          2012 World Cup Belgrade
        Australia                                                        Croatia
      1                                                  5:39.31       1                                                5:46.73
        Morgan, McRae, Forsterling, Noonan                               Sain, Sinkovic, Martin, Sinkovich
        Germany                                                          Germany
      2                                                  5:39.56       2                                                5:47.77
        Schulze, Wende, Schoof, Grohmann                                 Schulze, Wende, Schoof, Grohmann
        Croatia                                                          Estonia
      3                                                  5:42.82       3                                                5:50.82
        Sain, Sinkovic, Martin, Sinkovich                                Jamsa, Raja, Endrekson, Taimsoo
        Poland                                                           France
      4                                                  5:45.34       4                                                5:55.09
          Wasielewski, Kolbowicz, Jelinski, Licznerski                     Chabanet, Androdias, Stefanini, Galtarossa
          Russia                                                         Italy
      5                                                  5:49.47       5                                                5:59.04
          Ryabcev, Salov, Morgachev, Fedorovtsev                         Venier, Fossi, Stefanini, Galtarossa
          Italy                                                          Russia
      6                                                  5:53.28       6                                                6:01.70
          Perino, Venier, Stefanini, Galtarossa                          Ryabcev, Salov, Svirin, Morgachev

                   2012 World Cup Lucerne                                               2012 World Cup Munich
        Croatia                                                            Croatia
      1                                                  5:42.42       1                                                5:56.22
        Sain, Sinkovic, Martin, Sinkovich                                  Sain, Sinkovic, Martin, Sinkovich
        Germany                                                            Germany
      2                                                  5:43.22       2                                                5:58.85
        Schulze, Wende, Schoof, Grohmann                                   Schulze, Wende, Schoof, Grohmann
        Russia                                                             Italy
      3                                                  5:44.61       3                                                6:00.28
          Ryabcev, Svirin, Morgachev, Fedorovtsev                          Stefanini, Fossi, Frattini, Raineri
        Estonia                                                            Great Britain
      4                                                  5:45.05       4                                                6:01.06
        Jamsa, Raja, Endrekson, Taimsoo                                    Rowbotham, Solesbury, Cousins, Wells
        New Zealand                                                        Australia
      5                                                  5:49.35       5                                                6:01.24
        Storey, Arms, Endrekson, Manson                                    Morgan, McRae, Forsterling, Noonan
        Poland                                                             Estonia
      6                                                  5:50.98       6                                                6:03.68
        Wasielewski, Korol, Jelinski, Kolbowicz                            Jamsa, Raja, Endrekson, Taimsoo


      Men's Lwt Coxless Four
                          2008 Olympics                                            2010 World Championships
          Denmark                                                        Great Britain
      1                                                  5:47.76       1                                                6:10.71
          Ebert, Joergensen, Ebbesen, Anderson                           Chambers, Mattick, Williams, Bartley
          Poland                                                         Australia
      2                                                  5:49.39       2                                                6:10.78
          Pawlowski, Pawelczak, Bernatajtys, Randa                       Edwards, Beltz, Tunevitsch, Skipworth
        Canada                                                           China
      3                                                  5:50.09       3                                                6:10.79
        Brambell, Beare, Lewis, Parsons                                  Li, Yu, Huang, Li
        France                                                           Germany
      4                                                  5:51.22       4                                                6:11.27
        Solforosi, Raineau, Bette, Tilliet                                 Seibt, Schoemann-Finck, Kuenher, Kuenher
        Great Britain                                                    Netherlands
      5                                                  5:52.12       5                                                6:11.94
        Chambers, Lindsay-Fynn, Mattick, Clarke                          Heijbrock, Lievens, Muda, Muda
        Netherlands                                                      Italy
      6                                                  5:54.06       6                                                6:15.02
          van der Linden, Godschalk, Snijders, Drewes                    Vlcek, Danesin, Caianiello, Gorletti

                    2011 World Championships                                        2012 World Cup Belgrade
          Australia                                                      Denmark
      1                                                  5:55.10       1                                                6:01.17
          Edwards, Beltz, Cureton, Skipworth                             Winther, Joergensen, Barsoe, Ebbesen
          Italy                                                          Great Britain
      2                                                  5:56.33       2                                                6:02.23
          Danesin, Caianiello, Miani, Goretti                              Chambers, Williams, Chambers, Bartley
          Great Britain                                                    China
      3                                                  5:57.33       3                                                6:03.51
          Chambers, Bartley, Mattick, Williams                             Yu, Huang, Zhang, Wang
          China                                                            Netherlands
      4                                                  5:58.02       4                                                6:04.69
          Huang, Yu, Li, Zhang                                             Lievens, Heijbrock, Muda, Muda
          Denmark                                                          France
      5                                                  5:58.18       5                                                6:05.72
          Barsoe, Joergensen, Winther, Ebbesen                             Moreau, Solforosi, Moutton, Baroukh
          Switzerland                                                      Germany
      6                                                  6:04.65       6                                                6:07.81
          Schuerch, Tramer, Niepmann, Gyr                                  Seibt, Kuehner, Kuehner, Wichert




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                       2012 World Cup Lucerne                                      2012 World Cup Munich
          China                                                        Great Britain
      1                                              5:53.10       1                                              6:16.34
          Yu, Huang, Zhang, Wang                                       Chambers, Williams, Chambers, Bartley
          South Africa                                                 Australia
      2                                              5:53.71       2                                              6:18.81
          Thompson, Brittain, Smith, Ndlovu                            Edwards, Beltz, Cureton, Skipworth
          Great Britain                                                Denmark
      3                                              5:54.96       3                                              6:19.49
          Mattick, Williams, Chambers, Bartley                         Winther, Joergensen, Barsoe, Ebbesen
          Denmark                                                      France
      4                                              5:55.40       4                                              6:19.97
          Winther, Joergensen, Barsoe, Ebbesen                         Moreau, Solforosi, Baroukh, Moutton
          France                                                       Switzerland
      5                                              5:59.61       5                                              6:20.42
          Moreau, Solforosi, Baroukh, Moutton                          Schuerch, Gmelin, Niepmann, Gyr
          Switzerland                                                  Czech Republic
      6                                              6:05.51       6                                              6:23.55
          Gmelin, Schuerch, Niepmann, Gyr                              Vetesnik, Vetesnik, Kopac, Vrastil




      Men's Eight
                          2008 Olympics                                        2010 World Championships
        Canada                                                       Germany
      1 Light, Rutledge, Byrnes, Wetzel, Howard,     5:23.89       1 Hauffe, Reinelt, Wilke, Mennigen, Schmidt,   5:33.84
        Seiterle, Kreek, Hamilton, Price                             Mueller, Seifert, Schmidt, Sauer
        Great Britain                                                Great Britain
      2 Partridge, Stallard, Lucy, Egington, West,   5:25.11       2 Broadway, Clarke, Nichol, Foad, Sbihi,       5:34.46
        Heathcote, Langridge, Smith, Nethercott                      Searle, Ransley, Ritchie, Hill
          USA                                                        Australia
                                                                     Lockwood, Ryan, Hegerty, McKenzie-
      3 Hoopman, Schnobrich, Boyd, Allen, Walsh,     5:25.34       3                                              5:35.96
                                                                     McHarg, Marburg, Loch, Purnell, Dunkell-
        Coppola, Inman, Volpenheim, McElhenny
                                                                     Smith, Lister
          Netherlands                                                Netherlands
                                                                     Van der Want, Blink, Hendriks, Klaassen,
      4 Siegelaar, Brink, Klem, Klaassen, Huiper,    5:29.26       4                                              5:37.03
                                                                     Hamburger, Klem, Siegelaar, Simon
        Steenman, van Andel, Simon, Wiersum
                                                                     Wiersum
        Poland                                                       New Zealand
        Kosiorek, Stawowski, P. Brzezinski,
      5                                              5:31.42       5 Tripp, Williams, Seymour, Wehr-Candler,      5:38.46
        Kruszkowski, Hejmej, M. Brzezinski,
                                                                     Arms, O'Neill, Hammond, Pavich
        Gutorski, Burda, Trojanowski
        Australia                                                      USA
        Dennis, Loch, Chapman, Laurich,
      6                                              5:35.10       6 Banks, Murphey, Walsh, Newlin, Cornelius,    5:40.55
        Stevenson, Tomkins, Conrad, Stewart,
                                                                     Cole, Read, Paszek, Del Guercio
        Rabjohns

                      2011 World Championships                                    2012 World Cup Belgrade
          Germany                                                      Germany
      1 Hauffe, Kuffner, Johannesen, Reinelt,        5:28.81       1 Adamski, Kuffner, Johannesen, Reinelt,       5:26.78
        Schmidt, Mueller, Mennigen, Wilke, Sauer                     Schmidt, Mueller, Mennigen, Wilke, Sauer
          Great Britain                                              Great Britain
                                                                     Reilly-O'Donnel, Partridge, Egington,
      2 Reilly-O'Donnel, Nichol, Foad, Partridge,    5:30.83       2                                              5:29.93
                                                                     Ransley, Searle, Sbihi, Foad, Langridge,
        Sbihi, Searle, Ransley, Ritchie, Hill
                                                                     Hill
          Canada                                                     Netherlands
      3 Bergen, Byrnes, Brown, Csima, Howard,        5:31.18       3 Simon, Blink, Vellenga, Braas, Hamburger,    5:30.21
        McCabe, Gibson, Crothers, Price                              Klaassen, Siegelaar, Steenman, Wiersum
          Australia                                                  Poland
                                                                     Brzezinski, Juszczak, Zablocki, Hejmej,
      4 Linke, Marburg, Booth, Hegerty, Swann,       5:31.59       4                                              5:34.10
                                                                     Radosz, Hojka, Aranowski, Szpakowski,
        Coudraye, Ryan, Pragnell, Lister
                                                                     Trojanowski
        Poland                                                       Ukraine
        Brzezinski, Hejmej, Radosz, Hojka, Burda,                    Kholyaznykov, Grebennykov, Tymko,
      5                                              5:32.16       5                                              5:36.61
        Juszczak, Aranowski, Szpakowski,                             Moroz, Pryveda, Kletskoy, Lykov,
        Trojanowski                                                  Chykanov, Konovaliuk
        Netherlands                                                  France
        Kuiper, Vellenga, Hamburger, Meylink,
      6                                              5:35.37       6 Demey, Lang, Molina, D'Agata, Mathis,        5:39.54
        Braas, Luecken, Siegelaar, Simon,
                                                                     Chopy, Lente, Brunet, Manceau
        Wiersum




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                     2012 World Cup Lucerne                                      2012 World Cup Munich
          Germany                                                   Poland
                                                                    Brzezinski, Juszczak, Burda, Hojka,
      1 Adamski, Kuffner, Johannesen, Reinelt,      5:27.47       1                                            5:40.03
                                                                    Schodowski, Szpakowski, Aranowski,
        Schmidt, Mueller, Mennigen, Wilke, Sauer
                                                                    Hejmej, Trojanowski
          Great Britain                                             Australia
      2 Searle, Partridge, Bateman, Ransley, Sbihi, 5:28.64       2 Loch, Hegerty, McKenzie-McHarg, Booth,     5:41.40
        Egington, Langridge, Foad, Hill                             Swann, Purnell, Ryan, Coudraye, Lister
        Canada                                                      Great Britain
      3 Bergen, Csima, Gibson, McCabe, Howard,      5:29.62       3 Searle, Partridge, Bateman, Sbihi, Ransley, 5:42.99
        Byrnes, Brown, Crothers, Price                              Egington, Langridge, Foad, Hill
        Netherlands                                                 Ukraine
                                                                    Grebennykov, Kholyaznykov, Moroz,
      4 Simon, Blink, Vellenga, Braas, Hamburger,   5:31.45       4                                             5:51.89
                                                                    Tymko, Pryveda, Kletskoy, Lykov,
        Klaassen, Siegelaar, Steenman, Wiersum
                                                                    Chykanov, Konovaliuk
          Poland
          Brzezinski, Juszczak, Zablocki, Hojka,
      5                                             5:31.58
          Schodowski, Szpakowski, Aranowski,
          Hejmej, Trojanowski
          Australia
      6 Loch, Booth, McKenzie-McHarg, Coudraye, 5:34.42
        Swann, Purnell, Ryan, Hegerty, Lister




      Women's Single Sculls
                           2008 Olympics                                         2010 World Championships
          Bulgaria                                                    Sweden
      1                                             7:22.34       1                                            7:47.61
          Rumyana Neykova                                             Frida Svensson
          USA                                                         Belarus
      2                                             7:22.78       2                                            7:47.79
          Michelle Guerette                                           Ekaterina Karsten
          Belarus                                                     New Zealand
      3                                             7:23.98       3                                            7:49.64
          Ekaterina Karsten                                           Emma Twigg
          China                                                       Czech Republic
      4                                             7:25.48       4                                            7:56.38
          Zhang Xiuyun                                                Mirka Knapkova
          Czech Republic                                              Russia
      5                                             7:35.52       5                                            8:02.41
          Miroslava Knapkova                                          Julia Levina
          Poland                                                      Serbia
      6                                             7:43.44       6                                            8:04.60
          Julia Michalska                                             Iva Obradovic

                    2011 World Championships                                     2012 World Cup Belgrade
          Czech Republic                                              China
      1                                             7:26.64       1                                            7:24.15
          Mirka Knapkova                                              Zhang Xiuyun
          Belarus                                                     Czech Republic
      2                                             7:28.68       2                                            7:27.55
          Ekaterina Karsten                                           Mirka Knapkova
          New Zealand                                                 Azebaijan
      3                                             7:30.68       3                                            7:29.71
          Emma Twigg                                                  Nataliya Mustafayeva
          China                                                       Sweden
      4                                             7:33.63       4                                            7:30.77
          Zhang Xiuyun                                                Frida Svensson
          Sweden                                                      Ireland
      5                                             7:33.64       5                                            7:45.97
          Frida Svensson                                              Sanita Puspure
          Germany                                                     Serbia
      6                                             7:35.44       6                                              DNS
          Annekatrin Thiele                                           Iva Obradovic

                      2012 World Cup Lucerne                                      2012 World Cup Munich
          China                                                       Belarus
      1                                             7:25.49       1                                            7:52.74
          Zhang Xiuyun                                                Ekaterina Karsten
          Australia                                                   New Zealand
      2                                             7:26.42       2                                            7:56.22
          Kim Crow                                                    Emma Twigg
          Czech Republic                                              Lithuania
      3                                             7:26.91       3                                            7:58.60
          Mirka Knapkova                                              Donata Vistartaite
          Azebaijan                                                   Denmark
      4                                             7:27.28       4                                            8:02.80
          Nataliya Mustafayeva                                        Fie Udby Erichsen
          New Zealand                                                 Azebaijan
      5                                             7:40.79       5                                            8:09.03
          Emma Twigg                                                  Nataliya Mustafayeva
          Russia                                                      Ireland
      6                                             7:44.88       6                                            8:14.05
          Ilia Levina                                                 Sanita Puspure




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      Women's Coxless Pair
                            2008 Olympics                                      2010 World Championships
          Romania                                                   New Zealand
      1                                           7:20.60       1                                           7:17.12
          Georgeta Andrunache, Viorica Susana                       Juliette Haigh, Rebecca Scown
          China                                                     Great Britain
      2                                           7:22.28       2                                           7:20.24
          Wu You, Gao Yulan                                         Helen Glover, Heather Stanning
          Belarus                                                   USA
      3                                           7:22.91       3                                           7:22.46
          Yuliya Bichyuk, Natallia Helakh                           Zsuzsanna Francia, Erin Cafaro
          Germany                                                   Australia
      4                                           7:25.73       4                                           7:22.58
          Lenka Wech, Maren Derlien                                 Sarah Tait, Pheobe Stanley
          New Zealand                                               Canada
      5                                           7:28.80       5                                           7:22.97
          Juliette Haigh, Nicola Coles                              Krista Guloeien, Andreanne Morin
          Great Britain                                             Germany
      6                                           7:33.61       6                                           7:28.69
          Louisa Reeve, Olivia Whitlam                              Kerstin Hartmann, Marlene Sinnig

                     2011 World Championships                                   2012 World Cup Belgrade
          New Zealand                                               Great Britain
      1                                           6:58.16       1                                           7:00.61
          Juliette Haigh, Rebecca Scown                             Helen Glover, Heather Stanning
          Great Britain                                             USA
      2                                           6:58.24       2                                           7:01.79
          Helen Glover, Heather Stanning                            Erin Cafaro, Eleanor Logan
          Australia                                                 USA
      3                                           7:03.98       3                                           7:03.47
          Sarah Tait, Kate Hornsey                                  Caroline Lind, Taylor Ritzel
          China                                                     Netherlands
      4                                           7:06.43       4                                           7:10.72
          Wu You, Gao Yulan                                         Claudia Belderbos, Chantal Achterberg
          Romania                                                   Germany
      5                                           7:08.64       5                                           7:15.14
          Camelia Lupascu, Nicoleta Albu                            Kerstin Hartmann, Marlene Sinnig
          South Africa                                              Romania
      6                                           7:11.19       6                                           7:17.72
          Naydene Smith, Lee-Ann Persse                             Adelina Cojocariu, Irina Dorneanu

                       2012 World Cup Lucerne                                    2012 World Cup Munich
          Great Britain                                             Great Britain
      1                                           7:02.14       1                                           7:33.81
          Helen Glover, Heather Stanning                            Helen Glover, Heather Stanning
          USA                                                       New Zealand
      2                                           7:04.09       2                                           7:37.62
          Erin Cafaro, Eleanor Logan                                Juliette Haigh, Rebecca Scown
          New Zealand                                               Romania
      3                                           7:05.98       3                                           7:42.08
          Juliette Haigh, Rebecca Scown                             Georgeta Andrunache, Viorica Susanu
          Australia                                                 Germany
      4                                           7:17.88       4                                           7:45.97
          Sarah Tait, Kate Hornsey                                  Kerstin Hartmann, Marlene Sinnig
          Argentina                                                 Canada
      5                                           7:19.74       5                                           7:47.95
          Maria Laura Abalo, Gabriella Best                         Carolyn Ganes, Larissa Lagzdins
          South Africa                                              Argentina
      6                                           7:20.22       6                                           7:48.98
          Maria Laura Abalo, Lee-Ann Persse                         Maria Laura Abalo, Gabriella Best


      Women's Double Sculls
                            2008 Olympics                                     2010 World Championships
          New Zealand                                               Great Britain
      1                                           7:07.32       1                                           7:04.70
          G Evers-Swindell, C Evers-Swindell                        Anna Watkins, Katherine Grainger
          Germany                                                   Australia
      2                                           7:07.33       2                                           7:10.08
          Annekatrin Thiele, Christina Huth                         Kerry Hore, Kim Crow
          Great Britain                                             Poland
      3                                           7:07.55       3                                           7:14.40
          Elise Laverick, Anna Bebington                            Magdelena Fularczyk, Julia Michalska
          China                                                     Czech Republic
      4                                           7:15.85       4                                           7:15.04
          Li Qin, Tian Liang                                        Jitka Antosova, Lenka Antosova
          USA                                                       USA
      5                                           7:17.53       5                                           7:16.99
          Megan Kalmoe, Ellen Tomek                                 Stesha Carle, Kathleen Bertko
          Czech Republic                                            Germany
      6                                           7:25.09       6                                           7:21.60
          Miroslava Knapkova, Gabriela Varekova                     Annekatrin Thiele, Stephanie Schiller

                    2011 World Championships                                   2012 World Cup Belgrade
          Great Britain                                             Great Britain
      1                                           6:44.73       1                                           6:50.35
          Anna Watkins, Katherine Grainger                          Anna Watkins, Katherine Grainger
          Australia                                                 Germany
      2                                           6:45.98       2                                           6:51.03
          Kerry Hore, Kim Crow                                      Annekatrin Thiele, Britta Oppelt
          New Zealand                                               Czech Republic
      3                                           6:46.74       3                                           6:53.90
          Fiona Paterson, Anna Reymer                               Lenka Antosova, Jitka Antosova
          Ukraine                                                   China
      4                                           6:49.64       4                                           7:01.22
          An'sia Kozhenkova, Yana Dementieva                        Wang Min, Zhu Weiwei
          Poland                                                    China
      5                                           6:54.22       5                                           7:04.93
          Magdelena Fularczyk, Julia Michalska                      Jiang Yan, Li Rong
          Czech Republic                                            Netherlands
      6                                           7:04.06       6                                           7:07.13
          Jitka Antosova, Lenka Antosova                            Inge Janssen, Elisabeth Hogerwerf




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                      2012 World Cup Lucerne                                       2012 World Cup Munich
          Great Britain                                                Great Britain
      1                                              6:52.52       1                                              7:09.90
          Anna Watkins, Katherine Grainger                             Anna Watkins, Katherine Grainger
          Poland                                                       Australia
      2                                              6:55.00       2                                              7:11.92
          Magdelena Fularczyk, Julia Michalska                         Kim Crow, Brooke Pratley
          Germany                                                      Poland
      3                                              6:55.42       3                                              7:19.07
          Annekatrin Thiele, Britta Oppelt                             Magdelena Fularczyk, Julia Michalska
          Czech Republic                                               New Zealand
      4                                              6:56.92       4                                              7:19.60
          Lenka Antosova, Jitka Antosova                               Genevieve Armstrong, Zoe Stevenson
          New Zealand                                                  New Zealand
      5                                              7:00.45       5                                              7:25.75
          Fiona Paterson, Anna Reymer                                  Fiona Paterson, Anna Reymer
          China                                                        Ukraine
      6                                              7:03.34       6                                              7:31.73
          Jiang Yan, Li Rong                                           Anna Kravchenko, Olena Buryak




      Women's Lwt Double Sculls
                             2008 Olympics                                       2010 World Championships
          Netherlands                                                  Canada
      1                                              6:54.74       1                                              8:06.20
          Kirsten van der Kolk, Marit van Eupen                        Lindsay Jennerich, Tracy Cameron
          Finland                                                      Germany
      2                                              6:56.03       2                                              8:07.33
          Sanna Sten, Minna Mieminen                                   Daniela Reimer, Anja Noske
          Canada                                                       Greece
      3                                              7:06.72       3                                              8:09.14
          Melanie Kolk, Tarcy Cameron                                  Christina Giazitzidou, Alexandra Tsiavou
          Germany                                                      Australia
      4                                              6:56.72       4                                              8:11.17
          Berit Carow, Marie-Louise Draeger                            Alice McNamara, Hannah Every-Hall
          China                                                        Great Britain
      5                                              7:01.90       5                                              8:13.90
          Xu Dongxiang, Chen Haixia                                    Hester Goodsell, Sophie Hosking
          Greece                                                       New Zealand
      6                                              7:04.61       6                                              8:15.69
          Chrysi Biskitzi, Alexandra Tsiavou                           Lucy Strack, Julia Edward

                    2011 World Championships                                      2012 World Cup Belgrade
          Greece                                                       Greece
      1                                              6:59.80       1                                              6:55.04
          Christina Giazitzidou, Alexandra Tsiavou                     Christina Giazitzidou, Alexandra Tsiavou
          Canada                                                       Great Britain
      2                                              7:03.46       2                                              6:55.51
          Lindsay Jennerich, Patricia Obee                             Sophie Hosking, Katherline Copeland
          Great Britain                                                China
      3                                              7:04.33       3                                              6:56.01
          Hester Goodsell, Sophie Hosking                              Xu Dongxiang, Huang Wenyi
          USA                                                          Denmark
      4                                              7:04.93       4                                              6:57.82
          Kristin Hedstrom, Julie Nichols                              A. Lolk Thomsen, Juliane Rasmussen
          Australia                                                    Netherlands
      5                                              7:05.70       5                                              6:58.99
          Alice McNamara, Hannah Every-Hall                            Rianne Sigmond, Maaiki Head
          New Zealand                                                  USA
      6                                              7:06.77       6                                              7:00.76
          Lucy Strack,Louise Ayling                                    Kristin Hedstrom, Julie Nichols

                      2012 World Cup Lucerne                                       2012 World Cup Munich
          China                                                        New Zealand
      1                                              7:04.14       1                                              7:22.88
          Xu Dongxiang, Huang Wenyi                                    Louise Ayling, Julia Edward
          New Zealand                                                  Denmark
      2                                              7:04.39       2                                              7:24.31
          Louise Ayling, Julia Edward                                  A. Lolk Thomsen, Juliane Rasmussen
          Greece                                                       Germany
      3                                              7:04.79       3                                              7:24.46
          Christina Giazitzidou, Alexandra Tsiavou                     Lena Mueller, Anja Noske
          USA                                                          Great Britain
      4                                              7:07.45       4                                              7:25.30
          Kristin Hedstrom, Julie Nichols                              Sophie Hosking, Katherline Copeland
          Great Britain                                                Netherlands
      5                                              7:07.54       5                                              7:30.89
          Sophie Hosking, Katherline Copeland                          Rianne Sigmond, Maaiki Head
          Denmark                                                      Great Britain
      6                                              7:08.01       6                                              7:32.23
          A. Lolk Thomsen, Juliane Rasmussen                           Imogen Walsh, Andrea Dennis




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      Women's Quad Sculls
                            2008 Olympics                                        2010 World Championships
          China                                                        Great Britain
      1                                                6:16.06       1                                              7:12.78
          Tang, Xi, Jin, Zhang                                         Flood, Rodford, Houghton, Vernon
          Great Britain                                                Ukraine
      2                                                6:17.37       2 Tarasenko, Buryak, Kozhenkova,               7:14.95
          Vernon, Flood, Houghton, Grainger
                                                                       Dementieva
          Germany                                                      Germany
      3                                                6:19.56       3                                              7:15.26
          Oppelt, Lutze, Boron, Schiller                               Oppelt, Baer, Manker, Richter
          Ukraine                                                      Australia
      4   Spiryukhova, Olefirenko, Lyal'chuk,          6:20.02       4                                              7:19.81
                                                                       Hore, Pratley, Crow, Kehoe
          Kolesnikova
          USA                                                          USA
      5                                                6:25.86       5                                              7:20.82
          Pernell, Meyer, Kaido, Shumway                               Shumway, Trowbridge, Kalmow, Dell
          Australia                                                    New Zealand
      6                                                6:30.05       6                                              7:30.76
          Ives, Hore, Uphill, Bradley                                  Gray, Bourke, Armstrong, Matthew

                     2011 World Championships                                       2012 World Cup Belgrade
          Germany                                                        Ukraine
      1                                                6:18.37       1                                              6:20.37
          Richter, Manker, Schiller, Oppelt                              Koz'kova, Dementieva, Buryak, Tarasenko
          USA                                                            Germany
      2                                                6:19.90       2                                              6:22.90
          Carle, Dell, Martelli, Kalmoe                                  Schmidla, Baer, Manker, Schiller
          New Zealand                                                    Great Britain
      3                                                6:23.33       3                                              6:25.23
          Gray, Trappitt, Bourke, MacFarlane                             Rodford, Wilson, Houghton, Thornley
          Australia                                                      USA
      4                                                6:24.49       4                                              6:31.94
          Ives, Cook, Pratley, Kehoe                                     Carle, Glessner, Kohler, Bertko
          China                                                          Poland
      5                                                6:25.58       5                                              6:32.74
          Tang, Zhang, Tian, Jin                                         Socko, Lesczynska, Lew'ska, Madaj
          Ukraine                                                        China
      6                                                6:27.65       6                                              6:35.85
          Spir'hova, Huba, Kol'ikova, Tarasenko                          Tang, Tian, Jin, Zhang

                      2012 World Cup Lucerne                                         2012 World Cup Munich
          Ukraine                                                        Ukraine
      1                                                6:15.37       1                                              6:33.08
          Tarasenko, Dovgodko, Koz'kova, Dem'tieva                       Tarasenko, Dovgodko, Koz'kova, Dem'tieva
        Germany                                                          Germany
      2                                                6:19.40       2                                              6:37.15
        Richter, Baer, Manker, Schiller                                  Richter, Baer, Thiele, Oppelt
        USA                                                              Great Britain
      3                                                6:21.45       3                                              6:37.57
        Carle, Dell, Martelli, Bertko                                    Wilson, Flood, Houghton, Rodford
        New Zealand                                                      Australia
      4                                                6:22.71       4                                              6:38.67
          Armstrong, Trappitt, Stevenson, MacFarlane                     Faletic, Hore, Frasca, Clay
        Great Britain                                                    New Zealand
      5                                                6:23.73       5                                              6:48.73
        Rodford, Wilson, Houghton, Thornley                              Armstrong, Trappitt, Gray, MacFarlane
        Australia
      6                                                6:25.67
        Clay, Frasca, Faletic, Hore




      Women's Eight
                         2008 Olympics                                           2010 World Championships
        USA                                                            USA
      1 Cafaro, Shoop, Goodale, Logan, Cummins,        6:05.34       1 Goodale, Polk, Redman, Ritzel, Lofgren,      6:12.42
        Francia, Lind, Davies, Whipple                                 Logan, Musnicki, Glessner, Whipple
        Netherlands                                                    Canada
        Dekker, Smulders, Kingma, Repelaer van                         Darling, Nurse, Hanson, De Jong, Guloien,
      2                                                6:07.22       2                                              6:16.12
        Driel, van Rumpt, Tanger, Siegelaar, de                        Brzozowocz, Marquardt, Morin, Thompson-
        Haan, Workel                                                   Willie
        Romania                                                        Romania
      3 Burcica, Susanu, Serban, Barabas, Musat,       6:07.25       3 Cogianu, Zaharia, Bursuc, Craciun,           6:18.96
        Papuc, Andrunache, Ignat, Georgescu                            Cojocariu, Albu, Lupascu, Mironcic, Stoica
          Canada                                                         Great Britain
          Mandoli, Morin, Bonikowsky, Brzozowicz,
      4                                                6:08.04       4 Cook, Reeve, Eddie, Maguire, Page,           6:20.84
          Stefancic, Williams, Marquardt, Rumball,
                                                                       Thornley, Whitlam, Knowles, O'Connor
          Thompson-Willie
          Great Britain                                                Netherlands
                                                                       Wielaard, Belderbos, Repelaer van Driel,
      5 Ashford, Rodford, Page, Howard, Eddie,         6:13.74       5                                              6:20.85
                                                                       De Groot, Achterberg, Kingma, Bouw,
        Winckless, Knowles, Greves, O'Connor
                                                                       Dekker, Schellekens
        Australia                                                      China
      6 Frasca, Pratley, Kehoe, Bale, Kell,            6:14.22       6 Sun, Zhang, Lin, Li, Wang, Sun, Zhang,       6:31.86
        Hornsey, Tait, Heard, Patrick                                  Han, Xu




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                   2011 World Championships                                      2012 World Cup Belgrade
          USA                                                         Netherlands
                                                                      Veenhoven, Rooijen, Achterberg, De
      1 Lofgren, Francia, Musnicki, Ritzel,           6:03.65       1                                             6:06.06
                                                                      Groot, van Driel, Belderbos, Bouw, de
        Redman, Polk, Lind, Logan, Whipple
                                                                      Haan, Schellekens
          Canada                                                      Romania
          Hanson, Viinberg, Mastracci, Nurse,
      2                                               6:04.39       2 Cogianu, Boghian, Grigoras, Barascu,        6:08.70
          Guloien, Brzozowicz, Marwuardt, Morin,
                                                                      Serban, Rotaru, Lupascu, Mironcic, Gidoiu
          Thompson-Willie
          Great Britain                                               Great Britain
                                                                      Cook, Carnegie-Brown, Whitlam, Meyer-
      3 Knowles, Cook, Eddie, Reeve, Page,            6:06.03       3                                             6:11.18
                                                                      Laker, Eddie, Taylor, Greves, Maguire,
        Maguire, Solesbury, Thornley, O'Connor
                                                                      O'Connor
        Romania                                                       Ukraine
        Bursuc, Zaharia, Grigoras, Dorneanu,                          Golub, Gutsalenko, Ryzhkova,
      4                                               6:06.74       4                                             6:13.38
        Cojocariu, Boghian, Cogianu, Mironcic,                        Kolesnikova, Stashko, Novichenko,
        Gidoiu                                                        Kontseva, Gaidukova
        Netherlands
        Veenhoven, De Groot, Dekker, Belderbos,
      5                                               6:09.94
        Achterberg, Kingma, Bouw, de Haan,
        Schellekens
        China
      6                                               6:16.45
        Li, Han, Xu, Li, Zhang, Liu, Li, Lu

                     2012 World Cup Lucerne                                       2012 World Cup Munich
          USA                                                         Canada
                                                                      Hanson, Viinberg, Guloien, Wilkinson,
      1 Lofgren, Francia, Redman, Polk, Musnicki,     5:59.26       1                                             6:19.31
                                                                      Mastracci, Brzozowicz, Marquardt, Morin,
        Ritzel, Lind, Davies, Whipple
                                                                      Thompson-Willie
        Canada                                                        Romania
        Mastracci, Nurse, Guloien, Viinberg, Morin,                   Cogianu, Albu, Grigoras, Dorneanu,
      2                                               5:59.29       2                                             6:20.72
        Wilkinson, Brzozowicz, Marquardt,                             Lupascu, Mironcic, Cojocariu, Rotaru,
        Thompson-Willie                                               Gidoiu
        Netherlands                                                   Great Britain
        Veenhoven, van Rooijen, Achterberg, de
      3                                               6:03.20       3 Whitlam, Taylor, Eddie, Reeve, Page,        6:22.31
        Groot, Repelaer van Driel, Belderbos,
                                                                      Vernon, Greves, Thornley, O'Connor
        Bouw, de Haan, Schellekens
        Australia                                                     Netherlands
        Selby-Smith, Chaterton, Vermeersch,                           Veenhoven, Kingma, Achterberg, de Groot,
      4                                               6:06.79       4                                             6:22.68
        Cook, Gerrand, Hagan, Kehoe, Stanley,                         Repelaer van Driel, Belderbos, Bouw, de
        Patrick                                                       Haan, Schellekens
        Great Britain                                                 Australia
                                                                      Selby-Smith, Chaterton, Vermeersch,
      5 Whitlam, Flood, Taylor, Eddie, Reeve,         6:06.86       5                                             6:24.48
                                                                      McCarthy, Gerrand, Hagan, Kehoe,
        Page, Greves, Vernon, O'Connor
                                                                      Stanley, Patrick
          Germany                                                     Germany
          Schultze, Lepke, Schuette, Thiem,                           Schultze, Lepke, Schuette, Thiem,
      6                                               6:16.03       6                                             6:34.69
          Sennewald, Drygalla, Marchand, Siering,                     Sennewald, Drygalla, Marchand, Siering,
          Schwensen                                                   Schwensen




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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
                               2008 Olympics                                                2011 Weymouth Going for Gold Regatta
       1   Tom Ashley                                  NZL         52            1   Nick Dempsey                            GBR            28
       2   Julien Bontemps                             FRA         53            2   JP Tobin                                NZL            29
       3   Shahar Zubari                               ISR         58            3   Dorian van Rijsselberge                 NED            40
       4   Nick Dempsey                                GBR         60            4   Nimrod Mashiah                          ISR            50
       5   Ricardo Santos                              BRA         77            5   Przemek Miarczynski                     POL            58
       6   King Yin Chan                               HKG         84            6   Piotr Myszka                            POL            61
       7   Aichen Wang                                 CHN         95            7   Byron Kokkalanis                        GRE            65
       8   Nikolaos Kaklamanakis                       GRE         97            8   Julien Bontemps                         FRA            67

                       2011 Sailing World Championship                                         2012 Class World Championship
       1   Dorian van Rijsselberge                  NED            33            1   Julien Bontemps                               FRA      24
       2   Piotr Myszka                              POL           40            2   Nick Dempsey                                  GBR      26
       3   Nimrod Mashiah                            ISR           52            3   JP Tobin                                      NZL      31
       4   Przemek Miarczynski                       POL           52            4   Dorian van Rijsselberge                       NED     31.6
       5   Jon Paul Tobin                            NZL           61            5   Byron Kokkalanis                              GRE      32
       6   Tom Ashley                                NZL           64            6   Nimrod Mashiah                                ISR      52
       7   Byron Kokkalanis                         GRE            66            7   Przemyslaw Miarczynski                        POL      53
       8   Julian Bontemps                           FRA           71            8   Toni Wilhelm                                  GER      55




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Men's One Person Dinghy - Laser
                           2008 Olympics                                  2011 Weymouth Going for Gold Regatta
1   Paul Goodison                            GBR      63       1   Tom Slingsby                            AUS    41
2   Vasilij Zbogar                           SLO      71       2   Andrew Murdoch                          NZL    57
3   Diego Romero                              ITA     75       3   Paul Goodison                           GBR    64
4   Gustavo Lima                             POR      76       4   Simon Groteluschen                      GER    88
5   Andrew Murdoch                           NZL      81       5   Nick Thompson                           GBR    95
6   Rasmus Myrgren                           SWE      83       6   Tom Burton                              AUS    95
7   Julio Alsogaray                          ARG      92       7   Philipp Buhl                            GER    99
8   Jean Baptiste Bernaz                     FRA     104       8   Andy Maloney                            NZL    100

               2011 Sailing World Championship                                2012 Class World Championship
1   Tom Slingsby                            AUS      37        1   Tom Slingsby                             AUS   57
2   Nick Thompson                           GBR      56        2   Tonci Stipanovic                         CRO   85
3   Andrew Murdoch                           NZL     59        3   Andrew Maloney                           NZL   97
4   Simon Groteluschen                      GER      63        4   Juan Maegli                              GUA   101
5   Paul Goodison                           GBR      69        5   Tom Burton                               AUS   108
6   Andreas Geritzer                        AUT      71        6   Andreas Geritzer                         AUT   110
7   Ashley Brunning                         AUS      72        7   Rutger Schaardenburg                     NED   112
8   Johan Wigforss                          SWE      80        8   Simon Groteluschen                       GER   121


Men's One Person Dinghy Heavy - Finn
                          2008 Olympics                                   2011 Weymouth Going for Gold Regatta
1   Ben Ainslie                              GBR     23        1   Ben Ainslie                             GBR    42
2   Zach Railey                              USA     45        2   Giles Scott                             GBR    56
3   Guillaume Florent                        FRA     58        3   Ivan Kljakovic-Gaspic                   CRO    57
4   Daniel Birgmark                          SWE     58        4   Ed Wright                               GBR    63
5   Christopher Cook                         CAN     67        5   Jonas Hoegh-Christensen                 DEN    76
6   Jonas Hoegh-Christensen                  DEN     70        6   Dan Slater                              NZL    77
7   Gasper Vincec                            SLO     72        7   Jonathan Lobert                         FRA    78
8   Ivan Kljakovic-Gaspic                    CRO     76        8   Andrew Mills                            GBR    93

                 2011 Sailing World Championship                              2012 Class World Championship
1   Giles Scott                               GBR    30        1   Ben Ainslie                              GBR   10
2   Pieter-Jan Postma                         NED    31        2   Ed Wright                                GBR   30
3   Ed Wright                                 GBR    45        3   Jonas Hoegh-Christensen                  DEN   64
4   Jonas Hoegh-Christensen                   DEN    54        4   Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic                    CRO   72
5   Rafael Trujillo                            ESP   65        5   Tapio Nirkko                             FIN   72
6   Jonathan Lobert                            FRA   70        6   Piotr Kula                               POL   80
7   Andrew Mills                              GBR    81        7   Mark Andrews                             GBR   81
8   Deniss Karpak                              EST   84        8   Andrew Mills                             GBR   82


Men's Two Person Dinghy - 470
                         2008 Olympics                                    2011 Weymouth Going for Gold Regatta
1   Nathan Wilmot, Malcolm Page              AUS      44       1   Pierre Leboucher, Vincent Garos         FRA    38
2   Nick Rogers, Joe Glanfield               GBR      75       2   Mathew Belcher, Malcolm Page            AUS    61
3   Nicolas Charbonnier, Olivier Bausset     FRA      78       3   Panagiotis Mantis, Pavlos Kagialis      GRE    72
4   Sven Coster, Kalle Coster                NED      78       4   Nick Rogers, Chris Grube                GBR    75
5   Onan Barreiros, Aaron Sarmiento          ESP      87       5   Gideon Kliger, Eran Sela                ISR    78
6   Gabrio Zandona, Andrea Trani             ITA      91       6   Luke Patience, Stuart Bithell           GBR    86
7   Tetsuya Matsunaga, Taro Ueno             JPN      97       7   Onan Barreiros, Aaron Sarmiento         ESP    88
8   Alvaro Marinho, Miguel Nunes             POR     103       8   Alvaro Marinho, Miguel Nunes            POR    90

               2011 Sailing World Championship                               2012 Class World Championship
1   Mathew Belcher, Malcolm Page            AUS       28       1   Mathew Belcher, Malcolm Page            AUS    32
2   Luke Patience, Stuart Bithell           GBR       40       2   Pierre Leboucher, Vincent Garos         FRA    43
3   Sime Fantela, Igor Marenic              CRO       62       3   Sime Fantela, Igor Marenic              CRO    67
4   Gideon Kliger, Eran Sela                 ISR      69       4   Joonas Lindgren, Niklas Lindgren        FIN    69
5   Nicolas Charbonnier, Jeremie Mion       FRA       80       5   Lucas Calabrese, Juan de la Fuente      ARG    74
6   Pierre Leboucher, Vincent Garos         FRA       86       6   Ryunosuke Harada, Yugo Yoshida          JPN    83
7   Panagiotis Mantis, Pavlos Kagialis      GRE       92       7   Onan Barreiros, Aaron Sarmiento         ESP    89
8   Paul Snow Hansen, Jason Saunders         NZL     100       8   Gideon Kliger, Eran Sela                ISR    93




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    130                                                   Sailing


Men's Two Person Dinghy High Performance - 49er
                           2008 Olympics                                 2011 Weymouth Going for Gold Regatta
1   Jonas Warrer, Martin Kirketerp Ibsen    DEN     61        1   Nathan Outteridge, Iain Jensen          AUS      60
2   Iker Martinez, Xabier Fernandez         ESP     64        2   Stephane Christidis, Peter Hansen       FRA      80
3   Jan Peter Peckolt, Hannes Peckolt       GER     66        3   Stevie Morrison, Ben Rhodes             GBR      90
4   Pietro Sibello, Gianfranco Sibello      ITA     66        4   Will Phillips, Sam Phillips             AUS      97
5   Nathan Outteridge, Ben Austin           AUS     73        5   John Pink, Rick Peacock                 GBR      100
6   Tim Wadlow, Chris Rast                  USA     89        6   Paul Brotherton, Mark Asquith           GBR      106
7   Andre Fonseca, Rodrigo Duarte           BRA     99        7   Chris Draper, Peter Greenhalgh          GBR      113
8   Nico Karth, Nikolaus Resch              AUT     99        8   Dave Evans, Ed Powys                    GBR      122

                2011 Sailing World Championship                              2012 Class World Championship
1   Nathan Outteridge, Iain Jensen           AUS     91       1   Nathan Outteridge, Iain Jensen             AUS   78
2   Peter Burling, Blair Tuke                 NZL   112       2   Peter Burling, Blair Tuke                  NZL   91
3   Emil Toft Nielsen, Simon Toft Nielsen    DEN    112       3   Allan Norregaard, Peter Lang               DEN   106
4   John Pink, Rick Peacock                  GBR    123       4   Manu Dyen, Stephane Christidis             FRA   106
5   Allan Noerregaard, Peter Lang            DEN    129       5   Peter Kruger-Andersen, Nicolai Thorsell    DEN   116
6   David Evans, Edward Powys                GBR    134       6   Marcus Hansen, Josh Nowak                  NZL   123
7   Nico Karth, Nikolaus Resch               AUT    137       7   Erik Heil, Thomas Ploessel                 GER   123
8   Jonas Warrer, Soeren Hansen              DEN    138       8   Julien D'Ortoli, Noel Delpech              FRA   127


Men's Keelboat - Star
                          2008 Olympics                                  2011 Weymouth Going for Gold Regatta
1   Iain Percy, Andrew Simpson              GBR     45        1   Robert Scheidt, Bruno Prada             BRA      38
2   Robert Scheidt, Bruno Prada             BRA     53        2   Fredrik Loof, Anders Ekstrom            SWE      44
3   Fredrik Loof, Anders Ekstrom            SWE     53        3   Diego Negri, Enrico Voltolini            ITA     72
4   Mateusz Kusznierewicz, Dominik Zycki    POL     59        4   Mateusz Kusznierewicz, Dominik Zycki    POL      77
5   Flavio Marazzi, Enrico De Maria         SUI     59        5   Iain Percy, Andrew Simpson              GBR      80
6   Xavier Rohart, Pascal Rambeau           FRA     69        6   Richard Clarke, Tyler Bjorn             CAN      105
7   Marc Pickel, Ingo Borkowski             GER     70        7   Guillaume Florent, Pascal Rambeau       FRA      107
8   Afonso Domingos, B. Plantier Santos     POR     72        8   Mark Mendelblatt, Brian Fatih           USA      117

                2011 Sailing World Championship                              2012 Class World Championship
1   Robert Scheidt, Bruno Prada              BRA     45       1   Robert Scheidt, Bruno Prada              BRA     30
2   Robert Stanjek, Frithjof Kleen           GER     61       2   Iain Percy, Andrew Simpson               GBR     32
3   Mark Mendelblatt, Brian Fatih            USA     73       3   Michael Hestbaek, Olesen Claus           DEN     33
4   Mateusz Kusznierewicz, Dominik Zycki     POL     76       4   Peter O'Leary David Burrows               IRE    40
5   Fredrik Loof, Max Salminen               SWE     81       5   Fredrik Loof, Max Salminen               SWE     43
6   Eivind Melleby, Petter Morland Pedersen  NOR     99       6   Flavio Marazzi, Enrico De Maria          SUI     44
7   Xavier Rohart, Pierre Alexis Ponsot       FRA   107       7   Hamish Pepper, Jim Turner                NZL     49
8   Johannes Polgar, Markus Koy              GER    110       8   E. Papathanasiou, Antonios Tsotras       GRE     50



Women's Windsurfing - RS:X
                         2008 Olympics                                   2011 Weymouth Going for Gold Regatta
1   Jian Yin                                CHN     39        1   Marina Alabau                           ESP      37
2   Alessandra Sensini                      ITA     40        2   Zofia Klepacka                          POL      45
3   Bryony Shaw                             GBR     45        3   Lee Korzits                             ISR      66
4   Marina Alabau                           ESP     54        4   Maja Dziarnowska                        POL      66
5   Jessica Crisp                           AUS     66        5   Picon Charline                          FRA      69
6   Barbara Kendall                         NZL     75        6   Bianca Manchion                         ESP      69
7   Zofia Klepacka                          POL     82        7   Olga Maslivets                          UKR      73
8   Olha Maslivets                          UKR     83        8   Bryony Shaw                             GBR      75

                2011 Sailing World Championship                              2012 Class World Championship
1   Lee Korzits                               ISR   31        1   Lee Korzits                                ISR   17
2   Zofia Noceti-Klepacka                     POL   33        2   Zofia Klepacka                             POL   21
3   Marina Alabau                             ESP   45        3   Alessandria Sensani                        ITA   27
4   Huang Yue                                CHN    60        4   Bryony Shaw                                GBR   48
5   Charline Picon                            FRA   64        5   Maja Dziarnowska                           POL   55
6   Maayan Davidovich                         ISR   73        6   Flavia Tartaglini                          ITA   66
7   Bryony Shaw                              GBR    74        7   Charline Picon                             FRA   67
8   Li Ling                                  CHN    84        8   Maayan Davidovich                          ISR   71




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     131                                                   Sailing


Women's One Person Dinghy - Laser Radial
                           2008 Olympics                                  2011 Weymouth Going for Gold Regatta
1    Anna Tunnicliffe                         USA     37       1   Marit Bouwmeester                       NED       40
2    Gintare Volungeviciute                   LTU     42       2   Evi Van Acker                           BEL       50
3    Lijia Xu                                 CHN     50       3   Annalise Murphy                          IRL      69
4    Sarah Blanck                             AUS     62       4   Charlotte Dobson                        GBR       73
5    Sarah Steyaert                           FRA     77       5   Sophie de Turckheim                     FRA       85
6    Nathalie Brugger                         SUI     90       6   Nathalie Brugger                        SUI       86
7    Jo Aleh                                  NZL     90       7   Alison Young                            GBR       94
8    Evi Van Acker                            BEL     91       8   Josefin Olsson                          SWE       98

                2011 Sailing World Championship                               2012 Class World Championship
1    Marit Bouwmeester                       NED      49       1   Xu Lijia                                    CHN   31
2    Evi Van Acker                            BEL     53       2   Gintare Scheidt                             LTU   37
3    Paige Railey                            USA      71       3   Alison Young                                GBR   38
4    Veronika Fenclova                        CZE     72       4   Sari Multala                                FIN   42
5    Gintare Scheidt                          LTU     76       5   Marit Bouwmeester                           NED   49
6    Annalise Murphy                          IRL     77       6   Cecilia Carranza Saroli                     ARG   58
7    Alison Young                            GBR      86       7   Paige Railey                                USA   61
8    Tatiana Drozdovskaya                     BLR     98       8   Sarah Steyaert                              FRA   69


Women's Two Person Dinghy - 470
                            2008 Olympics                                 2011 Weymouth Going for Gold Regatta
1    Elise Rechichi, Tessa Parkinson          AUS     43       1   Jo Aleh, Olivia Powrie                  NZL       52
2    Marcelien de Koning, Lobke Berkhout      NED     53       2   Hannah Mills, Saskia Clark              GBR       70
3    Fernando Oliveira, Isabel Swan           BRA     60       3   Camille Lecointre, Mathilde Geron       FRA       74
4    Nike Kornecki, Vered Bouskilla           ISR     66       4   Tara Pacheco, Berta Batanzos            ESP       88
5    Giulia Conti, Giovanna Micol             ITA     75       5   Gil Cohen, Vered Bouskila               ISR       89
6    Christina Bassadone, Saskia Clark        GBR     82       6   Giulia Conti, Giovanna Micol            ITA       103
7    Lenka Smidova, Lenke Mrzilkova           CZE     83       7   Henriette Koch, Lene Sommer             DEN       104
8    Sylvia Vogl, Carolina Flatscher          AUT     84       8   Erin Maxwell, Isabelle K. Farrar        USA       113

                  2011 Sailing World Championship                              2012 Class World Championship
1    Tara Pacheco, Berta Batanzos               ESP   63       1   Hannah Mills, Saskia Clark                  GBR   65
2    Hannah Mills, Saskia Clark                GBR    68       2   Camille Lecointre, Mathilde Geron           FRA   67
3    Jo Aleh, Olivia Powrie                     NZL   73       3   Lisa Westerhof, Lobke Berkhout              NED   67
4    Gil Cohen, Vered Bouskila                  ISR   76       4   Jo Aleh, Olivia Powrie                      NZL   74
5    Giulia Conti, Giovanna Micol               ITA   88       5   Ingrid Petitjean, Nadege Doroux             FRA   88
6    Ai Kondo, Wakako Tabata                    JPN   89       6   Ai Kondo, Wakako Tabata                     JPN   94
7    Penny Clark, Katrina Hughes               GBR    94       7   Henriette Koch, Lene Sommer                 DEN   105
 8   Martinei Grael, Isabel Swan               BRA    98       8   Martinei Grael, Isabel Swan                 BRA   109


Women's Keelboat Match Racing - Elliot 6m
                                                                      2011 Weymouth Going for Gold Regatta
                                                               1   Tunnicliffe, Vandemoer, Capozzi         USA
                                                               2   MacGregor, Lush, Macgregor              GBR
            2011 Sailing World Championship                    3   Barkow, Kratizig-Burnham, O'Reilly      USA
1    Tunnicliffe, Vandemoer, Capozzi          USA              4   Leroy. Pruvot, Riou                     FRA
2    MacGregor, Lush, Macgregor               GBR              5   Lehtinen, Kanerva, Wulff                FIN
3    Leroy. Bertrand, Riou                    FRA              6   Le Berre, Ponsar, Ponge                 FRA
4    Skudina, Siuzeva, Oblova                 RUS              7   Mulder, Bes, Witteveen                  NED
5    Souter, Eastwell, Spithell               AUS              8   Souter, Eastwell, Whitty                AUS
6    Kjellberg, Kallstrom, Harrysson          SWE
7    Mulder, Witteveen, Bekkering             NED                         2012 Class World Championship
8    Price, Curtis, Whitty                    AUS              1   Lehtinen, Kanerva, Wulff                    FIN
                                                               2   Tunnicliffe, Vandemoer, Capozzi             USA
                                                               3   Barkow, Kranzig, O'Reilly                   USA
                                                               4   Leroy. Pruvot, Riou                         FRA
                                                               5   MacGregor, Lush, Macgregor                  GBR
                                                               6   Price, Curtis, Whitty                       AUS
                                                               7   Skudina, Siuzeva, Oblova                    RUS
                                                               8   Groeneveld, Bes, Bos-de-Koning              NED




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   132                                                           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                                                Men's 50m Pistol
                              2008 Olympics                                                        2008 Olympics
           1   Pang Wei                         CHN      688.2                 1   Jin Jong-oh                      KOR      660.4
           2   Jin Jong-oh                      KOR      684.5                 2   Tan Zongliang                    CHN      659.5
           3   Jason Turner                     USA      682.0                 3   Vladimir Isakov                  RUS      658.9
           4   Brian Beaman                     USA      682.0                 4   Oleg Omelchuk                    UKR      658.9
           5   Leonid Yekimov                   RUS      680.5                 5   Pavol Kopp                       SVK      657.6
           6   Walter Lapeyre                   FRA      680.3                 6   Tanyu Kiryakov                    BUL     656.8
           7   Jakkrit Panichpatikum            THA      679.0                 7   Damir Mikec                      SRB      655.8
           8   Kim Jong-su                      PRK      DSQ*                  8   Kim Jong-su                      PRK      DSQ*
               * Kim Jong-Su tested positive for propopanol                        * Kim Jong-Su tested positive for propopanol
                        2010 World Championships                                            2010 World Championships
           1   Tomoyuki Matsuda                  JPN     689.4                 1   Tomoyuki Matsuda                  JPN     669.7
           2   Andrija Zlatic                   SRB      689.2                 2   Lee Daemyung                     KOR      665.2
           3   Jin Jong-oh                      KOR      689.1                 3   Vyacheslav Podlesnyy              KAZ     662.1
           4   Sergey Chervyakovskiy            RUS      685.5                 4   Andrija Zlatic                   SRB      659.6
           5   Yusef Dikec                      TUR      681.4                 5   Vladimir Gontcharov              RUS      658.6
           6   Joao Costa                       POR      681.4                 6   Daryl Szarenski                  RUS      655.0
           7   Ivan Bidnyak                     UKR      681.3                 7   Zhang Tian                       CHN      652.6
           8   Damir Mikec                      SRB      678.7                 8   Oleg Omelchuk                    UKR      652.3

                              World Ranking                                                       World Ranking
           1   Tan Zongliang                  CHN       1969                   1   Damir Mikec                    SRB        1693
           2   Jin Jonh Oh                    KOR       1173                   2   Tomayuki Matsuda               JPN        1418
           3   Yusef Dikec                    TUR       954                    3   Jin Jong Oh                    KOR        1360
           4   Vladimir Isakov                RUS       909                    4   Zhang Tian                     CHN        1313
           5   Lee Daemyung                   KOR       887                    5   Vladimir Isakov                RUS        1159
           6   Denys Kushnirov                UKR       852                    6   Leonid Ekimov                  RUS        822
           7   Ismail Keles                   TUR       802                    7   Giuseppe Giordano              ITA        625
           8   Zhang Tian                     CHN       791                    8   Narayr Bakhtamyan              ARM        538
           9   Pablo Carrera                  ESP       603                    9   Florian Schmidt                GER        479
          10   Pang Wei                       CHN       567                   10   Wang Zhiwei                    CHN        471




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133                                                     Shooting

  Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol                                 Men's 10m Air Rifle
                          2008 Olympics                                           2008 Olympics
      1   Oleksandr Petriv                UKR   780.2          1   Abhinav Bindra                  IND   700.5
      2   Ralf Schumann                   GER   779.5          2   Zhu Qinan                       CHN   699.7
      3   Christian Reitz                 GER   779.3          3   Henri Hakkinen                  FIN   698.8
      4   Leonid Yekimov                  RUS   778.2          4   Alin Moldoveanu                 ROU   698.8
      5   Keith Sanderson                 USA   776.6          5   Konstantin Prikhodtchenko       RUS   698.4
      6   Roman Bondaruk                  UKR   774.7          6   Peter Sidi                      HUN   698.4
                                                               7   Steven Pletikosic               SRB   697.7
                   2010 World Championships                    8   Sergei Kruglov                  RUS   697.0
      1   Alexei Klimov                RUS      787.1
      2   Zhang Jian                   CHN      785.6                      2010 World Championships
      3   Li Yuehong                   CHN      782.1          1   Niccolo Campriani           ITA       702.5
      4   Leonid Ekimov                RUS      780.8          2   Peter Sidi                  HUN       700.4
      5   Christian Reitz              GER      780.6          3   Gagan Narang                IND       699.0
      6   Martin Strnad                CZE      780.2          4   Zhu Qinan                   CHN       698.9
                                                               5   Marco de Nicolo             ITA       698.9
                          World Ranking                        6   Denis Sokolov               RUS       698.9
   1      Alexei Klimov                   RUS   2205           7   Matthew Emmons              USA       698.5
   2      Chrisyian Reitz                 GER   2160           8   Nemanja Mirosavjev          SRB       696.6
   3      Zhang Jian                      CHN   1212
   4      Ding Feng                       CHN   1196                               World Ranking
   5      Teruyoshi Akiyama               JPN   976            1   Niccolo Campriani               ITA   2046
   6      Ralf Schumann                   GER   872            2   Illia Charheika                 BLR   1273
   7      Emil Milev                      USA   643            3   Wang Tao                        CHN   1256
   8      Kim Daetoong                    KOR   617            4   Zhu Qinan                       CHN   1214
   9      Roman Bondaruk                  UKR   600            5   Pierre Piasecki                 FRA   1185
  10      Martin Strnad                   CZE   561            6   Sergy Rikhter                   ISR   931
                                                               6   Serhiy Kulish                   UKR   931
                                                               8   Vitali Bubnovich                BLR   819
                                                               9   Peter Sidi                      HUN   667
                                                              10   Alexander Schmirl               AUT   571


  Men's 50m Rifle Prone                                       Men's 50m Rifle Three Positions
                        2008 Olympics                                            2008 Olympics
      1   Artur Ayvazian                  UKR   702.7          1   Qiu Jian                        CHN   1272.5
      2   Matthew Emmons                  USA   701.7          2   Jury Sukhorukov                 UKR   1272.4
      3   Warren Potent                   AUS   700.5          3   Rajmond Debevec                 SLO   1271.7
      4   Vebjorn Berg                    NOR   699.1          4   Matthew Emmons                  USA   1270.3
      5   Konstantin Prikhodtchenko       RUS   699.0          5   Thomas Farnik                   AUT   1268.9
      6   Valerian Sauveplane             FRA   698.8          6   Mario Knogler                   AUT   1268.4
      7   Juha Hirvi                      FIN   698.5          7   Valerian Sauveplane             FRA   1267.1
      8   Sergei Mertynov                 BLR   698.3          8   Vebjorn Berg                    NOR   1266.5

                  2010 World Championships                                  2010 World Championships
      1   Sergei Mertynov             BLR       703.9          1   Peter Sidi                   HUN      1275.6
      2   Valerian Sauveplane         FRA       703.8          2   Han Jinseop                  KOR      1274.2
      3   Matthew Emmons              USA       702.2          3   Nemanja Mirosavjev           SRB      1273.3
      4   Peter Sidi                  HUN       701.6          4   Konstantin Prikhodtchenko    RUS      1272.2
      5   Vebjorn Berg                NOR       701.4          5   Niccolo Campriani            ITA      1271.8
      6   Hariom Singh                IND       700.9          6   Kim Jonghyun                 KOR      1271.7
      7   Eric Uptagrafft             USA       700.3          7   Marco de Nicolo              ITA      1270.2
      8   Liu Gang                    CHN       700.0          8   Cyril Graff                  FRA      1268.0

                          World Ranking                                            World Ranking
   1      Sergei Martynov                 BLR   2908           1   Niccolo Campriani               ITA   2824
   2      Wang Weiyi                      CHN   1177           2   Nemanja Mirosavljev             SRB   1319
   3      Marco De Nicolo                 ITA   1090           3   Jason Parker                    USA   1067
   4      Cyril Graff                     FRA   954            4   Ole Kristian Bryhn              NOR   992
   5      Michael McPhail                 USA   819            5   Simon Beyeler                   SUI   758
   6      Eric Uptagrafft                 USA   768            6   Serhiy Kulish                   UKR   692
   7      Torben Grimmel                  DEN   743            7   Matthew Emmons                  USA   682
   8      Valerian Sauveplane             FRA   523            8   Ole Magnus Bakken               NOR   616
   9      Stian Bogar                     NOR   522            9   Illia Charheika                 BLR   500
  10      Marcel Buerge                   SUI   444           10   Peter Sidi                      HUN   419




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  Men's Trap                                                 Men's Double Trap
                          2008 Olympics                                           2008 Olympics
      1   David Kostelecky                CZE   146           1   Walton Eller                    USA   190
      2   Giovanni Pellielo               ITA   143           2   Francesco D'Aniello             ITA   187
      3   Aleksei Alipov                  RUS   142           3   Hu Binyuan                      CHN   184
      4   Michael Diamond                 AUS   142           4   Jeffrey Holguin                 USA   182
      5   Josip Glasnovic                 CRO   140           5   Russell Mark                    AUS   181
      6   Ermino Frasca                   ITA   140           6   Richard Faulds                  GBR   180

                    2010 World Championships                               2010 World Championships
      1   Alberto Fernandez             ESP     143           1   Joshua Richmond              USA      196
      2   Alexey Alipov                 RUS     142           2   Vasily Mosin                 RUS      193
      3   Jiri Liptak                   CZE     142           3   Hu Binyuan                   CHN      193
      4   Giovanni Pellielo             ITA     141           4   Jeffrey Holguin              USA      192
      5   Li Yajun                      CHN     140           5   Richard Bodnar               HUN      190
      6   Jacob Turner                  USA     139           6   Shih Wei Tin                 TPE      188

                         World Ranking                                          World Ranking
      1   Alexey Alipov                   RUS   1615          1   Joshua Richmond                 USA   1380
      2   Massimo Fabbrizi                ITA   1494          2   Peter Wilson                    GBR   1325
      3   Rodolfo Vigano                  ITA   1358          3   Vitaly Fokeev                   RUS   1263
      4   Oguzhan Tuzun                   TUR   997           4   William Chetcuti                MLT   1245
      5   Ryan Hadden                     USA   904           5   Mikhail Leybo                   RUS   957
      6   Stephane Clemens                FRA   857           6   Francesco D'Aniello             ITA   945
      7   Erminio Frasca                  ITA   724           7   Walton Eller                    USA   892
      8   Edward Ling                     GBR   712           8   Li Jun                          CHN   744
      9   David Kostelecky                CZE   626           9   Andreas Loew                    GER   741
      9   Giovanni Pellielo               ITA   626          10   Ronjan Sodhi                    IND   733


  Men's Skeet                                                Women's 10m Air Pistol
                         2008 Olympics                                            2008 Olympics
      1   Vincent Hancock                 USA   145           1   Guo Wenjun                      CHN   492.3
      2   Tore Brovold                    NOR   145           2   Natalia Paderina                RUS   489.1
      3   Anthony Terras                  FRA   144           3   Nino Salukvadze                 GEO   487.4
      4   Antonis Nikolaidis              CYP   144           4   Viktoria Chaika                 BLR   482.0
      5   Georgios Achilleos              CYP   143           5   M. Sagun-Lewandowska            POL   481.3
      6   Qu Ridong                       CHN   142           6   Jasna Sekaric                   SRB   480.9
                                                              7   Mira Nevansu                    FIN   480.5
                   2010 World Championships                   8   Tsogbadrakhyn Monkhzul          MGL   479.6
      1   Valeriy Shomin               RUS      149
      2   Ennio Falco                  ITA      149                        2010 World Championships
      3   Georgios Achilleos           CYP      148           1   Zorana Arunovic              SRB      486.8
      4   Antonakis Andreou            CYP      148           2   Lalita Yauhleuskaya          AUS      485.0
      5   Vincent Hancock              USA      147           3   Viktoria Chaika              BLR      485.0
      6   Anders Golding               DEN      147           4   Lenka Maruskova              CZE      483.9
                                                              5   Mira Suhonen                 FIN      482.3
                         World Ranking                        6   Su Yuling                    CHN      481.0
   1      Tore Brovold                    NOR   1486          7   Guo Wenjun                   CHN      480.8
   2      Valeriy Shomin                  RUS   1441          8   Sandra Uptagrafft            USA      477.3
   3      Georgios Achilleos              CYP   1321
   4      Mikola Milchev                  UKR   1279                              World Ranking
   5      Efthimios Mitas                 GRE   1270          1   Olena Kostevych                 UKR   1897
   6      Stefan Nilsson                  SWE   938           2   Tien Chia Chen                  TPE   1359
   7      Juan Jose Aramburu              ESP   686           3   Zorana Arunovic                 SRB   1311
   8      Anthony Terras                  FRA   527           4   Lenka Maruskova                 CZE   1220
   9      Jesper Hansen                   DEN   499           5   Lalita Yauhleuskaya             AUS   986
  10      Saaed Almaktoum                 UAE   473           6   Celine Goberville               FRA   811
                                                              7   Tanyaporn Prucksakom            THA   754
                                                              8   Maria Grazdeva                  BUL   697
                                                              9   Viktoria Chaika                 BLR   654
                                                             10   Sonia Franquet                  ESP   635




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  Women's 25m Pistol                                          Women's 10m Air Rifle
                        2008 Olympics                                            2008 Olympics
      1   Chen Ying                       CHN   793.4          1   Katerina Emmons                 CZE   503.5
      2   Otryadyn Gundegmaa              MGL   792.2          2   Lioubov Galkina                 RUS   502.1
      3   Munkhbayar Dorjsuren            GER   789.2          3   Snjezana Pejcic                 CRO   500.9
      4   Fei Fengji                      CHN   787.9          4   Jamie Beyerle                   USA   499.8
      5   Maria Grozdeva                  BUL   786.6          5   Du Li                           CHN   499.6
      6   Jo Yong-suk                     PRK   783.4          6   Olga Dovgun                     KAZ   498.1
      7   Tanyaporn Prucksakom            THA   777.7          7   Marie Laure Gigon               FRA   497.3
      8   Luisa Maida                     ESA    774           8   Sylwia Bogacka                  POL   495.7

                   2010 World Championships                                 2010 World Championships
      1   Kira Klimova                 RUS      788.8          1   Yi Shiling                   CHN      505.6
      2   Zorana Arunovic              SRB      788.8          2   Wu Liuxi                     CHN      501.4
      3   Lenka Marusova               CZE      788.6          3   Elania Nardelli              ITA      501.0
      4   Yukari Mori                  JPN      787.0          4   Mahlagha Jambozirg            IRI     500.2
      5   Sonia Franquet               ESP      786.8          5   Jessica Mager                GER      498.8
      6   Yuliya Alipava               RUS      784.4          6   Beate Gauss                  GER      498.8
      7   Yuling Su                    CHN      783.1          7   Petya Lukanova               BUL      498.4
      8   Jo Yong Suk                  PRK      783.1          8   Meghann Morrill              USA      498.1

                         World Ranking                                             World Ranking
   1      Lenka Maruskova                 CZE   2019           1   Yi Siling                       CHN   2568
   2      Celine Goberville               FRA   1728           2   Sonja Pfeilschifter             GER   2206
   3      Chen Ying                       CHN   1535           3   Katerina Emmons                 CZE   1036
   4      Olena Kostevych                 UKR   1043           4   Andrea Arsovic                  SRB   906
   5      Kim Jang Mi                     KOR   1038           5   Dariya Sharipova                UKR   730
   6      Nino Salukvadze                 GEO   1025           6   Du Li                           CHN   575
   7      Munkhbayer Dorjsuren            GER   847            7   Jessica Mager                   GER   547
   8      Antoaneta Boneva                BUL   811            8   Lisa Ungerank                   AUT   527
   9      Jasna Sekaric                   SRB   768            9   Sarah Scherer                   USA   494
  10      Sonia Franquet                  ESP   383           10   Snjezana Pejcic                 CRO   486


  Women's 50m Rifle Three Positions                           Women's Trap
                        2008 Olympics                                            2008 Olympics
      1   Du Li                           CHN   690.3          1   Satu Makela-Nummela             FIN    91
      2   Katerina Emmons                 CZE   687.7          2   Zuzana Stefecekova              SVK    89
      3   Eglis Yaima Cruz                CUB   687.6          3   Corey Cogdell                   USA    86
      4   Lioubov Galinka                 RUS   687.4          4   Yukie Nakayama                  JPN    86
      5   Jamie Beyerle                   USA   686.9          5   Daina Gudzineviciute            LTU    86
      6   Olga Dovgun                     KAZ   686.3          6   Elena Stuchaeva                 KAZ    86
      7   Ligija Mihajlovic               SRB   686.0
      8   Wu Liuxi                        CHN   685.9                      2010 World Championships
                                                               1   Zuzana Stefecekova          SVK        91
                   2010 World Championships                    2   Liu Yingzi                  CHN        89
      1   Barbara Lechner              GER      687.7          3   Jessica Rossi               ITA        87
      2   Sonja Pfeilschifter          GER      685.4          4   Deborah Gelisio             ITA        87
      3   Annik Marguet                SUI      681.2          5   Pak Yong Hui                PRK        86
      4   Natallia Kalnysh             UKR      680.5          6   Yukie Nakayama              JPN        85
      5   Jamie Beyerle                USA      679.9
      6   Ivana Maksimovic             SRB      679.4                            World Ranking
      7   Liobov Galkina               RUS      679.1          1   Fatima Galvez                   ESP   2076
      8   Eva Friedel                  GER      678.7          2   Elena Tkach                     RUS   1692
                                                               3   Zuzana Stefecekova              SVK   1208
                          World Ranking                        4   Abbey Burton                    GBR   986
   1      Barbara Engleder                GER   1791           5   Corey Cogdell                   USA   953
   2      Sonja Pfeilschifter             GER   1490           6   Liu Yingzi                      CHN   730
   3      Du Li                           CHN   1431           7   Alessandra Perilli              SMR   541
   4      Ildiko Karmacsi                 HUN   979            8   Satu Makela-Nummela             FIN   492
   5      Katerina Emmons                 CZE   749            9   Jessica Rossi                   ITA   481
   6      Yi Siling                       CHN   745           10   Kayle Browning                  USA   465
   7      Stephanie Obermoser             AUT   696
   8      Li Peijing                      CHN   659
   9      Eva Friedel                     GER   600
  10      Lioubov Galkina                 RUS   444




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  Women's Skeet
                          2008 Olympics
      1   Chiara Cainero                   ITA   93
      2   Kim Rhode                       USA    93
      3   Christine Brinker               GER    93
      4   Nathalie Larsson                SWE    93
      5   Sutiya Jiewchaloemmit           THA    93
      6   Wei Ning                        CHN    91

                   2010 World Championships
      1   Kim Rhode                    USA       97
      2   Wei Ning                     CHN       96
      3   Danka Bartekova              SVK       95
      4   Sutiya Jiewchaloemmit        THA       93
      5   Haley Dunn                   USA       91
      6   Elena Allen                  GBR       89

                        World Ranking
   1      Kimberley Rhode                 USA    2171
   2      Danka Bartekova                 SVK    2064
   3      Wei Ning                        CHN    1603
   4      Christine Wenzel                GER    1399
   5      Francisca Crovetto Chadid       CHI    762
   6      Diana Bacosi                    ITA    670
   7      Zhang Donglian                  CHN    565
   8      Sutiya Jiewchaloemmit           THA    497
   9      Brandy Drozd                    USA    486
  10      Zhang Shan                      CHN    457




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      137                                                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 head-
   to-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     18 December 2009
              Olympic Record: 21.30s      Cesar Cielho Filho BRA     16 August 2008
                                2008 Olympics                                                  2011 World Leading Time
          1   César Cielo Filho               BRA          21.30                1   César Cielo Filho               BRA        21.52
          2   Amaury Leveaux                  FRA          21.45                2   Bruno Fratus                    BRA        21.76
          3   Alain Bernard                   FRA          21.49                3   Fred Bousquet                   FRA        21.78
          4   Ashley Callus                   AUS          21.62                4   Nathan Adrian                   USA        21.84
          5   Ben Wildman-Tobriner            USA          21.64                5   Luca Dotto                      ITA        21.90
          6   Eamon Sullivan                  AUS          21.65                6   Alain Bernard                   FRA        21.92
          7   Roland Schoeman                 RSA          21.67                7   Krisztian Takacs                HUN        21.97
          8   Stefan Nystrand                 SWE          21.72                8   Sergey Fesikov                  RUS        21.98

                          2011 World Championships                                               2012 World Leading
          1   César Cielo Filho              BRA           21.52                1   César Cielo Filho              BRA         21.38
          2   Luca Dotto                     ITA           21.90                2   Cullen Jones                   USA         21.59
          3   Alain Bernard                  FRA           21.92                3   Anthony Ervin                  USA         21.60
          4   Nathan Adrian                  USA           21.93                4   Nathan Adrian                  USA         21.68
          5   Bruno Fratus                   BRA           21.96                5   Bruno Fratus                   BRA         21.70
          6   Krisztian Takacs               HUN           21.99                6   James Magnussen                AUS         21.74
          7   George Bovell                  TRI           22.04                7   Josh Schneider                 USA         21.78
          8   Gideon Louw                    RSA           22.11                8   Fred Bousquet                  FRA         21.79




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 Men's 100m Freestyle
     World Record:      46.91s   Cesar Cielho Filho BRA    30 July 2009
     Olympic Record: 47.05s      Eamon Sullivan      AUS   13 August 2008
                       2008 Olympics                                              2011 World Leading Time
 1   Alain Bernard                   FRA          47.21             1   James Magnussen                AUS     47.49
 2   Eamon Sullivan                  AUS          47.32             2   César Cielo Filho              BRA     47.84
 3   Jason Lezak                     USA          47.67             3   Brent Hayden                   CAN     47.95
 3   César Cielo Filho               BRA          47.67             4   William Meynard                FRA     48.00
 5   Pieter van den Hoogenband       NED          47.75             5   Nathan Adrian                  USA     48.08
 6   Lyndon Ferns                    RSA          48.04             6   Michael Phelps                 USA     48.13
 7   Matt Targett                    AUS          48.20             7   Fabien Gilot                   FRA     48.13
 8   Stefan Nystrand                 SWE          48.33             8   Graeme Moore                   RSA     48.15

                2011 World Championships                                              2012 World Leading
 1   James Magnussen               AUS          47.63               1   James Magnussen                 AUS    47.10
 2   Brent Hayden                  CAN          47.95               2   James Roberts                   AUS    47.63
 3   William Meynard               FRA          48.00               3   Yannick Agnel                   FRA    48.02
 4   César Cielo Filho             BRA          48.01               4   Nathan Adrian                   USA    48.10
 5   Fabien Gilot                  FRA          48.13               5   Nikita Lobintsev                RUS    48.21
 6   Nathan Adrian                 USA          48.23               6   Danila Izotov                   RUS    48.27
 7   Luca Dotto                    ITA          48.24               7   César Cielo Filho               BRA    48.28
 8   Sebastiaan Verschuren         NED          48.27               8   Andrey Grechin                  RUS    48.29


 Men's 200m Freestyle
     World Record:     1:42.00  Paul Biedermann GER        28 July 2009
     Olympic Record: 1:42.96    Michael Phelps     USA     12 August 2008
                      2008 Olympics                                                2011 World Leading Time
 1   Michael Phelps                 USA        1:43.00              1   Ryan Lochte                     USA    1:44.44
 2   Park Tae-Hwan                  KOR        1:44.90              2   Michael Phelps                  USA    1:44.79
 3   Peter Vanderkaay               USA        1:45.10              3   Paul Biedermann                 GER    1:44.88
 4   Jean Basson                    RSA        1:45.97              4   Park Tae-Hwan                   KOR    1:44.92
 5   Paul Biedermann                GER        1:46.00              5   Yannick Angel                   FRA    1:44.99
 6   Dominik Meichtry               SUI        1:46.95              5   Sun Yang                        CHN    1:44.99
 7   Yoshihiro Okumura              JPN        1:47.10              7   Wang Shun                       CHN    1:46.14
 8   Robbie Renwick                 GBR        1:47.50              7   Danila Izotov                   RUS    1:46.14

                 2011 World Championships                                             2012 World Leading
 1   Ryan Lochte                    USA        1:44.44              1   Yannick Angel                   FRA    1:44.42
 2   Michael Phelps                 USA        1:44.79              2   Michael Phelps                  USA    1:45.69
 3   Paul Biedermann                GER        1:44.88              3   Ryan Lochte                     USA    1:45.75
 4   Park Tae-Hwan                  KOR        1:44.92              4   Takeshi Matsuda                 JPN    1:45.96
 5   Yannick Angel                  FRA        1:44.99              5   Sun Yang                        CHN    1:46.05
 6   Nikita Lobintsev               RUS        1:46.57              6   Park Tae-Hwan                   KOR    1:46.09
 7   Dominik Meichtry               SUI        1:47.02              7   Paul Biedermann                 GER    1:46.27
 8   Danila Izotov                  RUS        1:47.46              8   Danila Izotov                   RUS    1:46.56


 Men's 400m Freestyle
     World Record:     3:40.07 Paul Biedermann GER         26 July 2009
     Olympic Record: 3:40.59 Ian Thorpe          AUS       15 September 2000
                      2008 Olympics                                               2011 World Leading Time
 1   Park Tae-Hwan                  KOR      3:41.86                1   Sun Yang                       CHN     3:40.29
 2   Zhang Lin                      CHN      3:42.44                2   Park Tae-Hwan                  KOR     3:42.04
 3   Larsen Jensen                  USA      3:42.78                3   Yannick Agnel                  FRA     3:43.85
 4   Peter Vanderkaay               USA      3:43.11                4   Paul Biedermann                GER     3:44.14
 5   Oussama Mellouli               TUN      3:43.45                5   Peter Vanderkaay               USA     3:44.83
 6   Grant Hackett                  AUS      3:43.84                6   Ryan Napoleon                  AUS     3:45.16
 7   Yuriy Prilukov                 RUS      3:43.97                7   Ryan Cochrane                  CAN     3:45.17
 8   Nikita Lobintsev               RUS      3:48.29                8   Oussama Mellouli               TUN     3:45.31

                2011 World Championships                                            2012 World Leading
 1   Park Tae-Hwan                 KOR         3:42.04              1   Sun Yang                      CHN      3:42.31
 2   Sun Yang                      CHN         3:43.24              2   Park Tae-Hwan                 KOR      3:44.96
 3   Paul Biedermann               GER         3:44.14              3   Li Yunqi                      CHN      3:45.49
 4   Peter Vanderkaay              USA         3:44.83              4   Hao Yun                       CHN      3:45.69
 5   Ryan Cochrane                 CAN         3:45.17              5   Yannick Angel                 FRA      3:46.14
 6   Yannick Agnel                 FRA         3:45.24              6   David Mckeon                  AUS      3:46.36
 7   Oussama Mellouli              TUN         3:45.31              7   Robbie Renwick                GBR      3:46.73
 8   Sebastien Rouault             FRA         3:47.66              8   Pal Joensen                FAR (DEN)   3:46.84




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139                                              Men's Swimming

 Men's 1500m Freestyle
     World Record:     14:34.14 Sun Yang             CHN      31 July 2011
     Olympic Record: 14:38.92 Grant Hackett          AUS     15 August 2008
                      2008 Olympics                                                 2011 World Leading Time
 1   Oussama Mellouli               TUN          14:40.84             1   Sun Yang                       CHN       ######
 2   Grant Hackett                  AUS          14:41.53             2   Ryan Cochrane                  CAN       ######
 3   Ryan Cochrane                  CAN          14:42.69             3   Gergo Kis                      HUN       ######
 4   Yuriy Prilukov                 RUS          14:43.21             4   Pal Joensen                  FAR (DEN)   ######
 5   Larsen Jensen                  USA          14:48.16             5   Chad La Tourette               ISA       ######
 6   David Davies                   GBR          14:52.11             6   Peter Vanderkaay               USA       ######
 7   Zhang Lin                      CHN          14:55.2              7   Samuel Pizzetti                ITA       ######
 8   Sun Yang                       CHN          15:05.12             8   Wang Shun                      CHN       ######

               2011 World Championships                                                2012 World Leading
 1   Sun Yang                     CHN            14:34.14             1   Sun Yang                       CHN       ######
 2   Ryan Cochrane                CAN            14:44.46             2   Park Tae-Hwan                  KOR       ######
 3   Gergo Kis                    HUN            14:45.66             3   Gregorio Pattrinieri            ITA      ######
 4   Pal Joensen                FAR (DEN)        14:46.33             4   Andrew Gemmell                 USA       ######
 5   Chad La Tourette             USA            14:52.36             5   Conner Jaeger                  USA       ######
 6   Peter Vanderkaay             USA            15:00.47             6   Daniel Fogg                    GBR       ######
 7   Samuel Pizzetti              ITA            15:15.81             7   Chad La Tourette               USA       ######
 8   Yohsuke Miyamoto             JPN            15:20.67             8   Gergo Kis                      HUN       ######


 Men's 10km Marathon
                      2008 Olympics                                                2011 World Championships
                                                                                                                   1:54:24.
 1   Maarten van der Weijden        NED          1:51:51.6            1   Spyridon Gianniotis          GRE
                                                                                                                      7
                                                                                                                   1:54.27.
 2   David Davies                   GBR          1:51:53.1            2   Thomas Lurz                  GER
                                                                                                                      2
                                                                                                                   1:54:31.
 3   Thomas Lurz                    GER          1:51:53.6            3   Sergey Bolshakov             RUS
                                                                                                                      8
                                                                                                                   1:54:33.
 4   Valerio Cleri                  ITA          1:52:07.5            4   Alex Mayer                   USA
                                                                                                                      1
                                                                                                                   1:54:33.
 5   Evgeny Drattsev                RUS          1:52:08.9            5   Ky Hurst                     AUS
                                                                                                                      9
                                                                                                                   1:54:34.
 6   Petar Stoychev                 BUL          1:52:09.1            6   Francisco Jodar              ESP
                                                                                                                      3
                                                                                                                   1:54:36.
 7   Brian Ryckeman                 BEL          1:52:10.7            7   Brian Ryckeman               BEL
                                                                                                                      1
                                                                                                                   1:54:37.
 8   Mark Warkentin                 USA          1:52:13.0            8   Julien Sauvage               FRA
                                                                                                                      2

 Men's 100m Backstroke
     World Record:      51.94s   Aaron Peirsol       USA 8 July 2009
     Olympic Record: 52.54s      Aaron Peirsol       USA 12 August 2008
                       2008 Olympics                                                2011 World Leading Time
 1   Aaron Peirsol                   USA          52.54               1   Camille Lacourt                FRA        52.44
 2   Matt Grevers                    USA          53.11               2   Jeremy Stravius                FRA        52.76
 3   Arkady Vyatchanin               RUS          53.18               3   Ryosuke Irie                   JPN        52.83
 3   Hayden Stoeckel                 AUS          53.18               4   Nick Thoman                    USA        53.01
 5   Ashley Delaney                  AUS          53.31               5   David Plummer                  USA        53.04
 6   Liam Tancock                    GBR          53.39               6   Matt Grevers                   USA        53.14
 7   Aschwin Wildeboer               ESP          53.51               7   Helge Meeuw                    GER        53.22
 8   Junichi Miyashita               JPN          53.99               8   Liam Tancock                   GBR        53.25

                2011 World Championships                                               2012 World Leading
 1   Camille Lacourt               FRA            52.76               1   Matt Grevers                   USA        52.08
 1   Jeremy Stravius               FRA            52.76               2   Camille Lacourt                FRA        52.75
 3   Ryosuke Irie                  JPN            52.98               3   Nick Thoman                    USA        52.86
 4   Nick Thoman                   USA            53.01               4   Ryosuke Irie                   JPN        52.91
 5   David Plummer                 USA            53.04               5   David Plummer                  USA        52.98
 6   Liam Tancock                  GBR            53.25               6   Dben Hesen                     USA        53.03
 7   Helge Meeuw                   GER            53.28               7   Liam Tancock                   GBR        53.58
 8   Gareth Kean                   NZL            53.50               8   Gareth Kean                    NZL        53.73




                                      Olympic Prospectus 2012                                                                 139
140                                             Men's Swimming

 Men's 200m Backstroke
     World Record:      1:51.92 Aaron Peirsol      USA    31 July 2009
     Olympic Record: 1:53.94 Ryan Lochte           USA    15 August 2008
                       2008 Olympics                                               2011 World Leading Time
 1   Ryan Lochte                     USA        1:53.94             1   Ryan Lochte                     USA    1:52.96
 2   Aaron Peirsol                   USA        1:54.33             2   Ryosuke Irie                    JPN    1:54.08
 3   Arkady Vyatchanin               RUS        1:54.93             3   Tyler Clary                     USA    1:54.69
 4   Markus Rogan                    AUT        1:55.49             4   Yuuki Shirai                    JPN    1:56.26
 5   Ryosuke Irie                    JPN        1:55.72             5   Zhang Fenglin                   CHN    1:56.34
 6   Hayden Stoeckel                 AUS        1:56.39             6   Radoslaw Kawecki                POL    1:56.90
 7   Razvan Ionut Florea             ROM        1:56.52             7   Michael Phelps                  USA    1:57.05
 8   Gregor Tait                     GBR        1:57.00             8   James Goddard                   GBR    1:57.08

                 2011 World Championships                                             2012 World Leading
 1   Ryan Lochte                    USA         1:52.96             1   Ryosuke Irie                    JPN    1:54.02
 2   Ryosuke Irie                   JPN         1:54.11             2   Ryan Lochte                     USA    1:54.54
 3   Tyler Clary                    USA         1:54.69             3   Tyler Clary                     USA    1:54.88
 4   Zhang Fenglin                  CHN         1:56.39             4   Radoslaw Kawecki                POL    1:55.28
 5   Radoslaw Kawecki               POL         1:57.33             5   Jan-Philip Glania               GER    1:55.87
 6   Stanislav Donets               RUS         1:57.36             6   Peter Bemek                     HUN    1:55.88
 7   Sebastiano Ranfagni            ITA         1:57.49             7   Benjamin Stastulis              FRA    1:56.39
 8   Kazuki Watanabe                JPN         1:57.82             8   Kazuki Watanabe                 JPN    1:56.83


 Men's 100m Breaststroke
     World Record:     58.58s   Brenton Rickard     AUS   27 July 2009
     Olympic Record: 58.91s     Kosuke Kitajima     JPN   11 August 2008
                      2008 Olympics                                                2011 World Leading Time
 1   Kosuke Kitajima                JPN          58.91              1   Alexander Dale Oen              NOR     58.71
 2   Alexander Dale Oen             NOR          59.20              2   Fabio Scozzoli                  ITA     59.42
 3   Hugues Duboscq                 FRA          59.37              3   Kosuke Kitajima                 JPN     59.44
 4   Brendan Hansen                 USA          59.57              4   Cameron van der Burgh           RSA     59.49
 5   Brenton Rickard                AUS          59.74              5   Yuta Suanaga                    JPN     59.93
 6   Roman Sloudnov                 RUD          59.87              6   Glenn Snyders                   NZL     59.94
 7   Igor Borysik                   UKR         1:00.20             7   Felipe Silva                    BRA    1:00.01
 8   Mark Gangloff                  USA         1:00.24             8   Brenton Rickard                 AUS    1:00.04

                 2011 World Championships                                             2012 World Leading
 1   Alexander Dale Oen             NOR          58.71              1   Kosuke Kitajima                 JPN     58.90
 2   Fabio Scozzoli                 ITA          59.42              2   Ryo Tateishi                    JPN     59.60
 3   Cameron van der Burgh          RSA          59.49              3   Filipe Silva                    BRA     59.63
 4   Kosuke Kitajima                JPN         1:00.03             4   Brendan Hansen                  USA     59.68
 5   Brenton Rickard                AUS         1:00.11             5   Cameron van der Burgh           RSA     59.90
 6   Daniel Gyurta                  HUN         1:00.25             6   Christian Sprenger              AUS     59.91
 6   Giedrius Titenis               LTU         1:00.25             7   Glenn Snyders                   NZL    1:00.04
 8   Mark Gangloff                  USA         1:00.52             8   Daniel Silwinski                GBR    1:00.09


 Men's 200m Breaststroke
     World Record:    2:07.31 Christian Sprenger AUS      30 July 2009
     Olympic Record: 2:07.64 Kosuke Kitajima      JPN     14 August 2008
                     2008 Olympics                                                 2011 World Leading Time
 1   Kosuke Kitajima               JPN        2:07.64               1   Naoya Tomita                    JPN    2:08.25
 2   Brenton Rickard               AUS        2:08.88               2   Daniel Gyurta                   HUN    2:08.41
 3   Hugues Duboscq                FRA        2:08.94               3   Kosuke Kitajima                 JPN    2:08.63
 4   Mike Brown                    CAN        2:09.03               4   Christian vom Lehn              GER    2:08.97
 5   Dániel Gyurta                 HUN        2:09.22               5   Eric Shanteau                   USA    2:09.28
 6   Scott Spann                   USA        2:09.76               6   Brendan Hansen                  USA    2:09.64
 7   Loris Facci                   ITA        2:10.57               7   Kazuki Otsuka                   JPN    2:09.94
 8   Paolo Bossini                 ITA        2:11.48               8   Kristopher Gilchrist            GBR    2:10.16

                 2011 World Championships                                             2012 World Leading
 1   Daniel Gyurta                  HUN         2:08.40             1   Kosuke Kitajima                 JPN    2:08.00
 2   Kosuke Kitajima                JPN         2:08.63             2   Ryo Tateishi                    JPN    2:08.17
 3   Christian vom Lehn             GER         2:09.06             3   Daniel Gyurta                   HUN    2:08.60
 4   Eric Shanteau                  USA         2:09.28             4   Marco Koch                      GER    2:08.74
 5   Michael Jamieson               GBR         2:10.67             5   Scott Weltz                     USA    2:09.01
 6   Giedrius Titenis               LTU         2:11.07             6   Akhiro Yamaguchi                 JPN   2:09.22
 7   Choi Kyu-Woong                 KOR         2:11.17             7   Andrew Willis                   GBR    2:09.33
 8   Andrew Willis                  GBR         2:11.29             8   Panagotis Samilidis             GRE    2:09.72




                                      Olympic Prospectus 2012                                                            140
141                                              Men's Swimming

 Men's 100m Butterfly
     World Record:      49.82s  Michael Phelps       USA   1 August 2009
     Olympic Record: 50.58s     Michael Phelps       USA   16 August 2008
                      2008 Olympics                                                2011 World Leading Time
 1   Michael Phelps                 USA          50.58              1   Michael Phelps                  USA   50.71
 2   Milorad Čavić                  SER          50.59              2   Konrad Czerniak                 POL   51.15
 3   Andrew Lauterstein             AUS          51.12              3   Tyler McGil                     USA   51.26
 4   Ian Crocker                    USA          51.13              4   Jason Dunford                   KEN   51.59
 5   Jason Dunford                  KEN          51.47              5   Benjamin Starke                 GER   51.65
 6   Takuro Fujii                   JPN          51.50              6   Takuro Fujii                    JPN   51.69
 7   Andriy Serdinov                UKR          51.59              6   Tim Phillips                    USA   51.69
 8   Ryan Pini                      PNG          51.86              8   Evgeny Korotyshkin              RUS   51.77

                 2011 World Championships                                             2012 World Leading
 1   Michael Phelps                 USA          50.71              1   Michael Phelps                  USA   51.14
 2   Konrad Czerniak                POL          51.15              2   Alexander Sukhorukov            RUS   51.31
 3   Tyler McGil                    USA          51.26              3   Tyler McGill                    USA   51.32
 4   Jason Dunford                  KEN          51.59              4   Milorad Cavic                   SRB   51.45
 5   Takuro Fujii                   JPN          51.75              5   Ryan Lochte                     USA   51.65
 6   Yevgeny Korotyshkin            RUS          51.81              6   Chris Wright                    AUS   51.67
 7   Joeri Verlinden                NED          52.21              7   Laszlo Cseh                     HUN   51.77
 8   Geoff Huegill                  AUS          52.36              8   Tom Shields                     USA   51.86


 Men's 200m Butterfly
     World Record:      1:51.51 Michael Phelps       USA   19 July 2009
     Olympic Record: 1:52.03 Michael Phelps          USA   13 August 2008
                       2008 Olympics                                              2011 World Leading Time
 1   Michael Phelps                  USA         1:52.03            1   Michael Phelps                 USA    1:53.34
 2   László Cseh                     HUN         1:52.70            2   Takeshi Matsuda                JPN    1:54.01
 3   Takeshi Matsuda                 JPN         1:52.97            3   Wu Peng                        CHN    1:54.67
 4   Moss Burmester                  NZL         1:54.35            4   Bence Piczo                    HUN    1:54.79
 5   Peng Wu                         CHN         1:54.35            5   Chen Yin                       CHN    1:54.80
 6   Paweł Korzeniowski              POL         1:54.60            6   Dinko Jukic                    AUT    1:54.94
 7   Kaio de Almeida                 BRA         1:54.71            7   Chad le Clos                   RSA    1:55.07
 8   Nikolay Skvortsov               RUS         1:55.14            8   Yuki Kobori                    JPN    1:55.08

                 2011 World Championships                                            2012 World Leading
 1   Michael Phelps                 USA          1:53.34            1   Michael Phelps                 USA    1:53.65
 2   Takeshi Matsuda                JPN          1:54.01            2   Takeshi Matsuda                JPN    1:54.01
 3   Wu Peng                        CHN          1:54.67            3   Nick D'Arcy                    AUS    1:54.71
 4   Chen Yin                       CHN          1:55.00            4   Laszlo Cseh                    HUN    1:54.95
 5   Chad le Clos                   RSA          1:55.07            5   Tyler Clary                    USA    1:55.12
 6   Pawel Korzeniowski             POL          1:55.39            6   Chad le Clos                   RSA    1:55.30
 7   Dinko Jukic                    AUT          1:55.48            7   Kazuya Kaneda                  JPN    1:55.39
 8   Bence Biczo                    HUN          1:55.53            8   Kalo Almeida                   BRA    1:55.59




                                      Olympic Prospectus 2012                                                           141
142                                              Men's Swimming

 Men's 200m IM
     World Record:   1:54.00 Ryan Lochte             USA   28 July 2011
     Olympic Record: 1:54.23 Michael Phelps          USA   15 August 2008
                    2008 Olympics                                                 2011 World Leading Time
 1   Michael Phelps               USA            1:54.23            1   Ryan Lochte                    USA    1:54.00
 2   László Cseh                  HUN            1:56.52            2   Michael Phelps                 USA    1:54.16
 3   Ryan Lochte                  USA            1:56.53            3   Thiago Pereira                 BRA    1:57.35
 4   Thiago Pereira               BRA            1:58.14            4   Laszlo Cseh                    HUN    1:57.66
 5   Ken Takakuwa                 JPN            1:58.22            5   Markus Rogan                   AUT    1:57.74
 6   James Goddard                GBR            1:58.24            6   James Goddard                  GBR    1:57.79
 7   Keith Beavers                CAN            1:59.43            7   Joe Roebuck                    GBR    1:58.28
 8   Liam Tancock                 GBR            2:00.76            8   Wang Shun                      CHN    1:58.56

               2011 World Championships                                              2012 World Leading
 1   Ryan Lochte                  USA            1:54.00            1   Michael Phelps                 USA    1:54.84
 2   Michael Phelps               USA            1:54.16            2   Ryan Lochte                    USA    1:54.93
 3   Laszlo Cseh                  HUN            1:57.69            3   Laszlo Cseh                    HUN    1:56.66
 4   James Goddard                GBR            1:57.79            4   Thiago Pereira                 BRA    1:57.11
 5   Markus Rogan                 AUT            1:58.14            5   Marcus Deibler                 GER    1:57.82
 6   Thiago Pereira               BRA            1:59.00            6   James Goddard                  GBR    1:57.84
 7   Kenneth To                   AUS            1:59.26            7   Kosuke Hagino                  JPN    1:58.01
 8   Yuya Horihata                JPN            1:59.52            8   Joe Roebuck                    GBR    1:58.16


 Men's 400m IM
     World Record:      4:03.84 Michael Phelps       USA   10 August 2008
     Olympic Record: 4:03.84 Michael Phelps          USA   10 August 2008
                       2008 Olympics                                               2011 World Leading Time
 1   Michael Phelps                  USA         4:03.84            1   Ryan Lochte                     USA   4:07.13
 2   Laszlo Cseh                     HUN         4:06.16            2   Tyler Clary                     USA   4:11.17
 3   Ryan Lochte                     USA         4:08.09            3   Laszlo Cseh                     HUN   4:11.22
 4   Alessio Boggiatto               ITA         4:12.16            4   Wang Shun                       CHN   4:11.61
 5   Luca Marin                      ITA         4:12.47            5   David Verraszto                 HUN   4:11.71
 6   Gergo Kis                       HUN         4:12.84            6   Wang Cheng Xiang                CHN   4:11.89
 7   Brian Johns                     CAN         4:13.38            7   Yuya Horihata                   JPN   4:11.98
 8   Thiago Pereira                  BRA         4:15.40            8   Huang Chaosheng                 BRA   4:12.52

                 2011 World Championships                                            2012 World Leading
 1   Ryan Lochte                    USA          4:07.13            1   Ryan Lochte                    USA    4:07.06
 2   Tyler Clary                    USA          4:11.17            2   Michael Phelps                 USA    4:07.89
 3   Yuya Horihata                  JPN          4:11.98            3   Tyler Clary                    USA    4:09.92
 4   Huang Chaosheng                CHN          4:13.62            4   Kosuke Hagino                  JPN    4:10.26
 5   Ioannis Drymonakos             GRE          4:14.62            5   Yuya Horihata                  JPN    4:10.52
 6   David Verraszto                HUN          4:15.67            6   Thomas Fraser-Holmes           AUS    4:11.81
 7   Wang Cheng Xiang               CHN          4:15.89            7   Yang Zhixian                   CHN    4:11.92
 8   Roberto Pavoni                 GBR          4:19.85            8   Wang Chengxlang                CHN    4:12.02




                                     Olympic Prospectus 2012                                                            142
143                                            Men's Swimming

 Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay
   World Record:      3:08.24        United States       10 August 2008
   Olympic Record: 3:08.24           United States       10 August 2008
                    2008 Olympics                                             2011 World Championships
   Michael Phelps                                                    James Magnussen
   Garrett Weber-Gale           United                               Matthew Targett
 1                                            3:08.24              1                            Australia    3:11.00
   Cullen Jones                  States                              Matthew Abood
     Jason Lesak                                                     Eamon Sullivan
     Ameury Leveaux                                                  Alain Bernard
     Fabien Gilot                                                    Jeremy Stravius
 2                                 France      3:08.32             2                             France      3:11.14
     Frederick Bousquet                                              William Meynard
     Alain Bernard                                                   Fabien Gilot
     Eamon Sullivan                                                  Michael Phelps
     Fabien Lausterstein                                             Garrett Weber-Gale          United
 3                                Australia    3:09.91             3                                         3:11.96
     Ashley Callus                                                   Jason Lesak                 States
     Matt Targett                                                      Nathan Adrian
     Alessandro Calvi                                                  Luca Dotto
     Christian Galenda                                                 Marco Orsi
 4                                  Italy      3:11.48             4                               Italy     3:12.39
     Marco Belotti                                                     Michele Santucci
     Filippo Magnini                                                   Filippo Magnini
     Petter Stymne                                                     Evgeny Lagunov
     Lars Frolander                                                    Andrey Grechin
 5                                Sweden       3:11.92             5                              Russia     3:12.99
     Stefan Nystrand                                                   Nikita Lobintsev
     Jaonas Persson                                                    Sergey Fesikov
     Brent Hayden                                                      Graeme Moore
     Joel Greenshields                                                 Darian Townsend
 6                                 Canada      3:12.26             6                            South Africa 3:13.38
     Colin Russell                                                     Gideon Louw
     Rick Say                                                          Leith Shankland
     Lyndon Ferns                                                      Markus Deibler
     Darian Townsend                                                   Benjamin Starke
 7                              South Africa   3:12.66             7                             Germany     3:15.01
     Roland Schoeman                                                   Christophe Fildebrandt
     Ryk Neethling                                                     Marco di Carli
     Simon Burnett                                                     Adam Brown
     Adam Brown                    Great                               Liam Tancock               Great
 8                                             3:12.87             8                                         3:15.03
     Ben Hockin                    Britain                             Grant Turner               Britain
     Ross Davenport                                                    Simon Burnett

               Combined 2011/12 Individual Best Times
     James Magnussen                             47.10
     James Roberts                               47.63
 1                                Australia              3:11.58
     Matt Targett                                48.32
     Eamon Sullivan                              48.53
     William Meynard                             48.00
     Yannick Agnel                               48.02
 2                                 France                3:12.52
     Fabian Gilot                                48.13
     Alain Bernard                               48.37
     Nathan Adrian                               48.05
     Michael Phelps                United        48.08
 3                                                       3:13.07
     Cullen Jones                  States        48.46
     Jimmy Feigen                                48.48
     Nikita Lobintsev                            48.21
     Danila Izotov                               48.27
 4                                 Russia                3:13.33
     Andrey Grechin                              48.29
     Vladimir Morozov                            48.56
     Marco Di Carli                              48.24
     Paul Biedermann                             48.66
 5                                Germany                3:14.62
     Christoph Fildebrandt                       48.84
     Markus Deibler                              48.88
     Cesar Cielo Filho                           47.84
     Bruno Fratus                                48.72
 6                                  Brazil               3:14.91
     Nicholas Santos                             49.11
     Marcelo Chierighini                         49.24
     Luca Dotto                                  48.24
     Filippo Magnini                             48.36
 7                                   Italy               3:15.04
     Michele Santucci                            49.14
     Marco Orsi                                  49.30
     Kenta Ito                                   48.78
     Shinri Shioura                              48.85
 8                                 Japan                 3:15.82
     Takuro Fujii                                48.88
     Kenji Kobase                                49.31




                                      Olympic Prospectus 2012                                                          143
144                                            Men's Swimming

 Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay
   World Record:   6:58.55         United States          31 July 2009
   Olympic Record: 6:58.56         United States          10 August 2008
                  2008 Olympics                                                   2011 World Championships
   Michael Phelps                                                       Michael Phelps
   Ryan Lochte                United                                    Peter Vanderkaay             United
 1                                          7:08.24                 1                                           7:02.67
   Rickey Berens               States                                   Ricky Berens                 States
     Peter Vanderkaay                                                   Ryan Lochte
     Nikitya Lobintsev                                                  Yannick Agnel
     Evgeny Lagunnov                                                    Gregory Mallet
 2                                 France       7:08.32             2                                France     7:04.81
     Danila Izotov                                                      Jeremy Stravius
     Alaxander Sukhorukov                                               Fabien Gilot
     Patrick Murphy                                                     Wang Shun
     Grant Hackett                                                      Zhang Lin
 3                                 Russia       7:09.91             3                                 China     7:05.67
     Grant Brits                                                        Li Yunqi
     Nic Ffrost                                                         Sun Yang
     Marco Belotti                                                      Paul Biedermann
     Emiliano Brembilla                                                 Tim Wallburger
 4                                  Italy       7:11.48             4                               Germany     7:08.32
     Massimiliano Rosolino                                              Christoph Fildebrandt
     Filippo Magnini                                                    Benjamin Starke
     Colin Russell                                                      Thomas Fraser-Holmes
     Brian Johns                                                        Kenrick Monk
 5                                 Canada       7:11.92             5                               Australia   7:08.48
     Brent Hayden                                                       Kjarrod Killey
     Andrew Hurd                                                        Ryan Napoleon
     David Carry                                                        Ross Davenport
     Andrew Hunter                 Great                                David Carry                   Great
 6                                              7:12.26             6                                           7:10.84
     Robert Renwick                Britain                              Jak Scott                    Britain
     Ross Davenport                                                   Robert Renwick
     Yoshihiro Okumura                                                Takeshi Matsuda
     Sho Uchida                                                       Shogo Hihara
 7                                 Japan        7:12.66             7                                Japan      7:10.92
     Yasunori Mononobe                                                Yuki Kobori
     Hisato Matsumote                                                 Yoshihiro Okumura
     Jean Basson                                                      Gianluca Maglia
     Darian Townsend                                                  Filippo Magnini
 8                              South Africa    7:12.87             8                                 Italy     7:12.26
     Jan Venter                                                       Marco Belotti
     Sebastien Rousseau                                               Samuel Pizzetti

               Combined 2011/12 Individual Best Times
     Ryan Lochte                                1:44.44
     Michael Phelps                United       1:44.79
 1                                                        7:02.24
     Peter Vanderkaay              States       1:46.45
     Ricky Berens                               1:46.56
     Yannick Agnel                              1:44.42
     Amaury Leveaux                             1:46.72
 2                                 France                 7:04.81
     Gregory Mallet                             1:46.77
     Clement Lefert                             1:46.90
     Sun Yang                                   1:44.99
     Wang Shun                                  1:46.14
 3                                 China                  7:05.63
     Li Yunqi                                   1:47.02
     Hao Yun                                    1:47.48
     Danila Izotov                              1:46.14
     Nikita Lobintsev                           1:46.57
 4                                 Russia                 7:07.61
     Artem Lobuzov                              1:47.43
     Evgeny Lagunov                             1:47.47
     Paul Biedermann                            1:44.88
     Clemens Rapp                               1:47.57
 5                                Germany                 7:07.64
     Dmitry Colupaev                            1:47.58
     Tim Wallberger                             1:47.61
     Thomas Fraser-Holmes                       1:46.88
     Kenrick Monk                               1:47.16
 6                                Australia               7:09.20
     David Mckeon                               1:47.55
     Ned McKendry                               1:47.61
     Takeshi Matsuda                            1:45.96
     Yuki Kobori                                1:47.37
 7                                 Japan                  7:09.64
     Syo Sotodate                               1:48.15
     Chiaki Ishibashi                           1:48.16
     Robbie Renwick                             1:47.25
     Ross Davenport                 Great       1:47.31
 8                                                        7:09.96
     Ieuan Lloyd                   Britain      1:47.55
     Robert Bale                                1:47.85




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 Men's 4x100m Medley Relay
   World Record:   3:27.28         United States           2 August 2009
   Olympic Record: 3:29.34         United States           20 August 2008
                  2008 Olympics                                                    2011 World Championships
   Aaron Piersol                                                         Nick Thoman
   Brendan Hansen             United                                     Mark Gangloff                United
 1                                          3:29.34                  1                                             3:32.06
   Michael Phelps              States                                    Michael Phelps               States
     Jason Lezak                                                         Nathan Adrian
     Hayden Stoekel                                                      Hayden Stoekel
     Brenton Rickard                                                     Brenton Rickard
 2                                 Australia    3:30.04              2                               Australia     3:32.26
     Andrew Lauterstein                                                  Geoff Huegill
     Eamon Sullivan                                                      James Magnussen
     Junichi Miyashita                                                   Helge Meeuw
     Kosuke Kitajima                                                     Hendrik Feldwehr
 3                                  Japan       3:31.18              3                               Germany       3:32.60
     Takuro Fujii                                                        Benjamin Starke
     Hisayoshi Sato                                                      Paul Biedermann
     Arkady Vyatchanin                                                   Ryosuke Irie
     Roman Sludnov                                                       Kosuke Kitajima
 4                                  Russia      3:31.92              4                                Japan        3:32.89
     Evgeny Korotyshkin                                                  Takuro Fujii
     Evgeny Lagunov                                                      Shogo Hihara
     Daniel Bell                                                         Nick Driebergen
     Glenn Snyders                  New                                  Lennart Stekelenburg
 5                                              3:33.39              5                               Netherlands   3:34.11
     Corney Swanepoel              Zealand                               Joeri Verlinden
     Cameron Gibson                                                      Sebastiaan Verschuren
     Liam Tancock                                                        Liam Tancock
     Chris Cook                     Great                                Michael Jamieson              Great
 6                                              3:33.69              6                                             3:36.58
     Michael Rock                   Britain                              Antony James                 Britain
     Simon Burnett                                                     Adam Brown
     Gerhard Zandburg                                                  Charles Francis
     Cameron van der Burgh                                             Andrew Dickens
 7                               South Africa   3:33.70              7                                 Canada      3:36.80
     Lyndon Ferns                                                      Joseph Bartoch
     Darian Townsend                                                   Brent Hayden
     Mirco di Tora                                                     Marcin Tarczynski
     Loris Facci                                                       Dawid Szulich
 8                                   Italy        DNF                8                                 Poland      3:37.44
     Mattia Nalesso                                                    Pawel Korzeniowski
     Filippo Magnini                                                   Konrad Czerniak

                Combined 2011/12 Individual Best Times
     Matt Grevers                                 52.08
     Brendan Hansen                 United        59.68
 1                                                         3:30.52
     Michael Phelps                 States        50.71
     Nathan Adrian                                48.05
     Ryosuke Irie                                 52.83
     Kosuke Kitajima                              58.90
 2                                  Japan                  3:32.20
     Takuro Fujii                                 51.69
     Kenta Ito                                    48.78
     Hayden Stoeckel                              53.70
     Christian Spenger                            59.91
 3                                 Australia               3:32.38
     Chris Wright                                 51.67
     James Magnussen                              47.10
     Camille Lacourt                              52.44
     Hugues Duboscq                              1:00.38
 4                                  France                 3:33.30
     Clement Lefert                               52.48
     William Meynard                              48.00
     Thiago Pereira                               53.86
     Felipe Silva                                 59.63
 5                                   Brazil                3:33.44
     Kaio Almeida                                 52.11
     Cesar Cielo Filho                            47.84
     Helge Meeuw                                  53.22
     Hendrik Feldwehr                            1:00.48
 6                                 Germany                 3:33.59
     Benjamin Starke                              51.65
     Marco Di Carlo                               48.24
     Charl Crous                                  54.17
     Cameron van der Burgh                        59.49
 7                               South Africa              3:33.98
     Chad Le Clos                                 52.17
     Graeme Moore                                 48.15
     Stanislav Donets                             53.85
     Roman Sludnov                               1:00.69
 8                                  Russia                 3:34.06
     Alexander Sukhorukov                         51.31
     Nikita Lobintsev                             48.21




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       146                                             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      GER     2 August 2009
              Olympic Record: 24.06s      Britta Steffen      GER     17 August 2008
                               2008 Olympics                                                     2011 World Leading Time
          1   Britta Steffen                   GER         24.06                1   Therese Alshammer                SWE         24.14
          2   Dara Torres                      USA         24.07                2   Ranomi Kromowidjojo              NED         24.27
          3   Cate Campbell                    AUS         24.17                3   Marleen Veldhuis                 NED         24.39
          4   Lisbeth Trickett                 AUS         24.25                4   Allaksandra Hereaslmenia         BLR         24.57
          5   Marleen Veldhuis                 NED         24.26                5   Fran Halsall                     GBR         24.60
          6   Kara Lynn Joyce                  USA         24.63                6   Jeanetta Ottesen                 DEN         24.61
          7   Hinkelien Schreuder              NED         24.65                7   Britta Steffen                   GER         24.67
          8   Aleksandra Gerasimenya           BEL         24.77                8   Inge Dekker                      NED         24.69

                        2011 World Championships                                                 2012 World Leading Time
          1   Therese Alshammer            SWE             24.14                1   Ranomi Kromowidjojo              NED         24.10
          2   Ranomi Kromowidjojo          NED             24.27                2   Fran Halsall                     GBR         24.13
          3   Marleen Veldhuis             NED             24.49                3   Marleen Veldhuis                 NED         24.32
          4   Fran Halsall                 GBR             24.60                4   Inge Dekker                      NED         24.42
          5   Allaksandra Heraslmenia       BLR            24.65                5   Cate Campbell                    AUS         24.44
          6   Jeanetta Ottesen             DEN             24.67                6   Therese Alshammer                SWE         24.44
          7   A. Vanderpool-Wallace         BAH            24.79                7   Bronte Campbell                  AUS         24.61
          8   Jess Hardy                    USA            24.87                8   Sarah Sjoestroem                 SWE         24.63




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 Women's 100m Freestyle
     World Record:       52.07s   Britta Steffen      GER    31 July 2009
     Olympic Record: 53.12s       Britta Steffen      GER    15 August 2008
                       2008 Olympics                                                   2011 World Leading Time
 1   Britta Steffen                    GER         53.12              1   Sarah Sjoestroem                 SWE   53.05
 2   Lisbeth Trickett                  AUS         53.16              2   Jeanette Ottesen                 DEN   53.45
 3   Natalie Coughlin                  USA         53.39              2   Allaksandra Heraslmenia          BLR   53.45
 4   Hanna-Maria Seppälä               FIN         53.97              4   Fran Halsall                     GBR   53.48
 5   Jeanette Ottesen                  DEN         54.06              5   Femke Heemskerk                  NED   53.60
 6   Yingwen Zhu                       CHN         54.21              5   Ranomi Kromowidjojo              NED   53.60
 6   Marleen Veldhuis                  NED         54.21              7   Missy Franklin                   USA   53.30
 8   Francesca Halsall                 GBR         54.29              8   Alicia Coutts                    AUS   53.78

                2011 World Championships                                               2012 World Leading Time
 1   Jeanette Ottesen              DEN             53.45              1   Ranomi Kromowidjojo              NED   52.75
 1   Allaksandra Heraslmenia        BLR            53.45              2   Sarah Sjoestroem                 SWE   53.29
 3   Ranomi Kromowidjojo           NED             53.66              3   Fran Halsall                     GBR   53.57
 4   Fran Halsall                  GBR             53.72              4   Britta Steffen                   GER   53.68
 4   Femke Heemskerk               NED             53.72              5   Tang Yi                          CHN   53.71
 6   Alicia Coutts                  AUS            53.81              6   Melanie Schlanger                AUS   53.74
 7   Dana Vollmer                   USA            54.19              7   Cate Campbell                    AUS   53.84
 8   Natalie Coughlin               USA            54.22              8   Jeanette Ottesen                 DEN   53.90


 Women's 200m Freestyle
     World Record:        1:52.98 Federica Pellegrini ITA     29 July 2009
     Olympic Record: 1:54.82      Federica Pellegrini ITA    13 August 2008
                       2008 Olympics                                                  2011 World Leading Time
 1   Federica Pellegrini              ITA        1:54.82              1   Missy Franklin                  USA    1:55.06
 2   Sara Isakovic                   SLO         1:54.97              2   Femke Heemskerk                 NED    1:55.54
 3   Jiaying Pang                    CHN         1:55.05              3   Federica Pellegrini              ITA   1:55.58
 4   Katie Hoff                      USA         1:55.78              4   Kylie Palmer                    AUS    1:55.73
 5   Camelia Alina Potec             ROM         1:56.87              5   Bronte Barratt                  AUS    1:55.74
 6   Caitlin McClatchey              GBR         1:57.65              6   Allison Schmitt                 USA    1:55.82
 7   Bronte Barratt                  AUS         1:57.83              7   Camille Muffat                  FRA    1:55.95
 7   Ophelie-Cyrielle Etienne        FRA         1:57.83              8   Sarah Sjoestroem                SWE    1:56.41

                2011 World Championships                                              2012 World Leading Time
 1   Federica Pellegrini            ITA            1:55.58            1   Allison Schmitt                 USA    1:54.40
 2   Kylie Palmer                   AUS            1:56.04            2   Camille Muffat                  FRA    1:54.87
 3   Camille Muffat                 FRA            1:56.10            3   Sarah Sjostrom                  SWE    1:55.23
 4   Sarah Sjoestreom              SWE             1:56.41            4   Bronte Barratt                  AUS    1:55.99
 5   Bronte Barratt                 AUS            1:56.60            5   Kylie Palmer                    AUS    1:56.04
 6   Allison Schmitt                USA            1:56.98            6   Federica Pellegrini              ITA   1:56.32
 7   Femke Heemskerk               NED             1:57.63            7   Femke Heemskerk                 NED    1:56.54
 8   Silke Lippok                  GER             1:58.26            8   Melanie Schlanger               AUS    1:56.73


 Women's 400m Freestyle
     World Record:       3:59.15  Federica Pellegrini ITA    26 July 2009
     Olympic Record: 4:02.19      Federica Pellegrini ITA    10 August 2008
                       2008 Olympics                                                  2011 World Leading Time
 1   Rebecca Adlington               GBR         4:03.22              1   Federica Pellegrini              ITA   4:01.97
 2   Katie Hoff                      USA         4:03.29              2   Rebecca Adlington               GBR    4:02.84
 3   Joanne Jackson                  GBR         4:03.52              3   Camille Muffat                  FRA    4:03.23
 4   Coralie Balmy                   FRA         4:03.60              4   Kylie Palmer                    AUS    4:04.29
 5   Federica Pellegrini              ITA        4:04.56              5   Bronte Barratt                  AUS    4:04.36
 6   Camelia Alina Potec             ROM         4:04.66              6   Shao Yiwen                      CHN    4:04.59
 7   Bronte Barratt                  AUS         4:05.05              7   Li Xuanxu                       CHN    4:04.62
 8   Laure Manaudou                  FRA         4:11.26              8   Lotte Friis                     DEN    4:04.68

                 2011 World Championships                                             2012 World Leading Time
 1   Federica Pellegrini             ITA           4:01.97            1   Camille Muffat                  FRA    4:01.13
 2   Rebecca Adlington              GBR            4:04.01            2   Rebecca Adlington               GBR    4:02.35
 3   Camille Muffat                  FRA           4:04.06            3   Allison Schmitt                 USA    4:02.84
 4   Kylie Palmer                    AUS           4:04.62            4   Kylie Palmer                    AUS    4:03.40
 5   Lotte Friis                    DEN            4:04.68            5   Chloe Sutton                    USA    4:04.18
 6   Lauren Boyle                    NZL           4:06.11            6   Katie Ledecky                   USA    4:05.00
 7   Katie Hoff                      USA           4:08.22            7   Coralie Balmy                   FRA    4:05.31
 8   Melania Costa Schmid            ESP           4:09.66            8   Mireia Bemonte Garcia           ESP    4:05.45




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 Women's 800m Freestyle
     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
 1   Rebecca Adlington              GBR        8:14.10           1 Rebecca Adlington                GBR        8:17.51
 2   Alessia Filippi                 ITA       8:20.23           2 Lotte Friis                      DEN        8:18.20
 3   Lotte Friis                    DEN        8:23.03           3 Mirela Belmonte Garcia           ESP        8:22.78
 4   Camelia Alina Potec            ROM        8:23.11           4 Kate Zeigler                     USA        8:23.36
 5   Li Xuanxu                      CHN        8:26.34           5 Li Xuanxu                        CHN        8:23.96
 6   Kylie Palmer                   AUS        8:26.39           6 Chloe Sutton                     USA        8:24.05
 7   Elena Sokolova                 RUS        8:29.79           7 Shao Yiwen                       CHN        8:24.78
 8   Cassandra Patten               GBR        8:32.35           8 Boglarka Kapas                   HUN        8:24.79

                 2011 World Championships                                            2012 World Leading Time
 1   Rebecca Adlington              GBR        8:17.51              1   Rebecca Adlington                GBR   8:18.54
 2   Lotte Friis                    DEN        8:18.20              2   Katie Ledecky                    USA   8:19,78
 3   Kate Zeigler                    USA       8:23.36              3   Kate Ziegler                     USA   8:21.87
 4   Chloe Sutton                    USA       8:24.05              4   Lotte Friis                      DEN   8:22.10
 5   Boglarka Kapas                 HUN        8:24.79              5   Xin Xin                          CHN   8:22.76
 6   Katie Goldman                   AUS       8:29.20              6   Mirela Belmonte Garcia           ESP   8:24.23
 7   Wendy Trott                     RSA       8:30.45              7   Wendy Trott                      RSA   8:25.71
 8   Lauren Boyle                    NZL       8:32.72              8   Boglarka Kapas                   HUN   8:26.49


 Women's 10km Marathon
                     2008 Olympics                                                 2011 World Championships
 1   Larisa Ilchenko                 RUS      1:59:27.7             1   Keri-Anne Payne               GBR      2:01:58.1
 2   Keri-Anne Payne                 GBR      1:59.29.2             2   Martina Grimaldi               ITA     2:01:59.9
 3   Cassandra Patten                GBR      1:59.31.0             3   Marianna Lymperta             GRE      2:02:01.8
 4   Angela Maurer                   GER      1:59.31.9             4   Melissa Gorman                 AUS     2:02:12.0
 5   Ana Cunha                       BRA      1:59.36.8             5   Cecilia Biagioli              ARG      2:02:12.0
 6   Swann Oberson                   SUI      1:59.36.9             6   Poliana Okimoto                BRA     2:02:13.6
 7   Poliana Okimoto                 BRA      1:59.37.4             7   Jana Pechanová                 CZE     2:02:13.8
 8   Jana Pechanová                  CZE      1:59.39.7             8   Angela Maurer                 GER      2:02:15.1


 Women's 100m Backstroke
     World Record:      58.12s   Gemma Spofforth GBR       28 July 2009
     Olympic Record: 58.77s      Kirsty Coventry     ZIM   11 August 2008
                      2008 Olympics                                                2011 World Leading Time
 1   Natalie Coughlin                USA          58.96             1   Zhao Jing                      CHN      59.05
 2   Kirsty Coventry                  ZIM         59.19             2   Anastasia Zueva                RUS      59.06
 3   Margaret Hoelzer                USA          59.34             3   Natalie Coughlin               USA      59.12
 4   Gemma Spofforth                 GBR          59.38             4   Aya Terakawa                   JPN      59.17
 5   Anastasia Zueva                 RUS          59.40             5   Missy Franklin                 USA      59.18
 6   Reiko Nakamura                   JPN         59.72             6   Emily Seebohm                  AUS      59.21
 7   Laure Manaudou                  FRA         1:00.10            7   Belinda Hocking                AUS      59.53
 8   Ito Hanae                        JPN        1:00.18            8   Rachel Bootsma                 USA      59.65

                2011 World Championships                                            2012 World Leading Time
 1   Zhao Jing                     CHN          59.05               1   Missy Franklin                  USA     58.85
 2   Anastasia Zueva               RUS          59.06               2   Anastasia Zueva                 RUS     58.97
 3   Natalie Coughlin               USA         59.15               3   Aya Terakawa                    JPN     59.10
 4   Emily Seebohm                  AUS         59.21               4   Rachel Bootsma                  USA     59.10
 5   Aya Terakawa                   JPN         59.35               5   Emily Seebohm                   AUS     59.28
 6   Belinda Hocking                AUS         59.53               6   Belinda Hocking                 AUS     59.39
 7   Elizabeth Simmonds            GBR          59.89               7   Mie Nielsen                     DEN     59.69
 8   Sinead Russell                CAN         1:00.20              8   Olivia Smoglina                 USA     59.82




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 Women's 200m Backstroke
     World Record:      2:04.81  Kirsty Coventry     ZIM   1 August 2009
     Olympic Record: 2:05.24     Kirsty Coventry     ZIM   16 August 2008
                      2008 Olympics                                                 2011 World Leading Time
 1   Kirsty Coventry                  ZIM        2:05.24            1   Missy Franklin                  USA     2:05.10
 2   Margaret Hoelzer                USA         2:06.23            2   Belinda Hocking                 AUS     2:06.06
 3   Reiko Nakamura                  JPN         2:07.13            3   Meagan Nay                      AUS     2:07.13
 4   Anastasia Zuyeva                RUS         2:07.88            4   Elizabeth Simmonds              GBR     2:07.49
 5   Elizabeth Beisel                USA         2:08.23            5   Shiho Sakai                     JPN     2:07.74
 6   Elizabeth Simmonds              GBR         2:08.51            6   Sharon van Rouwendaal           NED     2:07.78
 7   Meagen Nay                      AUS         2:08.84            7   Elizabeth Beisel                USA     2:07.82
 8   Belinda Hocking                 AUS         2:10.12            7   Daryna Zevina                   UKR     2:07.82

                2011 World Championships                                            2012 World Leading Time
 1   Missy Franklin                 USA         2:05.10             1   Missy Franklin                  USA     2:06.12
 2   Belinda Hocking                AUS         2:06.06             2   Anastasia Zueva                 RUS     2:06.59
 3   Sharon van Rouwendaal         NED          2:07.78             3   Belinda Hocking                 AUS     2:06.68
 4   Daryna Zevina                 UKR          2:07.82             4   Elizabeth Beisel                USA     2:07.58
 5   Elizabeth Beisel               USA         2:08.16             5   Aya Terekawa                    JPN     2:07.73
 6   Meagan Nay                     AUS         2:08.69             6   Meagan Nay                      AUS     2:07.83
 7   Elizabeth Simmonds            GBR          2:08.76             7   Elizabeth Simmonds              GBR     2:07.92
 8   Alexianne Castel               FRA         2:09.07             8   Sinead Russell                  CAN     2:07.97


 Women's 100m Breaststroke
     World Record:     1:04.81  Jessica Hardy      USA     7 August 2009
     Olympic Record: 1:05.24    Leisel Jones       AUS     12 August 2008
                     2008 Olympics                                                  2011 World Leading Time
 1   Leisel Jones                   AUS         1:05.17             1   Rebecca Soni                    USA     1:04.91
 2   Rebecca Soni                   USA         1:06.73             2   Jessica Hardy                   USA     1:05.90
 3   Mirna Jukić                    AUT         1:07.34             3   Leisel Jones                    AUS     1:06.18
 4   Yuliya Yefimova                RUS         1:07.43             4   Ji Liping                       CHN     1:06.52
 5   Megan Jendrick                 USA         1:07:62             5   Yulia Efmova                    RUS     1:06.56
 6   Tarnee White                   AUS         1:07.63             6   Lelston Pickett                 AUS     0:06.92
 7   Sun Ye                         CHN         1:08.08             7   Sun Ye                          CHN     1:07.08
 8   Asami Kitagawa                 JPN         1:08.43             8   Kanako Watanabe                 JPN     1:07.10

                  2011 World Championships                                            2012 World Leading Time
 1   Rebecca Soni                     USA       1:05.05             1   Rebecca Soni                      USA   1:05.85
 2   Leisel Jones                     AUS       1:06.25             2   Breeja Larson                     USA   1:05.92
 3   Ji Liping                       CHN        1:06.52             3   Jessica Hardy                     USA   1:06.12
 4   Yuliya Yefimova                 RUS        1:06.56             4   Satomi Suzuki                     JPN   1:06.80
 5   Sun Ye                          CHN        1:07.08             5   Lelston Pickett                   AUS   1:06.88
 6   Rikke Pedersen                  DEN        1:07.28             6   Yuliya Efimova                    RUS   1:06.92
 7   Jillian Tyler                   CAN        1:07.64             7   Jennie Johansson                  SWE   1:07.10
 8   Moniek Nijhuis                  NED        1:07.97             8   Jillian Tyler                     CAN   1:07.18


 Women's 200m Breaststroke
     World Record:     2:20.12  Annamay Pierse CAN         30 July 2009
     Olympic Record: 2:20.22    Rebecca Soni     USA       15 August 2008
                     2008 Olympics                                                  2011 World Leading Time
 1   Rebecca Soni                  USA       2:20.22                1   Rebecca Soni                    USA     2:21.03
 2   Leisel Jones                  AUS       2:22.05                2   Yuliya Yefimova                 RUS     2:22.22
 3   Sara Nordenstam               NOR       2:23.02                3   Kanako Watanabe                 JPN     2:23.90
 4   Mirna Jukić                   AUT       2:23.24                4   Annamay Pierse                  CAN     2:24.10
 5   Yuliya Yefimova               RUS       2:23.76                5   Sun Ye                          CHN     2:24.24
 6   Annamay Pierse                CAN       2:23.77                6   Ji Liping                       CHN     2:24.29
 7   Rie Kaneto                    JPN       2:25.14                7   Sataomi Suzuki                  JPN     2:24.36
 8   Megumi Taneda                 JPN       2:25.23                8   Martha McCabe                   CAN     2:24.43

                2011 World Championships                                           2012 World Leading Time
 1   Rebecca Soni                   USA         2:21.47             1   Rebecca Soni                   USA      2:22.22
 2   Yuliya Yefimova               RUS          2:22.22             2   Satomi Suzuki                  JPN      2:22.99
 3   Martha McCabe                 CAN          2:24.81             3   Micah Lawrence                 USA      2:23.03
 4   Sun Ye                        CHN          2:25.09             4   Kanako Watanabe                JPN      2:23.56
 5   Rie Kaneto                     JPN         2:25.36             5   Rie Kaneto                     JPN      2:23.83
 6   Nada Higl                      SRB         2:25.93             6   Fumiko Kawanabe                JPN      2:23.83
 7   Rikke Pedersen                DEN          2:26.56             7   Tara van Beilen                CAN      2:24.03
 8   Annamay Pierse                CAN          2:27.00             8   Anastasia Chaun                RUS      2:24.13




                                       Olympic Prospectus 2012                                                        149
150                                          Women's Swimming

 Women's 100m Butterfly
     World Record:      56.06s    Sarah Sjostrom SWE      27 July 2009
     Olympic Record: 56.61s       Inge De Bruijn    NED   17 September 2000
                      2008 Olympics                                                 2011 World Leading Time
 1   Libby Trickett                  AUS         56.73             1   Dana Vollmer                     USA   56.47
 2   Christine Magnuson              USA         57.10             2   Alicia Coutts                    AUS   56.94
 3   Jessicah Schipper               AUS         57.25             3   Lu Ying                          CHN   57.06
 4   Zhou Yafei                      CHN         57.84             4   Sarah Sjostrom                   SWE   57.29
 5   Tao Li                           SIN        57.99             5   Liu Zige                         CHN   57.39
 6   Jemma Lowe                      GBR         58.06             6   Jemma Lowe                       GBR   57.43
 7   Gabriella Silva                 BRA         58.10             7   Fran Halsall                     GBR   57.44
 8   Inge Dekker                     NED         58.54             8   Ellen Gandy                      GBR   57.55

                2011 World Championships                                            2012 World Leading Time
 1   Dana Vollmer                   USA        56.87               1   Dana Vollmer                     USA   56.42
 2   Alicia Coutts                  AUS        56.94               2   Sarah Sjostrom                   SWE   56.79
 3   Lu Ying                       CHN         57.06               3   Ellen Gandy                      GBR   57.25
 4   Sarah Sjostrom                SWE         57.38               4   Lu Ying                          CHN   57.48
 5   Ellen Gandy                   GBR         57.55               5   Fran Halsall                     GBR   57.56
 6   Liu Zige                      CHN         57.57               6   Claire Donahue                   AUS   57.57
 7   Jessicah Schipper              AUS        57.95               7   Alicia Coutts                    AUS   57.59
 8   Jemma Lowe                    GBR         57.96               8   Yuka Kato                        JPN   57.77


 Women's 200m Butterfly
     World Record:       2:01.81  Liu Zige        CHN     21 October 2009
     Olympic Record: 2:04.18      Liu Zige        CHN     14 August 2008
                       2008 Olympics                                               2011 World Leading Time
 1   Liu Zige                         CHN      2:04.18             1   Liu Zige                        CHN    2:04.40
 2   Jiao Liuyang                     CHN      2:04.72             2   Jiao Liuyang                    CHN    2:04.44
 3   Jessicah Schipper                AUS      2:06.26             3   Jemma Lowe                      GBR    2:05.36
 4   Otylia Jędrzejczak               POL      2:07.02             4   Ellen Gandy                     GBR    2:05.59
 5   Yuko Nakanishi                   JPN      2:07.32             5   Natsumi Hoshi                   JPN    2:05.91
 6   Aurore Mongel                    FRA      2:07.36             6   Stephanie Rice                  AUS    2:06.08
 7   Elaine Breeden                   USA      2:07.57             7   Mirlea Belmonte Garcia          ESP    2:06.25
 8   Kathleen Hersey                  USA      2:08.23             8   Zsuzsanna Jakobos               HUN    2:06.35

                2011 World Championships                                           2012 World Leading Time
 1   Jiao Liuyang                  CHN         2:05.55             1   Natsumi Hoshi                   JPN    2:04.69
 2   Ellen Gandy                   GBR         2:05.59             2   Jiao Liuyang                    CHN    2:05.18
 3   Liu Zige                      CHN         2:05.90             3   Gong Jie                        CHN    2:05.38
 4   Natsumi Hoshi                  JPN        2:05.91             4   Ellen Gandy                     GBR    2:05.95
 5   Stephanie Rice                 AUS        2:06.08             5   Jemma Lowe                      GBR    2:06.37
 6   Zsuzsanna Jakobos             HUN         2:06.35             6   Cammile Adams                   USA    2:06.76
 7   Jemma Lowe                    GBR         2:06.64             7   Jessicah Schipper               AUS    2:06.93
 7   Jessicah Schipper              AUS        2:06.64             8   Mirlea Belmonte Garcia          ESP    2:06.95




                                       Olympic Prospectus 2012                                                        150
151                                         Women's Swimming

 Women's 200m Individual Medley
     World Record:      2:06.15  Ariana Kukors      USA   27 July 2009
     Olympic Record: 2:08.45     Stephanie Rice     AUS   13 August 2008
                      2008 Olympics                                                 2011 World Leading Time
 1   Stephanie Rice                  AUS        2:08.45            1   Ye Shiwen                        CHN   2:08.90
 2   Kirsty Coventry                 ZIM        2:08.59            2   Alicia Coutts                    AUS   2:09.00
 3   Natalie Coughlin                USA        2:10.34            3   Ariana Kukors                    USA   2:09.12
 4   Katie Hoff                      USA        2:10.68            4   Caitlin Leverenz                 USA   2:09.39
 5   Alicia Coutts                   AUS        2:11.43            5   Stephanie Rice                   AUS   2:09.65
 6   Asami Kitagawa                  JPN        2:11.56            6   Elizabeth Petton                 USA   2:10.02
 7   Julia Wilkinson                 CAN        2:12.43            7   Mirlea Belmonte Garcia           ESP   2:10.26
 8   Katarzyna Baranowska            POL        2:13.36            8   Elizabeth Beisel                 USA   2:10.75

                 2011 World Championships                                           2012 World Leading Time
 1   Ye Shiwen                      CHN        2:08.90             1   Stephanie Rice                   AUS   2:09.38
 2   Alicia Coutts                   AUS       2:09.00             2   Ye Shiwen                        CHN   2:09.43
 3   Ariana Kukors                   USA       2:09.12             3   Caitlin Leverenz                 USA   2:09.71
 4   Stephanie Rice                  AUS       2:09.65             4   Alicia Coutts                    AUS   2:09.83
 5   Caitlin Leverenz                USA       2:10.40             5   Mirlea Belmonte Garcia           ESP   2:10.53
 6   Katinka Hosszu                 HUN        2:11.24             6   Ariana Kukors                    USA   2:10.76
 7   Hannah Miley                   GBR        2:11.36             7   Hannah Miley                     GBR   2:10.77
 8   Julia Wilkinson                CAN        2:16.18             8   Katinka Hosszu                   HUN   2:10.84


 Women's 400m Individual Medley
     World Record:      4:29.45  Stephanie Rice     AUS   10 August 2008
     Olympic Record: 4:29.45     Stephanie Rice    AUS    10 August 2008
                      2008 Olympics                                                 2011 World Leading Time
 1   Stephanie Rice                 AUS         4:29.45            1   Elizabeth Beisel                 USA   4:31.78
 2   Kirsty Coventry                 ZIM        4:29.89            2   Ye Shiwen                        CHN   4:33.66
 3   Katie Hoff                     USA         4:31.71            3   Hannah Miley                     GBR   4:34.22
 4   Elizabeth Beisel               USA         4:34.24            4   Stephanie Rice                   AUS   4:34.23
 5   Alessia Filippi                 ITA        4:34.34            5   Li Xuanxu                        CHN   4:34.33
 6   Hannah Miley                   GBR         4:39.44            6   Mireia Belmonte Garcia           ESP   4:34.91
 7   Yana Martinova                 RUS         4:40.04            7   Kalta Hosszu                     HUN   4:35.76
 8   Li Xuanxu                      CHN         4:42.13            8   Caitlin Leverenz                 USA   4:36.78

                2011 World Championships                                            2012 World Leading Time
 1   Elizabeth Beisel               USA        4:31.78             1   Elizabeth Beisel                 USA   4:31.74
 2   Hannah Miley                  GBR         4:34.22             2   Zheng Rongrong                   CHN   4:32.20
 3   Stephanie Rice                 AUS        4:34.23             3   Hannah Miley                     GBR   4:32.67
 4   Mireia Belmonte Garcia         ESP        4:34.94             4   Katinka Hosszu                   HUN   4:32.83
 5   Ye Shiwen                     CHN         4:35.15             5   Stephanie Rice                   AUS   4:33.45
 6   Li Xuanxu                     CHN         4:35.78             6   Mireia Belmonte Garcia           ESP   4:33.91
 7   Barbara Zavadova               CZE        4:38.04             7   Caitlin Leverenz                 CHN   4:34.92
 8   Caitlin Leverenz               USA        4:38.80             8   Li Xuanxu                        CHN   4:34.92




                                      Olympic Prospectus 2012                                                       151
152                                          Women's Swimming

 Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay
     World Record:        3:31.72       Netherlands         26 July 2009
     Olympic Record: 3:33.76            Netherlands        10 August 2008
                       2008 Olympics                                                 2011 World Championships
     Inge Dekker                                                         Inge Dekker
     Ranomi Kromowidjojo                                                 Ranomi Kromowidjojo
 1                                Netherlands 3:33.76                1                               Netherlands   3:33.96
     Femke Heemskerk                                                     Marleen Veldhuis
     Marleen Veldhuis                                                    Femke Heemskerk
     Natalie Coughlin                                                    Natalie Coughlin
     Lacey Nymeyer                   United                              Missy Franklin                 United
 2                                               3:34.33             2                                             3:34.47
     Kara Lynn Joyce                 States                              Jessica Hardy                  States
     Dara Torres                                                         Dana Vollmer
     Cate Campbell                                                       Britta Steffen
     Alcie Mills                                                         Silke Lippok
 3                                 Australia     3:35.05             3                                 Germany     3:34.47
     Melanie Schlanger                                                   Lisa Vitting
     Lisbeth Trickett                                                    Daniela Schreiber
     Zhu Yingwen                                                         Li Zhesi
     Tang Yi                                                             Wang Shija
 4                                   China       3:35.64             4                                  China      3:36.05
     Xu Yanwei                                                           Pang Jiaying
     Pang Jiaying                                                        Tang Yi
     Britta Steffen                                                      Bronte Barratt
     Meike Freitag                                                       Marieke Guehrer
 5                                 Germany       3:36.85             5                                 Australia   3:36.75
     Daniela Gotz                                                        Merindah Dingjan
     Antje Buschschulte                                                  Alicia Coutts
     Celine Couderc                                                      Victoria Poon
     Alena Popchanka                                                     Genevieve Saumur
 6                                   France      3:37.68             6                                 Canada      3:38.42
     Ophelie-Cyrielle Etienne                                            Chantal Vanlandeghem
     Malia Metalla                                                       Julia Wilkinson
     Fran Halsall                                                        Haruka Ueda
     Caitlin McClatchey                                                  Yayoi Matsumoto
 7                                Great Britain 3:38.18              7                                  Japan      3:39.55
     Jessica Sylvester                                                   Hanae Ito
     Mel Marshall                                                        Natsuki Hasegawa
     Julia Wilkinson                                                     Pernille Blume
     Erica Morningstar                                                   Mie Nielsen
 8                                  Canada       3:38.32             8                                 Denmark     3:39.74
     Genevieve Saumur                                                    Jeanette Ottesen
     Audrey Lacroix                                                      Lotte Friis

                Combined 2011/12 Individual Best Times
     Ranomi Kromowidjojo                          52.75
     Femke Heemskerk                              53.60
 1                                Netherlands              3:34.73
     Marleen Veldhuis                             53.95
     Inge Dekker                                  54.43
     Melanie Schlanger                            53.74
     Alicia Coutts                                53.78
 2                                 Australia               3:35.42
     Cate Campbell                                53.82
     Yolane Kukla                                 54.08
     Missy Franklin                               53.63
     Allison Schmitt                 United       53.94
 3                                                         3:35.58
     Jessica Hardy                   States       53.96
     Natalie Coughlin                             54.05
     Sarah Sjoestrom                              53.05
     Therese Alshammar                            54.45
 4                                  Sweden                 3:36.79
     Ida Marko-Varga                              54.63
     Gabriella Fagundez                           54.66
     Fran Halsall                                 53.48
     Amy Smith                                    54.01
 5                                Great Britain            3:37.15
     Rebecca Turner                               54.71
     Jessica Lloyd                                54.95
     Tang Yi                                      53.71
     Li Zhesi                                     54.35
 6                                   China                 3:37.63
     Wang Shijia                                  54.61
     Pang Jiaying                                 54.96
     Britta Steffen                               53.68
     Daniela Schreiber                            54.41
 7                                 Germany                 3:37.84
     Silke Lippok                                 54.81
     Lisa Vitting                                 54.94
     Haruka Ueada                                 54.00
     Yayoi Matsumoto                              54.37
 8                                   Japan                 3:38.55
     Miki Uchida                                  55.08
     Hanae Itou                                   55.10




                                        Olympic Prospectus 2012                                                          152
153                                          Women's Swimming

 Women's 4x200m Freestyle Relay
   World Record:      7:42.08        China                30 July 2009
   Olympic Record: 7:44.31           Australia            13 August 2008
                    2008 Olympics                                                   2011 World Championships
   Stephanie Rice                                                       Missy Frankiln
   Bronte Barratt                                                       Dagny Knutsen                  United
 1                              Australia      7:44.31              1                                               7:46.14
   Kylie Palmer                                                         Katie Hoff                     States
   Linda Mackenzie                                                      Allison Schmitt
   Yang Yu                                                              Bronte Barratt
   Qianwei Zhu                                                          Blair Evans
 2                                China        7:45.93              2                                 Australia     7:47.42
   Miao Tan                                                             Angie Bainbridge
   Jiaying Ping                                                         Kylie Palmer
   Allison Schmitt                                                      Chen Qian
   Natalie Coughlin               United                                Pang Jiaying
 3                                             7:46.33              3                                  China        7:47.66
   Caroline Burkle                States                                Liu Jing
     Katie Hoff                                                         Tang Yi
     Fabiola Spagnolo                                                   Camille Muffat
     Alessia Filippi                                                    Coralie Balmy
 4                                   Italy      7:49.76             4                                  France       7:52.22
     Flavia Zoccari                                                     Charlotte Bonnet
     Federica Pellegrini                                                Ophelie-Cyrielle Etienne
     Coralie Balmy                                                      Agnes Mutina
     Ophelie-Cyrielle Etienne                                           Evelyn Verraszto
 5                                  France      7:50.66             5                                 Hungary       7:52.39
     Aurore Mongel                                                      Katinska Hosszu
     Camille Muffat                                                     Zszsanna Jakabos
     Agnes Mutina                                                       Joanne Jackson
     Evelyn Verraszto                                                   Rebecca Turner
 6                                 Hungary      7:55.53             6                               Great Britain   7:53.51
     Eszter Dara                                                        Hannah Miley
     Zszsanna Jakabos                                                   Caitlin McClatchey
     Huruka Ueda                                                        Barbara Jackson
     Misaki Yamaguchi                                                   Julia Wilkinson
 7                                  Japan       7:57.56             7                                 Canada        7:53.62
     Maki Mita                                                          Samantha Cheverton
     Emi Takanabe                                                       Brittany MacLean
     Josefin Lillhage                                                   Lauren Boyle
     Gabriella Fagundez                                                 Amaka Gessler
 8                                 Sweden       7:59.83             8                               New Zealand     7:56.55
     Ida Marko-Varga                                                    Penelope May Marshall
     Petra Granlund                                                     Natasha Hind

               Combined 2011/12 Indiv