Xiao Qin won his first world medal, a silver on pommel horse at the 2001 Worlds. He's since won three world championships golds on the event. Xiao's execution, particularly on his flair sequences, combined with his difficulty score make him tough to beat at the 2008 Olympics.
NYTimes**** - For years, Wang Chen was one of the best table tennis players in China, but never competed in the Olympics. Now, as a U.S. citizen, she will.
In a preview of a possible 2008 Olympic match, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh reclaimed the Montreal Open gold medal for the United States here Sunday afternoon as the reigning Olympic and world champions defeated the Chinese tandem of Chen Xue and Xi Zhang for their latest Swatch-FIVB World Tour gold medal. With both teams leading candidates for Olympic berths next year in Beijing, May-Treanor and Walsh posted a 21-16, 16-21, 15-12 win in 54 minutes over Xue and Zhang to win their second gold medal on the Stade Uniprix center court after capturing the inaugural Montreal Open in 2002. (WCSN, WCSN****)
Michael Phelps broke a second world record in 24 hours to collect his third gold medal at the world swimming championships on Wednesday. The American won the 200-meter butterfly final in a time of one minute, 52.09 seconds to wipe a massive 1.62 off the previous record of 1:53.71 -- which he set in Columbia, Missouri last month. (WCSN, WCSN****)
SportsBolt Runs Fastest 200 Time This YearBolt Runs Fastest 200 Time This YearThe Associated Press100-meter world record holder Usain Bolt ran the fastest 200 this year, blazing to the tape in 19.67 seconds at a meet in Athens, Greece. Bolt has not yet decided if he will run both races at the Olympics. (July 13)100-meter world record holder Usain Bolt is now the 5th fastest man ever in the 200-meters.The 21-year old Jamaican ran the fastest 200 this year, blazing to the tape in 19.67 seconds at a meet in Athens, Greece.Bolt started slowly, but picked up speed in the curve to win by a wide margin. Bolt ran a 9.72 to set the 100 meter world record in New York in May.He's previously said he is not sure if he will run both the 100 and 200 in Beijing.SOT: Usain Bolt (May 30, 2008)Bolt also had the previous best time of the year in the 200, running 19.83 in June.His time in Greece beat his personal best of 19.75, set at altitude last year.Michael Johnson set the 200 meter world record of 19.32 nearly 12 years ago.Bolt says he hopes to challenge that mark next year.
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SportsInside the Mind of Dwyane WadeInside the Mind of Dwyane WadeThe Associated PressDwyane Wade, a member of the basketball team that will represent the United States in the summer Olympic games talks about the experience of working with his new teammates. (June 29)This video contains ONLY natural sound. No script is available.
SportsFirst Person: Olympic Swimmer Natalie CoughlinFirst Person: Olympic Swimmer Natalie CoughlinThe Associated PressFour years ago, Natalie Coughlin became one of three American women to win five medals during one Olympics. She has high hopes for more medals as she heads to her second Olympics in Beijing. (July 15)This video contains ONLY natural sound. No script is available.
SportsFirst Person: Olympic Swimmer Michael PhelpsFirst Person: Olympic Swimmer Michael PhelpsThe Associated PressWhen USA Swimmer Michael Phelps heads to Beijing next month, he'll get 8 chances to break Mark Spitz's 36-year-old record of 7 gold medals at one Olympic Games. Phelps won 6 gold medals at in Athens. (July 14)This video contains ONLY natural sound. No script is available.