Trivandrum: Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt proved once again that he was master of the track by winning gold in the 100m sprint men's finals, surpassing the Olympic record he himself had set in Beijing 2008. He finished first in 9.63 seconds, 0.05 seconds shy of the world record of 9.58 seconds. Fellow Jamaican, Yohan Blake won silver with a time of 9.75 seconds while Justin Glatin of USA took bronze with a time of 9.79 seconds.
For India, former world boxing champion M C Mary Kom would be looking
forward to match Saina Nehwal and bring home an individual medal in
women's boxing. The hockey team was humiliated 1 – 4 by South Korea to
underline the national team's dismal performance in the field.
Paes-Sania team has been eliminated from the mixed doubles.
Bolt celebrating his win
Medal hopes also rests with Sushil Kumar in wrestling and Vijendar Singh and Devendro Singh in boxing. Currently India has secured one silver and two bronze medals so far at the 2012 Olympics and is placed 41 in the list of countries. India's best performance came at 2008 Beijing where it won three medals, with one gold and two bronze.
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