Silver and Bronze in 4x400m Relays
Russian women’s team (Y. Guschina, L. Litvinova, T. Firova, A. Kapachinskaya) finished second in the 4x400m Relay final at the Olympics in Beijing clocking 3:18.82. Men’s team (M. Dyldin, V. Frolov, A. Kokorin, D. Alekseyev) finished third setting a national record of 2:58.06.

Anna Chicherova takes women’s high jump bronze
Anna Chicherova placed third in the women’s high jump final at the Olympic Games in Beijing. She cleared 2.03m repeating her personal best. Defending Olympic Champion Yelena Slesarenko placed fourth clearing 2.01. Svetlana Shkolina was 14th with 1.93.

Yevgeniy Lukyanenko takes men’s pole vault silver
Yevgeniy Lekyanenko took the silver medal in the men’s pole vault at the Olympics in Beijing. He cleared 5.85m. The winner was Austrlia’s Steven Hooker who set an Olympic record of 5.96m.

Tatyana Lebedeva takes silver in long jump
Tatyana Lebedeva placed second in the women’s long jump at the Olympic Games in Beijing achieving a season best of 7.03m, 1cm behind of the winner, Maurren Higa Maggi of Brazil.

Russia wins in women’s 4x100m
At the Olympic Games, Russian team won the women’s 4x100m Relay clocking a season best of 42.31 sec.

Tatyana Chernova becomes bronze medalist
Tatyana Cheronva became the Olympic bronze medalist in the women’s heptathlon after the disqualification of Lyudmila Blonska of Ukraine. Hyles Fountain of the USA got the silver medal.

Denis Nizhegorodov takes bronze in 50kmRW
Denis Nizhegorodov finished third in the men’s 50kmRW at the Olympic Games in Beijing clocking 3:40:14. Sergey Kirdyapkin did not finish, and Igor Yerokhin did not start.

Mariya Abakumova: Olympic silver with Russian record!
Mariya Abakumova placed second in the women’s javelin throw at the Olympic Games in Beijing setting a Russian record of 70.78m. The Champion was Barbora Spotakova of Czech who set an European record of 71.42m.

Silnov adds to Shakhty’s Olympic record reputation
The score 16 – 4 is an important one for Andrey Silnov. It is the result of the vote in the Russian Olympic Committee that sent him to Beijing. Originally, it may be recalled, he was not in the squad, finishing fourth in the Russian championships.

Isinbayeva 5.05m World Pole Vault record in Beijing!
For the second straight Olympic Games, Yelena Isinbayeva set a new World record in the Pole Vault.

Tatyana Lebedeva takes silver
Tatyana Lebedeva won the silver medal in the women’s triple jump at the Olympic Games in Beijing. She achieved 15.32, 7cm less than the winner Françoise Mbango Eton of Cameroon. Viktoriya Gurova placed 7th with 14.77 and Anna Pyatykh was 8th with 14.73m.

Galkina-Samitova improves her World Steeplechase record
Russia’s Gulnara Galkina-Samitova this evening improved her World record in the women’s 3000m Steeplechase when winning the inaugural Olympic title in this event in front of a capacity 91,000 audience on the third evening of athletics competition in the Bird’s Nest.

Borchin prevails as Saransk race walking school finally makes it to top of Olympic podium
Beijing – Olympic organisers put down a 4mm thick matt along the course for the men’s 20km Race Walk today and it turned into a magic carpet ride for Russia’s 21-year-old Valeriy Borchin. Inevitably, he thanked his coach and the President of the Republic of Mordovia.

Mariya Konovalova sets 10.000m PB
In the women’s 10.000m final, Mariya Konovalova finished fifth setting a personal best of 30:35.84 at the Olympic Games in Beijing today. Inga Abitova passed the finish line after Konovalova clocking 30:37.33.

All Russians in women’s triple jump final
Tatyana Lebedeva, Viktoriya Gurova and Anna Pyatykh qualified for the women’s triple jump final after today’s qualifications at the Olympic Games in Beijing. Lebedeva achieved 14.55 in her first attempt (qualification standard was 14.45m), Gurova did 14.78 in second one and Pyatykh jumped 14.45 in second attempt as well.

Bogdanova places fourth
Anna Bogdanova is placing fourth in the women’s heptathlon after Day 1 at the Olympic Games in Beijing. Her current result is 3922 points.

Russians’ successful performance in women’s 3000mSt
All the Russian athletes will compete in the women’s 3000mSt final at the Olympic Games in Beijing after today’s heats. Gulnara Galkina-Samitova won the 1st heat with the best time of the heats – 9:15.17.