Olympics: Jackeline Rentería wins another bronze in wrestling
By Dialogo August 10, 2012
LONDON – Here’s what you might have missed in recent Olympic action:
Colombia’s women’s freestyle wrestling: Jackeline Rentería claimed her second straight Olympic bronze medal when she beat Ukraine’s Tetyana Lazareva, 3-1, in the 55-kilogram (121-pound) final. Colombia has claimed six medals during the London Games, its most successful summer Olympics ever.
Men’s canoe: In the C2 1,000-meter race, Cuba’s team of Serguey Torres Madrigal and José Carlos Bulnes finished sixth in 3:42.357 and Brazil’s Ronilson Oliveira and Erlon de Souza Silva were 10th in 3:41.484. Germany’s Peter Kretschmer and Kurt Kuschela claimed the gold in 3:33.804.
Women’s diving: Mexico’s Paola Espinosa finished sixth with 356.20 points in the 10-meter platform competition. China’s Ruolin Chen won gold with 422.30 points, followed by Australia’s Brittany Broben (366.50) and Malaysia’s Pandelela Rinong (359.20).
Here’s what you should keep an eye on Aug. 11:
Men’s soccer: Brazil and Mexico will play for what will be either country’s first gold medal in men’s soccer when they meet at Wembley Stadium. Brazil, which is coming off a 3-0 win over South Korea, claimed two silver and two bronze medals in its Olympic history. Meantime, Mexico, which defeated Japan 3-1 in the semifinals, is guaranteed of its first Olympic medal.
Women’s indoor volleyball: Brazil faces the United States in the gold medal match after thrashing Japan in the semifinals, 3-0. The United States, which has yet to lose a match at the London Games, drilled South Korea 3-0 in their semifinal. The Americans beat Brazil during pool play, 3-1.