2012 Olympic Games Day 7 – Event Finals Previews & Predictions

Another opportunity for Michael Phelps to show that he’s far from over, hoping to win his 17th gold medal, 21st in total and third consecutive in the 100 meters butterfly event, while the Athletics events begin, with Kenya’s Vivian Cheruiyot in the middle of things, hoping to win the Women’s 10’000 meters in day 7 of the 2012 summer Olympics.

Archery – Men’s individual

Don’t be surprised to see three South Koreans with medals, with Im Dong-Hyun setting a new world record in the rankings, followed by Kim Bub-Min and Oh Jin-Hyek.


The queen of sports joins the Olympic games, beginning with Men’s Shot put; David Strol, the world champion from Germany is the favorite, also winning the event in the European championships before the Olympic games.

Women’s 10,000 meters – Kenya took all the medals at this event in the world championships a year ago, and Vivian Cheruiyot of Kenya is the overwhelming favorite to win gold and her first Olympic medal.

Badminton – Mixed Doubles

Gold and silver will go to China, sending both duos into the final, while Denmark and Indonesia will battle for bronze.


Men’s team pursuit – Great Britain set a new world record in the qualification round, making them the obvious favorites to take gold, with Australia and New Zealand probably good for medals as well.

Women’s Keirin as well.

Fencing – Men’s team Sabre

Russia are the favorites to win gold, but Belarus, Germany and Italy as always have a good chance of placing for medals.

Gymnastics – Men’s Trampoline


Men’s +100 kilograms – Teddy Riner of France is the world champion and Olympic silver medalist, favorite to win gold. Oscar Brayson of Cuba, the bronze medalist from Beijing; Daiki Kamikawa of Japan, the 2010 world champion; Andreas Tolzer of Slovenia, silver medalist in the last two WC’s and Barna Bor of Hungary all of a chance of winning a medal.

Women’s +78 kilograms – Tong Wen of China, the Olympic and World champion is the obvious favorite to win the event, followed by Idalys Ortíz of Cuba, Mika Sugimoto of Japan and Kim Na-young of South Korea.


Men’s single sculls – Ondrej Synek of the Czech Republic, a silver medalist from Beijing is the favorite to win gold, with world Champion Mahe Drysdale of Sweden hot on his tail. Alan Campbell of Great Britain is also in the running.

Men’s coxless pairs – It would be very surprising to see anyone but the New Zealand duo of Eric Murray and Hamish Bond winning the gold medal.

Men’s quadruple sculls – Croatia will be the clear favorites to win, while Great Britain, Germany and Australia will probably battle for the other two medals.

Women’s double sculls – The British duo of Anna Watkins and Katherine Grainger are the obvious favorites to win gold, as reigning world champions.

Shooting – Men’s 50 meters rifle prone, Men’s 25 meters rapid fire pistol


Women’s 200 meters backstroke – Probably going into an American duo winning gold and silver – Missy Franklin, who won the gold in the 100 meters and Elizabeth Beisel, taking the silver in the 400 medley. Maegan Nay of Australia, Anastasia Zuava of Russia and Kirsty Coventry of Zimbabwe will probably battle for bronze.

Men’s 100 meters butterfly – Michael Phelps’ final individual event of the Olympic games, probably ever, hoping to win another gold medal, for the third consecutive time in this event, while Chad le Clos of South Africa, Tyler McGill of the United States and Serbian nemesis Milorad Cavic will try and get in the way.

Women’s 800 meters freestyle – No Chinese swimmer in the final, very surprisingly, with British Rebecca Adlington, the gold medalist from Beijing and the world champion as the favorite, although Lotte Friis of Denmark seems to be right up there with her, with Katie Ledecky of the United States also with a small chance of coming between the two or ahead of them.

Men’s 50 meters freestyle – All the 8 men in the final swam faster than 22 seconds. Cullen Jones of the United States, Cesar Cielo, the gold medalist and world champion, Anthony Ervin of the United States and Brazilian Bruno Fratus look like they’ll end up with the medals.

Weightlifting – Men’s 85 kilograms, Women’s 75 kilograms.

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