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U.S. China News 2012.07.29

Sun, July 29, 2012

US tops Russia, China in women’s gym qualifying
Newsday (blog)
US tops Russia, China in women’s gym qualifying. Originally published: July 29, 2012 12:08 AM Updated: July 29, 2012 1:35 PM By The Associated Press NANCY ARMOUR (AP National Writer). Photo credit: AP | U.S. gymnast Mc Kayla Maroney performs on
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Controversy surrounds world-record 400 IM of China’s 16-year-old Ye Shiwen
Yahoo! Sports
The doctor heading the Chinese Olympic team during many of those scandals, Chen Zhanghao, recently defended his country’s actions, calling doping “widespread” during previous decades. “The United States, the Soviet Union and France were all [doping]
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Jodyn Wieber fails to qualify, as US sails past Russia, China
SI.com
Jodyn Wieber fails to qualify, as U.S. sails past Russia, China. Story Highlights. American gymnast Jordyn Wieber failed to qualify for the all-around competition. Wieber, a favorite for the gold, had lost two all-around competitions since 2008. The U.S. has
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China wins 1st diving gold; US ends Olympic medal drought in London Games
Washington Post
“After 2008, all of us were really close and we needed to fine-tune our training.” Laura Wilkinson’s gold on 10-meter platform in Sydney, where she upset the Chinese despite a broken foot, was the last U.S. medal. The Americans were shut out for the first time
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Olympics Preview: US Men’s Gymnastics
Huffington Post
The U.S. Olympics men’s gymnastics team faces a tough competition against powerhouses China and Japan when qualifiers begin on July 28. But with an Olympic veteran and two of the most exciting male gymnasts since the Hamm brothers on the team,
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Lochte captures first US gold; China nets four
CNN International
Ryan Lochte captured the United States‘ first gold medal of the 2012 Olympic Games on Saturday, soundly defeating rival swimming great Michael Phelps in a highly anticipated men’s 400-meter individual medley, while China blazed past its rivals throughout
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US men’s gymnasts off to rousing start
San Jose Mercury News
And while powerhouses China and Japan wobbled their way through qualifying Saturday, the U.S. men proved they have the big skills to back up their big hopes. Their score of 275.342 was almost three points ahead of resurgent Russia. “We’re going to do
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China on rise as Lochte bests Phelps
Yahoo! Sports
Ye Shiwen and Sun Yang seized gold on Saturday as China issued an emphatic challenge to US Olympic swimming supremacy on a day when American icon Michael Phelps floundered. Ye, 16, delivered a breathtaking closing freestyle leg to win the
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China’s Ye Shiwen wins women’s Swimming 400m individual medley final
Chicago Tribune
Ye finished with a world record time of 4:28.43 at the Aquatics Centre in London to claim China’s fourth gold medal of the games. The United States‘ Elizabeth Beisel won the silver with a time of 4:31.27 and China’s Li Xuanxu won the bronze with a time of
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US pair takes silver in diving
ESPN
LONDON — Wu Minxia and He Zi of China won the first diving gold medal of the London Olympics on Sunday, putting the country on a path toward a possible sweep of the eight medals. Wu and He led throughout the five-dive round and totaled 346.20 points
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US tops Russia, China in women’s gymnastics qualifying
New York Post
LONDON — The Americans remain atop the standings in qualifying for Olympic women’s gymnastics, with Russia and China unable to catch them. Russia, runner-up to the United States at last year’s world championships, is 1.5 points back after scoring
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Lochte rises, China’s gymnasts fall. A lot.
Houston Chronicle (blog)
They could be the first U.S. team to bring home the gold since 1984. That’s due in large part to the Chinese team — who dominated last year — failing in spectacular fashion. It could be attributed to a last-minute substitution due to an injury. Based on the clips
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Teenager Ye powers to gold in 400m medley
Chicago Tribune
LONDON (Reuters) – A teenager with an irregular crop of hair and an uncertain smile, China’s Ye Shiwen showed no sign of awkwardness in the pool as she powered to gold in the 400 meters individual medley on Sunday. Both Ye and her compatriot Li Xuanxu, who won the bronze Ye trailed American world champion Elizabeth Beisel after the penultimate breaststroke leg before unleashing a devastating sprint finish over the final two freestyle laps. She covered the penultimate lap in 29.75 seconds, faster than
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Lochte downs Phelps, China win double gold
Chicago Tribune
LONDON (Reuters) – Swimming’s new world order was unveiled in spectacular fashion on the opening day of Olympic competition on Saturday as Ryan Lochte dethroned Michael Phelps and China’s Sun Yang and Ye Shiwen provided irrefutable evidence
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Fragile European economy dampens CEOs’ outlook
Huffington Post
Demand for cars increased in the second quarter in the U.S., China, Russia and India. Volkswagen said that should continue in the second half of the year, although at a slower pace. The German automaker warned the car market in western Europe would
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US men’s gymnastics team is No. 1 qualifier entering final Monday
Chicago Sun-Times
While perennial powerhouses China and Japan bobbled and wobbled their way through qualifying Saturday, the U.S. team proved it has the skills to back up its hopes. The team didn’t count a single fall, and its final score of 275.342 was almost three points
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Olympics-Shooting-Record-breaking Rhode wins skeet gold
Reuters
Another shooting medal for China. By Patrick Johnston. LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) – Shooter Kim Rhode etched her name into the annals of great American Olympians on Sunday when she easily won the women’s skeet gold medal to become the first U.S.
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US cruises to lead in men’s gymnastics qualifying
The Associated Press
LONDON (AP) — The American men will be thrilled if they can hang onto this same spot in the gymnastics team finals, finishing Saturday’s qualifying round in first place. While defending Olympic champion China and perennial powerhouse Japan bobbled
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US leads China and Japan in men’s gymnastics qualifying
Los Angeles Times
The U.S. men’s gymnastics team was in first place overall in team qualifying after the two of the three subdivisions contested Saturday, ahead of the favorites from Japan, the defending gold medalists from China and the hometown squad from Britain. The third
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Sew what? Chinese garment maker puzzled at US flap
Denver Post
While Ralph Lauren and the U.S. Olympic Committee try to stem the public-relations crisis, many Chinese, like Li, are baffled by the controversy. Most garment manufacturing left U.S. shores long ago. Low-cost Chinese goods, they reason, have helped
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16-year-old American Ariel Hsing reaches 3rd round in Olympic table tennis
Washington Post
Hsing was born in the U.S. to parents who emigrated to the country two decades ago. Her father Michael is from Taiwan and her mother Xin Jiang was born in China. Table tennis will get serious later Sunday and Monday with the top 16 men and women’s
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Empty seats row hits Games, China in gold start
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – Organizers sought to quell growing public frustration on Sunday over empty seats across venues at the London Olympics, where China laid down an early marker with a world record win in the pool and a commanding early lead in the
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Kimberly Rhode sets US record
ESPN
making her the first American to take an individual-sport medal in five consecutive Olympics. Rhode tied the world record and set an Olympic record with 99 points. Wei Ning of China took silver with 91 points and Danka Bartekova of Slovakia got bronze by
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For US, Rhode is No. 1 with a bullet
Fox News
Rhode, who was already considered one of the greatest shooters in U.S. history before these games even started, turned in one of the most dominating shooting performances in Olympic history on Sunday. She hit 99 of the 100 targets to win the skeet competition in nearly flawless fashion at the Her closest competition on Sunday was China’s Wei Ning, who hit a total of 91 shots to fall way short of the standard set by Rhode. In those terms it was the most dominating performance in Olympic shooting history, with
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Record-breaking Rhode wins skeet gold
Chicago Tribune
LONDON (Reuters) – Shooter Kim Rhode etched her name into the annals of great American Olympians on Sunday when she easily won the women’s skeet gold medal to become the first U.S. competitor to win individual medals in five consecutive Games. Rhode finished with a total of 99 hits, only missing one of the 100 clays she shot at all day, ahead of Wei Ning of China on 91 with Slovakia’s Danka Bartekova (90) taking bronze after a shootoff with Marina Belikova of Russia. “One got away but everyone misses
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John Orozco, US men’s gymnastics team lead in qualifying at Olympics 2012
ABC7Chicago.com
Defending Olympic champion China, which has won the last five world titles, is sixth after a splat-filled day. Ukraine and France rounded out the top eight. “We studied a lot about the American team already,” said Japanese coach Yasunori Tachibana, who
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London Olympics: Ryan Lochte tips swim cap to Chinese girl
Los Angeles Times
That was a respectful joke — Lochte’s overall time was 4:05.18; Ye’s was 4:28.43 — but her time drew the attention of American swimmers in part because her winning time was five seconds faster than her qualifying time. The silver medalist, Elizabeth Beisel of
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Table Tennis – Everyone asks: Who can beat Chinese?
Chicago Tribune
LONDON (Reuters) – Chinese fireworks lit up the London 2012 opening ceremony and China’s young table tennis stars are expected to rise to the task of taking every gold, although rivals hope the pressure could lead to an upset. “It would be like birthday,
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China’s Guo Wenjun wins women’s shooting 10m air pistol
Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – China’s Guo Wenjun won the Olympic gold medal in the women’s shooting 10m air pistol at the 2012 London Games on Sunday. Guo finished with 488.1 points at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London to claim China’s fifth gold medal of
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US lead to raise golden hopes
Chicago Tribune
LONDON (Reuters) – The United States men raised hopes of winning their first gymnastics team gold medal since 1984 when they outclassed reigning champions China and 2008 silver medalists Japan to lead the way in qualifying at the Olympics on
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Olympic Daily News – Sunday, July 29
Fox News
London, England (Sports Network) – Guo Wenjun won her second straight Olympic title in 10-meter air pistol on Sunday, giving China the first two women’s shooting golds of the London Games. France’s U.S. WOMEN’S EIGHT ADVANCES TO FINALS
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American Takes Gold in Women’s Skeet, Setting Records
New York Times
Wei Ning of China finished the event in second place, hitting 91 targets, with Marina Belikova of Russia and Danka Bartekova of Slovakia both hitting 90 targets. Bartekova earned the bronze medal in a shootout. After Rhode’s final shot, the audience rose to
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US men take lead; China slips
Boston.com
LONDON — Maybe someone slipped graphite into their chalk bowl. How else to explain how China’s world champion male gymnasts ended up a sliphanded sixth in Saturday’s qualifying round. Or maybe the Americans loaded up with super glue. “Can we
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U.S.‘s Rhode sets Olympic record on way to skeet gold medal
CBSSports.com
Rhode won the gold medal in women’s skeet shooting Sunday, making her the first American to take an individual-sport medal in five consecutive Olympics. Rhode tied the world record and set an Olympic record with 99 points. Wei Ning of China took silver
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Silver lining for Beisel
New York Post
In what was a mild upset, Peter Vanderkaay of Rochester, Mich., won the bronze medal in the men’s 400 meter freestyle. His time of 3:44.69 was 4.55 behind the gold-medal pace of China’s Yang Sun. Conor Dwyer from the U.S. finished fifth. For Vanderkaay
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American-made excuse
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
More to the point, on the made-in-China uniforms worn by Team USA. Reports that Ralph Lauren Corp. outsourced production of the uniforms to China have U.S. lawmakers in a lather. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the outfits should be put in a pile
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Bo wife murder charge vexes skeptical Chinese
Chicago Tribune
BEIJING, China (Reuters) – China’s ruling Communist Party might insist that the murder charge against Gu Kailai, the wife of ousted Politburo member Bo Xilai, is a simple case of all being equal before the law, but winning over the jury of public opinion is proving tough. Since China’s last big political Xinhua said that the economic dispute between Gu and Heywood involved her son, Bo Guagua, who graduated from Harvard University this year and is still believed to be in the United States. It reported Gu believed
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Any U.S. revelry is muted after lead
The Register-Guard
Japan plummeted to fifth out of eight advancing teams, while China free-fell to sixth. A young U.S. team scored 275.342 points to finish first. Russia finished second, with 272.595 points. Britain, the home team under pressure to deliver medals in this sport, was
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China gets two swim golds, two records
Tampabay.com
But the biggest winner was China. Ye Shiwen, 16, set a world record in the women’s 400-meter individual medley, and Sun Yang won the men’s 400 freestyle in Olympic record time. Also, Natalie Coughlin got a bronze medal as part of the U.S. 400 freestyle
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China’s Ye wins women’s 400m medley
Chicago Tribune
She trains in Florida alongside Ryan Lochte, who won the men’s 400 medley gold on Saturday as the U.S. and China slugged it out for top honors in the pool. Rice made Saturday’s final but finished out of the medals. (Editing by Greg Stutchbury). Copyright
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Ariel Hsing reaches 3rd round at Olympics
Yahoo! Sports
“But times are changing and she’s playing well.” Hsing was born in the U.S. to parents who emigrated to the country two decades ago. Her father Michael is from Taiwan and her mother Xin Jiang was born in China. Table tennis will get serious later Sunday
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Golden Rhode: US shooter makes history with skeet title
Fox News
By hitting 99-of-100 targets she tied another world record and easily outdistanced China’s Wei Ning, who hit eight fewer targets than Rhode to win silver. “There are really no words to describe it,” Rhode said of her achievement. “It’s totally emotional.”
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