Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Olympic Pictures of the Day, Aug. 12

....Weight lifter Solenny Villasmil of Venezuela after failing at the clean and jerk in the women's 63-kilogram category.
Photo: David Guttenfelder/Associated Press

....Zhong Man of China, right, defeated Nicolas Lopez of France for the gold in the individual saber event.
Photo: Mark Dadswell/Getty Images

....Venus Williams, the defending Olympic champion, defeated Iveta Benesova of the Czech Republic, 6-1, 6-4.
Photo: Philippe Huguen/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Phelps turned in the top time in the 200 m butterfly semifinals, tying an Olympic record of 1 minute 53.70 seconds.
Photo: Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images

....Roulin Chen, left, and Xin Wang of China winning the gold in 10-meter synchronized diving.
Photo: Doug Mills/The New York Times

....In the 200-meter freestyle, Michael Phelps set another world record and finished almost two body lengths ahead of the silver medalist, Park Tae-hwan of South Korea.
Photo: Doug Mills/The New York Times

....The start of the women's quadruple sculls at the Shunyi Rowing and Canoeing Park.
Photo: Fred Dufour/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

....Xu Huang performing on the parallel bars during China's gold-medal winning performance in the team gymnastics competition.
Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

....Kevin Tan of the bronze-winning United States men's team competing on the rings. During the Beijing Games, his real name is listed: Kei Wen Tan.
Photo: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times