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Day 2 Roundup: China tops medals table

07-30-2012 10:48 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

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China stayed clear on top of the Olympic medals table, as Day Two of the London Games came to a close.

Following an impressive opening day, the Chinese added two golds from shooting and diving. They currently lead the medal tally with 6 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze.

China finished the second day of competition still on top of the medals table, following some more impressive performances by Chinese athletes.

Defending champion Guo Wenjun, who was back to shooting four months after giving birth to a girl last year, retained her women's 10-meter air pistol title.

Guo Wenjun of China celebrates after winning women's 10m air pistol final at
the London 2012 Olympic Games in London, Britain, July 29, 2012. Guo Wenjun
of China claimed the title in this event. (Xinhua/Yin Gang)

Guo won the qualifying round but was down to third with two rounds left in the final. But the 2008 champion got back to top in the last shot when then leader Celine Goberville of France faltered.

Guo Wenjun of China celebrates after winning women's 10m air pistol
final at the London 2012 Olympic Games in London, Britain, July 29,
2012. Guo Wenjun of China claimed the title in this event.
(Xinhua/Yin Gang)

The all-conquering Chinese divers started their bid for a clean sweep of eight gold medals, as Wu Minxia and He Zi won the women’s 3-meter synchronized springboard title. The world champions led all the way to amass 346.2 points, well ahead of their U.S. and Canadian competitors.

Wu Minxia (bottom) and He Zi of China compete during
women's synchronised 3m springboard final of diving at
the London 2012 Olympic Games in London, Britain, July 29,
2012. The Chinese divers claimed the title with 346.20.
(Xinhua/Liu Dawei)

Wu Minxia and He Zi of China compete during women's synchronised 3m springboard
final of diving at the London 2012 Olympic Games in London, Britain, July 29,
2012. The Chinese divers claimed the title with 346.20. (Xinhua/Liu Dawei)

At the Aquatic Center, China's Lu Ying won the women's 100m butterfly silver in 56.87 seconds. American Dana Vollmer claimed the title with 55.98 seconds, eclipsing the previous world mark of 56.06.

The Chinese women's archery team took silver after narrowly missing out to South Korea...and Wu Jingbiao finished second, after leading the men's 56 kilogram weight lifting competition.

Wei Ning added another medal for China by taking silver in the women's skeet shooting with 91 points. The gold went to Kimberly Rhode of the United States, who has become the first American to win an individual medal in five consecutive Olympics. She tied the world record and set a new Olympic record with 99 points.

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: CCTV.com

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