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London 2012 roundup: Several Norway wins. Norwegian athletes have been successful in the first few days of the London 2012 Olympics. Cyclist Alexander Kristoff opened medals play for his country, winning a bronze medal during Saturday’s road race. He finished behind Colombia’s Rigoberto Uran Uran and Kazakhstan’s Alexandre Vinokourov with a time of 5:46:05. Yesterday saw a double victory, with the Men’s beach volleyball team with Norway’s Tarjei Skarlund and Martin Spinnangr beating Canada’s Martin Reader and Joshua Binstock 21-14. The Norwegian pair face Steve Grotowski and John Garcia-Thompson from Britain, Wednesday.

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London 2012 roundup: Several Norway wins

Published on Tuesday, 31st July, 2012 at 09:26 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .
Last Updated on 31st July 2012 at 09:39.

Norwegian athletes have been successful in the first few days of the London 2012 Olympics.

London 2012 Olympic park aerial view
London 2012 Olympic park aerial view
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Cyclist Alexander Kristoff opened medals play for his country, winning a bronze medal during Saturday’s road race. He finished behind Colombia’s Rigoberto Uran Uran and Kazakhstan’s Alexandre Vinokourov with a time of 5:46:05.

Yesterday saw a double victory, with the Men’s beach volleyball team with Norway’s Tarjei Skarlund and Martin Spinnangr beating Canada’s Martin Reader and Joshua Binstock 21-14. The Norwegian pair face Steve Grotowski and John Garcia-Thompson from Britain, Wednesday.

The memory of Sunday’s disappointing 23-24 French fumble in handball for Norway also faded slightly when the team won a 24-21 victory over neighbours Sweden thanks to 27-year-old reserve keeper Kari Aalvik Grimsbø, amongst others.

There have been some disappointments at the Games, however. Ole Magnus Bakken did not manage to match Alexander Kristoff’s good start. 

In Monday’s 10m Air Rifle Shooting final, Bakken did qualify for the final with a score of 597, but finished 8th place with a score of 94.5 taking his total score to 691.5. Bakken has yet to compete in the 50m rifle.

It also emerged that injury forced 25-year-old athlete Christina Vukicevic to pull out of the 100m Hurdles. She has also withdrawn from the Olympics completely.



Published on Tuesday, 31st July, 2012 at 09:26 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .
Last updated on 31st July 2012 at 09:39.

This post has the following tags: londonolympics2012, norwayathletes.





  
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