Olympics: Day One Results

By Epoch Times Staff
Epoch Times Staff
Epoch Times Staff
August 9, 2008 Updated: October 1, 2015

Mariel Zagunis of the USA (C) celebrates next to her compatriots Sada Jacobson (L) and Angelica Ward on the podium of the women's individual sabre on August 9, 2008 at the Fencing Hall of National Convention Center Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images ()
Mariel Zagunis of the USA (C) celebrates next to her compatriots Sada Jacobson (L) and Angelica Ward on the podium of the women's individual sabre on August 9, 2008 at the Fencing Hall of National Convention Center Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images ()
The Olympics began with sports from badminton to weightlifting, from team sports like soccer to individual sports like fencing, and from indoor sports like gymnastics to outdoor sports like cycling. The women’s individual sabre (fencing) saw a rare sweep, with the U.S. winning all three medals.

Coming up on Day 2, Michael Phelps will begin his quest for a possible eight gold medals. The U.S. men’s basketball team will face China, while its soccer team faces the Netherlands. The women’s cycling road race goes on day 2 and the tennis tournament begins as well.

 Olympic Medal Winners—Day 1

 Shooting—Women's
 Gold  Czech Republic  Katerina Emmons
 Silver  Russia  Lioubov Galkina
 Bronze  Croatia  Snjezana Pejcic
Shooting—Men's
 Gold  China  Pang Wei
 Silver  Republic of Korea  Jin Jong-oh
 Bronze  Democratic People's Republic of Korea  Kim Jong
 Weightlifting
 Gold  China  Chen Xiexia
 Silver  Turkey  Sibel Ozkan
 Bronze  Chinese Taipei  Chen Wei-Ling
 Cycling—Men's Road Race
 Gold  Spain  Samuel Sanchez
 Silver  Italy  Davide Rebellin
 Bronze  Switzerland  Fabian Cancellara
 Fencing—Women's Individual Sabre
 Gold  USA  Mariel Zagunis
 Silver  USA  Sada Jacobson
 Bronze  USA  Rebecca Ward
 Judo—Women's
 Gold  Romania  Alina Alexandra Dumitru
 Silver  Cuba  Yanet Bermoy
 Bronze  Japan  Tani Ryoko
 Bronze  Argentina  Paula Belen Pareto
  Judo—Men's
 Gold  Republic of Korea  Choi Min-Ho
 Silver   Austria  Ludwig Paischer
 Bronze  Netherlands  Ruben Houeks
 Bronze  Uzbekistan  Rishod Sobirov