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  • Ohuruogu Wins Gold With Strong Final 100m | Video

    Ohuruogu Wins Gold With Strong Final 100m

    Christine Ohuruogu of Great Britain wins in surprising fashion with a time of 49.62. Pre race favourite Sanya Richards dominates the first 300m, but has difficulty in the final quarter of the race, allowing Ohuruogu to surge ahead around the final bend. She gives Great Britain its first Olympic gold medal in this event. Athletics 400m Women Final - Beijing 2008 - Christine Ohuruogu (GBR), Shericka Williams (JAM), Sanya Richards (USA).
  • Michael Phelps Qualifies as He Sets Olympic Record | Video

    Michael Phelps Qualifies as He Sets Olympic Record

    Elite swimmers are looking for a chance to get closer to the Olympic podium in the men's 400m individual medley. One of the first to qualify for the final is Lazlo Cseh in 4:09.26, becoming a gold medal contender, Ryan Lochte, wins heat 3, and Michael Phelps becomes the winner of heat 4 as he sets a new Olympic record. Swimming Men's 400m Individual Medley Heats - Olympic Record (4:07.82) - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - Michael Phelps (USA), Lazlo Cseh (HUN), Luca Marin (ITA)  
  • Dawn Harper Claims Gold by a Blink of an Eye | Video

    Dawn Harper Claims Gold by a Blink of an Eye

    American Dawn Harper races to Olympic victory, claiming the 100m hurdles gold medal by a blink of an eye. Harper crosses the finish line in just 12.54, just .10 seconds ahead of Sally McLellan of Australia. Canadian Priscilla Lopes-Scheliep claims the bronze medal. Athletics 100m hurdles Women's Final - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games - Dawn Harper (USA), Sally McLellan (AUS), Priscilla Lopes-Scheliep (CAN)
  • Michael Phelps Wins First Gold in Beijing | Video

    Michael Phelps Wins First Gold in Beijing

    The american swimming sensation Michael Phelps, starts his Olympic journey to win 8 gold medals by claiming his first title in the 400m IM. Phelps keeps a comfortable margin over the rest of the competitors most of the race, finishes in 4:03.84 over 2 seconds quickier than Cseh, shaving more than a full second off his own world record. Swimming Men's 400m Individual Medley Final - World record (4:03.84) - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - Michael Phelps (USA), Lazslo Cseh (HUN), Ryan Lochte (USA)  
  • Park Taehwan Gets First Swimming Gold for His Country | Video

    Park Taehwan Gets First Swimming Gold for His Country

    Park Taehwan claims Olympic gold with a brilliant performance in the 400m freestyle, winning the first swimming Olympic title for South Korea. Park hits the wall first in 3:41.86, Zhang Li of China, takes the silver medal home in 3:42.44, followed very closely by American Larsen Jensen. With this win, Park becomes the first asian swimmer to win a gold medal in this event. Swimming Men's 400m Freestyle Final - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - Park Taehwan (KOR), Zhang Li (CHN), Larsen Jensen (USA)
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