The shooting becomes a national hope of Russia at the Olympics. After Saturday's success Lyubov Galkina shooting 10m air rifle, on Sunday, a silver medal in shooting won Natalia Paderina.
To finish the athlete was very bright - she stopped on the way an Olympic record. She had every chance of a gold medal, but the second attempt she shot poorly than once crossed all hopes for the finals.
The winner with a new Olympic record was the Chinese Guo Venyun. Third place was taken by the representative of Georgia Nino Salukvadze.
"Of course, an Olympic medal - a great success. I'm happy, but there is a bit of disappointment. The Chinese girl was very strong today, and rightfully won the "gold" - said immediately after the ceremony Paderin.
In individual events the shooter Alexei Alipov, Olympic champion in 2004, reached the final in the ladder with a better result, but it took only third place. Thus, he has won Russia's first bronze medal.
In this kind of target fly in different directions, and the athlete need to get on them.
Olympic champion was Czech David Kosteletski, who set an Olympic record (146 targets), he won the silver medal Italian Giovanni Peliello (143).
Silver Award received Russian diver - Julia Pahalina and Anastasia Pozdnyakov. They scored in the three-meter springboard diving to 323, 61 points, giving primacy Chinese women Yindzhin Guo and Wu Mink, who scored 343, 50 points. Third place was taken by the Germans and Ditte Kottsian Heike Fichet.
Total on Sunday will be played 14 sets of medals. Already I lost a chance on one of these swimmer Yuri Prilukov, who failed in the end to fight for the award, even without getting to the final.
His first medal in the race at 400 meters was won by American Michael Phelps, simultaneously setting a world record - 4 minutes 3.84 seconds. However, the athlete was an unhappy, saying that he was not satisfied with the time in which it was subjected to the distance. Recall that in Athens, Phelps won six gold medals. This time his plan is for two "gold" is more.
Silver medal was won by Hungarian Laszlo Cseh, bronze went to another American - Ryan Lochte (4.08, 09).
In the women's relay Russians also were not included. Champion at the distance of 4 100 meters freestyle became Dutch, second place was the US team, and the third - the Australian, who are traditionally strong in swimming. Which, incidentally, proved Stephanie Rice won for the country's first "gold" combined style. The second was the Kirsty Coventry of Zimbabwe, the third - Katie Hoff of the US. Russia's Yana Martynova sailed seventh.
Despair Russian fans still early: Competition has just begun, and the game has yet to enter our main trump cards. Thus, the Russian men's volleyball team started the tournament win in Serbia. By the way, women's on Saturday defeated the Italians, but so far it's not terrible: in front of all teams has several group matches.
Men's basketball team has also started with a win from her hands fell the Iranian national team with a score of 71:49. But handball players lost the opening match Icelanders - 31:33.
But the Russian fencer Anton Avdeev out of the fight for the medals at the Beijing Olympics in the individual championship, having just one fight. He lost in the 1/16 Frenchman Ulrishu Robayo - 11:15.
Also in Beijing, I started a tennis tournament, which has been several serious events. Withdrew from the competition due to injury American Lindsay Davenport and Frenchwoman Tatiana Golovin.
Russian Nikolay Davydenko defeated his first opponent and went into the second round of the Olympic tennis tournament. He was beaten in straight sets representative of the Latvian Ernest Gulbis - 6: 4, 6: 2.Takzhe second round had to leave American James Blake.