Federer-Wawrinka win gold
Switzerland's Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka beat Simon Aspelin and Thomas Johansson of Sweden 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (4/7), 6-3 to win the Olympic men's doubles title on Saturday.Updated: Aug 17, 2008 00:46 IST
Switzerland's Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka beat Simon Aspelin and Thomas Johansson of Sweden 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (4/7), 6-3 to win the Olympic men's doubles title on Saturday.
The Swiss pair raced to a two-set lead but were taken to a tense fourth set before claiming their country's first tennis gold since Marc Rosset's 1992 singles triumph. Earlier top-seeded US twins Bob and Mike Bryan claimed the bronze medal with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over Arnaud Clement and Michael Llodra of France on Saturday.
Djokovic wins bronze
Novak Djokovic claimed Serbia's second medal at the Beijing Olympics by winning a bronze in singles. Djokovic beat James Blake of the United States 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) Saturday.
Olympic crown for New Zealand's Vili
Reigning world champion Valerie Vili of New Zealand won the women's shot put gold medal.
Belarussians Natalia Mikhnevich and Nadzeya Ostapchuk took the silver and bronze medals.
Vili finished eighth at the 2004 Athens Olympics.
Indonesia wins Olympic badminton
Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan gave Indonesia its first gold medal of the Olympics on Saturday after defeating China's Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng win 12-21, 21-11, 21-16 in the badminton men's doubles final. In mixed doubles, top-seeded Liliyana Natsir and Nova Widianto of Indonesia defeated fourth-seeded He Hanbin and Yu Yang 15-21, 21-11, 23-21 in the semifinals to end China's hopes of sweeping the gold medals.
Argentina, Brazil in football semis
Shanghai: Benfica midfielder Angel Di Maria scored an extra-time goal to fire defending football champions Argentina into the Olympic semifinals with a 2-1 victory over the Netherlands on Saturday. Brazil also joined their South American counterparts in the last four with a 2-0 extra-time win over Cameroon.