London 2012 Olympics: Highlights of day 5 for team GB, team India

Great Britain’s wait for gold medal at London 2012 Olympics ended on August 1, thanks to Bradley Wiggins and women’s rowing pair. For team India, it was disappointment in tennis but hope in badminton as Saina Nehwal entered quarter-final.  

Team GB

Britain moved from its 21st position in the medal table to number 10 after women’s rowing pair, Heather Stanning and Helen Glover, won the first gold for the country quickly followed by cyclist Bradley Wiggins’s gold in the men’s time trial.

Glover and Stanning are the first women pair from Britain to win a gold medal in an Olympic rowing competition. Wiggins too made history by becoming GB’s most successful Olympian -- four gold, two silver and one bronze -- ahead of Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Chris Hoy.

His compatriot Briton Chris Froome won the bronze medal in the same competition.

In another victory, GB's Michael Jamieson claimed a silver medal in the men's 200m breaststroke taking Britain ahead in the medal table. The British men's eight rowing team, won a bronze and in tennis, Andy Murray reached the quarter-finals.

Team India

While it was good day for the home team at London 2012 Olympic Games, for team India, it was mixed story.

Nehwal entered quarter-final of women’s tennis singles after defeating Dutch Jie Yao in a straight series win.  But it was a different ending at the men’s doubles event where Leander Paes and less experienced Vishnu Vardhan lost to France’s Jo-Wilfred Tsonga and Michael Llodra.  

Indian women doubles pair -- Ashwini Ponnappa and Jwala Gutta too were out of the Games after failing to make it to the quarter-final of the tennis competition.

Quick take on India's London 2012 Olympic winners (and losers)

India ranked 55th at the 2012 Olympics medal table out of a total of 79 ranks. Indian athletes won six medals – two silver and four bronze – making it India’s best performance at an Olympic event. Here are the Indian Olympic winners (and losers) and their pictures.

Catch up on London 2012 Olympic news with IndiaNewsBulletin’s coverage here.

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