A marauding Sushil flips Kazakhstan’s A. Tanatarov in the semis. A food poisoning scare limited him in the final.
“I wanted the national anthem to be heard on the Olympic stage again. I’m sorry I fell short.”Sushil Kumar, London Olympics 66kg Freestyle silver medallist
Phelps in 200m individual medley heats at the London Olympics. After a slow start, he finished with four golds, two silvers.
“I was able to really put the final cherry on top tonight...I was able to top off the sundae.”
Michael Phelps, Olympic swimming legend, 18 golds over three Games
Francois Xavier Marit/AFP (From Outlook 14 January 2013)
United States' Michael Phelps poses with his gold medal for the men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay swimming final at the Aquatics Center in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Over the course of this year's Olympics, Phelps won 4 gold and 2 silver medals, and became the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a career total of 22 medals.
London Olympics bronze medal winner for boxing, Mary Kom, center, gestures, as shooting silver medalist Vijay Kumar, right, and Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, left, look on, during a presentation in Mumbai.
London Olympic bronze medal winners badminton player Saina Nehwal, left, and boxer MC Mary Kom pose with their medals at an event celebrating their victory, in Bangalore. India won six medals - four bronze and two sliver, in the London Summer Olympics.
London Olympic medal winners, from left, bronze medal in shooting Gagan Narang, bronze medal in boxing MC Mary Kom, silver medalist in wrestling Sushil Kumar, silver medal in shooting Vijay Kumar, bronze medal in badminton Saina Nehwal and bronze medal in wrestling Yogeshwar Dutt pose for the media at a ceremony by Sports authority of India in New Delhi.
Olympics Bronze medalist in Badminton Saina Nehwal gives a victory sign to her fans as she is taken in a procession to India Gate after she was felicitated by the Sports authority of India in New Delhi.
The Emcee Also Freestyles
Ever unassuming, Mary Kom lets her actions speak for her. And they speak volumes. But a true champion knows when to pull her punches. Trading in her trunks for the phanek at a homecoming felicitation, the Olympian drew on the quiet grace of the jhum fieldhands. The delicate twists and twirls of this traditional dance manifested just as easily as those urgent hook-and-jab flurries.
Olympic silver medallist shooter Vijay Kumar showing his medal to Chief of Army Staff Gen Bikram Singh during a function for felicitation of army personnel who participated in London Games 2012, in Defence Ministry in New Delhi. The Army will provide all help to promote Olympic silver medalist Vijay Kumar as an officer in the force soon after he was promoted as a Subedar Major, Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh said.
Olympic silver medallist shooter Vijay Kumar showing his medal during a function for felicitation of army personnel who participated in London Games 2012, in Defence Ministry in New Delhi. The Army will provide all help to promote Olympic silver medalist Vijay Kumar as an officer in the force soon after he was promoted as a Subedar Major, Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh said.
Men's marathon gold medalist Uganda's Stephen Kiprotich, center, is flanked by silver medalist Abel Kirui, of Kenya, left, and bronze medalist Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich, at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Kamla Devi, center, the mother of wrestler Sushil Kumar celebrates after her son won the silver medal at the Olympic games in London, at the family home in New Delhi. Kumar won silver in the men's 66kg freestyle wrestling at the Olympic Games in London.
From left, silver medalist Sushil Kumar, gold medalist Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu of Japan, bronze medalist Akzhurek Tanatarov of Kazakhstan, and bronze medalist Livan Lopez Azcuy of Cuba, participate in the medals ceremony for men's 66-kg freestyle wrestling at the 2012 Olympics, in London.
Chen Ruolin from China competes during the women's 10-meter platform diving semifinal at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Chen claimed her second gold medal in the title.
From left, bronze medalist, India's Mery Kom Hmangte, bronze medalist Marlen Esparza of the United States, gold medalist Nicola Adams of Great Britain, and silver medalist Ren Cancan of China participate in the medals ceremony for women's final flyweight 51-kg gold medal boxing match at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
South Korea's Kim Hyeon-woo stands on the victory stand after defeating Hungary's Tamas Lorincz in their gold medal match in the 66-kg Greco-Roman wrestling competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London.
Saina Nehwal displays her bronze medal at a press conference in Hyderabad. Nehwal became the first Indian badminton player to win any medal in the Olympics when she won the bronze in the women’s singles at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
India's Vikas Gowda competes in the men's discus Throw final during athletics competitions at the 2012 Summer Olympics at the Olympic Stadium in London. He finally came up with a below-par performance to finish a disappointing eighth in the final round of the men's discus throw event with an effort of 64.79m