August 4, 2012 in Sport

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Golden double for US at London Olympic tennis as Serena Williams destroys Maria Sharapova 6-0, 6-1 in women's singles; Bob & Mike Bryan win men’s doubles beating French pair Michael Llodra & Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4 7-6

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • South African Oscar Pistorius becomes first double-leg amputee to compete at the Olympics; 400m London; out in semi's
  • Super Rugby Final, Waikato Stadium, Hamilton: Chiefs win their first SR title with a 37-6 thrashing of the Sharks (Durban, RSA) at home

Sports record brokenWorld Record

US takes the 4 x 100m medley relay double at the London Olympics with Michael Phelps collecting his 18th Olympic gold medal; women's team sets world record 3:52.05


Deaths in Sport

  • Arnie Risen, Basketball Hall of Fame center (4-time NBA All Star), dies at 87