[<< wikinews] Olympic highlights: August 23, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008 

August 23, 2008 is the 14th major day of the 2008 Olympic games, the below article lists some of the highlights.


=== Events ===


==== Men's javelin throw final ====

Norway's Andreas Thorkildsen took home the gold on Saturday, with a final score of 90.57, a new olympic record. Silver went to Ainars Kovals, who represents Latvia, with a final score of 86.64, a new personal best for him. Tero Pitkamaki of Finland received bronze.


==== Men's 5000m final ====

With a final time of 12.57.82, a new olympic record, Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia took home gold in the 5000m dash. Following with silver and bronze was Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge and Edwin Cheruiyot Soi.


==== Women's Volleyball ====

Brazil took gold by defeating the United States (silver) 3-1 in the gold medal match of Women's Indoor Volleyball. China defeated Cuba 3-1 to take bronze.


==== Women's 1500m final ====

Kenya's Nancy Jebet Langat in the women's 1500m dash final won gold, had a time of 4.00.23, a personal best for her. She was followed by Ukraine's Iryna Lishchynska and Nataliya Tobias, with silver and bronze respectively.


==== Men's baseball ====

For baseball, in the men's gold game between Cuba and South Korea, South Korea prevailed with a score 2-3, over nine innings, with Cuba taking silver. For the bronze game, the United States came up against Japan and won with a final score 8-4, also over nine innings.


==== Men's 10m diving final ====

Australian Matthew Mitcham took home gold with a final score of 537.95 in men's 10m diving. He was followed by Luxin Zhou of China with silver, and Russian Gleb Galperin with bronze.


=== Medal Table ===


== Sources ==

 "Records" — Beijing 2008, August 23, 2008
 "Men's Javelin Throw Final" — Beijing 2008, August 23, 2008
 "Men's 5000m Final" — Beijing 2008, August 23, 2008
 "Women's Bronze Medal - Match 37" — Beijing 2008, August 23, 2008
 "Women's Gold Medal - Match 38" — Beijing 2008, August 23, 2008
 "Men's Bronze Medal Game - Game 31" — Beijing 2008, August 23, 2008
 "Men's Gold Medal Game - Game 32" — Beijing 2008, August 23, 2008
 "Men's 10m Platform Final" — Beijing 2008, August 23, 2008