Caroline Buchanan and Raymon van der Biezen were the fastest riders in the womens and mens BMX qualification round at the London 2012 Olympic Games, the first phase of competition in the three day program. miracurl pro babyliss . As top seeds, Buchanan and van der Biezen will have first start lane choice as they advance through the elimination rounds. During the qualification time trial, one rider at a time races from the top of the eight-metre high start ramp all the way to the finish, aiming for the fastest possible time. Each rider gets just one chance, and the time is used to establish the seed order, which heat - or moto - as well as lane choice for the elimination rounds. The women were the first athletes on track to compete in the time trial. With just 16 riders, and no quarter-finals action in the womens competition, a fast time is vital to get the best seed position heading into the elimination phase of the competition. Buchanan set the fastest time in the womens time trial. Second last on the start list, the Australian finished the course in a time of 38.434 seconds. Next fastest was New Zealands Sarah Walker , 0.210 seconds behind Buchanan. Colombias Mariana Pajon rounded out the top three. British rider Shanaze Reade was fifth fastest with a time of 39.368 seconds. American Brooke Crain , who came to the Olympics as an alternate, entered competition after a training crash ruled out teammate Arielle Martin. Crain crashed during her qualification run, coming up just short on a series of whoops and crashing into the face of the next roller. Crain walked off the track, and appeared to be fine. During the mens qualification runs, Canadian Tory Nyhaug jumped wide on course, nearly landing off the track. The error cost him time, qualifying with a time of 39.515, 20th fastest. This is Nyhaugs first competition since crashing at the World Cup finals in Papendal, Netherlands in May. Nyhaug broke his wrist and ruptured his spleen in the crash, opting to have the spleen removed. Van der Biezen set the fastest qualifying time in the mens competition with a time of 37.779, significantly faster than the rest of the field. Frenchman Joris Daudet was second fastest at 38.221. American Connor Fields finished fourth fastest in 38.431. Sam Willoughby was sixth fastest while defending Olympic champion Maris Strombergs ranked 11th. Mens quarter finals take place Thursday, August 9, at 10am ET/7am PT.   curl secret pas cher . He returned from a broken collarbone and is taking aim at a post-season run, even if it took one big pass to get there. Rodgers fired a 48-yard touchdown to Randall Cobb in the final minute, and the Packers beat the Chicago Bears 33-28 to capture the NFC North championship on Sunday. babyliss curl secret . The Real Madrid midfielder on Wednesday became the first athlete to amass 10 million followers on the social networking site, joining an elite group which previously contained mostly musicians.OTTAWA -- The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation believes the 2013 womens world hockey championship has been competitive enough to satisfy the International Olympic Committee. IOC president Jacques Rogge said at the conclusion of the 2010 Winter Olympic womens hockey tournament that "we cannot continue without improvement." Five womens games at those Olympics were won by nine goals or more. Rogges implied threat to boot womens hockey out of the Games if the scores didnt get closer galvanized the IIHF into putting more resources into the female game. IIHF president Rene Fasel doesnt believe womens hockey is at risk in the Winter Olympics. "I dont think there will be a problem there," Fasel said at the womens world championship. "I cannot imagine that an IOC president would kick womens hockey out of the program. I cant imagine that. But you never know. They get kicked wrestling out, so ..." The IOC hasnt officially eliminated wrestling from the Summer Games menu, but the IOCs executive committee has recommended that sport be dropped in 2020. Heading into Tuesdays medal games of the last womens world championship before the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, only one game had a goal differential of more than nine goals. Canada beat Switzerland 13-0 in the preliminary round. But fewer embarrassing scores is also due to a new tournament format in which the bottom two countries in the preliminary round never meet the top two countries in the tournament. After not winning a single game at the 2012 womens world championship, Russia wwill play Finland for bronze Tuesday. babyliss curl secret pas che. The Swiss women won bronze in 2012 for its first medal. Sweden, the 2006 Olympic silver medallist, dropped to seventh at this world championship, so there is movement now behind the U.S. and Canada. Fasel doesnt expect the gap between the North Americans and the rest of the world to close in Sochi, but believe it could happen four years after that in Pyeonchang. "Our goal is to be more competitive in (South) Korea in 2018," he said. "We need that time to go there." Coming out of 2010, the IIHF committed (C$2.1 million) two million Swiss francs to a plan to grow the female game worldwide. "It was a little shot from Jacques to us but I am happy because it gave me the opportunity and the federation that we spend an extra two million Swiss francs for the womens program and it was good," Fasel said Monday. One element of that plan was a mentorship program in which players and coaches from countries with more developed womens hockey programs are sounding boards and sources of information for their counterparts trying to close the gap on them. Coaching mentors and player ambassadors from the top four countries of Canada, the U.S., Sweden and Finland were assigned to assist coaches and players in nine other countries. Canadian captain Hayley Wickenheiser and Hockey Canadas head female scout Melody Davidson are the lead player ambassador and coach mentor, respectively. Fasel says he would like to see the field increase from eight to 10 womens teams in the Winter Olympics in the future. ' ' '

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