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Thursday, 9 August 2012

Overdose of London 2012 and the best moments so far

Thank goodness that the Olympics happens only once in every 4 years because it's so intense. I have been watching almost everything - athletics, swimming,diving, rowing, badminton, heptathlon, marathon, triathlon, gymnastics, weightlifting,track cycling and the list goes on. My favourite event so far? The men's badminton singles final between Lee Chong Wei from Malaysia and Lin Dan from China. It was a spectacular nail-biting and adrenalin-pumping affair down the the very last second when the winner emerges! Such a good fight between two of the world's best players. I was so looking forward to Lee Chong Wei to win the first gold medal for Malaysia but Lin Dan was such a strong opponent and both played their best game for the night. A little disappointed that Lee didn't win but it was such an awesome game and for that, it was a gold medal performance.


I will  use this post a a log book of all the London Olympic 2012 events that was very memorable so far and this is most epic with the QE2 and James Bond. The Queen was such a good sport and this will always be remembered for many years to come.

Then there's the Women's Marathon where Tatyana Petrova Arkhipova made a dashing final bid to win the bronze medal and was the only non African runner in the top 5.

 One of the many highlights of London 2012 was if Usain Bolt can retain his "Fastest man in the world" title after some rough patches and with many critics saying that Yohan Blake will take over his title. Lightning Bolt defended his title fiercely and let his critics know he is still the fastest the world has seen at 9.63 seconds! Blink and you'll miss him in action. Seriously.

 Jessica Ennis- the British golden girl with a smile that melts your heart and a stellar performance to take home the gold medal in heptathlon. She is such a joy to watch; fast, strong, talented and can't look happier doing what she does. Such a sweetheart and I am looking forward to watch her in
 Rio 2016.
The most heart-warming moment so far was the Men's 400m final with the much anticipated run by South African "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius because he had made history becoming the first double amputee to compete. No one has looked so happy coming in last but you can see the satisfaction and pride in his face to have beaten the odds and made it to the finals.The cherry on the cake moment was when winner Kirani James approached Pistorius to swap name tags. It was just a brief moment to remember what sports is all about.

Have you been watching much of London 2012?

What is your favourite moment so far?

Who are you looking forward to watch in Rio 2016?

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