Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Olympic 2008..........some random takes

Rafael Nadal took gold in Men's tennis and overtake Roger Federer as Number One in Ranking

Usain Bolt of Jamaica set a new WR in the final of the 100m sprint at the Beijing Olympics even with deceleration after 80m

Michael Phelps with 7 WR and 1 OR and 8 golds

Liu Xiang of China limped out of Men's 110m hurdles heats due to injury

Angelo Taylor, Kerron Clement and Bershawn Jackson were the best three in the Olympics, becoming the fifth U.S. trio to sweep the hurdles medals but the first since 1960.

Tomescu-Dita, a 38-year-old mother from Romania won the Olympic women's marathon gold medal Sunday in a time of 2 hours 26 minutes 44 seconds and she was 22 seconds ahead of silver medalist Catherine Ndereba of Kenya who is the defending world champion.

American record-holder Deena Kastor of Mammoth Lakes, Calif., who won the bronze medal in Athens, collapsed onto one knee about three miles into the race and clutched her right foot.

Liu Zige gave China its first swimming gold medal of the Beijing Olympics, winning the women's 200m butterfly in a world record with her teammate Jiao Liuyang taking the silver. - AN Australian swim coach has sparked a storm after admitting selling the training programme used by his protege Jessica Schipper for 'big money' to the Chinese girl who beat her at the Olympics.

World record holder Kenenisa Bekele secured what he hopes will be the first leg of the long-distance double when he retained his Olympic 10,000 metres title with a devastating last lap on Sunday...it was an OR....The rapid closing speed was too much for Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie and his bid for a third gold after triumphs in 1996 and 2000 fell short as he fell back to sixth in the final 200 metres.

Lin Dan of China overpowered Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei in straight sets Sunday to win the gold medal in men's singles at the Olympic badminton tournament....saluting the crowd, throw his racket and his shoes to the supporters...how I wish I was there catching them

Germany's Jan Frodeno sprinted down the final straight to claim a shock win after a thrilling Olympic Games men's triathlon on Tuesday

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