Category Archives: Olympics

No 8 for 8, but 7 is good enough.

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And 7 is a good number.

Australian diver Matthew Mitcham took home the Mens 10 meter platform gold with the final score of 537.95, surpassing China’s Luxin Zhou by 4.8 points, bursting China’s bubble of sweeping the diving gold medals.

I say, close match. Can’t be too greedy. After all, 7 is better than 6. (Although 8 would be Awesome.) 😉

source: The Sydney Morning Herald

China’s Most Revered, Withdraws from Olympics

Liu Xiang, first Chinese track gold medalist and world record breaker, withdrew from the Olympics due to an lingering foot injury resulted from overuse. 😥

Disappointing moment. But whatever the reason, health always comes first. Hope he lets the burden and self-blame slide and recover soon.

PS: I’m glad his leg is insured, $13.3 million by Chinese company Ping An.

In Gymnastics, Men’s All Around Medal Found Its Owner

As the title suggested, Yang Wei from China took home the Men’s All Around Medal in Men’s Gymnastics after China won both of the Team Medals. His confidence in the gym is phenomena. Now up to the girls!

Across the street in the Water Cube:

After 16 years of zero medals for butterfly, China stole the show away with not only one but two medals – the gold and silver – of women’s 200 m butterfly. Both breaking the world record!

4×100 Freestyle Relay

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Great relay. Team USA finished a mere 80 milliseconds before the French. Very close game. In fact, the French have been leading for the last 150 meters until the very last moment. Moreover, the Sweden who placed 5th also beat the world record.

Not only did the US break the world record by 4 seconds with their astounding 3:08.24 minutes, Michael Phelps’ hope for eight medals stays alive.

On the other hand, Katie Hoff lost the gold medal to Rebecca Adlington from Great Britain by 70 milliseconds, placing second in the Women’s 400 meter Freestyle. Good game also.