Monday, July 30, 2012

LONDON 2012: Day 3: Olympics Hero of the Day - Ruta Meilutyte

15 year old Lithuanian Ruta Meilutyte wins the gold in the 100m breaststroke. Becomes first ever Lithuanian to win gold in the pool. She fought off Rebecca Soni with nerves of steel! UNREAL! She is also the youngest gold medalist (15-133) in any Olympic swimming event since Beth Botsford in 1996 (15-062).

Honorable mention to: Qatar's Nasser Al Attiyah. He won the Dakar Rally last year but is also a five-time Olympian in shooting. The versatile Qatari placed fourth in the Skeet qualification today shooting 72 of 75 targets. Still 2 more qualification rounds to go tomorrow so he's not a shoo-in for the final but great stuff from him so far. Rally and shooting... who does that?!?! Respect!!

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