Tuesday, July 31, 2012

LONDON 2012: Day 4: Olympics Heroes of the Day - Alaa El Din El Sayed, Nasser Al Attiyah, Chad Le Clos

Alaa El Din El Sayed: 21-year-old Egyptian silver medalist in foil fencing. He beat the world champion en route to the final where he narrowly lost 15-13 after suffering an elbow injury in the first period. It's Egypt's first medal of the 2012 Games, highest Olympic medal in eight years and first in fencing in 100 years.

Nasser Al Attiyah: Qatari bronze medalist in skeet shooting who held his cool in a nail-biting shoot-off with Russian Valeriy Shomin to win it 6-5. It was Qatar's third medal in their Olympic history and their first in shooting.

Chad Le Clos: 20-year-old South African who won the 200m butterfly gold taking down the biggest scalp in the history of swimming - Michael Phelps... What a day!

Special mention to Phelps who became the most decorated Olympian ever after winning a record 19th medal on Tuesday. His 18th was the silver in the 200m fly and his 19th was the 4x200m freestyle relay.

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