Monday, August 6, 2012

LONDON 2012: Day 9: Olympic heroes of the day - Usain Bolt and Andy Murray

Usain Bolt proved once again that he is the fastest man on the planet by shutting up the doubters and the naysayers to defend his 100m title clocking a new Olympic record (which was also set by him in Beijing) of

9.63s. In doing so, he joined Carl Lewis (1988) as the only men to win back-to-back 100m Olympic titles. If he wins the 200m he'll be the first to win four gold medals in the 100m & 200m combined.

"I said it on the track, people can talk, all they can do is talk. When it comes to championships I bring it." -- Usain Bolt after winning his second 100m gold medal.

Andy Murray cruised past Roger Federer 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 to avenge his loss to the Swiss in the Wimbledon final a few weeks ago. It was Federer's first straight sets loss on Centre Court at Wimbledon in 10 years (to Mario Ancic in 2002). Murray leaves the Olympics with two medals, a gold in singles and a silver in mixed doubles (with Laura Robson). Meanwhile Serena and Venus Williams won a record third gold medal in doubles to take the Williams family's total Olympic medal tally to 8 golds.

Honorable mention to: the Saudi Arabian showjumping team who are currently ranked #1 after the first team qualification round. In the individual rankings (after 2 days of qualifying), HRH Prince Abdullah bin Meteb bin Saud is ranked 1st with no penalties, Kamal Bahamdan and Ramzy Al Duhami are ranked 15th with only 2 time penalties. Only one more day of qualifying before Wednesday's final rounds. (photo via @SaudiEquestrian)

1 comment:

Hostpph said...

At least he won with style. A super hero styled. Congratulations to the fastest man in the world.