LONDON 2012: Day 16: Olympic heroes of the day - Stephen Kiprotich and Kevin Durant
Before I forget.. one last Olympic hero of the day: Uganda's Stephen
Kiprotich got his moment on the grandest stage of all. He won the
marathon earlier today beating out Ethiopian and Kenyan favorites to win
his country their second ever gold medal
and first in 40 years. His time of 2:08:11 was 26 seconds clear of Abel
Kirui in second, with Wilson Kipsang a further 70 seconds back. Can't
imagine how Kiprotich felt when he listened to the Ugandan national
anthem at the closing ceremony, where he received his medal. A
After he won he said: "If I die now, I die an Olympic champion; I'm so happy!"
Special mention to the Dream Team 2.0 - USA who put to bed an inspired
assault from Spain to win 107-100 and take the gold in basketball for a
second straight Olympics. Kevin Durant deserves an honorable mention..
He sunk down 30 points today and in the
process scored more points in an Olympics than anyone else in US
history. He set a Summer Games record with 34 three-pointers, shooting
52% from beyond the arc in London. It was an awesome final, Spain tried
their hardest and Kobe Bryant's moment consoling his fellow Laker Pau
Gasol was the cherry on the top.