Thursday, August 2, 2012

LONDON 2012: Day 5: Olympic hero of the day - Bradley Wiggins

British cyclist Bradley Wiggins became only the second man in history to win the Tour de France as well as the Olympics time trial gold. Credit to Wiggins though for handling the pressure like the pro that he is. GB were waiting for their first gold and no one piles pressure the way the Brits do on their own athletes. Oh and did I mention he won by 42 seconds beating the reigning champion Tony Martin? And doing that only weeks after becoming Britain's first ever Tour de France champion is incredible! Massive props to him.

Honorable mention: Egyptian weightlifter Ibrahim Ramadan who missed out on the bronze medal in the 77 kg class in the very last lift to settle for 5th. Good effort from the 24-year-old Fayoumi :)

Special mention to: Egypt's Olympic football team forward Mohamed Salah who gave yet another great performance to help book our team a quarter-final spot against Japan. For the record, Egypt is in the Olympics quarter-finals for the first time in 28 years. It was Salah's third goal in as many games. Let's hope we can keep this up with a win on Saturday. 

1 comment:

Hostpph said...

It is impressive to make it to both. I thought that there were more athletes that actually made it.