Thursday, August 2, 2012

LONDON 2012: Day 6: Olympic heroes of the day - Michael Phelps and Rebecca Soni

Michael Phelps showed everyone who's boss by winning gold in the 200m IM relegating world champion Ryan Lochte to silver. In doing so, he became the first male swimmer to win the same event in three consecutive Olympics. It was also his record 20th career Olympic medal and 16th gold. The term "legend" is not suffice, I must say. Oh and he also jumped into the pool a few minutes later for his 100m butterfly semi-final and qualified to the final with the fastest time of the night.

Rebecca Soni smashed her own world record which she had set in the semifinals to win gold in the 200m breaststroke and retain her title from Beijing 2008. She won it in a stunning 2:19.59 to become the first woman to go under 2:20.00 in this event. She says her coach used to always tell her, 'You're going to be the first woman to go under 2:20' and he was right. It was her dream since she was a girl she says to break the 2:20 barrier and now she's done it.

1 comment:

Hostpph said...

Congratulations to Phelps because it is quite hard to take the first player for the previous winner.