Friday, August 3, 2012

LONDON 2012: Day 7: Olympic hero of the day - Tirunesh Dibaba

Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba defended her gold medal in the 10,000m race with a stunning last lap where she blew away her competition. It was a no contest really in the end and the 27-year-old has captured the first running medal of London 2012.

Honorable mention: Egypt's Tarek Abdelazim who was one lift away from the bronze but had to settle for 4th place after lifting a total of 380kg. He came agonizingly close to lifting 216kg in his final try to eclipse the Iranian in third place but it wasn't meant to be. He did us proud though with his amazing fighting spirit.

Special mention to Michael Phelps who ended his individual Olympic career with a gold medal in the 100m fly, beating Chad le Clos who had beaten in him in the 200m fly. It was Phelp's second threepeat of London 2012. What a way to end a monster career!

1 comment:

Hostpph said...

It is pretty impressive that she can make it even with that age. I hope that she can keep it up for a few more years.