Thursday, July 26, 2012

London Olympics

This year, the Olympic games will take place in London for the third time ever. The first time that the Olympic Games were held in London was 1908, the second was in 1948. In the London Olympic games in 1948, Fanny Blankers-Koen, a dutch mother of 2 became the only woman in history to win 4 gold medals at one game. The first modern Olympic Games was held in Athens, Greece.

At the 2008 Beijing Olympic games, the country that won the most medals was the USA. Michael Phelps is one of the athletes from the USA who has 16 gold medals and is also looking to win more this year. He won 3 gold medals in 2008 as well.

The world fastest man, Usain Bolt holds the world record of the 100 metre sprint, 200 metre sprint and the 4x100 metre relay. The sports that I know that they are included in the Olympics are swimming, track and field, weightlifting, table tennis, water polo, gymnastics, basketball, volleyball and many others. This years Olympics is going to have some returning champions who won medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

London is a city that embraces the majesty of the old and the excitement of the new. As an athlete, you have to set a goal and try to achieve. If you do then you make the goal more harder. Just like Valerie Adams, her first throw for shot put was 17.45m. Then she practised and practised and practised then she threw a score of 19.66m. Now her personal best throw is 21.24 metres.

I have many favorite activities and athletes but my favorite activity in the Olympics is shot put and my favorite athlete is Valerie Adams. When I watch her throw in shot put, I feel very happy and someday I would like to become a shot putter just like her.  


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