The Chinese has been racking up medals after medals. I get so emotional everytime I see them winning something. They managed to sweep all the medals in our tradition strongholds: Gymnastics, diving, weightlifting, etc. What’s most amazing about this year’s feat is that they are so dominating.
Then there are plenty of surprises too. Fencing, for one. On the 12th of August, 中国选手仲满以15-9击败法国选手洛佩兹. The guy was so poised, and it was definitely a very emotional moment. The impressive thing about this was that the coach China hired was actually a French. And the final gold medal match was between a Chinese and a Frenchman. I wonder what was on the coach’s mind during that game ….
And then, just like that, Phelps has become the greatest Olympian ever. 11 medals and counting. What’s so amazing about his achievement is that he broke the world record for all the medals he has won so far in Beijing. 4 freaking world records! Well, this has probably something to do with his super suit, but still… this is just incredible. Oh, by the way, the 4×100 relay was one of the greatest comeback story of all time. Watch it here.
This Olympics have its fair share of controversies though: the CG, the backup singer that threatened national interests, the super watercube the super shoes and the super suits. Oh well, this is part of the fun really. I love this, especially when this is so close to home. All we talk about during lunch was the games, the medals, and the fun tipbits that we all picked up from the nonstop broadcasting of game related stuff on TV.