26 Aug 2008


  Top 10 moments of the Beijing Olympics




  1) Usain Bolt broke the 100 meters world record。 Bolt already owned the record and in front of a packed Bird’s Nest stadium he ran 9。69 seconds。 He thumped his chest in triumph over the last few meters before his ’marksman’ celebration which became one of the lasting images of the Games。

  2) Michael Phelps roared in triumph and reliefed after American team mate Jason Lezak overtook France’s Alain Bernard on the final leg of the 4x100 freestyle relay to keep alive Phelps’s dream of beating Mark Spitz’s record from 1972 of seven golds in a Games - a dream he was to realize。

  3) Liu Xiang dejectedly walked away from the track as he realized he had to withdraw from the defense of his 110 meters hurdles title because of a leg injury。 Liu was the most popular sportsman in China and his grimacing departure clouded the Games for millions of home fans。

  4) Russia’s Yelena Isinbayeva turned the Bird’s Nest into her private theatre with a gold medal and world record-breaking pole vault performance that captivated the 91,000 crowd。 After she spent most of the competition lying under a towel, she broke her own world mark with a leap of 5。05 meters。

  5) The Opening Ceremony。 It was a jaw-dropping beginning to the Games, culminating in former gymnast Li Ning being swung up the roof of the stadium and ’running’ around the top level before lighting the cauldron。

22 Aug 2008
No 2 for No 1
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  No 2 for No 1


  Move over Michael Phelps, the Beijing Olympics has an-other superstar。

  Usain Bolt blazed into the Olympic history books last night, becoming the first man to break world records while winning both 100m and 200m races at a single Games。

  The Jamaican broke the world record by winning the 200m in 19。30sec, becoming also the first man since American Carl Lewis in 1984 to sweep the 100m and 200m gold medals at an Olympics。

  Bolt, who turns 22 today, took the top spot on the heels of his win in the men’s 100m on Saturday。

  He bettered his own world record in that race by winning in 9。69sec, despite slowing down over the final 20m to showboat。

  The performance marked the sprinter as one of the breakthrough stars of these Summer Games, who is ensured that when highlight films of the Beijing Games are rolled in years to come, Bolt and Phelps, the US swimmer who won a record eight gold medals in the pool, will share the top billing。

  Bolt, whose father says owes his speed and power to the local yam vegetable, yesterday showed what he can do when he runs at full speed all the way, lunging at the finish line to eclipse the old record of 19。32sec set by American Michael Johnson at the 1996 Atlanta Games。 "He is Superman 2," Johnson said after he saw his record fall。

  All too far behind the Jamaican, Churandy Martina of the Netherlands Antilles took silver in 19。82sec。 Defending champion Shawn Crawford of the US got bronze at 19。96sec。

  Once he saw his record finish, Bolt fell to the track, his giant legs and arms pointing out。

  "I am No 1 I am No 1!" the world’s fastest man declared to TV audiences as he beat his chest and blew kisses at the 91,000 crowd in the Bird’s Nest, before continuing with his victory lap。

18 Aug 2008


  Liu Xiang quits 110m hurdles




  Liu Xiang walked out of the stadium before men’s 110 meters hurdles heat at Beijing Olympic Games this morning。

  His coach said on Sunday that Liu was suffering from an Achilles injury。 He limped off the track, obviously being troubled by a foot injury。

  World record holder Dayron Robles of Cuba earlier breezed through to the next round, clocking 13。39 seconds。

  He said, "I’m perfect today, and the track is good for breaking world record。"

  Without Liu and Olympic silver medalist Terrence Trammell of the United States, who fell down to the track in heat five, Robles will be almost unbeatable in the finals。

  Without Liu Xiang, our Olympics will still be excellent! Hope Liu will come back soon!


17 Aug 2008


  American Phelps Wins 8th Gold in One Olympics


  American Michael Phelps became the first ever athlete to win eight gold medals at one Olympic Games on Sunday as his teammates didn’t let him down in the men’s 4x100-meter medley relay final at the Beijing Olympics.

  "I don’t even know what to feel right now。 There is so much emotions going through my head, so much excitement.I guess I kind of just want to see my mom," said the 23-year-old wunderkind.

  The U.S. team started off strongly with two-time Olympic champion Aaron Peirsol in the 100-meter backstroke leading the first two laps unsurprisingly. But breaststroke specialist Brendan Hansen was still out of form, edged by Japanese breaststroker Kosuke Kitajima and Australian Brenton Rickard as well.

  In the third 100 meters of butterfly, superfish Phelps came from behind vehemently to earn a 0.74 leading margin for the defending champion team and cheered veteran Jason Lezak up to touch the wall first in freestyle stroke in three minutes and 29.34 seconds, shaving 1.34 seconds off their previous world record set at the Athens Olympic Games four years ago.

  Sprinter Eaman Sullivan helped the Australian team improve from the third position to a second finish, completing the race in 3:30。04。 Japan snatched the bronze medal in a new Asian record of 3:31.18.

  "I feel superb。 I was glad to swim against Hansen," said Kitajima who defended his two titles in the breaststroke events in Beijing。 "The relay event is something that requires collective strength. Our freestyle swimmer did a great job.This medal is the result of all of us putting in effort."

  After the last pool event at the Beijing Games, the 25-year-old Peirsol said that "it’s an honor to be on the relay, on the team and part of what Michael has done. And it’s a great way to end our competition and it was the best relay I ever had。 That’s all why we are pressured at, to swim for Michael. It’s a pleasure to be on that relay, but it by no means is the only thing that’s going on."

  Lezak was regarded as the "lifesaver" for Phelps’s quest of eight gold medals as the 32-year-old defused a huge threat from the French team in the last leg of the men’s 4x100-meter freestyle relay on Monday, edging the French quartet anchored by the 100-meter freestyle winner Alain Bernard in 0.08 seconds.

  "I was not really nervous in the race. Anything can happen in one race. I knew that Eamon was in the last leg, and obviously I took it out hard and held out strong," said Lezak, who also won his first individual Olympic medal by grabbing the bronze in the blue-ribbon 100-meter freestyle event on Thursday.

7 Aug 2008





  August 8th will be a holiday for Beijing locals。 They will be joining the world as they watch the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics。 This great event will be a glorious mark in China’s history。

  As we anticipate this day which has taken years to prepare for, you may be asking, “Who will sing the theme song?” “Who will be the Chinese flag bearer and who gets to light the Olympic flame?” “How spectacular will the firework display be?” Well, we can only wait and see!

  Let me know which part of the Opening Ceremony you most enjoyed and what part gave you the biggest surprise。 I look forward to hearing from you。

  Wish Beijing Olympics a great success!!

  Yours in excitement,

  Wang Jian




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