The Dazzling 17 days of London Olympics is going to end this evening with another superb closing ceremony. One thing is pretty sure, under so many uncertainties, threats and speculations, London 2012 Olympics was one of the glorious tournament of the sports history.
|The Bolt Tightened : Usain Bolt celebrates the Gold in Olympics|
London became the eye-witness of some legends on the making and some legends proving themselves back once again. Usain Bolt proved himself to be the premiere figure of this Olympic after claiming 3 golds, not as faster as the BOLT we saw previously being the fastest man on earth but fair enough to claim "I am now a living legend." Phelps, a tall Micheal from USA became the most decorated Olympian of all times claiming 18 golds 2 sliver and 2 bronze with altogether 22 medals in the swimming pool.
|The Dream career : Micheal Phelps|
USA is all set to break Chinese supremacy of Beijing Olympics as they have done very well in the track and field and Swimming events. China as usual was very good with indoor games like badminton, Table Tennis along with the spring board dives. Another exclusive thing from the Olympic was the success of Great Britain after so long as they have taken the third place in the medal table.
|Serena williams with her Olympic Gold|
The Olympic glory became lucky for Andie Moore and Serena williams as they bagged the gold for tennis in this tournament. Gabby Douglas, a 16 year old American Gymnast won two gold medals including all-round event. Women boxing was cheered hugely as it got new champions in the form of Britain's Nicola Adams, Ireland's Katie Taylor and an US teen Claressa Shields winning their Golden Bouts.
|The sweet 16 with two golds : Gabby Douglas|
The tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins equaled the most decorated British Olympian Sir Chris Hoe after winning the Gold in the time trial. They both have 7 medals each in the Olympics but Chris was awarded 6 gold where as Wiggins has 4 of them. Track cyclist Chris Hoy and Ben Ainslie rushed through sixth and forth golds of their career respectively. China's 16 year old swim-angel Ye Shiwen won two gold medals in a drizzling fashion. China and France surprisingly came up in the swimming medal chart as USA stole 16 golds from the game.
|Andy Moore defeated roger the federer to take Olympic Gold|
Lin Dan of China repeated his success of Beijing in Men's Singles Badminton and won the Gold as china also claimed the bronze. Along with that china swept all events medal in Badminton games. China won 6 Olympic gold medals in diving, USA and Russia enjoyed one each of them. Mexico enjoyed the men's football gold smashing Brazil and USA kept it's high performances in the Basketball events.
|Chinese swim Angel : Ye Shiwen|
Apart from all these happenings, many records were brutally smashed to create new records. 29 records are broken altogether till now and its going on and on. Among them, 8 records have come from weightlifting sports including two each of Tatiana Kashirina of Russia and Ilya Ilyin of Kazakastan. 7 world records of swimming were tumbled, among which three were Americans, two were chinese and one each from Hungary and South Africa.
Lets get back to two legends that were made in this Olympics and probably we won't see them in Brazil Olympics 2016 Usain Bolt and Micheal Phelps. Bolt won 100m and 200m gold in consecutive Olympics running along with adding a 100m X 4 relay world record breaking gold medals. He was so fantastic and enjoying the game. He did push-ups on the track, danced with his arms on arrow moves and clicked the audience with his camera after winning the medal, but he overcame all the speculations of "weak Bolt" and won both medals, in his language "mission Accomplished". He didn't break the world records he himself has set, but he proved the world he was best then and now. He has hinted that probably we won't see a "Bolt Dance" in the nrxt Olympic to come.
|Saina Nehwal of India with her Bronze Medal in Badminton|
Another 6 ft 4 inch guy from USA retired with the glory of being most decorated Olympian of all time with 22 medals around his neck, among which 18 were Gold medals. He was facing the challenge from his fellow countryman Ryan Lochte and speculations were that he will not perform as better as Beijing. They were right, he didn't perform as better as Beijing, but he not only topped the previous 18 medals record of a Russian Gymnast, but also proved himself being the best swimmer of all time with 39 records in his name before retiring. While he was talking about the retirement in his 27th year, a 17 year old girl from USA Missy Franklin was considered the breakout performer of this Olympic winning 4 golds in swimming events. She got 4 golds with two world and two Olympic records.
The Best part of the Olympic for me was Ethiopia's Meserat Defar Winning two gold medals in marathon events. After winning the medal, the way she cried during the national anthem, resembles the hardships of that glory. She was the gold medalist from Athens Olympics, bronze from Beijing and two more golds from London. Marathon events were so captured by African Players, as there were all African Players in top 6 of a marathon event.
|Meserat Defer after winning gold in Olympic|
If we talk about Asia apart from China, South Korea is another country in top 10 with 13 gold medals, which is spotted 5th place till i wrote. Japan is in 11th place with 6 golds, Iran and Korea 16th and 19th with 4 each of Gold medals. If we talk about our neighbouring country India has won 5 medals including 1 silver medal in shooting, and being cherry on the top Sushil Kumar of India has just entered the final of the wrestling 66kg event, which ensures at least a silver if not a gold. India Badminton sensation Saina Nehwal and India breakout boxer Mary Com were also the highlights of the tournament for the south Asian scenario winning a bronze medal each.
|Sushil Kumar : Wrestler from India|
Apart from many controversies like doping accusations to the medal winner by opponent coach, 8 badminton players being disqualified for playing slow against the game spirit, some resist comments, nagging verbal comments and others, this Olympic event was a huge success for being the heartbeat of the world for more than two weeks. Those countries which are considered poorer weaker than us are so bright in the medal table, but we Nepal are still to find a space, still it was a great tournament altogether, well organized and well glorified with some unforgatable performances by some legends.
Okay, let the spirit of the game be, Bye bye London, will wait to see the Olympic torch flaming in Brazil in 2016.
*All Pictures are cited from Official London Olympic website.
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