Saturday, August 21, 2004
Ian Thorpe, world record holder, Gold medalist, 200m men's swimming
Despite the fatigue of working almost 12 hrs in the office, I was still able to stay up to catch my favourite Olympic sport - starting at 1230hrs..no less...swimming..! Woo hoo! Especially the ultimate showdown back on 16th Aug..The 200m mens' freestyle...
To see all my 3 heroes on the podium...Priceless...
Bronze~Michael Phelps (USA)
Silver~Pieter Van Hoogenband a.k.a Hoogie (Nederlands)
Gold~ Ian Thorpe a.k.a Thorpedo (Australia)
FYI..Michael Phelps is the mens' butterfly champion...Whoo!
The women gave lotsa' surprises. China gotta their first gold in swimming in years...The world champion fell...And a rising star in the form of a 16-yr old from Italy... And the Romanian swimmer who didn't know she won...Yep, an underdog..Even the commentators hardly notice/talk bout' her.
Then 2 days back, I found out the Hoogie and former world champion/the original 'torpedo' - Alexander Popov, didn't make it thru' the qulifying round for 100m freestyle. Disappointing...Hoogie is always the one with the fastest time... And Popov is revered even by Ian Thorpe himself...Shucks...
Posted by mkia at 12:37 PM