Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Another Silver!!

Wednesday morning - August 20 - Beijing

Another Silver!!

Shericka Williams presented us with yet another Olympic medal - an incredible Silver in the Women's 400 metres! With hot favourites, Christine Ohuruogu who took home the Gold for the UK, and US Jamaican-born Sanya Richards, the best we were hoping for was a bronze. But Shericka ran an intelligent race, stying close to the leaders without pushing herself too early. In final 100 metres she accelerated, powering past Sanya Richards who had gone out too hard and had little left to finish. Result UK Gold, Jamaica Silver and USA Bronze.

110 metres hurdles fianlists did not medal - but remember - being a finalist in the Olympics is a huge achievement, have survived three stages - the heats, the quarter finals and the semi- finals.

In the Men's 200 semis Usain Bolt practically coasted to his win, toying with his competitors. This morning, CNN international said Bolt "strolled through the semi-finals". We cannot wait for tonight!!!

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