Monday, August 25, 2008

Top 15 Highlights Of Beijing Olympics - Why You Should Remember Beijing Olympics

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Why You Should Remember Beijing Olympics : 15 Truths
Abhinav Bindra 1) First individual gold medal for India - Abhinav Bindra in Shooting

Vijender Kumar 2) First medal for India in Boxing - Vijender Kumar (Bronze) in 75Kg Category

Sushil Kumar 3) Wrestling medal for India (Bronze) by Sushil Kumar after 1952 Helsinki Olympics

Angel Valodia Matos 4) Angel Valodia Matos of Cuba kicks Swedish referee Chakir Chelbat in 80Kg division. Gets lifetime ban.

Ara Abrahamian 5) Ara Abrahamian of Sweden (84Kg Greco/Roman) throws his bronze medal after the medal ceremony.

Michael Phelps 6) Michael Phelps of USA wins 8 gold medals in a single Olympics, out of which 7 were World Records.

Usain Bolt 7) Usain Bolt of Jamaica breaks 100m World Record - clocks 9.69 seconds. Breaks 12-year-old Michael Johnson's 200m World Record - clocks 19.30 seconds.

Yelena Isinbayeva 8) Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia breaks World Record in Women's Pole Vault - leaps 5.05 meters.

Francoise Mbango Etone 9) First women athlete of Cameroon Francoise Mbango Etone gets Gold in Women's Triple Jump.

Liu Xiang 10) Liu Xiang of China fails to defend his 110m-hurdles title. Withdrwas after injury.

Rohullah Nikpai 11) Rohullah Nikpai wins Afghanistan's first Olympic medal with a bronze in the men's 58-kg taekwondo.

Robina Muqimyar 12) Robina Muqimyar of Afghanistan becomes first Woman Athlete of her country to take part in Olympics.

13) USA's Men and Women's 4X100m Relay teams fail to qualify for the finals.

14) For the last time Oympics have seen Baseball and Softball.

Tyson Gay
15) US sprinter Tyson Gay fails for the 100m final.

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