Saturday, August 21, 2004
Olympics Update 6
The US are now at the top of the board with 40 medals in total, 17 of which are gold. Michael Phelps won his fifth gold and is up for a possible sixth today. As I said before I think this guy is amazingly talented. Watching him swim is unbelievable. The US must be very proud of him. China has moved down to second position with a total of 36 medals of which 15 are gold. Japan are also doing well with 12 gold medals.
As I said before Britain won its first gold for women's sailing. It is still not listed but maybe they haven't had their awards ceremony yet which is why it isn't listed. I certainly haven't seen any photos of them receiving their medals although them winning gold has been mentioned a few times. Also as I mentioned Chris Hoy won gold for cycling in the 1 km time trial. He is from Edinburgh and began his training at the age of 18. This seems like such a late age compared to most other sports. So it just goes to show lots of teenagers out there that it is never too late. We also won a silver for mixed Badminton doubles, men's K1 Canoe Kayak Slalom and Women's coxless pair rowing. Britain now have a total of 11 medals. I think Britain can be proud of our Olympics team. They have done very well and there is still a lot to go.