The 2012 London Olympics are officially only a few days old but here at Predator HQ, we have definitely already got Olympic fever. With the exception of the issue with empty seats, we have to say that the ‘greatest show on earth’ has already thrown up some wonderful moments for sports fans across the world and we look forward to see some of the awesome scenes to come over the coming weeks. For now, here is a quick look back at our five most memorable moments form the London 2012 Olympics so far.
5. Portia Modise’s wonder strike
It’s hard to believe it was only last Wednesday that Portia Modise scored for South Africa from the centre circle against Sweden in the women’s football, unleashing a long-range strike that even David Beckham would be proud of.
4. North Korea’s Yun Chol Om lifts three times his own bodyweight
Standing just 4ft 11inches tall, Yun Chol Om recorded this amazing 168kg total clean and jerk to set a new Olympic record and secure gold in the 56kg weightlifting category. Outstanding!
3. Lizzie Armitstead
23 year old Lizzie Armitstead won the hearts of the national with her gutsy silver medal performance in the women’s 140km cycling road race. Lizzie secured Team GB’s first medal with a truly outstanding effort.
2. The Queen meets James Bond
In a truly memorable moment, not only did The Queen meet our favourite secret agent but she followed it up the parachute jump scene and the rest of the outstanding opening ceremony was unforgettable.
1. France beat US and Australia to clinch the 4x100m relay
In a thrilling encounter, our highlight so far was the riveting men’s 4 x 100m swimming relay final. Thanks to an amazing swim by Michael Phelps, the US team seemed destined to take home the gold medal and retain their Olympic titles ahead of the much fancied Australian team. The French team had other ideas and with just 100 metres to go. In a nail-biting finish, Agnel finally caught and passed Lochte with 15 metres to go, sealing a memorable win for the French team who narrowly missed out on gold in Beijing four years ago.
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