2012 Olympics – Memorable moments so far

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!

 

Yun Chol Om Olympic Record

 

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.

 

Lizzie Armitstead Predator Nutrition

 

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.

 

France 4x100m relay Predator Nutrition

 

 

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3 thoughts on “2012 Olympics – Memorable moments so far

  1. Im disappointed you havent mentioned Tom Daley and his diving partner Peter Waterfield. Ok they missed out on a medal but having watched the BBC documentary on Tom , my heart goes out to him.He lost his father last year due to a tumour on the brain and to watch him decay over a period of time must have been soul destroying , especially when he played such an important part in Toms life.

    He seems to have come through it but it must have crossed his mind how he would have liked his father to be there to watch him , and may well have reflected in his performance.

    Its a pity that the first dive couldnt have decided things once and for all but to have 6 dive -offs just begs the question why?

    So my memorable moment goes to Tom , for overcoming his bereavement (if you ever do), putting it to one side might be a better phrase, and giving it his all .His dives are not over so lets wish him well.

  2. more memorable moments :–
    the opening ceremony -well done Danny Boyle of Trainspotting /Slumdog millionaire fame
    - the indian female volunteer who breached security and walked alongside her team
    -the Queen playing with her fingernails when Team GB marched past her
    -the skepticism over the win by the 16 year old Chinese girl in the swimming
    -the elation on the faces of team GB Gymnastics team winning a bronze
    -the mis management of seat allocation resulting in unoccupied seats
    -the appearance of Paul McCartney confirming that he can no longer sing especially when there are more iconic singers around such as Gary Barlow , Katherine Jenkins , Lesley Garrett and even the Grimethorpe Colliery Band

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