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NoppaNoppa
Aug 12th, 2012, 06:51 PM
You can name only one!

For me it is an odd one. Mens 20km race walk!

Three reasons for that. Ding Chen of China beat reigning champion Valeri Borchin of Russia. He celebrated victory, after he left him, by showing victory sign to crowd, 3km (!) from finish. Mentally destroying champion that was still fighting to catch him. Also silver went to Guatemalan walker Barrondo. Their best effort ever (?)

Champion isnīt competing for places that are outside of One. Fysically and mentally beat. Even boxing isnīt this brutal!

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Certinfy
Aug 12th, 2012, 07:34 PM
Andy taking the gold and hitting an ace on championship point! :worship: :bowdown: :woohoo:

pancake
Aug 12th, 2012, 07:39 PM
A few that come to my mind: Shin I-Lam getting robber of the berth in final and losing the bronze medal match, badminton teams getting disqualified for throwing matches.

Mary Cherry.
Aug 12th, 2012, 07:48 PM
Vika beating Murray.

Imperfect Angel
Aug 12th, 2012, 11:11 PM
A few that come to my mind: Shin I-Lam getting robber of the berth in final and losing the bronze medal match, badminton teams getting disqualified for throwing matches.

+1.

edificio
Aug 12th, 2012, 11:13 PM
2 moments. Sorry.

4x100 men's world record, Jamaica and U.S.
4x100 women's world record, U.S.

Smashed records. Rudisha's world record was more expected, but the men's 4x100 race was incredible and that record was unbelievable. :)

AYUMI-GOAT
Aug 13th, 2012, 05:07 AM
Sally Pearson, especially when she did a Kirilenko celebration :inlove:

ranfurly
Aug 13th, 2012, 06:33 AM
Spicegirls

young_gunner913
Aug 13th, 2012, 07:17 AM
Serena winning 2 golds. :hearts: + Spice Girls :inlove:

Andy.
Aug 13th, 2012, 08:41 AM
The one and only :hearts:

http://sports.inquirer.net/files/2012/08/spice-girls.jpg

http://www.gossipcop.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Spice-Girls.jpg

TheHangover
Aug 13th, 2012, 09:10 AM
^^ i hope you are ironic! they were disgusting screaming like monkeys

Andy.
Aug 13th, 2012, 09:22 AM
^^ i hope you are ironic! they were disgusting screaming like monkeys

Dont bring negativity into a positive thread :rolleyes:

Tennisation
Aug 13th, 2012, 09:44 AM
The one and only :hearts:

http://sports.inquirer.net/files/2012/08/spice-girls.jpg

http://www.gossipcop.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Spice-Girls.jpgVika would never be caught dead smiling :lol:

Ferg
Aug 13th, 2012, 11:53 AM
Probably Katie Taylor beating Natascha Jonas in the womens flyweight quarter final... Best boxing match at the entire games.

Yashal
Aug 13th, 2012, 12:12 PM
Andrea Fuentes and Ona Carbonell doing their best and winning an unexpected silver medal in women's duet in synchronized swimming :sobbing:
I was like

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Lin Lin
Aug 13th, 2012, 12:18 PM
too many good moments:awww:

Lin Lin
Aug 13th, 2012, 12:24 PM
1. Michael Phelps bows out with a record medal haul With a lop-sided smile of satisfaction, the greatest of swimmers and possibly the greatest Olympian of all time, said farewell with one last immense performance for the US relay team in the men's 4x100m medley. Final tally: 18 career golds, 22 medals. He had done everything he set out to achieve. The world of swimming has lost a titan of the pool.

2. Usain Bolt wins (and wins and wins) The world's fastest man and his Jamaica relay team mates provided three of the enduring moments of the Games. The showman opened his campaign with a Games record in the 100 metres, followed up by becoming the first man to retain his titles in the 100 and 200m - where Jamaica finished 1-2-3 - and then anchored the 4x100 relay to a world record time.

The moment where Bolt and Yohan Blake caught each others' eyes as they crossed the finish line in the 200, with the winner putting his finger to his lips to silence the young pretender, was a classic moment of theatre.

3. Andy Murray winning tennis gold at Wimbledon Murray had been reduced to tears when he lost the Wimbledon men's singles final to Roger Federer in July but he took his revenge by thrashing the Swiss on Centre Court in an astonishing performance from a man who has yet to win a grand slam tournament. The memory of the Scot leaping into the crowd to celebrate with his nearest and dearest will linger long.

4. Mo Farah wins 5,000 and 10,000 metres gold Even Bolt was moved to do the 'Mobot', the M-shaped hands-on-head gesture after Farah's 5,000m win. Mogadishu-born but proudly British, Farah's feat was hailed as the greatest in the country's athletic history. The first Briton to win a long-distance gold, he was only the seventh man to do the Olympic 5,000/10,000 double. A golden memory will be the spine-tingling roar of the crowd and the sight of Farah, flag around his shoulders, embracing his daughter after winning.

5. US women win 4x100 metres relay gold The last three Olympics had been a comedy of errors for the women's team, with botched baton exchanges keeping them off the top of the podium track, but they got their act together in style this time. Their record, a sizzling 40.82 seconds, smashed the world mark of 41.37 set by the old East Germany in 1985.

6. Saudi Arabia's first female athlete The kingdom sent female athletes to a Games for the first time, ensuring every country competing was represented by both sexes. Judoka Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shaherkani, a painfully shy teenager with no international experience and wearing an ill-fitting suit and headcovering, made a brave debut in front of a global audience of millions. She lasted only 80 seconds but won plenty of applause nonetheless.

7. Nicola Adams wins first women's boxing gold After years of battling for Olympic inclusion, female fighters finally had their moment. The first to take gold in the ring was 29-year-old British flyweight Nicola Adams whose previous jobs included tiling and working as an extra in television shows. The gold won, she looked forward to a chicken dinner. The Irish crowd cheering Katie Taylor to lightweight gold sent decibel counters off the scale.

8. David Rudisha wins the 800 metres The Kenyan's world record-breaking time was hailed by Games chairman Seb Coe as the standout performance of the Olympics. Certainly, anyone there that night will never forget the sight of him streaking away from gun to tape to win in one minute 40.91 seconds. A dazzling, unbelievable show of strength.

9. The Flying Squirrel President Barack Obama wants to meet her, Oprah Winfrey shed 'happy tears' for her and her surname is an anagram of 'USA Gold'. America fell in love with gymnast Gabby Douglas, the 'Flying Squirrel' who became the first African American to win an Olympic title in the women's individual all-round event.

10. Kirani James and Oscar Pistorius James's 400 metres gold was the first Olympic medal for Grenada but equally memorable was the moment after the semi-final heat when he and South African 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius, the first double amputee to compete on the track at a Games, exchanged name bibs. "He's an inspiration for all of us," said James. "It's an honour competing against that guy. What he does takes a lot of courage. he's a great individual and it's time we see him like that and not anything else."

11. Niger's 'Sculling Sloth' Hamadou Djibo Issaka emerged as an unlikely hero who won near-cult status, if nothing else, on the rowing course. Some 20,000 spectators rose to their feet to cheer him to the finish as he lagged the field by 300 metres on a 2,000 metre course. "I don't have any technique," he told reporters. "I've been learning only three months."

12. Photo finish in women's triathlon After one hour 59 minutes and 48 seconds of swimming, cycling and running, Switzerland's Nicola Spirig and Sweden's Lisa Norden crossed the line together. It took a photo-finish to separate them. The men's race also stood out for the sight of British winner Alistair Brownlee winning gold and shaking hands with Spanish silver medallist Javier Gomez while both were sprawled on the floor at the finish.

13. The opening ceremony and cauldron Seven teenagers, in keeping with the Games motto of 'Inspire a generation', lit 200-plus copper petals which then rose on stalks to form the single burning flower of a cauldron. It was a dramatic finale to a musical celebration of British history and culture that also starred 86-year-old Queen Elizabeth in her first acting role alongside James Bond actor Daniel Craig. The moment of realisation that it was really her, turning from her desk to say "Good evening, Mr Bond", was delicious.

14. Jessica Ennis and 'Super Saturday' The second Saturday was the day when the London Games really took off for the host nation, with a gold rush after a slow start, but the signs had been there on Friday. The roar when heptathlon queen Jessica Ennis started her 100m hurdles heat on the first morning of athletics was spine-tingling and set the tone for what was to follow.

15. South Korea's women archers Ki Bo-bae, Lee Sung-jin and Choi Hyeon-ju beat China by a point to win the women's team title for the seventh consecutive Games. The images of archery at Lord's cricket ground were also stunning. "Lord's, 200 years old, we really like it here, Can we keep it?" said the tournament announcer.

16. Ye Shiwen breaks a world record The 16-year-old Chinese swimmer won two golds in London but her smashing of the 400 metres individual medley world record, with a time five seconds faster than her personal best, was astonishing. Suggestions from a top American coach that it was, in fact, altogether unbelievable and might be a result of banned substances triggered a firestorm in China where many saw the accusations as biased and racist.

17. Kiprotich wins the men's marathon A huge crowd packed the streets of central London to see Kiprotich win Uganda's first medal of the Games. Running side by side with Kenya's world champion Abel Kirui and Wilson Kipsang, the 23-year-old shook off his rivals and crossed the finish line draped in his national flag. He was Uganda's first gold medallist since John Akii-Bua 40 years ago in the 400m hurdles.

18. Ruben Limardo's fencing gold medal The winner of Venezuela's first gold medal in 44 years charmed London and beyond by wearing his medal on the capital's underground system, posing for photos with passengers and teaching them Venezuelan sports chants. His country's grateful president gave him a replica of the sword used by South American independence hero Simon Bolivar.

19. Tears of Hoy The 'Hoy Wonder' that is Chris Hoy shed tears of joy after winning his sixth Olympic cycling gold to become Britain's most decorated Olympian. "I'm in shock," he said. "I'm trying to take it all in, but this is surreal. It is what I always wanted."

20. South Korean sit-in A weeping Shin A-lam staged a one-hour protest and had to be physically escorted off the fencing piste after her controversial elimination from the epee semi-final. The sight of the 25-year-old looking dejected as she sat on a spot-lit piste, pristine in her white uniform with a towel draped over her shoulder, was an indelible image.

debby
Aug 13th, 2012, 12:33 PM
Andy taking the gold and hitting an ace on championship point! :worship: :bowdown: :woohoo:

THIS !!! :worship: :hearts:

And of course Usain Bolt, Phelps, and our french swimming team (Agnel, Muffat... the men's relay was SICK ! and of course the Manaudous : the sister no longer at the top but her brother is at the top, against all the odds)

Vika beating Murray.

Still pressed he won the gold medal :lol: :p

shap_half
Aug 13th, 2012, 04:08 PM
The Spice Girls.

That is all.

wally1
Aug 13th, 2012, 04:41 PM
Farah winning the 5000m was my favourite.

Others to mention in what I thought was a great games:-
Atmosphere in the boxing when Katie Taylor won gold for Ireland
Ennis winning gold
David Rudisha and Jamaica relay WR's
Serbian woman winning gold in Taekwondo
Nicola Adams winning gold in Boxing
I was there to watch the men's marathon on Sunday - atmosphere and crowd was amazing

shirley
Aug 13th, 2012, 05:28 PM
Andy winning the gold medal

(Also Chris Hoy's medals, Michael Jamieson getting silver at swimming, Usain Bolt and Mo Farah doing the double)

humanabstract
Aug 13th, 2012, 06:06 PM
Russian mens volleybal team epic comeback and win against Brazil :bowdown:
SilverPova and FlagPova :hearts:
Andy Murray winning gold
Max Mirniy winning gold
track and field world records
Ye Shiwen world record

Sammo
Aug 13th, 2012, 06:51 PM
Seriously, none, all my faves did shit, Lolo Jones came fourth :sobbing:


If I had to choose one moment it would be Naomi Campbell's catwalk at the closing ceremony :drool:

August
Aug 13th, 2012, 09:41 PM
Unfortunately Team Finland didn't have too many memorable moments, three medals. Still, of those, Antti Ruuskanen's javelin bronze was very nice as my roots are from the same area of Finland, last year a fried from another area told me that Ruuskanen's dialect reminds of me.

Besides Finland, I cheered also for GB, not only because they were hosts but also because I like GB, especially in sports. And they had some memorable moments like three athletics golds in in hour by Ennis, Rutherford, and Farah. And men's tennis final was bittersweet. I hoped so badly Roger to win the missing singles gold, but if Roger didn't win, I hoped Murray to win. But it was hard to enjoy Andy's win as he beat Roger in the final. But it would've been bittersweet also if Roger would've beaten Andy, another final loss to same player at SW19 in one month would've been too bad for Andy.

But maybe the most memorable performances were David Rudisha's and USA's womens' World Records in 800m and 4*100m. Rudisha's WR was amazing, nobody believed one can break WR in 800m without a pacemaker. And it was time to break GDR's 4*100m WR. Also, you can't forget Bolt's great runs, even if he didn't make individual WRs, he wis winning times were still great, those times would've been WRs four years ago. On the other hand, those runs weren't that spectacular as they weren't new WRs, and Jamaica's 4*100m WR also wasn't very surprising. But maybe they didn't look so spectacular for me as a USA-tard in sprint running would prefer USA winning.

Also, Michael Phelps achieving the record in Olympic medals number was memorable.

Mary Cherry.
Aug 13th, 2012, 09:54 PM
Also, the only lump-in-throat moment for me was seeing Jessica Ennis tear up on the podium.

All hail Queen Jess :bowdown:

ranfurly
Aug 13th, 2012, 10:01 PM
Here's another one, Cheating Bitch Osatpchuk out of Gold, Valerie Adams in for Gold

August
Aug 13th, 2012, 10:02 PM
And how did I forget to mention two memorably emotional victory ceremonies, Felix Sanchez in 400m hurdles and Meseret Defar in 5000m. Sanchez ran win his grandma's picture, and Defar had a picture of Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus.

Talita Kumi
Aug 13th, 2012, 11:43 PM
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hellas719
Aug 16th, 2012, 09:32 PM
Jessica Ennis was so emotional :awww::worship:

le bon vivant
Aug 17th, 2012, 04:31 AM
The Queens in my sig winning Gold and Serena crip walking on Sharapova's corpse.

Stevie_J
Aug 17th, 2012, 07:03 AM
Andy's win and of course the 'legend' himself Bolt winning the 100m