Which sports did I watch today?
Athletics, Cycling (BMX), Taekwondo, Boxing
Golden moment of the day – World Record broken in Men’s 800m
Bolt vs Blake in the 200m was set to be the main event of tonight’s athletics schedule, but it was the Men’s 800m that stole the show. David Lekuta Rudisha of Kenya had a tremendous race, powering his way round the second 400m like no one could have expected, beating his own World Record in the process. It wasn’t just his strength that made it the moment of the day, all 8 athletes achieved a PB, SB or NR with Andrew Osagie becoming the 4th fastest 800m British athlete in history to come in 8th place. Every single competitor pushed themselves to the limit in one of the best races of the games, something that the other athletes should use as inspiration in the days to follow. On the best moments of the whole Athletics programme at London 2012.
Athlete of the day – Nicola Adams (Great Britain)
History may have been made on the track but something even bigger was going on in the Excel Arena.Women’s Boxing made its debut at this year’s Olympics, a fact that baffled me when I first heard about it. The fact that there were still events only competed by Men in the Olympics was so confusing, but Britain’s Nicola Adams made history today by being the first female Olympic Boxing Champion. She won her bout in style too, knocking Cancan Ren down in the second round to end on a score of 16-7, a deserved victory for both Nicola and Women’s sport in general.