Friday, August 22, 2008
DR. TIM WINS BRITAIN'S 18TH OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL IN BEIJING
Today Dr.Tim Brabants, 31, won Britain's 18th Olympic Gold Medal and lst ever Gold Medal for Canoeing in the Men's 1000m. Canoe/Kayak Single(K1)and led throughout the race. Tim won a bronze medal in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. He has trained for 15 years and put his medical career on hold in 2006 to prepare for the Beijing Olympics so his Gold Medal is richly deserved.
Heather Fell won a Silver Medal in the Women's Modern Pentathlon, missing gold by just 9 seconds. James Degale won his Middleweight Boxing Semi Final and is now guaranteed a gold or silver medal. Sadly Tony Jeffries and David Price lost their boxing semi-finals and had to settle for Bronze Medals.
Today's unluckiest British contestant was Shanaze Reade, who was in silver medal position in the Women's BMX Race but made a last attempt to beat her French opponent and crashed, ending up with no medal. The Gold Medal hunger among the Team GB squad is such that only Gold will do - hence Phillips Idowu's long face after winning a Silver Medal yesterday and the tears from the Quadruple Sculls Women when they won a Silver Medal - but there is another chance for them all at London 2012.....
Britain is still in 3rd place with 44 medals, just ahead of Russia