July 30, 2012

London 2012: Olympic moments
London 2012: Olympic moments

It is hard to believe that London 2012 has already had two full days of Olympic competition and the special memories are already being made. Here are my personal favourites so far: Archery The Italian men's team recorded a dramatic victory against the United States in the final of the Archery on Saturday afternoon. Their first day triumph ended in dramatic fashion as the result came down to the final shot. Having lead by four points for most of the final, the Italians' advantage was narrowed by a determined American team who finished on 219 points. With a four second countdown until the end of the match Michele Frangilli knew that ten points were needed from their last arrow. Looking calm and composed in his unconventional pose he released the final arrow. It landed on the line, but that did not matter as Italy had won the Olympic gold medal. The match winner Frangilli showed nerves of steel throughout but the emotions of the whole team bubbled over once victory was decided. It was a bitterly disappointing result for the USA team, who had great hopes coming into these games. Yet, a silver medal can not be seen as a major failure. ...