The master of Olympic swimming is back. After 6 days of competition in London, Michael Phelps’ drought for an individual gold medal is finally broken. Last night Phelps won the 200 meter individual medley to win his very first individual Olympic gold medal in the London Olympics.
Phelps has beaten another American swimmer Ryan Lochte who previously won over him in the 400 meter individual medley. With this win, Phelps proved that he still have the golden touch in the pool and that he’s not that old yet to compete with the younger swimmers.
Filipina weightlifter and Philippine flag bearer in the opening ceremony of London Olympics 2012 Hidilyn Diaz did a nice job in her weightlifting event today at the ExCel in London.
The 21 year old Pinay broke her own Philippine record of 96kg when she lifted 97kg in the snatch round to rank 2nd among the Group B competitors. Because of that Filipino sporting fans cheered and throw support for Hidilyn via the micro blogging site Twitter, evident by landing as one of the trending topics here in the country. The phrases Go Hidilyn Diaz and Hidilyn Diaz landed in the top 10 trending topics in the Philippines.
After 2 days of competition, China lead the countries with the most number of medals in this year’s London Olympics. China already got 8 medals in total which is composed of 5 golds, 2 silvers and 1 bronze. Shooter Yi Siling got the first gold for China in the women’s 10m Air Riffle event.
Following China in the medal tally is the Olympic favorite United States. USA collected 6 medals so far in the 2 days of the games in London. 2 of it are golds, 2 are silvers and 2 also are bronze. Italy came in third place with 5 total medals, 2 golds, 2 silvers and 1 bronze.