Soulful Sunday: Olympians
August 17, 2008 by scienceguy288
As everybody knows, the Olympics are taking place in Beijing, China as I type this. We have seen champions in fencing, soccer, volleyball, and water polo. But there are some Olympians who stand out above the rest.
First off, congratulations Michael Phelps for winning 8 gold medals in a single Olympics and winning the most Olympic medals by a single person putting your name under 2 more world records.
Phelps winning his eighth event.
Second, congratulations to Russia’s Natalia Paderina and Georgia’s Nino Salukvadze, who took the silver and bronze medals respectively on Sunday in the women’s 10-metre air pistol. When they received their medals on the podium, they hugged and made a call for peace between their nations. This is what the Olympics are about: creating peace and unity between nations.
Russian and Georgian Olympians hug in a symbollic moment of peace.
And finally, congratulations to Tuvshinbayar Naidan, who won the gold in judo Thursday. Naidan, whose nickname is “Tuvshee,” beat Kazakhstan’s Askhat Zhitkeyev in the men’s 100-kilogram class, the first medal win by a Mongolian.
The first Mongolian medal winner competing.