Wednesday, August 20, 2008

2008北京奧運三女將 ∕ My Top Three Women Athlets of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games

Thus far, here are my three top women athletes of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games (not in any particular order):

* As an amateur marathoner, I have a lot of respect for 38-year-old Constantina Tomescu of Romania who dominated the women's marathon race. She made her move at the 25km mark and nobody in the chasing group was able to respond. Running the rest of the race in the front, she finished in 2 hours 26 minutes 44 seconds. World recorder holder Paula Radcliffe of Britain managed to finish the race despite her injury. Famed USA marathoner Deana Kastor had a DNF (Did Not Finish) when she dropped out of the race. (Photo source:

* 41 years old USA swimmer Dara Torres swam her PB (personal best) time of 24.07 seconds and won a silver medal in the 50-meter freestyle. She was beaten by 16-year old Britta Steffen of Germany by a mere 1/100th of a second. Here she is with her 2 years old daughter. (For more pics of the veteran swimmer and model, please see:

* Wrestler Carol Huynh of Hazelton, British Columbia, Canada won the first gold medal for Canada. She immigrated from Vietnam to this country 30 years ago. Way to go Carol !!! (Photo credit: Issei Kato, Reuteurs)


新鮮人 said...

38-year-old Constantina Tomescu from Romania 是一個偉大的母親,

xiao zhu said...


The Inner Space said...



tofufa said...

Just read about this on appledaily:

一 幕 幕 人 間 有 情 的 故 事 , 正 在 京 奧 上 演 。 德 國 體 操 女 選 手 卓 素 維 天 娜 ( Oksana Chusovitina ) , 為 了 贏 取 獎 金 醫 治 患 血 癌 的 兒 子 , 以 33 歲 高 齡 出 戰 京 奧 , 更 勇 奪 女 子 跳 馬 銀 牌 。 中 國 前 體 操 王 子 李 寧 得 悉 這 位 偉 大 母 親 的 感 人 故 事 後 , 馬 上 從 李 寧 基 金 拿 出 2 萬 歐 元 ( 約 23.2 萬 港 元 ) 作 為 她 兒 子 的 醫 藥 費 。 李 寧 說 , 卓 素 維 天 娜 的 故 事 深 深 感 動 他 : 「 體 育 沒 有 國 界 , 愛 也 沒 有 國 界 。 」

微豆 Haricot said...

新鮮人: 聽後更加油然生敬!!!

微豆 Haricot said...

Xiao Zhu: So true !!!

微豆 Haricot said...

The Inner Space: 這三位在奧運出賽得奬的,都是精英女將,cream of the crop !!!

微豆 Haricot said...

Tofufa: Thank you for sharing the info/story. It is comforting to know that despite terrorism, wars, climate change, and all the horrible news around the world, there are still stories that touch the human heart.

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