Olympic Fever, more specifically Track & Field Fever has had me on the edge of my seat!
I am proud to be Caribbean and I am very proud of all our athletes who are doing their best and excelling in their events. So….I decided to dedicate my list this week to our Olympians over in London!
This week, Shemmy’s list features “5 of the best Caribbean Olympic Moments”… I hope these moments touched you as well.
1. The Jamaican Sweep. Gold, Silver and Bronze for Jamaica. These three Jammy sprint sensations dominated the Usain Bolt led 200 meter finals. Silver for Yohan Blake and Bronze for Warren Weir. Congrats guys!
2. The Name Tag Exchange: Grenadian Kirani James, 19, winner of the 400 meter finals, swaps numbers with South African Oscar Pistorius in the semifinals. Pistorius, a double below-knee amputatee, didn’t make it to the finals, but his determination moved James that he delivered the kind gesture of exchanging name tags. This was a beautiful moment! Kirani James gave Grenada their first ever Olympic GOLD medal!
3. Twice Is Always Nice: The Dominican Republic’s 400meter hurdles runner Felix Sanchez after winning his second career gold. Can you feel his exuberance through this photo? Hard work really pays off. Congrats Felix!
4. Shelly-Ann Makes History: Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce after winning Jamaica’s first gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics. She clocked 10.75 to defend her Beijing title and made history by becoming the first non-American to retain the 100m Olympic crown in successive Olympics.
5. My name is Lalonde Gordon: A victorious Lalonde Gordon (above in red) captured Trinidad and Tobago’s first medal for the 2012 London Olympics. Gordon won bronze in the men’s 400 meter is now the country’s newest Olympic hero!
I hope you enjoyed this week’s Shemmy’s list.
What were your favorite moments of the 2012 London Olympics? Leave a comment below.