Usain Bolt may have been the only athlete who upstaged swimmer Michael Phelps in the recent Beijing Olympics. The Jamaican sprinter surprisingly set two individual world records in the 100 and 200 meters and was part of a 4×100 relay world record Jamaican team.
Inspirational Moments: Olympic celebrations - Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the Men's 100m Final and the gold medal at the National Stadium on Day 8 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 16, 2008 in Beijing, China. Bolt finished the event in first place with a time of 9.69, a new World Record. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images) #joyofsport www.joyofsport.co.uk
Book Review "When Joseph is thirteen Phelps visits Singapore before Beijing. Big fish meets fish. They shake fins. And that fires Joseph's Olympic dreams." The 2016 Rio Olympics was a historic moment in Singapore. After decades our (small) country has finally clinched another medal - and a gold one at that. From Kid to King tells the story of Joseph Schooling the first Singaporean who won an Olympic gold medal at the 100-metre butterfly event with a record time of 50.39 seconds. In this…
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Archivists care for materials that document special events. "The National Archives have created a new digital portal collating Olympic records that date back to the first modern Games in 1896 to the Beijing Games in 2008."