The worlds fastest fire up London

first_imgThe Australian women’s basketball team are through to the quarter finals after defeating Canada 72 – 63. The men’s hockey team the Kookaburras may have laughed too early, letting the Brits back into the game after a 3 – 0 lead to end up the game in a draw.  The Aussie’s now meet Pakistan in a game to qualify for the semi-finals. Water Polo women’s team from Australia saw off the Chinese in a thrilling nail-bitter in penalty shootout to advance to the semi-finals. US Swimmer Michael Phelps put the cherry on top of his career with an 18th gold medal, making him the most decorated Olympiad ever. Olympics … did you know?In 1908 there were 37 women competing in the Olympic Games. This year there are 4862 women competing. Silver was still the theme in the pool as the Aussie girls honoured Leisel Jones in her last Olympics swim with second place in the 4x100m medley relay swim.center_img Australian sailing duo Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen are in gold medal contention for the 49er skiff event. Image of the gamesJamaican Usain Bolt crosses the finish line ahead of country man Yohan Blake and Justin Gatlin of the United States at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium.SOURCE: Getty Images In a nice surprise for Australia on the track, Steve Solomon has qualified for the 400m final, throwing down a personal best to do so. After wrapping up in the pool with the swimming over the weekend it was time for those athletes on the track and field to bring their A-game, and they did not disappoint. The hype surrounding the blue ribbon race of the 100m sprint on the track to determine who is the fastest man and woman in the world, brought the house down at Olympic Stadium.  The Jamaican’s breed them fast, with honours going to none other than last Olympics’ gold medallist, Usain Bolt from Jamaica.  The fastest woman in the world title went to Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, also Jamaican. China still dominates the medal tally with 30 gold medals, ahead of the US and host nation Great Britain. Australia has dropped to 24th spot, still searching for that elusive gold but dominating the silver stakes. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the latest on the London 2012 Olympic Games.Tell us what you think has been your most memorable Olympics moment so far.Highlights from the weekend Source = e-Travel Blackboard: K.Wlast_img