MOST MEMORABLE EVER OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS

MOST MEMORABLE EVER OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS

James Haskell, England rugby international

The most memorable moment for me was Michael Phelps winning eight-gold medals at the Beijing Olympics, surpassing fellow American swimmer’s Mark Spitz's amazing seven-gold performance at Munich in 1972. It was such an amazing individual performance; to keep pushing yourself through each gruelling stage; qualifying semis and then the finals; returning every day, staying completely focused and delivering every time irrespective of the opposition; never looking stressed or over-worked.

However the most appalling episode that stands out for me, as it encompasses all that is bad in sport, was the incident involving Angel Matos of Cuba deliberately kicking a referee square in the face after he was disqualified in a bronze-medal match. In the heat of battle we have all been tempted to kick the ref from time to time but you don’t actually ever do it!

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– Entry was posted on August 22nd, 2016 by James Haskell
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