07 August 2012

New countries on the Olympic medal table

While attention has been on true olympic greats like Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt three nations are celebrating their first ever Olympic medals"

On Saturday Erick Barrondo became the first Guatemalan to reach an Olympic podium when he won silver in the 20km walk

Yesterday afternoon Pavlos Kontides won the first medal for Cyprus when he came second in the Laser sailing class

Last night Grenadan Kirani James won the men's 400m title in emphatic style. He is now the reigning world and olympic champion.

Congratulations to all three sportsmen


Silent Hunter said...

Wasn't aware of that. Congratulations!

jams o donnell said...

Indeed. This is important as anything else going on in the games.