10. Brit Helen Jenkins: TRIATHLON
Jenkins is a world champion British professional triathlete. She won the 2008 plus the 2011 ITU World Champion. On August 6, 2011 she won the London World Championship Series so that meant that she would have a spot in the London Olympics 2012. Back in 2006 Jenkins had suffered from having Achilles tendon Injury but bounced back. She started having more problems with the injury in 2007 but regardless of the problems she has had with her injury she still won World Championships.
9. Serena Williams: TENNIS
Serena Williams is a known professional USA women’s tennis player. She is ranked number one by the Women’s Tennis Association. Her popularity started booming back in July 8th, 2002 when she was no.1 for the first time. She has also won over $35 million dollars worth of prize money and the only female player in history to win this much. She just recently won the final gold medal in the 2012 Olympic London Final beating Maria Sharapova in tennis.
8. Women’s Olympic Cycling
Dani King, Laura Trott, plus Joanna Rowsell worked hard in the Olympics cycling this year as they clocked in three minutes and 14.051 seconds which now means that the world record has been set in the very first round. Britain won the gold, the USA won second place and Canada won bronze. All of these winners are young and just being under the age of 23 they have won medals.
7. Italy Wins Women’s Water Polo
Shock. Awe. Excitement. Disappointment. All of these emotions get rolled into one as Italy amazingly wins at the water polo against the UK. Italy performed amazing and clearly won 10-5.
6. Charlotte Dujardin: DRESSAGE
Charlotte Dujardin is the rider competing at the Olympics for 2012 as the British dressage rider. She was born in Newent, Gloucestershire. When she was 16 she decided to leave school and started to focus on being a dressage rider. She won the competition for the Horse of the Year four times. She also won at Hickstead at three different occasions and then she was able to compete in the dressage grand pix event that happened back i
5. Gabby Douglas: Gold USA Gymnastics Winner
Gabby Douglas was born on December 31, 1995 and is part of the US Women’s Gymnastics team. She won the gold medals for both individual plus the all round team competitions. She is the first woman to be in the all around champion that is African American and also the very first one that is not Caucasian. She is also known as the “Flying Squirrel”. Douglas recently commented and said that it is the most amazing feeling to be known as the Olympic Champion.
4. Victoria Pendleton: British Track Cyclist
Pendleton represents England in the international competition plus represents Great Britain. She has won nine world titles and has a record in the six individual sprint competition. She won the gold medal for the Keirin.
3. Ranomi Kromowidjojo: SWIMMING
A new record was added by Ranomi Kromowidjojo and clocked in 24.05 seconds to her winnings. Ranomi Kromowidjojo was born on August 20, 1990 and is from Sauwerd, Netherlands. She is a dutch swimmer of the Javanese Surinamese. She has potential for the butterfly and backstroke events but she is mainly known for freestyle. She won the gold medal for the 100m and for the 50 m with Freestyle at the 2012 London Olympics.
2. Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei: BADMINTON
China winners Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei of China win the gold medal at the badminton women’s doubles. Tian Qing was partnered with Pan Pan for the women’s doubles and back in December they became world number 5 but now Tian is partner with Zhao Yunlei. It looks as if the switch paid off because of the gold medal that they won in the 2012 Olympics.
1. Tirunesh Dibaba: Women’s 10000M
Tirunesh Dibaba was born on June 1, 1985 in Bekoji, Ethiopia, Arsi. She is known as the long distance track Ethiopian athlete and holds the world record for the 5000 metres world record. She won four of the world track titles plus five of the world country titles. She is known as the “Baby Faced Destroyer”. When the final bell happened on the 2012 London Olympics she took off like lightening and left the others far behind.
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