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Beijing Summer Olympic Facts

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Help your class learn more about the Olympics. The activities include:- fact sheets on the Olympics and some of the sports- writing pieces t...

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At the 1904 Summer Olympics, American gymnast George Eyser won six medals: 3 gold; two silver, and one bronze. What makes Eyser even more unique is that he competed with a wooden leg. During his youth, Eyser lost most of his left leg after a train ran over it. This didn’t stop him from making history a few years later, becoming the only person to compete in the Olympic Games with an artificial leg, until 2008 when South African swimmer, Natalie du Toit, competed in the Beijing Olympics.

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Phelps had a spectacular performance in 2008 at the Olympic Games in Beijing when he picked up a record eight gold medals, breaking the 1972 record of American swimmer Mark Spitz. Phelps also has won more individual Olympic gold medals than any other athlete — a number he is expected to add to at the 2012 games in London. God bless, & best wishes in all events to 2012 olympic athletes.

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Saina Nehwal became the first Indian woman to reach the singles quarter finals at the Olympics. She won against world number five and fourth seed Wang Chen of Hong Kong by 2-1 in a three-game thriller in the 2008 Beijing summer Olympics.In the quarter-finals Saina lost a nail biting 3-gamer to world number 16 Maria Kristin Yulianti by 1-2. She has qualified for 2012 London Olympics, we wish her all the very best.

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Olympic Facts - Mark Spitz & Michael Phelps By http://ift.tt/2aSgwB4 Guevara Onofre Did you know that... Mark Spitz competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics where he was one of the favorites to win 5 gold medals.Unfortunately he won only two gold medals.Under the direction of James Counsilman Mark trained very hard for the Olympics in West Germany. Like Rachel Carson (environmentalist) Leon Uris (writer) Billie Holiday ( singer) Goldie Hwan (actress) Toni Braxton (singer) Frank Zappa…