It’s hard to believe that it’s already the 7th day of events at 2012 London Olympics. It almost feels like it started yesterday. China, the United States and South Korea are currently topping the medals table at the moment (with 34, 37 and 14 total medals respectively). China has won more Silver medals than the USA, that’s why they are topping the table.
The South African Olympic team has been performing better than they did in the previous Olympic Games in Beijing (in 2008). South Africa has already raked in 2 gold medals for swimming. Cameron van der Burgh (from Pretoria) won the gold medal on Sunday night in the 100m breastroke final and Chad Le Clos (from Durban) won the gold medal on Tuesday night in the 200m butterfly final.
Yesterday the South African team won their third gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics. Sizwe Ndlovu, Matthew Brittain, John Smith and James Thompson competed in the lightweight fours in rowing and proved to be too strong for the opposition. They were in fourth place (behind Great Britain, Australia and Denmark) with 500m to go in the race, but they passed all of them to win the gold with a time of 6:02.84 – truly remarkable.
South Africa is currently in the 10th position on the medals table at the moment because of this. At the time that the team won this medal South Africa had jumped from 14th place to 8th place on the table and was tied with Kazakhstan.
Let’s get behind the team! Let’s hope that South Africa can bring home more medals from the 2012 London Olympics!