Tuesday, 31 July 2012

The greatest moment in the Olympic was when...

The greatest moment in the Olympic history was when...

When I asked my dad, what, in his opinion was the greatest moment in Olympic history he looked up to the ceiling, in his thinking mode and said "the greatest moment in the Olympic was when... Carl Lewis won 6 gold medals." I thought, well that's great but I still didn't understand why it was the greatest moment in history. So I replied saying " really? But how's that the greatest moment?" Then he said "Well no one has done that ever again, have they?"

But he was wrong. Really Carl Lewis has won 10 medals at the Olympics, 9 of which being gold medals, and 4 of those won for the 100m, 200m, 4×1000m relay and long jump at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics Games.
Carl Lewis has set world records in 100 m, 4×100 m and 4×200 m relays.
Some people even reckon that he is the greatest Olympian ever. 

From what I've heard about Carl Lewis and the research that I've done I'd say that the greatest moment in Ancient history was when Carl Lewis won 4 gold medals at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles and 10 medals in total from his time in the Olympic Games.

But the the greatest moment in Olympic history, so far, would be when Michael Phelps won 8 gold medals at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 in swimming. Michael Phelps nicknames as 'MP,The Baltimore Bullet, and/or Flying Fish' has won 14 gold olympic medals in total. Michael Phelps holds the record for the most gold medals won in a single Olympics. A lot of people would argue that Carl Lewis was indeed the greatest Olympian in history but based on the medals that each of them has won, Michael Phelps is the winner and probably one of the greatest Olympic swimmers yet.

and dad :)



  1. What a cool piece. I like that you referenced your dad.

    Winning something in the 1980's doesn't count as one of the greatest moments in the 'ancient' Olympics :)

  2. hhaha yeah i know.. i was just hinting that it was a long time ago :)