Olympics wrap up with John Feinstein
Mon, 13 Aug 2012|
CSN Washington dot com. Thank you very much our -- on author of 29. Books when the most recent ones -- for the gold mystery at the Olympics. Where the focuses around a teenage girl heading into the Olympics that Garner a lot of attention and I switched to real life this year London -- a lot of athletes in similar situations. When you look back at the 2012 games when athletes about TOY.
See one of them is a fifteen year old girl just like my fictional character K -- a decade from right here in Bethesda I'm not sure people understand what she did winning that 800 freestyle. And winning so easily from start to finish that was one of the most remarkable performances. I've ever seen in the Olympics so that one night stands out for me over the course of the Olympics. The two guys you got to come back to a Michael Phelps in the same ball. The greatest in their events in the history of the Olympics in history of sports Michael Phelps the greatest swimmer ever. Starts out poorly finishes fourth in his first event and then just builds to that great finish and -- fault I mean what can you say about the guy. He just dominates makes people great sprinters look like they're running in slow motion these extraordinary.
We saw two of the best on land and in the water at these Olympic Games for shore. How about when you go back to just may be overall moments as anything that stood out.
Well again I go back to -- decade because. I love the medal ceremonies they get to me every time it doesn't matter what anthem is being played when I see an athlete up on the podium. And have us at -- little sense of what they went through to get their particularly being an old swimmer myself for relate to the swimmers. But when she got on that medal stand and they started playing the -- And you saw her lower -- starting to quiver and you knew she wasn't gonna make it through and by the end of the -- she was in a puddle. Honestly I was pretty much in a -- myself and I'm not fifteen years old.
It's amazing to imagine just what she accomplished at such donate half a second for breaking the world record. We know there's a bright future for Octavio Hideki of course probably better for as -- right here up in Bethesda yes absolutely amazing I thank you very much John has always. With your inside this time and -- close -- doing things. CSN Washington dot com.