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Studio interview: Discussion on Olympics highlights

08-06-2012 16:12 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

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The London Olympics has entered its 10th day. We’ve seen many moments of glory and excitement.

Q1: In badminton, Chinese shuttlers, spearheaded by Lin Dan, won two more Olympic events on Sunday afternoon, completing a clean sweep of five gold medals. "Super Dan" beat his arch-rival Lee Chong Wei from Malaysia 2-1 to win the men’s singles final in the Wembley Arena, becoming the first shuttler to have defended the Olympic title in the event. This is quite an achievement, right?

It certainly was a fierce competition, as these two have regularly traded the top spot in the world rankings. They are generally considered the world’s greatest badminton players. What did you make of Sunday’s game and these two great competitors?

And How do you see the future of the badminton at the Olympics, as some raised questions over its continued inclusion?

Q2: In the diving competition, Chinese diver Wu Minxia sealed her legacy on Sunday with a gold medal, bringing her all-time Olympic medal tally to six and equalling the record held by her one time partner Guo Jingjing. What did you think of her performance?

Five golds down, three to go. China has been unstoppable so far in the diving pool as it chases a sweep at the London Olympics. Wu Minxia’s victory puts them one step closer. What can we expect to see in the coming days? Can China’s dream team dominate the diving board?

China has faced a lot of challenges and outside pressures. Two Chinese badminton players were disqualified for deliberately losing, and doping suspicions have been raised over swimmer Ye Shiwen’s performance. How do you think China has been performing so far?

Q3: In the track and field competition, Usain Bolt set a new Olympic record of 9.63 seconds on his way to 100 meters gold on Sunday night. He silenced the doubters with his emphatic victory, underlining his status as the fastest man on Earth and handing Jamaica the perfect Independence Day present. Quite a remarkable achievement wouldn’t you agree?

Q4: Now let’s talk about TENNIS. The overpowering American sisters, Venus and Serena Williams beat Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-4 to take the double's title at the Olympics. It’s the third Olympic gold of their career. What do you make of that?

And also in the TENNIS field. For Britain’s Andy Murray every cloud has a golden lining. Four weeks after the Scot cried his eyes out after losing to Switzerland’s Roger Federer in his first Wimbledon final, he returned to a sunlit Centre Court to exact sweet revenge and walk off with an Olympic gold medal. What does this mean for him and also for the UK Olympic team?

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source:

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