I will digress a bit but still stay on the "best of" topic. On Bindra again.
I am getting into the habit of checking the daily "Blog of Note". And guess whose blog is of note today??? Abhinav Bindra.
7 posts old. Starts on 5th Aug and wins a gold on the fourth day of Olympics and will be back home soon. I sincerely hope for this Olympics blog to keep going and hope he talks about his practice, his Athens Olympics debacle and his life time dedication and finally the realization of his lifelong dream, to inspire youths about dedication and positive focus.
Here is a video clip of the award ceremony. During the Indian national anthem, I felt goosebumps and my eyes moistened. Its an awesome feeling at these proud moments. I am hoping for another medal from Paes and Bhupati duo. Tathastu.
Back to Phelps: 11 Olympic gold medals for this one extraordinary individual, the champion swimmer Michael Phelps. He too is very efficiently showing the world its first in his own way.
Till now in Beijing: 5 events, 5 gold medals, 5 world records.
Just watching him was an absolute magic. And just while watching him compete I kept thinking of the most efficient and powerful sharks and elegant quiet whale. And, I found magazine cover.