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    I have a bias, but Chad Le Clos is possibly the most popular person in South Africa atm. His performance to win his gold medal was awesome, but his sheer emotion on the podium was probably the highlight of the Olympics so far for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPrez View Post
    I have a bias, but Chad Le Clos is possibly the most popular person in South Africa atm. His performance to win his gold medal was awesome, but his sheer emotion on the podium was probably the highlight of the Olympics so far for me.
    His dad's more of a star than he is.

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    He may not win a medal, but this guy is a Star of the Games simply for his surname imo:

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    Another gold for Missy Franklin
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    Phelps, worth a mention not as a star of this Games but of all Olympics. Unbelievable.

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    Michael Phelps has the most Olympic Golds ever, with 18.

    In second is Larisa Latynina, with 9.

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    Yeah, Phelps has been colossal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cevno View Post
    Yeah, Phelps has been colossal.
    Absolutely. I'm almost glad he got a couple of minor medals this time because it shows he is human, after all. He's been so great and so dominant it's too easy to take him for granted, but the effort, the will and the training that must go in is, I'm sure, staggering.
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    Really chuffed with that.

    The fact that Australia are still fourth despite falling short of expectations so far just shows how insanely strong they usually are in the Olympics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post

    Really chuffed with that.

    The fact that Australia are still fourth despite falling short of expectations so far just shows how insanely strong they usually are in the Olympics.
    They're not looking so clever in the golds per capita list tho. Way down in 24th, behind GB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    They're not looking so clever in the golds per capita list tho. Way down in 24th, behind GB.

    That list before much of yesterday, I think, safe to say GB would have improved somewhat.

    Anyway star of the Games here, is Ennis, on every poster, bus stop, magazine pull-out, magazines, air-fields before the games, and making every front page today, except for the Times, oddly enough, despite some competition.
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    would be ideal if one of his teammates was Wang Wang

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