Olympic Figures and Facts

Number of field goal attempts by Jason Kidd in four USA bsketball games: 1

Number of countries (China, United States, Great Britain and Germany) that have more gold medals than Michael Phelps: 4 (Think about that one: he has more gold medals than hundreds of countries!)

Number of seconds gap between Usain Bolt and 2nd place finisher Richard Thompson in the 100m dash final. (Tied for largest winning margin):0.2:

Number of years since a U.S. woman had won a medal in single sculls rowing. Michelle Guerette won a silver in Beijing: 20

Margin of victory, in pounds, for Korean super-heavyweight weightlifter Jang Mi-ran, over nearest competitor, Ukraine’s Olha Korobka: 108

Number of world records set in swimming in Beijing: 25


~ by Digory Kirke on August 19, 2008.

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