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London 2012 - OLYMPIC MEDALS - INTERNATIONAL STARS
A webquest

HELP : BBC - London 2012 - Wikipedia

1) Complete the table below (Be careful! One of these athletes did NOT get a medal, but made history.)

ATHLETE
NAME
COUNTRY
AGE
SPORT
GOLD MEDAL
SILVER
MEDAL

BRONZE
MEDAL

RECORDS
Usain Bolt
Jamaica
26
Athletics
3
0
0
Gold - 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay
Michael Phelps
USA
27
Swimming
4
2
0
Gold - 100m butterfly, 200m individual medley, 4x200m freestyle relay, 4x100m relay.
Silver - 200m butterfly, 4x100m freestlye relay
David Rudisha
Kenya
24
Athletics
1
0
0
Gold - 800m

Shiwen Ye

China
16
Swimming
2
0
0
Gold - 200m individual medley, 400m individual medley

Gabby Douglas

USA
17
Gymnastics
2
0
0
 Gold - Individual all-around final, women's team final.

Wojdan Shaherkani

Saudi Arabia
16
Judo
0
0
0
(Round of 32 - Women's +78kg)

Missy Franklin

USA
17
Swimming
4
1
0

Gold - 100m backstroke, 4x200m freestlye relay, 200m backstroke, 4x100m medley relay.
Silver - 4x100m freestyle relay.

Anna Meares

Australia
29
 Cycling
1
0
1
Gold - women's sprint.
Bronze - women's team sprint.

Kirani James

Grenada
20
Athletics
1
0
0
Gold - 400m

Hamadou
Djibo Issaka

Niger
35
Rowing
1
0
0
Last - Single sculls

2) Find the countries that the athletes represent on the map below and place the flags in the right column :


(Click on the map to make it bigger.)

COUNTRY
FLAG
COUNTRY
FLAG
1
USA
5
Niger
2
Kenya
6
Jamaica
3
Australia
7
Grenada
4
China
8
Saudi Arabia

3) A few interesting facts :

1. Wojdan Shaherkani was the FIRST Saudi woman to compete in Olympics.

2. What was she allowed to wear and what is it ? She was allowed to wear a hijab = an Islamic headscarf.

3. When was Hamadou Djibo Issaka chosen for the Olympics ? He was chosen 3 months before the London olympics.

4. What is his job ? He is a gardener.

5. What did Gabby Douglas eat after winning two gold medals at the Olympics ? She had a McDonalds breakfast sandwich.

6. What is the nickname of Kirani James ? The Jaguar - and Usain Bolt ? Lightening Bolt

7. What sports did Missy Franklin play before swimming ? Basketball, soccer, volleyball, tennis, dance, gymnastics, ice skating, skiing.

8. How tall is Shiwen Ye ? She is 172cm - How tall was she in 2010 ? She was 160 cm

9. What happened to Anna Meares 4 years before the London Olympics ? She made a remarkable return to the track following a horrific race crash in which she broke her neck. 

10. Watch the video : Kenya's Rudisha says he might be 800m 'legend' and write what he says exactly : "I might be an eight hundred meters legend." - UPDATED

11. What will Michael Phelps do after the London Olympics ? He will retire.

 

Created on 14/08/2012 by Michelle Henry

 

 

In the background :

"Illuminated Olympic rings float near the Houses of Parliament as part of the festivities
for the London 2012 Closing Ceremony, on August 12, 2012."