PICK: KAZAKHSTAN WEIGHTLIFTER, ILYA ILYIN
In the 94 kilo weightlifting division, Ilyin dominated, blitzing all six lifts, establishing two new world marks, and destroying every pretender to his second consecutive gold medal. What could be more impressive than that? His greatness was built on a diet of Mister Ed: “I try not to eat anything which is too fat, and I can’t eat anything which is too sweet. I think chicken and horse meat are ideal food because it’s very easy to digest.” Following his press conference, the WCD spotted the Kazakh national hero hopping in a cab headed for the showjumping.
FLICK: ST KITTS & NEVIS BLACK-BALLING THEIR OWN LEGENDARY SPRINTER, KIM COLLINS
Any time Olympic team bureaucrats justify their jobs, something shitty happens. Earlier in the Games, the bean counters made headlines when Australian married shooters, Russell and Lauryn Mark, were banned from sharing a room in the Village. Now, the shiny-arses of tiny West Indian dominion St Kitts & Nevis have sunk to a new low: they banned their greatest ever athlete and flagbearer, Kim Collins, from competing. His crime? Spending time with his wife at the team hotel. And for all those playing at home, St Kitts & Nevis sent six athletes to London…and nine officials.