Abdullah Alarshidi said that I am 58 years old. I am the oldest shooter and a bronze medal is more valuable to me than gold. I am very happy about this medal, but I hope to get a gold medal in the next Olympics.
At an age at which people are often too busy making plans for ‘retired’ life, 58-year-old Abdullah Alarshidi from Kuwait showed the world that age is just a statistic for him by winning a bronze medal in the Olympic skeet event. The seven-time Olympian after winning a medal also promised to aim for gold at the Paris Olympics in 2024 when he would have crossed 60.
Will you marry me
Argentine swordsman Maria Belen Perez, who is playing in the Olympics for the third time, once again failed to win a medal. Soon after the loss of 36-year-old Maria, her coach and longtime friend Lucas Guillermo proposed marriage to her, which she accepted. Lucas wrote by hand in a letter Will you marry me? Maria said yes. Lucas had proposed marriage to Perez 11 years earlier, but he refused.
British swimmer Adam Petty won the gold medal in the 100m breaststroke event with a timing of 57.37 seconds. He is the first British swimmer to defend his previous title.
Britain’s 27-year-old diver Tom Daly has finally realized his dream of winning a gold medal in his fourth Olympic Games. The pair of Tom and Matty Lee became champions in the synchronized 10m platform event. Tom couldn’t hold back his tears with the win.
Australia’s Arianne Titmus (3:58.76sec) won the gold medal in the women’s 400m freestyle event, beating five-time Olympic champion and world record-holder Katie Ledesky of America (3:59.97sec).