Athletics takes center stage
as Phelps chases more gold
The Olympics glamour sport of track and field made an electrifying start yesterday as Michael Phelps prepared to chase down his third gold medal of the Games.
The opening day of the athletics competition saw an unprecedented sell-out crowd of 80,000 pack the Olympic Stadium for the morning session, with British golden girl Jessica Ennis making her much-anticipated entrance in heptathlon.
With a vociferous home support roaring her on, Ennis did not disappoint, clocking the best time ever recorded in the 100m hurdles discipline of her opening seven-event heptathlon.