The 2012 Olympic Game's were centred around the theme "Inspire Generation" and looking back it seems that this year's games will indeed inspire future generations. We at Planet Sport have put together our own list of the top 5 inspirational stories from London 2012:
#5 First time Olympian Chad le Clos of South Africa shocked spectators when he beat his childhood hero Micheal Phelps by 0.05seconds in the men's 200m butterfly. http://www.planetsport.tv/content/latest/1991/video_interview_with_olympic_champion_chad_le_clos
#4 Oscar Pistorius competes as the first ever double-amputee in the Olympic Games. http://planetsport.tv/content/article/1677/Oscar%20Pistorius
#3 Gemma Gibbons mouthing "I love you, Mum" after winning her judo semi-final. http://www.planetsport.tv/content/latest/page-3/1912/thank_you_mum
#2 Saudi Arabia's Wojdan Shaherkani (age 16) and Sarah Attar (and 19) are the first females to represent their country in the Olympics. http://www.planetsport.tv/content/latest/page-2/1959/the_courage_to_compete
#1 Gour Marial's journey, from running to survive growing up in war-torn Sudan to running as an independent in the Olympics. http://www.planetsport.tv/content/latest/page-6/1779/running_redeemed
Did these stories inspire you? Is there one we didn't list that you found inspiring?