Beautiful Ones: Olympians

 Michael Phelps (R) of the U.S. celebrates his team's victory in the men's 4 x 200 meters freestyle relay swimming final with Ryan Lochte during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the National Aquatics Center August 13, 2008. From Reuters Pictures by REUTERS.

The beauty and the magnificence of the mere mortal that would defy the boundaries of human limitations and seize one moment in time.  Claiming that moment in history with might and power, ascending into the eschalons of greatness,  solidifying their destiny as a champion.                                                                  

                                                                                                                                      -Z’maji

Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates as he wins the men's 200-meter final with a world record during the athletics competitions in the National Stadium  at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008. From AP Photo by Thomas Kienzle.

United States' Nastia Liukin competes during the women's floor final of the artistic gymnastics event of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing on August 17, 2008. Romania's Sandra Izbasa won the gold, United States' Shawn Johnson the silver and United States' Nastia Liukin the bronze. From Getty Images by AFP/Getty Images.

Britain's Louis Smith practises on the rings during an artistic gymnastics training session at National Indoor Stadium ahead of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 6, 2008. From Reuters Pictures by REUTERS.

Bryan Clay of the United States competes in the discuss throw discipline of the men's decathlon during the athletics competitions in the National Stadium  at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Friday, Aug. 22, 2008. From AP Photo by David Phillip.

Misty May-Treanor of the USA shoots against Tamara Larrea and Dalixia Fernandez of Cuba in the Women's Preliminary Pool B match held at the Chaoyang Park Beach Volleyball Ground on Day 4 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 12, 2008 in Beijing, China. From Getty Images.

Henry Cejudo of the US reacts after defeating Tomohiro Matsunaga of Japan in the final of the 55Kg category of the men's freestyle wrestling competition of the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008. From AP Photo by SAURABH DAS.

Argentina's Fabricio Oberto (L) tries to block USA's LeBron James during the men's semi-final basketball match Argentina against The US  of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 22, 2008 at the Olympic basketball Arena in Beijing. From Getty Images by AFP/Getty Images.

US athlete Sanya Richards (L) beats Russia's Anastasia Kapachinskaya to the line to win the women's 4x400m relay final at the National stadium as part of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on August 23, 2008. The United States won the Olympic women's 4x400-meter relay title Saturday in a time of 3mins 18.54secs. From Getty Images by AFP/Getty Images.

Gold medallists Serena (R) and Venus Williams of the U.S. celebrate on the podium after the women's doubles tennis competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 17, 2008. From Reuters Pictures by REUTERS.

08.24 and wins the gold medal and set a new World Record. From Getty Images.

Jonathan Horton of the United States completes his performance in the high bar during the artistic gymnastics event at the National Indoor Stadium on Day 11 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 19, 2008 in Beijing, China. From Getty Images.

 

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