Not too much to talk about from Friday’s events. The women’s relay race was pretty impressive and it makes me wonder how we can just get faster and faster over the years. In 3012 do you think we’ll have cut that record in half? How fast can humans become without the assitance of medical science or technology in their systems? I understand the difference now from 100 years ago is due to knowledge of the sport and the human body, training in ways to strengthen the body and knowing the ways it reacts to the sport…basically, we got smarter, yes? Can we continue to get smarter or is this the fastest we’ll ever be?
Things that make you go hmmmmmm………LOL
Gotta run, I’ve got a plane to catch. Believe it or not, I’m headed to the Country the USA just beat in women’s soccer for the gold…Do you know who that is? No worries, I won’t bring up the soccer game. Haha.
What a difference a day makes…9 medals given out to Americans yesterday, 5 of them gold, and we have finally taken a solid lead in the medal count.
We got four of those medals (2 gold, 2 silver) in the men’s decathlon and triple jump. One of our girls got a gold in boxing (C. Shields), our women’s soccer (football) team got the gold over Japan, we got a silver in the women’s marathon swimming event (H. Anderson), a bronze in men’s taekwondo (T. Jennings), and our men got the gold in water polo!
What an awesome Olympic day for the USA…congrats winners!
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We’re running out of days…and honestly, when the track and field events come on and I see the men primping for the camera and striking their superman poses, I turn it off. These sports lose their sparkle for me when it turns into someone trying to “cement his legend” instead of just young and raw talent trying to compete against others in the same new boat. I guess it’s like the pros versus college sports. I’ll take college sports any day over the drama queens of pro sports. Now, they’re not all drama queens of course, but the drama that goes on is too much for me to stress about. Watch college sports for the value of a kid trying to make his/her way in the world of sports and you’ll see what I mean.
Now…back to the status of the Olympics. Day twelve found Americans in the final of women’s beach volleyball. That was kinda cool and of course, the reigning champs prevailed again. Misty May Treanor and Kerri Walsh completed their three-pete of Olympic Golds and I believe we got a peak at their replacements on the podium for the next Olympics.
And my goodness, looky here…we have reclaimed our lead in the medal count! GO USA! Only a couple more days to see if we can stay on top…should be interesting!
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I believe I may have missed a day…it was probably a day full of track and field heats. As my patience wore thin with Statistics this weekend, I have to admit I fast forwarded through an entire 5 hour recording of qualifying heats, touching interviews, and clever commercials. As I did, I noticed there was an awful long interview with Michael Phelps. I’m sure it was great, but honestly, I could not bear to sit through another recount of the wonderful things he has accomplished. No offense Michael, but I get it already.
And GB? Wow, you’ve had a terrific weekend. Some awesome things happended for you on the track, in the gym, and on the tennis court……eh? Congrats!
And would you lookie here………China still has the lead in the medal count……..must have been that men’s gymnastics floor routine. Sure was a good one.
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USA teams were taking care of business on day six. In some very highly anticipated events Gabby got the Gold in the women’s gymnastics individual all around, Phelps and Lochte got Gold and Silver respectively in a much awaited matchup, so with those and some others great medal achievements on day six, we finally took the medal count lead.
I don’t expect to lose the lead with track and field events coming up, but we shall see. GO USA!!
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Well day five has been alot like days three and four…roller coaster rides!! Men’s gymnastics held individual all arounds and I couldn’t be more sad for John Orozco and his family. The games haven’t been great for him and the pommel horse appears to hate all Americans
BUT, congrats to Danell Leyva for recovering enough to gain a bronze…way to go Danell!!!
Also on the upside and more consistent then other sports, swimming athletes have once again gotten the job done!!! Among the USA wins were golds for Nathan Adrian and the women’s team in the 4×200.
And aren’t we all glad to not be among those disqualified in badminton?!! Maybe they’ll call me up now for my Olympic moment…I’m available!!!
Here’s the medal count as of day five…no worries China, we’ll catch up and surpass you in track and field, if not sooner! GO USA!
Much better Olympic day for the USA!! The women’s gymnastics was just…well, spectacular, so huge congratulations to them especially after such an emotional ride on Sunday. True testament to the professionalism and determination these little tiny girls have for their sport and their country!!
And then let’s talk about Michael Phelps…yes, HE DID IT! Michael has now won more medals than ANYONE in the history of the Olympic Games. Congrats Mr. Phelps!
Another great day of competition over…see you tomorrow all and thanks for keeping up with me. Here’s the medal count:
It won’t let me add pix from the laptop, so here’s the best I can do right now sorry!
Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
China 13 6 4 23
USA 9 8 6 23
Japan 1 4 8 13
France 4 3 4 11
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The good, the bad, and the ugly. That’s what happened today for the good ol’ US of A. The good really was great with Missy Franklin and Matt Grevers gaining Gold in swimming, while Team Captain Rebecca Soni earned a Silver…..and I heard we got a bronze in Judo and a bronze in men’s synchonized diving, but the bad and the ugly happened in the gymnastics arena. Wow, what a disappointing round for our guys and so very shocking. Congrats to China, Japan (questionable ending), and Great Britain for being able to make it to the podium…especially GB! It’s been so long since GB has medaled in gymnastics, the commentators said there’s not a person alive who saw their previous medal win. What do you say over there…good day mate….bloody awesome gent…something along those lines, I believe.
But to check out the gymnastics drama of why the Japanese team went from no medal to Silver, Great Britain went from Silver to Bronze, and the poor Ukraine went from Bronze to nothing within a five minute timeframe, read this Sports Illustrated Article…and then send all your well wishes to the USA gymnasts….you’ve still got individuals guys!! HANG IN THERE!!
Meanwhile, here are the medal standings after three days……..
Very exciting stuff happening in London today and as a true fan of any Olympics, I’m certainly enjoying this one so far. NBC is really doing a great job of playing only the Olympic Games except for local news, so that helps, and I’m very grateful for the uninterrupted coverage.
Ryan Lochte started off his swimming races with a Gold for the USA and the men’s gymnastics team had an excellent beginning…when coverage ended a few minutes ago, they were the team leading with one or two more teams still to go. So far, so good USA!!
But here’s the REAL DEAL of the day, and Ladies you will appreciate this one………do we not have the cutest athletes in the Games?? I believe so, check these out (ignore the medal count photo, it refuses to come out of there and can you blame it considering the company it is keeping??)…can we get the Gold for hotness?
Here are the medal standings after Day One:
(There are more than this, but I only listed the countries with three or more medals) Happy Bloggin’ Ya’ll!
Yay…it’s finally here. And yes, I’d normally say Friday, but this is no ordinary Friday, it is the Friday athletes have waiting four years for and London has probably been anticipating all that could go wrong today for a long time. D-day if you will.
But, let me go back to “football”, aka soccer.
Here are the results from the men’s games yesterday:
**Great Britain tied Senegal 1-1 (This is where I get my geography lessons…never heard of Senegal…and how do you end things in a tie??)
**Belarus beat New Zealand 1-0 (If I asked you to show me Belarus on a map right now, bet you couldn’t do it!)
**Brazil beat Egypt 3-2 (Did anyone have a clue Egypt played soccer? I’ve got to upgrade my thinking)
**Gabon tied with Switzerland 1-1 (Gabon? Come on, seriously? It sounds like the size of Cleveland)
I can’t really understand what it is telling us, but maybe if I watch the ceremonies it’ll all come together….
The plans for tomorrow you ask?? Well, I’d like to see the men’s qualifying rounds in gymnastics…and there are some men’s swimming races…and according to the London 2012 website, there will be medals given out tomorrow in cycling, fencing, judo, shooting, swimming, and weightlifting.
So, here we go everyone….let the games begin…and GO USA!!!!