Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Michael Phelps 19th Medal, Women's Gymnastics Win Gold & Alyson Felix: 8-1, Vol. 198, 1st Edt'n

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Michael Phelps celebrates his
historic 19th Olympic medal
USA Women's Gymnastics team aka
'The Fierce Five'
captures the golden moment
The 2012 London Olympics witnessed history yesterday as Michael Phelps not only tied the Olympic record held by Larisa Latynina of Russia for 18 Olympic medals by winning the silver medal in his signature event the 200m Butterfly, but as he prepared to swim the last leg in the Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay, all he had to was avoid any major blunder and cruise to victory.  And that’s exactly what he did as Phelps coasted to give the Americans the win and his 19th medal, 15 gold total and afterwards Phelps stated “I've put my mind to doing something that nobody had ever done before and this has been an amazing ride.”  While the men celebrated their win, Allision Schmitt who swimming star meter is gaining momentum, dominated the Women’s 200m Freestyle as she struck gold and the ladies in gymnastics accomplished something that hasn’t been done since 1996 and The Fierce Five of Jordyn Wieber, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Kyla Ross won gold in dominating fashion.  Another set of ladies marched on to their journey to strike gold as the women’s soccer team edged out North Korea 1-0 and the men in water polo had a tough go against Romania, but remained perfect with a 10-8 victory and the men’s beach volleyball team also remained perfect by beating Spain in three sets. 
Venus Williams advances on in tennis while Andy Roddick was ousted by Novak Djokovic and after nearly retiring, but coming back for one Olympic run, Vincent Hancock struck gold in men’s’ skeet.  Team USA in men’s basketball started slow and lead Tunisia by only 13 at halftime, but the 2nd half was a totally different game as the combination of Deron Williams, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love, Andre Igoudala and Carmelo Anthony opened a 21-3 run and the Americans never looked back and went on to rout Tunisia 110-63 as Anthony and Love scored 16 points apiece. 
So after four days of competition, China and the United States are neck and neck in total medal count of 23 as China has 13 gold, 6 silver and 4 bronze while the good old USA has 9 gold, 8 silver and 6 bronze and Japan is in third with 13 total medals.
For your London Olympic News, Serena Williams will not participate in mixed doubles and will concentrate here energy toward singles and doubles competition with her sister Venus, Alyson Felix defended her position on not conceding her spot in the 100 meters to Jeneba Tarmoh, in which both ladies finished tied for third to make the team and Felix stated “everyone just expected me to give up this spot, because I think lots of people ... know me and they know that I'm seen as this very nice girl. But it's not just about me….it's about Bobby (her coach) and the time he invested in me. It's about my parents and the sacrifices they made, my brother and the agents that are working with me and just everyone who's invested their time in me”, two-time Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings said she won't let pinkeye affect her performance in the London Games, double-amputee Oscar Pistorius will be allowed to run any part of the Olympic 4x400-meter relay at the London Games, Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry dropped in on the British Olympic team's official residence to wish them good luck and to admire the bronze medal won by swimmer Rebecca Adlington, a female judo fighter from Saudi Arabia will be allowed to compete in the Olympics wearing a form of headscarf after a compromise was reached that respects the "cultural sensitivity" of the Muslim kingdom, a U.K. teenager was arrested and cited for harassment Tuesday for posting malicious Twitter messages directed at British Olympic diver Tom Daley, police said, and finally, organizers at the London Olympics say 2.1 million people attended events in the first three full days of competition.
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