Sunday, August 5, 2012

Michael Phelps Final Act, Serena Williams is Golden, Total Medal Count & More: 8/5, Vol. IV, 1st Edition

You don't have to worry, and don't you be afraid…joy comes in the morning, troubles they don't last always. For there's a friend in Jesus, who will wipe your tears away and if your heart is broken, just lift your hands and say!  Welcome back to your Special Spiritual Sports Segment on a Sunday on ceejaysports.com, where I give you your spiritually twisted sports….I’m C.E.E.J.A.Y., Here We Go!

Serena Williams wins her
1st singles gold medal 
As if 17 wasn’t enough, the most decorated Olympian in the history of the games, Michael Phelps put on a final and closing act in his three year Olympic theatrical production by assisting his teammates Matt Grevers, Brendan Hansen and Nathan Adrian in winning gold in the Men’s 4x100 Medley Relay on Saturday.   Phelps swam the third leg in relay reclaiming and giving the Americans the lead for good to bring home the gold yet again in that relay and it provided Phelps with an 18th gold medal, 22 medals in all to end his Olympic career.  If that wasn’t enough, FINA, the world governing body of five Aqautic Disciplines, presented Phelps with a silver trophy commemorating his position as the most decorated an Olympian ever.  Meanwhile, the ladies swam laps around the competition in the Women’s Medley Relay starting with Missy Franklin leading off in the backstroke, Rebecca Soni was smooth in the breaststroke, Dana Vollmer was flying high in the butterfly and Allison Schmitt brought it home in the freestyle in style with a world record time of 3 minutes, 52.05 seconds to strike gold.
Being that she grew up in Compton, CA and started playing tennis, it was only befitting that Serena Williams broke out the Crip Walk dance when simply demolished Maria Sharapova of Russia 6-0, 6-1 to win her first gold in singles competition.  But she wasn’t done and was chomping at the bit for another gold in doubles as she teamed up with her sister Venus when they clobbered the Czech Republic team in straight sets 6-4, 6-4 to capture gold yet again. 
Jamaica struck gold again in the Women’s 100m as Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce edged out the reigning fastest woman in the world in Carmelita Jeter by three one-hundredths of a second to bring the gold back to land of curry chicken.
Going away from my coverage of American athletes in the Olympics, Britain Andy Murray got revenge on Roger Federer when he lost to Federer on the same court in Wimbledon a month ago and Murray crushed Federer in straight sets 6-2, 6-1 and 6-4 to win gold for his home country hosting the Olympics.
Gymnastics was back in action as McKayla Maroney just barely missed gold in Women’s Vault with a score of 15.083 compared to the gold winning score of 15.191 to settle for silver after a fall and American Jamie Lynn Gray not only won gold in Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Position, but she also set two Olympic records.  Others winners who continued their march to gold were the dynamic duo in beach volleyball as Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor cruised to victory over the Netherlands 21-13 and 21-12 and the women in basketball dominated China 114-66 and tied the record for most points and broke the record for most assists with 31.
China has overtaken the total medal count over the United States by three medals as they now have 29 gold, 16 silver and 14 bronze for a total of 59 and the aforementioned United States has 27 gold, 14 silver and 15 bronze for 56 and the host country Great Britain has 36.
For your London Olympic News, the format of Olympic badminton will be reviewed to avoid a repeat of the match-throwing scandal that blighted the London Games, but the governing body of the sport said Sunday no changes were guaranteed, according to a lawsuit filed in May in Volusia County, CitiMortgage is suing to foreclose on Steven and Ileana Lochte, parents of multiple Olympic medal swimmer Ryan Lochte and the bank is seeking to recoup $250,000 and finally, court records show that the mother of Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas, Natalie Hawkins, filed for bankruptcy earlier this year in Virginia.  Well, I think we the results that Gabby and Ryan experienced during these Olympics, they will be able to help the people who were the main catalyst of their success…..God is good and all the time God is good……huh!?
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