Saturday, August 11, 2012

Olympics w/ Women's 4x100, Jordan Burroughs, Medal Count & Men's Basketball: 8/11, Vol. V, 1st Edition

Count on me through thick and thin, a friendship that will never end. When you are weak, I will be strong, helping you to carry on, call on me, I will be there, don't be afraid because you can count on the Lord!  Welcome back to your Special Spiritual Sports Segment on a Saturday on, where I give you your spiritually twisted sports….I’m C.E.E.J.A.Y., Let’s Roll!

The ladies topple the world
in the Women's 4x100 Relay
The 2012 London Olympics witnessed a 27 year old record fall as the US women in the 4x100m relay was simply spectacular with Tianna Madison running the lead leg, reigning gold medal winner in the 200m Allyson Felix was sensational in the 2nd leg, while Bianca Knight was tremendous in the 3rd leg and all the ladies needed was a clean hand off to Carmelita Jeter, who won silver in the 100m, cleanly took the baton and turned her last name from Jeter to JET and sprinted to the finished line and pointed to clock that displayed the new world record time of 40.82 seconds before she crossed the finish line.
The United States did not figure to medal in their 4x400m relay especially since Manteo Mitchell finished the preliminary with a broken fibula and had to be replaced by Bryshon Nellum, who lead off and held his ground while Joshua Mance and Tony McQuay gave the US a lead into the last exchange to Angelo Taylor who was chased down and eventually passed by Ramon Miller and the US had to settle for silver for the first time that race since 1972.  Hmm….somebody was born in that year nonetheless comma I digress.
Jordan Burroughs....all he
see is Gold!
His Twitter handle is @alliseeisgold and Jordan Burroughs saw exactly that after winning the men's freestyle 74-kilogram wrestling division and Paige McPherson captured the bronze medal in Taekwondo.
On to the next one and the big one as Team USA in men’s basketball showed no mercy to Argentina and simply demolished them 109-83 as Kevin Durant lead all scorers with 19 points and the US will face off against Pau Gasol and his brother Mark their team Spain for the gold medal.
The United States is putting their foot on the gas pedal and pulling away from China in TMC, otherwise known as Total Medal Count as the good ole US of A now has 41 gold, 26 silver, 27 bronze comprising of 94 medals total, while China has 37 gold, 25 silver and 19 bronze for tally of 81 and Russia brings up the rear in third place with 65 medals total.
For your London Olympic News, another major meet, another major fall for the American runner Morgan Uceny as she got entangled on 1500m and fell to the track and did not finish, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected the Swedish Olympic team's appeal for the women's triathlon to be declared a dead heat and silver medalist Lisa Norden upgraded to gold, wrestling's governing body wants the number of women's weight categories at the Olympics to increase from four to seven by the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, the IAAF says it plans to launch a World Relays competition in the Bahamas in May 2014 and President Lamine Diack says "the wonderful athletics competition in London has not only reinforced the appeal of our sport but specifically the popularity of relay races, which the spectators find dramatic and exciting”, french runner Hassan Hirt tested positive for the blood-booster EPO and was subsequently sent home, and finally, Olympic silver medalist Bryshon Nellum will carry the U.S. flag at Sunday's closing ceremony of the London Olympics and he has accomplished more than his wildest dreams after being shot in both legs four years and could not walk for six months after the shooting, let alone run and to that, all I have to say is all things are possible…huh, through God who hasn’t failed yet.
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