WOW! What a wonderful 2012 summer games. I didn't even watch half of the events and/or matches and still was impressed by our U.S. athletes - well done to all of them! I'll even confess that I got caught up in some of the athletes from Great Britain. Knowing it was in England was probably reason why but it was fun to see some of their athletes do well given that they usually don't put up such a strong showing. Here is "part two" of the events that I was most interested in.
- Day Eight: Despite thinking that he is a bit conceited - from various things I've read or heard, it cannot be argued that Michael Phelps record-breaking number of medals at the Olympic games is impressive. The reason he won two of those golds was thanks to his teammates in the relays - and the reason he won that last medal (the color being 'gold') was due to the help of his American teammates. I hope he sticks to what he says when commenting that London was his last Olympics - he'd be making a mistake coming back if you ask me. Why not go out on a win?
- Day Eleven: Aly Raisman's golden win on floor exercise was nearly flawless - she had less than a point of deductions and nailed her first difficult tumbling pass. After her disappointment in the all-around, it was great to see her capture bronze in balance beam (good for her in challenging the original ruling!) and that elusive gold on floor. The entire women's gymnastics team was phenomenal - congrats to the "fab" - or "fierce 5."
- Day Eleven: I confess that I love watching beach volleyball because it's fast and I got "hooked" on it four years ago following May-Treanor and Jennings. This go round, they did equally well and I am thrilled at how the games unfolded with the two American teams playing in the gold medal match - how fun was that!? Loved it. (I'll confess to being partial to Misty and Kerri for the win though. *grin*)