Sunday, August 10, 2008

Olympics glory and upsets

I love the Olympics! Tonight I was watching some swimming events and they were amazing. I felt so bad for Katie Hoff. She was set to win the gold, a full body length ahead of the next swimmer with less than one lap to go and somehow, the British girl caught up and touched the wall just before her and in less than an instant (.07 of a second) she went from gold to silver. Don't get me wrong, that is still amazing, but I could tell by the look on her face that she was devastated.
The next race was the men's relay and Michael Phelps was the first leg of the race. The French team had been quoted bragging, "We will smash the Americans. That's what we came here to do." So they were ahead for most of the race, but on the last leg, our guy (crap I can't remember his name) pulled ahead with amazing power and beat the French by .08 of a second. Everyone was in a tizzy. Michael Phelps couldn't believe what he had seen and he was screaming from the bottom of his belly. You could see the muscles straining from his belly button all the way to his neck and the veins in his neck and forehead looked like they would burst! I was so excited. We saw the medal ceremony and he was smiling the whole time they played the national anthem. 2 more gold medals and he will be the greatest Olympic athlete of all time! You can do it Michael!
Hey, let's not forget the Redeem Team smashing China last night in basketball. That was pretty awesome too. Unfortunately, I did not see that-only some highlights of the game.
What's up with no baseball or softball anymore?
Who decided that Mr. IOC Chairman?
Go USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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