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PostPosted: 08/13/12 12:15 pm    ::: Highlights of the Olympics Reply Reply with quote

I saw this topic on another message for, to post what were the highlights for you of the Olympics.

Highlights:
Swimming Men's 4x200 freestyle relay winning gold
Swimming Men's 4x100 medley relay winning gold
Ryan lochte winning the 400 IM
Michael Phelps 3peating in the 200 IM and 100 butterfly
Aly Raisman winning floor event finals
Jake Dalton making floor finals
Sam Mikulak sticking his double front in vault finals
Sanya Richards-Ross winning 400m
USA Women's 4x100m relay setting a world record
USA Women's 4x400m winning gold
David Boudia winning men's 10m platform gold
David Boudia and Nick McCrory winning 10m platform synchro bronze
USA Women's Water Polo winning gold
USA Women's Basketball winning Gold
USA Women's Gymnastics winning gold
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh winning their 3rd gold medal together

There are probably a lot more, but that's all I can think of right now, I'll probably end up adding more later.

Edited to add a few more things:

Beth Tweddle winning bronze on uneven bars event finals
Great Britain Men's team wining bronze in team finals
Max Whitlock and Louis Smith winning bronze and silver in pommel horse event finals
Men's vault event finals
Men's high bar event finals
Philip Boy winning All-Around silver
The Brownlee brothers winning gold and bronze in triathlon



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PostPosted: 08/13/12 12:41 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Allyson Felix - three Gold Medals in track, first woman since FloJo to do that

Brigetta Barrett taking Silver in the high jump with a new personal best jump

Serena Williams domination of everybody

Team USA women's basketball domination of everybody

Bolt being Bolt



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PostPosted: 08/13/12 7:00 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Mo Farrah winning two Golds for Britain.

Old ladies of beach volleyball doing it again.

Watching the games here at work with my clients. They were like sponges soaking up the sports.

Anytime they put a microphone in Taurasis face, she is priceless!



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PostPosted: 08/13/12 7:40 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

When Mo Farah won his second gold, I was standing outside a bar/restaurant on the perimeter of the North Greenwich Arena (where they played the basketball semi-finals - fortunately, the race happened between the two semis). I was standing there because it gave me a lane to see one of their TVs, with Farah's race on it. There were stewards trying to get everyone to move on from that path because you're not supposed to stand there and hold up pedestrian traffic. But no one was moving anywhere anyway. Every last person was watching Mo, on whatever TV they could find a view of. And the whole place erupted when he held everyone off on the closing straight. I'll remember that.

Alongside that, Gemma Gibbons securing a medal in the judo, then immediately breaking down in tears and looking up into the sky saying "thank you mum" (her mother died 8 years ago of leukaemia), gets to me no matter how many times I see it. Rest of the story here if anyone's interested.

Sitting next to 70,000 people for women's soccer while we beat Brazil at Wembley was pretty fucking cool too Very Happy.



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PostPosted: 08/14/12 12:46 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Richyyy wrote:
When Mo Farah won his second gold, I was standing outside a bar/restaurant on the perimeter of the North Greenwich Arena (where they played the basketball semi-finals - fortunately, the race happened between the two semis). I was standing there because it gave me a lane to see one of their TVs, with Farah's race on it. There were stewards trying to get everyone to move on from that path because you're not supposed to stand there and hold up pedestrian traffic. But no one was moving anywhere anyway. Every last person was watching Mo, on whatever TV they could find a view of. And the whole place erupted when he held everyone off on the closing straight. I'll remember that.


That's like how it was like too in South Korea when Kim Yuna won gold at the winter Olympics in 2010. The whole nation stopped to watch her routine and freaked out in jubilee when she won gold. It was awesome to witness it as a foreigner. Everyone cried.


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PostPosted: 08/14/12 2:22 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Let's see.

#1. Women's 4x100 world record. Favorite event, dream outcome.

No particular order after that.

Aly R. winning gold in the floor exercise.
Gabby winning individual all around gold.
USA women swim team's successes.
Misty and Slim's 3-peat.
Women's soccer last minute goal over Canada, then on to Gold
Mo Farah and that white dude's gold and silver in the 10k meters.
Felix's gold medal redemption in the 200.
The Jamaican lady in the women's 100 and her story back home.
British women's heptathlon gold and her performance in the 800. (?)
Jamaican men's 4x100.

That the shit's finally over. YEAH!!!



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PostPosted: 08/18/12 10:14 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
Allyson Felix - three Gold Medals in track, first woman since FloJo to do that

Brigetta Barrett taking Silver in the high jump with a new personal best jump

Serena Williams domination of everybody

Team USA women's basketball domination of everybody

Bolt being Bolt


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I agree with this list except that David Boudia's gold in the individual 10m platform isn't here. I remember the last individual gold that Team USA got...Laura Wilkinson won the women's 10m platform in Sydney. Her every jump was awesome and the announcers were basically like, "Who is SHE???" because the Chinese were expected to totally dominate. Boudia's victory was the first men's individual 10m platform victory since the awesome Greg Lougainis did it in Seoul in '88. Just incredible!!! Smile

One other thing to add would be the womens 4x100 relay. Destroying a 27-year old world record (held by the East German dopers) was AWESOME!!!
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PostPosted: 08/18/12 8:59 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Bolt
Jessica Ennis
Mo Farrah
USA WBB
Kevin Durant and Lebron...love them both.
USA W Soccer (i'm late to the party, but i'm a bonifide Abby and Alex fan now)
Allyson Felix and Carmelia Jeter -both so classy and graceful in their victories.
Team Jamaica 4x100 M, those boys were MOVIN'....
Team USA 4x 100 W, those girls were FLYIN'....
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PostPosted: 08/19/12 10:19 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

For me, it was definitely watching fellow Boiler David Boudia's shocking win.


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