Thursday, August 21, 2008

Olympics: In Review

Here is my take on the Olympics, I actually watched a tremendous amount of it surprisingly and found it very interesting. 

Most Memorable Performances

1. Phelps collective effort
2. Nastia Liukin all-around Gold in Gymnastics, Silver in uneven bars 
3. May/Walsh Gold in Beach Volleyball
4. Rogers/Daulhauser Gold in Beach Volleyball
5. Shana Johnson Gold in Beam and Silver in all-around, Gymnastics
6. Usain Bolt in 100m  and 200m, Track
7. Jason Lezak anchor leg in 4x100 free relay
8. Jonathon Horton on High Bar, Gymnastics
9. Yelena Isinbayeva Gold and new WR in women's pole Vault
10. Dara Torres winning medals at 41

Honorable Mention

-Walter Dix in 100m and 200m, Track
-USA men's and women's Water Polo

Most Disappointing Performances 

1. Lolo Jones in women's 110 Hurdles
2. Tyson Gay in 100m and 4x100 relay
3. Bernard Legot in men's 1500m
4. Liu Xiang in men's 110 hurdles
5. Abubacher Kaki in men's 800m
6. Paolo Bettini in men's Road Race, Cycling 

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