Wow! It was another busy day for Team USA. We did very well during several events, but came short...by a lot in a couple of events. I have seen a lot of positive attitude shown by many of the athletes on Team USA. I am really enjoying watching these game compared to past years.
Here's some of the highlights from today's coverage:
I watched some amazing performances tonight in the Men's Synchronized Pairs Diving. I was completely amazed that the pair, Cao and Zhang, from China won the Gold even thought they were hand picked without competing in Shanghai last year. They really pulled out some amazing dives and were completely in-synch. The team from Mexico also attempted some unheard of dives with a much higher level of difficulty than the rest of the teams. I was completely ecstatic that the pair from Team USA won the Bronze over the Great Britain pair. They really worked their butt off the last two dives to get to that spot.
There was a lot of medals earned tonight in the pool by Team USA. Missy Franklin, who's only 17 years old, took the Gold medal in the 100-meter backstroke. She has an awesome attitude in and out of the pool and has a level head to allow herself to live a normal teenage live beyond competition. Matt Grevers from Lake Forest took the Gold medal in the Men's 100-meter backstroke as well.
There's nothing much to say. The women's team completely crushed poor Angola 90-38. Angola's team did not see them coming by a MILE. Another team bites the dust. The men's team play tomorrow night against Tunisia while the women's team do not play until Wednesday night against Turkey.
Well, that's my highlights for tonight. More will be coming tomorrow.