After the fanfare of the Opening Ceremony, today was the first full day of the Olympics. The entire day of competition did not go without any controversy.Unfortunately, I could not watch EVERYTHING that was on today and only providing a synopsis of what I saw.
Unfortunately, Michael Phelps did not get his first medal win of the Olympics. The honor ended up going to his Team USA teammate Ryan Rochte while Phelps came in 4th place. Phelps is currently under a lot of pressure to do well and become the most winning Olympian in modern history. With the pressure, it came with a price that I am sure many hope does not continue during the rest of the swimming competition. I admire his attitude for lackluster finish and support that he gave his American teammate.
I watched a little bit of beach volleyball this evening. I was able to catch the match between Team USA and Australia. I found that Australian's outfit made Team USA look good on the court. Honestly, I found that the use of sport bra OVER the long sleeve shirt along with long tights to be completely ugly and dowdy-looking. I could tell that they were a little cold on the court, but they should stick with the traditional attire of bikinis.
I watched a little bit of the road cycling this morning and completely blown away with the strong competition within the field. The scenery of the English countryside was completely breathtaking. I was blown away at realizing that these athletes were competing in a 200 km (124.2 miles) race. There were some really ugly crashes in the beginning of the race, but the entire race was completely impressive.
Well, that's all for tonight. I will post more tomorrow during my Day 3 coverage.
GO TEAM USA!