London 2012 – Day 5: Golden Girls

UPDATE (8/9/12):  CONGRATULATIONS TO Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jenkins on your third consecutive Olympic gold medal! Quite the impressive feat for such a duo – there will probably never be this level of success again.  May-Walsh conclude their time together as Misty May-Treanor will retire, ending her competitive career.  May-Walsh finish their Olympic dream together undefeated in 21 matches…

London 2012 – Day 2: New Rising

 London 2012 breakout star, South Africa’s Cameron Van Der Burgh, set a new world record and won gold in the 100 meter breaststroke final.  Of other note from the race, Brenden Hansen (of Team USA) came out of retirement to challenge Olympic rival Kitajima (Japan) one last time.  During the previous two summer games, Kitajima (the two-time defending Olympic champion) held Hansen from…

London 2012 – Day 1: Surprise!

 How amazing was it to see swimmer Ryan Lochte, of Team USA, bring home a Gold medal in the 400 meter individual medley?  Pretty amazing, considering that his victory unseated reigning Olympic champion Michael Phelps, who finished fourth in the race.  Wow.  Then consider that Lochte’s win gives the United States its first Gold medal in…