From: Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Surprised no one has mentioned the US winning the Men's Decathlon, Women's Water Polo, and Women's Football.
Well we had one US contributor to the thread but he seems to have disappeared recently.....
I think it would be impolite to mention every US gold. But since you mentioned it....
...the decathlon 1-2 was remarkable. Decathlon used to be more glamorous. The American media doesn't pay as much attention to it these days.
Our women's 4x100 relay team did a fantastic job today, shattering the world record. We always wonder in the US if the relay teams have practiced enough to make good exchanges. That is what we do in the US during Olympic relays, just hope for good exchanges. Of course I wonder if our men's team will even medal. I know that Bolt and his guys are going to win going away if they get their exchanges down.
The men's 4x400 team made a great effort for silver, with essentially a substitute team running due to injuries.
Several other track medals I could mention, but I personally am still proudest of the silvers in the men's 10,000 meters and 1500 meters.
I was on the road and did not get to see the women's soccer (er, football) final, just the highlights. But the semifinal US-Canada was a magnificent game. I'm one of those rare Americans who played a lot of soccer (er, football), mostly at keeper, and I really appreciate the game. I also know the Canadians got a raw deal from the officials.
Did you see the cameraderie between the decathletes once the contest was over? Most impressive, all posing together for a picture.
The womens realy was tense as *ever* ... you can't even breathe when watching it because it's over before you know it... amazing race and a new WR!! Flawless
yeah the 4x400 had me wonder too... what's happening here? Especially runner number three... what's going on? Then I heard about the injuries and all. Well that's sports really, your body can only take so much.
All in all another great evening in front of the telly. Most exciting. I mean did anyone see that German girl with the hammerthrow who got bronze? She had to wait for 20 minutes to get her results... *nailbiting*!