Saturday, August 23, 2008

Leslie wins fourth gold, Felix gets first

It was never in doubt, as it never has been. The U.S. Women’s basketball team again lived up to the expectations, and Lisa Leslie wins her fourth gold medal. Leslie teamed with another Lady Trojan, Tina Thompson, who won her third Olympic gold.

No team in the world has displayed more dominance than the American lady’s of hoops. If international players are slowly creeping up on our men, the Women’s Olympic dynasty shows the gap remains wide between themselves and the world. Australia again became the victim, losing the gold medal round by a score of 92-65. The Aussie’s are now the 3 time runner-ups to the stars and stripes, as the U. S. Olympic win streak is extended to 33 games.

Allyson Felix finally grabs gold. Felix ran the second leg of the women’s 4x1600 meter relay, sprinting past the Jamaica leader, and passing the baton to teammates that completed the golden performance. The American time of 3:18.54 is the fastest in the world since 1993. Felix now owns 3 Olympic medals, adding new gold beside 2 silvers earned in the 200-meter events of Athens and Beijing.

Nicole Davis earned a silver medal in Women’s volleyball, after the Americans were defeated by the Brazilians in the final round. At USC, Davis was the libero for the Trojans’ back-to-back NCAA volleyball champions of 2002-2003.

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