Thursday, August 9, 2012

Lucky Seven

Americans don't pay attention to track and field for three years and fifty weeks out of the quadrennium, but they do pay attention to it at the Olympics.  Good thing, because the U.S. Olympic team picked up seven medals over four events in London.  
Brittney Reese won the gold medal and Janay Deloach won the bronze in the women's long jump.  In the men's 100-meter hurdles, Aries Merritt rammed (sorry) his way to a gold medal, with Jason Richardson winning the silver.  Lashinda Demus, a favorite for the gold in the women's 400-meter hurdles, had to "settle" for silver. Carmelita Jeter picked up a bronze medal in the women's 200-meter race.  But the big Cinderella story of the day yesterday was the irresistibly cute (sorry) Allyson Felix winning that same race.  Having failed at winning the 200-meter race at the Games in the past, she's now the Olympic champion in this event.
As the voice-over on "Dateline NBC" says, nice work, everybody. :-)

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