August 10th, 2012

Tolkien, artist

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Congratulations to all of the athletes yesterday. Great Britain won a well-deserved gold in Equestrian. They've been wiping up the field in all of the equestrian events but this one was very special because not only was Germany unable to get the gold, they were actually closed out of the medals completely! Very rare! Gold was also won by the US Women's soccer team, Usain Bolt (amazing speed in an incredible Jamaican sweep of the 200 meter), Ashton Eaton and his teammate won Gold/Silver in decathalon, the women's water polo team from the US won Gold, and Claressa Shields won our first Gold in women's boxing for the US. I caught the first bits of rhythmic gymnastics - so spectacular and beautiful, and of course the finals of women's platform diving - spectacular. What a great day for Olympics!

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