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Posted August 5, 2012 by DJ Enuff in Sports
 
 

London Olympics: Venus, Serena strike gold and Phelps crowned ‘Greatest Olympian of All Time’!

@SportsBata ..nuff said

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#LondonOlympics2012 #SerenaEntersRecordBooks #VenusInspiration Earlier today (Sunday), Serena and her sister Venus Williams won the #tennis Doubles Gold! They beat #CzechRepublic Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka, 6-4, 6-4 on the Wimbledon centre court! #Serena collected two Gold medals in this #Olympics; she beat Maria Sharapova 6-0, 6-1 on Saturday for the Singles Gold medal. #Serena and #Venus won the doubles Gold in the #2000Sydney and #2008Beijing Olympics! #Serena stepped into history by becoming only the second female ever (Steffi Graf 1988) to complete the Golden Slam; winning the Olympics and the four majors. She also became only the second person (Venus 2000) to win the singles and doubles Gold in the same #Olympics! For the men, #UK Andy Murray beat #France Roger Federer (Wimbledon re-match) in the Singles Gold medal final! For Venus is it #amazing after suffering severe fatigue disorder from an autoimmune disease over a year ago! #GymnasticsGabby also tells the story about filing for bankruptcy (earlier this year) before capturing her second Gold in the individual all-around on Thursday! Check out the medals chart below!

#PhelpsGetsStatueMoreGold Michael Phelps became the “Greatest Olympic Athlete of All Time” accepting the statue from FINA after capturing his 18th Gold medal and 22nd #Olympic medal Saturday in the 4×100-meter medley relay! The statue salutes him as the most decorated #Olympian; his 18 Gold medals is twice as many as any athlete in the history of the #Olympics and his 22 total medals is four more than anyone in the the history of the #Olympics! #USA teammates in his final race were: Matt Grevers, Brendan Hansen and Nathan Adrian!

“What I have learned is you don’t win the race until you win the race,” Richards-Ross said. “I knew I had to cross the finish line first to call myself the Olympic champion.” – espn

#USACaptures1stTrackGold Earlier today, Sanya Richards-Ross took home the first #USA #tracknfield Gold in the women’s 400-meter final!

“I executed, and that’s the key,” Bolt said. “I stopped worrying about the start. The end is what’s important.” – espn

#BoltStillNumber1 Earlier today, #Jamaica Usain Bolted to (#Olympic Record) Gold in the 100-meter final! He set an #Olympic record with a 9.63 second run! He became only the second person (Carl Lewis) to win consecutive Gold medals in the highly touted 100-meter dash!

“You want to get tested, good teams want to get tested,” James said afterward.

“He took the game over,’’ coach Mike Krzyzewski said of James. nypost

#LebronSavesTeamUSA almost lost to Lithuania on Saturday; holding onto a 99-94 win! #Melo and #Lebron scored 20 points apiece, but #Lebron hit big shots to take control late in the game! #TeamUSA played sloppy, outworked, and down 84-82 with only 5:39 left in the game. Also, the #USA Women’s basketball set records in a crushing defeat over #China on Sunday!

Allison Schmitt, Dana Vollmer, NJ Rebecca Soni, and Missy Franklin set a World record in the 4×100-meter medley relay on Saturday.

#USWomenSwimmingDomination #NYAthletesGoForGold Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Nathan Adrian, Tyler Clary etc.. pulled home lots of medals (16 Total, 8 Gold) for the #USA men’s swimming team over the last week concluding on Saturday, but Freehold #Jersey Rebecca Soni, #MissyFranklin, Dana Vollmer, and Allison Schmitt combining for 14 medals (8 Gold) is what really stole the show! The fantastic four set the 4×100-meter medley relay World Record on Saturday in an impressive 3 minutes, 52.05 seconds time! #Missy, 17, won the 200-meter backstroke in World Record time (2:03.06) on Friday (1st #USA since 1972 to do so)! #Missy won four Gold and a Bronze, Allison Schmitt finished with three Golds, a Silver and a Bronze, Dana Vollmer collected two WR Golds and a Silver, and #Jersey Rebecca Soni got two WR Golds and a Silver medal!

“I just wanted to see how well I could do then to represent the U.S.,’’ Katie Ledecky said. “Michael was the first Olympic swimmer I ever met — when I was 6, right  before I started swimming — so just to hear a ‘good luck’ from him was really cool. It calmed me down and I was ready to swim my race.’’ – nypost

Additionally, 15-year old Katie Ledecky won the women’s 800-meter freestyle on Friday, and almost set a new World Record (8:14.63)! She was only a half second short of the record!

#NYAthletesGoForGold #CullenJonesCopsSilver Cullen Jones out of Irvington #Jersey won the Silver medal in the 50-meter freestyle on Friday! He already won a silver earlier in the #Olympics!

#CCShowsOlympicLove Interestingly #Enuff, #Yankees’ ace C.C. Sabathia is a huge fan of the #Olympics, and almost played in the #2000SyndneyOlympics!

Medal Count
Rank Country Total
1. CHN 30 17 14 61
2. USA 28 14 18 60
3. GBR 16 11 10 37
4. RUS 4 16 15 35
5. JPN 2 12 13 27
6. FRA 8 8 9 25
7. GER 5 10 7 22
8. KOR 10 4 6 20
9. AUS 1 12 7 20
10. ITA 6 5 3 14
11. CAN 1 3 6 10