The phenomenal success of the American women in the 2012 Olympic games is unprecedented, and nothing short of phenomenal.
It’s impossible to cite all the Olympic moments that stood out for me, but I do have a top ten - and it’s purely subjective.
- US Swimmer Missy Franklin, who at 17 won 4 gold medals. Wow.
- Kerri Walsh Jennings and Missy May-Treanor’s 3rd gold medal in beach volleyball. I have to say I love to watch beach volleyball, and I owe that to these phenomenal women.
- Kim Rhode hitting 99 out of 100 skeets for a gold medal in women’s skeet shooting. She became the first athlete to medal in 5 straight Olympic games.
- Kayla Harrison winning the first ever US medal in judo
- Gabby Douglas winning the women's all-around gold medal in gymnastics.
- Allyson Felix, Sanya Richards-Ross, Dee Dee Trotter and Francena McCorory dazzling rout in the 4x100 meter relay was super sweet.
- Serena and Venus Williams 3rd gold medal in doubles didn’t get the attention it deserved.
- Rutgers soccer standout Carli Lloyd’s header to put the US women up 1-0 over Japan, and her second goal to put the US up 2-0. Bravo!
- David Boudia’s clutch gold medal winning 10 meter platform dive was awesome.
- Nothing I could write here could do justice to Michael Phelps and his accomplishments. He is a phenom, and one of a kind. He’s admirably humble, and might be the best swimmer to have ever graced an Olympic pool. He is worthy of every award and accolade he receives, and represents the best of our country, and what we stand for.
Thanks for the memories!
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