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bryant fong
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Gold by an Eyelash

Last night I was watching Michael Phelps actually look like he was loosing........he was half a body length behind the leader.  Even at the finish it looked as if he had lost , ......the leader touched in........but no, Phelps had pulled it out by taking one more stroke he was able to reach the pad before his opponent............... winning literally by a fingertip at most......01 seconds faster .....................sometimes some things were meant to be..............sort of like in baseball when a team suddenly comes out of nowhere and goes all the way........good job Michael!

Phelps wins his seventh Gold Medal tieing himself with Mark Spitz goes today for his 8th medal. Should he win he will have done what no one has been able to accomplish in the history of the Games.

Fast is the name of the game in this Olympics..........the fastest swimmer in the 50m freestyle is Cielo Filho from Brazil.......blew everyone out of the water.  and in track it was Usain Bolt of Jamaica......he literally coasted in to the victory lap.........he had time to look around for his opponents....and still set a new world record at  9.69 sec. 

Sometimes there is too much focus on the big names Cielo Filho from Brazil quietly became the fastest man in the pool shattering the record in the 50m freestyle......he was overcome with emotion during the medal ceremony.

Usain Bolt now the fastest man on land cruised to an easy Olympic record shutting out American Tyson Gay.

Also unheralded was Rebecca Adlington from Great Britain, who shattered the world record in the 800m freestyle...once held by American Swimmer Janet Evans....she cut almost 2seconds off of Janet's Record...the record had stood since 1989.  She was so fast that she was over two body lengths ahead of everyone.

The Redeem Team is on it's way back as they defeated the tough team from Spain.....119-82....defense,defense, defense..........!!  In an interview both Kobe and Lebron both said this is a vastly different team from 4 years ago........this is not a collection of all stars but truly a team.....everyone is sharing and having fun.  Now if they could just keep that attitude thru out the NBA year..........basketball would really change it's image..........of just a bunch of spoiled rich players who don't care about anything other than themselves.  Having said that.......a wrestler was kicked out of the Games and his medal taken away for bad sportsmansahip....he threw his medal down and stormed out..........he was upset over a call.  Sometimes the pressure of the press I think takes a big toll on the athletes.......whether first, second or third....does it matter any less?  You are still among the best in the world....too much emphasis is placed on being first....and nothing else means anything.

 

Ok gotta go for now........back to the TV!!

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