Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Girl Power!

US Womens BasketballBeijing 2008I'm proud of the guys too, but I wanted to take a moment and give the girls a hearty round of applause - they're awesome!

Basketball - U.S. women beat South Korea 104-60 and will advance to the Olympic semifinals Thursday night to play either Russia or Spain. (Note: Sylvia Fowles scored 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds)

US Womens Beach VolleyballBeach Volleyball - Defending U.S. Olympic champions Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor will play for another gold medal after advancing to the beach volleyball championship game with a straight-sets victory over Brazil.

Discus - Stephanie Brown Trafton became America's first women's Olympic discus champion since Lillian Copeland triumphed in 1932. Trafton's toss of 212 feet, 5 inches was more than 4 feet shorter than her season best.

Shawn JohnsonGymnastics - Nastia Liukin tied the record for most medals won by a U.S. women's gymnast at a single Olympic Games. Shawn Johnson won gold on the Balance Beam.

US Womens RowingRowing - U.S. women won their first Olympic championship since 1984.

Sailing - In a race that was marked by lead changes and a nail biting finish, Laser Radial sailor Anna Tunnicliffe showed her true grit after a slight wind shift propelled her from the back of the fleet to a gold medal.

US Womens SoccerSoccer - U.S. women are preparing to play Brazil in the gold medal game Thursday.

Softball - U.S. women are expected to beat either Canada or Australia for a fifth consecutive gold medal. The U.S. has outscored its opponents 53-1.

Swimming - Rebecca Soni set a world record in the 200m breaststroke.

Tennis - Serena Williams and Venus Williams of the U.S. celebrate winning the gold medal over Virginia Ruano Pascual and Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain in the Women's Doubles gold medal match.
US Womens Volleyball
Volleyball - U.S. women continue to dominate and is in the quarterfinal match against Italy, who they've upset once before this Olympics.

Water Polo - US women beat their arch-nemesis, Australia, in the Olympic semifinals and will play for gold against the Netherlands Thursday.

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Great post and congrats to them all. So much hard work. I was never the athletic type but I admire those that are so much!

Laura said...

I agree! These women are incredible.

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