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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:43 pm

Awesome finish for the US women in the 4x4. ;-D
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Re: Summer Olympics?

Postby eagles21 » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:54 pm

Omaha Red Sox wrote:Awesome finish for the US women in the 4x4. ;-D


No doubt. Too bad I already knew what happened because of the stupid internet. :,-(
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Re: Summer Olympics?

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:44 pm

eagles21 wrote:
Omaha Red Sox wrote:Awesome finish for the US women in the 4x4. ;-D


No doubt. Too bad I already knew what happened because of the stupid internet. :,-(


And the men won easily. :-°

Have to mention Bryan Clay and his gold in the Decathlon. I've always loved this competition to determine the "World's Greatest Athlete".

Beijing 2008: DECATHLON: Clay dominates for gold medal
Victory is first for U.S. since 1996

Associated Press

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Bryan Clay brought the Olympic decathlon title back to the United States, and it wasn’t even close.

“We’ve got the ‘world’s greatest athlete’ now,” he said.

Clay finished the 10-discipline competition with 8,791 points on Friday, just 100 off Dan O’Brien’s American record and a whopping 240 ahead of the silver medalist. It was the most one-sided decathlon triumph since the 1972 Munich Games.

Clay joins the likes of Bruce Jenner and Jim Thorpe as Olympic champions in an event that an American has won 12 times in 22 Olympics but only twice since 1976.

The event no longer grabs the headlines back home. Case in point: Clay’s triumph came just minutes before Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell led Jamaica to a world record in the 400-meter relay. When their news conference started, all but a handful of reporters left Clay.

“I hope the Wheaties box and all those types of things happen,” he said. “I’d love for this to be a spark for the decathlon and bring it back to the forefront of track and field.”

Clay took the lead from the start Thursday, then widened it through most of Friday’s second day, a wire-to-wire triumph his opponents could only admire. He was no worse than third in seven of the disciplines, including an Olympic-best 167 feet, 5 inches (53.79 meters) in the discus.

“Bryan Clay is king now,” said Roman Sebrle of the Czech Republic, the world record holder and 2007 world champion who finished sixth, “and I was before. It was just about me giving him the crown for the next four years.”

Clay led by a nearly insurmountable 479 points going into the final event. It was the 1,500 meters, and Clay was so exhausted he could manage little more than a trot around the track in 5 minutes, 6.59 seconds.

When it was over, Clay sat on the track, then plopped on his back, chest heaving. Four years after settling for silver in Athens, Clay had wrested the decathlon title from Sebrle. He barely had the energy to celebrate.

Andrei Krauchanka of Belarus won the silver, Leonel Suarez of Cuba the bronze.

The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Clay is the first American to win the decathlon since O’Brien at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
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Re: Summer Olympics?

Postby joelamosobadiah » Sun Aug 24, 2008 1:56 am

So who else decided to stay up late to watch the olympic gold medal basketball match live?

I actually went to sleep and decided to wake up and watch it.
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Re: Summer Olympics?

Postby bobbing_headz » Sun Aug 24, 2008 2:28 am

joelamosobadiah wrote:So who else decided to stay up late to watch the olympic gold medal basketball match live?

I actually went to sleep and decided to wake up and watch it.


I'm watching it.

It's only midnight on the west coast here :-D
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Re: Summer Olympics?

Postby joelamosobadiah » Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:29 am

What a phenomenal game.
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Re: Summer Olympics?

Postby WaCougMBS » Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:37 am

joelamosobadiah wrote:What a phenomenal game.


I knew it wouldn't be a 35+ point blowout, but man that was a nail-biter for a LONG time :-o

Heck of a game and heck of a finish ;-D
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Re: Summer Olympics?

Postby SniperShot » Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:49 pm

Time to start looking forward to the Winter Olympics of 2010! I'll be almost totally finished with school then, that's a crazy thought.
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Re: Summer Olympics?

Postby wurmz07 » Sun Aug 24, 2008 8:25 pm

London is going to have a tough time topping this years Olympics. 8-o
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Re: Summer Olympics?

Postby Tyeattolah » Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:02 pm

wurmz07 wrote:London is going to have a tough time topping this years Olympics. 8-o


Got that right...China did it up pretty dang good...but you think we can talk em out of badminton? THat's like watching a scrabble tournament! :-o
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