Hello everybody and I am back with Day 2 of the London Olympics.
We first start off with swimming. It was a great returning for US member Dana Vollmer, who completed the women’s 100m butterfly in 55.98 seconds, a world record. Michael Phelps became closer to becoming the most successful Olympian in the world by winning a silver in the men’s 400m relay. France took gold, Russia takes bronze and the heavy favorite, the Australians, are 4th.
British cyclist Elizibeth Armistead won the first medal for Great Britain by claiming silver. Netherland’s Marianne Vos claims gold after a late accelertation to bypass Russia’s Ogla Zabelinskaya, who takes bronze.
The US basketball team were confident as they win over France, 98-71. Kevin Durant leads the scoreboard with 22 points.
Kimberly Rhodes won the gold for the USA in the skeet shooting competition, and become the first American to take 5 consecutive individual-sport medals. She won a gold in Atlanta, a bronze in Sydney, a gold in Athens, and a silver in Beijing.
South Korea wins another gold in women’s archery, their seventh straight medal win since their debut 1988 in Seoul.
On June 22, 1941, the largest invasion in history. would commence in Eastern Europe. Over 3.9million German troops, 600,000 motor vehicles, and 700,000 horses. At that time, the unbeatable German war machine turned its engines toward Soviet Russia, the unconquerable land. The result would be a turning point in the war, and a major setback for Hitlers conquest of Soviet Russia. This is Operation Barbarossa.
Hello everybody. As you may know, the Olympics have started in London. Everyday I will be doing summaries of each day. Obviously with so many events going on each day, I will only be able to cover some. I will start off with Day 1.
Probably the most anticipated event that day was the men’s 400IM. The match pitted the winner of 8 gold medals in Beijing, Michael Phelps facing Ryan Lochte. Throughout the event, Lochte dominated and claimed gold. Thiago Pereira of Brazil claimed Silver and Kosuke Haguno of Japan got Bronze. Michael Phelps came in on a close 4th. This was Phelp’s first event where he did not reach the podium.
Now we move on to men’s gymnastics, where outstanding performances by team USA and Great Britain put them ahead of the Chinese and Japanese teams. The China team was missing star performer Teng Haibin, when he was injured. He is replaced by Guo Weiyang, who did not perform as well.
In beach volleyball, the undefeated team of Misty May/Kerri Walsh of USA defeat the team of Natalie Cook and Tamsin Hinchley. It was a close match and a good performance by the Australians, but the Americans remain undefeated.
Wayne Allyn Root, an entrepreneur and an odds maker in Los Angeles, the former Libertarian vice presidential nominee, predicted that President Obama will suffer a major defeat in the presidential election, even though polls currently show that he has a slight edge over Mitt Romney. Here’s why. [Source: The Blaze]
On Friday, the White House Budget Office released new figures which predicted that the national deficit for this year would top $1.2 trillion dollars, marking the 4th year in a row of more than a trillion dollars in deficit during the presidency of President Obama. The budget year ends in September 30, 2012.