Men And Women Stop Dropping Baton, Win 4×400 Meter Relay for Dual USA GOLD!!

Two teams in the 4×100 Meter did the unacceptable, the unthinkable, the unimaginable. They dropped the baton. If you are slow to take the baton, you may lose a step. But if you drop it, you are disqualified, and someone should have explained this to the team before they stepped on the track!

Fortunately, the American’s learned from their experience. This time, the baton was not going to be a problem. Hopefully, never again would it be a problem for the US in the Olympics. You can come from behind, as Sanya Richards demonstrated, but you cannot recover from the baton hitting the dirt.

The US Women’s team consisted of Mary Wineberg, Allyson Felix , Monique Henderson and Sanya Richards. Sanya had to overtake Russia’s Anastasia Kapachinskaya to win the Gold and it was an exciting race to watch.

The Men’s team LaShawn Merritt, Angelo Taylor, David Neville and Jeremy Wariner broke the Olympic record winning Gold. Wariner looked much happier after this race than after losing to Merriitt in the 400 meter men’s individual event.

The men were very careful to not drop the baton this time. And that care did not make a difference in their winning time. How important is the pass? We hear it in every relay. And someone forgot to tell these guys; they had to learn the hard way.



“Insane Bolt” Sets World Record #2 for Jamaica, Usain Takes Gold Easily! US Disqualified, Takes Silver & Bronze

“Insane Bolt” Sets World Record #2 for Jamaica, Usain Takes Gold Easily

Usain Bolt is a proud man. He looks straight in the camera, pounds his chest and says, “I am number one”. You know what? He is!!!

This man blew out the crowd in the Men’s 200 Meter and has been “Insane Bolt” for this entire Olympics. No man runs like him, no man. Maybe a cheetah or two though so watch out in the all around mammal competition.

As he made the final turn, it was the last time anyone had hope. He turned it on and smoked a 19.30 for a world record.

In the 100 Meter he also smoked the field at 9.69 and set a world record. This man isn’t fast, he is INSANE!!

Congratulations Usain. You are a Jamaican Olympic Hero and the US and the World are in awe of your accomplishments!!

Stay Between The Lines, OR LOSE!! USA Disqualified, Still Takes Silver & Bronze!!

Sometimes, just playing by the rules and showing up wins. Walter Dix would have been fifth in the Men’s 200 Meter and Shawn Crawford would have placed third and taken the Bronze medal if things remained as they seemed.

But wait!! There are rules in the 200 Meter. There are lanes. And if you step outside your lane, even once, you LOSE! Wallace Spearmon, of the US, already celebrating his Silver medal, was told he had been disqualified. Sadly, he gave up his flag and walked off the field.

But even as the sadness of a US Silver disqualification was announced, in examining the tape, it was apparent that Churandy Martina of the Antilles, who had taken fourth, also stepped on the line.

Walter was awarded the bronze. Dix was humble, feeling he lost the race. But Walter forgets, if you don’t follow da rules ya don’t win!! And Walter, you were the third fastest man on that track that played by the rules. Congratulations on your medal. We are proud to have you in that elite crowd of American track athletes.

Congratulations to Shawn Crawford as well, the US Silver Medalist.

USA 1-2-3 In Olympic 400 Meter, Gold, Silver, Bronze!

Defending Olympic champion Jeremy Wariner was defeated by LaShawn Merritt, and the U.S. swept the medals in the Olympics 400 meters.

It wasn’t close as one might expect. Merritt’s time was 43.75 seconds. Wariner, finished in 44.74.

David Neville, dove head-first across the finish line to gain the Bronze in 44.80.
Wariner will still have a chance at Gold, but this time with Merritt on his side in the 1600 Meter relay.

Golden Boy, LaShawn Merritt

Jeremy Wariner, Takes Silver Medal

David Neville, Bronze Medallist