History In An Olympic Frisbee! First Olympic Gold in Women’s Discus for USA Stephanie Brown-Trafton

Stephanie Brown-Trafton won the first Olympic Gold in women’s discus since 1932.  That’s right, it has been 76 years.  Many lives have come and gone in the time the US waited for this event.

Stephanie said, “I came to the Bird’s Nest to lay a golden egg, and that’s what I did.  It’s an awesome feeling. I knew I had the potential for a medal at these Games.”

“I’m just happy my first throw was the gold-medal throw. It’s an awesome feeling. I knew I was going to medal, then I got the gold medal.”

Photo Credits: Nick Laham / Stu Forster/ Michael Steele/ Getty Images / NBC

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.



Disaster In Olympics Lolo Jones Stumbles, Dawn Harper Gold in Women’s 100 M Hurdles

Lolo Jones had this race to the next to last hurdle.  It was looking like Gold, and it would translate to real gold in endorsements and other opportunities.  But she felt the Gold around her neck too soon and the weight was too much to bear.

As she reached the next to last hurdle, she leaped too soon clipping the top of the hurdle with her shoe and stumbling.  As she tried to recover for the next hurdle, she completely lost her rhythm and all but one runner passed her before the finish.

Lolo collapsed in frustration.  Her response to the race, “I usually hit a hurdle and mess up twice a year, it just sucks that it was the most important race of my life”.

Sigh.  This may have cost Lolo millions in one stumble, and it cost the US the 1-2 finish.  But congratulations go out to American Hero and champion Dawn Harper who gets the Gold!!!  Winning is for Champions.  Lolo today, was not.  Dawn was.

Dawn Harper Wins Gold

“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

US Team Defeats All Odds Goes 1-2-3 in Men’s 400 Meter Hurdles: Angelo Taylor, Kerron Clement & Breshawn Jackson!! Champions All!

The US Team had three racers in the Men’s 400 Meter Hurdles finals for the medals.  All three rose to the occasion.  It was US 1-2-3, and there would be no judges to spoil this event.

Angelo Taylor put the field away for Gold.  Angelo won the gold in Sydney eight yeras ago and again now in Beijing, proving he is the best anywhere in the world.  Kerron Clement took the Silver!!  And Breshawn Jackson with the Bronze.  All American Heroes!!!  Jackson said it all, “The US is behind us 100%, and it is an honor just to represent America.”  You honored us today Breshawn.  All three of you.

Welcome to greatness and history.