Friday, August 19, 2016

The Olympics: Day 10 Rio

Allyson Felix went to these Games being the most decorated female Olympic Track & Field athlete. She failed to qualify in the 200m during trials but did qualify for the 400m. Felix being able to completely focus on the 400m made it seem meant to be, and she had some of the top qualifying times, she made it into the finals and seemed so fully in control, and then in the last ten meters Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas came up alongside her and dived at the finish line crossing in front of Felix.

Women's 400m Final

1. Shaunae Miller, Bahamas, 49.44
2. Allyson Felix, USA, 49.51
3. Shericka Jackson, Jamaica, 49.85


Eleftherios Petrounias of Greece is truly what everyone is calling, "Lord of the Rings". His routine absolutely stunned me, I don't think he could have done anything better than the routine that he put out.

Men's Rings Finals

1. Eleftherios Petrounias, Greece, 16.000
2. Arthur Zanetti, Brazil, 15.766
3. Denis Abliazin, Russian Federation, 15.700

In his Olympic debut he won Gold becoming the first North Korean Gymnast to win Gold in this event.

Men's Vault Finals

1. Ri Se Gwang, North Korea, 15.691
2. Denis Abliazin, Russian Federation, 15.516
3. Kenzo Shirai, Japan, 15.449

The beam was not good to Simone Biles, she wobbled on a move she does pretty frequently and had to grab the beam to stay on it. Considering that this was Bile's worst, it proves just how amazing she is to still win a medal. Laurie Hernandez had what was perhaps the best beam routine of her young career. She was charismatic and on point, and it was enough for her to capture the silver. And then there was the Gold medal performance by Sanne Wevers of the Netherlands; she absolutely dazzled on the beam, it was like she was at another level than everyone else.

Women's Balance Beam Finals

1. Sanne Wevers, The Netherlands, 15.466
2. Laurie Hernandez, USA, 15.333
3. Simone Biles, USA, 14.733

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