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What do I watch obsessively now?

Images originally from nbcolympics.

Generally awesome moments from the Olympics?

1.) Claressa Shields wins gold in the women’s middle weight boxing final. The first gold awarded to a female boxer in the Olympics as London marked the debut of women’s boxing in the Olympics.

2.) Usain Bolt crushes the competition in the anchor leg of the men’s 4x100m.

3.) Mo Farah wins the 5000m after a gold in the 10000m the previous week.

4.) Mckayla Maroney’s perfect vault in the team finals.

How dominant is the US women’s track team?

The US women’s 4x100m relay team wins gold in a world record time of 40:82. First time the world record has been broken in 27 years, since the East German team ran a time of 41:37 back in 1985, and the first time the US women have won the race since 1996. Allyson Felix, Carmelita Jeter, Bianca Knight, and Tianna Madison.

August 10th, 2012
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The US women’s 4x400 relay team crushes the competition for a gold in a time of 3:16:87. Francena Mccorory, Allyson Felix, Deedee Trotter, Sanya Richards-Ross.

August 11th, 2012
Photos originally from nbcsports and bostonglobe.

Oh, and Carmelita Jeter takes home her third medal after a silver in the 100m and a bronze in the 200m. Sanya Richards-Ross walks away with her second gold. And Allyson Felix walks away with 3 golds. Ya, 3 golds in 4 events and a personal best as she placed 5th in the 100m.

Legends of the women’s track?

Allyson Felix wins the 200m in 21:88.
Her first individual gold in the Olympics, adding to 2 silvers from 2004 and 2008, and adding to 8 golds at the World Championships as well as a silver and a bronze.

August 8th, 2012.
Photo originally from csmonitor.

Great Track & Field moments?

1.) Dawn Harper and Kellie Wells finish second and third in 100m hurdles.

2.) David Rudisha sets a new world record in the 800m with a time of 01:40:91. Botswana wins its first medal as Nigel Amos finishes second.

3.) Christian Taylor and Will Claye take gold and silver in the triple jump. Claye’s second medal in this Olympics, as he also took bronze in the long jump. The 35 year-old, 36 next week, Fabrizio Donato took bronze.

4.) Ashton Eaton and Tray Hardee finish one, two in the decathlon.

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Did anyone ever expect anything else in the 200m?

1.) Usain Bolt becomes the first man to win the 100m and 200m in two consecutive Olympics. Jamaica sweeps the 200m.

2.) Allyson Felix wins gold in the 200m after winning silver the last 2 Olympics. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Carmelita Jeter take silver and bronze respectively.

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What does fast look like?

1.) Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce defends her 2008 Olympic gold with a time of 10:75. Third woman ever to repeat gold in the 100m in the Olympics, after Wyomia Tyus (1964, 1968) and Gail Denvers (1992, 1996). (August 4th, 2012.)

2.) Usain Bolt defends his 2008 Olympic gold with a time of 9:63. Second man ever to repeat gold at the Olympics in the 100m, after Carl Lewis in 1984 and 1988.

3.) Carmelita Jeter and Veronica Campbell-Brown take silver and bronze in the 100m, Jeter the silver with a time of 10:78, and Campbell-Brown the bronze with a time of 10:81 (August 4th, 2012.)

4.) Sanya Richards-Ross wins the 400m in a time of 49:55.

August 5th, 2012.
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And one image of Reese Hoffa who took bronze in shot put. He just looks really happy.


Best diver in the world today?

Wu Minxia scores a 414.00 in the 3m individual springboard finals. Wins gold and scores the first perfect 10 in women’s diving at the Olympics. Her medal count (6) now equals that of her former diving partner, Guo Jingjing.

August 5th, 2012.

Image originally from nationalpost and qq.

What does a perfect relay team look like?

1.) Missy Franklin, Rebecca Soni, Dana Vollmer and Allison Schmitt win the women’s 4x100m medley relay in a world record time of 3:52.05.

2.) Brenden Hansen, Matt Grevers, Michael Phelps, and Nathan Adrian win the 4x100m medley relay in 3:29.35.

August 4th, 2012.
Images originally from nbcolympics and washingtonpost.

What does unadulterated awesome look like?

Serena Williams crushes Maria Sharapova in the singles gold medal match of the London 2012 Olympics.

August 4th, 2012.
Images originally from nbcolympics.