When Hungarian swimmer Daniel Gyurta won the gold medal in the 200m breaststroke during the London Olympics it just didn’t feel right.
That’s because rival and good friend Dale Oen wasn’t there to compete against him.
If anything shows the decline of the popularity of the decathlon, it’s the fact that Bruce Jenner is now more famous for his reality television show appearances and overdone plastic surgery than his Olympic win in 1976.
But we think Ashton Eaton is the one who will bring the sport back to its rightful spotlight. He’s the perfect mix of accomplished athlete and absolute hottie.
Troy Dumais was all smiles on the podium when he and synchronized diving partner Kristian Ipsen won bronze in the three meter springboard event in London.
Dumais has been waiting a long time for this medal, and so winning was especially sweet.
When it comes to the 2012 Olympics, British bookshop owner David Mitchell said it best, “Performance levels have become so much higher that it’s so hard now to get a medal.” Just think about Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, both of whom have won medals by mere seconds ahead of their competitors. But does that make those Olympians who came just shy of placing any less athletic?
Michael Phelps extended his record as the Olympics’ most decorated athlete in London on Saturday, while the host country had its best night yet. Here’s a recap of the day’s events:
US swimmers Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin added to their impressive medal collections on Friday at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Here’s a recap of the day’s action from the London Games:
The Olympics have been going on for almost a week now, and we’ve finally gotten an answer to the most burning question of the games: do competitive swimmers pee in the pool? According to Carly Geehr, a former member of the US National Swimming Team, they do. A lot.