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London 2012: Days 11, 12, and 13

Posted by on 9 August 2012

It’s been an interesting couple of days at the Olympics.  I’ve only watched it spiratically, as I’ve had lots going on with homeschool lesson plans and such!!

One of the most surprising is that our men’s volleyball is out of the run for a medal.  So is our men’s water polo. 

In the best news, we had no way of losing the medal in women’s beach volleyball.  Both of our teams played for GOLD!!  Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh ended up beating April Ross and Jennifer Kessy.  I think it’s only fitting that May-Treanor/Walsh won as Misty has made it clear that she’s retiring after these Olympics.  I’ve always loved them as a team and I can see the potential in Ross/Kessy.

I’ve pretty much lost respect for Usain Bolt.  I know that he’s an awesome runner and he’s accomplished so much.  He represents his country well.  He’s got a big head though.  He needs to learn how to be more humble and grateful.  On top of that, he’s bad mouthing Carl Lewis.  That just makes Bolt a total jerk!!  I just have no respect or interest in people like that.

Our women’s water polo went for their first gold!!  It was an amazing game and those girls earned it. 

We’ve pulled quite a bit ahead in the medal count.  I’m so proud of Team USA!!  The current medal count is…..

Rank
Country
Gold
Silver
Bronze
Total
1 United States 39 25 26 90
2 China 37 24 19 80
3 Russia 12 21 23 56
4 Great Britain 25 13 14 52
5 Germany 10 16 11 37
6 Japan 5 14 14 33
7 France 8 9 12 29
8 Australia 6 13 10 29
9 South Korea 12 7 6 25
10 Italy 7 6 6 19
11 Netherlands 5 5 6 16
12 Canada 1 5 10 16
13 Hungary 8 4 3 15
14 Spain 2 7 2 11
15 Brazil 2 2 7 11
16 Belarus 3 3 4 10
17 New Zealand 3 2 5 10
18 Ukraine 3 1 6 10
19 Kazakhstan 6 0 3 9
20 Iran 4 4 1 9
21 Jamaica 3 3 3 9
22 Romania 2 5 2 9
23 Denmark 2 4 3 9
24 Poland 2 1 6 9
25 Cuba 3 3 2 8
26 Czech Republic 2 3 3 8
27 Kenya 2 2 3 7
28 Sweden 1 3 3 7
29 Colombia 0 3 3 6
30 North Korea 4 0 1 5
31 South Africa 3 1 1 5
32 Mexico 0 3 2 5
33 Azerbaijan 0 2 3 5
34 Croatia 2 1 1 4
35 Ethiopia 2 0 2 4
36 Slovenia 1 1 2 4
37 India 0 1 3 4
37 Slovakia 0 1 3 4
39 Switzerland 2 1 0 3
40 Georgia 1 1 1 3
40 Norway 1 1 1 3
42 Armenia 0 1 2 3
42 Belgium 0 1 2 3
42 Mongolia 0 1 2 3
45 Dominican Republic 1 1 0 2
46 Ireland 1 0 1 2
46 Lithuania 1 0 1 2
46 Turkey 1 0 1 2
49 Egypt 0 2 0 2
50 Taiwan 0 1 1 2
50 Estonia 0 1 1 2
50 Indonesia 0 1 1 2
50 Malaysia 0 1 1 2
50 Serbia 0 1 1 2
50 Thailand 0 1 1 2
50 Tunisia 0 1 1 2
57 Greece 0 0 2 2
57 Qatar 0 0 2 2
57 Moldova 0 0 2 2
57 Singapore 0 0 2 2
61 Algeria 1 0 0 1
61 Grenada 1 0 0 1
61 Venezuela 1 0 0 1
64 Botswana 0 1 0 1
64 Bulgaria 0 1 0 1
64 Cyprus 0 1 0 1
64 Finland 0 1 0 1
64 Guatemala 0 1 0 1
64 Portugal 0 1 0 1
70 Afghanistan 0 0 1 1
70 Argentina 0 0 1 1
70 Hong Kong 0 0 1 1
70 Kuwait 0 0 1 1
70 Latvia 0 0 1 1
70 Morocco 0 0 1 1
70 Puerto Rico 0 0 1 1
70 Saudi Arabia 0 0 1 1
70 Tajikistan 0 0 1 1
70 Trinidad and Tobago 0 0 1 1
70 Uzbekistan 0 0 1 1

How’s your favorite sport or team doing?? I’m so proud of all the countries…..there’s such a wide range getting medals this Olympiad.



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