I have been anxiously awaiting these 17 days for months now! Watching all these sports with such awesome athletes competing is so cool. I even watched the USA qualifying trials a few weeks ago :)
The Olympic rings are so pretty hanging from the bridge.
Here's a fun fact about the Olympic rings: Every countries flag has at least one of the colors of the rings in it.
I really like the opening ceremonies and watched the entire thing. My favorite part is actually when all the countries teams are announced and enter the arena. I love to see what each countries outfits are like. My favorite outfits: Nigeria! The women's outfits were so pretty. They were white, green, and ruffley!
Now USA, your outfits were disappointing. I will say that I liked the men's outfits but not the women's...at all! Their skirt number looked like something I wore in 3rd grade minus the blazer but down to the scrunched white socks and Keds! Really Ralph Lauren??
I enjoyed watching them walk in anyways :)
I think it was on Friday that I watched Team USA win their very first medal and it was in Archery. I have never sat down and watched archery before but it was so intense. I have played a little Archery on the Wii so I kind of knew what was going on...haha. It was a real nail biter and USA took the Silver!
The US archery team
I have really enjoyed gymnastics and swimming so far. The swimming relays are my favorite. Brent and I are watching right now and waiting for Team USA gymnastics( men )to come back on. I'm hoping that they will medal. They haven't done their best tonight.
USA men's gymnastics
Now the girls did awesome last night. They have a very strong team and I am hoping they will win the gold. All their performances last night were amazing.
USA women's gymnastics
Last night was the men's 4x1 swimming race. Talk about intense, this race was! I remember that our team upset the French in 2008 and they were super close to doing that once again. They fell short in the very last 100 and came up with the Silver.
With their Silver medals!
Cullen Jones, second from the left, not only wins Olympic medals but is very involved in the Make a Splash campaign in his community and all over the US. Read about who he helps learn how to swim here.
Brent and I just watched Missy Franklin's amazing 100m race. She came from behind to grab the gold! Those are the most exciting races...the ones where the athlete starts inching his/her way closer and closer to the leader and then finally passing them to win the gold. I know, I'm a huge fan of sports! It's probably b/c I played school sports from 7th grade through my Sophomore year of college.
I am looking forward to watching track, diving, and a ton of other events. Can't wait to watch this trio blaze around the track in a few days...
I watched them in the US qualifiers and they can FLY! Can't wait to see their races.
So here is the medal count as of this morning
I know we have won some medals in the past couple of hours so maybe we will be leading by the end of tonight's competitions!