Thursday, August 9, 2012

2012 Olympics: Female athletes makin' us proud!

(Some of this info might be spoilers, if they're results from today that haven't aired in primetime yet, so consider yourself warned!!)

There are so many of them competing well at the games, bringing home medals, playing with class and grace, being good examples of good sportsmanship, supporting members of their teams, and just being the kind of role models girls need (and unfortunately get to see only every two years). This is just a short round-up, focusing on American athletes, of what we've seen at the Olympics so far:

Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings win their third goal medal for beach volleyball.

These two were phenomenal to watch - they are such a good team that they flowed like they were one player...they knew what the other was doing and where she was without even looking! And after beating the Italians in the quarter finals, they both congratulated their opponents on a job well done.

Allyson Felix wins gold in the women's 200 m.

The women of the U.S. gymnastics team.
Aly Raisman won two individual medals, a bronze for the balance beam and a gold for her floor routine - as someone who's afraid to even do a somersault, watching her flip and twist effortlessly through the air was amazing, like an airborne ballet. Also, let's give all these ladies a hand for giving the U.S. women's gymnastics team its first team gold medal since 1996.

In addition, the U.S. women's soccer team and women's basketball team have both made it to the gold medal game, and today Claressa Shields won a gold medal for women's boxing, which is an Olympic sport for the first time.

(All photos are courtesy of - please visit their website here for more info and more photos on the Games!!)