This was yet another busy Olympic day and started the Games off with a blast as the USA dominated compeition including a sweep in all three womens fencing medals and playing a consistent swimming role grabbing 5 medals in 4 swimming finals yesterday evening at Beijing.
Michael Phelps was the first to grab gold and Ryan Lochte settling for bronze in the 400M IM and Michael Phelps set yet another World record for him. Then in the mens 400M freestyle Hansen upped his level for a bronze and to keep the swimming team going. World Record holder Katie Hoff then swam the 400M IM but was outmatched by two other women who both broke her world record and Katie Hoff won a disappointing bronze medal. The 4th and final swimming event in Day 2 of the Beijing games was the 4x100 M Womens freestyle relay with two big names in Dara Torres (41, competing in 5th Olympics) and Natalie Coughlin (5x medalist in Athens). They raced up from their 4th place seeding to get a silver medal.
Also the mens gymnastics team did very well and was as high as 4 th place after the first event but slowly fell from there. To make the mens team final on Tuesday, the mens team had to finish in the top 8. And they did so. They finished 6th led by their two alternates who scored tops on their teams in the pummel horse and in the parallel bars. They competed very well.
Smaller news, but Kristy-May Reanor and Kerri Walsh who are the worlds best womens volleyball team and the defending Olympic gold medalists in Athnes won their opening round game against Japan (21-12, 21-16) and consecutive opening games.
Also you should stay tuned for todays early mens basketball and tennis opening rounds and at primetime (8pm) on NBC will showcase more swimming, diving and gymnastics.