Monday, August 6, 2012

USA Olympic team

Hello. Did you know that the USA has the second to most medals in the 2012 Olympics? less than China? Did you know that the USA has the second to most gold medals in the 2012 Olympics? less than China? Did you know that Gabby Douglas, Missy Franklin, Ryan Lochte, Michael Phelps, Sonya Richards Ross, and more, have all won one or more gold medals in the 2012 Olympics? Yeah, the United States is pretty amazing and if you have been following the Olympics, you know the feeling when our country gets a gold medal.

1. Gabrielle (Gabby) Christian Victoria Douglas
Sport: Gymnastics
Number of medal(s) in this Olympic: 2 gold
Interesting Fact: If you unscramble her last name, you get USA gold.
Little bit about her life: Gabby started gymnastics at the age of six. In 2004, she won an all-around gymnastics award for her level at the Virginia State Championships. She started getting known in 2010. In 2011, she competed around the world with the US team.
Olympic amazement: Her dad, that was stationed in Afghanistan, went to San Jose to see his daughter get a spot on the 2012 USA Olympic team. Her team won in the team all-around gold medal and she won the individual all-around gold medal.

2. Sanya Richards Ross
Sport: Track and Field (running)
Number of medal(s) in this Olympic: 1 gold
Interesting Fact: Her husband is Aaron Ross who plays for the NY Giants and has a Super Bowl ring. 
Little bit about her life: Sanya came to America when she was 12 from Jamaica. She was a member of the National Honors Society. She finished high school with a 4.0. She was named National High School Female Athlete of the Year, USA Track and Field's Youth Athlete of the Year, and Track and Field News Women's Prep Athlete of the Year. She became a citizen of the United States of America in 2002. 
Olympic amazement: Sanya was part of the 2004 and the 2008 USA Olympic team that got gold in the 4x100 relay in Athens. In the 2008 Beijing Olympics, she was favored to win gold in the 400 meter dash but she left the blocks too quickly and ended up in 3rd, bronze. She took part in the 400 meter dash again in the 2012 London Olympics and she got gold. 

3. Michael Phelps
Sport: Swimming
Number of medal(s) in this Olympic: 2 Silver and 4 gold
Interesting Fact: He is the most decorated Olympian, ever. (most medals) 
Little bit about his life: Phelps was born and raised in a little town north of Baltimore in Maryland. He has two older siblings. His parents divorced in 1994. He has been swimming ever since he was seven. Before he turned 16, he broke the world record in the 200-m butterfly at the World Championship Trials for the 2001 World Aquatics Championships. He has too many competitions so we'll just go to his Olympic amazements.    
Olympic amazement: In his first Olympic event in 2004, the 400-m individual medley, he won his first Olympic gold medal with a world record time of 4:08.26. Then, he got a bronze in the 4x100-m freestyle relay. After, he got a bronze in the 200-m freestyle. Then, a gold in the 200-m butterfly and the 4x200-m freestyle relay. Two days later, he finished first in the 200-m individual medley. After that, he...okay, okay. I know you're getting tired of all these records so to sum it all up, he won six gold medals and two bronze medals in Athens, eight gold medals in Beijing, four gold medals and two silver medals in London. What does this mean? He is the BEST swimmer in the world. There probably is some guy in a pacific Island that is better but...his island is too small to join the Olympics. His name is: Horhay Smith-Wong, who knows. :)


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