The Olympic Spirit, part 5

17 08 2008

How do you follow Phelps?

  • The U.S. women’s indoor volleyball team eliminated Poland in the full five sets in the final game of pool play to finish 4-1 – quarterfinals start Tuesday
  • Venus and Serena Williams easily served to doubles gold against Spain
  • U.S. Rowing finally snagged gold in the women’s eight
  • It’s a no-go for an all-U.S. beach volleyball finals – Elaine Youngs and Nicole Branagh fell to one of the two remaining Chinese teams
  • With three Americans in the final, the Jamaican trio of Shelly-Ann Fraser, Sherone Simpson and Kerron Stewart swept the 100m dash
  • 5-0 record for U.S. women’s basketball – on to the semifinals with a 5-game average margin of victory of…get this…43 points
  • U.S. gymnasts Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson each bettered their medal counts to 3
  • The American men’s beach volleyball team of Philip Dalhausser and Todd Rogers advanced to the semifinals after defeating the German pair




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