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Shocking Olympic Moments 2012

And the USA pulled through in the 2012 Olympic Games with an astonishing victory to snatch up first place.
The final medal count at USA with 46 Gold (104 Total) and China in second place with 38 Gold medals (88 total).
Although the US and China were neck and neck in the race, the US had a strong finish. However, this was not the most shocking moment of the Games.

Other than the amazing finish by the USA, some more
jaw-dropping olympic moments recapped here:

Gabby Douglas, U.S. gymnast, sweeps team and all-around gold to make history as the first African American Gymnast to win gold, and first to win in both categories.—
—Americans broke 7 world records this Olympics! Five in swimming, one in shooting and one in track…not to mention all were broken by women.—
—Michael Phelps says goodbye after an awe-inspiring record of 22 Olympic medals .—
—Four women’s teams were kicked out for intentionally tanking badminton matches.—
— World gymnastics Champion Jordyn Wieber missed her chance at the gold medal when she finished behind teammates Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas during the qualifying rounds.—
—Team USA’s Men’s Gymnastics team falls from first place rankings down to fifth.—
—China’s Yi Shiwen smashed a world record in the women’s 400-meter individual medley, finishing her 50 meter split faster than one of the best U.S. male swimmers, Ryan Lochte.
Hungary Loses First Men’s Water Polo Match in 12 Years.—

As we say, farewell to the Summer Olympic Games of 2012, we wait with anticipation for the next exciting and ever-entertaining Olympic Games.

Until next time…

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Put ‘Em Up!

As the Italian Stallion Rocky Balboa once said, “it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”

Claressa Shields, 17 year old American Boxing Olympic hopeful is an inspiration to our “Riplee Shields” who has gone undefeated in all her matches. It must be those hand-made gloves
that Linda Bohm crafted just for her. She takes on every opponent, even if they are twice her size. This image was shot for Splash News to show the world that there are gold medal winners in every species.

Stay tuned to find out about more Animal Olympic Medalists!

 

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