“It was an absolutely unbelievable feeling. For so long . . . the records have been so out of reach. To look up and see we had a world record, it was just crazy,” said Allyson Felix.
The ladies finished the race in 40.82 seconds, breaking the long-standing record set by Germany!
The guys held it down too by winning the Silver today in the 4×400 race. The 4×100 Men’s USA team qualified for tomorrow’s final as well. A little inspiration: Bryshon Nellum, second from left, was chosen to be the flag bearer for the USA delegation at Sunday’s closing ceremonies after being voted to do so by the TEAM USA athletes. He was shot in BOTH legs just 4 years ago, and is back competing at the top of the game.
“I’m humbled by this incredible privilege,” Nellum said in a statement. “Four years ago, I wasn’t sure I would ever run again, and now I’m leading Team USA into the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games.
He’s got America’s only Gold medal in wrestling, and his body is pretty ridic too. 24-year-old Jordan Burroughs from Camden, NJ promised his Twitter followers he would be Tweeting a pic of his Gold medal before the final match even happened. And he did. And seeing that his Twitter handle is @AllISeeIsGold, he def has a lil confidence.
“Not a lot of people knew who I was coming into the Games, but hopefully that will change after this,” he said. “I want to be among the athletes that I’ve read about and followed on Twitter, who had no idea who I was. Now maybe they’ll see me.”
Be sure to comment and repost to facebook to show your support for The USA and these beautiful athletes!!!!
The 2012 Summer Games from London have officially wrapped up, and Team USA sits atop the final medal count standings by a wide margin after 302 Olympic events.
Two more gold medals, a narrow victory over Spain in the men’s basketball final and an individual medal from men’s 96kg freestlye wrestler Jake Varner, were added to the United States’ overall tally on Sunday, pushing the American margin of victory to a whopping 17 medals.
No other country was able to rack up more golds or more silvers at this year’s games, with only Russia topping the United States in bronze medals, 33-29. Easily the most prolific nation this year heading into the long-awaited closing ceremony, the Summer Games in London will surely go down as one of the best all-around Olympic performances in Team USA history.
Here are the results of the final medal count:
1. United States, 104 (46 gold, 29 silver, 29 bronze)
2. China, 87 (38, 27, 22)
3. Russia, 82 (24, 25, 33)
4. Great Britain, 65 (29, 17, 19)
5. Germany, 44 (11, 19, 14)