Recent London 2012 News
It looked easy. Way too easy. In what may be her last Summer Games with her current partner (Misty May-Treanor), Kerri Walsh claimed her third straight Beach Volleyball victory in resounding fashion, smashing fellow Americans Jen Kessy and April Ross, 21-16, 21-16, to close out an utterly dominating campaign in London. The long-time monster duo, combining stellar ball control, power and stature, demonstrated why they’ve been the class of the sport over such a long period of time. “I’m really proud of finishing the journey with Misty the way we finished it,” Kerri said, with tears visibly forming.
Going into the Men’s Triathlon in London, Alistair Brownlee of Great Britain was expected to be the victor before the race even began. His main forms of completion – his younger brother Jonathan and Javier Gomez Noya of Spain. The two Brits and the Spaniard, Gomez, led together virtually the entire race, separating themselves from the rest of the pack during 43km cycle. It wasn’t until the closing section of the run that Alistair was able to kick away from Gomez, eventually claiming the victory. Brownlee finished 11 seconds before Gomez, due to some celebrating on the blue carpet with the hometown fans, before crossing the finish line. After serving a late penalty on the run, younger brother Jonathan came across almost 30 seconds behind the Spaniard for third place.
The Dominican Republic’s Felix Sanchez is beginning to enjoy the time of 47.63 seconds. Monday night in London, Sanchez completed the 400m-hurdle event in that exact time. On a chilly drizzly night on the track, Sanchez was the first man to cross the finish line, recapturing the title that he earned back in 2004 in Athens. The irony of it all – his winning time in Greece – you guessed it…47.63 seconds.