Thursday, August 9, 2012
Thursday Morning Medal Count, and the Day Ahead
A big day on the track was one of the biggest reasons that Team USA has taken the overall medal lead from China, and has opened up a pretty sizable gap in the process.
Today, China has a chance to win two gold medals in women's boxing and women's 10m platform diving. Team USA is going for gold in those same two events, plus women's soccer and women's water polo.
A silver medal has already been obtained by Haley Anderson of Santa Clara, Calif., in the women's 10k marathon swim. More room for improvement there, and that women's soccer final, the rematch of the World Cup just one year ago, should be one of the best games of the tournament, men's or women's.
Oh, and synchronized swimming? Absolutely not a sport.