Olympic Moments: Amusing Analysis
By Brian Geiger, Fox 8 News in the Morning Producer
The Olympic pool is turning into a golden pond, an American Gymnast is bringing home a medal, and some badminton players are going home. All, in today’s edition of Olympic Moments!
U.S. Gymnast Danell Leyva redeemed himself in the individual all-around Wednesday night. The 20-year-old rallied with strong performances on the parallel bars and high bar to capture the bronze medal. He’s the first American male gymnast to win an all-around medal since 1984. Japan’s Kohei Uchimura won the gold, and Marcel Nguyen of Germany won silver.
American women struck gold in the pool once again. The U.S. rallied to beat Australia on the final leg to win the 4×4 200-meter freestyle relay. Allison Schmitt earned her fourth medal of the games. She’s now won two golds, a silver and a bronze. Missy Franklin, 17, also picked up her second gold of the games.
And, four badminton teams won’t get the chance to win a medal in London because they’ve been kicked out of the summer games. Eight doubles players from China, South Korea and Indonesia were disqualified for trying to lose opening round matches. Losing would have given them an easier path to the medal round. One of the disqualified Chinese players says the badminton federation has “ruined her dreams.”
Watch above for a hilarious, colorful recap of the games!