Olympic Moments: The Gut-Busting Review
By Brian Geiger, Fox 8 News in the Morning Producer
Michael Phelps added to his collection of precious medals, a flying squirrel soared, and Team USA was in cruise control on the court.
Those stories, in today’s Olympic Moments!
Let’s begin in the gym. Gabby Douglas is now in some elite company. The 16-year-old known as the “flying squirrel” won the gold medal in the women’s all-around gymnastics competition. Douglas finished on top, thanks to first place performances on the vault and beam.
She is just the fourth American woman to ever win gold in the all-around. A pair of Russian girls won the silver and bronze.
The most decorated athlete in Olympic history has added another medal to his collection. American swimmer Michael Phelps won the gold in the 200-meter individual medley. That makes a total of 20 Olympic medals in his career.
Teammate and rival Ryan Lochte won the silver in the event and also picked up the bronze in the 200-meter backstroke earlier in the day.
And, the American men’s basketball team didn’t just win Thursday … they set a record.
Team USA crushed Nigeria 156-73. If you can’t do the math … they won by 83 points! The 156 points is a record in Olympic competition. Team USA hit 26 three-pointers and shot 71 percent in the game.
Next up? Lithuania on Saturday.
*For a creative, colorful and comical review of the games, watch the clip above this story!