It’s a little late, but The Stack wants to get in the highlights from Day 8 of the Olympics and there were some very enteraining events yesterday so let’s get right to it in “the stack” for today, Sunday, August 5:
Day 8 Olympic highlights
If you missed the action yesterday, London had plenty of storylines and great competition. Here are some of the biggest from yesterday:
After destroying Nigeria by 83 points, team USA’s men’s basketball team struggled against Lithuania, narrowly defeating them by five points 99-94. In fact, they were trailing by two points with six minutes to go, but LeBron James went to work and scored nine of his twenty points in the latter minutes of the game to give team USA the win. Who says James isn’t a closer?
Good day on the beach for USA volleyball. Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won their match over the Netherlands 2-0 and the men’s duo of Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal won their match against Russia 2-0. Each team advances to the quarterfinals.
What a shock! Great Britain won another gold medal in cycling in women’s team pursuit. USA won silver.
In fencing in women’s team epee, the USA won the bronze medal witha 31-30 win over Russia.
In women’s field hockey, five of the six games either tied or were decided by one goal (USA lost 3-2 to New Zealand). The other game was decided by two goals. Very good competition and exciting games yesterday on the blue terf in field hockey.
American Jamie (Beyerle) Gray won gold in the 50m rifle shooting competition.