The Stack comes to you on this Wednesday with plenty more Olympic coverage plus the other top stories that made headlines on Tuesday so let’s get right to it and see what made “the stack” for today, Wednesday, August 8:
Day 11 Olympic highlights
Day 11 saw more great competition across all around London at the different venues. Here are some of the highlights:
Team USA continues to dominate in women’s basketball. They trounced Canada 91-48 in their quarterfinal matchup. Next up: Australia on Thursday.
It’s going to be an all-American final in women’s beach volleyball. Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings had to fight, but they were able to knock off China in two sets while April Ross and Jen Kessy upset the number one Brazilian team in three sets. It will be nice to both gold and silver. I like May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings to win their third gold medal.
Great Britain once again dominated cycling competition yesterday, winning two golds and a silver. They also added a gold in equestrian. They are heating up.
Great night for Aly Raisman and USA gymnastics. She won gold in the women’s floor exercise and added a bronze medal on balance beam. Feel bad for Jordyn Wieber who had a few mistakes in her floor routine exercise and finished seventh. Then fans in the arena and those of us watching on TV last night on NBC were treated to a spectacle on men’s horizontal bar. Germany’s Fabian Hambuechen was phenominal pulling off some great moves. But the Netherland’s Epke Zonderland did one better with some great flips and won gold while Hambuechen won silver. Amazing to watch them pull off some of those moves.