Olympic Thoughts – Day 2

by Omar Barakat. 0 Comments

Here are my thoughts on some of the events I was able to see on day 2 of the Olympic Games.


I got my first taste of table tennis on day two of the 2012 Olympic Games.  Second seed Li Xiaoxia of China was facing 16 year old Ariel Hsing of the United States.  Hsing gave the second seed all she could handle before losing four games to two (11-4, 9-11, 11-6, 6-11, 11-8, 11-9).   Hsing is going to be a major player in Brazil in 2016.


The men’s 4X100 freestyle swimming final featured a rematch between the U.S. and France.  In the 2008 Beijing games, the U.S. barely out touched France to win gold.  In 2012, turnabout was fair play.  France barely out touched the U.S. to bring home the gold.  France’s time was 3:09.93 to the U.S.’s 3:10.38.  The U.S. team was comprised of Nathan Adrian, Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, and Cullen Jenkins.  I am sure this was not the start Michael Phelps envisioned for his 2012 Olympic Games.

Leave a Reply