It's safe to say that Team USA sprinter Manteo Mitchell is a team player. Three days ago, he landed awkwardly walking up a flight of stairs and thought nothing of it. During his leg of the 4x400 meter semifinal today, he realized he probably should have been a little more careful.
As soon as I took the first step past the 200-meter mark, I felt (my leg) break. I heard it. I even put out a little war cry, but the crowd was so loud you couldn't hear it. I wanted to just lie down. It felt like somebody literally just snapped my leg in half.
With the fate of his relay team making finals hanging in the balance, Mitchell made the completely logical decision and ran the final 200 meters with what ended up being a broken left fibula.
USATF CEO Max Siegel described Mitchell's 45-second split as "an inspiration," dubbing him as a "hero to his teammmates."
The gold medal match for beach volleyball features Team U.S.A. against TEAM U.S.A!
If you tune in right now you'll see Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh versus Jen Kessy and April Ross in a match to determine who gets the gold. Spoiler alert: An American wins. GRAB SOME DORITOS AND PLANT YOUR BUTT IN FRONT OF A SCREEN, ITS AN TEAM U.S.A. SHOWDOWN, BOYS AN' GIRLS.
May-Treanor and Walsh took their third straight gold in two sets in what ended up being a very anticlimactic showdown. Congrats, ladies!
Team U.S.A. Tennis is up to it's knees in gold. After Bob and Mike Bryan won men's doubles on saturday, this win makes three gold medals in two days for the Americans.
The sisters have played in three Olympics together, winning gold medals in doubles in the 2000, 2008, and now 2012 Olympics.
This accomplishment is even more impressive considering the emotional and physical difficulties Venus has faced in the past year, who was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that causes fatigue. Venus says,
"Boy, was that a battle. That was one of the hardest things I've ever done. I really feel proud of what happened here at the Olympics."