Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The London Olympics Preview

London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic mascots Wenlock and Mandeville. 
Photo credit: London 2012
This summer, on July 27, 2012, the London Olympics will officially commence. This year, many things are going on like the two rivals who will compete: Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. Lolo Jones has made it through the trials this year, but sadly gymnastics superstar Nastia Liukin has retired, and will not be part of Team USA anymore. The competitions will really be amazing!

Arch Rivals
The legendary Michael Phelps is not alone. Another star in the swimming Olympics is Ryan Lochte, who has beat Michael Phelps in a couple of races. However, that does not mean that Phelps will not beat him. Originally, Phelps was planning on retiring, and doing some other sports like golf. But then he eventually decided to go to the next Olympics which is the 2012 London Olympics that will begin in a few more days. These two stars are going for the gold!

Lolo makes it to the team
After some rough years, Lolo Jones has made it to the 2012 Olympics, and is competing in Track & Field Hurdles. At the trials, she just barely made it, and the crowd went wild. After her victory lap holding the US flag, she began signing autographs to her fans. Lolo has been training for this event for years, and now it has finally paid off. Lolo has won many races, but one she will never forget is the penultimate hurdle race, where she placed in 7th.  She may not be the very best...yet, but she is definitely one of the most popular US athletes currently.

Nastia Liukin Retires
Following her unfortunate event of falls in the Olympic trials, Nastia Liukin has retired, but is still known for her great events in Beijing, China. After competing in the 2008 Olympics, Nastia earned the most gold medals in a single gymnastics game. Even though she will not be competing in the 2012 Olympics, Nastia will still be at the London Olympic Games. One of her closest friends in her career is named Shawn Johnson, who is also a famous gymnast. Nastia has helped served our country in the Olympics many times.

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