2012 Summer Olympics Update: Women's Gymnastics, Beach Volleyball, Partying Swimmers, and Bonergate
The Fab Five continue to shine in London. Aly Raisman earned the U.S. both a bronze in the balance beam and gold in floor exercise. Although world-champion vaulter McKayla Maroney missed the mark in her specialty event, she did snag silver (and didn't cry about it, unlike some other competitors). But it was Flying Squirrel Gabby Douglas who got all the glory when she was awarded the coveted gold medal in the all-around competition, not to mention a special congrats message from the cast of The Vampire Diaries.
Over on the sandy volleyball court, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh won their third gold, defeating fellow Americans Jennifer Kessy and April Ross. Then on August 9, the U.S. women's soccer team took home the gold thanks to a last-minute save by Hope Solo. You go, ladies!
Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps competed in their final races late last week, so now the two abtastic swimmers are kicking back in London. Birthday boy Ryan was photographed out and about and looking somewhat disheveled, and Michael has been spotted partying with his model girlfriend and new Olympic bling.
Now retired at the ripe old age of 27, Michael can rest on the laurels of having more Olympic medals than anyone ever — a record-setting 22, 18 of which are gold.
The highlight of the Games this week, however, was a certain American rower who got a little too excited during the Men’s Four Final awards ceremony.
If you want to check out the rest of the games (rhythmic gymnastics, anyone?) before Sunday’s closing ceremony, click here for the full schedule of events.