|Aly Raisman qualifies to All Around finals as the #1 for USA. Gabby Douglas qualifies #2. [Photo Source: NBCOlympics.com]|
|Jordan Wieber burst into tears when she saw her name drop to 3rd [Photo Source: NBCOlympics.com]|
Another upset of the games so far is Michael Phelps getting 4th place (no medal) to Ryan Lochte's win in the 400 IM finals. I don't follow swimming but from what I can piece together it seems that Michael intended 2008 where he won 8 Gold medals to be his last Olympics but then ended up going for 2012 anyways. It seems that while Ryan was training his butt off for the last four years Michael came into the competition unprepared and maybe slightly overconfident if you asked me. The commentators said that he didn't get as much training in. During the interview afterwards he seemed really distracted. He kept looking off to the side instead of talking directly to the camera and you could tell the last place he wanted to be was in front of the camera after his first Olympic loss since 2004.
This is just two examples just in the first few days of the Olympics of how anything can happen. It doesn't matter how good you are or how many medals you have at home if you are not THE BEST on THE DAY it counts nothing else matters.
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