The Olympics are almost over but we're only just getting into the Track & Field events. Some of the fastest women and men in the world are competing for a place on the podium, our hearts and our beds.
The fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt has been breaking his own records at the Games, easily advancing to the 200m Finals. Him and Jamaican teammate Yohan Blake are two of my favorites to watch before the races. How can you not love their dancing?
Lolo Jones has been catching a lot of criticism for good looks and for "under-performing" during the Hurdles. On the Today show she broke down while responding to critics, which also include her team mates Dawn Harper and Kellie Wells. "I just thought that that was crazy because I worked six days a week, every day, for four years for a 12-second race and the fact that they just tore me apart, which is heartbreaking, she said of a New York Times piece." Well we still love you, Lolo!
Another much talked about athlete is South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius. He is the first double leg amputee to compete in the games, but some wonder if his prosthetics give him an unfair advantage over his able bodied competitors. He might not go home with individual gold, but there is always a career in modeling.
Allyson Felix has broken her Silver streak, winning a gold medal during the 200m race in 21.88 seconds. I loved her smile when she saw her numbers after she crossed the finish line.
Not to be outdone, Carmelita Jeter took the bronze for that race, but has also earned a silver in the women's 100m. I expect her to see her wrapped in another flag and headed up to that podium again.
Sanya Richards-Ross won the women's 400m race, and got a special surprise from her husband Aaron Ross of the Jacksonville Jaguars. He flew all the way to London to watch her win and said of his wife, "She was with me on my ride all the way to the end and I wanted to be here for her to join her ride." D'awww!
During Wednesday night's coverage of the Men's 110m hurdles, our friend @ODARA112 and I fell in love with yet another athlete. Meet Jason Richardson, known for his tattoos and flowing dreads, he's a University of South Carolina alum and now an Olympic silver medalist.
We also, along with half the women on Twitter, lost it over Ryan Bailey. The thirst was strong for the 100m race on Monday and not even gallons of Sprite could quench it. Here he is with teammate Tyson Gay. Gotta love the men's red suits this year.
Georganne Moline is one of the lesser known members of Team USA 's track and field team. She came in fifth for the 400m hurdles, but it was the sixth time she had broken her own personal record this year!
One of my favorites to come out of the games is heptathlete Jessica Ennis, representing Team Great Britain. Like all of her competitors, she had to deliver through the pressure of bringing home a medal for her country. Although she didn't have far to carry it, she is a native of Sheffield, where there are posters of her hung up all over her hometown. A fan even named her daughter after her when she missed her events while she was in labor! Here she is being congratulated by Team GB teammates Katerina Johnson-Thompson and Louis Hazel.
So, how about one more photo of Jason Richardson?
That's what we thought.
Written by: Brittani