Here are some fun facts about McKayla Maroney, Alexandra Raisman, Kyla Ross, Gabrielle Douglas and fan favorite Jordyn Wieber!
Just because you’re an Olympic gold medalist, doesn’t mean you’re immune to Bieber Fever. Swimmer Missy Franklin and gymnast Jordyn Wieber came down with the teen malady this week in London.tweeted, "heard @FranklinMissy is a fan of mine. now im a fan of hers too. CONGRATS on winning GOLD! #muchlove."
Swimmer Michael Phelps set an Olympic record by winning his 19th lifetime gold medal in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay at the 2012 Summer Olympics, surpassing the record of Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina to become the most decorated Olympian of all time.
Joining Phelps in the gold medal circle was the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team, which beat Russia in the finals with a breathtaking floorshow.
Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin is making waves in London. She’s just 17 and managed to win a gold medial in her first individual event, the 100m backstroke. Oh, and she set a new American record with a speed of 58.33.It gets better! Missy set the record just minutes after she finished her 200m qualifying round. Meaning, she swam four lengths of the pool before competing for gold in the 100m.
Franklin is an overnight Olympics sensation. Here are a few things about the medalist.
“Extra” caught up with the pair to chat about their chances at gold, twin power and Pippa Middleton. Watch the video!
Let the games begin!
The 2012 Summer Olympics kicked off in grand style in London, with a spectacular opening ceremony, created by “Slumdog Millionaire” director Danny Boyle.
Check out the gallery!
The 2012 Summer Olympics kicked off in grand style in London, with a spectacular opening ceremony, created by “Slumdog Millionaire” director Danny Boyle. Check out the gallery!