Prior to the start of the Olympic Games in London, if you had asked me what I was looking forward to seeing the most, I would have definitely said that it was the races between Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps. They were neck-and-neck with each other all during the Olympic trials.
Therefore, I was more than eager to see the results of the actual Olympic Games. And although some of the races did not go so well for the two great swimmers, overall they did put on a great show for the world to see. Both swimmers were able to earn their share of medals, and Michael Phelps continues to make Olympic history. Yet if you ask me, the true highlight of the 2012 Olympics thus far is Gabby Douglas and the rest of the “Fab Five” from the USA women gymnastics team.The “Fab Five” pretty much dominated the entire final round of gymnastics. No major errors were made, and there were spectacular performances such as the seemingly flawless vault done by McKayla Maroney. The “Fab Five” definitely deserved to win their gold medals for the event.
Then come time for the women’s individual all-around gymnastics competition, Gabby Douglas was able to continue to put on stellar performances. True to form, the “Flying Squirrel” was able to show great height when on the uneven bars. She was consistent with her performances throughout the event, and was able to win her individual gold medal. Gabby Douglas and the “Fab Five” did what they set out to do in London, and they are the true highlight of the 2012 Olympic Games.