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U.S. MEN’S 4X100 RELAY TEAM: ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS!

In HOT BUTTON TOPIC, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, SPORTS, THE WORLD on August 11, 2008 at UTC.11.31.

                        

Michael Phelps, Garrett Weber-Gale, Cullen Jones and Jason Lezak — The U.S. Mens 4×100 Relay Team arguably won the most memorable & historic race ever. Consider, TEAM USA team hadn’t won Gold in the event since 1996, however they dominated the relay event since 1964. Still, in an unprecedented fashion TEAM USA wins GOLD last night.  They were heavily favored underdogs against their rival French team. No one expected them to win, except themselves and every America around the world.

“I had more adrenaline going than I ever had in my life,” Lezak said.

“America has a great tradition of winning that relay,” he also said, adding just a moment later, “All of us knew what we’re capable of, but to actually do it, to get that tradition back — it’s a phenomenal feeling. Still, right now, I’m in disbelief.”

In fact, the French team was talking trash about the American team before the meet began, and to add to the drama the two teams were lined up together in lanes 4 (USA) & 5 (France). French swimmer Alain Bernard said “the Americans we are going to smash them!”

Well, actions speak louder than words. The Americans actions spoke volumes, so loud it will be heard around the world….Look who’s talking NOW!!

 

While the race had all the intrigue, it was quite remarkable to watch it unfold. I mean Lezak was behind at least a full body length at the final turn. However, I recall talking to the TV saying, “ok its time to make a move man”  50 meters, 40 meters, 30 meters left…..USA still behind, then finally in the last 5 meters Lezak passes Bernard & OUT TOUCHES the French swimmer by a hand & just .08 of a second!! Amazing, Absolutely Amazing!!

REMARKABLE!!!                UNBELIEVABLE!!!!            MEMORABLE!!!               HISTORICAL!!!

In fact, Jason Lezak swam the fastest anchor leg EVER in HISTORY!! A leg with a time of 46.06. These moments are rare in SPORTS, especially, on an International scale that the olympics is on. I mean if you didn’t see it then where were you when Michael Phelps out swam the competition in the first leg? I was glued to the TELE like like honey bees to honey..

Where were you when the American’s set a WORLD RECORD with a time of 3:08:24?

C’est le sport,” one of the French racers, Fabien Gilot, said afterward, which means literally, “It’s sport,” but which, in this context, really means, “That’s why they race the race.”

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  1. This was a really great moment! I’m PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN!! Give it up one time for the Black man on the USA Swim team!!

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