In her first Olympic games Caster Semenya wins Olympic Silver

“She has toiled out of difficulty to become a symbol of greatness and has shown that it doesn’t matter where you come from. From her small village in Limpopo, where the people are full of poverty, she has become the symbol of a courageous young woman.” –South Africa’s sports minister Fikile Mbalula

Claressa Shields became the youngest person to win an Olympic boxing gold medal

Source: Yahoo! LONDON — Throughout the Olympics’ first women’s boxing tournament, U.S. middleweight Claressa Shields would refer to the ultimate prize as “my gold medal.” After Thursday, she can proudly claim that it is. Shields, 17, defeated Nadezda Torlopova of Russia on Thursday night, 19-12, to claim the gold medal in the middleweight division, in …

Carmelita Jeter, Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix and Bianca Knight smash the record winning gold at the London Olympics

LONDON — As Carmelita Jeter sprinted across the finish line in the women’s 4×100-meter relay Friday night, she turned to her left and pointed a finger at the electronic clock beside the track as if to say, “Look at what we just did.” A beat later, the board flashed Jeter’s news in bold type: NEW …

Lia Neal wins Olympic Bronze in London on the US swim team

LONDON — In an American high school, a new jacket or the newest cellphone can be a status symbol. Lia Neal will arrive for her senior year at Convent of the Sacred Heart in Manhattan with something tough to trump: an Olympic medal. “Everything was just so beyond my expectations,” Neal said. Read the full …

Gabby Douglas wins Olympic gymnastic gold in London

Source: NYTimes.com Douglas said she had felt confident all along that she would win. “It was just an amazing feeling,” she said, giggling. “I was just like, Believe, don’t fear, believe.” Just five months ago, Martha Karolyi, the coordinator of the women’s national team, did not think Douglas had what it took to be an …