“Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius made history in the 2012 Games just by competing. While he did not medal, Pistorius advanced to the semifinals of the 400 meters and then ran with the South African team in the final of the 4x400 relay. ''This week has just been one of the biggest blessings," he said. Now, Pistorius moves on to the Paralympics, where he will defend his 100, 200 and 400 titles from Beijing and try for four gold medals.
It's a day of preparation for America's Sweetheart. Gabby Douglas, still basking in the glow of her gold medal in the women's all-around and US women's gold medal team gold, is focusing on individual event finals the rest of the week.
Kenyan David Rudisha killing 800 meters: British running legend Sebastian Coe called it the standout performance of the Games. This is not hyperbole. It took him 1 minute and 40.91 seconds to do two spins around the track. There was nothing as impressive.
Barry Sanders, whether you agree with me or not, is the greatest running back of all time. Not Emmit Smith. Barry Sanders. #20. Smith had a great O-line in front of him as well as a great QB who had great receivers, providing a balanced attack. Barry was IT for the Lions. They had some good WR's, but never a great QB, and a piss-poor O-line throughout his career. Take that into account & compare stats again. Sanders wins by a mile. Its a shame he never had a chance to compete for a title.
Oscar Pistorius In London - Track & Field Slideshows | South Africa's Oscar Pistorius starts in a men's 400-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Photo: Anja Niedringhaus / Associated Press) #NBCOlympics