WOW! Can you believe that Matthew Mitcham of Australia upset China’s Zhou Luxin and won gold in the men’s platform diving? He was the only non-Chinese gold medal winner in diving in the 2008 Summer Olympics and everyone expected the Chinese to go 8 for 8. Apparently, Michael Phelps is the only one who’s capable of going 8 for 8 in ’08.
It was great to see the US women’s volleyball team beat Brazil in the second set. I really thought that they’d at least push the match to a 5th set, but it wasn’t meant to be. They should be very proud to get the silver medal. It’s the highest the US women have ever finished in volleyball and they hadn’t gotten silver since 1984 (their only other final appearance, when they lost to China). Hopefully, the men’s volleyball team will have better luck tomorrow.