Olympic Results: Women’s 100 Meters

Team USA had three women in the Olympic 100 meter finals but only one was able to medal. Despite all three women running 11 seconds, only Carmelita Jeter’s 10.78 was fast enough to land in the top three. Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce captured gold, USA’s Carmelita took home silver and Jamaica’s Veronica Capbell-Brown leaves with bronze.

Team USA’s Tianna Madison and Allyson Felix were just outside the medal times and finished in 4th and 5th respectively.

2012 London Olympic Women’s 100 Meter Finals
1. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce 10.75
2. Carmelita Jeter 10.78
3. Veronica Campbell-Brown 10.81
4. Tianna Madison 10.85
5. Allyson Felix 10.89
6. Kelly-Ann Baptiste 10.94
7. AHOURE Murielle 11.00
8. OKAGBARE Blessing 11.01

More Female Athletes Than Men On U.S. Olympic Team

Borrowing a line from pop singer Beyonce, “Girls, we run this motha.” The official U.S. Olympic Team will have more female athletes on its roster than males. It’s an encouraging statistic that falls on the 40th anniversary year of Title IX and a testament to women in sports.

The U.S. Olympic Committee released its official roster for 2012 Olympic Games and it includes 269 women. This marks the first time in history that women outnumber the men (261) on the U.S. team. The oldest American on the roster is 54-year old Karen O’Connor, an equestrian rider and the youngest, 15-year old swimmer, Katie Ledecky. There are 13 moms on the team.

The Olympics start July 27 in London.



Parts of this story were from The Associated Press.

Voices in Women’s Sports by Nike

Nike and long-time advertising agency of record, Weiden+Kennedy are paying tribute to female athletes in their newest ad. The ad pays tribute to athletes who have overcome the challenges from simply being a woman. The ad features Joan Benoit Samuelson, 1984 Olympic Gold medalist (the first world’s first in a women’s marathon), WNBA stars Lisa Leslie and Diana Taurasi and Olympic Boxer Marlen Esparza.

Props to Nike for helping women in sports. “Voices” is compelling and well executed. Check it out below.

Nike celebrates how far women’s sports have come by featuring elite athletes who defied convention—women who wanted to play so badly, they wrote their own rules. #MAKETHERULES

via YouTube.

Gold Medalist Misty May – “I’m stronger than I think I am. Mentally, physically.”

If you’ve ever watch the Olympics the names Misty May and Kerri Walsh are familiar to you. The Olympic championship duo will head to London in hopes of their third consecutive gold medal. Beach volleyball may be a hobby for most people but when you watch Misty and Kerri play you know it’s more than a hobby. USATODAY recently interviewed Misty and she talks about a stint dressed as a hot dog, her last Olympic Games and more.

USATODAY interview excerpt:

A partner, marriage, friendship: it’s kind of all wrapped into one because Kerri and I are together so much. You kind of have to know the person. You try to learn more and you want to learn more about the person fighting next to you.

I’m stronger than I think I am. Mentally, physically.

It’s important just interacting with people. I love to go back to my old college and workout at the rec center. I’m just a normal athlete hanging out with students and they work out next to me.


Read the entire Interview here.

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