Elite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2760 posts, RR: 10 Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2949 times:
It is going to be a close one between the US and China. China had a strong start but the US still has some big ones coming up - basketball, swimming, and track and field events. China meanwhile will be focusing more on diving and gymnastics but they got gold in several early events.
My prediction: US by 1-2 golds - barely passing China to win it. With some luck China might even upset the US, but it's going to be hard.
Waterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 5 Reply 13, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2704 times:
Speaking of the 4X100 relay, that was easily one of the most exciting swimming events I've ever watched, especially considering the French hype before the race about how they were going to "crush" the US relay team, only to have Lezak swim the fastest relay leg ever, by far, to come back from nearly a full body length down after the last turn to win the race by a matter of inches. Incredible, I went wild watching it on TV, I can't imagine the energy of the fans in the water cube who got to see it in person, just look at Phelps' face immediately after he realizes that his team won. Magic.