Summer Olympics 2012: Best Athlete Tweets, Twitpics and Instagrams from Day 6
The sixth day of Olympic athletes' tweets has been as entertaining as the previous five. Following the jock-speak has been a fun way to stay in tune with the action in London.
We are nearing the end of the first week of Olympic competition, and that means the prominent tweets will begin to come from athletes of different sports.
Through the first six days, gymnastics, basketball and swimming have been center stage. In the next few days, we can look forward to far more tweets from the track-and-field athletes, divers (other than Tom Daley, of course), wrestlers and more.
But today, we have a few new tweeters and some old favorites. Check it out:
Former Olympian Dominique Dawes says it all with this tweet.
Not only did Gabby Douglas become the first African-American gymnast to win an individual all-around Olympic gold medal, but she also became the only American gymnast to win an individual all-around and team all-around gold medal.
Gabby pays respect to one that paved the way via interview with Gymnastike.
You are awesome.
Gabby won it all!!!!! She's made history!— Dominique Dawes (@dominiquedawes) August 2, 2012
Congrats to Gabby!!! Enjoyed watching her compete, inspired me to get mine. #OperationGold— Sanya Richards-Ross (@SanyaRichiRoss) August 2, 2012
Kerri Walsh-Jennings catches her little champion on the potty. Really, mom?
Lil angel on his throne ;) instagr.am/p/N1J0qukGO8/— Kerri Walsh (@kerrileewalsh) August 2, 2012
Lolo Jones gives us the awesome Team USA photo. It looks like the graduation picture for the richest university in the world.
Kevin Love shares this picture of himself as a toddler. He's about 5'2" in this photo (kidding).
In my younger years I was always laced in the proper London attire.instagr.am/p/N1TDhbM9_n/— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) August 2, 2012
Allison Schmitt is getting her nails game together. Hey, she tried.
My new nails to cheer team USA on at finals tonight!!! twitter.com/arschmitty/sta…— Allison Schmitt (@arschmitty) August 2, 2012
Maybe this is just one of those photos that can skew the meaning of the moment captured, but American Judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison and American wrestler Jordan Burroughs are in each other's personal space.
They are set to thumb wrestle or kiss.
Jason Richardson makes us envy the athletes in the Olympic Village even more.
If you guys really knew the amount of kickin it and jokes we have in this Village I GUARANTEE you'd quit your job and pick up a sport— Jason Richardson (@JaiRich) August 2, 2012
Leave it to Bruce Jenner to deliver the most poignant and thoughtful observation of the day. How lame is this? File this under "didn't know what else to say."
Lolo Jones has a plan to sway things in the United States' favor in track and field.
Things didn't go as planned for Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice. She leaves London medal-less, but she still has her friends.
Michael Phelps has peeps everywhere. From the QB Killa to Jeezy? I guess even Phelps needs some Thug Motivation (referring to Jeezy, of course).
How many of us want to be like Mike in this picture?
Usain Bolt is a gamer—not like he'll always give his best effort when the chips are down, like he plays Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
Who wants to know his gamertag and/or PSN ID?
He probably uses the sprint perk.
Cod WM3 timeinstagr.am/p/N04BZbocd_/— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) August 2, 2012
Kevin Love is dreaming with this one. But it would be cool to see Triple H and Degeneration X miss out on Stable Gold and say, "If we didn't medal, then we got two words for ya!!!"
Allison has killed it in London, but she now has too much time on her hands. First, someone did only one of her nails, and now, she's trying to encourage teammates to name their children after dairy products.
Tyler Clary had tons of things to say about Michael Phelps prior to the Olympics. He had already failed to medal in one of his two opportunities. But he did earn his lone medal in London on Thursday. I guess he was inspired.
Feeling great this morning, excited to watch my room mate @tymcgill kill in his 100fly, itching to get into that 200back final tonight... :)— Scott Tyler Clary (@TylerClary) August 2, 2012
Who has more diehard fans than Oscar Pistorius? He's the South African runner without legs from the knee down. He is truly an amazing story, and this fan is so inspired that they celebrate him on their skin.
Alex Morgan and Jordyn Wieber take a step back to absorb the awesome road that led them to their Olympic experience.
Everything about being an Olympian isn't great. The girls don't look too enthused about dipping their feet in the ice.
Australian diver Matthew Mitcham gives his rendition of Beyonce's "Single Ladies" on a ukulele. Good job, good effort, but I'll take the original.
This happens to me, too, but it generally comes from a complaining child.
The day We get to sleep in since we play late & they have a fire drill in the am...well guess that is my wake up call!— Misty May-Treanor (@MistyMayTreanor) August 2, 2012
American swimmer Brendan Hansen tells backstroke gold medalist and new world-record holder Rebecca Soni that she swam like a man. He meant it as a compliment.
Brendan also shows love to a large contingent of the American swimming team.
Jordan Burroughs helps us remember that Michael Phelps is still elite after he captured the gold medal in the 200-meter individual medley.
The U.S. men's basketball team put up a record-setting 156 points in a 83-point massacre of Nigeria.
While the team hit a record-setting 29 three's, one of the highlights of the game came in the fourth quarter when Kevin Love tossed Russell Westbrook an alley-oop pass. Westbrook took care of the rest.
Kevin Durant summed up the U.S. effort rather well in his post game tweet:
Wow!!! 3 down....— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) August 2, 2012
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