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Summer Olympics 2012: Best Athlete Tweets, Twitpics and Instagrams from Day 15

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 11:  The United States celebrates after defeating France 86-50 to win the gold medal in the Women's Basketball gold medal game on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 11, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Brian MaziqueCorrespondent IIIAugust 11, 2012

This is the next-to-last day of London 2012, so as expected, the athlete tweets are becoming more and more reflective. The accomplishments and experience of participating in an Olympic Games are sinking in.

Win or lose, there is nothing like competing in the largest and most celebrated competition in the world. Today Allyson Felix reminisces on her and her teammates' world-record performance in the track and field women's 4x100-relay.

Lolo Jones is feeling the physical fall-off, Jordan Burroughs wants to be President, and Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney prepare for one more event.

The standout performance of the day is a toss-up between the Jamaican men's 4x100-relay and the American women's basketball team. But both were tweet-worthy on this day.

Check out Day 15 in athlete social media.

 

#WhatHappensInLondonStaysInLondon

 

Not sure what Jason Richardson did last night, but it sounds like it was wild and fun.

Your night was crazy when you: a) ruin pants b) find blood on TOMS c) lose wallet & it's returned d) eat MickeyDs at 4am e) all of the above

— Jason Richardson (@JaiRich) August 11, 2012

 

#MissedItByThatMuchHuh


Matthew Mitcham gets anatomically colorful with this tweet. But when does the "Lympic Chamionships" start?

Ah nuts, missed the finals by #theskinofabeespenis. But I could not have done more. And I'll always be a Lympic Chamion =) thx 4 ur support!

— Matthew Mitcham (@matthew_mitcham) August 11, 2012

 

#GuessItDidntWork


Matthew Mitcham is sounding a little like Tonya Harding in this tweet.

Going offline again just in case 1 of the top12 has a grave misadventure requiring them to withdraw from the final *fingers crossed* *JOKE!*

— Matthew Mitcham (@matthew_mitcham) August 11, 2012

 

#StartTheBidding


Kevin Love has a hot commodity on his hands with this pair of sneakers.

My Olympic sneakers signed by the whole 2012 team. Who wants them??? #USA instagr.am/p/OMKHMYM9y5/

— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) August 11, 2012

 

 

#KidHasGoodTaste


Jessica Ennis has a diehard young fan.

@katycummins: @j_ennisTruly infatuated!! twitpic.com/ai4902” ahh how cute!! :)

— Jessica Ennis (@J_Ennis) August 11, 2012

 

 

#FastClock


Lolo Jones may need a crossing guard in London.

Its a shame how fast I'm losing my fitness since 100mh race. The crosswalk gave me 10 seconds to cross street & I barely made it. #olympics

— Lolo Jones (@lolojones) August 11, 2012

 

#Understatement

 

Jimmy Feigen is looking for adventure on a canyon tour, and he gets some sound advice from his guide.

During our canyon tour, the guide said "hold the rope like your life depends on it, because, hey, it does"....comforting

— James Jimmy Feigen (@JimmyFeigen) August 11, 2012

 

#CrossCompeting

 

Are McKayla Maroney and Aly Raisman really going to go through with this rumored swim competition? It appears so, at least that's what Aly is saying. Stay tuned.

So cool to watch the men's soccer final!! So incredible! Definitely pumping me up for the swim race later with @mckaylamaroney #bringingit

— Alexandra Raisman (@Aly_Raisman) August 11, 2012

 

#RecordBreakers

 

Allyson Felix and her teammates celebrate the 40.82 in the 4x100 relay. It established a new world record.

World Record BABYYYY!!!! instagr.am/p/OMYET5mgYo/

— Allyson Felix (@allysonfelix) August 11, 2012

 

 

#BurroughsForPresident

 

Will the United States have a mystery candidate for the White House? Jordan Burroughs believes he can bring nations together with throws and takedowns.

Who's says Iran and America don't get along? Maybe I should be president! twitter.com/alliseeisgold/…

— Jordan Burroughs (@alliseeisgold) August 11, 2012

 

#NoSwimming


Kyla Ross, McKayla Maroney and Aly Raisman were denied access to the pool for their rumored race.

The pool is closed.. #notimpressed instagr.am/p/OMsVFpKieZ/

— McKayla Maroney (@McKaylaMaroney) August 11, 2012

 

 

#UmmYeah


Chris Paul sums up the Jamaican 4x100 meter relay team with his own hashtag

Jamaica's 4x100 #UNREAL

— Chris Paul (@CP3) August 11, 2012

 

 

#CouldTheyBeAnyFaster


The American women were already more athletic than every other team they faced. Imagine if Carmelita Jeter was playing point guard.

Its crazy watching this game i always thought i would be at the Olympics playing Basketball, crazy how God moves. #LONDON2012

— Carmelita Jeter (@CarmelitaJeter) August 11, 2012

 

#MoBolt


Two of the world's most amazing athletes clown on the Olympic podium.

True Olympic spirit! MT @louisejukes: @usainbolt and @mo_farah on the podium together - the bolt and the mobot! twitter.com/nzerem/status/…

— NBCOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 11, 2012

 

 

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