beware of sleeping bears

Tournament play started to{day|night} and Belgium was a hairs breath away from winning a set against our glorious ambassadors of pwn.

Wait… Belgium?

Yeah. Belgium. The team who won a play-in game last night just to get their feet in the door. Five set points later Misty and Kerry, you know, woke up. Let’s just say the second set was less close. I don’t recall the exact score, but it was something like tree-hunnerd twenty to negative 18. Or something. A nice way to celebrate your 30th if ever I’ve heard one. Note: The second-best team in the world also made it into tournament play, so I like our chances for gold/silver.

Phelps continues to dominate the pool, but he may actually be showing signs of humanity. 10 gold for the US so far, 5 of which are his. He’s already a champion. All that’s left is to see if he can become a legend.

The host country is leading the medal count by one with 35 right now, 22 golds. Domination, thy name is China. It is worth noting that Gymnastics accounts for half of those as well. It’s a matter of pride, I’m sure, but not something I really care about. Nothing is more exciting than the best athletes in the world fighting for that last inch.

Oh, and Rebecca Soni just destroyed the (now) former WR holder and favored winner in the 200m breaststroke.

The title is a quote from Kerry after the match. It’s not my place to judge, so if she’d rather be a bear than a dragon that’s her perogative.