Afternote #1: We saw Ryan Lochte almost beat Michael Phelps’s world record in the 400-meter men’s swimming. Almost. He was so close!
Afternote #2: I just watched Ye Shiwen beat the world record in women’s 400-meter. She’s sixteen years old!
Afternote #3: Muffat and Schmitt just took first and second in women’s 400-meter freestyle, representing France and the U.S. That makes me very happy, lol. I may be loyal to my nation, but I’m rooting on the French athletes, too, since I’m such a—as my mother puts it—Francophile.
Afternote #4: Watching the women’s team gymnastics finals. Seeing McKayla stick that landing on the vault and how the entire team did…I’ll be honest, I teared up a bit when they won and then when they got their gold medals.
Afternote #5: Men’s swimming relay…wow, just wow. That lead was insane and then seeing Michael Phelps get his nineteenth Olympic medal.