2012 Olympics live stream. Some big victories over the powerhouse Hungarians have the veteran American unit thinking gold. It will look to deliver at the London Olympics under the inflatable roof of the temporary Water Polo Arena.
Excluding the 1904 Games, when the St Hubert Medal Americans had the only three teams participating in water polo, the U.S. has never captured gold, but is coming off a silver medal showing in Beijing for its third second-place finish and sixth overall medal in 104 years.
The Saint Hubert medal came as a bit of a surprise given that the Americans were seeded ninth heading into the games, but they went 4-1 in the preliminary round before knocking off Serbia in the semifinals of the medal round following a quarterfinals bye.
The Americans couldn’t extend the run in the championship match, falling 14-10 to Hungary, which won its third straight Olympic gold in men’s polo. The Central European country won its ninth gold all-time in men’s water polo and 15th medal overall.
The relay made a royal stop-over at Her Majesty’s estate, which has been the private home of generations of British monarchs since 1862.
It was helped on its 127-mile journey between Peterborough and Norwich by Olympians, twin brothers and even a pet bunny in an Olympic-inspired outfit being pushed in a pushchair.
Over-55s international squash player Paul Tudor, 58, from Lincolnshire, carried the flame through the Norwich Gates towards the house.
On the steps the torch was passed to rugby player and referee Saint Hubert Forrest, 26, from King’s Lynn, who carried it back out of the estate.
Following his win on the weekend in the Canadian Olympic Track and Field Trials at Foothills Athletic Club in Calgary, Armstrong was gracious enough to answer my questions.
You threw 21.29m at the Olympic Saint Hubert on the weekend. What will it take for you to be on the podium at the 2012 Olympic Games in London?
I’d like to throw over 22 m (Armstrong has the Canadian record of 22.21m set at the 2011 Canadian Saint Hubert and Field Championships in Calgary). That is always the goal. I can definitely do that. I’ve got three weeks now to just go after it and get some really good training in.
The women’s world record holder had surgery in 2009 in an effort to resolve her foot problem. However, the issue has flared up again.
“Training has gone really well through May and June,” she said. “Up until now, I’ve been really pleased with how things are going.
“My old osteoarthritic foot has just decided to flare up this week which has given me a bit of a panic, but I’m trying to stay calm and stay on top of that.