Thursday, August 21, 2008

No Gold Las Leonas, Close Call For Basketball

A day earlier we were going for gold and glory and the next was almost totally a disaster in the making.

Our hopes were dashed in the women’s field hockey when Las Leonas were defeated 2-5 by a very comprehensive Dutch side. Despite the presence of Diego MARADONA in the stands, our ladies were no match against their opponent.
They relied heavily on Luciana AYMAR’s inspiration but the resilience Dutch defense proof too much for Argentina to create any chances. Our ladies only managed to score towards the end of the game through Marine RUSSO & Alejandra GULLA.

Considering her age, I would like to think that this could be the last time La Maga will play at the Olympics. Sad to see that for a player of her caliber, she would not get a grip on the gold medal.

Now we will play for the bronze medal against Germany. Though I’m quite disappointed at the moment, but at least a bronze medal is better then no medal.

Next up was when our basketball team took on Greece. From the first tip off right to the last shot, I could not breathe comfortably at all.
Just as I thought, the Greek were very dangerous and never gave much room for our boys, forcing them to score from behind the arc. Both sides were really close within each other all the times. Thank God that final shot did not go in! Or else….phew!

In the end, this was perhaps the best game throughout these games so far.

Manu GINOBILI lead the way with 24 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists & 1 block shot. Carlos DELFINO also produced big numbers from the bench with 23 points, 7 rebounds & 2 steals. Andres NOCIONI and Luis SCOLA had 12 & 11 points respectively.

Now we will have to try to do something which is simply impossible. Hopefully.

5 comments:

* L@LI * said...

Hola john como estas?...Me siento una tonta escribiendo en castellano, sabiendo que tu blog esta en ingles, pero no entiendo nada de ese idioma y vos sos muy buena onda comentando en mi blog por lo tanto quiero comentar aunque sea en mi idioma.
Estuvo muy hemocionante el partido de la seleccion contra Brasil, todas mis amigas nos juntamos a verlo y nos escapamos de la facu, gritamos como locas! jaja
Para las leonas tembien hicimos lo mismo, pero bue no tuvimos suerte.
Ojala todos puedan traerse una medalla, la que sea, porque creo que todos hicieron mucho esfuerzo por eso llegaron a donde estan...
Un beso!

Emanuel said...

Hold argentina and allan lost more than just follow the Leon alentabdo my country

Also in football and basquet

pilincho said...

John!! gracias otra vez por dejar tus comentarios en nuestro blog!!, espero que le seleccion de futbol nos haga ganar la segunda de oro y estoy seguro que las leonas van a mostrar todo lo que tienen contra alemania para ganar la de bronce. igual las medallas que realmente valen son las que consiguieron los ciclistas, la judoca y los velistas, ya que a ellos no los mentiene nadie, a puro sudor y lagrimas tienen que entrenar todos los dias, con un apoyo economica por parte del estado casi nulo. La judoca tuvo que pagarse el pasaje a beijing de su bolsillo!, es una locura, por eso esas medallas valen mas de las que puedan conseguir los chicos del basquet, futbol o las chicas del hockey. En fin, un abrazo y gracias....

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VJ Rabid said...

Argentina-Greece was a hell of a game. Loved the way it came down to the final shot.

I feel that the four NBA horses are going to do the heavy lifting one way or the other. Prigioni and Kammerichs are the x-factors and are going to have to step up and surprise the US.

It's gonna be good.

Jaggs said...

Hope we win this one and Football Gold Medal.