Sunday, August 17, 2008

A Saturday To Remember

What a Saturday it turned out to be? The drama was there, the excitement was beyond anyone's imagination and the outcome was pure joy.


First was the Men's basketball team when they took on Iran. The Iranian's showed plenty of character in their game and for this I have to respect them. But once our guys got their grip on the game, there was no turning back.
They outclassed their opponent in every aspect to win the game 97-82. Manu GINOBILI lead the way with 32 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and 1 block shot. Luis SCOLA also contributed big with 20 points, 7 rebounds & 2 steals.
Next up the women's hockey team face Germany in their pool match. Luciana AYMAR showed just why she is the world’s best player as Las Leonas overcame the Germans 4-0, putting themselves firmly within reach of a semi final spot. Goals from Claudia BURKART, Alejandra GULLA (2) and a terrific strike from La Maga AYMAR gave them the victory, and now need to beat bottom side New Zealand to seal their progress into the medal matches.

And then the Under-23 football team took the Netherlands in their quarter-final clash. Watched by non other than the Great Diego MARADONA, Lionel MESSI echoed every single move of the great one to inspire the Albiceleste to victory.
The 56,000 people in the Shanghai Stadium could never be wrong. They came to see our stars despite knowing the 100m Final (what a race and congratulation Usain “Lightning” BOLT!) was going on in between of the match. It was money all worth it for them as MESSI scored one fantastic goal and set up the another for Angel DI MARIA to sent the Dutch packing.

By the way, I kept wondering who is that “Anonymous” (thanks for the results on Sailing) that often posts comment on all the latest results on our blog. Please don't by shy, introduce yourself to us.

21 comments:

argentiniansoccerplayers said...

Thanks John for your comment and i appreciate that, i really big fans of Argentine sport athletes expecially soccer players. But your blog make me know a lot of news from other sports not only soccer. Thanks a lot.

Anonymous said...

I am the Anonymous John that often posts comment on the latest results.My name is Akash, i am 15 years old and live in Surinam(South America).I have beeen commenting since a couple of months ago.I have been a FAN of Argentina since i was 7.

halley said...

right you are John, i felt pure joy when Argentina won against Iran. because that just means that they have a spot in the quarterfinals. i want Argentina to win the gold and this i know, they have a good chance of winning it!..

halley said...

and thanks for the sharing your views on the olympic games.

Akash said...

Today Julio Alsogaray(sailing) finished first in the 6 race of the Laser class. This was his second first place finish and now is placed third on the qualification table.

* L@LI * said...

Hola jonh, queria comentar sobre tu comentario dejado en mi blog. La verdad me pone muy contenta a mi como a todos los Argentinos el desempeño que estan haciendo las leonas, como asi tambien los chicos de basket y de futbol. Ojala podamos llegar a la presiada medalla de oro, y nos traigamos a casa una alegria o 3 si es posible!...
Un beso...Lali

Emanuel said...

A ME LLENARIA DE GUSTO QUE ARGENTINA GANARA LAS 3 MEDALLAS DE ORO PORQUE LE VEO A LA SELECCION BASQUET , DE FUTBOL Y A LAS LEONAS UN ESPECTACULAR DESEMPEÑO. ELLOS JUEGAN CON EL CORAZON

El Peluche said...

Hola men...gracias por comentar en mi blog...sobre esto no te puedo decir nada porque esta en ingles..Gracias de verdad por pasarte por mi blog...me gustaria verte de vez en cuanto por alla

Saludos

Akash said...

Today Juan Martin Del Potro(19) won his fourth straight ATP Tour title by defeating Viktor Troicki 6-3 6-3 in the final of the Washington ATP.This was also his 19straight win.

La Caldera del Diablo said...

Gracias por pasarte por el blog. Saludos

Emiliano

amarildo said...

Thanks John for your visit. In fact, Argentina is always showing how to work in teams. That is something your country has develop very long. In Mar del Plata 1995, you won every single title of tema sports. You won all them. That is something totally amazing. Happy with your progressing in the Olympic Basketball, mad with your female Fielhockey Team & having fun with your football tema (unless your are still wasting time with your unhearted conductor, Román Riquelme, who does not represent your class of sportspeople). Hoping you are going to get your best, and specially hoping the Leonas to find the gold, best regards to all the Mundo Albiceleste Team. Keep pushing for development!!!
Pablo

Anonymous said...

Ustari will be out 8months. Not a good sign, prob our GK of the future is out. I hope and prey that Pato will not be GK in 2010.

Jack

http://www.goal.com/en-US/Articolo.aspx?ContenutoId=822819

p2bn said...

Hello guys!

Sorry abt not posting some comments when i need to. Was grumpy about not being able to watch the match and finally could watch the quarter finals from the 2nd half and was just nearly finish bitting all my nails..Thanks existence we have that lil boy who is just 4 days older then me:-D

Sorry about not commenting on other sports though, I just am not such a big fan of other sports then football but as always i just want then to win whatever wherever they play.

So its brazil guys! Please have the match thread a bit sooner so that we can have some discussions already cause i bet this one is going to be the finals in many ways.

Bad that we dont have ustari but romero showed alot of confidence and from what i saw in u21 world cup, he shouldn be that bad. i see our future no 1 in carrizo and romero. duno if m right or wrong though.

So up we go, hope and pray we win.

Vamos albiceleste

OMAR Garzon Cardozo said...

hola. gracias por escribir a mi blog (http://vistazosdelarealidad.blogspot.com/). A opinion personal creo que la seleccion Argentina de Futbol, sera eliminada por Brasil. Se que todos quieren que Argentina llegue a la final y gane el oro, pero Brasil es Brasil. Sin duda sera un partido complicado, pero los brasileños estan jugando muy bien, de la mano de Ronaldinho y Marcelo...
En cuanto a la seleccion de basquet, creo que si quiere ganar el oro tendra que SUPERAR en todo aspecto a sus rivales, ya que EE.UU. y España son los mas temibles. Esta muy dificil, y no me animo a decir si ganaran el oro, pero que se llevan una medalla se la llevan.
En cuanto a las Leonas, se despertaron de su letargo y volvieron a su ritmo, creo que pueden ganar el oro.

Anonymous said...

hey guys does anyone know when the argentina basketball team play next ????
Lucas

Anonymous said...

hey guys does anyone know when the argentina basketball team play next ????
Lucas

Anonymous said...

10:05 AM. Eastern

John said...

Akash! Yes I do remember you. And thank you so much for keeping us updated on the latest news involving Argentina.

Great news about DEL POTRO and I hope just maybe he can carry this form into the US Open.

By the way, the match between Argentina & Holland must have had some sentimental moment for you considering the number of Surinamese born players on the Dutch team.

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Juan Pablo Alberico said...

John gracias por dejar comentarios en nuestro blog!!, yo creo que tanto el basquet como el hockey van a ganar medallas, no se si de bronce o de plata o de oro, pero te aseguro que alguna van a ganar. Los chicos de futbol es muy probable que ganen el oro, habra que esperar, Nigeria ya nos ha ganado, pero creo que esta vez nos toca a nosotros triunfar. Por el momento hay que felicitar a los ciclistas y a la judaco paula pareto, que ganando mucho menos que los chicos del basquet o futbol, o las chicas de hockey, consiguieron medallas importantisimas para el deporte argentino.Un abrazo

Yon said...

yo soi fan de los argentinos en basket y en fut, io kiero que vuelvan a repetir lo de atenas, arriba Manu arriba Messi, arriba DIEGO ARMANDO!!!!

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