Photos of American Adrenaline from the Women’s Gold Medal Game
Our staff photographer Vernon Bryant got some of the best shots of USA Olympic women’s soccer vs. Japan yesterday. Check out some of our favorite, adrenaline-soaked shots above.
USA won 2-1, flipping last year’s result when Japan beat us in penalty kicks for the World Cup title in Germany. Get more game details from our Kate Hairopoulos and video here.
Way to go, ladies.
“For women in Saudi Arabia, I think this can really spark something to get more involved in sports, to become more athletic,” said Sarah Attar, Saudi Arabia’s first woman to compete in an Olympic track and field event. “Maybe in the next Olympics, we can have a very strong team to come.”
Attar finished last in the women’s 800 today, but the crowd applauded her as she crossed the finish line.
A selection of our DMN picture takers’ Photos of the Week, sports edition:
1. USA’s Dana Vollmer of Granbury prepares to race in the 100 meter butterfly swimming final at the Olympics on Sunday, July 29. She won the event and broke the world record to take gold. (Photo by Vernon Bryant)
2. USA’s Russell Westbrook makes a pass while defended by Nigeria’s Tony Skinn in the first half of play during the preliminary round of Olympics basketball Thursday. The U.S. won 156-73 in a rout. (By Vernon)
3. USA’s Errol Spence of DeSoto reacts after Brazil’s Myke Ribeiro de Carvalho is reprimanded by the official during round 1 of men’s Olympic welterweight boxing Sunday, July 29. Spence at first lost the match, appealed, then won when the decision was reversed. (By Vernon)
4. Texas Rangers center fielder Josh Hamilton takes the field with his teammates before the Los Angeles Angels baseball game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington last Tuesday. (Photo by Louis DeLuca)
UPDATE: Errol challenged the decision and it’s been reversed. He’s still in.
Dallas Morning News photographer Vernon Bryant caught DeSoto boxer Errol Spence’s heartbreaking loss to India’s Krishan Vikas today in the men’s welterweight bout. Read reporter Kate Hairopoulos’ story on the loss here.
Harrison wins first ever judo gold for U.S. after overcoming sexual abuse
LONDON — Kayla Harrison is a blond-haired, blue-eyed vision of strength. And it’s not just because of way she tossed around Great Britain’s Gemma Gibbons on Thursday afternoon to capture Team USA’s first Olympic gold medal ever in the sport of judo. Read more from DMN sports reporter Kate Hairopoulus.
(Photo: LA Times)