Posted July 31, 2012 on AP on Fox
Tang Yi of China qualified fastest in the women's 100-meter freestyle preliminaries at the London Olympics, with defending champion Britta Steffen of Germany back in the pack. Tang won her heat in 53.28 seconds on Wednesday. China has only won three medals in the event, though two of them were gold in 1992 and 1996. Melanie Schlanger of Australia was second-quickest in 53.50. World champion Jeanette Ottesen Gray of Denmark was third in 53.51. Dutch sprinter Ranomi Kromowidjojo moved on in fifth in 53.66. American teenager Missy Franklin advanced to the evening semifinals in a tie for 10th.

NBC spoils race before it airs with commercial

NBC runs promo touting interview with gold medal winner Missy Franklin before actually showing race she won gold in

NBC has decided to tape delay many of the big events and show them in prime time. We don’t particularly like it, but we understand. It’s all about making the money. And though, we have to deal with results being spoiled by journalists in London and Twitter, the last thing we thought we would have to deal with is NBC themselves spoiling results. But that’s exactly what happened...

NBC airs commercial spoiling Missy Franklin's backstroke gold medal

In case you haven't heard, NBC has faced a wee bit of criticism for their tape delaying of this year's Olympics.  Just a wee bit.  However, there are indeed some individuals out there that are successful in their endeavor to not have results spoiled before enjoying the primetime broadcast.  Maybe they don't believe in having the internet or cable.  Maybe they don...

Missy Franklin Wins Gold At London Olympics

Missy Franklin is a 17-year-old from Colorado, and already has one gold medal, with five events to go. Missy is from the Aurora area, and was recently shaken up by the shooting there. But that didn’t slow her down at all. Neither did swimming in back to back races. Even Michael Phelps was impressed by [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other...

NBC's Today Promos 'Gold Medal Winner' Missy Franklin 5 Minutes Before Her 100m Backstroke Aired

Let's spend 1.5 billion dollars to cover the Olympics and air everything on a tape delay. But we'll top it off by airing a commercial on a feature for tomorrow's Today in which we'll look at Gold... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

NBC Sports Gives Away Results Of The Winner Of The 100-Meter Backstroke In TV Promo

Someone at the NBC will have to explain how a TV promo which ran on the network, on Monday, gave away the results of the 100-meter backstroke.SPOILER -- 17-year-old Missy Franklin won the gold in the 100-meter backstroke event, which NBC had held for it's prime-time tape delay. According to USA Today, six minutes before NBC aired the race, a promo ran for the Today Show, which...

Missy Franklin, Ryan Lochte Among Olympic Highlights on Day 4 of Games (Video)

As the Olympic Games continue in London, the Americans are sending home plenty of hardware and giving fans a reason to cheer. On Day 4 of the competition, Aurora, Colo. native Missy Franklin gave her hometown a reason to smile when she took home the gold in the women's 100-meter backstroke. The Americans dominated in the men's 100M backstroke, as Matt Grevers took the gold...

Franklin won gold by ignoring hype

"She just won," Ryan Lochte deadpanned. This monotone, exhausted and somewhat deflated three-word sentence is what amounted to play-by-play for Missy Franklin's gold-medal winning and frankly somewhat unbelievable 100-meter backstroke swim -- unbelievable because that swim came 14 minutes after she had just finished a 200-meter freestyle semifinal. "I can'...

At 17, Franklin earns her first gold

After U.S. struggles early in pool, Missy Franklin turns it around with gold in 100 back.

London Now: Latest on Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin, Ye Shiwen

London Now: Latest on Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin, Ye Shiwen

Golden hug was worth the wait

July 31, 2012 Let me remind all readers that I am not accustomed to spectating. And I have learned that spectating is a rough sport. It's not my gift. I like to compete, to be in control, to swim in wide-open water. Before the preliminaries of my fiance Matt Grevers' 100 backstroke, I was shaking in my nosebleed seat, crammed in between Missy Franklin's Uncle Doug and...

Kromowidjojo leads 100 free semis; Steffen out

Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands set an Olympic record to lead the women's 100-meter freestyle semifinals Wednesday, while defending champion Britta Steffen of Germany failed to advance. Kromowidjojo was timed in 53.05 seconds, 0.07 faster than Steffen's swim at the 2008 Beijing Games in a now-banned bodysuit. Melanie Schlanger of Australia qualified second in 53...

Bieber Fever! Missy Franklin smitten after Justin Bieber tweet

Bieber Fever! Missy Franklin smitten after Justin Bieber tweet

Franklin, Clary, Lochte advance in heats

Tang Yi of China qualified fastest in the women's 100-meter freestyle preliminaries at the London Olympics, with defending champion Britta Steffen of Germany back in the pack.
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