TiVo Olympic Coverage – Top Moments – August 9, 2012
The London Olympic Games may be drawing to a close, but TiVo viewers remained engaged, viewing many historic events as part of last night’s TiVo Top Moments.
The extraordinary victory of Usain Bolt and Jamaica in the men’s 200m ranked first among last night’s Top Moments: Bolt pounded his chest and smiled, uttered a quick prayer before the start, took a strong lead and did not give it up. Bolt kept his title of World Champion and took home the gold for Jamaica and became the first man to win the 100m and 200m in consecutive Olympic Games; his teammates Yohan Blake and Warren Weir took silver and bronze, respective, giving the island of Jamaica a sweep of all three medals in a single event for the first time. (The only previous sweep of all three medals in a single event was in the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, in which Sabin William Carr, William Herbert Droegemueller and Charles English McGinnis took the gold, silver and bronze medals, respectively.)
The #2 Top Moment from last night’s telecast came in the triple jump, at a tragic moment for veteran Olympian Fabrizio Donato of Italy. TiVo viewers watched again and again as Donato, in the sixth round, seemed to trip, sending him flailing into the arms of the judges. Donato’s foul allowed Team USA to dominate the triple jump. In the fourth round, USA Christian Taylor scored 58.25 with the longest jump in this Olympic Games thus far, and his teammate Will Claye scored 57.96, a lifetime personal best. Taylor and Claye took gold and silver medals, respectively, while Donato settled for bronze.
Another historic moment in last night’s telecast made the number three slot in TiVo’s Top Moments: Kenya’s David Rudisha took the gold in the men’s 800m with a world-record-breaking performance. Rudisha was the clear leader only 200m into the race, accelerating from the 400m mark to put an unbreachable gap between himself and his competition.
Dramatic moments in the men’s decathlon landed the fourth and fifth spots among TiVo Top Moments as Team USA took home gold and silver medals: Ashton Eaton pole vault performance was the fourth-most-watched moment; Eaton’s win in the men’s 1500m – clinching decathlon gold and securing his title as World’s Greatest Athlete in the 100th Anniversary of the World Decathlon in the London Olympic Games – rounded out last night’s TiVo Top Moments at #5.
|Rank||Top Moment(NBC ET/PT)||Description|
|1||11:02:09 PM||Jamaican world champion and record holder Usain Bolt makes history once again, winning the men’s 200m sprint in 19.32s. Close on Bolt’s heels at the finish are teammates Yohan Blake and Warren Weir. Jamaica makes a clean sweep in the men’s 200m final, taking home gold, silver, and bronze medals.|
|2||9:58:38 PM||Team USA dominates the long jump in the 4th round as Christian Taylor scores 58.25, the longest jump in this Olympic Games so far, and Will Claye scores 57.96, a lifetime personal best. At this moment, veteran Olympian Fabrizio Donato of Italy fouls in the triple jump, plowing through the judges and kicking up sand. Donato takes bronze, while Taylor and Claye gold and silver, respectively.|
|3||8:59:56 PM||At an imposing 6’2″, David Rudisha comes to the Olympics not only to represent the Maasai tribe and the country of Kenya, but also to break the world record and take home the gold in the men’s 800m final.|
|4||10:07:56 PM||USA’s Ashton Eaton keeps his focus and jumps 17.75′ in the pole vault. Eaton’s scores in the pole vault and javelin determine whether he breaks the decathlon world record. After nine events, Eaton is confident that he will secure the gold, ahead of teammate Trey Hardee.|
|5||11:18:37 PM||In the last lap of the men’s 1500m, the tenth and final event of the decathlon, Ashton Eaton of Team USA cements his gold medal by finishing ahead of his friend and teammate, Trey Hardee, who takes silver. Leonel Suarez of Cuba takes the bronze.|