Bethesda native Katie Ledecky just won another huge race — this time in her weakest event, the 200 meter freestyle.
Ledecky, the best long distance swimmer in the world, narrowly defeated Sweden’s Sarah Sjöström, the best sprinter in the world, by 0.35 seconds in the middle distance race. Coming into the Olympic games, swimming analysts thought this would be Ledecky’s toughest individual race of the four to win. She has never lost an individual race in international competition.
Katie’s uncle and former Caps co-owner, Jon Ledecky, freaked out in the stands as his niece pulled out the thrilling win. Katie’s mother Mary was also very excited.
Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will be a married man at the start of the 2016-2017 NHL season, if a new report from Russian Cosmo is to be believed.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are one of the biggest rock bands in the world. In July, the Peppers headlined the Park Live Festival in Moscow and did something special for their Russian attendees. Guitarist Josh Klinghoffer wore a signed Alex Ovechkin jersey from the Russian National Team during the show.
This morning, Igor Eronko, a Sport-Express hockey writer in Russia, relayed information from Alexei Shevchenko, a prominent Russian sports journalist, that said Alex Ovechkin had a lower body injury that may force him out of the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. Shevchenko claims that Ovechkin suffered the injury in an “out of profile” sporting activity not related to hockey, and that the “treatment of the injury could take at least three weeks”.
— Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) August 9, 2016
For any Caps fans that were up at 3 in the morning (me), this was not a fun tweet to see pop up on your feed.
We finally found an instance where we don’t want Pierre McGuire to shut up.
On Monday, NBC’s Dan Patrick called into his own radio show, The Dan Patrick Show, as a guest of former Versus hockey reporter Charissa Thompson. Patrick has been serving as one of NBC’s main anchors during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
When asked by Thompson if he had any concerns while traveling to Rio, Patrick named Zika, the virus currently affecting Brazil and has recently spread to the United States. Luckily for Patrick, Pierre McGuire was there to make the save!
Today is Monday, August 8, and that means today is #TweetLikeOviDay!
It’s a simple, stupid holiday, and here’s how you do it: just follow the example of fearless leader, Alex Ovechkin, and his intrepid tweeting style.
— Alex Ovechkin (@ovi8) April 23, 2011
Midway through the doc, we learn how impressed the Caps organization is with 2011 sixth-round draft pick and Eric Fehr lookalike, Travis Boyd. According to Head Coach Barry Trotz, the unheralded and virtually unknown prospect will get a prime opportunity to make the team during this year’s training camp.
“I think you’ve done a tremendous job and we’re really happy,” Trotz said to Boyd, matter of factly. “You’re going to get a good opportunity at camp in the exhibition games and all of that. Showcase yourself. Get ready for that and go for it.”
“To Trotz-y’s point, it’s your time to start thinking about being an NHL player now,” Assistant Coach Blaine Forsythe adds. “He said you were close. We knew you were close. We talked to [Hershey Bears Head Coach Troy Mann]. We know how they felt about you at the end of the year – what a big role you played for them in the playoffs. Don’t think we didn’t notice that. We hadn’t talked about it so it’s a good sign for you. It’s a good positive thing for you.”
“I see you having some impact for us so that’s awesome,” Trotz concludes. “Good work on you.”
“Thanks Audi Malmo for this amazing car,” Burakovsky’s punctuation-less Instagram caption reads. “you guys have been nothing but great @audimalmohbg #fastandfurious #fast9”
The “amazing” new Audi is pretty sweet, but my favorite part is the decal on the left side.
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