Six Star was well represented on the podium this year in London; Russell Westbrook and Victoria Azarenka together brought home three medals, including two gold and one bronze.
In his first games, Westbrook and the U.S. menís basketball team cruised to an undefeated record of 5-0 through the preliminaries. The level of competition increased significantly in the knockout rounds with tough matches against Argentina and Spain, but the U.S. team prevailed and earned themselves their 14th gold medal in the history of the event.
After a tough loss in the third round in Beijing, Azarenka was determined to bring home a medal this time around. She had three commanding victories in the preliminaries and used that confidence to push through the quarter finals and into the semis. After a tough loss to the gold medal winner, she took the bronze medal game in straight sets, earning her a medal in womenís singles. She then carried that momentum into the mixed doubles tournament, where she paired up with a fellow countryman and took down the hometown talent to win the gold.
With Westbrook making it all the way to the NBA® finals and Azarenka capturing the world #1 ranking, three medals at the games in London for these two Six Star athletes only reinforces their already impressive performances so far in 2012.