US Olympic Medal Tracker: Complete Event-by-Event Results, Winners and More

Ian Hanford@Ian_HanfordFeatured ColumnistJuly 29, 2012

US Olympic Medal Tracker: Complete Event-by-Event Results, Winners and More

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    Team USA has a plethora of possible medal winners across the spectrum of Olympic sports. On each day of action, the American side will have multiple performers "gutting it out" for their shot at glory for themselves and their team.

    Everyone knows about Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, but they aren't the only medal contenders for Team USA. Lesser-known athletes will rise up as well to earn their keep on the American team.

    It's important to keep up with Team USA's medal count throughout this summer's games, and that's what we are here for. 

    Let's take a look at how Team USA is faring in London thus far. 


    *All included events had Team USA representatives in the final heat

    *Results courtesy of

Team USA Medal Count

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    Team USA always comes into the Summer Olympics as one of the favorites to win the most medals, but China, Japan and many other countries have narrowed the gap. China has again surpassed the United States in total medals, but the US is holding onto the overall gold medal lead.

    Here's the breakdown of Team USA's overall medal count.


    Olympic Medal Tracker Gold Silver Bronze
    United States Total: 104
     46 29 29


    For full medal standings, check Bleacher Report's Official Medal Tracker.

Men's Basketball

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    Gold: United States

    Silver: Spain

    Bronze: Russia


    The United States continued its dominance in the sport of basketball as it won its second straight gold medal and fifth total since it allowed NBA players to participate in 1992.

    Spain provided the toughest test in the tournament in the final game, but Team USA came through with a 107-100 score led by Kevin Durant and his 30 points.

    Russia finished a great tournament that included wins over Spain, Brazil and Lithuania with a narrow victory over Argentina to win the bronze.

Men's Water Polo

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    Gold: Croatia

    Silver: Italy

    Bronze: Serbia


    Croatia went 8-0 throughout the Olympics and rightfully earned a gold medal in water polo with an 8-6 victory over Italy in the finals.

    Serbia outscored rival Montenegro 12-11 in a highly entertaining shootout for the bronze medal.

    The United States went into the quarterfinals with high hopes, but were no match for Croatia and lost 8-2 in the first round of the knockout stage.

Men's Mountain Bike

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    Gold: Jaroslav Kulhavy, Czech Republic

    Silver: Nino Schurter, Switzerland

    Bronze: Marco Aurelio Fontana, Italy


    This was a long course that took almost an hour and a half to complete, but Jaroslav Kulhavy needed everything he had to edge out Nino Schurter by only a second. Marco Aurelio Fontana was leading early on but finished with the bronze medal.

    American cyclist Todd Wells was among the leaders throughout the race, but he could not hold on late and finished in 10th place.

Men's Volleyball

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    Gold: Russia

    Silver: Brazil

    Bronze: Italy


    Brazil was one point away from winning the final in straight sets and finishing the knockout round with a 9-0 set record. However, the Russian team came back and won the last three sets to take the gold in men's volleyball.

    Italy earned the bronze with a win over Bulgaria. In the quarterfinals, Italy surprised many by defeating Team USA, the defending Olympic champions.

Men's Boxing 81 Kg

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    Gold: Egor Mekhontcev, Russia

    Silver: Adibek Niyazymbetov, Kazakhstan

    Bronze: Yamaguchi Falcao Florentino, Brazil

    Bronze: Oleksandr Gvozdyk, Ukraine


    In one of the closest matches of the entire Olympics, Egor Mekhontcev edged Adibek Niyazymbetov on points to earn the gold medal for Russia. 

    Marcus Browne continued a poor week for the United States boxing team as he lost in the first round in a close match against Damien Hooper. 

Men's Boxing +91 Kg

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    Gold: Anthony Joshua, Great Britain

    Silver: Roberto Cammarelle, Italy

    Bronze: Ivan Dychko, Kazakhstan

    Bronze: Magomedrasul Medzhidov, Azerbaijan


    Anthony Joshua had a huge third round to please the home crowd and win the gold medal for Great Britain. He was losing after the first two rounds, but his third round scorecard of 8-5 was enough to win.

    The Americans barely had a chance in the super heavyweight class, as Dominic Breazeale was demolished in the first round. 

Men's Wrestling 66 Kg

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    Gold: Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu, Japan

    Silver: Sushil Kumar, India

    Bronze: Akzhurek Tanatarov, Kazakhstan

    Bronze: Livan Lopez Azcuy, Cuba


    Yonemitsu had a few close calls throughout the tournament, but the Japanese wrestler was able to come out on top to win the gold medal. His turn in the second round against Sushil Kumar was enough to clinch the match in the finals.

    Veteran Jared Frayer was not able to win a match for the United States team as he was shut out by Ali Shabanau of Belarus in the round of 16.

Men's Wrestling 96 Kg

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    Gold: Jake Varner, USA

    Silver: Valerii Andriittsev, Ukraine

    Bronze: George Gogshelidze, Georgia

    Bronze: Khetag Gazyumov, Azerbaijan 


    Jake Varner won the second gold medal for the U.S. wrestling team as he went 4-0 in the tournament. He only needed one point in each round to win the final over Ukrainian wrestler Valerii Andriittsev.

    The California native won two NCAA Championships at Iowa State and has now reached the pinnacle of his sport as an Olympic champion.

Men's Boxing 52 Kg

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    Gold: Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana, Cuba

    Silver: Tugstsogt Nyambayar, Mongolia

    Bronze: Michael Conlan, Ireland

    Bronze: Misha Aloyan, Russia


    It was a close final match, but Cuba continued an impressive Olympics in boxing as Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana took the gold in the flyweight final.

    Rau'Shee Warren, the United States representative at this weight, only had one opportunity to shine but lost a close match in the round of 16. He opened up the match strong, but French fighter Nordine Oubaali edged him 19-18.

Men's Boxing 60 Kg

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    Gold: Vasyl Lomachenko, Ukraine

    Silver: Soonchul Han, South Korea

    Bronze: Yasniel Toledo Lopez, Cuba

    Bronze: Evaldas Petrauskas, Lithuania


    Vasyl Lomachenko had one of the most dominant performances of the Olympics as he rolled through the lightweight tournament and won the gold medal.

    The Urkaine athlete won four matches with relative ease, including winning the final by a ten-point margin, leaving little doubt over who is the best.

    American Jose Ramirez defeated Rachid Azzedine of France in the first round, but continue keep the momentum as he lost in his next match to end his Olympic hopes. 

Men's Boxing 69 Kg

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    Gold: Serik Sapiyev, Kazakhstan

    Silver: Fred Evans, Great Britain

    Bronze: Andrey Zamkovoy, Russia

    Bronze: Taras Shelestyuk, Ukraine


    Fred Evans was not able to feed off the crowd in the gold medal match as he lost all three rounds to Serik Sapiyev by an overall score 17-9.

    American Errol Spence had an impressive tournament, defeating Myke Ribeiro de Carvalho of Brazil and then Vikas Krishan of India. Unfortunately, he fell to eventual bronze medalist Andrey Zamkovoy in the quarterfinals, losing any hope of a medal for the United States in boxing.

Men's Marathon

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    Gold: Stephen Kiprotich, Uganda

    Silver: Abel Kirui, Kenya

    Bronze: Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich, Kenya


    The United States usually dominates track and field competitions, but country has not fared well in the marathon. African nations have a long record of success in the 26.2 mile run, and that held true on the final day of Olympic competition.

    Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda won the race with a time of 2:08:01, but American Meb Keflezighi was close behind with a fourth-place finish in 2:11:06. While he will not get a medal, the California resident should be proud of a quality run.

Rhythmic Gymnastics: Individual All-Around

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    Gold: Yevgenia Kanayeva, Russia

    Silver: Daria Dmitrieva, Russia

    Bronze: Lyubov Cherkashina, Belarus

    Notable USA Performer: Julie Zetlin


    Russia has been spectacular at the Olympic Games, and the rhythmic gymnastics all-around was just business as usual for this remarkable side. An impressive 10 of their 68 total medals at the Games come from both rhythmic gymnastics and gymnastics. 

    Kanayeva and Dmitrieva were outright impressive, and posted scores of 116.900 and 114.500 respective in coming out on top.

    American stud in the event, Julie Zetlin, was eliminated after qualification and was unable to take home a medal at the event.

Men's Soccer

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    Gold: Mexico

    Silver: Brazil 

    Bronze: Korea


    Mexico was able to shock the world after winning the gold medal in men's soccer for the first time in history. 

    Mexico was an underdog heading into the final round against Brazil, but a fast start that included a score 29 seconds into the game gave Mexico the edge. They were able to hang on and complete a 2-1 victory over Brazil. 

    Korea was able to win the bronze after a dominating 2-0 victory over Japan. 

Cycling: Women's Mountain Bike

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    Gold: Julie Bresset, France

    Silver: Sabine Spitz, Germany

    Bronze: Georgia Gould, USA


    Georgia Gould's solid time of 1:32:00 had this American shining bright at the Olympic Games on Day 15 at London.

    Her time had her third place in the women's mountain bike final and the bronze medal gave Team USA their 95th medal of the Games.

    Julie Bresset's impressive run for France had her No. 1 on the say and holding the gold medal. Sabine Spitz of Germany was a close second in the final stretch.

Women's Elliot 6m Sailing

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    Gold: Spain 

    Silver: Australia 

    Bronze: Finland 


    Spain and Australia met in the final round, and after a mishap that sent the Australian skipper into the water, Spain was able to capitalize and win the gold medal during a dramatic 3-2 win in a best of five match.

    The bronze medal was fought over by Finland and Russia. Finland won three races and held Russia to just one win. 

Men's 50-Kilometer Walk

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    Gold: Sergey Kirdyapkin, Russia

    Silver: Jared Tallent, Australia 

    Bronze: Si Tianfeng, China


    The men's 50 kilometer walk reached a conclusion on Saturday, August 11, with Sergey Kirdyapkin taking home the gold medal. 

    The Russian Kirdyapkin finished with a time of three hours, 35 minutes and 59 seconds. 

    Australian native Jared Tallent took home the silver and finished about a minute behind Kirdyapkin with a time of 3:36:35. 

    Si Tianfeng gave China yet another medal after earning a bronze with a time of 3:37:16. 

Women's 20-Kilometer Walk

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    Gold: Elena Lashmanova, Russia

    Silver: Olga Kaniskina, Russia

    Bronze: Qieyang Shenjie, China


    The Russians were able to add two medals to their collection after they took home both the gold and silver medals in the women's 20-kilometer walk. 

    Elena Lashmanova took the gold in one, 25 minutes and two seconds. Fellow Russian Olga Kaniskina finished in second with a time of 1:25:09. 

    China was able to gain another bronze medal after Qieyang Shenjie finished with a time of 3:37:16. 

Canoe/Kayak: Men's K-1 200km

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    Gold: Ed McKeever, Great Britain

    Silver: Saul Craviotto Rivero, Spain

    Bronze: Mark de Jonge, Canada

    Noteable USA Performer: Tim Hornsby


    Ed McKeever and Saul Cravotto Rivero had themselves a battle for the gold medal, yet it was Ed McKeever that prevailed in the end.

    American rider Tim Hornsby posted a time of 39.37 to finish the race, finishing seventh place in the final B heat.

Track and Field: Men's 4x400m Relay

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    Gold: Bahamas

    Silver: United States

    Bronze: Trinidad and Tobago


    In what was a photofinish in London, as the United States 4x400 men's relay team fell just short in the end.

    Team USA lost by 33 tenths of a second and were anchored by Angelo Taylor. Tony McQuay, Joshua Mance and Bryshon Nellum all participated in the event as well for the squad.

    The silver-medal finish for the team marked the 94th medal for Team USA at the London Games. 

Taekwando: Women's Welterweight (67kg, 148 Lbs)

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    Gold: Kyung Seon Hwang, South Korea

    Silver: Nur Tatar, Turkey

    Bronze: Paige McPherson, USA


    In what was a dominating victory for Paige McPherson, she represented her Team USA in styl with her 8-3 victory.

    The bronze-medal performance came after defeating Slovenia talent Franka Anic. After a back-and-forth battle in Round 1 that had the two tied at three points, McPherson posted four straight points and three in the final round to claim the medal.

    South Korea's Kyung Seon Hwang asserted her dominance at these games and won all four matches she played, including a 12-5 blowout in the final over Turkish star Nur Tatar.

Women's 4x100-Meter Relay

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    Gold: United States

    Silver: Jamaica

    Bronze: Ukraine

    The American female relay team won gold honors at London on Day 14, finishing the women's 4x100 relay in a time of 40.82, a new world record. 

    Jamaica and Ukraine were right behind, both set national records with their strong finishes. 

    The US squad of Allyson Felix, Carmelita Jeter, Tianna Madison and Bianca Knight can celebrate this accomplishment for a long time. 

Women's 5000-Meter Run

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    Gold: Meseret Defar, Ethiopia

    Silver: Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot, Kenya

    Bronze: Tirunesh Dibaba, Ethiopia

    It was a great day for the Ethiopians in the women's 5000-meter run at the 2012 London Games. Meseret Defar and Tirunesh Dibaba both landed on the podium for the African nation, earning gold and bronze respectively.

    Kenya's Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot took home silver.

    For the Americans though, Day 14's track event was a disappointment. United States athletes Molly Huddle and Julie Culley finished 11th and 14th respectively, failing to find the podium.

Men's Freestyle 74 Kg Wrestling

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    Gold: Jordan Burroughs, United States

    Silver: Sadegh Saeed Goudarzi, Iran

    Bronze: Soslan Tigiev, Uzbekistan

    Bronze: Denis Tsargush, Russia

    American wrestler Jordan Burroughs dominated the competition in London on Day 14 to add another gold medal to the American count.

    Burroughs defeated Iran's Sadegh Saeed Goudarzi, who earned the silver medal for a solid effort.

    Russia's Denis Tsargush and Uzbekistan's Soslan Tigiev both earned bronze in the men's 74 kg freestyle. 

Men's BMX Cycling

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    Gold: Maris Strombergs, Latvia

    Silver: Sam Willoughby, Australia

    Bronze: Carlos Mario Oquendo Zabala, Colombia

    Latvia's Maris Strombergs was the quickest rider on Day 14 in London during the men's BMX final, finishing in a time of 37.576. 

    Australia's Sam Willoughby and Colombia's Carlos Mario Oquendo Zabala were right behind, both earning podium finishes with silver and bronze respectively.

    American Connor Fields struggled immensely, finishing seventh in the field of eight riders, coming past the line in a time of 1:03.033.

Women's BMX Cycling

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    Gold: Mariana Pajon, Colombia

    Silver: Sarah Walker, New Zealand

    Bronze: Laura Smulders, Netherlands

    Colombia's Mariana Pajon took home the gold medal in women's BMX on Day 14, outlasting a field of talented riders, including New Zeland's Sarah Walker and Dutch rider Laura Smulders, who earned silver and bronze respectively.

    Pajon finished in a time of 37.706, just ahead of both Walker and Smulders. 

    American rider Brooke Cain finished dead last in the field of eight riders in the final, coming in with a time of 40.286.

Men's Open Water Swimming

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    Gold: Oussama Mellouli, Tunisia

    Silver: Thomas Lurz, Germany

    Bronze: Richard Weinberger, Canada

    Tunisian open water swimmer Oussama Mellouli won gold in the men's open water final on Day 14 from London, completing the competition in a time of 1:49:55.1. 

    German Thomas Lurz and Canadian Richard Weinberger finished atop the podium, earning silver and bronze respectively.

    Meanwhile, it was difficult day for American Alex Meyer, who finished 10th in a time of 1:50:48.2, not far behind the leaders.

Men's 470 Sailing

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    Gold: Malcolm Page and Mathew Belcher, Australia

    Silver: Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell, Great Britain

    Bronze: Juan de la Fuente and Lucas Calabrese, Argentina 

    The men's sailing team of Malcolm Page and Mathew Belcher won gold in the men's 470 sailing medal race on Day 14.

    British sailors Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell brought home the silver for the host nation, while Argentine Olympians Juan de la Fuente and Lucas Calabrese rounded out the podium.

    Americans Stu McNay and Graham Biehl finished 14th in disappointing fashion. 

Women's 470 Sailing

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    Gold: Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie, New Zealand

    Silver: Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark, Great Britain

    Bronze: Lisa Westerhof and Lobke Berkhout, Netherlands

    New Zealand's pair of sailors reigned supreme on Day 14 at the London Games, winning gold in the women's 470 sailing medal race.

    Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie out-classed the field on the water. British supporters were glad to see Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark make the podium, while Dutch sailors Lisa Westhof and Lobke Berkhout joined them.

    The United States team of Amanda Clark and Sarah Lihan came up short in the end, finishing ninth in the field of 20 pairs.

Taekwondo 68 Kg

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    Gold: Servet Tazegul, Turkey

    Silver: Mohammad Bagheri Motamed, Iran

    Bronze: Terrence Jennings, USA

    Bronze: Rohullah Nikpai, Afghanistan

    American Terrence Jennings from Alexandria, Virginia beat Diogo Silva 8-5 in one of two bronze-medal matches of the day, but it was Turkey's Servet Tazegul who stole the show.

    Tazegul edged out Iran's Mohammad Bagheri Motamed 6-5 thanks to a four-point second period that gave him a commanding 5-3 lead.

    Rohullah Nikpai defeated Martin Stamper of Great Britain 5-3 to take home the other bronze medal awarded.

Women's Soccer

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    Gold: United States

    Silver: Japan

    Bronze: Canada

    Team USA won the gold medal in women's soccer with a 2-1 victory over rival Japan. Carli Lloyd found the back of the net twice for the Americans to give her team a 2-0. Hope Solo and the back line were able to hold the Japanese off in the waning minutes.

    This has to be one of the sweetest wins ever for the members of Team USA, as Japan spoiled the American effort in the 2011 Women's World Cup final.

    Canada was able to beat France in the bronze-medal match on a last-minute goal from Diana Matheson.

Women's Water Polo

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    Gold: United States

    Silver: Spain

    Bronze: Australia

    The United States women's water polo team defeated Spain 8-5 in the gold-medal match to complete a run of six-straight games without a loss. Maggie Steffens led the way with five goals on five shots. The team as a whole exhibited tremendous efficiency, scoring on 47.8 percent of its shots.

    Australia, which the United States beat in the semifinals, won the bronze-medal match against Hungary by a score of 13-11.

Men's Decathlon

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    Gold: Ashton Eaton, USA

    Silver: Trey Hardee, USA

    Bronze: Leonel Suarez, Cuba

    Americans Ashton Eaton and Trey Hardee swept the top-two stops in the track and field decathlon to top a field of 26 finishers.

    Eaton got off to a quick start on the first day, and wound up placing first in the 100-meter dash, long jump and 400-meter. He finished second in the high jump and third in the pole vault.

    Hardee wasn't as dominant, but he did well to keep pace with his fellow countryman. He finished in the top-10 in all nine events.

    Bronze medalist Leonel Suarez of Cuba won the high jump and javelin throw. 

Men's Triple Jump

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    Gold: Christian Taylor, USA

    Bronze: Will Claye, USA

    Silver: Fabrizio Donato, Italy

    Americans Christian Taylor and Will Claye came out on top of the 12-man field to finish one and two in the men's triple jump.

    Taylor made sure that nobody made it close, jumping 17.81 meters, 0.19 further than his nearest competitor. Claye flew a solid distance on 17.62 meters, 0.14 meters more than bronze-medalist Fabrizio Donato.

Men's 200-Meter

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    Gold: Usain Bolt, Jamaica

    Bronze: Yohan Blake, Jamaica

    Silver: Warren Weir, Jamaica

    The Jamaicans swept the 200-meter final, with Usain Bolt crossing the finish line first with a time of 19.32 seconds. His training partner, Johan Blake, finished 0.12 seconds behind him.

    Bolt further solidified himself in sprinting lore by becoming the first man to sweep the 100-meter dash and the 200-meter dash in consecutive Olympic Games.

    American Wallace Spearmon coasted to a fourth-place finished by posting a respectable time of 19.90 seconds, but was kept off the podium by the trio of speedy Jamaicans.

Women's Diving 10-Meter Platform

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    Gold: Chen Ruolin, China 

    Silver: Brittany Broben, Australia

    Bronze: Pandelela Rinong Pamg, Malaysia


    China continued its dominance in diving as Chen Ruolin helped the country win its sixth gold medal of the games and ninth medal overall.

    The United States did not have any competitors qualify for the final, but Katie Bell and Brittany Viola had solid showings in the semifinal. Viola is the daughter of former Cy Young award winner Frank Viola, so athleticism obviously runs in the family.

Women's Wrestling 55 Kg

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    Gold: Saori Yoshida, Japan

    Silver: Tonya Lynn Verbeek, Canada

    Bronze: Jackeline Renteria Castillo, Colombia 

    Bronze: Yuliya Ratkevich, Azerbaijan


    Saori Yoshida had a dominant run through the 55 kg weight class as she won the gold medal without giving up a point in four contests. She won her third straight gold and should now be in consideration as one of the best wrestlers of all time, regardless of gender.

    The Americans never had a chance as Kelsey Campbell had to face the Japanese star in the first round. She lost without a fight.

Men's 800-Meter

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    Gold: David Rudisha, Kenya

    Silver: Nijel Amos, Botswana

    Bronze: Timothy Kitum, Kenya


    David Rudisha set a new world record in a very fast 800-meter race. Almost every competitor set new personal bests as the field pushed each other to the limits, but the Kenyan came out on top.

    The United States came close to earning a medal in this event as Duane Solomon and Nick Symmonds finished fourth and fifth respectively. Unfortunately, they could not catch the African runners.

Women's Boxing 75 Kg

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    Gold: Claressa Shields, USA

    Silver: Nadezda Torlopova, Russia

    Bronze: Marina Volnova, Kazakhstan

    Bronze: Jinzi Li, China


    Claressa Shields put together one of the most dominant runs of any weight class to win the only boxing gold medal for the United States.

    The Michigan native is only 17-years-old, but controlled her opponents in all three rounds. Shields had an impressive 29-15 semifinal win and finished off Torlopova in the finals by a score of 19-12.

    In the first ever women's boxing tournament at the Olympics, Shields has to be proud of her accomplishments.

Women's Boxing 60 Kg

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    Gold: Katie Taylor, Ireland

    Silver: Sofya Ochigava, Russia

    Bronze: Mavzuna Choriyeva, Tajikistan

    Bronze: Adriana Araujo


    Katie Taylor of Ireland took the gold medal after defeating Sofya Ochigava in a highly contested 10-8 victory in the final match.

    The American team did not really come close to earning a medal in this weight class, as Queen Underwood did not make it out of the first round. She lost to Great Britain's Natasha Jonas by a score of 21-13.

Women's Boxing 51 Kg

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    Gold: Nicola Adams, Great Britain

    Silver: Ren Cancan, China

    Bronze: Mary Kom, India

    Bronze: Marlen Esparza, USA


    One win in the quarterfinals was all it took for Marlen Esparza to earn bronze in the flyweight division. She easily defeated Venezuelan fighter Karlha Magliocco 24-16 after a first round bye, but then could not handle Ren Cancan.

    Still, the 23-year-old has a lot of boxing ahead of her and she be a contender in the next Olympics.

    Cancan eventually lost to hometown hero Nicola Adams in the gold medal match.

Equestrian: Individual Dressage

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    Gold: Charlotte Dujardin, Great Britain (90.089)

    Silver: Adelinde Cornelissen, Netherlands (88.196)

    Bronze: Laura Bechtolsheimer, Great Britain (84.339)

    It's another gold medal for the hometown team, and another unfortunate outcome for the U.S.

    America's only competitor in the event—Steffan Peters—finished second-to-last with a score of 77.286, which was about 14 points off Dujardin's winning score. This event was right in Great Britain's wheelhouse, and it showed. 

    Fun fact: Dujardin, the gold medalist, is the niece of American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe, who tweeted his excitement about the family Olympian, post-win:


    She did it she did it she did it #GOLD

    — Nigel Lythgoe (@dizzyfeet) August 9, 2012

Women's Open Water Swimming

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    Gold: Eva Risztov, Hungary (1:57:38.2)

    Silver: Haley Anderson, USA (1:57:38.6)

    Bronze: Martina Grimaldi, Italy (1:57:41.8)

    A race of this length does not usually come down to the wire, but that is what happened after Eva Risztov held off Haley Anderson at the last second of the open water competition.

    Anderson finished 0.4 seconds behind the leader, but continues the U.S. dominance in swimming, although this one was outside the pool.

    Risztov led for five of the six laps to come away with a gold.

Women's Beach Volleyball

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    Gold: Misty May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh, USA

    Silver: April Ross/Jenn Kressy, USA

    Bronze: Larissa Franca/Juliana Felisberta Silva, Brazil

    Team USA knew they would take home two two pairs of medals going in to the gold-medal match. They just didn't know which team would wear gold and which would be stuck with silver.

    As expected Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh defeated April Ross and Jenn Kressy in just two sets to win their third straight Olympic title.

Women's Long Jump

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    Gold: Brittney Reese, USA

    Silver: Elena Sokolova, Russia

    Bronze: Janay DeLoach, USA

    It didn't take long for Brittney Reese to lock up Olympic gold. On just her second of six attempts, she recorded a jump of 7.12 meters which held up as the longest leap for the remainder of the competition. Even a personal best by Elena Sokolova couldn't top Reese's jump.

    Janay DeLoach will also join Reese on the podium after she recorded a jump of 6.89 meters.

Men's 110-Meter Hurdles

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    Gold: Aries Merritt, USA

    Silver: Jason Richardson, USA

    Bronze: Hansle Parchment, Jamaica

    Team USA couldn't have finished better in the men's 110-meter final.

    Aries Merritt set a personal best with a time of 12.92 blowing away the field. Well, everyone expect his teammate Jason Richardson who recorded a 13.04.

    Richardson actually had the slowest reaction time of the field at 0.194 seconds, but it obviously didn't cost him.

Women's 200-Meter

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    Gold: Allyson Felix, USA

    Silver: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Jamaica

    Bronze: Carmelita Jeter, USA

    Allyson Felix took gold like she was projected to on Wednesday, but she won't be the only one representing the red, white and blue on the podium. She'll be joined by Carmelita Jeter who recorded a time of 22.14 to earn bronze.

    Felix ran a 21.88 outrunning Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce by almost two tenths of a second.

    The only American who didn't medal was Sanya Richards-Ross who finished fifth with a time of 22.39.

Women's 400-Meter Hurdles

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    Gold: Natalya Antyukh, Russia

    Silver: Lashina Demus, USA

    Bronze: Zuzana Hejnova, Czech Republic

    Three Americans participated in the women's 400-meter hurdles final, but only one made it to the podium. Georganne Moline finished fifth with a time of 53.92 seconds and T'erea Brown sixth with a 55.07.

    Lashinda Demus, on the other hand, was favored to win silver and she didn't disappoint. Demus recorded a time of 52.77 seconds. The run was her seasonal best.

    Demus finished just 0.07 seconds behind Russia's Natalya Antyukh for gold.

Equestrian: Men's Individual Jumping

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    Gold: Steve Guerdat, Switzerland

    Silver: Gerco Schroder, Netherlands

    Bronze: Cian O'Connor, Ireland

    No medal for the United States, which had four competitors in the event. Rich Fellers finished in eighth place while McLain Ward, Reed Kessler and Beezie Madden all finished outside the top 25. Obviously not the results they were hoping to achieve.

    Guerdat earned gold for Switzerland on his horse Nino Des Buissonnets. Schroder and O'Connor rounded out the podium for Netherlands and Ireland, respectively.

Wrestling: Women's Freestyle 48 Kg/105.5 Lbs.

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    Gold: Hitomi Ibara, Japan

    Silver: Mariya Stadnyk, Azerbaijan

    Bronze: Carol Huynh, Canada and Clarissa Chun, USA


    Obara claimed the gold medal over Stadnyk, despite losing 4-0 on technical points in the first period. She came charging back and claimed a 3-1 victory.

    Huynh defeated Isabelle Sambou 3-0 to claim one of two bronze medals that were up for grabs, and the American Chun claimed the second Irina Melnik-Merleni also 3-0.

    Chun's bronze medal is Team USA's first top-three finish in London.


Boxing: Women's Fly (51 Kg)

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    Gold: TBA

    Silver: TBA

    Bronze: Marlen Esparza, United States & Chungneijang Mery Kom Hmangte, India

    The United States gets a bronze courtesy of Esparza, who lost her semifinal bout to China's Cancan Ren by a score of 10-8. She did her best to combat Ren's defensive approach, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

    Gold and silver will be awarded on Thursday following the gold medal match between Ren and Nicola Adams of Great Britain.

Women's Cycling: Omnium

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    Gold: Laura Trott, GBR

    Silver: Sarah Hammer, USA

    Bronze: Annette Edmondson, AUS


    Trott barely edged the American silver-medalist in a heated time trial in the women’s track cycling omnium on Tuesday.

    Hammer represented her country well and just missed bringing home another gold medal for the stars and stripes.

    She had a two-point leading going into the final 500-meter time trial but Trott’s victory was worth a gold-clinching three points.

    Edmondson rounded out the podium with a bronze finish. 

Women's Gymnastics Floor Exercise

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    Gold: Aly Raisman, USA

    Silver: Catalina Ponor, ROU

    Bronze: Aliya Mustifina, RUS


    Raisman’s near-perfect performance on the floor capped off an epic Olympic Games for Team USA women’s gymnastics.

    The 18-year-old scored a 15.600 for her routine, while Ponor earned a 15.200 and Mustafina edged out Italian Vanessa Ferrari for bronze with a 14.900.

    Fellow American Jordyn Wieber had a disappointing performance, finishing in second-to-last place in a field out of eight competitors with a 14.500.

    This was Reisman’s second medal today, as she earned a bronze earlier on the balance beam. 

Women's Gymnastics Balance Beam

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    Gold: Deng Linlin, China

    Silver: Sui Lu, China

    Bronze: Aly Raisman, USA


    Despite the Chinese dominating the women’s balance beam event—with Deng Linlin and Sui Lu winning gold and silver respectively—Team USA has another strong showing in an event they weren’t expected to do much in.

    The bronze was won by American Aly Raisman (15.066) with a tiebreaker over Romania’s Catalina Ponor. 

    Raisman’s execution score was higher, thus giving her third place.

    Gabby Douglas also competed for Team USA in the balance beam, but a slip resulted in a terrible score of 13.633 that relegated her to seventh place.

Men's Sailing RS-X

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    Gold: Dorian van Rijsselberge, Netherlands

    Silver: Nick Dempsey, Great Britain

    Bronze: Przemyslaw Miarczynski, Poland


    After a long battle in the men’s sailing RS-X, it was ultimately the Netherlands Dorian van Rijsselberge winning the gold over Great Britain’s own Nick Dempsey. Przemyslaw Miarczynski of Poland took home the bronze.

    The only American in this competition—Bob Willis—finished in 22nd.

Women's Sailing RS-X

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    Gold: Marina Alabau Neira, Spain

    Silver: Tuuli Petaja, Finland

    Bronze: Zofia Noceti-Klepacka, Poland


    From start to finish, it was Spain’s Marina Alabau Neira that had command of this race and never relinquished it. Tuuli Petaja of Finland and Zofia Noceti-Klepacka of Poland finished second and third respectively.

    The only American women participating in this event was Farrah Hall, who was forced to settle for 20th overall.

Men's Triathlon

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    Gold: Alistair Brownlee, Great Britain

    Silver: Javier Gomez, Spain

    Bronze: Jonathan Brownlee, Great Britain

    British brothers Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee both landed on the podium in the men's triathlon on Day 11, earning gold and bronze respectively.

    Spanish athlete Javier Gomez finished second to bring home silver. 

    Alistair Brownlee's winning time was 1:46:25. Gomez was 11 seconds back and Brownlee's brother Jonathan was 31 seconds back of gold. 

    Meanwhile American challengers Hunter Kemper and Manuel Huerta finished 14th and 51st respectively. Kemper was more than two minutes back of the winner, while Huerta finished more than seven minutes after Brownlee crossed the finish. 

Men's 400-Meter Hurdles

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    Gold: Felix Sanchez, Dominican Republic

    Silver: Michael Tinsley, United States

    Bronze: Javier Culson, Puerto Rico

    The United States returns to the podium thanks to Tinsley. The 28-year-old hurdler posted a personal best time to earn the silver medal. His time of 47.91 was enough to safely earn him second place, but he was no match for Sanchez.

    The Dominican Republic star cruised to victory with an impressive performance. His time of 47.63 was a seasonal best and was more than enough to earn him the gold. Puerto Rico gets bronze after Culson's third-place finish.

    Two other Americans were in the race, Angelo Taylor and Kerron Clement, but were not a factor.

Women's Shot Put

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    Gold: Nadzeya Ostapchuk, Belarus

    Silver: Valerie Adams, New Zealand

    Bronze: Evgeniia Kolodko, Russia

    Another medal opportunity slips away for the United States as Michelle Carter finishes in fifth place. Her best shot came just over a meter short of the third-place finisher. She did improve on her qualifying mark, but it wasn't enough.

    Ostapchuk blew away the field, winning the competition with relative ease. She was the only competitor to break the 21-meter barrier and had four total shots that would have been good enough to win gold, illustrating her dominance.

    Adams came in second to earn silver for New Zealand and Kolodko of Russia completed the podium.

Men's Sprint Cycling

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    Gold: Jason Kenny, Great Britain

    Silver: Gregory Bauge, France

    Bronze: Shane Perkins, Australia

    Jimmy Watkins was the only American to reach the tournament portion of the event, but he lost in the quarterfinals to eventual bronze medal winner Perkins from Australia. A victory in that matchup would have given him a chance at a medal.

    Instead, Great Britain continued its recent hot streak with Kenny giving the host nation another gold medal. After a slow start to the London Games, the country now has 18 gold medals, third behind China and the United States.

    Bauge won silver for France and the aforementioned Perkins earned third place for the Aussies.

Men's Vault Gymnastics

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    Gold: Yang Hak Seon, South Korea

    Silver: Denis Ablyazin, Russia

    Bronze: Igor Radivilov, Ukraine


    South Korea's Yang Hak Seon took home gold medal honors in the men's vault competition on Day 10 from the 2012 London Games. Russia's Denis Ablyazin won silver and Ukraine's Igor Radivilov rounded out the podium with bronze.

    American gymnast Sam Mikulak finished fifth, failing to medal and earning a score of 16.050. Gold medalist Yang Hak Seon scored a 16.533, topping the field of eight competitors in the end. 

Women's Uneven Bars Gymnastics

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    Gold: Aliya Mustafina, Russia

    Silver: He Kexin, China

    Bronze: Beth Tweddle, Great Britain


    Russia's Aliya Mustafina shined on the women's uneven bars on Day 10, winning gold with a score of 16.133. China's He Kexin earned silver with a 15.933, and Beth Tweddle won another bronze for the host nation, scoring a 15.916.

    The most surprising result of the event by far though, was American Gabby Douglas' performance. Douglas, the gold medalist in the individual all-around finished dead last in the field of eight competitors. Douglas scored a 14.900.

Men's 50-Meter Rifle, 3 Positions Shooting

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    Gold: Niccolo Campriani, Italy

    Silver: Kim, Jonghyun, South Korea

    Bronze: Matt Emmons, United States


    Italy's Niccolo Campriani set a final Olympic record in the men's 50-meter rifle, 3 position shooting competition on Day 10, scoring 1278.5 total to edge South Korea's Kim Jonghyun by six points. 

    Jonghyun took home silver, while American Matt Emmons squeaked out bronze by 0.3 points over French competitor Cyril Graff. Emmons bronze-earning score was 1271.3.

Women's Laser Radial Sailing

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    Gold: Xu Lijia, China

    Silver: Marit Bouwmeester, Netherlands

    Bronze: Evi van Acker, Germany


    China's Xu Lijia won gold in the women's laser radial sailing final on Day 10 in London, coming home in a time of 30:19. Dutch sailor Marit Bouwmeester finished eight seconds back, while Germany's Evi van Acker was 12 seconds back of the gold.

    Xu Lijia's win earns China another gold medal, as they continue to dominate the 2012 London Games this summer.

    American Paige Railey finished sixth in the event, 23 seconds back of the gold, but just 11 off of the podium. 

Men's 100 Meters

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    Gold: Usain Bolt, Jamaica

    Silver: Yohan Blake, Jamaica

    Bronze: Justin Gatlin, United States


    As expected the top two finishers in the men's 100-meter sprint were Jamaica's Usain Bolt followed by newcomer Yohan Blake.

    Three Americans came in after the Jamaicans. Justin Gatlin BARELY inched out Tyson Gay by one one-hundredth of a second to earn the bronze medal for America.

Women's 400 Meters

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    Gold: Sanya Richards-Ross, United States

    Silver: Christine Ohuruogu, Great Britain

    Bronze: DeeDee Trotter, United States


    The United States knocks it out of the park in the women's 400-meter final. Bronze medalist DeeDee Trotter came within two one-hundredths of a second from winning the silver medal. She also came within three one-hundredths of a second of not medaling at all.

    After the gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross, there was a close pack vying to come in second place. She won comfortably but it was still close down to the wire.

Mixed Doubles Tennis

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    Gold: Max Mirnyi and Victoria Azarenka, Belarus

    Silver: Andy Murray and Lisa Robson, Great Britain

    Bronze: Mike Bryan and Lisa Raymond, United States


    Lisa Raymond and Mike Bryan competed and won the bronze medal subsequently after Raymond and teammates Liezel Huber dropped the bronze medal women's double final. Bryan was a gold medalist in the men's doubles bracket.

    Also of note, Andy Murray competed in the gold medal game after his men's singles gold medal victory over No. 1 ranked Roger Federer. He'll likely be happy with the singles award in this case.

Women's Marathon

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    Gold: Tiki Gelana, Ethiopia

    Silver: Priscah Jeptoo, Kenya

    Bronze: Tatyana Petrova-Arkhipova, Russia


    Tiki Gelana of Ethiopia captured women's marathon gold medal finishing in an Olympic record 2 hours, 23.07 minutes. It wasn't a cakewalk type finish for Gelana however, as Kenya's Priscah Jeptoo would finish just five seconds behind her for silver. Russia's Tatyana Petrova-Arkhipova finished third with a time of 2 hours, 23.29 minutes.

    Two Americans would finish within the top-15 as Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher placed 10th and 11th respectively in the race.

Women's Vault Gymnastics

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    Gold: Sandra Izbasa, Romania

    Silver: McKayla Maroney, United States

    Bronze: Maria Paseka, Russia


    The United States women's gymnastics team added even more medals to their impressive count by taking silver in the vault finals, finishing just behind Romania's Sandra Izbasa who took gold.

    Izbasa actually captured the gold medal at the gold in the last possible moment as she was the last gymnast to compete. The best was indeed saved for last as Izbasa posted a 15.191 score. Maroney finished with a score of 15.083 while Russia's Maria Paseka took bronze with 15.050.

Women's Doubles Tennis

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    Gold: Venus and Serena Williams, United States

    Silver: Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka, Czech Republic

    Bronze: TBD


    The Williams sisters won their 15th straight Olympic tennis match and captured the Olympic gold in women's doubles tennis for the United States.

    The bout between them and the team of Hlavackova and Hradecka was not an easy one however, as the Czech team would win four games in both sets before taking the silver in the tournament.

    For Serena, this marks her second tennis gold medal in two days, already winning the women's singles tournament on August 4 by defeating Maria Sharapova.

Men's Floor Exercise Gymnastics

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    Gold: Kai Zou, China

    Silver: Kohei Uchimura, Japan

    Bronze: Denis Ablyazin, Russia


    Some of gymnastics powerhouse countries were able to grab another medal in the sport, with Kai Zou of China taking the gold medal in the men's floor exercise.

    Zou scored a 15.933 on his way to gold with Japan's Kohei Uchimura and Denis Ablyazin of Russia both finishing with a score of 15.800. Uchimura would take the silver while Ablyazin took home the bronze.

    American Jake Dalton was unable to reach the podium stand in this event, finishing in fifth place with a score of 15.333 on the day.

Men's Star Sailing

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    Gold: Frederik Loof and Max Salminen, Sweden

    Silver: Hamish Pepper and Jim Turner, New Zealand

    Bronze: Robert Stanjek and Frithjof Kleen, Germany


    One of the first Olympic medal events to finish on Day 9 of the Summer Games was men's star sailing which saw the Swedish duo of Frederik Loof and Max Salminen take gold. The team finished in 32 minutes, 12 seconds just ahead of Hamish Pepper and Jim Turner of New Zealand.

    The American duo of Brian Faith and Mark Mandelblatt finished sixth in the competition, ahead of four other teams in the process.

Women's 100 Meters

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    Gold: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Jamaica

    Silver: Carmelita Jeter, United States

    Bronze: Veronica Campbell-Brown, Jamaica


    United States sprinter Carmelita Jeter may not have been able to capture the gold medal in London, but she did make a small bit of history en route to her silver medal finish.

    Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica would successfully defend her Olympic gold medal in the event, but Jeter recorded the fastest second-place finish in history for the event.The race came down to a photo-finish where Fraser-Pryce would finish at 10.75 seconds while Jeter recorded a time of 10.78 seconds.

    Jamaica would also take the bronze medal in the 100-meter was well, with Veronica Campbell-Brown finishing .03 seconds slower than Jeter with a time of 10.81.

Men's 10,000 Meters

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    Gold: Mo Farah, Great Britain

    Silver: Galen Rupp, United States

    Bronze: Tariku Bekele, Ethiopia


    Just after the long jump event that saw Great Britain take gold, Mo Farah gave his country another track and field memory to be proud of when he win the men's 10,000-meter run.

    Farah ran the distance in 27 minutes, 30.42 seconds, just besting Galen Rupp of the United States who finished in 27 minutes, 30.90 seconds.

    about half a second later, Tariku Bekele of Ethiopia would cross the finish line and earn the bronze medal for the event.

Men's Long Jump

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    Gold: Greg Rutherford, Great Britain

    Silver: Mitchell Watt, Australia

    Bronze: Will Claye, United States


    Will Claye of the United States might not have won gold for his country in the men's long jump competition, but he did add to the nation's all-time lead in medals for track and field.

    Claye added the 186th bronze track and field medal for Team USA while Greg Rutherford of Great Britain and Mitchell Watt of Australia would take home the gold and silver respectively.

    Rutherford posted an 8.31 meter mark, .15 meters better than Watt's 8.16 meter jump. Claye recorded a jump of 8.12 meters.

Men's 4x100-Meter Medley Relay Swimming

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    Gold: United States

    Silver: Japan

    Bronze: Australia


    The same three countries ended up with medals in the men's 4x100-meter medley relay as the women's side, with the United States again taking the gold.

    Michael Phelps and company finished almost two seconds ahead of silver medalist Japan with a time of three minutes, 29.35 seconds. The team's mark was a bit over two seconds off the world record pace set by the U.S. in 2009.

    Australia and Japan also meddled, with Japan's male team getting the best of the Australians. The exact opposite happened during the women's race where Australia took silver and Japan took bronze.

Women's 4x100-Meter Medley Relay Swimming

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    Gold: United States

    Silver: Australia

    Bronze: Japan


    Adding even more hardware to the United States swimming team were the women's 4x100 meter medley relay team who finished with a new world record time of three minutes, 52.05 seconds.

    Missy Franklin's squad finished almost a full two seconds ahead of Australia and almost four seconds faster than Japan who finished third. 

    This medal was Franklin's fifth of the games, four of which were gold.

Women's Team Epee Fencing Finals

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    Gold: China

    Silver: South Korea

    Bronze: United States

    The United States women's fencing team just barely earned the bronze medal in the epee final by edging out Russia in sudden death. The third place game was a closely contested encounter but ultimately the U.S. was able to capture its first fencing medal of the 2012 London Games.

    About an hour after the bronze medal game had been decided, China and South Korea would battle out for the gold medal. The Chinese did not have to fight nearly as hard to earn their medal as the Americans however, as they dominated South Korea by a score of 39 to 25.

Women's Team Pursuit Cycling

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    Gold: Great Britain

    Silver: United States

    Bronze: Canada


    The United States team of Jennie Reed, Dotsie Bausch and Sarah Hammer put on a show on the cycling track but were no match for a Great Britain team who broke their own world record time in this event. 

    The Brits had broken the world record earlier on in the day during Round 1, only to break that mark they set just over an hour ago in the team pursuit finals.

    The United States team would finish over five seconds slower than their gold medal counterparts, with Canada rounding out the podium with a time of three minutes, 17.915 seconds.

Men's Doubles Tennis Finals

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    Gold: Mike and Bob Bryan, United States

    Silver: Michael Llorda and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France

    Bronze: Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet, France


    The second tennis final to wrap up on Day 8 of the London Games was the men's doubles tennis finals, which saw American twin brothers Mike and Bob Bryan take gold.

    The twins defeated French duo Michael Llorda and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who took silver in the tournament. While the U.S. were able to secure the gold medal for the double's tournament, France did take the bronze as well thanks to Julien Benneteau and Richard Gaquet who defeated Spain's David Ferrer and Feliciano Lopez in the third place match.

Women's Singles Tennis Finals

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    Gold: Serena Williams, United States

    Silver: Maria Sharapova, Russia

    Bronze: Victoria Azarenka, Belarus


    Serena Williams annihilated Maria Sharapova in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1 on her way to the women's singles tennis gold medal on Saturday afternoon.

    Williams, who is great on grass and recently won at Wimbledon 2012, never really faced a challenge it seemed in a rather easy stroll to the gold.

    The gold is Williams' first singles medal of any kind in the Olympics. She's previously won two double's gold medals with her sister, Venus.


Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions

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    Gold: Jamie Lynn Gray, United States

    Silver: Ivana Maksimovic, Serbia

    Bronze: Adela Sykorova, Czech Republic

    Jamie Lynn Gray was ranked No. 12 in the world prior to the Olympics but has outperformed the field and captured the women's 50m rifle 3 position gold medal.

    Gray used her inexperience to avoid the pressure and used dead-eye precision in capturing another gold medal for the United States.

    World No.1 Barbar Engleder of Germany won last year's World Cup Finals but struggled significantly with the pressure of the finals. She did not place in the final Top 8 of the competition.

Men's Shot Put

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    Gold: Tomasz Majewski, Poland

    Silver: David Storl, Germany

    Bronze: Reese Hoffa, United States

    Reese Hoffa of the United States posted the best qualifying score in the men's shot put but was upset in the finals by Tomasz Majewski of Poland.

    Tomasz becomes the first man to win back-to-back Olympics shot put titles since American Parry O'Brien did in the 1950s.

    Hoffa and fellow American Christian Cantwell were both expected to medal in the event but were bumped down by strong performances from Majewski and David Storl of Germany.

Rowing: Men's Four Final

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    Gold: GBR

    Silver: AUS

    Bronze: USA

    The United States' men's four won the bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics. As expected, the dominant Great Britain team defended its Olympic rowing dynasty by securing its fourth consecutive gold medal in the event.

    The Brits posted a time of 6:03.97 to win the gold in front of its nation.

    Australia posed a significant challenge but ultimately came up just short. One minute and 23 seconds short, to be exact.

    The USA's third place time of 6:07.20 was respectable enough for bronze but significantly behind the reigning champs.

Men's 85 Kg Weightlifting

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    Gold: Adrian Zielinski, Poland

    Silver: Apti Aukhadov, Russia

    Bronze: Kianoush Rostami, Iran

    Kendrick Farris was the only American to reach the final round of competition in this event. He didn't contend for a medal, however, finishing a distant 10th. It would have been a surprise if he made the podium, though.

    Zielinski wins the gold for Poland after a close battle with Aukhadov, who will take home silver for Russia. Even though weightlifting doesn't get much publicity during the Games, there was certainly some tension throughout this event.

    Rostami of Iran earned the bronze medal for his efforts.

Men's 50-Meter Freestyle

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    Gold: Florent Manaudou, France

    Silver: Cullen Jones, United States

    Bronze: Cesar Cielo, Brazil

    After a slow start to the day, the United States have gotten on a roll thanks to the country's deep group of swimming stars. Jones is the latest American to get a medal, claiming the silver in the 50-meter freestyle, the quickest swimming race of the Games.

    Jones finished two-tenths of a second behind Manaudou. Every swimmer in the field was actually within a second of first place, showing just how little time separates the top contenders in the race. American Anthony Ervin finished fifth.

    The final athlete to take a spot on the podium for the event was Cielo from Brazil who beat out countryman Bruno Fratus by .02.

Women's 800-Meter Freestyle

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    Gold: Katie Ledecky, United States

    Silver: Mireia Belmonte Garcia, Spain

    Bronze: Rebecca Adlington, Great Britain

    Another gold for the United States as Ledecky swims a terrific race to win the 800-meter freestyle event. After grabbing an early lead she just kept building it every length of the pool and ended up finishing more than four seconds ahead of second place.

    The dominant performance gives Team USA the lead in gold medals with 21, at least for the time being. Ledecky's time was only five-tenths of a second off a world record. If another swimmer would have been pushing her, she might have topped it.

    Spain and Great Britain pick up the other medals with Garcia and Adlington pulling away from the field to earn second and third respectively.

Men's 100-Meter Butterfly

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    Gold: Michael Phelps, United States

    Silver: Chad le Clos, South Africa

    Silver: Evgeny Korotyshkin, Russia

    In the last individual race of Phelps' illustrious Olympic career he finishes in first place just like he had 16 times before. It's the three straight victory in the 100-meter butterfly for the American, who's now the most decorated Olympian ever.

    The victory wasn't the easiest of Phelps' career, needing every last stroke to outlast Le Clos, who had edged him earlier in the Games. The Maryland native has seemed to be enjoying himself a lot more this time around, and it hasn't stopped him from winning.

    Le Clos and Korotyshkin finished in a dead heat for second place, which means both athletes will receive silver and no bronze will be awarded.

Women's 200-Meter Backstroke

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    Gold: Missy Franklin, United States

    Silver: Anastasia Zueva, Russia

    Bronze: Elizabeth Beisel, United States

    Franklin, who has been the most talked about swimmer on the women's side throughout the Olympics, picks up her fourth medal. It's the third gold to go along with her victories in the 100-meter backstroke and as a part of the United States 4x200 freestyle relay.

    She also set a new world record with a time of 2:04:06. The Americans picked up another medal as well with Beisel coming in third place to get bronze. She finished more than two seconds behind Franklin, but still made the podium comfortably.

    Zueva finished in between the two Team USA members to earn another silver for Russia.

Men's 200-Meter Individual Medley

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    Gold: Michael Phelps, United States

    Silver: Ryan Lochte, United States

    Bronze: Laszlo Cseh, Hungary

    Michael Phelps vs. Ryan Lochte II lived up to expectations and the two swimming superstars took first and second in the 200-meter individual medley.

    Phelps finished with a time of 1:54.27, just .27 seconds off of Lochte's world record. Lochte touched .63 seconds after Phelps, with Laszlo Cseh earning bronze.

    The first meeting between the two Americans in the 400-meter individual medley ended in a blowout victory for Lochte, with Phelps failing to medal. This time around, it was the epic contest the spectators hoped for, with Phelps pulling out a historic win.

    His victory makes him the first man ever to win the same race in the swimming competition at three consecutive Olympics, as noted by NBC Sports' Jason Devaney.

Men's 200-Meter Backstroke

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    Gold: Tyler Clary, United States

    Silver: Irie Ryosuke, Japan

    Bronze: Ryan Lochte, United States

    The United States medal count received a bump after the 200-meter backstroke as both Tyler Clary and Ryan Lochte made it to the podium.

    The medalists pulled away from the pack and were separated by the blink of an eye as the headed towards the wall. Clary finished .37 seconds ahead of Japan's Irie Ryosuke, while Lochte was .53 seconds off of the winning time.

Women's 200-Meter Breaststroke

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    Gold: Rebecca Soni, United States

    Silver: Satomi Suzuki, Japan

    Bronze: Iullia Efimova, Russia 

    Rebecca Soni was untouchable throughout the 200-meter breaststroke races. She set a world record in the semifinal with a time of 2:20.20, then finished the final in 2:19.59 to beat her own time and win the gold medal.

    Japan's Satomi Suzuki finished second, touching the wall 1.13 seconds after Soni. Russia's Iullia Efimova was the other swimmer to medal.

    Soni earned her second medal in London in what will go down as one of the most dominant performances at the 2012 Olympics.

Women's Gymnastics Individual All-Around

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    Gold: Gabby Douglas, United States

    Silver: Viktoria Komova, Russia

    Bronze: Aliya Mustafina, Russia

    Gabby Douglas has won the most coveted award in women's gymnastics—the Olympic individual all-around gold medal. 

    Douglas edged out Russia’s Viktoria Komova when the Russian gymnast did not do quite enough in the floor routine to surpass the American. This completed a meteoric rise for Douglas, who surprisingly won the all-around competition at U.S. Olympic trials.

    The United States was close to taking a second medal in the event, but Russia’s Aliya Mustafina edged out Aly Raisman via a tiebreaker to take the bronze medal.

Women's Judo 78 Kg

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    Gold: Kayla Harrison, United States

    Silver: Gemma Gibbons, Great Britain

    Bronze: Mayra Aguiar, Brazil

    Kayla Harrison became the first American athlete to ever win gold in a Olympic judo event on Day 6 when she topped Great Britain's Gemma Gibbons in the gold medal match of the women's 78 kg.

    Gibbons took home silver for the host nation while Brazilian Mayra Aguiar finished out the podium with bronze. 

    The gold was Harrison's first medal at the Summer Games and now she can call herself an Olympic champion 

Women's Individual Archery

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    Gold: Ki Bo-Bae, South Korea

    Silver: Aida Roman, Mexico

    Bronze: Mariana Avitia, Mexico

    In what had to be decided in a thrilling shootout, South Korea's Ki Bo-Bae turned out to be just a little bit closer to the target than Mexico's Aida Roman, taking home gold in the women's individual archery competition.

    American Khatuna Lorig narrowly missed out on a podium finish, falling in the bronze medal match to Mexican Mariana Avitia.

Women's Eight Rowing

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    Gold: United States

    Silver: Canada

    Bronze: Netherlands

    The United States women rowed their way to another gold medal for America in the 2012 London Games, outpacing the field to win by nearly two seconds.

    The Americans finished in a time of 6 minutes, 10.59 seconds. Canada managed silver and the Netherlands finished more than four seconds ahead of fourth place Romania to bring home the bronze. 

    This marks the 30th Olympic medal awarded to the United States so far at this summer's Olympics. 

Women's Field Hockey

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    The United States women's field hockey team took a big hit on Day 6, losing to Australia in group play, and severely damaging their chances to advance.

    This according to The Harrisburg Patriot-News' David Bohr via Twitter:

    Final score: Australia 1, Team USA 0 in Pool B field hockey. USA not out of medal contention but now it gets really complicated. #Olympics

    — David Bohr (@PN_David_Bohr) August 2, 2012


    The United States still has two more group matchups left against New Zealand and South Africa, but they will need solid results in each if they are to compete for a medal this summer.

Women's 200-Meter Freestyle Relay

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    Gold: United States

    Silver: Australia

    Bronze: France

    17-year-old star Missy Franklin led off the American's 4x200-meter freestyle relay team and 22-year-old Allison Schmitt—who won gold in the 200-meter freestyle race in London—anchored the winning team.

    Dana Vollmer and Shannon Vreeland swam the middle legs and the United States defeated Australia by a 1.49-second margin. 

    This race came down to the U.S. and Australia, as France was 4.57 seconds behind the Americans, and there was too much speed for anyone to catch this talented group.

Men's 100-Meter Freestyle

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    Gold: Nathan Adrian, United States

    Silver: James Magnussen, Australia

    Bronze: Brent Hayden, Canada

    American Nathan Adrian beat out Australia's James Magnussen in a furious finish and won the gold medal by the narrowest margin possible.

    The 100-meter freestyle may go down as the most thrilling race of the 2012 Olympics as Adrian touched the wall just one one-hundredth of a second before Magnussen.

    Canada's Brent Hayden took the bronze while reigning Cesar Cielothe reigning world-record holder—finished in sixth place.

Men's Gymnastics Individual All-Around

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    Gold: Kohei Uchimura, Japan

    Silver: Marcel Nguyen, Germany

    Bronze: Danell Leyva, United States

    Kohei Uchimora made up for the disappointment of losing out on the gold medal in the team competition by winning the men's individual all-around event. This continues a dominant run by Uchimora after he won gold in the event at the 2009 and 2011 World Championships as well.

    Germany's Marcel Nguyen took the silver and was trailed by USA's Danell Leyva. 

    Leyva earned the first medal for Americans in men's gymnastics after the disappointing fifth-place finish in the team competition. He had a shaky start to the event, but rallied in the final few events to edge out Ukraine's Mykola Kuksenkov and earn a trip to the podium.

Men's Individual Time Trial

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    Gold: Bradley Wiggins, Great Britain

    Silver: Tony Martin, Germany

    Bronze: Christopher Froome, Great Britain

    Taylor Phinney of the United States had an impressive ride during the individual time trial, but it wasn't enough to land a medal. He finished in fourth place, 50 seconds behind the bronze medal position. He was the only American in the Final.

    It was a productive event for the home country, though. Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins kept his incredible summer going by winning gold. He outpaced second place by 42 seconds. Froome added another bronze to Great Britain's total.

    The United States end up earning just one medal in the four road cycling events.

Men's Synchronized 3-Meter Springboard

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    Gold: Yutong Luo & Kai Qin, China

    Silver: Ilya Zakharov & Evgeny Kuznetsov, Russia

    Bronze: Troy Dumais & Kristian Ipsen, United States

    The United States finds the podium again. Troy Dumais and Kristian Ipsen team up to win bronze in the men's synchronized springboard event with a score of 446.70. They beat the fourth-place team by 12 points to secure a medal.

    They were still no match for the dominant Chinese pairing of Luo and Qin, though. The dynamic duo posted a score of 477 to claim gold. Russia came in second thanks to Zakhrov and Kuznetsov, but were still more than 17 points behind the winners.

    China has now won the gold medal in all four diving events that have been completed in London. The United States has earned three medals.

Women's Individual Time Trial

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    Gold: Kristin Armstrong, United States

    Silver: Judith Arndt, Germany

    Bronze: Olga Zabelinskaya, Russia

    Armstrong earns gold in the individual time trial for the second straight Olympic Games. The American crushed the competition, winning by more than 15 seconds, further illustrating her dominance in one of the marquee cycling events.

    Along with her Olympic golds, Armstrong is also a two-time world champion in the time trial. It's dominance that doesn't get recognized until the Olympics. She was able to outlast Arndt and Zabelinskaya, who earned silver and bronze for their respective countries

    The next best finisher from the United States was Amber Neben in seventh place.

Men's Eight Rowing

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    Gold: Germany

    Silver: Canada

    Bronze: Great Britain

    Another rowing disappointment for the United States. After the women's pair team missed out on a medal by two-tenths earlier in the day, the men's eight team fell three-tenths short of a bronze as well. That's two narrow misses by American teams on Wednesday.

    Germany and Canada dominated for most of the race, blowing away the field to earn gold and silver respectively. The race for third was as close as you'll see in any event during the Olympics with four teams within seven-tenths of a second.

    Unfortunately for the United States, they came up a little short in that furious fight to the finish and had to settle in fourth place, off the podium.

Women's Quadruple Sculls Rowing

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    Gold: Ukraine

    Silver: Germany

    Bronze: United States

    The United States was able to earn a bronze in the women's quadruple sculls event, beating out Australia by one second to earn the third-place medal. The win gave Team USA the lead in overall medals by one over China for the time being.

    Natalie Dell, Kara Kohler, Megan Kalmoe and Adrienne Martelli were the four American women who earned the medal. It was a vast improved from four years ago when a different group from the United States finished a distant fifth.

    Ukraine cruised to victory by more than two seconds and Germany came in second.

Women's Pair Rowing

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    Gold: Helen Glover & Heather Stanning, Great Britain

    Silver: Kate Hornsey & Sarah Tait, Australia

    Bronze: Juliette Haigh & Rebecca Scown, New Zealand

    The United States tandem of Sara Hendershot and Sarah Zelenka missed the podium by two-tenths of a second, finishing in fourth place. That's an excruciating defeat when you consider it was a race that lasted more than seven minutes.

    Great Britain did earn its first gold medal of the games in the event thanks to Glover and Stanning, who dominated the field en route to victory. Australia and New Zealand rounded out the medal winners, both barely edging out the Americans.

    It was a good effort by Hendershot and Zelenka, but it just wasn't enough to accomplish their medal dreams.

Men's 4x200 Freestyle Relay

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    Gold: USA

    Silver: FRA

    Bronze: CHN


    The United States cruised to a gold medal victory in the men's 4x200 freestyle relay, anchored by the greatest Olympian of all-time, Michael Phelps.

    Phelps became the most decorated Olympian in history, winning his 19th career Olympic medal with the Americans' win in the lengthy relay, which featured Ryan Lochte, Ricky Berens and Conor Dwyer swimming superb legs.

    The French team finished more than three seconds back of the United States, while third place China came in nearly seven seconds after the Americans. 

Women's 200-Meter Individual Medley

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    Gold: Ye Shiwen, CHN

    Silver: Alicia Coutts, AUS

    Bronze: Caitlin Leverenz, USA


    American Caitlin Leverenz held on in the women's 200-meter individual medley final on Day 4 to grab Team USA another medal. Leverenz finished with a bronze, while Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen set a new Olympic record en route to gold.

    World record holder in the event, American Ariana Kukors missed out on the podium, finishing fifth behind defending Olympic champion Stephanie Rice of Australia. 

    Leverenz finished 1.38 seconds behind Ye Shiwen. Kukors was 2.26 seconds off the Olympic record-setting pace. 

Men's 200-Meter Butterfly

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    Gold: Chad le Clos, RSA

    Silver: Michael Phelps, USA

    Bronze: Takeshi Matsuda, JPN


    Michael Phelps won his Olympic record-tying 18th career medal on Day 4, earning a silver in the men's 200-meter butterfly final. But it was a move that commentators called a rookie mistake that cost Phelps the gold.

    Phelps had a significant lead on South African Chad le Clos in the final seconds but opted to take an additional stroke instead of extending for the wall. The result: Phelps lost by 0.05 second.

    Fellow American Tyler Clary finished fifth in the event, missing out on the podium, more than two seconds behind the winner. 

Women's 200-Meter Freestyle

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    Gold: Allison Schmitt, USA

    Silver: Camille Muffat, FRA

    Bronze: Bronte Barratt, AUS


    American swimming star Allison Schmitt dominated the competition in Day 4's women's 200-meter freestyle final, setting a new Olympic record in the event and taking home gold for the USA.

    Seventeen-year-old sensation Missy Franklin just missed out on the podium, finishing fourth right behind Australian Bronte Barratt. 

    France's Camille Muffat snagged the silver but was a heavy favorite to win coming in.

Women's Gymnastics

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    Gold: USA

    Silver: RUS

    Bronze: ROU


    The American women lived up to the hype on Day 4 in London, winning gold in the gymnastics team final one day after the US men failed to medal. 

    The US finished with a score of 183.596, which was five points ahead of silver medalists Russia.

    The five-member squad was brilliant throughout the competition at the North Greenwich Arena, one-upping each and every routine from the other participating nations. 

    Gabby Douglas, Jordyn Wieber, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Kyla Ross were nothing short of exceptional, and their gold medal in 2012 is an improvement over the silver the US team won in Beijing four years ago. 

    Romania had to settle for bronze for the second straight time at the Summer Games. It is the United States' first women's gymnastics team Olympic gold since 1996.

Men's Skeet

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    Gold: Vincent Hancock, USA

    Silver: Anders Golding, Denmark

    Bronze: Nasser Al-Attiya, Qatar


    With his second gold medal in a row, Team USA Men’s Skeet shooting star Vincent Hancock has brought glory to his country and proved his utter dominance in the sport.

    As great as Anders Golding of Denmark (silver) and Nasser Al-Attiya of Qatar (bronze) were throughout the Games, it was Hancock’s perfect score in the final round that sealed his fate.

    At just 23-years-old, Hancock is sure to be one of the strongest shooters in this event for a long time. We’ll see Vincent Hancock in Rio 2016 when he goes for three Olympic golds in a row.

Women's 100-Meter Breaststroke

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    Gold: Ruta Meilutyte, LTU

    Silver: Rebecca Soni, USA

    Bronze: Satomi Suzuki, JPN


    Soni was expected to win gold in this event as the defending world champion, but she couldn't get the job done. She lost by .08 seconds to gold-medal winner Meilutyte.

    Team USA was also represented by Breeja Larson in this race. She didn't carry Soni's expectations into the event and managed to finish sixth.

    This contest was close. The eighth-place finisher was just over two seconds behind the leader. Team USA had a strong showing, but they didn't walk away with their anticipated gold medal.

Men's 100-Meter Backstroke

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    Gold: Matt Grevers, USA

    Silver: Nick Thomas, USA

    Bronze: Ryosuke Irie, JPN


    The Americans picked up two valuable medals in the 100m backstroke event.

    Matt Grevers of Lake Forest, Illinois took home the gold with a blazing time of 52.16, shattering the Olympics record. His 6’8”, 230-pound frame certainly contributed to his powerful finish.

    Another Team USA member edged out the competition for the silver. Nick Thoman finished just ahead of Japan’s Ryosuke Irie(who took bronze) and capped off the American dominance of this event.

Women's 100-Meter Backstroke

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    Gold: Missy Franklin, USA

    Silver: Emily Seebohm, AUS

    Bronze: Aya Terakawa, JPN


    The 17-year-old from Colorado has won her first of, presumably, many gold medals in the Olympic Games.

    Franklin is a prodigy that picked up a bronze as part of Team USA’s 4x100 freestyle relay group and now earned her own piece of hardware.

    The gold medalist finished with a time of 58.33, with Seebohm coming in behind her with a 58.68 and Terakawa rounding out the podium by finishing in 58.83.

Men's 200-Meter Freestyle

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    Gold: Yannick Agnel, FRA

    Silver: Taehwan Park, KOR

    Bronze: Yang Sun, CHN


    Ryan Lochte's failure to medal adds to his increasingly disappointing Olympic run. He finished fourth and nearly two seconds behind the leader. That's not a solid showing the gold-medal favorite. What's worse is losing to Agnel one day after relinquishing a relay lead to him and his French teammates.

    Lochte was Team USA's only representative in this event, and he failed to do what was expected of him. 

Men's Gymnastics Team Final

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    Gold: CHN

    Silver: JPN

    Bronze: GBR


    China and Japan's finishes should have been anticipated. They are the world standard for male gymnasts and seem to be in the thick of things every year. Great Britain's bronze medal, on the other hand, is absolutely shocking.

    It's even more surprising when you consider Team USA's finish. Danell Leyva, John Orozco, Johnathan Horton and Sam Mikulak were expected to earn a medal of some sort in this year's team final. Instead they finished fifth overall.

    Team USA finished with 269.952 points in the final. That left them 1.759 points away from a bronze medal.

Men's Synchronized 10m Platform

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    Gold: CHN

    Silver: MEX

    Bronze: USA


    The United States have won a medal on the boards during Day 3 with a bronze in men’s synchronized diving, a sport that China has dominated in recent years.

    Cao Yuan and Zhang Yanquan teamed up to score a total of 486.78 points over their six dives, while Mexican teammates German Sanchez and Ivan Garcia totaled up a 468.90 for performing some difficult feats.

    Americans Nicky McCrory and David Boudia earned a tough bronze medal with a 463.47. 


Women's Lightweight Judo (57kg/125 Lbs)

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    Gold: Kaori Matsumoto, JPN

    Silver: Corina Caprioriu, ROU

    Bronze: Marti Malloy, USA


    These female judoka were all impressive during the 2012 London Games, but Japanese star Matsumoto turned out to be the best of the best and overcame the Romanian’s (Caprioriu) best.

    The United States earned some metal because of Malloy’s efforts in the bronze medal match against an Italian, Giulia Quintavalle. It is the first medal in judo for the Americans during the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Men's 4x100 Freestyle Relay

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    Gold: FRA

    Silver: USA

    Bronze: RUS


    Nathan Adrian, Michael Phelps, Cullen Jones and Ryan Lochte won a silver medal in this event, but their finish was disappointing. They held the lead coming into Lochte's anchor leg, but he couldn't close it out. 

    This is different than 2008. Team USA's Jason Lezak led a triumphant comeback that time around, and Team USA took home the gold medal.

    Competition was going to be stiff, but this is disappointing for a team with this kind of talent. 

Women's 400-Meter Freestyle

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    Gold: Camille Muffat, FRA

    Silver: Allison Schmitt, USA

    Bronze: Rebecca Adlington, GBR


    Schmitt swam an excellent race, but it wasn't good enough to defeat Muffat's record-breaking performance. Muffat's four minute and 1.45 second race broke the previous Olympic record.

    That doesn't mean Schmitt didn't do her fair share. She broke the American record with a 4:01.77. That put her three-tenths of a second behind Muffat for the lead.

    Schmitt's specialty is the 200-meter freestyle race, so her medal in the 400 free is a pleasant surprise for Team USA.

Men's 100-Meter Breaststroke

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    Gold: Cameron van der Burgh, RSA

    Silver: Christian Sprenger, AUS

    Bronze: Brendan Hansen, USA


    Hansen's bronze medal is the fifth of an Olympic career that began in 2004. This was his last individual event, and he will retire without winning an Olympic gold medal. 

    He finished just over one second behind gold-medal winner and new world-record holder Van Der Burgh. His 50-meter split was 27.85, but he lost steam a bit in the second leg (31.64).

    Hansen wasn't favored to win this event, so Team USA will be happy with his bronze medal. They didn't expect much from a formerly-retired athlete, but he wound up pulling his weight in London.

Women's 100-Meter Butterfly

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    Gold: Dana Vollmer, USA

    Silver: Lu Ying, CHN

    Bronze: Alicia Coutts, AUS


    Vollmer's gold-medal performance was also strong enough to earn her the world record. She swam a 55.98 second race, defeating Ying by 0.89 seconds. Not only does this earn her a world record, but she's the first woman to ever break the 56-second mark.

    Team USA's Claire Donahue was also in this event's final heat. She finished seventh after logging a 57.48. 

    Donahue would have liked a better finish, but Vollmer's showing may be Team USA's best showing on Day 2 of Olympic action. 

    Add another victory to Vollmer's resume. She's the defending world champion in this race for a reason.

Women's Synchronized 3-Meter Springboard

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    Gold: He Zi/Wu Minxia, CHN

    Silver: Kelci Bryant/Abigail Johnston, USA

    Bronze: Jennifer Abel/Emilie Heymans, CAN


    Team USA isn't known for their diving prowess, but Bryant and Johnston managed to get on the board. Zi and Minxia won with 346.20 points. Bryant and Johnston recorded 321.90. 

    Bryant and Johnston performed their best on dive No. 3. They scored a 74.70 on a complicated acrobatic sequence. 

    In 2008, Bryant finished fourth in this event, while Johnston failed to qualify for Beijing.

Women's Skeet

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    Gold: Kim Rhode, USA

    Silver: Wei Ning, CHN

    Bronze: Danka Bartekova, SVK


    Rhode earned the United States another gold medal with her expert shooting in this event. She shot a 74 in the quarterfinal round and a 25 in the final to defeat Ning 99-91. 

    Rhode's performance ties the world record in this event while earning her the Olympic record. Hitting 99 of 100 targets is truly a remarkable performance on this grand stage. 

    She won a silver medal in this event in 2008. Her gold medal in this year's games makes her the first athlete to ever win an individual medal in five straight Olympic games.

Women's Road Race

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    Gold: Marianne Vos, NED

    Silver: Elizabeth Armitstead, GBR

    Bronze: Olga Zabelinskaya, RUS


    The United States had four participants in this year's road race, but no one finished higher than seventh place.

    Shelley Olds took seventh. Evelyn Stevens finished 24th. Kristin Armstrong and Amber Neben finished back-to-back in 35th and 36th. 

Women's 4x100 Freestyle Relay

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    Gold: AUS

    Silver: NED

    Bronze: USA


    Team USA's four-person relay was made up of Missy Franklin, Jessica Hardy, Lia Neal and Allison Schmitt. The team broke an American record, but failed to earn a gold medal. That was due to Australia's Olympic record performance.

    Franklin swam the first 100 meters and earned her team the lead. Hardy held that lead, but Neal and Schmitt gradually gave it up.

Women's 400-Meter Individual Medley

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    Gold: Shiwen Ye, CHN

    Silver: Elizabeth Beisel, USA

    Bronze: Li Xuanxu, CHN


    Beisel raced well, but no one was going to beat Ye in this event. She broke the world record, and silver medal winner Beisel finished over two seconds behind her. 

    Team USA also was represented by Caitlin Leverenz. She finished tied for sixth with former world-record holder Stephanie Rice (Australia). 

Men's 400-Meter Freestyle

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    Gold: Yang Sun, CHN

    Silver: Taehwan Park, KOR

    Bronze: Peter Vanderkaay, USA


    Sun set an Olympic record with his first-place finish and left the rest of the competition in the dust. Park, the second-place finisher, was nearly two seconds behind him.

    Vanderkaay progressed as each length passed, but his efforts only earned him a bronze medal. 

    Conor Dwyer, Team USA's other representative, finished fifth.

Men's 400-Meter Individual Medley

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    Gold: Ryan Lochte, USA

    Silver: Thiago Pereira, BRA

    Bronze: Kosuke Hagino, JPN


    Lochte won his first individual medal of the 2012 Summer Olympics with his performance in this event. He defeated silver-medal winner Pereira by nearly four seconds. He started slow, but got stronger as the race went along. 

    Michael Phelps also participated, but finished fourth. He was stuck in the eighth lane and could have been affected by his lack of peripheral vision from that spot. Either way, he didn't get any closer to becoming the Olympics' all-time medal winner.

Men's Archery

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    Gold: ITA

    Silver: USA

    Bronze: KOR


    Team USA lost the gold-medal match to Italy, 219-218. The Italian squad had eight 10s, while USA only had seven. It was a narrow margin, but good enough to earn Olympic gold. 

    The American squad is normally a contender in this event. A silver medal is a fine showing for a talented team led by Brady Ellison.

Women's 10-Meter Air Rifle

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    Gold: Siling Yi, CHN

    Silver: Sylwia Bogacka, POL

    Bronze: Dan Yu, CHN


    No one earned a medal for Team USA, but they did have two competitors in the final heat. Jamie Gray finished fifth, and Sarah Scherer finished seventh.

    The American team usually does well. They lead Olympic history with 105 total medals, but couldn't add to that total in London.

Men's Road Race

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    Gold: Alexandr Vinokurov, KAZ

    Silver: Rigoberto Uran Uran, COL

    Bronze: Alexander Kristoff, NOR


    Team USA's Taylor Phinney finished in fourth place, but just barely. He narrowly missed a bronze-medal finish, but couldn't quite pull it out.

    The Americans were also represented by Tyler Farrar (33rd), Timmy Duggan (88th), Chris Horner (93rd) and Tejay Van Garderen (104th).

    This is always an interesting event because of the Tour de France's proximity to it, but Team USA performed rather well. 

Men's Four Rowing

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    Gold: Great Britain

    Silver: Australia

    Bronze: United States

    The team of Glen Ochal, Henrik Rummel, Charlie Cole, and Scott Gualt posted a time of 6:07.20. The U.S. were just over three seconds off the gold medal pace set by Great Britain. The Britons took gold in a run of 6:03.97, and the Aussies captured silver with a time of 6:05.19.

    The U.S. were not expected to contend for gold in the men's four, and grabbing bronze is a welcome addition to the Team USA's medal count.

Women's 50-Meter Rifle

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    Gold: Jamie Gray, USA

    Silver: Ivana Maksimovic, SRB

    Bronze: Adela Sykorova, CZE

    Jamie Gray set a new Olympic record in the event.

    Gray led after the qualifying rounds with a score of 592. She was just two points ahead of Serbia's Maksimovic heading in to the finals.

    Maksimovic posted a very good score of 97.5, but Gray was near perfect.

    Gray's final round tally was 99.9. The total gave her a new Olympic record total of 691.9. The performance earned Gray the United States' first gold of the day.

Women's Single Tennis

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    Gold: Serena Williams, USA

    Silver: Maria Sharapova, RUS

    Bronze: Victoria Azarenka, BLR

    Serena Williams put on another show in the finals against Maria Sharapova. Williams crushed Sharapova 6-0, 6-1 to claim her first single's Olympic gold.

    The victory marked the third straight over a former, or current, No. 1 player in the world. In those three matches Williams only lost a total of seven games. It may go down as one of the greatest tournament performances in tennis history.

    Williams was remarkable and gives the USA another gold medal.