Another thrilling day in London left a variety of memories, heartbreaks and triumphs on Day 3.
The Olympic medal race is shaping up to be a battle between the United States and China, and Monday was a big day for the Chinese diving team.
Cao Yuan and Zhang Yanquan captured the men’s 10-meter synchronized platform gold, which prompted The FW to tweet out some of the sillier images of divers in the middle of their performance:
The beach volleyball duo ended up beating the Czech Republic for their 16th consecutive Olympic victory.
Meanwhile, Deron Williams was busy taking pictures of coach Mike Krzyzewski in awkward yoga poses:
It wasn’t all fun and games for American athletes.
Top swimmer Ryan Lochte finished fourth in the 200-meter freestyle, which is shocking considering he’s the defending world champion. He tweeted out his frustrations:
Not so happy about that swim tonight... you live and learn. Tomorrow I will be better— Ryan Lochte (@ryanlochte) July 30, 2012
While Lochte may be disappointed, 17-year-old Missy Franklin was feeling great after her Monday. The Colorado native captured the 100-meter backstroke gold medal and her excitement could be felt through a 140 character tweet:
I am so grateful for everything that has happened. God has blessed me with so much. Thank you so much for all the love and support!— Missy Franklin (@FranklinMissy) July 30, 2012
The two represent the wide range of emotions felt during the Olympics. This is the moment thousands of athletes have been waiting for, and Twitter is helping us get an idea of their raw emotions almost instantly.