Olympic Results 2012: Top Moments from London's Day 14 Action

Luis BatlleContributor IAugust 11, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 10:  Pau Gasol #4 of Spain reacts against Russia during the Men's Basketball semifinal match on Day 14 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Basketball Arena on August 10, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
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The 2012 London Olympics are now down to the final events, and Day 14 had no shortage of moments that will forever resonate with fans of the Games.

Whether it was on the hardwood or in the suspense offered by the track, there were a plethora of moments fans could not have missed from Day 14.

These are the three most remarkable moments from the day's action.


Spain Basketball Comes Through in the Clutch

The going got tough for Spain for the first 20 minutes of play of their semifinals contest vs. Russia, but in a see-saw battle in the fourth quarter, the ever-experienced Spaniards pulled through.

Spain scored just 20 first-half points and trailed by 11 at the start of the third quarter. Shooting woes from distance and an inability to establish an inside game were the keys to the team's poor start.

In a knockout game that looked to be Russia's for the taking, Pau Gasol led the charge for what was a truly remarkable final 20 minutes for the Spanish. Gasol had a game-high 16 points and 12 rebounds in the victory.

Spain scored 47 of their 67 points in the second half and outscored Russia by 19 points in the final 20 minutes.

Talk about a game to remember.


Men's Track and Field 4x400-Meter Relay Goes Down to the Wire

In arguably the most impressive event we have seen besides the Usain Bolt domination, the men's 4x400-meter relay was decided in what was a photo finish.

The Bahamas prevailed by 33-tenths of second to take the gold medal at the event, while the United States finished in second place to claim silver. Bahamian stud runner Ramon Miller had himself a remarkable last leg to catch American talent Angelo Taylor in the end.

Trinidad and Tobago also had themselves a top-notch performance with a bronze-medal showing at this especially competitive event. 


History Made in Women's Track and Field 4x100-Meter Relay

Easily the top moment of these Olympic Games on the track, the American women set a new world record in the 4x100-meter relay event to take the gold in dominant fashion.

Carmelita Jeter, Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix and Bianca Night helped the team to grab the record with a time of 40.82 seconds.

Shortly behind them came Jamaica and Ukraine, both picking up medals as well in second and third place, respectively.

Make no mistake about it, watching this American side put on the performance they did was a top moment at these Games as well as in Olympic history.