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China has 30 overall medals and the United States has 29

Aug 2nd, 2012 - Sports News


LONDON (AP) — Two members of the gold medal American gymnastics team are back in action today in the all-around competition. Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman will be going for gold against the likes of Russia's Viktoria Komova.

In swimming, the gold medal finals are on tap in the men's 200-meter backstroke, the men's 200-meter individual medley, the women's 200-meter breaststroke and the women's 100-meter free. The men's 200-IM features another Ryan Lochte (LAHK'-tee)-Michael Phelps face-off as Lochte swims in lane 4 and Phelps lane 3. On the women's side of things, 17-year old Missy Franklin is gunning for a second individual gold in the 100-freestyle. She won the 100-meter backstroke on Monday.

In men's beach volleyball, the men's team of Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser has a match against a team from the Czech Republic. The men's basketball team has its next game with the opposition coming from Nigeria. The U.S. is unbeaten in two games with a winning margin of 37 points a game.

In rowing, the women's eight is being contested with the U.S. team a heavy favorite for the gold.



36th straight Olympic win for US women

LONDON (AP) — Make it three straight Olympic routs for the U.S. women's basketball team, which has mowed down its first three games by an average margin of 39 points.

Angel McCoughtry scored 18 points and Tina Charles added 16 to lead the U.S. Olympic women's basketball team to an 89-58 victory over Turkey.

Turkey was able to hang with the U.S. early in the game and had a one-point lead in the first quarter. But the Americans built a 15-point advantage by the half, and coasted home.


American gold in relay

LONDON (AP) — Allison Schmitt rallied from behind on the anchor leg to lead the United States to the gold medal in the women's 4x200 freestyle relay at the Olympics. The Americans posted an Olympic record time of 7 minutes, 42.92 seconds. Schmitt entered the water about a half second behind, but pulled ahead on her first return lap to a win.

Teen sensation Missy Franklin got things started for the U.S., followed by Dana Vollmer, Shannon Vreeland and then Schmitt.

Australia settled for the silver, France won the bronze.


Another U.S. medal in swimming

LONDON (AP) — Nathan Adrian of Bremerton, Wash., is an Olympic champion. But by the slimmest of margins.

Adrian struck gold in the 100-meter freestyle. He finished in a time of 47.52 seconds, one-hundredths of a second in front of Australia's James Magnussen. Canadian Brent Hayden took the bronze.


Soni sets world record

LONDON (AP) — Rebecca Soni set a world record in the 200-meter breaststroke semifinals at the Olympics.

The American was timed 2 minutes, 20.00 seconds, shaving 0.12 seconds off the previous mark set by Annamay Pierse of Canada at the 2009 world championships in Rome in a now-banned bodysuit.

It was the fifth world record set in the pool at these games.


U.S. takes bronze in all-around

LONDON (AP) — American champ Danell Leyva (dan-EHL' LAY'-vuh) has added to the U.S. medal haul by capturing the bronze in men's gymnastics all-around. He added another step in his incredible journey from Cuban refugee to world-class athlete, closing the day with spectacular routines on parallel bars and high bar to finish third.

Japan's three-time world champ Kohei Uchimura (koo-HAY' oo-chee-MUR'-uh) won the gold, the silver went to Germany's Marcel Nguyen (noo-IHN').


Gold for Armstrong

HAMPTON COURT, England (AP) — Cyclist Kristin Armstrong of the United States won her second straight Olympic time trial gold medal. The former two-time world champion covered the 18-mile course south of London in 37 minutes, 34.82 seconds, beating silver medalist Judith Arndt of Germany by more than 15 seconds.


U.S. lands bronze

WINDSOR, England (AP) — The U.S. women's quadruple skull team claimed a bronze medal in the rowing competition. The team of Natalie Dell, Megan Kallmoe, Kara Kohler and Andrienne Martelli finished behind the winning boat from Ukraine.


U.S. team places third

LONDON (AP)— The U.S. team of Troy Dumais and Kristian Ipsen won the bronze in the men's synchronized 3-meter springboard. The team from China took the gold with Russia second.


Serena stays, Venus goes

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Family hopes for an Olympic gold medal are now resting on Serena Williams' shoulders. Serena had 12 aces and rocketed past Vera Zvonareva (zvahn-uh-RAY'-vuh) 6-1, 6-0 and reach the quarterfinals in Olympic tennis.

Serena's sister Venus squandered a lead in each set and lost her third-round match to Angelique Kerber of Germany, 7-6, 7-6.


U.S. women sweep China

LONDON (AP) — Destinee Hooker scored 22 points and the U.S. women's volleyball team improved to 3-0 with a three-set preliminary round victory over China.

Megan Hodge added 18 points for the top-ranked U.S. team in the 26-24, 25-16, 31-29 win. It was the United States' eighth straight victory over China in international competition.

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