Beijing Games: Day 3
Jason Lezak (below, in pool) and Michael Phelps wait in anticipation for the results to be posted, while Garrett Weber-Gale is already into his celebration at the conclusion of the United States' split-second victory over France in the 4x100 freestyle relay.
Lezak's amazing final lap enabled Phelps to win his second gold of the Beijing Olympics and Garrett Weber-Gale's first. Cullen Jones (not pictured) was the fourth member of Monday's relay team.
Japan's Kosuke Kitajima won the gold medal and set a world record of 59.81 in the 100m breaststroke.
Tayyiba Haneef-Park (3) and the U.S. lost 3-0 to Cuba in a Group A preliminary round match.
Jessica Steffens and the U.S. defeated Wang Yi and China 12-11 in a water polo showdown.
Diana Taurasi leads a fast break with Lisa Leslie following closely behind in an 108-63 victory over China.
China was projected to be the toughest test in pool play for Cappie Pondexter and her teammates. No problem. The U.S. won by 45 points.
Lin Hue and Huo Liang of China won gold in the 10 meter platform synchronized diving.
Britain's Rebecca Adlington (left), with teammate Joanne Jackson, celebrates her gold medal time of 4:03.22 in the 400m freestyle. Jackson won the bronze.
Hungary's Anita Gorbicz (13) battles it out with Brazil's Viviane Jacques (11) in the women's team handball on Monday.
American Becky Hammon, pictured here driving against Korea, is compeing for the Russian team in the Olympics.
U.S. breaststroker Rebecca Soni in a semifinal on Monday.
Lisa Leslie had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the U.S. and played her usual lockdown defense.
Benn Fraker of the U.S. in a heat of canoeing.
Arkady Vyatchanin of Russia set an Olympic record of 53.06 while competing in a semifinal of the men's 100 meter backstroke.
Abhinav Bindra of India won gold inthe 10 meter air rifle.
Samantha Albert rode a horse named Before I Do Itin the Individual Cross Country event.
Yusuke Kanamaru of Japan takes on Ali Malomat of Iran in Judo.
Valerie Gotay of the U.S. and Gulzat Uralbayeva of Kazakhstan go head to head.
Chen Yanging of China won the gold medal in the women's 58kg weighlifting.
Atanas Nikolovski of Macedonia in a heat of the kayak men's singles.
Katie Hoff of the U.S. survived her heat of the individual medley.
O Jong Ae of North Korea earned a bronze in the women's 58kg weighting class.
Aleksandra Klejnowska of Poland finished seventh.
Michael Phelps set an Olympic record of 1:53.70in qualifying for the 200m butterfly.
Ryuichi Shibata of Japan also advanced to the final.
Natalie Coughlin during a 200m individual medley heat.
Melissa Corfe of Russia in a 200 meter freestyle heat.
In the 62kg finals, Zhang Xiangxiang of China finished first.
Diego Salazar of Columbia nabbed silver.
Lin Dan of China in the badminton competition.