Beijing Games: Day 11
Shawn Johnson, 16, of the U.S. flipped for gold on the balance beam Tuesday after collecting three previous silver medals. The West Des Moines, Iowa gymnast took gold in the last event of the women's competition.
Nastia Liukin of the U.S. settled for the silver behind Johnson on beam. Liukin finished with a gold, three silvers and a bronze.
Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin share a hug at the women's beam final.
Henry Cejudo gave the U.S. its first wrestling gold medal of the Olympic Games on Tuesday with a victory over Japan's Tomohiro Matsunaga in the men's 55kg freestyle.
Cejudo, a 21-year-old from Colorado Springs who is taking part in his first Olympics, had tears in his eyes as he wrapped himself in the Stars and Stripes.
Defending Olympic champions Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor of the United States will play for another gold medal after advancing to the beach volleyball championship game with a straight-sets victory over Brazil.
Misty May-Treanor of the U.S. dives for the ball. She and Walsh won their 107th consecutive match.
Kerry Walsh of the U.S. was able to dominate Brazil's Talita Rocha in the semis.
Chiara Brancati of Italy attempts a save against China. Reigning Olympic champion Italy won the game 10-9 to advance.
Carmen Amariei of Romania battles Hungary's Timea Toth (17) and Monika Kovacsicz (83), but Hungary went on to beat Romania 34-30 in the quarterfinals of the team handball competition.
Lisa Leslie and and the U.S. women's basketball team were too big for South Korea to handle.
Qin Kai of China during the 3-meter springboard semifinals. He would win bronze.
Wang Min of China during the team handball quarterfinals against Korea.
Sinta Ozolina of Latvia placed 11th during qualifying for the javelin event.
David Oliver of the U.S. (center) during round two of the 110-meter hurdles.
Mavlet Batirov of Russia won the 60-kilogram freestyle wrestling gold, defeating Vasyl Fedoryshyn of Ukraine.
Lolo Jones of the U.S. stumbles after tripping on the next to last hurdle in the 100-meter hurdles final, dropping from first to seventh place.
Lolo Jones reacts to finishing 7th after tripping on next to last hurdle.
Troy Dumais of the U.S. during the 3-meter springboard semifinals.
Li Shanshan of China falls off the beam during her routine at the women's beam final.