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.
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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.
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Japan's Kosuke Kitajima won the gold medal and set a world record of 59.81 in the 100m breaststroke.
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Tayyiba Haneef-Park (3) and the U.S. lost 3-0 to Cuba in a Group A preliminary round match.
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Jessica Steffens and the U.S. defeated Wang Yi and China 12-11 in a water polo showdown.
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Diana Taurasi leads a fast break with Lisa Leslie following closely behind in an 108-63 victory over China.
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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.
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Lin Hue and Huo Liang of China won gold in the 10 meter platform synchronized diving.
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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.
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Hungary's Anita Gorbicz (13) battles it out with Brazil's Viviane Jacques (11) in the women's team handball on Monday.
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American Becky Hammon, pictured here driving against Korea, is compeing for the Russian team in the Olympics.
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U.S. breaststroker Rebecca Soni in a semifinal on Monday.
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Lisa Leslie had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the U.S. and played her usual lockdown defense.
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Benn Fraker of the U.S. in a heat of canoeing.
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Arkady Vyatchanin of Russia set an Olympic record of 53.06 while competing in a semifinal of the men's 100 meter backstroke.
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Abhinav Bindra of India won gold inthe 10 meter air rifle.
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Samantha Albert rode a horse named Before I Do Itin the Individual Cross Country event.
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Yusuke Kanamaru of Japan takes on Ali Malomat of Iran in Judo.
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Valerie Gotay of the U.S. and Gulzat Uralbayeva of Kazakhstan go head to head.
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Chen Yanging of China won the gold medal in the women's 58kg weighlifting.
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Atanas Nikolovski of Macedonia in a heat of the kayak men's singles.
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Katie Hoff of the U.S. survived her heat of the individual medley.
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O Jong Ae of North Korea earned a bronze in the women's 58kg weighting class.
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Aleksandra Klejnowska of Poland finished seventh.
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Michael Phelps set an Olympic record of 1:53.70in qualifying for the 200m butterfly.
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Ryuichi Shibata of Japan also advanced to the final.
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Natalie Coughlin during a 200m individual medley heat.
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Melissa Corfe of Russia in a 200 meter freestyle heat.
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In the 62kg finals, Zhang Xiangxiang of China finished first.
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Diego Salazar of Columbia nabbed silver.
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Lin Dan of China in the badminton competition.
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