Michael Phelps won his fourth gold in the 200m butterfly with a new world record time of 1:52.03, despite looking sluggish and having his goggles fill with water.
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Ricky Berens, Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps celebrate after the Americans broke the seven-minute mark in the 4 x 200m freestyle relay. It was gold No. 5 for Phelps.
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Phelps' 11 career golds make him the most decorated Olympian of all time.
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American gymnasts (L-R) Shawn Johnson, Nastia Liukin, Chelsie Memmel, Samantha Peszek, Alicia Sacramone and Bridget Sloan wave flowers after receiving their silver medals in the Team Final on Wednesday. The Chinese team won the gold medal and the Romanians won the bronze.
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Cheng Fei and China's gymnastics team won the gold, edging the world champion U.S. team into second place.
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Shawn Johnson and a shaky U.S. team finished with a silver in the team final.
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Deng Linlin, the smallest off the six competitors on the Chinese team, played her part to virtual perfection on the balance beam.
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Cristine Santanna of Georgia spikes against her Russian counterparts in a match that the Georgians won 10-21, 22-20, 15-12.
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A multiple-exposure image of Wang Feng and Qin Kai, who won the men's synchronized 3m springboard title to continue China's diving domination. The host nation has won four golds in the competition's eight events.
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Liu Yun of China battles Angola's Maria Teresa Neto Joaquim Eduardo (left) and Elizabeth Amelia Basilio Viegas in the team handball preliminaries.
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Stephanie Rice of Australia won the gold and set a world record of 2:08.45 in the 200m individual medley.
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Victor Obinna (9) of Nigeria and Robbie Rogers battle for a ball during a loss that knocked the U.S. out of the soccer competition.
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Alicia Sacramone gets consoled by Martha Karolyi during the gymnastics final.
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Xie Xingfang of China during the quarterfinals of the badminton competition.
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A long shutter-exposure image of Chris Cowill and Jevon Tarantino, who placed fourth in the synchronized 3m springboard.
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Wang Feng and Qin Kai of China won the gold medal in the synchronized 3m springboard
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Heather Corrie of the U.S. in a heat of the kayak competition.
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Cuba's Zoila Barros (18) and Daimi Ramirez attempt to block Zhou Suhong in a preliminary round match. Cuba won 18-25, 14-25, 25-23, 32-30, 15-13.
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Persson Jorgen of Sweden keeps his eyes on the ball during a table tennis match.
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Britta Heidemann of Germany scores against Li Naof China during an individual epee semifinal.
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Ronda Rousey of the U.S. (blue) takes a tumble while taking on Germany's Annett Boehm in judo.
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Zige Liu of China during the semifinals of the women's 200m butterfly.
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