Sanya Richards anchored the U.S. to a gold medal in the 4x400-meter relay.
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When Richards took the baton for the final leg, the U.S. was trailing Russia. But she closed the gap, catching Anastasia Kapachinskaya to secure the gold medal in 3 minutes, 18.55 seconds.
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Zhou Luxin of China won the silver medal in the 10-meter platform final. In winning seven of the eight diving medals, China claimed 11 of the 24 medals awarded in the sport that has produced the host nation's most Olympic medals.
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Jeremy Wariner ran the anchor leg as the U.S. won the men's 1,600-meter relay in an Olympic record time of 2 minutes, 55.39 seconds.
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Lisa Leslie of the U.S. during the gold medal game against Australia.
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Team USA celebrates winning the gold against Australia.
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Becky Hammon scored 22 points to help Russia beat host China 94-81 Saturday night for the Olympic bronze medal.
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Luciano Monzon of Argentina battles against Nigeria during their 1-0 gold medal-winning game.
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Argentinean soccer sensation Lionel Messi goes airborne to win the ball from Chibuzor Okonkwo of Nigeria.
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Angel Di Maria of Argentina watches the winning goal sail over goalie NiAmbruse Vanzekin of Nigeria.
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Argentina celebrates its second consecutive gold medal in Olympic men's soccer.
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Wilfred Bungei (2246) of Kenya wins the gold in the 800-meter final.
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Jaroslav Kulhavy of the Czech Republic negotiates the rough terrain in the cross country mountain bike race.
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Julien Absalon of France celebrates winning the gold in the cross country mountain bike finals.
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Nino Schurter (6) of Switzerland won the bronze, as France took both gold and silver in the cross country mountain bike final.
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Nathalie Schneitter of Switzerland took a tumble in the women's cross country.
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Wang Yimei (1), Zhao Ruirui (9) and Feng Kun (2) of China play Cuba for the bronze medal in women's volleyball.
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Ma Lin (in blue) and Wang Hao, both of China, compete in the singles gold medal match.
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Fabiana de Oliveira of Brazil is overwhelmed with emotion after winning the volleyball gold medal.
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Team Brazil celebrates their gold medal win against the U.S.
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Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia won a rare long-distance double on Saturday when he won the 5000-meter to add to his 10,000-meter Olympic crown.
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Huo Liang of China finished fourth in the CHN. He finished fourth in the 10-meter platform final.
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Anna Chicerova of Russia won the Bronze in the high jump final.
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Beijing's National Stadium, or "Birds Nest", the night before closing ceremonies.
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