The medal hopes of the U.S. men's gymnastics team were thrown by a series of bobbles, including this break on pommel horse by John Orosco. The Americans would finish fifth, behind China, Japan, Britain and Ukraine.
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After his shocking fourth in the 400-meter individual medley, Michael Phelps has rebounded, swimming the fastest leg on the U.S.'s silver medal-winning 4x100 relay and, here, cruising through his heat in the 200 butterfly.
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Micronesia's Manuel Minginfel begins to hoist the bar above his head in the men's 62kg
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Slovakia's Pavol and Peter Hochschorner try to get the better of the rapids in the first round of the men's double canoe competition.
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Pui Yin Yip of China battles against Ji Hyun Sung of Korea in the Women's Singles Badminton competition.
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After coming off a gold medal in the women's 400m individual medley, 16-year old Shiwen Ye of China came in first in the 200m individual medley qualifiers--her time of 2:08.9 seconds gives her the best time of the year in the event.
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Japan's Kaori Matsumoto (white) duels with Azerbaijan's Kifayat Gasimova (blue) in a women's 57kg judo match.
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Wang Yihan of China extends for the shuttle against Michele Li of Canada in the Women's Badminton Singles. Yihan won the match 21-8, 21-16.
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German Christin Ulrich yells as she hoists the bar above her head in the women's 58kg weightlifting event.
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In her pursuit for a fourth Olympic gold medal, Serena Williams cruised to a 6-3, 6-1 victory in her 2nd round match against Poland's Urszula Radwanska.
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Coming off a bronze medal in the 100m butterfly the night before, Australia's Alicia Coutts posted the fifth fastest time in a women's 200m individual medley qualifier to reach the semi-finals.
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Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield of Great Britain compete in the Men's Synchronised 10m Platform event at the Aquatics Centre.
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Rena Wang of the U.S. found herself a little overextended in her group play match against China's Wang Xin, the no. 2 seed in women's badminton, losing 2-0.
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After U.S. judoka Marti Malloy lost her repechage match in the 57-kilogram class, her coach Jimmy Pedro, a two-time bronze medalist, helped her get a grip. Malloy came back to claim a bronze of her own on an ippon over Italy's Giulia Quintavalle -- only the second judo medal for a U.S. woman.
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Minutes after Missy Franklin's victory in the women's 100-meter backstroke, Matt Grevers gave the U.S. a second triumph at the Aquatics Centre, coming on in the stretch to win the men's 100 back in an Olympic-record 52.16 seconds.
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Andrew Hoy of Australia and horse Rutherglen took things over the top on their way to a 15th-place finish in the cross-country portion of the equestrian individual eventing competition at Greenwich Park.
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