Japan's Kohei Uchimura, the three-time world all-around champion who is considered by many the greatest male gymnast ever, took flight over the field to win his first Olympic all-around gold.
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Nathan Adrian of the U.S. put a punch into celebrating his victory -- by one hundredth of a second -- over Australia's James Magnussen in the 100-meter freestyle. The win gave Adrian the first individual Olympic gold of his career.
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Qin Kai (top) and Luo Yutong made a point of getting their act together to win the men's sychronized three-meter diving title, giving China its third gold in as many diving finals at London. The U.S. pair of Kristian Ipsen and Troy Dumais took the bronze.
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Germany (green hull) pulled ahead to win this final of the men's eights, but Great Britain (second from top) got the bronze on a lusterous day for the hosts at Eton Dorney, where the women's pairs team of Helen Glover and Heather Stanning earlier won Britain's first gold of the Games.
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In a men's preliminary round beach volleyball match held on the imported Surrey sands of Horse Guards Parade, Sean Rosenthal went up as he and U.S. partner Jacob Gibb owned Latvia 2-0.
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Heavyweight Michael Hunter II of the U.S. took his shot at Russia's Artur Beterbie but came up short, tying on points but losing on the judges' call on a day that also saw U.S. super heavyweight Dominic Breazeale and bantamweight Joseph Diaz Jr. eliminated on decisions.
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Laura Lopez Ventosa of Spain braved the clash and splash to dig for the ball during a preliminary round water polo match against the U.S., as the two teams played to a 9-9 draw.
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Lazaro Alvarez Estrada of Cuba defeated American boxer Joseph Diaz Jr. during their Bantamweight (56kg) match.
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The most decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps swam during his preliminary heat to qualify for the 200 IM final.
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Tianwei Feng of Singapore celebrated during her match against Kasumi Ishikawa of Japan for the bronze medal in women's Singles Table Tennis. After losing 4-2 to Ning Ding of China in the semifinals, Tianwei Feng won the bronze medal match 4-0.
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Toafitu Perive of Samoa fights to lift his weight during the men's 77kg final.
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Vasiliki Arvaniti of Greece dives for the ball during a 2-0 loss to China.
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Serena Williams flexed her tennis prowess, defeating Vera Zvonareva of Russia during the third-round match.
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U.S. players celebrate their win over China during at Earls Court.
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