Allyson Felix ran a textbook turn and pulled away from silver medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and bronze medalist Carmelita Jeter to win her first individual Olympic gold with a time of 21.88 in the 200-meter final.
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Aries Merritt posted the fifth sub-13 of his career (12.92) to become the first U.S. man to win the Olympic 110-meter hurdles gold medal since Allen Johnson in 1996.
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Kobe Bryant scored 20 points, including six 3-pointers, in the second halfas the U.S. pulled away for a 119-86 win over Australia to advance to the Olympic men's basketball semifinals.
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Despite a strong aerial attack, Alexey Denisenko (left) of Russia lost his taekwondo semifinal to Lee Daehoon of South Korea in the 58 kg class.
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Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh won their third consecutive gold medal in beach volleyball on Wednesday, getting past their American counterparts Jennifer Kessy and April Ross, surprise winners over Brazil.
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Ashton Eaton got his bid for the decathlon gold off to a good start by winning the 100-meter dash, setting an Olympic record in the process.
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Ashton Eaton also won the long jump portion of the decathlon on Wednesday, which wraps up on Thursday with competition in five more events.
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Brittney Reese became the first U.S. woman to win the long jump since Jackie Joyner-Kersee outdueled German Heike Drechsler in 1988
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Caster Semenya of South Africa qualified for the next round of the 800-meter run by finishing second in her heat. Alysia Johnson Montano of the U.S. won the heat in a time of 2:00.47.
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Olympians compete to qualify for the men's 5,000-meter final; preliminary races on Day 12 determined the 15 men who will race for the gold medal.
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Donald Suxho of the U.S. attempts to set during a quarterfinal match against Italy. The U.S., which won gold in Beijing, lost 3-0 to the Italians, who have won the world championship three times but never an Olympic gold medal.
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Tony Parker goes up for a shot as France took on Spain in Olympic basketball action Wednesday. Spain ultimately defeated France, advancing to a semifinals match against Russia.
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Nic Batum (left) of France committed a hard foul on Juan Carlos Navarro in their quarterfinal, punching the guard from Spain in the groin area.
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In their team's 4-1 field hockey loss to Germany, South Korea's (from left) Cha Sena, Jang Soo Ji, Han Hye Lyoung and Kim Young Ran donned mask-imum protection on a penalty corner.
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Alice Schmidt of the U.S. ran a 201.65 to qualify for the next round of the 800-meter run.
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Russia's Lubov Volosova (in blue) tied up Poland's Monika Ewa Michalik en route to winning their bronze medal match in the 63 kg class.
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Carol Huynh of Canada (top) defeated Nguyen Thi Lua of Vietnam 5-0 in freestyle wresting in the 48kg division.
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Mo Farah, winner of the 10,000-meter run earlier in the London Games, qualified on Wednesday for the 5,000-meter final.
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Dmitriy Karpov of Kazakhstan won the decathlon shot put with a throw of 16.47. Ashton Eaton of the U.S. finished 10th, but still led the overall standings through three of the day's five events.
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Isiah Kiplangat Koech competes in the men's 5000-meter preliminary race, finishing in second and qualifying for the Aug. 11 final.
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The women's hammer throw qualifying round took place on Day 12, determining the 12 women who will throw for gold on August 10.
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Joo Saehyuk (pictured) and Ryu Seungmin of South Korea lost 3-0 to China in the gold medal team table tennis match.
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France's Ronny Turiaf tried to split brothers Pau (4) and Marc Gasol in a quarterfinal matchup with Spain but failed to score. Spain won 66-59 to advance to the semifinals.
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Two gold-medal hopefuls mix things up in the flyweight division of the taekwondo competiton.
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Germany defeated Hong Kong for the bronze medal in the team table tennis competition.
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