Manteo Mitchell completes the second leg of the 4x400 relay for the U.S., even though he had suffered a broken left fibula halfway through his lap. Shortly after handing the baton off to his teammate, Mitchell reached down and felt the area covered by the blue tape on his leg. "It felt like somebody literally just snapped my leg in half," he said in describing the moment he felt the leg break. Mitchell finished his heat in 46.1 seconds to help the injury-riddled U.S. team qualify for the final.
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Usain Bolt easily won the 200-meter dash on Thursday, becoming the first man to repeat as 100 and 200 champion in consecutive Olympics.
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Carli Lloyd scored two goals to lead the U.S. women to a 2-1 victory over Japan in the gold medal game.
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Abby Wambach goes up for a header in a game in which the U.S. jumped to a 1-0 lead early and held on to avenge their 2011 World Cup loss to Japan.
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Ashton Eaton finished third in the pole vault on his way to the decathlon gold medal.
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In second place after Day 1 of decathlon, Trey Hardee held on to win silver for the U.S.
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Claressa Shields of the United States rejoices after defeating Nadezda Torlopova of Russia to win the gold medal in the 75kg division at the London Games.
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Paced by Maggie Steffens, who scored five goals in the final and led all scorers in London with 21, the U.S. women won their first ever gold in water polo with an 8-5 victory over Spain.
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U.S. anchor Lauryn Williams took the baton from Bianca Knight and brought the Americans 4x100-meter relay qualifying team home in 41.64 seconds, the second-fastest Olympic time ever.
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Ariane Friedrich of Germany screams after attempting to clear the bar in the qualifying round of the high jump.
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Tina Charles of the U.S. defends against Australia's Liz Cambage during their semifinal matchup. The U.S. recovered from a halftime deficit to win 86-73 and advance to the gold medal game.
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Angel McCoughtry attempts to stop Australian guard Samantha Richards in a game that the U.S. won to qualify for the gold medal game.
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The United States 4x400 relay team gets ready to pass the baton in the qualifying round on Thursday morning. The team went on to post a time of 2:58.87, the second-fastest of the year. The United States qualified second, tied with the Bahamas.
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The high jumpers participated in the qualifying round this morning in the Olympic Stadium.
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Airine Palsyte of Lithuania leaps over the bar in Group B.
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American decathlete Ashton Eaton finished second to teammate Trey Hardee in the 100-meter hurdles portion of the decathlon but ruled the day to win the gold medal.
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Irina Gordeeva of Russia jumps up and over the bar to qualify for the next round in the high jump. Gordeeva cleared the height of 1.93 meters.
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The men's 68kg taekwondo semifinals competition kicked off on Day 13.
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Women's 57kg competition started with rounds of 16 today.
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The women's freestyle wrestling competition continued on Day 13, opening with 55kg and 75kg matches.
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Two Olympic gold medal hopefuls compete in the women's freestyle wrestling competition to advance to the quarterfinals.
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An official looks on while Olympians compete in the women's freestyle wrestling match.
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South Korean goalie Ju Hui rose to the challenge on a shot by Norway's Heidi Lake, but the Norwegians won their team handball semifinal 31-25.
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