London Olympics 2012: Day 12

Today in beach volleyball, the American team of Misty May Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings make it a 3-peat. They defeat the Americans Ross and Kessy to end their partnership with 3 golds, and an undefeated streak. May will retire, and Walsh would possibly return with a new partner. Nonetheless, it was a great end to a legendary team.

 

In the women’s 200 meter, Allyson Felix had one two silvers in this race in the past Olympics, but finally she would claim gold. She won with a time of 21.88. Shelly Ann-Fraser Pryce takes silver, and Carmelita Jeter takes bronze. The top 5 were separated by half a second. In the long jump Brittney Reese won gold and Janay DeLoach.

If that wasn’t enough, day 1 of the decathlon couldn’t have gone any better for the United States. World record holder Ashton Eaton came in as the favorite, with teammate Trey Hardee a medal contender, and so far they’ve lived up to those distinctions. Eaton finished day 1 with a whopping 4661 points (more than halfway to his world record score). Hardee is in 2nd, 220 points back. In basketball, the USA beats Australia in the quarterfinals, now they face Argentina.

With a good day for the USA, they lead the medal count 81-77 to China, but China still leads the gold medals 36-34. Russia has taken third place in the medal count.

[12:10:08 PM] Beck:

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