London Olympics 2012: Day 13

Today the women’s soccer finals took place. Team USA faced the team of Japan for the gold, a different story in the World Cup. Carli Lloyd scored both of the goals and beat Japan 2-1. Canada defeated France 1-0, despite being out shot 25-4.

Usain Bolt makes it a double-double as he wins the gold in the 200meters, winning with a time in 19.32. The stodiums were filled wiht Jamaicans  as Johan Blake wins silver, and Warren Weir wins bronze.

Ashton Eaton won the decathlon with 8869 points, with Trey Hardee placing second with a 1-2 finish for the U.S. Team USA also took 1-2 in the men’s triple jump. Christian Taylor took the gold in a mild upset over favorite Will Claye. In the men’s 800 meter, David Rudisha of Kenya was the overwhelming favorite and dominated the race and winning in world record time. This race was more of a heartbreak for Americans Duane Solomon and Nick Symmonds, who finished 4th and 5th, .29 and .42 out of the medals respectively.

The women’s basketball team is usually dominant, but in the semifinals against Australia, they were anything but dominant. The Aussies hung around all game, even leading at halftime. The US, however, played much better in the second half and won 86-73. France will await them in the gold medal match.

Team USA is starting to pour it on, and China is running out of obscure sports they dominate in to answer. The US is up now 90-80 in total medals, and has taken back the gold medal lead 39-37. Great Britain picked up a few more gold medals and is now up to 25. Russia stays in third place in total medals with 56.


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