London Olympics 2012: Day 14

Today, the women’s 4×100 relay final took place. It looked like another showdown between Jamaica and the U.S. The US team of Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight, and Carmelita Jeter crushed the rest of the field, winning in an unbelievable time of 40.82 seconds to take gold.The United States normally dominates the men’s 4×400 relay. However, there were so low on healthy athletes that they had to enlist hurdler Angelo Taylor to run in the final. Despite that, the US was looking like they could still win, only to be run down by the Bahamas in the stretch. It was the Bahamas’ first gold medal ever by male athletes. The US still hold on for silver, while Trinidad and Tobago took bronze.

The USA basketball team in today’s semifinal against Argentina. Their opponents hung around for a while, but the US poured it on and cruised in the end. The result was a 109-83 US victory. They will face Spain in the final, who won a defensive battle with Russia 67-59. One concern for Team USA is Russell Westbrook, who left the game with an ankle injury.

Wrestler Jordan Burroughs had made it clear what we was after. His Twitter handle is @alliseeisgold. Well, as they say, it isn’t boasting if you can back it up, and that’s exactly what Burroughs did, winning the gold in the 74kg freestyle class.

The US increased its lead over China in both medal counts, and look good to top both tables. The US has 94 medals to China’s 81, and 41 gold medals to China’s 37. Russia (63) and Great Britain (25, of 57 total) retain third place in total and gold medals respectively.

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