London Olympics: Michael Phelps breaks Olympic medals record

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Now he's officially the best. Michael Phelps shook off the disappointment of getting outtouched by South Africa's Chad le Clos in the 200-meter butterfly by anchoring the men's 4x200 freestyle relay, cruising to gold and bringing his career tally to 19 medals, including 15 gold.

Other highlights from Tuesday's action in London:

Gymnastics: Magnificent Seven, meet the Fab Five. On Day 4 of the 2012 Olympic women's competitions, Team USA produced results that everyone and their mother were expecting: gold. The ability of the Americans to bounce back from Sunday’s shocking sequence of events makes their victory that much sweeter.

Tennis: American tennis star Venus Williams defeated Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak in straight sets on Tuesday at Wimbledon to advance to the third round of the women's singles tournament at the 2012 London Olympics (via Yahoo! Sports). Williams edged Wozniak 6-1, 6-3, and will take on No. 7-ranked German Angelique Kerber in the third round.

Equestrian: Zara Phillips, the Queen of England's granddaughter, won the silver medal in team equestrian eventing on Tuesday. In doing so, she also made some family history, per the Telegraph.

Soccer: The United States women's soccer team is through to the quarterfinals. Of course, that was already assured after their second win in group play, but with a 1-0 win over North Korea, the ladies advanced in style.

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