London Olympics: U.S. women's soccer team looks to make finals
The 2012 Summer Games in London are more than halfway over now as we press into day 10. The landscape for bigger team sports like women's soccer and men's basketball are starting to take shape, and it'll be time to start handing out medals soon. The U.S. women's soccer team is preparing to face Canada in the semifinals, the U.S. men's basketball team is preparing to win another game — this time against Argentina — and individual competitions in gymnastics are all on the docket for Monday. Read about the top five storylines of the day.
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Track and field: Jamaica's Usain Bolt was able to win his second consecutive Olympic gold medal in the 100-meter dash by beating out a star-studded field on Sunday in London with an Olympic-record time of 9.63 seconds. Yohan Blake coasted in behind Bolt to win the silver, while American Justin Gatlin won the bronze. Also, American Sanya Richards-Ross, the favorite going in to the 2012 London Summer Olympics 400-meter dash, didn’t disappoint on Sunday. She ran the race in a time of 49.55 seconds to win the gold medal. She wasn’t the only women wearing red, white and blue on the podium, though. DeeDee Trotter rode the momentum that she built in the semifinals (where she finished with the second-fastest time) to take bronze with a 49.72.
Tennis:Andy Murray completely dominated Roger Federer in three straight sets (6-2, 6-1, 6-4) to win the men’s 2012 Olympics tennis gold medal. He ended it perfectly, with a beautiful ace down the center of the court. The biggest surprise of the match is the fashion in which Murray, who lost to Federer at Wimbledon 2012 in four sets (4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4) just one month ago, handily dispatched the world’s No. 1-ranked tennis player.
Gymnastics:McKayla Maroney's score of 15.083 gave her the silver medal in the 2012 women's vault final at the Olympics in London. The American sensation was as impressive as any gymnast in the final, but in what was a controversial finish, she took home second place. Romania's Sandra Izbasa was the gold-medal winner at the event after posting a score of 15.191. Her run was certainly strong, but it was tough to see the most talented gymnast go down in the fashion that she did.
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