Another fantastic all-around day for the USA with Athletics, Water Polo and football gold, but with Usain Bolt on the track, everything else diminishes, even David Rudisha’s fantastic new world record in the 800 meters race. Bolt completed his second 100-200 double, finishing with 19.32 as he eased off during the final stretch.
Men’s triple jump – Christian Taylor of the United States won the gold medal with a 17.81 jump, adding to his world title from a year ago. Another American, Will Claye, took silver with 17.62. Fabrizio Donato of Italy took the bronze medal.
Men’s 800 meters – A new world record for a living legend at the age of 23, David Rudisha of Kenya, who ran a 1:40.91, the first man to run the distance faster than 101 seconds. He finished ahead of 18 year old Nigel Amos of Botswana (1:41.73) who took silver and 17 year old Timothy Kitum of Kenya, taking bronze, in the best ever 800 finals, with the 8th man finishing in a time of 1:43.77.
Men’s 200 meters – Usain Bolt, who else, from the first step of the race. He eased off during the last 20 meters, finishing with 19.32, just shy of his Olympic record. Maybe he’s saving his best for the world championship. Yohan Blake of Jamaica took silver with 19.44 and another Jamaican, Warren Weir, took bronze to complete the one-nation sweep.
Women’s Javelin throw – Barbora Spotakova of the Czech Republic retained her gold medal at this event with a 2012 best of 69.55, followed by two Germans – Christina Obergfoll with silver and Sunette Viljoen with bronze.
Men’s Decathlon – Ashton Eaton claimed another gold for the United States and got crowned as the world’s best athlete, winning the gold after finishing second in the world’s last season. Another American, Trey Hardee, took silver, and Leonel Suarez of Cuba took bronze.
Women’s flyweight – Nicola Adams of Great Britain is the first woman to win an Olympic gold in boxing, making its debut in these Olympics. She beat Ren Cancan of China in the final, taking silver. Bronze went to Marlen Esperanza of the United States and Mary Kom of India.
Women’s lightweight – Katie Taylor of Ireland took the gold medal, beating silver medalist Sofya Ochigava of Russia. Bronze went to Mavzuna Chorieva of Tajikistan and Adriana Araujo of Brazil.
Women’s middleweight – Gold went to Claressa Shields of the United States, beating Nadezda Torlopova of Russia (silver) in the final. Bronze went to Marina Volnova of Kazakhstan and Li Jinzi of China.
Men’s C-2 1000 meters – Gold to Germany, silver to Belarus and bronze to Russia.
Men’s K-4 1000 meters – Australia took gold, coming ahead of Hungary (silver) and the Czech Republic (bronze).
Women’s K-1 500 meters – Danuta Kozak of Hungary won the gold medal, her second in London, coming ahead of Inna Osypenko of Ukraine (silver) and Bridgette Hartley of South Africa (bronze).
Women’s K-2 500 meters – The German duo took gold, coming ahead of Hungary (silver) and Poland (bronze).
Women’s 10 meters platform – Chen Ruolin of China took gold, completing the team and individual double for the second time in a row, finishing ahead of Brittany Broben of Australia (silver) and Pandelela Rinong of Malaysia.
Individual dressage – Charlotte Dujardin of Great Britain won her second gold medal in London. Silver went to Adelinde Cornelissen of the Netherlands. Bronze went to another Brit, Larua Bechtolsheimer.
Women’s final – The United States took gold for the fourth time, beating Japan 2-1 in the final thanks to a brace from Carli Lloyd. Canada took bronze, beating France in the medal match with an injury time goal.
Women’s marathon – Eva Risztov of Hungary won the 10 kilometer race by 0.4 seconds, leaving the USA’s Haley Anderson with silver and Martina Grimaldi from Italy with bronze.
Women’s 57 kilograms – Jade Jones added another gold to Great Britain, beating Hou Yuzhuo of China in the final. Bronze went to Marlene Harnois of France and Tseng Li-Cheng of Chinese Taipei.
Men’s 68 kilograms – Servet Tzegul of Tukry took the gold medal. Silver went to Mohammed Bagheri Motamed of Iran. Bronze to Terrence Jennings of the United States and Rohullah Nikpai of Afghanistan.
Men’s – Germany took gold, beating Brazil in the final after three sets. Bronze went to Latvia.
Women’s – The United States won their first ever gold at this event, beating Spain 8-5 in the final. Australia beat Hungary 13-11 to take the bronze medal.
Women’s freestyle 55 kilograms – Saori Yoshida of Japan took the gold medal for the third consecutive time, adding to her nine world titles. Tonya Verbeek of Canada took the silver, while bronze went to Jackeline Renteria of Colombia and Yulia Ratkevic of Azerbaijan.
Women’s freestyle 72 kilograms – Natalia Vorobieva of Russia took the gold medal, beating Stanka Zlateva of Bulgaria in the final. Bronze went to Maider Unda of Spain and Guzel Manyurova of Kazakhstan.
The United States take the top spot with another fantastic day involving both the track and team sports, while China are running out of Badminton, Table Tennis and diving events to win. Great Britain took over third lace, reaching 25 golds in the Olympics so far.
|1||United States (USA)||39||25||26||90|
|3||Great Britain (GBR)*||25||13||14||52|
|5||South Korea (KOR)||12||7||6||25|
|15||North Korea (PRK)||4||0||1||5|
|19||New Zealand (NZL)||3||2||5||10|
|21||South Africa (RSA)||3||1||1||5|
|25||Czech Republic (CZE)||2||3||3||8|
|37||Dominican Republic (DOM)||1||1||0||2|
|Chinese Taipei (TPE)||0||1||1||2|
|Hong Kong (HKG)||0||0||1||1|
|Saudi Arabia (KSA)||0||0||1||1|
|Puerto Rico (PUR)||0||0||1||1|
|Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)||0||0||1||1|
|Total (80 NOCs)||238||240||274||752|