An American night on the track, with three gold medals. Allyson Felix finally won her individual gold medal in the 200 meters race; Aries Merritt took his first gold medal with a fantastic sub 13-seconds time in the 110 meters hurdles and Brittney Reese, lazily, took the gold in the women’s long jump with 7.12, her only good jump of the final.

Athletics

Women’s long jump – Two time world champion, Brittney Reese of the United States had only one jump in the final that counted, but it was enough with 7.12. Elena Sokolova of Russia took silver and Janay DeLoach, also of the United States, took bronze.

Women’s 400 meters hurdles – Natalya Antyukh of Russia won by 0.07 seconds, taking her first gold medal after a silver and a bronze in Athens, beating Lashinda Demus of the United States (silver) and Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic with bronze.

Women’s 200 meters – Allyson Felix, finally, winning her first individual gold medal, beating a high quality field, leaving 100 champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica with silver and Carmelita Jeter of the United States with bronze.

Men’s 110 meters hurdles – Aries Merritt of the United States took gold, being the only man in the race to go below 13 seconds (12.92), followed by Jason Richardson of the United States and Hansle Parchment of Jamaica with bronze, while the Olympic champion and world record holder, Dayron Robles, couldn’t finish the race.

Canoeing

Men’s K-1 1000 meters – Eirik Veras Larsen of Norway took his second gold medal in this event, finishing ahead of Adam van Koeverden of Canada taking silver and Max Hoff of Germany with bronze.

Men’s C-1 1000 meters – Sebastian Brendel of Germany took the gold medal. Silver went to David Cal of Spain, bronze to Mark Oldershaw of Canada.

Men’s K-2 1000 meters – Gold to Hungary, silver to Portugal and bronze to Germany.

Women’s K-4 500 meters – Another team gold to Hungary, followed by the German four with silver and bronze to Belarus.

Equestrian

Individual jumping – Steve Guerdat of Switzerland took the gold medal. Silver went to Gerco Schroder of the Netherlands. Bronze to Cian O’Connor of Ireland.

Sailing

49er class – Australia took gold, New Zealand with silver and the Danish duo took bronze.

Table Tennis

Men’s team – China, who else, took the gold medal, beating South Korea 3-0 in the final. Germany took the bronze, beating Hong Kong in the bronze medal match.

Taekwondo

Women’s 49 kilograms – Wu Jingyu of China took the gold medal for the second consecutive time, beating Brigitte Yague of China in the final. Bronze went to Chanatip Sonkham of Thailand and Lucija Zaninovic of Croatia.

Men’s 58 kilograms – Joel Gonzalez of Spain took gold, beating Lee Dae-Hoon of South Korea in the final. Bronze went to Alexey Denisenko of Russia and Oscar Munoz Oviedo of Colombia.

Beach Volleyball

Women’s – The all-american final went to Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh, winning their third consecutive Olympic games. The Brazilian duo took the bronze.

Wrestling

Women’s freestyle 48 kilograms – Hitomi Obara of Japan took the gold medal, her first Olympic medal after winning 8 world titles at 51 and 48 kilograms. Mariya Stadnik of Azerbaijan, the bronze medalist in Beijing, moved one up to take silver. Bronze went to Clarissa Chun of the United States and Carol Huynh, the Beijing gold medalist, from Canada.

Women’s freestyle 63 kilograms – Kaori Icho took another gold for Japan, her third consecutive at this event. Jin Ruixue of China took the silver medal. Bronze went to Lubov Volosova of Russia and Soronzonboldyn Battsetseg of Mongolia.

Medal Table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 China (CHN)36221876
2 United States (USA)34222480
3 Great Britain (GBR)*22131348
4 South Korea (KOR)127625
5 Russia (RUS)11192252
6 France (FRA)891128
7 Germany (GER)7151032
8 Italy (ITA)76417
9 Hungary (HUN)62311
10 Kazakhstan (KAZ)6017
11 Australia (AUS)512926
12 Netherlands (NED)54615
13 Japan (JPN)4131431
14 Iran (IRI)4318
15 North Korea (PRK)4015
16 Cuba (CUB)3317
17 New Zealand (NZL)32510
18 Belarus (BLR)3249
19 South Africa (RSA)3104
20 Ukraine (UKR)3069
21 Romania (ROU)2529
22 Denmark (DEN)2439
23 Jamaica (JAM)2226
24 Brazil (BRA)2169
25 Poland (POL)2158
26 Croatia (CRO)2114
26 Switzerland (SUI)2103
28 Ethiopia (ETH)2024
29 Spain (ESP)2619
30 Canada (CAN)14914
31 Sweden (SWE)1337
32 Czech Republic (CZE)1326
33 Kenya (KEN)1225
34 Slovenia (SLO)1124
35 Georgia (GEO)1113
35 Norway (NOR)1113
37 Dominican Republic (DOM)1102
38 Lithuania (LTU)1012
39 Algeria (ALG)1001
39 Grenada (GRN)1001
39 Venezuela (VEN)1001
42 Mexico (MEX)0325
43 Colombia (COL)0325
44 Azerbaijan (AZE)0224
45 Egypt (EGY)0202
46 Slovakia (SVK)0134
46 India (IND)0134
48 Armenia (ARM)0123
48 Belgium (BEL)0123
48 Mongolia (MGL)0123
51 Estonia (EST)0112
51 Indonesia (INA)0112
51 Serbia (SRB)0112
51 Tunisia (TUN)0112
55 Cyprus (CYP)0101
55 Finland (FIN)0101
55 Guatemala (GUA)0101
55 Malaysia (MAS)0101
55 Portugal (POR)0101
55 Thailand (THA)0112
55 Chinese Taipei (TPE)0101
62 Greece (GRE)0022
62 Moldova (MDA)0022
62 Qatar (QAT)0022
62 Singapore (SIN)0022
66 Argentina (ARG)0011
66 Hong Kong (HKG)0011
66 Ireland (IRL)0011
66 Saudi Arabia (KSA)0011
66 Kuwait (KUW)0011
66 Morocco (MAR)0011
66 Puerto Rico (PUR)0011
66 Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)0011
66 Turkey (TUR)0011
66 Uzbekistan (UZB)0011
Total (75 NOCs)214216238668
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