London 2012, Day 3: Complete Results From Monday's Events

Everything you need to know from Day 3 at the 2012 Summer Olympics, from a complete TV schedule, where to watch online, and results as the Games continue on Monday.

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2012 Olympics: Why Gymnastics Judging Appeals Require Straight Cash Money

The Japanese gymnastics team won silver after an appeal on Monday. And the cash handed over to make the appeal happen was legitimate. Really.


Olympics 2012 Swimming: United States Wins 4 More Medals

Heading into the 2012 London Olympics, much of the focus on the United States swimming team was on the head-to-head battle between Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. On Monday, however, it was the other members of the US team stealing the show.

The United States added four more medals to their growing medal count Monday, including two gold medals. Missy Franklin, the 17-year-old from Colorado, captured the first gold medal of her career, winning the women's 100-meter backstroke.

"Indescribable," Franklin said, according to the Associated Press. "I still can't believe that happened. I don't even know what to think. I saw my parents' reaction on the screen and I just started bawling. I can't even think right now."

Franklin set an American record in the event with a winning time of 58.33. Even more impressive, she won the race less than 15 minutes after swimming in her semifinal heat.

Franklin wasn't the only American to win gold Monday. Matt Grevers won the men's 100-meter backstroke with an Olympic record time of 52.16. It was Grevers' third career gold and fifth career Olympic medal. He won silver in the 100-meter backstroke at the 2008 Olympics but came away with gold this year.

Nick Thoman joined Grevers on the 100-meter backstroke podium, taking home the silver medal. It was Thoman's first career Olympic medal. Rebecca Soni captured the United States' fourth medal of the day, winning silver in the women's 100-meter breaststroke. Soni, who also won silver in the same event at the 2008 Olympics, narrowly missed out on gold, finishing just 0.08 behind the winner Ruta Meilutyte.

"I'm a little disappointed," Soni said. "I knew it was going to come down to the last five meters and I wish I had five more meters to get to that finish. It was a great race overall."

While those four Americans finished on the podium, Ryan Lochte did not. Lochte finished a disappointing fourth in the men's 200-meter freestyle. After opening the Olympics with gold in the 400-meter individual medley, Lochte has now missed the podium in each of his last two races.

"I did my best," Lochte said. "I guess sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. I gave it 110 percent. There's probably some things I messed up on, but you live and learn."

Phelps did not race Monday, as he chose to not race in the 200-meter freestyle in London.

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VIDEO: Shin A Lam Loses Olympic Fencing Match In Controversial Fashion

A bizarre scene unfolded in the semifinals of the women's épée fencing event at the Olympics on Monday as South Korean Shin A Lam sat alone on the piste -- the elevated surface where competition takes place -- while her match was under protest. Shin was in position to win her match against Britta Heidemann, only to see her hopes for gold fall by the wayside as a result of a confusing ruling at the end of the match.

With one second left on the clock, the match was tied -- Shin would've won on an advantage had the match ended tied. Heidemann attacked twice, and each time the touches were ruled simultaneous. On the third attempt -- the clock had not run down to zero on the previous two for some reason -- Heidemann was awarded a point after a back-and-forth exchange that surely took more than a second.

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The controversy came when Heidemann was awarded the match while the South Korean coach protested the apparent clock malfunction. Because Shin could not leave the piste and still keep her right to protest, she quietly sat alone in front of the crowd, heartbroken at what just happened.

Eventually, Shin left the piste as her protest was struck down. She returned a short time later for the bronze medal match and lost, failing to medal in the event.

In one moment, she had the match in hand, and appeared to be cheated out of a win that would've guaranteed her at least a silver medal. The next, she was back on the piste for a bronze medal match, still riding an emotional wave after such a controversial decision, which perhaps factored into the second loss. Just an absolutely brutal decision that sure looked like the incorrect one.

So judge for yourself: Did more than one second elapse? And should Shin have been awarded the match? Here's the end of the match.

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2012 London Olympics Medal Count: U.S. Ties China With Swimming Haul

China and the United States will trade the medal lead back and forth over the course of the 2012 London Olympics. Monday afternoon's swimming events helped the Americans tie China for the lead, but a couple of disappointments prevented the U.S. from taking it outright heading into Tuesday.

Matt Grevers kicked off the U.S. pool party with an Olympic record and an easy gold medal victory in the men's 100m backstroke, thoroughly outclassing the field in the race's second 50 meters. Fortunately for Team USA, though, the silver went to Nick Thoman, making the event the first time in the 2012 Olympics that the U.S. has gotten two medals from one event.

Missy Franklin also made good on being the favorite in the water, pulling away for a win in the women's 100m backstroke for her first Olympic gold medal. She'll have four more chances to add to the Team USA tally.

However, Ryan Lochte, projected to dominate these Olympics by many, surprised in the men's 200m freestyle, finishing fourth and well behind Yannick Agnel, the French star of the pool so far. Agnel has helped France get three medals in the pool, nearly doubling its lifetime total entering 2012.

And the chances of a U.S. double in the women's 100m breaststroke by Rebecca Soni and Breeja Larson were dashed in part by Lithuania's 15-year-old Ruta Meilutyte, who repeated a stunning semifinal performance by taking gold, relegating Soni to silver. Larson finished sixth in the event.

With four medals in the water, though, Team USA erased lead China had (the Chinese won just one swimming medal on Monday, Sun Yang's silver in the men's 200m freestyle), and gave itself another good chance to take the lead on Tuesday. The U.S.'s 12 swimming medals to this point are by far the most any nation has in one sport at the 2012 Olympics, and more than any other nation, save China, has won across all sports.

Team USA also accomplished a significant lifetime goal: Soni's silver was the U.S.'s 500th swimming medal in Olympic history, which only outstrips Australia's second-best tally by 333 medals.

Here's a more complete look at the medal count:

  1. China, 17 (9 gold, 5 silver, 3 bronze)
  2. United States, 17 (5, 7, 5)
  3. Japan, 11 (1, 4, 6)
  4. Italy, 8 (2, 4, 2)
  5. France, 7 (3, 1, 3)

Other notables: The only team beyond that top five with three gold medals is North Korea; Great Britain moved into a five-way tie for ninth with its third medal; mighty Moldova still has one bronze medal.

You can find a more viewer-friendly medal count right here:

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Fencing Controversy Causes South Korea's Shin A Lam To Protest On Piste

With a berth in the gold medal match of the women's individual epee fencing match on the line, South Korea's Shin A Lam and Germany's Britta Heidemann were tied with a second left on the clock in overtime. But a controversial finish left both fencers in the middle of the 2012 Olympics' most bizarre moment so far.

Shin had priority with :01 on the clock and the score tied in overtime, and would have, in theory, reached the gold medal final when time ran out without a clean touch. Three successive touches without a clean touch happened without the clock running out, however, and Heidemann scored on the fourth, earning her a 6-5 overtime victory and a berth in the final — but only after nearly a half-hour of deliberation by the judges.

Shin remained sitting on the piste after the decision, as leaving it would have been seen as a tacit acceptance of the ruling. And then more nuttiness happened, according to NBC:

UPDATE: The PA announcer at the ExCeL arena told the crowd at 2:39 ET, "As part of the rules it is required that the Korean official lay down a sum of money for the appeal to be valid. That procedure is now in progress."

At 3:00 ET Shin was escorted off the piste in tears. No word on the status of the appeal.

For those curious about how that all looked, Deadspin has video of the final touch of the match and Shin refusing to leave the piste.

The women's gold medal final in women's individual epee fencing has been rescheduled. Shin has since returned to the piste to fence in the bronze medal match.

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Matt Grevers Wins Gold For Team USA In Men's 100m Backstroke Final

Matt Grevers used a massive turn to win the men's 200m backstroke going away.


Yannick Agnel Wins Gold In 200m Free, Ryan Lochte Fourth

In one of the deepest fields in any swimming event at London, Yannick Agnel dominated to win gold in the men's 200m freestyle Monday at the 2012 Summer Olympics.


China Wins Men's Team Gymnastics, USA Disappointing Fifth

China has won the gold medal in the men's gymnastics team final for a second consecutive Games, posting a score of 275.997 Monday afternoon at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Japan finished second (271.952) and Great Britain finished a surprising third (271.711) to earn the host country's second bronze medal of the Games. Although, that's not how it originally ended.

The immediate results had Japan fourth and Ukraine third, which would have been the first time Japan failed to medal in men's team since 2000. But an inquiry to the judges regarding Kohei Uchimura's pommel horse was accepted, changing his score from 13.466 to a 14.166. That alteration was enough to push Japan past Ukraine.

The United States, which took bronze in 2008 and silver in 2004, finished a disappointing fifth (269.952) after a near-disastrous start in the first three rotations.

Team USA, which was aiming for gold after qualifying first heading into the finals, started slow, especially on their second rotation, pommel horse, where they finished seventh (out of eight). Halfway through the competition, the Americans found themselves in last place, with a lot of work to do.

Better showings on rings helped before a disappointing result on vault -- John Orozco sat on his attempt -- slowed the chances of a comeback and all but sealed their fate of missing the podium. They recovered to finish strong in both parallel bars and high bar (three-place scores on both), led by Orozco, Jonathan Horton and Danell Leyva (below), but it simply wasn't enough to overcome their poor opening rotations.


Men's gymnastics resumes Wednesday with the individual all-around.

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London 2012 Medal Count: China Adds More Golds On Day 3

China and the United States seem likely to do battle for the top spot in the 2012 Olympics medal count for the better part of a fortnight. On Day Three, though, the Chinese are extending their lead.

On Day Three, China was dominant in the morning and midday events, taking gold in men's 10m synchronized diving and women's 58kg weightlifting to push its gold medal tally to eight. That was as many gold medals as Italy, France, Russia, and South Korea have combined, and five more than the United States.

Then China scored a gold medal in men's team gymnastics, in a bit of an upset. The U.S. team had scored the top spot in qualifying, but finished off the podium in the event final.

The U.S. didn't fall in total medal count, though, scoring two bronze medals of its own. Marti Malloy took the U.S.'s second medal ever in women's judo, and the American team of David Boudia and Nick McCrory won bronze in men's 10m synchronized diving, giving the U.S. 13 medals, second only to China. America also leads the 2012 Olympics in bronze medals, with five, not that anyone's bragging about that.

But the American chance to overtake China will come shortly, and in the water, where it can add to its haul of eight medals. Ryan Lochte should win another medal, perhaps his second gold, in the 200m freestyle, Matt Grevers is the gold favorite in the 100m backstroke, the gold for women's 100m backstroke could end up around Missy Franklin's neck, and Breeja Larson and Rebecca Soni will likely vie with each other for gold and silver in the 100m breaststroke. Barring more upsets, the U.S. could have a slim lead in the total medal count by the end of Monday afternoon on the East Coast.

Here's a more complete look at current top five of the medal count:

  1. China, 15 (9 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze)
  2. United States, 13 (3, 5, 5)
  3. Italy, 8 (2, 4, 2)
  4. Japan, 8 (1, 4, 3)
  5. France, 6 (2, 1, 3)

Other notables: Russia and South Korea are tied for sixth with five medals each, Great Britain trails the University of Florida with one silver and one bronze, pushed off the podium in men's team gymnastics, and Moldova's medal count remains one bronze.

You can find a complete medal tracker over at

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Olympics 2012 Streaming: Ryan Lochte Swims For Gold In Men's 200m Freestyle

Ryan Lochte didn't pull through at the end of the men's 4x100 relay on Sunday at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He'll have a chance to redeem himself on Day Three, with an event he's favored to medal in leading off swimming's afternoon session in the Aquatics Center at 2:30 p.m. ET.

The men's 200m freestyle, which is the first of four finals, will not be shown on American TV until NBC's primetime coverage, which begins Monday night at 8 p.m. ET., but a live Olympics swimming stream is available via NBC Live Extra. Here's the schedule for the four medal finals in the pool on Monday.

  • 2:43 p.m. - Men's 200m Freestyle
  • 2:51 p.m. - Women's 100m Backstroke
  • 2:58 p.m. - Men's 100m Backstroke
  • 3:15 p.m. - Women's 100m Breaststroke

While Lochte's the reigning world champion in the event, and favored to medal in the 200m free, he's far from the only great swimmer that will be in the pool. Sun Yang of China already has a gold medal in the 400m free this Olympics, and Yannick Agnel of France beat Lochte by a full second in the anchor leg of the 4x100 relay on Sunday. Park Tae-hwan took silver in that 400m free, and South Korea's star will be looking to improve on that.

If Lochte can win gold in the event, Americans might sweep swimming gold on the day. Missy Franklin is a gold contender in the women's 100m backstroke, Matt Grevers is the favorite in the men's 100m backstroke, and Rebecca Soni and Breeja Larson may duel for gold in the women's 100m breaststroke, though Lithuania's Ruta Meilutyte swam the fastest time in the latter event this year in qualifying.


What To Watch, Day 3: Men's Gymnastics Team Final, Ryan Lochte Swims For Gold

What To Watch on Day 3 at the Summer Olympics, including men's gymnastics going for gold, Ryan Lochte looking for some redemption and everyone's favorite beach volleyball duo back in action.

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