Jul 31, 2012; Greenwich, United Kingdom; Vincent Hancock (USA) celebrates after his final shot winning the gold medal in the men's skeet finals during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Royal Artillery Barracks. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Summer Olympics 2012, Day 4: Event Results And More

Everything you need to know from Day 4 at the 2012 Summer Olympics, including a complete TV schedule, online streaming information and complete results as Tuesday unfolds in London.

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2012 Women's Olympic Gymnastics: Jordyn Wieber Gets Her Gold In Team Competition

American gymnast Jordyn Wieber was crushed when she didn't qualify for the Women's All-Around competition for the 2012 Summer Olympics, due to the rule allowing only two competitors from each country to move on. Weiber wound up finishing fourth in the individual all-around with a score of 60.032, behind two of her American counterparts.

Wieber missed on one of her goals in the individual all-around, but that disappointment was quickly washed away with the sound of "The Star Spangled Banner" and the feeling of a gold medal being placed around her neck.

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"The feeling was incredible," Wieber said. "To have this gold medal around your neck, it's really an indescribable feeling. It just shows how much of a team we are."

The United States team was able to pull ahead of Russia early in the competition. A big reason for the lead was due to the outstanding vault by vault specialist McKayla Maroney, scoring a 16.233.

It had been 16 years since the women's team had won Olympic gold in the team event, but thanks to Maroney's amazing vault the Americans went on to dominate the competition. Wieber drilled her own vault, scoring a 15.933.

"I said to her, 'redemption is a heck of a motivator,' and today was redemption," Wieber's long-time coach John Geddert said.

Wieber's strong vault started off a four-rotation exercise that helped propel the Americans to a gold medal, including picking up a 14.666 on the bars, the event that was part of Wieber's downfall in the individual competition that left her in tears. After the uneven bars Wieber picked up a 15 in the floor routine as the United States cruised right along.

The "Fab Five" as they've been called, went on to crush Russian with a total score of 183.596, five points more than Russia's score of 178.530 and take home the gold medal.

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Olympics 2012 Swimming: Michael Phelps Sets Medal Record As Team USA Wins 4 More

Michael Phelps entered the day sitting on 17 total medals, just one shy of tying the record of 18 set by Larisa Latynina of the then Soviet Union. Phelps was able to tie the record with a silver medal in the Men's 200m fly, just narrowly missing out on gold, before breaking the record by anchoring Team USA's gold-medal performance in the Men's 4x200m relay.

"I would have liked a better outcome in the 200 fly. Obviously it was my last one and I would have liked to win but ... it wasn't a terrible time," Phelps told reporters after winning his record setting 19th Olympic Medal. "I thank those guys for helping me get to this moment ... I just wanted to hold on. I thank them for allowing me this moment."

Phelps didn't sound disappointed with his performance in the 2012 Games, which included a disappointing fourth-place finish in the 400m individual medley earlier in the week, despite failing to meet lofty expectations.

"The biggest thing I've always said is -- anything is possible," Phelps said. "I've put my mind on doing something nobody has ever done before and there is nothing that was going to stand in my way -- of being the first Michael Phelps."

It wasn't just Phelps for the Americans making a splash. His training partner, 22-year-old Allison Schmitt, took home her third medal of the 2012 Olympics thus far, picking up the gold in the Women's 200m Freestyle. In Beijing in 2008, Schmitt picked up a silver and a bronze medal and has now brought her Olympic total to five medals in just two Olympic appearances.

In the same 200m Freestyle in which Schmitt won gold, 17-year-old Missy Franklin just missed on winning bronze and her third medal of her very first Olympic appearance. Franklin finished just 0.01 seconds behind Australian swimmer Bronte Barratt.

American Caitlin Leverenz also medaled for the United States on Tuesday, winning the bronze medal in the Women's 200m Individual Medley. Leverenz took home her first career medal in her first Olympics, after just barely missing out in qualifying for the 2008 Beijing games by finishing third and twice in fourth place at the U.S. Trials.

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Team USA Vs. Tunisia, Olympics 2012: U.S. Picks Up 110-63 Win, Remains Undefeated

The United States men's basketball team was favored by 55 points heading into Tuesday's game against Tunisia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The second game for the U.S. in Group A pool play never got quite that out of hand, but Team USA once again put on a show, winning by a final score of 110-63.

Tunisia grabbed a brief four-point lead in the first quarter before the United States settled down, cranked up the defensive intensity and really began to pull away heading into the second quarter. By the second half, the game had already turned into a glorified dunkfest, with Andre Iguodala getting in on the action ...


... and Anthony Davis driving home a sweet alley-oop.


Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Love tied for the scoring lead for Team USA, pouring in 16 points each.

There were plenty of Team USA fans in attendance, both on and off the court. Tunisian players approached the United States team after the game for some autographs. Kobe Bryant happily obliged.


The U.S. is now the only undefeated team remaining in Group A. Argentina, Lithuania, France and Nigeria are all currently 1-1, and Tunisia drops to 0-2 with the loss.

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Women's 200m IM Final: Ye Shiwen Wins Gold Again For China

Ye Shiwen's massive Olympics in the pool got even better when she scored her second gold medal, in the women's 200m IM, on Tuesday.


Michael Phelps Ties All-Time Olympic Medal Record With Silver In 200m Fly

Michael Phelps won his record-tying 18th career Olympic medal on Tuesday, claiming silver in the men's 200m butterfly, finishing just 0.05 seconds behind South Africa's Chad le Clos.


Women's 200m Freestyle Final: Allison Schmitt Dominates For Team USA Gold

Allison Schmitt stole the show in the 200m freestyle, blowing away the field to win gold in Olympic record time.


What To Watch, Day 4: Michael Phelps Swims For Olympic History

What To Watch on Day 4 of the Summer Olympics, from skeet shooting to Michael Phelps swimming for a record to Team USA going for gold in women's gymnastics.

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