2012 Summer Olympics, Day 7: Team USA Continues Swimming Dominance

Full coverage from Day 7 at the 2012 Summer Olympics, including a complete TV schedule, as well as results from track and field, cycling and swimming.

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Women's 10,000m Final: Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba Defends Gold Medal

On the opening day of Athletics, Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba defended her gold medal in the women's 10,000 meters Friday night at the 2012 Summer Olympics, pulling away from her competition late and winning in dominant fashion.

Dibaba, 27, broke away with 500m remaining and furthered her lead, eventually winning in a time of 30:20.75, nearly a full six seconds ahead of the silver medal winner, Kenya's Sally Jepkosgei Kipyego. Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot, also of Kenya, finished in 30:30.44 for the bronze medal.

Americans Amy Hastings (31:10), Janet Cherobon-Bawcom and Lisa Uhl finished 11th, 12th and 13th, respectively.

The win marks Dibaba's third overall Olympic gold after winning both the 5,000m and 10,000m in Beijing -- she was first female athlete to accomplish that double. She'll aim to repeat that feat when she runs in the 5,000m in London in one week's time, on Aug. 10.

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Men's Shot Put Final: Poland's Tomasz Majewski Wins Gold

Tomasz Majewski repeated as gold medalist in the shot put at the London 2012 Olympics.

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Florent Manaudou Wins Men's 50m Free, American Cullen Jones Grabs Silver

In swimming's fastest event, France's Florent Manaudou won gold in the men's 50m free. American Cullen Jones picked up the silver.

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Michael Phelps Wins 100m Butterfly For 17th Career Gold Medal

Michael Phelps ended his individual career on a high note Friday in London, winning the 100m butterfly. It's his 17th Olympic gold medal, and his 21st medal overall.

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Missy Franklin Wins Women's 200m Backstroke Final, Sets World Record

Missy Franklin won the women's 200m backstroke on Friday, adding to the U.S.'s tally of medals in swimming at the 2012 Olympics.

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Becoming Michael Phelps: 7 Legendary Races By 'The Greatest Olympian'

Michael Phelps has become the greatest Olympian ever with a series of memorable races over four Olympics. Here are his seven most important.

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What To Watch, Day 7: Michael Phelps' Final Individual Race (And Trampoline!)

What To Watch on Day 7 at the 2012 Summer Olympics, including tennis semifinals at Wimbledon, more insane track cycling, track and field and Michael Phelps' last ever individual race.

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London 2012 Olympics Swimming: TV Coverage, Event Schedule For Friday

Swimming is wrapping up in the 2012 Summer Olympics, but Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin and Cullen Jones will all be in the pool chasing gold on Friday.

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2012 Olympics Track & Field: Schedule, TV Coverage For Friday

Track and field events begin Friday, with men's shotput and women's 400m qualifying events headlining the slate.

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