2012 Olympics, Day 9: Complete Coverage And Medal Results From Sunday

The second weekend at the 2012 Summer Olympics continues Sunday. Here's everything from Day 9, including a complete TV schedule and full medal results in London. Previously: Saturday's Complete Results

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Mo Farah Wins Men's 5000m Gold At 2012 Olympics; Bernard Lagat Finishes Fourth

Having won gold in the men's 10,000m, Great Britain's Mo Farah had already had a successful 2012 Olympics heading into Saturday's men's 5000m final. However, he had a little extra incentive to add a second gold, something he accomplished with a winning time of 13:41:66.

Farah's wife, Tania, is pregnant and expecting soon, giving him even more reason to add a second gold medal to the collection.

"These two medals are for my two girls who aren't born yet," he said, according to the Associated Press. "My twins are coming. They could arrive any day and the doctors told us they could arrive any time in the next 12 days. It's amazing!"

Farah took the lead with 700 meters to go in the tightly-bunched race, then ran to the finish line while the 80,000 people in attendance cheered him on. The crowd served as an extra boost for Farah, who entered the race as the favorite.

"The crowd helped him. He ran 100 percent and they added another 10," said American runner Bernard Lagat, who finished fourth.

Farah became just the seventh man to win gold in both the 5,000m and 10,000m in the same Olympics, an impressive feat, even to him.

"It's unbelievable," Farah said. "Two gold medals, who would have thought that?"

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Usain Bolt Sets New Olympic Record, Wins Second Straight 100m Gold Medal

On Sunday, Usain Bolt proved once again, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that he is the fastest man alive. The Jamaican sprinter took home the gold medal in the men's 100m final for the second straight Olympics.

Bolt actually got out to a slow start off the blocks. Early speculation was that Bolt was worried about being disqualified due to a false start. Bolt, via Reuters, confirmed as much after the race was done.

"I was slightly worried about my start, I didn't want to false start again. So I think I sat in the blocks a little bit, I don't think it was the best reaction in the world, but I executed and that was the key.

"My coach said stop worrying about your start, the best of your race is at the end, that's where you rule. So I stopped worrying about the start and I executed, so it worked."

And how. After getting off to his slow start, Bolt kicked it into high gear after the first 20 meters and pulled away, setting a new Olympic record with a time of 9.63 seconds. That old Olympic record? That one was his, too. He also holds the world record, in case there's any question as to whether he truly is the fastest person who's ever lived.

To win, Bolt had to hold off the fastest field of competitors ever in the 100m. Countryman Yohan Blake, who came in second, finished in 9.75 seconds -- the second-fastest losing time ever. Bolt had this to say about Blake:

"In training he always works hard and pushes me. I knew what I needed to do but I think he will do better next time. He is a major talent. He beat almost everybody and I know he will be more confident and do better next time."

How's this for even more impressive: Bryan Fischer of CBS Sports noted that Bolt was actually turning his head as he crossed the finish line to check on his time. The move likely cost Bolt a few hundredths of a second, but Bolt didn't seem overly concerned.

United States runner Justin Gatlin finished in third place with a time of 9.79 seconds, while USA's Tyson Gay missed out on the podium, finishing in fourth place at 9.80. Gay was in tears following the race.

"I tried man. I tried my best. I just came up short."

The other runners in the race seemed nearly as in awe of Bolt as was the crowd watching in the stadium and at home. Richard Thompson, who finished seventh, had this to say:

"He's an unbelievable sprinter (Bolt). The entire world says he's unbeatable and right now he is."

Bolt is certainly unbeatable in the 100m. And he now has the hardware to prove his utter dominance of the running world for the past four-plus years.

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2012 Olympics, Women's 400m Results: Sanya Richards-Ross Takes The Gold

The United States women had a fantastic showing on Sunday in the final of the 400m, taking home the gold and the bronze. Sanya Richards-Ross overtook the rest of the field with less than 100 meters to go and captured the first track and field gold medal for Team USA at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Richards-Ross, who is married to Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Aaron Ross, edged out Christine Ohuruogu of Great Britain with a time of 49.55 seconds. Fellow U.S. runner DeeDee Trotter was leading before being overtaken in the home stretch, finished in third place to give the United States another medal to add to their total.

Richards-Ross shed tears of joy after the win. The Associated Press captured her thoughts after the race.

"The run was phenomenal," Richards-Ross said. "It's very, very challenging to get on the Olympic stage and give your best performance, to balance your emotions and physical. It's a huge weight off my shoulders. I kept telling myself, `You are the champ. You are the champ.' To go out there and actually accomplish it is really fantastic."

This is the first individual Olympic gold medal for Richards-Ross.

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VIDEO: Watch Usain Bolt Dominate The 100m Finals In London

It's Usain Bolt's world and everyone else is living in it. Once again, Bolt blew through the field and took home gold at the Olympics, finishing the 100m finals in a time of 9.63. After questions about whether Bolt was ready -- prompted by Yohan Blake's win at the Jamaican trials -- the world record holder reminded everyone who's the boss.


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And the funny thing about it is that Bolt didn't even get off to a great start. He was slow out of the blocks, lagging a bit behind and everyone hit their stride. And then he decided it was just time to go.

Watch what happened when Bolt hit the afterburners. It was all over.

This field was absolutely loaded. Seven of the participants went under 10 seconds in the final. The only one that didn't, Asafa Powell, pulled up lame. And he ran sub-10 in the semifinals.

But once again, it was all about Bolt. And damn, he is fast.

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Usain Bolt Wins 100m Gold In Olympic Record 9.63 Seconds

Usain Bolt won gold in the men's 100 meter dash Sunday night at the Summer Olympics, defending his title from Beijing and establishing himself as one of the greatest sprinters the world has ever seen.

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Men's 100m Semifinal: Usain Bolt Easily Advances With Americans Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay

The signature event of the 2012 London Olympics is now set with the Men's 100m semifinals completed. Usain Bolt moved through to the finals with a time of 9.87 seconds. The defending Olympic champion and world record holder went off in heat two in lane four and blew away the field in the second semi. He didn't even get off to the best of starts, but still put the brakes on and put it into cruise control over the final 20 meters.

Bolt has had a tumultuous stretch between Beijing and London, from blazing a new world record in Berlin to taking some heat off the track for his partying ways to being beat out by countryman Yohan Blake during Jamaican trials. But he once again looked like the fastest man on earth with his performance in the semifinals.

In addition to three Jamaican superstars, each heat featured a Team USA sprinter. Justin Gatlin led things off and raced in the first heat, posting a time of 9.82. Gatlin was incredibly impressive in opening the semifinals, even taking time to look around over the final 10 meters as he cruised across the line. It was the second-fastest time in Olympic history behind Bolt's 9.69 in Beijing. He certainly looks to be a medal contender and someone who could perhaps push Bolt in the finals.

Jamaican Asafa Powell, who held the world record for three years until Bolt burst onto the scene in 2008, came in third and posted a time of 9.94 in the first heat -- good enough to qualify. Churandy Martina of the Netherlands just edged Powell to automatically qualify with a time of 9.91.

In addition to Bolt, the second heat featured American Ryan Bailey. He did not get of the blocks quickly, but came back down the stretch and qualified for the finals with a time of 9.96.

The third heat set up a superstar battle between Jamaican Yohan Blake and American Tyson Gay. Blake, who defeated Bolt in both the 100m and 200m in their country's Olympic trials, posted a time of 9.85 to qualify easily. Gay wrapped up the semifinals for the Americans on the heels of Blake with a time of 9.90.

Seven qualifiers were all under 10 seconds in what is shaping up to be perhaps the strongest ever field in the Men's 100m finals.

  1. Justin Gatlin, USA: 9.82
  2. Yohan Blake, Jamaica: 9.85
  3. Usain Bolt, Jamaica: 9.87
  4. Tyson Gay, USA: 9.90
  5. Churandy Martina, Netherlands: 9.91
  6. Asafa Powell, Jamaica: 9.94
  7. Ryan Bailey, USA: 9.96
  8. Richard Thompson, Trinidad and Tobago: 10:02
The finals will take place at 4:50 p.m. ET and cap off an incredible Day 9 at the London Olympics.

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American McKayla Maroney Wins Silver In Vault, Shocked By Sandra Izbasa

The gold medal finals in the individual gymnastics disciplines are underway on Sunday at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. There was a big upset in the finals for the women's vault, as United States gymnast McKayla Maroney -- who was a favorite in the event and ahead on points with one vault left to go -- fell on her second attempt and, as a result, ceded the gold medal to Sandra Raluca Izbasa of Romania.

Maroney stumbled on her landing and sat down, resulting in a huge loss of points, dropping her behind Izbasa and into second place, where she would have to settle for silver. It was a very rare flub for Maroney, who falls on landings so infrequently that longtime observers couldn't remember the last time it had happened.

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Also of note was that Oksana Chusovitina -- who was a gold medalist in team gymnastics way back at Barcelona, in 1992 -- competed in the event. She is 37 and still going strong in her sixth Olympic games -- the first female gymnast to ever do so. She finished in fifth place in Sunday's vault.

Maria Paseka of Russia took home the bronze medal in the event.

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China's Zou Kai Wins Men's Floor Exercise Gold

Zou Kai had a repeat victory in the floor exercise on Sunday, after getting one of his three golds in Beijing four years ago in the event.

Zou earned gold with the Chinese men's team earlier in the 2012 Olympics, but made his name in 2008 by winning golds in the floor and high bar in addition to a team win. He was able to impress individually again in the floor exercise, attempting the routine with the second-highest difficulty level of any of the eight finalists and executing it well enough to score a 15.933 and earn gold. He's also a favorite to repeat in the high bar.

In second place, Japan's Kohei Uchimura and Russia's Denis Ablyazin tied at 15.800, but Uchimura was awarded silver while Ablyazin took the bronze.

America's Jake Dalton participated in the event and scored a 15.333 to finish fifth.

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Serena And Venus Williams Make Olympic History With Women's Doubles Gold

Venus and Serena Williams now have more gold medals than any tennis players in Olympic history after their third doubles gold. The pair has never lost a set in Olympic doubles competition.

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Ethiopia's Tiki Gelana Wins Women's Marathon, Sets Olympic Record

Ethiopia earned its first gold of the Olympics thanks to a strong finish by Tiki Gelana.

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