Aug 7, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Misty May-Treanor (USA) serves during a match against Chen Xue (CHN) and Xi Zhang (CHN) in the women's semifinal match during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Horse Guards Parade. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Summer Olympics, Day 11: Full Coverage And Medal Results From Tuesday In London

Everything from Day 11 at the 2012 Summer Olympics, including a TV schedule, the latest news and results from men's triathlon, women's 100m hurdles and women's beach volleyball semifinals.

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2012 Olympics Medal Count: Great Britain, Russia Battle For 3rd Place Behind China, U.S.

At the conclusion of Day 11 at the 2012 London Olympics, China and the United States still battle for overall supremacy, but the battle for third place is now in a tie between host-country Great Britain and Russia. The two countries each have 48 total medals, but Great Britain has an edge in gold medals, 22-10.

Russia picked up three gold medals on Tuesday (synchronized swimming women's duet, men's high jump, men's 3-meter springboard) while Great Britain took gold in four events (equestrian team dressage, men's triathlon, women's omnium, men's keirin).

China won the day with nine total medals, including gold in men's parallel bars and women's balance beam. The United States added seven medals, though just one gold. Aly Raisman grabbed that medal in the women's floor exercise after taking bronze in the women's balance beam.

Here is how the top five looks in the latest medal count:

  1. China, 73 (34 gold, 21 silver, 18 bronze)
  2. United States, 70 (30, 19, 21)
  3. Great Britain, 48 (22, 13, 13)
  4. Russia, 48 (10, 18, 20)
  5. Japan, 29 (2, 13, 14)

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April Ross, Jennifer Kessy Set Up All-Team USA Women's Beach Volleyball Final

After Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings moved on to their third consecutive gold medal final in women's beach volleyball early Tuesday evening, April Ross and Jennifer Kessy followed suit later in the night, setting up an all-American clash for the top spot in the sport.

Ross and Kessy defeated the top-ranked Brazilian team of Larissa Franca and Juliana Silva in three sets, 15-21, 21-19, 15-12. Ross and Kessy trailed at 12-8 in the second set before turning the tide, and never trailed in the third set.

The all-U.S. final will be the first women's beach volleyball final matching two teams from the same country since 1996, when Brazil's Sandra Pires and Jackie Silva took gold while fellow Brazilians Monica Rodrigues and Adriana Samuel won silver in the inaugural women's beach volleyball tournament at the Summer Olympics. The gold medal match will take place Wednesday at 9 p.m. in London, or 4 p.m. ET. The May/Walsh pairing has won gold in each of the last two Olympics, and has never been beaten in Olympic play.

Brazil's top-ranked team will meet the Chinese team of Chen Xue and Xi Zhang, defeated in the other semifinal, for bronze. That match will be contested at 2 p.m. Eastern.

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2012 Olympic Medal Count: China Holds Lead On U.S. After Day 11

After Day 11 of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, China has a lead on Team USA in the total medal count, despite the United States adding four medals on the track in the afternoon.

Leo Manzano won maybe the biggest of the four, taking silver in the men's 1,500 meters, an event in which no American had medaled since 1968, 44 years ago. Dawn Harper and Kellie Wells won silver and bronze, respectively, in the women's 100m hurdles, though Lolo Jones failed to medal. And Erik Kynard took silver in the men's high jump.

But China won nine medals on the day to lead all nations, scoring big wins in women's team table tennis, and men's and women's gymnastics. The U.S. also trails China by four gold medals, with Aly Raisman winning the only U.S. gold of the day in the women's floor exercise.

The U.S. was one of two nations to win more than three medals on Tuesday and only win one gold. Germany was the other.

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

  1. China, 73 (34 gold, 21 silver, 18 bronze)
  2. United States, 70 (30, 19, 21)
  3. Great Britain, 48 (22, 13, 13)
  4. Russia, 48 (10, 18, 20)
  5. Japan, 29 (2, 13, 14)

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Leo Manzano Wins First U.S. Medal In Men's 1500m In 44 Years

Leo Manzano of Team USA got a silver medal in the men's 1500 meters at the 2012 Olympics on Tuesday. And, in doing so, he stopped a streak of futility for the U.S. in the event that lasted nearly a half-century.

Manzano, who placed second to Algeria's Taoufik Makhloufi (3:34.08 seconds) in the event, ran his fastest time of the year in the event for silver, and became the first American man to win a medal in the 1500m since Jim Ryun, the first American to run the mile in less than four minutes. Ryun's silver medal at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City was the last silver and last medal for a Team USA member in the event.

And the U.S. missed breaking an even longer streak by the .04 seconds that bronze medalist Abdalaati Iguider of Morocco beat fourth-place finisher American Matt Centrowitz by: the U.S. hasn't won two medals in the 1500 meters in one Olympics since 1912.

Makhloufi's gold was the first for an Algerian in the event since 1996.

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Sally Pearson Wins Women's 100m Hurdles, Americans Finish 2-3-4

In a photo finish, Australia's Sally Pearson won gold in the women's 100-meter hurdles, setting an Olympic record with a time of 12.35 seconds. Pearson narrowly edged Team USA's Dawn Harper, the defending gold medalist, who was officially just 0.02 slower.

The bronze medal also went to the United States, with Kellie Wells finishing in 12.48. Lolo Jones -- looking to make up for a disappointing performance at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, when she stumbled over the second-to-last hurdle -- finished in fourth place (12.58), missing a medal by just 0.11 seconds. Only three-tenths of a second separated the top six finishers.

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For Pearson, the continues her recent domination of the event -- she adds Olympic gold to her already long list of accomplishments in the 100m hurdles, which includes a silver in Beijing and a world championship in 2011.

Harper, the bronze medalist at last year's IAAF World Championships, led for much of the race, but Pearson drew even with around 30 meters to go, then pulled ahead over so slightly after the final hurdle and managed to out-lunge Harper at the line. Harper's time of 12.37 seconds is not only the fastest losing time at the Olympic Games -- it's the fastest second-place finish ever.

After nearly missing out on qualifying for the finals, Jones turned in her fastest time of the season, 12.58 seconds.

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Team USA's Erik Kynard Wins Silver Medal In Men's High Jump

Erik Kynard had his chances to win the men's high jump on Tuesday at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. But Russia's Ivan Ukhov kept raising the bar, literally, and forced the American to settle for silver.

Kynard was first to clear 2.33 meters in the men's high jump, but Ukhov topped that twice, at 2.36 and 2.38 meters, and Kynard could not clear the bar at either of those heights or at 2.40 meters.

Ukhov's medal is the third Russian gold in the event in the last four Olympiads. Kynard's is the first American medal since 2004, when Matt Hemingway took silver.

Three bronze medals were awarded in the event, to Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim, Canada's Derek Drouin and Great Britain's Robert Grabarz. All three cleared 2.29 meters and failed just three times in the competition, all at the 2.33-meter height.

Three other competitors cleared the 2.29-meter height, including the U.S.'s Jamie Nieto, but had more failures.

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Great Britain's Chris Hoy Wins Men's Keirin, Capturing Sixth Gold Medal

Great Britain's dominance at the velodrome continued on Tuesday evening with Chris Hoy's gold medal win in men's Keirin. For the host country, it's an astonishing seventh gold medal in track cycling (ninth medal overall) -- no other country has more than one gold in the competition.

For Sir Chris Hoy, a cycling legend -- he was knighted in 2009 "for services to Sport" -- the win is his sixth career gold medal, making him Great Britain's all-time leader in Olympic gold. He added to his tally earlier in the Games with a win in team sprint.

With roughly 100 meters to go on the final lap, Germany's Maximilian Levy had the lead and looked like he was headed for the win, but Hoy exploded coming out of the final turn and edged Levy at the line. New Zealand's Simon van Velthooven and Teun Mulder from the Netherlands finished in a tie for third and will both take home bronze medals.

Keirin is a race involving eight laps around the track. Riders follow a motorized pacer for the first five-and-a-half laps. It begins at a speed of 18mph and increases to a max speed of 31mph before veering off with just over 600 meters remaining.

Riders line up along the start line, their positions drawn by lot. The motorbike approaches on the inside lane and as it passes the start line, the rider on the inside must take up position behind the derny unless another rider takes the position first.

The riders then engage in an all-out sprint for the finish for the final 2.5 laps.

Hoy's record-breaking gold medal moved him past Britain's previous leader, rower Sir Steven Redgrave.

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2012 Olympic Medal Count: China Adds To Lead On U.S., Despite Aly Raisman

Aly Raisman snagged two medals for the U.S. on Tuesday, including another individual gold. But midway through Day 11 of the 2012 Olympics, China has a large lead on Team USA in the medal count.

China (71 total medals) is up by five medals on the U.S. in the total medal count, having added seven medals on the day. The Chinese got gold from Feng Zhe on men's parallel bars and from Deng Linlin on women's balance beam in gymnastics, and added to their haul from table tennis by winning the women's team competition.

The U.S.'s lone gold on the day so far came from Raisman, who stole the show on the women's floor exercise, the final event of the gymnastics slate. She also added a bronze on the beam. But despite the U.S. women taking five medals from gymnastics (Raisman's two, Gabby Douglas' all-around gold, McKayla Maroney's vault silver, and team gold), China and Great Britain snagged the most medals from the sport, with eight each to the U.S.'s six.

The third U.S. medal of the day came from Sarah Hammer, who took silver in women's omnium.

The U.S. could still make up some of its medal deficit to China on the track later on Tuesday, but it is in no danger of falling any lower than second at this point. Great Britain, currently third in the medal count, is 19 medals behind Team USA.

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

  1. China, 71 (34 gold, 20 silver, 17 bronze)
  2. United States, 66 (30, 16, 20)
  3. Great Britain, 47 (22, 13, 12)
  4. Russia, 44 (8, 17, 19)
  5. Japan, 29 (2, 13, 14)

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American Sarah Hammer Wins Track Cycling Silver In Women's Omnium

Sarah Hammer's silver medal in women's omnium is her second medal in women's cycling at the 2012 Olympics.

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Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee Wins Men's Triathlon

Alistair Brownlee gave Great Britain another gold on its home soil, winning men's triathlon Tuesday morning. His younger brother, Jonathan, won the bronze medal.

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What To Watch, Day 11: Triathlon, Gymnastics Finals And Women's 100m Hurdles

What To Watch on Day 11 at the 2012 Summer Olympics, including men's triathlon, women's 100m hurdles and women's beach volleyball semifinals.

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