LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: United States players celebrate winning the Women's Water Polo Gold Medal match between the United States and Spain on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Water Polo Arena on August 9, 2012 in London, England. (Phot

Summer Olympics, Day 13: Team USA Wins Women's Water Polo Gold

Complete coverage from Thursday at the Summer Olympics, where Team USA has another marquee day, winning gold in women's soccer and water polo, men's decathlon and the first-ever U.S. gold in women's boxing.

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Usain Bolt Rips Carl Lewis After Winning 200m Gold

After winning his second gold medal of the 2012 Summer Olympics, Usain Bolt took the time to talk about Carl Lewis. The fastest man in the world did not have many kind things to say.


Lightning Strikes Twice, Again: Usain Bolt Defends His 200m Gold

Usain Bolt won the gold medal in the men's 200 meters at the 2012 Summer Olympics on Thursday night, posting a time of 19.32 seconds and becoming the first man ever to defend the 200m title.


Men's 800m: David Rudisha Sets World Record Against Fastest Field In History

In the final of the men's 800 meters on Thursday, David Rudisha of Kenya flew away from the field and sprinted his way into the record books by grabbing the gold medal with a world record time of 1:40.91.

The runners remained fairly bunched for the first lap, but by midway through the second and final lap, Rudisha had opened up an enormous gap between himself and the rest of the field and the only thing left in doubt was whether he would be able to top the world record time. He did just that, breaking the old record of 1:41.01 and smashing the Olympic record of 1:42.58. Rudisha had previously won the 800m at the 2011 World Championships.

Nijel Amos of Botswana took the silver at 1:41.73, passing Kenyan runner Timothy Katum around the final turn. Katum held on to take the bronze. Katum's 1:42.53 would also have beaten the old Olympic record, but on Thursday was only good enough for third place.

United States runners Duane Solomon and Nick Symmonds finished fourth and fifth, respectively, both coming in under 1:43. All eight runners finished in under 1:44.

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Claressa Shields Wins USA's First-Ever Women's Boxing Gold Medal

Claressa Shields won the first ever gold medal in women’s middleweight (165 lbs) boxing beating Russia’s Nadezda Torlopova 19-12.


Nicola Adams Wins Women's Boxing's First-Ever Olympic Gold

The first Olympics with women's boxing taking place in London seems fitting, given the sport's roots. So does Great Britain's Nicola Adams winning the first gold medal ever awarded in women's boxing.

Adams defeated China's Ren Cancan 16-7 in the gold medal final on Thursday, earning a spot atop the podium in women's fly, for boxers no heavier than 51kg. Adams began boxing at the age of 12, and is 29 now, so this medal is a long time coming for the 2011 European Championships gold medalist.

Adams stormed through the fly division, beating all three of her opponents from the quarterfinals on by at least five points, and both getting into double digits and holding her opponents to single digits in all three matches.

American Marlen Esparza and Indonesia's Chungneijang Mery Kom Hmangte shared bronze in the event after falling in semifinals matches on Wednesday.

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Usain Bolt Owns These Olympics

Usain Bolt is the biggest story at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Here are five reasons why.


What To Watch, Day 13: USWNT, Usain Bolt And Ashton Eaton All Going For Gold

What To Watch on Day 13 of the Summer Olympics, beginning with women's volleyball and ending with two of the Games' must-see events: USWNT in the gold medal final and Usain Bolt running for Olympic history.

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