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Ethiopia’s Tiki Gelana won the women’s marathon event in a record time of 2:23:07. Priscah Jeptoo of Kenya came in 2nd, and Russia’s Tatyana Petrova Arkhipova came in 3rd. (via NY Daily News.)

  • Kazakhstan’s Olga Rypakova picked up a gold medal in the women’s triple jump. Colombia’s Caterine Ibarguen won silver, and Ukraine’s Olha Saladuha won bronze. (via ESPN.)
  • American Sanya Richards-Ross clinched the gold during the women’s 400m event, earning the first US gold of the track and field competition. Great Britain’s Christine Ohuruogu came in 2nd, and American DeeDee Trotter came in third. (via Boston.)
  • China dominated the women’s 3m springboard diving event, with Minxia Wu and He Zi picking up both 1st and 2nd place. Mexico’s Laura Sanchez Soto picked up the bronze. (via Huffington Post.)
  • Romania’s Sandra Raluca Izbasa clinched the gold during the women’s vault, with US gymnast McKayla Maroney picking up the silver, and Russia’s Maria Paseka picking up bronze. (via Huffington Post.)

  • Belarus’ Victoria Azarenka and her partner Max Mirnyi placed in 1st during the mixed doubles tennis event. Great Britain’s Andy Murray and Laura Robson placed 2nd, and Germany’s Sabine Lisicki and Christopher Kas placed 3rd. (via The Washington Post.)
  • China’s Lulu Zhou set a world record in the women’s super heavyweight lifting class with a total of 333 kilograms. Russia’s Tatiana Kashirina picked up silver, and Armenia’s Hripsime Khurshudyan picked up bronze. Americans Sarah Robles set a personal record to finish seventh, while  Holley Mangold was 10th. (via The Huffington Post.)
  • American Serena Williams placed in 1st during the women’s singles event, and celebrated her victory with the crip walk, a dance that was popularized by gang members from Williams’ home town, Compton, California, well before she was born. Her celebratory dance spurred a national conversation “dripping with racist, patronizing overtones.” Russia’s Maria Sharapova placed in 2nd, and Belarus’ Victoria Azarenka placed in 3rd. (via The Washington Post.)
  • American star tennis siblings Serena and Venus Williams clinched the gold during the women’s doubles event. Czech Republic’s Lucie Hradecka and Andrea Hlavackova placed in 2nd, while Russia’s Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova placed in 3rd. (via The Atlanta Journal Constitution.)

  • Cuba’s Idalys Ortiz clinched the gold during the women’s -78kg judo event, edging out Japan’s Mika Sugimoto. Great Britain’s Karina Bryant and China’s Wen Tong picked up bronze. (via The Chicago Tribune.)
  • Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba picked up the gold during the women’s 10,000m event. Kenya’s Sally Jepkosgei Kipyego and Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot came in 2nd and 3rd. (via Gant Daily.)
  • China dominated the mixed doubles badminton event. Yunlei Zhao and Nan Zhang placed in 1st, and Chen Xu and Jin Ma placed in 2nd. Denmark’s Joachim Fischer and Christinna Pedersen placed in 3rd. (via Atlanta Journal Constitution.)
  • Great Britain’s Victoria Pendelton placed 1st during the women’s Keirin event. China’s Shuang Guo placed in 2nd, and Hong Kong’s Wai Sze Lee placed in 3rd. (via BBC Sport.)

  • Great Britain’s Anna Watkins and Katherine Grainger took the gold in the women’s double sculls sailing event. Australia’s Kim Crow and Brooke Pratley took silver, and Poland’s Magdalena Fularczyk and Julia Michalska took bronze. (via Red Orbit.)
  • America’s Missy Franklin placed 1st during the women’s 200m backstroke event. Russia’s Anastasia Zueva took silver, and America’s Elizabeth Beisel took bronze. (via NBC.)
  • American Katie Ledecky clinched the gold during the women’s 800m freestyle. Spain’s Mireia Belmonte Garcia placed in 2nd, and Great Britain’s Rebecca Adlington placed in 3rd. (via The New York Times.)
  • Kazakhstan’s Svetlana Podobedova took the gold during the women’s 75kg weightlifting. Russia’s Natalya Zabolotnaya placed in 2nd, and Belarus’ Iryna Kulesha placed in 3rd. (via ESPN.)

  • Croatia’s Sandra Perkovic won the women’s discus throw. Russia’s Darya Pishchalnikova placed in 2nd, and China’s Yanfeng Li placed in 3rd. (via The Sacramento Bee.)
  • Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won the women’s 100m. American Carmelita Jeter placed in 2nd, and Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown placed in 3rd. (via ESPN.)
  • China’s Qing Tian and Yunlei Zhao picked up the gold during the women’s doubles badminton event. Japan’s Mizuki Fujii and Reika Kakiiwa came in 2nd, while Russia’s Valeria Sorokina and Nina Vislova came in 3rd. (via NBC.)
  • Chinese athletes Xuerui Li won the women’s singles badminton event, while Yihan Wang placed in 2nd. India’s Saina Nehwal picked up the bronze. (via First Post.)

  • Team Great Britain won the women’s team pursuit. Team USA came in 2nd, and Team Canada came in 3rd.  (via Bike Radar.)
  • China clinched the gold during the women’s team epee, with Korea coming in 2nd and the United States coming in 3rd. (via ESPN.)
  • Czech Republic’s Miroslava Knapkova took 1st in women’s single sculls, winning by two lengths in a time of 7 minutes, 54.37 seconds. Demark’s Fie Udby Erichsen placed in 2nd, and Australia’s Kim Crow placed in 3rd. (via The Washington Post.)
  • Great Britain’s Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking picked up the gold during the women’s lightweight double sculls. China’s Dongxiang Xu and Wenyi Huang placed in 2nd, while Greece’s Christina Giazitzidou and Alexandra Tsiavou placed in 3rd. (via Journal Live.)

  • American Jamie Lynn Grey smashed the world record during the women’s 3 positions 50m rifle, setting a new record of record of 691.9.Serbia’s Ivana Maksimovic placed in 2nd, and Czech Republic’s Adela Sykorova placed in 3rd. (via London Olympics News.)
  • Italy’s Jessica Rossi placed in 1st during the women’s trap shooting event. Slovakia’s Zuzana Stefecekova picked up the silver, and France’s Delphine Reau picked up bronze. (via ESPN.)
  • Netherlands’ Ranomi Kromowidjojo placed in first during the women’s 50m freestyle. Belarus’ Aliaksandra Herasimenia placed in 2nd, and Netherlands’ Marleen Veldhuis placed in 3rd. (via ESPN.)
  • Team USA clinched a gold medal during the women’s 4x100m medley relay with a world record-setting 3:52.05 finish. Team Australia picked up silver, and Team Japan picked up bronze. (via CBS.)
  • Canada’s Rosannagh Maclennan placed in 1st during the women’s trampoline event. China’s Shanshan Huang and Wenna He placed in 2nd and 3rd, respectively. (via The Globe and Mail.)
  • Switzerland’s Nicola Spirig placed in 1st during the women’s triathlon. Sweden’s Lisa Norden picked up silver, and Australia’s Erin Densham picked up bronze. (via ESPN.)

Previously in The 2012 London Olympics

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