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From barely qualifying to Olympic Gold. Congrats to David Boudia of the US on winning won the gold medal in men's 10m platform diving

from nytimes.com

American Boudia Upsets Chinese and Beats Local Favorite in Diving

Christian Taylor of the U.S. poses with his gold medal during the men's triple jump victory ceremony at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium

U.S. Pairs Send One-Two Punch with Gold, Silver in the decathlon! Heading into the final two events of the competition, Eaton had a commanding lead over the field.We wished each other luck, but more than anything, we nodded at one another,” Hardee said. “It was an understanding that we represented the United States for a chance to go 1-2, that’s what we set out to do. That was the exclamation point on the mission.”

U.S. women’s 4x400-meter relay team won gold. DeeDee Trotter established an early lead then passed to Allyson Felix who expanded the gap, and by the time Francena McCorory got the baton, the U.S. was so far ahead (nearly three seconds) that the pressure was off. Sanya Richards-Ross anchored the team to triumph in a season’s best 3 minutes 16.87 seconds – just 1.7 seconds off the Soviet record set at the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games. Russia, the silver-medalist, finished 3.36 seconds behind the…

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