Gabby Douglas captured gold in the women's gymnastics all-around competition at the London Olympics on Thursday, but the Americans made an even bigger splash in the pool.
Michael Phelps outdueled Ryan Lochte in the 200 IM for his Olympic record-extending 20th medal and third-straight gold in the event, while Rebecca Soni (200 breaststroke) broke her own world record and Tyler Clary (200 backstroke) also won.
Meanwhile, the U.S. men’s basketball team scored a record-setting 156 points, Serena Williams advanced in tennis, Kayla Harrison won the first judo gold ever for the U.S., the United States defended its title in the women’s eight in rowing with gold, and the American men’s volleyball and water polo teams, as well as the beach volleyball team of Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor, scored victories.
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