Olympic roundup: Raisman wins goldAly Raisman's reaction was right on. She put together a crisp floor routine Tuesday, then mouthed, "Wow" after she saluted the judges.
LONDON (AP) — Aly Raisman's reaction was right on. She put together a crisp floor routine Tuesday, then mouthed, "Wow" after she saluted the judges.
Raisman became the first U.S. woman to win Olympic gold on floor, and she picked up a bronze on balance beam on the final day of the gymnastics competition at the London Olympics.
"It definitely went better than I thought it would," Raisman said.
Raisman just missed a medal in the all-around, finishing with the same score as Russia's Aliya Mustafina but dropping to fourth on a tiebreak. She was on the right end of the rules for beam Tuesday, bumping Romania's Catalina Ponor off the podium.
The U.S. captain initially finished fourth, with a score of 14.966. But she questioned it, and judges added an extra tenth to her routine's difficulty after a review.
That gave her and Ponor identical scores of 15.066, but Raisman got the bronze because her execution score was higher.
"A gold medal is a gold medal, but I definitely felt like (beam) was redemption from the other night in the all-around," Raisman said. "I was in the same exact position, but it went in my favor this time."
China collected two more golds when Feng Zhe won the parallel bars and Deng Linlin the beam competition. Epke Zonderland won the high bar, the first medal for a Dutch man and only the second Olympic medal overall for the Netherlands in the sport.
The rest of the Olympic action Tuesday:
It will be an All-American party at beach volleyball when Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor take on April Ross and Jennifer Kessy in Wednesday night's final.
Walsh Jennings and May-Treanor won gold medals in Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008 without losing a match, and they ran their unbeaten streak to 20 with their victory over China in the semifinals.
Ross and Kessy advanced with a three-set win against top-ranked Brazilians Juliana and Larissa.
TRACK AND FIELD
Usain Bolt is eyeing another gold after he cruised through 200-meter qualifying, jogging down the stretch on his way to a stress-free first-round heat of 20.39 seconds.
The World's Fastest Man repeated in the 100 on Sunday night when his 9.63-second run set an Olympic record. He is trying to become the only man with two Olympic titles in the 200.
Australia's Sally Pearson (100-meter hurdles), Germany's Robert Harting (men's discus) and Russia's Ivan Ukhov (men's high jump) won gold medals on the fifth day of the track and field competition.
Pearson got the best of a strong field by clocking an Olympic record 12.35 seconds to edge defending champion Dawn Harper of the U.S. It was Australia's fourth gold medal of the games.
Track cycling wrapped up at the London Velodrome, and Chris Hoy gave the boisterous crowd one last memory.
Hoy broke the British record with his sixth Olympic gold medal, defending his keirin title to finish off a dominating performance by the home nation.
Anna Meares of Australia won the women's sprint earlier in the day, beating British rival Victoria Pendleton in the final, while Laura Trott gave the host country a win in women's omnium.
Diana Taurasi scored 15 points and the U.S. women's team forced 26 turnovers in a 91-48 victory over Canada in the quarterfinals. The four-time defending gold medalists have won 39 straight games in Olympic play and will play Australia in the next round.
Sylvia Fowles and Candace Parker had 12 points apiece for the U.S., which harassed Canada into three shot-clock violations in the first seven minutes.
Australia advanced with a 75-60 victory over China. Aussie star Lauren Jackson scored 12 points to become the all-time Olympic scoring leader in women's basketball, passing former Brazilian star Janeth Arcain.
Russia beat Turkey 66-63 to reach the other semifinal and will play the Czech Republic or France.
Britain ended Germany's decades-long domination of team dressage by winning the gold at Greenwich Park, adding to its first team show jumping gold in 60 years, which it won a day earlier.
Germany took the silver and the Netherlands got the bronze.
Ilya Zakharov of Russia scored 104.50 points on his last dive to win the 3-meter springboard, stopping China's bid to sweep all eight diving events.
Zakharov totaled 555.90 points in the six-round final. China's Qin Kai settled for silver at 541.75, and He Chong, the defending champion and Qin's teammate, earned the bronze.
Windsurfing made a spirited games exit, with Dorian Van Rijsselberge of the Netherlands collecting the men's gold medal he had clinched days earlier and Marina Alabau of Spain winning the women's regatta.
Van Rijsselberge won six of the first nine races. Nick Dempsey of Britain took the silver, and Poland's Przemyslaw Miarczynski got the bronze.
On the women's side, Finland's Tuuli Petaja was second, and Zofia Noceti-Klepacka of Poland took third.
Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina won duet for Russia, which hasn't lost an Olympic synchronized swimming event since the 1996 Atlanta Games.
Spain's Ona Carbonell and Andrea Fuentes took the silver after a lively, tango-themed routine that had the crowd at the Aquatics Centre clapping along nearly the whole way. China's Huang Xuechen and Liu Ou grabbed the bronze.
It was a family affair on the podium for the men's triathlon, with Alistair Brownlee taking the gold for Britain and younger brother Jonathan finishing third.
ELSEWHERE IN LONDON
China won the women's team table tennis title with a 3-0 victory against Japan. ... Behdad Salimikordasiabi of Iran won the final gold medal of the weightlifting competition, lifting a total of 455 kilograms in the super heavyweight class. ... Greco-Roman wrestling golds went to Iran's Ghasem Gholamreza Rezaei (96-kg) and South Korea's Kim Hyeon-woo (66-kg). The U.S. failed to medal in any of the Greco-Roman events at the Olympics for the first time since 1976.