Recap: Vollmer wins gold, Fab Five leads the way

July 29, 2012 

The Telegraph’s recap of the second day of the London Olympics.

Vollmer wins gold, breaks record:swimming American Dana Vollmer broke the world record on her way to winning the 100-meter butterfly, leading the way for four swimming medals Sunday. University of Georgia junior Allison Schmitt won silver medal in the 400-meter freestyle. The men’s 4x100 freestyle relay team led by Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte finished second behind France, a reversal of the finish four years ago when the Americans came from behind to beat France in the event. Lochte lost the U.S. lead over the final 50 meters. Brendan Hansen won bronze in the 100-meter breaststroke.

U.S. solid, Wieber misses out on all-around: The U.S. women’s gymnastics team cruised through qualifying Sunday, but Gabrielle Douglas and Aly Raisman, not defending world champion Jordyn Wieber, advanced to the all-around final. The team captain Raisman led the U.S. in individual standings, while Douglas edged out Wieber by 0.233 points. Despite the three girls finishing in the top four, only two from each country can make the all-around finals. Americans qualified for event finals: McKayla Maroney (vault), Douglas (uneven bars and balance beam), Raisman (floor exercise and balance beam), Wieber (floor exercise). The fifth American, Kyla Ross, finished sixth in the balance beam, but only two Americans can advance to the event final, so she was edged out by Raisman and Douglas.

Diving drought over: After being shut out of the diving medals the past two Olympics, Kelci Bryant and Abigail Johnson won silver medals in the 3-meter springboard synchronized final. The duo finished just by the dominant Chinese team, and they become America’s first diving medalists since Laura Wilkinson won the platform gold medal in 2000.

Near perfect: American Kim Rhode became the first American to win an individual medal in five consecutive Olympics when she won gold in skeet shooting. Rhode hit an Olympic record 99 of 100 targets.

How the USA’s teams fared

Men’s basketball: The U.S. national team rolled to a 98-71 win over France Sunday. The Americans outscored the French 56-30 in the middle two quarters. Kevin Durant led the U.S. with 22 points and nine rebounds, while Kevin Love added 14 points. Ali Traore led France with 12 points. Next: U.S. vs. Tunisia, Tuesday, 5:15 p.m.

Men’s water polo: Peter Varellas scored three goals as the U.S. survived a tough test from Montenegro in an 8-7 win. Next: U.S. vs. Romania, Tuesday, 2:40 p.m.

Men’s volleyball: Matt Anderson scored 18 points and Clay Stanley added 13 as the defending gold medalists beat Serbia 3-0 (25-17, 25-22, 25-21). Next: U.S. vs. Germany, Tuesday, 11:45 a.m.

Women’s field hockey: The U.S. women lost 2-1 against Germany. Next: U.S. vs. Argentina, Tuesday, 2 p.m.

U.S. medal winners

Gold: Kim Rhode, shooting, women’s skeet

Gold: Dana Vollmer, swimming, 100-meter butterfly

Silver: Allison Schmitt, swimming, 400-meter freestyle

Silver: Kelci Bryant and Abigail Johnson, diving, women’s synchronized 3-meter springboard

Silver: Swimming, men’s 4x100-meter freestyle relay

Bronze: Brendan Hansen, swimming, 100-meter breaststroke

Medal Count

Gold-Silver-Bronze-Total

China 6-4-2-12

United States 3-5-3-11

Italy 2-3-2-7

South Korea 2-1-2-5

Japan 0-2-3-5

France 2-1-1-4

Russia 1-0-3-4

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