Olympics Day 15 Highlights & Results
Results and highlights from Day 15 of the Summer Olympic games in London.
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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Another Gold
LONDON (AP) — The Olympic tally for the United States stands at 41 straight wins and five consecutive gold medals in women’s basketball. The Americans continued their Olympic domination with an 86-50 rout of France in the gold medal game in London. The U.S. used a smothering defense to blow open a game that was close for a quarter. Candace Parker led the way with 21 points. The last Olympic loss for the Americans came in 1992.
Special K to step down
LONDON (AP) — When Mike Krzyzewski (shuh-SHEF’-skee) sends the men’s team out against Spain in the Olympic gold medal game tomorrow, it will be his last as the U.S. coach. Krzyzewski has told The Associated Press he’s stepping down from the role after seven years on the job. The highly accomplished Duke coach had left open the possibility of staying with the team beyond the London Games, but before practice on Saturday said these will be his last Olympics. Krzyzewski guided the U.S. team to the Olympic gold medal four years ago in Beijing and to the world championship in 2010.
MEN’S 4X100 RELAY
Jamaica bolts to gold
LONDON (AP) — Usain (yoo-SAYN’) Bolt got the gold medal and another world record, too. The world’s fastest man anchored Jamaican to victory in the men’s 4×100 relay in 36.84 seconds to cap off his second straight 3-for-3 Olympics. The United States finished in 37.04 seconds, the old world-record time set by Bolt and the Jamaicans last year. Trinidad & Tobago got the bronze medal when Canada was disqualified after finishing third. Bolt already had won the 100 and 200 gold medals to become the first person to go back-to-back in both Olympic sprints. WOMEN’S 4X400 RELAY Americans claim gold LONDON (AP) — Allyson Felix won her third gold medal of the London Olympics, giving the United States a 20-meter lead after the second leg on the way to win the 4×400-meter relay. The U.S. runners finished in 3 minutes, 16.87 seconds for the country’s fifth straight Olympic title in the event. Russia finished second and Jamaica was third. DeeDee Trotter ran the opening leg for the United States and built a lead before handing to Felix, who more than doubled the advantage by the time she passed to Francena McCorory. Sanya Richards-Ross had a stress-free anchor leg to add this gold medal to her 400-meter gold. Felix earlier won the 200 and 4×100 relay.
Brazil upsets the U.S.
LONDON (AP) — Brazil upset the top-ranked U.S. 11-25, 25-17, 25-20 25-17 for a second straight Olympic gold medal. The second-ranked Brazilians rebounded from a disastrous first set to repeat the gold medal match results from four years ago in Beijing. The Americans have won three silvers and a bronze since volleyball joined the Olympic program in 1964 but are still without a gold.
WOMEN’S HIGH JUMP
U.S. takes silver
LONDON (AP) — Brigetta Barrett has won the silver medal for the United States in women’s high jump. She claimed the second spot based on fewer misses than the bronze medalist. The gold medal was won by Anna Chicherova of Russia
Boudia males a golden splash
LONDON (AP) — David Boudia (boo-DY’-uh) won the men’s 10-meter platform at the Olympics, giving the U.S. its first gold medal in diving since 2000. Boudia clinched the gold with his last dive, winning by 1.8 points over Qiu Bo (CHOW BOH) of China. Tom Daley of Britain settled for the bronze.
Scott gets wrestling bronze
LONDON (AP) — Coleman Scott has added to the U.S. Olympic medal haul by capturing the wrestling bronze in the men’s 60-kg freestyle.
WEMBLEY, England (AP) — Mexico won its first Olympic soccer gold medal by beating Brazil 2-1 in the final at Wembley Stadium. The five-time world champions from South America were trying to collect the only soccer trophy they haven’t won. It’s their third loss in a gold medal game.
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