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2012 Summer Olympics Recap: Day 10 — US Women’s Soccer Team Advances to Gold Medal Game

Alex Morgan Goal
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Though it was a light day for medals, there was still plenty of drama at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Monday. Here’s a recap of the day’s action:

Alex Morgan’s header in injury time gave the US women’s soccer team a 4-3 victory over Canada and a berth in the gold medal game against Japan on Thursday. Canadian captain Christine Sinclair had a hat trick in defeat, while American Megan Rapinoe scored twice. The Japanese team, who advanced by beating France 2-1 on Monday, defeated the US in the women’s World Cup final in 2011.

Upsets abounded in the track and field events Monday as American Jenn Suhr shocked Russian Yelena Isinbayeva to win the gold medal in the women’s pole vault. Isinbayeva, a two-time defending Olympic champ and overwhelming favorite, settled for a bronze medal, while Cuban Yarisley Silva won the silver. US hurdler Michael Tinsley earned the silver medal in the men’s 400-meter hurdles, finishing behind upset winner Felix Sanchez of the Dominican Republic and ahead of Javier Culson of Puerto Rico. Meanwhile, Kirani James of Grenada won the men’s 400-meters to become the first non-American champion of the event since 1980.

Elsewhere, after winning the gold medal in the all-around last week, American gymnast Gabby Douglas was unable to add to her medal total Monday, finishing eighth in the women’s uneven bars. Russia’s Aliya Mustafina won the gold.

In other event results, flyweight fighter Marlen Esparza became the first US woman to win an Olympic boxing match, defeating Karlha Magliocco of Venezuela, 24-16. On the basketball courts, the US men’s basketball team routed Argentina, 126-97, in a game that saw a near fracas after a hard foul on American Carmelo Anthony with the contest all but decided. Lithuania beat Tunisia, 76-63, to secure the last quarterfinal spot in the medal round, and Britain defeated China, 90-58, to win its first Olympic men’s basketball game since 1948.

See full event results.

Overall Medal Leader Board

China — 64 medals

31 Gold, 19 Silver, 14 Bronze

United States — 63 medals

29 Gold, 15 Silver, 19 Bronze

Russia — 42 medals

7 Gold, 17 Silver, 18 Bronze

Great Britain — 40 medals

18 Gold, 11 Silver, 11 Bronze

Japan — 28 medals

2 Gold, 12 Silver, 14 Bronze

See the full medal totals for each country.

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