Olympics 2012: 5 Things You May Have Missed From Tuesday’s Games (VIDEOS)
Jordyn Wieber and the rest of the Fab 5 were on point throughout the tense competition, sticking their landings and performing with grace on their quest to win the Gold over Russia.
Meanwhile, Michael Phelps made history in the pool in the 800-meter freestyle relay, picking up a record-setting 19th medal, a Gold.
What else went down Tuesday night?
Get the full rundown, below.
1.) Team USA Wins Gold in Women’s Team Gymnastics
The United States’ women’s gymnastics team, comprised of Gabrielle Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber, gave the performance of their careers Tuesday night to take the Gold medal in the team finals over Russia. (Romania finished third, ahead of the defending champions, China.) Among the highlights: a stunning vault by Maroney, which you can check out in the video, below:
2.) Michael Phelps Wins Record Medal
After somewhat of a rocky start to the 2012 Games, swimmer Michael Phelps silenced his critics by winning a record 19th medal, a Gold, in the 800-meter freestyle relay. That breaks the previous record set by Soviet gymnastic Larisa Latynina, who has 18 career medals. (Phelps tied Latynina’s earlier Tuesday by winning Silver in the 200-meter butterfly.)
3.) Allison Schmitt Swims to Victory
Also dominating the pool on Tuesday: Allison Schmitt, who set a new Olympic record in the 200-meter freestyle. Her competitor and teammate, Missy Franklin — who won Gold in the 100-meter backstroke on Monday — finished fourth.
4.) Zara Phillips Silvers in Royal Finish
Completing an impressive Olympic run on Tuesday was Zara Phillips. The Royal cousin of Princes William and Harry remained on-point during the third and final leg of the team equestrian competition, showjumping, to help Great Britain win a Silver medal.
5.) Team USA Reaches Quarterfinals in Women’s Soccer
Hope Solo and the lovely ladies on the United States’ women’s soccer team rallied to victory over North Korea on Tuesday, in 1-0 finish. They’ll compete again Friday in the quarterfinals against New Zealand.