Olympics 2012: 4 Things You May Have Missed From Tuesday’s Games (VIDEO)
It was all thanks to 18-year-old Aly Raisman, who came back from a disappointing fourth-place finish in the Individual All-Around to capture medals in the Beam and Floor Exercise finals.
What color were her medals? And which American team will face Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh in Wednesday’s beach volleyball final?
Get the full recap from Tuesday’s games below.
1.) Aly Raisman Finishes on Top
After a disappointing All-Around finals, in which she finished fourth due to a technicality, American gymnast Aly Raisman rebounded in a huge way on Tuesday, winning Bronze on the Balance Beam and Gold on the Floor Exercise. See her incredible routine on the Floor, below:
2.) Jennifer Kessy, April Ross Pull Off Major Upset in Beach Volleyball
No matter who wins Wednesday’s Beach Volleyball final, the National Anthem will be playing. That’s because Americans Jennifer Kessy and April Ross pulled off a major upset over Team Brazil in a stunning semifinal match. They’ll face two-time defending champions Misty-May Treanor and Kerri Walsh in Wednesday’s All-American final.
3.) Chris Hoy Sets Olympic Record
Sir Chris Hoy of Great Britain set a new Olympic record at the London Velodrome by winning his sixth Gold in cycling. To date, Team GB has won an astounding 10 medals in Cycling at these Games, seven of which have been Gold.
4.) Ilya Zakharov Wins Gold in Diving, Ends China’s Streak
Ilya Zakharov of Russia pulled off a major upset in the Men’s 3M Springboard finals by defeating favorite Qin Kai of China. In doing so, Zakharov prevented China from completing a full sweep of the Diving events in London.