Olympics 2012: 4 Things You May Have Missed From Thursday’s Games (PHOTOS)
Indeed, many of the United States’ finest were victorious in their respective games, particularly the women’s soccer team, who headed into the Gold-medal match hoping to avenge their loss to Japan at the 2011 World Cup.
Did they actually do it? And who else went for the Gold on Thursday?
Check out Celebuzz’s full rundown, below:
1.) Team USA Avenges Japan in Women’s Soccer Final
In a rematch of the 2011 World Cup Final, Team USA took control of the women’s soccer final to beat Japan 2-1. Carli Lloyd of New Jersey scored both goals, in the eighth and 54th minutes, respectively.
2.) Usain Bolt Triumphs Again
Usain Bolt set a new record on Tuesday by becoming the first runner to win back-to-back Gold medals in the 200-meter finals, finishing with a time of 19.32 seconds. Yohan Blake and Warren Weir, also of Jamaica, were awarded Silver and Bronze.
3.) United States Wins Historic Medal in Water Polo
The women’s water polo final ended with a first-ever victory for the United States, who crushed Team Brazil 8-5. Among the highlights: Maggie Steffens, who scored an impressive five goals.
4.) Decathlon Dominated By Ashton Eaton, Trey Hardee
Team USA won two additional medals in the decathlon finals thanks to terrific showings by Ashton Eaton and Trey Hardee, who finished in first and second place, respectively.