Olympics 2012: 5 Things You May Have Missed From Friday’s Games (PHOTOS)
Great Britain’s field hockey had a ground-breaking Friday, with the women’s team grabbing its first medal in 20 years.
Who did the beat on their way to victory?
Check out Celebuzz’s full rundown, below:
1. Team GB field hockey took home the bronze.
For the first time in 20 years, the British field hockey team took home a medal. And, of course, Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, was on hand to cheer on her Team GB.
2. America’s track and field women broke world record.
In Olympic Stadium, Team USA’s top female sprinters outpaced their Jamaican competitors to earn gold in the prestigious 4 x 100-meter relay. The team of Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight, and Carmelita Jeter set a world record of 40.82, just ahead of the second-place Jamaicans, who posted a 41.41 time. Ukraine captured the bronze.
3. But the favored U.S. men fell to Bahamas.
Team USA usually dominates the men’s 4×400 relay. But they were run down by the Bahamas in the stretch, meaning that the island nation’s male athletes earner their first-ever gold medal. The US held on for silver, while Trinidad and Tobago took bronze.
4. USA’s basketball sets sights on gold.
In their semifinal match-up against Argentina, America cruised to a 109-83 victory. They will face Spain in the final, who won a defensive battle with Russia 67-59.
5. America increases its lead in medal count.
The United States upped its lead over China in both medal counts: 94 medals to China’s 81, and 41 gold medals to China’s 37. With 63, Russia holds third in total medals; and Great Britain, with 25, ranks third for gold medals.
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