Olympics 2012: 7 Things You May Have Missed From Saturday’s Games
The United States continued to dominate in women’s basketball, while Mexico shocked spectators during the men’s soccer final.
On the track, Usain Bolt and Team Jamaica bested their personal time in the 4×100-meter relay.
Who took home what medal?
Celebuzz has the rundown of Saturday’s events, below.
1. Mexico Beats Brazil in Men’s Soccer.
Mexico finally nabbed its first Olympic gold medal thanks to their men’s soccer team. Oribe Peralta scored the first goal for the team a mere 29 seconds into the match at Wembley Stadium and added another in the second half. Mexico defeated the highly-favored Brazil in a 2-1 game.
2. U.S. Wins Gold in 10-Meter Platform Diving in More Than Two Decades.
America’s David Boudia became the first American to received a gold medal for 10-meter platform diving since Olympian Greg Louganis in 1988 during the Seoul Games.
3. Jamaica Breaks Its Own Relay Record.
The men’s 4×100-meter relay had everyone on the edge of their seats as Team USA was neck-in-neck with the previous world record. Though they put up a valiant effort — matching the previous best of 37.04 — Team Jamaica took it a step further by shattering its own best time. The team took home the gold with 36.84.
4. U.S. Nabs Gold in Women’s 4×400-Meter Relay.
Team USA continued to dominate in track and field as it nabbed a gold medal in the women’s 4×400-meter relay. Runner Sanya Richards-Ross and company set their season best time with a run of 3:16.87, winning by a total of four seconds. Silver medalist Russia edged out second runner-up Jamaica by .72 seconds.
5. Brazil Beats Out Fan-Favorite in Women’s Volleyball.
Though they lost the soccer final to Mexico, Brazil saw gold in the women’s volleyball final. The team beat out Team USA — who had been doing splendidly during the Games — in a 3-1 match. Japan took home the bronze.
6. Brigetta Barrett Sets a Personal Best.
U.S. track star Brigetta Barrett pushed herself and cinched a silver in women’s high jump, besting her previous record with 2.03 meters.
7. Team USA Remains Undefeated in Women’s Basketball.
Talk about balling! The U.S. women’s basketball team secured their fifth consecutive gold medal — and continued a victory spree that began in 1992 — after beating out France in a 86-50 game.