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48kg: Patricia Miranda (USA) a Gold medal favorite, in Pool Play won over Hui Li (CHN), Mayelis Caripa (VEN), and Lorisa Oorzhak (RUS). She advances to the Semifinals.
55kg: Tela O'Donnell (USA) betters Olga Smirnova (RUS), then failed against Tonya Verbeek (CAN).
63kg: Sara McMann (USA) beats Lili Meng (CHN) and falls to Viola Yanik (CAN). She moves to the Semifinals.
72kg: Toccara Montgomery (USA) in Pool Play lost to Kyoko Hamaguchi (JPN) and beat Stanka Zlateva (Bulgaria).

Softball: USA wins, still has not allowed a score.

Vault Final
Monica Rosu (ROM) Gold, Annia Hatch (USA) Silver, Anna Pavlova (RUS) Bronze.
Uneven Bars Final
Emilie Lepennec (FRA) Gold, Terin Humphrey (USA) Silver, Courtney Kupets (USA) Bronze, Svetlana Khorkina (8th) when she fell off the bars I actually yelled aloud "No, No!" despite her comments about not winning the Gold in the All-Around I still wanted to see her go out well.

Sailing: Euope: Meg Galliard (USA) finishes 14th.

Beach Volleyball
Holly McPeak/Elaine Youngs (USA) played Pohl/Rau (GER/Team Pink as they are known in Athens for their pink uni's) and they claimed victory and a spot in the Semifinals.
Misty May/Kerri Walsh (USA) win over Dumont/Martin (CAN) 21-19, 21-14.

Diving: 10m Platform Finals: Chantelle Newbery (AUS) Gold (First ever for Australia in Women's Individual Diving) she had a child 2 years ago and considered quitting, but decided not to. Her husband is also an Olympic Diver. Lao Lishi (CHN) Silver, Loudy Tourky (AUS) Bronze, Laura Wilkinson (USA) 5th, Sara Hildebrand (USA) 10th.

Basketball: Women win easily 100-62 over China. Now on to the Quarterfinals!

Quadruple Sculls 2000m Final
Germany-Gold, Great Britain-Silver, Ukraine-Bronze, Australia-4th, Russia-5th, USA-6th.
Eight Final
Romania-Gold, USA-Silver, Netherlands-Bronze, China-4th, Germany-5th, Australia-6th.

Volleyball: Women triumph over Cuba! They go to the Quarterfinals!

Sprint Qualifying
Jennie Reed (USA) 9th, she will not move on to the Quarterfinals.
Individual Pursuit Finals
Sarah Ulmer of New Zeland wins Gold.

100m Hurdles Heats
Melissa Morrison (USA) and Joanna Hayes (USA) won their heats, move to Semifinals. Perdita Felicien (CAN) reigning World Champion, moves to Semifinals. Gail Devers (USA) crashed and dove under the first hurdle and fell to the ground, she got up and then fell back down, was then helped off the field, being carried at one point.
400m Hurdles Semifinals
Sheena Johnson (USA) and Brenda Taylor (USA) pass into the Finals. Lashinda Demus (USA) unable to advance.
400m Dash Semifinals
Sanya Richards (USA), DeeDee Trotter (USA), Monique Hennagan (USA) all qualify for the Finals.
Marathon Final
Mizuki Noguchi (JPN) grabs the Gold, Catherine Ndereba (KEN) was solid for the Silver and Deena Kastor (USA) wins Bronze. This was only the second time a woman representing the US has won a medal since the event was started. Jennifer Rhines (USA) 34th, First time on the US Team after competing for the Republic of South Africa in three Olympics, Colleen de Reuck, age 40, finished 39th. Paula Radcliffe (GBR), holder of the World's best time, stopped running and broke down crying with about 4 miles to go. Although the crowd cheered and encouraged her to go on, she was unable to finish.


Tennis: Mardy Fish (USA) wins Silver in Men's Singles.

Floor Exercise Final
The International Gymnastics Federation did not want any ties at these Olympics and with the top two competitors tying, the tie was broken by counting the deductions. Kyle Shewfelt of Canada won their first ever gymnastics medal, Silver to Marian Dragulescu, Bronze for Jordan Jovtchev of Bulgaria, Paul Hamm 5th, Daisuke Nakano (JPN) 6th, Isao Yoneda (JPN) 7th, Morgan Hamm 8th.
Pommel Horse Final
Takehiro Kashima (JPN) with Bronze, Paul Hamm finished 6th Hiroyuki Tomita (JPN) 8th.
Greek Dimosthenis Tampankos wins Gold! The crowd sang along to the National Anthem. Hiroyuki Tomita (JPN) 4th.

Boxing: 91kg-Heavyweight: Devin Vargas was sunk in his bout to Viktar Zuyev of Belarus and will not move on to the Semifinals.

Skeet Final
Shawn Dulohery (USA) finished 5th. James Graves (USA) was 9th.
50m Rifle 3 Positions Final
Michael Anti (USA) won the Silver medal. Matthew Emmons (USA) who hit the wrong target on his last shot, had to settle for 8th place, instead of the Gold that was expected.

Fencing: Team Epee: Team USA falls to France and will not make it out of the Quarterfinals.

Lightweight Four Final
Denmark the favorite rowed to Gold, Australia sprinted to a Silver, the Bronze was a photo finish and it went to Italy.
Eight Final
USA-Gold (haven't won in 40 years, before that we won almost every Gold medal between 1926-1956),

Netherlands-Silver, Australia-Bronze, Germany-4th, Canada-5th

Cycling: Team Pursuit: Australia set a new Olympic and World Record in their First Round Heat.

Sailing: Laser: Mark Mendelblatt finished 9th.

Beach Volleyball: Holdren/Metzger (USA) lose to Heuscher/Kobel (SUI). This is the first time since Beach Volleyball has been an Olympic sport that the Men won't win Gold, in fact, they won't medal at all.

1500m Semifinals
Grant Robison (USA) did not make it into the Finals.
Triple Jump Finals
Kenta Bell (USA) finished 9th, Walter Davis (USA) was 11th.
High Jump Finals
Stefan Holm (SWE) at 7 feet 8 and 3/4 inches-Gold, Matt Hemingway (USA) (yes, his Grandfather and Ernest were cousins)-Silver, Jaroslav Baba-Czech Republic-Bronze, Jamie Nieto (USA) 4th. Jaroslav and Jamie both jumped Personal Bests, Matt jumped a Season Best.
100m Dash Finals
Justin Gatlin (USA) Gold, Francis Obikwelu (Portugal) Silver, Maurice Greene (USA) Bronze, Shawn Crawford (USA) 4th. First time 4 men finished under 9.9 seconds.

=) Megan
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Svetlana Khorkina (8th) when she fell off the bars I actually yelled aloud "No, No!" despite her comments about not winning the Gold in the All-Around I still wanted to see her go out well.

Say what you will about Al the Annoying Gymnastics Announcer, but i loved his comment when Svetlana left the arena after falling off the uneven bars (which i, too, was sorry to see):


"She glanced sideways at the judges as she left, but she can't blame them tonight for what happened."
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I remember it as: "She gave the judges a weird look, but even she can't blame them this time." Either way: Hee!
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