Description: The United States leads the way internationally with 22 total gold through bronze medals, followed by 20 for China and 12 for South Korea. However, staying with recent history, China is number-1 in the gold-medal rackup with 13-golds followed by 7-golds for the US and South Korea has 5 total.
US-swimmer Michael Phelps tied the all-time record for most gold-medals won by an Olympian. He reached a record 9-golds after taking 3 of 3 victories thusfar in Beijing. Phelps will attempt to break the record as well as defend his world record and championship in the 200-meter butterfly at Wednesdays finals. The American team took the gold in the 400 freestyle relay, just ahead of France after one French swimmer told the media he would smash the Americans in competition. Two other US-swimmers took the 1st and 2nd place titles in the 100-backstroke for men while on the female-flipside, USA-swimmers took gold and bronze. One Australian female swimmer took the gold in the 100-breaststroke, followed by the US. And the top-qualifier for the 200 free was Slovenia and the number-2 spot went to America.
China took home the gold medal in mens gymnastics, stealing the title from Japan. And the American team racked up some injuries and finished with a bronze award. The womens gymnastic teams continue the competition at Wednesdays finals. The Chinese team enters as the gold-favorite with an injured US-team following behind by 1.475-points.
The US Mens basketball team beat China 101 to 70, while the female Team USA took home a win over the Chinese 108 to 63. Other mens results include Croatia over Russia, Lithuania over Iran and Spain over Greece. Some womens game results include a 5-point win for Russia over South Korea, Belarus over Latvia, Australia over Brazil and Spain over New Zealand.
Team Cuba swept Team America in womens volleyball and next up for USA is Venezuela just before the 8-team elimination round.
Softball opened with a defeat to Venezuela by the ...