Misty-Walsh pair bags third gold in a row

United States pair Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh won their third straight Olympic gold medal in women's beach volleyball by beating compatriots Jennifer Kessy and April Ross 21-16, 21-16 in the final on Wednesday.

May-Treanor and Walsh took gold in Athens in 2004 and again in Beijing in 2008. No other beach volleyball team, men or women, have retained an Olympic title, let alone won a third.

Bonilla, Wu claim gold

Joel Gonzalez Bonilla of Spain won the men's flyweight (58kg) taekwondo gold medal at the London Games on Wednesday, beating Lee Dae-hoon of South Korea in the final.
Bonilla, the 2011 world champion, swept through the competition and looked particularly impressive in the semifinal where he demolished Oscar Munoz Oviedo 13-4.

Russian Alexey Denisenko and Oscar Munoz Oviedo of Colombia won the bronze medals through the repechage competition.

Germany claim gold

Germany fired off the start to win the women's K2 500 metres and deny their fierce rivals Hungary a third consecutive Olympic title in a thrilling sprint on Thursday.

Hungary ousted

Italy battled past Hungary and Croatia disposed of the US to join Montenegro and Serbia in the men's water polo semifinals, which will feature neither of the Beijing gold and silver medallists after a thrilling quarterfinals round.  Montenegro will play Balkan neighbour Croatia on Friday, and Serbia face Italy, in a semifinals.

Risztov bags honours

Eva Risztov of Hungary won the gold medal for the women’s 10 kilometre marathon swim. Haley Anderson of the United States won the silver medal and Martina Grimaldi of Italy the bronze.

Canada win bronze

Canada clinched the bronze medal in the women's Olympic soccer tournament when a goal seconds from the end of stoppage time gave them a 1-0 win over France at the City of Coventry Stadium on Thursday.  With extra time looking inevitable and 92 minutes on the clock, midfielder Diana Matheson pounced on a loose ball that bounced off a defender's thigh to break French hearts after they had dominated the second half but wasted chance after chance.

Dujardin dominates

Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin won Olympic gold in individual dressage on Valegro after a freestyle that celebrated British classics Pomp and Circumstance and Land of Hope and Glory. She set a new Olympic record for the freestyle with her preliminary mark of 90.089 percent.

Adelinde Cornelissen of the Netherlands took silver while Britain's Laura Bechtolsheimer won the bronze.

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