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Sun Yang, of China, celebrates winning the gold medal in the Men's 400m Freestyle as U.S. swimmer Peter Vanderkaay, who finished third, looks on at the London 2012 Olympics Aquatics Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

U.S. swimmer Brendan Hansen competes in the 100m Breastroke Semifinal at the London 2012 Olympics Aquatics Center. Hansen qualified for the finals as an eighth seed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

U.S. swimmer Elizabeth Beisel does the backstroke on her way to winning the Silver Medal in the Women's 400m Individual Medley at the London 2012 Olympics Aquatic Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

U.S. swimmer Elizabeth Beisel floats to the edge of the pool moments after winning the Silver Medal in the Women's 400m Individual Medley at the London 2012 Olympics Aquatic Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama cheers American swimmers as they receive a Silver Medal for the Women's 4x100 relay at the London 2012 Olympics Aquatic Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

A gymnast flips in the air during a performance beofre the start of the Men's Individual Qualifying event in the at the 2012 London Olympics Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

The United States' John Orozco competes on the rings in the Men's Qualification event at the 2012 London Olympics Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

The United States' John Orozco competes on the bar in the Men's Qualification event at the 2012 London Olympics Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

The United States' Samuel Mikulak celebrates after his vault in the Men's Qualification event at the 2012 London Olympics Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

USA defender Diana Taurasi pressures Croatia's Sandra Mandir during a preliminary game at the London 2012 Olympics Basketball Arena.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Valentina Vezzali, of Italy, and South Korea's Hyun Hee Nam battle in the Women's Foil Individual event at the ExCel Center in the at the 2012 London Olympics Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Turkey's Nevriye Yilmaz fouls Angolas Catarina Camufal in the second half of a prelim at the London 2012 Olympics Basketball Arena.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

South Korea's Hyun Hee Nam, left, loses to Bronze medal winner Valentina Vezzali, of Italy, in the Women's Foil Individual event at the ExCel Center in the at the 2012 London Olympics Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Valentina Vezzali, of Italy, celebrates the bronze medal over South Korea's Hyun Hee Nam in the Women's Foil Individual event at the ExCel Center in the at the 2012 London Olympics Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

The United States' Kerri Walsh Jennings attempts a block against Australia in a Preliminary round at the 2012 London Olympics Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Kerri Walsh attempts block in a ballet in the sand.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

The U.S. women's team of Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh challenge Australia's Nat Cook and Tamsin Hinchley during a beach volleyball event at the Horse Guards Parade and 10 Downing Street, the home of the British prime minister.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

United States' Misty May-Treanor digs deep to return a ball at the 2012 London Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Ryan Lochte shows off his American flag grills and gold medal after winning the men's 400m individual medley in London.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte swims the breast stroke on his way to a gold medal in the 400m in the Men's 400m Individual Medley at the London 2012 Olympics Aquatics Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

A dejected Michael Phelps looks to the scoreboard after finishing fourth in the men's 400m individual medley in London.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps is trailing during the backstroke as he finishes in fourth place in the 400m in the Men's 400m Individual Medley at the London 2012 Olympics Aquatics Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

U.S. players Carli Lloyd, right, celebrates with teammates Megan Rapinoe, center, and Alex Morgan after scoring their third goal during the Women's Football first round Group G match between against Colombia on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Getty Images / Getty Images Europe

Jacob Wukie, of the United States, shoots for a silver medal in the team archery competition during the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP

Costumed fans from America try to coax a missed free throw from a Croation player during the Women's prelim with team USA at the Basketball Arena in Olympic Park during the London 2012 Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Serena Williams of the United States reacts after defeating Jelena Jankovic of Serbia in a first round match at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Elise Amendola / Associated Press

U.S. swimmer Dana Vollmer competes in the women's 100m butterfly semi-final swimming event at the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 28, 2012 in London.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP

China's Ye Shiwen, right, hugs teammate Li Xuanxu after winning the women's 400m individual medley final swimming event at the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 28, 2012 in London.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP

U.S. gymnast Danell Leyva competes on the floor during the men's qualification of the artistic gymnastics event of the London Olympic Games on July 28, 2012 at the 02 North Greenwich Arena in London.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: THOMAS COEX / AFP

Michael Phelps competes in a heat of the men's 400-meter individual medley at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Sohn / Associated Press

Malaysian fans model Olympic glasses prior to the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YURI CORTEZ / AFP/Getty Images

China's Chen Nan, left, and Czech Republic's Hana Horakova struggle for control of the ball during the second half of a preliminary women's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eric Gay / Associated Press

Ilka Semmler, front, of Germany tries to block the spike attempt of Hana Klapalova of the Czech Republic in their women's beach volleyball match.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petr David Josek / Associated Press

Spectators cheer as the pack rides past during the men's road cycling race.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lefteris Pitarkis / Associated Press

Sophie Troiano, right, tries to parry the thrust of fellow British fencer Natalia Sheppard in a round of 64 match.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dmitry Lovetsky / Associated Press

Felipe Kitadai of Brazil celebrates after defeating Tumurkhuleg Davaadorj of Mongolia to advance in the men's 60-kilogram judo competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paul Sancya / Associated Press

The United States' Timothy Wang serves against North Korea's Kim Song Nam in a preliminary-round table tennis match. Wang was overwhelmed in his first Olympic appearance, losing in four straight games.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergei Grits / Associated Press

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