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American water polo player Kelly Rulon battles Hungary's Dora Antal during a preliminary round at the 2012 London Olympics on Monday. The win on Monday puts the U.S. team atop Group A along with Spain.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Lauren Wenger tries to get a shot off on Hungary's Ildiko Toth during a preliminary round that the U.S. team won at the 2012 London Olympics on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Candace Parker, a star of the WNBA's L.A. Sparks, tries to drive past Angola's Ngiendula Filipe during a preliminary round at the 2012 London Olympics on Monday. Parker had 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead the U.S. team's 90-38 rout of the Angolan team.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Team USA player Diana Taurasi drives past Angola's Catarina Camufal during the preliminary round Monday. Next up for the U.S. team is Turkey.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Jacob Dalton competes for the U.S. on the rings in the men's team final at the 2012 London Olympics on Monday. The U.S. men's team endured a disappointing day Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Samuel Mikulak competes on the parallel bars for Team USA in the men's team final on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Jonathan Horton releases from the rings as he competes for the U.S. in the men's team final on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

American gymnast John Orozco makes a mistake on the pommel horse in the men's team final on Monday. Several mistakes for the team during the day, including two by Orozco on the pommel horse, dropped the U.S. team to fifth.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

U.S. gymnast Danell Leyva receives support from teammate Jonathan Horton after the team finished fifth in the men's team final at the London Olympics on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

John Orozco has tears in his eyes after his team finished in fifth play after Monday's competitions. Orozco, who was ranked fourth overall after Saturday, had two major mistakes on the pommel horse and fell on a vault Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Matt Grevers launches into the water in lane four on his way to setting an Olympic record time of 52:16 in the men's 100-meter backstroke final at the London 2012 Olympics Aquatics Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

U.S. swimmer Matt Grevers, left, embraces teammate Nick Thoman after they finished one-two in the men's 100-meter backstroke final.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

American Missy Franklin launches from the starting block on her way to a gold medal in the women's 100-meter backstroke.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Missy Franklin of the U.S. shows off her new gold medal after winning the 100-meter backstroke competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Missy Franklin begins to emerge from the water at the start of her gold medal backstroke swim on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Facundo, a Mexican comedian, celebrates outside the Aquatics Center moments after the team of German Sanchez Sanchez and Ivan Garcia Navarro of Mexico won the silver medal in the 10-meter sychronized platform final.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

U.S. swimmer Missy Franklin shows a brief look of disbelief after winning the Women's 100m Backstroke final at the London 2012 Olympics Aquatics Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Victor Minibaev and Ilya Zakharov compete during the men's synchronized 10-meter platform diving final. Russia placed sixth in the competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press

Chinese gymnast Chen Yibing performs on the rings during the men's team final Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Julie Jacobson / Associated Press

Venus Williams of the United States returns to Sara Errani of Italy at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London, at the 2012 Olympic Games on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Elise Amendola / Associated Press

Netherlands' Billi Bakker, left, goalkeeper Jaap Stockmann and India's Sandeep Singh, in white, collide during the men's field hockey preliminary round Monday..

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eranga Jayawardena / Associated Press

Britain's David Florence and Richard Hounslow compete in the Olympic men's canoe doubles at Lee Valley Water Park on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLIVIER MORIN / AFP

Chinese gymnast Feng Zhe competes on the parallel bars during the Olympic men's team final on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BEN STANSALL / AFP

Brazil players celebrate winning a point in the Olympic women's volleyball preliminary match against the United States on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Elsa / Getty Images

Australia's Clayton Fredericks gets up after falling as he competes in the cross country phase of the eventing competition of the 2012 London Olympics in Greenwich Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHN MACDOUGALL / AFP / Getty Images

U.S. gymnast John Orozco competes on the pommel horse during the men's team final at the London Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: THOMAS COEX / AFP / Getty Images

Lina Marcela Rivas of Colombia falls while competing during the women's 58-kg weightlifting competition at the 2012 London Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ben Curtis / Associated Press

Automne Pavia of France reacts after winning a bronze medal during the women's 57-kg judo competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paul Sancya / Associated Press

U.S. divers David Boudia and Nick McCrory earn the bronze in the men's 10-meter synchronized diving at the 2012 London Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Yanquan Zhang, left, and Yuan Cao of China earn the gold in the men's 10-meter synchronized diving.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

From left; Nick D'Arcy of Australia, Michael Phelps of the United States and Dinko Jukic of Austria compete in Heat 5 of the men's 200-meter butterfly on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games. This image was shot with a fish-eye lens.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Bello / Getty Images

U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps competes in the men's 200-meter butterfly at the 2012 London Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LEON NEAL / AFP / Getty Images

Slovakia's Pavol and Peter Hochschorner compete in the men's first-round canoe double at the Lee Valley Water Park in London.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLIVIER MORIN / AFP / Getty Images

Russia's men's cycling team practices at the velodrome venue in the Olympic park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARL DE SOUZA / AFP / Getty Images

Veronica Cepede Royg of Paraguay throws her tennis racket during a singles match against Varvara Lepchenko of the U.S. on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jamie Squire / Getty Images

Nadine Zumkehr of Switzerland digs one out during a beach volleyball match against China at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dave Martin / Associated Press

China's Wang Hao serves to Austria's Werner Schlager in the men's table tennis singles round match at the Excel Centre in London.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAEED KHAN / AFP / Getty Images

South Korea's Ki-Chun Wang (in white) competes with Russia's Mansur Isaev during their men's 73kg semifinal judo match.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHANNES EISELE / AFP / Getty Images

Serena Williams returns the ball to Poland's Urszula Radwanska during their second-round singles match at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARTIN BERNETTI / AFP / Getty Images

In this multiple-exposure photo, Annie Moniqui of Canada competes during the women's 58-kg, group B, weightlifting competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / Associated Press

Turkey's Neriman Ozsoy, top left, slams the ball past China's Qiuyue Wei, bottom left, and Junjing Yang during a women's preliminary-round match.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERT GHEMENT / EPA

Children play on the Olympic rings at the rowing venue in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Natacha Pisarenko / Associated Press

Susie Scanlan of the United States, left, faces Olena Krybytska of Ukraine in a first-round epee match.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian Peterson / Minneapolis Star Tribune

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2 Comments

  1. July 30, 2012, 10:38 pm

    US and China are neck and neck in the medals standing.

    By: tttytt
  2. August 2, 2012, 9:09 am

    [...] 1/1,000-of-a-second finishes and The Los Angeles Times duly captures the Games with these awesome images of the athletes achieving Olympic glory. I think there should be a medal for holding your breath [...]

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