Led by seven medals from its track athletes, the United States ran past China into the lead in the overall medal count at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Wednesday. Here’s a recap of the day’s highlights:
2012 Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius from South Africa is breaking barriers this year in London. Just this Saturday, the man known as “Blade Runner” competed in the 400-meter run and finished in second to move on to the semifinals this Sunday. And he did all this with two prosthetic racing legs.
Last Sunday, Chinese diver Wu Minxia took home gold in the 3m synchronized springboard and became the first woman in history to win three consecutive Olympic golds. But her remarkable accomplishment was marred somewhat when it was revealed that her family intentionally hid devastating secrets as she pursued her career.
We have all heard of boxers throwing a fight to make a big payday with the bookies, but now it appears as if badminton players are involved in the same racket — and it’s getting them tossed out of the Olympics.
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