Olympics Day 14 Highlights & Results
Results and highlights from Day 14 of the Summer Olympic games in London.
U.S. gold in freestyle
LONDON (AP) — Camden’s Jordan Burroughs has lived up to his Twitter handle (at) alliseeisgold.
The brash 24-year old gave the United States the gold medal in men’s 74-kg freestyle wrestling. Burroughs has won 38 straight freestyle matches since leaving the University of Nebraska.
U.S. advances to gold medal game in men’s hoops
LONDON (AP) — The U.S. collection of NBA All-Stars is just a win away from wrapping up another Olympic gold medal.
Kevin Durant scored 19 points, Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James added 18 apiece as the Americans pulled away from Argentina 109-83 in the Olympic basketball semifinals.
Anthony helped break open a close game by hitting three 3-pointers in a 42-second span of the third quarter.
The U.S. will play Spain for the gold, in a rematch of the gold medal game four years ago, which was won by the Americans.
TRACK AND FIELD
Gold and world record for U.S. women in relay
LONDON (AP) — The United States women’s 4x100m relay team blazed to a gold medal with a world record performance. Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight and Carmelita Jeter (JEH’-tur) posted a time of 40.82 to become the first women’s to break the 41.0 second barrier in a race. That ecliped a mark that stood for 27 years by more than a half-second.
LONDON (AP) — The American men’s 4X400 relay team had to settle for silver. Ramon Miller of the Bahamas chased down Angelo Taylor on the last leg to win his country’s first gold medal in a relay won by America at every Olympics since 1984.
Trinidad and Tobago took third.
Nellum to carry flag at closing ceremony
LONDON (AP) — Olympic silver medalist Bryshon (bree-SHAHN’) Nellum will carry the U.S. flag at Sunday’s closing ceremony of the London Olympics.
Nellum was told by doctors that he might never be an elite athlete again after he was shot in the legs in 2008. Four years later, he’s an Olympic medalist.
Nellum was part of the men’s 4×400-meter relay team, which finished second to the Bahamas on Friday night. He also competed in the 400-meter dash in London, making the semifinal round.
Nellum says he’s “humbled by this incredible privilege,” after being selected by other members of the U.S. Olympic team.
U.S. tops medals table
LONDON (AP) — The United States continues to lead in the medal standings with a 94 total to 81 for second-place China. The U.S. has 41 gold medals, four more than the Chinese.
NBC leaves boxing arena
LONDON (AP) — Officials who oversee Olympic boxing say that they had asked NBC’s announcers, Bob Papa and Teddy Atlas, to move back from their workspace close to the center ring of the venue. International Boxing Association spokesman Sebastien Gillot said the announcers were “very disturbing” for officials, even for bouts they were not announcing.
Rather than move, Gillot said that NBC decided to leave. NBC Sports spokesman Greg Hughes said there were two sides to every story.
Papa and Atlas have been critical of boxing judges and referees, saying that some decisions have been unfair and they don’t like the way fights are judged.
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