Sports

49er gold rush

Top-3 medal count:

USA, 31 (10 gold, 8 silver, 13 bronze)

China, 31 (19 gold, 7 silver, 5 bronze)

South Korea, 13 (6 gold, 6 silver, 1 bronze)

Long Beach State watch:

Women’s indoor volleyball:

USA def. Japan, 3-1 (25-20, 20-25, 25-19, 25-21)

Cuba def. USA, 3-0 (25-15, 26-24, 25-17)

USA def. Venezuela, 3-1 (25-17, 20-25, 25-14, 25-18)

Women’s beach volleyball:

Misty May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh def. Chiaki Kusuhara/Mika Saiki – Japan (21-12, 21-15)

Misty May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh def. Tamara Larrea/Dalixia Fernandez – Cuba (21-15, 21-16)

Men’s indoor volleyball:

USA def. Venezuela, 3-2 (25-18, 25-18, 22-25, 21-25, 15-10)

USA def. Italy, 3-1 (24-26, 25-22, 25-15, 25-21)

Softball:

USA def. Venezuela, 11-0 (5-inning mercy rule)

USA def. Australia, 3-0 (Cat Osterman no-hitter)

Highlights from Beijing:

Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympian in history — Winter or Summer Games — with his 10th and 11th career gold medals, surpassing Carl Lewis, Mark Spitz, Larysa Latynina and Paavo Nurmi, all of whom won nine. He’s also 5-for-5 with three events remaining in Beijing on his quest to break Spitz’ record of seven gold medals in a single Games.

The U.S. women’s gymnastics team won a silver medal but faltered in the final event, handing host China its first team gold in women’s gymnastics.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Daily 49er newsletter