Brigetta Barrett clears the bar during the high jump at the U.S. championships in Des Moines, Iowa. She had only one miss Saturday.
Former Arizona Wildcat Brigetta Barrett booked her place in the track and field world championships with a personal-best jump of 6 feet 8 1/4 inches to win the high jump Saturday at the U.S. championships in Des Moines, Iowa.
Runner Oscar Pistorius is classed as a double amputee below the knee and is eligible to compete only against others in the same category.
LONDON - Double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius hasn't been able to skip one of the games' biggest bureaucratic hurdles: the Paralympics disability classification system.
With a jump of 6 feet 8 inches on Saturday, UA senior Brigetta Barrett became the first Wildcat to medal at an Olympics in track and field since 1992.
LONDON - Brigetta Barrett worried that if a moment came like Saturday, when she medaled in high jump at the Olympics, her mother might not be there to share it with her.
American Carmelita Jeter sees the clock at the finish line and can't believe what she sees. "I was so confused. I was like, 'That is not a 4x100 time,'" she said.
LONDON - Eyeing the trackside clock as she approached the finish line, Carmelita Jeter pointed the black baton in her left hand at those bright orange numbers.
Ukraine's Igor Chervynskiy and others start the 10-kilometer race at Hyde Park. After the death of American Fran Crippen in 2010, rescue boats and kayaks kept an eye on everyone, especially the last-place finisher from Guam.
LONDON - Pool or lake, it doesn't matter to Ous Mellouli. As long as there's water involved.
Claire Heald of BBC News offers a glimpse into the experiences of some of the 70,000 volunteers who help the Olympics run as smoothly as possible.
LONDON - Claressa Shields ducked one punch, deftly leaned away from another and stuck her tongue out at her Russian opponent. Just an American teenager having a little fun.
U.S. midfielder Carli Lloyd is already in a celebratory mood as the ball hits the back of the net for the first of her two goals in the Americans' victory.
WEMBLEY, England - Abby Wambach didn't put on her "Greatness Has Been Found" T-shirt right away. She instead strayed from her teammates and knelt alone at midfield - and cried into a U.S. flag.
Abby Wambach, scoring in last year's World Cup final against Japan, says she's "been hoping" for a rematch.
LONDON - It's not just about the gold medal. It's about redemption.
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LONDON - In their first Olympics, April Ross and Jennifer Kessy will play for the gold medal in an all-American beach volleyball final.
Algeria's Taoufik Makhloufi won the 1,500 ahead of Leonel Manzano, left, of the United States who took silver and became the first American since 1968 to medal in that event.