Day 8: London Olympics

2012-08-05T00:00:00Z Day 8: London OlympicsThe Associated Press The Associated Press
August 05, 2012 12:00 am  • 

Volleyball

The U.S. men's team blew a two-set lead and lost to Russia in five, snapping an 11-match winning streak in Olympic play. Maxim Mikhaylov scored 27 points for No. 2 Russia in the 27-29, 19-25, 26-24, 25-16, 15-8 victory. Brazil, Germany, Poland, Argentina and Italy also won.

Shooting

American Jamie Lynn Gray won the gold medal in women's 50-meter three-position rifle shooting, setting two Olympic records along the way. Gray clinched gold on her final shot with a 10.8 - just 0.1 off a perfect score. Italy's Jessica Rossi won the gold medal in women's trap shooting, missing just one of 100 shots to set a world record.

Soccer

South Korea beat host Britain 5-4 in a penalty shootout to advance to the semifinals of the men's tournament. Ki Sung-yueng hit the winning penalty after Daniel Sturridge missed Britain's fifth spot kick. The game was tied at 1 after regulation and extra time. South Korea will face Brazil, which beat Honduras. Japan and Mexico play in the other semifinal.

Water polo

Vanja Udovicic scored three goals and Serbia beat the United States 11-6 in the men's tournament. It was the first loss of the London Games for the Americans, who will face three-time defending cham Hungary in their last group game. Croatia, Montenegro, Spain, Italy and Hungary also won.

Boxing

Light welterweight Tom Stalker beat India's Manoj Kumar 20-16 for the 10th British win in 11 fights in London, moving six boxers to the brink of medal qualification. Kumar and his coaching staff criticized the judges and the tournament after India's fifth loss for a seven-man team. India did get a nice fight from light flyweight Devendro Laishram, who posted a 16-11 upset of Serdamba Purevdorj of Mongolia. Cuba's Roniel Iglesias upset top-seeded Brazilian light welterweight Everton Dos Santos, while top-seeded light heavyweight Julio La Cruz of Cuba beat Jordan's Ihab Almatbouli.

Diving

China's Wu Mingxia cruised into the 3-meter springboard final after qualifying in the top spot during the Olympic semifinals. Wu, who is seeking her record-tying sixth Olympic diving medal, totaled 394.400 points in the five rounds, giving her a lead of 32.30 points over second-place Tania Cagnotto of Italy. Cassidy Krug of the U.S. was fifth at 345.600 in her first Olympics. Her teammate, Christina Loukas, advanced to Sunday's final in sixth at 339.750.

Field hockey

New Zealand beat the United States 3-2 in the women's tournament, preventing the Americans from advancing to the medal round. The Netherlands sealed a place in the semifinals with a 3-2 win over South Korea. China beat Britain 2-1 to stay in the running for the semis.

Trampoline

Rosannagh MacLennan earned Canada's first Olympic gold in London, capturing the women's trampoline title when defending champion He Wenna of China wobbled during her final routine.

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