Day 5
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2008 Beijing Games Day 5

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Natsia Luikin, left, hugs teamate Alicia Sacramone at the women’s team finals. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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USA Gymnastic’s Nastia Liukin performs her floor exercise routine during the women’s team final at the National Indoor Stadium in Beijing. (Scott Strazzante / Chicago Tribune)
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U.S. gymnast Alicia Sacramone is upside down on the balance beam in the women’s team finals. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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Sacramone loses her balance on the beam in the women’s gymnastics team finals. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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Sacramone falls backward, hurting the chances for the U.S. women’s gymnastics team to win gold. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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Shawn Johnson of the U.S. jumps from the balance beam. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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China’s Jiang Yuyuan is all smiles during her floor exercise in the women’s team finals at the National Indoor Stadium. (Scott Strazzante / Chicago Tribune)
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Chinese gymnast Li Shanshan does a flip on the balance beam in the women’s team finals. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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The Chinese women’s gymnastics team celebrates a gold-medal win over Team USA in the team finals. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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China clinches the gold and the U.S. silver. China’s score: 188.900. U.S. score: 186.525

Romania wins bronze with 181.525.

 (Scott Strazzante / Chicago Tribune)
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The U.S. soccer team stands before the flag during the national athem. The U.S. played Nigeria and lost 2-1. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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Benny Feilhaber, center, and Brian McBride of the U.S. battle for the ball with Nigeria’s Chibuzor Okonkwo during a Group B soccer match. The U.S. lost the game and was eliminated from play. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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U.S. goalie Brad Guzan comes out of the box to help on defense as teammate Robbie Rogers tries to block Nigeria’s Victor Anichebe from getting the ball. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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Brian McBride of the U.S. men’s soccer team heads the ball against Nigeria’s Efe Ambrose during a Group B match. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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Michael Phelps dives into the water to begin the men’s 4 x 200-meter freestyle relay for the U.S., which won the event and gave Phelps his fifth gold medal of the Beijing Games. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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U.S. relay swimmer Peter Vanderkaay leaps into the pool after teammate Ricky Berens touches the wall with no other team in sight during the men’s 4 x 200-meter freestyle relay. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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American swimmer Michael Phelps cheers on teammate Ryan Lochte as Peter Vanderkaay waits to swim the anchor leg during the men’s 4 x 200-meter freestyle relay. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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American swimmers Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte greet friends and family poolside after they received their 4 x 200-meter freestyle relay gold medals. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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Michael Phelps, from left, Ryan Lochte, Ricky Berens and Peter Vanderkaay step up to the podium to accept gold medals for the men’s 4x200-meter freestyle relay. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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Kai Qin, foreground, and Feng Wang hold their form as they dive during the Men’s 3 meter Synchronized Springboard final at Beijing’s National Aquatic Center. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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Russian divers Dmitry Sautin, bottom, and Yuriy Kunakov stay in synch as they do multiple flips at the Men’s 3-meter Synchronized Diving final Wednesday. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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U.S. divers Chris Colwill, foreground, and Jevon Tarantino are a out of synch as they dive during the Men’s Synchronized 3-meter Springboard final at Beijing’s National Aquatics Center. Colwill and Tarantino came in fourth. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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U.S. Women’s Basketball center Sylvia Fowles steals the ball from Mali center Djenebou Sissoko in the first half of a preliminary game Wednesday. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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U.S. forward Tina Thompson keeps the away ball from Mali defender Meiya Tireira in the second half of a preliminary round game. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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Mali forward Kadiatou Kanoute struggles to control the ball as she is defended by U.S. center Sylvia Fowles. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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U.S second baseman Jayson Nix leaps in the air to throw out a runner at first base late in the game against Korea. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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Korea center-fielder Jongwook Lee is embraced by teammate Hyuk Kwon after scoring the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the U.S. team, 8-7. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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Fans are warned in two languages of the dangers of sitting close too the action during the U.S. versus Korea baseball game. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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