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2008 Beijing Games Day 8

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Can Kobe Bryant feel the pressure from Spain’s Pau Gasol? Back in the States, the two are teammates for the NBA Lakers. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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LeBron James knocks the ball away from Spain’s Pau Gasol(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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Dwight Howard puts up a shot over Spain’s Pau Gasol in the U.S.-Spain preliminary game. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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Spain’s Marc Gasol struggles to get a shot off LeBron James in the first half of the Spain-U.S. showdown. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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Guard Dwayne Wade slams home two points past Spain defender Berni Rodriguez. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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LeBron James has the ball stripped from him by Spain’s Alex Mumbru in the first half of a men’s Olympic basketball Pool B preliminary game. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Bolt wins gold
Usain Bolt of Jamaica sets a world record and wins the gold in the men’s 100-meter final. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Bolt wins gold
Usain Bolt crosses the finish line to win the men’s 100-meter final in a world record 9.69 seconds at the Beijing Games on Saturday. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Bolt wins gold
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt cruises to a world record in the 100 meter, beating second-place finisher Richard Thompson of Trinidad, center, and USA’s Walter Dix, who finished third. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Men’s 100m
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt cruises to a world record in the 100 meter at the Bird’s Nest stadium. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Dix wins bronze
Bronze-medal winner Walter Dix waves the American flag after the men’s 100-meter final. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Gay fails to qualify
Tyson Gay of the U.S. looks at the scoreboard after he didn’t qualify for the men’s 100-meter final. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Track
Ukraine’s gold medal winner Natalia Dobrynska, right, gets a hug from Russian Olga Kurban after completing the women’s heptathlon at the 2008 Beijing Olympics(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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Ukraine’s Lyudmila Blonska reacts after taking the silver medal in the women’s heptathlon at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, finishing behind her countrywoman Natalia Dobrynska. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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Ukraine’s Natalia Dobrynska celebrates her gold medal in the women’s heptathlon at the 2008 Beijing Olympics(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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Jolanda Keizer of the Netherlands prepares to throw in the javelin competition of the women’s heptathlon. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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Hyleas Fountain of the U.S. throws the javelin in the women’s heptathlon to win the bronze medal. Ukraine takes the gold and silver. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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Cuba’s Jorge Fernandez prepares to compete in the men’s discus throw qualifying round. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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Ian Waltz of the U.S. launches his discus in a men’s qualifying round. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Boxing
American middleweight Shawn Estrada enters the ring to fight James Degale of England. Estrada, of East Los Angeles, would go on to drop the 11-5 decision in four rounds in Beijing’s Workers’ Gymnasium. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Boxing
American boxer Shawn Estrada, left, fights James Degale of England in Beijing’s Workers’ Gymnasium. Degale defeated Estrada, eliminating him from the Olympics. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Boxing
American middleweight Shawn Estrada of East L.A., left, fights James Degale of Britain in Beijing. After his second-round loss in the Games, Estrada said he might decide to turn pro this year. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Fencing
Svetlana Boyko celebrates winning a point during her match with American fencer Emily Cross in the team foil gold medal match at Beijing’s Fencing Hall. The Russian women won, 28-6. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Fencing
Russian fencers, right, celebrate their gold medal in the team foil competition minutes after defeating the American women, left, at Beijing’s Fencing Hall. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Filho cries tears of joy
Cesar Cielo Filho of Brazil cries tears of joy moments after he wins the men’s 50-meter freestyle at Beijing’s Water Cube. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Phelps and Cavic
American Michael Phelps and Serbian Milorad Cavic approach the finish side by side in the men’s 100-meter butterfly at Beijing’s Water Cube. Phelps edged Cavic by .01 second to win his seventh gold medal at the Beijing Olympics. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Phelps reacts
Michael Phelps reacts after winning the men’s 100-meter butterfly Saturday by a split second over Serbian Milorad Cavic at the Water Cube in Beijing. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Phelps steps to the podium
American swimmer Michael Phelps steps to the medal podium after winning the men’s 100-meter butterfly at the Water Cube in Beijing. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Phelps tosses the bouquet
Micheal Phelps tosses a bouquet of roses to his mother, Debbie, after the medal ceremony for the 100-meter butterfly at the Water Cube on Saturday. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Coventry shows relief
Kirsty Coventry of Zimbabwe shows great relief after winning the women’s 200-meter backstroke Saturday at the Water Cube. U.S. swimmer Elizabeth Beisel, right, finished fifth. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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