Record medal for Michael Phelps
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London Olympics | Day Four

Record medal for Michael Phelps
U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps holds his 19th Olympic medal, a gold he earned with teammates in the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay. Phelps now has the the most medals in Olympic history. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Allison Schmitt
U.S. swimmer Allison Schmitt celebrates as she wins a gold medal and sets an Olympic record of 1:53.61 in the women’s 200m freestyle. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Gymnastics gold
Gabrielle Douglas, left, and her U.S. teammates celebrate a gold medal win in the women’s team gymnastics final. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Russians lose to U.S.
Russia’s Victoria Komova cries after her team finished second to the Americans in women’s team gymnastics. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Travis Stevens
Travis Stevens of the United States celebrates a victory over top-seed Leandro Guilheiro of Brazil to advance to the judo semifinals, where he lost and finished without a medal. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Travis Stevens
Travis Stevens of the United States adjusts his bandage as he competes with Germany’s Ole Bischof during their judo contest. Stevens lost and was eliminated from competition. (Franck Fife / AFP / Getty Images)
Russell Westbrook
Team U.S.A. guard Russell Westbrook leaps past Tunisia defenders for a score in men’s basketball. The U.S. won, 110-63. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Handball fan
A Hungarian spectator watches the group handball match between Hungary and South Korea. (Srdjan Suki / EPA)
Zara Phillips
Great Britain’s Zara Phillips, the queen’s granddaughter, rides High Kingdom during the individual eventing portion of the equestrian competition. She won a silver medal. (Adrian Dennis / AFP / Getty Images)
Canoe slalom gold
Tony Estanguet of France is engulfed in whitewater during the men’s canoe single semifinal race. He went on to win the gold medal. (Orestis Panagiotou / EPA)
U.S. water polo team wins
John Mann of the United States water polo squad motivates his teammates against Romania. The U.S. won, 10-8 in a preliminary match. (Kerim Okten / EPA)
Pau Gasol
Pau Gasol, one of Spain’s national team’s biggest stars, announced Tuesday he will not be participating in September’s European Championship in Slovenia.  (Charles Krupa / AFP / Getty Images)
Jamel Herring
Jamel Herring of the United States, right, takes a blow from Daniyar Yeleussinov of Kazakhstan in men’s light-welterweight boxing. Yeleussinov went on to win the fight. ()
Kazahkstan wins gold
Olympic gold medal winner Maiya Maneza of Kazahkstan laughs after failing to beat the world record during the women’s weightlifting competition. (Lindsey Parnaby / EPA)
Beach volleyball victory
Todd Rogers, right, and Phil Dalhausser of the United States celebrate after defeating Spain in their beach volleyball preliminary match. (Petr David Josek / Associated Press)
Ding Ning
Ding Ning of China gets confrontational with the ball during a women’s singles table tennis match. She reached the finals and will face a fellow countrywoman in the finals. (Saeed Khan / AFP / Getty Images)
Badminton victory
Christinna Pedersen, bottom, and Kamilla Rytter Juhl of Denmark celebrate victory in their women’s doubles badminton match against Yunlei Zhao and Qing Tian of China. ()