Lunging stab
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2012 London Olympics | Day 1

Lunging stab
South Korea’s Nam Hyun-hee, left, loses to bronze medal winner Valentina Vezzali of Italy in the women’s foil individual event. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Ryan Lochte
Ryan Lochte shows off his gold medal in the men’s 400m individual medley. Michael Phelps finished fourth. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Powdery grip
United States’ John Orozco competes on the bar in the men’s qualification event Saturday. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Ewa Palies of Great Britain, center, falls after being tackled by Maja Savic, left, and Katarina Bulatovic of Montenegro during a women’s handball preliminary match.  (Vadim Ghirda / Associated Press)
Francesca Halsall, center, of Great Britain, competes in a women’s 100m butterfly heat. (EPA Patrick B. Kraemer / EPA)
Powers of distraction
Costumed superheroes use their super powers to coax a missed free throw from a Croatian player during game against the U.S. women’s team.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Olympic spirit
Donna York shows off her Olympic spirit. (Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images)
Sea level perspective
Elliot 6m crew Tamara Echegoyen, Angela Pumariega and Sofia Toro train before an official practice race.  (Bernat Armangue / Associated Press)
Italy’s Valentina Vezzali rejoices after defeating South Korea’s Nam Hyun-hee during the bronze medal fencing match. (Dmitry Lovetsky / Associated Press)
Brazil’s Juliana Silva dives out of bounds for a spiked ball during a beach volleyball match against Mauritius. (Dave Martin / Associated Press)
South Korea’s Choi Gwang-hyeon flips Felipe Kitadai of Brazil during the semifinal round of the men’s judo competition. (Paul Sancya / Associated Press)
Sweden pivot Ulrika Agren, left, shoots in front of Denmark’s Trine Troelsen during the women’s handball competition. (Javier Soriano / Getty Images)
U.S. midfielder Megan Rapinoe, top, celebrates with teammates after their third goal against Colombia in women’s soccer match.  (Stanley Chou / Getty Images)