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London Olympics | Day 13

Soccer gold
Abby Wambach, left, of the United States celebrates with teammate Shannon Boxx after beating Japan 2-1 in the women’s soccer final Thursday. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Decathlon medalists
Decathlon gold medal winner Ashton Eaton, left, and silver medalist Trey Hardee, both of the United States, hold up the American flag at the end of the competition Thursday. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Water polo victory
United States women’s water polo players celebrate winning the gold medal match over Spain. (Al Bello / Getty Images)
Water polo gold
Members of the United States women’s water polo team are ecstatic after winning the gold medal match against Spain. (Hannibal / EPA)
Usain Bolt
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt celebrates his gold medal win in the men’s 200 meters at the 2012 London Olympics on Thursday. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Wallace Spearmon
U.S. athlete Wallace Spearmon, left, watches the replay after finishing fourth in the men’s 200 meters, behind three Jamaicans. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Tearful loss
Australia’s Elizabeth Cambage, left, Samantha Richards and Jennifer Screen cry after their loss to the United States in the women’s basketball semifinals, 86-73. (Larry W. Smith / EPA)
Field hockey
Kieran Govers of Australia tries for a shot against Germany in the men’s field hockey semifinal game. Australia lost the match. (Andrew Gombert / EPA)
World record race
Kenya’s David Lekuta Rudisha wins the gold medal and breaks the world record in the men’s 800 meters. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Silver swimmer
Haley Anderson of the United States enjoys the silver medal she won in the women’s 10K open water swim held at Hyde Park during the London Olympic Games. (Patrick B. Kraemer / EPA)
Claressa Shields
Referee Kheira Sidi Yakoub, left, proclaims Claressa Shields of the United States the winner over Nadezda Torlopova of Russia in the women’s middleweight boxing final. This is the first year women’s boxing appears in the Olympics. She has the distinction of the first American to win gold in the sport. (Scott Heavey / Getty Images)
Gold medal knockdown
Cancan Ren of China is knocked down by Nicola Adams of Great Britain during the women’s boxing flyweight final. Adams defeated Ren to win a gold medal in the first Olympics to include women’s boxing as a competition. (Jack Guez / AFP / Getty Images)
Triple jumpers
Triple jump gold medal winner Christian Taylor, left, and silver medal winner Will Claye, both of the United States, carry the American flag after their competition Thursday. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Flying cyclists
Five cyclists competing in a BMX cycling men’s quarterfinal run fly over a jump in Olympic competition. (Matt Rourke / Associated Press)
Taekwondo
Terrence Jennings of the United States cannot believe that he managed to work his way back through a consolation bracket to win a bronze medal in the men’s 68kg division of taekwondo. (Lindsey Parnaby / EPA)
Jordan Larson
Jordan Larson of the U.S. plays in a women’s semifinal volleyball match against South Korea. The U.S. won the match in straight sets to advance to the finals. (Kirill Kudryavtsev / AFP / Getty Images)
Double the pleasure
Germany’s Peter Kretschmer, left, and Kurt Kuschela let out whoops after winning the gold medal in the canoe double (C2) 1000m men’s final A. (Armando Franca / AFP / Getty Images)
Rhythmic gymnastics
Ganna Rizatdinova of Ukraine competes in the individual all-around gymnastics rhythmic. (Chris McGrath / Getty Images)
Kelsey Campbell
Kelsey Campbell of the United States looks dejected after losing to Yuliya Ratkevich of Azerbaijan during the 55kg women’s freestyle wrestling competition. (Paul Sancya / Associated Press)
Synchronized swimmers
Members of Japan’s synchronized swim team compete in the first day of team competition with their technical routine. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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