China wins gymnastic gold
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London Olympics | Day Three

China wins gymnastic gold
China’s men’s gymnastics team, from left, Zhe Feng, Weiyang Guo, Yibing Chen, Chenglong Zhang and Kai Zou celebrate winning the gold medal in the men’s gymnastic team competition. (Rolf Vennebernd / EPA)
U.S. gymnastics
John Orozco suffers a bad landing in the vaulting competition. The U.S. team finished in fifth place. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Matt Grevers and Nick Thoman
U.S. swimmers Matt Grevers, left, and Nick Thoman celebrate after they finished one-two in the men’s 100m backstroke final. Grevers set an Olympic record of 52.16.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Missy Franklin
U.S. swimmer Missy Franklin smiles after winning the gold medal in the women’s 100m backstroke final. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Synchronized divers
Yanquan Zhang, left, and Yuan Cao of China earn a gold medal in the men’s 10m synchronized diving competition. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Women’s basketball
United States’ Lindsay Whalen and Angola’s Catarina Camufal battle during a preliminary game of women’s basketball. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Weighty win
Kim Un Guk of North Korea celebrates a gold medal lift. (Hassan Ammar / Associated Press)
Distressed fencer
A. Lam Shin of South Korea cries after losing to Britta Heidemann of Germany in the women’s epee individual fencing semifinals. (Hannah Johnston / Getty Images)
U.S. upset
Mariusz Prudel, left, and Grzegorz Fijalek of Poland celebrate an upset victory over the United States in a men’s beach volleyball preliminary match. (Ryan Pierse / Getty Images)
A beach volleyball fan from Brazil attends match at the 2012 London Olympics. (Dave Martin / Associated Press)
Men’s boxing
Damien Hopper of Australia looks back at the staggered Marcus Browne of United States. Hopper won their light heavyweight boxing match. (Scott Heavey / Getty Images)
Destinee Hooker
United States’ Destinee Hooker rests her highly decorated hands during a timeout in a women’s preliminary volleyball match against Brazil. (Jeff Roberson / Associated Press)
Handball action
Kristina Franic of Croatia is tackled by Nair Almeida of Angola during a women’s handball match. (Jeff Gross / Getty Images)
Judo bronze for France
Automne Pavia of France celebrates her judo bronze medal victory over Hedvig Karakas of Hungary. (Julian Finney / Getty Images)