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Olympic Wrap-Up: Day 6

by Ryan Hudson
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Thanks to NBC, a lot of the big events are being shown live here on the East Coast, but a majority of the games are still taking place while you sleep. To help keep you updated, here's a quick look back at the past 12+ hours in Beijing.

I hope you're ready for this, but, Michael Phelps did not win a gold medal last night. He didn't even win any medals (but this probably had something to do with the fact that he wasn't swimming in any medal races). No Phelps allowed attention to be shifted to some other swimmers.

France's Alain Bernard was able to save some face after the 4x100m relay with a win in the men's 100m Freestyle. New American hero, Jason Lezak, finished tied for third, earning his first ever individual Olympic medal.

Japan's Kosuke Kitajima won gold in the 200m Breaststroke, cementing his place as the top breaststroker ever (stop giggling). Other results included China going 1-2 in the women's 200m Breaststroke and the US earning a bronze medal in the women's 4x200m Freestyle Relay (Australia took gold and China won silver).

Back in the gym, China's Yang Wei took gold in the men's all-around competition.

Denied in Sydney and disappointed in Athens, he is finally an Olympic champion after winning the men's all-around Thursday. It wasn't close, either. Yang finished with 94.575 points, nearly three points ahead of Kohei Uchimura of Japan. Benoit Caranobe of France won the bronze.
Early this morning (late Thursday night in Beijing), the US men's basketball team cruised past Greece, 92-69, avenging a loss from the 2006 World Championships.

Softball was rained out, but USA baseball managed a 7-0 win over the Netherlands in a game that lasted nearly seven hours because of two rain delays. And it's currently being aired on USA right now, so, spoiler alert, but James Blake of the US upset Roger Federer. So much for a rematch with Nadal.

Don't forget to follow along with the latest medal count on the RCS Medal Count Map.

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