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2012 Olympics Updates: Day 15

Athletics: Usain Bolt claimed his third gold medal of London as Jamaica won the 4x100-meter relay with a world record. Bolt ran the last 100 meters to win in 36.84 seconds. The U.S. took silver with Trinidad and Tobago settling for the bronze.

In the women’s 4x400-meter relay, the USA won their fifth straight Olympic title in the event followed by Russia and Jamaica.

Mo Farah won the men’s 5000-meter to complete an Olympic distance double for Great Britain. The Somali-born Farah won the 10,000-meter race last weekend. The silver was won by Ethiopia's Dejen Gebremeskel while the bronze went to Kenya's Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa.

Russians Mariya Savinova and Ekaterina Poistogova won gold and bronze respectively in the 800-meter race. Caster Semenya of South Africa took the silver.

In other events, Russia continued to triumph with Anna Chicherova winning gold in the women’s High Jump, Elena Lashmanova and Olga Kaniskina taking gold and silver in the women’s 20-kilometer Race Walk and Sergey Kirdyapkin claiming the title in the men’s 50-kilometer Race Walk.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Keshorn Walcott won the men’s Javelin Throw title followed by Ukraine’s Oleksandr Pyatnytsya and Finland’s Antti Ruuskanen.

Basketball: The U.S. women's basketball team won a fifth consecutive gold medal with an 86-50 victory over France. The American women have won 41 games in a row in the Olympic competition since taking the bronze medal in 1992.

Boxing: On the first day of the gold medal bouts, China's Zou Shiming beat Kaeo Pongprayoon of Thailand in the Light Flyweight division, Luke Campbell of Great Britain defeated Ireland’s John Joe Nevin in the Bantamweight category, Roniel Iglesias Sotolongo of Cuba defeated Ukraine's Denys Berinchyk in the Light Welterweight class, Japan's Ryota Murata beat Esquiva Falcao Florentino of Brazil in a Middleweight fight and Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine beat Italy’s Clemente Russo in the Heavyweight final.

Canoe: Great Britain's Ed McKeever won the gold in the men’s Kayak Single 200-meter in 36.246 followed by Spain’s Saul Craviotto Rivero and Canada’s Mark de Jonge.

In the women’s equivalent, New Zealand's Lisa Carrington claimed the gold with a time of 44.638. Ukraine’s Inna Osypenko-Radomska won the silver medal while Hungary’s Natasa Douchev-Janics settled for the bronze.

In the men’s Canoe Single 200-meter, Ukraine’s Yuri Cheban took home the gold with Lithuania's Jevgenij Shuklin winning silver and Russian Ivan Shtyl taking bronze.

Russia claimed the title in the men's Kayak Double 200-meter, beating Belarus and Great Britain.

Cycling: Julie Bresset of France won gold in the women's Cross-country Mountain Bike event. The World Under-23 champion led from the start to triumph in 1:30.52. Beijing 2008 champion Sabine Spitz of Germany was 1:02 seconds behind to take the silver. Georgia Gould of the USA settled for the bronze, six seconds further behind.

Diving: The USA’s David Boudia claimed the gold in the 10-meter Platform Diving final. World champion Qiu Bo of China finished with the silver while Great Britain’s Tom Daley, who led by 0.15 points heading into the final dive, took the bronze.

Gymnastics: Russia's Evgeniya Kanaeva became the first Rhythmic Gymnastics athlete to defend an Olympic title, scoring 116.900. Compatriot Daria Dmitrieva took silver with 114.500 while Liubou Charkashyna of Belarus scored 111.700 to settle for the bronze.

Handball: Norway defended their Olympic title in the women's competition after beating Montenegro 26-23. The gold medal at London 2012 adds to the European and World Championships the side have won over the last 18 months. Spain claimed bronze by defeating South Korea 31-29 after double extra-time.

Hockey: Germany retained their Olympic men's title with a 2-1 win over the Netherlands. Australia took home the bronze medal with a 3-1 victory over host nation Great Britain.

Modern Pentathlon: The Czech Republic’s David Svoboda won gold in the men's events. Svoboda, the 2010 European champion, got off to a strong start and was the leading athlete in the fencing, equalling the Olympic record with 26 victories for 1024 points. After the swimming and riding, he entered the combined event to overcome China's Cao Zhongrong on the final 1-kilometer run. Adam Marosi of Hungary settled for the bronze.

Sailing: Spain surprised favorites Australia to claim the gold in the women's Elliott 6-meter class. Tamara Echegoyen-Dominguez skippered Spain to defeat Ekaterina Skudina's Russia in the semi-finals yesterday and went on to deny the Australian crew a fourth Sailing gold medal of the Games. Silja Lehtinen's Finland overcame Russia to take the bronze.

Soccer: Mexico secured the gold with a 2-1 victory over five-time world champions Brazil, who had been touted by many to finally bring an end to their wait for Olympic glory.

Taekwondo: In the men’s +80-kilogram class, Carlo Molfetta of Italy beat Anthony Obame of Gabon on a judges’ decision. The two bronzes went to Robelis Despaigne of Cuba and Liu Xiaobo of China.

Milica Mandic of Serbia claimed the women’s +67-kilogram title while Anne-Caroline Graffe of France settled for silver. The bronze medals were won by Anastasia Baryshnikova of Russia and Maria del Rosario Espinoza of Mexico.

Volleyball: Brazil retained their Olympic women's title after beating the USA 3-1 in a repeat of the Beijing 2008 final. It was the first loss for the U.S. in London and marks their 10th failed attempt at winning the gold. The bronze medal was won by Japan following a straight-sets victory over South Korea.

Wrestling: In the men’s 60-kilogram class, the gold went to Toghrul Asgarov of Azerbaijan while Kudukhov of Russia won the silver. Yogeshwar Dutt of India and the USA’s Coleman Scott settled for the bronze medals.

In the 84-kilogram division, the gold was won by Sharif Sharifov of Azerbaijan after he beat Jamie Yusept Espinal of Puerto Rico. The two bronzes went to Dato Marsagishvili of Georgia and Ibrahim Bolukbasi of Turkey.

In the 120-kilogram division, the gold went to Artur Taymazov of Uzbekistan as he beat Davit Modzmanashvili of Georgia. The bronzes went to Komeil Ghasemi of Iran and Bilyal Makhove of Russia.