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Liliana Fernandez from Spain reaches for a ball (Credit: AP)

Liliana Fernandez from Spain reaches for a ball during the Beach Volleyball match against Italy at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (Aug. 4, 2012)

London Olympics 2012: Day 8

Scenes from around London and the 2012 Summer Olympics on Day 8 of the Games. (Aug. 4, 2012)

Full London Olympics 2012 coverage

South Korea's Kim Young-ran plays a shot as
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South Korea's Kim Young-ran plays a shot as Netherlands' Maartje Paume avoids being hit by the ball in the women's hockey preliminary round match at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee who runs on carbon-fiber
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Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee who runs on carbon-fiber blades, circled the oval in 45.44 seconds--good enough for second place in his heat and a berth in the semifinals Sunday night. (August 4, 2012)

United States of America's Jamie Lynn Gray displays
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United States of America's Jamie Lynn Gray displays her gold medal following the victory ceremony for the women's 50-meter rifle 3 positions event, at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

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Athletes start in the fifth men's 100-meter heat
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Athletes start in the fifth men's 100-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

Liliana Fernandez from Spain reaches for a ball
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Liliana Fernandez from Spain reaches for a ball during the Beach Volleyball match against Italy at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (Aug. 4, 2012)

Spectators cheer for riders during the women's triathlon
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Spectators cheer for riders during the women's triathlon at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

Russia's Alexander
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Russia's Alexander "Sasha" Kaun, right, shoots against Spain's Marc Gasol during their men's preliminary round basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

Britain's Jessica Ennis takes a throw in the
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Britain's Jessica Ennis takes a throw in the javelin heptathlon during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

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Russia's Lyubov Shutova, left, competes with China's Luo
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Russia's Lyubov Shutova, left, competes with China's Luo Xiaojuan during a women's team epee fencing match at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

Russia's Violetta Kolobova, left, competes against China's Li
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Russia's Violetta Kolobova, left, competes against China's Li Na during women's team epee fencing competiton at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

Mark Barriga of the Phillipines, left, hits Birzhan
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Mark Barriga of the Phillipines, left, hits Birzhan Zhakypov of Kazakhstan, fight in the men's light flyweight boxing competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

Georgia's Luba Golovina performs during the qualifying round
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Georgia's Luba Golovina performs during the qualifying round of the women's trampoline at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

Britain's Mark Hunter, left, and Zac Purchase compete
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Britain's Mark Hunter, left, and Zac Purchase compete on their way to winning the silver medal in the men's lightweight double sculls rowing final at the 2012 London Summer Olympics in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England. (August 4, 2012)

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Denmark's Mads Rasmussen, left, and Rasmus Quist compete
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Denmark's Mads Rasmussen, left, and Rasmus Quist compete on their way to winning the gold medal in the men's lightweight double sculls rowing final at the 2012 London Summer Olympics in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England. (August 4, 2012)

Denmark's Rasmus Quist, right, and Mads Rasmussen celebrate
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Denmark's Rasmus Quist, right, and Mads Rasmussen celebrate after winning the gold medal for the lightweight men's rowing double sculls in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 4, 2012)

Russia's Tatyana Chernova reacts after taking a throw
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Russia's Tatyana Chernova reacts after taking a throw in the javelin heptathlon during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

Britain's Jessica Ennis gestures after taking a throw
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Britain's Jessica Ennis gestures after taking a throw in the javelin heptathlon during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

United States' Ryan Bailey, right, Ivory Coast's Ben
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United States' Ryan Bailey, right, Ivory Coast's Ben Youssef Meite, center, and Gambia's Suwaibou Sanneh cross the finish line in a men's 100-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

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Jamaica's Usain Bolt, center, leads ahead of Nigeria's
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Jamaica's Usain Bolt, center, leads ahead of Nigeria's Ogho-Oghene Egwero, left, and Britain's James Dasaolu in a men's 100-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (August 4, 2012)

Athletes pause after competing in a men's 100-meter
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Athletes pause after competing in a men's 100-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

Japan's Yuki Otsu celebrates his goal during their
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Japan's Yuki Otsu celebrates his goal during their quarter-final men's soccer match against Egypt in the 2012 Summer Olympics in Manchester, England. (August 4, 2012)

Elsa Baquerizo, left, and Liliana Fernandez of Spain
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Elsa Baquerizo, left, and Liliana Fernandez of Spain go for the ball during a two set loss to Italy in a beach volleyball match against Italy at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (Aug. 4, 2012)

Nicolae Diaconu of Romania scores a penalty goal
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Nicolae Diaconu of Romania scores a penalty goal against Montenegro during their men's water polo preliminary round match at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

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South Korea's Park Mi-hyun attempts to score during
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South Korea's Park Mi-hyun attempts to score during the women's hockey preliminary match against The Netherlands at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The Netherlands won 3-2. (August 4, 2012)

Netherlands players celebrate their goal during the women's
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Netherlands players celebrate their goal during the women's hockey preliminary match against South Korea at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The Netherlands won 3-2. (August 4, 2012)

Denmark's Fie Udby Erichsen, with silver medal on
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Denmark's Fie Udby Erichsen, with silver medal on the left, Czech Republics's Miroslava Knapkova , with the gold medal at center, and Australia's Kim Crow, with the bronze medal, pose during the award ceremony for the women's rowing single sculls in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England, at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (August 4, 2012)

South Korea players celebrate their first goal during
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South Korea players celebrate their first goal during their women's hockey preliminary match against The Netherlands at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

United States' Scott Gault, Charles Cole, Henrik Rummel
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United States' Scott Gault, Charles Cole, Henrik Rummel and Glenn Ochal compete on their way to earning the bronze medal in the men's rowing four final at the 2012 London Summer Olympics in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England. (August 4, 2012)

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Spain's Marc Gasol (13) walks off the court
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Spain's Marc Gasol (13) walks off the court after losing to Russia during a preliminary men's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

South Korea's Lee Yong-dae and Chung Jae-sung, rear,
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South Korea's Lee Yong-dae and Chung Jae-sung, rear, play against Denmark's Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen in a men's doubles badminton semifinal match at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

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