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2012 London Olympics: Michael Phelps Makes History; Caitlin Leverenz Takes Home Bronze

As far as Olympic stories go, you won't find a bigger one today than Michael Phelps historic 18th and 19th medals won. One of the all-time great swimmers now stands alone as the most decorated Olympian in the history of the Olympics.

The U.S. swimming team continued its strong run of play, racking up another four medals - including a bronze for Tuscon born Caitlin Leverenz. Leverenz finished 1.38 seconds out on the 200-meter individual medley. This is the first medal of the young swimmers career.

Elsewhere, the other major story was the women's gymnastic team finally living up to the immense pressures of being assumed the best and finally took home the gold medal for the first time since 1996. In the previous two Olympics, the women's gymnastic team entered games as the top-ranked team only to fall short of the gold medal.

The women's soccer team blanked North Korean 1-0 as they won their group overwhelmingly with their strong play. The ladies have only given up one goal and have scored eight through three games.

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