U.S. continues to lead the medal count in Beijing

Another event, another world record and gold medal for Michael Phelps.

No one was even close in the 200-meter freestyle.

United States swimmer Peter Vanderkaay picked up the bronze in that race.

It is safe to say that the Americans own the pool right now.

Natalie Coughlin swam to gold in the 100-meter backstroke, and teammate Margret Hoelzer grabbed the bronze.

And it was a silver and gold finish for Team USA in the men's 100-meter back. Aaron Peirsol and Matt Grevers took the top two spots on the medal stand.

And add one more silver for American Rebecca Soni in the 100-meter breast stroke.

The men's gymnastics team was not expected to take home any Olympic hardware. Competing with two alternates and no Olympic experience, the team surprised everyone and captured the bronze medal.

Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh are still perfect on the sand in Olympic competition, with a win over Cuba.

"We know the goal and, you know, we're focused. We've got the blinders on and want it so badly," said May-Treanor.

The women's number two team is also 2-0 in pool play, after a win over Germany. Both squads should easily advance to the medal round.

The men's number one team of Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers got back on the right track after a surprising loss to Latvia. The men took care of Switzerland.

In women's basketball, right now it looks like everyone else might be playing for silver and bronze.

Team USA is a powerhouse, marching toward a fourth consecutive gold with a 45-point thrashing of host China.

For much more extensive coverage of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, go to www.nbcolympics.com.

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