Olympics: Day 3

The triumphs and agony on the third day of the London Olympic Games -- By Paul Martella, Yahoo! Sports

Olympics Day 3 - Swimming

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Michael Phelps of the United States reacts after he competed in the second semifinal heat of the Men's 200m Butterflyon Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Tennis

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Gilles Simon of France plays a backhand during the Men's Singles Tennis match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Beach Volleyball

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Nat Cook of Australia blocks against Stefanie Schwaiger of Austria during the Women's Beach Volleyball Preliminary match between Australia and Austria on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Horse Guards Parade on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Swimming

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Matt Grevers of the United States prepares for the start of the Final of the Men's 100m Backstroke on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Basketball

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Sue Bird #6 of United States drives the ball past Luisa Tomas #11 of Angola during the Women's Basketball Preliminary Round match on Day 3 at Basketball Arena on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Swimming

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Ryan Lochte of the United States reacts after he competed in the Final of the Men's 200m Freestyle on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Canoe Slalom

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Peter Hochschorner and Pavol Hochschorner of Slovakia compete in the Men's Canoe Double (C2) Slalom heats on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Lee Valley White Water Centre on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Volleyball

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Lynne Beattie of Great Britain celebrates winning the Women's Volleyball Preliminary match between Great Britain and Algeria on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Earls Court on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Swimming

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Breeja Larson and Rebbeca Soni of the United States react after they competed in the Final of the Women's 100m Breaststroke on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Swimming

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania reacts as she receives her gold medal during the medal ceremony for the Women's 100m Breaststroke on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Swimming

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: (L-R) Gold medalist Matt Grevers of the United States and silver medalist Nick Thoman of the United States celebrate with their medals during the medal ceremony for the Men's 100m Backstroke on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Basketball

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Jenaya Wade-Fray #9 of Great Britain dribbles versus Canada at the Olympic Park Basketball Arena during the London Olympic Games on July 30, 2012 in London, England. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Hockey

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Christopher Wesley of Germany is challenged by Simon Gougnard of Belgium during the Men's Hockey Match between Belgium and Germany on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Riverbank Arena on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Fencing

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Britta Heidemann (R) of Germany competes against Yana Shemyakina (L) of Ukraine during the Gold medal bout in the Women's Epee Individual Fencing Finals on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Fencing

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Silver medal winner Britta Heidemann (L) of Germany, and Gold medal winner Yana Shemyakina (R) of Ukraine pose after the Women's Epee Individual Fencing Finals on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Equestrian

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Michelle Mueller of Canada riding Amistad negotiates a jump in the Eventing Cross Country Equestrian event on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Fencing

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Yujie Sun of China celebrates after defeating A Lam Shin of Korea to win the Bronze Medal Bout in the Women's Epee Individual Fencing on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Beach Volleyball

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Mariusz Prudel of Poland blocks against Jacob Gibb of the United States during the Men's Beach Volleyball Preliminary match between United States and Poland on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Horse Guards Parade on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Volleyball

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Maria Bertelli of Great Britain celebrates winning a point in the Women's Volleyball Preliminary match between Great Britain and Algeria on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Earls Court on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Boxing

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Salomo Ntuve (L) in action with Ilyas Suleimenov of Kazakhstan during their Men's Fly (52kg) Boxing on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Swimming

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Bronze medalist Ryosuke Irie of Japan celebrates with his medal during the medal ceremony for the Men's 100m Backstroke on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Gymnastics - Artistic

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Jonathan Horton of the United States reacts in the Artistic Gymnastics Men's Team final on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Gymnastics - Artistic

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Samuel Mikulak of the United States of America competes on the pommel horse in the Artistic Gymnastics Men's Team final on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Swimming

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: (L-R) Matt Grevers of the United States and Nick Thoman of the United State celebrate after Grevers won and Thoman finished second in the Final of the Men's 100m Backstroke on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Gymnastics - Artistic

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry cheer at the Artistic Gymnastics Men's Team final on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Swimming

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Missy Franklin of the United States celebrates with her gold medal and an American flag during the medal ceremony for the Women's 100m Backstroke on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Basketball

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Jenaya Wade-Fray #9 of Great Britain defends against the pass from Teresa Gabriele #5 of Canada during the Women's Basketball Preliminary Round match on Day 3 at Basketball Arena on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Rowing

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JULY 30: New Zealand competes in the Women's Four Skulls on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney on July 30, 2012 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Water Polo

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Kelly Rulon of the United States looks for a pass during the Women's Water Polo Preliminary match between Hungary and the United States on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Water Polo Arena on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Volleyball

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Italy players celebrate winning a point in the Women's Volleyball Preliminary match between Italy and Japan on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Earls Court on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Table Tennis

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Ning Gao of Singapore returns the ball during his Men's Singles Table Tennis fourth round match against Wang Hao of China on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Handball

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Suzana Lazovic of Montenegro shoots and scores during the Women's Handball Preliminaries Group A - Match 11 between Brazil and Montenegro on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Copper Box on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Beach Volleyball

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Sean Rosenthal of the United States dives for a shot during the Men's Beach Volleyball Preliminary match between United States and Poland on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Horse Guards Parade on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Hockey

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Ashley Jackson of Great Britain lays on the floor after missing a shot on goal during the Men's Hockey Match between Great Britain and Argentina on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Riverbank Arena on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Tennis

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Serena Williams of the United States serves during her Women's Doubles Tennis match against Sorana Cirstea and Simona Halep of Romania on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Weightlifting

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Irawan Eko Yuli of Indonesia competes during the Men's 62kg Weightlifting on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Basketball

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Shona Thorburn #6 of Canada celebrates after defeating Great Britain in the Women's Basketball Preliminary Round match on Day 3 at Basketball Arena on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 3 - Basketball

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Johannah Leedham #13 of Great Britain drives with the ball past Courtnay Pilypaitis #7 of Canada during the Women's Basketball Preliminary Round match on Day 3 at Basketball Arena on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)