Russian High Jumper Loses Jersey, Wins Gold in a T-Shirt

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Russian high jumper Ivan Ukhov was sweating bullets.

Just before his 2.33 meter attempt, he took off his competition jersey. And then lost it. He frantically searched for his jersey before an official pointed out the t-shirt nearby. Donning his temporary uniform, Ukhov sailed over the bar, and then returned to search for the jersey.

Ukhov found it before the end of the competition, and then won the gold anyways.

Italy Fences Its Way to Gold

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Russia held out as long as she could in the gold medal team foil final against Italy's Valentina Vezzali. The crowd's chants of 'Forza Italia!' rallied her to victory from the start of the match as she and teammates Elisa Di Francisca and Arianna Errigo held tight control over team Russia.

Hopefully now that Italy won another gold other certain staff members of Roflympics can quit it with the Italy jokes in the daily Medal Round-Up. Not that I'm naming names or anything.

Gabby Douglas Wins Women's All-Around

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Gabby Douglas just won the Women's Gymnastics Individual All-Around GOLD!

She edged out a heartbroken Victoria Komova by just .259 points for the win. Fellow Russian Aliya Mustafina came in third, with American Aly Raisman coming in fourth.