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Following the Games

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Last night in Beijing, America took the lead: Phelps goes three-for-three in gold and the U.S. men's gymnastics team took the bronze. Get the highlights and what to watch today.

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  • Michael Phelps continues the race to break the eight gold medal record. So far he's 3/3, winning another gold last night in the 200 freestyle.
  • Fellow Americans Natalie Coughlin and Aaron Peirson also won gold, both in the 100 backstroke. Just a few years ago, Phelps and Peirson were roommates in Sydney (and just teenagers) fighting over girls--today they are breaking world records.
  • Men's gymnastics took bronze, despite two of their top gymnasts missing (twins Paul and Morgan Hamm, are both injured) China won gold and Japan took the silver.
  • Medal count: U.S. has 20 medals so far, China follows with 16

What's on tonight:

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  • 8 p.m.-midnight: Girls' gymnastics gold medal final. Momlogic has an exclusive interview with Shawn Johnson's mom tomorrow, so stay tuned.
  • 8 p.m.-Women's diving
  • 8 p.m.-Swimming, all events: Another gold for Phelps?
  • 12 a.m.-Women's volleyball, women's and men's swimming.

Beijing Gossip:

  • Beach Volleyball player Kerri Walsh lost her wedding ring during a match yesterday morning. That's one way to go for the gold (the ring was a plain gold wedding band). A volunteer found it, though they had to use metal detectors and video footage of where the ring landed.
  • A 7-year-old singer, Yang Peiyi, was deemed "not cute enough to sing at the Olympics" and replaced by Lin Miaoke, who was ordered to lip-sync the song Yang was supposed to sing: "The national interest requires that the girl should have good looks and a good grasp of the song and look good on screen," said Chen Qigang, member of China's politburo. There's lots of controversy surrounding this one, as Lin has become an instant national star.


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