What you missed:
â€˘Stephanie Brown Trafton, 28, draped an American flag over her shoulders last night and ran a victory lap after winning gold in women's track and field. Trafton is the first woman since 1982 to score a gold in the discus. "I hope this gives all the kids in high school and college the confidence that they can medal in the Olympics," Brown Trafton said.
â€˘No Kenyan woman has ever won an Olympic gold medal but last night 18-year-old Pamela Jelimo scored victory in the 800 meters, finishing in under two minutes. "You can do it," Jelimo says her mother told her. "You can do the best."
â€˘Emma Snowsill, a 27-year-old Australian and the smallest woman in the field at five feet, three inches, ran the final leg of the triathlon in 33 minutes and 17 seconds--a full minute faster than anyone else, earning Australia its first-ever gold medal.
â€˘Despite two previously cracked shins, a four-month stint as an electrician and being dumped by his shoe sponsor, Angelo Taylor won a gold medal for his 400-meter hurdle sweep for the U.S. track team. "This is the best thing that has ever happened to me," Taylor said. "To go through what I went through and be back on top means the world to me."
What's on tonight:
8 p.m. to midnight: Men's baseball
8 p.m. : Men's beach volleyball semi-finals
8 p.m. : Men's and women's cycling
8 p.m. : Women's hockey final
â€˘On Wednesday, Sports Illustrated will unveil an exclusive photo of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps on newsstands across the country. On the cover, a grinning and bare-chested Phelps, 23, displays eight medals across his chest. Sports Illustrated group editor Terry McDonell said the cover was a way to visually and instantly portray the "dominant" story of the week.