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Women's Olympic Soccer Final: U.S. Beats Japan 2-1, To Win Gold

The U.S. women's soccer team has won their third consecutive gold medal in the Olympics. They defeated Japan at London's Wembley Stadium, in a game that set a new attendance record of more than 80,000 spectators.

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Teenager Claressa Shields Wins Historic Gold Medal In Women's Boxing;

She's still in high school, but boxer Claressa Shields is also an Olympic gold medalist, as she won her middleweight bout Thursday. She defeated Russia's Nadezda Torlopova by a score of 19-12, overcoming the Russian with both speed and power.
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It's Not Gold, But Fastest US Texter Wins Big

It may not be an Olympic sport, but Wisconsin teen Austin Wierschke was just named the fastest texter in America. The texting champion was awarded $50,000. Wierschke speaks with host Michel Martin about how he keeps his thumbs in shape.
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We See The Body Olympic: How Athletes Evolve Within Their Sports

Why do the best weightlifters have short arms? What's the biggest physical challenge that marathon runners face? What kind of advantages do athletes from West Africa — and from Asia — enjoy? The Olympics bring a fresh chance to look at those questions, and see how athletes' bodies are changing.

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