Presumably, it was the cheetahs' fabled speed, not cuteness, that inspired officials at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., to name them Carmelita and Justin, after sprinters Carmelita Jeter and Justin Gatlin.
U.S. pole vaulter Jenn Suhr reached a long-awaited breakthrough Monday, when she won the gold medal in her event at the London Olympics. She defeated a field that included two-time gold medalist Elena Isinbaeva of Russia. As NPR reported back in April, Suhr trains in a unique setting: an airplane hangar next to her house.
British triathlete Alistair Brownlee has won gold in his event. Spain's Javier Gomez won silver, and Brownlee's younger brother, Jonathan, took bronze, after a 15-second penalty. Here's a rundown of news from this morning.
India's field hockey team is the least successful team at the London Olympic Games. But the team's record tracks with the overall state of the country's Olympic effort. India, the world's second-most populous nation, has only three Olympic medals so far.
The U.S. women's soccer team beat Canada in dramatic fashion Monday at the London Summer Olympics. Next, they seek revenge against Japan after a heartbreaking loss at last year's World Cup. The finals are Thursday in London.
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