As The Courant goes to press, it is Day 10 of the Olympic competition in London. China has edged the United States, with 31 gold medals to the U.S.’s 28.
Hopes hang on fractions of seconds in fierce contests to be first, second or third.
In women’s gymnastics, Team USA is pitted against Team Russia.
Last Thursday, beleaguered gymnast Aly Raisman tried her best in the battle for the bronze. In the vault, she earned a 15.9, barely behind her U.S. teammate, Gabby Douglas’ 15.966.