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Handball - France retain men's handball gold»

Defending men's handball champions France were pushed all the way in a gripping Olympic final but retained their crown, edging a tight contest to beat unfancied Sweden 22-21.

After their victory in Beijing in 2008, the powerful French side went on to become the first men's team in history to hold the Olympic, world and European titles at the same time.

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Boxing - Britain's Joshua takes super heavyweight gold»

Britain's Anthony Joshua won the men's Olympic super heavyweight (+91kgs) gold on count-back against defending champion Roberto Cammarelle of Italy after their bout finished 18-all on Sunday.

Italy immediately appealed the decision after Joshua overturned a three-point deficit heading into the final round to clinch the narrowest of victories.

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Basketball - US NBA stars beat Spain to take gold»

The United States Dream Team of NBA stars captured their second Olympic men's basketball gold medal in a row and the 14th overall for America by beating Spain 107-100 in Sunday's final.

The US multi-millionaire lineup of NBA elite claimed their fifth crown in the past six Olympics, improving to 62-1 since revamping the national team program after settling for bronze in 2004.

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Modern Pentathlon - Asadauskaite wins women's pentathlon gold»

Laura Asadauskaite of Lithuania was crowned Olympic women's modern pentathlon champion on Sunday, the last of the 302 gold medals to be awarded at London 2012, with a new Olympic record.

Great Britain's Samantha Murray took the silver medal with Brazil's Yane Marques coming in third.

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Water Polo - Croatia win men's water polo gold medal»

Croatia won their first Olympic Games gold medal in the men's water polo with an 8-6 win over Italy in the final.

Croatia remained unbeaten in the tournament to go one better than their silver medal at Atlanta in 1996 when they beat Italy in the semi-final.

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Water Polo - Serbia beat Montenegro for water polo bronze»

Serbia won the bronze medal in the Olympic Games men's water polo competition with a come from behind 12-11 win over Montenegro.

Serbia clawed back from 11-8 down to net the next four goals unanswered to follow up their bronze medal win over Montenegro in Beijing four years ago.

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Volleyball - Russia take gold in volleyball thriller»

World Cup-holders Russia came from two sets down to beat world champions Brazil in a thrilling Olympic men's volleyball final.

Russia looked down and out at two sets to love and 22-19 down in the third, but with the title in sight, Brazil wilted badly, squandering two match points along the way.

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Rhythmic Gymnastics - Russia win fourth straight rhythmic group gold»

Before a sea of red, white and blue flags, Russia pursued their merciless dominance of rhythmic gymnastics by claiming their fourth consecutive Olympic group title.

The Russian team posted a score of 57.000 points to finish above Belarus and three-time world champions Italy at London's Wembley Arena, to the delight of the many Russian supporters present.

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Boxing - Russia's Mekhontcev wins light heavyweight gold»

Russia's Egor Mekhontcev won the men's Olympic light heavyweight (81kg) gold with a count-back win over Kazakhstan's Adilbek Niyazymbetov after their bout finished 15-all.

Having lost in the semi-finals, Brazil's Yamaguchi Falcao and Ukraine's Oleksandr Gvozdyk won bronze medals.

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POSCOUNTRYGOLDSILVERBRONZETOTAL
1United States462929104
2China38272388
3Great Britain29171965
4Russia24263282
5South Korea138728
6Germany11191444
7France11111234
8Italy891128
9Hungary84517
10Australia7161235

Arianne Cerdena won a gold in bowling at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, but Cerdena's gold was not included in the medal tally since bowling was considered only as a demonstration sport.

John Baylon, a nine-time Southeast Asian Games gold medalist, and Jerry Diño were the last Filipino Olympic qualifiers in the discipline Judo, having vied in the 1992 Barcelona Games.

The Philippines has only won medals in three events since joining the Olympics in 1924.

With only eight athletes in six sporting events for the London Games, this will be PH's smallest delegation since 1996.

The Philippines holds the record for winning the most medals without a gold haul with seven bronze and two silvers for a total of nine.

The Philippines last reached the final round swimming 80 years ago when Jikirum Adjaluddin and Teofilo Yldefonso ended up in the final six in the 1932 Los Angeles Games.

1972 was the last year the Philippine men's basketball team, which then paraded William 'Bogs' Adornado, Danny Florencio and Yoyong Martirez among others in its line up, has qualified for the Olympics.

The Philippine basketball team wound up fifth place—best finish for an Asian country in the Olympics to date—in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, the first time basketball was played as an Olympic sport.

Men's boxing has for medals in the Olympics with Anthony Villanueva, silver in the Featherweight Division of the 1964 Games in Tokyo; Leopoldo Serantes, third in 1988 Seoul; Roel Velasco, third in Barcelona; and his brother Mansueto "Onyok" Velasco, second in the 1996 Atlanta Games.

The largest delegation the Philippines has ever sent to the Games was 53 in the 1972 Munich Olympics.

The Philippines has not won a medal since Mansueto "Onyok" Velasco settled for silver in boxing via a controversial decision during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, though not competing, carries the Philippine flag at the opening of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

The Philippines will shoot for its first gold medal in six of the following events in the 2012 London Olympics: Athletics, BMX, Boxing, Cycling, Shooting and Swimming.

The men's Philippine Basketball team is the first country to ever score 100 or more points in the 1948 Olympics after clobbering Iraq,102-30.

Teofilo Yldefonso is the first Filipino to win a medal and the only one to take home multiple medals. He finished third both in the Men's 200 meter breastroke during the 1928 and 1932 Olympics.

The Philippines participated in the Winter Olympics three times, in 1972 (Juan Cipriano and Ben Nanasca, alpine skiing), in 1988 (Raymund Ocampo, luge) and in 1992 (Michael Teruel, alpine skiing).

The Philippines is the first nation in the tropics to ever participate in the Winter Olympic Games.

The Philippines is the first country to compete and win an Olympic medal among Southeast Asian countries.

Mary Antoinette Rivero's tie for fifth place in Taekwondo is the closest any Filipino athlete came to a medal in the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Harry Tañamor, the only Filipino predicted to win by the Sports Illustrated in its Olympic Preview edition, bows out in the first match up in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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