Transcript for London Olympics 2012: Victories and Upsets
The olympic games being watched all over the world. And this evening some welcome victories, some surprising upsets. So we turn again tonight to abc's jeffrey kofman part of your team in london. Reporter: The u.S. Team struck gold today for skeet shooter kim rhode. A medical an and american record. She became the first to win individual medals at five straight olympics, and she's only 33. Yes, she won her first gold way back in atlanta in 1996 at age 17. Another gold in the pool where dana vollmer broke the world record in the 100-meter butterfly. 59.98 seconds. But a disappointing silve for the men's 400-meter relay that included swimming stars michael phelps and ryan lochte. After the u.S. Dominated the race france squeaked by and nabbed gold. In gymnastics they outdefended champs china with aly raisman and gabby douglas in top position. Devastating for u.S. Gold medal favorite jordyn wieber who was just behind her teammate, the tears said it all, she is automatically eliminated. "It was hard because, of course, I wanted a spot," she said in the statement, "but I also wanted aly to do her best." A thrilling afternoon of basketba as the u.S. Goes after a second straight gold medal. The american dream team beat france 98-71. Cheering them on first lady michelle obama, who got to hug every team member at the end. Welcome to our british summer, ladies and gentlemen. Summertime has started. Reporter: On day two the sun chilly temperatures. The biggest controversy so far, all those seats reserved for olympic officials and their friends that are sitting empty. Olympic officials often criticized for their perks moved quickly to neutralize what was fast becoming a public relations disaster. From now on when official seats are empty, they will be given to british soldiers.
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