Olympic Games 2012: America's Victories

Bill Weir reviews the accomplishments of American athletes in London.
3:00 | 08/08/12

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A red, white and blue day on the sand, as two american teams battled it out in beach volleyball. A standing ovation for an athlete that made history. And bill caught up with america's fierce five, the women's gymnastics team. Reporter: Gymnastics may be over in london, but the fierce five victory tour is just under way. After the closing ceremonies, the golden girls will head out on a 40-city exhibition tour, but first, we have to settle on a nickname for america's new sweethearts. What do you think of it? I love it. It's going to stick with me, but -- a lot of people are coming up with other, different names. Reporter: Like what? I love golden gabby. Reporter: How about gabbylicious? Or your highness? The london thing? How many times a day do you look at that thing? A few times a day. Reporter: On the sand tonight, misty may-treanor and kerri walsh-jennings retire with their third straight beach volleyball gold. While over on the track, american gold came in a big cluster tonight as sprinter allyson felix, hurdler aries merritt and long jumper brittney reese all beat the WORLD, while LaShinda demus, whose twins may be the cutest cheerleaders in the house -- go, mommy! Reporter: -- Gave it all for silver in the 400-meter hurdles. Not as fast, but just as heroic, sarah attar became the first woman from saudi arabia to compete in olympic track and field, a benchmark moment for women's rights. The stadium roared as she finished 45 seconds behind the winner. And the most dramatic agony of defeat moment came with matthias steiner lost his balance and dropped a 423-pound barbell on his neck. Somehow, the german heavyweight walked away smiling and waving. Going to be soar for awhile there. Also, the italian race walker who won gold in beijing but caught doping and expelled from these games held a tearful press conference today. He said he learn how to buy and use the drugs over the internet and admitted that the guilt over not being able to tell his girlfriend and mom what he was doing actually h his performance, george, more than it helped.

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