Results of Friday's events
Park Sung-hyun shot a 10 on the last arrow of the women's team competition at Panathinaiko Stadium, giving South Korea a 241-240 win over China and its fifth consecutive gold medal in the event.
Taiwan defeated France 242-228 to win the bronze.
The Koreans have won the gold at every games since the team event was added to the Olympic program in 1988 in Seoul and all 11 women's archery golds since their first appearance in the sport in 1984.
Kim Dong-moon and Ha Tae-kwon of South Korea won the badminton gold medal in men's doubles, beating compatriots Lee Dong-soo and Yoo Yong-sung. Indonesia's Eng Hian and Flandy Limpele won the bronze medal.
Claudio Liverziani hit a two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning to put the Italians ahead, and they held on for their first tournament win. Peter Nyari pitched 22/3 innings of scoreless relief to earn the win.
Yoshinobu Takahashi went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored as Japan routed Canada. Tsuyoshi Wada shut out Canada for seven innings while striking out seven and allowing just three hits. Canada's lone run came in the ninth.
Brett Roneberg hit two solo shots and Brendan Kingman and Paul Gonzalez also homered for Australia. Ryan Rowland Smith earned his second win of the tournament, allowing one run on two hits in 21/3 innings of relief.
Cuba scored five runs in the third inning and cruised to a win over the Netherlands.
Pavol and Peter Hochschorner took the gold medal again in pairs canoe slalom, winning by more than 3 seconds.
The brothers from Slovakia moved smoothly through the whitewater course, showing the form that helped them win gold at the Sydney Olympics. Their time was 207.16, beating Marcus Becker and Stefan Henze of Germany by 3.82 seconds.
Jaroslav Volf and Ondrej Stepanek of the Czech Republic took bronze, just under 2 seconds behind the Germans.
Frenchman Benoit Peschier, who entered the Olympics ranked 12th in the world in single kayak slalom, used two clean, fast runs to win gold. Britain's Campbell Walsh won silver and defending world champion Fabien Lefevre of France took bronze.
Chris Hoy of Britain won the gold medal in cycling's 1-kilometer time trial with an Olympic-record time of 1 minute, 0.711 seconds. Arnaud Tournant of France won silver at 1:00.896 seconds and Stefan Nimke of Germany took the bronze at 1:01.186.
Anna Meares of Australia won gold in the women's 500-meter time trial, establishing a world-record of 33.952 seconds. Jiang Yonghua of China, whose mark was broken, won the silver in 34.112. Natallia Tsylinskaya of Belarus took bronze in 34.167.
Laura Wilkinson saved her best dive for last, and the defending Olympic gold medalist advanced past the preliminaries of 10-meter platform.
The 26-year-old Texan came through on her final dive, a backward 21/2 somersault with 11/2 twists. Her spins were crisp and her entry smooth, resulting in scores of 7.5 and 8.0 across the board. That was enough to move the American up to 13th with 314.19 points.
Germany opened a sizable lead in grand prix dressage team competition, leading with a team average of 71.813 percent. The Americans were second with 69.146 percent, while Britain was third at 69.084 percent.
The remaining two riders for each team ride today to determine team medals, with the top three scores counting. Dressage is equestrian's equivalent of gymnastics or ballet, performed without jumps in an enclosed arena.
Away from the ring, France, Britain and the United States lodged a joint appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport against the decision that gave Germany the gold medal in the three-day team equestrian event.
A verdict is expected today.
Russia used a patient, defensive strategy to defeat Germany 34-28 and win the gold medal in women's team epee.
The Russian squad of Karina Aznavourian, Oxana Ermakova and Tatiana Logounova built a lead slowly by not allowing the Germans to score their second touch until more than 12 minutes into the 27-minute match.
Canada, ranked 10th in the world, upset No. 2 Hungary 38-37 in overtime in the quarterfinals. The Canadians lost to Russia 25-18 in the semifinals and the fell to France 45-37 in the bronze medal bout.
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