July 30th, 2012
12:22 PM ET

Swimming, gymnastics, diving headline Olympics on Monday

The hearts of the host nation were broken Monday when teen diving star Tom Daley failed to bring home a medal in the 10-meter synchronized platform event.

The 18-year-old and his appropriately-named partner Pete Waterfield finished fourth, with favorites Yuan Cao and Yanquan Zhang of China taking gold.

The United States drew level with China for the total number of medals so far, with 13 apiece, but seven of China's are gold, compared with three for Team USA.

American swimmer Ryan Lochte will be hoping to add to the U.S. gold haul with the 200-meter freestyle final later Monday, a day after his anchor leg of the men's 4×100-meter relay fell short to the French - who eliminated Lochte's lead and clinched the gold medal.


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  1. banasy©

    When is the Ice Dancing scheduled to start?

    I'm kidding, I'm kidding!

    July 30, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Demarcus

    That is the best part. That and the ice sweeping event. You know, where they sweep on the ice in front of this weight thing to maybe get it to go farther or something. I think that ice sweeping event is mega cool.

    July 30, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Demarcus

    Its called "curling". That is the best Olympic sport ever. It should be on tv all the time.

    July 30, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      I agree with you. Curling is hella cool. They use a 42 pound piece of granite and try to get it to scoot close to a target. Curling is awesomely great. A lot better than swimming or riding a bicycle.

      July 30, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fozzie

      LMAO...Ok. Whatever!

      July 30, 2012 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dave

    I hope the curling stuff will be on tonight. We are gonna DVR it.

    July 30, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Alonzo

    Curling Rules ! Sweep sweeeeep sweeeeeep. Sweep like there is dirt on the floor, baby.

    July 30, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    Look what I started.

    July 30, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. s kel

    I like the beer guzling event. Oh wait damn thats from the movie "BEER FEST"!

    July 30, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Hey, s kel!
      I know a few people that could bring home the gold in that event....

      July 30, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • PSU Alumni

      Not us at Penn State. We have the highest morals at our school. We put good morals and education first.

      July 30, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    Wishing luck to Lochte and all other US athletes.

    July 30, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |