The United States won nine medals, including five golds, to take a commanding lead in the overall medal count at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Thursday. Here’s a recap of the day’s highlights:
Carli Lloyd scored twice as the US women’s soccer team beat Japan, 2-1, to win the gold medal in front of 80,203 at Wembley Stadium. The victory avenged the Americans’ loss to the Japanese team at the Women’s World Cup last summer. Canada beat France, 1-0, to win the bronze medal.