Day 8 of the 2012 London Olympic Games saw Team USA have a chance at earning many of the day's 25 gold medals, including chances for local athletes. Berkeley resident Nathan Adrian made the most of his chances, picking up a gold medal in the men's 4x100m medley relay swimming event. Scott Gaul of Piedmont came up short of the gold as part of the men's four rowing squad, but they did manage the bronze medal, a respectable result for the young group.
A gold medal went to Serena Williams with a win over Maria Sharapova in women's singles tennis action, and Mike and Bob Bryan collected a gold of their own in men's doubles tennis. Team USA's swimmers continued to be some of the most successful athletes, with the women's 4x100m medley relay team picking up a gold to go with that of the men's team.
Team USA men's basketball took on a driven Lithuanian team, and they were almost caught sleeping. LeBron James stepped in with a clutch fourth quarter drive that secured the game for the U.S., and they moved to 4-0 in preliminary play. Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jennings competed in women's beach volleyball, picking up a win over the Netherlands.
A full list of the medals won by Team USA on Saturday:
- Women's 100m - Carmelita Jeter, Silver
- Men's long jump - Will Claye, Bronze
- Men's 10,000m - Galen Rupp, Silver
- Women's team pursuit cycling - Silver
- Women's team epee fencing - Bronze
- Men's four rowing - Bronze
- Women's 50m rifle 3 positions shooting - Jamie Lynn Gray, Gold
- Women's 4x100m medley relay swim - Gold
- Men's 4x100m medley relay swim - Gold
- Women's singles tennis - Serena Williams, Gold
- Men's doubles tennis - Mike & Bob Bryan, Gold
A complete tally of Saturday's events can be found here. The games continue on Sunday, and Team USA will be looking to add even more medals to the above. For an updated medal count, check out SI.com's medal tracker.