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London Olympics: 5 things to know for Tuesday

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 | 10:12 a.m. CDT; updated 4:00 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, August 7, 2012

LONDON — Here are five things to look for at the London Olympics on Tuesday:

1. GABBY DOUGLAS: The American two-time gold medalist has a chance for one more title on the balance beam.

2. HURDLE FIASCO: Athletes crashed, fell or hopped away injured. Liu Xiang left the Olympics without clearing a barrier for the second time in a row.

3. BOLT'S BACK: Usain Bolt cruised to victory in his heat for the 200 meters.

4. 1,500M FINAL: Asbel Kiprop was just 19 when he won gold in Beijing. Now he's back for more.

5. IRAN'S GIANT: Behdad Salimikordasiabi is a huge favorite for the last gold in weightlifting: the super heavyweight class.

 


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