Swimming continued to dominate headlines in Day Three of the London Games.
France's Yannick Agnel captured his second gold medal in 24 hours as the 20-year-old from Nimes defeated world champion Ryan Lochte of the U.S. and world-record holder Paul Biedermann of Germany.
The American men would come back in the 100-meter backstroke. Matt Grevers finished with the gold, while Nick Thoman won the silver. Grevers clocked in at 52.16 -- an Olympic record. The 27-year-old Grevers had previously captured two relay gold medals in the 2008 Olympics.
The women's side was just as exciting. American Missy Franklin claimed her first gold medal, as she held off Australian Emily Seebohm in the 100-meter backstroke. Franklin might be the new star of American swimming. The 17-year-old has already featured prominently this summer, and was a favorite heading into the competition.
In the women's 100-meter breaststroke, 15-year-old Ruta Meilutyte edged American Rebecca Soni by eight hundredths of a second. She became the youngest Lithuanian athlete to win a gold medal.
In boxing, Ihab Almatbouli, a light heavyweight, made history as he became the first boxer from Jordan to win an Olympic bout.
China continued their solid start to the Olympics. Cao Yuan and Zhang Yanquan won the men's 10-meter synchronized title, to hold of Great Britain's Tome Daley and Peter Waterfield.
Wimbledon champion Roger Federer easily defeated Julien Benneteau of France 6-2, 6-2. Benneteau took Federer to five sets in the third round of the Wimbledon 2012. Andy Roddick also advanced in the tennis tournament and will face Federer next.
In shooting, Romania's Alin George Moldoveanu won the Olympic gold medal in the 10-meter air rifle competition and equaled the Olympic qualifying record.
Japan earned their first gold medal at the London Games as Kaori Matsumoto won the women's judo in the 57 kg category.