Tennis dominated the Olympic headlines in London on Sunday as a notable name in the sport finally stood on top.
Andy Murray, who has never won a grand-slam title, captured the gold by easily defeating Swiss star Roger Federer in front of an excited crowd at the All-England Club. The 25-year-old Scot won in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1, 6-4. Murray had lost three times to Federer on that same court since 2003.
While many in the United Kingdom were celebrating Murray's victory, there were also many who were left disappointed by the result of the day's football match. South Korea upset Great Britain in a penalty shootout (5-4) to advance to the semifinals of the men's tournament.
In track and field, Usain Bolt became the fast human alive. The Jamaican took the gold medal in the 100-meter dash and set the Olympic record with a time of 9.63 seconds. The 25-year-old became the first sprinter to defend his gold medal in consecutive Olympic games since Carl Lewis in 1988. Yohan Blake, also of Jamaica, captured the silver in 9.75 seconds, while 2004 Olympic champion Justin Gatlin, of the U.S., earned the bronze with a time of 9.79.
Oscar Pistorius failed to make history, but still might be the most fascinating athlete in London. The South African, who is a double amputee and uses carbon-fiber artificial limbs, was eliminated from the 400-meter heat, finishing last in his semi-final. Pistorius had advanced to Sunday night's semifinals in the 400-meter heat, and became perhaps the most inspiring story of the Olympics.
American Sanya Richards-Ross won gold in the 400-meters with a time of 49.55 seconds. The 25-year-old won the bronze in 2008 in the same heat, and had previously been part of two gold-medal 4x400-meter relay teams.
In Greco-Roman wrestling, Hamid Soryan became the first Iranian to win a gold medal in the event as he defeated five-time world champion beat Rovshan Bayramov of Azerbaijan in the men's 55-kilogram division.
China continued their gold-medal surge, as diver Wu Minxia won the women's three-meter springboard for her first individual gold and record-tying sixth career medal.