On day seven of the Olympics, team USA flexed their muscle in the pool with a trio of golden performances. There were also quality team performances by Team USA in women's hoops, women's soccer and women's volleyball.
The golden day in the pool upped Team USA's medal count to 43, one ahead of China's 42. The Americans have also won 21 gold medals, one better than China's 20.
Read below for full updates on Team USA's golden Friday in London:
SWIMMING: Michael Phelps extended his Olympic record with a come-from-behind performance in his final individual event. Phelps came from seventh to first to win the 100m butterfly and clinch his 21st career medal. American Missy Franklin also won gold and broke a world record in the 200m backstroke. The teen from Colorado has now won three gold medals in London. And finally, 15-year-old Katie Ledecky became the youngest swimmer ever to win the 800m freestyle with a dominating performance. Ledecky beat out defending champion Rebecca Adlington, who won the gold medal and broke a world record in the 2008 Beijing games.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Team USA stayed perfect in women's hoops with a 88-61 win over the Czech Republic. Diana Taurasi led the way with 18 points. Maya Moore chipped in 14 points and grabbed eight boards. The final preliminary game for Team USA will take place on Sunday against China at 11:45 a.m. eastern. The knockout round begins on Tuesday.
WOMEN'S SOCCER: Abby Wambach and Sydner Lerous each scored a goal as Team USA blanked New Zealand 2-0 to move into the semifinals. The North American semifinal between Team USA and Canada is set for Monday. The winner of that match will play the winner of France and Japan in the women's gold medal match on August 9.
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: There was no doubt on the court as the U.S. clinched the top spot in Group B with a sweep of winless Serbia 25-17, 25-20, 25-16. Destinee Hooker again led Team USA with 12 kills and six blocks. The Americans have one more match remaining in preliminary play against Turkey on Sunday. The quarterfinal round will begin on Monday.
We will be back on Monday for another full Olympic update. Enjoy the games this weekend!