The United States currently trails China by one in the overall medal count thus far during the 2012 Summer Olympics, and Thursday offers another chance for the U.S. to add to its totals. A number of medals will be up for grabs, with much of the attention in this country likely focusing on the happenings in the pool.
Missy Franklin has earned two gold medals thus far in London and is quickly morphing into one of the breakout stars of these Olympics. The 17-year old will compete in the women's 100 meter freestyle. The men's 200meter backstroke, women's 200 meter breaststroke and men's 200 meter IM will also be up for grabs.
The women's individual archery competion will also crown a champion on Thursday. Rowing will also award medals in the men's double sculls, the men's lightweight four and the women's eight.
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