Maglione handed Phelps a silver trophy to commemorate his brilliant career, and the touching gesture leaves just one question unanswered:
Shouldn't the trophy have been gold, too?
— Jon Krawczynski — Twitter http://www.twitter.com/APKrawczynski
TAKEN BY SURPRISE
They weren't expecting that one. The home crowd just went wild as Britain's Greg Rutherford took gold in the men's long jump.
From the surprised look on Rutherford's face, he couldn't quite believe it either.
— Fergus Bell — Twitter http://twitter.com/fergb
Chinese table tennis player Ding Ning is getting some good reviews at the Olympics for her trendy hairstyle — a short pixie cut with warm highlights.
(Coming clean: As a man with a shaved head, I had to do research to get the description right.)
"I like my hairstyle," the 22-year-old said Saturday. "I think it kind of suits my personality. It is kind of bright and lively. There isn't a special reason why I dyed my hair this color. At times I like to change things around and get a new look."
— Stephen Wade — Twitter: http://twitter.com/StephenWadeAP
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