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Team Am Samoa sprinter fails to advance past prelims

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United States' swimmer Michael Phelps smiles as he wars his 1th gold medal at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. Phelps pushed the United States in front to win the medley relay Saturday in the final swimming event of the London Games, after which he is retiring.(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

In the latest news with Team American Samoa in the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England, Men’s 100 meter sprinter Elama Fa’atonu failed to get past the preliminary round yesterday as his time of 11.72 was not good enough for him to advance to round one of the 100 meters. He came in 8th in his heat and finished 30th in the field of 33. No other athletes on Team American Samoa competed yesterday. Next up for Team American Samoa in Nathaniel Tuamoheloa, who will be competing in the Men’s 96kg Freestyle Wrestling on August 12.

Team Samoa’s Athletics/Track and Field Men’s shot put thrower Emanuele Fuamatu had a throw 17.78 meters, which was not far enough for advancement as he was out of the competition yesterday. Next up for Samoa is their medal hopeful Ele Opeloge who will be competing in the Women’s Weightlifting 75kg class this coming Sunday.

The United States and china continue to rack up the medals, while Russia and Great Britain have passed Japan to take the 3rd and 4th spot with the medals, forcing Japan in the 5th position with the most medals. The only two Oceania countries with medals are Australia and New Zealand.

Here are the top ten countries with most medals:

Nation         Gold         Silver         Bronze         Total

United States         21         10         12         43

China         20         13         9         42

Russia         3         12         8         23

Great Britain         8         6         8         22

Japan         2         8         11         21

Germany         5         9         6         20

France         8         5         6         19

South Korea         9         2         5         16        

Australia         1         9         4         14

Italy         4         5         3         12



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