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The USA's Gabrielle Douglas clinched the women's individual all-around Olympic gymnastics title following a gripping head-to-head battle with Russia's Youth Olympic Games champion Viktoria Komova at the North Greenwich Arena.After taking an early lead thanks to a near-faultless vault, Douglas never relinquished it, producing a series of impressive performances on each apparatus to give the USA its third successive all-around individual title, as Komova claimed silver.At the ExCeL Arena, China's Zhang Jike became only the fourth man in history to complete the table tennis Grand Slam, adding the Olympic title to his singles victories at the World Championships and World Cup after beating compatriot Wang Hao 4-1 in the final. Wang, meanwhile, was consigned to his third successive defeat in a men's singles Olympic final. There was more joy for fencer Valentina Vezzali, however, as the 38-year-old won the sixth Olympic gold of her career as part of the Italian foil team, adding to the bronze she won in the individual event.Day 7USA gymnast Gabrielle Douglas is crowned Olympic champion in the women's individual all-around event, while China's Zhang Jike completes the table tennis Grand Slam as he beats compatriot Wang Hao2 August24 OLYMPIC REVIEW LONDON 2012

The Olympic dreams of New Zealand's Mahé Drysdale and Britain's Katherine Grainger (below, left) were finally realised at Eton Dorney, with both rowers clinching the Olympic gold medals that had eluded them throughout their decorated careers.Drysdale finished out of the medals in the coxless four in Athens in 2004, before switching to the single scull in search of solo success. He was the gold medal favourite heading to Beijing in 2008 but ended up finishing third. The 33-year-old finally achieved his Olympic dream in London, however, as he held off Ondrej Synek of the Czech Republic to win gold in 6:57.82.Grainger had also suffered her fair share of Olympic heartbreak, winning three successive silver medals, but alongside double sculls partner Anna Watkins, the 36-year-old stormed to the Olympic title with a commanding and emotional victory.Day 8Veteran rowers Mahé Drysdale and Katherine Grainger finally achieve their life-long dreams, as both finally claim Olympic gold at Eton Dorney 3 AugustMichael Phelps ended his swimming career in customary style, winning his 18th Olympic gold medal as part of the USA quartet in the 4x100m medley relay. It was Phelps' 22nd Olympic medal and provided a fitting conclusion to an action-packed day. The women's triathlon kicked things off in dramatic fashion, as Switzerland's Nicola Spirig triumphed over of Sweden's Lisa Norden after a photo finish.USA tennis star Serena Williams then completed a career "Golden Slam" in the women's singles by beating Russia's Maria Sharapova, while Guatemala's Erick Barrondo won his country's first ever Olympic medal, claiming silver in the men's 20km walk behind China's Chen Ding.China also dominated the badminton courts at Wembley Arena, with Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei winning doubles gold and Li Xuerui beating compatriot Wang Yihan to claim the women's singles title.Day 9With 25 gold medals on offer, "Super Saturday" provides a string of highlights across a number of different sports, including the culmination of Michael Phelps' Olympic career, with the American swimmer winning a record 22nd medal in the pool 4 AugustOLYMPIC REVIEW 25LONDON 2012