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Good morning! We have a flurry of gold medals, so let's just get them all out of the way at once:

JUDO: Athens champion Xian Dongmei has won China's first gold medal of the Games in judo, defeating An Kum Ae of North Korea in the women's 52-kilogram division.
Algeria's Soraya Haddad defeated Kazakhstan's Sholpan Kaliyeva on points in a lopsided match, and Japan's Misato Nakamura pinned South Korea's Kim Kyong-ok to take the bronzes.

CYCLING: Nicole Cooke of Britain has won the gold medal in Olympic women's road cycling, a race held in torrential rain on a course that started in Beijing and ending at the Great Wall. Cooke won a sprint of five riders who had broken away in the final lap. She came in ahead of Emma Johansson of Sweden and Tatiana Guderzo of Italy.

WEIGHTLIFTING: Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon of Thailand won the the women's 53 kilogram category, setting an Olympic record. South Korea's Yoon Jinhee finished in second place and Natassia Novikava of Belarus got the bronze.

SHOOTING: David Kostelecky of the Czech Republic won trap shooting, hitting all 25 targets in a rainy final round. Kostelecky finished with a final score of 146. Giovanni Pellielo of Italy won the silver, and Alexey Alipov of Russia took the bronze.

By Tracee Hamilton  |  August 10, 2008; 7:23 AM ET
 
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