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Olympics photos - day two

Sharon Hunt and Tankers Town

Sharon Hunt and Tankers Town put in a strong performance for Great Britain on day two of the dressage competition in Hong Kong

George Bush flies the flag in Beijing

US president George Bush flies the flag at Beijing's Water Cube aquatics centre ahead of Michael Phelps' 400m individual medley final

Michael Phelps

Phelps does not disappoint the president as he storms to victory in a new world record time of four minutes 03.84 seconds

Michael Pehlps celebrates victory

Phelps is aiming to win an unprecedented eight gold medals - one better than compatriot Mark Spitz's record haul of seven in 1972

Park Tae-Hwan

South Korea's Park Tae-Hwan takes his nation's first Olympic swimming gold in the men's 400m freestyle final

Stephanie Rice

Aussie swimmer Stephanie Rice sees off favourite Katie Hoff to take gold in the women's 400m individual medley with a new world record

Crowd at the men's trap qualification event

Spectators at the shooting whip out their waterproofs as rain engulfs the men's trap qualification in western Beijing

James Blake

United States star James Blake opens the Olympic tennis with a win, beating Australia's Chris Guccione 6-3 7-6

Chinese duo Guo Jingjing and Wu Minxia

Chinese duo Guo Jingjing and Wu Minxia hurtle down towards the Water Cube pool on the way to women's 3m springboard gold

US gymnast Nastia Liukin

US gymnast Nastia Liukin glides through the air as the American team put in a strong qualifying round performance

Billy Joe Saunders (top)

British welterweight Billy Joe Saunders (top, in red) dodges a blow on the way to victory over Turkey's Adem Kilicci

South Korea's Yoon Kyungshin

South Korea's Yoon Kyungshin finds his way somewhat blocked by a German quartet in the men's handball preliminaries

Women's road race

The women's road race passes the Tiananmen Gate on its way out of Beijing, with competitors enduring heavy rain further down the course

David Kostelecky

Czech Republic shooter David Kostelecky ignores the downpours in Beijing as he celebrates an Olympic gold medal

Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon

Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon sets an Olympic record in the women's 53kg weightlifting, on the way to gold for Thailand

Nicole Cooke

Nicole Cooke wins Britain's first gold medal of the Games, hauling herself through driving rain to win the women's road race


Ronaldinho celebrates in front of an unimpressed official as Brazil romp past New Zealand in their Olympic football opener

Papadopoulos and Ainslie

Cypriot Haris Papadopoulos and GB's Ben Ainslie are back-to-back on the water, but not in the rankings - the former is 17th, the latter 2nd

Natalie Coughlin

US swimmer Natalie Coughlin bursts into her 100m backstroke heat as activities resume inside the Water Cube

Angela Lambert

Australia's Angela Lambert waits to defend a penalty corner as the Hockeyroos come back from 4-1 down to beat South Korea 5-4

Masato Uchishiba (white) of Japan throws Benjamin Darbelet of France

Japanese judoka Masato Uchishiba, in white, throws Frenchman Benjamin Darbelet to win gold in the men's -66kg event

LeBron James (right, with ball) and Yao Ming

US small forward LeBron James attempts to eclipse 7ft 6in Yao Ming of China as the two basketball superpowers meet

see also
Your Olympics photos
09 Aug 08 |  Olympics
Team GB photos - day two
10 Aug 08 |  Olympics
Olympics photos day one
09 Aug 08 |  Olympics

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