Mariel Zagunis expected to win another gold medal and had already assumed victory. That led to defeat.
Shin Lam thought she was advancing to the gold medal match in women's epee. But judges put one second back on the clock at the end of her semifinal, allowing her opponent to pull out the victory.
Jordyn Wieber failing to qualify for the Olympic all-around has less to do with her overall ability and work ethic and more to do with Team USA's depth in talent.
Fencing gold medalist Mariel Zagunis will lead the U.S. as flag bearer for the first Olympic delegation that has more women than men. Ironically, her selection process was a battle fought by a man.
In our Pro's Questionnaire, we asked prominent athletes -- female and male -- five probing questions about their bodies, and got some very revealing answers.
In our Pro's Questionnaire, we asked athletes -- female and male -- five probing questions about their bodies, and got some very revealing answers.
Neither race nor religion has kept Ibtihaj Muhammad from excelling at her sport of fencing. With the 2012 Olympics just around the corner, how far can she go?
Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, gave an U.S. Olympic hopeful an opportunity to reflect on her faith, but it also presented challenges to her training.