Day 9 saw the last day of swimming finals, with the U.S. men and Michael Phelps going out in style in the 4x100 medley relay.
On the track, history was set in the men's 10,000 meters when Britain's Mo Farah and American Galen Rupp finished 1-2. It was the first time Britain won the 10,000 gold and only the third time -- and first since 1964 -- that an American won a medal. In rowing, we have what is often our homoerotic shot of the day, courtesy of the winning Danish pairs.
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Christopher Tomlinson of Great Britain celebrates a jump in the Men's Long Jump Final. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
USA swimmers Michael Phelps (right), , Brendan Hansen (center) and Matthew Grevers (left) celebrate as Nathan Adrian swims the anchor leg, winning the gold medal in the men's 4x100m medley relay final. (Photo by: Rob Schumacher-USA Today Sports)
The horses tail flies up as Kamal Bahamdan (KSA) jumps during the Jumping competition. (Photo byCredit: Bob Donnan-USA Today Sports)
USA beach volleyball player Jake Gibb celebrates after defeating Russia 2-0 during the men's round of 16. (Photo by: Andrew Weber-USA Today Sports)
Greg Rutherford (GBR) celebrates after winning the men's long jump final. (Photo by: Kirby Lee-USA Today Sports)
Godfrey Khotso Mokoena (RSA) competes in the men's long jump final. (Photo by: Kirby Lee-USA Today Sports)
Mohamed Farah (GBR), right, and Galen Rupp (USA), left, celebrate after finishing first and second respectively after the men's 10,000m final. (Photo by: Kirby Lee-USA Today Sports)
Yang Sun (CHN) celebrates after setting a new world record at 14:31.02 and winning the gold medal in the men's 1500m freestyle final. (Photo by: Rob Schumacher-USA Today Sports)
Eric Alejandro (PUR) competes in the men's 400m hurdles semifinals. (Photo by: Robert Deutsch-USA Today Sports)
Michael Tinsley (USA) reacts after the men's 400m hurdles semifinals. (Photo by: Robert Deutsch-USA Today Sports)
Team USA's men's four rowing team Glenn Ochal , left, Henrick Rummel , Charles Cole and Scott Gault , right, took the bronze medal. (Photo by: Matt Kryger-USA Today Sports)
Great Britain stands with the gold, Australia stands with the silver and the United States stands with the bronze in the victory ceremony for the men's four final. (Photo by: Matt Kryger-USA Today Sports)
Jimmy Vicaut (FRA) after competing in the men's 100m heats. (Photo by: John David Mercer-USA Today Sports)
Tyson Gay (USA), right, reacts after competing in the men's 100m heats. (Photo by: Robert Deutsch-USA Today Sports)
Mads Rasmussen and Rasmus Quist of Denmark celebrate after winning the gold medal in the Lightweight Men's Double Sculls Final. (Photo by Manan Vatsyayana - IOPP Pool /Getty Images)
William Lockwood, James Chapman, Drew Ginn and Joshua Dunkley-Smith of Australia celebrate with their silver medals during the medal ceremony for the Men's Four Final. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)