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Monday's Olympic Highlights: Phelps Wins Third Gold

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Monday's Olympic Highlights: Phelps Wins Third Gold

By Katie DeLong

BEIJING – Monday’s Olympic highlights included Michael Phelps winning his third gold medal, this time for the men’s 200 meter freestyle race. The American men held on for a bronze medal in the gymnastics team competition, despite having lost Paul and Morgan Hamm to injury before the games. The American women’s basketball team continues to dominate, beating the Chinese team by 45 points. Here in Wisconsin, we’ll be very interested in the upcoming women’s team gymnastics competition. Chellsie Memmel of West Allis will try again on the uneven bars. The young Olympian is getting support from her family, after she fell during her individual competition the other day. Chellsie’s mom, Jeanelle emailed TODAY’S TMJ4 Monday, saying the fall was “just devastating, but she has team finals. We are lucky to be here, and are still very proud of her.” Journal Sentinel sports writer Gary D’Amato is at the Games, and he feels very confident about Memmel’s chances of winning a medal in the team competition. He talked to TODAY’S TMJ4 about that Monday from Beijing. “I really do believe that the American women are going to win the gold. China beat them in the qualifications, but it was pretty close, and the American's made a lot of mistakes they don't normally make, so I think they'll fix those things. I think Chellsie's going to win a medal for sure. Which color it's going to be, I don't know, but I have a hunch it could be gold,” D’Amato said. We’ve shown you some of the spectacular venues built in Beijing for the Olympic Games. One of the most spectacular sights for Olympic tourists may be the first thing they see when their plane touches down. It’s Beijing’s massive new airport terminal. It’s the biggest one in the world, the equivalent of 243 football fields. The terminal is shaped like a dragon, and inside it mixes ultra-modern elements with traditional Chinese touches. People have come out just to stare at the place. Then, they can jump on a futuristic train that will shuffle them back to the city. The price tag for this place: $3.5 billion dollars.
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