* In other medal-winning prefaces on Monday:
- The Brazilian duo of Fernanda Oliveira and Isabel Swan took bronze in the 470 women's sailing competition.
- Yoanka Gonzalez of Cuba earned the country’s highest-placing medal in cycling after she obtained the silver medal in the women's points race.
- Another female Cuban athlete- Yarelys Barrios- earned a silver medal with a throw of 63.64 meters in women's discus.
* Lastly, our video of the day highlights Brazilian female soccer juggernaut Marta who tallied twice and had an assist in her country’s 4-1 victory over Germany in the semis. Despite being down 1-0 early the Brazilians played exquisite attacking soccer to overrun the Germans and set up a gold medal match on Thursday against the U.S.
Here are the highlights of the Brazil-Germany match as covered by Brazilian TV network Globo:
Sources- AFP, CBC, AHN, Xinhua, TVNZ, Fox Sports, YouTube, BBC Sport, kansascity.com Reuters