For American athletes at the London Olympics, Wednesday proved to be another huge day, and Thursday is shaping up to be a good one, too.
The United States picked up the gold medal in the women's eight rowing race. That follows a gold medal in Beijing in that event.
On Wednesday, U.S athletes did well in many events, from the pool to volleyball. In the water, the women's relay team, made up of Missy Franklin, Allison Schmitt, Dana Vollmer, and Shannon Vreeland, won gold and set a world record in the 4x200-meter freestyle.
And 23-year-old Nathan Adrian earned another U.S. gold in the 100-meter freestyle, winning by only one-hundredth of a second.
Danell Leyva made sure the U.S. men's gymnastics squad wouldn't leave London empty handed. After a mistake early-on, Leyva came back from 16th place to win bronze in the men's individual all-round.
And on the volleyball court, famous duo Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor lost a set for the first time ever in Olympic competition. But the two-time gold medalists rallied and went on to beat Austria. they now advance to the first knockout round as the number one seed.
At the end of the day Wednesday, China was just ahead of the United States in the current medal count -- 30 to 29.
But that could change with some of the other competitions taking place Thursday.
Swimmers Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte will go head-to-head in the 200 IM. In the semi-finals, Lochte won the heat, with Phelps coming in a close second.
Also today, American gymnasts Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman are looking to add to their team gold. Both will compete in the women's gymnastics all-around