U.S. Bikers Score Medals

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The U.S. has scored medals on the first day of BMX medal competition. Mike Day of Santa Clarita, California, and Donny Robinson from Napa, California, won the silver and the bronze medals in the men's division while Jill Kinter of Seattle, Washington, won the bronze in the women's.

The gold medal for the men went to Latvia's Maris Strombergs in a time of 36.190 seconds. Day earned the silver with a 36.606, while Robinson won the bronze with a 36.972.

Kintner crossed the line in 38.674 seconds, 2.698 behind gold medalist Anne-Caroline Chausson of France, who hit the tape in 35.976.

Due to the heavy rain in Beijing yesterday, the BMX semifinals and finals for both the men and women were rescheduled for Friday.